Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 410 360 294
Rank change year-on-year -50 -66 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 135 189 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.64% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.66% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 117 184 368
South East median annual salary £50,000 £44,516 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.32% +4.74% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £29,525
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 29,551 28,729 37,077
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 96.80% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 24,575 24,093 31,552
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,820 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -55 50 £60,000 +50.00% 13
Surrey +7 37 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Berkshire -7 35 £62,500 +21.95% 4
Hampshire -13 18 £35,000 -12.50% 9
West Sussex -17 17 £50,000 - 3
Kent +20 15 £35,000 +19.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -29 12 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex -20 6 £43,750 +45.83% 1
Oxfordshire -35 3 £52,500 +50.00% 8
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 55 (40.74%) Java
2 49 (36.30%) JavaScript
3 44 (32.59%) Software Engineering
4 41 (30.37%) SQL
5 39 (28.89%) HTML
6 37 (27.41%) C++
7 33 (24.44%) CSS
8 30 (22.22%) Degree
9 26 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (17.78%) AngularJS
11 23 (17.04%) Oracle
12 21 (15.56%) PL/SQL
13 20 (14.81%) C
14 19 (14.07%) Spring
14 19 (14.07%) C#
14 19 (14.07%) .NET
14 19 (14.07%) Linux
14 19 (14.07%) Telecoms
15 18 (13.33%) Web Development
16 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
17 16 (11.85%) REST
17 16 (11.85%) Mentoring
17 16 (11.85%) Windows
17 16 (11.85%) PHP
18 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
18 15 (11.11%) Hibernate
18 15 (11.11%) Finance
19 14 (10.37%) Java 8
19 14 (10.37%) Billing
19 14 (10.37%) Computer Science

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 11 (8.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.96%) CMS
3 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.22%) IIS
4 2 (1.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.22%) GIMP
3 3 (2.22%) Simulink
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) Internet
1 9 (6.67%) SMS
2 6 (4.44%) HTTP
3 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.48%) Intranet
5 1 (0.74%) CDMA
5 1 (0.74%) GSM
5 1 (0.74%) LTE
5 1 (0.74%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.15%) MySQL
3 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.44%) DB2
6 3 (2.22%) SSDT
7 2 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.48%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.74%) HBase
8 1 (0.74%) Ingres
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.74%) Power BI
8 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.41%) Subversion
3 5 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.96%) Maven
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.22%) Selenium
5 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.22%) Xcode
6 2 (1.48%) JIRA
6 2 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.74%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (14.07%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.11%) Finance
3 14 (10.37%) Billing
4 12 (8.89%) Games
5 8 (5.93%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.89%) HTML
2 33 (24.44%) CSS
3 24 (17.78%) AngularJS
4 19 (14.07%) .NET
4 19 (14.07%) Spring
5 16 (11.85%) REST
6 15 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 12 (8.89%) JPA
7 12 (8.89%) XML
8 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET
9 9 (6.67%) jQuery
10 8 (5.93%) HTML5
10 8 (5.93%) RESTful
11 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.70%) Ajax
12 5 (3.70%) CSS3
12 5 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 5 (3.70%) Web Services
13 4 (2.96%) JSON
13 4 (2.96%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.63%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.93%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.70%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.22%) Animation
8 3 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.22%) User Experience
8 3 (2.22%) Xbox
9 2 (1.48%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.48%) iSeries
9 2 (1.48%) PlayStation
9 2 (1.48%) State Machine
10 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.74%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.07%) Linux
2 16 (11.85%) Windows
3 7 (5.19%) Unix
3 7 (5.19%) zOS
4 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) CentOS
5 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.59%) Software Engineering
2 26 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (13.33%) Web Development
4 16 (11.85%) Mentoring
5 13 (9.63%) Front End Development
5 13 (9.63%) OO
5 13 (9.63%) OOP
5 13 (9.63%) User Stories
6 12 (8.89%) Microservices
6 12 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.89%) SOA
7 11 (8.15%) MVC
8 6 (4.44%) Game Development
8 6 (4.44%) Mathematics
8 6 (4.44%) Multithreading
8 6 (4.44%) Workflow
9 5 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.70%) MVVM
9 5 (3.70%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.74%) Java
2 49 (36.30%) JavaScript
3 41 (30.37%) SQL
4 37 (27.41%) C++
5 21 (15.56%) PL/SQL
6 20 (14.81%) C
7 19 (14.07%) C#
8 16 (11.85%) PHP
9 14 (10.37%) Java 8
10 11 (8.15%) COBOL
11 7 (5.19%) Python
12 5 (3.70%) Objective-C
12 5 (3.70%) VB
13 4 (2.96%) Perl
13 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
14 3 (2.22%) Apple Swift
14 3 (2.22%) Scala
15 2 (1.48%) R
15 2 (1.48%) RPG
15 2 (1.48%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 30 (22.22%) Degree
2 8 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.48%) HND
3 2 (1.48%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Firmware
1 1 (0.74%) HDFS
1 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (17.04%) Oracle
2 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.67%) IBM
4 6 (4.44%) Adobe
5 5 (3.70%) HP
6 4 (2.96%) Perforce
7 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.48%) Sony
8 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.74%) Telerik
8 1 (0.74%) WorldPay