Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 52 64
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,604 1,521 1,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.25% 5.09% 4.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 5.26% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,546 1,440 1,715
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £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 29,624 28,934 37,134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.78% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24,656 24,266 31,610
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -1 579 £47,500 +12.74% 94
Hampshire -8 514 £42,500 +6.25% 64
Oxfordshire +5 294 £50,000 +25.00% 51
Surrey +65 270 £45,000 - 33
Berkshire -11 206 £50,000 +14.29% 30
East Sussex +21 132 £45,000 - 10
West Sussex -18 87 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Buckinghamshire -33 87 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Kent -24 22 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Middlesex +14 5 £90,000 +89.47% 1
Isle of Wight -5 4 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,207 (75.25%) C#
2 1,041 (64.90%) .NET
3 952 (59.35%) JavaScript
4 698 (43.52%) HTML
5 680 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
6 672 (41.90%) SQL
7 631 (39.34%) MVC
8 606 (37.78%) ASP.NET
9 589 (36.72%) CSS
10 573 (35.72%) SQL Server
11 487 (30.36%) AngularJS
12 381 (23.75%) jQuery
13 361 (22.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 339 (21.13%) Software Engineering
15 335 (20.89%) Java
16 312 (19.45%) Degree
17 286 (17.83%) TDD
18 268 (16.71%) Computer Science
19 248 (15.46%) Microsoft
20 246 (15.34%) ASP.NET Web API
21 241 (15.02%) C++
21 241 (15.02%) OO
22 230 (14.34%) .NET Framework
23 223 (13.90%) Git (software)
24 216 (13.47%) Python
25 208 (12.97%) Web Services
26 200 (12.47%) RESTful
27 193 (12.03%) Linux
28 191 (11.91%) Scrum
29 178 (11.10%) Unit Testing

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 53 (3.30%) CMS
2 48 (2.99%) IIS
3 35 (2.18%) Umbraco
4 26 (1.62%) Confluence
5 24 (1.50%) Apache
6 22 (1.37%) NServiceBus
7 20 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.12%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.94%) nginx
10 14 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.87%) EPiServer
11 11 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.56%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.50%) Drupal
14 7 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.31%) JBoss
15 5 (0.31%) Kentico
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (1.18%) Chatbot
2 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.25%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.062%) Magento
4 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.062%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 174 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.31%) SaaS
4 31 (1.93%) GitHub
5 14 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (0.87%) npm
6 6 (0.37%) PaaS
7 5 (0.31%) Boomi
7 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.31%) Office 365
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.25%) Slack
9 3 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.19%) Datadog
9 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.19%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.062%) Force.com
10 1 (0.062%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 12 (0.75%) WPA
3 11 (0.69%) Internet
3 11 (0.69%) SMS
4 8 (0.50%) HTTP
5 6 (0.37%) AMQP
5 6 (0.37%) VoIP
6 5 (0.31%) SSH
7 3 (0.19%) FTP
8 2 (0.12%) CTI
8 2 (0.12%) DNS
8 2 (0.12%) Firewall
8 2 (0.12%) Skype
9 1 (0.062%) 3G
9 1 (0.062%) 4G
9 1 (0.062%) 5G
9 1 (0.062%) Extranet
9 1 (0.062%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.062%) WebEx
9 1 (0.062%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 573 (35.72%) SQL Server
2 139 (8.67%) MySQL
3 95 (5.92%) Relational Database
4 61 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.30%) Big Data
5 53 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 40 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (1.18%) Redis
11 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.81%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.75%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.62%) RavenDB
17 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
18 8 (0.50%) GIS
Development Applications
1 223 (13.90%) Git (software)
2 123 (7.67%) Visual Studio
3 95 (5.92%) Jenkins
4 92 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (5.24%) NUnit
6 51 (3.18%) JIRA
7 50 (3.12%) Selenium
8 35 (2.18%) Subversion
9 34 (2.12%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.06%) WebDriver
11 22 (1.37%) webpack
12 18 (1.12%) WiX
13 16 (1.00%) JUnit
14 15 (0.94%) Mercurial
15 13 (0.81%) Moq
16 11 (0.69%) Maven
16 11 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
18 8 (0.50%) TeamCity
18 8 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 127 (7.92%) Finance
2 78 (4.86%) Retail
3 60 (3.74%) Marketing
4 31 (1.93%) Electronics
5 25 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.06%) Automotive
7 16 (1.00%) Advertising
7 16 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.87%) Games
9 11 (0.69%) Banking
10 10 (0.62%) Law
11 7 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.25%) Back Office
13 2 (0.12%) German Language
13 2 (0.12%) Local Government
13 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.062%) Legal
14 1 (0.062%) Military
14 1 (0.062%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,041 (64.90%) .NET
2 698 (43.52%) HTML
3 606 (37.78%) ASP.NET
4 589 (36.72%) CSS
5 487 (30.36%) AngularJS
6 381 (23.75%) jQuery
7 361 (22.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 246 (15.34%) ASP.NET Web API
9 230 (14.34%) .NET Framework
10 208 (12.97%) Web Services
11 200 (12.47%) RESTful
12 156 (9.73%) XML
13 151 (9.41%) HTML5
14 146 (9.10%) WPF
15 139 (8.67%) React
16 138 (8.60%) WCF
17 120 (7.48%) REST
18 118 (7.36%) Entity Framework
19 114 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 112 (6.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 268 (16.71%) Computer Science
2 123 (7.67%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 53 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (3.12%) User Experience
6 41 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 41 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.00%) Fintech
9 14 (0.87%) CUDA
10 12 (0.75%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.56%) Augmented Reality
11 9 (0.56%) Smartphone
12 8 (0.50%) EPoS
13 7 (0.44%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.37%) Arduino
14 6 (0.37%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.37%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.37%) NHS
14 6 (0.37%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 193 (12.03%) Linux
2 145 (9.04%) Windows
3 48 (2.99%) Android
4 44 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.06%) Unix
6 23 (1.43%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.25%) Debian
10 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.19%) CentOS
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.062%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 631 (39.34%) MVC
3 339 (21.13%) Software Engineering
4 286 (17.83%) TDD
5 241 (15.02%) OO
6 191 (11.91%) Scrum
7 178 (11.10%) Unit Testing
8 162 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
9 151 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
10 141 (8.79%) SDLC
11 131 (8.17%) BDD
12 126 (7.86%) Test Automation
13 121 (7.54%) OOP
14 97 (6.05%) Web Development
15 96 (5.99%) Mentoring
16 88 (5.49%) E-Commerce
17 87 (5.42%) Mathematics
18 85 (5.30%) SOLID
19 66 (4.11%) Multithreading
20 63 (3.93%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1,207 (75.25%) C#
2 952 (59.35%) JavaScript
3 672 (41.90%) SQL
4 335 (20.89%) Java
5 241 (15.02%) C++
6 216 (13.47%) Python
7 134 (8.35%) T-SQL
8 121 (7.54%) C
9 107 (6.67%) PHP
10 98 (6.11%) TypeScript
11 95 (5.92%) VB.NET
12 54 (3.37%) Ruby
13 44 (2.74%) Scala
14 36 (2.24%) VB
15 27 (1.68%) Go
16 22 (1.37%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.18%) Java 8
18 15 (0.94%) Perl
18 15 (0.94%) PowerShell
18 15 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 312 (19.45%) Degree
2 113 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (3.12%) PhD
4 43 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 34 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.31%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.12%) HND
11 2 (0.12%) ISEB
11 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.062%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.86%) QA
2 5 (0.31%) GCP
3 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) COSHH
4 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.062%) GDPR
5 1 (0.062%) HL7
System Software
1 70 (4.36%) Docker
2 15 (0.94%) vSphere
3 7 (0.44%) Firmware
4 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.19%) LXC
6 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.12%) HDFS
6 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.062%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.062%) KVM
7 1 (0.062%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.062%) zsh
Systems Management
1 37 (2.31%) Ansible
2 19 (1.18%) HAProxy
3 8 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
3 8 (0.50%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.44%) Puppet
5 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.19%) Terraform
8 2 (0.12%) Packer
9 1 (0.062%) Grafana
9 1 (0.062%) Kibana
9 1 (0.062%) logstash
9 1 (0.062%) Marathon
9 1 (0.062%) Mesos
9 1 (0.062%) Oozie
9 1 (0.062%) SCCM
Vendors
1 248 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 71 (4.43%) Oracle
3 52 (3.24%) Xamarin
4 24 (1.50%) Capita
5 22 (1.37%) Google
6 17 (1.06%) SAP
7 13 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (0.69%) TOWER Software
8 11 (0.69%) VMware
9 9 (0.56%) Zend
10 7 (0.44%) Telerik
10 7 (0.44%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.37%) BT
11 6 (0.37%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.31%) Dell
12 5 (0.31%) IBM
12 5 (0.31%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.31%) Siebel
12 5 (0.31%) Unisys