Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 65 86
Rank change year-on-year +17 +21 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,688 1,307 1,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.35% 4.16% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 4.29% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,590 1,238 1,370
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,425 £27,500 £25,738
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 30,554 30,459 39,778
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.90% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25,556 25,259 33,846
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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
Hampshire +4 665 £40,000 - 59
Thames Valley +6 534 £45,000 +12.50% 109
Surrey +44 276 £45,000 +9.76% 26
Berkshire +10 200 £50,000 +12.68% 37
Oxfordshire -2 199 £45,000 +12.50% 54
Buckinghamshire +30 145 £43,750 +9.38% 18
East Sussex +21 110 £40,000 -11.11% 8
West Sussex +11 74 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Kent +21 25 £40,000 -8.57% 13
Middlesex +10 3 £90,000 +111.76% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,305 (77.31%) C#
2 1,170 (69.31%) .NET
3 1,142 (67.65%) JavaScript
4 884 (52.37%) SQL
5 816 (48.34%) ASP.NET
6 809 (47.93%) SQL Server
7 761 (45.08%) HTML
8 759 (44.96%) MVC
9 736 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
10 673 (39.87%) CSS
11 515 (30.51%) AngularJS
12 512 (30.33%) jQuery
13 471 (27.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 315 (18.66%) Degree
15 309 (18.31%) .NET Framework
16 306 (18.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 305 (18.07%) Web Services
18 301 (17.83%) Software Engineering
19 285 (16.88%) Java
20 250 (14.81%) Microsoft
21 249 (14.75%) TDD
22 227 (13.45%) WCF
23 204 (12.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 203 (12.03%) C++
24 203 (12.03%) Unit Testing
25 200 (11.85%) Computer Science
26 190 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
27 189 (11.20%) XML
28 187 (11.08%) OO
29 184 (10.90%) Linux

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
1 100 (5.92%) IIS
2 55 (3.26%) CMS
3 24 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.42%) Umbraco
4 19 (1.13%) Confluence
5 17 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.53%) Apache
7 9 (0.53%) EPiServer
7 9 (0.53%) NServiceBus
8 8 (0.47%) nginx
9 6 (0.36%) JBoss
9 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.83%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.059%) Maya
6 1 (0.059%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 24 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.47%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 190 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (8.65%) SaaS
3 78 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.37%) GitHub
5 16 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.47%) Boomi
8 7 (0.41%) npm
9 5 (0.30%) Office 365
9 5 (0.30%) Serverless
10 4 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.12%) Datadog
12 1 (0.059%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.059%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.07%) Internet
2 18 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.77%) HTTP
4 7 (0.41%) DNS
5 4 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.24%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.24%) WPA
6 3 (0.18%) Skype
6 3 (0.18%) SMS
7 2 (0.12%) AMQP
7 2 (0.12%) Firewall
7 2 (0.12%) Wireless
8 1 (0.059%) FTP
8 1 (0.059%) Intranet
8 1 (0.059%) MQTT
8 1 (0.059%) SMTP
8 1 (0.059%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 809 (47.93%) SQL Server
2 159 (9.42%) MySQL
3 91 (5.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 89 (5.27%) Relational Database
5 87 (5.15%) NoSQL
6 61 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 57 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (2.19%) MongoDB
9 35 (2.07%) Big Data
10 29 (1.72%) Oracle Database
11 27 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 17 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.47%) MariaDB
17 7 (0.41%) HBase
17 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 167 (9.89%) Visual Studio
2 155 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 110 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 79 (4.68%) Jenkins
5 68 (4.03%) NUnit
6 49 (2.90%) Selenium
7 45 (2.67%) JIRA
7 45 (2.67%) Subversion
8 36 (2.13%) SpecFlow
9 34 (2.01%) WebDriver
10 14 (0.83%) JMeter
10 14 (0.83%) Maven
11 12 (0.71%) Ant
11 12 (0.71%) Bugzilla
11 12 (0.71%) Moq
11 12 (0.71%) Trac
11 12 (0.71%) webpack
12 11 (0.65%) MSTest
13 10 (0.59%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 137 (8.12%) Finance
2 78 (4.62%) Retail
3 33 (1.95%) Marketing
4 22 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.13%) Banking
6 16 (0.95%) Electronics
7 15 (0.89%) Advertising
8 8 (0.47%) Games
8 8 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.30%) Law
11 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.24%) Automotive
12 3 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.12%) Legal
13 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.059%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,170 (69.31%) .NET
2 816 (48.34%) ASP.NET
3 761 (45.08%) HTML
4 673 (39.87%) CSS
5 515 (30.51%) AngularJS
6 512 (30.33%) jQuery
7 471 (27.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 309 (18.31%) .NET Framework
9 306 (18.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 305 (18.07%) Web Services
11 227 (13.45%) WCF
12 204 (12.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 189 (11.20%) XML
14 178 (10.55%) WPF
15 170 (10.07%) Ajax
16 152 (9.00%) Entity Framework
17 151 (8.95%) RESTful
18 143 (8.47%) REST
19 136 (8.06%) HTML5
20 128 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 200 (11.85%) Computer Science
2 142 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 69 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
5 64 (3.79%) N-Tier
6 41 (2.43%) Fintech
7 38 (2.25%) User Experience
8 27 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.01%) e-Learning
9 17 (1.01%) Smartphone
10 16 (0.95%) RIA
11 14 (0.83%) Animation
12 9 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.47%) CUDA
13 8 (0.47%) Social Media
14 6 (0.36%) Blog
14 6 (0.36%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 184 (10.90%) Linux
2 179 (10.60%) Windows
3 55 (3.26%) Unix
4 34 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.84%) Android
6 13 (0.77%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (44.96%) MVC
2 736 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (17.83%) Software Engineering
4 249 (14.75%) TDD
5 203 (12.03%) Unit Testing
6 187 (11.08%) OO
7 174 (10.31%) Scrum
8 172 (10.19%) OOP
9 132 (7.82%) BDD
10 131 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
11 127 (7.52%) Test Automation
12 121 (7.17%) SDLC
13 120 (7.11%) Web Development
14 85 (5.04%) Mathematics
15 78 (4.62%) Mentoring
16 74 (4.38%) SOLID
17 55 (3.26%) Product Management
18 53 (3.14%) Analytics
19 52 (3.08%) Mobile Development
20 50 (2.96%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (77.31%) C#
2 1,142 (67.65%) JavaScript
3 884 (52.37%) SQL
4 285 (16.88%) Java
5 203 (12.03%) C++
6 165 (9.77%) T-SQL
7 159 (9.42%) Python
8 141 (8.35%) VB.NET
9 102 (6.04%) TypeScript
10 96 (5.69%) PHP
11 84 (4.98%) C
12 42 (2.49%) VB
13 38 (2.25%) Scala
14 36 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 31 (1.84%) Ruby
16 28 (1.66%) Perl
17 21 (1.24%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.18%) PowerShell
19 19 (1.13%) Bash Shell
20 16 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 315 (18.66%) Degree
2 73 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.07%) PhD
4 27 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
5 21 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.36%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.24%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.18%) MCTS
12 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.059%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.059%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.059%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (5.15%) QA
2 10 (0.59%) GCP
3 5 (0.30%) GAMP
4 3 (0.18%) COSHH
5 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.12%) HL7
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (4.03%) Docker
2 10 (0.59%) Firmware
3 9 (0.53%) KVM
3 9 (0.53%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.24%) vSphere
5 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
2 12 (0.71%) Ansible
3 6 (0.36%) HAProxy
4 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.30%) Puppet
5 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.059%) logstash
7 1 (0.059%) StatsD
7 1 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 250 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 127 (7.52%) Oracle
3 53 (3.14%) Xamarin
4 32 (1.90%) Google
5 28 (1.66%) Telerik
6 27 (1.60%) Sun
7 18 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.01%) Capita
9 12 (0.71%) BMC
10 11 (0.65%) HP
11 9 (0.53%) Perforce
11 9 (0.53%) SAP
11 9 (0.53%) Sophos
11 9 (0.53%) Zend
12 8 (0.47%) BEA
12 8 (0.47%) Dell
12 8 (0.47%) IBM
12 8 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (0.47%) Siebel
12 8 (0.47%) TIBCO