Period
to 12 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 90 98
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 4,642 5,471 5,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.49% 3.43% 3.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 3.58% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,747 4,765 5,186
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 127,337 152,912 172,369
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.86% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 102,027 122,646 138,653
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 +4 4,139 £45,000 +2.27% 911
UK excluding London 0 3,562 £42,500 - 802
South East +1 1,339 £45,000 - 184
London +31 954 £60,000 +9.09% 219
North of England +25 653 £42,500 - 207
South West -7 502 £40,000 +6.67% 82
Midlands +18 431 £41,000 +2.50% 140
North West -3 318 £45,000 +5.88% 120
Yorkshire +32 303 £40,000 - 64
East of England -24 249 £42,500 -5.56% 80
Scotland +12 242 £45,000 - 57
West Midlands -1 227 £41,000 +2.50% 84
East Midlands +26 199 £40,000 - 56
Wales +6 93 £40,000 +7.05% 33
Northern Ireland -15 54 £37,500 - 20
North East -11 33 £40,500 -4.71% 23

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 3,144 (67.73%) C#
2 2,776 (59.80%) .NET
3 2,244 (48.34%) JavaScript
4 2,151 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
5 1,731 (37.29%) SQL
6 1,433 (30.87%) ASP.NET
7 1,431 (30.83%) SQL Server
8 1,371 (29.53%) HTML
9 1,353 (29.15%) MVC
10 1,235 (26.60%) CSS
11 1,186 (25.55%) AngularJS
12 1,083 (23.33%) Java
13 960 (20.68%) Azure
14 959 (20.66%) Software Engineering
15 912 (19.65%) Microsoft
16 891 (19.19%) Degree
17 712 (15.34%) TDD
18 685 (14.76%) React
19 684 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
20 669 (14.41%) Scrum
21 663 (14.28%) Python
22 654 (14.09%) .NET Framework
23 641 (13.81%) jQuery
24 638 (13.74%) Computer Science
25 608 (13.10%) Web Services
26 605 (13.03%) Git (software)
27 595 (12.82%) DevOps
28 588 (12.67%) .NET Core
29 574 (12.37%) ASP.NET Web API
30 552 (11.89%) Finance

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 98 (2.11%) IIS
2 74 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 69 (1.49%) CMS
4 51 (1.10%) JBoss
5 47 (1.01%) Apache
6 43 (0.93%) Umbraco
7 41 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 35 (0.75%) Confluence
9 32 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 31 (0.67%) Apache Spark
11 24 (0.52%) NServiceBus
12 18 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.28%) Drupal
14 13 (0.28%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.26%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.26%) WordPress
16 11 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.13%) Steinberg Cubase
5 5 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.065%) InDesign
7 3 (0.065%) Maya
8 2 (0.043%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.043%) LightWave 3D
8 2 (0.043%) MODO
9 1 (0.022%) Houdini
9 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.022%) NUKE
9 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.17%) Magento
3 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.065%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.043%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.043%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.043%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.043%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.022%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.022%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.022%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.022%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.022%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 960 (20.68%) Azure
2 537 (11.57%) AWS
3 184 (3.96%) SaaS
4 114 (2.46%) GCP
4 114 (2.46%) Serverless
5 87 (1.87%) GitHub
6 39 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
7 35 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (0.65%) PaaS
9 27 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
10 25 (0.54%) Power Platform
11 24 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.52%) Office 365
12 16 (0.34%) CloudBees
13 15 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (0.32%) Force.com
13 15 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.28%) Azure Functions
14 13 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.25%) Internet
2 35 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 32 (0.69%) HTTP
4 15 (0.32%) Wireless
5 9 (0.19%) Broadband
6 6 (0.13%) RS-232
7 5 (0.11%) Network Security
8 4 (0.086%) DSL
8 4 (0.086%) Intranet
8 4 (0.086%) RS-485
8 4 (0.086%) SSL
9 2 (0.043%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.043%) DNS
9 2 (0.043%) GSM
9 2 (0.043%) MQTT
9 2 (0.043%) NFC
9 2 (0.043%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.043%) RFID
9 2 (0.043%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.022%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,431 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 346 (7.45%) MySQL
3 272 (5.86%) Relational Database
4 180 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 173 (3.73%) MongoDB
6 129 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 109 (2.35%) Big Data
8 91 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 81 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 69 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 68 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 63 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 48 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
14 47 (1.01%) Redis
15 46 (0.99%) Hadoop
16 37 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
17 35 (0.75%) SQLite
18 31 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 29 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
20 25 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 605 (13.03%) Git (software)
2 289 (6.23%) Jenkins
3 288 (6.20%) Visual Studio
4 244 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 196 (4.22%) Selenium
6 176 (3.79%) JIRA
7 127 (2.74%) Subversion
8 114 (2.46%) TeamCity
9 112 (2.41%) NUnit
10 106 (2.28%) Cucumber
11 80 (1.72%) Eclipse
12 79 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
13 77 (1.66%) SpecFlow
14 59 (1.27%) WebDriver
15 57 (1.23%) JUnit
16 50 (1.08%) WiX
17 47 (1.01%) Bitbucket
18 42 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
19 40 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 37 (0.80%) Maven
General
1 552 (11.89%) Finance
2 221 (4.76%) Retail
3 137 (2.95%) Games
4 136 (2.93%) Marketing
5 120 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 106 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 104 (2.24%) Front Office
8 100 (2.15%) Public Sector
9 98 (2.11%) Banking
10 83 (1.79%) Electronics
11 60 (1.29%) Automotive
12 31 (0.67%) Law
13 27 (0.58%) Aerospace
14 24 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.39%) Advertising
15 18 (0.39%) Local Government
16 16 (0.34%) Legal
17 14 (0.30%) Back Office
18 11 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,776 (59.80%) .NET
2 1,433 (30.87%) ASP.NET
3 1,371 (29.53%) HTML
4 1,235 (26.60%) CSS
5 1,186 (25.55%) AngularJS
6 685 (14.76%) React
7 684 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 654 (14.09%) .NET Framework
9 641 (13.81%) jQuery
10 608 (13.10%) Web Services
11 588 (12.67%) .NET Core
12 574 (12.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 394 (8.49%) Node.js
14 383 (8.25%) REST
15 353 (7.60%) XML
16 337 (7.26%) Entity Framework
17 307 (6.61%) HTML5
18 304 (6.55%) Spring
19 287 (6.18%) WCF
20 286 (6.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 325 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
2 213 (4.59%) User Experience
3 202 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 180 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 171 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 68 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 63 (1.36%) Hedge funds
9 54 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 50 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 49 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 42 (0.90%) Fixed Income
13 40 (0.86%) Derivative
14 35 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 34 (0.73%) Management Information System
16 32 (0.69%) Client/Server
16 32 (0.69%) Equities
17 31 (0.67%) Public Cloud
18 28 (0.60%) PlayStation
19 26 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 365 (7.86%) Linux
2 352 (7.58%) Windows
3 160 (3.45%) Android
4 146 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 75 (1.62%) Unix
6 39 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.58%) CentOS
8 20 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 17 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.30%) tvOS
11 12 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.15%) AIX
14 6 (0.13%) Debian
15 5 (0.11%) ThreadX
16 2 (0.043%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.043%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.043%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.043%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,151 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,353 (29.15%) MVC
3 959 (20.66%) Software Engineering
4 712 (15.34%) TDD
5 669 (14.41%) Scrum
6 638 (13.74%) Computer Science
7 595 (12.82%) DevOps
8 501 (10.79%) OO
9 472 (10.17%) Test Automation
10 457 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
11 421 (9.07%) SDLC
12 393 (8.47%) Web Development
13 383 (8.25%) Microservices
13 383 (8.25%) Unit Testing
14 340 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
15 308 (6.64%) Mentoring
16 301 (6.48%) BDD
17 300 (6.46%) OOP
18 193 (4.16%) SDET
19 187 (4.03%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3,144 (67.73%) C#
2 2,244 (48.34%) JavaScript
3 1,731 (37.29%) SQL
4 1,083 (23.33%) Java
5 663 (14.28%) Python
6 523 (11.27%) C++
7 365 (7.86%) PHP
8 286 (6.16%) VB.NET
9 269 (5.79%) T-SQL
10 264 (5.69%) TypeScript
11 247 (5.32%) C
12 144 (3.10%) Ruby
13 103 (2.22%) VB
14 92 (1.98%) Scala
15 83 (1.79%) Go
16 75 (1.62%) PowerShell
17 70 (1.51%) Java 8
18 60 (1.29%) Objective-C
19 50 (1.08%) ES6
20 49 (1.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 891 (19.19%) Degree
2 398 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 154 (3.32%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 70 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 56 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.30%) MCAD
9 14 (0.30%) MCTS
10 13 (0.28%) MCP
11 12 (0.26%) MCPD
12 11 (0.24%) HND
13 8 (0.17%) Postgraduate
14 7 (0.15%) CISMP
14 7 (0.15%) CISSP
14 7 (0.15%) CIW
14 7 (0.15%) OCA
14 7 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (4.63%) QA
2 22 (0.47%) GDPR
3 19 (0.41%) DICOM
4 15 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.086%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.043%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.043%) PMO
7 2 (0.043%) SLA
8 1 (0.022%) FINRA
8 1 (0.022%) HL7
8 1 (0.022%) JTAG
8 1 (0.022%) MiFID
8 1 (0.022%) WCAG
System Software
1 417 (8.98%) Docker
2 33 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.54%) Firmware
4 10 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.086%) LXC
7 3 (0.065%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.065%) KVM
8 2 (0.043%) XenApp
8 2 (0.043%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.022%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 199 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 62 (1.34%) Puppet
3 39 (0.84%) Ansible
4 35 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (0.54%) Terraform
6 20 (0.43%) Rancher
7 7 (0.15%) Ganglia
7 7 (0.15%) Kibana
8 6 (0.13%) Marathon
8 6 (0.13%) Mesos
9 5 (0.11%) Salt
10 4 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.086%) MIIS
10 4 (0.086%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.065%) Control-M
11 3 (0.065%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.065%) Istio
11 3 (0.065%) Packer
12 2 (0.043%) Consul
12 2 (0.043%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 912 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 212 (4.57%) Oracle
3 111 (2.39%) Google
4 91 (1.96%) Xamarin
5 76 (1.64%) SAP
6 40 (0.86%) Zend
7 39 (0.84%) IBM
8 37 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 37 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (0.71%) Adobe
10 24 (0.52%) Atlassian
11 21 (0.45%) Axosoft
11 21 (0.45%) Tableau
12 18 (0.39%) Sitecore
13 17 (0.37%) Apple
13 17 (0.37%) Micro Focus
14 15 (0.32%) Telerik
15 13 (0.28%) Advent
16 12 (0.26%) UiPath
17 11 (0.24%) TIBCO