Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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

Software Developer
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 61 90
Rank change year-on-year +12 +29 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 561 558 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.92% 4.66% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 4.80% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 465 516 421
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,750 £57,500 £58,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11,051 11,636 12,949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 97.21% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,275 9,422 10,904
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the East of England

Software Developer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +10 264 £45,000 +11.11% 61
Hertfordshire +20 153 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Suffolk +20 62 £44,250 +18.00% 10
Essex +13 52 £35,000 -16.66% 12
Bedfordshire +6 25 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Norfolk -11 5 £37,500 +50.00% 6
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Software 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 across the East of England region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 343 (61.14%) C#
2 274 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (48.48%) .NET
4 243 (43.32%) SQL
5 238 (42.42%) JavaScript
6 224 (39.93%) Software Engineering
7 193 (34.40%) SQL Server
8 148 (26.38%) Degree
9 146 (26.02%) Java
10 141 (25.13%) Computer Science
11 140 (24.96%) HTML
12 137 (24.42%) C++
12 137 (24.42%) ASP.NET
13 136 (24.24%) OO
14 125 (22.28%) AngularJS
15 117 (20.86%) Python
15 117 (20.86%) CSS
15 117 (20.86%) MVC
16 106 (18.89%) TDD
17 94 (16.76%) Git (software)
18 89 (15.86%) Microsoft
19 88 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 82 (14.62%) Computer Science Degree
21 79 (14.08%) SDLC
22 76 (13.55%) Visual Studio
23 74 (13.19%) Linux
24 71 (12.66%) Web Development
25 70 (12.48%) Web Services
25 70 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
26 69 (12.30%) Mathematics

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 21 (3.74%) OpenStack
2 15 (2.67%) Confluence
3 13 (2.32%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.43%) WordPress
5 6 (1.07%) JBoss
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.53%) IIS
8 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) Kentico
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (1.78%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.78%) Oracle Retail
2 9 (1.60%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 88 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (5.53%) GitHub
4 13 (2.32%) Serverless
5 9 (1.60%) OpenShift
5 9 (1.60%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Datadog
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.85%) HTTP
2 12 (2.14%) SMS
3 9 (1.60%) Broadband
3 9 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.07%) SSL
5 4 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (34.40%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.38%) NoSQL
3 42 (7.49%) MySQL
4 39 (6.95%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.32%) Big Data
8 13 (2.32%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.25%) GIS
13 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.71%) MS Access
14 4 (0.71%) Redis
14 4 (0.71%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 94 (16.76%) Git (software)
2 76 (13.55%) Visual Studio
3 59 (10.52%) JIRA
4 34 (6.06%) NUnit
5 29 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (4.46%) Subversion
7 20 (3.57%) LabVIEW
7 20 (3.57%) Vagrant
8 18 (3.21%) ReSharper
9 14 (2.50%) Jasmine
9 14 (2.50%) Jenkins
9 14 (2.50%) Log4Net
10 11 (1.96%) Redmine
11 9 (1.60%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.43%) Maven
13 6 (1.07%) Selenium
14 4 (0.71%) Ant
14 4 (0.71%) Gradle
14 4 (0.71%) gulp
14 4 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 60 (10.70%) Finance
2 41 (7.31%) Games
3 22 (3.92%) Aerospace
4 21 (3.74%) Automotive
4 21 (3.74%) Retail
5 15 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.78%) Legal
8 7 (1.25%) Marketing
9 5 (0.89%) Back Office
9 5 (0.89%) Law
10 4 (0.71%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (48.48%) .NET
2 140 (24.96%) HTML
3 137 (24.42%) ASP.NET
4 125 (22.28%) AngularJS
5 117 (20.86%) CSS
6 70 (12.48%) Web Services
7 67 (11.94%) .NET Framework
8 61 (10.87%) WPF
9 54 (9.63%) HTML5
10 53 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (9.45%) WCF
11 52 (9.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 42 (7.49%) jQuery
13 39 (6.95%) REST
14 37 (6.60%) Velocity
15 35 (6.24%) JSON
15 35 (6.24%) Node.js
15 35 (6.24%) WinForms
16 33 (5.88%) React
17 32 (5.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (25.13%) Computer Science
2 57 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (9.27%) Algorithms
4 46 (8.20%) User Experience
5 33 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 20 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.67%) Robotics
9 10 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.78%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.25%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.07%) NHS
12 6 (1.07%) Social Media
13 5 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.89%) W3C
14 4 (0.71%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.71%) Smart City
14 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.19%) Linux
2 57 (10.16%) Windows
3 17 (3.03%) Unix
4 5 (0.89%) Android
5 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (39.93%) Software Engineering
3 136 (24.24%) OO
4 117 (20.86%) MVC
5 106 (18.89%) TDD
6 79 (14.08%) SDLC
7 71 (12.66%) Web Development
8 70 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (12.30%) Mathematics
10 68 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 66 (11.76%) Scrum
12 59 (10.52%) Unit Testing
13 51 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 50 (8.91%) DevOps
15 47 (8.38%) Multithreading
16 37 (6.60%) Refactoring
17 36 (6.42%) BDD
18 35 (6.24%) Microservices
19 34 (6.06%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 343 (61.14%) C#
2 243 (43.32%) SQL
3 238 (42.42%) JavaScript
4 146 (26.02%) Java
5 137 (24.42%) C++
6 117 (20.86%) Python
7 57 (10.16%) C
8 45 (8.02%) T-SQL
9 37 (6.60%) PHP
10 31 (5.53%) TypeScript
11 21 (3.74%) Ruby
12 20 (3.57%) Scala
13 15 (2.67%) VB.NET
13 15 (2.67%) XAML
14 14 (2.50%) PowerShell
15 12 (2.14%) VB
16 10 (1.78%) Go
16 10 (1.78%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.43%) Java 8
18 7 (1.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 148 (26.38%) Degree
2 82 (14.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.21%) PhD
4 10 (1.78%) HND
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.89%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.28%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.18%) GCP
3 1 (0.18%) JTAG
System Software
1 33 (5.88%) Docker
2 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (3.92%) Ansible
2 18 (3.21%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.85%) Terraform
4 7 (1.25%) Consul
4 7 (1.25%) Packer
5 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) Grafana
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 89 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.31%) Oracle
3 19 (3.39%) WorldPay
4 15 (2.67%) New Relic
5 8 (1.43%) VMware
6 5 (0.89%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.71%) BT
7 4 (0.71%) Capita
7 4 (0.71%) Google
7 4 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe
8 2 (0.36%) Perforce
9 1 (0.18%) BroadVision
9 1 (0.18%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.18%) Facebook
9 1 (0.18%) hybris
9 1 (0.18%) SAP