Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 106 140
Rank change year-on-year +10 +34 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5826 5301 5130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 2.85% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 2.95% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5186 4938 4745
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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
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 £26,473
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 12 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 12 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 +13 5375 £42,500 +6.25% 439
UK excluding London +9 4564 £40,000 - 357
South East +11 1524 £42,500 +6.25% 111
London +20 1182 £55,000 +10.00% 98
North of England -12 934 £40,000 +3.90% 101
East of England +17 610 £43,500 +16.00% 47
South West +29 586 £36,742 -8.15% 39
Midlands +3 554 £37,500 - 43
North West -17 517 £42,500 +6.25% 54
Yorkshire +3 344 £40,000 +6.67% 36
West Midlands +10 340 £38,750 +10.71% 23
Scotland +23 221 £40,000 +5.64% 12
East Midlands +1 216 £38,500 -3.75% 20
Wales -14 83 £35,000 -6.67% 1
North East +4 73 £35,000 -7.65% 11
Northern Ireland +4 53 £37,500 +10.29% 3

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 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 3862 (66.29%) C#
2 3295 (56.56%) .NET
3 3022 (51.87%) JavaScript
4 2682 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
5 2397 (41.14%) SQL
6 2154 (36.97%) HTML
7 2112 (36.25%) SQL Server
8 2058 (35.32%) ASP.NET
9 1995 (34.24%) MVC
10 1855 (31.84%) CSS
11 1671 (28.68%) Java
12 1404 (24.10%) Software Engineering
13 1386 (23.79%) Degree
14 1213 (20.82%) AngularJS
15 1140 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1111 (19.07%) jQuery
17 1041 (17.87%) Microsoft
18 1016 (17.44%) C++
19 969 (16.63%) Computer Science
20 955 (16.39%) Finance
21 952 (16.34%) Scrum
22 942 (16.17%) TDD
23 913 (15.67%) OO
24 878 (15.07%) Web Services
25 757 (12.99%) Python
26 723 (12.41%) SDLC
27 719 (12.34%) .NET Framework
27 719 (12.34%) Git (software)
28 699 (12.00%) Linux
29 682 (11.71%) 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
1 188 (3.23%) IIS
2 115 (1.97%) Apache
3 114 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 104 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 83 (1.42%) CMS
6 80 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 68 (1.17%) JBoss
8 56 (0.96%) Apache Spark
9 40 (0.69%) Confluence
10 38 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 33 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 20 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.31%) Ethereum
15 17 (0.29%) nginx
15 17 (0.29%) WebLogic
16 16 (0.27%) EPiServer
16 16 (0.27%) Hyperledger
16 16 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 50 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.086%) 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 68 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (0.14%) Magento
4 4 (0.069%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.069%) 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
1 510 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 386 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
3 238 (4.09%) SaaS
4 167 (2.87%) GitHub
5 48 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (0.46%) Serverless
8 25 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.39%) npm
10 19 (0.33%) PaaS
11 16 (0.27%) Office 365
12 14 (0.24%) IaaS
13 13 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.22%) Slack
14 7 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.12%) Force.com
15 6 (0.10%) Heroku
16 5 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 116 (1.99%) Internet
2 97 (1.66%) HTTP
3 73 (1.25%) 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 (0.21%) 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 2112 (36.25%) SQL Server
2 424 (7.28%) MySQL
3 350 (6.01%) NoSQL
4 336 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 222 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 175 (3.00%) Big Data
7 174 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
8 167 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 139 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 110 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 87 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 86 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 80 (1.37%) RDBMS
14 74 (1.27%) Oracle Database
15 69 (1.18%) Redis
16 67 (1.15%) Hadoop
17 48 (0.82%) Blockchain
18 46 (0.79%) Neo4j
19 36 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
20 29 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 719 (12.34%) Git (software)
2 527 (9.05%) Visual Studio
3 346 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 277 (4.75%) Subversion
5 271 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 241 (4.14%) NUnit
7 228 (3.91%) JIRA
8 187 (3.21%) Selenium
9 152 (2.61%) TeamCity
10 147 (2.52%) Maven
11 124 (2.13%) JUnit
12 107 (1.84%) Cucumber
13 81 (1.39%) SpecFlow
14 77 (1.32%) WebDriver
15 75 (1.29%) Eclipse
16 68 (1.17%) Mercurial
17 63 (1.08%) Bitbucket
18 57 (0.98%) Moq
19 56 (0.96%) Ant
20 49 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 955 (16.39%) Finance
2 234 (4.02%) Retail
3 202 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 198 (3.40%) Banking
5 182 (3.12%) Marketing
6 161 (2.76%) Games
7 147 (2.52%) Electronics
8 112 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 75 (1.29%) Advertising
10 68 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 64 (1.10%) Legal
12 57 (0.98%) Back Office
13 56 (0.96%) Automotive
14 49 (0.84%) Front Office
15 47 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.79%) Aerospace
17 45 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 36 (0.62%) Retail Banking
19 31 (0.53%) Law
20 20 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3295 (56.56%) .NET
2 2154 (36.97%) HTML
3 2058 (35.32%) ASP.NET
4 1855 (31.84%) CSS
5 1213 (20.82%) AngularJS
6 1140 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1111 (19.07%) jQuery
8 878 (15.07%) Web Services
9 719 (12.34%) .NET Framework
10 682 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 600 (10.30%) HTML5
12 567 (9.73%) XML
13 517 (8.87%) WCF
14 488 (8.38%) REST
15 428 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 426 (7.31%) Spring
17 403 (6.92%) WPF
18 402 (6.90%) RESTful
19 387 (6.64%) Node.js
20 381 (6.54%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 969 (16.63%) Computer Science
2 432 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
3 309 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 252 (4.33%) Mobile App
5 225 (3.86%) Algorithms
6 210 (3.60%) User Experience
7 187 (3.21%) Fintech
8 174 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
9 112 (1.92%) Client/Server
10 96 (1.65%) N-Tier
11 73 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 56 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
13 50 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 34 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 32 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
15 32 (0.55%) RIA
16 30 (0.51%) iPad
17 27 (0.46%) 3D Printing
17 27 (0.46%) Derivative
18 24 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 699 (12.00%) Linux
2 652 (11.19%) Windows
3 241 (4.14%) Android
4 222 (3.81%) Unix
5 219 (3.76%) Apple iOS
6 29 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 24 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 19 (0.33%) Windows Phone
9 17 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
13 8 (0.14%) CentOS
14 7 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
14 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.10%) VxWorks
16 5 (0.086%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.069%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2682 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1995 (34.24%) MVC
3 1404 (24.10%) Software Engineering
4 952 (16.34%) Scrum
5 942 (16.17%) TDD
6 913 (15.67%) OO
7 723 (12.41%) SDLC
8 589 (10.11%) Unit Testing
9 560 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
10 529 (9.08%) Test Automation
11 525 (9.01%) Web Development
12 478 (8.20%) OOP
13 453 (7.78%) Mathematics
14 354 (6.08%) BDD
15 344 (5.90%) Mentoring
16 317 (5.44%) Microservices
17 281 (4.82%) SOLID
18 244 (4.19%) DevOps
19 237 (4.07%) Multithreading
20 229 (3.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3862 (66.29%) C#
2 3022 (51.87%) JavaScript
3 2397 (41.14%) SQL
4 1671 (28.68%) Java
5 1016 (17.44%) C++
6 757 (12.99%) Python
7 429 (7.36%) C
8 418 (7.17%) T-SQL
9 401 (6.88%) PHP
10 391 (6.71%) VB.NET
11 196 (3.36%) Scala
12 171 (2.94%) TypeScript
13 166 (2.85%) VB
14 162 (2.78%) Ruby
15 144 (2.47%) PL/SQL
16 107 (1.84%) Perl
17 103 (1.77%) Go
18 73 (1.25%) Groovy
19 69 (1.18%) Objective-C
20 67 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1386 (23.79%) Degree
2 347 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 93 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 87 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 80 (1.37%) PhD
6 63 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
7 41 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 32 (0.55%) Master's Degree
9 28 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 26 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
11 22 (0.38%) HND
12 21 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 18 (0.31%) MCSD
14 15 (0.26%) ISEB
15 12 (0.21%) MCTS
16 9 (0.15%) MCAD
16 9 (0.15%) Sun Certification
17 7 (0.12%) Postgraduate
18 6 (0.10%) GNVQ
18 6 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (5.05%) QA
2 10 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.12%) GAMP
4 5 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.069%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.069%) SLA
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 (4.27%) 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 6 (0.10%) KVM
6 6 (0.10%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.086%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.017%) Varnish
8 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (0.55%) Puppet
2 29 (0.50%) Ansible
3 26 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 21 (0.36%) Kibana
4 21 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.34%) Grafana
6 19 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.22%) Terraform
9 10 (0.17%) logstash
9 10 (0.17%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.17%) Zipkin
10 8 (0.14%) Marathon
11 4 (0.069%) Mesos
12 3 (0.051%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.051%) Packer
12 3 (0.051%) Rancher
12 3 (0.051%) Salt
13 2 (0.034%) Graphite
13 2 (0.034%) rkt
Vendors
1 1041 (17.87%) Microsoft
2 491 (8.43%) Oracle
3 142 (2.44%) Google
4 125 (2.15%) Xamarin
5 71 (1.22%) SAP
6 53 (0.91%) Twitter
7 41 (0.70%) Telerik
8 39 (0.67%) Sybase
9 36 (0.62%) Perforce
10 35 (0.60%) Zend
11 34 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (0.55%) Sun
13 30 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
14 27 (0.46%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.33%) IBM
16 18 (0.31%) Atlassian
16 18 (0.31%) Capita
17 17 (0.29%) Adobe
18 16 (0.27%) DevExpress
19 15 (0.26%) NVIDIA