The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 122 109
Rank change year-on-year +40 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2991 2634 2912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.52% 2.64% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 2.74% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2599 2455 2587
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 2795 £40,000 - 499
South East +17 784 £40,000 -5.88% 121
London +59 540 £52,500 +5.00% 110
East of England +52 312 £39,000 -6.02% 50
North West +15 309 £38,000 +1.33% 56
Hampshire +10 268 £40,000 - 35
Yorkshire +33 260 £40,000 +14.28% 46
South West +12 238 £37,500 -3.84% 59
West Midlands +36 214 £37,500 +1.35% 32
Manchester -6 159 £40,000 +6.66% 27
Cambridgeshire +13 127 £40,500 -6.89% 31
East Midlands +11 127 £40,000 - 16
Oxfordshire +8 125 £35,000 -12.50% 28
West Yorkshire +22 118 £40,000 +11.11% 24
Berkshire +8 117 £43,750 -0.56% 16
Cambridge 0 103 £42,500 -2.29% 29
Cheshire +32 101 £35,000 - 20
Bristol +27 98 £34,500 -18.82% 20
Scotland +31 96 £40,000 - 14
Southampton -2 84 £40,000 +3.89% 7
Buckinghamshire +24 78 £40,000 - 9
Birmingham +49 72 £42,972 +22.77% 11
Leeds +38 71 £40,000 +14.28% 13
City of London +30 69 £62,500 +4.16% 23
West Sussex +7 69 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Surrey -17 69 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Hertfordshire +16 61 £37,500 -11.76% 6
North Yorkshire +17 60 £37,500 -11.76% 5
South Yorkshire +9 60 £60,000 +100.00% 8
Sheffield +20 57 £60,000 +100.00% 6

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3538 (63.96%) C#
2 3180 (57.48%) .NET
3 2595 (46.91%) JavaScript
4 2523 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
5 2163 (39.10%) HTML
6 2150 (38.86%) SQL
7 1981 (35.81%) MVC
8 1917 (34.65%) ASP.NET
9 1852 (33.48%) CSS
10 1827 (33.03%) SQL Server
11 1642 (29.68%) Java
12 1339 (24.20%) Software Engineering
13 1222 (22.09%) Degree
14 1158 (20.93%) AngularJS
15 1051 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1032 (18.66%) jQuery
17 1001 (18.09%) C++
18 980 (17.72%) Microsoft
19 954 (17.25%) TDD
20 925 (16.72%) OO
21 907 (16.40%) Computer Science
22 878 (15.87%) Scrum
23 808 (14.61%) Web Services
24 772 (13.96%) .NET Framework
25 749 (13.54%) HTML5
26 743 (13.43%) Finance
27 670 (12.11%) Python
28 668 (12.08%) SDLC
29 630 (11.39%) XML
30 594 (10.74%) 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
1 128 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
2 123 (2.22%) Apache
3 118 (2.13%) IIS
4 82 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 81 (1.46%) Apache Spark
6 80 (1.45%) CMS
7 70 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 56 (1.01%) JBoss
9 46 (0.83%) Drupal
10 44 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (0.67%) nginx
11 37 (0.67%) WordPress
12 35 (0.63%) OpenStack
13 34 (0.61%) NServiceBus
14 33 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 27 (0.49%) Umbraco
16 26 (0.47%) Confluence
17 23 (0.42%) Apache Pig
18 22 (0.40%) WebSphere
19 17 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.036%) GIMP
7 2 (0.036%) InDesign
7 2 (0.036%) InVision
7 2 (0.036%) Moqups
8 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.018%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.018%) Simulink
8 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.36%) Magento
4 5 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.090%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.054%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.054%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.036%) Endur
6 2 (0.036%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.036%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.036%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.036%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.018%) BASE24
7 1 (0.018%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.018%) Exstream
7 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.018%) Postilion
7 1 (0.018%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.018%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 356 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 268 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 216 (3.90%) SaaS
4 99 (1.79%) GitHub
5 47 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 19 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 18 (0.33%) Force.com
10 14 (0.25%) PaaS
11 11 (0.20%) Office 365
12 9 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.16%) Heroku
13 8 (0.14%) Datadog
14 7 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.090%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.090%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.090%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.090%) Trello
16 4 (0.072%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 111 (2.01%) HTTP
2 59 (1.07%) Internet
3 54 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.27%) DNS
5 13 (0.23%) Intranet
6 10 (0.18%) Wireshark
7 8 (0.14%) SSL
8 7 (0.13%) Skype
9 5 (0.090%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.090%) Firewall
9 5 (0.090%) SMPP
9 5 (0.090%) Wireless
10 4 (0.072%) 3G
10 4 (0.072%) 4G
10 4 (0.072%) AMQP
10 4 (0.072%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.072%) InfiniBand
10 4 (0.072%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.072%) Network Security
10 4 (0.072%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1827 (33.03%) SQL Server
2 467 (8.44%) MySQL
3 318 (5.75%) NoSQL
4 312 (5.64%) Relational Database
5 277 (5.01%) MongoDB
6 188 (3.40%) Big Data
7 169 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 158 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 157 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 138 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
11 112 (2.02%) Hadoop
12 74 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 74 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 65 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (0.90%) Redis
15 49 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 47 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
17 45 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 43 (0.78%) Neo4j
19 41 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 572 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 495 (8.95%) Visual Studio
3 379 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 291 (5.26%) Subversion
5 215 (3.89%) Selenium
6 199 (3.60%) Jenkins
7 186 (3.36%) JIRA
8 179 (3.24%) NUnit
9 107 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 106 (1.92%) Maven
11 91 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 91 (1.64%) JUnit
12 71 (1.28%) WebDriver
13 67 (1.21%) Eclipse
14 66 (1.19%) gulp
14 66 (1.19%) Moq
15 65 (1.17%) SpecFlow
16 54 (0.98%) Ant
17 52 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 47 (0.85%) Jasmine
General
1 743 (13.43%) Finance
2 224 (4.05%) Retail
3 175 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 171 (3.09%) Marketing
5 148 (2.68%) Banking
6 146 (2.64%) Games
7 113 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 88 (1.59%) Advertising
9 83 (1.50%) Electronics
10 81 (1.46%) Automotive
11 60 (1.08%) Legal
12 47 (0.85%) Back Office
12 47 (0.85%) Front Office
12 47 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 46 (0.83%) Military
14 35 (0.63%) Aerospace
15 25 (0.45%) Law
15 25 (0.45%) Publishing
16 24 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3180 (57.48%) .NET
2 2163 (39.10%) HTML
3 1917 (34.65%) ASP.NET
4 1852 (33.48%) CSS
5 1158 (20.93%) AngularJS
6 1051 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1032 (18.66%) jQuery
8 808 (14.61%) Web Services
9 772 (13.96%) .NET Framework
10 749 (13.54%) HTML5
11 630 (11.39%) XML
12 521 (9.42%) WCF
13 508 (9.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 415 (7.50%) WPF
15 412 (7.45%) Entity Framework
16 405 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 399 (7.21%) Node.js
18 364 (6.58%) REST
19 357 (6.45%) RESTful
20 353 (6.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 907 (16.40%) Computer Science
2 349 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
3 343 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 209 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 192 (3.47%) Algorithms
6 166 (3.00%) User Experience
7 118 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 93 (1.68%) Fintech
9 81 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 71 (1.28%) iPad
10 71 (1.28%) N-Tier
11 43 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 37 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 35 (0.63%) Blog
14 33 (0.60%) Hedge funds
14 33 (0.60%) Management Information System
15 31 (0.56%) PMI
16 25 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
17 24 (0.43%) Social Media
18 21 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 594 (10.74%) Linux
2 573 (10.36%) Windows
3 252 (4.56%) Android
4 214 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 131 (2.37%) Unix
6 36 (0.65%) Mac OS
7 20 (0.36%) VxWorks
8 17 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 15 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.23%) CentOS
11 13 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.18%) AIX
12 10 (0.18%) Solaris
12 10 (0.18%) VMS
13 9 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
14 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2523 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1981 (35.81%) MVC
3 1339 (24.20%) Software Engineering
4 954 (17.25%) TDD
5 925 (16.72%) OO
6 878 (15.87%) Scrum
7 668 (12.08%) SDLC
8 539 (9.74%) Web Development
9 463 (8.37%) Unit Testing
10 462 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
11 455 (8.22%) OOP
12 412 (7.45%) Test Automation
13 407 (7.36%) Mathematics
14 348 (6.29%) BDD
15 269 (4.86%) Mentoring
16 198 (3.58%) Open Source
17 197 (3.56%) SOA
18 190 (3.43%) E-Commerce
18 190 (3.43%) SOLID
19 187 (3.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3538 (63.96%) C#
2 2595 (46.91%) JavaScript
3 2150 (38.86%) SQL
4 1642 (29.68%) Java
5 1001 (18.09%) C++
6 670 (12.11%) Python
7 527 (9.53%) PHP
8 397 (7.18%) VB.NET
9 374 (6.76%) T-SQL
10 369 (6.67%) C
11 280 (5.06%) Ruby
12 173 (3.13%) Scala
13 153 (2.77%) Perl
14 146 (2.64%) VB
15 118 (2.13%) Go
16 103 (1.86%) Objective-C
17 95 (1.72%) TypeScript
18 68 (1.23%) PL/SQL
19 62 (1.12%) VBA
20 61 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1222 (22.09%) Degree
2 425 (7.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 205 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 86 (1.55%) PhD
5 80 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
6 73 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 57 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 52 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 23 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.36%) HND
12 15 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.25%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.072%) GNVQ
14 4 (0.072%) HNC
15 3 (0.054%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.054%) IRCA
15 3 (0.054%) MCPD
15 3 (0.054%) MCSD
15 3 (0.054%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (3.98%) QA
2 21 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.072%) HL7
7 3 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.054%) Section 508
7 3 (0.054%) SLA
7 3 (0.054%) WCAG
8 2 (0.036%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.036%) SEPA
8 2 (0.036%) TickIT
9 1 (0.018%) DICOM
9 1 (0.018%) GCP
9 1 (0.018%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.018%) MiFID
System Software
1 150 (2.71%) Docker
2 47 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (0.56%) Firmware
5 21 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.20%) LXC
7 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.072%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.072%) Snort
10 3 (0.054%) KVM
10 3 (0.054%) Varnish
11 1 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.018%) iptables
11 1 (0.018%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.018%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (1.05%) Ansible
2 46 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (0.78%) Puppet
4 29 (0.52%) Terraform
5 15 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.14%) HAProxy
7 7 (0.13%) Kibana
7 7 (0.13%) logstash
7 7 (0.13%) Nagios
8 5 (0.090%) Packer
8 5 (0.090%) Salt
9 3 (0.054%) Opsview
10 2 (0.036%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.036%) Mesos
11 1 (0.018%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.018%) Grafana
11 1 (0.018%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.018%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.018%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 980 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 474 (8.57%) Oracle
3 147 (2.66%) Xamarin
4 87 (1.57%) Google
5 70 (1.27%) SAP
6 57 (1.03%) VMware
7 50 (0.90%) Zend
8 29 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (0.51%) Telerik
10 19 (0.34%) Red Hat
11 18 (0.33%) Apple
11 18 (0.33%) Sybase
12 15 (0.27%) TOWER Software
12 15 (0.27%) Twitter
13 14 (0.25%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.25%) Progress
14 13 (0.23%) LexisNexis
15 12 (0.22%) IBM
16 11 (0.20%) Perforce
17 10 (0.18%) Adobe
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sandbach, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Employee discounts, Private healthca
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TD Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Flexible hours, training & more
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Pension, Life Assurance, Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefitd
Posted: 3 days ago