Period
to 15 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

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

Software Programmer
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 760 881 985
Rank change year-on-year +121 +104 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 84 90 154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.080% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.084% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 69 76 146
10th Percentile £39,250 £29,750 £33,125
25th Percentile £87,500 £32,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £95,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +137.50% -20.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £132,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £133,250 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -9.09% +3.53%

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 77,896 107,221 142,928
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,240 87,064 115,178
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,858 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Programmer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in the UK

Software Programmer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Programmer.

Salary trend for Software Programmer in the UK

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Programmer over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Programmer in the UK

Software Programmer
Top 12 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 6 months to 15 April 2021. 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 +132 79 £95,000 +126.19% 6
London +145 58 £95,000 +58.33% 2
UK excluding London +61 26 £37,500 -6.25% 5
South East +74 13 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Work from Home - 9 £43,750 - 2
Scotland +11 5 £50,000 +46.15%
East of England +45 3 - -
West Midlands +25 2 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Midlands +22 2 £40,000 - 2
North West - 2 £50,000 -
North of England - 2 £50,000 -
South West +12 1 £36,000 -10.00%

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, Software Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 77 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 76 (90.48%) SQL
3 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (73.81%) Microservices
5 58 (69.05%) MySQL
5 58 (69.05%) SQL Server
6 57 (67.86%) Python
7 56 (66.67%) Finance
7 56 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
8 55 (65.48%) Banking
8 55 (65.48%) AWS
9 54 (64.29%) Web Services
10 53 (63.10%) Oracle
10 53 (63.10%) gRPC
11 52 (61.90%) Amazon Aurora
11 52 (61.90%) Serverless
11 52 (61.90%) AWS Lambda
11 52 (61.90%) Pricing Data
11 52 (61.90%) Amazon ECS
11 52 (61.90%) Project Delivery
11 52 (61.90%) Sybase
11 52 (61.90%) Java
11 52 (61.90%) RDBMS
11 52 (61.90%) Asset Management
11 52 (61.90%) Data Management
11 52 (61.90%) Investment Management
11 52 (61.90%) Enterprise Data Management
11 52 (61.90%) Relational Database
11 52 (61.90%) Amazon EC2
11 52 (61.90%) Hedge funds

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 4 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (65.48%) AWS
2 52 (61.90%) Amazon EC2
2 52 (61.90%) Amazon ECS
2 52 (61.90%) AWS Lambda
2 52 (61.90%) Serverless
3 4 (4.76%) GitHub
4 1 (1.19%) Azure
4 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (69.05%) MySQL
1 58 (69.05%) SQL Server
2 56 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (61.90%) Amazon Aurora
3 52 (61.90%) RDBMS
3 52 (61.90%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.38%) PhpStorm
2 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (66.67%) Finance
2 55 (65.48%) Banking
3 11 (13.10%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (64.29%) Web Services
2 53 (63.10%) gRPC
3 26 (30.95%) J2EE
4 17 (20.24%) HTML
5 16 (19.05%) CSS
6 14 (16.67%) .NET
6 14 (16.67%) REST
7 11 (13.10%) .NET Framework
8 9 (10.71%) .NET Core
8 9 (10.71%) XML
9 4 (4.76%) Flask
9 4 (4.76%) ODBC
9 4 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (4.76%) SOAP
9 4 (4.76%) Twisted
9 4 (4.76%) WebSockets
10 3 (3.57%) GraphQL
10 3 (3.57%) Node.js
10 3 (3.57%) React
10 3 (3.57%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 52 (61.90%) Hedge funds
1 52 (61.90%) Pricing Data
2 10 (11.90%) User Experience
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) Android
2 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (73.81%) Microservices
4 52 (61.90%) Asset Management
4 52 (61.90%) Data Management
4 52 (61.90%) Enterprise Data Management
4 52 (61.90%) Investment Management
4 52 (61.90%) Project Delivery
5 12 (14.29%) Fintech
6 10 (11.90%) Artificial Intelligence
7 9 (10.71%) Data Ingestion
7 9 (10.71%) Data Transformation
7 9 (10.71%) Development Roadmap
7 9 (10.71%) MapReduce
7 9 (10.71%) Scrum
7 9 (10.71%) Use Case
8 6 (7.14%) Front End Development
9 5 (5.95%) BDD
9 5 (5.95%) TDD
10 4 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 76 (90.48%) SQL
2 57 (67.86%) Python
3 52 (61.90%) Java
4 16 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 15 (17.86%) C#
6 5 (5.95%) Ruby
7 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.38%) C
9 2 (2.38%) Go
9 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.19%) Elixir
10 1 (1.19%) Elm
10 1 (1.19%) Erlang
10 1 (1.19%) Haskell
10 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.19%) Rust
10 1 (1.19%) Scala
10 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (63.10%) Oracle
2 52 (61.90%) Sybase
3 9 (10.71%) Xceptor
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft