Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 336 269
Rank change year-on-year -60 -67 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 155 267 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.77% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.79% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 132 253 497
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £56,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -41 50 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +46 39 £40,000 +0.63% 2
Surrey -26 28 £46,250 -2.63% 1
Berkshire +34 22 £46,250 -11.90% 1
Kent +18 18 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Sussex -39 16 £37,500 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire -41 16 £41,500 +3.75%
Oxfordshire -7 12 £52,500 +31.25%
East Sussex +2 8 £30,000 -36.84%
Sussex - 3 - -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 72 (46.45%) SQL
2 63 (40.65%) Software Engineering
3 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (34.19%) C#
5 43 (27.74%) C++
6 38 (24.52%) Java
6 38 (24.52%) .NET
7 35 (22.58%) Windows
7 35 (22.58%) Linux
8 34 (21.94%) HTML
8 34 (21.94%) Games
9 33 (21.29%) Degree
10 30 (19.35%) JavaScript
11 28 (18.06%) XML
12 27 (17.42%) MVC
13 26 (16.77%) MySQL
13 26 (16.77%) C
14 24 (15.48%) CSS
15 23 (14.84%) SQL Server
16 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET
16 22 (14.19%) Objective-C
17 21 (13.55%) Post-Production
18 18 (11.61%) TDD
19 17 (10.97%) PlayStation
20 16 (10.32%) Mentoring
21 15 (9.68%) Finance
21 15 (9.68%) Visual Studio
21 15 (9.68%) Oracle
22 14 (9.03%) PL/SQL
23 13 (8.39%) OO

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 (4.52%) Confluence
2 2 (1.29%) IIS
2 2 (1.29%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.65%) Liferay
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) Broadband
2 4 (2.58%) Internet
3 2 (1.29%) DNS
3 2 (1.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) CDMA
4 1 (0.65%) GSM
4 1 (0.65%) LTE
4 1 (0.65%) SMS
4 1 (0.65%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.77%) MySQL
2 23 (14.84%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.94%) Big Data
5 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.29%) Power BI
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.16%) JIRA
3 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.87%) GitLab
5 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.58%) Selenium
6 4 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.94%) Maven
8 2 (1.29%) Arquillian
8 2 (1.29%) JUnit
8 2 (1.29%) Mockito
8 2 (1.29%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.29%) MSTest
8 2 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.29%) Subversion
9 1 (0.65%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.65%) JMeter
9 1 (0.65%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (21.94%) Games
2 15 (9.68%) Finance
3 13 (8.39%) Legal
4 5 (3.23%) Marketing
5 2 (1.29%) Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.52%) .NET
2 34 (21.94%) HTML
3 28 (18.06%) XML
4 24 (15.48%) CSS
5 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.74%) Unreal Engine
6 12 (7.74%) Web Services
7 10 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (5.16%) jQuery
9 8 (5.16%) REST
10 7 (4.52%) WPF
11 6 (3.87%) JSP
12 5 (3.23%) DirectX
12 5 (3.23%) LINQ
12 5 (3.23%) OpenGL
12 5 (3.23%) Servlets
12 5 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) PlayStation
2 12 (7.74%) User Experience
3 11 (7.10%) Xbox
4 9 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.52%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.58%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.58%) Replication
8 3 (1.94%) AS400
9 2 (1.29%) BBC
9 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.65%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.65%) Digital Currency
10 1 (0.65%) iSeries
10 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.58%) Linux
1 35 (22.58%) Windows
2 7 (4.52%) Android
3 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.58%) MVS
3 4 (2.58%) Unix
4 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.65%) CentOS
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.65%) Software Engineering
2 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.42%) MVC
4 21 (13.55%) Post-Production
5 18 (11.61%) TDD
6 16 (10.32%) Mentoring
7 13 (8.39%) OO
8 11 (7.10%) Visual Effects
9 10 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.81%) Product Management
11 8 (5.16%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.52%) Multithreading
12 7 (4.52%) Scrum
12 7 (4.52%) SDLC
13 6 (3.87%) Analytics
13 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (3.87%) User Stories
13 6 (3.87%) Web Development
13 6 (3.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 72 (46.45%) SQL
2 53 (34.19%) C#
3 43 (27.74%) C++
4 38 (24.52%) Java
5 30 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 26 (16.77%) C
7 22 (14.19%) Objective-C
8 14 (9.03%) PL/SQL
9 13 (8.39%) Python
10 9 (5.81%) VB.NET
11 8 (5.16%) VB
12 5 (3.23%) Assembly Language
12 5 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.23%) HLSL
12 5 (3.23%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.58%) JCL
13 4 (2.58%) PHP
13 4 (2.58%) RPG
13 4 (2.58%) Ruby
13 4 (2.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (21.29%) Degree
2 4 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 15 (9.68%) Oracle
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.58%) JDA
4 4 (2.58%) RedPrairie
5 3 (1.94%) Adobe
5 3 (1.94%) Sony
6 2 (1.29%) Apple
6 2 (1.29%) Capita
6 2 (1.29%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.29%) Google
6 2 (1.29%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.29%) VMware
6 2 (1.29%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.65%) Cognos
7 1 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat