Period
to 1 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,054 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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

Software Developer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 63 40
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 30 25 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Somerset 5.04% 2.86% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 3.02% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 36 29 52
Median annual salary £35,054 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.37% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,350 £35,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £63,750
South West 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 Somerset. 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
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 559 828 977
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 94.74% 98.89%
Number of salaries quoted 470 643 840
Median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,463
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £61,250
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,557 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.74% +0.13% +6.25%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Somerset

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Somerset

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in Somerset.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Somerset

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Somerset

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Somerset over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Somerset

Software Developer
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 1 June 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
Bath +3 15 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Taunton +20 9 £35,054 +16.85%
Minehead 0 3 £50,000 -
Clevedon - 3 £25,000 -
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 Somerset region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) .NET
3 20 (66.67%) C#
4 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (43.33%) MVC
5 13 (43.33%) Azure
6 12 (40.00%) Java
7 10 (33.33%) .NET Core
8 9 (30.00%) Python
9 8 (26.67%) CSS
9 8 (26.67%) SQL
9 8 (26.67%) HTML
9 8 (26.67%) DevOps
9 8 (26.67%) HTML5
9 8 (26.67%) Degree
10 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (23.33%) AWS
10 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
10 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
11 6 (20.00%) TDD
11 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
11 6 (20.00%) Entity Framework
11 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
12 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.67%) C
12 5 (16.67%) C++
13 4 (13.33%) Windows
13 4 (13.33%) Microsoft

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (6.67%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Azure
2 7 (23.33%) AWS
3 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365
4 1 (3.33%) GitHub
4 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (10.00%) CouchDB
3 3 (10.00%) GIS
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (10.00%) GitLab
3 3 (10.00%) MSTest
3 3 (10.00%) NUnit
3 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.33%) Automotive
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
1 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 8 (26.67%) CSS
3 8 (26.67%) HTML
3 8 (26.67%) HTML5
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (10.00%) Dapper ORM
7 3 (10.00%) J2EE
7 3 (10.00%) Java SE
7 3 (10.00%) JSON
7 3 (10.00%) React
7 3 (10.00%) REST
8 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (3.33%) Java EE
9 1 (3.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (13.33%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.67%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Debian
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) MVC
3 8 (26.67%) DevOps
4 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) B2B
7 3 (10.00%) BDD
7 3 (10.00%) Code Coverage
7 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.00%) Kanban
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) OO
7 3 (10.00%) Open Source
7 3 (10.00%) SEO
7 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C#
2 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) Python
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) C
6 5 (16.67%) C++
7 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (10.00%) Groovy
9 2 (6.67%) Go
9 2 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Rundeck
2 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Symantec
2 3 (10.00%) Veritas
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) SAP