Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 42 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,266 1,479 1,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.60% 5.51% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.85% 5.71% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,105 1,371 1,597
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 21,628 25,905 30,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.52% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17,650 21,442 25,716
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 +4 501 £45,000 +12.50% 44
Thames Valley +5 367 £47,500 +5.56% 75
Berkshire +1 155 £50,000 +5.26% 35
West Sussex 0 133 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Oxfordshire +4 131 £47,500 +5.56% 31
East Sussex +15 113 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Surrey -16 106 £47,500 -5.00% 49
Buckinghamshire +28 81 £46,250 +2.78% 9
Kent -24 27 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Isle of Wight 0 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Middlesex - 4 £60,000 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 1,044 (82.46%) C#
2 914 (72.20%) .NET
3 728 (57.50%) JavaScript
4 584 (46.13%) SQL
5 552 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
6 509 (40.21%) SQL Server
7 483 (38.15%) ASP.NET
8 482 (38.07%) MVC
9 426 (33.65%) AngularJS
10 416 (32.86%) HTML
11 362 (28.59%) CSS
12 300 (23.70%) Microsoft
13 283 (22.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 249 (19.67%) Azure
15 241 (19.04%) .NET Framework
15 241 (19.04%) .NET Core
16 235 (18.56%) Degree
17 230 (18.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 207 (16.35%) TDD
19 205 (16.19%) jQuery
20 187 (14.77%) Software Engineering
21 173 (13.67%) Git (software)
22 170 (13.43%) Java
23 167 (13.19%) Web Services
24 164 (12.95%) Unit Testing
25 162 (12.80%) React
26 154 (12.16%) REST
27 149 (11.77%) Computer Science
28 146 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
29 145 (11.45%) Greenfield Project

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 45 (3.55%) IIS
2 23 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.63%) CMS
6 6 (0.47%) EPiServer
7 5 (0.39%) Apache
8 4 (0.32%) Confluence
8 4 (0.32%) JBoss
9 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.16%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.079%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.079%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.079%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.079%) Jetty
11 1 (0.079%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.47%) Steinberg Cubase
3 3 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.079%) CATIA
5 1 (0.079%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 249 (19.67%) Azure
2 88 (6.95%) AWS
2 88 (6.95%) SaaS
3 15 (1.18%) Office 365
4 13 (1.03%) GitHub
5 12 (0.95%) PaaS
6 9 (0.71%) GCP
6 9 (0.71%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.24%) NuGet
9 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.16%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.079%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.079%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.079%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.079%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.079%) Serverless
10 1 (0.079%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.87%) HTTP
2 8 (0.63%) Internet
2 8 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.32%) FTP
4 2 (0.16%) Intranet
4 2 (0.16%) SSL
5 1 (0.079%) ATM
5 1 (0.079%) DNS
5 1 (0.079%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (40.21%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.08%) Relational Database
3 69 (5.45%) MySQL
4 37 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.66%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (0.87%) Big Data
12 9 (0.71%) Power BI
12 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2019
13 8 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.63%) SQLite
14 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 173 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 118 (9.32%) Visual Studio
3 98 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (3.71%) Jenkins
5 46 (3.63%) JIRA
6 42 (3.32%) NUnit
7 39 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.92%) WiX
9 36 (2.84%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 31 (2.45%) Selenium
12 28 (2.21%) Subversion
13 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 15 (1.18%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.18%) webpack
15 14 (1.11%) SoapUI
15 14 (1.11%) Xcode
16 13 (1.03%) Maven
17 10 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 7 (0.55%) JUnit
General
1 85 (6.71%) Finance
2 62 (4.90%) Retail
3 19 (1.50%) Games
4 14 (1.11%) Aerospace
5 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.71%) Automotive
6 9 (0.71%) Marketing
6 9 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.55%) Law
8 5 (0.39%) Publishing
9 4 (0.32%) Avionics
9 4 (0.32%) Military
9 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.24%) Banking
10 3 (0.24%) Police
11 2 (0.16%) International Banking
11 2 (0.16%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.079%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.079%) German Language
12 1 (0.079%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (72.20%) .NET
2 483 (38.15%) ASP.NET
3 426 (33.65%) AngularJS
4 416 (32.86%) HTML
5 362 (28.59%) CSS
6 283 (22.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 241 (19.04%) .NET Core
7 241 (19.04%) .NET Framework
8 230 (18.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 205 (16.19%) jQuery
10 167 (13.19%) Web Services
11 162 (12.80%) React
12 154 (12.16%) REST
13 137 (10.82%) WCF
14 131 (10.35%) Entity Framework
15 116 (9.16%) HTML5
15 116 (9.16%) XML
16 114 (9.00%) Ajax
17 80 (6.32%) SOAP
17 80 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 145 (11.45%) Greenfield Project
2 72 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 41 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
4 35 (2.76%) User Experience
5 34 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.34%) Virtual Team
7 12 (0.95%) Algorithms
8 8 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (0.63%) Robotics
9 7 (0.55%) Social Media
10 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.47%) W3C
11 5 (0.39%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.39%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.24%) BYOD
12 3 (0.24%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.24%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 141 (11.14%) Windows
2 104 (8.21%) Linux
3 32 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 27 (2.13%) Android
5 18 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 13 (1.03%) Unix
7 7 (0.55%) tvOS
8 4 (0.32%) CentOS
8 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.24%) ThreadX
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.079%) Debian
11 1 (0.079%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.079%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (38.07%) MVC
3 207 (16.35%) TDD
4 187 (14.77%) Software Engineering
5 164 (12.95%) Unit Testing
6 149 (11.77%) Computer Science
7 146 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
8 138 (10.90%) DevOps
9 128 (10.11%) Scrum
10 118 (9.32%) Web Development
11 116 (9.16%) Test Automation
12 107 (8.45%) OO
13 102 (8.06%) OOP
14 88 (6.95%) Mentoring
15 77 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
16 76 (6.00%) SDLC
17 65 (5.13%) Mathematics
18 55 (4.34%) BDD
19 53 (4.19%) CRM
20 51 (4.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,044 (82.46%) C#
2 728 (57.50%) JavaScript
3 584 (46.13%) SQL
4 170 (13.43%) Java
5 129 (10.19%) C++
6 102 (8.06%) T-SQL
7 92 (7.27%) Python
8 80 (6.32%) PHP
9 74 (5.85%) TypeScript
10 72 (5.69%) C
11 70 (5.53%) VB.NET
12 36 (2.84%) VB
13 21 (1.66%) Ruby
13 21 (1.66%) VB6
14 17 (1.34%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.79%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.71%) Scala
17 7 (0.55%) Go
17 7 (0.55%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.47%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 235 (18.56%) Degree
2 121 (9.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 23 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
6 13 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.47%) MCAD
8 6 (0.47%) MCP
8 6 (0.47%) MCPD
8 6 (0.47%) MCTS
9 1 (0.079%) CFA
9 1 (0.079%) CIW
9 1 (0.079%) HND
9 1 (0.079%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.84%) QA
2 17 (1.34%) DICOM
3 11 (0.87%) GDPR
4 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (9.16%) Docker
2 4 (0.32%) LXC
3 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 67 (5.29%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.66%) Puppet
3 8 (0.63%) Ansible
4 5 (0.39%) Terraform
5 3 (0.24%) MIIS
6 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.16%) Salt
6 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.079%) Control-M
7 1 (0.079%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.079%) Grafana
7 1 (0.079%) Graphite
7 1 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.079%) logstash
Vendors
1 300 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 20 (1.58%) Zend
3 17 (1.34%) Oracle
4 15 (1.18%) IBM
5 12 (0.95%) Google
6 10 (0.79%) Xamarin
7 8 (0.63%) Apple
8 5 (0.39%) Tableau
9 4 (0.32%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.32%) Telerik
10 3 (0.24%) Twitter
11 2 (0.16%) jBASE
11 2 (0.16%) Klocwork
11 2 (0.16%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.16%) QNX
11 2 (0.16%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.16%) Remedy
11 2 (0.16%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.16%) Sun
11 2 (0.16%) VMware