Period
to 22 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 414 432 373
Rank change year-on-year +18 -59 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 98 115 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.39% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.40% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 92 99 168
South East median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +19.05% -1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,100 £70,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 24,967 28,734 28,167
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.81% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 20,360 23,872 23,560
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,025 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,147 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.29% +5.26% -

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +46 49 £55,000 -8.33% 15
Berkshire +36 31 £58,750 -6.00% 10
West Sussex +4 22 £50,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +19 14 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hampshire -6 11 £40,000 +33.33% 13
Kent -7 8 £27,500 -23.98% 7
East Sussex +15 5 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Oxfordshire +42 4 £30,000 -42.86% 3
Surrey -9 2 £53,750 +2.38% 4
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 37 (37.76%) SQL
2 35 (35.71%) Java
3 30 (30.61%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (28.57%) COBOL
4 28 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 26 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (25.51%) Retail
6 25 (25.51%) C#
6 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
7 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (21.43%) C++
8 21 (21.43%) CSS
9 20 (20.41%) Maven
9 20 (20.41%) Spring Boot
10 19 (19.39%) Microservices
10 19 (19.39%) Manufacturing
10 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
11 18 (18.37%) .NET
11 18 (18.37%) Spring
12 17 (17.35%) Linux
12 17 (17.35%) Relational Database
12 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
13 16 (16.33%) Unit Testing
13 16 (16.33%) Degree
13 16 (16.33%) XML
13 16 (16.33%) HTML
14 15 (15.31%) Mainframe
14 15 (15.31%) ERP
15 14 (14.29%) RPG
15 14 (14.29%) SQL Server

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 13 (13.27%) CICS
1 13 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.20%) Apache
3 3 (3.06%) Resin
Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.27%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) AWS
2 1 (1.02%) Azure
2 1 (1.02%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.27%) FTP
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Modbus
2 1 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) VoIP
2 1 (1.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.35%) Relational Database
2 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 13 (13.27%) DB2
4 10 (10.20%) JasperReports
4 10 (10.20%) MySQL
5 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.12%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.02%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (20.41%) Maven
2 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.27%) Subversion
4 6 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.08%) JIRA
7 2 (2.04%) VectorCAST
8 1 (1.02%) gulp
8 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 25 (25.51%) Retail
2 19 (19.39%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.14%) Finance
4 6 (6.12%) Games
5 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.02%) Electronics
5 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.43%) CSS
2 20 (20.41%) Spring Boot
3 18 (18.37%) .NET
3 18 (18.37%) Spring
4 16 (16.33%) HTML
4 16 (16.33%) XML
5 13 (13.27%) Web Services
6 11 (11.22%) Vue.js
7 10 (10.20%) Apache POI
7 10 (10.20%) Drools
7 10 (10.20%) JPA
7 10 (10.20%) Spring Security
7 10 (10.20%) Visualforce
8 9 (9.18%) AngularJS
8 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
9 7 (7.14%) .NET Core
9 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (7.14%) RESTful
9 7 (7.14%) Sass
10 6 (6.12%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (15.31%) Mainframe
3 13 (13.27%) Client/Server
4 9 (9.18%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.10%) PlayStation
5 5 (5.10%) Xbox
6 4 (4.08%) Cloud Native
7 3 (3.06%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.04%) User Experience
9 1 (1.02%) AS400
9 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Linux
2 13 (13.27%) AIX
2 13 (13.27%) MVS
2 13 (13.27%) Unix
3 5 (5.10%) Windows
4 4 (4.08%) VMS
5 2 (2.04%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Debian
6 1 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.02%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.39%) Microservices
5 16 (16.33%) Unit Testing
6 15 (15.31%) ERP
7 13 (13.27%) Data Analysis
7 13 (13.27%) Data Protection
8 12 (12.24%) Mathematics
9 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
9 10 (10.20%) Release Management
10 8 (8.16%) Physics
11 7 (7.14%) DevOps
12 6 (6.12%) ATDD
12 6 (6.12%) BDD
12 6 (6.12%) MVC
12 6 (6.12%) TDD
12 6 (6.12%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.12%) Workflow
13 5 (5.10%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.76%) SQL
2 35 (35.71%) Java
3 28 (28.57%) COBOL
4 25 (25.51%) C#
4 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
5 21 (21.43%) C++
6 14 (14.29%) RPG
7 13 (13.27%) JCL
7 13 (13.27%) R
8 10 (10.20%) Apex Code
8 10 (10.20%) Java 8
9 7 (7.14%) C
10 4 (4.08%) C++/CLI
10 4 (4.08%) TypeScript
10 4 (4.08%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.04%) Python
11 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.02%) Ada
12 1 (1.02%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.02%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (16.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (2.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (5.10%) Cognos
4 3 (3.06%) Foundry
4 3 (3.06%) Klocwork
4 3 (3.06%) QNX
5 1 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) Tableau
5 1 (1.02%) Teradata