The median annual salary for a Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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

Programmer
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 349 303
Rank change year-on-year -65 -46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 545 935 1181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.90% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.93% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 461 834 1026
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83035 100238 108608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68947 84097 88662
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -78 527 £47,500 +5.55% 52
London +7 235 £65,000 +18.18% 24
South East -11 98 £45,000 - 9
East of England -50 72 £45,000 - 7
North West -26 42 £40,000 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -16 32 £35,000 - 4
Hertfordshire +10 26 £55,000 +19.56% 3
Cambridgeshire -28 26 £45,000 - 4
Cambridge -33 25 £45,000 - 4
Berkshire +28 22 £61,250 +22.50% 2
Surrey +23 22 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 22 £45,000 -2.70% 2
South West +16 21 £45,000 +9.75% 3
Oxfordshire +16 20 £35,000 -41.66%
Milton Keynes +11 19 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire -11 19 £37,500 +7.14%
Birmingham +7 18 £35,000 - 2
West Sussex +7 18 £50,000 -4.76%
Essex -12 17 £45,000 -5.26%
Manchester +1 16 £45,000 +50.00% 2
West Yorkshire -8 16 £38,750 +10.71%
Lancashire +11 15 £40,000 +14.28%
Oxford +5 14 £35,000 -41.66%
Scotland +12 13 £40,000 -11.11%
Preston - 12 £40,000 -
Wiltshire +10 11 £45,000 +4.65%
Swindon +25 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Watford +7 10 £60,000 - 2
City of London +6 10 £42,500 -43.33% 7
Crawley +4 10 £55,000 -

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 418 (34.92%) SQL
2 409 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
3 369 (30.83%) Java
4 364 (30.41%) C#
5 331 (27.65%) JavaScript
6 310 (25.90%) .NET
7 290 (24.23%) HTML
8 277 (23.14%) Finance
9 273 (22.81%) Software Engineering
10 248 (20.72%) SQL Server
11 235 (19.63%) CSS
12 225 (18.80%) Degree
13 219 (18.30%) TDD
14 216 (18.05%) MVC
15 210 (17.54%) OO
16 203 (16.96%) ASP.NET
17 172 (14.37%) MySQL
18 161 (13.45%) Computer Science
19 147 (12.28%) AngularJS
20 140 (11.70%) Python
20 140 (11.70%) Microsoft
21 138 (11.53%) Web Services
22 135 (11.28%) Oracle
23 129 (10.78%) Scrum
24 128 (10.69%) Apple iOS
25 126 (10.53%) C++
25 126 (10.53%) Linux
26 125 (10.44%) Mobile App
27 120 (10.03%) Banking
28 116 (9.69%) jQuery

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 38 (3.17%) Apache
2 36 (3.01%) JBoss
2 36 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 29 (2.42%) CMS
4 28 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (1.92%) CICS
5 23 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 20 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.50%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.42%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.25%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.17%) NServiceBus
11 13 (1.09%) Drupal
12 11 (0.92%) WordPress
13 9 (0.75%) IIS
14 7 (0.58%) SAS
15 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.42%) EPiServer
Applications
1 20 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.42%) InDesign
5 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.25%) GIMP
7 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.17%) Mathcad
7 2 (0.17%) Simulink
8 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.50%) Misys Equation
3 5 (0.42%) Movex
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle ASCP
5 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.17%) Odoo
7 1 (0.084%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.084%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.76%) SaaS
4 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.42%) GitHub
5 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.42%) Google Play
6 4 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
6 4 (0.33%) Heroku
7 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.084%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.084%) IaaS
9 1 (0.084%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.85%) Internet
2 24 (2.01%) Skype
3 18 (1.50%) DSL
4 13 (1.09%) DNS
5 9 (0.75%) HTTP
6 5 (0.42%) FTP
7 4 (0.33%) Broadband
7 4 (0.33%) iBeacon
7 4 (0.33%) SMS
8 3 (0.25%) DHCP
8 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.25%) RS-232
8 3 (0.25%) SNMP
8 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.17%) SSL
9 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.084%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.084%) Intranet
10 1 (0.084%) SSH
10 1 (0.084%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 172 (14.37%) MySQL
3 84 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 82 (6.85%) Relational Database
5 75 (6.27%) MongoDB
6 50 (4.18%) Oracle Database
7 45 (3.76%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 39 (3.26%) Big Data
10 33 (2.76%) DB2
11 32 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (2.67%) Redis
12 24 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 22 (1.84%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 71 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (4.43%) Visual Studio
4 32 (2.67%) Maven
5 31 (2.59%) Selenium
6 27 (2.26%) Jenkins
7 26 (2.17%) Gradle
8 25 (2.09%) Subversion
9 21 (1.75%) SpecFlow
10 18 (1.50%) JUnit
11 17 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
12 16 (1.34%) FxCop
12 16 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
12 16 (1.34%) StyleCop
13 15 (1.25%) Ant
13 15 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
14 13 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.00%) Android Studio
16 11 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (0.92%) webpack
General
1 277 (23.14%) Finance
2 120 (10.03%) Banking
3 53 (4.43%) Games
4 49 (4.09%) Financial Institution
5 40 (3.34%) Retail
6 39 (3.26%) Investment Banking
7 33 (2.76%) Marketing
8 27 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.42%) Publishing
11 15 (1.25%) Electronics
11 15 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (1.09%) Front Office
13 12 (1.00%) Advertising
14 11 (0.92%) Billing
15 8 (0.67%) Law
16 5 (0.42%) Automotive
17 3 (0.25%) Avionics
17 3 (0.25%) Back Office
18 2 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (25.90%) .NET
2 290 (24.23%) HTML
3 235 (19.63%) CSS
4 203 (16.96%) ASP.NET
5 147 (12.28%) AngularJS
6 138 (11.53%) Web Services
7 116 (9.69%) jQuery
8 111 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 108 (9.02%) HTML5
9 108 (9.02%) Spring
10 100 (8.35%) WCF
11 95 (7.94%) REST
12 85 (7.10%) .NET Framework
13 83 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
14 78 (6.52%) XML
15 74 (6.18%) Hibernate
16 62 (5.18%) CSS3
17 60 (5.01%) RESTful
18 57 (4.76%) WPF
19 56 (4.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 161 (13.45%) Computer Science
2 125 (10.44%) Mobile App
3 99 (8.27%) Fintech
4 96 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
5 91 (7.60%) Data Structures
6 88 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
7 84 (7.02%) User Experience
8 55 (4.59%) Algorithms
9 53 (4.43%) iSeries
10 50 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
11 49 (4.09%) AS400
12 45 (3.76%) Derivative
13 36 (3.01%) Equities
13 36 (3.01%) mHealth
14 33 (2.76%) Fixed Income
15 32 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 30 (2.51%) Mainframe
17 24 (2.01%) OTC Derivatives
18 23 (1.92%) Client/Server
19 13 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.69%) Apple iOS
2 126 (10.53%) Linux
3 115 (9.61%) Android
4 102 (8.52%) Windows
5 46 (3.84%) Unix
6 13 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.67%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.58%) MVS
9 4 (0.33%) CentOS
9 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.17%) zOS
11 1 (0.084%) Solaris
11 1 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (22.81%) Software Engineering
3 219 (18.30%) TDD
4 216 (18.05%) MVC
5 210 (17.54%) OO
6 129 (10.78%) Scrum
7 116 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
8 113 (9.44%) Unit Testing
9 94 (7.85%) iOS Development
10 84 (7.02%) Android Development
11 77 (6.43%) Mentoring
12 75 (6.27%) OOP
13 74 (6.18%) SDLC
14 65 (5.43%) Microservices
15 64 (5.35%) Mathematics
15 64 (5.35%) SOA
16 63 (5.26%) Analytics
16 63 (5.26%) Mobile Development
17 62 (5.18%) E-Commerce
18 61 (5.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 418 (34.92%) SQL
2 369 (30.83%) Java
3 364 (30.41%) C#
4 331 (27.65%) JavaScript
5 140 (11.70%) Python
6 126 (10.53%) C++
7 81 (6.77%) Apple Swift
8 76 (6.35%) Objective-C
9 75 (6.27%) Perl
10 72 (6.02%) PHP
11 65 (5.43%) RPG
11 65 (5.43%) Scala
12 55 (4.59%) C
13 50 (4.18%) PL/SQL
14 47 (3.93%) VB.NET
15 44 (3.68%) Haskell
16 39 (3.26%) F#
17 35 (2.92%) T-SQL
18 31 (2.59%) OCaml
19 28 (2.34%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 225 (18.80%) Degree
2 22 (1.84%) PhD
3 11 (0.92%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.33%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.084%) HND
7 1 (0.084%) PMP
7 1 (0.084%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.084%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.51%) QA
2 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.42%) HL7
4 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) SDET
5 2 (0.17%) WCAG
6 1 (0.084%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.084%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (1.09%) Docker
2 6 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.00%) Tivoli
2 9 (0.75%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.58%) Ansible
4 6 (0.50%) Terraform
5 5 (0.42%) Kibana
5 5 (0.42%) logstash
5 5 (0.42%) Packer
6 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.084%) Control-M
7 1 (0.084%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.084%) Puppet
Vendors
1 140 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 135 (11.28%) Oracle
3 47 (3.93%) IBM
4 25 (2.09%) Xamarin
5 22 (1.84%) Google
6 19 (1.59%) SAP
7 12 (1.00%) Apple
8 10 (0.84%) TIBCO
9 9 (0.75%) Sitecore
9 9 (0.75%) Sun
10 7 (0.58%) Adobe
10 7 (0.58%) ATG
10 7 (0.58%) Infor
10 7 (0.58%) Sybase
10 7 (0.58%) VMware
11 6 (0.50%) Misys
12 5 (0.42%) Retek
12 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.42%) XMPie
13 4 (0.33%) Solace
Nottinghamshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50k plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits and Company Cul
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefitsbs
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 60000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Resource Group
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27-40k 25 days holiday + bank holidays, 6% Pension and much more
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Comtecs
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum Pension and many other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £33,495 - 50,242 per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venture Up
Salary: From £45,000 to £85,000 per annum Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k plus great benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
H&R Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 18 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago