Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 96 106
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5,437 5,809 5,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.44% 3.26% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 3.39% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4,737 5,165 4,942
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 17 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 16 December 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 +8 4,808 £43,500 +2.35% 1,078
UK excluding London +5 4,222 £42,500 +6.25% 953
South East +11 1,471 £45,000 +5.88% 231
London +1 1,049 £55,000 - 237
North of England -13 691 £42,500 +6.25% 224
South West +8 664 £37,500 +3.10% 136
East of England +4 493 £45,000 +1.59% 105
Midlands -1 437 £40,000 +6.67% 145
North West -23 367 £42,500 - 116
Yorkshire -12 263 £40,000 - 83
West Midlands +2 256 £40,000 +2.56% 93
Scotland +2 234 £45,000 +15.38% 51
East Midlands +2 181 £40,000 +6.67% 52
Northern Ireland +15 139 £37,500 - 21
Wales +16 93 £37,367 +6.76% 40
North East -9 60 £42,500 +21.43% 25
Channel Islands - 1 £45,000 -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 3,788 (69.67%) C#
2 3,252 (59.81%) .NET
3 2,718 (49.99%) JavaScript
4 2,421 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2,137 (39.30%) SQL
6 1,910 (35.13%) HTML
7 1,906 (35.06%) MVC
8 1,882 (34.61%) SQL Server
9 1,844 (33.92%) ASP.NET
10 1,644 (30.24%) CSS
11 1,490 (27.40%) Java
12 1,248 (22.95%) AngularJS
13 1,117 (20.54%) Microsoft
14 1,045 (19.22%) Software Engineering
15 995 (18.30%) Degree
16 955 (17.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 921 (16.94%) OO
18 917 (16.87%) jQuery
19 910 (16.74%) Scrum
20 895 (16.46%) TDD
21 821 (15.10%) C++
22 816 (15.01%) .NET Framework
23 798 (14.68%) Finance
24 770 (14.16%) Git (software)
25 757 (13.92%) Python
26 727 (13.37%) Web Services
27 705 (12.97%) Computer Science
28 680 (12.51%) ASP.NET Web API
29 597 (10.98%) Test Automation
30 596 (10.96%) Continuous Integration

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
1 221 (4.06%) IIS
2 131 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 99 (1.82%) Apache
4 96 (1.77%) CMS
5 90 (1.66%) Confluence
6 72 (1.32%) Apache Spark
7 64 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 61 (1.12%) Umbraco
9 51 (0.94%) nginx
10 39 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 39 (0.72%) WordPress
11 35 (0.64%) NServiceBus
12 29 (0.53%) JBoss
13 25 (0.46%) eZ Publish
14 22 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.28%) Drupal
16 11 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.20%) Jetty
17 10 (0.18%) Ethereum
18 9 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.11%) Maya
6 5 (0.092%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.037%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.018%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.018%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 34 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 11 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.18%) Actimize
5 10 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 9 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 9 (0.17%) Sage 200
7 6 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.074%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.055%) Magento
9 3 (0.055%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.055%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.018%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.018%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.018%) R3 Corda
10 1 (0.018%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 580 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 462 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 136 (2.50%) SaaS
4 62 (1.14%) Serverless
5 53 (0.97%) GitHub
6 41 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 33 (0.61%) npm
8 32 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
9 31 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (0.35%) Office 365
11 15 (0.28%) NuGet
12 14 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.24%) PaaS
14 11 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.18%) G Suite
15 10 (0.18%) IaaS
15 10 (0.18%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.17%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.15%) CloudFront
17 8 (0.15%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.31%) HTTP
2 59 (1.09%) Internet
3 45 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.48%) Intranet
5 19 (0.35%) SMS
6 17 (0.31%) VoIP
7 13 (0.24%) Firewall
7 13 (0.24%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.22%) Network Security
9 11 (0.20%) DNS
9 11 (0.20%) SSH
10 9 (0.17%) SSL
11 7 (0.13%) AMQP
11 7 (0.13%) DHCP
11 7 (0.13%) SNMP
11 7 (0.13%) VLAN
11 7 (0.13%) Wireless
12 6 (0.11%) LTE
12 6 (0.11%) RTCP
12 6 (0.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,882 (34.61%) SQL Server
2 342 (6.29%) MySQL
3 287 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 222 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 159 (2.92%) MongoDB
6 154 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 125 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 122 (2.24%) Big Data
9 101 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 81 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 80 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 78 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 60 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 60 (1.10%) Redis
14 46 (0.85%) Hadoop
15 44 (0.81%) Blockchain
16 38 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
17 37 (0.68%) Oracle Database
18 33 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
19 29 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 770 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 554 (10.19%) Visual Studio
3 408 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 348 (6.40%) Jenkins
5 257 (4.73%) NUnit
6 222 (4.08%) JIRA
7 191 (3.51%) TeamCity
8 190 (3.49%) Selenium
9 162 (2.98%) Subversion
10 157 (2.89%) Cucumber
11 143 (2.63%) SpecFlow
12 100 (1.84%) Maven
13 90 (1.66%) JUnit
14 78 (1.43%) WebDriver
15 76 (1.40%) Eclipse
16 74 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 64 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
18 49 (0.90%) SoapUI
19 48 (0.88%) Bitbucket
20 44 (0.81%) MSTest
General
1 798 (14.68%) Finance
2 228 (4.19%) Games
3 192 (3.53%) Retail
4 176 (3.24%) Marketing
5 155 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 153 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 117 (2.15%) Banking
8 97 (1.78%) Electronics
9 69 (1.27%) Advertising
10 57 (1.05%) Legal
11 51 (0.94%) Automotive
12 46 (0.85%) Front Office
13 40 (0.74%) Law
14 38 (0.70%) Back Office
15 28 (0.51%) Aerospace
16 21 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 21 (0.39%) Publishing
17 19 (0.35%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.17%) Local Government
19 8 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,252 (59.81%) .NET
2 1,910 (35.13%) HTML
3 1,844 (33.92%) ASP.NET
4 1,644 (30.24%) CSS
5 1,248 (22.95%) AngularJS
6 955 (17.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 917 (16.87%) jQuery
8 816 (15.01%) .NET Framework
9 727 (13.37%) Web Services
10 680 (12.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 526 (9.67%) HTML5
12 516 (9.49%) XML
13 473 (8.70%) React
14 441 (8.11%) Entity Framework
15 425 (7.82%) RESTful
16 418 (7.69%) Node.js
17 381 (7.01%) REST
18 336 (6.18%) WCF
19 321 (5.90%) Spring
20 309 (5.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 383 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
2 272 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 251 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 222 (4.08%) User Experience
5 189 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 185 (3.40%) Algorithms
7 169 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
8 156 (2.87%) Fintech
9 64 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 40 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 37 (0.68%) Robotics
12 34 (0.63%) NHS
13 31 (0.57%) Derivative
14 29 (0.53%) Driving Licence
15 28 (0.51%) EPoS
16 26 (0.48%) Renewable Energy
17 25 (0.46%) Virtual Team
18 24 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
19 23 (0.42%) Video on Demand
20 22 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 594 (10.93%) Windows
2 543 (9.99%) Linux
3 237 (4.36%) Android
4 191 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 101 (1.86%) Unix
6 37 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.57%) CentOS
8 30 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.13%) Debian
11 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.11%) Solaris
13 5 (0.092%) FreeBSD
13 5 (0.092%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.074%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.074%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.055%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.055%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,421 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,906 (35.06%) MVC
3 1,045 (19.22%) Software Engineering
4 921 (16.94%) OO
5 910 (16.74%) Scrum
6 895 (16.46%) TDD
7 705 (12.97%) Computer Science
8 597 (10.98%) Test Automation
9 596 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
10 562 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
11 545 (10.02%) SDLC
12 518 (9.53%) Unit Testing
13 466 (8.57%) Web Development
14 361 (6.64%) BDD
15 353 (6.49%) DevOps
16 352 (6.47%) OOP
17 314 (5.78%) Microservices
18 286 (5.26%) Mentoring
19 272 (5.00%) SDET
20 256 (4.71%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3,788 (69.67%) C#
2 2,718 (49.99%) JavaScript
3 2,137 (39.30%) SQL
4 1,490 (27.40%) Java
5 821 (15.10%) C++
6 757 (13.92%) Python
7 457 (8.41%) T-SQL
8 429 (7.89%) PHP
9 295 (5.43%) VB.NET
10 275 (5.06%) C
11 210 (3.86%) TypeScript
12 142 (2.61%) PowerShell
12 142 (2.61%) Ruby
13 134 (2.46%) Scala
14 95 (1.75%) VB
15 85 (1.56%) Go
16 73 (1.34%) Java 8
17 64 (1.18%) PL/SQL
18 62 (1.14%) Objective-C
19 58 (1.07%) Perl
Qualifications
1 995 (18.30%) Degree
2 343 (6.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (1.93%) PhD
4 104 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 63 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 60 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 55 (1.01%) MPhil
8 18 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 18 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 17 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.29%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.29%) ISEB
11 15 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.24%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.15%) HND
14 6 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.092%) MCSD
16 2 (0.037%) CISSP
16 2 (0.037%) MCPD
16 2 (0.037%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (4.38%) QA
2 18 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.22%) ISO 14001
3 12 (0.22%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.20%) GDPR
5 6 (0.11%) DICOM
5 6 (0.11%) SLA
6 5 (0.092%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.037%) HL7
7 2 (0.037%) JTAG
7 2 (0.037%) PMO
8 1 (0.018%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 253 (4.65%) Docker
2 71 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.31%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.26%) Varnish
7 12 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.15%) vSphere
9 7 (0.13%) LXC
10 6 (0.11%) KVM
11 5 (0.092%) Firmware
12 4 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.037%) etcd
13 2 (0.037%) iptables
13 2 (0.037%) NFS
13 2 (0.037%) Xen
13 2 (0.037%) zsh
14 1 (0.018%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 78 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 76 (1.40%) Ansible
3 42 (0.77%) Terraform
4 26 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.24%) Packer
7 12 (0.22%) Puppet
8 11 (0.20%) Consul
9 10 (0.18%) Kibana
9 10 (0.18%) logstash
10 8 (0.15%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.074%) cPanel
11 4 (0.074%) Icinga
11 4 (0.074%) Istio
11 4 (0.074%) Mesos
11 4 (0.074%) Rancher
12 3 (0.055%) Grafana
12 3 (0.055%) Marathon
13 2 (0.037%) Salt
13 2 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,117 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 260 (4.78%) Oracle
3 170 (3.13%) Xamarin
4 107 (1.97%) Google
5 99 (1.82%) SAP
6 40 (0.74%) VMware
7 34 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (0.61%) Telerik
8 33 (0.61%) Zend
9 28 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 23 (0.42%) Adobe
11 21 (0.39%) DevExpress
12 19 (0.35%) ServiceNow
13 17 (0.31%) Axosoft
14 16 (0.29%) Apple
15 15 (0.28%) Twitter
16 12 (0.22%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.22%) New Relic
16 12 (0.22%) Sage
16 12 (0.22%) Sencha