Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 116 114
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5799 5593 5900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 2.76% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 2.86% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5199 5235 5438
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 170014 195855 213983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.02% 96.50% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 138687 164501 175450
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +24 5380 £40,000 - 427
UK excluding London +11 4650 £40,000 - 363
South East +12 1514 £40,000 -5.88% 113
North of England +1 1085 £40,000 +6.67% 94
London +24 1068 £52,500 +5.00% 98
Midlands +15 654 £39,000 +4.00% 40
East of England +43 583 £40,000 - 46
North West +1 581 £37,500 -6.25% 54
South West +16 499 £36,500 -8.75% 36
Yorkshire +19 442 £40,000 +11.11% 35
West Midlands +27 428 £37,500 +7.14% 26
East Midlands +3 236 £40,000 - 14
Scotland +24 195 £40,000 - 22
Wales -15 85 £35,000 -3.45% 9
North East -9 62 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Northern Ireland +10 45 £34,000 -12.26% 3

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 3774 (65.08%) C#
2 3350 (57.77%) .NET
3 2748 (47.39%) JavaScript
4 2674 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2267 (39.09%) SQL
6 2211 (38.13%) HTML
7 2087 (35.99%) MVC
8 2064 (35.59%) SQL Server
9 2044 (35.25%) ASP.NET
10 1906 (32.87%) CSS
11 1779 (30.68%) Java
12 1428 (24.62%) Software Engineering
13 1355 (23.37%) Degree
14 1247 (21.50%) AngularJS
15 1168 (20.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1093 (18.85%) Microsoft
17 1058 (18.24%) jQuery
18 1054 (18.18%) C++
19 1041 (17.95%) TDD
20 987 (17.02%) Computer Science
21 956 (16.49%) OO
22 927 (15.99%) Scrum
23 871 (15.02%) Finance
24 860 (14.83%) Web Services
25 769 (13.26%) .NET Framework
26 728 (12.55%) HTML5
27 713 (12.30%) Python
28 707 (12.19%) SDLC
29 683 (11.78%) Git (software)
30 681 (11.74%) 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
1 164 (2.83%) Apache
2 135 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 132 (2.28%) IIS
4 110 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 102 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 97 (1.67%) JBoss
7 94 (1.62%) CMS
8 88 (1.52%) Apache Spark
9 48 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 46 (0.79%) WordPress
11 43 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 41 (0.71%) Drupal
13 39 (0.67%) nginx
14 31 (0.53%) NServiceBus
15 30 (0.52%) Umbraco
16 29 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 23 (0.40%) WebLogic
18 22 (0.38%) WebSphere
19 21 (0.36%) Apache Solr
19 21 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 41 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.086%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.034%) InDesign
6 2 (0.034%) InVision
6 2 (0.034%) Moqups
7 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.017%) Simulink
7 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 40 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.34%) Magento
3 6 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.086%) PlanetPress Connect
5 4 (0.069%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.052%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.052%) Sage X3
6 3 (0.052%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.034%) BASE24
7 2 (0.034%) Endur
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.034%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.034%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.017%) Exstream
8 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.017%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.017%) Postilion
8 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.017%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.017%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 392 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 311 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 226 (3.90%) SaaS
4 124 (2.14%) GitHub
5 50 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.34%) PaaS
9 18 (0.31%) Force.com
10 16 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 11 (0.19%) Office 365
12 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.14%) IaaS
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.12%) Heroku
14 6 (0.10%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.10%) Trello
15 5 (0.086%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.086%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 144 (2.48%) HTTP
2 66 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 62 (1.07%) Internet
4 20 (0.34%) DNS
5 19 (0.33%) Intranet
6 14 (0.24%) SSL
7 13 (0.22%) Skype
8 9 (0.16%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.12%) Bluetooth
9 7 (0.12%) Firewall
9 7 (0.12%) RFID
9 7 (0.12%) SMS
9 7 (0.12%) Wireless
10 6 (0.10%) 3G
10 6 (0.10%) 4G
10 6 (0.10%) RS-232
11 5 (0.086%) AMQP
11 5 (0.086%) LTE
11 5 (0.086%) SNMP
11 5 (0.086%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2064 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 478 (8.24%) MySQL
3 388 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 380 (6.55%) NoSQL
5 313 (5.40%) MongoDB
6 192 (3.31%) Big Data
7 173 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 157 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 153 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
10 152 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 117 (2.02%) Hadoop
12 109 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 88 (1.52%) Neo4j
13 88 (1.52%) RDBMS
14 86 (1.48%) Redis
15 69 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 40 (0.69%) CouchDB
16 40 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
16 40 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
17 39 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 683 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 533 (9.19%) Visual Studio
3 398 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 351 (6.05%) Subversion
5 244 (4.21%) Jenkins
6 236 (4.07%) JIRA
7 231 (3.98%) NUnit
8 211 (3.64%) Selenium
9 160 (2.76%) Maven
10 149 (2.57%) TeamCity
11 128 (2.21%) JUnit
12 95 (1.64%) SpecFlow
13 86 (1.48%) Cucumber
14 82 (1.41%) Ant
15 73 (1.26%) gulp
16 69 (1.19%) Mercurial
17 68 (1.17%) Eclipse
18 66 (1.14%) WebDriver
19 64 (1.10%) Moq
20 60 (1.03%) EasyMock
General
1 871 (15.02%) Finance
2 257 (4.43%) Retail
3 231 (3.98%) Marketing
4 226 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 179 (3.09%) Banking
6 138 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 134 (2.31%) Games
8 129 (2.22%) Electronics
9 92 (1.59%) Advertising
10 86 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 71 (1.22%) Automotive
12 70 (1.21%) Legal
13 61 (1.05%) Back Office
14 52 (0.90%) Retail Banking
15 45 (0.78%) Aerospace
16 43 (0.74%) Front Office
17 32 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 30 (0.52%) Military
19 29 (0.50%) Publishing
20 28 (0.48%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3350 (57.77%) .NET
2 2211 (38.13%) HTML
3 2044 (35.25%) ASP.NET
4 1906 (32.87%) CSS
5 1247 (21.50%) AngularJS
6 1168 (20.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1058 (18.24%) jQuery
8 860 (14.83%) Web Services
9 769 (13.26%) .NET Framework
10 728 (12.55%) HTML5
11 605 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 595 (10.26%) XML
13 540 (9.31%) WCF
14 436 (7.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 421 (7.26%) WPF
16 417 (7.19%) Entity Framework
17 411 (7.09%) Node.js
18 406 (7.00%) REST
19 405 (6.98%) RESTful
20 397 (6.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 987 (17.02%) Computer Science
2 388 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 366 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
4 232 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 230 (3.97%) Mobile App
6 227 (3.91%) User Experience
7 132 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 110 (1.90%) Fintech
9 106 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 83 (1.43%) N-Tier
11 69 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
12 64 (1.10%) iPad
13 61 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 38 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 37 (0.64%) Blog
16 35 (0.60%) Management Information System
17 29 (0.50%) Social Media
18 24 (0.41%) 3D Printing
19 22 (0.38%) Mainframe
20 21 (0.36%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 681 (11.74%) Linux
2 680 (11.73%) Windows
3 296 (5.10%) Android
4 263 (4.54%) Apple iOS
5 169 (2.91%) Unix
6 38 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 27 (0.47%) VxWorks
8 22 (0.38%) CentOS
9 20 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 20 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 17 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
10 17 (0.29%) Windows Server
11 12 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.19%) Solaris
13 10 (0.17%) VMS
14 9 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
15 6 (0.10%) AIX
15 6 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2674 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2087 (35.99%) MVC
3 1428 (24.62%) Software Engineering
4 1041 (17.95%) TDD
5 956 (16.49%) OO
6 927 (15.99%) Scrum
7 707 (12.19%) SDLC
8 571 (9.85%) Web Development
9 528 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
10 508 (8.76%) Unit Testing
11 485 (8.36%) OOP
12 450 (7.76%) Test Automation
13 397 (6.85%) Mathematics
14 361 (6.23%) BDD
15 300 (5.17%) Mentoring
16 234 (4.04%) Open Source
17 224 (3.86%) SOLID
18 213 (3.67%) Multithreading
19 205 (3.54%) Front End Development
20 203 (3.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3774 (65.08%) C#
2 2748 (47.39%) JavaScript
3 2267 (39.09%) SQL
4 1779 (30.68%) Java
5 1054 (18.18%) C++
6 713 (12.30%) Python
7 494 (8.52%) PHP
8 432 (7.45%) C
9 394 (6.79%) T-SQL
9 394 (6.79%) VB.NET
10 253 (4.36%) Ruby
11 197 (3.40%) Scala
12 153 (2.64%) VB
13 144 (2.48%) Perl
14 130 (2.24%) Go
15 121 (2.09%) TypeScript
16 116 (2.00%) Objective-C
17 106 (1.83%) PL/SQL
18 78 (1.35%) Groovy
19 67 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1355 (23.37%) Degree
2 431 (7.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 212 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 97 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
5 91 (1.57%) PhD
6 83 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 63 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.48%) HND
10 27 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 18 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 15 (0.26%) Postgraduate
13 14 (0.24%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.16%) GNVQ
15 7 (0.12%) MCSD
16 6 (0.10%) MCAD
17 4 (0.069%) MCTS
18 3 (0.052%) BPSS Clearance
18 3 (0.052%) HNC
18 3 (0.052%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (4.59%) QA
2 23 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.10%) SLA
4 4 (0.069%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.052%) Section 508
5 3 (0.052%) WCAG
6 2 (0.034%) Basel III
6 2 (0.034%) HL7
6 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.034%) TickIT
7 1 (0.017%) DICOM
7 1 (0.017%) GCP
7 1 (0.017%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.017%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.017%) MiFID
System Software
1 164 (2.83%) Docker
2 45 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (0.53%) Firmware
5 11 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.17%) LXC
7 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.069%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.069%) Snort
10 3 (0.052%) Varnish
11 2 (0.034%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (1.02%) Ansible
2 45 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (0.74%) Puppet
4 24 (0.41%) Terraform
5 15 (0.26%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.21%) Kibana
6 12 (0.21%) logstash
7 8 (0.14%) Nagios
8 7 (0.12%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.12%) Packer
8 7 (0.12%) Salt
9 6 (0.10%) Grafana
10 4 (0.069%) Mesos
11 3 (0.052%) HockeyApp
11 3 (0.052%) Marathon
11 3 (0.052%) Opsview
12 2 (0.034%) rkt
12 2 (0.034%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.017%) Graphite
13 1 (0.017%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1093 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 601 (10.36%) Oracle
3 158 (2.72%) Xamarin
4 106 (1.83%) SAP
5 81 (1.40%) Google
6 57 (0.98%) Sybase
7 55 (0.95%) VMware
8 44 (0.76%) Perforce
9 43 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
10 35 (0.60%) Zend
11 28 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 27 (0.47%) Telerik
13 21 (0.36%) Red Hat
14 18 (0.31%) Apple
15 17 (0.29%) Progress
16 16 (0.28%) DevExpress
16 16 (0.28%) Twitter
17 14 (0.24%) Adobe
18 12 (0.21%) Sitecore
19 11 (0.19%) LexisNexis
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