Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 60 52
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 107 304 571
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.74% 4.15% 4.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.92% 4.33% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 98 280 512
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 2,731 7,013 11,360
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.83% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,111 5,375 8,557
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a 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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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
Hertfordshire +29 35 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Cambridgeshire +5 34 £50,000 - 22
Essex +1 33 £39,000 +9.86% 5
Suffolk -2 5 £32,500 -25.29% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 73 (68.22%) C#
2 69 (64.49%) .NET
3 59 (55.14%) SQL
4 46 (42.99%) JavaScript
5 44 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (31.78%) Degree
7 31 (28.97%) ASP.NET
8 30 (28.04%) .NET Framework
9 27 (25.23%) Scrum
10 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
11 23 (21.50%) CSS
11 23 (21.50%) Git (software)
12 21 (19.63%) Azure
12 21 (19.63%) HTML
12 21 (19.63%) MVC
13 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
13 20 (18.69%) Software Engineering
13 20 (18.69%) AngularJS
14 19 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (14.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (14.95%) Java
15 16 (14.95%) Windows
16 15 (14.02%) C++
16 15 (14.02%) Entity Framework
17 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
17 14 (13.08%) AWS
17 14 (13.08%) jQuery
17 14 (13.08%) Python
18 13 (12.15%) T-SQL
18 13 (12.15%) Linux

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 6 (5.61%) IIS
2 5 (4.67%) Apache
3 4 (3.74%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.87%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Exchequer
2 3 (2.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.63%) Azure
2 14 (13.08%) AWS
3 5 (4.67%) SaaS
4 2 (1.87%) Firebase
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) HTTP
2 4 (3.74%) InfiniBand
3 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) DHCP
4 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.93%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) MySQL
3 7 (6.54%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.67%) Big Data
6 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.80%) QlikView
7 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.93%) Redis
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (21.50%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.28%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.74%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.74%) LabVIEW
6 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 3 (2.80%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.87%) NUnit
7 2 (1.87%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.87%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.93%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.93%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.93%) JUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Maven
8 1 (0.93%) MSTest
8 1 (0.93%) Selenium
8 1 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 10 (9.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Law
2 5 (4.67%) Retail
3 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.80%) Games
4 3 (2.80%) Legal
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (64.49%) .NET
2 31 (28.97%) ASP.NET
3 30 (28.04%) .NET Framework
4 23 (21.50%) CSS
5 21 (19.63%) HTML
6 20 (18.69%) AngularJS
7 16 (14.95%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (14.02%) Entity Framework
9 14 (13.08%) jQuery
10 12 (11.21%) XML
11 11 (10.28%) .NET Core
11 11 (10.28%) JSON
12 10 (9.35%) REST
13 8 (7.48%) React
13 8 (7.48%) SOAP
14 7 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (5.61%) RESTful
15 6 (5.61%) Velocity
16 5 (4.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (7.48%) User Experience
3 6 (5.61%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.74%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.80%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.80%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.87%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Windows
2 13 (12.15%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) Android
3 5 (4.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.74%) Unix
5 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.23%) Scrum
3 21 (19.63%) MVC
4 20 (18.69%) Software Engineering
5 19 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
7 13 (12.15%) DevOps
7 13 (12.15%) OO
7 13 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (12.15%) TDD
7 13 (12.15%) Unit Testing
7 13 (12.15%) Web Development
8 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
8 12 (11.21%) SDLC
9 11 (10.28%) SOLID
10 9 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (7.48%) Data Analysis
11 8 (7.48%) Data Integration
11 8 (7.48%) Information Management
11 8 (7.48%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 73 (68.22%) C#
2 59 (55.14%) SQL
3 46 (42.99%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.95%) Java
5 15 (14.02%) C++
6 14 (13.08%) Python
7 13 (12.15%) T-SQL
8 8 (7.48%) PHP
9 7 (6.54%) TypeScript
9 7 (6.54%) VB.NET
10 6 (5.61%) Ruby
11 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.67%) VB
12 4 (3.74%) VBA
13 3 (2.80%) C
13 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.87%) Java 8
14 2 (1.87%) Rust
15 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 34 (31.78%) Degree
2 12 (11.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.80%) MBCS
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) Data Quality
1 8 (7.48%) GDPR
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) HL7
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Docker
1 4 (3.74%) GPFS
1 4 (3.74%) Lustre
1 4 (3.74%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.80%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle