The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 115 115
Rank change year-on-year +30 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3048 2692 2855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.42% 2.73% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 2.83% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2671 2492 2524
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 June 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 +29 2828 £40,000 - 366
South East +1 771 £40,000 -5.88% 84
London +55 581 £52,500 +5.00% 74
East of England +40 324 £40,000 - 33
North West +5 311 £38,500 -1.28% 49
South West +28 274 £35,000 -12.50% 40
Hampshire 0 260 £40,000 - 30
West Midlands +26 227 £37,500 +7.14% 29
Yorkshire +5 226 £40,000 +11.11% 33
Cambridgeshire +7 160 £40,000 -8.04% 19
Manchester -7 159 £40,000 - 22
Cambridge +2 129 £39,000 -8.23% 18
Bristol +23 118 £26,000 -38.82% 16
Oxfordshire +3 111 £40,000 - 20
Scotland +32 110 £40,000 - 21
Berkshire -13 106 £45,000 - 11
East Midlands -8 105 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Cheshire +26 96 £35,000 -9.09% 16
Surrey -18 95 £45,000 -5.26% 8
West Yorkshire -17 93 £40,000 +11.11% 19
Buckinghamshire +33 84 £40,000 - 8
West Sussex +4 78 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Southampton -5 75 £40,000 +1.58% 9
Birmingham +41 71 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Edinburgh +25 67 £40,000 -11.11% 10
City of London +22 66 £57,500 - 13
Leeds +2 62 £40,000 +14.28% 13
South Yorkshire +23 59 £60,000 +100.00% 4
Sheffield +23 57 £60,000 +79.10% 4
Hertfordshire +9 57 £40,000 -3.61% 7

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 3723 (64.76%) C#
2 3336 (58.03%) .NET
3 2717 (47.26%) JavaScript
4 2641 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
5 2237 (38.91%) SQL
6 2220 (38.62%) HTML
7 2068 (35.97%) MVC
8 2023 (35.19%) ASP.NET
9 1993 (34.67%) SQL Server
10 1910 (33.22%) CSS
11 1751 (30.46%) Java
12 1405 (24.44%) Software Engineering
13 1299 (22.60%) Degree
14 1234 (21.46%) AngularJS
15 1148 (19.97%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1071 (18.63%) Microsoft
17 1066 (18.54%) jQuery
18 1039 (18.07%) C++
19 1009 (17.55%) TDD
20 960 (16.70%) Computer Science
21 948 (16.49%) OO
22 920 (16.00%) Scrum
23 830 (14.44%) Web Services
24 816 (14.19%) Finance
25 795 (13.83%) .NET Framework
26 756 (13.15%) HTML5
27 703 (12.23%) SDLC
28 702 (12.21%) Python
29 651 (11.32%) Linux
30 632 (10.99%) Windows

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
1 145 (2.52%) Apache
2 135 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 124 (2.16%) IIS
4 96 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 92 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 90 (1.57%) CMS
7 88 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 79 (1.37%) JBoss
9 44 (0.77%) Drupal
10 43 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 43 (0.75%) WordPress
11 42 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
12 40 (0.70%) nginx
13 34 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 30 (0.52%) NServiceBus
15 29 (0.50%) Umbraco
16 24 (0.42%) Confluence
17 21 (0.37%) Apache Pig
18 19 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.087%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.035%) InDesign
6 2 (0.035%) InVision
6 2 (0.035%) Moqups
7 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 72 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.37%) Magento
4 5 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.087%) PlanetPress Connect
5 4 (0.070%) MetaTrader
5 4 (0.070%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.052%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.035%) BASE24
7 2 (0.035%) Endur
7 2 (0.035%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.035%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.017%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.017%) Exstream
8 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.017%) Postilion
8 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.017%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.017%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 381 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 307 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
3 228 (3.97%) SaaS
4 117 (2.04%) GitHub
5 50 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.35%) Force.com
9 19 (0.33%) PaaS
10 18 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 12 (0.21%) Office 365
12 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.14%) IaaS
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.12%) Datadog
13 7 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.12%) Heroku
14 6 (0.10%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.087%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.23%) HTTP
2 65 (1.13%) Internet
3 63 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.31%) DNS
5 17 (0.30%) Intranet
6 13 (0.23%) SSL
7 12 (0.21%) Skype
8 9 (0.16%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.12%) 3G
9 7 (0.12%) 4G
10 6 (0.10%) Firewall
11 5 (0.087%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.087%) LTE
11 5 (0.087%) SNMP
11 5 (0.087%) Wireless
12 4 (0.070%) AMQP
12 4 (0.070%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.070%) Network Security
12 4 (0.070%) SS7
12 4 (0.070%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1993 (34.67%) SQL Server
2 483 (8.40%) MySQL
3 370 (6.44%) Relational Database
4 347 (6.04%) NoSQL
5 308 (5.36%) MongoDB
6 196 (3.41%) Big Data
7 170 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 158 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 152 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 144 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
11 126 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 95 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 95 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 70 (1.22%) Redis
14 66 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 65 (1.13%) Neo4j
16 45 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
16 45 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
17 42 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 39 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 629 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 513 (8.92%) Visual Studio
3 399 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 321 (5.58%) Subversion
5 233 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 217 (3.77%) NUnit
7 215 (3.74%) Selenium
8 212 (3.69%) JIRA
9 142 (2.47%) Maven
10 132 (2.30%) TeamCity
11 110 (1.91%) JUnit
12 87 (1.51%) Cucumber
13 86 (1.50%) SpecFlow
14 72 (1.25%) gulp
15 69 (1.20%) WebDriver
16 68 (1.18%) Ant
17 67 (1.17%) Eclipse
18 65 (1.13%) Moq
19 56 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 50 (0.87%) Hudson
General
1 816 (14.19%) Finance
2 242 (4.21%) Retail
3 205 (3.57%) Marketing
3 205 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 157 (2.73%) Banking
5 144 (2.50%) Games
6 133 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 109 (1.90%) Electronics
8 91 (1.58%) Advertising
9 73 (1.27%) Automotive
10 69 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 69 (1.20%) Legal
11 55 (0.96%) Back Office
12 44 (0.77%) Front Office
13 38 (0.66%) Aerospace
13 38 (0.66%) Military
14 36 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 28 (0.49%) Law
16 27 (0.47%) Publishing
17 23 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3336 (58.03%) .NET
2 2220 (38.62%) HTML
3 2023 (35.19%) ASP.NET
4 1910 (33.22%) CSS
5 1234 (21.46%) AngularJS
6 1148 (19.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1066 (18.54%) jQuery
8 830 (14.44%) Web Services
9 795 (13.83%) .NET Framework
10 756 (13.15%) HTML5
11 586 (10.19%) XML
12 572 (9.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 528 (9.18%) WCF
14 435 (7.57%) Entity Framework
15 429 (7.46%) WPF
16 411 (7.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 409 (7.11%) Node.js
18 388 (6.75%) RESTful
19 382 (6.64%) REST
20 364 (6.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 960 (16.70%) Computer Science
2 368 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 368 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
3 224 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 221 (3.84%) Algorithms
5 201 (3.50%) User Experience
6 125 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 97 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 97 (1.69%) Fintech
8 74 (1.29%) iPad
8 74 (1.29%) N-Tier
9 57 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
10 49 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 39 (0.68%) Blog
12 36 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 35 (0.61%) Hedge funds
14 27 (0.47%) Social Media
15 23 (0.40%) PMI
16 22 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
16 22 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 651 (11.32%) Linux
2 632 (10.99%) Windows
3 282 (4.91%) Android
4 241 (4.19%) Apple iOS
5 144 (2.50%) Unix
6 38 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 25 (0.43%) VxWorks
8 17 (0.30%) CentOS
8 17 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 15 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.26%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.19%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.17%) Solaris
12 10 (0.17%) VMS
13 8 (0.14%) AIX
13 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.070%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2641 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2068 (35.97%) MVC
3 1405 (24.44%) Software Engineering
4 1009 (17.55%) TDD
5 948 (16.49%) OO
6 920 (16.00%) Scrum
7 703 (12.23%) SDLC
8 567 (9.86%) Web Development
9 503 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 488 (8.49%) Unit Testing
11 465 (8.09%) OOP
12 445 (7.74%) Test Automation
13 401 (6.98%) Mathematics
14 356 (6.19%) BDD
15 282 (4.91%) Mentoring
16 225 (3.91%) Open Source
17 210 (3.65%) SOLID
18 199 (3.46%) E-Commerce
19 194 (3.37%) Physics
20 193 (3.36%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3723 (64.76%) C#
2 2717 (47.26%) JavaScript
3 2237 (38.91%) SQL
4 1751 (30.46%) Java
5 1039 (18.07%) C++
6 702 (12.21%) Python
7 505 (8.78%) PHP
8 414 (7.20%) C
9 400 (6.96%) VB.NET
10 386 (6.71%) T-SQL
11 268 (4.66%) Ruby
12 197 (3.43%) Scala
13 147 (2.56%) Perl
14 145 (2.52%) VB
15 124 (2.16%) Go
16 111 (1.93%) TypeScript
17 110 (1.91%) Objective-C
18 94 (1.64%) PL/SQL
19 71 (1.23%) Groovy
20 65 (1.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1299 (22.60%) Degree
2 433 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 217 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 93 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
5 91 (1.58%) PhD
6 79 (1.37%) SC Cleared
7 63 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 61 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.43%) HND
10 23 (0.40%) Master's Degree
10 23 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.26%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.24%) Postgraduate
13 7 (0.12%) GNVQ
14 6 (0.10%) MCSD
15 5 (0.087%) MCAD
16 3 (0.052%) HNC
16 3 (0.052%) IRCA
16 3 (0.052%) MCPD
16 3 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (4.23%) QA
2 22 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.10%) SLA
5 4 (0.070%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.052%) Section 508
6 3 (0.052%) WCAG
7 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.035%) HL7
7 2 (0.035%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.035%) SEPA
7 2 (0.035%) TickIT
8 1 (0.017%) DICOM
8 1 (0.017%) GCP
8 1 (0.017%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.017%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.017%) MiFID
System Software
1 163 (2.84%) Docker
2 48 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (0.50%) Firmware
5 18 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.19%) LXC
7 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.070%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.070%) Snort
9 4 (0.070%) Varnish
10 3 (0.052%) KVM
11 1 (0.017%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.017%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.017%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (1.04%) Ansible
2 47 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (0.82%) Puppet
3 30 (0.52%) Terraform
4 15 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.16%) HAProxy
5 9 (0.16%) Kibana
5 9 (0.16%) logstash
6 7 (0.12%) Nagios
6 7 (0.12%) Packer
7 5 (0.087%) Grafana
7 5 (0.087%) Salt
8 4 (0.070%) Mesos
9 3 (0.052%) Opsview
10 2 (0.035%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.035%) Marathon
10 2 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.017%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.017%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.017%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1071 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 556 (9.67%) Oracle
3 149 (2.59%) Xamarin
4 94 (1.64%) SAP
5 87 (1.51%) Google
6 59 (1.03%) VMware
7 42 (0.73%) Zend
8 41 (0.71%) Sybase
9 29 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (0.49%) Perforce
11 27 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
11 27 (0.47%) Telerik
12 23 (0.40%) Red Hat
13 17 (0.30%) Apple
13 17 (0.30%) Progress
14 14 (0.24%) DevExpress
14 14 (0.24%) TOWER Software
15 13 (0.23%) Adobe
16 12 (0.21%) LexisNexis
16 12 (0.21%) Twitter
Derby, Derbyshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £41,000 per annum plus impressive benefits package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Yoh
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £35k + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k - £49k + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits inc pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus a range of benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peninsula
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago