Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 86 86
Rank change year-on-year -22 0 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 4,080 2,331 4,442
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.13% 3.59% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 3.77% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,425 1,964 3,605
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,625 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £68,000 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £81,400 £77,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 120,143 61,757 120,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.08% 95.12% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 80,372 50,553 97,268
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 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 -18 3,333 £52,500 +5.00% 783
UK excluding London -8 2,854 £47,500 +5.56% 577
Work from Home -31 963 £55,000 +10.00% 194
South East -6 921 £52,500 +5.00% 124
London -13 841 £72,500 +7.41% 251
North of England -20 622 £43,500 -3.33% 154
Midlands +17 466 £42,500 +4.94% 122
Yorkshire +42 317 £42,500 -5.56% 57
West Midlands +18 296 £42,500 - 73
South West -22 271 £50,000 +11.11% 56
Scotland -9 257 £47,250 +5.00% 30
North West -68 234 £45,000 - 66
East of England -51 173 £50,000 +11.11% 71
East Midlands +4 170 £42,500 +10.39% 48
Northern Ireland -9 82 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Wales -6 79 £46,250 +2.78% 14
North East -14 71 £41,750 +0.60% 31

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 2,567 (62.92%) C#
2 2,160 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 1,794 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
4 1,761 (43.16%) .NET
5 1,426 (34.95%) Java
6 1,363 (33.41%) HTML
7 1,306 (32.01%) CSS
8 1,248 (30.59%) SQL
9 1,173 (28.75%) Python
10 1,132 (27.75%) Microsoft
11 979 (24.00%) Azure
12 945 (23.16%) OO
13 857 (21.00%) SQL Server
14 847 (20.76%) React
15 826 (20.25%) OOP
16 799 (19.58%) Software Engineering
17 778 (19.07%) .NET Core
18 773 (18.95%) HTML5
19 750 (18.38%) TDD
20 737 (18.06%) MVC
21 727 (17.82%) DevOps
22 718 (17.60%) Full Stack Development
23 710 (17.40%) AngularJS
24 679 (16.64%) ASP.NET
25 654 (16.03%) Degree
26 652 (15.98%) Oracle
27 644 (15.78%) AWS
28 629 (15.42%) Social Skills
29 623 (15.27%) Scrum
30 617 (15.12%) CSS3

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 59 (1.45%) Apache
1 59 (1.45%) Confluence
1 59 (1.45%) Umbraco
2 57 (1.40%) CMS
3 51 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 30 (0.74%) IIS
6 24 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 19 (0.47%) Jupyter
8 14 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (0.34%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.27%) Kentico
10 9 (0.22%) GemFire
10 9 (0.22%) Mule
11 8 (0.20%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.20%) OpenROAD
12 6 (0.15%) LiveCycle
12 6 (0.15%) nginx
12 6 (0.15%) Tornado
13 5 (0.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 23 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.12%) GIMP
4 5 (0.12%) InVision
5 2 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.049%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.025%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 33 (0.81%) NetSuite
1 33 (0.81%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 10 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.049%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.049%) Shopify
5 2 (0.049%) Temenos Globus
5 2 (0.049%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.049%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.025%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.025%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.025%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.025%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.025%) Relativity
6 1 (0.025%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.025%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 979 (24.00%) Azure
2 644 (15.78%) AWS
3 309 (7.57%) SaaS
4 171 (4.19%) GCP
5 141 (3.46%) GitHub
6 99 (2.43%) Serverless
7 58 (1.42%) Power Platform
8 56 (1.37%) Azure Service Bus
9 40 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
10 38 (0.93%) PaaS
11 33 (0.81%) Linode
12 32 (0.78%) npm
13 25 (0.61%) IaaS
14 24 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (0.59%) Amazon S3
15 21 (0.51%) Yarn
16 20 (0.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 19 (0.47%) Azure Functions
17 19 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.35%) HTTP
2 41 (1.00%) Broadband
3 23 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.51%) Bluetooth
5 20 (0.49%) DVB
5 20 (0.49%) Internet
6 18 (0.44%) VoIP
7 14 (0.34%) Network Security
8 9 (0.22%) Ethernet
8 9 (0.22%) RTP
9 7 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
9 7 (0.17%) ISDN
9 7 (0.17%) PBX
9 7 (0.17%) SS7
10 6 (0.15%) MQTT
11 4 (0.098%) SSL
12 3 (0.074%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.049%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.049%) RTCP
13 2 (0.049%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 857 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 236 (5.78%) Relational Database
3 175 (4.29%) MySQL
4 159 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 136 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 131 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
7 69 (1.69%) Big Data
8 61 (1.50%) Redis
9 57 (1.40%) RDBMS
10 50 (1.23%) Power BI
11 48 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 40 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
15 25 (0.61%) Hadoop
16 23 (0.56%) Tableau
17 21 (0.51%) Blockchain
18 19 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
19 17 (0.42%) Oracle Database
20 16 (0.39%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 553 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 207 (5.07%) Visual Studio
3 181 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 152 (3.73%) JIRA
5 148 (3.63%) Selenium
6 113 (2.77%) TeamCity
7 99 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 90 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 78 (1.91%) NUnit
10 73 (1.79%) JUnit
11 69 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 55 (1.35%) SpecFlow
13 42 (1.03%) GitLab
14 40 (0.98%) Cypress.io
15 38 (0.93%) Subversion
16 36 (0.88%) Bitbucket
17 35 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
18 34 (0.83%) Moq
18 34 (0.83%) MSTest
19 33 (0.81%) WebStorm
General
1 629 (15.42%) Social Skills
2 351 (8.60%) Finance
3 186 (4.56%) Public Sector
4 158 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 150 (3.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 138 (3.38%) Marketing
7 122 (2.99%) Retail
8 101 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 92 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 77 (1.89%) Law
11 68 (1.67%) Banking
12 58 (1.42%) Games
13 56 (1.37%) Billing
14 54 (1.32%) Advertising
15 53 (1.30%) Electronics
16 45 (1.10%) Publishing
17 42 (1.03%) Automotive
18 32 (0.78%) Presentation Skills
19 31 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
20 28 (0.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,761 (43.16%) .NET
2 1,363 (33.41%) HTML
3 1,306 (32.01%) CSS
4 847 (20.76%) React
5 778 (19.07%) .NET Core
6 773 (18.95%) HTML5
7 710 (17.40%) AngularJS
8 679 (16.64%) ASP.NET
9 617 (15.12%) CSS3
10 545 (13.36%) Java SE
11 522 (12.79%) .NET Framework
12 460 (11.27%) Node.js
13 377 (9.24%) jQuery
14 355 (8.70%) Web Services
15 334 (8.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 333 (8.16%) REST
17 310 (7.60%) RESTful
18 288 (7.06%) Vue.js
19 280 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 269 (6.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 586 (14.36%) Data Structures
2 222 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
3 216 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
4 179 (4.39%) User Experience
5 133 (3.26%) Algorithms
6 122 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 111 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 90 (2.21%) Cloud Native
9 82 (2.01%) Virtual Team
10 79 (1.94%) Life Science
11 68 (1.67%) Derivative
12 60 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
13 44 (1.08%) Social Media
14 37 (0.91%) Legacy Code
15 35 (0.86%) e-Health
16 29 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
17 27 (0.66%) Blog
17 27 (0.66%) Client/Server
18 26 (0.64%) Smartphone
19 25 (0.61%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 286 (7.01%) Linux
2 269 (6.59%) Windows
3 103 (2.52%) Unix
4 93 (2.28%) Android
5 82 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 35 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.71%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.17%) Debian
10 5 (0.12%) AIX
10 5 (0.12%) CentOS
10 5 (0.12%) HPUX
11 2 (0.049%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.025%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,794 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 945 (23.16%) OO
3 826 (20.25%) OOP
4 799 (19.58%) Software Engineering
5 750 (18.38%) TDD
6 737 (18.06%) MVC
7 727 (17.82%) DevOps
8 718 (17.60%) Full Stack Development
9 623 (15.27%) Scrum
10 554 (13.58%) Functional Programming
11 542 (13.28%) Computer Science
12 538 (13.19%) Mentoring
13 486 (11.91%) Microservices
14 482 (11.81%) CI/CD
15 423 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
16 393 (9.63%) SDLC
17 343 (8.41%) Test Automation
18 333 (8.16%) BDD
19 330 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
20 299 (7.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,567 (62.92%) C#
2 2,160 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 1,426 (34.95%) Java
4 1,248 (30.59%) SQL
5 1,173 (28.75%) Python
6 562 (13.77%) Java 8
7 380 (9.31%) TypeScript
8 352 (8.63%) C++
9 267 (6.54%) PHP
10 225 (5.51%) T-SQL
11 164 (4.02%) VB.NET
12 134 (3.28%) C
13 121 (2.97%) Ruby
14 118 (2.89%) Kotlin
15 108 (2.65%) Go
16 107 (2.62%) Scala
17 88 (2.16%) Bash
18 67 (1.64%) Apple Swift
19 66 (1.62%) PowerShell
20 61 (1.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 654 (16.03%) Degree
2 555 (13.60%) OCP
2 555 (13.60%) Oracle Certification
3 541 (13.26%) CIW
3 541 (13.26%) OCA
4 314 (7.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 144 (3.53%) Security Cleared
6 116 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 48 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (0.61%) PhD
9 24 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 23 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
11 17 (0.42%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.25%) ISEB
13 8 (0.20%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.20%) Postgraduate
14 7 (0.17%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.12%) Sun Certification
16 4 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.098%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (6.57%) QA
2 25 (0.61%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.34%) SLA
4 13 (0.32%) GDPR
5 8 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 8 (0.20%) GxP
6 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (0.17%) TickIT
7 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.12%) IEC 62304
8 4 (0.098%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.074%) GAMP
10 2 (0.049%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.049%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.025%) DICOM
11 1 (0.025%) HL7
System Software
1 430 (10.54%) Docker
2 19 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.37%) HDFS
4 9 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.17%) Kamailio
5 7 (0.17%) OpenSIPS
6 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.12%) Firmware
7 4 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.049%) Ceph
8 2 (0.049%) Xen
9 1 (0.025%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 316 (7.75%) Kubernetes
2 81 (1.99%) Terraform
3 45 (1.10%) Ansible
4 17 (0.42%) Amdocs OSS
4 17 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.39%) Puppet
6 13 (0.32%) Rancher
7 10 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (0.20%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.17%) Grafana
9 7 (0.17%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.15%) Istio
11 3 (0.074%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.074%) Kubeflow
11 3 (0.074%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.049%) Consul
12 2 (0.049%) Kibana
12 2 (0.049%) logstash
12 2 (0.049%) Proxmox
13 1 (0.025%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1,132 (27.75%) Microsoft
2 652 (15.98%) Oracle
3 89 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
4 80 (1.96%) Xamarin
5 71 (1.74%) SAP
6 64 (1.57%) Google
7 47 (1.15%) YouTube
8 25 (0.61%) NEC
8 25 (0.61%) Northgate
8 25 (0.61%) Spotify
9 21 (0.51%) VMware
9 21 (0.51%) Zend
10 17 (0.42%) Amdocs
10 17 (0.42%) Apple
11 13 (0.32%) Agilent
11 13 (0.32%) IBM
11 13 (0.32%) Telerik
12 12 (0.29%) Adobe
12 12 (0.29%) Trayport
13 11 (0.27%) Marin