Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 89 100
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5,335 5,976 5,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 3.43% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 3.56% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4,564 5,314 4,666
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% +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 144,402 167,788 168,600
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115,563 137,392 140,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +1 4,605 £42,500 - 1,280
UK excluding London +9 4,178 £41,000 +1.23% 1,132
South East +6 1,459 £42,500 - 279
London -17 984 £56,500 +2.73% 264
North of England -10 667 £42,500 - 294
South West -2 583 £38,500 +2.67% 115
East of England +6 471 £45,000 - 135
Midlands +15 434 £40,000 +6.67% 193
North West -12 337 £44,500 +4.71% 130
Scotland +35 305 £45,000 +12.50% 54
West Midlands +35 272 £38,000 +2.30% 100
Yorkshire -5 272 £40,000 -5.88% 145
Northern Ireland +12 176 £37,500 -3.85% 27
East Midlands -12 162 £40,000 +6.67% 93
Wales +20 86 £34,000 -2.86% 36
North East -6 57 £47,500 +35.71% 19

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 3,713 (69.60%) C#
2 3,206 (60.09%) .NET
3 2,646 (49.60%) JavaScript
4 2,367 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
5 2,120 (39.74%) SQL
6 1,850 (34.68%) MVC
7 1,815 (34.02%) HTML
8 1,812 (33.96%) SQL Server
9 1,781 (33.38%) ASP.NET
10 1,548 (29.02%) CSS
11 1,446 (27.10%) Java
12 1,236 (23.17%) AngularJS
13 1,146 (21.48%) Microsoft
14 1,101 (20.64%) Software Engineering
15 1,066 (19.98%) Degree
16 927 (17.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 855 (16.03%) C++
18 847 (15.88%) jQuery
19 836 (15.67%) OO
20 824 (15.45%) Scrum
21 803 (15.05%) TDD
22 789 (14.79%) .NET Framework
23 774 (14.51%) Python
24 766 (14.36%) Finance
25 734 (13.76%) Git (software)
26 730 (13.68%) Web Services
27 705 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
28 692 (12.97%) Computer Science
29 645 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
30 621 (11.64%) Windows

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
1 233 (4.37%) IIS
2 142 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 82 (1.54%) Apache
4 76 (1.42%) CMS
5 73 (1.37%) Confluence
6 61 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 60 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 54 (1.01%) JBoss
9 45 (0.84%) Umbraco
10 42 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 35 (0.66%) nginx
12 29 (0.54%) WordPress
13 24 (0.45%) eZ Publish
14 20 (0.37%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.26%) Drupal
16 13 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
17 11 (0.21%) Jetty
17 11 (0.21%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.056%) Avid Media Composer
5 2 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.037%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.019%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.019%) Maya
6 1 (0.019%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.019%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.019%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.019%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.019%) Revit
Business Applications
1 39 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.19%) Actimize
2 10 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.11%) Magento
3 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.094%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.056%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.037%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.037%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.019%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.019%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.019%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.019%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 705 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 472 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
3 167 (3.13%) SaaS
4 72 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 70 (1.31%) Serverless
6 40 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
7 33 (0.62%) GitHub
8 25 (0.47%) Office 365
9 24 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
11 21 (0.39%) npm
12 19 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (0.36%) PaaS
13 15 (0.28%) G Suite
13 15 (0.28%) NuGet
14 14 (0.26%) IaaS
15 10 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 68 (1.27%) Internet
2 65 (1.22%) HTTP
3 39 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.47%) Network Security
5 21 (0.39%) VoIP
6 19 (0.36%) Wireless
7 17 (0.32%) Intranet
8 14 (0.26%) Firewall
9 13 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.21%) SSH
11 10 (0.19%) AMQP
11 10 (0.19%) DNS
12 8 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (0.13%) DHCP
13 7 (0.13%) PuTTY
13 7 (0.13%) SNMP
13 7 (0.13%) VLAN
14 6 (0.11%) PBX
14 6 (0.11%) SMS
14 6 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,812 (33.96%) SQL Server
2 342 (6.41%) MySQL
3 310 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 257 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 156 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 145 (2.72%) MongoDB
7 141 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
8 124 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 103 (1.93%) Big Data
10 78 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 71 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 56 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 56 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 49 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
14 45 (0.84%) Redis
15 44 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 40 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
17 35 (0.66%) Oracle Database
18 33 (0.62%) Blockchain
19 31 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 734 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 536 (10.05%) Visual Studio
3 377 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 308 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 234 (4.39%) NUnit
6 219 (4.10%) TeamCity
7 206 (3.86%) Selenium
8 187 (3.51%) JIRA
9 163 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 144 (2.70%) Subversion
11 136 (2.55%) SpecFlow
12 93 (1.74%) JUnit
13 83 (1.56%) Maven
14 77 (1.44%) Eclipse
15 69 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
16 67 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 66 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
18 62 (1.16%) WebDriver
19 52 (0.97%) MSTest
20 44 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 766 (14.36%) Finance
2 156 (2.92%) Games
3 142 (2.66%) Marketing
4 140 (2.62%) Retail
5 133 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 123 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 99 (1.86%) Banking
8 79 (1.48%) Electronics
9 60 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 49 (0.92%) Automotive
11 44 (0.82%) Advertising
11 44 (0.82%) Front Office
12 40 (0.75%) Legal
13 32 (0.60%) Law
14 27 (0.51%) Back Office
15 25 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 23 (0.43%) Publishing
17 11 (0.21%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.17%) Billing
18 9 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,206 (60.09%) .NET
2 1,815 (34.02%) HTML
3 1,781 (33.38%) ASP.NET
4 1,548 (29.02%) CSS
5 1,236 (23.17%) AngularJS
6 927 (17.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 847 (15.88%) jQuery
8 789 (14.79%) .NET Framework
9 730 (13.68%) Web Services
10 645 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 537 (10.07%) HTML5
12 516 (9.67%) XML
13 503 (9.43%) React
14 445 (8.34%) Entity Framework
15 431 (8.08%) REST
16 400 (7.50%) Node.js
17 364 (6.82%) RESTful
18 349 (6.54%) Spring
19 348 (6.52%) WCF
20 339 (6.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 373 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
2 269 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 247 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 209 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 205 (3.84%) User Experience
6 173 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
7 169 (3.17%) Fintech
8 150 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
9 59 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 45 (0.84%) Driving Licence
11 43 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 38 (0.71%) Robotics
13 32 (0.60%) Derivative
14 29 (0.54%) Cloud Native
15 28 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
16 25 (0.47%) NHS
17 23 (0.43%) EPoS
18 22 (0.41%) RIA
18 22 (0.41%) Virtual Team
18 22 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 621 (11.64%) Windows
2 516 (9.67%) Linux
3 192 (3.60%) Android
4 170 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 101 (1.89%) Unix
6 49 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.49%) CentOS
7 26 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.17%) Solaris
9 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.13%) Debian
10 7 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.075%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.056%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,367 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,850 (34.68%) MVC
3 1,101 (20.64%) Software Engineering
4 836 (15.67%) OO
5 824 (15.45%) Scrum
6 803 (15.05%) TDD
7 692 (12.97%) Computer Science
8 574 (10.76%) SDLC
9 572 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
10 569 (10.67%) Test Automation
11 554 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
12 449 (8.42%) Unit Testing
13 432 (8.10%) Web Development
14 345 (6.47%) OOP
15 341 (6.39%) DevOps
16 340 (6.37%) Microservices
17 313 (5.87%) BDD
18 303 (5.68%) Mathematics
19 282 (5.29%) Analytics
20 271 (5.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,713 (69.60%) C#
2 2,646 (49.60%) JavaScript
3 2,120 (39.74%) SQL
4 1,446 (27.10%) Java
5 855 (16.03%) C++
6 774 (14.51%) Python
7 437 (8.19%) T-SQL
8 363 (6.80%) PHP
9 336 (6.30%) C
10 293 (5.49%) VB.NET
11 194 (3.64%) TypeScript
12 144 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 119 (2.23%) Scala
14 110 (2.06%) VB
15 95 (1.78%) Ruby
16 78 (1.46%) Go
16 78 (1.46%) Java 8
17 63 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 63 (1.18%) R
18 57 (1.07%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,066 (19.98%) Degree
2 350 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 106 (1.99%) PhD
4 101 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 68 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 30 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 29 (0.54%) MPhil
9 26 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 19 (0.36%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.21%) HND
13 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.11%) ISEB
13 6 (0.11%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.094%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.094%) MCAD
14 5 (0.094%) MCSD
14 5 (0.094%) MCTS
15 2 (0.037%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (3.52%) QA
2 15 (0.28%) DICOM
2 15 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.24%) GDPR
3 13 (0.24%) ISO 14001
3 13 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.094%) SEPA
5 4 (0.075%) WAI
6 3 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.056%) SLA
7 2 (0.037%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.037%) JTAG
8 1 (0.019%) DO-254
8 1 (0.019%) HL7
8 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.019%) PMO
System Software
1 226 (4.24%) Docker
2 85 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 14 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.11%) KVM
8 5 (0.094%) vSphere
9 4 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.075%) Firmware
10 3 (0.056%) iptables
10 3 (0.056%) NFS
11 2 (0.037%) etcd
11 2 (0.037%) LXC
11 2 (0.037%) Xen
12 1 (0.019%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 83 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 52 (0.97%) Ansible
3 29 (0.54%) Terraform
4 20 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.36%) Kibana
5 19 (0.36%) logstash
6 17 (0.32%) Puppet
7 14 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.17%) Consul
9 8 (0.15%) Rancher
10 5 (0.094%) linkerd
10 5 (0.094%) Mesos
10 5 (0.094%) Packer
11 4 (0.075%) cPanel
12 3 (0.056%) Salt
13 2 (0.037%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.037%) HP ALM
14 1 (0.019%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.019%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.019%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,146 (21.48%) Microsoft
2 248 (4.65%) Oracle
3 163 (3.06%) Xamarin
4 132 (2.47%) Google
5 75 (1.41%) SAP
6 26 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (0.49%) Telerik
7 24 (0.45%) VMware
8 23 (0.43%) Red Hat
9 21 (0.39%) DevExpress
10 20 (0.37%) Adobe
10 20 (0.37%) Apple
10 20 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 16 (0.30%) Zend
12 15 (0.28%) Axosoft
13 14 (0.26%) IBM
13 14 (0.26%) ServiceNow
14 13 (0.24%) Twitter
15 12 (0.22%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.22%) Cognizant