Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 62 87
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1339 1561 1414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.65% 4.40% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 4.54% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1555 1333
South East median annual salary £40,750 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.62% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
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 27824 34384 41060
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.95% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23200 28895 34104
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Thames Valley +5 503 £43,000 +7.50% 26
Hampshire -1 416 £40,000 - 29
Surrey -10 202 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Berkshire -10 192 £45,000 +4.35% 11
Oxfordshire +1 163 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Buckinghamshire +66 158 £40,000 - 2
West Sussex +17 126 £38,750 -13.89% 5
East Sussex -16 54 £40,000 -3.03% 7
Kent +32 23 £35,000 -4.11% 2
Home Counties +5 8 £43,500 -13.00%
Isle of Wight - 5 £24,000 -
Middlesex +5 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 21 October 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 1011 (75.50%) C#
2 890 (66.47%) .NET
3 748 (55.86%) JavaScript
4 716 (53.47%) SQL
5 610 (45.56%) ASP.NET
6 577 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
7 562 (41.97%) MVC
8 561 (41.90%) SQL Server
9 557 (41.60%) HTML
10 474 (35.40%) CSS
11 364 (27.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 352 (26.29%) jQuery
13 334 (24.94%) AngularJS
14 331 (24.72%) Degree
15 303 (22.63%) Software Engineering
16 281 (20.99%) Java
17 268 (20.01%) Microsoft
18 257 (19.19%) C++
19 248 (18.52%) Web Services
20 223 (16.65%) .NET Framework
21 218 (16.28%) Linux
21 218 (16.28%) TDD
22 210 (15.68%) Windows
23 184 (13.74%) Scrum
24 181 (13.52%) OO
25 179 (13.37%) Computer Science
26 170 (12.70%) VB.NET
27 167 (12.47%) Unit Testing
28 163 (12.17%) Visual Studio
29 155 (11.58%) XML

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 89 (6.65%) IIS
2 33 (2.46%) CMS
3 28 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.05%) Apache
5 14 (1.05%) JBoss
6 13 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 13 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 10 (0.75%) NServiceBus
9 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.37%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.37%) nginx
11 5 (0.37%) WordPress
12 4 (0.30%) Drupal
13 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 129 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.83%) SaaS
3 77 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.60%) Force.com
6 8 (0.60%) npm
7 6 (0.45%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.15%) Slack
10 1 (0.075%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.075%) Boomi
10 1 (0.075%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.075%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.69%) HTTP
1 36 (2.69%) Internet
2 27 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.27%) DNS
4 12 (0.90%) Intranet
5 8 (0.60%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.37%) 3G
6 5 (0.37%) 4G
6 5 (0.37%) LTE
7 4 (0.30%) Skype
7 4 (0.30%) SNMP
7 4 (0.30%) Wireless
8 3 (0.22%) RIP
8 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.15%) AMQP
9 2 (0.15%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.15%) Z-Wave
10 1 (0.075%) MQTT
10 1 (0.075%) SMPP
10 1 (0.075%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (41.90%) SQL Server
2 96 (7.17%) MySQL
3 67 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 54 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (3.66%) Big Data
7 47 (3.51%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 36 (2.69%) NoSQL
10 25 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.12%) MariaDB
14 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
18 9 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 163 (12.17%) Visual Studio
2 139 (10.38%) Git (software)
3 95 (7.09%) NUnit
4 75 (5.60%) Subversion
4 75 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (3.96%) JIRA
6 31 (2.32%) Selenium
7 29 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 25 (1.87%) SpecFlow
9 21 (1.57%) WebDriver
10 17 (1.27%) Moq
10 17 (1.27%) MSTest
11 16 (1.19%) Maven
12 15 (1.12%) JMeter
13 14 (1.05%) HP UFT
13 14 (1.05%) SoapUI
14 13 (0.97%) JSUnit
14 13 (0.97%) webpack
15 10 (0.75%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 121 (9.04%) Finance
2 52 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 47 (3.51%) Retail
4 36 (2.69%) Marketing
5 31 (2.32%) Banking
6 22 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.05%) Advertising
8 13 (0.97%) Electronics
8 13 (0.97%) Games
9 10 (0.75%) Automotive
9 10 (0.75%) Back Office
9 10 (0.75%) Legal
10 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.15%) Publishing
13 1 (0.075%) Law
13 1 (0.075%) Local Government
13 1 (0.075%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.075%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 890 (66.47%) .NET
2 610 (45.56%) ASP.NET
3 557 (41.60%) HTML
4 474 (35.40%) CSS
5 364 (27.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 352 (26.29%) jQuery
7 334 (24.94%) AngularJS
8 248 (18.52%) Web Services
9 223 (16.65%) .NET Framework
10 155 (11.58%) XML
11 152 (11.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 144 (10.75%) HTML5
13 131 (9.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 127 (9.48%) WPF
15 115 (8.59%) WCF
16 100 (7.47%) Ajax
17 90 (6.72%) REST
18 84 (6.27%) Entity Framework
19 83 (6.20%) WinForms
20 82 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 179 (13.37%) Computer Science
2 99 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
4 62 (4.63%) Algorithms
5 54 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
6 51 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.76%) N-Tier
8 31 (2.32%) Fintech
9 30 (2.24%) User Experience
10 29 (2.17%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.82%) RIA
12 11 (0.82%) Social Media
13 7 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.45%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.37%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.30%) iPad
17 3 (0.22%) Cloud Native
17 3 (0.22%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 218 (16.28%) Linux
2 210 (15.68%) Windows
3 82 (6.12%) Android
4 70 (5.23%) Apple iOS
5 58 (4.33%) Unix
6 29 (2.17%) Mac OS
7 15 (1.12%) VxWorks
8 11 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.60%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.37%) CentOS
10 5 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.075%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 562 (41.97%) MVC
3 303 (22.63%) Software Engineering
4 218 (16.28%) TDD
5 184 (13.74%) Scrum
6 181 (13.52%) OO
7 167 (12.47%) Unit Testing
8 127 (9.48%) Web Development
9 120 (8.96%) OOP
10 114 (8.51%) SDLC
11 77 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (5.68%) Test Automation
13 64 (4.78%) BDD
14 57 (4.26%) Mentoring
15 48 (3.58%) CRM
16 46 (3.44%) Refactoring
16 46 (3.44%) Web Application Development
17 45 (3.36%) Microservices
18 43 (3.21%) Mobile Development
19 42 (3.14%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1011 (75.50%) C#
2 748 (55.86%) JavaScript
3 716 (53.47%) SQL
4 281 (20.99%) Java
5 257 (19.19%) C++
6 170 (12.70%) VB.NET
7 146 (10.90%) C
8 125 (9.34%) Python
9 74 (5.53%) PHP
10 66 (4.93%) T-SQL
11 47 (3.51%) Objective-C
12 46 (3.44%) PL/SQL
13 42 (3.14%) Shell Script
14 38 (2.84%) TypeScript
15 37 (2.76%) VB
16 25 (1.87%) Perl
17 21 (1.57%) ES6
17 21 (1.57%) Scala
18 16 (1.19%) Ruby
19 14 (1.05%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 331 (24.72%) Degree
2 75 (5.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (3.73%) Security Cleared
4 32 (2.39%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.57%) PhD
6 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.22%) MCTS
10 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.075%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.075%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.075%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.075%) HND
11 1 (0.075%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.56%) QA
2 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.45%) GAMP
4 5 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (0.37%) SLA
5 2 (0.15%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.075%) GCP
6 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (1.79%) Docker
2 15 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.075%) KVM
5 1 (0.075%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (1.57%) Ansible
2 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.15%) Packer
3 2 (0.15%) Puppet
3 2 (0.15%) Terraform
4 1 (0.075%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.075%) rkt
Vendors
1 268 (20.01%) Microsoft
2 138 (10.31%) Oracle
3 34 (2.54%) Xamarin
4 18 (1.34%) Telerik
5 15 (1.12%) VMware
6 7 (0.52%) DevExpress
6 7 (0.52%) IBM
7 6 (0.45%) Rakuten
7 6 (0.45%) Zend
8 5 (0.37%) Adobe
8 5 (0.37%) Google
8 5 (0.37%) RedGate
9 4 (0.30%) Sony
9 4 (0.30%) Sun
9 4 (0.30%) Talend
10 3 (0.22%) Apigee
10 3 (0.22%) iManage
10 3 (0.22%) LexisNexis
10 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.22%) Sitecore