Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 66 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1453 1453 1436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.75% 4.19% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 4.32% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1367 1420 1360
South East median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,975
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +6 518 £40,000 - 34
Thames Valley +2 492 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Surrey -2 220 £45,000 - 14
Berkshire -4 181 £45,000 - 22
Oxfordshire -7 171 £45,000 +16.88% 13
Buckinghamshire +53 148 £40,000 - 11
West Sussex +34 120 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East Sussex -9 66 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Kent +24 19 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Home Counties +2 8 £43,500 -13.00%
Isle of Wight - 5 £24,000 -
Middlesex +10 1 £37,500 -28.57%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 1086 (74.74%) C#
2 962 (66.21%) .NET
3 877 (60.36%) JavaScript
4 793 (54.58%) SQL
5 679 (46.73%) SQL Server
6 673 (46.32%) ASP.NET
7 635 (43.70%) HTML
7 635 (43.70%) MVC
8 631 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
9 543 (37.37%) CSS
10 429 (29.53%) jQuery
11 407 (28.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 367 (25.26%) AngularJS
13 332 (22.85%) Degree
14 295 (20.30%) Software Engineering
15 289 (19.89%) Java
16 264 (18.17%) Web Services
17 261 (17.96%) Microsoft
18 241 (16.59%) C++
19 225 (15.49%) Linux
20 219 (15.07%) .NET Framework
21 210 (14.45%) TDD
22 202 (13.90%) Windows
23 194 (13.35%) VB.NET
24 193 (13.28%) ASP.NET Web API
25 190 (13.08%) Scrum
26 185 (12.73%) Unit Testing
27 182 (12.53%) Visual Studio
28 179 (12.32%) OO
28 179 (12.32%) Computer Science

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
1 109 (7.50%) IIS
2 32 (2.20%) CMS
3 31 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 14 (0.96%) JBoss
6 13 (0.89%) Apache
7 12 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.69%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.55%) Confluence
11 7 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.41%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.34%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.34%) nginx
14 4 (0.28%) Drupal
14 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 143 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (8.12%) SaaS
3 69 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.45%) GitHub
5 14 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.48%) npm
8 5 (0.34%) Force.com
9 3 (0.21%) Office 365
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.14%) Slack
11 1 (0.069%) Boomi
11 1 (0.069%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.069%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.96%) Internet
2 32 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.13%) HTTP
4 15 (1.03%) DNS
5 12 (0.83%) Intranet
6 8 (0.55%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.34%) 3G
7 5 (0.34%) 4G
7 5 (0.34%) LTE
7 5 (0.34%) SNMP
7 5 (0.34%) Wireless
8 4 (0.28%) Skype
9 3 (0.21%) RIP
9 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.14%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.14%) Z-Wave
11 1 (0.069%) AMQP
11 1 (0.069%) MQTT
11 1 (0.069%) SMTP
11 1 (0.069%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (46.73%) SQL Server
2 116 (7.98%) MySQL
3 68 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 55 (3.79%) NoSQL
8 49 (3.37%) MongoDB
9 46 (3.17%) Big Data
10 22 (1.51%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (0.89%) MariaDB
15 12 (0.83%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 182 (12.53%) Visual Studio
2 128 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 103 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 96 (6.61%) NUnit
5 65 (4.47%) Subversion
6 49 (3.37%) Jenkins
7 48 (3.30%) JIRA
8 39 (2.68%) Selenium
9 30 (2.06%) SpecFlow
10 26 (1.79%) WebDriver
11 17 (1.17%) JMeter
11 17 (1.17%) MSTest
12 15 (1.03%) Maven
13 13 (0.89%) HP UFT
13 13 (0.89%) Moq
13 13 (0.89%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.83%) webpack
15 9 (0.62%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.62%) JSUnit
16 8 (0.55%) Ant
General
1 102 (7.02%) Finance
2 52 (3.58%) Retail
3 49 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.68%) Marketing
5 27 (1.86%) Banking
6 15 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 14 (0.96%) Advertising
7 14 (0.96%) Electronics
8 12 (0.83%) Back Office
9 11 (0.76%) Games
10 7 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.48%) Automotive
11 6 (0.41%) Legal
11 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Law
13 2 (0.14%) Publishing
14 1 (0.069%) Local Government
14 1 (0.069%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.069%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 962 (66.21%) .NET
2 673 (46.32%) ASP.NET
3 635 (43.70%) HTML
4 543 (37.37%) CSS
5 429 (29.53%) jQuery
6 407 (28.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 367 (25.26%) AngularJS
8 264 (18.17%) Web Services
9 219 (15.07%) .NET Framework
10 193 (13.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 170 (11.70%) XML
12 168 (11.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 148 (10.19%) Ajax
14 145 (9.98%) WCF
15 142 (9.77%) WPF
16 131 (9.02%) HTML5
17 108 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 106 (7.30%) REST
19 95 (6.54%) RESTful
20 93 (6.40%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 179 (12.32%) Computer Science
2 94 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
3 81 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 57 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (3.10%) N-Tier
7 44 (3.03%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.72%) Fintech
9 23 (1.58%) User Experience
10 22 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.03%) RIA
12 13 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.62%) Social Media
14 6 (0.41%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.41%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.34%) Animation
16 4 (0.28%) Driving Licence
16 4 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
17 3 (0.21%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 225 (15.49%) Linux
2 202 (13.90%) Windows
3 66 (4.54%) Android
3 66 (4.54%) Unix
4 58 (3.99%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.96%) Mac OS
6 10 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.55%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.48%) VxWorks
9 5 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.28%) CentOS
10 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.069%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (43.70%) MVC
2 631 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (20.30%) Software Engineering
4 210 (14.45%) TDD
5 190 (13.08%) Scrum
6 185 (12.73%) Unit Testing
7 179 (12.32%) OO
8 147 (10.12%) OOP
9 128 (8.81%) Web Development
10 120 (8.26%) SDLC
11 101 (6.95%) Test Automation
12 87 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (4.89%) BDD
14 56 (3.85%) Microservices
15 52 (3.58%) Mentoring
16 51 (3.51%) Analytics
16 51 (3.51%) CRM
17 48 (3.30%) Mathematics
17 48 (3.30%) Product Management
18 42 (2.89%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 1086 (74.74%) C#
2 877 (60.36%) JavaScript
3 793 (54.58%) SQL
4 289 (19.89%) Java
5 241 (16.59%) C++
6 194 (13.35%) VB.NET
7 142 (9.77%) Python
8 117 (8.05%) C
9 82 (5.64%) T-SQL
10 76 (5.23%) PHP
11 46 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 38 (2.62%) TypeScript
13 36 (2.48%) VB
14 35 (2.41%) Shell Script
15 34 (2.34%) Objective-C
16 26 (1.79%) Perl
17 24 (1.65%) Scala
18 17 (1.17%) ES6
18 17 (1.17%) Ruby
19 15 (1.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 332 (22.85%) Degree
2 69 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 30 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.38%) PhD
6 19 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.21%) MCTS
10 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.069%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.069%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.069%) HND
12 1 (0.069%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.16%) QA
2 7 (0.48%) GAMP
3 5 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.28%) SLA
5 1 (0.069%) GCP
5 1 (0.069%) HL7
5 1 (0.069%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.069%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 49 (3.37%) Docker
2 7 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.28%) KVM
3 4 (0.28%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
2 12 (0.83%) Ansible
3 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.14%) Packer
4 2 (0.14%) Terraform
5 1 (0.069%) Puppet
5 1 (0.069%) rkt
Vendors
1 261 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 155 (10.67%) Oracle
3 42 (2.89%) Xamarin
4 35 (2.41%) Telerik
5 22 (1.51%) Sun
6 19 (1.31%) Google
7 9 (0.62%) HP
8 8 (0.55%) DevExpress
9 7 (0.48%) VMware
10 6 (0.41%) Adobe
10 6 (0.41%) IBM
10 6 (0.41%) Rakuten
11 5 (0.34%) RedGate
11 5 (0.34%) Talend
11 5 (0.34%) Zend
12 4 (0.28%) Perforce
12 4 (0.28%) Sophos
13 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.21%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.21%) Twitter