Period
to 18 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 84 89
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5,140 6,136 5,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.58% 3.57% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 3.71% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4,360 5,406 5,079
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £61,250
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 137,587 165,599 165,823
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.34% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109,512 134,671 136,524
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 18 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 18 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 June 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 -5 4,463 £45,000 - 1,012
UK excluding London +6 4,010 £42,500 - 837
South East +11 1,486 £45,000 - 192
London -28 945 £60,000 +9.09% 244
North of England +4 807 £42,000 -1.18% 227
South West -20 457 £40,000 +2.56% 114
Midlands -2 409 £40,000 - 127
North West +4 379 £42,500 - 131
Yorkshire +10 362 £40,000 -5.88% 84
East of England +6 360 £45,000 - 110
Scotland +27 300 £42,500 +8.97% 35
West Midlands -3 271 £40,000 +5.00% 73
East Midlands -13 138 £40,000 - 54
Wales +34 103 £33,156 -11.59% 21
Northern Ireland -1 95 £36,500 +4.29% 13
North East -3 66 £46,000 +2.22% 12
Isle of Man +2 3 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £50,000 -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 3,629 (70.60%) C#
2 3,154 (61.36%) .NET
3 2,570 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 2,388 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
5 2,084 (40.54%) SQL
6 1,764 (34.32%) MVC
7 1,737 (33.79%) ASP.NET
8 1,636 (31.83%) HTML
9 1,623 (31.58%) SQL Server
10 1,424 (27.70%) CSS
11 1,265 (24.61%) Java
12 1,191 (23.17%) AngularJS
13 1,159 (22.55%) Software Engineering
14 1,007 (19.59%) Microsoft
15 1,001 (19.47%) Degree
16 867 (16.87%) TDD
17 857 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 850 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 792 (15.41%) C++
20 780 (15.18%) jQuery
21 773 (15.04%) Python
22 761 (14.81%) Scrum
23 753 (14.65%) Git (software)
24 739 (14.38%) .NET Framework
24 739 (14.38%) OO
25 697 (13.56%) Finance
26 642 (12.49%) Computer Science
27 637 (12.39%) Web Services
28 614 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
29 595 (11.58%) Test Automation

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
1 164 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
2 159 (3.09%) IIS
3 76 (1.48%) Confluence
4 70 (1.36%) Apache
5 62 (1.21%) CMS
6 56 (1.09%) JBoss
7 48 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 45 (0.88%) SharePoint
9 41 (0.80%) Apache Spark
9 41 (0.80%) nginx
10 32 (0.62%) NServiceBus
11 27 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 25 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (0.39%) Kentico
15 18 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.23%) WordPress
18 10 (0.19%) lighttpd
18 10 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.078%) Notepad++
6 3 (0.058%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.039%) ArchiCAD
7 2 (0.039%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.039%) HipChat
7 2 (0.039%) Maya
7 2 (0.039%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
7 2 (0.039%) Revit
8 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.019%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.019%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.18%) Magento
2 9 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.039%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.039%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.039%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.039%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.019%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.019%) Exstream
5 1 (0.019%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.019%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.019%) Odoo
5 1 (0.019%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.019%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.019%) Shopify
5 1 (0.019%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 857 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 457 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 221 (4.30%) SaaS
4 94 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 75 (1.46%) Office 365
6 73 (1.42%) Serverless
7 60 (1.17%) GitHub
8 56 (1.09%) G Suite
9 33 (0.64%) PaaS
10 32 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 30 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
12 25 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (0.49%) IaaS
13 24 (0.47%) Power Platform
14 23 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
17 19 (0.37%) npm
18 18 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (0.91%) Internet
2 44 (0.86%) HTTP
3 29 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.51%) Network Security
5 22 (0.43%) Wireless
6 18 (0.35%) VoIP
7 7 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.12%) DNS
8 6 (0.12%) Intranet
8 6 (0.12%) SSH
9 5 (0.097%) Firewall
10 4 (0.078%) IPv6
11 3 (0.058%) AMQP
11 3 (0.058%) Modbus
11 3 (0.058%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.058%) RS-485
11 3 (0.058%) Telnet
11 3 (0.058%) VLAN
11 3 (0.058%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,623 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 351 (6.83%) Relational Database
3 343 (6.67%) MySQL
4 289 (5.62%) NoSQL
5 193 (3.75%) MongoDB
6 133 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
7 131 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 119 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 111 (2.16%) Big Data
10 88 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 77 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 58 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 54 (1.05%) Redis
14 48 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
15 42 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
17 36 (0.70%) SQLite
18 34 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
19 33 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
20 27 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 753 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 531 (10.33%) Visual Studio
3 345 (6.71%) Jenkins
4 276 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 252 (4.90%) Selenium
6 194 (3.77%) TeamCity
7 193 (3.75%) NUnit
8 192 (3.74%) JIRA
9 180 (3.50%) Cucumber
10 131 (2.55%) Subversion
11 114 (2.22%) SpecFlow
12 107 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 98 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
13 98 (1.91%) SoapUI
14 95 (1.85%) JUnit
15 75 (1.46%) Bitbucket Server
16 61 (1.19%) Appium
17 60 (1.17%) Eclipse
17 60 (1.17%) WebDriver
18 56 (1.09%) Ranorex
General
1 697 (13.56%) Finance
2 208 (4.05%) Retail
3 158 (3.07%) Marketing
4 139 (2.70%) Games
5 113 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 99 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 73 (1.42%) Banking
8 69 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 67 (1.30%) Electronics
10 39 (0.76%) Front Office
11 37 (0.72%) Automotive
12 32 (0.62%) Law
13 30 (0.58%) Aerospace
14 27 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.43%) Legal
16 21 (0.41%) Advertising
17 16 (0.31%) Back Office
18 14 (0.27%) Military
19 7 (0.14%) Retail Banking
20 6 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,154 (61.36%) .NET
2 1,737 (33.79%) ASP.NET
3 1,636 (31.83%) HTML
4 1,424 (27.70%) CSS
5 1,191 (23.17%) AngularJS
6 850 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 780 (15.18%) jQuery
8 739 (14.38%) .NET Framework
9 637 (12.39%) Web Services
10 614 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 574 (11.17%) React
12 484 (9.42%) .NET Core
13 453 (8.81%) HTML5
14 444 (8.64%) XML
15 412 (8.02%) REST
16 387 (7.53%) Entity Framework
17 378 (7.35%) Node.js
18 376 (7.32%) WCF
19 354 (6.89%) RESTful
20 321 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 303 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
2 270 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (4.53%) Mobile App
4 214 (4.16%) User Experience
5 158 (3.07%) Algorithms
6 135 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 114 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 45 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 38 (0.74%) NHS
11 36 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 31 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 30 (0.58%) Cloud Native
14 24 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (0.47%) Wiki
15 22 (0.43%) Management Information System
16 19 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
17 17 (0.33%) e-Learning
17 17 (0.33%) Hedge funds
18 16 (0.31%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 513 (9.98%) Linux
2 510 (9.92%) Windows
3 159 (3.09%) Android
4 127 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 86 (1.67%) Unix
6 56 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.62%) CentOS
8 22 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.19%) VxWorks
12 9 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.16%) Fedora
13 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.14%) ThreadX
15 6 (0.12%) Debian
16 5 (0.097%) AIX
16 5 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.097%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,388 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,764 (34.32%) MVC
3 1,159 (22.55%) Software Engineering
4 867 (16.87%) TDD
5 761 (14.81%) Scrum
6 739 (14.38%) OO
7 642 (12.49%) Computer Science
8 595 (11.58%) Test Automation
9 574 (11.17%) SDLC
10 518 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
11 514 (10.00%) DevOps
12 502 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
13 395 (7.68%) Microservices
14 393 (7.65%) Mentoring
15 387 (7.53%) Web Development
16 376 (7.32%) Unit Testing
17 358 (6.96%) OOP
18 340 (6.61%) BDD
19 295 (5.74%) Mathematics
20 266 (5.18%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 3,629 (70.60%) C#
2 2,570 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2,084 (40.54%) SQL
4 1,265 (24.61%) Java
5 792 (15.41%) C++
6 773 (15.04%) Python
7 407 (7.92%) PHP
8 382 (7.43%) C
9 356 (6.93%) T-SQL
10 260 (5.06%) VB.NET
11 217 (4.22%) TypeScript
12 154 (3.00%) Scala
13 152 (2.96%) Ruby
14 139 (2.70%) PowerShell
15 125 (2.43%) VB
16 120 (2.33%) Go
17 81 (1.58%) R
18 62 (1.21%) VB6
19 59 (1.15%) Objective-C
20 57 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,001 (19.47%) Degree
2 351 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 204 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 119 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 65 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 64 (1.25%) PhD
7 59 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
9 29 (0.56%) DBS Check
9 29 (0.56%) HND
10 18 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.21%) MCAD
11 11 (0.21%) MCSD
11 11 (0.21%) MCTS
12 8 (0.16%) SANS
13 6 (0.12%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.097%) ISEB
14 5 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.078%) MCP
16 3 (0.058%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (4.03%) QA
2 24 (0.47%) DICOM
3 9 (0.18%) GDPR
4 8 (0.16%) WAI
5 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.12%) SEPA
6 2 (0.039%) HL7
6 2 (0.039%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.039%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.039%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.039%) PMO
6 2 (0.039%) SLA
7 1 (0.019%) DO-254
7 1 (0.019%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.019%) FINRA
7 1 (0.019%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.019%) JTAG
7 1 (0.019%) MiFID
7 1 (0.019%) PSD2
System Software
1 334 (6.50%) Docker
2 63 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.19%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 6 (0.12%) Firmware
4 6 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.097%) vSphere
6 3 (0.058%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.058%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.039%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.039%) LXC
Systems Management
1 135 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 85 (1.65%) Ansible
3 50 (0.97%) Terraform
4 41 (0.80%) Puppet
5 35 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.31%) Kibana
6 16 (0.31%) logstash
7 14 (0.27%) Rancher
8 10 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.12%) Consul
9 6 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.12%) linkerd
9 6 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.078%) Grafana
10 4 (0.078%) Salt
11 3 (0.058%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.058%) Control-M
11 3 (0.058%) Mesos
12 2 (0.039%) Ganglia
12 2 (0.039%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,007 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 257 (5.00%) Oracle
3 161 (3.13%) Google
4 143 (2.78%) Xamarin
5 76 (1.48%) SAP
6 34 (0.66%) IBM
7 30 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 22 (0.43%) DevExpress
9 19 (0.37%) Zend
10 17 (0.33%) Sage
10 17 (0.33%) TIBCO
11 16 (0.31%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.31%) Sitecore
12 14 (0.27%) Adobe
12 14 (0.27%) Solace
13 13 (0.25%) Axosoft
13 13 (0.25%) Tableau
14 11 (0.21%) Cognizant
15 10 (0.19%) Telerik