Period
to 26 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 46 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,497 1,779 1,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.66% 5.65% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.86% 5.83% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,330 1,698 1,333
South East median annual salary £44,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.57% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -2.44%

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 25,554 30,504 28,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.92% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 20,963 25,425 24,079
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 £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -4 609 £40,000 -5.88% 73
Thames Valley -1 408 £45,000 - 104
Surrey -14 190 £46,250 +2.78% 47
Berkshire +9 184 £50,000 - 40
West Sussex +27 150 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Oxfordshire -4 135 £40,000 -11.11% 36
Buckinghamshire +11 89 £42,500 -5.56% 28
East Sussex -9 85 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Kent +55 53 £40,000 -8.57% 14
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 1,185 (79.16%) C#
2 1,094 (73.08%) .NET
3 827 (55.24%) JavaScript
4 666 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
5 644 (43.02%) MVC
6 635 (42.42%) SQL
7 608 (40.61%) ASP.NET
8 555 (37.07%) HTML
9 537 (35.87%) SQL Server
10 475 (31.73%) AngularJS
11 465 (31.06%) CSS
12 331 (22.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 296 (19.77%) Software Engineering
14 276 (18.44%) .NET Framework
15 273 (18.24%) Degree
16 271 (18.10%) Microsoft
17 262 (17.50%) jQuery
18 249 (16.63%) C++
19 244 (16.30%) Java
20 214 (14.30%) Git (software)
21 201 (13.43%) TDD
22 191 (12.76%) Scrum
22 191 (12.76%) OO
23 187 (12.49%) Linux
24 183 (12.22%) Web Services
24 183 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
24 183 (12.22%) Computer Science
25 181 (12.09%) Windows
26 180 (12.02%) Python
27 178 (11.89%) ASP.NET Web API

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 64 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (2.61%) IIS
3 17 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.07%) Apache
5 14 (0.94%) CMS
6 11 (0.73%) Kentico
7 7 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.47%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.20%) Confluence
9 1 (0.067%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.067%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.067%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.067%) Drupal
9 1 (0.067%) JBoss
9 1 (0.067%) nginx
9 1 (0.067%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.067%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.067%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.067%) Maya
2 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.067%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 183 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (7.41%) SaaS
3 51 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.40%) GitHub
5 5 (0.33%) PaaS
5 5 (0.33%) Serverless
6 4 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.27%) Office 365
7 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.067%) Google Play
9 1 (0.067%) Heroku
9 1 (0.067%) iTunes
9 1 (0.067%) npm
9 1 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.07%) Network Security
2 21 (1.40%) Wireless
3 12 (0.80%) VoIP
4 11 (0.73%) HTTPS
5 10 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.33%) SSH
8 4 (0.27%) HTTP
8 4 (0.27%) Internet
8 4 (0.27%) Intranet
9 3 (0.20%) Modbus
10 2 (0.13%) MQTT
10 2 (0.13%) RS-485
10 2 (0.13%) VLAN
11 1 (0.067%) AMQP
11 1 (0.067%) DHCP
11 1 (0.067%) RS-232
11 1 (0.067%) Spanning Tree
11 1 (0.067%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.067%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 537 (35.87%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.55%) MySQL
3 90 (6.01%) Relational Database
4 82 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 47 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 37 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.87%) Big Data
13 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.47%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.27%) GIS
18 3 (0.20%) Neo4j
18 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 2 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 214 (14.30%) Git (software)
2 109 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 105 (7.01%) Visual Studio
4 72 (4.81%) TeamCity
5 56 (3.74%) Jenkins
6 43 (2.87%) NUnit
7 40 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 39 (2.61%) Selenium
9 26 (1.74%) MSTest
10 23 (1.54%) JIRA
11 17 (1.14%) Subversion
12 15 (1.00%) dotTrace
12 15 (1.00%) WiX
13 14 (0.94%) Mocha
14 13 (0.87%) JUnit
14 13 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.67%) Moq
15 10 (0.67%) MSBuild
16 9 (0.60%) Ranorex
16 9 (0.60%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 120 (8.02%) Finance
2 37 (2.47%) Retail
3 30 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 29 (1.94%) Marketing
5 14 (0.94%) Automotive
5 14 (0.94%) Electronics
6 12 (0.80%) Games
6 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 12 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.60%) Law
8 8 (0.53%) Legal
9 6 (0.40%) Back Office
10 5 (0.33%) Advertising
10 5 (0.33%) Banking
10 5 (0.33%) Billing
11 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.067%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,094 (73.08%) .NET
2 608 (40.61%) ASP.NET
3 555 (37.07%) HTML
4 475 (31.73%) AngularJS
5 465 (31.06%) CSS
6 331 (22.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 276 (18.44%) .NET Framework
8 262 (17.50%) jQuery
9 183 (12.22%) Web Services
10 178 (11.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 152 (10.15%) React
12 148 (9.89%) .NET Core
13 143 (9.55%) WCF
14 139 (9.29%) REST
15 126 (8.42%) Entity Framework
16 119 (7.95%) HTML5
17 116 (7.75%) XML
18 103 (6.88%) Ajax
19 99 (6.61%) RESTful
20 94 (6.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.82%) Mobile App
2 81 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (4.54%) Algorithms
4 42 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (2.14%) Fintech
8 26 (1.74%) User Experience
9 17 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.00%) RIA
11 12 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
11 12 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (0.47%) Acoustics
14 7 (0.47%) EPoS
14 7 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.40%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.33%) Renewable Energy
17 4 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 187 (12.49%) Linux
2 181 (12.09%) Windows
3 63 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 61 (4.07%) Android
5 18 (1.20%) Unix
6 13 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.27%) ThreadX
9 3 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.067%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.067%) uClinux
11 1 (0.067%) VMS
11 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (43.02%) MVC
3 296 (19.77%) Software Engineering
4 201 (13.43%) TDD
5 191 (12.76%) OO
5 191 (12.76%) Scrum
6 183 (12.22%) Computer Science
7 160 (10.69%) Unit Testing
8 146 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
9 123 (8.22%) Web Development
10 121 (8.08%) Mathematics
11 110 (7.35%) Test Automation
12 104 (6.95%) DevOps
13 94 (6.28%) OOP
14 84 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
15 82 (5.48%) Analytics
16 80 (5.34%) Mentoring
17 69 (4.61%) SDLC
18 68 (4.54%) Microservices
19 62 (4.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,185 (79.16%) C#
2 827 (55.24%) JavaScript
3 635 (42.42%) SQL
4 249 (16.63%) C++
5 244 (16.30%) Java
6 180 (12.02%) Python
7 101 (6.75%) C
8 96 (6.41%) T-SQL
9 78 (5.21%) PHP
10 61 (4.07%) TypeScript
11 54 (3.61%) VB.NET
12 37 (2.47%) VB
13 30 (2.00%) Go
14 26 (1.74%) Ruby
15 24 (1.60%) R
16 23 (1.54%) Rust
17 22 (1.47%) Objective-C
18 18 (1.20%) MATLAB
19 16 (1.07%) VC++
20 13 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 273 (18.24%) Degree
2 94 (6.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 58 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 39 (2.61%) PhD
6 26 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.33%) MPhil
10 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.13%) HND
11 2 (0.13%) MCPD
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.27%) QA
2 19 (1.27%) DICOM
3 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 63 (4.21%) Docker
2 6 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.067%) LXC
5 1 (0.067%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.067%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (1.80%) Ansible
2 23 (1.54%) Kibana
2 23 (1.54%) logstash
3 14 (0.94%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.47%) Puppet
6 4 (0.27%) Terraform
7 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.067%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.067%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.067%) Salt
Vendors
1 271 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 63 (4.21%) Oracle
3 51 (3.41%) Xamarin
4 11 (0.73%) Cisco
5 10 (0.67%) SAP
5 10 (0.67%) Zend
6 5 (0.33%) Google
7 4 (0.27%) QNX
7 4 (0.27%) Telerik
8 3 (0.20%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.20%) OutSystems
8 3 (0.20%) VMware
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos
9 2 (0.13%) IBM
10 1 (0.067%) Apple
10 1 (0.067%) Avaya
10 1 (0.067%) Intel
10 1 (0.067%) Motorola
10 1 (0.067%) Salesforce.com