Period
to 2 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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

Software Developer
England > South East
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 52 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 898 467 1,342
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.88% 5.21% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 5.41% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 673 414 1,179
10th Percentile £31,050 £32,500 £28,950
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.06%

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 17,113 8,630 23,659
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.05% 96.33% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12,066 7,191 19,669
10th Percentile £30,625 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the South East

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in the South East

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the South East

Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 2 December 2021. 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
Hampshire -9 424 £50,000 - 19
Thames Valley -48 208 £52,500 +5.00% 55
Berkshire -51 121 £57,500 +15.00% 23
East Sussex +28 94 £50,000 -31.03% 9
Surrey -38 94 £55,000 +37.50% 9
West Sussex +34 60 £46,250 -11.90% 2
Oxfordshire -17 51 £43,000 +1.18% 23
Buckinghamshire -25 38 £45,000 -16.28% 9
Kent -47 9 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Isle of Wight - 3 £40,000 - 2
Sussex -12 2 £50,000 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 606 (67.48%) C#
2 561 (62.47%) .NET
3 475 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
4 466 (51.89%) JavaScript
5 355 (39.53%) SQL
6 314 (34.97%) Azure
7 299 (33.30%) .NET Core
8 290 (32.29%) React
9 251 (27.95%) TDD
10 242 (26.95%) AngularJS
11 234 (26.06%) ASP.NET
12 231 (25.72%) DevOps
13 215 (23.94%) CSS
13 215 (23.94%) HTML
14 210 (23.39%) Software Engineering
15 207 (23.05%) SQL Server
16 200 (22.27%) Full Stack Development
17 199 (22.16%) MVC
18 193 (21.49%) Microsoft
19 182 (20.27%) Degree
20 178 (19.82%) Computer Science
21 169 (18.82%) Java
22 165 (18.37%) Git (software)
23 143 (15.92%) Microservices
24 132 (14.70%) .NET Framework
25 128 (14.25%) ASP.NET Web API
26 126 (14.03%) Vue.js
27 124 (13.81%) Scrum
28 123 (13.70%) Unit Testing
29 114 (12.69%) Python

Software Developer 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 58 (6.46%) Apache
2 40 (4.45%) Apache Spark
3 28 (3.12%) GemFire
4 27 (3.01%) CMS
5 16 (1.78%) IIS
6 13 (1.45%) Confluence
6 13 (1.45%) EPiServer
7 11 (1.22%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.56%) JBoss
10 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.33%) WordPress
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.56%) InVision
2 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 314 (34.97%) Azure
2 100 (11.14%) AWS
3 57 (6.35%) SaaS
4 40 (4.45%) GitHub
5 29 (3.23%) Azure Service Bus
6 21 (2.34%) Power Platform
7 20 (2.23%) Serverless
8 18 (2.00%) GCP
9 17 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
10 15 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (1.34%) Amazon S3
11 12 (1.34%) npm
11 12 (1.34%) Yarn
12 10 (1.11%) Amazon Cognito
12 10 (1.11%) AWS Fargate
13 9 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (0.89%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.00%) Ethernet
2 16 (1.78%) Network Security
3 13 (1.45%) HTTP
4 5 (0.56%) MQTT
5 2 (0.22%) Wireless
6 1 (0.11%) Internet
6 1 (0.11%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (23.05%) SQL Server
2 103 (11.47%) NoSQL
3 70 (7.80%) Relational Database
4 47 (5.23%) Big Data
5 46 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (3.67%) MariaDB
6 33 (3.67%) Redis
7 32 (3.56%) HBase
8 29 (3.23%) MySQL
9 21 (2.34%) Power BI
10 13 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.56%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
16 3 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 2 (0.22%) CouchDB
17 2 (0.22%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 165 (18.37%) Git (software)
2 75 (8.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 67 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 67 (7.46%) Selenium
4 63 (7.02%) TeamCity
5 43 (4.79%) Cucumber
5 43 (4.79%) Visual Studio
6 38 (4.23%) JUnit
7 32 (3.56%) Eclipse
7 32 (3.56%) JIRA
8 31 (3.45%) IntelliJ
9 30 (3.34%) Gradle
9 30 (3.34%) Mockito
9 30 (3.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 29 (3.23%) SpecFlow
11 26 (2.90%) Cypress.io
11 26 (2.90%) Protractor
11 26 (2.90%) Storybook
12 20 (2.23%) NUnit
13 19 (2.12%) SonarQube
General
1 78 (8.69%) Social Skills
2 75 (8.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 72 (8.02%) Finance
4 44 (4.90%) Law
5 43 (4.79%) Banking
6 26 (2.90%) Marketing
7 24 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.23%) Electronics
9 13 (1.45%) Publishing
10 11 (1.22%) Retail
11 7 (0.78%) Advertising
11 7 (0.78%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (0.67%) Automotive
12 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.56%) Public Sector
13 5 (0.56%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.33%) Games
16 2 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (62.47%) .NET
2 299 (33.30%) .NET Core
3 290 (32.29%) React
4 242 (26.95%) AngularJS
5 234 (26.06%) ASP.NET
6 215 (23.94%) CSS
6 215 (23.94%) HTML
7 132 (14.70%) .NET Framework
8 128 (14.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 126 (14.03%) Vue.js
10 113 (12.58%) RESTful
11 97 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 91 (10.13%) Node.js
13 79 (8.80%) JSON
14 69 (7.68%) REST
15 68 (7.57%) Web Services
16 65 (7.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 59 (6.57%) Spring
18 55 (6.12%) jQuery
19 53 (5.90%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (4.34%) Linux Command Line
4 37 (4.12%) User Experience
5 33 (3.67%) Algorithms
6 30 (3.34%) Mobile App
7 29 (3.23%) Life Science
8 18 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.56%) Legacy Systems
10 13 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.11%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.78%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (0.78%) VHDL
13 5 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.56%) Industry 4.0
14 4 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.45%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 101 (11.25%) Linux
2 64 (7.13%) Unix
3 50 (5.57%) Windows
4 20 (2.23%) Mac OS
5 17 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.34%) Android
7 2 (0.22%) VMS
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (27.95%) TDD
3 231 (25.72%) DevOps
4 210 (23.39%) Software Engineering
5 200 (22.27%) Full Stack Development
6 199 (22.16%) MVC
7 178 (19.82%) Computer Science
8 143 (15.92%) Microservices
9 124 (13.81%) Scrum
10 123 (13.70%) Unit Testing
11 103 (11.47%) Test Automation
12 94 (10.47%) Mentoring
13 92 (10.24%) BDD
14 75 (8.35%) Mathematics
15 74 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
16 71 (7.91%) OO
17 62 (6.90%) SDLC
18 61 (6.79%) Software Testing
19 59 (6.57%) Web Development
20 56 (6.24%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 606 (67.48%) C#
2 466 (51.89%) JavaScript
3 355 (39.53%) SQL
4 169 (18.82%) Java
5 114 (12.69%) Python
6 105 (11.69%) C++
7 62 (6.90%) TypeScript
8 49 (5.46%) T-SQL
9 41 (4.57%) Shell Script
10 39 (4.34%) Bash Shell
11 33 (3.67%) VB.NET
12 32 (3.56%) PHP
12 32 (3.56%) PowerShell
13 29 (3.23%) Groovy
14 22 (2.45%) C
15 19 (2.12%) Scala
16 17 (1.89%) VB
17 12 (1.34%) F#
18 11 (1.22%) Apple Swift
18 11 (1.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 182 (20.27%) Degree
2 81 (9.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (3.45%) OCP
3 31 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
4 16 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.56%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.56%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.68%) QA
2 3 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.33%) GxP
3 2 (0.22%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.22%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (12.58%) Docker
2 32 (3.56%) HDFS
3 15 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 109 (12.14%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.79%) Ansible
3 31 (3.45%) Terraform
4 22 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.45%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.11%) Marathon
Vendors
1 193 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 26 (2.90%) Okta
2 26 (2.90%) VMware
3 23 (2.56%) Oracle
4 15 (1.67%) YouTube
5 12 (1.34%) Xamarin
6 7 (0.78%) Adobe
6 7 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.56%) Apple
8 4 (0.45%) Google
9 3 (0.33%) Agilent
9 3 (0.33%) IBM
9 3 (0.33%) SAP
10 2 (0.22%) Databricks
10 2 (0.22%) Solace
10 2 (0.22%) Telerik
11 1 (0.11%) ANSYS
11 1 (0.11%) Facebook
11 1 (0.11%) SnapLogic
11 1 (0.11%) Spotify