Period
to 27 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 6,670 8,149 10,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.00% 30.83% 32.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.27% 32.00% 33.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,935 7,441 9,334
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £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 22,032 25,469 29,993
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.36% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 17,950 21,064 25,056
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,575 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 2,350 £52,500 +5.00% 514
Hampshire 0 1,827 £45,000 +4.65% 270
Berkshire -1 1,237 £55,000 +4.76% 207
East Sussex 0 782 £45,000 -5.26% 77
Surrey -1 779 £52,500 +7.14% 278
West Sussex 0 607 £47,500 +5.56% 87
Oxfordshire 0 565 £50,000 +5.26% 192
Buckinghamshire 0 550 £50,000 +9.89% 115
Kent 0 256 £45,000 +7.14% 85
Middlesex -1 17 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Sussex - 6 £36,182 - 4
Isle of Wight -1 4 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Home Counties -1 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3,406 (51.06%) JavaScript
2 3,220 (48.28%) C#
3 2,973 (44.57%) .NET
4 2,564 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2,360 (35.38%) HTML
6 2,125 (31.86%) CSS
7 2,055 (30.81%) SQL
8 1,666 (24.98%) AngularJS
9 1,637 (24.54%) MVC
10 1,620 (24.29%) SQL Server
11 1,520 (22.79%) Java
12 1,449 (21.72%) ASP.NET
13 1,124 (16.85%) Azure
14 1,066 (15.98%) jQuery
15 1,011 (15.16%) Web Development
16 949 (14.23%) Git (software)
17 910 (13.64%) TDD
18 909 (13.63%) Microsoft
19 907 (13.60%) React
20 878 (13.16%) Web Services
21 818 (12.26%) Software Engineering
22 813 (12.19%) PHP
23 802 (12.02%) Scrum
24 750 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
25 746 (11.18%) Degree
26 723 (10.84%) .NET Framework
27 690 (10.34%) Front End Development
28 665 (9.97%) Finance
29 643 (9.64%) REST
30 636 (9.54%) HTML5

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
1 184 (2.76%) Tomcat
2 177 (2.65%) CMS
3 150 (2.25%) WordPress
4 114 (1.71%) IIS
5 107 (1.60%) Confluence
6 93 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 74 (1.11%) SharePoint
8 56 (0.84%) Apache
9 49 (0.73%) Drupal
10 47 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 44 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
12 43 (0.64%) JBoss
13 39 (0.58%) EPiServer
14 32 (0.48%) Apache Spark
14 32 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 32 (0.48%) Umbraco
15 31 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 24 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 24 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
17 21 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 38 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 38 (0.57%) Photoshop
2 32 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.37%) Adobe XD
4 19 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.15%) Sketch
5 10 (0.15%) Steinberg Cubase
6 8 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.060%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.060%) InVision
7 4 (0.060%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.045%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.015%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 116 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.57%) Magento
3 37 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 13 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
10 10 (0.15%) GoldMine
10 10 (0.15%) Workday HCM
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.12%) Visualfiles
12 5 (0.075%) Adobe Campaign
13 4 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
14 3 (0.045%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 3 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
14 3 (0.045%) SAP MDG
14 3 (0.045%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1,124 (16.85%) Azure
2 537 (8.05%) AWS
3 326 (4.89%) SaaS
4 182 (2.73%) GitHub
5 107 (1.60%) Power Platform
6 104 (1.56%) PaaS
7 76 (1.14%) npm
8 65 (0.97%) Serverless
9 64 (0.96%) GCP
10 57 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
11 37 (0.55%) Slack
12 31 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 31 (0.46%) Boomi
12 31 (0.46%) Office 365
13 30 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (0.45%) IaaS
14 28 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (0.37%) Amazon Cognito
16 21 (0.31%) Google Play
17 19 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 103 (1.54%) HTTP
2 50 (0.75%) Internet
3 33 (0.49%) Intranet
4 27 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.33%) DNS
6 19 (0.28%) SSL
7 17 (0.25%) X.509
8 11 (0.16%) FTP
8 11 (0.16%) Network Security
9 10 (0.15%) SSH
10 9 (0.13%) RTP
11 8 (0.12%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.12%) Wireless
12 7 (0.10%) Broadband
13 5 (0.075%) 5G
13 5 (0.075%) GPON
13 5 (0.075%) Skype
14 4 (0.060%) AMQP
14 4 (0.060%) ATM
14 4 (0.060%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,620 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 600 (9.00%) MySQL
3 244 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 233 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 212 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 206 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 184 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 158 (2.37%) MongoDB
9 132 (1.98%) Redis
10 128 (1.92%) Big Data
11 101 (1.51%) Power BI
12 94 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
14 61 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
15 56 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 55 (0.82%) DB2
17 53 (0.79%) Oracle Database
18 51 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
19 50 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
20 49 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 949 (14.23%) Git (software)
2 440 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 318 (4.77%) Jenkins
4 300 (4.50%) JIRA
5 283 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 166 (2.49%) Maven
7 161 (2.41%) Subversion
8 159 (2.38%) Selenium
9 142 (2.13%) webpack
10 141 (2.11%) NUnit
11 134 (2.01%) Bitbucket
12 128 (1.92%) gulp
13 101 (1.51%) JUnit
14 94 (1.41%) Cucumber
15 80 (1.20%) TeamCity
16 74 (1.11%) Grunt
16 74 (1.11%) Xcode
17 71 (1.06%) Eclipse
18 70 (1.05%) StyleCop
19 66 (0.99%) Jasmine
General
1 665 (9.97%) Finance
2 224 (3.36%) Retail
3 157 (2.35%) Marketing
4 146 (2.19%) Games
5 78 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 74 (1.11%) Automotive
7 65 (0.97%) Banking
8 61 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 61 (0.91%) Public Sector
9 41 (0.61%) Back Office
10 36 (0.54%) Law
11 31 (0.46%) Legal
12 27 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 22 (0.33%) Electronics
13 22 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.33%) Publishing
14 20 (0.30%) Advertising
15 17 (0.25%) Military
16 11 (0.16%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,973 (44.57%) .NET
2 2,360 (35.38%) HTML
3 2,125 (31.86%) CSS
4 1,666 (24.98%) AngularJS
5 1,449 (21.72%) ASP.NET
6 1,066 (15.98%) jQuery
7 907 (13.60%) React
8 878 (13.16%) Web Services
9 750 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 723 (10.84%) .NET Framework
11 643 (9.64%) REST
12 636 (9.54%) HTML5
13 634 (9.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 612 (9.18%) .NET Core
15 573 (8.59%) Spring
16 498 (7.47%) Node.js
17 477 (7.15%) RESTful
18 464 (6.96%) XML
19 383 (5.74%) SOAP
20 378 (5.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 567 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
2 328 (4.92%) User Experience
3 271 (4.06%) Mobile App
4 232 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 192 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 95 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 64 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 62 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 54 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 49 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
11 36 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 30 (0.45%) Cloud Native
13 25 (0.37%) Social Media
14 24 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (0.36%) iPad
14 24 (0.36%) Management Information System
14 24 (0.36%) Public Cloud
15 23 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
16 21 (0.31%) Driving Licence
16 21 (0.31%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 484 (7.26%) Linux
2 387 (5.80%) Windows
3 326 (4.89%) Android
4 279 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 96 (1.44%) Unix
6 63 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 26 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 19 (0.28%) Debian
10 18 (0.27%) CentOS
11 15 (0.22%) MVS
12 10 (0.15%) AIX
13 7 (0.10%) tvOS
13 7 (0.10%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.090%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.090%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.075%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.075%) ThreadX
16 4 (0.060%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.060%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,564 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,637 (24.54%) MVC
3 1,011 (15.16%) Web Development
4 910 (13.64%) TDD
5 818 (12.26%) Software Engineering
6 802 (12.02%) Scrum
7 690 (10.34%) Front End Development
8 604 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
9 537 (8.05%) Computer Science
10 528 (7.92%) Microservices
11 520 (7.80%) DevOps
12 505 (7.57%) OO
13 484 (7.26%) Unit Testing
14 411 (6.16%) OOP
15 371 (5.56%) Mentoring
16 370 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
17 352 (5.28%) SDLC
17 352 (5.28%) Test Automation
18 349 (5.23%) BDD
19 278 (4.17%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 3,406 (51.06%) JavaScript
2 3,220 (48.28%) C#
3 2,055 (30.81%) SQL
4 1,520 (22.79%) Java
5 813 (12.19%) PHP
6 554 (8.31%) Python
7 395 (5.92%) T-SQL
8 355 (5.32%) TypeScript
9 350 (5.25%) C++
10 270 (4.05%) Java 8
11 245 (3.67%) VB.NET
12 222 (3.33%) C
13 169 (2.53%) ES6
14 159 (2.38%) Ruby
15 133 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 125 (1.87%) Objective-C
17 93 (1.39%) Apple Swift
17 93 (1.39%) VB
18 81 (1.21%) Go
19 68 (1.02%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 746 (11.18%) Degree
2 329 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 158 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 90 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 30 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.15%) MCP
8 10 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.10%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.10%) MCTS
10 6 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.090%) MCAD
10 6 (0.090%) MCPD
11 5 (0.075%) HND
11 5 (0.075%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.060%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.060%) SAFe Agilist
12 4 (0.060%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (2.89%) QA
2 33 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 30 (0.45%) DICOM
4 16 (0.24%) WCAG
5 15 (0.22%) GDPR
5 15 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.090%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.075%) SLA
9 3 (0.045%) WAI
10 1 (0.015%) PMO
System Software
1 450 (6.75%) Docker
2 25 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.18%) vCloud
4 10 (0.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 9 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.090%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.075%) vSphere
8 4 (0.060%) LXC
9 3 (0.045%) Postfix
9 3 (0.045%) Varnish
10 2 (0.030%) Firmware
11 1 (0.015%) HDFS
11 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.015%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 221 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 41 (0.61%) Puppet
3 36 (0.54%) Terraform
4 31 (0.46%) Ansible
5 22 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (0.16%) vCenter Server
7 10 (0.15%) MIIS
8 9 (0.13%) Marathon
8 9 (0.13%) Mesos
9 8 (0.12%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.060%) Kibana
12 3 (0.045%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.045%) Salt
12 3 (0.045%) SCCM
13 2 (0.030%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.030%) cPanel
13 2 (0.030%) Plesk
Vendors
1 909 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 293 (4.39%) Oracle
3 121 (1.81%) Xamarin
4 114 (1.71%) Google
5 103 (1.54%) Zend
6 65 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (0.81%) IBM
7 54 (0.81%) SAP
7 54 (0.81%) Sitecore
8 51 (0.76%) Adobe
9 44 (0.66%) Splunk
10 40 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 33 (0.49%) Sage
11 33 (0.49%) Tableau
12 31 (0.46%) Apple
13 30 (0.45%) ServiceNow
14 29 (0.43%) Dell
15 28 (0.42%) MuleSoft
16 23 (0.34%) VMware
17 19 (0.28%) webMethods