Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 340 319
Rank change year-on-year -57 -21 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 168 208 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.69% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.71% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 148 192 347
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £30,383
90th Percentile £66,500 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 30,621 29,248 38,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.94% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25,523 24,424 32,388
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 April 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 19 April 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
Thames Valley -54 73 £55,500 +30.59% 22
Berkshire -10 49 £57,500 +9.52% 11
Hampshire +3 38 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Surrey -11 33 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire -39 17 £45,000 - 9
Kent +26 13 £35,000 -30.00%
West Sussex -19 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire -31 7 £60,000 +71.43% 2
East Sussex - 3 £35,000 - 3
Sussex - 2 - -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 67 (39.88%) Software Engineering
2 61 (36.31%) SQL
3 60 (35.71%) Java
4 57 (33.93%) JavaScript
5 52 (30.95%) C#
6 47 (27.98%) HTML
7 44 (26.19%) .NET
8 41 (24.40%) C++
9 40 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (19.05%) CSS
11 31 (18.45%) Windows
11 31 (18.45%) Linux
12 28 (16.67%) XML
12 28 (16.67%) MySQL
13 26 (15.48%) Degree
14 25 (14.88%) Spring
15 22 (13.10%) MVC
15 22 (13.10%) C
15 22 (13.10%) Mentoring
16 21 (12.50%) Games
17 20 (11.90%) Hibernate
17 20 (11.90%) ASP.NET
18 19 (11.31%) Oracle
18 19 (11.31%) SQL Server
18 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
18 19 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (10.71%) Objective-C
19 18 (10.71%) Mainframe
20 17 (10.12%) COBOL
20 17 (10.12%) REST

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 8 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (2.98%) Confluence
3 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) JBoss
4 1 (0.60%) Liferay
4 1 (0.60%) nginx
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) WildFly
4 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.98%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.79%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (5.95%) SaaS
2 9 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) HTTP
2 5 (2.98%) Broadband
2 5 (2.98%) SMS
2 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.67%) MySQL
2 19 (11.31%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.93%) DB2
4 6 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.17%) Subversion
3 6 (3.57%) JIRA
4 5 (2.98%) GitLab
5 3 (1.79%) MSTest
5 3 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.79%) Xcode
6 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (12.50%) Games
2 11 (6.55%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Retail
3 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.17%) Marketing
5 6 (3.57%) Legal
6 4 (2.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (27.98%) HTML
2 44 (26.19%) .NET
3 32 (19.05%) CSS
4 28 (16.67%) XML
5 25 (14.88%) Spring
6 20 (11.90%) ASP.NET
6 20 (11.90%) Hibernate
7 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
8 17 (10.12%) REST
9 13 (7.74%) Web Services
10 10 (5.95%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (5.36%) JSP
11 9 (5.36%) WCF
12 7 (4.17%) JPA
12 7 (4.17%) jQuery
12 7 (4.17%) RESTful
13 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.57%) cocos2d
13 6 (3.57%) DirectX
13 6 (3.57%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.71%) Mainframe
2 11 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.98%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.79%) Replication
8 3 (1.79%) Xbox
9 2 (1.19%) Animation
9 2 (1.19%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.19%) iSeries
9 2 (1.19%) PlayStation
9 2 (1.19%) State Machine
10 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.45%) Linux
1 31 (18.45%) Windows
2 5 (2.98%) zOS
3 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.79%) MVS
4 3 (1.79%) Unix
5 2 (1.19%) Android
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (39.88%) Software Engineering
2 40 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.10%) Mentoring
3 22 (13.10%) MVC
4 19 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (9.52%) Web Development
6 15 (8.93%) OOP
6 15 (8.93%) Post-Production
7 12 (7.14%) User Stories
8 11 (6.55%) Multithreading
9 10 (5.95%) Front End Development
9 10 (5.95%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (5.36%) OO
10 9 (5.36%) TDD
11 8 (4.76%) Game Development
11 8 (4.76%) SOA
12 7 (4.17%) API Design
12 7 (4.17%) Microservices
13 6 (3.57%) SDLC
14 5 (2.98%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (36.31%) SQL
2 60 (35.71%) Java
3 57 (33.93%) JavaScript
4 52 (30.95%) C#
5 41 (24.40%) C++
6 22 (13.10%) C
7 18 (10.71%) Objective-C
8 17 (10.12%) COBOL
9 14 (8.33%) Java 8
10 11 (6.55%) PHP
11 10 (5.95%) PL/SQL
12 8 (4.76%) Python
12 8 (4.76%) VB.NET
13 6 (3.57%) Assembly Language
13 6 (3.57%) HLSL
14 4 (2.38%) VB
15 3 (1.79%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.79%) JCL
15 3 (1.79%) TypeScript
16 2 (1.19%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 26 (15.48%) Degree
2 3 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (11.31%) Oracle
2 8 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.17%) IBM
4 6 (3.57%) Perforce
5 5 (2.98%) Adobe
5 5 (2.98%) HP
5 5 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.19%) Sony
7 1 (0.60%) Telerik
7 1 (0.60%) Zend