Period
to 6 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 49 55
Rank change year-on-year -24 +6 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 254 504 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.80% 4.99% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 5.14% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 213 459 524
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £58,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 6,402 9,802 11,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 97.07% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4,584 7,449 9,666
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -11 88 £42,500 -15.00% 40
Hertfordshire -7 74 £48,750 +8.33% 18
Essex -24 33 £40,000 +14.29% 10
Norfolk +15 26 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Bedfordshire 0 18 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Suffolk -27 15 £42,500 - 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 167 (65.75%) C#
2 151 (59.45%) .NET
3 113 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (44.09%) SQL
4 112 (44.09%) Azure
5 96 (37.80%) JavaScript
6 76 (29.92%) MVC
7 75 (29.53%) SQL Server
7 75 (29.53%) CSS
8 73 (28.74%) Scrum
9 72 (28.35%) Git (software)
10 71 (27.95%) Degree
11 70 (27.56%) AWS
11 70 (27.56%) Microsoft
12 66 (25.98%) HTML
13 64 (25.20%) ASP.NET
14 62 (24.41%) AngularJS
15 53 (20.87%) Computer Science
16 50 (19.69%) Software Engineering
16 50 (19.69%) TDD
17 48 (18.90%) Python
18 47 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (17.72%) Java
20 43 (16.93%) Continuous Integration
21 41 (16.14%) User Experience
22 39 (15.35%) C
23 37 (14.57%) Computer Science Degree
23 37 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
24 33 (12.99%) SOLID
24 33 (12.99%) Web Development

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 11 (4.33%) CMS
2 7 (2.76%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
5 1 (0.39%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 112 (44.09%) Azure
2 70 (27.56%) AWS
3 22 (8.66%) GCP
4 8 (3.15%) GitHub
4 8 (3.15%) Serverless
5 6 (2.36%) SaaS
6 4 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.39%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.36%) HTTP
2 5 (1.97%) Internet
3 3 (1.18%) Broadband
4 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.39%) DNS
5 1 (0.39%) SMS
5 1 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (29.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.69%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.94%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.94%) MySQL
4 6 (2.36%) Amazon Athena
5 5 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.97%) Big Data
5 5 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.79%) MS Access
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.39%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.39%) GIS
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 72 (28.35%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.09%) NUnit
3 15 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.91%) Visual Studio
4 13 (5.12%) Selenium
5 11 (4.33%) JIRA
6 9 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.76%) Jasmine
7 7 (2.76%) Subversion
8 5 (1.97%) Moq
9 4 (1.57%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.57%) Postman
9 4 (1.57%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.57%) TestCafe
10 3 (1.18%) Grunt
10 3 (1.18%) gulp
10 3 (1.18%) MSTest
10 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.18%) webpack
11 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (4.72%) Games
2 8 (3.15%) Retail
3 6 (2.36%) Back Office
3 6 (2.36%) Finance
3 6 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.97%) Marketing
5 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.18%) Automotive
6 3 (1.18%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (59.45%) .NET
2 75 (29.53%) CSS
3 66 (25.98%) HTML
4 64 (25.20%) ASP.NET
5 62 (24.41%) AngularJS
6 32 (12.60%) .NET Framework
6 32 (12.60%) Web Services
7 31 (12.20%) jQuery
7 31 (12.20%) React
8 29 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (10.63%) XML
10 25 (9.84%) Entity Framework
11 24 (9.45%) JSON
12 22 (8.66%) Velocity
13 17 (6.69%) NumPy
13 17 (6.69%) SciPy
13 17 (6.69%) Vue.js
14 16 (6.30%) RESTful
14 16 (6.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (16.14%) User Experience
3 26 (10.24%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.54%) Digital Media
6 8 (3.15%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.97%) Online Games
9 4 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.57%) Social Media
10 3 (1.18%) PlayStation
10 3 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.79%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.39%) Blog
12 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.39%) Life Science
12 1 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.39%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.30%) Windows
2 14 (5.51%) Android
3 10 (3.94%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.54%) Linux
5 8 (3.15%) Unix
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (29.92%) MVC
3 73 (28.74%) Scrum
4 53 (20.87%) Computer Science
5 50 (19.69%) Software Engineering
5 50 (19.69%) TDD
6 43 (16.93%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (12.99%) SOLID
8 33 (12.99%) Web Development
9 31 (12.20%) E-Commerce
10 26 (10.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (9.84%) OOP
12 23 (9.06%) BDD
12 23 (9.06%) SDLC
13 22 (8.66%) B2C
13 22 (8.66%) Product Roadmap
14 21 (8.27%) DevOps
14 21 (8.27%) Microservices
15 20 (7.87%) OO
Programming Languages
1 167 (65.75%) C#
2 112 (44.09%) SQL
3 96 (37.80%) JavaScript
4 48 (18.90%) Python
5 45 (17.72%) Java
6 39 (15.35%) C
7 23 (9.06%) TypeScript
8 21 (8.27%) C++
9 13 (5.12%) PHP
10 10 (3.94%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.76%) ES6
12 6 (2.36%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.97%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.97%) Lua
13 5 (1.97%) R
13 5 (1.97%) Uniface
14 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.18%) Clojure
15 3 (1.18%) F#
15 3 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 71 (27.95%) Degree
2 37 (14.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.39%) MBCS
3 1 (0.39%) PhD
3 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (6.69%) Docker
1 17 (6.69%) Firmware
2 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (3.15%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.79%) Ansible
2 2 (0.79%) Istio
2 2 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.84%) Google
3 13 (5.12%) Oracle
4 9 (3.54%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.36%) Dell
6 5 (1.97%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.57%) Adobe
8 1 (0.39%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.39%) Facebook
8 1 (0.39%) TippingPoint
8 1 (0.39%) WooCommerce
8 1 (0.39%) YouTube