Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 102 142
Rank change year-on-year +12 +40 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5,843 5,119 4,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 2.89% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 2.99% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,190 4,737 4,607
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +17 5,424 £42,500 +6.25% 1,044
UK excluding London +13 4,604 £40,000 - 855
South East +19 1,626 £42,500 +6.25% 238
London +26 1,170 £55,000 +10.00% 243
North of England -3 970 £42,500 +10.39% 225
East of England +15 593 £45,000 +20.00% 115
South West +23 581 £37,500 -3.85% 104
North West -10 534 £42,500 +13.33% 117
Midlands -5 495 £37,500 -2.60% 119
Yorkshire -1 355 £40,750 +5.84% 90
West Midlands -10 276 £37,500 +2.74% 65
East Midlands +1 220 £37,500 -6.25% 54
Scotland +6 209 £40,000 +3.90% 26
North East +9 81 £35,000 -9.09% 18
Wales -19 76 £35,000 -6.67% 20
Northern Ireland -10 56 £37,500 +10.29% 9

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 3,943 (67.48%) C#
2 3,363 (57.56%) .NET
3 3,147 (53.86%) JavaScript
4 2,697 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
5 2,439 (41.74%) SQL
6 2,231 (38.18%) HTML
7 2,114 (36.18%) ASP.NET
8 2,105 (36.03%) SQL Server
9 2,077 (35.55%) MVC
10 1,915 (32.77%) CSS
11 1,609 (27.54%) Java
12 1,396 (23.89%) Software Engineering
13 1,313 (22.47%) Degree
14 1,257 (21.51%) AngularJS
15 1,171 (20.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1,144 (19.58%) jQuery
17 1,043 (17.85%) Microsoft
18 968 (16.57%) TDD
19 962 (16.46%) Scrum
20 956 (16.36%) C++
21 904 (15.47%) Finance
22 901 (15.42%) OO
23 887 (15.18%) Computer Science
24 882 (15.09%) Web Services
25 793 (13.57%) .NET Framework
26 749 (12.82%) Python
27 698 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
28 684 (11.71%) Git (software)
29 676 (11.57%) SDLC
30 652 (11.16%) 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
1 193 (3.30%) IIS
2 116 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 104 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 92 (1.57%) Apache
5 91 (1.56%) CMS
6 54 (0.92%) Umbraco
7 48 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 48 (0.82%) Confluence
8 47 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 34 (0.58%) JBoss
10 32 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 22 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
13 21 (0.36%) EPiServer
14 20 (0.34%) nginx
15 17 (0.29%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.27%) Ethereum
17 13 (0.22%) Hyperledger
17 13 (0.22%) NServiceBus
17 13 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.26%) Chatbot
4 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.086%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.034%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.034%) Maya
9 1 (0.017%) Abaqus
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%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.017%) Moqups
9 1 (0.017%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.017%) NASTRAN
9 1 (0.017%) Stata
Business Applications
1 72 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 11 (0.19%) MultiChain
4 7 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.086%) Magento
6 3 (0.051%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 3 (0.051%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.051%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.051%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.034%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.034%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.017%) BASE24
8 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.017%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.017%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.017%) iTrent
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.017%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 538 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 418 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
3 250 (4.28%) SaaS
4 160 (2.74%) GitHub
5 53 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 45 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.56%) Serverless
8 27 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.41%) npm
10 21 (0.36%) Office 365
11 20 (0.34%) PaaS
12 14 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.24%) IaaS
13 12 (0.21%) Slack
14 9 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.10%) DigitalOcean
17 5 (0.086%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.086%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 111 (1.90%) Internet
2 71 (1.22%) HTTP
2 71 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 36 (0.62%) SMS
4 17 (0.29%) Broadband
4 17 (0.29%) Wireless
5 16 (0.27%) SSL
6 13 (0.22%) DNS
7 12 (0.21%) RFID
8 10 (0.17%) VoIP
8 10 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.15%) Intranet
10 8 (0.14%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.14%) Firewall
10 8 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.12%) RS-232
11 7 (0.12%) VPN
12 6 (0.10%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.10%) Skype
12 6 (0.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,105 (36.03%) SQL Server
2 434 (7.43%) MySQL
3 324 (5.55%) NoSQL
4 305 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 210 (3.59%) MongoDB
6 168 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
7 166 (2.84%) Big Data
8 154 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 141 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 119 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
11 91 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 83 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 80 (1.37%) Oracle Database
14 64 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
15 53 (0.91%) Hadoop
16 45 (0.77%) Redis
17 43 (0.74%) Blockchain
18 37 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 34 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
20 32 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 684 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 502 (8.59%) Visual Studio
3 351 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 274 (4.69%) Jenkins
5 237 (4.06%) Subversion
6 236 (4.04%) NUnit
7 211 (3.61%) JIRA
8 205 (3.51%) Selenium
9 124 (2.12%) Maven
10 119 (2.04%) Cucumber
11 113 (1.93%) TeamCity
12 104 (1.78%) JUnit
13 87 (1.49%) WebDriver
14 78 (1.33%) SpecFlow
15 61 (1.04%) Eclipse
16 51 (0.87%) Bitbucket
17 49 (0.84%) MSTest
18 44 (0.75%) Moq
19 40 (0.68%) Mercurial
20 39 (0.67%) Ant
General
1 904 (15.47%) Finance
2 260 (4.45%) Retail
3 173 (2.96%) Banking
4 163 (2.79%) Games
5 157 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 140 (2.40%) Marketing
7 113 (1.93%) Electronics
8 90 (1.54%) Advertising
9 83 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 63 (1.08%) Legal
11 49 (0.84%) Front Office
12 46 (0.79%) Back Office
13 45 (0.77%) Automotive
14 44 (0.75%) Investment Banking
15 41 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 39 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 35 (0.60%) Aerospace
18 32 (0.55%) Law
19 17 (0.29%) Publishing
20 14 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,363 (57.56%) .NET
2 2,231 (38.18%) HTML
3 2,114 (36.18%) ASP.NET
4 1,915 (32.77%) CSS
5 1,257 (21.51%) AngularJS
6 1,171 (20.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,144 (19.58%) jQuery
8 882 (15.09%) Web Services
9 793 (13.57%) .NET Framework
10 698 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 610 (10.44%) HTML5
12 555 (9.50%) WCF
13 552 (9.45%) XML
14 473 (8.10%) REST
15 436 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 426 (7.29%) Entity Framework
17 420 (7.19%) RESTful
18 412 (7.05%) WPF
19 405 (6.93%) Node.js
20 391 (6.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 887 (15.18%) Computer Science
2 471 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
3 285 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 281 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 195 (3.34%) Algorithms
6 194 (3.32%) Fintech
7 184 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 183 (3.13%) User Experience
9 98 (1.68%) Client/Server
10 89 (1.52%) N-Tier
11 56 (0.96%) Data Structures
12 47 (0.80%) Hedge funds
13 39 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 37 (0.63%) RIA
15 32 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
15 32 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 32 (0.55%) NHS
16 30 (0.51%) Management Information System
17 25 (0.43%) Robotics
18 23 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 652 (11.16%) Linux
2 596 (10.20%) Windows
3 235 (4.02%) Android
4 221 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 202 (3.46%) Unix
6 28 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
8 17 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 16 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
11 12 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.086%) Debian
15 4 (0.068%) Robot Operating System
15 4 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.034%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.034%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,697 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2,077 (35.55%) MVC
3 1,396 (23.89%) Software Engineering
4 968 (16.57%) TDD
5 962 (16.46%) Scrum
6 901 (15.42%) OO
7 676 (11.57%) SDLC
8 586 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
9 564 (9.65%) Unit Testing
10 558 (9.55%) Test Automation
11 533 (9.12%) Web Development
12 489 (8.37%) OOP
13 425 (7.27%) Mathematics
14 385 (6.59%) BDD
15 360 (6.16%) Mentoring
16 303 (5.19%) Microservices
17 278 (4.76%) SOLID
18 264 (4.52%) DevOps
19 222 (3.80%) Open Source
20 214 (3.66%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3,943 (67.48%) C#
2 3,147 (53.86%) JavaScript
3 2,439 (41.74%) SQL
4 1,609 (27.54%) Java
5 956 (16.36%) C++
6 749 (12.82%) Python
7 462 (7.91%) T-SQL
8 422 (7.22%) PHP
9 400 (6.85%) C
10 376 (6.44%) VB.NET
11 210 (3.59%) TypeScript
12 206 (3.53%) Scala
13 174 (2.98%) Ruby
14 157 (2.69%) VB
15 133 (2.28%) PL/SQL
16 104 (1.78%) Perl
17 80 (1.37%) Go
18 74 (1.27%) Objective-C
19 71 (1.22%) PowerShell
20 67 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,313 (22.47%) Degree
2 321 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 93 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (1.47%) PhD
5 76 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 47 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
7 34 (0.58%) SC Cleared
8 30 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 28 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
10 23 (0.39%) Master's Degree
11 18 (0.31%) ISEB
12 17 (0.29%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.29%) MCSD
13 15 (0.26%) HND
14 11 (0.19%) Sun Certification
15 10 (0.17%) MCTS
16 7 (0.12%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.12%) MCAD
16 7 (0.12%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (4.66%) QA
2 9 (0.15%) PMO
3 8 (0.14%) GAMP
4 7 (0.12%) GCP
5 6 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.068%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.068%) SLA
8 3 (0.051%) HL7
9 2 (0.034%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.034%) JTAG
9 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.034%) TickIT
10 1 (0.017%) COSHH
10 1 (0.017%) ECSS
10 1 (0.017%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.017%) MiFID
10 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 273 (4.67%) Docker
2 21 (0.36%) Firmware
3 20 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.15%) KVM
4 9 (0.15%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.086%) vSphere
7 4 (0.068%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.068%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.017%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (0.60%) Kubernetes
2 28 (0.48%) Ansible
3 24 (0.41%) Puppet
4 22 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
5 19 (0.33%) Kibana
5 19 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (0.27%) Grafana
7 11 (0.19%) Prometheus
7 11 (0.19%) Zipkin
8 10 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.15%) Terraform
10 5 (0.086%) logstash
10 5 (0.086%) Marathon
11 4 (0.068%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.051%) Packer
12 3 (0.051%) Rancher
13 2 (0.034%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.034%) HockeyApp
14 1 (0.017%) Graphite
14 1 (0.017%) linkerd
Vendors
1 1,043 (17.85%) Microsoft
2 400 (6.85%) Oracle
3 165 (2.82%) Google
4 143 (2.45%) Xamarin
5 61 (1.04%) Twitter
6 46 (0.79%) SAP
7 41 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 39 (0.67%) Zend
9 36 (0.62%) Telerik
10 33 (0.56%) Sun
11 30 (0.51%) Sitecore
12 28 (0.48%) Capita
13 23 (0.39%) IBM
14 20 (0.34%) Atlassian
15 18 (0.31%) New Relic
16 17 (0.29%) Perforce
17 16 (0.27%) NVIDIA
18 15 (0.26%) Sybase
19 14 (0.24%) DevExpress
20 13 (0.22%) HP