The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 122 108
Rank change year-on-year +38 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2844 2775 3107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 2.66% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 2.76% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2452 2501 2783
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 82581 100487 108682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.36% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 68542 84332 88722
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK

Software Developer
Top 30 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 24 April 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 +39 2639 £40,000 - 474
South East +25 783 £40,000 -5.88% 109
London +16 475 £55,000 +10.00% 110
East of England +46 286 £40,000 -3.61% 48
Hampshire +20 285 £40,000 +0.62% 36
North West +2 282 £37,500 -0.66% 46
Yorkshire +36 248 £40,000 +11.11% 49
South West +4 232 £40,000 - 45
West Midlands +31 186 £36,500 -2.66% 35
Manchester -15 170 £40,000 - 18
West Yorkshire +54 147 £37,500 - 24
East Midlands 0 128 £39,000 +4.00% 21
Oxfordshire +11 124 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Berkshire +20 119 £45,000 +1.12% 20
Southampton +9 98 £40,000 +3.89% 11
Cambridgeshire -3 96 £40,000 -6.97% 25
Bristol +1 93 £40,000 - 12
Scotland +4 89 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Leeds +52 83 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Cambridge -7 80 £40,500 -6.89% 22
Hertfordshire +38 77 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Buckinghamshire +25 77 £40,000 - 3
City of London +43 75 £62,500 +25.00% 23
Cheshire +19 69 £35,750 -4.66% 23
Nottinghamshire +4 63 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Oxford +4 59 £41,250 +3.12% 13
Birmingham +36 58 £43,986 +17.29% 14
Essex +49 56 £39,729 -16.36% 9
West Sussex 0 56 £42,000 -11.57% 7
North Yorkshire +28 51 £40,000 -5.88% 4

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3348 (63.03%) C#
2 3050 (57.42%) .NET
3 2496 (46.99%) JavaScript
4 2410 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
5 2153 (40.53%) HTML
6 2093 (39.40%) SQL
7 1902 (35.81%) MVC
8 1847 (34.77%) ASP.NET
9 1835 (34.54%) CSS
10 1745 (32.85%) SQL Server
11 1557 (29.31%) Java
12 1293 (24.34%) Software Engineering
13 1099 (20.69%) Degree
14 1077 (20.27%) AngularJS
15 1013 (19.07%) jQuery
16 986 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 946 (17.81%) C++
18 913 (17.19%) Microsoft
19 888 (16.72%) TDD
20 881 (16.59%) OO
21 848 (15.96%) Scrum
22 823 (15.49%) Computer Science
23 764 (14.38%) Web Services
24 739 (13.91%) HTML5
25 738 (13.89%) .NET Framework
26 668 (12.58%) SDLC
27 661 (12.44%) Finance
28 652 (12.27%) XML
29 638 (12.01%) Python
30 584 (10.99%) Linux

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
1 139 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
2 117 (2.20%) IIS
3 107 (2.01%) Apache
4 86 (1.62%) Apache Spark
5 80 (1.51%) CMS
6 78 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 71 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 60 (1.13%) JBoss
9 48 (0.90%) OpenStack
10 44 (0.83%) Drupal
11 41 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 41 (0.77%) NServiceBus
12 38 (0.72%) WordPress
13 34 (0.64%) nginx
14 32 (0.60%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 27 (0.51%) Confluence
17 26 (0.49%) WebLogic
18 25 (0.47%) Apache Pig
19 22 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.11%) GIMP
6 3 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.038%) InVision
7 2 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.019%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.019%) Simulink
8 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.34%) Magento
4 5 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.094%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.056%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.056%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.038%) Endur
6 2 (0.038%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.038%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.038%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.019%) BASE24
7 1 (0.019%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.019%) Exstream
7 1 (0.019%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.019%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.019%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.019%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.019%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.019%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 354 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 266 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (3.41%) SaaS
4 99 (1.86%) GitHub
5 41 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 19 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 17 (0.32%) PaaS
10 12 (0.23%) Force.com
10 12 (0.23%) Office 365
11 9 (0.17%) Datadog
11 9 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.17%) Heroku
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.094%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.075%) Google Compute Engine
16 3 (0.056%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 105 (1.98%) HTTP
2 67 (1.26%) Internet
3 50 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.28%) Intranet
5 12 (0.23%) DNS
6 11 (0.21%) Wireshark
7 10 (0.19%) SSL
8 7 (0.13%) RS-232
9 6 (0.11%) Network Security
9 6 (0.11%) RS-485
9 6 (0.11%) Wireless
10 5 (0.094%) 3G
10 5 (0.094%) 4G
10 5 (0.094%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.094%) Firewall
10 5 (0.094%) RTP
10 5 (0.094%) SMPP
11 4 (0.075%) Diameter Protocol
11 4 (0.075%) InfiniBand
11 4 (0.075%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1745 (32.85%) SQL Server
2 481 (9.05%) MySQL
3 307 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 296 (5.57%) Relational Database
5 293 (5.52%) MongoDB
6 206 (3.88%) Big Data
7 157 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 152 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 149 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 122 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 120 (2.26%) Hadoop
12 83 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 73 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 67 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 54 (1.02%) Redis
16 51 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
17 50 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
18 40 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
19 34 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 33 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 556 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 490 (9.22%) Visual Studio
3 365 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 277 (5.21%) Subversion
5 215 (4.05%) Selenium
6 170 (3.20%) Jenkins
7 162 (3.05%) JIRA
8 149 (2.80%) NUnit
9 94 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 86 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 85 (1.60%) Maven
12 76 (1.43%) JUnit
12 76 (1.43%) WebDriver
13 72 (1.36%) Eclipse
13 72 (1.36%) Moq
14 61 (1.15%) gulp
15 55 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 55 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
16 50 (0.94%) Jasmine
17 46 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 661 (12.44%) Finance
2 202 (3.80%) Retail
3 163 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 142 (2.67%) Games
5 136 (2.56%) Marketing
6 125 (2.35%) Banking
7 99 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 95 (1.79%) Advertising
9 90 (1.69%) Automotive
10 73 (1.37%) Electronics
11 56 (1.05%) Military
12 50 (0.94%) Front Office
13 39 (0.73%) Legal
14 36 (0.68%) Back Office
15 30 (0.56%) Aerospace
16 28 (0.53%) Publishing
17 22 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 21 (0.40%) Financial Institution
19 20 (0.38%) Law
20 18 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3050 (57.42%) .NET
2 2153 (40.53%) HTML
3 1847 (34.77%) ASP.NET
4 1835 (34.54%) CSS
5 1077 (20.27%) AngularJS
6 1013 (19.07%) jQuery
7 986 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 764 (14.38%) Web Services
9 739 (13.91%) HTML5
10 738 (13.89%) .NET Framework
11 652 (12.27%) XML
12 525 (9.88%) WCF
13 481 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 417 (7.85%) WPF
15 400 (7.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 394 (7.42%) Entity Framework
17 376 (7.08%) Node.js
18 363 (6.83%) CSS3
19 341 (6.42%) REST
20 339 (6.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 823 (15.49%) Computer Science
2 348 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
3 288 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 172 (3.24%) Algorithms
6 159 (2.99%) User Experience
7 100 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 72 (1.36%) iPad
9 70 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 70 (1.32%) Fintech
10 58 (1.09%) N-Tier
11 38 (0.72%) Blog
12 36 (0.68%) PMI
13 35 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
13 35 (0.66%) Management Information System
14 32 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 32 (0.60%) Hedge funds
15 30 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
16 28 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
16 28 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 584 (10.99%) Linux
2 545 (10.26%) Windows
3 241 (4.54%) Android
4 208 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 118 (2.22%) Unix
6 26 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 22 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 19 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 18 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 12 (0.23%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.21%) AIX
13 10 (0.19%) CentOS
13 10 (0.19%) VMS
14 9 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.17%) Solaris
15 8 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
15 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2410 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1902 (35.81%) MVC
3 1293 (24.34%) Software Engineering
4 888 (16.72%) TDD
5 881 (16.59%) OO
6 848 (15.96%) Scrum
7 668 (12.58%) SDLC
8 579 (10.90%) Web Development
9 450 (8.47%) OOP
10 439 (8.26%) Mathematics
10 439 (8.26%) Unit Testing
11 434 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
12 318 (5.99%) BDD
13 268 (5.05%) Mentoring
14 209 (3.93%) SOA
15 197 (3.71%) Open Source
16 189 (3.56%) Front End Development
17 188 (3.54%) Multithreading
18 183 (3.45%) E-Commerce
19 181 (3.41%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3348 (63.03%) C#
2 2496 (46.99%) JavaScript
3 2093 (39.40%) SQL
4 1557 (29.31%) Java
5 946 (17.81%) C++
6 638 (12.01%) Python
7 547 (10.30%) PHP
8 403 (7.59%) VB.NET
9 368 (6.93%) T-SQL
10 335 (6.31%) C
11 280 (5.27%) Ruby
12 166 (3.13%) Perl
13 153 (2.88%) Scala
14 143 (2.69%) VB
15 116 (2.18%) Go
16 75 (1.41%) Objective-C
16 75 (1.41%) TypeScript
17 67 (1.26%) PowerShell
18 62 (1.17%) VBA
19 57 (1.07%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1099 (20.69%) Degree
2 214 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 78 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 72 (1.36%) PhD
5 56 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 48 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.23%) Postgraduate
9 10 (0.19%) HND
10 7 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.094%) HNC
11 5 (0.094%) MCSD
12 3 (0.056%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.056%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.056%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.056%) IRCA
12 3 (0.056%) ISEB
12 3 (0.056%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.038%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.038%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (3.86%) QA
2 50 (0.94%) SDET
3 15 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.13%) HL7
6 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.094%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.094%) WCAG
8 3 (0.056%) Section 508
9 2 (0.038%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.038%) SEPA
9 2 (0.038%) TickIT
10 1 (0.019%) DICOM
10 1 (0.019%) GCP
10 1 (0.019%) MiFID
10 1 (0.019%) SLA
10 1 (0.019%) WAI
System Software
1 136 (2.56%) Docker
2 43 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 25 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (0.40%) Firmware
6 12 (0.23%) Active Directory
7 11 (0.21%) LXC
8 5 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.075%) KVM
9 4 (0.075%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.075%) Snort
10 3 (0.056%) Varnish
11 2 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.019%) iptables
12 1 (0.019%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (1.05%) Ansible
3 55 (1.04%) Puppet
4 26 (0.49%) Terraform
5 16 (0.30%) Kibana
5 16 (0.30%) logstash
6 15 (0.28%) Salt
7 9 (0.17%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.13%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.13%) Nagios
9 4 (0.075%) Packer
10 3 (0.056%) Opsview
11 2 (0.038%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.038%) Mesos
12 1 (0.019%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.019%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.019%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.019%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 913 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 414 (7.79%) Oracle
3 130 (2.45%) Xamarin
4 83 (1.56%) Google
5 56 (1.05%) SAP
5 56 (1.05%) Zend
6 51 (0.96%) VMware
7 30 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (0.51%) Telerik
9 20 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 20 (0.38%) Twitter
10 17 (0.32%) Apple
10 17 (0.32%) TOWER Software
11 15 (0.28%) DevExpress
12 11 (0.21%) IBM
12 11 (0.21%) LexisNexis
13 10 (0.19%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.15%) Adobe
14 8 (0.15%) Remedy
15 7 (0.13%) Progress
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-32,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 8 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Good Benefits (e.g. pension, share
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Training, Bonus Scheme
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Good Benefits (stocks, pension, co
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £140000 per annum + Bens - Equity
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + accreditation and bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Training + Qualifications + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Riding
Rullion
Salary: £55000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k per annum plus superb ben
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