Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £36,176 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 105 115
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 16 4 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.46% 0.29% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.30% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 27
Kent median annual salary £36,176 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.56% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,125 £25,725 £32,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £51,600
South East median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%

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 1,049 1,344 1,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 98.17% 98.32%
Number of salaries quoted 884 1,169 1,704
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.14%
10th Percentile £21,825 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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
Chatham - 8 - - 2
Dartford - 2 £32,250 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £42,500 -
Whitstable -1 1 £23,500 -
Programmer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 11 (68.75%) Workflow
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 10 (62.50%) Algorithms
2 10 (62.50%) C++
3 8 (50.00%) Games
3 8 (50.00%) Simulink
3 8 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 8 (50.00%) Mathematical Modelling
3 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 8 (50.00%) Physics
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) SSDT
6 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) HTML5
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) XHTML
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (12.50%) PHP

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:

Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) CDMA
1 1 (6.25%) GSM
1 1 (6.25%) LTE
1 1 (6.25%) SMS
1 1 (6.25%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) SSDT
3 1 (6.25%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) NetBeans
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 8 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) XHTML
4 1 (6.25%) JDBC
4 1 (6.25%) ODBC
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Algorithms
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Workflow
2 8 (50.00%) Mathematical Modelling
2 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 8 (50.00%) Physics
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat