Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 118 112
Rank change year-on-year +26 -6 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5798 5585 5917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.27% 2.76% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 2.86% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5203 5257 5446
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,750 £60,000
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 170390 195237 215143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.99% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138628 164070 176467
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 24 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 24 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 +21 5375 £40,000 - 452
UK excluding London +10 4644 £40,000 - 382
South East +13 1519 £40,000 -5.88% 119
North of England +1 1078 £40,000 +6.67% 93
London +20 1074 £52,500 +5.00% 101
Midlands +16 648 £39,000 +4.00% 48
East of England +37 579 £40,000 - 56
North West -3 569 £37,500 -6.25% 50
South West +12 502 £36,500 -8.75% 35
Yorkshire +19 448 £40,000 +11.11% 38
West Midlands +33 421 £37,500 +7.14% 31
East Midlands +1 238 £40,000 - 17
Scotland +26 198 £40,000 - 22
Wales -14 85 £35,000 -6.67% 6
North East -16 61 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Northern Ireland +8 45 £34,000 -9.33% 3

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 3782 (65.23%) C#
2 3354 (57.85%) .NET
3 2742 (47.29%) JavaScript
4 2665 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
5 2262 (39.01%) SQL
6 2203 (38.00%) HTML
7 2085 (35.96%) MVC
8 2074 (35.77%) SQL Server
9 2040 (35.18%) ASP.NET
10 1899 (32.75%) CSS
11 1782 (30.73%) Java
12 1430 (24.66%) Software Engineering
13 1362 (23.49%) Degree
14 1240 (21.39%) AngularJS
15 1170 (20.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1095 (18.89%) Microsoft
17 1054 (18.18%) C++
18 1044 (18.01%) TDD
19 1040 (17.94%) jQuery
20 992 (17.11%) Computer Science
21 963 (16.61%) OO
22 931 (16.06%) Scrum
23 878 (15.14%) Finance
24 858 (14.80%) Web Services
25 765 (13.19%) .NET Framework
26 719 (12.40%) HTML5
27 715 (12.33%) SDLC
28 713 (12.30%) Python
29 687 (11.85%) Git (software)
30 686 (11.83%) 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
1 165 (2.85%) Apache
2 136 (2.35%) IIS
3 133 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 112 (1.93%) Tomcat
5 102 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 99 (1.71%) JBoss
7 94 (1.62%) CMS
8 88 (1.52%) Apache Spark
9 48 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 45 (0.78%) WordPress
11 43 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 41 (0.71%) Drupal
13 38 (0.66%) nginx
14 32 (0.55%) NServiceBus
15 31 (0.53%) Umbraco
16 29 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 23 (0.40%) Confluence
17 23 (0.40%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.40%) WebSphere
18 22 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 42 (0.72%) 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%) InDesign
6 2 (0.034%) InVision
6 2 (0.034%) Moqups
7 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.017%) Simulink
7 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 41 (0.71%) 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
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
7 2 (0.034%) Visualfiles
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
1 389 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 307 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 225 (3.88%) SaaS
4 125 (2.16%) GitHub
5 48 (0.83%) 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 10 (0.17%) Office 365
12 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.14%) Heroku
12 8 (0.14%) IaaS
13 6 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.10%) BrowserStack
13 6 (0.10%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.10%) Slack
13 6 (0.10%) Trello
14 5 (0.086%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 145 (2.50%) HTTP
2 66 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.03%) 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 8 (0.14%) Firewall
9 8 (0.14%) RFID
10 7 (0.12%) Bluetooth
10 7 (0.12%) SMS
10 7 (0.12%) Wireless
11 6 (0.10%) 3G
11 6 (0.10%) 4G
11 6 (0.10%) RS-232
12 5 (0.086%) AMQP
12 5 (0.086%) SNMP
12 5 (0.086%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.086%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2074 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 473 (8.16%) MySQL
3 393 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 383 (6.61%) NoSQL
5 312 (5.38%) MongoDB
6 188 (3.24%) Big Data
7 174 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 157 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 156 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 152 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 115 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 112 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 91 (1.57%) Neo4j
14 89 (1.54%) RDBMS
15 88 (1.52%) Redis
16 68 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 41 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 40 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
18 40 (0.69%) Oracle Database
18 40 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 687 (11.85%) Git (software)
2 539 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 393 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 348 (6.00%) Subversion
5 245 (4.23%) Jenkins
6 238 (4.10%) JIRA
7 236 (4.07%) NUnit
8 211 (3.64%) Selenium
9 161 (2.78%) Maven
10 152 (2.62%) TeamCity
11 133 (2.29%) JUnit
12 97 (1.67%) SpecFlow
13 84 (1.45%) Ant
13 84 (1.45%) Cucumber
14 73 (1.26%) gulp
15 71 (1.22%) Mercurial
16 70 (1.21%) Eclipse
17 66 (1.14%) WebDriver
18 65 (1.12%) Moq
19 63 (1.09%) EasyMock
General
1 878 (15.14%) Finance
2 260 (4.48%) Retail
3 235 (4.05%) Marketing
4 233 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 182 (3.14%) Banking
6 142 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 137 (2.36%) Games
8 133 (2.29%) Electronics
9 91 (1.57%) Advertising
10 89 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 74 (1.28%) Automotive
12 69 (1.19%) Legal
13 60 (1.03%) Back Office
14 55 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 48 (0.83%) Aerospace
16 43 (0.74%) Front Office
17 33 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 29 (0.50%) Military
19 28 (0.48%) Law
19 28 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3354 (57.85%) .NET
2 2203 (38.00%) HTML
3 2040 (35.18%) ASP.NET
4 1899 (32.75%) CSS
5 1240 (21.39%) AngularJS
6 1170 (20.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1040 (17.94%) jQuery
8 858 (14.80%) Web Services
9 765 (13.19%) .NET Framework
10 719 (12.40%) HTML5
11 609 (10.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 593 (10.23%) XML
13 540 (9.31%) WCF
14 441 (7.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 417 (7.19%) WPF
16 411 (7.09%) Entity Framework
16 411 (7.09%) REST
17 409 (7.05%) Node.js
17 409 (7.05%) RESTful
18 401 (6.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 992 (17.11%) Computer Science
2 383 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 369 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
4 237 (4.09%) Algorithms
5 231 (3.98%) Mobile App
6 230 (3.97%) User Experience
7 134 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
8 110 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 110 (1.90%) Fintech
9 84 (1.45%) N-Tier
10 71 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
11 62 (1.07%) Client/Server
12 58 (1.00%) iPad
13 38 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 35 (0.60%) Blog
14 35 (0.60%) Management Information System
15 29 (0.50%) Social Media
16 24 (0.41%) 3D Printing
17 22 (0.38%) Mainframe
18 21 (0.36%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 686 (11.83%) Windows
2 681 (11.75%) Linux
3 295 (5.09%) Android
4 263 (4.54%) Apple iOS
5 172 (2.97%) Unix
6 38 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 27 (0.47%) VxWorks
8 22 (0.38%) CentOS
8 22 (0.38%) Windows Phone
9 21 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.33%) Windows Server
11 18 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.17%) Solaris
14 10 (0.17%) VMS
14 10 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
15 6 (0.10%) AIX
15 6 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2665 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 2085 (35.96%) MVC
3 1430 (24.66%) Software Engineering
4 1044 (18.01%) TDD
5 963 (16.61%) OO
6 931 (16.06%) Scrum
7 715 (12.33%) SDLC
8 574 (9.90%) Web Development
9 530 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
10 512 (8.83%) Unit Testing
11 487 (8.40%) OOP
12 446 (7.69%) Test Automation
13 397 (6.85%) Mathematics
14 360 (6.21%) BDD
15 304 (5.24%) Mentoring
16 231 (3.98%) Open Source
17 223 (3.85%) SOLID
18 215 (3.71%) Multithreading
19 209 (3.60%) Kanban
20 208 (3.59%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3782 (65.23%) C#
2 2742 (47.29%) JavaScript
3 2262 (39.01%) SQL
4 1782 (30.73%) Java
5 1054 (18.18%) C++
6 713 (12.30%) Python
7 494 (8.52%) PHP
8 432 (7.45%) C
9 389 (6.71%) T-SQL
10 388 (6.69%) VB.NET
11 251 (4.33%) Ruby
12 196 (3.38%) Scala
13 154 (2.66%) VB
14 143 (2.47%) Perl
15 130 (2.24%) Go
16 121 (2.09%) TypeScript
17 116 (2.00%) Objective-C
18 110 (1.90%) PL/SQL
19 82 (1.41%) Groovy
20 68 (1.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1362 (23.49%) Degree
2 432 (7.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 211 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 99 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
5 88 (1.52%) PhD
6 82 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 63 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 29 (0.50%) HND
10 28 (0.48%) Master's Degree
11 18 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.28%) Postgraduate
13 14 (0.24%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.17%) GNVQ
15 7 (0.12%) MCSD
16 6 (0.10%) MCAD
17 4 (0.069%) MCTS
18 3 (0.052%) HNC
18 3 (0.052%) MCPD
18 3 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (4.66%) QA
2 22 (0.38%) 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 30 (0.52%) Firmware
5 12 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.17%) LXC
7 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.069%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.052%) Snort
11 2 (0.034%) KVM
11 2 (0.034%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 57 (0.98%) Ansible
2 45 (0.78%) Puppet
3 44 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (0.40%) Terraform
5 14 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.19%) Kibana
6 11 (0.19%) logstash
7 7 (0.12%) Grafana
7 7 (0.12%) HAProxy
7 7 (0.12%) Nagios
7 7 (0.12%) Salt
8 6 (0.10%) Packer
9 4 (0.069%) Marathon
10 3 (0.052%) Mesos
10 3 (0.052%) Opsview
11 2 (0.034%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.034%) rkt
11 2 (0.034%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.017%) Graphite
12 1 (0.017%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1095 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 610 (10.52%) Oracle
3 158 (2.73%) Xamarin
4 110 (1.90%) SAP
5 77 (1.33%) Google
6 59 (1.02%) Sybase
7 55 (0.95%) VMware
8 47 (0.81%) Perforce
9 46 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
10 35 (0.60%) Zend
11 27 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.45%) Telerik
13 21 (0.36%) Red Hat
14 17 (0.29%) Apple
14 17 (0.29%) Progress
15 16 (0.28%) Twitter
16 15 (0.26%) DevExpress
17 14 (0.24%) Adobe
18 12 (0.21%) Sitecore
19 11 (0.19%) IBM
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