Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 97 131
Rank change year-on-year +10 +34 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6,022 5,180 5,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.44% 2.95% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 3.06% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,360 4,704 4,807
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 +13 5,605 £42,500 +6.25% 1,053
UK excluding London +10 4,729 £40,000 - 851
South East +18 1,684 £42,500 +6.25% 231
London +37 1,207 £55,000 +4.76% 265
North of England -2 983 £42,000 +12.00% 215
East of England +16 649 £45,000 +12.50% 125
South West +28 609 £37,500 -6.25% 90
North West -13 512 £42,500 +13.33% 111
Midlands -10 481 £37,500 -3.85% 127
Yorkshire 0 379 £42,500 +6.25% 73
West Midlands -24 254 £36,792 -1.89% 68
East Midlands +4 227 £37,500 -6.25% 59
Scotland -6 196 £40,000 - 38
North East 0 92 £35,000 -10.83% 31
Wales -27 70 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Northern Ireland -8 61 £39,000 +14.71% 15

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 4,105 (68.17%) C#
2 3,499 (58.10%) .NET
3 3,309 (54.95%) JavaScript
4 2,779 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 2,540 (42.18%) SQL
6 2,344 (38.92%) HTML
7 2,240 (37.20%) ASP.NET
8 2,212 (36.73%) MVC
9 2,168 (36.00%) SQL Server
10 2,012 (33.41%) CSS
11 1,619 (26.88%) Java
12 1,445 (24.00%) Software Engineering
13 1,373 (22.80%) AngularJS
14 1,264 (20.99%) Degree
15 1,225 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1,197 (19.88%) jQuery
17 1,105 (18.35%) Microsoft
18 1,034 (17.17%) TDD
19 985 (16.36%) Scrum
20 929 (15.43%) OO
21 928 (15.41%) C++
22 916 (15.21%) Web Services
23 887 (14.73%) Computer Science
24 885 (14.70%) Finance
25 854 (14.18%) .NET Framework
26 757 (12.57%) Python
27 751 (12.47%) ASP.NET Web API
28 712 (11.82%) Git (software)
29 678 (11.26%) SDLC
30 637 (10.58%) 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
1 171 (2.84%) IIS
2 110 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 106 (1.76%) CMS
4 100 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (1.18%) Apache
6 65 (1.08%) Confluence
6 65 (1.08%) Umbraco
7 47 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 41 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 33 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 31 (0.51%) JBoss
11 27 (0.45%) nginx
12 26 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 25 (0.42%) EPiServer
14 24 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 19 (0.32%) NServiceBus
15 19 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (0.32%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 53 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.083%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.050%) Stata
8 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.033%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.033%) Maya
8 2 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.033%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.017%) CATIA
9 1 (0.017%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.017%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.017%) Simulink
9 1 (0.017%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 68 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 13 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.100%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.083%) MultiChain
8 3 (0.050%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.050%) R3 Corda
8 3 (0.050%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.033%) Magento
9 2 (0.033%) nopCommerce
9 2 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.017%) BASE24
10 1 (0.017%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.017%) iTrent
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.017%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 602 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 462 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
3 259 (4.30%) SaaS
4 149 (2.47%) GitHub
5 64 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 43 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.48%) npm
7 29 (0.48%) Serverless
8 27 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (0.43%) PaaS
10 22 (0.37%) Office 365
11 14 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.23%) IaaS
12 13 (0.22%) DigitalOcean
13 8 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.13%) Boomi
13 8 (0.13%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
14 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 89 (1.48%) Internet
2 67 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 65 (1.08%) HTTP
4 48 (0.80%) SMS
5 19 (0.32%) SSL
6 15 (0.25%) Broadband
6 15 (0.25%) Wireless
7 12 (0.20%) DNS
8 10 (0.17%) SSH
8 10 (0.17%) VoIP
8 10 (0.17%) VPN
9 9 (0.15%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.12%) Firewall
10 7 (0.12%) Skype
11 6 (0.100%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.100%) RS-232
11 6 (0.100%) RS-485
12 5 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.083%) WPA
13 4 (0.066%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,168 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 437 (7.26%) MySQL
3 320 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 294 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 204 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 176 (2.92%) Big Data
7 161 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
8 154 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 150 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 124 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 94 (1.56%) RDBMS
12 91 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 90 (1.49%) Oracle Database
14 52 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
15 51 (0.85%) Hadoop
16 40 (0.66%) Redis
17 39 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
19 33 (0.55%) Blockchain
20 31 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 712 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 519 (8.62%) Visual Studio
3 375 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 301 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 256 (4.25%) NUnit
6 229 (3.80%) Selenium
7 223 (3.70%) JIRA
8 210 (3.49%) Subversion
9 137 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 132 (2.19%) Maven
11 105 (1.74%) JUnit
12 96 (1.59%) WebDriver
13 94 (1.56%) TeamCity
14 83 (1.38%) SpecFlow
15 59 (0.98%) Bitbucket
15 59 (0.98%) Eclipse
16 51 (0.85%) MSTest
17 44 (0.73%) Moq
18 38 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 37 (0.61%) Gradle
General
1 885 (14.70%) Finance
2 293 (4.87%) Retail
3 154 (2.56%) Games
4 150 (2.49%) Banking
5 128 (2.13%) Marketing
6 125 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 105 (1.74%) Electronics
8 83 (1.38%) Advertising
9 76 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 64 (1.06%) Legal
11 53 (0.88%) Front Office
12 42 (0.70%) Automotive
12 42 (0.70%) Back Office
13 38 (0.63%) Law
14 34 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 31 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.45%) Investment Banking
17 25 (0.42%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.22%) Publishing
19 8 (0.13%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,499 (58.10%) .NET
2 2,344 (38.92%) HTML
3 2,240 (37.20%) ASP.NET
4 2,012 (33.41%) CSS
5 1,373 (22.80%) AngularJS
6 1,225 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,197 (19.88%) jQuery
8 916 (15.21%) Web Services
9 854 (14.18%) .NET Framework
10 751 (12.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 617 (10.25%) HTML5
12 599 (9.95%) WCF
13 535 (8.88%) XML
14 474 (7.87%) RESTful
15 471 (7.82%) Entity Framework
16 467 (7.75%) REST
17 448 (7.44%) WPF
18 440 (7.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 407 (6.76%) React
20 398 (6.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 887 (14.73%) Computer Science
2 517 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
3 278 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 273 (4.53%) Mobile App
5 197 (3.27%) Fintech
6 192 (3.19%) User Experience
7 167 (2.77%) Algorithms
8 154 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 86 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 81 (1.35%) N-Tier
11 42 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 40 (0.66%) Hedge funds
13 39 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
13 39 (0.65%) NHS
14 34 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
15 31 (0.51%) Management Information System
16 29 (0.48%) RIA
17 28 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 28 (0.46%) Robotics
18 23 (0.38%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 637 (10.58%) Linux
2 586 (9.73%) Windows
3 216 (3.59%) Android
4 197 (3.27%) Unix
5 190 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 33 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 17 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 16 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (0.27%) Nucleus RTOS
10 14 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.100%) Debian
14 4 (0.066%) Robot Operating System
15 2 (0.033%) VMS
15 2 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.033%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.017%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,779 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2,212 (36.73%) MVC
3 1,445 (24.00%) Software Engineering
4 1,034 (17.17%) TDD
5 985 (16.36%) Scrum
6 929 (15.43%) OO
7 678 (11.26%) SDLC
8 617 (10.25%) Test Automation
9 616 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
10 594 (9.86%) Unit Testing
11 554 (9.20%) Web Development
12 501 (8.32%) OOP
13 442 (7.34%) BDD
14 400 (6.64%) Mathematics
15 367 (6.09%) Mentoring
16 319 (5.30%) Microservices
17 292 (4.85%) SOLID
18 277 (4.60%) DevOps
19 229 (3.80%) SDET
20 221 (3.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4,105 (68.17%) C#
2 3,309 (54.95%) JavaScript
3 2,540 (42.18%) SQL
4 1,619 (26.88%) Java
5 928 (15.41%) C++
6 757 (12.57%) Python
7 487 (8.09%) T-SQL
8 421 (6.99%) PHP
9 404 (6.71%) C
10 348 (5.78%) VB.NET
11 256 (4.25%) TypeScript
12 213 (3.54%) Scala
13 186 (3.09%) Ruby
14 142 (2.36%) VB
15 137 (2.27%) PL/SQL
16 102 (1.69%) Perl
17 72 (1.20%) VBA
18 70 (1.16%) Go
19 69 (1.15%) Objective-C
19 69 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1,264 (20.99%) Degree
2 320 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 84 (1.39%) PhD
6 39 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 34 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 28 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
10 21 (0.35%) ISEB
11 16 (0.27%) MCSD
12 15 (0.25%) HND
13 12 (0.20%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.15%) MCTS
15 7 (0.12%) DBS Check
16 6 (0.100%) MCAD
16 6 (0.100%) MCP
16 6 (0.100%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (4.37%) QA
2 12 (0.20%) PMO
3 11 (0.18%) GCP
4 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.12%) SLA
5 6 (0.100%) JTAG
5 6 (0.100%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.066%) GAMP
7 3 (0.050%) COSHH
7 3 (0.050%) TickIT
8 2 (0.033%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.033%) GDPR
8 2 (0.033%) HL7
8 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.017%) HAZOP
9 1 (0.017%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.017%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 287 (4.77%) Docker
2 20 (0.33%) Firmware
3 14 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.17%) vSphere
5 9 (0.15%) KVM
5 9 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.15%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.033%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.033%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.017%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 34 (0.56%) Ansible
3 26 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 25 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
5 14 (0.23%) Kibana
5 14 (0.23%) Puppet
6 13 (0.22%) Terraform
7 12 (0.20%) Grafana
8 11 (0.18%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.17%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.17%) Zipkin
10 5 (0.083%) Rancher
11 3 (0.050%) HockeyApp
11 3 (0.050%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.033%) Graphite
12 2 (0.033%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.017%) Consul
13 1 (0.017%) linkerd
13 1 (0.017%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1,105 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 381 (6.33%) Oracle
3 174 (2.89%) Google
4 142 (2.36%) Xamarin
5 63 (1.05%) Twitter
6 57 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
7 53 (0.88%) SAP
8 49 (0.81%) Capita
9 36 (0.60%) Zend
10 33 (0.55%) Sitecore
11 32 (0.53%) Sun
11 32 (0.53%) Telerik
12 27 (0.45%) IBM
13 21 (0.35%) New Relic
14 20 (0.33%) Atlassian
15 14 (0.23%) NVIDIA
16 13 (0.22%) Aderant
16 13 (0.22%) Intapp
16 13 (0.22%) TIBCO
16 13 (0.22%) WorldPay