Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 405 422
Rank change year-on-year +126 +17 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 119 111 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 116 99 120
Median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +9.47% -

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 14,872 25,259 29,516
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 96.54% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 12,020 20,646 24,650
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,644 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.50% +3.29% +5.26%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Programmer in the South East.

Salary trend for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Programmer in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +69 40 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Berkshire +61 31 £52,500 -8.70%
West Sussex +40 27 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Kent +48 23 £35,000 +27.27%
Surrey +74 20 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £50,000 -9.09%
Hampshire +62 5 £27,500 -32.93% 2
East Sussex +25 4 £42,500 -27.66% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 - 2
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 61 (51.26%) SQL
2 46 (38.66%) Java
3 42 (35.29%) Oracle
4 36 (30.25%) .NET
5 31 (26.05%) PL/SQL
5 31 (26.05%) Finance
6 29 (24.37%) HTML
7 28 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 27 (22.69%) CSS
9 26 (21.85%) Software Engineering
10 25 (21.01%) Unit Testing
10 25 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (21.01%) Web Services
10 25 (21.01%) Linux
11 24 (20.17%) Mainframe
12 23 (19.33%) Windows
12 23 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (17.65%) DB2
13 21 (17.65%) PHP
13 21 (17.65%) C#
13 21 (17.65%) COBOL
13 21 (17.65%) MySQL
13 21 (17.65%) Retail
14 19 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (15.13%) VB
16 17 (14.29%) VB6
17 16 (13.45%) CICS
18 13 (10.92%) Git (software)
19 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 16 (13.45%) CICS
2 7 (5.88%) Apache
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.84%) Maximo
2 1 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Azure
1 4 (3.36%) Power Platform
2 3 (2.52%) GitHub
3 1 (0.84%) AWS
3 1 (0.84%) GCP
3 1 (0.84%) Logic Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.65%) DB2
2 21 (17.65%) MySQL
3 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.72%) NoSQL
7 7 (5.88%) Redis
8 6 (5.04%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.36%) Power BI
10 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.84%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.84%) QlikView
11 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.56%) Subversion
3 7 (5.88%) Maven
4 1 (0.84%) gulp
4 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 21 (17.65%) Retail
3 3 (2.52%) Retail Finance
4 2 (1.68%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.25%) .NET
2 29 (24.37%) HTML
3 27 (22.69%) CSS
4 25 (21.01%) Web Services
5 8 (6.72%) RESTful
5 8 (6.72%) Spring
6 7 (5.88%) Apache POI
6 7 (5.88%) JPA
6 7 (5.88%) Kafka
6 7 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (5.88%) Spring Boot
6 7 (5.88%) Spring Security
6 7 (5.88%) Vue.js
7 5 (4.20%) React
7 5 (4.20%) WinForms
7 5 (4.20%) XML
8 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.36%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.36%) JSF
8 4 (3.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) Mainframe
2 23 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.40%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.04%) AS400
4 6 (5.04%) iSeries
5 5 (4.20%) User Experience
6 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.36%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.52%) Arduino
7 3 (2.52%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.52%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.01%) Linux
2 23 (19.33%) Windows
3 10 (8.40%) Unix
4 3 (2.52%) MVS
5 1 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.85%) Software Engineering
2 25 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.01%) Unit Testing
3 19 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (9.24%) Fintech
4 11 (9.24%) SDLC
4 11 (9.24%) SOA
5 10 (8.40%) ETL
5 10 (8.40%) Mentoring
5 10 (8.40%) MVC
5 10 (8.40%) UML
6 8 (6.72%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (6.72%) Business Analysis
6 8 (6.72%) Data Analysis
7 7 (5.88%) Microservices
7 7 (5.88%) Migration
7 7 (5.88%) Release Management
7 7 (5.88%) Software Architecture
8 6 (5.04%) Project Management
8 6 (5.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (51.26%) SQL
2 46 (38.66%) Java
3 31 (26.05%) PL/SQL
4 28 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 21 (17.65%) C#
5 21 (17.65%) COBOL
5 21 (17.65%) PHP
6 18 (15.13%) VB
7 17 (14.29%) VB6
8 8 (6.72%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.04%) RPG
10 5 (4.20%) C
11 4 (3.36%) Assembly Language
11 4 (3.36%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.84%) C++
12 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.84%) R
12 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Docker
Vendors
1 42 (35.29%) Oracle
2 4 (3.36%) IBM
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.52%) Tableau
4 2 (1.68%) ABBYY
4 2 (1.68%) Kofax
5 1 (0.84%) Cognos
5 1 (0.84%) Google
5 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.84%) SAP
5 1 (0.84%) Teradata