Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4,884 2,566 7,287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 27.10% 31.98% 28.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.08% 33.15% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,685 2,263 6,517
10th Percentile £33,350 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.99% +6.32% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 16,795 7,741 24,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 96.46% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,765 6,433 20,129
10th Percentile £31,026 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,325 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.65% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 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
Hampshire -1 1,565 £50,000 - 173
Thames Valley -2 1,442 £55,000 - 286
Berkshire -2 849 £57,500 - 140
East Sussex 0 786 £50,000 - 55
Surrey -6 452 £55,000 -4.35% 114
Buckinghamshire -2 327 £50,000 -9.09% 82
West Sussex +2 323 £47,500 -20.83% 43
Oxfordshire -3 270 £50,000 -4.76% 64
Kent -2 208 £47,500 +5.56% 52
Sussex - 14 £35,000 - 1
Home Counties -3 11 £60,000 +26.32%
Isle of Wight - 2 £40,000 -
Middlesex +4 1 - - 5
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 2,573 (52.68%) JavaScript
2 1,960 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1,880 (38.49%) C#
4 1,821 (37.29%) .NET
5 1,650 (33.78%) HTML
6 1,597 (32.70%) CSS
7 1,436 (29.40%) SQL
8 1,420 (29.07%) React
9 1,322 (27.07%) Azure
10 1,111 (22.75%) AngularJS
11 1,088 (22.28%) Full Stack Development
12 900 (18.43%) Git (software)
13 871 (17.83%) Java
14 841 (17.22%) MVC
15 832 (17.04%) PHP
16 830 (16.99%) SQL Server
17 829 (16.97%) .NET Core
18 791 (16.20%) DevOps
19 784 (16.05%) TDD
20 749 (15.34%) Front End Development
21 747 (15.29%) Microservices
22 720 (14.74%) Social Skills
23 708 (14.50%) Docker
24 693 (14.19%) Scrum
25 690 (14.13%) Web Development
26 637 (13.04%) Software Engineering
27 631 (12.92%) ASP.NET
28 615 (12.59%) AWS
29 584 (11.96%) Degree
30 583 (11.94%) Problem-Solving

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
1 258 (5.28%) WordPress
2 235 (4.81%) CMS
3 97 (1.99%) Apache
4 77 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 62 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 61 (1.25%) Drupal
7 52 (1.06%) IIS
7 52 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 51 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 48 (0.98%) Confluence
10 45 (0.92%) Umbraco
11 38 (0.78%) GemFire
12 34 (0.70%) nginx
13 33 (0.68%) Joomla!
14 30 (0.61%) Apache Solr
15 29 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 28 (0.57%) EPiServer
17 27 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.49%) JBoss
19 19 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 29 (0.59%) Campfire
2 27 (0.55%) Figma
2 27 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 14 (0.29%) Adobe XD
5 14 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.18%) InDesign
7 8 (0.16%) GIMP
7 8 (0.16%) Sketch
8 7 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.10%) InVision
11 3 (0.061%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.020%) Oracle Smart View
13 1 (0.020%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 60 (1.23%) Magento
2 31 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.25%) Shopify
7 10 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.082%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.061%) Elite 3E
11 3 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.061%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.041%) Cognos Controller
12 2 (0.041%) Infor CloudSuite
12 2 (0.041%) Infor CRM
12 2 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,322 (27.07%) Azure
2 615 (12.59%) AWS
3 395 (8.09%) SaaS
4 200 (4.10%) GitHub
5 197 (4.03%) GCP
6 196 (4.01%) Serverless
7 185 (3.79%) Power Platform
8 106 (2.17%) npm
9 101 (2.07%) Azure Service Bus
10 86 (1.76%) Azure Functions
11 79 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
12 76 (1.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 59 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
14 55 (1.13%) Amazon S3
14 55 (1.13%) PaaS
15 54 (1.11%) Azure Event Grid
16 42 (0.86%) Azure Storage
17 38 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
18 34 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
19 33 (0.68%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.17%) HTTP
2 56 (1.15%) DNS
3 36 (0.74%) Internet
4 30 (0.61%) Broadband
5 24 (0.49%) Network Security
6 20 (0.41%) Ethernet
6 20 (0.41%) MQTT
7 19 (0.39%) Firewall
7 19 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.39%) VPN
8 13 (0.27%) BGP
8 13 (0.27%) IPsec
9 10 (0.20%) Bluetooth
9 10 (0.20%) SMTP
10 8 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.14%) Wireless
12 6 (0.12%) SSL
13 5 (0.10%) Skype
14 3 (0.061%) AMQP
14 3 (0.061%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 830 (16.99%) SQL Server
2 580 (11.88%) MySQL
3 323 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 243 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 182 (3.73%) Big Data
6 172 (3.52%) Power BI
7 153 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
8 102 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 95 (1.95%) Redis
10 93 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 92 (1.88%) MongoDB
12 84 (1.72%) MariaDB
13 75 (1.54%) Data Lake
14 71 (1.45%) Oracle Database
15 67 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
16 60 (1.23%) RDBMS
17 54 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
18 46 (0.94%) Hadoop
19 45 (0.92%) HBase
20 35 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 900 (18.43%) Git (software)
2 378 (7.74%) Jenkins
3 245 (5.02%) JIRA
4 204 (4.18%) Visual Studio
5 122 (2.50%) webpack
6 113 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 112 (2.29%) Selenium
8 110 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 101 (2.07%) TeamCity
10 88 (1.80%) JUnit
11 86 (1.76%) NUnit
12 85 (1.74%) Cucumber
13 76 (1.56%) Gradle
14 65 (1.33%) Maven
15 58 (1.19%) GitLab
16 57 (1.17%) IntelliJ
16 57 (1.17%) Subversion
17 53 (1.09%) Bitbucket
18 50 (1.02%) Cypress.io
19 49 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 720 (14.74%) Social Skills
2 471 (9.64%) Finance
3 201 (4.12%) Marketing
4 177 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 172 (3.52%) Retail
6 111 (2.27%) Law
7 110 (2.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 102 (2.09%) Banking
9 79 (1.62%) Organisational Skills
10 78 (1.60%) Games
11 52 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 44 (0.90%) Advertising
12 44 (0.90%) Automotive
13 43 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 36 (0.74%) Telecoms
15 33 (0.68%) Electronics
16 32 (0.66%) Public Sector
17 30 (0.61%) Legal
18 26 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
18 26 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,821 (37.29%) .NET
2 1,650 (33.78%) HTML
3 1,597 (32.70%) CSS
4 1,420 (29.07%) React
5 1,111 (22.75%) AngularJS
6 829 (16.97%) .NET Core
7 631 (12.92%) ASP.NET
8 543 (11.12%) Vue.js
9 531 (10.87%) REST
10 513 (10.50%) RESTful
11 506 (10.36%) jQuery
12 492 (10.07%) Node.js
13 483 (9.89%) .NET Framework
14 454 (9.30%) HTML5
15 452 (9.25%) Web Services
16 345 (7.06%) Laravel
17 341 (6.98%) Spring
18 301 (6.16%) Sass
19 288 (5.90%) ASP.NET Web API
20 285 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 418 (8.56%) Greenfield Project
2 389 (7.96%) User Experience
3 238 (4.87%) Mobile App
4 176 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 99 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 98 (2.01%) Virtual Team
7 62 (1.27%) Cloud Native
8 57 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
9 53 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
10 48 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 39 (0.80%) e-Learning
12 38 (0.78%) Life Science
13 34 (0.70%) Legacy Code
14 33 (0.68%) Management Information System
15 32 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 26 (0.53%) Social Media
17 24 (0.49%) Renewable Energy
18 21 (0.43%) iPad
18 21 (0.43%) NHS
19 20 (0.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 425 (8.70%) Linux
2 229 (4.69%) Android
3 218 (4.46%) Windows
4 187 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 123 (2.52%) Unix
6 40 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.68%) VMS
8 21 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
10 13 (0.27%) Fedora
10 13 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.14%) SUSE
15 6 (0.12%) CentOS
16 2 (0.041%) Windows Server 2016
17 1 (0.020%) tvOS
17 1 (0.020%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,960 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,088 (22.28%) Full Stack Development
3 841 (17.22%) MVC
4 791 (16.20%) DevOps
5 784 (16.05%) TDD
6 749 (15.34%) Front End Development
7 747 (15.29%) Microservices
8 693 (14.19%) Scrum
9 690 (14.13%) Web Development
10 637 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 583 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
12 541 (11.08%) Unit Testing
13 480 (9.83%) OO
14 470 (9.62%) Computer Science
15 355 (7.27%) OOP
16 353 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
17 349 (7.15%) Mentoring
18 342 (7.00%) Test Automation
19 297 (6.08%) E-Commerce
20 267 (5.47%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2,573 (52.68%) JavaScript
2 1,880 (38.49%) C#
3 1,436 (29.40%) SQL
4 871 (17.83%) Java
5 832 (17.04%) PHP
6 483 (9.89%) Python
7 471 (9.64%) TypeScript
8 238 (4.87%) T-SQL
9 217 (4.44%) C++
10 131 (2.68%) Go
11 112 (2.29%) C
12 102 (2.09%) Java 8
13 92 (1.88%) ES6
14 89 (1.82%) Kotlin
15 86 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 86 (1.76%) PowerShell
16 80 (1.64%) PHP 7
17 68 (1.39%) Shell Script
18 65 (1.33%) Apple Swift
19 62 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 584 (11.96%) Degree
2 228 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 90 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 38 (0.78%) OCP
5 38 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
6 34 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
7 28 (0.57%) Master's Degree
8 21 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.37%) PhD
10 14 (0.29%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.082%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.041%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.041%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.041%) SAP Certification
16 1 (0.020%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (3.83%) QA
2 38 (0.78%) Accessibility
3 29 (0.59%) GDPR
4 28 (0.57%) WCAG
5 17 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.16%) PMO
8 7 (0.14%) GRC
8 7 (0.14%) PA-DSS
8 7 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.061%) GAMP
9 3 (0.061%) GxP
10 1 (0.020%) SLA
System Software
1 708 (14.50%) Docker
2 40 (0.82%) HDFS
3 38 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.31%) Firmware
6 9 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.10%) KVM
8 2 (0.041%) Postfix
9 1 (0.020%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 436 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 171 (3.50%) Terraform
3 126 (2.58%) Ansible
4 28 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.27%) Kibana
6 9 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
6 9 (0.18%) Rancher
7 8 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.10%) Consul
9 5 (0.10%) Packer
10 4 (0.082%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.082%) Kubeflow
11 3 (0.061%) OpenNebula
12 2 (0.041%) Grafana
12 2 (0.041%) logstash
13 1 (0.020%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 1 (0.020%) linkerd
13 1 (0.020%) Marathon
13 1 (0.020%) vRealize
Vendors
1 532 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 200 (4.10%) Oracle
3 118 (2.42%) Google
4 89 (1.82%) Zend
5 87 (1.78%) Adobe
6 70 (1.43%) VMware
7 60 (1.23%) WooCommerce
8 55 (1.13%) Xamarin
9 39 (0.80%) Okta
10 36 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 31 (0.63%) SAP
12 27 (0.55%) Telerik
13 24 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (0.43%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.39%) Apple
16 15 (0.31%) Databricks
16 15 (0.31%) YouTube
17 12 (0.25%) Atlassian
17 12 (0.25%) IBM
18 11 (0.23%) JD Edwards