Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 105 127
Rank change year-on-year +7 +22 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5585 5457 5435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 2.86% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 2.96% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4998 5176 5016
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +6 5118 £42,500 +6.25% 323
UK excluding London +10 4310 £40,000 - 282
South East 0 1339 £40,750 +0.62% 81
London +20 1180 £52,500 +5.00% 59
North of England -13 933 £40,000 +3.90% 81
Midlands +10 600 £38,500 +2.67% 48
East of England +18 559 £42,500 +6.25% 36
South West +26 531 £34,750 -13.13% 18
North West -12 530 £40,500 +1.25% 42
West Midlands +19 398 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Yorkshire +7 343 £40,000 +6.67% 30
Scotland +39 226 £40,000 +5.45% 9
East Midlands -1 210 £39,000 -2.50% 23
Wales -2 83 £35,000 -1.41% 4
North East -2 60 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Northern Ireland -3 48 £34,000 -2.86% 5

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3652 (65.39%) C#
2 3155 (56.49%) .NET
3 2736 (48.99%) JavaScript
4 2562 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
5 2249 (40.27%) SQL
6 2067 (37.01%) HTML
7 2037 (36.47%) SQL Server
8 1913 (34.25%) ASP.NET
9 1844 (33.02%) MVC
10 1737 (31.10%) CSS
11 1694 (30.33%) Java
12 1427 (25.55%) Degree
13 1386 (24.82%) Software Engineering
14 1164 (20.84%) AngularJS
15 1065 (19.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1064 (19.05%) C++
17 1059 (18.96%) Microsoft
18 1047 (18.75%) Computer Science
19 1026 (18.37%) jQuery
20 987 (17.67%) Finance
21 971 (17.39%) TDD
22 935 (16.74%) OO
23 924 (16.54%) Scrum
24 852 (15.26%) Web Services
25 759 (13.59%) Git (software)
26 750 (13.43%) Python
27 728 (13.03%) SDLC
28 700 (12.53%) Linux
29 697 (12.48%) Windows
30 671 (12.01%) .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
1 177 (3.17%) IIS
2 154 (2.76%) Apache
3 119 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 104 (1.86%) Tomcat
5 94 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 88 (1.58%) JBoss
7 78 (1.40%) CMS
8 70 (1.25%) Apache Spark
9 32 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 31 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 30 (0.54%) Confluence
12 24 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (0.43%) nginx
12 24 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 22 (0.39%) Apache Solr
14 21 (0.38%) WordPress
15 20 (0.36%) NServiceBus
16 19 (0.34%) Drupal
17 17 (0.30%) OpenStack
18 16 (0.29%) Ethereum
Applications
1 43 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 43 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.14%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.054%) Moqups
4 3 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.036%) EPLAN
5 2 (0.036%) InDesign
6 1 (0.018%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.018%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.018%) CATIA
6 1 (0.018%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.018%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.018%) NASTRAN
6 1 (0.018%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 57 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.21%) Magento
3 6 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.072%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.054%) MetaTrader
5 3 (0.054%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.054%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.018%) BASE24
6 1 (0.018%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.018%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.018%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.018%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.018%) iTrent
6 1 (0.018%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.018%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.018%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.018%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 492 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 198 (3.55%) SaaS
4 142 (2.54%) GitHub
5 41 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.64%) npm
7 26 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.39%) PaaS
9 21 (0.38%) Serverless
10 17 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.23%) Force.com
11 13 (0.23%) IaaS
12 9 (0.16%) Office 365
13 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.14%) Slack
14 6 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.11%) Heroku
14 6 (0.11%) Trello
15 5 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.26%) HTTP
2 105 (1.88%) Internet
3 70 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.45%) SMS
5 21 (0.38%) DNS
6 18 (0.32%) SSL
7 15 (0.27%) Intranet
7 15 (0.27%) RFID
7 15 (0.27%) Wireless
8 12 (0.21%) Broadband
8 12 (0.21%) Skype
9 11 (0.20%) Bluetooth
10 10 (0.18%) Firewall
10 10 (0.18%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.13%) SNMP
13 6 (0.11%) 3G
13 6 (0.11%) GPRS
13 6 (0.11%) UMTS
13 6 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2037 (36.47%) SQL Server
2 387 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 386 (6.91%) MySQL
4 339 (6.07%) NoSQL
5 256 (4.58%) MongoDB
6 166 (2.97%) Big Data
7 161 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 161 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 159 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
9 107 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 102 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 99 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 86 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 85 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 83 (1.49%) Redis
15 78 (1.40%) Neo4j
16 66 (1.18%) Oracle Database
17 48 (0.86%) Blockchain
18 34 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
18 34 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 759 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 534 (9.56%) Visual Studio
3 344 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 336 (6.02%) Subversion
5 271 (4.85%) Jenkins
6 265 (4.74%) JIRA
7 254 (4.55%) NUnit
8 175 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 174 (3.12%) Maven
10 167 (2.99%) Selenium
11 138 (2.47%) JUnit
12 90 (1.61%) SpecFlow
13 86 (1.54%) Mercurial
14 85 (1.52%) Cucumber
15 83 (1.49%) Eclipse
16 69 (1.24%) Moq
17 67 (1.20%) Ant
18 65 (1.16%) Hudson
19 63 (1.13%) EasyMock
20 56 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 987 (17.67%) Finance
2 225 (4.03%) Banking
3 217 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 215 (3.85%) Marketing
5 213 (3.81%) Retail
6 161 (2.88%) Games
7 150 (2.69%) Electronics
8 134 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 100 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 77 (1.38%) Legal
11 72 (1.29%) Advertising
12 71 (1.27%) Back Office
13 67 (1.20%) Retail Banking
14 61 (1.09%) Automotive
15 55 (0.98%) Aerospace
16 49 (0.88%) Front Office
17 47 (0.84%) Financial Institution
18 40 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.45%) Law
19 25 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3155 (56.49%) .NET
2 2067 (37.01%) HTML
3 1913 (34.25%) ASP.NET
4 1737 (31.10%) CSS
5 1164 (20.84%) AngularJS
6 1065 (19.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1026 (18.37%) jQuery
8 852 (15.26%) Web Services
9 671 (12.01%) .NET Framework
10 636 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 634 (11.35%) HTML5
12 591 (10.58%) XML
13 468 (8.38%) WCF
14 455 (8.15%) REST
15 424 (7.59%) Spring
16 397 (7.11%) RESTful
17 394 (7.05%) Node.js
18 391 (7.00%) WPF
19 384 (6.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 360 (6.45%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1047 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 382 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
3 362 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 285 (5.10%) Algorithms
5 255 (4.57%) User Experience
6 227 (4.06%) Mobile App
7 173 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
8 168 (3.01%) Fintech
9 113 (2.02%) Data Structures
10 89 (1.59%) N-Tier
11 84 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 70 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
13 52 (0.93%) Hedge funds
14 46 (0.82%) iPad
15 34 (0.61%) 3D Printing
16 31 (0.56%) Management Information System
17 30 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 26 (0.47%) Social Media
19 22 (0.39%) Virtual Team
20 21 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 700 (12.53%) Linux
2 697 (12.48%) Windows
3 272 (4.87%) Android
4 243 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 232 (4.15%) Unix
6 33 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 29 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
8 22 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 20 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.30%) VxWorks
10 17 (0.30%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.23%) CentOS
12 11 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
14 8 (0.14%) Solaris
15 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.090%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.072%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2562 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1844 (33.02%) MVC
3 1386 (24.82%) Software Engineering
4 971 (17.39%) TDD
5 935 (16.74%) OO
6 924 (16.54%) Scrum
7 728 (13.03%) SDLC
8 563 (10.08%) Unit Testing
9 526 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
10 520 (9.31%) Web Development
11 457 (8.18%) Test Automation
12 450 (8.06%) Mathematics
13 403 (7.22%) OOP
14 335 (6.00%) Mentoring
15 312 (5.59%) BDD
16 279 (5.00%) SOLID
17 263 (4.71%) Microservices
18 237 (4.24%) Multithreading
19 232 (4.15%) Physics
20 227 (4.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3652 (65.39%) C#
2 2736 (48.99%) JavaScript
3 2249 (40.27%) SQL
4 1694 (30.33%) Java
5 1064 (19.05%) C++
6 750 (13.43%) Python
7 449 (8.04%) C
8 408 (7.31%) VB.NET
9 377 (6.75%) PHP
10 373 (6.68%) T-SQL
11 198 (3.55%) Scala
12 160 (2.86%) VB
13 154 (2.76%) Ruby
14 151 (2.70%) TypeScript
15 128 (2.29%) Perl
16 125 (2.24%) PL/SQL
17 108 (1.93%) Go
18 90 (1.61%) Objective-C
19 86 (1.54%) Groovy
20 60 (1.07%) F#
Qualifications
1 1427 (25.55%) Degree
2 428 (7.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.52%) PhD
5 82 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
6 72 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (0.86%) SC Cleared
8 36 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 32 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 31 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 26 (0.47%) HND
12 16 (0.29%) MCSD
13 14 (0.25%) MCTS
14 11 (0.20%) GNVQ
14 11 (0.20%) MCAD
15 9 (0.16%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.16%) Postgraduate
16 7 (0.13%) ISEB
16 7 (0.13%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.072%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (5.16%) QA
2 16 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.14%) SLA
4 6 (0.11%) GAMP
5 5 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.054%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.054%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.054%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.036%) Basel III
8 2 (0.036%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.018%) ECSS
9 1 (0.018%) GCP
9 1 (0.018%) HL7
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.018%) MiFID
System Software
1 186 (3.33%) Docker
2 31 (0.56%) Firmware
3 21 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.090%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.018%) KVM
7 1 (0.018%) Varnish
7 1 (0.018%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (0.73%) Ansible
2 34 (0.61%) Puppet
3 19 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.32%) Kibana
4 18 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 17 (0.30%) Grafana
6 14 (0.25%) Terraform
7 12 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.18%) logstash
9 8 (0.14%) Marathon
10 7 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.13%) Zipkin
11 6 (0.11%) Packer
12 3 (0.054%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.054%) Mesos
13 2 (0.036%) HockeyApp
13 2 (0.036%) Nagios
13 2 (0.036%) rkt
13 2 (0.036%) Salt
14 1 (0.018%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1059 (18.96%) Microsoft
2 564 (10.10%) Oracle
3 122 (2.18%) Xamarin
4 96 (1.72%) SAP
5 81 (1.45%) Google
6 64 (1.15%) Sybase
7 50 (0.90%) Perforce
8 49 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
9 35 (0.63%) Zend
10 31 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (0.50%) Telerik
12 24 (0.43%) VMware
13 21 (0.38%) Adobe
14 18 (0.32%) Sitecore
15 16 (0.29%) DevExpress
15 16 (0.29%) Progress
16 15 (0.27%) IBM
16 15 (0.27%) Twitter
17 12 (0.21%) Atlassian
17 12 (0.21%) Tableau