Period
to 1 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 84 86
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,573 4,790 5,961
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 3.42% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 3.57% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,514 4,159 5,482
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 45,536 134,268 158,912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.73% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 37,341 106,950 128,076
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -9 1,361 £47,750 +6.11% 483
UK excluding London +7 1,278 £45,000 +5.88% 427
South East -2 434 £50,000 +11.11% 86
North of England +16 308 £45,000 +9.76% 118
London -52 239 £67,500 +12.50% 115
Work from Home +33 220 £47,500 +5.56% 101
North West +32 202 £45,000 +5.88% 75
South West +4 157 £40,000 -5.88% 49
Midlands +5 136 £45,000 +5.88% 67
West Midlands +18 94 £42,500 - 50
East of England +23 79 £45,000 +4.05% 47
Scotland +8 77 £43,750 +8.70% 36
Yorkshire 0 68 £47,500 +18.75% 25
Northern Ireland +8 63 £50,000 +42.86% 12
East Midlands -4 42 £47,500 +18.75% 16
North East +13 38 £41,000 -3.53% 18
Wales -10 26 £45,000 +28.57% 12

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 1,079 (68.60%) C#
2 965 (61.35%) .NET
3 749 (47.62%) JavaScript
4 647 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
5 550 (34.97%) SQL
6 459 (29.18%) SQL Server
7 446 (28.35%) HTML
8 442 (28.10%) MVC
9 439 (27.91%) ASP.NET
10 426 (27.08%) Azure
11 394 (25.05%) CSS
12 362 (23.01%) AngularJS
13 360 (22.89%) .NET Core
14 307 (19.52%) Software Engineering
15 297 (18.88%) Java
16 290 (18.44%) Microsoft
17 288 (18.31%) TDD
18 271 (17.23%) DevOps
19 268 (17.04%) React
20 266 (16.91%) .NET Framework
21 237 (15.07%) Python
22 220 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
23 217 (13.80%) Git (software)
23 217 (13.80%) OO
24 194 (12.33%) AWS
25 193 (12.27%) jQuery
25 193 (12.27%) ASP.NET Web API
26 190 (12.08%) Microservices
27 189 (12.02%) Scrum
28 180 (11.44%) C++

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 36 (2.29%) IIS
2 30 (1.91%) Apache
3 18 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.08%) CMS
4 17 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.02%) NServiceBus
6 13 (0.83%) JBoss
7 12 (0.76%) Kentico
8 11 (0.70%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.45%) IBM Domino
9 7 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.38%) Confluence
11 5 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.25%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.19%) Drupal
13 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.19%) WordPress
14 2 (0.13%) nginx
14 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (0.57%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.064%) InDesign
5 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.064%) Mingle
5 1 (0.064%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.064%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.13%) Magento
3 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.064%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 426 (27.08%) Azure
2 194 (12.33%) AWS
3 99 (6.29%) SaaS
4 45 (2.86%) GitHub
5 25 (1.59%) GCP
6 20 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.21%) Serverless
8 18 (1.14%) Office 365
9 16 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.95%) npm
11 14 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (0.83%) Logic Apps
13 10 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
16 4 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 3 (0.19%) Azure Stack
17 3 (0.19%) NuGet
17 3 (0.19%) PaaS
17 3 (0.19%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.40%) HTTP
1 22 (1.40%) Internet
2 11 (0.70%) DNS
3 6 (0.38%) Skype
3 6 (0.38%) SMTP
3 6 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.19%) SNMP
5 2 (0.13%) 2G
5 2 (0.13%) 3G
5 2 (0.13%) 4G
5 2 (0.13%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.13%) Broadband
5 2 (0.13%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.13%) Network Security
5 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.064%) 5G
6 1 (0.064%) FTP
6 1 (0.064%) Tactical Data Link
6 1 (0.064%) VoIP
6 1 (0.064%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (29.18%) SQL Server
2 111 (7.06%) MySQL
3 70 (4.45%) NoSQL
4 53 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 45 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 31 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.78%) Big Data
7 28 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (0.83%) GIS
12 12 (0.76%) Redis
12 12 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
16 6 (0.38%) SQLite
17 5 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 217 (13.80%) Git (software)
2 98 (6.23%) Selenium
3 68 (4.32%) Jenkins
4 63 (4.01%) Visual Studio
5 57 (3.62%) JIRA
6 37 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 36 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (2.16%) WebDriver
9 32 (2.03%) SpecFlow
10 22 (1.40%) NUnit
11 21 (1.34%) Eclipse
11 21 (1.34%) Subversion
12 20 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.95%) JMeter
14 14 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (0.83%) GitLab
15 13 (0.83%) JUnit
15 13 (0.83%) Maven
15 13 (0.83%) webpack
16 12 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 170 (10.81%) Finance
2 40 (2.54%) Public Sector
3 37 (2.35%) Games
4 35 (2.23%) Marketing
5 34 (2.16%) Retail
6 25 (1.59%) Electronics
6 25 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.40%) Law
8 19 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.57%) Back Office
10 8 (0.51%) Advertising
11 7 (0.45%) Front Office
12 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.32%) Banking
12 5 (0.32%) Local Government
12 5 (0.32%) Publishing
13 4 (0.25%) Automotive
13 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.25%) German Language
14 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 965 (61.35%) .NET
2 446 (28.35%) HTML
3 439 (27.91%) ASP.NET
4 394 (25.05%) CSS
5 362 (23.01%) AngularJS
6 360 (22.89%) .NET Core
7 268 (17.04%) React
8 266 (16.91%) .NET Framework
9 220 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 193 (12.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 193 (12.27%) jQuery
11 153 (9.73%) Entity Framework
12 142 (9.03%) REST
13 126 (8.01%) RESTful
14 118 (7.50%) Web Services
15 109 (6.93%) Node.js
15 109 (6.93%) Vue.js
16 105 (6.68%) HTML5
17 92 (5.85%) WCF
18 88 (5.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 49 (3.12%) User Experience
5 48 (3.05%) Algorithms
6 43 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.21%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (0.89%) LIMS
12 13 (0.83%) Cybercrime
13 10 (0.64%) NHS
14 9 (0.57%) Blog
15 8 (0.51%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.51%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
17 6 (0.38%) DataPower
17 6 (0.38%) Life Science
17 6 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 133 (8.46%) Linux
2 69 (4.39%) Windows
3 43 (2.73%) Android
4 30 (1.91%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.51%) Unix
8 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.13%) Debian
9 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.064%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.064%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.064%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (28.10%) MVC
3 307 (19.52%) Software Engineering
4 288 (18.31%) TDD
5 271 (17.23%) DevOps
6 217 (13.80%) OO
7 190 (12.08%) Microservices
8 189 (12.02%) Scrum
9 169 (10.74%) Test Automation
10 150 (9.54%) Mentoring
11 149 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
12 148 (9.41%) Computer Science
13 124 (7.88%) Web Development
14 116 (7.37%) OOP
15 115 (7.31%) BDD
15 115 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
16 109 (6.93%) Fintech
17 101 (6.42%) Unit Testing
18 95 (6.04%) SDLC
19 87 (5.53%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,079 (68.60%) C#
2 749 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 550 (34.97%) SQL
4 297 (18.88%) Java
5 237 (15.07%) Python
6 180 (11.44%) C++
7 121 (7.69%) TypeScript
8 106 (6.74%) PHP
9 72 (4.58%) T-SQL
10 60 (3.81%) VB.NET
11 44 (2.80%) Go
12 32 (2.03%) C
13 29 (1.84%) Ruby
13 29 (1.84%) VB
14 23 (1.46%) Kotlin
15 22 (1.40%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.08%) Bash Shell
16 17 (1.08%) Perl
16 17 (1.08%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.02%) ES6
Qualifications
1 176 (11.19%) Degree
2 92 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.45%) PhD
10 6 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.25%) HND
12 3 (0.19%) ISEB
13 1 (0.064%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.064%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.064%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.064%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.91%) QA
2 9 (0.57%) GDPR
3 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.064%) PSD2
System Software
1 166 (10.55%) Docker
2 15 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) Ceph
4 2 (0.13%) Firmware
4 2 (0.13%) Xen
5 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.064%) KVM
5 1 (0.064%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 118 (7.50%) Kubernetes
2 31 (1.97%) Terraform
3 16 (1.02%) Ansible
4 7 (0.45%) Kibana
4 7 (0.45%) logstash
5 5 (0.32%) Puppet
6 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.13%) Proxmox
7 1 (0.064%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.064%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.064%) MIIS
7 1 (0.064%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.064%) Rancher
7 1 (0.064%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.064%) WSUS
Vendors
1 290 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 56 (3.56%) Xamarin
3 53 (3.37%) Oracle
4 27 (1.72%) Google
5 24 (1.53%) IBM
5 24 (1.53%) SAP
6 21 (1.34%) Zend
7 13 (0.83%) Ceridian
7 13 (0.83%) VMware
8 8 (0.51%) Sage
9 7 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.32%) HubSpot
10 5 (0.32%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.32%) Sybase
11 4 (0.25%) Lotus
11 4 (0.25%) Progress
11 4 (0.25%) Wallstreet Suite
12 3 (0.19%) Apple
12 3 (0.19%) Siebel
12 3 (0.19%) Twitter