Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1026 982 944
Rank change year-on-year -44 -38 -158
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 173 236 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 150 227 347
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Programmer in the UK

Software Programmer
Top 13 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 19 November 2017. 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 -23 162 £43,750 -2.78% 4
UK excluding London -18 117 £40,000 - 4
South East +55 56 £40,000 -
London -9 47 £57,500 -11.54%
Midlands +56 34 £40,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +27 20 £35,000 +27.27%
East Midlands +44 14 £42,500 +21.43%
East of England -13 14 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North of England -30 7 £33,000 +1.54%
South West +25 6 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Yorkshire +7 5 £34,500 +6.15%
North West -14 2 £18,500 -35.09%
Wales +9 1 - -

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 116 (67.05%) Software Engineering
2 101 (58.38%) SQL
3 91 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (42.20%) Java
5 72 (41.62%) Degree
6 69 (39.88%) JavaScript
7 66 (38.15%) XML
8 62 (35.84%) .NET
9 54 (31.21%) HTML
10 53 (30.64%) C#
11 52 (30.06%) Linux
12 49 (28.32%) CSS
13 48 (27.75%) TDD
14 47 (27.17%) C++
15 45 (26.01%) C
16 44 (25.43%) Computer Science
17 42 (24.28%) SQL Server
17 42 (24.28%) AngularJS
18 37 (21.39%) Git (software)
18 37 (21.39%) Spring
19 35 (20.23%) MySQL
20 33 (19.08%) User Experience
21 32 (18.50%) Scrum
21 32 (18.50%) Windows
22 31 (17.92%) Web Services
23 30 (17.34%) HTML5
24 27 (15.61%) OO
25 26 (15.03%) Finance
25 26 (15.03%) Test Automation
25 26 (15.03%) REST

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 20 (11.56%) Apache
2 16 (9.25%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.47%) Confluence
4 4 (2.31%) nginx
5 3 (1.73%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.73%) Drupal
5 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.73%) JBoss
5 3 (1.73%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.73%) WordPress
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Magento
2 2 (1.16%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.58%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.25%) Serverless
2 8 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.47%) GitHub
3 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.73%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.40%) HTTP
2 12 (6.94%) ATM
3 9 (5.20%) Internet
4 6 (3.47%) Broadband
5 2 (1.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.58%) CDMA
6 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.58%) GSM
6 1 (0.58%) LDAP
6 1 (0.58%) LTE
6 1 (0.58%) SMS
6 1 (0.58%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (24.28%) SQL Server
2 35 (20.23%) MySQL
3 19 (10.98%) MongoDB
4 12 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.20%) Infinispan
5 9 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.31%) Hazelcast
6 4 (2.31%) MS Access
6 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.31%) SSDT
7 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (21.39%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.56%) Visual Studio
3 19 (10.98%) JUnit
4 18 (10.40%) Mercurial
5 15 (8.67%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.09%) JIRA
7 9 (5.20%) Subversion
8 7 (4.05%) Eclipse
8 7 (4.05%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.47%) GitLab
9 6 (3.47%) NuGet
10 5 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.89%) gulp
11 4 (2.31%) Grunt
12 3 (1.73%) Maven
12 3 (1.73%) webpack
13 2 (1.16%) MSBuild
13 2 (1.16%) MSTest
13 2 (1.16%) Selenium
13 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (15.03%) Finance
2 19 (10.98%) Retail
3 7 (4.05%) Games
4 5 (2.89%) Law
5 4 (2.31%) Back Office
5 4 (2.31%) Banking
6 3 (1.73%) Billing
6 3 (1.73%) Legal
6 3 (1.73%) Marketing
7 2 (1.16%) Military
8 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (38.15%) XML
2 62 (35.84%) .NET
3 54 (31.21%) HTML
4 49 (28.32%) CSS
5 42 (24.28%) AngularJS
6 37 (21.39%) Spring
7 31 (17.92%) Web Services
8 30 (17.34%) HTML5
9 26 (15.03%) REST
10 25 (14.45%) J2EE
11 24 (13.87%) JSON
12 22 (12.72%) ASP.NET
13 21 (12.14%) Ajax
14 17 (9.83%) Hibernate
14 17 (9.83%) Node.js
14 17 (9.83%) RESTful
15 16 (9.25%) Java SE
16 15 (8.67%) jQuery
17 12 (6.94%) Lucene
18 10 (5.78%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.43%) Computer Science
2 33 (19.08%) User Experience
3 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.51%) Algorithms
4 13 (7.51%) Fintech
5 9 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.62%) EFT
6 8 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.31%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.31%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.73%) iSeries
10 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.58%) AS400
11 1 (0.58%) EPoS
11 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.58%) IVR
11 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.06%) Linux
2 32 (18.50%) Windows
3 21 (12.14%) Unix
4 7 (4.05%) Android
5 6 (3.47%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (67.05%) Software Engineering
2 91 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (27.75%) TDD
4 32 (18.50%) Scrum
5 27 (15.61%) OO
6 26 (15.03%) Test Automation
7 25 (14.45%) MVC
8 23 (13.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (12.14%) Microservices
9 21 (12.14%) Post-Production
10 17 (9.83%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (9.25%) Analytical Thinking
11 16 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (8.67%) Web Development
13 12 (6.94%) BDD
13 12 (6.94%) Open Source
14 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
15 10 (5.78%) Refactoring
16 9 (5.20%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 101 (58.38%) SQL
2 73 (42.20%) Java
3 69 (39.88%) JavaScript
4 53 (30.64%) C#
5 47 (27.17%) C++
6 45 (26.01%) C
7 22 (12.72%) Objective-C
8 20 (11.56%) Perl
9 18 (10.40%) Python
10 14 (8.09%) PHP
11 12 (6.94%) VB.NET
12 9 (5.20%) Scala
12 9 (5.20%) T-SQL
13 7 (4.05%) Go
14 6 (3.47%) Haskell
14 6 (3.47%) Ruby
15 5 (2.89%) Assembly Language
16 4 (2.31%) Erlang
16 4 (2.31%) Lisp
16 4 (2.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 72 (41.62%) Degree
2 10 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) MCSD
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.14%) Google
3 12 (6.94%) Oracle
4 6 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.31%) Apple
5 4 (2.31%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.73%) iManage
7 2 (1.16%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.58%) IBM
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat