Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Programmer
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 385 313
Rank change year-on-year -51 -72 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 111 162 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.56% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.58% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 96 146 339
South East median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 28,516 28,065 35,230
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.73% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23,718 23,398 29,773
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the South East.

Salary trend for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
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 Programmer within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
Surrey +16 32 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Thames Valley -25 31 £60,000 +50.00% 17
Berkshire -14 20 £62,500 +47.06% 2
Kent +23 19 £36,176 -19.61% 5
Hampshire -28 15 £26,000 -35.00% 7
West Sussex -1 14 £47,500 +1.06% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £45,000 +7.14% 7
East Sussex -22 5 £50,000 +66.67% 2
Oxfordshire -20 4 £52,500 +50.00% 8
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 49 (44.14%) Java
1 49 (44.14%) SQL
2 37 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 35 (31.53%) Degree
4 32 (28.83%) C++
5 31 (27.93%) HTML
6 29 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (22.52%) CSS
8 24 (21.62%) Oracle
8 24 (21.62%) Software Engineering
9 23 (20.72%) PL/SQL
10 20 (18.02%) Telecoms
11 19 (17.12%) Billing
11 19 (17.12%) AngularJS
12 17 (15.32%) Spring
12 17 (15.32%) Linux
13 16 (14.41%) .NET
13 16 (14.41%) C#
13 16 (14.41%) Algorithms
14 15 (13.51%) C
14 15 (13.51%) Games
15 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
15 14 (12.61%) Mathematics
15 14 (12.61%) Computer Science
16 13 (11.71%) Workflow
16 13 (11.71%) REST
17 12 (10.81%) Mentoring
17 12 (10.81%) User Stories
17 12 (10.81%) Java 8
17 12 (10.81%) Finance

Programmer 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 7 (6.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.60%) CMS
3 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.70%) IIS
4 2 (1.80%) Apache
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.90%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Simulink
2 4 (3.60%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.90%) GIMP
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.70%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Internet
2 4 (3.60%) SMS
3 3 (2.70%) HTTP
4 2 (1.80%) Intranet
5 1 (0.90%) Broadband
5 1 (0.90%) CDMA
5 1 (0.90%) GSM
5 1 (0.90%) LTE
5 1 (0.90%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.31%) MySQL
4 5 (4.50%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.70%) Ingres
6 3 (2.70%) SSDT
7 2 (1.80%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.90%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.90%) HBase
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.90%) Power BI
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.50%) Subversion
2 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.60%) Maven
4 3 (2.70%) Selenium
4 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.80%) JIRA
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.90%) GitLab
6 1 (0.90%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 20 (18.02%) Telecoms
2 19 (17.12%) Billing
3 15 (13.51%) Games
4 12 (10.81%) Finance
5 4 (3.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.93%) HTML
2 25 (22.52%) CSS
3 19 (17.12%) AngularJS
4 17 (15.32%) Spring
5 16 (14.41%) .NET
6 13 (11.71%) REST
7 12 (10.81%) Hibernate
8 11 (9.91%) ASP.NET
9 10 (9.01%) JPA
10 8 (7.21%) jQuery
10 8 (7.21%) XML
11 7 (6.31%) XSLT
12 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (5.41%) HTML5
12 6 (5.41%) Web Services
13 5 (4.50%) CSS3
13 5 (4.50%) RESTful
14 4 (3.60%) ADO.NET
14 4 (3.60%) Ajax
14 4 (3.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Algorithms
2 14 (12.61%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.31%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.60%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.70%) Animation
6 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.70%) User Experience
6 3 (2.70%) Xbox
7 2 (1.80%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.80%) PlayStation
7 2 (1.80%) State Machine
8 1 (0.90%) Derivative
8 1 (0.90%) Fintech
8 1 (0.90%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.90%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.32%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 6 (5.41%) Unix
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.80%) zOS
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) CentOS
5 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.62%) Software Engineering
3 14 (12.61%) Mathematics
4 13 (11.71%) Workflow
5 12 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 12 (10.81%) User Stories
6 11 (9.91%) OO
6 11 (9.91%) Physics
7 10 (9.01%) Mathematical Modelling
7 10 (9.01%) Microservices
7 10 (9.01%) Performance Optimisation
8 8 (7.21%) MVC
8 8 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.21%) SOA
8 8 (7.21%) Web Development
9 7 (6.31%) Front End Development
10 6 (5.41%) OOP
11 5 (4.50%) ERP
11 5 (4.50%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (4.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) Java
1 49 (44.14%) SQL
2 37 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 32 (28.83%) C++
4 23 (20.72%) PL/SQL
5 16 (14.41%) C#
6 15 (13.51%) C
7 12 (10.81%) Java 8
8 10 (9.01%) PHP
9 7 (6.31%) Python
10 6 (5.41%) COBOL
10 6 (5.41%) Perl
10 6 (5.41%) VB.NET
11 5 (4.50%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.70%) Scala
13 2 (1.80%) R
13 2 (1.80%) VB
13 2 (1.80%) X++
14 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (31.53%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.80%) HND
3 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) HDFS
1 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 24 (21.62%) Oracle
2 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.60%) Adobe
4 3 (2.70%) SAP
5 2 (1.80%) IBM
5 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.80%) Sony
6 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.90%) WorldPay