Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 106 129
Rank change year-on-year +9 +23 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5608 5451 5418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 2.84% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 2.95% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5021 5175 5007
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 16 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 18 October 2017. 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 +8 5139 £42,500 +6.25% 530
UK excluding London +11 4335 £40,000 - 448
South East +3 1361 £40,000 -2.44% 107
London +15 1175 £52,500 +5.00% 122
North of England -7 938 £40,000 +3.90% 130
Midlands +8 599 £39,000 +4.00% 66
East of England +23 557 £42,500 +6.25% 61
South West +33 533 £34,500 -11.54% 44
North West -13 531 £40,750 +1.88% 72
West Midlands +25 402 £38,250 +9.29% 37
Yorkshire +1 344 £40,000 +6.67% 47
Scotland +35 224 £40,000 +3.90% 23
East Midlands -1 205 £39,000 -2.50% 29
Wales -6 84 £35,000 -1.41% 5
North East -1 63 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Northern Ireland -2 48 £34,000 -2.86% 12

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 3675 (65.53%) C#
2 3184 (56.78%) .NET
3 2763 (49.27%) JavaScript
4 2573 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2271 (40.50%) SQL
6 2090 (37.27%) HTML
7 2056 (36.66%) SQL Server
8 1932 (34.45%) ASP.NET
9 1865 (33.26%) MVC
10 1756 (31.31%) CSS
11 1696 (30.24%) Java
12 1432 (25.53%) Degree
13 1398 (24.93%) Software Engineering
14 1174 (20.93%) AngularJS
15 1083 (19.31%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1071 (19.10%) Microsoft
17 1066 (19.01%) C++
18 1056 (18.83%) Computer Science
19 1040 (18.54%) jQuery
20 992 (17.69%) Finance
21 981 (17.49%) TDD
22 941 (16.78%) OO
23 921 (16.42%) Scrum
24 864 (15.41%) Web Services
25 757 (13.50%) Git (software)
26 753 (13.43%) Python
27 724 (12.91%) SDLC
28 703 (12.54%) Windows
29 701 (12.50%) Linux
30 681 (12.14%) .NET Framework

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
1 181 (3.23%) IIS
2 152 (2.71%) Apache
3 119 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
4 106 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 93 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 89 (1.59%) JBoss
7 79 (1.41%) CMS
8 70 (1.25%) Apache Spark
9 33 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 32 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 28 (0.50%) Confluence
12 26 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (0.45%) nginx
13 25 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.37%) NServiceBus
15 21 (0.37%) WordPress
16 19 (0.34%) Drupal
17 17 (0.30%) OpenStack
18 16 (0.29%) Ethereum
Applications
1 43 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.14%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.053%) Moqups
5 3 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.036%) EPLAN
6 2 (0.036%) InDesign
7 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.018%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.018%) CATIA
7 1 (0.018%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.018%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.018%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 56 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.21%) Magento
3 6 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.071%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.053%) MetaTrader
5 3 (0.053%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.053%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.018%) BASE24
6 1 (0.018%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.018%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.018%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.018%) iTrent
6 1 (0.018%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.018%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.018%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.018%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 498 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (3.51%) SaaS
4 143 (2.55%) GitHub
5 40 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.66%) npm
7 26 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.39%) PaaS
9 21 (0.37%) Serverless
10 17 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.23%) Force.com
11 13 (0.23%) IaaS
12 10 (0.18%) Office 365
13 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.14%) Slack
14 6 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.11%) Heroku
14 6 (0.11%) Trello
15 5 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (2.30%) HTTP
2 104 (1.85%) Internet
3 72 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.45%) SMS
5 21 (0.37%) DNS
6 17 (0.30%) SSL
7 15 (0.27%) Intranet
7 15 (0.27%) RFID
7 15 (0.27%) Wireless
8 12 (0.21%) Broadband
8 12 (0.21%) Skype
9 11 (0.20%) Bluetooth
9 11 (0.20%) Firewall
10 9 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.12%) RS-232
11 7 (0.12%) SNMP
12 6 (0.11%) 3G
12 6 (0.11%) 4G
12 6 (0.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2056 (36.66%) SQL Server
2 386 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 381 (6.79%) MySQL
4 343 (6.12%) NoSQL
5 257 (4.58%) MongoDB
6 168 (3.00%) Big Data
7 166 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 164 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 159 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
10 107 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 106 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 98 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 87 (1.55%) Hadoop
14 85 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 83 (1.48%) Redis
16 78 (1.39%) Neo4j
17 65 (1.16%) Oracle Database
18 49 (0.87%) Blockchain
19 36 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 33 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 757 (13.50%) Git (software)
2 537 (9.58%) Visual Studio
3 346 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 338 (6.03%) Subversion
5 273 (4.87%) Jenkins
6 263 (4.69%) JIRA
7 257 (4.58%) NUnit
8 177 (3.16%) Maven
9 173 (3.08%) TeamCity
10 168 (3.00%) Selenium
11 140 (2.50%) JUnit
12 91 (1.62%) SpecFlow
13 87 (1.55%) Mercurial
14 83 (1.48%) Cucumber
15 82 (1.46%) Eclipse
16 70 (1.25%) Moq
17 68 (1.21%) Ant
18 65 (1.16%) Hudson
19 63 (1.12%) EasyMock
20 54 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 992 (17.69%) Finance
2 228 (4.07%) Banking
3 223 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 221 (3.94%) Retail
5 217 (3.87%) Marketing
6 160 (2.85%) Games
7 150 (2.67%) Electronics
8 137 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 101 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 76 (1.36%) Legal
11 72 (1.28%) Advertising
12 71 (1.27%) Back Office
13 62 (1.11%) Retail Banking
14 61 (1.09%) Automotive
15 55 (0.98%) Aerospace
16 49 (0.87%) Front Office
17 47 (0.84%) Financial Institution
18 39 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
19 26 (0.46%) Publishing
20 25 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3184 (56.78%) .NET
2 2090 (37.27%) HTML
3 1932 (34.45%) ASP.NET
4 1756 (31.31%) CSS
5 1174 (20.93%) AngularJS
6 1083 (19.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1040 (18.54%) jQuery
8 864 (15.41%) Web Services
9 681 (12.14%) .NET Framework
10 653 (11.64%) HTML5
11 644 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 600 (10.70%) XML
13 467 (8.33%) WCF
14 458 (8.17%) REST
15 431 (7.69%) Spring
16 402 (7.17%) RESTful
17 396 (7.06%) Node.js
18 390 (6.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 389 (6.94%) WPF
20 366 (6.53%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1056 (18.83%) Computer Science
2 378 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 366 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 284 (5.06%) Algorithms
5 252 (4.49%) User Experience
6 223 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 175 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
8 166 (2.96%) Fintech
9 114 (2.03%) Data Structures
10 91 (1.62%) N-Tier
11 83 (1.48%) Client/Server
12 67 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 52 (0.93%) Hedge funds
14 46 (0.82%) iPad
15 34 (0.61%) 3D Printing
16 32 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 27 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 27 (0.48%) Social Media
18 22 (0.39%) Blog
18 22 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 703 (12.54%) Windows
2 701 (12.50%) Linux
3 273 (4.87%) Android
4 245 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 231 (4.12%) Unix
6 33 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 28 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
8 22 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 20 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.34%) VxWorks
11 17 (0.30%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.23%) CentOS
13 10 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
14 9 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.14%) Solaris
16 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.089%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
18 4 (0.071%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2573 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1865 (33.26%) MVC
3 1398 (24.93%) Software Engineering
4 981 (17.49%) TDD
5 941 (16.78%) OO
6 921 (16.42%) Scrum
7 724 (12.91%) SDLC
8 567 (10.11%) Unit Testing
9 527 (9.40%) Web Development
10 524 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
11 451 (8.04%) Test Automation
12 450 (8.02%) Mathematics
13 404 (7.20%) OOP
14 331 (5.90%) Mentoring
15 318 (5.67%) BDD
16 273 (4.87%) SOLID
17 261 (4.65%) Microservices
18 237 (4.23%) Multithreading
19 230 (4.10%) Physics
20 228 (4.07%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3675 (65.53%) C#
2 2763 (49.27%) JavaScript
3 2271 (40.50%) SQL
4 1696 (30.24%) Java
5 1066 (19.01%) C++
6 753 (13.43%) Python
7 455 (8.11%) C
8 413 (7.36%) VB.NET
9 379 (6.76%) T-SQL
10 370 (6.60%) PHP
11 200 (3.57%) Scala
12 164 (2.92%) VB
13 154 (2.75%) Ruby
13 154 (2.75%) TypeScript
14 128 (2.28%) Perl
15 125 (2.23%) PL/SQL
16 109 (1.94%) Go
17 92 (1.64%) Objective-C
18 87 (1.55%) Groovy
19 61 (1.09%) F#
Qualifications
1 1432 (25.53%) Degree
2 430 (7.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 118 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 84 (1.50%) PhD
5 82 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
6 74 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (0.86%) SC Cleared
8 36 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 34 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 30 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 26 (0.46%) HND
12 16 (0.29%) MCSD
13 14 (0.25%) MCTS
14 11 (0.20%) GNVQ
14 11 (0.20%) MCAD
15 9 (0.16%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.16%) Postgraduate
16 7 (0.12%) ISEB
16 7 (0.12%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.071%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (5.19%) QA
2 17 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.14%) SLA
4 6 (0.11%) GAMP
5 5 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.053%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.053%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.053%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.036%) Basel III
7 2 (0.036%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.018%) ECSS
8 1 (0.018%) GCP
8 1 (0.018%) HL7
8 1 (0.018%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.018%) MiFID
System Software
1 184 (3.28%) Docker
2 32 (0.57%) Firmware
3 23 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.089%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.018%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 44 (0.78%) Ansible
2 34 (0.61%) Puppet
3 19 (0.34%) Kubernetes
3 19 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.32%) Kibana
5 17 (0.30%) Grafana
6 15 (0.27%) Terraform
7 12 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.18%) logstash
9 8 (0.14%) Marathon
10 7 (0.12%) Packer
10 7 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.12%) Zipkin
11 3 (0.053%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.053%) Mesos
11 3 (0.053%) Nagios
12 2 (0.036%) HockeyApp
12 2 (0.036%) rkt
12 2 (0.036%) Salt
13 1 (0.018%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1071 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 574 (10.24%) Oracle
3 122 (2.18%) Xamarin
4 98 (1.75%) SAP
5 79 (1.41%) Google
6 65 (1.16%) Sybase
7 49 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
7 49 (0.87%) Perforce
8 32 (0.57%) Zend
9 30 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (0.50%) Telerik
11 26 (0.46%) VMware
12 20 (0.36%) Adobe
13 18 (0.32%) Sitecore
14 16 (0.29%) DevExpress
15 15 (0.27%) IBM
15 15 (0.27%) Progress
15 15 (0.27%) Twitter
16 12 (0.21%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.21%) Tableau