Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Programmer
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 113 93
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 19 16 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.43% 0.93% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.95% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 51
Kent median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -16.67%
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 1298 1693 2128
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.96% 98.20% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1095 1495 1903
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,025
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Kent

Programmer
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in Kent.

Salary trend for Programmer in Kent

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Kent over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Kent

Programmer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Whitstable - 1 £23,500 -
Programmer
South East

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Games
1 17 (89.47%) C++
2 14 (73.68%) Legal
3 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
4 11 (57.89%) Visual Studio
4 11 (57.89%) Xbox
4 11 (57.89%) Unreal Engine
4 11 (57.89%) PlayStation
4 11 (57.89%) Visual Effects
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) OpenGL
6 6 (31.58%) DirectX
6 6 (31.58%) Assembly Language
6 6 (31.58%) HLSL
6 6 (31.58%) API Design
6 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
7 4 (21.05%) Vulkan
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
9 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
9 1 (5.26%) Java
9 1 (5.26%) RPG
9 1 (5.26%) Scrum
9 1 (5.26%) NetBeans
9 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (5.26%) Subversion
9 1 (5.26%) Spring
9 1 (5.26%) Maven
9 1 (5.26%) AS400
9 1 (5.26%) Telecoms

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) CDMA
1 1 (5.26%) GSM
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
1 1 (5.26%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 17 (89.47%) Games
2 14 (73.68%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Unreal Engine
2 6 (31.58%) DirectX
2 6 (31.58%) OpenGL
3 4 (21.05%) Vulkan
4 1 (5.26%) EDI
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) PlayStation
1 11 (57.89%) Xbox
2 1 (5.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) CentOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
2 11 (57.89%) Visual Effects
3 6 (31.58%) API Design
3 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Kanban
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C++
2 6 (31.58%) Assembly Language
2 6 (31.58%) HLSL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) RPG
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat