The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Programmer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 766 717
Rank change year-on-year -36 -49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 68 147 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 53 141 259
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £90,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in the UK

Software Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer.

Salary trend for Software Programmer in the UK

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Programmer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Programmer in the UK

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -20 68 £47,500 +5.55% 10
South East +42 31 £40,000 - 4
London -10 19 £55,000 -26.66% 1
Berkshire +44 16 £80,000 +23.07% 1
East of England -14 10 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Hampshire +15 8 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Basingstoke +7 8 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Cambridge -17 8 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Cambridgeshire -19 8 £47,500 -7.31% 1
Oxfordshire +12 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Oxford +7 4 £35,000 -48.14%
West Yorkshire -2 4 £50,000 +50.37%
Yorkshire -12 4 £50,000 +58.73% 1
Reading +26 3 £80,000 +23.07%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Leeds -3 2 £47,500 +26.66%
Hertfordshire -9 2 £45,500 +13.75%
North West -40 2 £18,500 -34.51% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £40,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £72,500 -
Staffordshire +16 1 £37,500 -11.76%
West Midlands +13 1 £37,500 -11.76%
York +11 1 - -
South West +10 1 £40,000 - 1
Kent +9 1 £23,500 -37.33% 1
North Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -6 1 £31,000 -22.50%
Bradford -10 1 £50,000 +58.73%
East Yorkshire -15 1 - -
Hull -21 1 - -

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 95 (73.08%) Software Engineering
2 58 (44.62%) SQL
3 55 (42.31%) Java
4 38 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 33 (25.38%) OO
7 31 (23.85%) Linux
8 30 (23.08%) HTML
9 29 (22.31%) C++
10 28 (21.54%) MySQL
10 28 (21.54%) MVC
11 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
12 25 (19.23%) .NET
12 25 (19.23%) PHP
13 24 (18.46%) Degree
14 22 (16.92%) CSS
14 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
15 21 (16.15%) C#
15 21 (16.15%) Computer Science
16 20 (15.38%) ASP.NET
16 20 (15.38%) Finance
17 19 (14.62%) jQuery
18 17 (13.08%) Python
18 17 (13.08%) Product Management
18 17 (13.08%) Enterprise Software
19 16 (12.31%) Windows
19 16 (12.31%) STL
20 15 (11.54%) Google
20 15 (11.54%) TDD
21 14 (10.77%) Scrum

Software Programmer 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 13 (10.00%) Drupal
2 12 (9.23%) WordPress
3 5 (3.85%) Apache
4 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.31%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.31%) nginx
5 3 (2.31%) OpenEdge
6 2 (1.54%) CMS
6 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.54%) JBoss
6 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) GIMP
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Magento
2 2 (1.54%) MetaTrader
2 2 (1.54%) Odoo
3 1 (0.77%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.31%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) CDMA
3 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.77%) GSM
3 1 (0.77%) LTE
3 1 (0.77%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.54%) MySQL
2 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.31%) MS Access
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.77%) Big Data
8 1 (0.77%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.23%) GoogleTest
3 8 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.15%) Subversion
4 7 (5.38%) Maven
5 6 (4.62%) JIRA
6 5 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (3.85%) Selenium
6 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.08%) Ant
7 4 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.08%) Gradle
7 4 (3.08%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.08%) JMeter
7 4 (3.08%) JUnit
7 4 (3.08%) Liquibase
7 4 (3.08%) Mercurial
7 4 (3.08%) Mockito
7 4 (3.08%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.31%) gulp
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Retail
4 4 (3.08%) Games
4 4 (3.08%) Law
5 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.54%) Billing
6 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.08%) HTML
2 25 (19.23%) .NET
3 22 (16.92%) CSS
4 20 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 19 (14.62%) jQuery
6 16 (12.31%) STL
7 12 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (9.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (9.23%) HTML5
8 11 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 11 (8.46%) Java EE
9 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (7.69%) XML
10 8 (6.15%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.15%) Spring
11 7 (5.38%) LAMP
12 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
12 6 (4.62%) JSP
12 6 (4.62%) Web Services
13 4 (3.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Computer Science
2 17 (13.08%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (10.77%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.85%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.31%) Fintech
8 2 (1.54%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.54%) User Experience
9 1 (0.77%) Contactless
9 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.77%) EPoS
9 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.77%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.85%) Linux
2 16 (12.31%) Windows
3 11 (8.46%) Apple iOS
4 10 (7.69%) Android
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.77%) CentOS
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (73.08%) Software Engineering
2 38 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (25.38%) OO
4 28 (21.54%) MVC
5 17 (13.08%) Product Management
6 15 (11.54%) TDD
7 14 (10.77%) OOP
7 14 (10.77%) Scrum
8 11 (8.46%) High Availability
8 11 (8.46%) OOD
8 11 (8.46%) UML
9 10 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.69%) Kanban
10 9 (6.92%) Analytics
10 9 (6.92%) Android Development
10 9 (6.92%) Front End Development
10 9 (6.92%) iOS Development
10 9 (6.92%) Mobile Application Development
10 9 (6.92%) SDLC
11 6 (4.62%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (44.62%) SQL
2 55 (42.31%) Java
3 35 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 29 (22.31%) C++
5 25 (19.23%) PHP
6 21 (16.15%) C#
7 17 (13.08%) Python
8 13 (10.00%) C
9 11 (8.46%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.15%) Ruby
11 6 (4.62%) Objective-C
11 6 (4.62%) Scala
12 5 (3.85%) Clojure
12 5 (3.85%) Erlang
12 5 (3.85%) F#
12 5 (3.85%) Haskell
12 5 (3.85%) OCaml
12 5 (3.85%) Perl
12 5 (3.85%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (18.46%) Degree
2 11 (8.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) Ansible
1 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.54%) Google
3 10 (7.69%) VMware
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (1.54%) iManage
5 2 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
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