Period
to 21 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Systems Developer was £45,183 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

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

System Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 635 909 923
Rank change year-on-year +274 +14 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Developer 45 172 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 33 152 221
Median annual salary £45,183 £47,500 £39,435
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.88% +20.45% -7.21%
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £28,709
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,761
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.81% -3.26%

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 46,414 131,017 156,894
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.66% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,390 104,523 126,398
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Developer.

Salary trend for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Developer over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2020. 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
UK excluding London +270 36 £45,000 +12.50% 24
England +251 36 £47,500 -5.00% 23
North of England +150 12 £45,000 +12.50% 2
London +196 8 £70,000 +33.33%
South East +191 6 £47,500 +15.85% 7
Scotland +94 6 £43,750 +12.18% 1
Midlands +119 5 £30,000 -12.27% 7
Yorkshire +112 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West - 5 £45,183 -
East Midlands +86 4 £30,000 -14.29% 5
East of England +139 3 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Wales +47 2 £39,500 +8.50%
North East +9 2 £38,250 -18.62% 1
South West +120 1 - - 5
West Midlands +97 1 £77,500 +132.09% 2
Work from Home +29 1 £47,500 +27.95% 4
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Systems Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, Systems Developer 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 Systems Developer in the job title.

1 25 (55.56%) C#
2 24 (53.33%) .NET
3 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 19 (42.22%) SQL
5 15 (33.33%) Finance
5 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
7 12 (26.67%) HTML
7 12 (26.67%) Degree
7 12 (26.67%) Azure
8 10 (22.22%) MVC
9 9 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 9 (20.00%) jQuery
9 9 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 9 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (17.78%) Power Platform
10 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
10 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (17.78%) CSS
11 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
11 7 (15.56%) CRM
11 7 (15.56%) PHP
11 7 (15.56%) Windows
11 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (15.56%) REST
12 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
12 6 (13.33%) DevOps
12 6 (13.33%) SDLC
12 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
12 6 (13.33%) SOAP

Systems 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 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Ethereum
2 1 (2.22%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.22%) Sitefinity
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (2.22%) Elite 3E
2 1 (2.22%) Misys Equation
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Azure
2 8 (17.78%) Power Platform
3 2 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.44%) PowerApps
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) FTP
1 1 (2.22%) SSH
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.11%) MySQL
4 5 (11.11%) Power BI
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (6.67%) MS Access
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.22%) Blockchain
8 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Local Government
3 4 (8.89%) Front Office
3 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) Law
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) .NET
2 12 (26.67%) HTML
3 9 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 9 (20.00%) jQuery
4 8 (17.78%) CSS
5 7 (15.56%) REST
6 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (13.33%) SOAP
7 5 (11.11%) .NET Core
7 5 (11.11%) LINQ
7 5 (11.11%) Web Services
7 5 (11.11%) XML
8 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.67%) Kafka
9 3 (6.67%) WCF
10 2 (4.44%) Ajax
10 2 (4.44%) Classic ASP
10 2 (4.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) MVC
2 9 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
4 7 (15.56%) CRM
5 6 (13.33%) DevOps
5 6 (13.33%) SDLC
6 4 (8.89%) Data Management
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.67%) BDD
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.67%) TDD
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Web Development
8 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.44%) Information Security
8 2 (4.44%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) C#
2 19 (42.22%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) PHP
5 5 (11.11%) Java
5 5 (11.11%) VBA
6 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.22%) C
9 1 (2.22%) C++
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.22%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) Python
9 1 (2.22%) RPG
9 1 (2.22%) Solidity
9 1 (2.22%) VB
9 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) HubSpot
3 2 (4.44%) Xero
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) Misys
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Zend