Period
to 9 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 83 89
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 4,172 5,247 6,191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.62% 3.52% 3.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 3.67% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,745 4,665 5,757
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.64% -4.71% +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 109,825 143,040 170,956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.98% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 88,088 114,076 139,951
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 18 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 9 April 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 +12 3,657 £45,000 - 618
UK excluding London +10 3,344 £44,000 +8.64% 501
South East +5 1,227 £46,500 +8.14% 122
London -2 710 £60,000 - 160
North of England +24 655 £43,750 +2.94% 127
South West +12 469 £40,000 - 67
North West +39 363 £45,000 +5.88% 83
Midlands +21 354 £40,000 - 88
Work from Home +37 288 £45,000 +5.88% 34
Yorkshire +8 238 £40,000 - 29
East of England -21 235 £45,000 -5.26% 54
Scotland +2 224 £45,000 - 18
West Midlands +5 200 £40,500 +1.25% 43
East Midlands +35 151 £40,000 - 45
Wales +7 121 £42,178 +24.05% 19
Northern Ireland -13 59 £37,500 - 6
North East +2 54 £37,500 -14.77% 15
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 2,882 (69.08%) C#
2 2,570 (61.60%) .NET
3 2,040 (48.90%) JavaScript
4 1,773 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1,585 (37.99%) SQL
6 1,232 (29.53%) ASP.NET
7 1,221 (29.27%) SQL Server
8 1,182 (28.33%) HTML
9 1,107 (26.53%) MVC
10 1,093 (26.20%) AngularJS
11 1,069 (25.62%) CSS
12 972 (23.30%) Azure
13 896 (21.48%) Java
14 859 (20.59%) Software Engineering
15 768 (18.41%) Microsoft
16 719 (17.23%) .NET Core
17 669 (16.04%) TDD
18 664 (15.92%) .NET Framework
19 639 (15.32%) Degree
20 617 (14.79%) React
21 588 (14.09%) Python
22 573 (13.73%) Git (software)
23 538 (12.90%) DevOps
24 532 (12.75%) Scrum
25 530 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
26 517 (12.39%) jQuery
27 491 (11.77%) Finance
28 487 (11.67%) AWS
29 479 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
30 477 (11.43%) OO

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 93 (2.23%) IIS
2 59 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.20%) CMS
5 40 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 37 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 32 (0.77%) Apache
8 24 (0.58%) Confluence
9 23 (0.55%) NServiceBus
10 22 (0.53%) EPiServer
11 20 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 19 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 18 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.38%) WebSphere
15 15 (0.36%) JBoss
16 14 (0.34%) WordPress
17 9 (0.22%) Drupal
18 8 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
19 6 (0.14%) nginx
19 6 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (0.096%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.072%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.072%) Maya
6 3 (0.072%) Steinberg Cubase
7 2 (0.048%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.048%) LightWave 3D
7 2 (0.048%) MODO
7 2 (0.048%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.024%) CATIA
8 1 (0.024%) Houdini
8 1 (0.024%) NUKE
8 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.024%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 27 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.22%) Magento
3 4 (0.096%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.024%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.024%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.024%) ProductWriter
5 1 (0.024%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.024%) Shopify
5 1 (0.024%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 972 (23.30%) Azure
2 487 (11.67%) AWS
3 227 (5.44%) SaaS
4 119 (2.85%) GCP
5 68 (1.63%) GitHub
6 59 (1.41%) Serverless
7 44 (1.05%) PaaS
8 35 (0.84%) Office 365
9 34 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (0.55%) Power Platform
12 18 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.29%) NuGet
16 11 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.24%) IaaS
18 9 (0.22%) Azure Functions
19 8 (0.19%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.58%) Internet
2 51 (1.22%) HTTP
3 35 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.43%) Broadband
5 15 (0.36%) Wireless
6 7 (0.17%) SSL
7 6 (0.14%) MQTT
8 5 (0.12%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.12%) GSM
8 5 (0.12%) NFC
8 5 (0.12%) RFID
8 5 (0.12%) RS-232
8 5 (0.12%) Skype
8 5 (0.12%) SMS
8 5 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.096%) Firewall
9 4 (0.096%) FTP
9 4 (0.096%) InfiniBand
9 4 (0.096%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.072%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,221 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 298 (7.14%) MySQL
3 226 (5.42%) Relational Database
4 122 (2.92%) MongoDB
5 119 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 85 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 83 (1.99%) Big Data
8 76 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 59 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 55 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 48 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
12 47 (1.13%) Hadoop
13 44 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 38 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 37 (0.89%) GIS
16 27 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 27 (0.65%) Oracle Database
16 27 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
17 25 (0.60%) SQLite
18 23 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 573 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 247 (5.92%) Visual Studio
3 216 (5.18%) Jenkins
4 209 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 189 (4.53%) Selenium
6 135 (3.24%) JIRA
7 81 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 80 (1.92%) NUnit
9 78 (1.87%) Subversion
10 77 (1.85%) SpecFlow
11 69 (1.65%) WebDriver
12 63 (1.51%) Cucumber
13 58 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
14 49 (1.17%) Maven
15 44 (1.05%) Eclipse
15 44 (1.05%) JUnit
16 42 (1.01%) SoapUI
17 40 (0.96%) Bitbucket
18 33 (0.79%) JMeter
19 32 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 491 (11.77%) Finance
2 179 (4.29%) Retail
3 103 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 86 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 85 (2.04%) Marketing
6 82 (1.97%) Public Sector
7 78 (1.87%) Games
8 65 (1.56%) Electronics
9 61 (1.46%) Law
10 60 (1.44%) Banking
11 59 (1.41%) Front Office
12 45 (1.08%) Automotive
13 44 (1.05%) Aerospace
14 33 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 29 (0.70%) Investment Banking
16 27 (0.65%) Legal
17 26 (0.62%) Advertising
18 23 (0.55%) Back Office
19 13 (0.31%) Local Government
20 10 (0.24%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,570 (61.60%) .NET
2 1,232 (29.53%) ASP.NET
3 1,182 (28.33%) HTML
4 1,093 (26.20%) AngularJS
5 1,069 (25.62%) CSS
6 719 (17.23%) .NET Core
7 664 (15.92%) .NET Framework
8 617 (14.79%) React
9 530 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 517 (12.39%) jQuery
11 479 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 420 (10.07%) Web Services
13 353 (8.46%) Entity Framework
14 342 (8.20%) REST
15 341 (8.17%) HTML5
16 328 (7.86%) Node.js
17 270 (6.47%) XML
18 254 (6.09%) RESTful
19 244 (5.85%) WCF
20 217 (5.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 452 (10.83%) Greenfield Project
2 243 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 216 (5.18%) User Experience
4 173 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 126 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 67 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (1.22%) Hedge funds
8 38 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 32 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 30 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 29 (0.70%) Derivative
12 28 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 27 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 26 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 23 (0.55%) Equities
16 22 (0.53%) Fixed Income
17 19 (0.46%) Cloud Native
18 18 (0.43%) Driving Licence
18 18 (0.43%) Smartphone
19 17 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 335 (8.03%) Linux
2 286 (6.86%) Windows
3 115 (2.76%) Android
4 108 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 65 (1.56%) Unix
6 29 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.62%) CentOS
8 19 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.38%) tvOS
10 13 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
14 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.14%) Debian
16 5 (0.12%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.048%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.048%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,773 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,107 (26.53%) MVC
3 859 (20.59%) Software Engineering
4 669 (16.04%) TDD
5 538 (12.90%) DevOps
6 532 (12.75%) Scrum
7 477 (11.43%) OO
8 466 (11.17%) Computer Science
9 450 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
10 420 (10.07%) Test Automation
11 370 (8.87%) Microservices
12 342 (8.20%) Unit Testing
13 325 (7.79%) Web Development
14 310 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
15 281 (6.74%) SDLC
16 272 (6.52%) OOP
17 264 (6.33%) BDD
18 250 (5.99%) Mentoring
19 177 (4.24%) Mathematics
20 163 (3.91%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 2,882 (69.08%) C#
2 2,040 (48.90%) JavaScript
3 1,585 (37.99%) SQL
4 896 (21.48%) Java
5 588 (14.09%) Python
6 442 (10.59%) C++
7 349 (8.37%) PHP
8 284 (6.81%) TypeScript
9 262 (6.28%) T-SQL
10 228 (5.47%) VB.NET
11 203 (4.87%) C
12 120 (2.88%) Ruby
13 90 (2.16%) VB
14 76 (1.82%) Scala
15 63 (1.51%) Go
16 52 (1.25%) VBA
17 47 (1.13%) PowerShell
18 46 (1.10%) VB6
19 42 (1.01%) Java 8
20 38 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 639 (15.32%) Degree
2 264 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 133 (3.19%) Security Cleared
4 63 (1.51%) SC Cleared
5 62 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 59 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 26 (0.62%) Master's Degree
8 20 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 10 (0.24%) HND
11 8 (0.19%) Postgraduate
12 7 (0.17%) CIW
12 7 (0.17%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.14%) OCA
13 6 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.14%) PhD
14 5 (0.12%) MCAD
15 3 (0.072%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.072%) MBCS
16 2 (0.048%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (4.24%) QA
2 57 (1.37%) GDPR
3 35 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.29%) DICOM
5 6 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.096%) HL7
7 4 (0.096%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.072%) GxP
8 3 (0.072%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.048%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.024%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.024%) SLA
10 1 (0.024%) WCAG
System Software
1 375 (8.99%) Docker
2 27 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.50%) Firmware
4 10 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.096%) GPFS
6 4 (0.096%) KVM
6 4 (0.096%) Lustre
6 4 (0.096%) LXC
6 4 (0.096%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.024%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.024%) Xen
Systems Management
1 220 (5.27%) Kubernetes
2 43 (1.03%) Puppet
3 39 (0.93%) Ansible
4 26 (0.62%) Terraform
5 25 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.22%) Kibana
7 8 (0.19%) MIIS
8 6 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.096%) Packer
9 4 (0.096%) Rancher
10 3 (0.072%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.072%) Istio
10 3 (0.072%) logstash
11 2 (0.048%) Grafana
11 2 (0.048%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.024%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.024%) Control-M
12 1 (0.024%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 768 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 197 (4.72%) Oracle
3 101 (2.42%) Xamarin
4 98 (2.35%) Google
5 62 (1.49%) SAP
6 42 (1.01%) IBM
7 35 (0.84%) Zend
8 32 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 25 (0.60%) Red Hat
10 20 (0.48%) Apple
11 18 (0.43%) MuleSoft
11 18 (0.43%) Sage
12 14 (0.34%) Adobe
13 13 (0.31%) DevExpress
14 11 (0.26%) VMware
15 10 (0.24%) Telerik
16 9 (0.22%) Sitecore
16 9 (0.22%) TIBCO
17 7 (0.17%) Symantec