Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 54 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,486 1,563 1,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.31% 5.00% 4.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.51% 5.17% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,404 1,449 1,316
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

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 26,980 30,206 32,638
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.69% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22,284 25,196 27,310
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
Hampshire -4 504 £40,000 - 47
Thames Valley +11 487 £50,000 +14.94% 79
Oxfordshire +21 249 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Berkshire -7 191 £50,000 +8.11% 29
Surrey +10 189 £50,000 +11.11% 40
West Sussex +14 132 £50,000 +11.11% 16
East Sussex +9 106 £44,500 +11.25% 6
Kent +57 62 £42,500 - 31
Buckinghamshire -53 49 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Isle of Wight +2 7 £32,500 +35.42%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 1,153 (77.59%) C#
2 1,047 (70.46%) .NET
3 820 (55.18%) JavaScript
4 675 (45.42%) MVC
5 671 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
6 616 (41.45%) HTML
7 610 (41.05%) SQL
7 610 (41.05%) SQL Server
8 608 (40.92%) ASP.NET
9 533 (35.87%) CSS
10 438 (29.48%) AngularJS
11 384 (25.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 339 (22.81%) jQuery
13 311 (20.93%) Java
14 274 (18.44%) C++
15 269 (18.10%) Software Engineering
16 261 (17.56%) Degree
17 249 (16.76%) .NET Framework
18 245 (16.49%) Microsoft
19 244 (16.42%) Web Services
19 244 (16.42%) TDD
20 232 (15.61%) Scrum
21 217 (14.60%) OO
22 213 (14.33%) Unit Testing
23 211 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
24 204 (13.73%) Computer Science
25 203 (13.66%) Git (software)
26 173 (11.64%) Linux
27 171 (11.51%) Python
28 159 (10.70%) Windows

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 73 (4.91%) IIS
2 39 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.35%) CMS
5 17 (1.14%) Umbraco
6 11 (0.74%) Apache
7 9 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.47%) EPiServer
8 7 (0.47%) nginx
8 7 (0.47%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.47%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.40%) Confluence
10 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.067%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.067%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.067%) SAS
12 1 (0.067%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.34%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.067%) Maya
5 1 (0.067%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 127 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (3.43%) SaaS
4 9 (0.61%) GitHub
4 9 (0.61%) npm
5 8 (0.54%) TestFlight
6 7 (0.47%) IaaS
7 4 (0.27%) PaaS
7 4 (0.27%) Serverless
8 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.13%) Google Play
9 2 (0.13%) iTunes
9 2 (0.13%) Yarn
10 1 (0.067%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.067%) Apple Pay
10 1 (0.067%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.067%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.067%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.067%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.067%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.28%) Internet
2 13 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.61%) Network Security
4 7 (0.47%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.40%) CDMA
5 6 (0.40%) GSM
5 6 (0.40%) LTE
5 6 (0.40%) SMS
5 6 (0.40%) UMTS
6 5 (0.34%) HTTP
6 5 (0.34%) VoIP
6 5 (0.34%) Wireless
7 4 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.27%) DNS
7 4 (0.27%) SSH
8 3 (0.20%) IMAP
8 3 (0.20%) SMTP
9 2 (0.13%) AMQP
9 2 (0.13%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.067%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 610 (41.05%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.85%) MySQL
3 82 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (2.62%) MongoDB
5 39 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 38 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (2.42%) Big Data
8 29 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (1.75%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (0.67%) Redis
13 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.47%) GIS
15 7 (0.47%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 203 (13.66%) Git (software)
2 111 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (7.47%) Visual Studio
3 67 (4.51%) NUnit
4 56 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 55 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 47 (3.16%) Selenium
7 39 (2.62%) JIRA
8 24 (1.62%) Subversion
9 22 (1.48%) WiX
10 19 (1.28%) Moq
10 19 (1.28%) MSTest
10 19 (1.28%) SpecFlow
10 19 (1.28%) WebDriver
11 17 (1.14%) Maven
12 16 (1.08%) InstallShield
12 16 (1.08%) Ranorex
12 16 (1.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 15 (1.01%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.01%) webpack
General
1 121 (8.14%) Finance
2 66 (4.44%) Retail
3 35 (2.36%) Marketing
4 20 (1.35%) Games
5 15 (1.01%) Electronics
6 11 (0.74%) Automotive
6 11 (0.74%) Back Office
6 11 (0.74%) Telecoms
7 10 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.61%) Advertising
8 9 (0.61%) Legal
9 7 (0.47%) Billing
10 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.20%) Law
11 3 (0.20%) Local Government
12 2 (0.13%) Banking
13 1 (0.067%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,047 (70.46%) .NET
2 616 (41.45%) HTML
3 608 (40.92%) ASP.NET
4 533 (35.87%) CSS
5 438 (29.48%) AngularJS
6 384 (25.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 339 (22.81%) jQuery
8 249 (16.76%) .NET Framework
9 244 (16.42%) Web Services
10 211 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 148 (9.96%) XML
12 147 (9.89%) RESTful
13 128 (8.61%) HTML5
14 113 (7.60%) React
14 113 (7.60%) REST
15 110 (7.40%) Entity Framework
16 96 (6.46%) WCF
17 95 (6.39%) WPF
18 88 (5.92%) SOAP
19 85 (5.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.14%) Mobile App
2 76 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (4.91%) Algorithms
4 50 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (2.62%) User Experience
7 37 (2.49%) Fintech
8 25 (1.68%) EPoS
9 22 (1.48%) Augmented Reality
10 21 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
10 21 (1.41%) Video on Demand
11 19 (1.28%) RIA
12 17 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 17 (1.14%) Reinsurance
13 13 (0.87%) CUDA
14 7 (0.47%) NHS
15 6 (0.40%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 173 (11.64%) Linux
2 159 (10.70%) Windows
3 102 (6.86%) Apple iOS
4 92 (6.19%) Android
5 29 (1.95%) Unix
6 12 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.47%) CentOS
9 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.20%) VMS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.067%) Debian
13 1 (0.067%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.067%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (45.42%) MVC
2 671 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (18.10%) Software Engineering
4 244 (16.42%) TDD
5 232 (15.61%) Scrum
6 217 (14.60%) OO
7 213 (14.33%) Unit Testing
8 204 (13.73%) Computer Science
9 128 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 124 (8.34%) Test Automation
11 118 (7.94%) Web Development
12 113 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
13 111 (7.47%) Multithreading
14 110 (7.40%) SDLC
15 83 (5.59%) Mathematics
16 76 (5.11%) OOP
17 64 (4.31%) OOD
18 63 (4.24%) SOLID
19 62 (4.17%) BDD
20 57 (3.84%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,153 (77.59%) C#
2 820 (55.18%) JavaScript
3 610 (41.05%) SQL
4 311 (20.93%) Java
5 274 (18.44%) C++
6 171 (11.51%) Python
7 120 (8.08%) T-SQL
8 82 (5.52%) PHP
8 82 (5.52%) VB.NET
9 56 (3.77%) C
10 54 (3.63%) TypeScript
11 26 (1.75%) Ruby
12 24 (1.62%) Objective-C
13 22 (1.48%) VB
14 20 (1.35%) Go
15 16 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.01%) Groovy
16 15 (1.01%) Scala
17 14 (0.94%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 261 (17.56%) Degree
2 90 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (4.10%) PhD
4 35 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 27 (1.82%) MPhil
6 18 (1.21%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.81%) ISEB
7 12 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.13%) HND
12 2 (0.13%) MCPD
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.067%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.78%) QA
2 14 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.81%) ISO 14001
3 12 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.40%) DICOM
5 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.067%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (3.50%) Docker
2 7 (0.47%) LXC
3 6 (0.40%) vSphere
4 4 (0.27%) Firmware
4 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.067%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.067%) zsh
Systems Management
1 16 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.01%) Ansible
3 10 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.61%) Kibana
4 9 (0.61%) logstash
5 7 (0.47%) HAProxy
5 7 (0.47%) Terraform
6 5 (0.34%) Packer
7 1 (0.067%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.067%) Grafana
7 1 (0.067%) Marathon
7 1 (0.067%) Mesos
Vendors
1 245 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 75 (5.05%) Xamarin
3 63 (4.24%) Oracle
4 14 (0.94%) Telerik
5 12 (0.81%) SAP
6 8 (0.54%) Intel
7 6 (0.40%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.40%) VMware
8 5 (0.34%) Cisco
8 5 (0.34%) CommVault
8 5 (0.34%) Google
8 5 (0.34%) Tableau
9 4 (0.27%) Sony
10 3 (0.20%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.20%) Sage
10 3 (0.20%) Syncfusion
10 3 (0.20%) Thunderhead
10 3 (0.20%) Unisys
11 2 (0.13%) Apple