Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Backend Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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

Backend Developer
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 328 269 312
Rank change year-on-year -59 +43 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Backend Developer 116 63 168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.64% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 68 58 133
10th Percentile £43,375 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £43,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% +2.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £72,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,918 9,795 22,172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 96.11% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 11,930 7,980 18,257
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,775 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +0.96%

Backend Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Backend Developer in the South East

Backend Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Backend Developer in the South East.

Salary trend for Backend Developer in the South East

Backend Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Backend Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Backend Developer in the South East

Backend Developer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Backend Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
East Sussex -15 39 £65,000 +44.44% 3
Thames Valley -60 27 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Hampshire -75 19 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Berkshire -28 17 £67,500 +28.57% 1
West Sussex - 16 £62,500 -
Surrey -57 11 £53,750 -2.27% 2
Oxfordshire -23 5 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -47 5 £65,000 -3.70%
Kent - 3 £57,500 -
Backend Developer
England

Backend Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, Backend 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 South East region featuring Backend Developer in the job title.

1 51 (43.97%) AWS
2 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (31.90%) C#
4 36 (31.03%) Python
5 31 (26.72%) Docker
6 30 (25.86%) PHP
7 29 (25.00%) SQL
8 28 (24.14%) Serverless
9 25 (21.55%) MySQL
10 24 (20.69%) Java
11 23 (19.83%) .NET
11 23 (19.83%) RESTful
11 23 (19.83%) Social Skills
12 22 (18.97%) Azure
12 22 (18.97%) .NET Core
12 22 (18.97%) TDD
13 20 (17.24%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (17.24%) Kubernetes
14 19 (16.38%) Microservices
14 19 (16.38%) Django
15 18 (15.52%) JIRA
15 18 (15.52%) Amazon S3
15 18 (15.52%) Node.js
15 18 (15.52%) REST
16 17 (14.66%) Laravel
17 16 (13.79%) Git (software)
17 16 (13.79%) CI/CD
18 15 (12.93%) BDD
18 15 (12.93%) Scrum

Backend Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (6.03%) WordPress
2 5 (4.31%) Drupal
3 4 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.45%) Confluence
3 4 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.72%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.86%) CMS
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 51 (43.97%) AWS
2 28 (24.14%) Serverless
3 22 (18.97%) Azure
4 20 (17.24%) AWS Lambda
5 18 (15.52%) Amazon S3
6 14 (12.07%) GCP
7 12 (10.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (9.48%) AWS Step Functions
9 10 (8.62%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (7.76%) SaaS
11 8 (6.90%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (6.03%) Amazon Cognito
12 7 (6.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (6.03%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (4.31%) npm
14 5 (4.31%) PaaS
14 5 (4.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (2.59%) GitHub
16 2 (1.72%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.55%) MySQL
2 14 (12.07%) NoSQL
3 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
4 12 (10.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (8.62%) Data Lake
6 9 (7.76%) Big Data
7 8 (6.90%) MongoDB
8 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.31%) OLAP
9 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.59%) Redis
11 2 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.86%) GIS
12 1 (0.86%) HBase
12 1 (0.86%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (15.52%) JIRA
2 16 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.90%) RSpec
4 6 (5.17%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.31%) git-flow
5 5 (4.31%) Storybook
5 5 (4.31%) webpack
6 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.59%) Moq
7 2 (1.72%) CircleCI
7 2 (1.72%) MSTest
7 2 (1.72%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 23 (19.83%) Social Skills
2 8 (6.90%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Retail
3 7 (6.03%) Marketing
4 6 (5.17%) Automotive
5 5 (4.31%) Wearables
6 4 (3.45%) Games
6 4 (3.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.86%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.86%) Law
7 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.83%) .NET
1 23 (19.83%) RESTful
2 22 (18.97%) .NET Core
3 19 (16.38%) Django
4 18 (15.52%) Node.js
4 18 (15.52%) REST
5 17 (14.66%) Laravel
6 14 (12.07%) HTML
7 12 (10.34%) Vue.js
8 11 (9.48%) Entity Framework
8 11 (9.48%) HTML5
8 11 (9.48%) Web Services
9 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET
9 10 (8.62%) CodeIgniter
9 10 (8.62%) React
10 9 (7.76%) .NET Framework
10 9 (7.76%) Celery
10 9 (7.76%) CSS
10 9 (7.76%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (6.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (9.48%) Cloud Native
2 11 (9.48%) User Experience
3 10 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.17%) Marketing Technology
5 5 (4.31%) EPoS
5 5 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.45%) Life Science
7 3 (2.59%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (2.59%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.59%) Social Network
8 2 (1.72%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.72%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.72%) iPhone
8 2 (1.72%) Photography
8 2 (1.72%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.72%) Social Media
9 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.86%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.90%) Linux
2 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) CentOS
4 1 (0.86%) Unix
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.97%) TDD
3 19 (16.38%) Microservices
4 16 (13.79%) CI/CD
5 15 (12.93%) BDD
5 15 (12.93%) Scrum
6 14 (12.07%) DevOps
6 14 (12.07%) Front End Development
6 14 (12.07%) MVC
6 14 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (11.21%) Artificial Intelligence
7 13 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.21%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.34%) Unit Testing
9 11 (9.48%) Analytics
9 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
9 11 (9.48%) Full Stack Development
9 11 (9.48%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing
10 10 (8.62%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 37 (31.90%) C#
3 36 (31.03%) Python
4 30 (25.86%) PHP
5 29 (25.00%) SQL
6 24 (20.69%) Java
7 11 (9.48%) Go
8 10 (8.62%) Scala
9 9 (7.76%) Ruby
10 8 (6.90%) Java 8
11 6 (5.17%) TypeScript
12 5 (4.31%) ES6
12 5 (4.31%) ES7
13 2 (1.72%) C++
13 2 (1.72%) Dart
13 2 (1.72%) R
13 2 (1.72%) VB
13 2 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 31 (26.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.31%) Zend
2 3 (2.59%) Google
3 2 (1.72%) Apple
4 1 (0.86%) WooCommerce