The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Software Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 119 106
Rank change year-on-year +32 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2750 2798 3021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 2.68% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 2.78% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2385 2470 2717
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 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 30 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 +40 2557 £40,000 - 444
South East +29 724 £40,000 -5.88% 105
London +8 473 £55,000 +10.00% 96
North West +3 293 £37,500 -6.25% 62
Hampshire +25 263 £40,000 +3.89% 34
East of England +47 261 £40,000 - 42
Yorkshire +41 254 £40,000 +6.66% 37
South West +5 228 £40,000 - 47
Manchester -14 186 £37,500 -9.63% 28
West Midlands +19 175 £37,500 - 23
West Yorkshire +51 159 £37,500 -6.25% 17
East Midlands +3 131 £37,500 - 23
Berkshire +21 114 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Oxfordshire +4 108 £40,000 - 21
Bristol +10 102 £40,000 -2.43% 16
Leeds +64 98 £39,500 +12.85% 13
Hertfordshire +52 89 £42,500 - 5
Cambridgeshire +4 89 £38,250 -15.00% 22
Southampton +10 86 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Cambridge +1 78 £39,000 -13.33% 20
Scotland -1 77 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Buckinghamshire +22 70 £40,000 - 11
City of London +27 68 £62,500 +25.00% 21
Nottinghamshire +8 67 £37,500 - 9
Cheshire +19 64 £35,000 -6.66% 19
Oxford +3 55 £40,000 - 17
North Yorkshire +18 52 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Reading +14 50 £50,000 +17.64% 8
West Sussex -7 49 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Wales -16 48 £34,500 -13.75% 7

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 3335 (63.45%) C#
2 3028 (57.61%) .NET
3 2457 (46.75%) JavaScript
4 2387 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2183 (41.53%) HTML
6 2091 (39.78%) SQL
7 1871 (35.60%) MVC
8 1838 (34.97%) CSS
9 1837 (34.95%) ASP.NET
10 1741 (33.12%) SQL Server
11 1526 (29.03%) Java
12 1262 (24.01%) Software Engineering
13 1093 (20.80%) Degree
14 1058 (20.13%) AngularJS
15 994 (18.91%) jQuery
16 958 (18.23%) C++
17 951 (18.09%) ASP.NET MVC
18 891 (16.95%) Microsoft
19 882 (16.78%) TDD
20 866 (16.48%) Scrum
21 854 (16.25%) OO
22 819 (15.58%) Computer Science
23 734 (13.96%) .NET Framework
24 728 (13.85%) HTML5
24 728 (13.85%) Web Services
25 684 (13.01%) SDLC
26 679 (12.92%) XML
27 662 (12.60%) Finance
28 644 (12.25%) Python
29 597 (11.36%) Web Development

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
1 150 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
2 119 (2.26%) IIS
3 101 (1.92%) Apache
4 81 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 80 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 75 (1.43%) CMS
7 73 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 72 (1.37%) JBoss
9 46 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 46 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 43 (0.82%) NServiceBus
11 40 (0.76%) Drupal
12 38 (0.72%) WordPress
13 37 (0.70%) WebLogic
14 35 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 34 (0.65%) nginx
16 30 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
17 29 (0.55%) Apache Solr
18 28 (0.53%) Jetty
19 25 (0.48%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 325 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.32%) MS Office
3 14 (0.27%) 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 17 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.32%) Magento
3 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.095%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.057%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.057%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.038%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.038%) Oracle BRM
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
1 361 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 262 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 163 (3.10%) SaaS
4 88 (1.67%) GitHub
5 36 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.38%) PaaS
8 16 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.21%) Office 365
11 10 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.17%) Force.com
13 8 (0.15%) Heroku
14 7 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.095%) Datadog
17 4 (0.076%) Google App Engine
17 4 (0.076%) Google Compute Engine
18 3 (0.057%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 3 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 111 (2.11%) HTTP
2 71 (1.35%) Internet
3 50 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.32%) Intranet
5 15 (0.29%) DNS
6 14 (0.27%) SSL
7 11 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.13%) Network Security
9 6 (0.11%) RS-485
9 6 (0.11%) RTP
10 5 (0.095%) 3G
10 5 (0.095%) 4G
10 5 (0.095%) DHCP
10 5 (0.095%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.095%) Firewall
10 5 (0.095%) Wireless
11 4 (0.076%) 2G
11 4 (0.076%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.076%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1741 (33.12%) SQL Server
2 494 (9.40%) MySQL
3 299 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 285 (5.42%) MongoDB
5 268 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 206 (3.92%) Big Data
7 155 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
8 153 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 139 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 122 (2.32%) Hadoop
11 105 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 87 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 85 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 63 (1.20%) Redis
15 61 (1.16%) RDBMS
16 53 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
17 52 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
18 39 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
19 33 (0.63%) Neo4j
20 30 (0.57%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 547 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 503 (9.57%) Visual Studio
3 362 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 259 (4.93%) Subversion
5 212 (4.03%) Selenium
6 161 (3.06%) Jenkins
7 154 (2.93%) JIRA
8 137 (2.61%) NUnit
9 93 (1.77%) Cucumber
10 91 (1.73%) TeamCity
11 86 (1.64%) Maven
12 80 (1.52%) Moq
13 79 (1.50%) WebDriver
14 74 (1.41%) Eclipse
14 74 (1.41%) JUnit
15 62 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
16 60 (1.14%) gulp
17 55 (1.05%) Jasmine
18 51 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 37 (0.70%) Ant
General
1 662 (12.60%) Finance
2 207 (3.94%) Retail
3 160 (3.04%) Telecoms
4 139 (2.64%) Games
5 130 (2.47%) Banking
6 124 (2.36%) Marketing
7 105 (2.00%) Advertising
8 99 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 92 (1.75%) Automotive
10 68 (1.29%) Electronics
11 58 (1.10%) Military
12 50 (0.95%) Front Office
13 41 (0.78%) Legal
14 29 (0.55%) Back Office
15 28 (0.53%) Publishing
16 26 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 22 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.40%) Law
19 20 (0.38%) Financial Institution
20 19 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3028 (57.61%) .NET
2 2183 (41.53%) HTML
3 1838 (34.97%) CSS
4 1837 (34.95%) ASP.NET
5 1058 (20.13%) AngularJS
6 994 (18.91%) jQuery
7 951 (18.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 734 (13.96%) .NET Framework
9 728 (13.85%) HTML5
9 728 (13.85%) Web Services
10 679 (12.92%) XML
11 536 (10.20%) WCF
12 477 (9.08%) ASP.NET Web API
13 433 (8.24%) WPF
14 394 (7.50%) Entity Framework
15 366 (6.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 361 (6.87%) Node.js
17 360 (6.85%) CSS3
18 329 (6.26%) RESTful
19 327 (6.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 819 (15.58%) Computer Science
2 257 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 178 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 177 (3.37%) Algorithms
5 151 (2.87%) User Experience
6 96 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 81 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 77 (1.46%) iPad
9 72 (1.37%) Fintech
10 50 (0.95%) N-Tier
11 38 (0.72%) Blog
11 38 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
12 37 (0.70%) PMI
13 32 (0.61%) 3D Graphics
13 32 (0.61%) Hedge funds
14 30 (0.57%) NHS
15 29 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
15 29 (0.55%) Management Information System
16 27 (0.51%) Client/Server
17 25 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 589 (11.21%) Linux
2 555 (10.56%) Windows
3 248 (4.72%) Android
4 209 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 126 (2.40%) Unix
6 33 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.59%) Mac OS
8 23 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.25%) AIX
11 12 (0.23%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.15%) CentOS
12 8 (0.15%) Solaris
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.13%) VMS
13 7 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.095%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2387 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1871 (35.60%) MVC
3 1262 (24.01%) Software Engineering
4 882 (16.78%) TDD
5 866 (16.48%) Scrum
6 854 (16.25%) OO
7 684 (13.01%) SDLC
8 597 (11.36%) Web Development
9 447 (8.50%) OOP
10 446 (8.49%) Mathematics
11 442 (8.41%) Unit Testing
12 400 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
13 317 (6.03%) BDD
14 287 (5.46%) Mentoring
15 211 (4.01%) Multithreading
16 198 (3.77%) SOA
17 185 (3.52%) DevOps
18 184 (3.50%) Front End Development
19 183 (3.48%) E-Commerce
20 180 (3.42%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3335 (63.45%) C#
2 2457 (46.75%) JavaScript
3 2091 (39.78%) SQL
4 1526 (29.03%) Java
5 958 (18.23%) C++
6 644 (12.25%) Python
7 563 (10.71%) PHP
8 411 (7.82%) VB.NET
9 373 (7.10%) T-SQL
10 341 (6.49%) C
11 276 (5.25%) Ruby
12 173 (3.29%) Perl
13 147 (2.80%) VB
14 142 (2.70%) Scala
15 108 (2.05%) Go
16 83 (1.58%) Objective-C
17 78 (1.48%) PowerShell
18 66 (1.26%) Bash Shell
18 66 (1.26%) TypeScript
19 62 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1093 (20.80%) Degree
2 198 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 75 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 73 (1.39%) PhD
5 49 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 40 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.17%) Postgraduate
9 7 (0.13%) HND
10 6 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.095%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.095%) HNC
11 5 (0.095%) MCSD
12 4 (0.076%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.057%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.057%) IRCA
13 3 (0.057%) ISEB
14 2 (0.038%) MCAD
14 2 (0.038%) MCPD
14 2 (0.038%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (3.81%) QA
2 51 (0.97%) SDET
3 14 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.17%) HL7
5 5 (0.095%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.095%) 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
8 1 (0.019%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (2.32%) Docker
2 34 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.32%) Firmware
6 14 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.15%) LXC
8 6 (0.11%) Varnish
9 4 (0.076%) KVM
9 4 (0.076%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.076%) Snort
9 4 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.019%) iptables
11 1 (0.019%) Samba
11 1 (0.019%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.019%) Squid
11 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 67 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 62 (1.18%) Puppet
3 55 (1.05%) 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 (0.095%) 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%) 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
11 1 (0.019%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 891 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 391 (7.44%) Oracle
3 112 (2.13%) Xamarin
4 82 (1.56%) Google
5 53 (1.01%) Zend
6 49 (0.93%) SAP
7 40 (0.76%) VMware
8 36 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (0.55%) Telerik
10 23 (0.44%) Twitter
11 18 (0.34%) Apple
12 16 (0.30%) Red Hat
12 16 (0.30%) TOWER Software
13 13 (0.25%) 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
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Life Assurance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Citywire
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Cambridge DT
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Diss, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + plus bonus, package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago