Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 106 134
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5844 5426 5222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 2.85% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.96% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5227 5082 4796
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +10 5378 £42,500 +6.25% 503
UK excluding London +10 4532 £40,000 - 408
South East +3 1469 £42,000 +5.00% 108
London +10 1221 £55,000 +10.00% 109
North of England -8 933 £40,000 - 118
South West +27 604 £35,000 -12.50% 47
East of England +15 596 £43,500 +16.00% 72
Midlands +8 573 £37,500 - 49
North West -15 523 £42,500 +6.25% 66
West Midlands +10 362 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Yorkshire +5 348 £40,000 +6.67% 43
Scotland +31 224 £39,500 +5.33% 9
East Midlands -3 214 £38,500 -3.75% 24
Wales -10 86 £35,000 -6.67% 3
North East -5 62 £35,000 -7.65% 9
Northern Ireland +7 51 £34,000 - 2

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3836 (65.64%) C#
2 3287 (56.25%) .NET
3 2980 (50.99%) JavaScript
4 2686 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
5 2410 (41.24%) SQL
6 2161 (36.98%) HTML
7 2151 (36.81%) SQL Server
8 2050 (35.08%) ASP.NET
9 1979 (33.86%) MVC
10 1834 (31.38%) CSS
11 1729 (29.59%) Java
12 1439 (24.62%) Degree
13 1430 (24.47%) Software Engineering
14 1204 (20.60%) AngularJS
15 1149 (19.66%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1114 (19.06%) jQuery
17 1054 (18.04%) Microsoft
18 1043 (17.85%) Computer Science
19 1032 (17.66%) C++
20 966 (16.53%) Finance
21 965 (16.51%) Scrum
22 961 (16.44%) TDD
23 951 (16.27%) OO
24 873 (14.94%) Web Services
25 763 (13.06%) Python
26 754 (12.90%) Git (software)
27 745 (12.75%) SDLC
28 722 (12.35%) Linux
29 697 (11.93%) .NET Framework
30 680 (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
1 190 (3.25%) IIS
2 139 (2.38%) Apache
3 120 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 102 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 95 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 85 (1.45%) JBoss
7 77 (1.32%) CMS
8 70 (1.20%) Apache Spark
9 33 (0.56%) Confluence
9 33 (0.56%) Umbraco
10 32 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (0.38%) nginx
12 20 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 20 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.31%) WordPress
15 17 (0.29%) Ethereum
16 16 (0.27%) Hyperledger
16 16 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 49 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.086%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.034%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.034%) EPLAN
7 2 (0.034%) InDesign
8 1 (0.017%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.017%) CATIA
8 1 (0.017%) Maya
8 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.017%) Moqups
8 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.017%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.017%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 66 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
2 11 (0.19%) Magento
3 4 (0.068%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.068%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.051%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 3 (0.051%) MetaTrader
4 3 (0.051%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.017%) BASE24
5 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.017%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.017%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.017%) iTrent
5 1 (0.017%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.017%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 511 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 372 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 226 (3.87%) SaaS
4 166 (2.84%) GitHub
5 46 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (0.44%) npm
8 24 (0.41%) Serverless
9 23 (0.39%) PaaS
10 17 (0.29%) IaaS
11 13 (0.22%) Office 365
12 9 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.15%) Force.com
12 9 (0.15%) Slack
13 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.05%) Internet
2 113 (1.93%) HTTP
3 79 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.60%) SMS
5 21 (0.36%) SSL
5 21 (0.36%) Wireless
6 18 (0.31%) DNS
7 15 (0.26%) Intranet
7 15 (0.26%) RFID
8 14 (0.24%) Broadband
9 11 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.19%) Skype
10 10 (0.17%) Bluetooth
10 10 (0.17%) Firewall
11 9 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.14%) VoIP
13 7 (0.12%) 3G
13 7 (0.12%) 4G
13 7 (0.12%) SNMP
14 6 (0.10%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2151 (36.81%) SQL Server
2 418 (7.15%) MySQL
3 376 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 350 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 248 (4.24%) MongoDB
6 182 (3.11%) Big Data
7 177 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
7 177 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 146 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 107 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 104 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 94 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 86 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 82 (1.40%) Redis
14 79 (1.35%) Hadoop
15 77 (1.32%) Oracle Database
16 62 (1.06%) Neo4j
17 46 (0.79%) Blockchain
18 36 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
19 33 (0.56%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 754 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 543 (9.29%) Visual Studio
3 351 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 315 (5.39%) Subversion
5 283 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 260 (4.45%) NUnit
7 242 (4.14%) JIRA
8 182 (3.11%) Selenium
9 173 (2.96%) TeamCity
10 171 (2.93%) Maven
11 136 (2.33%) JUnit
12 99 (1.69%) Cucumber
13 86 (1.47%) Mercurial
14 84 (1.44%) SpecFlow
15 82 (1.40%) Eclipse
16 72 (1.23%) WebDriver
17 65 (1.11%) Moq
18 64 (1.10%) Ant
19 61 (1.04%) Hudson
20 58 (0.99%) Bitbucket
General
1 966 (16.53%) Finance
2 237 (4.06%) Retail
3 225 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 213 (3.64%) Banking
5 203 (3.47%) Marketing
6 165 (2.82%) Games
7 157 (2.69%) Electronics
8 127 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 82 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 81 (1.39%) Advertising
11 66 (1.13%) Back Office
12 65 (1.11%) Legal
13 62 (1.06%) Automotive
14 52 (0.89%) Aerospace
15 51 (0.87%) Front Office
16 49 (0.84%) Retail Banking
17 48 (0.82%) Financial Institution
18 41 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
19 30 (0.51%) Law
20 25 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3287 (56.25%) .NET
2 2161 (36.98%) HTML
3 2050 (35.08%) ASP.NET
4 1834 (31.38%) CSS
5 1204 (20.60%) AngularJS
6 1149 (19.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1114 (19.06%) jQuery
8 873 (14.94%) Web Services
9 697 (11.93%) .NET Framework
10 674 (11.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 609 (10.42%) HTML5
12 575 (9.84%) XML
13 491 (8.40%) WCF
14 480 (8.21%) REST
15 444 (7.60%) Spring
16 424 (7.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 409 (7.00%) WPF
18 403 (6.90%) RESTful
19 390 (6.67%) Node.js
20 372 (6.37%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1043 (17.85%) Computer Science
2 412 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
3 331 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 251 (4.30%) Algorithms
5 243 (4.16%) Mobile App
6 235 (4.02%) User Experience
7 177 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 176 (3.01%) Fintech
9 104 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 97 (1.66%) Data Structures
11 92 (1.57%) N-Tier
12 66 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
13 53 (0.91%) Hedge funds
14 38 (0.65%) iPad
15 37 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 31 (0.53%) 3D Printing
17 30 (0.51%) RIA
18 27 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
19 24 (0.41%) Management Information System
19 24 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 722 (12.35%) Linux
2 680 (11.64%) Windows
3 267 (4.57%) Android
4 235 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 230 (3.94%) Unix
6 28 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
7 23 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 20 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 18 (0.31%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.19%) CentOS
14 9 (0.15%) VxWorks
14 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
15 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.086%) Solaris
16 5 (0.086%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.068%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2686 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1979 (33.86%) MVC
3 1430 (24.47%) Software Engineering
4 965 (16.51%) Scrum
5 961 (16.44%) TDD
6 951 (16.27%) OO
7 745 (12.75%) SDLC
8 586 (10.03%) Unit Testing
9 551 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
10 537 (9.19%) Web Development
11 514 (8.80%) Test Automation
12 471 (8.06%) Mathematics
13 466 (7.97%) OOP
14 347 (5.94%) Mentoring
15 314 (5.37%) BDD
16 305 (5.22%) Microservices
17 280 (4.79%) SOLID
18 246 (4.21%) DevOps
19 243 (4.16%) Multithreading
20 234 (4.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3836 (65.64%) C#
2 2980 (50.99%) JavaScript
3 2410 (41.24%) SQL
4 1729 (29.59%) Java
5 1032 (17.66%) C++
6 763 (13.06%) Python
7 442 (7.56%) C
8 411 (7.03%) VB.NET
9 402 (6.88%) T-SQL
10 388 (6.64%) PHP
11 201 (3.44%) Scala
12 168 (2.87%) Ruby
13 157 (2.69%) VB
14 148 (2.53%) PL/SQL
15 146 (2.50%) TypeScript
16 113 (1.93%) Go
17 112 (1.92%) Perl
18 83 (1.42%) Groovy
19 82 (1.40%) Objective-C
20 64 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1439 (24.62%) Degree
2 389 (6.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 82 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
6 76 (1.30%) PhD
7 48 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 32 (0.55%) Master's Degree
9 27 (0.46%) HND
10 25 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 25 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 21 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
12 19 (0.33%) MCSD
13 14 (0.24%) MCTS
14 13 (0.22%) ISEB
15 11 (0.19%) MCAD
16 8 (0.14%) GNVQ
16 8 (0.14%) Postgraduate
16 8 (0.14%) Sun Certification
17 7 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (5.29%) QA
2 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.12%) GAMP
3 7 (0.12%) SLA
4 5 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.068%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.034%) Basel III
6 2 (0.034%) HL7
6 2 (0.034%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.034%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.034%) PMO
6 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.017%) ECSS
7 1 (0.017%) GCP
7 1 (0.017%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.017%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.017%) MiFID
7 1 (0.017%) TickIT
System Software
1 233 (3.99%) Docker
2 22 (0.38%) Firmware
3 19 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.086%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.068%) KVM
7 4 (0.068%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.017%) Varnish
8 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (0.58%) Puppet
2 32 (0.55%) Ansible
3 21 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 20 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.33%) Grafana
5 19 (0.33%) Kibana
6 16 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.24%) Terraform
8 9 (0.15%) logstash
8 9 (0.15%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.15%) Zipkin
9 8 (0.14%) Marathon
10 6 (0.10%) Packer
11 4 (0.068%) Mesos
12 3 (0.051%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.051%) Salt
13 2 (0.034%) Graphite
13 2 (0.034%) Nagios
13 2 (0.034%) rkt
Vendors
1 1054 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 549 (9.39%) Oracle
3 129 (2.21%) Google
4 120 (2.05%) Xamarin
5 88 (1.51%) SAP
6 54 (0.92%) Sybase
7 46 (0.79%) Perforce
7 46 (0.79%) Twitter
8 42 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
8 42 (0.72%) Telerik
9 35 (0.60%) Zend
10 31 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (0.48%) Sun
12 25 (0.43%) Sitecore
13 19 (0.33%) Adobe
14 18 (0.31%) IBM
15 17 (0.29%) DevExpress
16 13 (0.22%) Atlassian
16 13 (0.22%) Progress
16 13 (0.22%) VMware