Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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

Software Developer
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 85 99
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 4,788 5,983 5,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.42% 3.62% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 3.77% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,948 5,252 5,092
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 18 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 6 months to 23 September 2019. 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 -9 4,240 £45,000 - 948
UK excluding London -6 3,638 £42,500 - 791
South East +4 1,356 £45,000 - 151
London -6 1,002 £60,000 +9.09% 242
North of England +5 754 £42,000 -1.18% 196
South West -23 458 £42,500 +10.39% 118
Midlands -11 408 £42,500 +6.25% 134
North West +7 393 £42,500 - 106
Yorkshire -14 307 £41,000 +2.50% 66
East of England -25 258 £42,500 -5.56% 107
Scotland +11 247 £40,000 -6.98% 42
West Midlands -19 229 £42,500 +6.25% 72
East Midlands +2 177 £40,000 - 62
Wales +19 98 £35,000 -6.67% 30
Northern Ireland -4 60 £35,000 +2.94% 13
North East +7 55 £42,500 -5.56% 24
Isle of Man +5 3 - -
Channel Islands +8 2 £50,000 +11.11%

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 3,309 (69.11%) C#
2 2,929 (61.17%) .NET
3 2,362 (49.33%) JavaScript
4 2,238 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
5 1,909 (39.87%) SQL
6 1,564 (32.66%) ASP.NET
7 1,537 (32.10%) MVC
8 1,457 (30.43%) HTML
8 1,457 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 1,315 (27.46%) CSS
10 1,117 (23.33%) Java
11 1,096 (22.89%) AngularJS
12 1,002 (20.93%) Software Engineering
13 949 (19.82%) Degree
14 876 (18.30%) Microsoft
15 874 (18.25%) Azure
16 755 (15.77%) jQuery
17 750 (15.66%) TDD
18 744 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 680 (14.20%) Scrum
20 670 (13.99%) Python
21 664 (13.87%) Git (software)
22 659 (13.76%) Computer Science
23 655 (13.68%) .NET Framework
24 612 (12.78%) React
25 602 (12.57%) C++
26 601 (12.55%) DevOps
27 588 (12.28%) Web Services
28 587 (12.26%) Finance
29 582 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API

Software Developer 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
1 121 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
2 97 (2.03%) IIS
3 76 (1.59%) CMS
4 67 (1.40%) Confluence
5 65 (1.36%) Apache
6 53 (1.11%) Umbraco
7 47 (0.98%) JBoss
8 38 (0.79%) NServiceBus
8 38 (0.79%) SharePoint
9 35 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 26 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 25 (0.52%) nginx
12 16 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.33%) Kentico
13 15 (0.31%) WordPress
14 14 (0.29%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.23%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.23%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.15%) lighttpd
Applications
1 26 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.063%) InDesign
7 2 (0.042%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.042%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.042%) Maya
8 1 (0.021%) ArchiCAD
8 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.021%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.021%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.021%) Revit
8 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.021%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 23 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.17%) Magento
3 5 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.042%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.042%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.042%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.042%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.042%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.042%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.021%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.021%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.021%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.021%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.021%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.021%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 874 (18.25%) Azure
2 444 (9.27%) AWS
3 164 (3.43%) SaaS
4 94 (1.96%) Serverless
5 86 (1.80%) GCP
6 70 (1.46%) GitHub
7 43 (0.90%) Office 365
8 33 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 30 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
10 29 (0.61%) Power Platform
11 26 (0.54%) G Suite
12 24 (0.50%) PaaS
13 22 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.36%) IaaS
15 17 (0.36%) npm
16 13 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (0.92%) Internet
2 36 (0.75%) HTTP
3 23 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.21%) Wireless
5 9 (0.19%) Network Security
6 7 (0.15%) VoIP
7 5 (0.10%) Firewall
7 5 (0.10%) Intranet
7 5 (0.10%) RS-232
7 5 (0.10%) RS-485
8 4 (0.084%) DNS
8 4 (0.084%) DSL
8 4 (0.084%) IPv6
9 3 (0.063%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.063%) SSH
9 3 (0.063%) Telnet
10 2 (0.042%) IGMP
10 2 (0.042%) Modbus
10 2 (0.042%) VLAN
10 2 (0.042%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,457 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 339 (7.08%) MySQL
3 287 (5.99%) Relational Database
4 243 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 202 (4.22%) MongoDB
6 153 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
7 120 (2.51%) Big Data
8 92 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 90 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 71 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 66 (1.38%) Redis
12 61 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 53 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 48 (1.00%) Hadoop
15 35 (0.73%) SQLite
16 34 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
17 33 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
18 32 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
19 29 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 26 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 664 (13.87%) Git (software)
2 378 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 337 (7.04%) Jenkins
4 240 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 239 (4.99%) Selenium
6 205 (4.28%) JIRA
7 150 (3.13%) NUnit
8 147 (3.07%) Cucumber
9 141 (2.94%) Subversion
10 124 (2.59%) TeamCity
11 85 (1.78%) SpecFlow
12 79 (1.65%) JUnit
13 76 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 74 (1.55%) Eclipse
14 74 (1.55%) WebDriver
15 73 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 64 (1.34%) SoapUI
17 61 (1.27%) webpack
18 54 (1.13%) Bitbucket
19 51 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 587 (12.26%) Finance
2 234 (4.89%) Retail
3 168 (3.51%) Games
4 142 (2.97%) Marketing
5 120 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 115 (2.40%) Public Sector
7 94 (1.96%) Banking
8 93 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 75 (1.57%) Electronics
10 68 (1.42%) Front Office
11 45 (0.94%) Automotive
12 30 (0.63%) Aerospace
13 26 (0.54%) Law
14 22 (0.46%) Legal
15 19 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.33%) Advertising
17 15 (0.31%) Military
18 13 (0.27%) Police
19 12 (0.25%) Back Office
19 12 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,929 (61.17%) .NET
2 1,564 (32.66%) ASP.NET
3 1,457 (30.43%) HTML
4 1,315 (27.46%) CSS
5 1,096 (22.89%) AngularJS
6 755 (15.77%) jQuery
7 744 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 655 (13.68%) .NET Framework
9 612 (12.78%) React
10 588 (12.28%) Web Services
11 582 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 497 (10.38%) .NET Core
13 378 (7.89%) REST
14 376 (7.85%) Node.js
15 375 (7.83%) XML
16 336 (7.02%) HTML5
17 325 (6.79%) Entity Framework
18 324 (6.77%) WCF
19 320 (6.68%) RESTful
20 305 (6.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 258 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
2 212 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 201 (4.20%) User Experience
4 189 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 66 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 45 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 40 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 38 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 38 (0.79%) NHS
12 33 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
13 31 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
14 27 (0.56%) Hedge funds
15 25 (0.52%) Derivative
16 23 (0.48%) Fixed Income
16 23 (0.48%) Wiki
17 22 (0.46%) Driving Licence
17 22 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 423 (8.83%) Linux
2 394 (8.23%) Windows
3 165 (3.45%) Android
4 138 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 73 (1.52%) Unix
6 41 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.61%) CentOS
8 20 (0.42%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.21%) ThreadX
12 9 (0.19%) AIX
12 9 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.15%) Fedora
14 6 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.10%) Debian
15 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.063%) SUSE
17 2 (0.042%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,238 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,537 (32.10%) MVC
3 1,002 (20.93%) Software Engineering
4 750 (15.66%) TDD
5 680 (14.20%) Scrum
6 659 (13.76%) Computer Science
7 601 (12.55%) DevOps
8 562 (11.74%) OO
9 551 (11.51%) Test Automation
10 487 (10.17%) SDLC
11 424 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
12 403 (8.42%) Web Development
13 399 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
14 381 (7.96%) Microservices
15 375 (7.83%) Mentoring
16 343 (7.16%) Unit Testing
17 334 (6.98%) BDD
18 306 (6.39%) OOP
19 255 (5.33%) SDET
20 184 (3.84%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3,309 (69.11%) C#
2 2,362 (49.33%) JavaScript
3 1,909 (39.87%) SQL
4 1,117 (23.33%) Java
5 670 (13.99%) Python
6 602 (12.57%) C++
7 407 (8.50%) PHP
8 298 (6.22%) VB.NET
9 257 (5.37%) T-SQL
10 247 (5.16%) TypeScript
11 245 (5.12%) C
12 143 (2.99%) Ruby
13 111 (2.32%) PowerShell
14 107 (2.23%) VB
15 104 (2.17%) Scala
16 103 (2.15%) Go
17 70 (1.46%) Objective-C
18 63 (1.32%) Java 8
19 49 (1.02%) R
20 48 (1.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 949 (19.82%) Degree
2 420 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 184 (3.84%) Security Cleared
4 108 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 65 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 42 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (0.56%) HND
8 24 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (0.31%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 12 (0.25%) MCAD
11 12 (0.25%) MCTS
12 8 (0.17%) MCSD
12 8 (0.17%) SANS
13 7 (0.15%) CISSP
14 5 (0.10%) ISEB
14 5 (0.10%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.10%) MCP
14 5 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (4.80%) QA
2 20 (0.42%) DICOM
3 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.10%) GDPR
4 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.084%) PMO
6 3 (0.063%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.042%) FINRA
7 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.042%) MiFID
8 1 (0.021%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.021%) HL7
8 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.021%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.021%) JTAG
8 1 (0.021%) PSD2
System Software
1 383 (8.00%) Docker
2 42 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.29%) Firmware
4 5 (0.10%) LXC
5 4 (0.084%) Cronacle
6 3 (0.063%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.063%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 3 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.063%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.042%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.042%) vSphere
7 2 (0.042%) XenApp
7 2 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 148 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 53 (1.11%) Puppet
3 49 (1.02%) Ansible
4 35 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (0.61%) Terraform
6 16 (0.33%) Rancher
7 8 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.13%) Ganglia
9 6 (0.13%) Marathon
9 6 (0.13%) Mesos
9 6 (0.13%) Salt
9 6 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.10%) Control-M
10 5 (0.10%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.084%) Grafana
12 2 (0.042%) Consul
12 2 (0.042%) Kibana
12 2 (0.042%) logstash
13 1 (0.021%) Graphite
Vendors
1 876 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 216 (4.51%) Oracle
3 118 (2.46%) Google
4 97 (2.03%) Xamarin
5 83 (1.73%) SAP
6 36 (0.75%) IBM
7 30 (0.63%) Red Hat
8 29 (0.61%) Zend
9 28 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (0.54%) Adobe
11 24 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 20 (0.42%) Sitecore
13 19 (0.40%) Axosoft
14 18 (0.38%) Tableau
14 18 (0.38%) Telerik
15 17 (0.36%) Micro Focus
15 17 (0.36%) Sage
16 14 (0.29%) TIBCO
17 12 (0.25%) Solace
18 11 (0.23%) Klocwork