Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 59 64
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,563 1,424 1,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.29% 4.91% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% 5.07% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,492 1,341 1,634
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £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 28,516 28,065 35,230
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.73% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23,718 23,398 29,773
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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
Thames Valley +12 569 £50,000 +17.65% 108
Hampshire -5 485 £40,000 - 53
Oxfordshire +16 317 £50,000 +25.00% 61
Surrey +40 254 £45,000 - 61
Berkshire -7 194 £50,000 +11.11% 30
East Sussex +26 123 £44,500 +11.25% 11
West Sussex -17 87 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Buckinghamshire -49 64 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Kent +17 38 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Isle of Wight -6 9 £32,500 +35.42%
Middlesex - 2 £90,000 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 1,169 (74.79%) C#
2 1,019 (65.20%) .NET
3 889 (56.88%) JavaScript
4 676 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
5 669 (42.80%) HTML
6 652 (41.71%) MVC
7 636 (40.69%) SQL
8 587 (37.56%) SQL Server
9 581 (37.17%) ASP.NET
10 572 (36.60%) CSS
11 454 (29.05%) AngularJS
12 359 (22.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 351 (22.46%) jQuery
14 322 (20.60%) Java
15 299 (19.13%) Degree
16 290 (18.55%) TDD
17 288 (18.43%) Software Engineering
18 267 (17.08%) C++
19 247 (15.80%) Computer Science
20 241 (15.42%) OO
21 233 (14.91%) Microsoft
21 233 (14.91%) ASP.NET Web API
22 230 (14.72%) Git (software)
23 220 (14.08%) .NET Framework
24 216 (13.82%) Linux
25 215 (13.76%) Python
26 214 (13.69%) Scrum
27 210 (13.44%) Unit Testing
28 206 (13.18%) Web Services
29 204 (13.05%) RESTful

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 61 (3.90%) IIS
2 46 (2.94%) CMS
3 40 (2.56%) Umbraco
4 28 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.34%) Apache
5 21 (1.34%) Confluence
6 20 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.02%) EPiServer
7 16 (1.02%) nginx
8 10 (0.64%) NServiceBus
9 8 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.51%) Drupal
10 7 (0.45%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.26%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.26%) Kentico
11 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.26%) WordPress
12 1 (0.064%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (0.96%) Chatbot
2 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.064%) Maya
5 1 (0.064%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.064%) Magento
4 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 137 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.24%) SaaS
4 16 (1.02%) npm
5 13 (0.83%) GitHub
6 8 (0.51%) TestFlight
7 6 (0.38%) PaaS
8 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.26%) IaaS
8 4 (0.26%) Slack
9 3 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.13%) Office 365
10 2 (0.13%) Yarn
11 1 (0.064%) Google Play
11 1 (0.064%) iTunes
11 1 (0.064%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.064%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.22%) Internet
3 8 (0.51%) SMS
4 6 (0.38%) HTTP
5 5 (0.32%) CDMA
5 5 (0.32%) GSM
5 5 (0.32%) LTE
5 5 (0.32%) UMTS
5 5 (0.32%) WPA
6 3 (0.19%) AMQP
6 3 (0.19%) DNS
6 3 (0.19%) SSH
6 3 (0.19%) VoIP
7 2 (0.13%) IMAP
7 2 (0.13%) Skype
7 2 (0.13%) SMTP
8 1 (0.064%) 4G
8 1 (0.064%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.064%) Modbus
8 1 (0.064%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (37.56%) SQL Server
2 134 (8.57%) MySQL
3 88 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.39%) Big Data
5 49 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 49 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.43%) RDBMS
8 28 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.28%) Redis
12 19 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.77%) RavenDB
14 10 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.64%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.58%) GIS
15 9 (0.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 230 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 121 (7.74%) Visual Studio
3 96 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 90 (5.76%) NUnit
5 87 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (3.20%) JIRA
7 47 (3.01%) Selenium
8 34 (2.18%) SpecFlow
9 33 (2.11%) Subversion
10 32 (2.05%) WebDriver
11 30 (1.92%) TeamCity
12 26 (1.66%) webpack
13 25 (1.60%) WiX
14 16 (1.02%) JUnit
14 16 (1.02%) Mercurial
14 16 (1.02%) Moq
15 14 (0.90%) MSTest
16 13 (0.83%) Ranorex
17 12 (0.77%) InstallShield
17 12 (0.77%) Maven
General
1 116 (7.42%) Finance
2 78 (4.99%) Retail
3 59 (3.77%) Marketing
4 29 (1.86%) Electronics
5 26 (1.66%) Games
6 23 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.22%) Automotive
8 15 (0.96%) Advertising
8 15 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.45%) Back Office
9 7 (0.45%) Legal
10 6 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.32%) Law
12 3 (0.19%) Banking
12 3 (0.19%) Local Government
12 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.064%) Military
14 1 (0.064%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,019 (65.20%) .NET
2 669 (42.80%) HTML
3 581 (37.17%) ASP.NET
4 572 (36.60%) CSS
5 454 (29.05%) AngularJS
6 359 (22.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 351 (22.46%) jQuery
8 233 (14.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 220 (14.08%) .NET Framework
10 206 (13.18%) Web Services
11 204 (13.05%) RESTful
12 153 (9.79%) XML
13 140 (8.96%) HTML5
14 122 (7.81%) WPF
15 113 (7.23%) React
16 111 (7.10%) REST
17 103 (6.59%) Ajax
17 103 (6.59%) Entity Framework
18 98 (6.27%) CSS3
19 96 (6.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 247 (15.80%) Computer Science
2 97 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
3 90 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 51 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (3.13%) User Experience
7 45 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.34%) CUDA
10 17 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
10 17 (1.09%) Fintech
11 15 (0.96%) EPoS
12 14 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
12 14 (0.90%) Video on Demand
13 13 (0.83%) Reinsurance
14 12 (0.77%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.51%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.51%) NHS
16 7 (0.45%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 216 (13.82%) Linux
2 149 (9.53%) Windows
3 76 (4.86%) Apple iOS
4 67 (4.29%) Android
5 38 (2.43%) Unix
6 23 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.58%) CentOS
9 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.19%) Debian
12 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.064%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (41.71%) MVC
3 290 (18.55%) TDD
4 288 (18.43%) Software Engineering
5 241 (15.42%) OO
6 214 (13.69%) Scrum
7 210 (13.44%) Unit Testing
8 148 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
9 145 (9.28%) SDLC
10 136 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 135 (8.64%) Test Automation
12 115 (7.36%) BDD
13 108 (6.91%) Web Development
14 102 (6.53%) Multithreading
15 97 (6.21%) OOP
16 79 (5.05%) Mentoring
17 76 (4.86%) Mathematics
18 69 (4.41%) SOLID
19 63 (4.03%) E-Commerce
20 62 (3.97%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,169 (74.79%) C#
2 889 (56.88%) JavaScript
3 636 (40.69%) SQL
4 322 (20.60%) Java
5 267 (17.08%) C++
6 215 (13.76%) Python
7 126 (8.06%) T-SQL
8 118 (7.55%) PHP
9 111 (7.10%) VB.NET
10 94 (6.01%) C
11 74 (4.73%) TypeScript
12 52 (3.33%) Ruby
13 36 (2.30%) Scala
14 34 (2.18%) Go
15 28 (1.79%) VB
16 24 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.96%) F#
18 15 (0.96%) R
19 14 (0.90%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 299 (19.13%) Degree
2 97 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (3.77%) PhD
4 42 (2.69%) Security Cleared
5 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.70%) ISEB
7 11 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.38%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.31%) QA
2 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.064%) GDPR
System Software
1 74 (4.73%) Docker
2 15 (0.96%) vSphere
3 8 (0.51%) LXC
4 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.13%) Firmware
5 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.064%) HDFS
6 1 (0.064%) zsh
Systems Management
1 32 (2.05%) Ansible
2 16 (1.02%) HAProxy
3 13 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.70%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.45%) Terraform
6 5 (0.32%) Packer
7 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.064%) Grafana
8 1 (0.064%) Kibana
8 1 (0.064%) logstash
8 1 (0.064%) Marathon
8 1 (0.064%) Mesos
8 1 (0.064%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.064%) Puppet
Vendors
1 233 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 60 (3.84%) Xamarin
3 59 (3.77%) Oracle
4 20 (1.28%) Capita
5 15 (0.96%) SAP
6 13 (0.83%) Google
7 12 (0.77%) Telerik
8 9 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 9 (0.58%) Sony
9 8 (0.51%) VMware
10 7 (0.45%) TOWER Software
11 6 (0.38%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.38%) Syncfusion
12 5 (0.32%) Intel
12 5 (0.32%) Tableau
13 4 (0.26%) BT
13 4 (0.26%) Canon
13 4 (0.26%) Sage
13 4 (0.26%) Twitter
13 4 (0.26%) Unisys