Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 119 96
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 8 1 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.70% 0.066% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.067% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 54
Kent median annual salary £35,000 - £38,750
10th Percentile £28,450 - £31,250
90th Percentile £37,500 - £52,500
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +8.75%

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 1,097 1,482 2,061
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 97.82% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 966 1,212 1,795
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
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 27 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
Canterbury - 4 £35,000 -
Dartford - 3 £32,500 -
Programmer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, Programmer 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 Kent region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) OOP
2 5 (62.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) Games
3 4 (50.00%) Perforce
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Marketing
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) Game Development
3 4 (50.00%) cocos2d
3 4 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) XHTML
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
5 1 (12.50%) DirectX
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 1 (12.50%) HLSL

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (62.50%) Games
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) cocos2d
1 4 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
2 3 (37.50%) XHTML
3 1 (12.50%) DirectX
3 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 1 (12.50%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) OOP
2 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (50.00%) Game Development
2 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) API Design
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) HLSL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Perforce