Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Programmer
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 607 455 356
Rank change year-on-year -152 -99 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 710 1,121 1,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.65% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.67% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 544 976 1,647
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,509 166,662 193,568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,969 137,221 162,582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer.

Salary trend for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -139 645 £47,500 - 161
UK excluding London -85 471 £45,000 +8.43% 144
London -193 230 £57,500 -4.17% 30
South East -62 132 £50,000 +11.11% 38
East of England -51 111 £47,500 - 23
North of England -1 89 £40,000 - 27
Midlands +5 56 £35,000 - 29
Scotland -13 45 £45,000 - 10
Yorkshire +37 42 £40,000 +3.90% 13
South West -15 35 £34,000 -20.00% 14
North West -52 35 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands +18 29 £50,000 +21.21% 9
West Midlands +3 27 £33,750 -3.57% 19
North East -6 12 £35,000 +66.67% 5
Wales +22 11 £33,173 -8.49% 3

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 276 (38.87%) SQL
2 268 (37.75%) Java
3 238 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (32.11%) JavaScript
5 208 (29.30%) C#
6 170 (23.94%) HTML
7 160 (22.54%) .NET
8 154 (21.69%) Finance
9 144 (20.28%) Software Engineering
10 143 (20.14%) SQL Server
11 142 (20.00%) CSS
12 131 (18.45%) Degree
13 129 (18.17%) C++
14 124 (17.46%) MVC
15 102 (14.37%) TDD
16 97 (13.66%) AngularJS
17 90 (12.68%) OO
18 89 (12.54%) XML
19 88 (12.39%) Web Services
19 88 (12.39%) ASP.NET
19 88 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
20 84 (11.83%) Python
21 79 (11.13%) Linux
21 79 (11.13%) Microsoft
22 77 (10.85%) Computer Science
23 76 (10.70%) Spring
24 71 (10.00%) Web Development
24 71 (10.00%) Relational Database
25 70 (9.86%) Scrum
25 70 (9.86%) Games

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.96%) Apache
3 15 (2.11%) MQSeries
4 12 (1.69%) CMS
4 12 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.99%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.85%) JBoss
7 6 (0.85%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.70%) IIS
9 4 (0.56%) Confluence
9 4 (0.56%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.42%) CICS
10 3 (0.42%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.42%) SAS
11 2 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.42%) GIMP
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.28%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.14%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.85%) Movex
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.28%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.14%) Exstream
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.27%) SaaS
4 7 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (0.85%) GitHub
6 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.42%) PaaS
8 2 (0.28%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.28%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.14%) Heroku
9 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.39%) DSL
1 17 (2.39%) SMS
2 10 (1.41%) HTTP
2 10 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.27%) Internet
4 4 (0.56%) RS-232
5 2 (0.28%) Firewall
5 2 (0.28%) Intranet
5 2 (0.28%) Profibus
5 2 (0.28%) RFID
6 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.14%) CDMA
6 1 (0.14%) DNS
6 1 (0.14%) Extranet
6 1 (0.14%) GSM
6 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) LTE
6 1 (0.14%) Multicast
6 1 (0.14%) SSL
6 1 (0.14%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 71 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 56 (7.89%) MySQL
4 46 (6.48%) NoSQL
5 26 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.96%) Crystal Reports
8 19 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.25%) RDBMS
11 15 (2.11%) Bigtable
11 15 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.97%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.83%) Big Data
13 13 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (1.69%) DB2
15 9 (1.27%) Redis
16 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 68 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 50 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 33 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 32 (4.51%) Subversion
5 27 (3.80%) Eclipse
6 25 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (2.96%) Maven
8 15 (2.11%) Gradle
8 15 (2.11%) JIRA
9 14 (1.97%) Selenium
10 12 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.13%) Grunt
11 8 (1.13%) gulp
11 8 (1.13%) JUnit
12 7 (0.99%) Xcode
13 6 (0.85%) FxCop
13 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.85%) StyleCop
13 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 154 (21.69%) Finance
2 70 (9.86%) Games
3 45 (6.34%) Banking
4 30 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.52%) Marketing
6 20 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.68%) Retail
8 15 (2.11%) Billing
9 10 (1.41%) Front Office
9 10 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.13%) Advertising
10 8 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.99%) Automotive
11 7 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.99%) Legal
12 6 (0.85%) Back Office
13 4 (0.56%) Law
14 3 (0.42%) Military
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
16 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (23.94%) HTML
2 160 (22.54%) .NET
3 142 (20.00%) CSS
4 97 (13.66%) AngularJS
5 89 (12.54%) XML
6 88 (12.39%) ASP.NET
6 88 (12.39%) Web Services
7 76 (10.70%) Spring
8 62 (8.73%) jQuery
9 60 (8.45%) REST
10 52 (7.32%) HTML5
11 49 (6.90%) WCF
12 48 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (6.20%) .NET Framework
14 42 (5.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 41 (5.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 40 (5.63%) SOAP
16 40 (5.63%) WPF
17 37 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 37 (5.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.85%) Computer Science
2 38 (5.35%) User Experience
3 34 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.65%) Fintech
5 32 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (4.23%) iSeries
7 27 (3.80%) Derivative
8 26 (3.66%) Fixed Income
9 25 (3.52%) Equities
10 23 (3.24%) Algorithms
10 23 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (3.24%) OTC Derivatives
10 23 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (2.96%) AS400
13 20 (2.82%) Mobile App
14 18 (2.54%) Smartphone
15 15 (2.11%) Virtual Team
16 13 (1.83%) Mobile Games
17 12 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.13%) Linux
2 60 (8.45%) Windows
3 35 (4.93%) Android
4 32 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.52%) Unix
6 6 (0.85%) zOS
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.56%) CentOS
8 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.42%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (20.28%) Software Engineering
3 124 (17.46%) MVC
4 102 (14.37%) TDD
5 90 (12.68%) OO
6 88 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (10.00%) Web Development
8 70 (9.86%) Scrum
9 64 (9.01%) SDLC
10 62 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (7.61%) Unit Testing
12 46 (6.48%) Mentoring
13 45 (6.34%) OOP
14 43 (6.06%) BDD
14 43 (6.06%) Microservices
15 38 (5.35%) Analytics
16 33 (4.65%) Test Automation
17 32 (4.51%) Mathematics
18 31 (4.37%) Game Development
18 31 (4.37%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 276 (38.87%) SQL
2 268 (37.75%) Java
3 228 (32.11%) JavaScript
4 208 (29.30%) C#
5 129 (18.17%) C++
6 84 (11.83%) Python
7 55 (7.75%) PHP
8 54 (7.61%) Scala
9 51 (7.18%) C
10 43 (6.06%) RPG
11 42 (5.92%) PL/SQL
12 37 (5.21%) RPG IV
13 36 (5.07%) T-SQL
14 31 (4.37%) Ruby
15 30 (4.23%) Java 8
16 21 (2.96%) VB.NET
17 20 (2.82%) Haskell
17 20 (2.82%) Kotlin
18 17 (2.39%) F#
18 17 (2.39%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 131 (18.45%) Degree
2 34 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.70%) PhD
6 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.42%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) HND
8 2 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) MCSA
9 1 (0.14%) MCSE
9 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
9 1 (0.14%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.68%) QA
2 8 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.56%) EMIR
5 4 (0.56%) SLA
6 3 (0.42%) MiFID
7 2 (0.28%) GDPR
7 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (3.80%) Docker
2 2 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Firmware
3 1 (0.14%) HDFS
3 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (0.70%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.42%) Ansible
3 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 79 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.89%) Oracle
3 39 (5.49%) IBM
4 13 (1.83%) Perforce
5 9 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (0.85%) HP
6 6 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.70%) Adobe
7 5 (0.70%) Zend
8 4 (0.56%) Facebook
8 4 (0.56%) Telerik
9 3 (0.42%) Capita
9 3 (0.42%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.42%) Pega
9 3 (0.42%) SAP
9 3 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.42%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.42%) WorldPay
10 2 (0.28%) CA
10 2 (0.28%) MicroStrategy