Period
to 22 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 89 120
Rank change year-on-year +3 +31 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6,176 5,700 5,457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 3.30% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 3.43% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5,441 5,114 5,093
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 £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 167,089 166,367 194,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,686 136,971 163,081
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 17 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 22 June 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 +4 5,707 £45,000 +12.50% 1,063
UK excluding London -1 4,659 £42,500 +6.25% 889
South East +3 1,612 £45,000 +12.50% 235
London +55 1,405 £55,000 +4.76% 252
North of England -15 878 £42,500 +6.25% 208
South West +28 682 £39,000 +4.00% 134
East of England +6 610 £45,000 +12.50% 98
Midlands -20 532 £40,000 +6.67% 134
North West -23 438 £42,500 +13.33% 113
Yorkshire -14 340 £42,500 +6.25% 73
West Midlands -14 328 £39,047 +4.13% 75
Scotland -1 228 £39,500 -1.25% 39
East Midlands -8 204 £40,000 +1.27% 59
North East +8 101 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Wales -12 62 £37,750 +7.86% 23
Northern Ireland +3 61 £35,000 +2.94% 18
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4,116 (66.65%) C#
2 3,517 (56.95%) .NET
3 3,205 (51.89%) JavaScript
4 2,817 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
5 2,522 (40.84%) SQL
6 2,251 (36.45%) HTML
7 2,082 (33.71%) SQL Server
8 2,078 (33.65%) ASP.NET
9 2,063 (33.40%) MVC
10 1,955 (31.65%) CSS
11 1,811 (29.32%) Java
12 1,513 (24.50%) Software Engineering
13 1,452 (23.51%) AngularJS
14 1,199 (19.41%) Degree
15 1,180 (19.11%) TDD
16 1,177 (19.06%) Microsoft
17 1,096 (17.75%) OO
18 1,078 (17.45%) jQuery
19 1,033 (16.73%) ASP.NET MVC
20 971 (15.72%) Scrum
21 947 (15.33%) Finance
22 913 (14.78%) C++
23 910 (14.73%) Git (software)
24 878 (14.22%) Computer Science
25 835 (13.52%) Web Services
26 812 (13.15%) Python
27 808 (13.08%) .NET Framework
28 712 (11.53%) ASP.NET Web API
29 701 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
30 691 (11.19%) Test Automation

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
1 172 (2.78%) IIS
2 155 (2.51%) CMS
3 147 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 115 (1.86%) Confluence
5 105 (1.70%) Apache
6 88 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 87 (1.41%) Umbraco
8 62 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 50 (0.81%) nginx
10 41 (0.66%) JBoss
11 40 (0.65%) Apache Spark
12 37 (0.60%) WordPress
13 34 (0.55%) NServiceBus
14 31 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.44%) Apache Solr
15 27 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 25 (0.40%) EPiServer
16 25 (0.40%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 20 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (0.60%) Chatbot
2 34 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.11%) Simulink
6 7 (0.11%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.097%) TargetLink
8 5 (0.081%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.049%) Stata
10 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.016%) Blender
11 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.016%) Maya
11 1 (0.016%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 42 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
3 14 (0.23%) Magento
4 13 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.081%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.049%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.032%) Front Arena
11 2 (0.032%) nopCommerce
11 2 (0.032%) Oracle SCM
11 2 (0.032%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.032%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.032%) TIBCO iProcess
11 2 (0.032%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.032%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 701 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 530 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
3 205 (3.32%) SaaS
4 150 (2.43%) GitHub
5 77 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 40 (0.65%) PaaS
7 39 (0.63%) Serverless
8 30 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 30 (0.49%) npm
9 22 (0.36%) Office 365
10 19 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (0.29%) Slack
12 13 (0.21%) DigitalOcean
13 12 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.16%) G Suite
16 8 (0.13%) Boomi
16 8 (0.13%) FinancialForce
16 8 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 64 (1.04%) HTTP
3 60 (0.97%) SMS
4 43 (0.70%) Internet
5 27 (0.44%) SSL
6 21 (0.34%) IPv4
7 19 (0.31%) IPv6
8 18 (0.29%) SSH
9 13 (0.21%) RS-232
9 13 (0.21%) WPA
10 12 (0.19%) Intranet
11 11 (0.18%) Ethernet
12 10 (0.16%) DNS
13 8 (0.13%) AMQP
13 8 (0.13%) Broadband
14 7 (0.11%) VoIP
15 6 (0.097%) RS-485
15 6 (0.097%) VPN
15 6 (0.097%) X.509
16 5 (0.081%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,082 (33.71%) SQL Server
2 513 (8.31%) MySQL
3 388 (6.28%) Relational Database
4 270 (4.37%) NoSQL
5 229 (3.71%) MongoDB
6 186 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
7 171 (2.77%) Big Data
8 167 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 135 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 135 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 89 (1.44%) Redis
10 89 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 85 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 83 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (0.83%) Blockchain
14 50 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
15 49 (0.79%) GIS
16 47 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 41 (0.66%) SQLite
18 40 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 910 (14.73%) Git (software)
2 515 (8.34%) Visual Studio
3 411 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 364 (5.89%) Jenkins
5 303 (4.91%) JIRA
6 264 (4.27%) NUnit
7 257 (4.16%) Selenium
8 235 (3.81%) Subversion
9 189 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 143 (2.32%) JUnit
10 143 (2.32%) SpecFlow
11 129 (2.09%) Maven
12 119 (1.93%) WebDriver
13 76 (1.23%) Eclipse
14 74 (1.20%) TeamCity
15 57 (0.92%) Vagrant
16 54 (0.87%) Mercurial
17 53 (0.86%) Jasmine
18 51 (0.83%) Bitbucket
19 50 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 947 (15.33%) Finance
2 334 (5.41%) Retail
3 205 (3.32%) Marketing
4 202 (3.27%) Games
5 153 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 149 (2.41%) Banking
7 138 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 136 (2.20%) Electronics
9 103 (1.67%) Front Office
10 93 (1.51%) Advertising
11 68 (1.10%) Legal
12 66 (1.07%) Automotive
13 56 (0.91%) Law
14 53 (0.86%) Back Office
15 32 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 29 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 25 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.15%) German Language
19 9 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,517 (56.95%) .NET
2 2,251 (36.45%) HTML
3 2,078 (33.65%) ASP.NET
4 1,955 (31.65%) CSS
5 1,452 (23.51%) AngularJS
6 1,078 (17.45%) jQuery
7 1,033 (16.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 835 (13.52%) Web Services
9 808 (13.08%) .NET Framework
10 712 (11.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 602 (9.75%) HTML5
12 590 (9.55%) XML
13 579 (9.38%) React
14 575 (9.31%) RESTful
15 488 (7.90%) Entity Framework
16 474 (7.67%) WCF
17 412 (6.67%) WPF
18 402 (6.51%) Node.js
19 397 (6.43%) REST
20 384 (6.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 878 (14.22%) Computer Science
2 480 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
3 314 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 267 (4.32%) User Experience
5 227 (3.68%) Mobile App
6 203 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 183 (2.96%) Algorithms
8 140 (2.27%) Fintech
9 133 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 72 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 55 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 49 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 48 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 43 (0.70%) NHS
15 41 (0.66%) N-Tier
16 35 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 33 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
18 26 (0.42%) Public Cloud
19 25 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 23 (0.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 687 (11.12%) Linux
2 619 (10.02%) Windows
3 196 (3.17%) Android
4 186 (3.01%) Unix
5 132 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 49 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 18 (0.29%) FreeBSD
10 15 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
11 12 (0.19%) CentOS
12 10 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 9 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
15 7 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.11%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.097%) Debian
16 6 (0.097%) VMS
17 3 (0.049%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.032%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,817 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2,063 (33.40%) MVC
3 1,513 (24.50%) Software Engineering
4 1,180 (19.11%) TDD
5 1,096 (17.75%) OO
6 971 (15.72%) Scrum
7 691 (11.19%) Test Automation
8 668 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
9 665 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
10 630 (10.20%) SDLC
11 629 (10.18%) Unit Testing
12 584 (9.46%) Web Development
13 541 (8.76%) BDD
14 462 (7.48%) OOP
15 386 (6.25%) Mentoring
16 355 (5.75%) Microservices
17 343 (5.55%) DevOps
18 333 (5.39%) Mathematics
19 288 (4.66%) SDET
20 278 (4.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4,116 (66.65%) C#
2 3,205 (51.89%) JavaScript
3 2,522 (40.84%) SQL
4 1,811 (29.32%) Java
5 913 (14.78%) C++
6 812 (13.15%) Python
7 499 (8.08%) PHP
8 496 (8.03%) T-SQL
9 372 (6.02%) C
10 306 (4.95%) VB.NET
11 283 (4.58%) TypeScript
12 226 (3.66%) Ruby
13 217 (3.51%) Scala
14 137 (2.22%) VB
15 134 (2.17%) PL/SQL
16 118 (1.91%) Perl
17 103 (1.67%) Java 8
18 85 (1.38%) PowerShell
19 76 (1.23%) Go
20 72 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,199 (19.41%) Degree
2 437 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 142 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.38%) PhD
5 75 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 47 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 26 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.32%) DBS Check
9 20 (0.32%) ISEB
10 18 (0.29%) HND
11 11 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.15%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.081%) MCP
14 3 (0.049%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.049%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.032%) HNC
15 2 (0.032%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.032%) MCSD
15 2 (0.032%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (3.76%) QA
2 14 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.18%) PMO
4 10 (0.16%) GCP
5 9 (0.15%) GDPR
5 9 (0.15%) JTAG
5 9 (0.15%) SLA
6 6 (0.097%) HAZOP
7 5 (0.081%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.049%) COSHH
8 3 (0.049%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.049%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.032%) TickIT
9 2 (0.032%) WAI
9 2 (0.032%) WCAG
10 1 (0.016%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.016%) MiFID
10 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 330 (5.34%) Docker
2 33 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.36%) vSphere
4 20 (0.32%) Firmware
5 11 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.049%) HDFS
9 2 (0.032%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.032%) KVM
9 2 (0.032%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.032%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.016%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.016%) LXC
Systems Management
1 84 (1.36%) Ansible
2 58 (0.94%) Kubernetes
2 58 (0.94%) Terraform
3 24 (0.39%) HAProxy
3 24 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 22 (0.36%) Puppet
5 20 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
6 19 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.29%) Icinga
8 10 (0.16%) Grafana
9 8 (0.13%) Kibana
9 8 (0.13%) Rancher
10 4 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.065%) Marathon
11 3 (0.049%) HockeyApp
11 3 (0.049%) logstash
11 3 (0.049%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.032%) Consul
12 2 (0.032%) Graphite
12 2 (0.032%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,177 (19.06%) Microsoft
2 379 (6.14%) Oracle
3 174 (2.82%) Google
4 152 (2.46%) Xamarin
5 125 (2.02%) SAP
6 65 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 62 (1.00%) Capita
8 41 (0.66%) Twitter
9 36 (0.58%) Zend
10 31 (0.50%) WorldPay
11 29 (0.47%) Sitecore
12 20 (0.32%) VMware
13 19 (0.31%) New Relic
14 17 (0.28%) ServiceNow
15 16 (0.26%) IBM
16 15 (0.24%) TOWER Software
17 14 (0.23%) Adobe
17 14 (0.23%) TIBCO
18 13 (0.21%) ATG
18 13 (0.21%) Sage