The median annual salary for a Programmer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
England / South East
Rank 300 293 269
Rank change year-on-year -7 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 90 169 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.88% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.91% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 78 146 183
Median salary £46,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,439 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14208 18529 19762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.59% 96.67% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11855 15825 15961
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +25 24 £45,000 - 5
Berkshire +24 22 £35,000 -25.13% 1
Surrey +25 18 £47,500 +5.55% 2
West Sussex +1 14 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Oxfordshire 0 10 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Hampshire +8 4 £54,500 +14.08% 2
Middlesex +7 2 £37,500 +25.00%
Kent -12 1 - - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 81 (41.33%) SQL
2 65 (33.16%) HTML
2 65 (33.16%) JavaScript
3 64 (32.65%) Java
4 56 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 55 (28.06%) CSS
6 53 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (26.02%) C#
8 48 (24.49%) SQL Server
9 46 (23.47%) Oracle
10 45 (22.96%) .NET
11 37 (18.88%) Degree
12 36 (18.37%) MVC
13 35 (17.86%) Computer Science
14 33 (16.84%) ASP.NET
15 30 (15.31%) C++
16 27 (13.78%) UML
17 26 (13.27%) COBOL
18 25 (12.76%) Linux
19 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
20 23 (11.73%) MySQL
21 22 (11.22%) OO
21 22 (11.22%) Mainframe
22 21 (10.71%) JCL
22 21 (10.71%) CICS
22 21 (10.71%) DB2
22 21 (10.71%) C
23 20 (10.20%) jQuery
24 19 (9.69%) ASP.NET MVC
24 19 (9.69%) PL/SQL

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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 21 (10.71%) CICS
2 12 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (3.57%) CMS
3 7 (3.57%) SAS
4 5 (2.55%) Drupal
4 5 (2.55%) JBoss
4 5 (2.55%) WordPress
5 3 (1.53%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.02%) IIS
6 2 (1.02%) Kentico
6 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.02%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.51%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.08%) DNS
2 3 (1.53%) DHCP
2 3 (1.53%) SNMP
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.73%) MySQL
3 21 (10.71%) DB2
4 16 (8.16%) Oracle Database
5 11 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.06%) Base SAS
7 6 (3.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (2.55%) Big Data
8 5 (2.55%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.04%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.02%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.51%) SAS EBI
12 1 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 12 (6.12%) Oracle APEX
2 8 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.04%) Maven
5 3 (1.53%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.51%) Ant
6 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.51%) Gradle
6 1 (0.51%) JUnit
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 16 (8.16%) Finance
1 16 (8.16%) Marketing
2 8 (4.08%) Retail
3 7 (3.57%) Electronics
4 6 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.04%) Publishing
6 3 (1.53%) Games
6 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.02%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Avionics
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (33.16%) HTML
2 55 (28.06%) CSS
3 45 (22.96%) .NET
4 33 (16.84%) ASP.NET
5 20 (10.20%) jQuery
6 19 (9.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (8.16%) REST
8 15 (7.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (7.65%) JSP
9 14 (7.14%) Web Services
10 13 (6.63%) HTML5
11 12 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (5.61%) WPF
13 9 (4.59%) J2EE
14 8 (4.08%) XML
15 7 (3.57%) AngularJS
16 6 (3.06%) WCF
17 5 (2.55%) Ajax
17 5 (2.55%) Java EE
17 5 (2.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 22 (11.22%) Mainframe
3 15 (7.65%) Client/Server
4 14 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.10%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.59%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.59%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (2.55%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) Animation
8 2 (1.02%) AS400
8 2 (1.02%) Social Media
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.76%) Linux
2 17 (8.67%) Unix
2 17 (8.67%) Windows
3 10 (5.10%) Android
4 9 (4.59%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.59%) MVS
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 53 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (18.37%) MVC
4 27 (13.78%) UML
5 22 (11.22%) OO
6 18 (9.18%) Mathematics
7 17 (8.67%) Product Management
8 15 (7.65%) Data Analysis
9 14 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 14 (7.14%) SOA
10 13 (6.63%) Multithreaded Programming
10 13 (6.63%) TDD
11 12 (6.12%) Migration
12 11 (5.61%) Scrum
12 11 (5.61%) Unit Testing
13 9 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.59%) Waterfall
14 7 (3.57%) Kanban
14 7 (3.57%) OOP
14 7 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 81 (41.33%) SQL
2 65 (33.16%) JavaScript
3 64 (32.65%) Java
4 51 (26.02%) C#
5 30 (15.31%) C++
6 26 (13.27%) COBOL
7 21 (10.71%) C
7 21 (10.71%) JCL
8 19 (9.69%) PL/SQL
9 16 (8.16%) VB.NET
10 15 (7.65%) Assembly Language
11 13 (6.63%) Python
12 10 (5.10%) VB
13 9 (4.59%) PHP
14 5 (2.55%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.55%) SAS Macro
15 4 (2.04%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.53%) Fortran
17 2 (1.02%) ABAP
17 2 (1.02%) RPG
Qualifications
1 37 (18.88%) Degree
2 6 (3.06%) PhD
3 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.04%) HL7
3 3 (1.53%) QA
4 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (23.47%) Oracle
2 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.69%) IBM
4 9 (4.59%) Sun
5 6 (3.06%) SAP
6 5 (2.55%) VMware
7 4 (2.04%) Telerik
8 3 (1.53%) EMC
8 3 (1.53%) HP
8 3 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.51%) Adobe
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.51%) RedGate
10 1 (0.51%) Sophis
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