Period
to 4 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 83 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2,756 5,180 6,351
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.49% 3.53% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 3.68% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,486 4,639 5,872
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 75,040 140,792 170,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,375 112,378 138,885
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 2,420 £45,000 - 358
UK excluding London +7 2,221 £45,000 +5.88% 325
South East +4 825 £47,500 +5.56% 59
North of England +16 493 £45,000 +12.50% 92
London -35 448 £60,000 - 64
North West +38 306 £45,000 +5.88% 49
South West +26 296 £40,000 - 50
Midlands +15 215 £42,000 +5.00% 63
Work from Home +20 202 £47,500 +5.56% 61
East of England -14 139 £46,158 +2.26% 29
Yorkshire -5 134 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Scotland 0 126 £45,000 +5.88% 16
West Midlands +7 121 £42,000 +5.00% 36
East Midlands +25 93 £40,000 - 27
Wales 0 65 £40,000 +18.30% 9
Northern Ireland +2 62 £47,500 +35.71% 7
North East +7 53 £37,500 -15.73% 14
Isle of Man +4 1 - -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 1,901 (68.98%) C#
2 1,683 (61.07%) .NET
3 1,335 (48.44%) JavaScript
4 1,102 (39.99%) Agile Software Development
5 1,033 (37.48%) SQL
6 784 (28.45%) ASP.NET
7 776 (28.16%) HTML
8 752 (27.29%) SQL Server
9 742 (26.92%) MVC
10 700 (25.40%) CSS
11 667 (24.20%) Azure
12 650 (23.58%) AngularJS
13 550 (19.96%) Java
14 540 (19.59%) Software Engineering
15 495 (17.96%) .NET Core
16 456 (16.55%) TDD
17 446 (16.18%) .NET Framework
18 428 (15.53%) Microsoft
19 417 (15.13%) Python
20 391 (14.19%) Degree
21 389 (14.11%) DevOps
22 380 (13.79%) Git (software)
23 377 (13.68%) React
24 341 (12.37%) OO
25 335 (12.16%) jQuery
26 326 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
27 312 (11.32%) Scrum
28 307 (11.14%) C++
29 302 (10.96%) Greenfield Project
30 299 (10.85%) 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 53 (1.92%) IIS
2 41 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (1.27%) Apache
3 35 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 27 (0.98%) CMS
5 25 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.76%) Umbraco
7 20 (0.73%) Confluence
8 18 (0.65%) NServiceBus
9 13 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.44%) WordPress
11 11 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.36%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.33%) JBoss
13 9 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.29%) Kentico
15 4 (0.15%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.15%) SAS
15 4 (0.15%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 15 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.073%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.073%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.073%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.036%) CATIA
5 1 (0.036%) InDesign
5 1 (0.036%) Mingle
5 1 (0.036%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.33%) Magento
4 4 (0.15%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.036%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Shopify
6 1 (0.036%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 667 (24.20%) Azure
2 287 (10.41%) AWS
3 159 (5.77%) SaaS
4 57 (2.07%) GCP
5 46 (1.67%) GitHub
6 30 (1.09%) Serverless
7 26 (0.94%) Office 365
8 23 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (0.69%) PaaS
11 16 (0.58%) npm
12 13 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.47%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.25%) NuGet
15 6 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.22%) Azure Stack
15 6 (0.22%) Heroku
16 5 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.18%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.34%) HTTP
2 35 (1.27%) Internet
3 18 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.40%) Broadband
5 9 (0.33%) DNS
6 7 (0.25%) Skype
7 4 (0.15%) Firewall
7 4 (0.15%) InfiniBand
7 4 (0.15%) Network Security
7 4 (0.15%) SMTP
8 3 (0.11%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.11%) FTP
8 3 (0.11%) Modbus
8 3 (0.11%) SMS
9 2 (0.073%) ATM
9 2 (0.073%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.073%) SSL
9 2 (0.073%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.036%) PBX
10 1 (0.036%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (27.29%) SQL Server
2 194 (7.04%) MySQL
3 117 (4.25%) Relational Database
4 80 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 76 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 61 (2.21%) Big Data
7 50 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (0.98%) Hadoop
10 26 (0.94%) GIS
11 24 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.62%) Oracle Database
15 16 (0.58%) Redis
16 14 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
16 14 (0.51%) RDBMS
17 13 (0.47%) Cosmos DB
17 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 380 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 150 (5.44%) Selenium
3 145 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 120 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 92 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 89 (3.23%) JIRA
7 61 (2.21%) SpecFlow
8 60 (2.18%) WebDriver
9 57 (2.07%) Cucumber
10 53 (1.92%) NUnit
11 40 (1.45%) SoapUI
12 39 (1.42%) Subversion
13 37 (1.34%) TeamCity
14 34 (1.23%) Maven
15 32 (1.16%) webpack
16 29 (1.05%) JMeter
17 28 (1.02%) JUnit
18 27 (0.98%) Bitbucket
19 24 (0.87%) Moq
19 24 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 285 (10.34%) Finance
2 107 (3.88%) Retail
3 57 (2.07%) Games
4 56 (2.03%) Public Sector
5 47 (1.71%) Law
6 46 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.34%) Electronics
9 34 (1.23%) Aerospace
9 34 (1.23%) Marketing
10 31 (1.12%) Automotive
10 31 (1.12%) Banking
11 26 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (0.76%) Back Office
13 17 (0.62%) Front Office
14 15 (0.54%) Advertising
14 15 (0.54%) Legal
15 8 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.29%) Military
16 7 (0.25%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,683 (61.07%) .NET
2 784 (28.45%) ASP.NET
3 776 (28.16%) HTML
4 700 (25.40%) CSS
5 650 (23.58%) AngularJS
6 495 (17.96%) .NET Core
7 446 (16.18%) .NET Framework
8 377 (13.68%) React
9 335 (12.16%) jQuery
10 326 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 298 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 242 (8.78%) REST
13 241 (8.74%) Entity Framework
14 240 (8.71%) HTML5
15 227 (8.24%) Web Services
16 210 (7.62%) Node.js
17 185 (6.71%) RESTful
18 149 (5.41%) WCF
19 137 (4.97%) XML
20 130 (4.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 302 (10.96%) Greenfield Project
2 146 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.43%) Mobile App
4 120 (4.35%) User Experience
5 65 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.12%) Algorithms
8 23 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 21 (0.76%) Cloud Native
9 21 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 19 (0.69%) Driving Licence
11 15 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.54%) Cybercrime
11 15 (0.54%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.33%) Derivative
15 8 (0.29%) NHS
16 7 (0.25%) Digital Media
17 6 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 237 (8.60%) Linux
2 173 (6.28%) Windows
3 61 (2.21%) Android
4 55 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 23 (0.83%) Unix
5 23 (0.83%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.33%) Mac OS X
6 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (0.29%) CentOS
7 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.22%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.18%) Debian
9 5 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.073%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.073%) Solaris
12 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,102 (39.99%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (26.92%) MVC
3 540 (19.59%) Software Engineering
4 456 (16.55%) TDD
5 389 (14.11%) DevOps
6 341 (12.37%) OO
7 312 (11.32%) Scrum
8 299 (10.85%) Test Automation
9 273 (9.91%) Computer Science
10 266 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
11 265 (9.62%) Microservices
12 209 (7.58%) Web Development
13 208 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
14 197 (7.15%) BDD
14 197 (7.15%) Unit Testing
15 185 (6.71%) OOP
16 180 (6.53%) Mentoring
17 154 (5.59%) SDLC
18 136 (4.93%) SDET
19 130 (4.72%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,901 (68.98%) C#
2 1,335 (48.44%) JavaScript
3 1,033 (37.48%) SQL
4 550 (19.96%) Java
5 417 (15.13%) Python
6 307 (11.14%) C++
7 223 (8.09%) PHP
8 209 (7.58%) TypeScript
9 156 (5.66%) VB.NET
10 154 (5.59%) T-SQL
11 99 (3.59%) C
12 64 (2.32%) Ruby
13 58 (2.10%) Go
14 45 (1.63%) VB
15 42 (1.52%) Scala
16 36 (1.31%) Bash Shell
17 34 (1.23%) VBA
18 29 (1.05%) PowerShell
19 21 (0.76%) PL/SQL
20 18 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 391 (14.19%) Degree
2 165 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 95 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 42 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 35 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.29%) HND
10 6 (0.22%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.18%) PhD
11 5 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.11%) MBCS
12 3 (0.11%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.073%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.073%) MCAD
14 1 (0.036%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.036%) CIW
14 1 (0.036%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (4.21%) QA
2 31 (1.12%) GDPR
3 22 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.11%) DICOM
6 3 (0.11%) HL7
7 2 (0.073%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.036%) GxP
8 1 (0.036%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 261 (9.47%) Docker
2 21 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.15%) GPFS
4 4 (0.15%) Lustre
4 4 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 3 (0.11%) LXC
6 2 (0.073%) Firmware
6 2 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.036%) Varnish
7 1 (0.036%) Xen
Systems Management
1 153 (5.55%) Kubernetes
2 25 (0.91%) Terraform
3 21 (0.76%) Ansible
4 20 (0.73%) Puppet
5 11 (0.40%) Kibana
6 10 (0.36%) logstash
6 10 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.15%) MIIS
8 3 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.11%) Rancher
9 2 (0.073%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.036%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.036%) Control-M
10 1 (0.036%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.036%) WSUS
Vendors
1 428 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 117 (4.25%) Oracle
3 79 (2.87%) Xamarin
4 45 (1.63%) Google
5 35 (1.27%) SAP
6 26 (0.94%) IBM
6 26 (0.94%) Zend
7 17 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (0.58%) Sage
9 11 (0.40%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.29%) Telerik
10 8 (0.29%) VMware
11 7 (0.25%) DevExpress
11 7 (0.25%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.22%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.22%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.18%) Apple
13 5 (0.18%) Progress
14 4 (0.15%) Cognizant
14 4 (0.15%) Wallstreet Suite