Software Developer Jobs

Software Developer
UK

The median Software Developer salary in the UK is £52,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 17 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 116 190 175
Rank change year-on-year +74 -15 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2,256 1,612 4,293
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 1.91% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.09% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,986 1,379 2,356
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £43,750 £39,124
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%
75th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,838 77,246 171,391
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 91.58% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 65,860 52,938 88,548
10th Percentile £29,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,500 £44,101 £43,263
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £51,348
% change year-on-year -5.21% +2.73% +8.10%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer over the 6 months to 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 17 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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +82 1,917 £55,000 -4.35% 225
UK excluding London +54 1,849 £50,000 -4.76% 234
Work from Home +39 978 £52,500 -8.70% 150
South East +7 500 £60,000 - 53
North of England +133 408 £49,500 -10.00% 60
London +21 318 £100,000 +29.03% 21
South West +65 289 £50,000 - 31
Midlands +40 252 £45,000 -14.29% 46
North West +90 192 £52,500 -4.55% 30
Yorkshire +81 160 £47,500 -9.52% 22
West Midlands +42 159 £45,000 -14.29% 31
Scotland +14 147 £52,500 +16.67% 19
East of England +36 144 £50,000 -4.76% 25
East Midlands +11 92 £45,000 -25.00% 15
North East +20 56 £50,000 -6.98% 8
Wales +42 55 £42,500 -4.49% 8
Northern Ireland -12 54 £50,250 +25.63% 1

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 17 July 2024, Software Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 1,112 (49.29%) C#
2 954 (42.29%) .NET
3 676 (29.96%) JavaScript
4 671 (29.74%) Agile
5 549 (24.34%) Software Engineering
6 499 (22.12%) SQL
7 461 (20.43%) Azure
8 384 (17.02%) Social Skills
9 383 (16.98%) AWS
10 374 (16.58%) SQL Server
11 370 (16.40%) Degree
12 358 (15.87%) Java
13 342 (15.16%) Python
14 330 (14.63%) Full Stack Development
15 315 (13.96%) DevOps
15 315 (13.96%) HTML
16 302 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
17 301 (13.34%) TypeScript
18 294 (13.03%) Finance
19 293 (12.99%) Computer Science
20 286 (12.68%) CSS
21 284 (12.59%) .NET Core
22 247 (10.95%) React
23 224 (9.93%) ASP.NET
24 217 (9.62%) AngularJS
25 209 (9.26%) .NET Framework
26 206 (9.13%) Microsoft
27 204 (9.04%) MVC
28 177 (7.85%) CI/CD
29 175 (7.76%) Git

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 129 (5.72%) Apache
2 116 (5.14%) Apache Airflow
3 24 (1.06%) CMS
4 13 (0.58%) Mendix
5 12 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Exchange
6 9 (0.40%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.27%) Confluence
8 6 (0.27%) IIS
8 6 (0.27%) WordPress
9 4 (0.18%) Drupal
9 4 (0.18%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.13%) ThingWorx
11 2 (0.089%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.089%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.044%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.044%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (1.33%) Simulink
2 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.044%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.044%) Notion
Business Applications
1 10 (0.44%) NEC Housing
2 9 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.31%) BPCS
4 6 (0.27%) Shopify
5 2 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.089%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.044%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 461 (20.43%) Azure
2 383 (16.98%) AWS
3 135 (5.98%) Azure DevOps
4 131 (5.81%) GCP
5 128 (5.67%) dbt
6 125 (5.54%) SaaS
7 103 (4.57%) Snowflake
8 75 (3.32%) GitHub
9 50 (2.22%) Serverless
10 36 (1.60%) Amazon ECS
11 35 (1.55%) Power Platform
12 34 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
12 34 (1.51%) Amazon EKS
13 32 (1.42%) Microsoft 365
14 28 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (1.02%) GitHub Actions
16 15 (0.66%) PowerApps
17 11 (0.49%) Amazon S3
18 10 (0.44%) Azure Pipelines
18 10 (0.44%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.93%) Wireless
2 15 (0.66%) Network Security
3 13 (0.58%) Internet
4 12 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.27%) Firewall
6 5 (0.22%) 4G
6 5 (0.22%) 5G
6 5 (0.22%) DNS
7 4 (0.18%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.18%) LAN
7 4 (0.18%) NAS
7 4 (0.18%) VPN
7 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.089%) HTTP
8 2 (0.089%) Multicast
8 2 (0.089%) RS-232
9 1 (0.044%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.044%) SSL
9 1 (0.044%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 116 (5.14%) Amazon Athena
2 116 (5.14%) Apache Arrow
2 116 (5.14%) Apache Ignite
2 116 (5.14%) Dremio
2 116 (5.14%) MySQL
3 103 (4.57%) Data Lake
4 95 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 57 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 51 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (0.98%) DynamoDB
9 22 (0.98%) Redis
10 17 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.62%) GIS
11 14 (0.62%) Power BI
12 11 (0.49%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 175 (7.76%) Git
2 89 (3.95%) Visual Studio
3 31 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.33%) JIRA
5 21 (0.93%) NUnit
5 21 (0.93%) Selenium
6 19 (0.84%) CircleCI
6 19 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.80%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.80%) Visual Studio Code
8 16 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 14 (0.62%) Jasmine
10 12 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.44%) Moq
13 9 (0.40%) GitLab
13 9 (0.40%) LabVIEW
14 8 (0.35%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.35%) Cypress.io
14 8 (0.35%) PHPUnit
General
1 384 (17.02%) Social Skills
2 294 (13.03%) Finance
3 123 (5.45%) Banking
4 118 (5.23%) Front Office
5 116 (5.14%) Investment Banking
6 95 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
7 69 (3.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 62 (2.75%) Public Sector
9 58 (2.57%) Manufacturing
10 53 (2.35%) Law
11 50 (2.22%) Marketing
12 33 (1.46%) Tech for Good
13 30 (1.33%) Electronics
14 29 (1.29%) Retail
15 21 (0.93%) Telecoms
16 19 (0.84%) Police
17 18 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
18 17 (0.75%) Aviation
19 16 (0.71%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.71%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 954 (42.29%) .NET
2 315 (13.96%) HTML
3 286 (12.68%) CSS
4 284 (12.59%) .NET Core
5 247 (10.95%) React
6 224 (9.93%) ASP.NET
7 217 (9.62%) AngularJS
8 209 (9.26%) .NET Framework
9 122 (5.41%) Entity Framework
10 120 (5.32%) NumPy
11 119 (5.27%) Pandas
11 119 (5.27%) Protocol Buffers
12 118 (5.23%) SciPy
13 117 (5.19%) gRPC
13 117 (5.19%) RESTful
14 95 (4.21%) Node.js
15 92 (4.08%) HTML5
16 84 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
17 78 (3.46%) REST
18 66 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 118 (5.23%) Fixed Income
2 115 (5.10%) Hedge funds
3 113 (5.01%) Equities
3 113 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 111 (4.92%) Derivative
5 79 (3.50%) Algorithms
6 62 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
7 44 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 41 (1.82%) IoT
9 38 (1.68%) Distributed Systems
10 34 (1.51%) Product Ownership
11 30 (1.33%) Cloud Native
12 25 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 24 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
14 23 (1.02%) NHS
14 23 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
15 20 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 19 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 134 (5.94%) Linux
2 123 (5.45%) Windows
3 42 (1.86%) Apple iOS
4 34 (1.51%) Android
5 30 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
6 19 (0.84%) Unix
7 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.22%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.089%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.089%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (29.74%) Agile
2 549 (24.34%) Software Engineering
3 330 (14.63%) Full Stack Development
4 315 (13.96%) DevOps
5 302 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 293 (12.99%) Computer Science
7 204 (9.04%) MVC
8 177 (7.85%) CI/CD
9 158 (7.00%) Mentoring
10 156 (6.91%) Artificial Intelligence
11 153 (6.78%) Microservices
12 138 (6.12%) Line Management
13 130 (5.76%) Asset Management
14 124 (5.50%) Unit Testing
15 123 (5.45%) TDD
16 118 (5.23%) SDLC
17 117 (5.19%) Code Quality
18 115 (5.10%) Test Automation
19 111 (4.92%) Design Patterns
20 101 (4.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,112 (49.29%) C#
2 676 (29.96%) JavaScript
3 499 (22.12%) SQL
4 358 (15.87%) Java
5 342 (15.16%) Python
6 301 (13.34%) TypeScript
7 158 (7.00%) C++
8 136 (6.03%) C
9 87 (3.86%) PHP
10 58 (2.57%) Ruby
11 51 (2.26%) VB.NET
12 34 (1.51%) Go
13 30 (1.33%) Kotlin
13 30 (1.33%) PowerShell
14 28 (1.24%) T-SQL
15 21 (0.93%) VB
16 15 (0.66%) Rust
17 12 (0.53%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.49%) Embedded C
19 10 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 370 (16.40%) Degree
2 155 (6.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 136 (6.03%) Security Cleared
4 53 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 45 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 32 (1.42%) Master's Degree
7 26 (1.15%) DBS Check
8 23 (1.02%) PhD
9 11 (0.49%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.089%) CIPD
14 1 (0.044%) MCSA
14 1 (0.044%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.97%) QA
2 17 (0.75%) Accessibility
3 9 (0.40%) GDPR
4 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.13%) WCAG
6 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.089%) MISRA
6 2 (0.089%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.089%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.044%) EMIR
7 1 (0.044%) MiFID
7 1 (0.044%) SLA
System Software
1 171 (7.58%) Docker
2 13 (0.58%) Firmware
3 8 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.27%) Embedded Firmware
5 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.089%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.044%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 132 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 44 (1.95%) Terraform
3 13 (0.58%) Ansible
4 9 (0.40%) Kibana
5 7 (0.31%) MIIS
6 6 (0.27%) Grafana
7 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.18%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.18%) WSUS
8 1 (0.044%) Kiali
8 1 (0.044%) Knative
8 1 (0.044%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 206 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 58 (2.57%) Oracle
3 30 (1.33%) Bloomberg
3 30 (1.33%) Reuters
3 30 (1.33%) Xilinx
4 21 (0.93%) Xamarin
5 17 (0.75%) Google
6 12 (0.53%) Facebook
6 12 (0.53%) OpenAI
6 12 (0.53%) Salesforce
7 10 (0.44%) NEC
8 8 (0.35%) NVIDIA
9 7 (0.31%) IBM
10 6 (0.27%) F5
10 6 (0.27%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.27%) VMware
11 5 (0.22%) ESRI
11 5 (0.22%) New Relic
11 5 (0.22%) Quadient
11 5 (0.22%) Splunk