The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / South East
Rank 52 76 88
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 689 723 696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.68% 3.77% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.85% 3.90% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 618 679 650
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14208 18529 19762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.59% 96.67% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11855 15825 15961
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +27 244 £40,000 +6.66% 35
Berkshire +16 109 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Oxfordshire +7 101 £41,250 +3.12% 22
Buckinghamshire +18 69 £40,000 - 11
Surrey -41 50 £45,000 - 10
West Sussex -8 44 £42,500 -5.55% 8
East Sussex +32 34 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Kent +28 27 £32,250 -14.00% 4
Home Counties - 6 £50,000 -
Middlesex +10 5 £45,000 +9.75%
Isle of Wight - 3 £32,500 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (73.90%) C#
2 945 (69.08%) .NET
3 753 (55.04%) JavaScript
4 714 (52.19%) SQL
5 661 (48.32%) HTML
6 624 (45.61%) MVC
7 580 (42.40%) ASP.NET
8 567 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
9 543 (39.69%) CSS
10 508 (37.13%) SQL Server
11 337 (24.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 333 (24.34%) AngularJS
13 319 (23.32%) Java
14 299 (21.86%) jQuery
15 295 (21.56%) Degree
16 267 (19.52%) Software Engineering
17 234 (17.11%) Web Services
18 224 (16.37%) .NET Framework
19 220 (16.08%) Microsoft
20 217 (15.86%) C++
21 216 (15.79%) Windows
22 204 (14.91%) Scrum
23 188 (13.74%) TDD
24 183 (13.38%) XML
25 181 (13.23%) OO
26 176 (12.87%) Computer Science
27 161 (11.77%) WCF
27 161 (11.77%) Unit Testing
28 152 (11.11%) SDLC
29 147 (10.75%) Git (software)

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 38 (2.78%) IIS
2 26 (1.90%) Apache
2 26 (1.90%) NServiceBus
3 25 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 23 (1.68%) CMS
6 22 (1.61%) Drupal
7 10 (0.73%) JBoss
8 9 (0.66%) SilverStripe
9 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.44%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.44%) WordPress
12 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.37%) nginx
13 4 (0.29%) Jetty
13 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.22%) Hubot
15 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 82 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.66%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.22%) MS Office
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.15%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.29%) Magento
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.15%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 127 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.80%) SaaS
3 44 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.02%) PaaS
6 7 (0.51%) GitHub
7 5 (0.37%) Datadog
8 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.22%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Force.com
9 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.073%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.54%) HTTP
3 13 (0.95%) Internet
4 10 (0.73%) DNS
5 3 (0.22%) DHCP
5 3 (0.22%) Firewall
6 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.15%) Network Security
6 2 (0.15%) NGN
6 2 (0.15%) RS-485
6 2 (0.15%) SNMP
7 1 (0.073%) AMQP
7 1 (0.073%) LAN
7 1 (0.073%) VPN
7 1 (0.073%) WAN
7 1 (0.073%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (37.13%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 82 (5.99%) MySQL
4 78 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 49 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 47 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 24 (1.75%) Big Data
10 23 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
10 23 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.17%) Redis
14 15 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.88%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.73%) DTS
17 10 (0.73%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 147 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 124 (9.06%) Visual Studio
3 82 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (4.75%) NUnit
5 60 (4.39%) Subversion
6 45 (3.29%) Selenium
7 40 (2.92%) JIRA
8 34 (2.49%) TeamCity
9 26 (1.90%) Moq
10 25 (1.83%) Maven
11 24 (1.75%) Jenkins
11 24 (1.75%) WebDriver
12 21 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (1.39%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 16 (1.17%) Protractor
15 15 (1.10%) Ant
15 15 (1.10%) JSUnit
16 14 (1.02%) Appium
16 14 (1.02%) ReSharper
General
1 132 (9.65%) Finance
2 50 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.49%) Marketing
4 32 (2.34%) Retail
5 30 (2.19%) Automotive
6 18 (1.32%) Advertising
7 16 (1.17%) Electronics
8 14 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.02%) Military
9 13 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.88%) Banking
11 9 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
12 7 (0.51%) Back Office
12 7 (0.51%) Legal
12 7 (0.51%) Publishing
13 5 (0.37%) Billing
14 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Local Government
15 3 (0.22%) Games
16 2 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 945 (69.08%) .NET
2 661 (48.32%) HTML
3 580 (42.40%) ASP.NET
4 543 (39.69%) CSS
5 337 (24.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 333 (24.34%) AngularJS
7 299 (21.86%) jQuery
8 234 (17.11%) Web Services
9 224 (16.37%) .NET Framework
10 183 (13.38%) XML
11 161 (11.77%) WCF
12 147 (10.75%) WPF
13 132 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web API
14 130 (9.50%) HTML5
15 114 (8.33%) Ajax
16 113 (8.26%) Entity Framework
17 109 (7.97%) WinForms
18 102 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 100 (7.31%) RESTful
20 89 (6.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 176 (12.87%) Computer Science
2 51 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.58%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.14%) User Experience
5 26 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 22 (1.61%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.46%) Social Media
9 17 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 14 (1.02%) CUDA
11 12 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.80%) GPGPU
12 11 (0.80%) Reinsurance
12 11 (0.80%) Robotics
13 8 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
13 8 (0.58%) Life Science
13 8 (0.58%) NHS
14 7 (0.51%) Fintech
14 7 (0.51%) iPad
14 7 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 216 (15.79%) Windows
2 144 (10.53%) Linux
3 75 (5.48%) Android
4 65 (4.75%) Apple iOS
5 41 (3.00%) Unix
6 25 (1.83%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.51%) Solaris
9 5 (0.37%) CentOS
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.29%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (45.61%) MVC
2 567 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (19.52%) Software Engineering
4 204 (14.91%) Scrum
5 188 (13.74%) TDD
6 181 (13.23%) OO
7 161 (11.77%) Unit Testing
8 152 (11.11%) SDLC
9 134 (9.80%) Web Development
10 130 (9.50%) OOP
11 70 (5.12%) Mentoring
12 67 (4.90%) BDD
13 59 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (4.02%) Multithreading
15 46 (3.36%) SOLID
16 41 (3.00%) Front End Development
17 40 (2.92%) CRM
18 37 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
18 37 (2.70%) SOA
19 35 (2.56%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1011 (73.90%) C#
2 753 (55.04%) JavaScript
3 714 (52.19%) SQL
4 319 (23.32%) Java
5 217 (15.86%) C++
6 146 (10.67%) Python
7 138 (10.09%) PHP
8 136 (9.94%) T-SQL
9 125 (9.14%) VB.NET
10 93 (6.80%) C
11 70 (5.12%) Ruby
12 39 (2.85%) Perl
13 37 (2.70%) VB
14 34 (2.49%) Objective-C
15 23 (1.68%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.54%) Scala
17 17 (1.24%) Bash Shell
18 15 (1.10%) MATLAB
19 12 (0.88%) TypeScript
20 11 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 295 (21.56%) Degree
2 44 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.02%) PhD
5 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.073%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.34%) QA
2 10 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) SDET
5 2 (0.15%) WAI
5 2 (0.15%) WCAG
6 1 (0.073%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (1.17%) Docker
2 6 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
6 2 (0.15%) KVM
7 1 (0.073%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (0.44%) Ansible
1 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.37%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.073%) Grafana
3 1 (0.073%) Kibana
3 1 (0.073%) logstash
3 1 (0.073%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.073%) Puppet
3 1 (0.073%) Salt
Vendors
1 220 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.63%) Oracle
3 27 (1.97%) Xamarin
4 18 (1.32%) SAP
5 17 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (0.95%) Zend
7 11 (0.80%) VMware
8 7 (0.51%) Telerik
9 6 (0.44%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.37%) Google
10 5 (0.37%) Sony
11 4 (0.29%) Adobe
11 4 (0.29%) Apple
12 3 (0.22%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.22%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.22%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.22%) Twitter
13 2 (0.15%) Sage
14 1 (0.073%) IBM
14 1 (0.073%) Nokia
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £28k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Life Assurance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
JDA Software
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 42k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k per annum plus superb ben
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, shares, bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum Pension, Life Assurance, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
Posted: 2 days ago