Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 106 138
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5869 5300 5134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 2.85% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 2.95% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5220 4936 4752
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 £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 172841 179436 206616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.52% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 139017 149829 172348
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,494
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +11 5417 £42,500 +6.25% 419
UK excluding London +11 4608 £40,000 - 345
South East +12 1564 £42,500 +6.25% 104
London +8 1181 £55,000 +10.00% 94
North of England -8 942 £40,000 +3.90% 94
East of England +17 606 £44,148 +17.73% 50
South West +28 586 £36,742 -8.15% 35
Midlands +4 553 £37,500 - 42
North West -18 521 £42,500 +6.25% 51
Yorkshire +2 348 £40,000 +6.67% 34
West Midlands +4 337 £39,000 +11.43% 20
Scotland +24 224 £39,000 +3.50% 11
East Midlands +3 218 £38,500 -3.75% 22
Wales -17 82 £35,000 -6.67% 6
North East 0 73 £35,000 -7.65% 9
Northern Ireland +5 52 £37,500 +10.29% 3

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 3902 (66.48%) C#
2 3337 (56.86%) .NET
3 3065 (52.22%) JavaScript
4 2705 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2422 (41.27%) SQL
6 2174 (37.04%) HTML
7 2146 (36.57%) SQL Server
8 2089 (35.59%) ASP.NET
9 2024 (34.49%) MVC
10 1879 (32.02%) CSS
11 1672 (28.49%) Java
12 1412 (24.06%) Software Engineering
13 1404 (23.92%) Degree
14 1223 (20.84%) AngularJS
15 1151 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1124 (19.15%) jQuery
17 1053 (17.94%) Microsoft
18 1010 (17.21%) C++
19 974 (16.60%) Computer Science
20 965 (16.44%) Finance
21 960 (16.36%) Scrum
22 956 (16.29%) TDD
23 922 (15.71%) OO
24 897 (15.28%) Web Services
25 754 (12.85%) Python
26 735 (12.52%) .NET Framework
27 721 (12.28%) SDLC
28 720 (12.27%) Git (software)
29 697 (11.88%) Linux
30 693 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 191 (3.25%) IIS
2 115 (1.96%) Apache
3 113 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
4 105 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 81 (1.38%) CMS
6 79 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 68 (1.16%) JBoss
8 56 (0.95%) Apache Spark
9 40 (0.68%) Confluence
10 38 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 33 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 20 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.31%) Ethereum
14 18 (0.31%) nginx
14 18 (0.31%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.27%) Hyperledger
15 16 (0.27%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 53 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.085%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.051%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.034%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.017%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.017%) CATIA
8 1 (0.017%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.017%) Maya
8 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.017%) Moqups
8 1 (0.017%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.017%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 69 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (0.14%) Magento
4 4 (0.068%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.068%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.051%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.051%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.017%) BASE24
7 1 (0.017%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.017%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.017%) iTrent
7 1 (0.017%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.017%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.017%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 519 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 393 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
3 250 (4.26%) SaaS
4 166 (2.83%) GitHub
5 47 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (0.46%) Serverless
8 25 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.41%) npm
10 19 (0.32%) PaaS
11 17 (0.29%) Office 365
12 14 (0.24%) IaaS
13 13 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.22%) Slack
14 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.12%) Force.com
15 6 (0.10%) Heroku
16 5 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 116 (1.98%) Internet
2 98 (1.67%) HTTP
3 73 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 38 (0.65%) SMS
5 21 (0.36%) Wireless
6 18 (0.31%) Broadband
6 18 (0.31%) SSL
7 15 (0.26%) DNS
7 15 (0.26%) RFID
8 12 (0.20%) Intranet
9 11 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 11 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.17%) Firewall
10 10 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.17%) Skype
11 9 (0.15%) VoIP
12 6 (0.10%) GPRS
12 6 (0.10%) NFC
12 6 (0.10%) UMTS
12 6 (0.10%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2146 (36.57%) SQL Server
2 425 (7.24%) MySQL
3 352 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 338 (5.76%) Relational Database
5 221 (3.77%) MongoDB
6 174 (2.96%) Big Data
7 172 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 168 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 141 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 113 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 87 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 87 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 80 (1.36%) RDBMS
13 75 (1.28%) Oracle Database
14 68 (1.16%) Redis
15 64 (1.09%) Hadoop
16 48 (0.82%) Blockchain
17 44 (0.75%) Neo4j
18 37 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
19 29 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 720 (12.27%) Git (software)
2 530 (9.03%) Visual Studio
3 344 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 276 (4.70%) Subversion
5 272 (4.63%) Jenkins
6 243 (4.14%) NUnit
7 228 (3.88%) JIRA
8 188 (3.20%) Selenium
9 150 (2.56%) TeamCity
10 147 (2.50%) Maven
11 127 (2.16%) JUnit
12 109 (1.86%) Cucumber
13 83 (1.41%) SpecFlow
14 77 (1.31%) WebDriver
15 75 (1.28%) Eclipse
16 68 (1.16%) Mercurial
17 63 (1.07%) Bitbucket
18 57 (0.97%) Moq
19 56 (0.95%) Ant
20 50 (0.85%) Hudson
General
1 965 (16.44%) Finance
2 242 (4.12%) Retail
3 203 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 201 (3.42%) Banking
5 180 (3.07%) Marketing
6 161 (2.74%) Games
7 147 (2.50%) Electronics
8 112 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 75 (1.28%) Advertising
10 67 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 64 (1.09%) Legal
12 57 (0.97%) Back Office
13 56 (0.95%) Automotive
14 49 (0.83%) Front Office
15 47 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.78%) Aerospace
17 45 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 36 (0.61%) Retail Banking
19 31 (0.53%) Law
20 19 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3337 (56.86%) .NET
2 2174 (37.04%) HTML
3 2089 (35.59%) ASP.NET
4 1879 (32.02%) CSS
5 1223 (20.84%) AngularJS
6 1151 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1124 (19.15%) jQuery
8 897 (15.28%) Web Services
9 735 (12.52%) .NET Framework
10 693 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 601 (10.24%) HTML5
12 569 (9.70%) XML
13 523 (8.91%) WCF
14 495 (8.43%) REST
15 434 (7.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 432 (7.36%) Spring
17 405 (6.90%) WPF
18 401 (6.83%) RESTful
19 390 (6.65%) Entity Framework
20 386 (6.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 974 (16.60%) Computer Science
2 435 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 313 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 258 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 226 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 213 (3.63%) User Experience
7 190 (3.24%) Fintech
8 175 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
9 111 (1.89%) Client/Server
10 98 (1.67%) N-Tier
11 74 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 56 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
13 50 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 34 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 32 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
15 32 (0.55%) RIA
16 29 (0.49%) iPad
17 28 (0.48%) Derivative
18 26 (0.44%) 3D Printing
19 24 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 697 (11.88%) Linux
2 662 (11.28%) Windows
3 238 (4.06%) Android
4 224 (3.82%) Unix
5 221 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 29 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 24 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 19 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 17 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
13 7 (0.12%) CentOS
13 7 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
13 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.10%) VxWorks
15 5 (0.085%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.068%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2705 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2024 (34.49%) MVC
3 1412 (24.06%) Software Engineering
4 960 (16.36%) Scrum
5 956 (16.29%) TDD
6 922 (15.71%) OO
7 721 (12.28%) SDLC
8 593 (10.10%) Unit Testing
9 567 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
10 534 (9.10%) Test Automation
11 530 (9.03%) Web Development
12 488 (8.31%) OOP
13 450 (7.67%) Mathematics
14 362 (6.17%) BDD
15 343 (5.84%) Mentoring
16 321 (5.47%) Microservices
17 286 (4.87%) SOLID
18 246 (4.19%) DevOps
19 238 (4.06%) Multithreading
20 227 (3.87%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3902 (66.48%) C#
2 3065 (52.22%) JavaScript
3 2422 (41.27%) SQL
4 1672 (28.49%) Java
5 1010 (17.21%) C++
6 754 (12.85%) Python
7 428 (7.29%) T-SQL
8 427 (7.28%) C
9 405 (6.90%) PHP
10 395 (6.73%) VB.NET
11 197 (3.36%) Scala
12 174 (2.96%) TypeScript
13 170 (2.90%) VB
14 162 (2.76%) Ruby
15 141 (2.40%) PL/SQL
16 109 (1.86%) Perl
17 103 (1.75%) Go
18 75 (1.28%) Groovy
19 69 (1.18%) Objective-C
20 66 (1.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1404 (23.92%) Degree
2 348 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 88 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 80 (1.36%) PhD
6 61 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
7 38 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 31 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 28 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 28 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
10 22 (0.37%) HND
11 21 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.31%) MCSD
13 16 (0.27%) ISEB
14 12 (0.20%) MCTS
15 9 (0.15%) MCAD
15 9 (0.15%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.12%) Postgraduate
17 6 (0.10%) GNVQ
17 6 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (4.98%) QA
2 10 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.12%) GAMP
4 5 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (0.085%) SLA
5 4 (0.068%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.051%) PMO
7 2 (0.034%) Basel III
7 2 (0.034%) HL7
7 2 (0.034%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.034%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.017%) ECSS
8 1 (0.017%) GCP
8 1 (0.017%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.017%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.017%) MiFID
8 1 (0.017%) TickIT
8 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 249 (4.24%) Docker
2 21 (0.36%) Firmware
3 17 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.12%) KVM
6 7 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.085%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.017%) Varnish
8 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (0.55%) Puppet
2 29 (0.49%) Ansible
3 26 (0.44%) Kubernetes
4 21 (0.36%) Kibana
4 21 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
5 20 (0.34%) Grafana
6 15 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (0.22%) Terraform
8 10 (0.17%) logstash
8 10 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.17%) Zipkin
9 8 (0.14%) Marathon
10 4 (0.068%) Mesos
11 3 (0.051%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.051%) Packer
11 3 (0.051%) Rancher
11 3 (0.051%) Salt
12 2 (0.034%) Nagios
12 2 (0.034%) rkt
Vendors
1 1053 (17.94%) Microsoft
2 487 (8.30%) Oracle
3 154 (2.62%) Google
4 129 (2.20%) Xamarin
5 71 (1.21%) SAP
6 60 (1.02%) Twitter
7 41 (0.70%) Telerik
8 39 (0.66%) Sybase
9 37 (0.63%) Perforce
10 35 (0.60%) Zend
11 34 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (0.58%) Sun
12 30 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
13 27 (0.46%) Sitecore
14 19 (0.32%) IBM
15 18 (0.31%) Atlassian
15 18 (0.31%) Capita
16 16 (0.27%) Adobe
16 16 (0.27%) DevExpress
16 16 (0.27%) NVIDIA