Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 95 120
Rank change year-on-year +11 +25 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6,069 5,815 5,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.58% 3.28% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.72% 3.42% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,327 5,217 5,175
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 163,107 170,225 191,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.10% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 131,422 137,390 161,434
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 18 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 14 August 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 +11 5,566 £45,000 +12.50% 1,123
UK excluding London +4 4,561 £42,500 +6.25% 948
South East +4 1,557 £45,000 +12.50% 225
London +57 1,376 £55,000 +4.76% 259
North of England -12 828 £42,500 +6.25% 215
South West +28 713 £38,626 +10.36% 144
East of England +13 567 £45,000 +12.50% 133
Midlands -11 538 £40,000 +2.56% 147
North West -21 409 £42,500 +6.25% 107
West Midlands -10 336 £40,000 +3.23% 77
Yorkshire -10 325 £42,500 +6.25% 90
Scotland +7 236 £40,000 - 36
East Midlands -4 202 £40,000 +2.56% 70
North East +3 95 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Wales -3 67 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Northern Ireland +9 57 £34,000 +1.49% 24
Channel Islands - 1 £45,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 4,085 (67.31%) C#
2 3,477 (57.29%) .NET
3 3,044 (50.16%) JavaScript
4 2,769 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
5 2,390 (39.38%) SQL
6 2,092 (34.47%) HTML
7 2,025 (33.37%) SQL Server
8 1,983 (32.67%) ASP.NET
9 1,942 (32.00%) MVC
10 1,845 (30.40%) CSS
11 1,815 (29.91%) Java
12 1,391 (22.92%) AngularJS
13 1,388 (22.87%) Software Engineering
14 1,162 (19.15%) TDD
15 1,148 (18.92%) Microsoft
16 1,130 (18.62%) Degree
17 1,118 (18.42%) OO
18 1,008 (16.61%) jQuery
19 986 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
20 980 (16.15%) Scrum
21 938 (15.46%) Finance
22 928 (15.29%) C++
23 893 (14.71%) Git (software)
24 839 (13.82%) Python
25 824 (13.58%) Computer Science
26 807 (13.30%) .NET Framework
27 779 (12.84%) Web Services
28 709 (11.68%) ASP.NET Web API
29 703 (11.58%) Test Automation
30 702 (11.57%) 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
1 180 (2.97%) IIS
2 162 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
3 143 (2.36%) CMS
4 117 (1.93%) Apache
4 117 (1.93%) Confluence
5 83 (1.37%) Umbraco
6 59 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 57 (0.94%) Apache Spark
8 54 (0.89%) nginx
9 52 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 41 (0.68%) WordPress
11 40 (0.66%) NServiceBus
12 36 (0.59%) JBoss
13 28 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 25 (0.41%) Drupal
15 22 (0.36%) Moodle
16 21 (0.35%) EPiServer
17 20 (0.33%) Ethereum
17 20 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 33 (0.54%) Chatbot
2 27 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.12%) Simulink
7 6 (0.099%) Stateflow
8 5 (0.082%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.066%) Maya
10 2 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.016%) Blender
11 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.016%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 29 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.25%) Magento
6 9 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.066%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.049%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.033%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.033%) Oracle SCM
9 2 (0.033%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.033%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.033%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.033%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.016%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.016%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.016%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.016%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 640 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 518 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
3 184 (3.03%) SaaS
4 135 (2.22%) GitHub
5 57 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 44 (0.72%) Serverless
7 35 (0.58%) npm
8 32 (0.53%) PaaS
9 31 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.41%) Office 365
11 24 (0.40%) Slack
12 21 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (0.26%) G Suite
15 13 (0.21%) OpenShift
16 11 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.18%) FinancialForce
17 10 (0.16%) Google Play
18 7 (0.12%) NuGet
18 7 (0.12%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 77 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 63 (1.04%) HTTP
3 57 (0.94%) SMS
4 41 (0.68%) Internet
5 23 (0.38%) SSL
6 21 (0.35%) IPv4
6 21 (0.35%) IPv6
7 18 (0.30%) Intranet
8 14 (0.23%) SSH
9 11 (0.18%) DNS
10 9 (0.15%) Broadband
10 9 (0.15%) WPA
11 8 (0.13%) RS-232
12 7 (0.12%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.12%) VoIP
13 6 (0.099%) X.509
14 5 (0.082%) AMQP
14 5 (0.082%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.066%) Bluetooth
15 4 (0.066%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,025 (33.37%) SQL Server
2 477 (7.86%) MySQL
3 352 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 257 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 222 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 187 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 174 (2.87%) Big Data
8 126 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 126 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 119 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 97 (1.60%) Redis
11 79 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 70 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 64 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 64 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 60 (0.99%) Blockchain
15 48 (0.79%) GIS
16 40 (0.66%) Hadoop
16 40 (0.66%) Neo4j
17 36 (0.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 893 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 533 (8.78%) Visual Studio
3 405 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 396 (6.52%) Jenkins
5 288 (4.75%) JIRA
6 272 (4.48%) NUnit
7 238 (3.92%) Selenium
8 216 (3.56%) Subversion
9 189 (3.11%) Cucumber
10 171 (2.82%) SpecFlow
11 144 (2.37%) JUnit
12 112 (1.85%) TeamCity
13 110 (1.81%) WebDriver
14 107 (1.76%) Maven
15 76 (1.25%) Eclipse
16 58 (0.96%) Vagrant
17 57 (0.94%) Bitbucket
18 56 (0.92%) Mercurial
19 55 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 48 (0.79%) Jasmine
General
1 938 (15.46%) Finance
2 316 (5.21%) Retail
3 252 (4.15%) Games
4 225 (3.71%) Marketing
5 167 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 162 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 160 (2.64%) Banking
8 145 (2.39%) Electronics
9 98 (1.61%) Front Office
10 87 (1.43%) Advertising
11 72 (1.19%) Automotive
12 68 (1.12%) Legal
13 63 (1.04%) Law
14 57 (0.94%) Back Office
15 35 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 33 (0.54%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.15%) German Language
20 6 (0.099%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,477 (57.29%) .NET
2 2,092 (34.47%) HTML
3 1,983 (32.67%) ASP.NET
4 1,845 (30.40%) CSS
5 1,391 (22.92%) AngularJS
6 1,008 (16.61%) jQuery
7 986 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 807 (13.30%) .NET Framework
9 779 (12.84%) Web Services
10 709 (11.68%) ASP.NET Web API
11 556 (9.16%) XML
12 548 (9.03%) HTML5
13 541 (8.91%) React
14 536 (8.83%) RESTful
15 462 (7.61%) Entity Framework
16 406 (6.69%) Node.js
17 389 (6.41%) WCF
18 374 (6.16%) WPF
19 359 (5.92%) REST
20 352 (5.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 824 (13.58%) Computer Science
2 410 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
3 325 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 276 (4.55%) User Experience
5 237 (3.91%) Mobile App
6 199 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
7 186 (3.06%) Algorithms
8 162 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 122 (2.01%) Fintech
10 74 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 56 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 50 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 45 (0.74%) NHS
14 39 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
15 31 (0.51%) 3D Graphics
15 31 (0.51%) Public Cloud
16 29 (0.48%) Driving Licence
16 29 (0.48%) Virtual Team
17 28 (0.46%) N-Tier
18 26 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 666 (10.97%) Linux
2 598 (9.85%) Windows
3 228 (3.76%) Android
4 152 (2.50%) Unix
5 143 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 42 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 21 (0.35%) CentOS
8 21 (0.35%) FreeBSD
9 18 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.099%) VMS
13 6 (0.099%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.066%) Debian
14 4 (0.066%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.049%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 3 (0.049%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.033%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,769 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1,942 (32.00%) MVC
3 1,388 (22.87%) Software Engineering
4 1,162 (19.15%) TDD
5 1,118 (18.42%) OO
6 980 (16.15%) Scrum
7 703 (11.58%) Test Automation
8 702 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
9 638 (10.51%) Unit Testing
10 631 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
11 616 (10.15%) SDLC
12 539 (8.88%) Web Development
13 522 (8.60%) BDD
14 439 (7.23%) OOP
15 389 (6.41%) DevOps
16 362 (5.96%) Mentoring
17 356 (5.87%) Microservices
18 311 (5.12%) Mathematics
19 297 (4.89%) SDET
20 283 (4.66%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4,085 (67.31%) C#
2 3,044 (50.16%) JavaScript
3 2,390 (39.38%) SQL
4 1,815 (29.91%) Java
5 928 (15.29%) C++
6 839 (13.82%) Python
7 498 (8.21%) PHP
8 481 (7.93%) T-SQL
9 344 (5.67%) C
10 295 (4.86%) VB.NET
11 248 (4.09%) TypeScript
12 234 (3.86%) Ruby
13 210 (3.46%) Scala
14 125 (2.06%) VB
15 115 (1.89%) PL/SQL
16 114 (1.88%) PowerShell
17 109 (1.80%) Perl
18 102 (1.68%) Go
19 92 (1.52%) Java 8
20 80 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,130 (18.62%) Degree
2 442 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 155 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 102 (1.68%) PhD
5 71 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (1.07%) SC Cleared
7 47 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 26 (0.43%) DBS Check
8 26 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 23 (0.38%) ISEB
10 15 (0.25%) HND
11 12 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.20%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.099%) MCSD
14 3 (0.049%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.033%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.033%) MCP
16 1 (0.016%) CISSP
16 1 (0.016%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (4.15%) QA
2 12 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.18%) GDPR
3 11 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.18%) SLA
4 7 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.082%) HAZOP
5 5 (0.082%) JTAG
5 5 (0.082%) PMO
6 4 (0.066%) GCP
7 3 (0.049%) HL7
7 3 (0.049%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.049%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.033%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.033%) WAI
8 2 (0.033%) WCAG
9 1 (0.016%) DICOM
9 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.016%) MiFID
System Software
1 342 (5.64%) Docker
2 45 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.30%) vSphere
4 14 (0.23%) Varnish
5 13 (0.21%) Firmware
6 9 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.099%) LXC
8 2 (0.033%) HDFS
8 2 (0.033%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.033%) zsh
9 1 (0.016%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 106 (1.75%) Ansible
2 76 (1.25%) Kubernetes
3 74 (1.22%) Terraform
4 29 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.35%) Icinga
6 20 (0.33%) HAProxy
6 20 (0.33%) Puppet
7 17 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
8 16 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.18%) Grafana
10 7 (0.12%) Consul
10 7 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.12%) Kibana
10 7 (0.12%) Packer
10 7 (0.12%) Rancher
11 6 (0.099%) Marathon
12 5 (0.082%) logstash
13 4 (0.066%) Istio
14 3 (0.049%) Single Sign-On
15 2 (0.033%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,148 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 371 (6.11%) Oracle
3 161 (2.65%) Google
4 158 (2.60%) Xamarin
5 129 (2.13%) SAP
6 60 (0.99%) Capita
7 48 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 45 (0.74%) Zend
9 37 (0.61%) WorldPay
10 36 (0.59%) Twitter
11 29 (0.48%) VMware
12 25 (0.41%) ServiceNow
13 20 (0.33%) Red Hat
14 19 (0.31%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.30%) Adobe
15 18 (0.30%) Telerik
16 17 (0.28%) New Relic
17 15 (0.25%) Remedy
18 14 (0.23%) DevExpress
19 12 (0.20%) MuleSoft