Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 54 105
Rank change year-on-year +2 +51 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 621 561 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.98% 4.63% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 4.78% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 533 520 353
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 £23,800
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,625 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

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 12,092 11,739 13,781
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.96% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9,433 9,511 11,316
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +6 328 £45,000 +17.65% 57
Hertfordshire +7 158 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Suffolk +15 48 £43,500 +16.00% 12
Essex -23 39 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Bedfordshire +22 27 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Norfolk +4 21 £35,250 +41.00% 6
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 372 (59.90%) C#
2 281 (45.25%) .NET
3 263 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (41.06%) Software Engineering
5 250 (40.26%) JavaScript
6 234 (37.68%) SQL
7 198 (31.88%) SQL Server
8 188 (30.27%) C++
9 184 (29.63%) HTML
10 172 (27.70%) Degree
11 170 (27.38%) Java
12 158 (25.44%) Computer Science
13 150 (24.15%) CSS
14 139 (22.38%) ASP.NET
15 134 (21.58%) OO
15 134 (21.58%) Python
16 129 (20.77%) MVC
17 128 (20.61%) AngularJS
18 114 (18.36%) Linux
19 108 (17.39%) Git (software)
20 105 (16.91%) SDLC
21 102 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
22 95 (15.30%) Microsoft
23 93 (14.98%) TDD
24 90 (14.49%) C
25 85 (13.69%) Mathematics
26 82 (13.20%) Web Development
27 77 (12.40%) WPF
28 76 (12.24%) Windows
29 74 (11.92%) Multithreading

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 (1.93%) Confluence
1 12 (1.93%) OpenStack
2 11 (1.77%) Oracle Service Bus
2 11 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.13%) IIS
5 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.64%) Apache
6 4 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.64%) JBoss
6 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.48%) nginx
7 3 (0.48%) WordPress
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.32%) CMS
8 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (1.61%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (6.12%) GitHub
4 5 (0.81%) Serverless
5 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.48%) TestFlight
6 2 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.93%) SSL
3 10 (1.61%) HTTP
3 10 (1.61%) SMS
4 6 (0.97%) Broadband
5 4 (0.64%) VPN
6 3 (0.48%) iBeacon
6 3 (0.48%) Internet
7 2 (0.32%) Skype
7 2 (0.32%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.16%) DNS
8 1 (0.16%) Wireless
8 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 45 (7.25%) NoSQL
4 41 (6.60%) MySQL
5 33 (5.31%) MongoDB
6 30 (4.83%) Big Data
7 20 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (2.42%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.09%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (0.97%) SQLite
12 5 (0.81%) GIS
12 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.64%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.64%) Endeca
13 4 (0.64%) Redis
13 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.48%) SQLPlus
15 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 108 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 57 (9.18%) Visual Studio
3 53 (8.53%) JIRA
4 36 (5.80%) NUnit
5 29 (4.67%) Subversion
6 24 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (2.90%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.74%) ReSharper
9 12 (1.93%) Selenium
9 12 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.77%) Vagrant
11 10 (1.61%) LabVIEW
12 9 (1.45%) Maven
13 6 (0.97%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.97%) Xcode
14 5 (0.81%) gulp
14 5 (0.81%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.81%) Log4Net
15 4 (0.64%) Ant
15 4 (0.64%) CocoaPods
General
1 71 (11.43%) Finance
2 30 (4.83%) Retail
3 15 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.25%) Automotive
5 13 (2.09%) Aerospace
5 13 (2.09%) Games
6 12 (1.93%) Marketing
7 11 (1.77%) Legal
8 10 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.29%) Electronics
10 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.81%) Law
12 4 (0.64%) Back Office
13 3 (0.48%) Billing
14 2 (0.32%) Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (45.25%) .NET
2 184 (29.63%) HTML
3 150 (24.15%) CSS
4 139 (22.38%) ASP.NET
5 128 (20.61%) AngularJS
6 77 (12.40%) WPF
7 72 (11.59%) WCF
8 67 (10.79%) HTML5
9 60 (9.66%) .NET Framework
10 55 (8.86%) XML
11 54 (8.70%) Web Services
12 51 (8.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 49 (7.89%) jQuery
14 46 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 41 (6.60%) React
16 37 (5.96%) WinForms
17 33 (5.31%) CSS3
18 32 (5.15%) REST
18 32 (5.15%) SOAP
19 30 (4.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 158 (25.44%) Computer Science
2 74 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (11.76%) Algorithms
4 45 (7.25%) User Experience
5 32 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.90%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.61%) Robotics
10 7 (1.13%) Acoustics
10 7 (1.13%) W3C
11 6 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
12 5 (0.81%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.64%) LIMS
13 4 (0.64%) Smart City
13 4 (0.64%) Social Media
14 3 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 114 (18.36%) Linux
2 76 (12.24%) Windows
3 30 (4.83%) Unix
4 14 (2.25%) Android
4 14 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (41.06%) Software Engineering
3 134 (21.58%) OO
4 129 (20.77%) MVC
5 105 (16.91%) SDLC
6 102 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
7 93 (14.98%) TDD
8 85 (13.69%) Mathematics
9 82 (13.20%) Web Development
10 74 (11.92%) Multithreading
11 73 (11.76%) Scrum
12 67 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (10.63%) Unit Testing
14 65 (10.47%) Test Automation
15 42 (6.76%) Physics
16 37 (5.96%) Refactoring
17 36 (5.80%) Artificial Intelligence
18 33 (5.31%) OOP
19 31 (4.99%) Continuous Delivery
19 31 (4.99%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 372 (59.90%) C#
2 250 (40.26%) JavaScript
3 234 (37.68%) SQL
4 188 (30.27%) C++
5 170 (27.38%) Java
6 134 (21.58%) Python
7 90 (14.49%) C
8 44 (7.09%) T-SQL
9 42 (6.76%) PHP
10 21 (3.38%) Ruby
10 21 (3.38%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.58%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.42%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.09%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.09%) VBA
13 13 (2.09%) XAML
14 11 (1.77%) Scala
15 10 (1.61%) Perl
16 9 (1.45%) Delphi
17 8 (1.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (27.70%) Degree
2 67 (10.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (3.38%) PhD
4 10 (1.61%) HND
5 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.86%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (3.06%) Docker
2 6 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.48%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.16%) Grafana
3 1 (0.16%) Graphite
3 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 95 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.34%) Oracle
3 10 (1.61%) WorldPay
4 8 (1.29%) Xamarin
5 5 (0.81%) New Relic
5 5 (0.81%) SAP
6 4 (0.64%) BroadVision
6 4 (0.64%) Capita
6 4 (0.64%) hybris
7 3 (0.48%) Terracotta
8 2 (0.32%) Apple
8 2 (0.32%) BT
8 2 (0.32%) Citrix
8 2 (0.32%) Google
8 2 (0.32%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.16%) IBM
9 1 (0.16%) Intel
9 1 (0.16%) Perforce
9 1 (0.16%) Sony
9 1 (0.16%) VMware