Java is the programming language with the highest average salary, according to Emolument report
Java is the programming language with the highest average wage for UK developers, according to a report from salary benchmarking site Emolument.
The report, which surveyed 1,500 developers in eight countries including the UK, Germany and the US, found that Java developers earn the most, with the average salary per developer in the UK at £51,000. This was followed by C++ (£49,000), then Python (£43,000).
Globally, Emolument found that developers in the US earn the most, with the average salary there at £66,000. This was followed by the UK (£41,000) and then Ireland (£35,000). The lowest-paying country for developers is Spain with an average salary at £21,000.
The report also found that developers in the finance sector are paid the most in the UK, with average salaries for this vertical at £52,000. The public sector is the lowest-paying industry for developers (£33,000).
Imperial College London produces the best-paid developers (£53,000). University College London (£45,000) came second, followed by Bristol University (£43,000).