Period
to 15 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 86 79
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3,630 2,939 5,161
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.60% 3.51% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.91% 3.69% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,665 2,481 4,390
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £67,550
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 92,921 79,746 137,846
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.03% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,444 64,759 110,878
10th Percentile £31,627 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 15 June 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 15 June 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 3,068 £47,500 +5.56% 756
UK excluding London -4 2,741 £45,000 - 618
South East -8 801 £50,000 +11.11% 116
Work from Home +3 795 £47,500 +2.15% 187
London +34 647 £65,000 +8.33% 202
North of England -19 547 £41,361 -8.09% 177
South West -7 409 £45,000 +12.50% 83
Midlands +25 399 £40,000 - 121
North West -30 275 £45,000 - 107
East of England +34 244 £45,000 - 56
West Midlands +25 227 £40,000 -3.61% 69
Scotland +1 216 £45,000 - 37
Yorkshire +5 212 £40,000 -11.11% 49
East Midlands +9 171 £40,000 - 52
Northern Ireland +1 92 £40,000 +1.91% 11
North East -11 60 £39,000 +1.96% 21
Wales -16 51 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Isle of Man -12 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 2,295 (63.22%) C#
2 1,888 (52.01%) .NET
3 1,657 (45.65%) JavaScript
4 1,413 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
5 1,311 (36.12%) SQL
6 1,154 (31.79%) HTML
7 1,120 (30.85%) CSS
8 892 (24.57%) Java
9 852 (23.47%) MVC
10 847 (23.33%) .NET Core
11 846 (23.31%) Azure
12 844 (23.25%) Microsoft
13 806 (22.20%) AngularJS
14 803 (22.12%) SQL Server
15 725 (19.97%) React
16 689 (18.98%) ASP.NET
17 684 (18.84%) Software Engineering
18 567 (15.62%) TDD
19 542 (14.93%) Microservices
20 529 (14.57%) DevOps
21 507 (13.97%) Git (software)
22 505 (13.91%) HTML5
23 492 (13.55%) Python
24 470 (12.95%) Scrum
25 464 (12.78%) .NET Framework
26 456 (12.56%) Web Development
27 442 (12.18%) Oracle
28 420 (11.57%) Degree
29 418 (11.52%) Docker
30 410 (11.29%) Social Skills

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 95 (2.62%) CMS
2 68 (1.87%) IIS
3 54 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (1.16%) EPiServer
4 42 (1.16%) Umbraco
5 40 (1.10%) Apache
6 27 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 25 (0.69%) Confluence
8 24 (0.66%) Tornado
9 23 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 23 (0.63%) GemFire
10 20 (0.55%) SharePoint
10 20 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 19 (0.52%) NServiceBus
11 19 (0.52%) WordPress
12 14 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.36%) Drupal
14 12 (0.33%) Kentico
15 7 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.28%) GIMP
4 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.055%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.055%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.028%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.028%) Figma
Business Applications
1 12 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.14%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.11%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.083%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.055%) BambooHR
8 2 (0.055%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.055%) Magento
8 2 (0.055%) Shopify
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.028%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.028%) PlanetPress Connect
9 1 (0.028%) R3 Corda
9 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.028%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.028%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 846 (23.31%) Azure
2 381 (10.50%) AWS
3 169 (4.66%) SaaS
4 128 (3.53%) GitHub
5 84 (2.31%) Serverless
6 78 (2.15%) Azure Service Bus
7 76 (2.09%) GCP
8 34 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (0.83%) Power Platform
10 20 (0.55%) Azure Functions
11 19 (0.52%) PaaS
12 18 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (0.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 16 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (0.41%) Azure App Service
16 13 (0.36%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.36%) Asana
16 13 (0.36%) npm
17 11 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 10 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (0.96%) Internet
2 18 (0.50%) Ethernet
3 13 (0.36%) SpaceWire
4 12 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.28%) Broadband
6 9 (0.25%) Skype
7 8 (0.22%) HTTP
8 6 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
8 6 (0.17%) SSL
9 5 (0.14%) VoIP
9 5 (0.14%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.11%) H.323
10 4 (0.11%) Intranet
10 4 (0.11%) MQTT
10 4 (0.11%) Network Security
10 4 (0.11%) RTP
11 3 (0.083%) DNS
11 3 (0.083%) PPP
11 3 (0.083%) SNMP
12 2 (0.055%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (22.12%) SQL Server
2 262 (7.22%) MySQL
3 226 (6.23%) NoSQL
4 209 (5.76%) MongoDB
5 176 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 94 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 48 (1.32%) Big Data
9 43 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 38 (1.05%) Redis
11 37 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (0.83%) Power BI
14 28 (0.77%) SQLPlus
15 25 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 23 (0.63%) MariaDB
16 23 (0.63%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
18 16 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 507 (13.97%) Git (software)
2 149 (4.10%) Visual Studio
3 127 (3.50%) Selenium
3 127 (3.50%) TeamCity
4 120 (3.31%) Jenkins
5 98 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 91 (2.51%) JIRA
7 79 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 67 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 56 (1.54%) GitLab
9 56 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 49 (1.35%) Cypress.io
10 49 (1.35%) JUnit
11 45 (1.24%) WebDriver
12 38 (1.05%) Eclipse
13 37 (1.02%) Protractor
14 36 (0.99%) NUnit
15 30 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
16 29 (0.80%) Bitbucket
17 28 (0.77%) IntelliJ
General
1 410 (11.29%) Social Skills
2 395 (10.88%) Finance
3 171 (4.71%) Public Sector
4 154 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 112 (3.09%) Games
6 91 (2.51%) Marketing
7 90 (2.48%) Electronics
8 89 (2.45%) Retail
9 87 (2.40%) Telecoms
10 83 (2.29%) Banking
10 83 (2.29%) Manufacturing
11 78 (2.15%) Law
12 55 (1.52%) Back Office
13 52 (1.43%) Legal
14 51 (1.40%) Online Betting
15 35 (0.96%) Automotive
16 29 (0.80%) Presentation Skills
17 27 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
18 25 (0.69%) Wearables
19 24 (0.66%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,888 (52.01%) .NET
2 1,154 (31.79%) HTML
3 1,120 (30.85%) CSS
4 847 (23.33%) .NET Core
5 806 (22.20%) AngularJS
6 725 (19.97%) React
7 689 (18.98%) ASP.NET
8 505 (13.91%) HTML5
9 464 (12.78%) .NET Framework
10 370 (10.19%) jQuery
11 366 (10.08%) Node.js
12 335 (9.23%) Vue.js
13 314 (8.65%) REST
14 307 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 301 (8.29%) ASP.NET Web API
16 300 (8.26%) Entity Framework
17 280 (7.71%) RESTful
18 274 (7.55%) Java SE
19 269 (7.41%) Web Services
20 155 (4.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 301 (8.29%) Greenfield Project
2 167 (4.60%) User Experience
3 142 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 124 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 55 (1.52%) NHS
6 51 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 47 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 37 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
9 31 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (0.80%) N-Tier
11 28 (0.77%) Blog
11 28 (0.77%) Video\Live Streaming
12 26 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 24 (0.66%) Client/Server
14 22 (0.61%) Data Centre
14 22 (0.61%) LIMS
15 20 (0.55%) Life Science
15 20 (0.55%) Online Gambling
16 19 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
17 18 (0.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 404 (11.13%) Linux
2 209 (5.76%) Windows
3 88 (2.42%) Android
4 76 (2.09%) Unix
5 69 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.22%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.14%) Debian
11 4 (0.11%) CentOS
11 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.055%) Android TV
12 2 (0.055%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.055%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.055%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.028%) MVS
13 1 (0.028%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.028%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,413 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 852 (23.47%) MVC
3 684 (18.84%) Software Engineering
4 567 (15.62%) TDD
5 542 (14.93%) Microservices
6 529 (14.57%) DevOps
7 470 (12.95%) Scrum
8 456 (12.56%) Web Development
9 321 (8.84%) Computer Science
10 303 (8.35%) OO
11 292 (8.04%) SDLC
12 288 (7.93%) Test Automation
13 287 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
14 284 (7.82%) Mentoring
15 278 (7.66%) Cybersecurity
16 241 (6.64%) Unit Testing
17 222 (6.12%) BDD
18 221 (6.09%) OOP
19 212 (5.84%) Software Testing
20 211 (5.81%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 2,295 (63.22%) C#
2 1,657 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 1,311 (36.12%) SQL
4 892 (24.57%) Java
5 492 (13.55%) Python
6 318 (8.76%) TypeScript
7 291 (8.02%) Java 8
8 269 (7.41%) C++
8 269 (7.41%) PHP
9 221 (6.09%) T-SQL
10 148 (4.08%) Go
11 137 (3.77%) C
12 109 (3.00%) VB.NET
13 72 (1.98%) Ruby
14 55 (1.52%) ES6
14 55 (1.52%) Scala
15 53 (1.46%) VB
16 43 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 35 (0.96%) PowerShell
18 33 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 420 (11.57%) Degree
2 288 (7.93%) Oracle Certification
3 272 (7.49%) CIW
3 272 (7.49%) OCA
3 272 (7.49%) OCAJ
4 167 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 113 (3.11%) Security Cleared
6 96 (2.64%) SC Cleared
7 51 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 18 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 16 (0.44%) OCP
11 12 (0.33%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.14%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.083%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.083%) MCSD
14 3 (0.083%) PhD
15 2 (0.055%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (3.75%) QA
2 30 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.58%) Accessibility
4 19 (0.52%) GRC
5 11 (0.30%) GDPR
5 11 (0.30%) SLA
6 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.19%) ECSS
7 7 (0.19%) MISRA
7 7 (0.19%) MISRA C
7 7 (0.19%) PMO
8 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.055%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.055%) WCAG
10 1 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.028%) JTAG
10 1 (0.028%) PSD2
10 1 (0.028%) SEPA
10 1 (0.028%) TARGET2
System Software
1 418 (11.52%) Docker
2 29 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.74%) NDS
3 27 (0.74%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 18 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.44%) HDFS
6 10 (0.28%) Firmware
7 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.14%) LXC
8 4 (0.11%) Kamailio
8 4 (0.11%) KVM
8 4 (0.11%) OpenSIPS
9 3 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 293 (8.07%) Kubernetes
2 48 (1.32%) Terraform
3 32 (0.88%) Ansible
4 27 (0.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 15 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.17%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.14%) Bugsnag
8 3 (0.083%) Rancher
9 1 (0.028%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.028%) Control-M
9 1 (0.028%) Grafana
9 1 (0.028%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 844 (23.25%) Microsoft
2 442 (12.18%) Oracle
3 69 (1.90%) SAP
4 68 (1.87%) Xamarin
5 63 (1.74%) Google
6 61 (1.68%) Zend
7 33 (0.91%) VMware
8 31 (0.85%) Bloomberg
9 29 (0.80%) ANSYS
10 27 (0.74%) ForgeRock
10 27 (0.74%) NetIQ
11 23 (0.63%) Okta
12 20 (0.55%) Sitecore
13 19 (0.52%) PagerDuty
14 13 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.36%) Telerik
15 12 (0.33%) Adobe
16 10 (0.28%) IBM
17 9 (0.25%) Guidewire
18 8 (0.22%) MuleSoft