Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 47 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,446 1,569 1,493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.51% 5.26% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 5.44% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,276 1,507 1,402
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,900 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 25,253 28,864 28,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.85% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 20,610 23,951 23,592
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +7 548 £45,000 +8.43% 42
Thames Valley -5 487 £45,000 -10.00% 62
Berkshire +32 242 £45,000 -10.00% 29
Surrey -18 170 £45,000 - 24
Oxfordshire -14 140 £45,000 -10.00% 23
West Sussex +15 114 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Buckinghamshire +47 105 £42,750 -5.00% 10
East Sussex -4 78 £50,000 +12.36% 7
Kent +20 37 £51,250 +28.13% 11
Isle of Wight 0 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 1,122 (77.59%) C#
2 1,020 (70.54%) .NET
3 842 (58.23%) JavaScript
4 674 (46.61%) SQL
5 640 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
6 609 (42.12%) ASP.NET
7 568 (39.28%) MVC
8 487 (33.68%) HTML
9 486 (33.61%) SQL Server
10 416 (28.77%) AngularJS
11 410 (28.35%) CSS
12 304 (21.02%) Degree
13 273 (18.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 267 (18.46%) Software Engineering
15 246 (17.01%) .NET Framework
16 244 (16.87%) jQuery
16 244 (16.87%) Microsoft Azure
17 235 (16.25%) Computer Science
17 235 (16.25%) TDD
18 229 (15.84%) Git (software)
19 216 (14.94%) ASP.NET Web API
20 207 (14.32%) Java
21 203 (14.04%) Microsoft
22 189 (13.07%) C++
23 183 (12.66%) WCF
24 182 (12.59%) Web Services
25 173 (11.96%) React
26 170 (11.76%) Linux
27 168 (11.62%) Scrum
28 165 (11.41%) DevOps

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 26 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (1.45%) IIS
3 19 (1.31%) CMS
4 17 (1.18%) Kentico
5 12 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.76%) JBoss
6 11 (0.76%) Umbraco
7 10 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.48%) Confluence
9 5 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.21%) Apache
12 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.069%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.069%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.069%) LiveCycle
13 1 (0.069%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.069%) SAS
13 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.14%) Maya
4 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.14%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.069%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.069%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 244 (16.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (6.57%) SaaS
3 78 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.24%) GitHub
5 10 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.62%) Slack
7 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.41%) PaaS
8 6 (0.41%) Serverless
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.28%) npm
9 4 (0.28%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.90%) Network Security
2 11 (0.76%) Wireless
3 9 (0.62%) VoIP
4 6 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.35%) Internet
6 4 (0.28%) HTTP
7 3 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.21%) VLAN
7 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.14%) DHCP
8 2 (0.14%) IGMP
8 2 (0.14%) Intranet
8 2 (0.14%) Q.931
8 2 (0.14%) RTCP
8 2 (0.14%) RTP
8 2 (0.14%) SNMP
8 2 (0.14%) SSH
9 1 (0.069%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.069%) Modbus
9 1 (0.069%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (33.61%) SQL Server
2 97 (6.71%) Relational Database
3 96 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 95 (6.57%) MySQL
5 54 (3.73%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.38%) Big Data
9 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.55%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.28%) Power BI
16 3 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 3 (0.21%) MariaDB
16 3 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 229 (15.84%) Git (software)
2 127 (8.78%) Visual Studio
3 101 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 92 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (3.25%) Subversion
5 47 (3.25%) TeamCity
6 44 (3.04%) JIRA
6 44 (3.04%) Selenium
7 34 (2.35%) WiX
8 31 (2.14%) NUnit
9 22 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (1.11%) SpecFlow
12 11 (0.76%) Moq
13 10 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.69%) GitLab
13 10 (0.69%) MSTest
14 9 (0.62%) VectorCAST
15 8 (0.55%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.55%) PHPUnit
General
1 105 (7.26%) Finance
2 47 (3.25%) Marketing
3 32 (2.21%) Manufacturing
3 32 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.94%) Retail
5 26 (1.80%) Electronics
6 13 (0.90%) Games
7 10 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.62%) Automotive
8 9 (0.62%) Law
9 8 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.55%) Banking
10 6 (0.41%) Advertising
10 6 (0.41%) Legal
11 5 (0.35%) Local Government
12 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.069%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,020 (70.54%) .NET
2 609 (42.12%) ASP.NET
3 487 (33.68%) HTML
4 416 (28.77%) AngularJS
5 410 (28.35%) CSS
6 273 (18.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 246 (17.01%) .NET Framework
8 244 (16.87%) jQuery
9 216 (14.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 183 (12.66%) WCF
11 182 (12.59%) Web Services
12 173 (11.96%) React
13 161 (11.13%) .NET Core
14 128 (8.85%) Ajax
15 119 (8.23%) Entity Framework
16 114 (7.88%) XML
17 107 (7.40%) RESTful
18 103 (7.12%) SOAP
19 98 (6.78%) REST
20 93 (6.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.40%) Mobile App
2 105 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 35 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (1.45%) User Experience
8 19 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 12 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.55%) Acoustics
12 8 (0.55%) Robotics
13 7 (0.48%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.48%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.48%) Renewable Energy
14 6 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.35%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (11.76%) Linux
2 144 (9.96%) Windows
3 50 (3.46%) Apple iOS
4 49 (3.39%) Android
5 16 (1.11%) Unix
6 15 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.62%) ThreadX
8 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.21%) uClinux
10 2 (0.14%) VMS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.069%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.069%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.069%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (39.28%) MVC
3 267 (18.46%) Software Engineering
4 235 (16.25%) Computer Science
4 235 (16.25%) TDD
5 168 (11.62%) Scrum
6 165 (11.41%) DevOps
7 161 (11.13%) Unit Testing
8 156 (10.79%) OO
8 156 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
9 120 (8.30%) Mentoring
10 115 (7.95%) OOP
11 114 (7.88%) Test Automation
12 109 (7.54%) Mathematics
13 104 (7.19%) Web Development
14 78 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (5.26%) Microservices
16 69 (4.77%) Analytics
17 63 (4.36%) SDLC
18 56 (3.87%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,122 (77.59%) C#
2 842 (58.23%) JavaScript
3 674 (46.61%) SQL
4 207 (14.32%) Java
5 189 (13.07%) C++
6 139 (9.61%) Python
7 104 (7.19%) PHP
8 81 (5.60%) VB.NET
9 76 (5.26%) C
10 72 (4.98%) TypeScript
11 42 (2.90%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.49%) VB
13 31 (2.14%) Ruby
14 24 (1.66%) Go
15 23 (1.59%) Scala
16 21 (1.45%) Objective-C
17 20 (1.38%) PowerShell
18 16 (1.11%) Rust
19 14 (0.97%) R
20 11 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 304 (21.02%) Degree
2 165 (11.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 47 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.55%) PhD
7 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.069%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.069%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.63%) QA
2 22 (1.52%) DICOM
3 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.069%) PSD2
System Software
1 140 (9.68%) Docker
2 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.28%) LXC
3 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.069%) Firmware
4 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.80%) Ansible
2 26 (1.80%) Puppet
3 9 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.35%) Kibana
5 5 (0.35%) logstash
6 4 (0.28%) Salt
6 4 (0.28%) Terraform
7 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.069%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 203 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 40 (2.77%) Oracle
3 37 (2.56%) Xamarin
4 26 (1.80%) SAP
5 16 (1.11%) Zend
6 14 (0.97%) Telerik
7 11 (0.76%) IBM
8 10 (0.69%) Klocwork
8 10 (0.69%) QNX
9 9 (0.62%) Google
9 9 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 5 (0.35%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.28%) Adobe
12 4 (0.28%) Cisco
13 3 (0.21%) Infragistics
13 3 (0.21%) OutSystems
14 2 (0.14%) Databricks
14 2 (0.14%) MuleSoft
14 2 (0.14%) VMware