The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 112 113
Rank change year-on-year +27 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3033 2712 2858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.41% 2.76% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 2.86% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2764 2592 2605
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,750 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 2816 £40,000 - 376
UK excluding London +9 2403 £40,000 - 338
South East 0 764 £40,000 -5.88% 88
London +43 583 £52,500 +5.00% 65
North of England +2 562 £40,000 +6.66% 87
Midlands +18 324 £40,000 - 56
East of England +42 322 £40,000 - 37
South West +28 276 £35,000 -12.50% 43
Scotland +42 106 £40,000 - 20
Wales -3 39 £35,000 +12.90% 5
Northern Ireland 0 20 £34,000 -24.44% 2

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3729 (64.73%) C#
2 3339 (57.96%) .NET
3 2734 (47.46%) JavaScript
4 2651 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
5 2242 (38.92%) SQL
6 2226 (38.64%) HTML
7 2072 (35.97%) MVC
8 2028 (35.20%) ASP.NET
9 2001 (34.73%) SQL Server
10 1918 (33.29%) CSS
11 1756 (30.48%) Java
12 1408 (24.44%) Software Engineering
13 1306 (22.67%) Degree
14 1236 (21.45%) AngularJS
15 1150 (19.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1078 (18.71%) Microsoft
17 1073 (18.63%) jQuery
18 1040 (18.05%) C++
19 1013 (17.58%) TDD
20 958 (16.63%) Computer Science
21 953 (16.54%) OO
22 924 (16.04%) Scrum
23 832 (14.44%) Web Services
24 821 (14.25%) Finance
25 798 (13.85%) .NET Framework
26 755 (13.11%) HTML5
27 703 (12.20%) SDLC
28 700 (12.15%) Python
29 653 (11.33%) Linux
30 638 (11.07%) 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
1 146 (2.53%) Apache
2 135 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
3 124 (2.15%) IIS
4 95 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 92 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 91 (1.58%) CMS
7 90 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 82 (1.42%) JBoss
9 44 (0.76%) Drupal
9 44 (0.76%) WordPress
10 43 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 42 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
12 40 (0.69%) nginx
13 33 (0.57%) OpenStack
14 30 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 29 (0.50%) NServiceBus
16 23 (0.40%) Confluence
17 21 (0.36%) Apache Pig
18 20 (0.35%) WebLogic
19 19 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.087%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.035%) InDesign
6 2 (0.035%) InVision
6 2 (0.035%) Moqups
7 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 73 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.35%) Magento
4 5 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.087%) PlanetPress Connect
5 4 (0.069%) MetaTrader
5 4 (0.069%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.052%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.035%) BASE24
7 2 (0.035%) Endur
7 2 (0.035%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.035%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.017%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.017%) Exstream
8 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.017%) Postilion
8 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.017%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.017%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 382 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 306 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
3 228 (3.96%) SaaS
4 117 (2.03%) GitHub
5 50 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.35%) Force.com
9 19 (0.33%) PaaS
10 18 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 12 (0.21%) Office 365
12 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.14%) IaaS
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.12%) Datadog
13 7 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.12%) Heroku
14 6 (0.10%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.087%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.22%) HTTP
2 64 (1.11%) Internet
2 64 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 18 (0.31%) DNS
4 17 (0.30%) Intranet
5 13 (0.23%) SSL
6 12 (0.21%) Skype
7 9 (0.16%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.12%) 3G
8 7 (0.12%) 4G
9 6 (0.10%) Firewall
9 6 (0.10%) Wireless
10 5 (0.087%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.087%) LTE
10 5 (0.087%) SNMP
11 4 (0.069%) AMQP
11 4 (0.069%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.069%) Network Security
11 4 (0.069%) SS7
11 4 (0.069%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2001 (34.73%) SQL Server
2 484 (8.40%) MySQL
3 372 (6.46%) Relational Database
4 346 (6.01%) NoSQL
5 306 (5.31%) MongoDB
6 196 (3.40%) Big Data
7 169 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 157 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 153 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 145 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
11 125 (2.17%) Hadoop
12 96 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 95 (1.65%) RDBMS
14 71 (1.23%) Redis
15 66 (1.15%) Neo4j
16 65 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
17 45 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
18 44 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
19 42 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 39 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 629 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 516 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 405 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 325 (5.64%) Subversion
5 232 (4.03%) Jenkins
6 220 (3.82%) NUnit
7 214 (3.71%) Selenium
8 213 (3.70%) JIRA
9 144 (2.50%) Maven
10 132 (2.29%) TeamCity
11 111 (1.93%) JUnit
12 87 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 87 (1.51%) SpecFlow
13 72 (1.25%) gulp
14 69 (1.20%) Ant
14 69 (1.20%) WebDriver
15 68 (1.18%) Eclipse
16 65 (1.13%) Moq
17 56 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 51 (0.89%) Hudson
General
1 821 (14.25%) Finance
2 245 (4.25%) Retail
3 206 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 205 (3.56%) Marketing
5 159 (2.76%) Banking
6 143 (2.48%) Games
7 133 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 110 (1.91%) Electronics
9 92 (1.60%) Advertising
10 73 (1.27%) Automotive
11 71 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 71 (1.23%) Legal
12 57 (0.99%) Back Office
13 44 (0.76%) Front Office
14 38 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 38 (0.66%) Military
15 37 (0.64%) Retail Banking
16 28 (0.49%) Law
17 27 (0.47%) Publishing
18 23 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3339 (57.96%) .NET
2 2226 (38.64%) HTML
3 2028 (35.20%) ASP.NET
4 1918 (33.29%) CSS
5 1236 (21.45%) AngularJS
6 1150 (19.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1073 (18.63%) jQuery
8 832 (14.44%) Web Services
9 798 (13.85%) .NET Framework
10 755 (13.11%) HTML5
11 586 (10.17%) XML
12 575 (9.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 531 (9.22%) WCF
14 435 (7.55%) Entity Framework
15 430 (7.46%) WPF
16 412 (7.15%) Node.js
16 412 (7.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 388 (6.73%) RESTful
18 381 (6.61%) REST
19 364 (6.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 958 (16.63%) Computer Science
2 370 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
3 368 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 226 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 219 (3.80%) Algorithms
6 202 (3.51%) User Experience
7 125 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 99 (1.72%) Fintech
9 97 (1.68%) Data Structures
10 74 (1.28%) iPad
10 74 (1.28%) N-Tier
11 58 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 49 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 39 (0.68%) Blog
14 36 (0.62%) Management Information System
15 35 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 27 (0.47%) Social Media
17 23 (0.40%) PMI
18 22 (0.38%) Mainframe
19 21 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 653 (11.33%) Linux
2 638 (11.07%) Windows
3 286 (4.96%) Android
4 246 (4.27%) Apple iOS
5 146 (2.53%) Unix
6 38 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 25 (0.43%) VxWorks
8 17 (0.30%) CentOS
8 17 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 15 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.26%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.19%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.17%) Solaris
12 10 (0.17%) VMS
13 8 (0.14%) AIX
13 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.069%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2651 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 2072 (35.97%) MVC
3 1408 (24.44%) Software Engineering
4 1013 (17.58%) TDD
5 953 (16.54%) OO
6 924 (16.04%) Scrum
7 703 (12.20%) SDLC
8 569 (9.88%) Web Development
9 504 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 488 (8.47%) Unit Testing
11 468 (8.12%) OOP
12 446 (7.74%) Test Automation
13 397 (6.89%) Mathematics
14 357 (6.20%) BDD
15 284 (4.93%) Mentoring
16 226 (3.92%) Open Source
17 212 (3.68%) SOLID
18 200 (3.47%) E-Commerce
19 195 (3.38%) Multithreading
20 194 (3.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3729 (64.73%) C#
2 2734 (47.46%) JavaScript
3 2242 (38.92%) SQL
4 1756 (30.48%) Java
5 1040 (18.05%) C++
6 700 (12.15%) Python
7 508 (8.82%) PHP
8 414 (7.19%) C
9 397 (6.89%) VB.NET
10 385 (6.68%) T-SQL
11 268 (4.65%) Ruby
12 199 (3.45%) Scala
13 147 (2.55%) Perl
14 145 (2.52%) VB
15 123 (2.14%) Go
16 111 (1.93%) Objective-C
16 111 (1.93%) TypeScript
17 95 (1.65%) PL/SQL
18 72 (1.25%) Groovy
19 65 (1.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1306 (22.67%) Degree
2 433 (7.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 217 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 93 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
5 90 (1.56%) PhD
6 79 (1.37%) SC Cleared
7 63 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 61 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.43%) HND
10 24 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 23 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 15 (0.26%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.24%) Postgraduate
14 7 (0.12%) GNVQ
15 6 (0.10%) MCSD
16 5 (0.087%) MCAD
17 3 (0.052%) HNC
17 3 (0.052%) IRCA
17 3 (0.052%) MCPD
17 3 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (4.24%) QA
2 22 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.10%) SLA
5 4 (0.069%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.052%) Section 508
6 3 (0.052%) WCAG
7 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.035%) HL7
7 2 (0.035%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.035%) SEPA
7 2 (0.035%) TickIT
8 1 (0.017%) DICOM
8 1 (0.017%) GCP
8 1 (0.017%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.017%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.017%) MiFID
System Software
1 165 (2.86%) Docker
2 48 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (0.50%) Firmware
5 18 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.19%) LXC
7 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.069%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.069%) Snort
9 4 (0.069%) Varnish
10 3 (0.052%) KVM
11 1 (0.017%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.017%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.017%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (1.04%) Ansible
2 47 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (0.82%) Puppet
3 30 (0.52%) Terraform
4 15 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.16%) HAProxy
5 9 (0.16%) Kibana
5 9 (0.16%) logstash
6 7 (0.12%) Nagios
6 7 (0.12%) Packer
7 5 (0.087%) Grafana
7 5 (0.087%) Salt
8 4 (0.069%) Mesos
9 3 (0.052%) Opsview
10 2 (0.035%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.035%) Marathon
10 2 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.017%) Graphite
11 1 (0.017%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.017%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1078 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 562 (9.76%) Oracle
3 150 (2.60%) Xamarin
4 95 (1.65%) SAP
5 86 (1.49%) Google
6 58 (1.01%) VMware
7 42 (0.73%) Sybase
7 42 (0.73%) Zend
8 29 (0.50%) Perforce
8 29 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
10 27 (0.47%) Telerik
11 23 (0.40%) Red Hat
12 17 (0.30%) Apple
12 17 (0.30%) Progress
13 14 (0.24%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.24%) TOWER Software
14 13 (0.23%) Adobe
15 12 (0.21%) LexisNexis
15 12 (0.21%) Twitter
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Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training and benefits
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Farnborough, Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent bens incl good pension
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
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