Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 92 132
Rank change year-on-year +4 +40 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6,265 5,389 5,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 3.13% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 3.24% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5,516 4,804 4,758
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 171,036 166,082 198,027
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.56% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139,943 137,888 166,120
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 5,873 £45,000 +12.50% 1,149
UK excluding London +5 4,884 £42,500 +6.25% 941
South East +6 1,786 £42,500 +6.25% 244
London +61 1,304 £55,000 +4.76% 282
North of England -9 987 £42,500 +13.33% 203
East of England +9 679 £45,000 +12.50% 126
South West +23 651 £39,500 -1.25% 113
North West -21 492 £42,500 +13.33% 103
Midlands -13 472 £38,094 -2.32% 181
Yorkshire -8 388 £42,500 +6.25% 78
West Midlands -24 264 £37,500 -3.85% 113
East Midlands -5 208 £39,000 - 68
Scotland -11 196 £39,000 -2.50% 37
North East +12 108 £40,000 +3.90% 22
Wales -36 61 £35,000 -3.45% 21
Northern Ireland +2 56 £37,500 +10.29% 16

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 4,284 (68.38%) C#
2 3,651 (58.28%) .NET
3 3,413 (54.48%) JavaScript
4 2,907 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
5 2,627 (41.93%) SQL
6 2,356 (37.61%) HTML
7 2,263 (36.12%) ASP.NET
8 2,219 (35.42%) MVC
9 2,196 (35.05%) SQL Server
10 2,047 (32.67%) CSS
11 1,729 (27.60%) Java
12 1,558 (24.87%) Software Engineering
13 1,495 (23.86%) AngularJS
14 1,229 (19.62%) Degree
15 1,182 (18.87%) jQuery
15 1,182 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1,159 (18.50%) Microsoft
17 1,126 (17.97%) TDD
18 1,034 (16.50%) OO
19 1,011 (16.14%) Scrum
20 932 (14.88%) Web Services
21 919 (14.67%) Finance
22 906 (14.46%) .NET Framework
23 901 (14.38%) C++
24 875 (13.97%) Computer Science
25 805 (12.85%) Python
26 774 (12.35%) Git (software)
27 737 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
28 725 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
29 694 (11.08%) Continuous Integration

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
1 165 (2.63%) IIS
2 134 (2.14%) CMS
3 113 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
4 101 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 93 (1.48%) Confluence
6 84 (1.34%) Umbraco
7 74 (1.18%) Apache
8 69 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 48 (0.77%) JBoss
10 37 (0.59%) nginx
11 33 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 33 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 30 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 27 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.42%) EPiServer
15 25 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 25 (0.40%) WordPress
16 23 (0.37%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.35%) NServiceBus
18 21 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 43 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.54%) Chatbot
4 10 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.064%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.048%) Stata
8 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.032%) Maya
8 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.016%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.016%) NASTRAN
9 1 (0.016%) NUKE
9 1 (0.016%) Simulink
9 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.016%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 53 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
3 9 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.14%) Elite 3E
3 9 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.080%) Magento
7 3 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.032%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.032%) nopCommerce
8 2 (0.032%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.032%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.016%) BASE24
9 1 (0.016%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.016%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.016%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.016%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.016%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 623 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 508 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 258 (4.12%) SaaS
4 157 (2.51%) GitHub
5 81 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 32 (0.51%) npm
8 30 (0.48%) Office 365
8 30 (0.48%) Serverless
9 25 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (0.38%) PaaS
11 18 (0.29%) Slack
12 17 (0.27%) DigitalOcean
13 13 (0.21%) IaaS
14 10 (0.16%) G Suite
15 9 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.14%) Sauce Labs
16 8 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 85 (1.36%) TCP/IP
2 68 (1.09%) SMS
3 59 (0.94%) HTTP
4 53 (0.85%) Internet
5 24 (0.38%) SSL
6 20 (0.32%) SSH
7 16 (0.26%) IPv4
8 14 (0.22%) IPv6
9 12 (0.19%) VoIP
10 11 (0.18%) Broadband
11 10 (0.16%) WPA
12 9 (0.14%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.14%) VPN
12 9 (0.14%) Wireless
13 8 (0.13%) Skype
14 7 (0.11%) AMQP
15 6 (0.096%) RS-232
15 6 (0.096%) RS-485
16 5 (0.080%) 3G
16 5 (0.080%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,196 (35.05%) SQL Server
2 500 (7.98%) MySQL
3 357 (5.70%) Relational Database
4 295 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 219 (3.50%) MongoDB
6 187 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
7 171 (2.73%) Big Data
8 170 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 139 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 114 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 107 (1.71%) RDBMS
12 95 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 91 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 71 (1.13%) Redis
15 49 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
16 48 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
17 44 (0.70%) Hadoop
18 42 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 41 (0.65%) SQLite
20 36 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 774 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 510 (8.14%) Visual Studio
3 408 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 340 (5.43%) Jenkins
5 265 (4.23%) JIRA
6 260 (4.15%) Selenium
7 255 (4.07%) NUnit
8 222 (3.54%) Subversion
9 185 (2.95%) Cucumber
10 131 (2.09%) Maven
11 124 (1.98%) JUnit
12 123 (1.96%) SpecFlow
13 114 (1.82%) WebDriver
14 73 (1.17%) TeamCity
15 62 (0.99%) Eclipse
16 54 (0.86%) Bitbucket
17 52 (0.83%) Gradle
18 49 (0.78%) webpack
19 46 (0.73%) MSTest
20 45 (0.72%) Mercurial
General
1 919 (14.67%) Finance
2 345 (5.51%) Retail
3 159 (2.54%) Games
4 151 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 145 (2.31%) Banking
6 140 (2.23%) Marketing
7 118 (1.88%) Electronics
8 105 (1.68%) Advertising
9 104 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 82 (1.31%) Front Office
11 72 (1.15%) Legal
12 47 (0.75%) Automotive
13 46 (0.73%) Back Office
14 40 (0.64%) Law
15 26 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 25 (0.40%) Investment Banking
17 22 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.13%) Online Betting
19 7 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,651 (58.28%) .NET
2 2,356 (37.61%) HTML
3 2,263 (36.12%) ASP.NET
4 2,047 (32.67%) CSS
5 1,495 (23.86%) AngularJS
6 1,182 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,182 (18.87%) jQuery
7 932 (14.88%) Web Services
8 906 (14.46%) .NET Framework
9 737 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 593 (9.47%) HTML5
11 582 (9.29%) WCF
12 563 (8.99%) RESTful
13 562 (8.97%) XML
14 523 (8.35%) Entity Framework
15 516 (8.24%) React
16 464 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 462 (7.37%) WPF
18 442 (7.06%) REST
19 392 (6.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 875 (13.97%) Computer Science
2 515 (8.22%) Greenfield Project
3 294 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 269 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 215 (3.43%) User Experience
6 184 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 156 (2.49%) Fintech
8 154 (2.46%) Algorithms
9 123 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 74 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 68 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 49 (0.78%) Data Structures
13 45 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 44 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
15 39 (0.62%) NHS
16 32 (0.51%) Management Information System
17 27 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
17 27 (0.43%) Robotics
18 26 (0.42%) 3D Graphics
19 24 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 664 (10.60%) Linux
2 609 (9.72%) Windows
3 202 (3.22%) Unix
4 192 (3.06%) Android
5 157 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 46 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 18 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 18 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 17 (0.27%) Nucleus RTOS
10 13 (0.21%) FreeBSD
11 10 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.080%) Debian
13 5 (0.080%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.064%) VMS
15 3 (0.048%) Robot Operating System
16 1 (0.016%) ThreadX
16 1 (0.016%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,907 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2,219 (35.42%) MVC
3 1,558 (24.87%) Software Engineering
4 1,126 (17.97%) TDD
5 1,034 (16.50%) OO
6 1,011 (16.14%) Scrum
7 725 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
8 694 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
9 692 (11.05%) Test Automation
10 671 (10.71%) SDLC
11 625 (9.98%) Unit Testing
12 582 (9.29%) Web Development
13 542 (8.65%) BDD
14 533 (8.51%) OOP
15 363 (5.79%) Mentoring
16 358 (5.71%) Mathematics
17 344 (5.49%) Microservices
18 325 (5.19%) DevOps
19 281 (4.49%) SDET
20 280 (4.47%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4,284 (68.38%) C#
2 3,413 (54.48%) JavaScript
3 2,627 (41.93%) SQL
4 1,729 (27.60%) Java
5 901 (14.38%) C++
6 805 (12.85%) Python
7 513 (8.19%) T-SQL
8 462 (7.37%) PHP
9 393 (6.27%) C
10 305 (4.87%) VB.NET
11 293 (4.68%) TypeScript
12 225 (3.59%) Ruby
13 217 (3.46%) Scala
14 151 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 149 (2.38%) VB
16 109 (1.74%) Perl
17 98 (1.56%) Java 8
18 80 (1.28%) PowerShell
19 73 (1.17%) Objective-C
20 69 (1.10%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,229 (19.62%) Degree
2 364 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 122 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 86 (1.37%) PhD
5 84 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 38 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 35 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 26 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 23 (0.37%) ISEB
11 21 (0.34%) HND
12 20 (0.32%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.18%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.13%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.11%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.096%) MCP
16 6 (0.096%) MCSD
17 3 (0.048%) PMI Certification
18 2 (0.032%) GNVQ
18 2 (0.032%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (3.91%) QA
2 13 (0.21%) PMO
3 11 (0.18%) GCP
4 9 (0.14%) JTAG
5 8 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.096%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.096%) SLA
7 5 (0.080%) GDPR
7 5 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.048%) COSHH
8 3 (0.048%) HL7
8 3 (0.048%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.048%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.048%) TickIT
8 3 (0.048%) WCAG
9 2 (0.032%) GAMP
9 2 (0.032%) WAI
10 1 (0.016%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.016%) MiFID
10 1 (0.016%) UCITS
System Software
1 309 (4.93%) Docker
2 24 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.29%) Firmware
4 16 (0.26%) vSphere
5 11 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.13%) KVM
6 8 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 7 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.032%) HDFS
8 2 (0.032%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.016%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.016%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.016%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (0.78%) Ansible
2 40 (0.64%) Kubernetes
3 37 (0.59%) Terraform
4 31 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
5 27 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (0.29%) HAProxy
6 18 (0.29%) Puppet
7 16 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.21%) Icinga
9 12 (0.19%) Grafana
10 9 (0.14%) Kibana
11 6 (0.096%) Rancher
12 5 (0.080%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.064%) Zipkin
14 3 (0.048%) Graphite
14 3 (0.048%) HockeyApp
15 2 (0.032%) Hadoop YARN
15 2 (0.032%) logstash
16 1 (0.016%) Mesos
16 1 (0.016%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,159 (18.50%) Microsoft
2 379 (6.05%) Oracle
3 212 (3.38%) Google
4 151 (2.41%) Xamarin
5 86 (1.37%) SAP
6 75 (1.20%) Twitter
7 64 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 63 (1.01%) Capita
9 37 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 32 (0.51%) WorldPay
11 30 (0.48%) Sun
12 27 (0.43%) Zend
13 24 (0.38%) IBM
14 21 (0.34%) Telerik
15 19 (0.30%) New Relic
16 18 (0.29%) Atlassian
17 15 (0.24%) ATG
18 14 (0.22%) ServiceNow
19 13 (0.21%) BT
19 13 (0.21%) TOWER Software