Period
to 28 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,302 6,708 8,181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 32.20% 28.99% 30.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.50% 30.26% 31.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3,492 6,403 7,961
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 9,856 22,168 25,620
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 95.79% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7,978 18,254 21,468
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,825 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Thames Valley 0 1,150 £55,000 +4.76% 234
Hampshire 0 888 £50,000 +11.11% 124
Berkshire +1 684 £55,000 - 107
Surrey +2 415 £55,000 +10.00% 110
West Sussex 0 386 £60,000 +20.00% 48
Oxfordshire 0 294 £50,000 - 94
East Sussex 0 276 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Buckinghamshire 0 172 £53,750 +7.50% 33
Kent 0 112 £45,000 - 46
Sussex +2 47 £50,000 +38.19% 2
Middlesex +2 11 £60,000 - 4
Home Counties -2 1 £47,500 +5.56%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,706 (51.67%) JavaScript
2 1,383 (41.88%) C#
3 1,338 (40.52%) .NET
4 1,265 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
5 1,195 (36.19%) HTML
6 1,139 (34.49%) CSS
7 921 (27.89%) SQL
8 837 (25.35%) Azure
9 722 (21.87%) React
10 702 (21.26%) AngularJS
11 683 (20.68%) SQL Server
12 680 (20.59%) Java
13 654 (19.81%) .NET Core
14 615 (18.63%) ASP.NET
15 589 (17.84%) Git (software)
16 547 (16.57%) MVC
16 547 (16.57%) TDD
17 516 (15.63%) Microservices
18 499 (15.11%) DevOps
19 481 (14.57%) Front End Development
20 456 (13.81%) Scrum
21 447 (13.54%) Web Development
22 419 (12.69%) PHP
23 403 (12.20%) jQuery
24 393 (11.90%) TypeScript
25 387 (11.72%) Docker
26 384 (11.63%) Software Engineering
27 372 (11.27%) Python
28 368 (11.14%) AWS
29 364 (11.02%) .NET Framework

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
1 153 (4.63%) CMS
2 122 (3.69%) WordPress
3 90 (2.73%) NServiceBus
4 77 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 65 (1.97%) Apache
6 38 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 37 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 36 (1.09%) Confluence
9 31 (0.94%) Joomla!
9 31 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.82%) Drupal
11 23 (0.70%) IIS
12 21 (0.64%) EPiServer
13 20 (0.61%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.45%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.42%) Mule
16 12 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
17 11 (0.33%) nginx
18 10 (0.30%) WebLogic
19 9 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 18 (0.55%) Figma
4 11 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.30%) Adobe XD
6 6 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.091%) InVision
8 3 (0.091%) Sketch
9 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.030%) Marvel
9 1 (0.030%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.27%) Magento
3 17 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.33%) OpenCart
7 6 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.18%) nopCommerce
7 6 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 5 (0.15%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.15%) Shopify
8 5 (0.15%) Unica
9 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.091%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.061%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.061%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.061%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 837 (25.35%) Azure
2 368 (11.14%) AWS
3 239 (7.24%) SaaS
4 119 (3.60%) GCP
5 96 (2.91%) PaaS
6 95 (2.88%) GitHub
7 94 (2.85%) IaaS
8 75 (2.27%) Serverless
9 65 (1.97%) Power Platform
10 34 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
12 32 (0.97%) Azure Functions
12 32 (0.97%) Stackdriver
13 22 (0.67%) npm
14 21 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 21 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 19 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
15 19 (0.58%) Office 365
16 14 (0.42%) Google App Engine
16 14 (0.42%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 133 (4.03%) HTTP
2 103 (3.12%) Skype
3 21 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.48%) Intranet
5 13 (0.39%) Internet
6 11 (0.33%) Network Security
7 8 (0.24%) SSL
8 7 (0.21%) RTP
9 6 (0.18%) FTP
9 6 (0.18%) H.323
9 6 (0.18%) WEP
10 5 (0.15%) DNS
10 5 (0.15%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.061%) 2G
11 2 (0.061%) 3G
11 2 (0.061%) 4G
11 2 (0.061%) 5G
11 2 (0.061%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.061%) Firewall
11 2 (0.061%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 683 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 344 (10.42%) MySQL
3 278 (8.42%) NoSQL
4 144 (4.36%) MongoDB
5 142 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 104 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
7 82 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 74 (2.24%) Big Data
9 62 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 53 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 50 (1.51%) Power BI
12 44 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (1.12%) Redis
14 24 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 21 (0.64%) QlikView
15 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.58%) SQLPlus
17 17 (0.51%) MS Access
18 14 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
18 14 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 589 (17.84%) Git (software)
2 166 (5.03%) JIRA
3 91 (2.76%) Visual Studio
4 87 (2.63%) Selenium
4 87 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 82 (2.48%) JUnit
6 77 (2.33%) TeamCity
7 73 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 69 (2.09%) Jenkins
9 57 (1.73%) Bitbucket
10 50 (1.51%) NUnit
11 40 (1.21%) Jasmine
12 39 (1.18%) webpack
13 38 (1.15%) gulp
14 37 (1.12%) Gradle
15 31 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
16 30 (0.91%) Protractor
16 30 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
17 26 (0.79%) Xcode
18 25 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 237 (7.18%) Finance
2 119 (3.60%) Marketing
3 100 (3.03%) Public Sector
4 78 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 65 (1.97%) Games
6 57 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.21%) Retail
8 26 (0.79%) Electronics
9 25 (0.76%) Law
10 24 (0.73%) Automotive
11 16 (0.48%) Banking
12 13 (0.39%) Local Government
13 12 (0.36%) Advertising
14 8 (0.24%) Legal
15 7 (0.21%) Billing
16 6 (0.18%) Publishing
17 5 (0.15%) Korean Language
18 4 (0.12%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.091%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,338 (40.52%) .NET
2 1,195 (36.19%) HTML
3 1,139 (34.49%) CSS
4 722 (21.87%) React
5 702 (21.26%) AngularJS
6 654 (19.81%) .NET Core
7 615 (18.63%) ASP.NET
8 403 (12.20%) jQuery
9 364 (11.02%) .NET Framework
10 347 (10.51%) HTML5
11 339 (10.27%) Vue.js
12 300 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 291 (8.81%) Node.js
14 288 (8.72%) REST
15 269 (8.15%) Spring
16 261 (7.90%) RESTful
17 251 (7.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 232 (7.03%) Web Services
19 228 (6.90%) Entity Framework
20 184 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 254 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 243 (7.36%) User Experience
3 168 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (3.12%) Mobile App
5 78 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 40 (1.21%) NHS
9 29 (0.88%) LIMS
10 24 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 22 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
12 16 (0.48%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (0.45%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.42%) Cloud Native
14 14 (0.42%) iPhone
14 14 (0.42%) Robotics
15 12 (0.36%) Acoustics
16 10 (0.30%) Life Science
16 10 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 217 (6.57%) Linux
2 176 (5.33%) Windows
3 173 (5.24%) Android
4 137 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.18%) Unix
6 28 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 19 (0.58%) CentOS
9 3 (0.091%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.061%) Debian
10 2 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.061%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,265 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (16.57%) MVC
2 547 (16.57%) TDD
3 516 (15.63%) Microservices
4 499 (15.11%) DevOps
5 481 (14.57%) Front End Development
6 456 (13.81%) Scrum
7 447 (13.54%) Web Development
8 384 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 289 (8.75%) Unit Testing
10 274 (8.30%) Mentoring
11 241 (7.30%) Computer Science
12 232 (7.03%) Test Automation
13 222 (6.72%) OO
14 216 (6.54%) OOP
15 195 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
16 193 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
17 187 (5.66%) SOLID
18 161 (4.88%) BDD
19 153 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,706 (51.67%) JavaScript
2 1,383 (41.88%) C#
3 921 (27.89%) SQL
4 680 (20.59%) Java
5 419 (12.69%) PHP
6 393 (11.90%) TypeScript
7 372 (11.27%) Python
8 163 (4.94%) C++
9 118 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 87 (2.63%) Scala
11 82 (2.48%) VB.NET
12 71 (2.15%) ES6
13 58 (1.76%) C
13 58 (1.76%) Ruby
14 57 (1.73%) Java 8
15 47 (1.42%) Apple Swift
16 44 (1.33%) Objective-C
16 44 (1.33%) VB
17 39 (1.18%) PowerShell
18 36 (1.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 328 (9.93%) Degree
2 158 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 73 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.27%) PhD
8 6 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.12%) ISEB
9 4 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.12%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.091%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.030%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.030%) HND
11 1 (0.030%) MCSA
11 1 (0.030%) MCSE
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.15%) QA
2 6 (0.18%) ISO 13485
2 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.091%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.030%) GDPR
4 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.030%) SLA
4 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 387 (11.72%) Docker
2 13 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.18%) KVM
5 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.061%) Firmware
7 2 (0.061%) Varnish
8 1 (0.030%) HDFS
8 1 (0.030%) LXC
Systems Management
1 295 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 72 (2.18%) Terraform
3 33 (1.00%) Grafana
4 17 (0.51%) Ansible
5 16 (0.48%) Puppet
6 8 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.18%) Kibana
8 3 (0.091%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.030%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.030%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.030%) SCCM
Vendors
1 336 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 126 (3.82%) Google
3 67 (2.03%) SAP
4 63 (1.91%) Xamarin
5 62 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
6 60 (1.82%) Oracle
7 52 (1.57%) Splunk
8 36 (1.09%) Apple
9 34 (1.03%) Adobe
10 33 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 29 (0.88%) Zend
12 23 (0.70%) MuleSoft
13 22 (0.67%) Sitecore
14 20 (0.61%) VMware
15 14 (0.42%) IBM
15 14 (0.42%) UiPath
15 14 (0.42%) WooCommerce
16 12 (0.36%) Siebel
17 10 (0.30%) Blue Prism
18 9 (0.27%) Informatica