Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 105 135
Rank change year-on-year +6 +30 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5812 5409 5249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.23% 2.85% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.95% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5193 5063 4828
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +10 5350 £42,500 +6.25% 495
UK excluding London +10 4508 £40,000 - 403
South East +6 1467 £42,000 +5.00% 109
London +15 1215 £55,000 +10.00% 105
North of England -10 923 £40,000 - 121
South West +32 598 £35,000 -12.50% 44
East of England +15 594 £43,500 +16.00% 67
Midlands +4 571 £37,500 - 49
North West -17 520 £42,500 +6.25% 66
West Midlands +9 361 £37,500 +7.14% 24
Yorkshire 0 342 £40,000 +6.67% 44
Scotland +32 223 £38,500 +2.67% 9
East Midlands +4 213 £38,500 -3.75% 25
Wales -9 86 £35,000 -6.67% 3
North East -5 61 £35,000 -7.65% 11
Northern Ireland +8 50 £34,000 - 1

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3816 (65.66%) C#
2 3271 (56.28%) .NET
3 2979 (51.26%) JavaScript
4 2677 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2404 (41.36%) SQL
6 2153 (37.04%) HTML
7 2142 (36.85%) SQL Server
8 2041 (35.12%) ASP.NET
9 1969 (33.88%) MVC
10 1829 (31.47%) CSS
11 1715 (29.51%) Java
12 1431 (24.62%) Degree
13 1421 (24.45%) Software Engineering
14 1202 (20.68%) AngularJS
15 1144 (19.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1112 (19.13%) jQuery
17 1051 (18.08%) Microsoft
18 1035 (17.81%) Computer Science
19 1019 (17.53%) C++
20 965 (16.60%) Scrum
21 957 (16.47%) Finance
22 955 (16.43%) TDD
23 949 (16.33%) OO
24 868 (14.93%) Web Services
25 755 (12.99%) Git (software)
26 754 (12.97%) Python
27 744 (12.80%) SDLC
28 716 (12.32%) Linux
29 699 (12.03%) .NET Framework
30 675 (11.61%) 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
1 193 (3.32%) IIS
2 138 (2.37%) Apache
3 119 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 102 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 93 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 83 (1.43%) JBoss
7 79 (1.36%) CMS
8 70 (1.20%) Apache Spark
9 34 (0.58%) Confluence
9 34 (0.58%) Umbraco
10 31 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (0.38%) nginx
12 20 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 20 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
13 18 (0.31%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.31%) WordPress
14 17 (0.29%) Ethereum
15 16 (0.28%) Hyperledger
15 16 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 49 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.10%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.034%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.034%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.034%) InDesign
9 1 (0.017%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.017%) CATIA
9 1 (0.017%) Maya
9 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.017%) Moqups
9 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.017%) NASTRAN
9 1 (0.017%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 66 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
2 11 (0.19%) Magento
3 4 (0.069%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.069%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.052%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 3 (0.052%) MetaTrader
4 3 (0.052%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.017%) BASE24
5 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.017%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.017%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.017%) iTrent
5 1 (0.017%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.017%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 510 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 372 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 224 (3.85%) SaaS
4 164 (2.82%) GitHub
5 45 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (0.45%) npm
8 24 (0.41%) Serverless
9 23 (0.40%) PaaS
10 17 (0.29%) IaaS
11 13 (0.22%) Office 365
12 9 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.15%) Force.com
12 9 (0.15%) Slack
13 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.08%) Internet
2 109 (1.88%) HTTP
3 78 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 36 (0.62%) SMS
5 21 (0.36%) SSL
5 21 (0.36%) Wireless
6 17 (0.29%) DNS
7 15 (0.26%) RFID
8 14 (0.24%) Broadband
8 14 (0.24%) Intranet
9 11 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 11 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.17%) Firewall
10 10 (0.17%) Skype
11 8 (0.14%) VoIP
12 7 (0.12%) 3G
12 7 (0.12%) 4G
12 7 (0.12%) SNMP
12 7 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2142 (36.85%) SQL Server
2 421 (7.24%) MySQL
3 372 (6.40%) Relational Database
4 350 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 247 (4.25%) MongoDB
6 182 (3.13%) Big Data
7 177 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 177 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 145 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 107 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 103 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 94 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 87 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 81 (1.39%) Redis
14 78 (1.34%) Hadoop
15 77 (1.32%) Oracle Database
16 60 (1.03%) Neo4j
17 46 (0.79%) Blockchain
18 35 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
19 33 (0.57%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 755 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 542 (9.33%) Visual Studio
3 352 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 313 (5.39%) Subversion
5 277 (4.77%) Jenkins
6 259 (4.46%) NUnit
7 240 (4.13%) JIRA
8 179 (3.08%) Selenium
9 171 (2.94%) TeamCity
10 169 (2.91%) Maven
11 134 (2.31%) JUnit
12 99 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 85 (1.46%) Mercurial
14 83 (1.43%) SpecFlow
15 82 (1.41%) Eclipse
16 71 (1.22%) WebDriver
17 64 (1.10%) Moq
18 63 (1.08%) Ant
19 60 (1.03%) Hudson
20 58 (1.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 957 (16.47%) Finance
2 236 (4.06%) Retail
3 223 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 211 (3.63%) Banking
5 201 (3.46%) Marketing
6 165 (2.84%) Games
7 156 (2.68%) Electronics
8 125 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 81 (1.39%) Advertising
10 80 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 65 (1.12%) Back Office
11 65 (1.12%) Legal
12 62 (1.07%) Automotive
13 52 (0.89%) Aerospace
14 51 (0.88%) Front Office
15 48 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 48 (0.83%) Retail Banking
16 41 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (0.50%) Law
18 25 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3271 (56.28%) .NET
2 2153 (37.04%) HTML
3 2041 (35.12%) ASP.NET
4 1829 (31.47%) CSS
5 1202 (20.68%) AngularJS
6 1144 (19.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1112 (19.13%) jQuery
8 868 (14.93%) Web Services
9 699 (12.03%) .NET Framework
10 672 (11.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 609 (10.48%) HTML5
12 580 (9.98%) XML
13 491 (8.45%) WCF
14 473 (8.14%) REST
15 444 (7.64%) Spring
16 420 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 406 (6.99%) WPF
18 403 (6.93%) RESTful
19 394 (6.78%) Node.js
20 377 (6.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1035 (17.81%) Computer Science
2 412 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
3 328 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 248 (4.27%) Algorithms
5 242 (4.16%) Mobile App
6 232 (3.99%) User Experience
7 176 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 174 (2.99%) Fintech
9 103 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 96 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 91 (1.57%) N-Tier
12 65 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
13 52 (0.89%) Hedge funds
14 36 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 36 (0.62%) iPad
15 30 (0.52%) 3D Printing
15 30 (0.52%) RIA
16 27 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
17 24 (0.41%) Management Information System
17 24 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 716 (12.32%) Linux
2 675 (11.61%) Windows
3 265 (4.56%) Android
4 234 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 225 (3.87%) Unix
6 29 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
7 23 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 20 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 18 (0.31%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.19%) CentOS
14 9 (0.15%) VxWorks
14 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
15 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.086%) Solaris
16 5 (0.086%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.069%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2677 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1969 (33.88%) MVC
3 1421 (24.45%) Software Engineering
4 965 (16.60%) Scrum
5 955 (16.43%) TDD
6 949 (16.33%) OO
7 744 (12.80%) SDLC
8 584 (10.05%) Unit Testing
9 547 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
10 537 (9.24%) Web Development
11 512 (8.81%) Test Automation
12 467 (8.04%) OOP
13 466 (8.02%) Mathematics
14 346 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 315 (5.42%) BDD
16 303 (5.21%) Microservices
17 277 (4.77%) SOLID
18 246 (4.23%) DevOps
19 239 (4.11%) Multithreading
20 232 (3.99%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3816 (65.66%) C#
2 2979 (51.26%) JavaScript
3 2404 (41.36%) SQL
4 1715 (29.51%) Java
5 1019 (17.53%) C++
6 754 (12.97%) Python
7 436 (7.50%) C
8 410 (7.05%) VB.NET
9 405 (6.97%) T-SQL
10 393 (6.76%) PHP
11 199 (3.42%) Scala
12 164 (2.82%) Ruby
13 158 (2.72%) VB
14 148 (2.55%) PL/SQL
15 143 (2.46%) TypeScript
16 111 (1.91%) Perl
17 109 (1.88%) Go
18 83 (1.43%) Objective-C
19 82 (1.41%) Groovy
20 65 (1.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1431 (24.62%) Degree
2 383 (6.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 82 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 74 (1.27%) PhD
7 48 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 31 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 27 (0.46%) HND
10 24 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.41%) ISTQB
11 21 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
12 19 (0.33%) MCSD
13 14 (0.24%) MCTS
14 13 (0.22%) ISEB
15 11 (0.19%) MCAD
16 9 (0.15%) Sun Certification
17 8 (0.14%) GNVQ
17 8 (0.14%) Postgraduate
18 7 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (5.23%) QA
2 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.12%) GAMP
3 7 (0.12%) SLA
4 5 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.069%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.034%) Basel III
6 2 (0.034%) HL7
6 2 (0.034%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.034%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.034%) PMO
6 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.017%) ECSS
7 1 (0.017%) GCP
7 1 (0.017%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.017%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.017%) MiFID
7 1 (0.017%) TickIT
System Software
1 234 (4.03%) Docker
2 22 (0.38%) Firmware
3 19 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.086%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.069%) KVM
7 4 (0.069%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.017%) Varnish
8 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (0.58%) Puppet
2 32 (0.55%) Ansible
3 21 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 20 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.33%) Grafana
5 19 (0.33%) Kibana
6 16 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.24%) Terraform
8 9 (0.15%) logstash
8 9 (0.15%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.15%) Zipkin
9 8 (0.14%) Marathon
10 6 (0.10%) Packer
11 4 (0.069%) Mesos
12 3 (0.052%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.052%) Salt
13 2 (0.034%) Graphite
13 2 (0.034%) Rancher
13 2 (0.034%) rkt
Vendors
1 1051 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 545 (9.38%) Oracle
3 129 (2.22%) Google
4 120 (2.06%) Xamarin
5 86 (1.48%) SAP
6 53 (0.91%) Sybase
7 46 (0.79%) Twitter
8 45 (0.77%) Perforce
9 42 (0.72%) Telerik
10 41 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
11 35 (0.60%) Zend
12 31 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (0.48%) Sun
14 25 (0.43%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.33%) Adobe
16 18 (0.31%) IBM
17 17 (0.29%) DevExpress
18 14 (0.24%) Atlassian
19 13 (0.22%) Progress
19 13 (0.22%) VMware