Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,475 7,684 9,678
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 30.39% 29.22% 31.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.74% 30.34% 32.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,355 7,195 9,270
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 10,948 25,324 29,375
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.75% 96.31% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8,884 20,686 24,376
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,978
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

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

Salary trend for Developer in the South East

Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 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
Thames Valley +1 1,239 £55,000 +10.00% 173
Hampshire 0 997 £47,500 +5.56% 101
Berkshire 0 663 £55,000 +4.76% 77
Surrey +1 484 £55,000 +4.76% 103
East Sussex 0 378 £45,000 -5.26% 33
Oxfordshire +1 348 £50,000 +5.26% 47
West Sussex 0 332 £50,000 +5.26% 36
Buckinghamshire 0 226 £50,000 +11.11% 49
Kent 0 73 £42,500 -5.56% 33
Sussex +2 3 £32,363 -31.87% 2
Isle of Wight +2 2 £37,500 +25.00% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £37,500 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 1,839 (52.92%) JavaScript
2 1,510 (43.45%) C#
3 1,408 (40.52%) .NET
4 1,322 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
5 1,230 (35.40%) HTML
6 1,158 (33.32%) CSS
7 987 (28.40%) SQL
8 833 (23.97%) SQL Server
9 808 (23.25%) MVC
10 802 (23.08%) AngularJS
11 757 (21.78%) Azure
12 663 (19.08%) Java
12 663 (19.08%) ASP.NET
13 632 (18.19%) React
14 540 (15.54%) Web Development
15 520 (14.96%) jQuery
16 519 (14.94%) Git (software)
17 501 (14.42%) Software Engineering
18 477 (13.73%) TDD
19 457 (13.15%) Microsoft
20 446 (12.83%) PHP
21 443 (12.75%) Scrum
22 416 (11.97%) Front End Development
23 410 (11.80%) .NET Core
24 402 (11.57%) Python
25 398 (11.45%) DevOps
26 387 (11.14%) Microservices
27 366 (10.53%) Web Services
27 366 (10.53%) Docker
28 363 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC

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 84 (2.42%) CMS
2 69 (1.99%) Apache
3 63 (1.81%) WordPress
4 56 (1.61%) IIS
5 52 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 49 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 41 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 39 (1.12%) Apache Spark
9 36 (1.04%) Umbraco
10 20 (0.58%) NServiceBus
11 19 (0.55%) Confluence
12 17 (0.49%) Joomla!
13 10 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.26%) nginx
15 8 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
15 8 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.20%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.17%) Drupal
18 4 (0.12%) EPiServer
18 4 (0.12%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 46 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.46%) Sketch
5 14 (0.40%) Zeplin
6 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.17%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.086%) Figma
8 3 (0.086%) InVision
8 3 (0.086%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.058%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.029%) CATIA
10 1 (0.029%) InDesign
10 1 (0.029%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 65 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.21%) Magento
3 11 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.32%) SAP HR
3 11 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.20%) SAP MDG
5 6 (0.17%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.12%) OpenCart
8 3 (0.086%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.086%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.058%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.058%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.058%) Summit
10 1 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.029%) Unica
10 1 (0.029%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 757 (21.78%) Azure
2 326 (9.38%) AWS
3 220 (6.33%) SaaS
4 107 (3.08%) Power Platform
5 69 (1.99%) GitHub
6 64 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
7 63 (1.81%) PaaS
8 58 (1.67%) Serverless
9 55 (1.58%) npm
10 45 (1.29%) IaaS
11 40 (1.15%) GCP
12 37 (1.06%) Office 365
13 23 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (0.43%) Amazon S3
15 15 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
15 15 (0.43%) Logic Apps
16 14 (0.40%) Yarn
17 12 (0.35%) Google Play
18 11 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.90%) HTTP
2 60 (1.73%) Skype
3 18 (0.52%) DNS
4 17 (0.49%) Bluetooth
5 14 (0.40%) Internet
6 9 (0.26%) Intranet
6 9 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.23%) FTP
8 7 (0.20%) LAN
8 7 (0.20%) Network Security
8 7 (0.20%) SMTP
8 7 (0.20%) WAN
9 6 (0.17%) VoIP
10 5 (0.14%) SSH
10 5 (0.14%) Wireless
11 4 (0.12%) CTI
11 4 (0.12%) RTP
12 3 (0.086%) 5G
12 3 (0.086%) ATM
13 2 (0.058%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 833 (23.97%) SQL Server
2 343 (9.87%) MySQL
3 141 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 140 (4.03%) NoSQL
5 139 (4.00%) Big Data
6 115 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 102 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 100 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 100 (2.88%) Power BI
9 94 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 86 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
11 62 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 56 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 50 (1.44%) Redis
14 45 (1.29%) Hadoop
15 42 (1.21%) Data Lake
16 32 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
18 26 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
19 24 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 519 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 163 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 124 (3.57%) JIRA
4 121 (3.48%) Jenkins
5 81 (2.33%) webpack
6 75 (2.16%) gulp
7 74 (2.13%) Selenium
8 73 (2.10%) Maven
9 70 (2.01%) NUnit
10 67 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 62 (1.78%) Bitbucket
12 61 (1.76%) Xcode
13 57 (1.64%) JUnit
14 51 (1.47%) Android Studio
15 50 (1.44%) SpecFlow
16 41 (1.18%) TeamCity
17 37 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
17 37 (1.06%) Subversion
18 32 (0.92%) Jasmine
19 31 (0.89%) Gradle
General
1 321 (9.24%) Finance
2 92 (2.65%) Retail
3 82 (2.36%) Games
4 68 (1.96%) Marketing
5 57 (1.64%) Public Sector
6 43 (1.24%) Banking
7 39 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 20 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 16 (0.46%) Legal
10 15 (0.43%) Electronics
10 15 (0.43%) Law
11 14 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.32%) Publishing
13 10 (0.29%) Advertising
13 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.23%) Automotive
14 8 (0.23%) Back Office
15 7 (0.20%) Military
16 6 (0.17%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,408 (40.52%) .NET
2 1,230 (35.40%) HTML
3 1,158 (33.32%) CSS
4 802 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 663 (19.08%) ASP.NET
6 632 (18.19%) React
7 520 (14.96%) jQuery
8 410 (11.80%) .NET Core
9 366 (10.53%) Web Services
10 363 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 360 (10.36%) .NET Framework
12 348 (10.01%) REST
13 317 (9.12%) HTML5
14 316 (9.09%) Node.js
15 277 (7.97%) Spring
16 276 (7.94%) RESTful
17 259 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
18 240 (6.91%) Vue.js
19 222 (6.39%) XML
20 197 (5.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 336 (9.67%) Greenfield Project
2 214 (6.16%) Mobile App
3 193 (5.55%) User Experience
4 102 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 30 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 22 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 11 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (0.32%) Smartphone
10 11 (0.32%) Social Media
10 11 (0.32%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.29%) Animation
11 10 (0.29%) Cloud Native
11 10 (0.29%) Life Science
11 10 (0.29%) NHS
12 9 (0.26%) EPoS
13 8 (0.23%) LIMS
13 8 (0.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 317 (9.12%) Linux
2 267 (7.68%) Android
3 201 (5.78%) Apple iOS
4 173 (4.98%) Windows
5 38 (1.09%) Unix
6 28 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.43%) CentOS
8 13 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 12 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.20%) VMS
12 5 (0.14%) AIX
13 4 (0.12%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.058%) Debian
15 2 (0.058%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.058%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,322 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 808 (23.25%) MVC
3 540 (15.54%) Web Development
4 501 (14.42%) Software Engineering
5 477 (13.73%) TDD
6 443 (12.75%) Scrum
7 416 (11.97%) Front End Development
8 398 (11.45%) DevOps
9 387 (11.14%) Microservices
10 285 (8.20%) OO
11 276 (7.94%) OOP
12 272 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
13 243 (6.99%) Test Automation
14 241 (6.94%) Mobile Development
15 217 (6.24%) Unit Testing
16 215 (6.19%) Android Development
17 209 (6.01%) Computer Science
18 193 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
19 180 (5.18%) Mentoring
20 179 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,839 (52.92%) JavaScript
2 1,510 (43.45%) C#
3 987 (28.40%) SQL
4 663 (19.08%) Java
5 446 (12.83%) PHP
6 402 (11.57%) Python
7 263 (7.57%) TypeScript
8 195 (5.61%) T-SQL
9 179 (5.15%) C++
10 106 (3.05%) Kotlin
11 102 (2.94%) C
12 96 (2.76%) Java 8
13 89 (2.56%) Apple Swift
14 82 (2.36%) VB.NET
15 77 (2.22%) Objective-C
16 70 (2.01%) ES6
16 70 (2.01%) Ruby
17 45 (1.29%) PowerShell
18 40 (1.15%) PL/SQL
19 38 (1.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 356 (10.24%) Degree
2 132 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 131 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 72 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.26%) MCITP
7 7 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.14%) PhD
10 4 (0.12%) CIW
10 4 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.086%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.086%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.086%) MCPD
12 2 (0.058%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.029%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.029%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.029%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.029%) SAFe Agilist
13 1 (0.029%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.19%) QA
2 16 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.26%) GDPR
5 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.14%) DICOM
7 3 (0.086%) SLA
8 2 (0.058%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.029%) HL7
9 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 366 (10.53%) Docker
2 19 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.20%) HDFS
5 7 (0.20%) vSphere
6 6 (0.17%) LXC
7 1 (0.029%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.029%) Firmware
7 1 (0.029%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 200 (5.76%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.15%) Terraform
3 27 (0.78%) Ansible
4 16 (0.46%) Puppet
5 8 (0.23%) Grafana
6 6 (0.17%) logstash
7 5 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.12%) vRealize
9 3 (0.086%) Istio
9 3 (0.086%) Kibana
9 3 (0.086%) MIIS
10 1 (0.029%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.029%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 1 (0.029%) Oozie
10 1 (0.029%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.029%) Packer
10 1 (0.029%) Salt
10 1 (0.029%) SCCM
Vendors
1 457 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 124 (3.57%) Oracle
3 87 (2.50%) Xamarin
4 86 (2.47%) Zend
5 75 (2.16%) Google
6 53 (1.53%) Adobe
7 41 (1.18%) SAP
8 27 (0.78%) Tableau
9 24 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (0.49%) Atlassian
10 17 (0.49%) IBM
11 16 (0.46%) Hortonworks
11 16 (0.46%) VMware
12 15 (0.43%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.37%) Splunk
14 11 (0.32%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.32%) DevExpress
14 11 (0.32%) Telerik
15 10 (0.29%) Informatica
16 9 (0.26%) Sitecore