Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 92 119
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6,185 5,808 5,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.57% 3.27% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 3.40% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,438 5,208 5,258
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 £68,750 £61,250 £60,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 166,603 170,818 195,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.18% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,776 139,014 164,319
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 17 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 23 July 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 +10 5,687 £45,000 +12.50% 1,056
UK excluding London +1 4,640 £42,500 +6.25% 879
South East +6 1,592 £45,000 +12.50% 210
London +64 1,413 £55,000 +4.76% 249
North of England -15 856 £42,500 +6.25% 228
South West +28 721 £39,000 +6.85% 121
East of England +6 580 £45,000 +12.50% 113
Midlands -13 536 £40,000 +2.56% 135
North West -24 416 £42,500 +13.33% 128
Yorkshire -7 343 £42,500 +6.25% 78
West Midlands -12 343 £40,000 +6.67% 72
Scotland -3 232 £40,000 - 35
East Midlands -16 193 £40,000 - 63
North East +6 98 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Wales -7 68 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Northern Ireland +5 60 £34,000 - 16
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4,144 (67.00%) C#
2 3,532 (57.11%) .NET
3 3,163 (51.14%) JavaScript
4 2,831 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
5 2,490 (40.26%) SQL
6 2,184 (35.31%) HTML
7 2,082 (33.66%) SQL Server
8 2,051 (33.16%) ASP.NET
9 2,022 (32.69%) MVC
10 1,924 (31.11%) CSS
11 1,817 (29.38%) Java
12 1,443 (23.33%) AngularJS
13 1,441 (23.30%) Software Engineering
14 1,195 (19.32%) TDD
15 1,178 (19.05%) Microsoft
16 1,147 (18.54%) Degree
17 1,133 (18.32%) OO
18 1,084 (17.53%) jQuery
19 1,018 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
20 982 (15.88%) Scrum
21 946 (15.30%) Finance
22 926 (14.97%) C++
23 920 (14.87%) Git (software)
24 850 (13.74%) Computer Science
25 834 (13.48%) Web Services
26 824 (13.32%) Python
27 812 (13.13%) .NET Framework
28 723 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
29 709 (11.46%) Test Automation
30 685 (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
1 174 (2.81%) IIS
2 157 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 147 (2.38%) CMS
4 125 (2.02%) Confluence
5 110 (1.78%) Apache
6 86 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 63 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 61 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 57 (0.92%) nginx
10 54 (0.87%) Apache Spark
11 39 (0.63%) JBoss
11 39 (0.63%) NServiceBus
12 38 (0.61%) WordPress
13 25 (0.40%) Drupal
13 25 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.39%) Apache Solr
14 24 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 23 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 23 (0.37%) Moodle
15 23 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (0.53%) Chatbot
2 31 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.11%) Simulink
6 7 (0.11%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.097%) TargetLink
8 4 (0.065%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.032%) Stata
10 1 (0.016%) Blender
10 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 20 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.23%) Magento
6 8 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.065%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.065%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.049%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.032%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.032%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.032%) nopCommerce
10 2 (0.032%) Oracle SCM
10 2 (0.032%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.032%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.032%) TIBCO iProcess
10 2 (0.032%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.016%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 682 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 525 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 196 (3.17%) SaaS
4 148 (2.39%) GitHub
5 66 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 46 (0.74%) Serverless
7 38 (0.61%) PaaS
8 33 (0.53%) npm
9 30 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 23 (0.37%) Office 365
11 21 (0.34%) Slack
12 17 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (0.24%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.21%) G Suite
15 11 (0.18%) Google Play
16 10 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.16%) DigitalOcean
16 10 (0.16%) FinancialForce
17 8 (0.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 76 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 67 (1.08%) SMS
3 65 (1.05%) HTTP
4 39 (0.63%) Internet
5 28 (0.45%) SSL
6 21 (0.34%) IPv4
6 21 (0.34%) IPv6
7 18 (0.29%) SSH
8 13 (0.21%) Intranet
9 12 (0.19%) WPA
10 11 (0.18%) DNS
10 11 (0.18%) RS-232
11 9 (0.15%) Broadband
11 9 (0.15%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.11%) AMQP
12 7 (0.11%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.11%) VoIP
13 6 (0.097%) X.509
14 5 (0.081%) Firewall
15 4 (0.065%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,082 (33.66%) SQL Server
2 492 (7.95%) MySQL
3 375 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 276 (4.46%) NoSQL
5 243 (3.93%) MongoDB
6 182 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
7 174 (2.81%) Big Data
8 143 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (2.07%) RDBMS
10 125 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
11 98 (1.58%) Redis
12 81 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 76 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 75 (1.21%) Oracle Database
15 62 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 57 (0.92%) Blockchain
17 47 (0.76%) GIS
18 39 (0.63%) Neo4j
19 38 (0.61%) Hadoop
19 38 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 920 (14.87%) Git (software)
2 535 (8.65%) Visual Studio
3 418 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 379 (6.13%) Jenkins
5 299 (4.83%) JIRA
6 273 (4.41%) NUnit
7 251 (4.06%) Selenium
8 222 (3.59%) Subversion
9 190 (3.07%) Cucumber
10 158 (2.55%) SpecFlow
11 145 (2.34%) JUnit
12 121 (1.96%) Maven
13 113 (1.83%) WebDriver
14 95 (1.54%) TeamCity
15 76 (1.23%) Eclipse
16 59 (0.95%) Bitbucket
16 59 (0.95%) Vagrant
17 58 (0.94%) Mercurial
18 54 (0.87%) Jasmine
19 50 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 946 (15.30%) Finance
2 334 (5.40%) Retail
3 230 (3.72%) Games
4 228 (3.69%) Marketing
5 165 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 160 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 155 (2.51%) Banking
8 146 (2.36%) Electronics
9 100 (1.62%) Front Office
10 83 (1.34%) Advertising
11 69 (1.12%) Automotive
12 67 (1.08%) Legal
13 62 (1.00%) Law
14 56 (0.91%) Back Office
15 31 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 29 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.15%) German Language
20 6 (0.097%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,532 (57.11%) .NET
2 2,184 (35.31%) HTML
3 2,051 (33.16%) ASP.NET
4 1,924 (31.11%) CSS
5 1,443 (23.33%) AngularJS
6 1,084 (17.53%) jQuery
7 1,018 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 834 (13.48%) Web Services
9 812 (13.13%) .NET Framework
10 723 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 584 (9.44%) RESTful
12 577 (9.33%) XML
13 575 (9.30%) HTML5
14 571 (9.23%) React
15 484 (7.83%) Entity Framework
16 438 (7.08%) WCF
17 410 (6.63%) Node.js
18 386 (6.24%) REST
19 384 (6.21%) WPF
20 370 (5.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 850 (13.74%) Computer Science
2 440 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
3 333 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 277 (4.48%) User Experience
5 225 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 207 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
7 190 (3.07%) Algorithms
8 138 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
9 132 (2.13%) Fintech
10 78 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 55 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 48 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 47 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
14 46 (0.74%) NHS
15 35 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
16 34 (0.55%) N-Tier
17 33 (0.53%) Public Cloud
18 30 (0.49%) Management Information System
19 28 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 28 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 685 (11.08%) Linux
2 604 (9.77%) Windows
3 206 (3.33%) Android
4 172 (2.78%) Unix
5 128 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 47 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.32%) FreeBSD
9 19 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 17 (0.27%) CentOS
11 14 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.097%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.097%) VMS
14 5 (0.081%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.065%) Debian
15 4 (0.065%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.049%) Nucleus RTOS
17 2 (0.032%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,831 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,022 (32.69%) MVC
3 1,441 (23.30%) Software Engineering
4 1,195 (19.32%) TDD
5 1,133 (18.32%) OO
6 982 (15.88%) Scrum
7 709 (11.46%) Test Automation
8 685 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
9 655 (10.59%) Unit Testing
10 652 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
11 617 (9.98%) SDLC
12 566 (9.15%) Web Development
13 537 (8.68%) BDD
14 448 (7.24%) OOP
15 376 (6.08%) DevOps
16 371 (6.00%) Microservices
17 355 (5.74%) Mentoring
18 310 (5.01%) Mathematics
19 305 (4.93%) E-Commerce
20 292 (4.72%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 4,144 (67.00%) C#
2 3,163 (51.14%) JavaScript
3 2,490 (40.26%) SQL
4 1,817 (29.38%) Java
5 926 (14.97%) C++
6 824 (13.32%) Python
7 491 (7.94%) T-SQL
8 481 (7.78%) PHP
9 370 (5.98%) C
10 293 (4.74%) VB.NET
11 269 (4.35%) TypeScript
12 239 (3.86%) Ruby
13 216 (3.49%) Scala
14 126 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 123 (1.99%) VB
16 117 (1.89%) Perl
17 98 (1.58%) Java 8
17 98 (1.58%) PowerShell
18 87 (1.41%) Go
19 77 (1.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,147 (18.54%) Degree
2 436 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 154 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 95 (1.54%) PhD
5 72 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (0.92%) SC Cleared
7 51 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 26 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 23 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 22 (0.36%) ISEB
11 17 (0.27%) HND
12 11 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.15%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.097%) MCSD
15 3 (0.049%) MCP
15 3 (0.049%) Oracle Certification
16 2 (0.032%) ITIL Certification
17 1 (0.016%) MCTS
17 1 (0.016%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (4.07%) QA
2 12 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.18%) GDPR
3 11 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.16%) SLA
5 9 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.11%) JTAG
7 6 (0.097%) HAZOP
8 5 (0.081%) GCP
8 5 (0.081%) PMO
9 3 (0.049%) HL7
9 3 (0.049%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.049%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.032%) WAI
10 2 (0.032%) WCAG
11 1 (0.016%) DICOM
11 1 (0.016%) MiFID
11 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.016%) UCITS
System Software
1 343 (5.55%) Docker
2 36 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.32%) vSphere
4 18 (0.29%) Firmware
5 11 (0.18%) Varnish
6 10 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.065%) LXC
8 4 (0.065%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.032%) HDFS
9 2 (0.032%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.032%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.032%) zsh
10 1 (0.016%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 98 (1.58%) Ansible
2 69 (1.12%) Terraform
3 67 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 29 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.39%) HAProxy
6 22 (0.36%) Puppet
7 20 (0.32%) Icinga
7 20 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (0.18%) Grafana
10 8 (0.13%) Rancher
11 7 (0.11%) Kibana
12 6 (0.097%) Marathon
13 5 (0.081%) logstash
14 4 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.049%) Single Sign-On
16 2 (0.032%) Consul
16 2 (0.032%) Graphite
16 2 (0.032%) Istio
16 2 (0.032%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1,178 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 389 (6.29%) Oracle
3 164 (2.65%) Google
4 153 (2.47%) Xamarin
5 135 (2.18%) SAP
6 63 (1.02%) Capita
7 59 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 45 (0.73%) Zend
9 36 (0.58%) Twitter
9 36 (0.58%) WorldPay
10 25 (0.40%) Sitecore
10 25 (0.40%) VMware
11 21 (0.34%) ServiceNow
12 18 (0.29%) New Relic
13 16 (0.26%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.24%) Sage
14 15 (0.24%) TOWER Software
15 14 (0.23%) Adobe
16 13 (0.21%) Telerik
16 13 (0.21%) TIBCO