Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4,746 3,694 7,704
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 29.08% 30.14% 29.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.07% 31.51% 30.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,722 3,239 6,837
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,125 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 15,273 11,723 25,374
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 95.66% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11,170 9,671 21,026
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 1,527 £55,000 - 321
Hampshire -1 1,313 £50,000 +5.26% 181
Berkshire -2 863 £57,500 +4.55% 150
East Sussex 0 661 £50,000 +11.11% 66
Surrey -2 556 £55,000 - 106
West Sussex +1 399 £47,500 -5.00% 39
Oxfordshire 0 344 £50,000 - 83
Buckinghamshire -3 323 £50,000 -4.76% 88
Kent +1 207 £47,500 +18.75% 56
Sussex -4 6 £60,000 +85.39% 1
Home Counties - 6 £65,000 -
Middlesex - 5 £52,500 - 1
Isle of Wight -1 1 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2,524 (53.18%) JavaScript
2 1,915 (40.35%) .NET
3 1,905 (40.14%) C#
4 1,844 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1,484 (31.27%) CSS
6 1,481 (31.21%) HTML
7 1,465 (30.87%) SQL
8 1,437 (30.28%) React
9 1,297 (27.33%) Azure
10 1,244 (26.21%) AngularJS
11 974 (20.52%) SQL Server
12 909 (19.15%) Git (software)
13 897 (18.90%) Java
14 876 (18.46%) .NET Core
15 805 (16.96%) MVC
16 744 (15.68%) Docker
17 742 (15.63%) Front End Development
18 736 (15.51%) Microservices
19 692 (14.58%) Scrum
20 682 (14.37%) ASP.NET
21 676 (14.24%) Software Engineering
22 670 (14.12%) TDD
23 656 (13.82%) AWS
23 656 (13.82%) DevOps
24 643 (13.55%) PHP
25 640 (13.49%) Social Skills
26 619 (13.04%) Web Development
27 586 (12.35%) Degree
28 565 (11.90%) Vue.js
29 541 (11.40%) jQuery

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
1 212 (4.47%) CMS
2 199 (4.19%) WordPress
3 78 (1.64%) IIS
4 75 (1.58%) Apache
5 67 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 55 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 55 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 42 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 42 (0.88%) Umbraco
8 40 (0.84%) GemFire
9 39 (0.82%) Confluence
9 39 (0.82%) Drupal
10 38 (0.80%) EPiServer
11 35 (0.74%) Apache Solr
12 31 (0.65%) NServiceBus
13 30 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 28 (0.59%) nginx
15 24 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 23 (0.48%) Joomla!
17 19 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 28 (0.59%) Campfire
2 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.21%) Figma
6 9 (0.19%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.15%) GIMP
7 7 (0.15%) Sketch
8 5 (0.11%) InDesign
8 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.063%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.042%) InVision
12 1 (0.021%) Oracle Smart View
12 1 (0.021%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 34 (0.72%) Magento
2 28 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 24 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.40%) Shopify
5 15 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 6 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
9 5 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.084%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.063%) SAP GTS
11 3 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.063%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.063%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.042%) Infor CloudSuite
12 2 (0.042%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
12 2 (0.042%) nopCommerce
12 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,297 (27.33%) Azure
2 656 (13.82%) AWS
3 293 (6.17%) SaaS
4 224 (4.72%) GCP
5 173 (3.65%) GitHub
6 137 (2.89%) Power Platform
7 131 (2.76%) Serverless
8 94 (1.98%) Azure Service Bus
9 73 (1.54%) npm
10 59 (1.24%) PaaS
11 57 (1.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 51 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
13 48 (1.01%) Azure Storage
14 47 (0.99%) Azure Functions
15 42 (0.88%) Amazon S3
16 40 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
16 40 (0.84%) IaaS
17 35 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
18 31 (0.65%) Azure Service Fabric
19 28 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.35%) HTTP
2 55 (1.16%) Internet
3 47 (0.99%) DNS
4 29 (0.61%) Broadband
5 22 (0.46%) Skype
6 21 (0.44%) VPN
7 20 (0.42%) Firewall
8 15 (0.32%) Bluetooth
8 15 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.27%) BGP
9 13 (0.27%) IPsec
9 13 (0.27%) MQTT
10 10 (0.21%) Ethernet
10 10 (0.21%) SMTP
11 8 (0.17%) Network Security
11 8 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.17%) Wireless
12 6 (0.13%) Intranet
13 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.084%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 974 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 460 (9.69%) MySQL
3 344 (7.25%) NoSQL
4 241 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 165 (3.48%) Big Data
6 126 (2.65%) Power BI
7 122 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
8 120 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 105 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 97 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (1.85%) Redis
12 76 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 72 (1.52%) MariaDB
14 60 (1.26%) Oracle Database
15 59 (1.24%) Data Lake
16 57 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
17 49 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
18 38 (0.80%) Hadoop
19 35 (0.74%) HBase
20 31 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 909 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 272 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 240 (5.06%) JIRA
4 212 (4.47%) Visual Studio
5 130 (2.74%) TeamCity
6 120 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 103 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 85 (1.79%) JUnit
8 85 (1.79%) Selenium
9 83 (1.75%) webpack
10 77 (1.62%) NUnit
11 76 (1.60%) Subversion
12 75 (1.58%) Gradle
13 63 (1.33%) Bitbucket
14 62 (1.31%) Cucumber
15 61 (1.29%) Cypress.io
16 57 (1.20%) Maven
17 55 (1.16%) Eclipse
18 53 (1.12%) IntelliJ
19 51 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 640 (13.49%) Social Skills
2 441 (9.29%) Finance
3 168 (3.54%) Retail
4 163 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 162 (3.41%) Marketing
6 93 (1.96%) Banking
6 93 (1.96%) Law
7 71 (1.50%) Automotive
8 63 (1.33%) Organisational Skills
9 61 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 59 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 58 (1.22%) Advertising
12 53 (1.12%) Manufacturing
13 48 (1.01%) Electronics
14 45 (0.95%) Games
15 41 (0.86%) Public Sector
16 36 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.63%) Wearables
18 15 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.32%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,915 (40.35%) .NET
2 1,484 (31.27%) CSS
3 1,481 (31.21%) HTML
4 1,437 (30.28%) React
5 1,244 (26.21%) AngularJS
6 876 (18.46%) .NET Core
7 682 (14.37%) ASP.NET
8 565 (11.90%) Vue.js
9 541 (11.40%) jQuery
10 533 (11.23%) Node.js
11 532 (11.21%) REST
12 490 (10.32%) Web Services
13 451 (9.50%) RESTful
14 437 (9.21%) HTML5
15 435 (9.17%) .NET Framework
16 328 (6.91%) Spring
17 305 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 285 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
19 278 (5.86%) Laravel
20 270 (5.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 381 (8.03%) User Experience
2 366 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
3 230 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 153 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
5 85 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 75 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 65 (1.37%) Algorithms
8 54 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
9 45 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 32 (0.67%) NHS
12 30 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 27 (0.57%) Renewable Energy
14 25 (0.53%) iPad
15 19 (0.40%) Life Science
16 15 (0.32%) 3D Graphics
16 15 (0.32%) Legacy Code
17 13 (0.27%) Legacy Applications
17 13 (0.27%) Management Information System
18 12 (0.25%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 414 (8.72%) Linux
2 262 (5.52%) Android
3 241 (5.08%) Windows
4 235 (4.95%) Apple iOS
5 88 (1.85%) Unix
6 50 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.74%) VMS
8 22 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 21 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.27%) Fedora
13 12 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.17%) Alpine Linux
15 7 (0.15%) SUSE
15 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
16 6 (0.13%) CentOS
17 3 (0.063%) Windows Server 2019
18 2 (0.042%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.042%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,844 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (16.96%) MVC
3 742 (15.63%) Front End Development
4 736 (15.51%) Microservices
5 692 (14.58%) Scrum
6 676 (14.24%) Software Engineering
7 670 (14.12%) TDD
8 656 (13.82%) DevOps
9 619 (13.04%) Web Development
10 508 (10.70%) Unit Testing
11 496 (10.45%) Computer Science
12 486 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
13 387 (8.15%) OOP
14 386 (8.13%) OO
15 328 (6.91%) Mentoring
16 316 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
17 306 (6.45%) Test Automation
18 270 (5.69%) Fintech
19 264 (5.56%) E-Commerce
20 246 (5.18%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 2,524 (53.18%) JavaScript
2 1,905 (40.14%) C#
3 1,465 (30.87%) SQL
4 897 (18.90%) Java
5 643 (13.55%) PHP
6 497 (10.47%) TypeScript
7 454 (9.57%) Python
8 275 (5.79%) T-SQL
9 221 (4.66%) C++
10 111 (2.34%) ES6
11 96 (2.02%) Ruby
12 87 (1.83%) Java 8
13 79 (1.66%) VB.NET
14 78 (1.64%) C
15 76 (1.60%) Kotlin
16 75 (1.58%) Apple Swift
17 73 (1.54%) Go
17 73 (1.54%) PL/SQL
18 66 (1.39%) PowerShell
19 63 (1.33%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 586 (12.35%) Degree
2 281 (5.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 77 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
6 32 (0.67%) OCP
7 31 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 29 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
9 27 (0.57%) PhD
10 17 (0.36%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.11%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.084%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.063%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.063%) HND
15 3 (0.063%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.042%) HNC
16 2 (0.042%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (3.03%) QA
2 31 (0.65%) GDPR
3 28 (0.59%) Accessibility
4 23 (0.48%) WCAG
5 18 (0.38%) GRC
6 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.15%) PMO
7 6 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.13%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.021%) JTAG
8 1 (0.021%) MISRA
8 1 (0.021%) SLA
8 1 (0.021%) WAI
System Software
1 744 (15.68%) Docker
2 33 (0.70%) HDFS
3 31 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.42%) Firmware
6 7 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.063%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.063%) KVM
8 1 (0.021%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.021%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 498 (10.49%) Kubernetes
2 129 (2.72%) Terraform
3 94 (1.98%) Ansible
4 22 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.23%) Kibana
6 9 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (0.15%) Rancher
8 4 (0.084%) FlexNet
8 4 (0.084%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.084%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.063%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.063%) Grafana
10 2 (0.042%) Consul
10 2 (0.042%) Graphite
10 2 (0.042%) Kubeflow
10 2 (0.042%) logstash
10 2 (0.042%) OpenNebula
10 2 (0.042%) Opsview
10 2 (0.042%) Packer
10 2 (0.042%) Puppet
Vendors
1 499 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 170 (3.58%) Oracle
3 137 (2.89%) Google
4 76 (1.60%) Zend
5 69 (1.45%) VMware
6 60 (1.26%) SAP
7 57 (1.20%) Adobe
8 54 (1.14%) Xamarin
9 40 (0.84%) Okta
10 33 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (0.61%) Apple
12 28 (0.59%) WooCommerce
13 22 (0.46%) Telerik
14 20 (0.42%) Sitecore
15 16 (0.34%) Blue Prism
16 14 (0.29%) Sage
17 13 (0.27%) Atlassian
18 12 (0.25%) ANSYS
18 12 (0.25%) Bloomberg
18 12 (0.25%) Databricks