The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Programmer
UK
Rank 804 772 719
Rank change year-on-year -32 -53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 61 169 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 48 159 233
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +3 61 £42,500 -15.00% 6
South East +53 22 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East of England +18 19 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Berkshire +44 10 £80,000 +68.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £47,500 - 1
London -6 9 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Essex +15 7 £24,000 -49.47%
Cambridge +4 7 £47,500 - 1
South West +16 5 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Chelmsford - 5 £24,000 -
Reading +39 4 £80,000 +68.42%
Oxford - 4 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Swindon - 4 - -
Yorkshire +21 3 £40,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +19 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £80,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £40,000 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £72,500 -
Ipswich +28 2 £38,750 -44.64%
Suffolk +27 2 £38,750 -44.64%
Leeds +20 2 - -
West Sussex +7 2 £62,500 +13.63%
North Yorkshire +5 2 - -
York +2 2 - -
Selby - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £62,500 -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 93 (61.18%) Software Engineering
2 85 (55.92%) SQL
3 65 (42.76%) Java
4 62 (40.79%) JavaScript
5 57 (37.50%) Degree
5 57 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 49 (32.24%) HTML
7 47 (30.92%) C#
8 43 (28.29%) MVC
9 41 (26.97%) CSS
9 41 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
11 32 (21.05%) .NET
12 27 (17.76%) jQuery
12 27 (17.76%) C++
13 25 (16.45%) Python
13 25 (16.45%) HTML5
14 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
15 20 (13.16%) OO
15 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET
15 20 (13.16%) TDD
16 18 (11.84%) PHP
16 18 (11.84%) OOP
17 17 (11.18%) Linux
17 17 (11.18%) Perl
18 16 (10.53%) C
18 16 (10.53%) MongoDB
19 15 (9.87%) CSS3
19 15 (9.87%) Scrum
19 15 (9.87%) Finance

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.29%) Drupal
2 5 (3.29%) Umbraco
2 5 (3.29%) WordPress
3 4 (2.63%) JBoss
4 3 (1.97%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.24%) Internet
2 5 (3.29%) DNS
3 2 (1.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.66%) LDAP
4 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 14 (9.21%) MySQL
4 10 (6.58%) Neo4j
4 10 (6.58%) QlikView
5 8 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.97%) Big Data
6 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) OLTP
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.66%) Redis
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.26%) Maven
2 7 (4.61%) Selenium
3 6 (3.95%) Ant
3 6 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (3.95%) Gradle
3 6 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.29%) GoogleTest
4 5 (3.29%) IntelliJ
4 5 (3.29%) JIRA
4 5 (3.29%) JMeter
4 5 (3.29%) JUnit
4 5 (3.29%) Liquibase
4 5 (3.29%) Mockito
4 5 (3.29%) Robot Framework
4 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.97%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.32%) Moq
General
1 15 (9.87%) Finance
2 5 (3.29%) Banking
2 5 (3.29%) Investment Banking
2 5 (3.29%) Marketing
3 4 (2.63%) Publishing
4 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
6 1 (0.66%) German Language
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (32.24%) HTML
2 41 (26.97%) CSS
3 32 (21.05%) .NET
4 27 (17.76%) jQuery
5 25 (16.45%) HTML5
6 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET
7 15 (9.87%) CSS3
8 14 (9.21%) Web Services
9 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (7.24%) Entity Framework
11 10 (6.58%) .NET Framework
12 9 (5.92%) AngularJS
12 9 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (5.26%) Spring
13 8 (5.26%) XML
14 7 (4.61%) Hibernate
14 7 (4.61%) JSP
14 7 (4.61%) REST
15 6 (3.95%) J2EE
15 6 (3.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.58%) Internet of Things
3 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.95%) User Experience
5 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.63%) Fintech
6 4 (2.63%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.32%) BBC
7 2 (1.32%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.32%) Robotics
7 2 (1.32%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.66%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.18%) Linux
2 14 (9.21%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.58%) Android
4 5 (3.29%) Windows
5 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.66%) Unix
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (61.18%) Software Engineering
2 43 (28.29%) MVC
3 41 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (13.16%) OO
4 20 (13.16%) TDD
5 18 (11.84%) OOP
6 15 (9.87%) Scrum
7 13 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (7.89%) SDLC
9 11 (7.24%) Bioinformatics
9 11 (7.24%) Informatics
10 10 (6.58%) Mathematics
11 8 (5.26%) OOD
11 8 (5.26%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.61%) Kanban
12 7 (4.61%) Mentoring
12 7 (4.61%) Multithreading
13 6 (3.95%) Migration
14 5 (3.29%) Performance Testing
14 5 (3.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 85 (55.92%) SQL
2 65 (42.76%) Java
3 62 (40.79%) JavaScript
4 47 (30.92%) C#
5 27 (17.76%) C++
6 25 (16.45%) Python
7 18 (11.84%) PHP
8 17 (11.18%) Perl
9 16 (10.53%) C
10 6 (3.95%) Ruby
10 6 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.95%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.29%) Haskell
12 4 (2.63%) Erlang
12 4 (2.63%) Go
12 4 (2.63%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.97%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (1.97%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Ansible
1 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.89%) Oracle
3 6 (3.95%) Google
4 5 (3.29%) VMware
5 3 (1.97%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
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