Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 887 902 816
Rank change year-on-year +15 -86 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Developer 320 343 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 269 314 449
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,325 £29,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £64,925 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,350 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -1.32% +8.57%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
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%

Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Developer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Top 14 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 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 +11 297 £42,500 - 23
UK excluding London +24 230 £38,350 +2.27% 22
South East +61 90 £47,500 +26.67% 9
London +4 86 £52,500 -4.55% 2
East of England 0 44 £39,750 +13.57% 4
South West +27 31 £35,229 -2.88% 2
North of England 0 26 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Midlands +29 20 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Wales +18 15 £38,750 -1.90% 1
North West -8 14 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire +22 12 £33,250 -4.49% 2
West Midlands +17 12 £35,000 +10.24% 1
East Midlands +31 8 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Scotland -22 6 £35,000 -30.00%

Systems Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Systems Developer 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 Systems Developer in the job title.

1 204 (63.75%) SQL
2 155 (48.44%) C#
3 143 (44.69%) .NET
4 133 (41.56%) SQL Server
5 127 (39.69%) Finance
6 100 (31.25%) Oracle
7 98 (30.63%) JavaScript
8 96 (30.00%) HTML
9 79 (24.69%) Microsoft
10 78 (24.38%) XML
11 77 (24.06%) Degree
12 76 (23.75%) ASP.NET
13 75 (23.44%) Linux
14 69 (21.56%) CSS
15 64 (20.00%) T-SQL
15 64 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
16 62 (19.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 54 (16.88%) MVC
17 54 (16.88%) Unix
18 53 (16.56%) PHP
19 51 (15.94%) Computer Science
20 50 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
21 48 (15.00%) Windows
22 47 (14.69%) VBA
22 47 (14.69%) Web Services
22 47 (14.69%) SDLC
23 45 (14.06%) VB.NET
24 44 (13.75%) MySQL
24 44 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 42 (13.13%) Java

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 26 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.06%) IIS
3 9 (2.81%) Confluence
4 7 (2.19%) CMS
5 6 (1.88%) Drupal
6 5 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.56%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.94%) WordPress
9 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.63%) SAS
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.88%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (1.25%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.63%) Actimize
8 2 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.63%) Magento
8 2 (0.63%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.31%) Cognos Controller
9 1 (0.31%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.31%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.19%) AMQP
1 7 (2.19%) Internet
2 6 (1.88%) HTTP
3 5 (1.56%) Intranet
3 5 (1.56%) VPN
4 4 (1.25%) DNS
4 4 (1.25%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.25%) SMS
4 4 (1.25%) VoIP
5 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.31%) LAN
6 1 (0.31%) PPP
6 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (41.56%) SQL Server
2 62 (19.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (13.75%) MySQL
3 44 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (11.25%) Relational Database
5 24 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (6.56%) Crystal Reports
8 20 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
8 20 (6.25%) Power BI
9 19 (5.94%) Oracle Database
9 19 (5.94%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.50%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.56%) Big Data
12 5 (1.56%) Geospatial Data
12 5 (1.56%) MS Access
12 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.25%) GIS
14 3 (0.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (12.81%) Visual Studio
2 32 (10.00%) ProC
3 29 (9.06%) PVCS
4 23 (7.19%) Subversion
5 22 (6.88%) Eclipse
6 19 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 10 (3.13%) JIRA
8 10 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (2.50%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.19%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.56%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.94%) MSI
13 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.63%) GitLab
14 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
15 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
General
1 127 (39.69%) Finance
2 23 (7.19%) Front Office
3 11 (3.44%) Retail
4 8 (2.50%) Banking
5 7 (2.19%) Marketing
6 6 (1.88%) Legal
6 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.56%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.25%) Advertising
8 4 (1.25%) Electronics
8 4 (1.25%) Games
9 3 (0.94%) Back Office
9 3 (0.94%) Law
10 2 (0.63%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (44.69%) .NET
2 96 (30.00%) HTML
3 78 (24.38%) XML
4 76 (23.75%) ASP.NET
5 69 (21.56%) CSS
6 47 (14.69%) Web Services
7 37 (11.56%) .NET Framework
8 33 (10.31%) WCF
9 28 (8.75%) jQuery
10 27 (8.44%) AngularJS
11 19 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (5.31%) EDI
12 17 (5.31%) SOAP
13 13 (4.06%) HTML5
13 13 (4.06%) REST
14 12 (3.75%) ADO.NET
15 11 (3.44%) Entity Framework
16 10 (3.13%) J2EE
17 9 (2.81%) CSS3
17 9 (2.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.94%) Computer Science
2 27 (8.44%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.81%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.25%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) VHDL
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.63%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.31%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.31%) Social Media
10 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.44%) Linux
2 54 (16.88%) Unix
3 48 (15.00%) Windows
4 27 (8.44%) AIX
5 21 (6.56%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.19%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.88%) Solaris
9 1 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.31%) HPUX
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (16.88%) MVC
3 50 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (14.69%) SDLC
5 35 (10.94%) Project Management
6 33 (10.31%) CRM
7 32 (10.00%) Scrum
8 29 (9.06%) OO
9 28 (8.75%) ERP
10 25 (7.81%) Software Engineering
10 25 (7.81%) Test Automation
11 22 (6.88%) Portfolio Management
11 22 (6.88%) TDD
12 18 (5.63%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (5.31%) Kanban
14 16 (5.00%) Mathematics
14 16 (5.00%) System Testing
15 15 (4.69%) DevOps
15 15 (4.69%) Workflow
16 14 (4.38%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (63.75%) SQL
2 155 (48.44%) C#
3 98 (30.63%) JavaScript
4 64 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 53 (16.56%) PHP
6 47 (14.69%) VBA
7 45 (14.06%) VB.NET
8 42 (13.13%) Java
9 39 (12.19%) C
10 29 (9.06%) Python
11 27 (8.44%) VB
12 26 (8.13%) PL/SQL
13 16 (5.00%) C++
14 12 (3.75%) Perl
15 8 (2.50%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.56%) VBScript
17 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.94%) Embedded C
18 3 (0.94%) Embedded C++
18 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (24.06%) Degree
2 39 (12.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.19%) PhD
4 5 (1.56%) HND
4 5 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.31%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.44%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) SEPA
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.31%) MiFID
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.13%) Docker
2 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.94%) Firmware
4 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) Ansible
1 3 (0.94%) Grafana
1 3 (0.94%) Puppet
1 3 (0.94%) Terraform
2 1 (0.31%) cPanel
2 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 100 (31.25%) Oracle
2 79 (24.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.06%) Sybase
4 11 (3.44%) Citrix
5 10 (3.13%) SAP
6 8 (2.50%) IBM
6 8 (2.50%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.50%) VMware
7 6 (1.88%) Google
7 6 (1.88%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.56%) Cognos
8 5 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.56%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.56%) Tableau
8 5 (1.56%) Veeam
9 4 (1.25%) Samsung
10 3 (0.94%) Splunk
11 2 (0.63%) Cerner
12 1 (0.31%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.31%) Sage