Period
to 26 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 110 122
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5743 5381 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 2.79% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.89% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5139 5125 5121
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,456 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 169960 185940 211328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136136 156251 175094
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 £78,750 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +11 5265 £40,500 +1.25% 257
UK excluding London +10 4467 £40,000 - 216
South East +6 1414 £40,000 -5.88% 47
London +28 1179 £52,500 +5.00% 51
North of England -7 994 £40,000 +5.26% 70
Midlands +10 605 £39,000 +4.00% 31
East of England +25 567 £40,000 - 32
North West -14 559 £40,000 - 42
South West +32 534 £35,000 -10.26% 26
West Midlands +24 417 £39,000 +11.43% 15
Yorkshire +3 374 £40,000 +6.67% 20
Scotland +42 238 £40,000 - 5
East Midlands -5 199 £39,000 -2.50% 16
Wales -5 85 £36,250 +3.57% 1
North East -14 61 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Northern Ireland -8 41 £34,000 -5.56% 4

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 3733 (65.00%) C#
2 3265 (56.85%) .NET
3 2780 (48.41%) JavaScript
4 2643 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
5 2281 (39.72%) SQL
6 2139 (37.25%) HTML
7 2070 (36.04%) SQL Server
8 1955 (34.04%) ASP.NET
9 1917 (33.38%) MVC
10 1799 (31.33%) CSS
11 1771 (30.84%) Java
12 1437 (25.02%) Degree
13 1429 (24.88%) Software Engineering
14 1185 (20.63%) AngularJS
15 1111 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1107 (19.28%) Microsoft
17 1082 (18.84%) C++
18 1072 (18.67%) Computer Science
19 1053 (18.34%) jQuery
20 1043 (18.16%) TDD
21 986 (17.17%) OO
22 977 (17.01%) Finance
23 928 (16.16%) Scrum
24 894 (15.57%) Web Services
25 770 (13.41%) Python
26 755 (13.15%) Git (software)
27 725 (12.62%) SDLC
28 715 (12.45%) Linux
29 705 (12.28%) Windows
30 704 (12.26%) .NET Framework

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
1 166 (2.89%) IIS
2 163 (2.84%) Apache
3 120 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
4 107 (1.86%) Tomcat
5 98 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 87 (1.51%) JBoss
7 86 (1.50%) CMS
8 80 (1.39%) Apache Spark
9 43 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 35 (0.61%) Umbraco
11 33 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 32 (0.56%) nginx
13 30 (0.52%) Confluence
14 26 (0.45%) Drupal
14 26 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.45%) WordPress
15 22 (0.38%) Apache Solr
15 22 (0.38%) NServiceBus
15 22 (0.38%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.087%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.052%) Moqups
5 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.035%) EPLAN
6 2 (0.035%) InDesign
7 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.017%) CATIA
7 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 55 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.24%) Magento
3 4 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.070%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.052%) MetaTrader
4 3 (0.052%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.052%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.052%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.035%) BASE24
5 2 (0.035%) Endur
6 1 (0.017%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.017%) Postilion
6 1 (0.017%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.017%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 469 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 331 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
3 212 (3.69%) SaaS
4 142 (2.47%) GitHub
5 37 (0.64%) npm
6 36 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.33%) PaaS
9 18 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.30%) Force.com
11 14 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.21%) IaaS
13 11 (0.19%) Office 365
14 9 (0.16%) Slack
15 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.12%) Heroku
17 6 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.10%) Trello
18 5 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (2.44%) HTTP
2 90 (1.57%) Internet
3 76 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.38%) DNS
5 21 (0.37%) SMS
6 18 (0.31%) SSL
7 15 (0.26%) Intranet
7 15 (0.26%) RFID
8 13 (0.23%) Wireless
9 12 (0.21%) Skype
10 11 (0.19%) Firewall
11 10 (0.17%) Bluetooth
11 10 (0.17%) RS-232
12 9 (0.16%) Broadband
12 9 (0.16%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.12%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.12%) NFC
13 7 (0.12%) SNMP
14 6 (0.10%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2070 (36.04%) SQL Server
2 415 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 410 (7.14%) MySQL
4 366 (6.37%) NoSQL
5 286 (4.98%) MongoDB
6 177 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 173 (3.01%) Big Data
8 168 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
9 167 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 126 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 114 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 95 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 95 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 88 (1.53%) Redis
14 82 (1.43%) Neo4j
15 80 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
16 54 (0.94%) Oracle Database
17 46 (0.80%) Blockchain
17 46 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 39 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 755 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 537 (9.35%) Visual Studio
3 374 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 364 (6.34%) Subversion
5 282 (4.91%) Jenkins
6 265 (4.61%) JIRA
7 250 (4.35%) NUnit
8 183 (3.19%) Selenium
9 179 (3.12%) Maven
10 161 (2.80%) TeamCity
11 137 (2.39%) JUnit
12 96 (1.67%) SpecFlow
13 85 (1.48%) Cucumber
13 85 (1.48%) Mercurial
14 78 (1.36%) Eclipse
15 71 (1.24%) Moq
16 69 (1.20%) Ant
17 65 (1.13%) EasyMock
18 63 (1.10%) Hudson
19 55 (0.96%) gulp
General
1 977 (17.01%) Finance
2 243 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 238 (4.14%) Retail
4 233 (4.06%) Marketing
5 227 (3.95%) Banking
6 167 (2.91%) Games
7 155 (2.70%) Electronics
8 152 (2.65%) Manufacturing
9 103 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 78 (1.36%) Advertising
11 76 (1.32%) Legal
12 71 (1.24%) Automotive
13 70 (1.22%) Back Office
14 63 (1.10%) Retail Banking
15 59 (1.03%) Aerospace
16 51 (0.89%) Financial Institution
17 46 (0.80%) Front Office
18 32 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.49%) Publishing
20 26 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3265 (56.85%) .NET
2 2139 (37.25%) HTML
3 1955 (34.04%) ASP.NET
4 1799 (31.33%) CSS
5 1185 (20.63%) AngularJS
6 1111 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1053 (18.34%) jQuery
8 894 (15.57%) Web Services
9 704 (12.26%) .NET Framework
10 678 (11.81%) HTML5
11 625 (10.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 616 (10.73%) XML
13 481 (8.38%) WCF
14 463 (8.06%) REST
15 428 (7.45%) Spring
16 419 (7.30%) RESTful
17 418 (7.28%) Node.js
18 405 (7.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 383 (6.67%) WPF
20 381 (6.63%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1072 (18.67%) Computer Science
2 390 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 371 (6.46%) Greenfield Project
4 290 (5.05%) Algorithms
5 246 (4.28%) User Experience
6 231 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 174 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 147 (2.56%) Fintech
9 117 (2.04%) Data Structures
10 97 (1.69%) N-Tier
11 81 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 68 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 52 (0.91%) iPad
14 48 (0.84%) Hedge funds
15 38 (0.66%) Management Information System
16 35 (0.61%) 3D Printing
17 29 (0.50%) Social Media
18 26 (0.45%) Blog
19 24 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 21 (0.37%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 715 (12.45%) Linux
2 705 (12.28%) Windows
3 287 (5.00%) Android
4 261 (4.54%) Apple iOS
5 223 (3.88%) Unix
6 29 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 26 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (0.44%) VxWorks
9 23 (0.40%) Mac OS X
10 22 (0.38%) Windows Server
11 18 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 15 (0.26%) CentOS
13 10 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
14 9 (0.16%) Solaris
15 7 (0.12%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.10%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2643 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1917 (33.38%) MVC
3 1429 (24.88%) Software Engineering
4 1043 (18.16%) TDD
5 986 (17.17%) OO
6 928 (16.16%) Scrum
7 725 (12.62%) SDLC
8 550 (9.58%) Web Development
9 549 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
10 548 (9.54%) Unit Testing
11 456 (7.94%) Mathematics
12 442 (7.70%) Test Automation
13 421 (7.33%) OOP
14 322 (5.61%) BDD
15 312 (5.43%) Mentoring
16 255 (4.44%) SOLID
17 246 (4.28%) Microservices
17 246 (4.28%) Open Source
18 240 (4.18%) Physics
19 233 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3733 (65.00%) C#
2 2780 (48.41%) JavaScript
3 2281 (39.72%) SQL
4 1771 (30.84%) Java
5 1082 (18.84%) C++
6 770 (13.41%) Python
7 461 (8.03%) C
8 419 (7.30%) VB.NET
9 406 (7.07%) PHP
10 370 (6.44%) T-SQL
11 219 (3.81%) Scala
12 191 (3.33%) Ruby
13 164 (2.86%) VB
14 146 (2.54%) TypeScript
15 143 (2.49%) Perl
16 129 (2.25%) PL/SQL
17 124 (2.16%) Go
18 95 (1.65%) Objective-C
19 91 (1.58%) Groovy
20 67 (1.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1437 (25.02%) Degree
2 457 (7.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 146 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 95 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
5 91 (1.58%) PhD
6 73 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 43 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 37 (0.64%) Master's Degree
10 28 (0.49%) HND
11 27 (0.47%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.24%) MCSD
13 13 (0.23%) MCAD
13 13 (0.23%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.21%) MCTS
14 12 (0.21%) Postgraduate
15 11 (0.19%) GNVQ
16 5 (0.087%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.070%) ISEB
17 4 (0.070%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (5.03%) QA
2 15 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.16%) SLA
4 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.087%) GAMP
5 5 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.070%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.035%) Basel III
8 2 (0.035%) GCP
8 2 (0.035%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.035%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.017%) ECSS
9 1 (0.017%) HL7
9 1 (0.017%) MiFID
9 1 (0.017%) Section 508
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 183 (3.19%) Docker
2 37 (0.64%) Firmware
3 30 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.052%) LXC
8 2 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.017%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 49 (0.85%) Ansible
2 39 (0.68%) Puppet
3 25 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.30%) Terraform
5 16 (0.28%) Kibana
5 16 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 15 (0.26%) Grafana
7 11 (0.19%) logstash
7 11 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.14%) Marathon
8 8 (0.14%) Packer
9 7 (0.12%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.087%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.087%) Zipkin
11 3 (0.052%) Mesos
11 3 (0.052%) Nagios
12 2 (0.035%) HockeyApp
12 2 (0.035%) rkt
12 2 (0.035%) Salt
13 1 (0.017%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1107 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 600 (10.45%) Oracle
3 142 (2.47%) Xamarin
4 107 (1.86%) SAP
5 79 (1.38%) Google
6 65 (1.13%) Sybase
7 50 (0.87%) Perforce
8 49 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
9 36 (0.63%) VMware
10 35 (0.61%) Zend
11 27 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (0.42%) Telerik
13 19 (0.33%) Adobe
14 18 (0.31%) DevExpress
14 18 (0.31%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.30%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.23%) Progress
16 13 (0.23%) Twitter
17 12 (0.21%) IBM
17 12 (0.21%) Tableau