Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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

Software Developer
England > North East
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 53 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 54 54 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 4.88% 4.23% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 4.36% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 48 49 61
10th Percentile £29,625 £26,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,750 £39,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.64% -13.33% +12.50%
75th Percentile £48,750 £44,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,044 1,238 1,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 96.95% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 841 936 964
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,500 £23,075
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,438 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
75th Percentile £56,500 £52,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the North East

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in the North East.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the North East

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the North East over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the North East

Software Developer
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 April 2021. 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
Tyne and Wear +5 34 £42,000 +5.00% 14
Durham +8 18 £32,500 -2.99% 3
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 North East region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 38 (70.37%) .NET
2 35 (64.81%) C#
2 35 (64.81%) JavaScript
3 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.19%) Azure
5 17 (31.48%) .NET Core
6 13 (24.07%) HTML
6 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
6 13 (24.07%) CSS
7 12 (22.22%) TDD
8 11 (20.37%) MVC
8 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
8 11 (20.37%) AngularJS
8 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (20.37%) Microservices
9 10 (18.52%) React
9 10 (18.52%) jQuery
9 10 (18.52%) Scrum
9 10 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (16.67%) AWS
11 8 (14.81%) SDLC
11 8 (14.81%) OOP
11 8 (14.81%) SQL
12 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
12 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
12 7 (12.96%) GCP
12 7 (12.96%) REST
12 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (11.11%) Node.js

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 19 (35.19%) Azure
2 9 (16.67%) AWS
3 7 (12.96%) GCP
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) SNMP
2 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.70%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (7.41%) Electronics
2 3 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (70.37%) .NET
2 17 (31.48%) .NET Core
3 13 (24.07%) CSS
3 13 (24.07%) HTML
4 11 (20.37%) AngularJS
4 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (18.52%) jQuery
5 10 (18.52%) React
6 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
6 7 (12.96%) REST
7 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 6 (11.11%) Node.js
8 5 (9.26%) Kafka
8 5 (9.26%) Symfony
9 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.56%) Spring
10 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.70%) HTML5
11 1 (1.85%) CSS3
11 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.70%) Blog
4 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Animation
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.22%) TDD
3 11 (20.37%) Microservices
3 11 (20.37%) MVC
4 10 (18.52%) Scrum
5 8 (14.81%) OOP
5 8 (14.81%) SDLC
6 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
7 6 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (11.11%) OO
8 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
9 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.41%) Time Management
9 4 (7.41%) Web Development
10 3 (5.56%) OOD
10 3 (5.56%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 35 (64.81%) C#
1 35 (64.81%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.81%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) Go
3 5 (9.26%) PHP
4 4 (7.41%) C
5 3 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.70%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Zend
3 2 (3.70%) Sybase