Period
to 29 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 6,475 8,098 10,326
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 29.93% 30.30% 32.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.27% 31.35% 33.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,151 7,660 9,983
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 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £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 20,705 25,833 30,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.65% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 16,878 21,364 25,404
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 2,296 £52,500 +5.00% 461
Hampshire +1 1,799 £45,000 +5.88% 204
Berkshire 0 1,189 £55,000 +4.76% 193
Surrey 0 806 £50,000 - 211
East Sussex 0 715 £45,000 -5.26% 58
West Sussex +1 596 £50,000 +5.26% 78
Oxfordshire +1 570 £50,000 +11.11% 173
Buckinghamshire 0 537 £50,000 +5.26% 95
Kent 0 199 £42,500 +1.19% 52
Sussex +7 10 £32,363 -56.85%
Middlesex 0 6 £65,000 +18.18%
Isle of Wight +3 5 £37,500 +36.36% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £37,500 -
Home Counties +3 1 - -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3,320 (51.27%) JavaScript
2 3,128 (48.31%) C#
3 2,923 (45.14%) .NET
4 2,447 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
5 2,355 (36.37%) HTML
6 2,150 (33.20%) CSS
7 1,992 (30.76%) SQL
8 1,693 (26.15%) AngularJS
9 1,665 (25.71%) MVC
10 1,581 (24.42%) SQL Server
11 1,414 (21.84%) ASP.NET
12 1,291 (19.94%) Java
13 1,159 (17.90%) Azure
14 1,023 (15.80%) Web Development
15 990 (15.29%) jQuery
16 943 (14.56%) React
17 903 (13.95%) Git (software)
18 870 (13.44%) Microsoft
19 849 (13.11%) Software Engineering
20 823 (12.71%) TDD
21 793 (12.25%) Web Services
22 790 (12.20%) Scrum
23 770 (11.89%) PHP
24 730 (11.27%) .NET Framework
25 724 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
26 717 (11.07%) HTML5
27 703 (10.86%) Front End Development
27 703 (10.86%) .NET Core
28 695 (10.73%) Finance
29 668 (10.32%) REST

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
1 190 (2.93%) CMS
2 140 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 121 (1.87%) WordPress
4 109 (1.68%) IIS
5 98 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
6 80 (1.24%) Apache
7 77 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 63 (0.97%) Confluence
9 52 (0.80%) Umbraco
10 44 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 40 (0.62%) EPiServer
12 39 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 38 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 29 (0.45%) Drupal
15 28 (0.43%) JBoss
16 25 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 20 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 17 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (0.25%) Kentico
19 16 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (0.91%) Photoshop
2 50 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.36%) Adobe XD
5 20 (0.31%) Sketch
6 17 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.22%) Zeplin
8 8 (0.12%) Steinberg Cubase
9 5 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.062%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.062%) InVision
10 4 (0.062%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) Figma
12 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 122 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.77%) Magento
3 27 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 13 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.14%) GoldMine
9 9 (0.14%) Visualfiles
10 6 (0.093%) OpenCart
10 6 (0.093%) SAP MDG
11 4 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.062%) SAP MDM
11 4 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
12 3 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 2 (0.031%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,159 (17.90%) Azure
2 528 (8.15%) AWS
3 336 (5.19%) SaaS
4 159 (2.46%) GitHub
5 111 (1.71%) Power Platform
6 105 (1.62%) PaaS
7 92 (1.42%) npm
8 72 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 70 (1.08%) Serverless
10 40 (0.62%) GCP
10 40 (0.62%) IaaS
11 35 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 35 (0.54%) Office 365
12 31 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
13 29 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
14 24 (0.37%) Amazon Cognito
14 24 (0.37%) Boomi
15 22 (0.34%) Google Play
16 20 (0.31%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 84 (1.30%) HTTP
2 52 (0.80%) Internet
3 33 (0.51%) Intranet
4 26 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.39%) DNS
6 15 (0.23%) SSL
7 14 (0.22%) FTP
8 13 (0.20%) RTP
8 13 (0.20%) Wireless
9 11 (0.17%) SSH
9 11 (0.17%) X.509
10 8 (0.12%) Network Security
11 6 (0.093%) ATM
12 5 (0.077%) Broadband
12 5 (0.077%) GPON
13 4 (0.062%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.062%) LAN
13 4 (0.062%) VoIP
13 4 (0.062%) WAN
14 3 (0.046%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,581 (24.42%) SQL Server
2 576 (8.90%) MySQL
3 216 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
4 214 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 207 (3.20%) NoSQL
6 194 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 194 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 166 (2.56%) Big Data
8 140 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 126 (1.95%) Redis
10 113 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 107 (1.65%) Power BI
12 73 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 63 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
13 63 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 60 (0.93%) Hadoop
15 51 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 49 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
17 48 (0.74%) DB2
17 48 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 903 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 435 (6.72%) Visual Studio
3 306 (4.73%) Jenkins
4 254 (3.92%) JIRA
5 225 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 167 (2.58%) Maven
7 159 (2.46%) gulp
8 153 (2.36%) webpack
9 134 (2.07%) Selenium
10 131 (2.02%) Subversion
11 126 (1.95%) NUnit
12 116 (1.79%) Bitbucket
13 106 (1.64%) JUnit
14 89 (1.37%) Cucumber
15 88 (1.36%) Grunt
16 78 (1.20%) TeamCity
17 74 (1.14%) Xcode
18 73 (1.13%) SpecFlow
19 69 (1.07%) Eclipse
19 69 (1.07%) Jasmine
General
1 695 (10.73%) Finance
2 210 (3.24%) Retail
3 130 (2.01%) Marketing
4 127 (1.96%) Games
5 86 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 73 (1.13%) Banking
7 70 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 48 (0.74%) Law
8 48 (0.74%) Public Sector
9 40 (0.62%) Automotive
10 36 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 34 (0.53%) Back Office
12 31 (0.48%) Legal
13 29 (0.45%) Publishing
14 27 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.32%) Advertising
16 18 (0.28%) Electronics
16 18 (0.28%) Military
17 13 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.19%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,923 (45.14%) .NET
2 2,355 (36.37%) HTML
3 2,150 (33.20%) CSS
4 1,693 (26.15%) AngularJS
5 1,414 (21.84%) ASP.NET
6 990 (15.29%) jQuery
7 943 (14.56%) React
8 793 (12.25%) Web Services
9 730 (11.27%) .NET Framework
10 724 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 717 (11.07%) HTML5
12 703 (10.86%) .NET Core
13 668 (10.32%) REST
14 623 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
15 548 (8.46%) Node.js
16 513 (7.92%) RESTful
17 511 (7.89%) Spring
18 425 (6.56%) XML
19 368 (5.68%) SOAP
20 367 (5.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 589 (9.10%) Greenfield Project
2 362 (5.59%) User Experience
3 287 (4.43%) Mobile App
4 253 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 160 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 67 (1.03%) Virtual Team
8 43 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 32 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (0.48%) Mainframe
11 28 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
12 27 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 27 (0.42%) N-Tier
13 26 (0.40%) Management Information System
13 26 (0.40%) Smartphone
14 22 (0.34%) Cloud Native
15 20 (0.31%) W3C
16 19 (0.29%) Public Cloud
17 17 (0.26%) Social Media
18 16 (0.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 509 (7.86%) Linux
2 378 (5.84%) Windows
3 340 (5.25%) Android
4 282 (4.36%) Apple iOS
5 78 (1.20%) Unix
6 56 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 21 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 19 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
10 17 (0.26%) CentOS
11 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.11%) Debian
12 7 (0.11%) tvOS
12 7 (0.11%) VMS
13 5 (0.077%) AIX
13 5 (0.077%) MVS
14 4 (0.062%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.062%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.046%) Solaris
15 3 (0.046%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,447 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,665 (25.71%) MVC
3 1,023 (15.80%) Web Development
4 849 (13.11%) Software Engineering
5 823 (12.71%) TDD
6 790 (12.20%) Scrum
7 703 (10.86%) Front End Development
8 601 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
9 487 (7.52%) Microservices
10 479 (7.40%) OO
11 471 (7.27%) DevOps
12 450 (6.95%) Unit Testing
13 404 (6.24%) OOP
14 397 (6.13%) Computer Science
15 369 (5.70%) Test Automation
16 351 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
17 329 (5.08%) Mentoring
18 320 (4.94%) BDD
19 298 (4.60%) Mobile Development
20 285 (4.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,320 (51.27%) JavaScript
2 3,128 (48.31%) C#
3 1,992 (30.76%) SQL
4 1,291 (19.94%) Java
5 770 (11.89%) PHP
6 529 (8.17%) Python
7 403 (6.22%) TypeScript
8 399 (6.16%) T-SQL
9 366 (5.65%) C++
10 248 (3.83%) Java 8
11 234 (3.61%) C
12 200 (3.09%) VB.NET
13 156 (2.41%) ES6
14 145 (2.24%) Ruby
15 130 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 123 (1.90%) Objective-C
17 118 (1.82%) Apple Swift
18 94 (1.45%) Kotlin
19 92 (1.42%) Go
20 64 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 645 (9.96%) Degree
2 241 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 184 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 108 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (0.14%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.11%) MCP
11 6 (0.093%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.093%) PhD
12 5 (0.077%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.077%) CIW
12 5 (0.077%) HND
12 5 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.077%) SAFe Agilist
13 4 (0.062%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.062%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.046%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (3.38%) QA
2 32 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 31 (0.48%) DICOM
4 22 (0.34%) GDPR
4 22 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.23%) WCAG
6 9 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.093%) SLA
9 5 (0.077%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.046%) WAI
11 2 (0.031%) HL7
12 1 (0.015%) PMO
System Software
1 468 (7.23%) Docker
2 25 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.14%) vSphere
5 6 (0.093%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.077%) Postfix
7 4 (0.062%) LXC
7 4 (0.062%) vCloud
8 2 (0.031%) Firmware
9 1 (0.015%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.015%) HDFS
9 1 (0.015%) Varnish
9 1 (0.015%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 228 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 37 (0.57%) Terraform
3 28 (0.43%) Puppet
4 24 (0.37%) Ansible
5 12 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.17%) MIIS
7 5 (0.077%) logstash
7 5 (0.077%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.062%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.062%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.062%) Grafana
8 4 (0.062%) Kibana
8 4 (0.062%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.062%) SCCM
8 4 (0.062%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.031%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.031%) cPanel
9 2 (0.031%) Istio
9 2 (0.031%) Plesk
10 1 (0.015%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 870 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 263 (4.06%) Oracle
3 110 (1.70%) Xamarin
4 101 (1.56%) Google
5 94 (1.45%) Zend
6 70 (1.08%) Adobe
7 54 (0.83%) SAP
8 49 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
9 44 (0.68%) Sitecore
10 42 (0.65%) IBM
11 40 (0.62%) Atlassian
12 36 (0.56%) Tableau
13 32 (0.49%) Splunk
14 30 (0.46%) Apple
15 27 (0.42%) MuleSoft
16 24 (0.37%) ServiceNow
17 19 (0.29%) Dell
17 19 (0.29%) VMware
18 18 (0.28%) Informatica
19 16 (0.25%) Sage