Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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

Developer
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 7,314 9,121 9,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.80% 31.30% 32.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.00% 32.45% 33.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 8,330 8,498
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 24,382 28,111 27,918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.46% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,936 23,370 23,280
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £74,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the South East.

Salary trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in the South East

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 Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 October 2019. 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
Thames Valley -1 2,570 £50,000 - 596
Hampshire 0 1,962 £45,000 +2.27% 236
Berkshire -1 1,462 £52,500 +5.00% 256
East Sussex 0 883 £45,000 - 65
Surrey -1 838 £52,500 +10.53% 207
West Sussex 0 703 £47,500 +5.56% 80
Oxfordshire -1 564 £50,000 +5.26% 186
Buckinghamshire +1 544 £50,000 +11.11% 155
Kent 0 294 £45,000 +12.50% 125
Middlesex +2 25 £60,000 +2.13% 2
Isle of Wight +1 19 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Sussex -3 2 £30,000 -18.37%
Home Counties -5 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 3,768 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 3,231 (44.18%) C#
3 2,953 (40.37%) .NET
4 2,871 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2,569 (35.12%) HTML
6 2,360 (32.27%) CSS
7 2,331 (31.87%) SQL
8 1,773 (24.24%) Java
9 1,717 (23.48%) MVC
10 1,647 (22.52%) SQL Server
11 1,632 (22.31%) AngularJS
12 1,467 (20.06%) ASP.NET
13 1,192 (16.30%) jQuery
14 1,177 (16.09%) Git (software)
15 1,160 (15.86%) Azure
16 1,058 (14.47%) Web Development
17 1,045 (14.29%) TDD
18 993 (13.58%) PHP
19 936 (12.80%) React
20 897 (12.26%) Software Engineering
21 879 (12.02%) Microsoft
22 878 (12.00%) Degree
23 852 (11.65%) Web Services
24 815 (11.14%) Scrum
25 801 (10.95%) Front End Development
26 773 (10.57%) Spring
27 728 (9.95%) MySQL
28 717 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
29 683 (9.34%) Computer Science
30 678 (9.27%) REST

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
1 196 (2.68%) WordPress
2 193 (2.64%) Tomcat
3 192 (2.63%) CMS
4 169 (2.31%) Confluence
5 95 (1.30%) IIS
6 91 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 84 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 83 (1.13%) Apache
9 55 (0.75%) JBoss
10 54 (0.74%) Drupal
11 40 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 36 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
13 34 (0.46%) Apache Spark
14 32 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 29 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 24 (0.33%) CICS
16 24 (0.33%) Joomla!
16 24 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
16 24 (0.33%) WebSphere
17 21 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 71 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 41 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 27 (0.37%) Adobe XD
5 26 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.22%) Sketch
8 9 (0.12%) Steinberg Cubase
9 7 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.068%) InDesign
12 4 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.041%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.041%) MS Visio
14 2 (0.027%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.027%) Maya
15 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 105 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.60%) Magento
3 41 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 22 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 19 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
9 13 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 13 (0.18%) Workday HCM
10 11 (0.15%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
11 9 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
13 6 (0.082%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.082%) SAP FI/CO
13 6 (0.082%) SAP FSCM
13 6 (0.082%) SAP HR
13 6 (0.082%) SAP Payroll
13 6 (0.082%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,160 (15.86%) Azure
2 609 (8.33%) AWS
3 388 (5.30%) SaaS
4 173 (2.37%) GitHub
5 146 (2.00%) Power Platform
6 123 (1.68%) Serverless
7 116 (1.59%) GCP
8 90 (1.23%) PaaS
9 86 (1.18%) npm
10 58 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 41 (0.56%) Slack
12 39 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
13 33 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 31 (0.42%) Office 365
15 27 (0.37%) IaaS
16 26 (0.36%) Boomi
17 24 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
18 21 (0.29%) Heroku
19 20 (0.27%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 103 (1.41%) HTTP
2 40 (0.55%) Internet
3 28 (0.38%) Intranet
4 19 (0.26%) Network Security
5 18 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.23%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.15%) SSL
8 10 (0.14%) 5G
9 9 (0.12%) Extranet
9 9 (0.12%) MQTT
9 9 (0.12%) X.509
10 8 (0.11%) Broadband
10 8 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.11%) Skype
11 7 (0.096%) AMQP
11 7 (0.096%) DNS
11 7 (0.096%) FTP
12 5 (0.068%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.041%) ZigBee
13 3 (0.041%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,647 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 728 (9.95%) MySQL
3 309 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 296 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 252 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 230 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 201 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 197 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 145 (1.98%) Big Data
10 139 (1.90%) Redis
11 135 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
12 128 (1.75%) Power BI
13 74 (1.01%) Oracle Database
14 69 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 64 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 53 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 52 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
17 52 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
18 51 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
18 51 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,177 (16.09%) Git (software)
2 424 (5.80%) JIRA
3 414 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 403 (5.51%) Jenkins
5 261 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 228 (3.12%) Maven
7 198 (2.71%) Subversion
8 188 (2.57%) Selenium
9 160 (2.19%) webpack
10 147 (2.01%) Bitbucket
11 138 (1.89%) JUnit
12 130 (1.78%) NUnit
13 104 (1.42%) Cucumber
14 99 (1.35%) TeamCity
15 90 (1.23%) gulp
16 82 (1.12%) Jasmine
17 81 (1.11%) Eclipse
18 71 (0.97%) SpecFlow
19 61 (0.83%) Xcode
20 59 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 649 (8.87%) Finance
2 266 (3.64%) Retail
3 207 (2.83%) Marketing
4 163 (2.23%) Games
5 117 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 85 (1.16%) Public Sector
7 84 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 74 (1.01%) Automotive
9 51 (0.70%) Banking
10 45 (0.62%) Advertising
11 43 (0.59%) Electronics
12 30 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 29 (0.40%) Back Office
14 25 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.29%) Law
16 17 (0.23%) Military
17 16 (0.22%) Publishing
18 13 (0.18%) Billing
19 12 (0.16%) Legal
20 11 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,953 (40.37%) .NET
2 2,569 (35.12%) HTML
3 2,360 (32.27%) CSS
4 1,632 (22.31%) AngularJS
5 1,467 (20.06%) ASP.NET
6 1,192 (16.30%) jQuery
7 936 (12.80%) React
8 852 (11.65%) Web Services
9 773 (10.57%) Spring
10 717 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 678 (9.27%) REST
12 669 (9.15%) .NET Framework
13 641 (8.76%) HTML5
14 581 (7.94%) RESTful
15 561 (7.67%) Node.js
16 554 (7.57%) XML
17 525 (7.18%) ASP.NET Web API
18 484 (6.62%) .NET Core
19 466 (6.37%) WCF
20 443 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 534 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
2 404 (5.52%) User Experience
3 327 (4.47%) Mobile App
4 271 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
5 231 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 125 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 85 (1.16%) Algorithms
8 45 (0.62%) Mainframe
9 43 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
10 42 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 42 (0.57%) Virtual Team
11 41 (0.56%) Cloud Native
12 39 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 37 (0.51%) iPad
14 35 (0.48%) Client/Server
15 32 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
16 29 (0.40%) Management Information System
16 29 (0.40%) Public Cloud
17 28 (0.38%) Driving Licence
18 26 (0.36%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 670 (9.16%) Linux
2 364 (4.98%) Windows
3 355 (4.85%) Android
4 308 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 126 (1.72%) Unix
6 59 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 43 (0.59%) Debian
8 30 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 27 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 24 (0.33%) MVS
11 19 (0.26%) CentOS
12 13 (0.18%) AIX
13 12 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.15%) ThreadX
15 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.096%) VMS
16 7 (0.096%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.082%) Windows Phone 8
18 5 (0.068%) Windows 7
19 3 (0.041%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,871 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1,717 (23.48%) MVC
3 1,058 (14.47%) Web Development
4 1,045 (14.29%) TDD
5 897 (12.26%) Software Engineering
6 815 (11.14%) Scrum
7 801 (10.95%) Front End Development
8 683 (9.34%) Computer Science
9 669 (9.15%) Microservices
10 646 (8.83%) DevOps
11 641 (8.76%) OO
12 625 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
13 562 (7.68%) Unit Testing
14 465 (6.36%) OOP
15 455 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
16 440 (6.02%) SDLC
17 437 (5.97%) Mentoring
18 415 (5.67%) BDD
19 396 (5.41%) Test Automation
20 325 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,768 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 3,231 (44.18%) C#
3 2,331 (31.87%) SQL
4 1,773 (24.24%) Java
5 993 (13.58%) PHP
6 649 (8.87%) Python
7 382 (5.22%) C++
8 370 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 307 (4.20%) TypeScript
10 303 (4.14%) Java 8
11 286 (3.91%) VB.NET
12 197 (2.69%) ES6
13 189 (2.58%) Ruby
14 177 (2.42%) C
15 161 (2.20%) PL/SQL
16 126 (1.72%) VB
17 109 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 100 (1.37%) PowerShell
19 78 (1.07%) Kotlin
20 65 (0.89%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 878 (12.00%) Degree
2 427 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 139 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 90 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 49 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
6 24 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.21%) ISEB
8 15 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.11%) MCP
10 7 (0.096%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.096%) MCTS
11 6 (0.082%) MCAD
11 6 (0.082%) MCITP
11 6 (0.082%) MCPD
12 5 (0.068%) HND
12 5 (0.068%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.068%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.055%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.041%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (2.94%) QA
2 23 (0.31%) Data Quality
2 23 (0.31%) DICOM
3 11 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.12%) WCAG
5 8 (0.11%) GDPR
5 8 (0.11%) WAI
6 5 (0.068%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.027%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.027%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.014%) PMO
10 1 (0.014%) PSD2
10 1 (0.014%) SLA
System Software
1 552 (7.55%) Docker
2 19 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (0.21%) vCloud
4 11 (0.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 9 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.11%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.055%) LXC
9 3 (0.041%) HDFS
9 3 (0.041%) KVM
9 3 (0.041%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.027%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.027%) Varnish
11 1 (0.014%) Firmware
11 1 (0.014%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.014%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 217 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 57 (0.78%) Ansible
3 51 (0.70%) Puppet
4 41 (0.56%) Terraform
5 35 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (0.46%) Mesos
7 33 (0.45%) Marathon
8 15 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.19%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.11%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.11%) MIIS
11 6 (0.082%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.082%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.068%) Salt
13 4 (0.055%) Consul
13 4 (0.055%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.055%) Oozie
13 4 (0.055%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 879 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 416 (5.69%) Oracle
3 146 (2.00%) Xamarin
4 144 (1.97%) Google
5 137 (1.87%) Zend
6 107 (1.46%) SAP
7 77 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 67 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 65 (0.89%) Adobe
10 54 (0.74%) IBM
11 53 (0.72%) Splunk
12 49 (0.67%) Tableau
13 39 (0.53%) Sitecore
14 33 (0.45%) MuleSoft
15 29 (0.40%) ServiceNow
16 25 (0.34%) Dell
17 24 (0.33%) VMware
18 23 (0.31%) Sage
19 22 (0.30%) Cypress Semiconductor
20 20 (0.27%) Telerik