Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 90 129
Rank change year-on-year +3 +39 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6,087 5,498 5,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 3.25% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 3.37% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,348 4,916 4,907
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 17 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 23 May 2018. 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 +5 5,645 £45,000 +12.50% 1,140
UK excluding London +3 4,668 £42,500 +6.25% 930
South East +6 1,687 £45,000 +12.50% 265
London +55 1,322 £55,000 +4.76% 293
North of England -11 917 £43,000 +7.50% 211
South West +23 630 £39,000 - 119
East of England +5 620 £45,000 +12.50% 113
Midlands -16 479 £40,000 +2.56% 140
North West -22 466 £45,000 +20.00% 113
Yorkshire -13 349 £42,500 +6.25% 67
West Midlands -19 281 £38,094 +1.58% 74
Scotland -10 223 £40,000 - 44
East Midlands -13 198 £40,000 - 65
North East +7 103 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Wales -17 60 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Northern Ireland +1 55 £36,000 +5.88% 16
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 4,127 (67.80%) C#
2 3,524 (57.89%) .NET
3 3,217 (52.85%) JavaScript
4 2,804 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
5 2,505 (41.15%) SQL
6 2,276 (37.39%) HTML
7 2,101 (34.52%) ASP.NET
8 2,074 (34.07%) SQL Server
9 2,071 (34.02%) MVC
10 1,965 (32.28%) CSS
11 1,752 (28.78%) Java
12 1,496 (24.58%) Software Engineering
13 1,448 (23.79%) AngularJS
14 1,164 (19.12%) TDD
15 1,161 (19.07%) Degree
16 1,153 (18.94%) Microsoft
17 1,077 (17.69%) jQuery
18 1,053 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1,028 (16.89%) OO
20 952 (15.64%) Scrum
21 917 (15.06%) Finance
22 902 (14.82%) C++
23 874 (14.36%) Web Services
24 855 (14.05%) Git (software)
25 852 (14.00%) .NET Framework
26 842 (13.83%) Computer Science
27 776 (12.75%) Python
28 717 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
29 695 (11.42%) Test Automation
30 681 (11.19%) Continuous Integration

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
1 160 (2.63%) IIS
2 141 (2.32%) CMS
3 130 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 108 (1.77%) Confluence
5 91 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.38%) Umbraco
7 82 (1.35%) Apache
8 65 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 44 (0.72%) JBoss
9 44 (0.72%) nginx
10 34 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 30 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 29 (0.48%) WordPress
13 27 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 26 (0.43%) Apache Spark
14 26 (0.43%) NServiceBus
15 25 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 24 (0.39%) WebSphere
17 23 (0.38%) EPiServer
18 20 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (0.61%) Chatbot
1 37 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.082%) Simulink
5 5 (0.082%) Stateflow
5 5 (0.082%) TargetLink
6 4 (0.066%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.049%) Stata
8 2 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.033%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.016%) Blender
9 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.016%) Maya
9 1 (0.016%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.16%) Magento
3 10 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.033%) nopCommerce
8 2 (0.033%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.033%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.016%) BASE24
9 1 (0.016%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.016%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.016%) OpenText MBPM
9 1 (0.016%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.016%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 659 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 511 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
3 216 (3.55%) SaaS
4 143 (2.35%) GitHub
5 78 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 37 (0.61%) Serverless
7 33 (0.54%) npm
8 31 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 29 (0.48%) Office 365
10 25 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (0.38%) PaaS
12 20 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.31%) Slack
14 16 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
15 10 (0.16%) G Suite
15 10 (0.16%) IaaS
16 8 (0.13%) Boomi
16 8 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
17 6 (0.099%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 75 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 64 (1.05%) HTTP
3 63 (1.03%) SMS
4 33 (0.54%) Internet
5 23 (0.38%) SSL
6 19 (0.31%) IPv4
7 18 (0.30%) SSH
8 17 (0.28%) IPv6
9 13 (0.21%) WPA
10 11 (0.18%) Broadband
11 10 (0.16%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.15%) VoIP
12 9 (0.15%) VPN
13 8 (0.13%) AMQP
13 8 (0.13%) DNS
13 8 (0.13%) RS-232
13 8 (0.13%) Skype
14 6 (0.099%) Intranet
14 6 (0.099%) RS-485
15 5 (0.082%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,074 (34.07%) SQL Server
2 503 (8.26%) MySQL
3 369 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 275 (4.52%) NoSQL
5 215 (3.53%) MongoDB
6 178 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
7 169 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 157 (2.58%) Big Data
9 124 (2.04%) RDBMS
10 122 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 87 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 87 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 85 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 79 (1.30%) Redis
14 50 (0.82%) GIS
15 45 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 42 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
17 41 (0.67%) Blockchain
17 41 (0.67%) SQLite
18 37 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 855 (14.05%) Git (software)
2 501 (8.23%) Visual Studio
3 405 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 358 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 291 (4.78%) JIRA
6 267 (4.39%) NUnit
7 260 (4.27%) Selenium
8 219 (3.60%) Subversion
9 190 (3.12%) Cucumber
10 138 (2.27%) SpecFlow
11 136 (2.23%) JUnit
12 129 (2.12%) Maven
13 116 (1.91%) WebDriver
14 73 (1.20%) TeamCity
15 72 (1.18%) Eclipse
16 54 (0.89%) Bitbucket
17 53 (0.87%) Vagrant
18 52 (0.85%) Gradle
19 50 (0.82%) Jasmine
20 49 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 917 (15.06%) Finance
2 332 (5.45%) Retail
3 178 (2.92%) Games
4 161 (2.64%) Marketing
5 140 (2.30%) Banking
6 132 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 118 (1.94%) Electronics
8 107 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 96 (1.58%) Front Office
10 85 (1.40%) Advertising
11 72 (1.18%) Legal
12 51 (0.84%) Automotive
13 45 (0.74%) Back Office
14 44 (0.72%) Law
15 28 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 24 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 21 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.13%) Online Betting
20 7 (0.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,524 (57.89%) .NET
2 2,276 (37.39%) HTML
3 2,101 (34.52%) ASP.NET
4 1,965 (32.28%) CSS
5 1,448 (23.79%) AngularJS
6 1,077 (17.69%) jQuery
7 1,053 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 874 (14.36%) Web Services
9 852 (14.00%) .NET Framework
10 717 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 596 (9.79%) HTML5
12 585 (9.61%) RESTful
13 567 (9.31%) XML
14 548 (9.00%) WCF
15 544 (8.94%) React
16 495 (8.13%) Entity Framework
17 443 (7.28%) WPF
18 415 (6.82%) REST
19 405 (6.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 379 (6.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 842 (13.83%) Computer Science
2 509 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
3 302 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 245 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 242 (3.98%) User Experience
6 189 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 174 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 147 (2.41%) Fintech
9 123 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
10 59 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 59 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 57 (0.94%) N-Tier
12 49 (0.80%) Hedge funds
13 44 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
14 43 (0.71%) NHS
15 37 (0.61%) Management Information System
16 32 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
17 26 (0.43%) Robotics
18 21 (0.34%) Smartphone
18 21 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 667 (10.96%) Linux
2 625 (10.27%) Windows
3 194 (3.19%) Unix
4 176 (2.89%) Android
5 136 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 54 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 18 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.26%) FreeBSD
9 16 (0.26%) Windows Phone
10 14 (0.23%) Nucleus RTOS
11 12 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.099%) Debian
12 6 (0.099%) VMS
12 6 (0.099%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.082%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.049%) Robot Operating System
15 2 (0.033%) CentOS
15 2 (0.033%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.033%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,804 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 2,071 (34.02%) MVC
3 1,496 (24.58%) Software Engineering
4 1,164 (19.12%) TDD
5 1,028 (16.89%) OO
6 952 (15.64%) Scrum
7 695 (11.42%) Test Automation
8 681 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
9 675 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
10 645 (10.60%) SDLC
11 628 (10.32%) Unit Testing
12 569 (9.35%) Web Development
13 559 (9.18%) BDD
14 464 (7.62%) OOP
15 364 (5.98%) Mentoring
16 354 (5.82%) Microservices
17 338 (5.55%) Mathematics
18 318 (5.22%) DevOps
19 288 (4.73%) SDET
20 268 (4.40%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4,127 (67.80%) C#
2 3,217 (52.85%) JavaScript
3 2,505 (41.15%) SQL
4 1,752 (28.78%) Java
5 902 (14.82%) C++
6 776 (12.75%) Python
7 496 (8.15%) T-SQL
8 479 (7.87%) PHP
9 374 (6.14%) C
10 307 (5.04%) TypeScript
11 288 (4.73%) VB.NET
12 216 (3.55%) Ruby
13 208 (3.42%) Scala
14 150 (2.46%) VB
15 141 (2.32%) PL/SQL
16 118 (1.94%) Perl
17 99 (1.63%) Java 8
18 84 (1.38%) PowerShell
19 73 (1.20%) Groovy
20 66 (1.08%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1,161 (19.07%) Degree
2 404 (6.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 123 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 97 (1.59%) PhD
5 78 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 42 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 26 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.33%) DBS Check
10 19 (0.31%) ISEB
11 17 (0.28%) HND
12 15 (0.25%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.16%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.082%) MCP
16 3 (0.049%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (0.049%) MCSD
16 3 (0.049%) Sun Certification
17 2 (0.033%) HNC
17 2 (0.033%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (3.70%) QA
2 12 (0.20%) PMO
3 11 (0.18%) GCP
3 11 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.15%) JTAG
4 9 (0.15%) SLA
5 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.11%) GDPR
7 5 (0.082%) HAZOP
7 5 (0.082%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.049%) COSHH
8 3 (0.049%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.049%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.049%) WCAG
9 2 (0.033%) HL7
9 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.033%) TickIT
9 2 (0.033%) WAI
10 1 (0.016%) GAMP
10 1 (0.016%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 303 (4.98%) Docker
2 31 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.34%) Firmware
4 20 (0.33%) vSphere
5 13 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.082%) KVM
7 5 (0.082%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (0.049%) HDFS
10 2 (0.033%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.033%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.016%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.016%) LXC
Systems Management
1 70 (1.15%) Ansible
2 48 (0.79%) Terraform
3 43 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 26 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 22 (0.36%) HAProxy
6 21 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
7 20 (0.33%) Puppet
8 16 (0.26%) Icinga
9 15 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.16%) Grafana
11 8 (0.13%) Kibana
12 7 (0.11%) Rancher
13 3 (0.049%) HockeyApp
13 3 (0.049%) logstash
13 3 (0.049%) Prometheus
14 2 (0.033%) Graphite
14 2 (0.033%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.033%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.033%) Zipkin
15 1 (0.016%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,153 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 360 (5.91%) Oracle
3 176 (2.89%) Google
4 148 (2.43%) Xamarin
5 100 (1.64%) SAP
6 67 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 66 (1.08%) Capita
8 44 (0.72%) Twitter
9 33 (0.54%) Sitecore
9 33 (0.54%) WorldPay
10 28 (0.46%) Zend
11 19 (0.31%) New Relic
12 18 (0.30%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.30%) IBM
13 15 (0.25%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.23%) Adobe
14 14 (0.23%) TOWER Software
15 13 (0.21%) ATG
15 13 (0.21%) BT
16 12 (0.20%) VMware