The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 119 111
Rank change year-on-year +37 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3017 2636 2891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.50% 2.64% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 2.74% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2618 2456 2572
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 82911 96253 103280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.18% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 68445 80998 84649
Median salary £45,000 £47,300 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.86% +5.11%  
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 May 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 May 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 2821 £40,000 - 505
South East +16 793 £40,000 -5.88% 126
London +54 546 £52,500 +5.00% 111
East of England +56 314 £39,000 -6.02% 50
North West +13 312 £38,000 +1.33% 56
Hampshire +9 270 £40,000 - 35
Yorkshire +34 260 £40,000 +14.28% 46
South West +14 241 £37,500 -3.84% 59
West Midlands +35 215 £37,500 +1.35% 32
Manchester -4 161 £40,000 +6.66% 27
East Midlands +13 129 £40,000 - 16
Cambridgeshire +12 128 £40,500 -6.89% 31
Oxfordshire +7 128 £35,000 -12.50% 28
Berkshire +9 120 £43,750 -0.56% 17
West Yorkshire +20 118 £40,000 +11.11% 24
Cambridge +3 104 £42,500 -2.29% 29
Cheshire +27 101 £35,000 - 20
Bristol +26 100 £34,500 -18.82% 20
Scotland +38 96 £40,000 - 14
Southampton -3 85 £40,000 +3.89% 7
Buckinghamshire +24 78 £40,000 - 13
Birmingham +49 72 £42,972 +22.77% 11
Leeds +32 71 £40,000 +14.28% 13
City of London +27 71 £62,500 +4.16% 23
Surrey -18 70 £45,000 -5.26% 21
West Sussex +4 69 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Hertfordshire +20 62 £38,750 -8.82% 6
North Yorkshire +15 60 £37,500 -11.76% 5
South Yorkshire +11 60 £60,000 +100.00% 8
Sheffield +18 57 £60,000 +100.00% 6

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3557 (63.87%) C#
2 3198 (57.43%) .NET
3 2615 (46.96%) JavaScript
4 2537 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2178 (39.11%) HTML
6 2171 (38.98%) SQL
7 1994 (35.81%) MVC
8 1931 (34.67%) ASP.NET
9 1865 (33.49%) CSS
10 1841 (33.06%) SQL Server
11 1652 (29.66%) Java
12 1350 (24.24%) Software Engineering
13 1231 (22.10%) Degree
14 1164 (20.90%) AngularJS
15 1058 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1048 (18.82%) jQuery
17 1008 (18.10%) C++
18 988 (17.74%) Microsoft
19 955 (17.15%) TDD
20 933 (16.75%) OO
21 917 (16.47%) Computer Science
22 885 (15.89%) Scrum
23 815 (14.63%) Web Services
24 775 (13.92%) .NET Framework
25 755 (13.56%) HTML5
26 749 (13.45%) Finance
27 680 (12.21%) SDLC
28 676 (12.14%) Python
29 635 (11.40%) XML
30 603 (10.83%) Linux

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
1 129 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
2 125 (2.24%) Apache
3 120 (2.15%) IIS
4 84 (1.51%) SharePoint
5 82 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 81 (1.45%) CMS
7 71 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 56 (1.01%) JBoss
9 46 (0.83%) Drupal
10 44 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (0.66%) nginx
11 37 (0.66%) WordPress
12 35 (0.63%) OpenStack
13 34 (0.61%) NServiceBus
14 33 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 27 (0.48%) Umbraco
16 26 (0.47%) Confluence
17 24 (0.43%) Apache Pig
18 23 (0.41%) WebSphere
19 17 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.054%) GIMP
6 3 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.036%) InDesign
7 2 (0.036%) InVision
7 2 (0.036%) Moqups
8 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.018%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.018%) Simulink
8 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.36%) Magento
4 5 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.090%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.054%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.054%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.036%) Endur
6 2 (0.036%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.036%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.036%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.036%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.018%) BASE24
7 1 (0.018%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.018%) Exstream
7 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.018%) Postilion
7 1 (0.018%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.018%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 361 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 271 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
3 216 (3.88%) SaaS
4 100 (1.80%) GitHub
5 48 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 19 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 18 (0.32%) Force.com
10 14 (0.25%) PaaS
11 11 (0.20%) Office 365
12 9 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.16%) Heroku
13 8 (0.14%) Datadog
14 7 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.090%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.090%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.090%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.090%) Trello
16 4 (0.072%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 112 (2.01%) HTTP
2 59 (1.06%) Internet
3 54 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.27%) DNS
5 13 (0.23%) Intranet
6 10 (0.18%) Wireshark
7 9 (0.16%) SSL
8 7 (0.13%) Skype
9 6 (0.11%) Wireless
10 5 (0.090%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.090%) Firewall
10 5 (0.090%) SMPP
11 4 (0.072%) 3G
11 4 (0.072%) 4G
11 4 (0.072%) AMQP
11 4 (0.072%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.072%) InfiniBand
11 4 (0.072%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.072%) Network Security
11 4 (0.072%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1841 (33.06%) SQL Server
2 472 (8.48%) MySQL
3 322 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 318 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 283 (5.08%) MongoDB
6 189 (3.39%) Big Data
7 169 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 158 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 158 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 140 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
10 114 (2.05%) Hadoop
11 75 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 75 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 67 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 50 (0.90%) Redis
13 50 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 47 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
15 45 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 44 (0.79%) Neo4j
17 43 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 578 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 496 (8.91%) Visual Studio
3 384 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 296 (5.32%) Subversion
5 217 (3.90%) Selenium
6 201 (3.61%) Jenkins
7 189 (3.39%) JIRA
8 179 (3.21%) NUnit
9 107 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 106 (1.90%) Maven
11 91 (1.63%) Cucumber
11 91 (1.63%) JUnit
12 71 (1.27%) WebDriver
13 68 (1.22%) Eclipse
14 66 (1.19%) gulp
14 66 (1.19%) Moq
15 65 (1.17%) SpecFlow
16 54 (0.97%) Ant
17 52 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 47 (0.84%) Jasmine
General
1 749 (13.45%) Finance
2 224 (4.02%) Retail
3 176 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 171 (3.07%) Marketing
5 148 (2.66%) Banking
6 147 (2.64%) Games
7 113 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 90 (1.62%) Advertising
9 85 (1.53%) Electronics
10 81 (1.45%) Automotive
11 60 (1.08%) Legal
12 48 (0.86%) Back Office
12 48 (0.86%) Front Office
13 47 (0.84%) Investment Banking
14 46 (0.83%) Military
15 35 (0.63%) Aerospace
16 26 (0.47%) Publishing
17 25 (0.45%) Law
18 24 (0.43%) Financial Institution
19 19 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3198 (57.43%) .NET
2 2178 (39.11%) HTML
3 1931 (34.67%) ASP.NET
4 1865 (33.49%) CSS
5 1164 (20.90%) AngularJS
6 1058 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1048 (18.82%) jQuery
8 815 (14.63%) Web Services
9 775 (13.92%) .NET Framework
10 755 (13.56%) HTML5
11 635 (11.40%) XML
12 525 (9.43%) WCF
13 512 (9.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 416 (7.47%) WPF
15 415 (7.45%) Entity Framework
16 410 (7.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 401 (7.20%) Node.js
18 369 (6.63%) REST
19 360 (6.46%) RESTful
20 357 (6.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 917 (16.47%) Computer Science
2 350 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 346 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 209 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 195 (3.50%) Algorithms
6 169 (3.03%) User Experience
7 118 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 93 (1.67%) Fintech
9 83 (1.49%) Data Structures
10 71 (1.27%) iPad
10 71 (1.27%) N-Tier
11 43 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
12 37 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 35 (0.63%) Blog
14 33 (0.59%) Hedge funds
14 33 (0.59%) Management Information System
15 31 (0.56%) PMI
16 26 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
17 24 (0.43%) Social Media
18 22 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 603 (10.83%) Linux
2 578 (10.38%) Windows
3 252 (4.53%) Android
4 214 (3.84%) Apple iOS
5 132 (2.37%) Unix
6 36 (0.65%) Mac OS
7 20 (0.36%) VxWorks
8 18 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.29%) Windows Server
11 15 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.23%) CentOS
12 13 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.18%) AIX
13 10 (0.18%) Solaris
13 10 (0.18%) VMS
14 9 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
15 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2537 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1994 (35.81%) MVC
3 1350 (24.24%) Software Engineering
4 955 (17.15%) TDD
5 933 (16.75%) OO
6 885 (15.89%) Scrum
7 680 (12.21%) SDLC
8 544 (9.77%) Web Development
9 469 (8.42%) Unit Testing
10 466 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
11 458 (8.22%) OOP
12 415 (7.45%) Test Automation
13 413 (7.42%) Mathematics
14 348 (6.25%) BDD
15 270 (4.85%) Mentoring
16 200 (3.59%) Open Source
16 200 (3.59%) SOA
17 192 (3.45%) SOLID
18 190 (3.41%) E-Commerce
19 188 (3.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3557 (63.87%) C#
2 2615 (46.96%) JavaScript
3 2171 (38.98%) SQL
4 1652 (29.66%) Java
5 1008 (18.10%) C++
6 676 (12.14%) Python
7 532 (9.55%) PHP
8 402 (7.22%) VB.NET
9 379 (6.81%) T-SQL
10 371 (6.66%) C
11 282 (5.06%) Ruby
12 176 (3.16%) Scala
13 155 (2.78%) Perl
14 147 (2.64%) VB
15 120 (2.15%) Go
16 103 (1.85%) Objective-C
17 97 (1.74%) TypeScript
18 68 (1.22%) PL/SQL
19 63 (1.13%) VBA
20 61 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1231 (22.10%) Degree
2 428 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 206 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 86 (1.54%) PhD
5 81 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
6 73 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 58 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 52 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 23 (0.41%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.36%) HND
12 15 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.25%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.072%) GNVQ
14 4 (0.072%) HNC
15 3 (0.054%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.054%) IRCA
15 3 (0.054%) MCPD
15 3 (0.054%) MCSD
15 3 (0.054%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (3.99%) QA
2 21 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.090%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.072%) HL7
6 3 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.054%) Section 508
6 3 (0.054%) SLA
6 3 (0.054%) WCAG
7 2 (0.036%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.036%) SEPA
7 2 (0.036%) TickIT
8 1 (0.018%) DICOM
8 1 (0.018%) GCP
8 1 (0.018%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.018%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.018%) MiFID
System Software
1 150 (2.69%) Docker
2 48 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (0.56%) Firmware
5 22 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.20%) LXC
7 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.072%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.072%) Snort
10 3 (0.054%) KVM
10 3 (0.054%) Varnish
11 1 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.018%) iptables
11 1 (0.018%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.018%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (1.06%) Ansible
2 48 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (0.79%) Puppet
4 29 (0.52%) Terraform
5 15 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.14%) HAProxy
7 7 (0.13%) Kibana
7 7 (0.13%) logstash
7 7 (0.13%) Nagios
8 5 (0.090%) Packer
8 5 (0.090%) Salt
9 3 (0.054%) Opsview
10 2 (0.036%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.036%) Mesos
11 1 (0.018%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.018%) Grafana
11 1 (0.018%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.018%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.018%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 988 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 479 (8.60%) Oracle
3 147 (2.64%) Xamarin
4 87 (1.56%) Google
5 70 (1.26%) SAP
6 58 (1.04%) VMware
7 50 (0.90%) Zend
8 29 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (0.50%) Telerik
10 19 (0.34%) Red Hat
11 18 (0.32%) Apple
11 18 (0.32%) Sybase
11 18 (0.32%) Twitter
12 15 (0.27%) TOWER Software
13 14 (0.25%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.25%) Progress
14 13 (0.23%) IBM
14 13 (0.23%) LexisNexis
15 11 (0.20%) Perforce
16 10 (0.18%) Adobe
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Employee discounts, Private healthca
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
TD Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Flexible hours, training & more
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Pension, Life Assurance, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefitd
Posted: 2 days ago