Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,902 6,088 8,000
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 30.98% 30.15% 30.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.82% 31.53% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,374 5,358 7,178
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £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 11,889 19,311 25,757
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.63% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9,419 15,919 21,499
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 1,357 £55,000 +4.76% 329
Hampshire 0 953 £50,000 +11.11% 139
Berkshire 0 810 £55,000 - 166
Surrey +1 528 £55,000 +10.00% 105
West Sussex 0 442 £55,000 +14.58% 39
East Sussex 0 389 £50,000 +11.11% 68
Oxfordshire 0 334 £50,000 +4.17% 98
Buckinghamshire -1 214 £50,000 - 65
Kent 0 141 £42,500 - 56
Sussex 0 45 £50,000 +54.50%
Middlesex +5 10 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Home Counties -1 3 £90,000 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2,011 (51.54%) JavaScript
2 1,631 (41.80%) C#
3 1,613 (41.34%) .NET
4 1,429 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
5 1,290 (33.06%) HTML
6 1,259 (32.27%) CSS
7 1,139 (29.19%) SQL
8 1,054 (27.01%) Azure
9 868 (22.25%) React
10 854 (21.89%) AngularJS
11 845 (21.66%) SQL Server
12 777 (19.91%) .NET Core
13 727 (18.63%) Git (software)
14 722 (18.50%) Java
15 644 (16.50%) MVC
16 640 (16.40%) ASP.NET
17 598 (15.33%) Front End Development
18 569 (14.58%) TDD
19 560 (14.35%) Docker
20 537 (13.76%) Microservices
21 533 (13.66%) Scrum
22 527 (13.51%) DevOps
23 523 (13.40%) Software Engineering
24 499 (12.79%) AWS
25 481 (12.33%) Web Development
26 477 (12.22%) PHP
27 467 (11.97%) jQuery
28 432 (11.07%) Degree
29 427 (10.94%) Vue.js
30 426 (10.92%) TypeScript

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
1 158 (4.05%) CMS
2 136 (3.49%) WordPress
3 66 (1.69%) IIS
4 54 (1.38%) NServiceBus
5 50 (1.28%) Apache
5 50 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 38 (0.97%) EPiServer
7 37 (0.95%) Drupal
8 34 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (0.77%) Confluence
9 30 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 24 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 20 (0.51%) Umbraco
13 19 (0.49%) nginx
14 18 (0.46%) Apache Spark
15 17 (0.44%) Joomla!
16 15 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
18 12 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 35 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.21%) Figma
3 8 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.15%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.13%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.13%) Sketch
6 4 (0.10%) InVision
7 2 (0.051%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.026%) Marvel
8 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.026%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 40 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.56%) Magento
3 21 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.31%) Infor M3
6 10 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.26%) OpenCart
7 9 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.23%) SAP Business One
8 7 (0.18%) nopCommerce
8 7 (0.18%) Shopify
9 3 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.051%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.026%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.026%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.026%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.026%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,054 (27.01%) Azure
2 499 (12.79%) AWS
3 263 (6.74%) SaaS
4 148 (3.79%) GCP
5 95 (2.43%) GitHub
6 81 (2.08%) Power Platform
7 80 (2.05%) Serverless
8 68 (1.74%) PaaS
9 54 (1.38%) IaaS
10 36 (0.92%) Azure Functions
11 31 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
12 29 (0.74%) Google Play
13 25 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (0.51%) npm
15 19 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 18 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
17 17 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 16 (0.41%) Firebase
18 16 (0.41%) Microsoft 365
19 15 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 102 (2.61%) HTTP
2 61 (1.56%) Skype
3 27 (0.69%) Internet
4 23 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.31%) Network Security
6 11 (0.28%) Intranet
7 8 (0.21%) SSL
8 7 (0.18%) DNS
8 7 (0.18%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.15%) H.323
9 6 (0.15%) SMTP
10 5 (0.13%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.10%) VPN
12 3 (0.077%) Firewall
13 2 (0.051%) Extranet
13 2 (0.051%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.051%) IPv4
13 2 (0.051%) RTP
13 2 (0.051%) Wireless
13 2 (0.051%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 845 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 356 (9.12%) MySQL
3 247 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 173 (4.43%) Relational Database
5 119 (3.05%) MongoDB
6 113 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 80 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 78 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
9 68 (1.74%) Power BI
10 56 (1.44%) Redis
11 55 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 55 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 49 (1.26%) Big Data
13 42 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 34 (0.87%) SQLPlus
15 26 (0.67%) QlikView
16 23 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
17 20 (0.51%) MS Access
18 19 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 17 (0.44%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 727 (18.63%) Git (software)
2 170 (4.36%) JIRA
3 169 (4.33%) Visual Studio
4 103 (2.64%) Jenkins
5 97 (2.49%) TeamCity
6 82 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
6 82 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 81 (2.08%) Selenium
8 65 (1.67%) NUnit
9 60 (1.54%) Bitbucket
10 56 (1.44%) JUnit
11 54 (1.38%) Subversion
12 35 (0.90%) webpack
13 33 (0.85%) gulp
14 31 (0.79%) Eclipse
15 30 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
16 28 (0.72%) Moq
16 28 (0.72%) Protractor
17 27 (0.69%) IntelliJ
18 26 (0.67%) Cypress.io
General
1 327 (8.38%) Finance
2 147 (3.77%) Marketing
3 89 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 85 (2.18%) Retail
5 71 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 61 (1.56%) Automotive
7 60 (1.54%) Public Sector
8 55 (1.41%) Games
9 48 (1.23%) Electronics
10 44 (1.13%) Law
11 39 (1.00%) Advertising
12 22 (0.56%) Banking
13 15 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.21%) Local Government
16 7 (0.18%) Publishing
17 6 (0.15%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.15%) Korean Language
18 5 (0.13%) Legal
19 4 (0.10%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,613 (41.34%) .NET
2 1,290 (33.06%) HTML
3 1,259 (32.27%) CSS
4 868 (22.25%) React
5 854 (21.89%) AngularJS
6 777 (19.91%) .NET Core
7 640 (16.40%) ASP.NET
8 467 (11.97%) jQuery
9 427 (10.94%) Vue.js
10 384 (9.84%) Node.js
11 381 (9.76%) HTML5
12 373 (9.56%) .NET Framework
13 369 (9.46%) REST
14 321 (8.23%) Web Services
15 289 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
16 285 (7.30%) RESTful
17 233 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 217 (5.56%) Spring
19 214 (5.48%) Entity Framework
20 209 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 309 (7.92%) User Experience
2 281 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
3 209 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 163 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 94 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 81 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (1.41%) Virtual Team
8 37 (0.95%) NHS
9 30 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 29 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 29 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
11 25 (0.64%) LIMS
12 20 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (0.49%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.44%) iPad
15 15 (0.38%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.36%) Life Science
17 13 (0.33%) iPhone
17 13 (0.33%) N-Tier
18 11 (0.28%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 306 (7.84%) Linux
2 213 (5.46%) Windows
3 203 (5.20%) Android
4 187 (4.79%) Apple iOS
5 53 (1.36%) Unix
6 46 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.31%) CentOS
9 8 (0.21%) VMS
9 8 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.077%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.077%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.051%) AIX
14 2 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.051%) HPUX
14 2 (0.051%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.051%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,429 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (16.50%) MVC
3 598 (15.33%) Front End Development
4 569 (14.58%) TDD
5 537 (13.76%) Microservices
6 533 (13.66%) Scrum
7 527 (13.51%) DevOps
8 523 (13.40%) Software Engineering
9 481 (12.33%) Web Development
10 378 (9.69%) Unit Testing
11 358 (9.17%) Computer Science
12 300 (7.69%) OOP
13 276 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
14 268 (6.87%) Mentoring
15 241 (6.18%) Test Automation
16 239 (6.13%) OO
17 213 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
18 198 (5.07%) Mobile Development
19 187 (4.79%) SOLID
20 183 (4.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,011 (51.54%) JavaScript
2 1,631 (41.80%) C#
3 1,139 (29.19%) SQL
4 722 (18.50%) Java
5 477 (12.22%) PHP
6 426 (10.92%) TypeScript
7 371 (9.51%) Python
8 204 (5.23%) T-SQL
9 189 (4.84%) C++
10 119 (3.05%) Ruby
11 98 (2.51%) ES6
12 91 (2.33%) VB.NET
13 65 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 65 (1.67%) PowerShell
14 63 (1.61%) C
15 61 (1.56%) Apple Swift
16 46 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 46 (1.18%) Scala
17 45 (1.15%) Go
18 44 (1.13%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 432 (11.07%) Degree
2 219 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (0.92%) Security Cleared
4 34 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.28%) PhD
8 9 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.10%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.077%) HND
12 3 (0.077%) OCP
13 2 (0.051%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.051%) HNC
13 2 (0.051%) ISEB
13 2 (0.051%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.051%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (3.69%) QA
2 13 (0.33%) GRC
3 4 (0.10%) GDPR
4 2 (0.051%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.051%) WCAG
5 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.026%) JTAG
5 1 (0.026%) MISRA
5 1 (0.026%) SLA
5 1 (0.026%) WAI
System Software
1 560 (14.35%) Docker
2 14 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.15%) KVM
6 5 (0.13%) Firmware
7 3 (0.077%) HDFS
7 3 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.051%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 401 (10.28%) Kubernetes
2 55 (1.41%) Terraform
3 19 (0.49%) Ansible
4 16 (0.41%) Puppet
5 7 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.13%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.10%) FlexNet
8 3 (0.077%) Grafana
9 2 (0.051%) Consul
9 2 (0.051%) Graphite
9 2 (0.051%) Opsview
9 2 (0.051%) Packer
10 1 (0.026%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.026%) Kibana
Vendors
1 383 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 124 (3.18%) Google
3 82 (2.10%) Oracle
4 74 (1.90%) SAP
5 68 (1.74%) Xamarin
6 55 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 47 (1.20%) Apple
8 35 (0.90%) VMware
9 33 (0.85%) Zend
10 24 (0.62%) Adobe
10 24 (0.62%) Sitecore
10 24 (0.62%) WooCommerce
11 23 (0.59%) MuleSoft
12 15 (0.38%) UiPath
13 14 (0.36%) Blue Prism
14 13 (0.33%) Infor
14 13 (0.33%) Telerik
15 12 (0.31%) Cognos
16 10 (0.26%) Bloomberg
16 10 (0.26%) JD Edwards