Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 109 124
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5700 5355 5580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 2.80% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.90% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5101 5100 5160
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,456 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +15 5227 £40,500 +1.25% 321
UK excluding London +11 4431 £40,000 - 273
South East +5 1411 £40,000 -5.88% 61
London +18 1172 £52,500 +5.00% 59
North of England -8 988 £40,000 +5.26% 86
Midlands +9 597 £39,000 +4.00% 41
East of England +22 561 £40,000 - 38
North West -10 557 £40,000 - 45
South West +31 526 £35,000 -10.26% 36
West Midlands +21 410 £39,000 +11.43% 21
Yorkshire +9 371 £40,000 +6.67% 32
Scotland +40 235 £40,000 - 6
East Midlands -13 198 £39,000 -2.50% 20
Wales -4 85 £36,250 +3.57% 1
North East -9 60 £39,500 +12.86% 9
Northern Ireland -10 39 £34,000 -5.56% 4

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 3712 (65.12%) C#
2 3248 (56.98%) .NET
3 2758 (48.39%) JavaScript
4 2623 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
5 2269 (39.81%) SQL
6 2124 (37.26%) HTML
7 2057 (36.09%) SQL Server
8 1945 (34.12%) ASP.NET
9 1910 (33.51%) MVC
10 1786 (31.33%) CSS
11 1752 (30.74%) Java
12 1424 (24.98%) Degree
13 1416 (24.84%) Software Engineering
14 1177 (20.65%) AngularJS
15 1106 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1104 (19.37%) Microsoft
17 1074 (18.84%) C++
18 1063 (18.65%) Computer Science
19 1050 (18.42%) jQuery
20 1034 (18.14%) TDD
21 983 (17.25%) OO
22 970 (17.02%) Finance
23 922 (16.18%) Scrum
24 886 (15.54%) Web Services
25 765 (13.42%) Python
26 748 (13.12%) Git (software)
27 718 (12.60%) SDLC
28 707 (12.40%) Linux
29 701 (12.30%) Windows
30 699 (12.26%) .NET Framework

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
1 166 (2.91%) IIS
2 164 (2.88%) Apache
3 117 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 107 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 98 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 87 (1.53%) JBoss
7 86 (1.51%) CMS
8 80 (1.40%) Apache Spark
9 43 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 35 (0.61%) Umbraco
11 33 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 32 (0.56%) nginx
13 27 (0.47%) Confluence
14 26 (0.46%) Drupal
14 26 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.46%) WordPress
15 22 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 22 (0.39%) NServiceBus
16 20 (0.35%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.088%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.053%) Moqups
5 3 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.035%) InDesign
7 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.018%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.018%) CATIA
7 1 (0.018%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.018%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.018%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 55 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.23%) Magento
3 4 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.070%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.053%) MetaTrader
4 3 (0.053%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.053%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.035%) BASE24
5 2 (0.035%) Endur
5 2 (0.035%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.018%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.018%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.018%) Postilion
6 1 (0.018%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.018%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.018%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 463 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 327 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 211 (3.70%) SaaS
4 142 (2.49%) GitHub
5 37 (0.65%) npm
6 36 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.33%) PaaS
9 18 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.30%) Force.com
11 14 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.21%) IaaS
13 11 (0.19%) Office 365
14 9 (0.16%) Slack
15 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.12%) Heroku
17 6 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.11%) Trello
18 5 (0.088%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 139 (2.44%) HTTP
2 90 (1.58%) Internet
3 75 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.39%) DNS
5 20 (0.35%) SMS
6 18 (0.32%) SSL
7 15 (0.26%) Intranet
8 14 (0.25%) RFID
9 13 (0.23%) Wireless
10 12 (0.21%) Skype
11 11 (0.19%) Firewall
12 10 (0.18%) Bluetooth
12 10 (0.18%) RS-232
13 9 (0.16%) Broadband
13 9 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.12%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.12%) NFC
14 7 (0.12%) SNMP
15 6 (0.11%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2057 (36.09%) SQL Server
2 415 (7.28%) Relational Database
3 410 (7.19%) MySQL
4 365 (6.40%) NoSQL
5 287 (5.04%) MongoDB
6 177 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 172 (3.02%) Big Data
8 167 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 165 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
10 126 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 113 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 95 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 94 (1.65%) RDBMS
14 88 (1.54%) Redis
15 82 (1.44%) Neo4j
16 80 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
17 53 (0.93%) Oracle Database
18 46 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 45 (0.79%) Blockchain
20 39 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 748 (13.12%) Git (software)
2 538 (9.44%) Visual Studio
3 372 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 363 (6.37%) Subversion
5 277 (4.86%) Jenkins
6 261 (4.58%) JIRA
7 249 (4.37%) NUnit
8 180 (3.16%) Selenium
9 176 (3.09%) Maven
10 159 (2.79%) TeamCity
11 135 (2.37%) JUnit
12 95 (1.67%) SpecFlow
13 84 (1.47%) Mercurial
14 81 (1.42%) Cucumber
15 78 (1.37%) Eclipse
16 71 (1.25%) Moq
17 68 (1.19%) Ant
18 65 (1.14%) EasyMock
19 63 (1.11%) Hudson
20 55 (0.96%) gulp
General
1 970 (17.02%) Finance
2 243 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 235 (4.12%) Retail
4 232 (4.07%) Marketing
5 223 (3.91%) Banking
6 166 (2.91%) Games
7 155 (2.72%) Electronics
8 152 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 103 (1.81%) Investment Banking
10 77 (1.35%) Advertising
11 76 (1.33%) Legal
12 71 (1.25%) Automotive
13 70 (1.23%) Back Office
14 63 (1.11%) Retail Banking
15 59 (1.04%) Aerospace
16 51 (0.89%) Financial Institution
17 46 (0.81%) Front Office
18 31 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.49%) Publishing
20 26 (0.46%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3248 (56.98%) .NET
2 2124 (37.26%) HTML
3 1945 (34.12%) ASP.NET
4 1786 (31.33%) CSS
5 1177 (20.65%) AngularJS
6 1106 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1050 (18.42%) jQuery
8 886 (15.54%) Web Services
9 699 (12.26%) .NET Framework
10 676 (11.86%) HTML5
11 619 (10.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 610 (10.70%) XML
13 480 (8.42%) WCF
14 457 (8.02%) REST
15 423 (7.42%) Spring
16 414 (7.26%) Node.js
17 413 (7.25%) RESTful
18 406 (7.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 382 (6.70%) WPF
20 378 (6.63%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1063 (18.65%) Computer Science
2 385 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 370 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
4 289 (5.07%) Algorithms
5 245 (4.30%) User Experience
6 229 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 173 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 147 (2.58%) Fintech
9 117 (2.05%) Data Structures
10 97 (1.70%) N-Tier
11 81 (1.42%) Client/Server
12 67 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 52 (0.91%) iPad
14 48 (0.84%) Hedge funds
15 38 (0.67%) Management Information System
16 34 (0.60%) 3D Printing
17 29 (0.51%) Social Media
18 26 (0.46%) Blog
19 24 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 21 (0.37%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 707 (12.40%) Linux
2 701 (12.30%) Windows
3 287 (5.04%) Android
4 263 (4.61%) Apple iOS
5 219 (3.84%) Unix
6 29 (0.51%) Mac OS
7 26 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (0.44%) VxWorks
9 22 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 22 (0.39%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 15 (0.26%) CentOS
12 10 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
13 9 (0.16%) Solaris
14 7 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.12%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2623 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1910 (33.51%) MVC
3 1416 (24.84%) Software Engineering
4 1034 (18.14%) TDD
5 983 (17.25%) OO
6 922 (16.18%) Scrum
7 718 (12.60%) SDLC
8 550 (9.65%) Web Development
9 545 (9.56%) Unit Testing
10 542 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
11 449 (7.88%) Mathematics
12 435 (7.63%) Test Automation
13 422 (7.40%) OOP
14 316 (5.54%) BDD
15 309 (5.42%) Mentoring
16 253 (4.44%) SOLID
17 244 (4.28%) Microservices
17 244 (4.28%) Open Source
18 236 (4.14%) Physics
19 233 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3712 (65.12%) C#
2 2758 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 2269 (39.81%) SQL
4 1752 (30.74%) Java
5 1074 (18.84%) C++
6 765 (13.42%) Python
7 457 (8.02%) C
8 413 (7.25%) VB.NET
9 405 (7.11%) PHP
10 368 (6.46%) T-SQL
11 218 (3.82%) Scala
12 191 (3.35%) Ruby
13 162 (2.84%) VB
14 145 (2.54%) TypeScript
15 141 (2.47%) Perl
16 129 (2.26%) PL/SQL
17 124 (2.18%) Go
18 97 (1.70%) Objective-C
19 90 (1.58%) Groovy
20 68 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1424 (24.98%) Degree
2 457 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 147 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 94 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
5 91 (1.60%) PhD
6 73 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 57 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 43 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 37 (0.65%) Master's Degree
10 28 (0.49%) HND
11 26 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.25%) MCSD
13 13 (0.23%) MCAD
13 13 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.23%) Postgraduate
14 12 (0.21%) MCTS
15 11 (0.19%) GNVQ
16 5 (0.088%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.070%) ISEB
17 4 (0.070%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (4.96%) QA
2 15 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.16%) SLA
4 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.088%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.088%) GAMP
5 5 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.070%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.053%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.035%) Basel III
8 2 (0.035%) GCP
8 2 (0.035%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.035%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.018%) ECSS
9 1 (0.018%) HL7
9 1 (0.018%) MiFID
9 1 (0.018%) Section 508
9 1 (0.018%) WCAG
System Software
1 178 (3.12%) Docker
2 37 (0.65%) Firmware
3 30 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.070%) LXC
8 2 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.018%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 48 (0.84%) Ansible
2 39 (0.68%) Puppet
3 25 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.30%) Terraform
5 15 (0.26%) Kibana
5 15 (0.26%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.25%) Grafana
7 11 (0.19%) logstash
7 11 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.14%) Marathon
8 8 (0.14%) Packer
9 7 (0.12%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.070%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.070%) Zipkin
11 3 (0.053%) Mesos
11 3 (0.053%) Nagios
12 2 (0.035%) HockeyApp
12 2 (0.035%) rkt
12 2 (0.035%) Salt
13 1 (0.018%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1104 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 597 (10.47%) Oracle
3 141 (2.47%) Xamarin
4 107 (1.88%) SAP
5 79 (1.39%) Google
6 65 (1.14%) Sybase
7 50 (0.88%) Perforce
8 49 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
9 36 (0.63%) VMware
10 35 (0.61%) Zend
11 27 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (0.42%) Telerik
13 19 (0.33%) Adobe
14 18 (0.32%) DevExpress
14 18 (0.32%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.30%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.23%) Progress
16 13 (0.23%) Twitter
17 12 (0.21%) IBM
17 12 (0.21%) Tableau