Period
to 20 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 102 94 87
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3,991 1,626 4,836
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.30% 3.31% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 3.49% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,910 1,377 4,011
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £56,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 110,654 46,569 135,380
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.40% 94.80% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 76,947 38,517 109,051
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 19 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 20 September 2021. 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 -5 3,252 £50,000 +5.26% 695
UK excluding London -11 2,772 £45,000 - 543
Work from Home -6 1,003 £50,000 +5.26% 214
South East -8 908 £50,000 - 117
London +41 857 £67,500 +3.85% 205
North of England -46 468 £43,000 -4.44% 147
Midlands -3 374 £41,500 -7.78% 109
South West -10 321 £45,000 +12.50% 64
Scotland +18 289 £45,000 +2.86% 38
East of England +15 268 £45,000 - 52
West Midlands +2 250 £41,500 -7.78% 65
North West -58 234 £45,000 - 62
Yorkshire -24 168 £42,500 -10.53% 59
East Midlands -7 123 £42,500 -10.53% 44
Northern Ireland -11 105 £41,500 -20.95% 7
North East -9 66 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Wales -28 43 £40,000 -0.89% 9
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 2,345 (58.76%) C#
2 2,116 (53.02%) .NET
3 1,854 (46.45%) JavaScript
4 1,752 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
5 1,548 (38.79%) SQL
6 1,056 (26.46%) React
7 1,018 (25.51%) AngularJS
8 978 (24.51%) Azure
9 975 (24.43%) SQL Server
10 926 (23.20%) Java
11 902 (22.60%) HTML
12 873 (21.87%) MVC
13 856 (21.45%) TDD
14 853 (21.37%) .NET Core
15 846 (21.20%) CSS
16 833 (20.87%) Software Engineering
17 732 (18.34%) ASP.NET
18 715 (17.92%) Full Stack Development
19 662 (16.59%) Microsoft
20 658 (16.49%) Python
21 656 (16.44%) Scrum
22 631 (15.81%) Git (software)
23 625 (15.66%) Microservices
24 586 (14.68%) Node.js
25 575 (14.41%) DevOps
26 574 (14.38%) AWS
27 558 (13.98%) Degree
28 534 (13.38%) Social Skills
29 490 (12.28%) .NET Framework
30 487 (12.20%) Computer Science

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 88 (2.20%) CMS
2 74 (1.85%) Apache
3 66 (1.65%) Umbraco
4 54 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 48 (1.20%) IIS
6 44 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (1.05%) GemFire
8 36 (0.90%) Confluence
9 33 (0.83%) Tornado
10 29 (0.73%) EPiServer
11 24 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 20 (0.50%) SharePoint
13 19 (0.48%) Jupyter
14 18 (0.45%) Kentico
15 14 (0.35%) LiveCycle
15 14 (0.35%) Mule
15 14 (0.35%) WordPress
16 13 (0.33%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.28%) Tomcat
18 9 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 22 (0.55%) GIMP
4 18 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.13%) InVision
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.025%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.025%) Figma
8 1 (0.025%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 33 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.20%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 7 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.15%) Magento
6 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.13%) OpenCart
6 5 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.10%) SAP GTS
7 4 (0.10%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.050%) BambooHR
9 2 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.050%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.050%) osCommerce
9 2 (0.050%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.050%) Shopify
9 2 (0.050%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.025%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.025%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 978 (24.51%) Azure
2 574 (14.38%) AWS
3 195 (4.89%) GitHub
4 194 (4.86%) SaaS
5 114 (2.86%) Serverless
6 111 (2.78%) GCP
7 85 (2.13%) Azure Service Bus
8 66 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
9 41 (1.03%) Power Platform
10 40 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.60%) PaaS
12 23 (0.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 21 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
14 19 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (0.48%) Yarn
15 17 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (0.43%) npm
16 16 (0.40%) AWS Step Functions
16 16 (0.40%) GitHub Actions
17 15 (0.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.08%) Broadband
2 38 (0.95%) HTTP
3 31 (0.78%) Ethernet
4 26 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.58%) Bluetooth
5 23 (0.58%) DVB
5 23 (0.58%) Internet
6 13 (0.33%) Network Security
7 10 (0.25%) SpaceWire
8 9 (0.23%) MQTT
9 8 (0.20%) SSL
10 6 (0.15%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.10%) Skype
12 3 (0.075%) Wireless
13 2 (0.050%) DNS
13 2 (0.050%) NBAP
13 2 (0.050%) PPP
13 2 (0.050%) SNMP
13 2 (0.050%) SSH
13 2 (0.050%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 975 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 315 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 303 (7.59%) NoSQL
4 281 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 266 (6.66%) MySQL
6 154 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
7 90 (2.26%) Big Data
8 72 (1.80%) Redis
9 52 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 51 (1.28%) RDBMS
11 50 (1.25%) MariaDB
12 48 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (1.03%) HBase
14 36 (0.90%) Oracle Database
14 36 (0.90%) Power BI
15 34 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 33 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
17 31 (0.78%) Blockchain
18 30 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
19 24 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 631 (15.81%) Git (software)
2 169 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 163 (4.08%) Visual Studio
4 151 (3.78%) Selenium
4 151 (3.78%) TeamCity
5 134 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 126 (3.16%) JIRA
7 96 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 89 (2.23%) GitLab
9 85 (2.13%) Cypress.io
10 82 (2.05%) JUnit
11 80 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 71 (1.78%) Eclipse
13 60 (1.50%) NUnit
14 56 (1.40%) IntelliJ
15 51 (1.28%) Protractor
16 50 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
17 46 (1.15%) SpecFlow
18 43 (1.08%) Gradle
18 43 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 534 (13.38%) Social Skills
2 449 (11.25%) Finance
3 228 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 167 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 143 (3.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 113 (2.83%) Games
7 111 (2.78%) Banking
8 104 (2.61%) Law
9 103 (2.58%) Retail
10 91 (2.28%) Marketing
11 70 (1.75%) Legal
12 68 (1.70%) Telecoms
13 61 (1.53%) Online Betting
14 56 (1.40%) Manufacturing
15 55 (1.38%) Electronics
16 53 (1.33%) Back Office
17 36 (0.90%) Advertising
18 35 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
19 33 (0.83%) Wearables
20 31 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,116 (53.02%) .NET
2 1,056 (26.46%) React
3 1,018 (25.51%) AngularJS
4 902 (22.60%) HTML
5 853 (21.37%) .NET Core
6 846 (21.20%) CSS
7 732 (18.34%) ASP.NET
8 586 (14.68%) Node.js
9 490 (12.28%) .NET Framework
10 424 (10.62%) REST
11 418 (10.47%) jQuery
12 377 (9.45%) Web Services
13 363 (9.10%) RESTful
14 355 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
15 346 (8.67%) Vue.js
16 312 (7.82%) Spring
17 309 (7.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 268 (6.72%) Entity Framework
19 255 (6.39%) HTML5
20 200 (5.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 359 (9.00%) Greenfield Project
2 196 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
3 193 (4.84%) User Experience
4 155 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 99 (2.48%) Algorithms
6 71 (1.78%) Life Science
7 57 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 56 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 51 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
10 50 (1.25%) NHS
11 47 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
12 42 (1.05%) Social Media
13 37 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 35 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 34 (0.85%) Blog
15 34 (0.85%) Cloud Native
16 33 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
17 29 (0.73%) Derivative
18 27 (0.68%) Digital TV
19 26 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 460 (11.53%) Linux
2 265 (6.64%) Windows
3 152 (3.81%) Unix
4 128 (3.21%) Android
5 104 (2.61%) Apple iOS
6 33 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 29 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.10%) CentOS
11 4 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.075%) Debian
13 2 (0.050%) AIX
13 2 (0.050%) HPUX
13 2 (0.050%) VMS
13 2 (0.050%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.050%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.025%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,752 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 873 (21.87%) MVC
3 856 (21.45%) TDD
4 833 (20.87%) Software Engineering
5 715 (17.92%) Full Stack Development
6 656 (16.44%) Scrum
7 625 (15.66%) Microservices
8 575 (14.41%) DevOps
9 487 (12.20%) Computer Science
10 470 (11.78%) Mentoring
11 383 (9.60%) BDD
12 382 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
13 380 (9.52%) SDLC
14 374 (9.37%) OO
15 331 (8.29%) Test Automation
16 311 (7.79%) Fintech
17 288 (7.22%) Unit Testing
18 275 (6.89%) Software Testing
19 273 (6.84%) OOP
20 267 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,345 (58.76%) C#
2 1,854 (46.45%) JavaScript
3 1,548 (38.79%) SQL
4 926 (23.20%) Java
5 658 (16.49%) Python
6 401 (10.05%) TypeScript
7 381 (9.55%) C++
8 332 (8.32%) PHP
9 206 (5.16%) T-SQL
10 165 (4.13%) C
11 160 (4.01%) Go
12 138 (3.46%) VB.NET
13 120 (3.01%) Ruby
14 118 (2.96%) Scala
15 85 (2.13%) Bash Shell
16 78 (1.95%) Kotlin
17 72 (1.80%) R
18 66 (1.65%) Apple Swift
19 65 (1.63%) PowerShell
20 64 (1.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 558 (13.98%) Degree
2 228 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 203 (5.09%) Security Cleared
4 169 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 40 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (0.98%) OCP
6 39 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
7 27 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 24 (0.60%) DBS Check
9 20 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (0.20%) Sun Certification
13 7 (0.18%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.18%) ISEB
13 7 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.075%) PhD
15 2 (0.050%) Chartered Engineer
16 1 (0.025%) MCAD
16 1 (0.025%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (4.71%) QA
2 34 (0.85%) GDPR
3 30 (0.75%) Accessibility
4 26 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.45%) ECSS
5 18 (0.45%) MISRA
5 18 (0.45%) MISRA C
6 11 (0.28%) GRC
7 10 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 8 (0.20%) GxP
10 7 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.18%) PMO
11 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.15%) TickIT
12 5 (0.13%) SLA
13 4 (0.10%) WCAG
14 3 (0.075%) GAMP
15 2 (0.050%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 480 (12.03%) Docker
2 41 (1.03%) HDFS
3 32 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 26 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.60%) NDS
5 24 (0.60%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 6 (0.15%) Firmware
7 2 (0.050%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.025%) KVM
8 1 (0.025%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 337 (8.44%) Kubernetes
2 82 (2.05%) Terraform
3 75 (1.88%) Ansible
4 31 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 11 (0.28%) Bugsnag
7 6 (0.15%) Grafana
7 6 (0.15%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.13%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.10%) Istio
9 4 (0.10%) Kubeflow
10 3 (0.075%) Puppet
10 3 (0.075%) Rancher
10 3 (0.075%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.050%) MaaS360
11 2 (0.050%) Salt
12 1 (0.025%) Amdocs OSS
12 1 (0.025%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 662 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 208 (5.21%) Oracle
3 72 (1.80%) Xamarin
4 69 (1.73%) Zend
5 66 (1.65%) Google
6 63 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 48 (1.20%) VMware
8 47 (1.18%) YouTube
9 46 (1.15%) SAP
10 44 (1.10%) Okta
11 40 (1.00%) Adobe
12 24 (0.60%) ForgeRock
12 24 (0.60%) NetIQ
12 24 (0.60%) Spotify
13 21 (0.53%) Bloomberg
14 20 (0.50%) Netlify
15 17 (0.43%) ANSYS
16 15 (0.38%) IBM
17 14 (0.35%) Talend
18 12 (0.30%) Agilent