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The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 53 38
Rank change year-on-year -15 -15 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 884 705 992
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.36% 5.20% 5.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 5.51% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 599 589 877
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,625 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -

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 19,162 12,790 15,968
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 94.33% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12,215 9,937 13,068
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -5 412 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Thames Valley -41 193 £55,000 +10.00% 42
Surrey -26 124 £70,000 +40.00% 19
Berkshire -26 81 £52,500 +5.00% 17
East Sussex +36 78 £52,500 +2.44% 7
Oxfordshire +2 75 £57,500 +24.32% 16
Kent -17 53 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -47 46 £55,000 +22.22% 9
West Sussex -48 19 £55,000 +15.79% 6
Isle of Wight - 2 £40,000 -
Sussex +2 1 £31,500 -42.73% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Software Developer job roles required the following 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.

1 605 (68.44%) C#
2 590 (66.74%) .NET
3 525 (59.39%) Agile
4 502 (56.79%) JavaScript
5 349 (39.48%) SQL
6 301 (34.05%) HTML
7 281 (31.79%) .NET Core
8 274 (31.00%) CSS
9 270 (30.54%) Microsoft
10 269 (30.43%) SQL Server
11 263 (29.75%) Azure
12 251 (28.39%) ASP.NET
13 234 (26.47%) React
14 232 (26.24%) DevOps
15 223 (25.23%) .NET Framework
16 215 (24.32%) AngularJS
17 199 (22.51%) Git (software)
18 197 (22.29%) Scrum
19 171 (19.34%) Full Stack Development
20 169 (19.12%) ASP.NET Web API
21 162 (18.33%) Java
22 158 (17.87%) CI/CD
23 155 (17.53%) OOP
24 154 (17.42%) Python
25 149 (16.86%) TDD
26 144 (16.29%) Degree
27 141 (15.95%) MVC
28 139 (15.72%) OO
29 137 (15.50%) HTML5
30 135 (15.27%) Vue.js

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 24 (2.71%) IIS
2 20 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (1.81%) Apache
3 16 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.24%) Confluence
5 6 (0.68%) Jetty
5 6 (0.68%) nginx
5 6 (0.68%) WildFly
6 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.23%) CMS
7 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.11%) nopCommerce
1 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 263 (29.75%) Azure
2 102 (11.54%) AWS
3 93 (10.52%) SaaS
4 39 (4.41%) Serverless
5 27 (3.05%) Power Platform
6 26 (2.94%) GitHub
7 25 (2.83%) Azure Service Bus
8 23 (2.60%) GCP
9 20 (2.26%) PaaS
10 15 (1.70%) Microsoft 365
11 10 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.90%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.45%) Amazon Cognito
14 4 (0.45%) AWS Fargate
15 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.13%) Wireless
2 9 (1.02%) Network Security
3 3 (0.34%) HTTP
3 3 (0.34%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.34%) VoIP
4 2 (0.23%) H.323
4 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.94%) Relational Database
3 50 (5.66%) RDBMS
4 47 (5.32%) MySQL
5 37 (4.19%) NoSQL
6 27 (3.05%) Power BI
7 13 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.36%) Big Data
9 11 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.90%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.68%) Redis
12 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.57%) SSDT
14 2 (0.23%) GIS
14 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.23%) HBase
15 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 199 (22.51%) Git (software)
2 94 (10.63%) TeamCity
3 69 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 62 (7.01%) Visual Studio
5 51 (5.77%) JIRA
6 45 (5.09%) Selenium
7 25 (2.83%) SpecFlow
8 17 (1.92%) JUnit
9 14 (1.58%) Appium
9 14 (1.58%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.58%) MSTest
10 13 (1.47%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.36%) NUnit
12 10 (1.13%) GDB
13 9 (1.02%) webpack
14 8 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.90%) Maven
14 8 (0.90%) Mockito
15 6 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
15 6 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 93 (10.52%) Social Skills
2 75 (8.48%) Finance
3 52 (5.88%) Marketing
4 31 (3.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 21 (2.38%) Law
5 21 (2.38%) Publishing
6 19 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.15%) Fire and Rescue
7 18 (2.04%) Public Sector
8 13 (1.47%) Electronics
8 13 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.24%) Retail
10 10 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (0.68%) Advertising
11 6 (0.68%) Local Government
12 5 (0.57%) Back Office
12 5 (0.57%) Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Aviation
13 3 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (66.74%) .NET
2 301 (34.05%) HTML
3 281 (31.79%) .NET Core
4 274 (31.00%) CSS
5 251 (28.39%) ASP.NET
6 234 (26.47%) React
7 223 (25.23%) .NET Framework
8 215 (24.32%) AngularJS
9 169 (19.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 137 (15.50%) HTML5
11 135 (15.27%) Vue.js
12 114 (12.90%) CSS3
13 90 (10.18%) Entity Framework
14 72 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 70 (7.92%) JSON
16 64 (7.24%) REST
17 56 (6.33%) Java SE
18 47 (5.32%) KnockoutJS
19 39 (4.41%) ASP.NET Core
20 36 (4.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.66%) Data Structures
2 39 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (4.30%) Virtual Team
4 26 (2.94%) Cyber Defence
4 26 (2.94%) Cyberattack
5 25 (2.83%) User Experience
6 24 (2.71%) NHS
7 22 (2.49%) IoT
8 21 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.04%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
11 11 (1.24%) Social Media
12 10 (1.13%) Cybercrime
12 10 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.13%) EPoS
12 10 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.13%) Smartphone
13 9 (1.02%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.26%) Linux
2 69 (7.81%) Windows
3 38 (4.30%) Apple iOS
4 36 (4.07%) Android
5 9 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.79%) Unix
7 5 (0.57%) Debian
8 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (59.39%) Agile
2 232 (26.24%) DevOps
3 197 (22.29%) Scrum
4 171 (19.34%) Full Stack Development
5 158 (17.87%) CI/CD
6 155 (17.53%) OOP
7 149 (16.86%) TDD
8 141 (15.95%) MVC
9 139 (15.72%) OO
10 122 (13.80%) Computer Science
10 122 (13.80%) Unit Testing
11 121 (13.69%) Software Engineering
12 117 (13.24%) Test Automation
13 105 (11.88%) Microservices
14 85 (9.62%) Software Testing
15 75 (8.48%) BDD
16 72 (8.14%) Mentoring
17 71 (8.03%) Mathematics
18 69 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 605 (68.44%) C#
2 502 (56.79%) JavaScript
3 349 (39.48%) SQL
4 162 (18.33%) Java
5 154 (17.42%) Python
6 83 (9.39%) TypeScript
7 77 (8.71%) C++
8 45 (5.09%) T-SQL
9 38 (4.30%) PowerShell
10 34 (3.85%) VB.NET
11 26 (2.94%) Bash
11 26 (2.94%) PHP
12 20 (2.26%) C
13 19 (2.15%) Kotlin
13 19 (2.15%) R
14 17 (1.92%) Perl
15 15 (1.70%) VBA
16 14 (1.58%) Groovy
17 13 (1.47%) F#
18 11 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (16.29%) Degree
2 75 (8.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (5.77%) OCP
3 51 (5.77%) Oracle Certification
4 49 (5.54%) CIW
4 49 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (5.54%) OCA
5 26 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 23 (2.60%) PhD
7 20 (2.26%) SC Cleared
8 13 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.45%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (7.81%) QA
2 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (14.25%) Docker
2 10 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.23%) HDFS
4 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.23%) KVM
4 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 68 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.71%) Terraform
3 16 (1.81%) Ansible
4 5 (0.57%) Puppet
5 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.23%) Rancher
8 1 (0.11%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 270 (30.54%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.71%) Oracle
3 45 (5.09%) Google
4 19 (2.15%) Apple
5 6 (0.68%) NEC
5 6 (0.68%) Northgate
6 3 (0.34%) Cisco
6 3 (0.34%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.23%) CA
7 2 (0.23%) IBM
7 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.23%) VMware
8 1 (0.11%) Sage
8 1 (0.11%) SAP