Period
to 21 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,544 7,314 9,047
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 31.85% 28.80% 31.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.05% 30.00% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,594 6,970 8,703
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
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 7,698 24,381 27,893
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 95.99% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,300 19,921 23,171
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +1 879 £55,000 +10.00% 244
Hampshire 0 754 £50,000 +11.11% 124
Berkshire +1 515 £57,500 +9.52% 116
Surrey +2 323 £57,500 +9.52% 109
West Sussex -2 256 £60,000 +26.32% 38
East Sussex 0 251 £50,000 +5.26% 47
Oxfordshire +1 229 £55,000 +10.00% 67
Buckinghamshire -1 135 £55,000 +10.00% 61
Kent 0 96 £45,000 - 40
Middlesex -7 6 £60,000 -
Home Counties +4 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 21 October 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 1,344 (52.83%) JavaScript
2 1,083 (42.57%) C#
3 1,013 (39.82%) .NET
4 951 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
5 915 (35.97%) HTML
6 859 (33.77%) CSS
7 702 (27.59%) SQL
8 614 (24.14%) SQL Server
9 603 (23.70%) Azure
10 579 (22.76%) React
11 540 (21.23%) AngularJS
12 508 (19.97%) Java
13 496 (19.50%) MVC
14 491 (19.30%) ASP.NET
15 422 (16.59%) DevOps
16 415 (16.31%) TDD
17 413 (16.23%) Git (software)
17 413 (16.23%) .NET Core
18 400 (15.72%) Microservices
19 386 (15.17%) jQuery
20 349 (13.72%) Web Development
21 342 (13.44%) Python
22 332 (13.05%) Front End Development
23 326 (12.81%) Software Engineering
24 324 (12.74%) Microsoft
25 313 (12.30%) PHP
26 308 (12.11%) Scrum
27 301 (11.83%) .NET Framework
28 284 (11.16%) Docker
29 279 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC

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 79 (3.11%) CMS
2 73 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
3 71 (2.79%) NServiceBus
4 70 (2.75%) Apache
5 55 (2.16%) WordPress
6 49 (1.93%) Apache Spark
7 32 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 26 (1.02%) IIS
9 24 (0.94%) Confluence
9 24 (0.94%) Joomla!
10 22 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.35%) Drupal
12 9 (0.35%) nginx
13 8 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.24%) DNN
15 5 (0.20%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.20%) Mule
15 5 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.16%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 22 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.47%) Figma
4 8 (0.31%) Adobe XD
4 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.12%) InVision
7 3 (0.12%) Sketch
8 2 (0.079%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.079%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.079%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.039%) InDesign
9 1 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.42%) Magento
3 15 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.47%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
5 9 (0.35%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.20%) Shopify
8 5 (0.20%) Unica
9 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP MDG
11 2 (0.079%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 2 (0.079%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.039%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.039%) SAP FI/CO
12 1 (0.039%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 603 (23.70%) Azure
2 277 (10.89%) AWS
3 162 (6.37%) SaaS
4 77 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 73 (2.87%) GCP
5 73 (2.87%) IaaS
6 71 (2.79%) PaaS
7 67 (2.63%) GitHub
8 52 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
9 51 (2.00%) Serverless
10 36 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
10 36 (1.42%) Stackdriver
11 32 (1.26%) Office 365
12 16 (0.63%) npm
13 14 (0.55%) PowerApps
14 11 (0.43%) Veeva
15 10 (0.39%) iTunes
16 9 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
16 9 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (0.35%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 111 (4.36%) Skype
2 97 (3.81%) HTTP
3 17 (0.67%) Bluetooth
4 13 (0.51%) DNS
5 10 (0.39%) Intranet
6 8 (0.31%) RTP
7 7 (0.28%) Network Security
8 6 (0.24%) FTP
8 6 (0.24%) WEP
9 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.12%) 5G
11 2 (0.079%) 2G
11 2 (0.079%) 3G
11 2 (0.079%) 4G
11 2 (0.079%) CTI
11 2 (0.079%) H.323
11 2 (0.079%) Internet
11 2 (0.079%) VoIP
12 1 (0.039%) SMS
12 1 (0.039%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 274 (10.77%) MySQL
3 223 (8.77%) NoSQL
4 122 (4.80%) MongoDB
5 111 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 110 (4.32%) Big Data
7 94 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 73 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 72 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 66 (2.59%) Power BI
11 53 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 43 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (0.98%) Data Lake
16 22 (0.86%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.59%) Redis
18 13 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
19 12 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
20 11 (0.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 413 (16.23%) Git (software)
2 122 (4.80%) JIRA
3 69 (2.71%) Selenium
4 68 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 66 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (2.44%) JUnit
7 57 (2.24%) Jenkins
8 49 (1.93%) Bitbucket
9 48 (1.89%) NUnit
10 46 (1.81%) Xcode
11 45 (1.77%) Gradle
11 45 (1.77%) webpack
12 42 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 40 (1.57%) gulp
14 39 (1.53%) TeamCity
15 35 (1.38%) Android Studio
16 28 (1.10%) Maven
17 24 (0.94%) SpecFlow
18 23 (0.90%) PHPUnit
19 22 (0.86%) Jasmine
General
1 195 (7.67%) Finance
2 99 (3.89%) Public Sector
3 63 (2.48%) Marketing
4 53 (2.08%) Games
5 37 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.42%) Retail
7 24 (0.94%) Banking
8 22 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.55%) Electronics
10 13 (0.51%) Legal
10 13 (0.51%) Local Government
11 5 (0.20%) Automotive
11 5 (0.20%) Billing
12 4 (0.16%) Law
13 3 (0.12%) Advertising
13 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.12%) Publishing
13 3 (0.12%) Social Housing
14 2 (0.079%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.079%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,013 (39.82%) .NET
2 915 (35.97%) HTML
3 859 (33.77%) CSS
4 579 (22.76%) React
5 540 (21.23%) AngularJS
6 491 (19.30%) ASP.NET
7 413 (16.23%) .NET Core
8 386 (15.17%) jQuery
9 301 (11.83%) .NET Framework
10 279 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 227 (8.92%) REST
11 227 (8.92%) Web Services
12 223 (8.77%) Spring
13 221 (8.69%) Vue.js
14 218 (8.57%) HTML5
15 209 (8.22%) Node.js
16 204 (8.02%) Entity Framework
17 199 (7.82%) RESTful
18 183 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
19 178 (7.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 230 (9.04%) Greenfield Project
2 130 (5.11%) User Experience
3 122 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 47 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 43 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.02%) NHS
9 22 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 16 (0.63%) LIMS
11 14 (0.55%) Robotics
12 7 (0.28%) Augmented Reality
12 7 (0.28%) Cyberattack
12 7 (0.28%) iPhone
12 7 (0.28%) Life Science
12 7 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.28%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (0.24%) Acoustics
13 6 (0.24%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.24%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 184 (7.23%) Linux
2 174 (6.84%) Android
3 121 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 119 (4.68%) Windows
5 25 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 20 (0.79%) Unix
7 18 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.67%) CentOS
9 8 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.039%) Debian
10 1 (0.039%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.039%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.039%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 951 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 496 (19.50%) MVC
3 422 (16.59%) DevOps
4 415 (16.31%) TDD
5 400 (15.72%) Microservices
6 349 (13.72%) Web Development
7 332 (13.05%) Front End Development
8 326 (12.81%) Software Engineering
9 308 (12.11%) Scrum
10 208 (8.18%) Mentoring
11 207 (8.14%) Test Automation
12 206 (8.10%) OOP
13 200 (7.86%) OO
14 191 (7.51%) Unit Testing
15 162 (6.37%) Computer Science
16 155 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
17 143 (5.62%) Mobile Development
18 135 (5.31%) SOLID
19 130 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
20 129 (5.07%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1,344 (52.83%) JavaScript
2 1,083 (42.57%) C#
3 702 (27.59%) SQL
4 508 (19.97%) Java
5 342 (13.44%) Python
6 313 (12.30%) PHP
7 257 (10.10%) TypeScript
8 124 (4.87%) C++
9 108 (4.25%) T-SQL
10 80 (3.14%) Scala
11 63 (2.48%) C
12 53 (2.08%) Apple Swift
13 50 (1.97%) Java 8
13 50 (1.97%) VB.NET
14 44 (1.73%) Objective-C
15 39 (1.53%) ES6
16 38 (1.49%) Kotlin
16 38 (1.49%) Ruby
17 27 (1.06%) VB
18 25 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 274 (10.77%) Degree
2 132 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 105 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 86 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (0.35%) MCITP
7 9 (0.35%) PhD
8 7 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.16%) ISEB
9 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.16%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.12%) MCPD
10 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.079%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.039%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.039%) HND
12 1 (0.039%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.039%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.63%) QA
2 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.20%) ISO 13485
3 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.039%) GDPR
5 1 (0.039%) HL7
5 1 (0.039%) SLA
System Software
1 284 (11.16%) Docker
2 14 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.28%) HDFS
5 6 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.16%) LXC
7 2 (0.079%) Firmware
7 2 (0.079%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.079%) KVM
7 2 (0.079%) vSphere
8 1 (0.039%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 205 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 66 (2.59%) Terraform
3 37 (1.45%) Grafana
4 26 (1.02%) Ansible
5 6 (0.24%) Kibana
6 4 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.16%) Puppet
7 2 (0.079%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.079%) vRealize
8 1 (0.039%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.039%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.039%) logstash
8 1 (0.039%) MIIS
8 1 (0.039%) Oozie
8 1 (0.039%) SCCM
Vendors
1 324 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 98 (3.85%) Google
3 63 (2.48%) Zend
4 53 (2.08%) SAP
4 53 (2.08%) Splunk
5 51 (2.00%) Xamarin
6 49 (1.93%) Oracle
7 42 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (1.65%) ServiceNow
8 35 (1.38%) Adobe
9 20 (0.79%) IBM
9 20 (0.79%) Tableau
10 15 (0.59%) VMware
11 11 (0.43%) Blue Prism
11 11 (0.43%) Hortonworks
11 11 (0.43%) Siebel
11 11 (0.43%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.39%) CheckPoint
13 9 (0.35%) UiPath
14 8 (0.31%) Apple