The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK
Rank 87 118 107
Rank change year-on-year +31 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2701 2779 3039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.19% 2.69% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 2.79% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2342 2456 2733
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +39 2508 £40,000 - 467
South East +21 706 £40,000 -5.88% 117
London +5 455 £55,000 +10.00% 98
North West 0 292 £37,500 -6.25% 65
East of England +43 255 £40,000 - 42
Yorkshire +35 250 £40,000 +6.66% 47
Hampshire +23 246 £40,000 +6.66% 37
South West +1 223 £40,000 - 47
Manchester -10 187 £37,500 -9.63% 29
West Midlands +18 175 £37,500 - 25
West Yorkshire +66 163 £37,500 -6.25% 20
East Midlands 0 133 £37,500 - 20
Berkshire +27 113 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Oxfordshire +11 106 £40,000 - 22
Bristol +9 101 £41,250 +3.12% 19
Leeds +66 100 £40,000 +12.67% 13
Cambridgeshire +3 89 £38,250 -15.00% 22
Hertfordshire +55 87 £42,500 - 2
Southampton +12 82 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Scotland +6 77 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Cambridge 0 77 £39,500 -12.22% 21
Buckinghamshire +20 71 £40,000 - 13
Nottinghamshire +10 69 £37,500 - 5
City of London +41 66 £62,500 +25.00% 21
Cheshire +19 62 £35,000 -12.50% 23
Oxford -2 52 £40,000 - 15
Surrey -41 50 £45,000 - 10
North Yorkshire +18 49 £45,000 +4.65% 16
Reading +14 49 £42,500 - 10
Wales -15 49 £35,000 -12.50% 7

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 3324 (63.69%) C#
2 3022 (57.90%) .NET
3 2440 (46.75%) JavaScript
4 2353 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2179 (41.75%) HTML
6 2092 (40.08%) SQL
7 1864 (35.72%) MVC
8 1844 (35.33%) ASP.NET
9 1828 (35.03%) CSS
10 1737 (33.28%) SQL Server
11 1502 (28.78%) Java
12 1246 (23.87%) Software Engineering
13 1091 (20.90%) Degree
14 1049 (20.10%) AngularJS
15 994 (19.05%) jQuery
16 956 (18.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 947 (18.15%) C++
18 887 (17.00%) Microsoft
19 855 (16.38%) TDD
20 850 (16.29%) OO
21 848 (16.25%) Scrum
22 820 (15.71%) Computer Science
23 727 (13.93%) .NET Framework
24 725 (13.89%) Web Services
25 722 (13.83%) HTML5
26 685 (13.13%) SDLC
27 677 (12.97%) XML
28 671 (12.86%) Finance
29 636 (12.19%) Python
30 595 (11.40%) Web Development

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 149 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
2 119 (2.28%) IIS
3 96 (1.84%) Apache
4 81 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 79 (1.51%) SharePoint
6 77 (1.48%) CMS
7 75 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 73 (1.40%) JBoss
9 47 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 46 (0.88%) OpenStack
11 43 (0.82%) NServiceBus
12 38 (0.73%) Drupal
12 38 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 36 (0.69%) WordPress
14 33 (0.63%) nginx
14 33 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 30 (0.57%) Apache Solr
16 29 (0.56%) Jetty
17 26 (0.50%) Apache Pig
18 24 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 323 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.31%) MS Office
3 15 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.11%) GIMP
6 3 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.057%) MS Project
6 3 (0.057%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.057%) Simulink
7 2 (0.038%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.038%) InVision
7 2 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.019%) Blender
8 1 (0.019%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.33%) Magento
4 5 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.096%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.057%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.038%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.038%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.038%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.019%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.019%) Exstream
7 1 (0.019%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.019%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.019%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.019%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.019%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.019%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.019%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 360 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 258 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 162 (3.10%) SaaS
4 87 (1.67%) GitHub
5 34 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.38%) PaaS
8 14 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 13 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.21%) Office 365
11 8 (0.15%) Force.com
11 8 (0.15%) Heroku
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.096%) Datadog
15 4 (0.077%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.077%) Google Compute Engine
16 3 (0.057%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 113 (2.17%) HTTP
2 72 (1.38%) Internet
3 48 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.34%) Intranet
5 16 (0.31%) DNS
6 14 (0.27%) SSL
7 12 (0.23%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.13%) Network Security
8 7 (0.13%) RTP
9 6 (0.11%) DHCP
9 6 (0.11%) RS-485
10 5 (0.096%) 3G
10 5 (0.096%) 4G
10 5 (0.096%) Firewall
10 5 (0.096%) Wireless
11 4 (0.077%) 2G
11 4 (0.077%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.077%) SMPP
11 4 (0.077%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1737 (33.28%) SQL Server
2 480 (9.20%) MySQL
3 296 (5.67%) NoSQL
4 278 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 271 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 207 (3.97%) Big Data
7 155 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 148 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 137 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 122 (2.34%) Hadoop
11 101 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 88 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 84 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
14 63 (1.21%) Redis
15 61 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 54 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
17 52 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
18 39 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
19 33 (0.63%) Neo4j
20 30 (0.57%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 543 (10.40%) Git (software)
2 494 (9.47%) Visual Studio
3 362 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 262 (5.02%) Subversion
5 207 (3.97%) Selenium
6 158 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 153 (2.93%) JIRA
8 136 (2.61%) NUnit
9 93 (1.78%) Cucumber
10 91 (1.74%) TeamCity
11 83 (1.59%) Maven
12 81 (1.55%) Moq
13 79 (1.51%) WebDriver
14 75 (1.44%) JUnit
15 73 (1.40%) Eclipse
16 63 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
17 57 (1.09%) gulp
18 54 (1.03%) Jasmine
19 50 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 36 (0.69%) Ant
General
1 671 (12.86%) Finance
2 201 (3.85%) Retail
3 160 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 136 (2.61%) Games
5 131 (2.51%) Banking
6 121 (2.32%) Marketing
7 104 (1.99%) Advertising
8 95 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.74%) Automotive
10 67 (1.28%) Electronics
11 58 (1.11%) Military
12 51 (0.98%) Front Office
13 38 (0.73%) Legal
14 28 (0.54%) Back Office
15 26 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 26 (0.50%) Publishing
16 22 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.38%) Law
18 18 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3022 (57.90%) .NET
2 2179 (41.75%) HTML
3 1844 (35.33%) ASP.NET
4 1828 (35.03%) CSS
5 1049 (20.10%) AngularJS
6 994 (19.05%) jQuery
7 956 (18.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 727 (13.93%) .NET Framework
9 725 (13.89%) Web Services
10 722 (13.83%) HTML5
11 677 (12.97%) XML
12 538 (10.31%) WCF
13 475 (9.10%) ASP.NET Web API
14 436 (8.35%) WPF
15 393 (7.53%) Entity Framework
16 360 (6.90%) CSS3
17 358 (6.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 354 (6.78%) Node.js
19 325 (6.23%) RESTful
20 321 (6.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 820 (15.71%) Computer Science
2 252 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (3.39%) Algorithms
4 174 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 151 (2.89%) User Experience
6 100 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 81 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 77 (1.48%) iPad
9 72 (1.38%) Fintech
10 47 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 40 (0.77%) PMI
12 39 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
13 37 (0.71%) Blog
14 35 (0.67%) 3D Graphics
15 32 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 30 (0.57%) Client/Server
17 29 (0.56%) NHS
18 28 (0.54%) Management Information System
19 27 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
20 25 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 583 (11.17%) Linux
2 555 (10.63%) Windows
3 244 (4.68%) Android
4 207 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 127 (2.43%) Unix
6 36 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.59%) Mac OS
8 23 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.23%) AIX
10 12 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 10 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.15%) CentOS
12 8 (0.15%) Solaris
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.13%) VMS
13 7 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.096%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2353 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1864 (35.72%) MVC
3 1246 (23.87%) Software Engineering
4 855 (16.38%) TDD
5 850 (16.29%) OO
6 848 (16.25%) Scrum
7 685 (13.13%) SDLC
8 595 (11.40%) Web Development
9 446 (8.55%) Mathematics
10 443 (8.49%) OOP
11 441 (8.45%) Unit Testing
12 392 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
13 314 (6.02%) BDD
14 280 (5.37%) Mentoring
15 213 (4.08%) Multithreading
16 192 (3.68%) SOA
17 185 (3.54%) DevOps
18 183 (3.51%) E-Commerce
19 180 (3.45%) SOLID
20 177 (3.39%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3324 (63.69%) C#
2 2440 (46.75%) JavaScript
3 2092 (40.08%) SQL
4 1502 (28.78%) Java
5 947 (18.15%) C++
6 636 (12.19%) Python
7 550 (10.54%) PHP
8 412 (7.89%) VB.NET
9 378 (7.24%) T-SQL
10 331 (6.34%) C
11 272 (5.21%) Ruby
12 169 (3.24%) Perl
13 143 (2.74%) VB
14 135 (2.59%) Scala
15 103 (1.97%) Go
16 84 (1.61%) Objective-C
17 79 (1.51%) PowerShell
18 67 (1.28%) TypeScript
19 66 (1.26%) Bash Shell
20 62 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1091 (20.90%) Degree
2 189 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 71 (1.36%) PhD
4 68 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 48 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 40 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 39 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.17%) Postgraduate
9 7 (0.13%) HND
10 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.096%) HNC
11 5 (0.096%) MCSD
12 4 (0.077%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.057%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.057%) IRCA
13 3 (0.057%) ISEB
14 2 (0.038%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.038%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.038%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (3.79%) QA
2 51 (0.98%) SDET
3 14 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.17%) HL7
5 5 (0.096%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.096%) WCAG
6 3 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.038%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.038%) Section 508
7 2 (0.038%) SEPA
7 2 (0.038%) TickIT
7 2 (0.038%) WAI
8 1 (0.019%) DICOM
8 1 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 115 (2.20%) Docker
2 34 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.29%) Firmware
6 14 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.15%) LXC
8 6 (0.11%) Varnish
9 4 (0.077%) KVM
9 4 (0.077%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.077%) Snort
9 4 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.038%) Samba
10 2 (0.038%) Squid
11 1 (0.019%) iptables
11 1 (0.019%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 61 (1.17%) Puppet
3 54 (1.03%) Ansible
4 23 (0.44%) Terraform
5 22 (0.42%) Kibana
5 22 (0.42%) logstash
6 21 (0.40%) Salt
7 6 (0.11%) Nagios
8 5 (0.096%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.057%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.038%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.038%) Mesos
10 2 (0.038%) Opsview
10 2 (0.038%) Packer
10 2 (0.038%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.038%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 1 (0.019%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.019%) Grafana
11 1 (0.019%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.019%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 887 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 381 (7.30%) Oracle
3 109 (2.09%) Xamarin
4 81 (1.55%) Google
5 49 (0.94%) SAP
5 49 (0.94%) Zend
6 40 (0.77%) VMware
7 37 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (0.54%) Telerik
9 23 (0.44%) Twitter
10 17 (0.33%) Apple
11 16 (0.31%) TOWER Software
12 15 (0.29%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.27%) IBM
14 11 (0.21%) DevExpress
15 10 (0.19%) Atlassian
16 9 (0.17%) LexisNexis
17 8 (0.15%) Adobe
17 8 (0.15%) Remedy
17 8 (0.15%) Sony
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Holiday
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Annual Bonus 10%, Full Company Pensi
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Home working + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum 25 days holiday, free parking, Macbo
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000.0000 - £25000.0000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits including car
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Pension Scheme,
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago