Period
to 17 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 117 114
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5778 5414 5639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 2.73% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 2.83% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5181 5160 5196
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 168832 191032 209595
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136334 160651 172473
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +22 5334 £40,000 - 425
UK excluding London +9 4601 £40,000 - 349
South East +14 1493 £40,000 -5.88% 85
London +20 1086 £52,500 +5.00% 104
North of England +1 1067 £40,000 +6.67% 104
Midlands +16 635 £39,000 +4.00% 42
North West -4 583 £40,000 - 56
East of England +29 569 £40,000 - 42
South West +18 510 £35,000 -12.50% 48
West Midlands +35 429 £38,500 +10.00% 25
Yorkshire +13 424 £40,000 +8.11% 42
East Midlands +6 217 £39,000 -2.50% 17
Scotland +44 208 £40,000 - 20
Wales -5 90 £35,000 - 6
North East -7 60 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Northern Ireland -3 40 £33,500 -10.67% 2

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 3759 (65.06%) C#
2 3313 (57.34%) .NET
3 2759 (47.75%) JavaScript
4 2674 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
5 2250 (38.94%) SQL
6 2187 (37.85%) HTML
7 2092 (36.21%) SQL Server
8 2032 (35.17%) MVC
9 1984 (34.34%) ASP.NET
10 1873 (32.42%) CSS
11 1770 (30.63%) Java
12 1421 (24.59%) Software Engineering
13 1404 (24.30%) Degree
14 1225 (21.20%) AngularJS
15 1146 (19.83%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1104 (19.11%) Microsoft
17 1071 (18.54%) C++
18 1066 (18.45%) jQuery
19 1056 (18.28%) TDD
20 1031 (17.84%) Computer Science
21 977 (16.91%) OO
22 926 (16.03%) Scrum
23 907 (15.70%) Finance
24 880 (15.23%) Web Services
25 757 (13.10%) Python
26 742 (12.84%) .NET Framework
27 730 (12.63%) Git (software)
28 716 (12.39%) HTML5
29 710 (12.29%) Linux
30 702 (12.15%) SDLC

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
1 172 (2.98%) Apache
2 145 (2.51%) IIS
3 128 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 111 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 95 (1.64%) JBoss
6 93 (1.61%) CMS
6 93 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 83 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 45 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 40 (0.69%) WordPress
10 39 (0.67%) Drupal
10 39 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 37 (0.64%) nginx
12 32 (0.55%) Umbraco
13 28 (0.48%) Confluence
13 28 (0.48%) NServiceBus
14 23 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.38%) Apache Solr
16 21 (0.36%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.087%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.052%) Moqups
5 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.035%) InDesign
6 2 (0.035%) InVision
6 2 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.33%) Magento
3 5 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.052%) MetaTrader
4 3 (0.052%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.052%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.052%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.035%) BASE24
5 2 (0.035%) Endur
5 2 (0.035%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.017%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.017%) Exstream
6 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.017%) PlanetPress Connect
6 1 (0.017%) Postilion
6 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.017%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.017%) StreamServe
6 1 (0.017%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 407 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 320 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
3 214 (3.70%) SaaS
4 136 (2.35%) GitHub
5 43 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.35%) Force.com
9 17 (0.29%) PaaS
10 13 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 12 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.17%) Heroku
12 10 (0.17%) IaaS
12 10 (0.17%) Office 365
13 9 (0.16%) Slack
14 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.10%) Trello
16 5 (0.087%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 149 (2.58%) HTTP
2 70 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 67 (1.16%) Internet
4 19 (0.33%) DNS
4 19 (0.33%) SSL
5 18 (0.31%) Intranet
6 14 (0.24%) RFID
6 14 (0.24%) SMS
7 12 (0.21%) Skype
8 11 (0.19%) Bluetooth
8 11 (0.19%) Firewall
9 10 (0.17%) RS-232
9 10 (0.17%) Wireless
10 9 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.12%) NFC
11 7 (0.12%) SNMP
12 6 (0.10%) 3G
12 6 (0.10%) GPRS
12 6 (0.10%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.10%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2092 (36.21%) SQL Server
2 469 (8.12%) MySQL
3 406 (7.03%) Relational Database
4 397 (6.87%) NoSQL
5 312 (5.40%) MongoDB
6 181 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 172 (2.98%) Big Data
8 165 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 160 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 150 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 114 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 104 (1.80%) Hadoop
13 91 (1.57%) Redis
14 89 (1.54%) Neo4j
14 89 (1.54%) RDBMS
15 74 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 45 (0.78%) CouchDB
16 45 (0.78%) Oracle Database
16 45 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 43 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 730 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 535 (9.26%) Visual Studio
3 384 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 367 (6.35%) Subversion
5 253 (4.38%) JIRA
6 250 (4.33%) Jenkins
7 245 (4.24%) NUnit
8 201 (3.48%) Selenium
9 163 (2.82%) Maven
10 152 (2.63%) TeamCity
11 133 (2.30%) JUnit
12 99 (1.71%) SpecFlow
13 87 (1.51%) Cucumber
14 77 (1.33%) Ant
14 77 (1.33%) Eclipse
15 76 (1.32%) Mercurial
16 67 (1.16%) gulp
17 66 (1.14%) EasyMock
18 64 (1.11%) Moq
19 63 (1.09%) Hudson
General
1 907 (15.70%) Finance
2 253 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 248 (4.29%) Retail
4 246 (4.26%) Marketing
5 191 (3.31%) Banking
6 154 (2.67%) Electronics
6 154 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 142 (2.46%) Games
8 97 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 84 (1.45%) Advertising
10 71 (1.23%) Automotive
11 69 (1.19%) Legal
12 67 (1.16%) Back Office
13 63 (1.09%) Retail Banking
14 53 (0.92%) Aerospace
15 47 (0.81%) Front Office
16 39 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 30 (0.52%) Law
18 27 (0.47%) Publishing
19 24 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3313 (57.34%) .NET
2 2187 (37.85%) HTML
3 1984 (34.34%) ASP.NET
4 1873 (32.42%) CSS
5 1225 (21.20%) AngularJS
6 1146 (19.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1066 (18.45%) jQuery
8 880 (15.23%) Web Services
9 742 (12.84%) .NET Framework
10 716 (12.39%) HTML5
11 613 (10.61%) XML
12 607 (10.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 520 (9.00%) WCF
14 443 (7.67%) REST
14 443 (7.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 432 (7.48%) Node.js
16 427 (7.39%) RESTful
17 406 (7.03%) Spring
18 399 (6.91%) Entity Framework
19 396 (6.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1031 (17.84%) Computer Science
2 385 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 351 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
4 263 (4.55%) Algorithms
5 243 (4.21%) Mobile App
6 238 (4.12%) User Experience
7 151 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 118 (2.04%) Data Structures
9 115 (1.99%) Fintech
10 89 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 74 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
12 66 (1.14%) Client/Server
13 59 (1.02%) iPad
14 40 (0.69%) Hedge funds
15 34 (0.59%) Management Information System
16 30 (0.52%) 3D Printing
16 30 (0.52%) Blog
16 30 (0.52%) Social Media
17 21 (0.36%) Mainframe
18 20 (0.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 710 (12.29%) Linux
2 689 (11.92%) Windows
3 291 (5.04%) Android
4 275 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 194 (3.36%) Unix
6 33 (0.57%) Mac OS
7 28 (0.48%) VxWorks
8 23 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 22 (0.38%) Windows Phone
10 21 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
11 19 (0.33%) Windows Server
12 18 (0.31%) CentOS
13 11 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.17%) Solaris
14 10 (0.17%) VMS
14 10 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
15 7 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.087%) Amazon Linux
16 5 (0.087%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2674 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 2032 (35.17%) MVC
3 1421 (24.59%) Software Engineering
4 1056 (18.28%) TDD
5 977 (16.91%) OO
6 926 (16.03%) Scrum
7 702 (12.15%) SDLC
8 579 (10.02%) Web Development
9 528 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
10 525 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 480 (8.31%) OOP
12 437 (7.56%) Test Automation
13 407 (7.04%) Mathematics
14 348 (6.02%) BDD
15 307 (5.31%) Mentoring
16 235 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
16 235 (4.07%) Multithreading
17 232 (4.02%) SOLID
18 231 (4.00%) Open Source
19 224 (3.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3759 (65.06%) C#
2 2759 (47.75%) JavaScript
3 2250 (38.94%) SQL
4 1770 (30.63%) Java
5 1071 (18.54%) C++
6 757 (13.10%) Python
7 483 (8.36%) PHP
8 442 (7.65%) C
9 389 (6.73%) VB.NET
10 376 (6.51%) T-SQL
11 244 (4.22%) Ruby
12 203 (3.51%) Scala
13 150 (2.60%) VB
14 149 (2.58%) Perl
15 132 (2.28%) TypeScript
16 125 (2.16%) Go
17 119 (2.06%) PL/SQL
18 111 (1.92%) Objective-C
19 89 (1.54%) Groovy
20 72 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1404 (24.30%) Degree
2 445 (7.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 186 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 98 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
5 88 (1.52%) PhD
6 70 (1.21%) SC Cleared
7 64 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 30 (0.52%) HND
11 18 (0.31%) Postgraduate
12 16 (0.28%) ISTQB
13 15 (0.26%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.19%) GNVQ
15 8 (0.14%) MCAD
15 8 (0.14%) MCSD
16 6 (0.10%) MCTS
17 3 (0.052%) MCP
17 3 (0.052%) MCPD
17 3 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (4.81%) QA
2 18 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.10%) SLA
4 3 (0.052%) GAMP
4 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.035%) Basel III
5 2 (0.035%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.035%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.035%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.035%) Section 508
5 2 (0.035%) WCAG
6 1 (0.017%) GCP
6 1 (0.017%) HL7
6 1 (0.017%) MiFID
6 1 (0.017%) TickIT
System Software
1 178 (3.08%) Docker
2 40 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (0.57%) Firmware
5 12 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.17%) LXC
7 7 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.052%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.035%) KVM
10 2 (0.035%) Snort
11 1 (0.017%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 49 (0.85%) Ansible
2 41 (0.71%) Puppet
3 32 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.29%) Terraform
5 14 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.17%) Kibana
6 10 (0.17%) logstash
7 9 (0.16%) Grafana
8 8 (0.14%) Marathon
9 7 (0.12%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.12%) Packer
10 5 (0.087%) Nagios
11 4 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.052%) Mesos
12 3 (0.052%) Salt
13 2 (0.035%) HockeyApp
13 2 (0.035%) rkt
14 1 (0.017%) Graphite
14 1 (0.017%) Opsview
14 1 (0.017%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1104 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 608 (10.52%) Oracle
3 165 (2.86%) Xamarin
4 122 (2.11%) SAP
5 78 (1.35%) Google
6 64 (1.11%) Sybase
7 50 (0.87%) Perforce
8 49 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
8 49 (0.85%) VMware
9 34 (0.59%) Zend
10 28 (0.48%) Telerik
11 25 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (0.33%) Adobe
12 19 (0.33%) Red Hat
13 17 (0.29%) Progress
14 15 (0.26%) Twitter
15 14 (0.24%) Apple
16 13 (0.22%) DevExpress
16 13 (0.22%) Sitecore
17 12 (0.21%) IBM