Period
to

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 169 105 87
Rank change year-on-year -64 -18 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3,847 3,768 2,101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 3.26% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 3.56% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,182 2,865 1,764
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £58,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 151,882 105,886 57,689
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 91.61% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 82,840 74,171 47,147
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -50 3,340 £55,000 +10.00% 512
UK excluding London -42 2,238 £50,000 +11.11% 375
Work from Home -67 2,053 £55,000 +15.79% 292
London -15 1,258 £67,500 +3.85% 161
South East -24 812 £52,500 +5.00% 70
North of England -39 477 £50,000 +17.65% 127
South West 0 355 £45,000 - 53
Midlands -52 291 £47,500 +14.46% 54
North West -28 289 £50,000 +11.11% 55
West Midlands -72 165 £50,000 +25.00% 24
Yorkshire -36 145 £47,500 +13.81% 49
East of England -102 143 £50,000 +11.11% 46
East Midlands -9 122 £47,500 +14.46% 30
Scotland -100 110 £51,250 +13.89% 20
North East -10 44 £48,000 +37.14% 23
Northern Ireland -48 38 £44,000 +3.53% 4
Wales -29 32 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Channel Islands -15 2 £70,000 -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, Software Developer job roles required the following 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 2,156 (56.04%) C#
2 2,108 (54.80%) Agile
3 2,023 (52.59%) .NET
4 1,802 (46.84%) JavaScript
5 1,440 (37.43%) SQL
6 1,196 (31.09%) Azure
7 1,061 (27.58%) React
8 1,014 (26.36%) Git (software)
9 1,005 (26.12%) DevOps
10 980 (25.47%) HTML
11 921 (23.94%) Software Engineering
12 913 (23.73%) CSS
13 907 (23.58%) Java
14 887 (23.06%) SQL Server
15 841 (21.86%) Social Skills
16 816 (21.21%) .NET Core
17 776 (20.17%) Microsoft
18 771 (20.04%) TDD
19 765 (19.89%) AWS
20 729 (18.95%) CI/CD
21 728 (18.92%) Python
22 707 (18.38%) Scrum
23 679 (17.65%) MVC
24 664 (17.26%) Degree
25 663 (17.23%) AngularJS
26 654 (17.00%) ASP.NET
27 645 (16.77%) Full Stack Development
28 627 (16.30%) .NET Framework
29 608 (15.80%) Microservices
30 599 (15.57%) Test Automation

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 79 (2.05%) Umbraco
2 78 (2.03%) CMS
3 70 (1.82%) IIS
4 58 (1.51%) Confluence
5 43 (1.12%) Drupal
6 41 (1.07%) Joomla!
7 34 (0.88%) Apache
8 31 (0.81%) Tornado
9 25 (0.65%) SharePoint
10 24 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 20 (0.52%) Ethereum
11 20 (0.52%) Jupyter
12 17 (0.44%) nginx
13 13 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.23%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.16%) SAS
17 6 (0.16%) WildFly
17 6 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.10%) Simulink
5 3 (0.078%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.078%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.078%) UXPin
6 2 (0.052%) Blender
6 2 (0.052%) Maya
7 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.34%) Ripple
1 13 (0.34%) Ripple XRP
2 12 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.16%) Magento
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
6 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.10%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.078%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.078%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.052%) BambooHR
8 2 (0.052%) MIS ActiveH
9 1 (0.026%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.026%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.026%) PlanetPress Connect
9 1 (0.026%) Relativity
9 1 (0.026%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,196 (31.09%) Azure
2 765 (19.89%) AWS
3 479 (12.45%) Azure DevOps
4 305 (7.93%) SaaS
5 253 (6.58%) Serverless
6 201 (5.22%) GitHub
7 182 (4.73%) GCP
8 156 (4.06%) Azure Service Bus
9 120 (3.12%) Azure Functions
10 89 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
11 79 (2.05%) Power Platform
12 66 (1.72%) PaaS
13 58 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
14 45 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
15 43 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
16 38 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
16 38 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (0.78%) PowerApps
18 26 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
19 24 (0.62%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 111 (2.89%) Broadband
2 65 (1.69%) HTTP
3 50 (1.30%) Internet
4 43 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.68%) VoIP
6 21 (0.55%) Ethernet
7 19 (0.49%) DNS
8 18 (0.47%) Network Security
9 17 (0.44%) WebEx
10 15 (0.39%) PPP
11 14 (0.36%) Wireless
12 9 (0.23%) 5G
12 9 (0.23%) SD-WAN
12 9 (0.23%) SMTP
12 9 (0.23%) SSL
12 9 (0.23%) WAN
13 8 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.21%) Modbus
14 6 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
14 6 (0.16%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 887 (23.06%) SQL Server
2 277 (7.20%) Relational Database
3 271 (7.04%) MySQL
4 176 (4.57%) MongoDB
5 158 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
6 150 (3.90%) NoSQL
7 129 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
8 89 (2.31%) Redis
9 68 (1.77%) DynamoDB
10 65 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 57 (1.48%) Big Data
12 48 (1.25%) Power BI
13 43 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
14 36 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 36 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 31 (0.81%) BigQuery
16 29 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
17 23 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
17 23 (0.60%) Hadoop
17 23 (0.60%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,014 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 302 (7.85%) JIRA
3 266 (6.91%) Jenkins
4 240 (6.24%) TeamCity
5 196 (5.09%) Selenium
6 188 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 157 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 151 (3.93%) Cucumber
9 139 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 95 (2.47%) NUnit
11 84 (2.18%) JUnit
12 68 (1.77%) SpecFlow
13 58 (1.51%) Postman
14 56 (1.46%) Cypress.io
15 49 (1.27%) MSTest
16 45 (1.17%) Bitbucket
17 43 (1.12%) Moq
18 42 (1.09%) JMeter
19 40 (1.04%) webpack
20 39 (1.01%) Appium
General
1 841 (21.86%) Social Skills
2 588 (15.28%) Finance
3 305 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 220 (5.72%) Games
5 189 (4.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 189 (4.91%) Retail
6 138 (3.59%) Marketing
7 135 (3.51%) Public Sector
8 122 (3.17%) Banking
9 115 (2.99%) Legal
10 92 (2.39%) Manufacturing
11 80 (2.08%) Back Office
12 56 (1.46%) Advertising
12 56 (1.46%) Electronics
13 51 (1.33%) Law
14 50 (1.30%) Publishing
15 46 (1.20%) Online Betting
16 35 (0.91%) Telecoms
17 34 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
18 32 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,023 (52.59%) .NET
2 1,061 (27.58%) React
3 980 (25.47%) HTML
4 913 (23.73%) CSS
5 816 (21.21%) .NET Core
6 663 (17.23%) AngularJS
7 654 (17.00%) ASP.NET
8 627 (16.30%) .NET Framework
9 386 (10.03%) Entity Framework
10 372 (9.67%) REST
11 347 (9.02%) RESTful
12 344 (8.94%) Node.js
13 336 (8.73%) ASP.NET Web API
14 325 (8.45%) HTML5
15 284 (7.38%) jQuery
16 253 (6.58%) Vue.js
17 240 (6.24%) JSON
18 223 (5.80%) Web Services
19 206 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
20 198 (5.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 234 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
2 182 (4.73%) User Experience
3 177 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
4 133 (3.46%) Cloud Native
5 112 (2.91%) Algorithms
6 97 (2.52%) Blog
7 90 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 86 (2.24%) Sports Betting
9 79 (2.05%) Data Structures
10 58 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 57 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 53 (1.38%) Blockchain
13 44 (1.14%) IoT
14 40 (1.04%) NHS
15 39 (1.01%) Public Cloud
16 38 (0.99%) Legacy Code
17 37 (0.96%) Social Media
18 36 (0.94%) Cyberattack
18 36 (0.94%) Online Games
19 33 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 403 (10.48%) Linux
2 239 (6.21%) Windows
3 204 (5.30%) Android
4 161 (4.19%) Apple iOS
5 68 (1.77%) Unix
6 16 (0.42%) CentOS
7 11 (0.29%) Debian
7 11 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 11 (0.29%) VxWorks
8 9 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.16%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.10%) Alpine Linux
11 4 (0.10%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.078%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.052%) Angstrom
13 2 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.026%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.026%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,108 (54.80%) Agile
2 1,005 (26.12%) DevOps
3 921 (23.94%) Software Engineering
4 771 (20.04%) TDD
5 729 (18.95%) CI/CD
6 707 (18.38%) Scrum
7 679 (17.65%) MVC
8 645 (16.77%) Full Stack Development
9 608 (15.80%) Microservices
10 599 (15.57%) Test Automation
11 535 (13.91%) Unit Testing
12 492 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
13 473 (12.30%) Computer Science
14 471 (12.24%) Mentoring
15 464 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
16 409 (10.63%) Software Testing
17 371 (9.64%) SDLC
18 348 (9.05%) OO
19 298 (7.75%) Web Development
20 257 (6.68%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 2,156 (56.04%) C#
2 1,802 (46.84%) JavaScript
3 1,440 (37.43%) SQL
4 907 (23.58%) Java
5 728 (18.92%) Python
6 439 (11.41%) TypeScript
7 399 (10.37%) C++
8 240 (6.24%) PHP
9 206 (5.35%) C
10 198 (5.15%) T-SQL
11 136 (3.54%) PowerShell
12 124 (3.22%) Ruby
13 108 (2.81%) Go
14 100 (2.60%) Scala
15 89 (2.31%) VB.NET
16 72 (1.87%) Kotlin
17 65 (1.69%) Bash
18 64 (1.66%) Groovy
19 54 (1.40%) R
20 38 (0.99%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 664 (17.26%) Degree
2 257 (6.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 106 (2.76%) Security Cleared
4 58 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 27 (0.70%) DBS Check
7 26 (0.68%) AWS Certification
7 26 (0.68%) PhD
8 22 (0.57%) Azure Certification
9 13 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.23%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 8 (0.21%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.078%) HND
14 3 (0.078%) SANS
15 2 (0.052%) HNC
16 1 (0.026%) ISTQB
16 1 (0.026%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.026%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (9.15%) QA
2 48 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.70%) Accessibility
4 10 (0.26%) GDPR
5 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 5 (0.13%) SLA
6 5 (0.13%) WCAG
7 4 (0.10%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.10%) GLP
7 4 (0.10%) GMP
7 4 (0.10%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.10%) MISRA
7 4 (0.10%) MISRA C
7 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.078%) IFRS
8 3 (0.078%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 580 (15.08%) Docker
2 33 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.16%) Kamailio
5 6 (0.16%) OpenSIPS
6 4 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.078%) Firmware
8 2 (0.052%) Ceph
8 2 (0.052%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.052%) KVM
8 2 (0.052%) Xen
9 1 (0.026%) Embedded Firmware
9 1 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.026%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 402 (10.45%) Kubernetes
2 270 (7.02%) Terraform
3 26 (0.68%) Ansible
4 13 (0.34%) Bugsnag
4 13 (0.34%) Puppet
5 8 (0.21%) Kibana
5 8 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.13%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.078%) Grafana
8 3 (0.078%) logstash
8 3 (0.078%) MIIS
8 3 (0.078%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.052%) Istio
9 2 (0.052%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 776 (20.17%) Microsoft
2 156 (4.06%) Xamarin
3 144 (3.74%) Google
4 120 (3.12%) Oracle
5 86 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
6 45 (1.17%) Trayport
7 32 (0.83%) Spotify
8 27 (0.70%) Apple
9 21 (0.55%) SAP
10 17 (0.44%) Hitachi
10 17 (0.44%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 17 (0.44%) ServiceNow
11 15 (0.39%) Adobe
11 15 (0.39%) Checkmarx
12 14 (0.36%) Civica
12 14 (0.36%) Pega
12 14 (0.36%) Syncsort
13 13 (0.34%) Telerik
14 11 (0.29%) LexisNexis
14 11 (0.29%) Revolut