Period
to 7 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 69 49
Rank change year-on-year +28 -20 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 197 184 385
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.24% 3.86% 4.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 4.05% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 157 158 331
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £35,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £45,000 £45,591
Median % change year-on-year -8.89% -1.30% +1.31%
75th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 3,512 4,546 7,977
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 95.42% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,255 3,422 6,176
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £46,173 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.29% -2.79% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,836 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,095
% change year-on-year - +5.58% +4.19%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 +48 136 £45,000 -10.00% 27
Hertfordshire -13 27 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Essex -12 20 £35,632 -9.79% 6
Norfolk +11 12 £36,500 -8.75% 3
Suffolk +17 1 £40,000 -17.95% 1
Bedfordshire +16 1 £28,500 -59.29% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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.

1 115 (58.38%) C#
2 89 (45.18%) .NET
3 66 (33.50%) JavaScript
4 64 (32.49%) SQL
5 62 (31.47%) Software Engineering
6 57 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (23.86%) Social Skills
8 38 (19.29%) Node.js
8 38 (19.29%) C++
9 37 (18.78%) AngularJS
10 35 (17.77%) MVC
10 35 (17.77%) SOLID
11 34 (17.26%) Degree
12 33 (16.75%) ASP.NET
13 32 (16.24%) CSS
13 32 (16.24%) Git (software)
14 31 (15.74%) REST
15 30 (15.23%) OOP
15 30 (15.23%) Python
16 27 (13.71%) Finance
16 27 (13.71%) Java
17 26 (13.20%) OO
17 26 (13.20%) TypeScript
18 25 (12.69%) Linux
18 25 (12.69%) Scrum
19 24 (12.18%) TDD
19 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
19 24 (12.18%) Microservices
19 24 (12.18%) Azure
19 24 (12.18%) .NET Core

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 12 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) Confluence
3 2 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) NetSuite
2 4 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.18%) Azure
2 17 (8.63%) AWS
3 15 (7.61%) SaaS
4 7 (3.55%) GCP
5 4 (2.03%) Boomi
5 4 (2.03%) ServiceMax
6 3 (1.52%) Azure App Service
7 2 (1.02%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.51%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.51%) PaaS
8 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) 5G
1 1 (0.51%) HTTP
1 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.64%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.06%) Redis
5 4 (2.03%) RavenDB
5 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.52%) MySQL
7 2 (1.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (16.24%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.11%) NUnit
3 10 (5.08%) JIRA
4 9 (4.57%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.03%) Grunt
5 4 (2.03%) gulp
5 4 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.52%) Gerrit
6 3 (1.52%) Moq
6 3 (1.52%) Selenium
6 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (23.86%) Social Skills
2 27 (13.71%) Finance
3 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.60%) Games
4 11 (5.58%) Presentation Skills
5 9 (4.57%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.05%) Law
7 5 (2.54%) Electronics
7 5 (2.54%) Marketing
7 5 (2.54%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.02%) Automotive
9 2 (1.02%) Police
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.51%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (45.18%) .NET
2 38 (19.29%) Node.js
3 37 (18.78%) AngularJS
4 33 (16.75%) ASP.NET
5 32 (16.24%) CSS
6 31 (15.74%) REST
7 24 (12.18%) .NET Core
8 22 (11.17%) HTML
9 20 (10.15%) React
10 19 (9.64%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (9.14%) .NET Framework
12 17 (8.63%) WPF
13 16 (8.12%) XML
14 13 (6.60%) SOAP
15 12 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (5.58%) Entity Framework
16 11 (5.58%) Vue.js
17 10 (5.08%) WSDL
17 10 (5.08%) XSD
18 9 (4.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.06%) Life Science
1 8 (4.06%) Spread Betting
2 7 (3.55%) Client/Server
2 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.05%) User Experience
4 5 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.54%) Wiki
5 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.69%) Linux
2 11 (5.58%) Windows
3 10 (5.08%) Android
4 5 (2.54%) Unix
5 3 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.47%) Software Engineering
2 57 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (17.77%) MVC
3 35 (17.77%) SOLID
4 30 (15.23%) OOP
5 26 (13.20%) OO
6 25 (12.69%) Scrum
7 24 (12.18%) Microservices
7 24 (12.18%) TDD
8 23 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (10.15%) Artificial Intelligence
10 19 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.63%) Information Management
12 15 (7.61%) DevOps
12 15 (7.61%) Software Testing
13 14 (7.11%) Computer Science
13 14 (7.11%) SDLC
14 13 (6.60%) OOD
15 12 (6.09%) Data Integration
15 12 (6.09%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 115 (58.38%) C#
2 66 (33.50%) JavaScript
3 64 (32.49%) SQL
4 38 (19.29%) C++
5 30 (15.23%) Python
6 27 (13.71%) Java
7 26 (13.20%) TypeScript
8 12 (6.09%) T-SQL
8 12 (6.09%) VB.NET
9 11 (5.58%) C
10 9 (4.57%) PHP
11 4 (2.03%) XPath
12 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.51%) Go
12 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.51%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (17.26%) Degree
2 9 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.51%) ISEB
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) WCAG
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 21 (10.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (6.60%) Bloomberg
1 13 (6.60%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.09%) ANSYS
3 6 (3.05%) SAP
4 4 (2.03%) Dell
4 4 (2.03%) JD Edwards
4 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.02%) Google
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle
5 2 (1.02%) Sage
5 2 (1.02%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.02%) Zend