Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 43 47
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 651 1,446 1,579
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.91% 5.49% 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 5.70% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 621 1,321 1,576
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,125 £28,750 £29,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 10,537 25,351 29,114
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.33% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,540 20,703 24,144
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +5 273 £46,500 +3.33% 17
Thames Valley +10 198 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Berkshire +31 125 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Surrey +32 116 £41,250 -8.33% 12
West Sussex +8 63 £47,500 - 12
Oxfordshire 0 60 £47,500 +5.56% 8
East Sussex +10 35 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 13 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Kent +28 11 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Isle of Wight +10 2 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 490 (75.27%) C#
2 432 (66.36%) .NET
3 367 (56.37%) JavaScript
4 287 (44.09%) SQL
5 242 (37.17%) SQL Server
6 239 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
7 238 (36.56%) HTML
8 225 (34.56%) ASP.NET
9 224 (34.41%) CSS
10 217 (33.33%) MVC
11 176 (27.04%) Azure
12 144 (22.12%) Software Engineering
13 142 (21.81%) AngularJS
14 137 (21.04%) TDD
15 134 (20.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 133 (20.43%) .NET Core
17 122 (18.74%) DevOps
18 105 (16.13%) Degree
19 103 (15.82%) React
20 100 (15.36%) Python
21 92 (14.13%) Git (software)
22 90 (13.82%) Microsoft
23 88 (13.52%) .NET Framework
24 86 (13.21%) Docker
25 84 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
25 84 (12.90%) jQuery
26 83 (12.75%) Computer Science
27 79 (12.14%) Greenfield Project
28 76 (11.67%) SaaS
29 74 (11.37%) Scrum

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 21 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.00%) IIS
3 11 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.77%) CMS
5 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.46%) Apache
7 2 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.31%) Confluence
7 2 (0.31%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.15%) CATIA
2 1 (0.15%) InDesign
2 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 176 (27.04%) Azure
2 76 (11.67%) SaaS
3 47 (7.22%) AWS
4 21 (3.23%) Office 365
5 13 (2.00%) GitHub
6 12 (1.84%) GCP
7 7 (1.08%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.61%) Asana
8 4 (0.61%) NuGet
8 4 (0.61%) PaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.31%) IaaS
9 2 (0.31%) npm
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.15%) Heroku
10 1 (0.15%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.54%) DNS
2 5 (0.77%) HTTP
3 4 (0.61%) SMTP
4 3 (0.46%) Skype
5 2 (0.31%) ATM
5 2 (0.31%) Modbus
6 1 (0.15%) 2G
6 1 (0.15%) 3G
6 1 (0.15%) 4G
6 1 (0.15%) 5G
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) Internet
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (37.17%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.37%) MySQL
3 33 (5.07%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.61%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.00%) Big Data
5 13 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.08%) Power BI
8 7 (1.08%) Redis
9 4 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.31%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 92 (14.13%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.76%) Selenium
3 26 (3.99%) SpecFlow
4 22 (3.38%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.61%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.54%) JMeter
7 10 (1.54%) Moq
7 10 (1.54%) SoapUI
8 8 (1.23%) Locust
8 8 (1.23%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.23%) WebSurge
9 6 (0.92%) JIRA
10 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.77%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.77%) NUnit
10 5 (0.77%) Subversion
10 5 (0.77%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.61%) Maven
12 3 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 45 (6.91%) Finance
2 16 (2.46%) Games
2 16 (2.46%) Retail
3 13 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.84%) Aerospace
5 10 (1.54%) Electronics
6 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.23%) Marketing
7 8 (1.23%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.08%) Military
9 3 (0.46%) Automotive
10 2 (0.31%) Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (66.36%) .NET
2 238 (36.56%) HTML
3 225 (34.56%) ASP.NET
4 224 (34.41%) CSS
5 142 (21.81%) AngularJS
6 134 (20.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 133 (20.43%) .NET Core
8 103 (15.82%) React
9 88 (13.52%) .NET Framework
10 84 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 84 (12.90%) jQuery
11 69 (10.60%) HTML5
12 68 (10.45%) REST
13 60 (9.22%) Entity Framework
14 58 (8.91%) Web Services
15 55 (8.45%) Ajax
16 53 (8.14%) WCF
17 43 (6.61%) SOAP
18 42 (6.45%) CSS3
18 42 (6.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.14%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.30%) User Experience
4 11 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.77%) LIMS
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.31%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.31%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.31%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.31%) Motion Graphics
9 2 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.15%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.15%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.15%) PKI
10 1 (0.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 65 (9.98%) Linux
2 48 (7.37%) Windows
3 11 (1.69%) Android
4 10 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.46%) Unix
6 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.15%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (33.33%) MVC
3 144 (22.12%) Software Engineering
4 137 (21.04%) TDD
5 122 (18.74%) DevOps
6 83 (12.75%) Computer Science
7 74 (11.37%) Scrum
8 72 (11.06%) OO
9 66 (10.14%) Web Development
10 61 (9.37%) Mentoring
10 61 (9.37%) OOP
11 55 (8.45%) Test Automation
12 53 (8.14%) Unit Testing
13 51 (7.83%) Microservices
14 49 (7.53%) Mathematics
15 43 (6.61%) BDD
16 36 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
17 34 (5.22%) Mobile Application Development
18 32 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (4.61%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 490 (75.27%) C#
2 367 (56.37%) JavaScript
3 287 (44.09%) SQL
4 100 (15.36%) Python
5 60 (9.22%) C++
6 58 (8.91%) T-SQL
7 46 (7.07%) Java
7 46 (7.07%) PHP
8 36 (5.53%) TypeScript
9 20 (3.07%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.46%) C
11 10 (1.54%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.54%) VB
12 8 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.08%) Go
14 6 (0.92%) Perl
15 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.61%) VB6
16 3 (0.46%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 105 (16.13%) Degree
2 69 (10.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.46%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) PhD
6 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.84%) QA
2 7 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 86 (13.21%) Docker
2 11 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) LXC
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (6.76%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.54%) Puppet
3 8 (1.23%) Terraform
4 4 (0.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 90 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.76%) Zend
3 14 (2.15%) IBM
3 14 (2.15%) Xamarin
4 11 (1.69%) Google
5 10 (1.54%) Oracle
6 7 (1.08%) SAP
7 4 (0.61%) Rackspace
7 4 (0.61%) Remedy
8 2 (0.31%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.31%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.31%) Sencha
8 2 (0.31%) VMware
9 1 (0.15%) ABBYY
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe
9 1 (0.15%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco
9 1 (0.15%) Kofax
9 1 (0.15%) Talend
9 1 (0.15%) Telerik