Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 379 362
Rank change year-on-year -39 -17 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 100 167 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.53% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.55% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 84 142 217
South East median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,125 £30,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,500
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 26,980 30,206 32,638
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.69% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22,284 25,196 27,310
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +35 22 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Thames Valley -42 22 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Kent +26 21 £38,750 -13.89% 2
Hampshire -14 17 £36,250 -9.38% 5
West Sussex -6 16 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Berkshire -24 11 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Oxfordshire +9 6 £43,250 -17.62% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 5 £52,500 +25.00% 7
East Sussex -10 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £55,000 -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 50 (50.00%) SQL
2 38 (38.00%) Java
3 33 (33.00%) .NET
4 31 (31.00%) C#
5 29 (29.00%) JavaScript
6 28 (28.00%) Oracle
7 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (27.00%) Degree
8 25 (25.00%) PL/SQL
9 23 (23.00%) C++
9 23 (23.00%) ASP.NET
10 22 (22.00%) HTML
10 22 (22.00%) Finance
11 19 (19.00%) MVC
12 17 (17.00%) Telecoms
13 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
13 16 (16.00%) CSS
13 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
13 16 (16.00%) Billing
13 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
14 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (13.00%) Mathematics
15 13 (13.00%) Workflow
15 13 (13.00%) Relational Database
16 12 (12.00%) Algorithms
17 11 (11.00%) Games
17 11 (11.00%) PHP
17 11 (11.00%) Spring
18 10 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
18 10 (10.00%) Mathematical Modelling

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 6 (6.00%) WordPress
2 4 (4.00%) CMS
2 4 (4.00%) Kentico
2 4 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.00%) Apache
4 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.00%) Confluence
4 2 (2.00%) IIS
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Simulink
2 3 (3.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) SAP Business One
1 4 (4.00%) Shopify
2 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (2.00%) Boomi
4 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (3.00%) Intranet
3 1 (1.00%) Broadband
3 1 (1.00%) CDMA
3 1 (1.00%) GSM
3 1 (1.00%) LTE
3 1 (1.00%) SMS
3 1 (1.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.00%) Ingres
5 3 (3.00%) MySQL
5 3 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.00%) SSDT
6 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.00%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.00%) Maven
3 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.00%) JIRA
3 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.00%) Selenium
5 2 (2.00%) Ant
5 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.00%) Gradle
5 2 (2.00%) Hudson
5 2 (2.00%) JMeter
5 2 (2.00%) jMock
5 2 (2.00%) JUnit
5 2 (2.00%) PhpStorm
5 2 (2.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.00%) TestNG
5 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.00%) GitLab
General
1 22 (22.00%) Finance
2 17 (17.00%) Telecoms
3 16 (16.00%) Billing
4 11 (11.00%) Games
5 5 (5.00%) Marketing
6 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (1.00%) Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (33.00%) .NET
2 23 (23.00%) ASP.NET
3 22 (22.00%) HTML
4 16 (16.00%) CSS
5 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (11.00%) Spring
7 9 (9.00%) XML
8 8 (8.00%) REST
9 7 (7.00%) Web Services
9 7 (7.00%) XSLT
10 5 (5.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.00%) jQuery
11 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.00%) ADO.NET
11 4 (4.00%) Entity Framework
11 4 (4.00%) LINQ
12 3 (3.00%) HTML5
12 3 (3.00%) JDBC
12 3 (3.00%) LAMP
12 3 (3.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Algorithms
2 8 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.00%) User Experience
4 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) FMCG
5 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.00%) Android
3 4 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.00%) CentOS
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.00%) MVC
3 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 13 (13.00%) Mathematics
4 13 (13.00%) Workflow
5 10 (10.00%) Mathematical Modelling
5 10 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 10 (10.00%) Physics
5 10 (10.00%) TDD
6 8 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (7.00%) ERP
7 7 (7.00%) Front End Development
7 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.00%) B2B
10 4 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 50 (50.00%) SQL
2 38 (38.00%) Java
3 31 (31.00%) C#
4 29 (29.00%) JavaScript
5 25 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 23 (23.00%) C++
7 11 (11.00%) PHP
8 10 (10.00%) VB.NET
9 9 (9.00%) C
10 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
11 5 (5.00%) Perl
12 4 (4.00%) COBOL
13 3 (3.00%) Python
13 3 (3.00%) VB
13 3 (3.00%) VB6
14 2 (2.00%) Groovy
14 2 (2.00%) Java 8
14 2 (2.00%) X++
15 1 (1.00%) Assembly Language
15 1 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (27.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.00%) ISEB
3 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.00%) HND
4 1 (1.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 28 (28.00%) Oracle
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.00%) SAP
3 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.00%) Adobe
5 2 (2.00%) Dell
5 2 (2.00%) DocuSign
6 1 (1.00%) Cadence
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat