Period
to 7 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 37 42
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 584 1,260 1,476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.07% 5.66% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.34% 5.92% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 571 1,151 1,411
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £49,857 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +10.79% +2.27% -

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 10,935 21,270 25,539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.59% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8,793 17,541 21,406
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 -10 200 £52,500 +16.67% 27
Thames Valley +7 198 £47,500 - 49
Berkshire +28 124 £50,000 - 28
Surrey +31 71 £48,750 +2.63% 22
West Sussex -24 58 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Oxfordshire -9 52 £42,500 -10.53% 11
Buckinghamshire -2 22 £46,250 +2.78% 10
East Sussex -32 22 £51,250 +2.50% 5
Sussex +1 14 £55,000 -
Kent +9 9 £46,250 -15.14% 7
Middlesex +7 9 £60,000 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 484 (82.88%) C#
2 475 (81.34%) .NET
3 348 (59.59%) JavaScript
4 291 (49.83%) .NET Core
5 255 (43.66%) SQL
6 250 (42.81%) Agile Software Development
7 229 (39.21%) HTML
8 207 (35.45%) CSS
9 192 (32.88%) Azure
10 181 (30.99%) TDD
11 164 (28.08%) ASP.NET
12 153 (26.20%) SQL Server
13 142 (24.32%) MVC
14 139 (23.80%) AngularJS
15 138 (23.63%) React
16 116 (19.86%) Scrum
17 114 (19.52%) Degree
18 111 (19.01%) Computer Science
19 104 (17.81%) Vue.js
20 101 (17.29%) Software Engineering
21 95 (16.27%) Microsoft
22 94 (16.10%) .NET Framework
22 94 (16.10%) DevOps
23 88 (15.07%) Kubernetes
24 85 (14.55%) Git (software)
25 84 (14.38%) Entity Framework
26 83 (14.21%) Computer Science Degree
27 79 (13.53%) Docker
28 74 (12.67%) Mentoring
28 74 (12.67%) ASP.NET MVC

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 35 (5.99%) CMS
2 23 (3.94%) EPiServer
3 16 (2.74%) IIS
4 9 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.86%) Apache
6 4 (0.68%) nginx
7 3 (0.51%) Drupal
7 3 (0.51%) WordPress
8 2 (0.34%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 192 (32.88%) Azure
2 52 (8.90%) AWS
3 39 (6.68%) SaaS
4 11 (1.88%) GCP
5 10 (1.71%) Veeva
6 9 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.68%) GitHub
8 4 (0.68%) Serverless
9 3 (0.51%) Amazon Cognito
9 3 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.51%) AWS Fargate
9 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.17%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.17%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.17%) Google Play
10 1 (0.17%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.20%) H.323
2 7 (1.20%) Network Security
2 7 (1.20%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.17%) DNS
3 1 (0.17%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) MQTT
3 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (26.20%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.93%) NoSQL
3 29 (4.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 24 (4.11%) MongoDB
4 24 (4.11%) SQLPlus
5 16 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.71%) MySQL
9 9 (1.54%) Big Data
9 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.68%) Redis
12 3 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.34%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 85 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 58 (9.93%) Selenium
3 32 (5.48%) Visual Studio
4 28 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (3.25%) TeamCity
6 17 (2.91%) NUnit
7 15 (2.57%) SpecFlow
7 15 (2.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (2.40%) Jenkins
8 14 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.86%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.86%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.86%) JIRA
9 5 (0.86%) WiX
10 4 (0.68%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.51%) Moq
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.34%) Cypress.io
12 2 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 22 (3.77%) Finance
2 21 (3.60%) Manufacturing
3 18 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.74%) Marketing
5 12 (2.05%) Electronics
5 12 (2.05%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.37%) Retail
7 5 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Games
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (81.34%) .NET
2 291 (49.83%) .NET Core
3 229 (39.21%) HTML
4 207 (35.45%) CSS
5 164 (28.08%) ASP.NET
6 139 (23.80%) AngularJS
7 138 (23.63%) React
8 104 (17.81%) Vue.js
9 94 (16.10%) .NET Framework
10 84 (14.38%) Entity Framework
11 74 (12.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 58 (9.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 50 (8.56%) RESTful
14 45 (7.71%) HTML5
15 40 (6.85%) KnockoutJS
16 38 (6.51%) Web Services
17 32 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 30 (5.14%) Node.js
19 25 (4.28%) jQuery
20 21 (3.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (6.68%) User Experience
3 34 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.42%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.91%) LIMS
7 13 (2.23%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.54%) RIA
10 7 (1.20%) Over-the-Top Content
10 7 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.51%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.34%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.34%) EPoS
13 2 (0.34%) FMCG
13 2 (0.34%) Robotics
14 1 (0.17%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.10%) Windows
2 33 (5.65%) Linux
3 15 (2.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.03%) Android
6 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (42.81%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (30.99%) TDD
3 142 (24.32%) MVC
4 116 (19.86%) Scrum
5 111 (19.01%) Computer Science
6 101 (17.29%) Software Engineering
7 94 (16.10%) DevOps
8 74 (12.67%) Mathematics
8 74 (12.67%) Mentoring
9 64 (10.96%) SOLID
10 59 (10.10%) Microservices
10 59 (10.10%) Physics
11 53 (9.08%) Unit Testing
12 48 (8.22%) OO
13 45 (7.71%) Test Automation
14 44 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (7.53%) Project Management
15 33 (5.65%) OOP
16 29 (4.97%) BDD
17 26 (4.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 484 (82.88%) C#
2 348 (59.59%) JavaScript
3 255 (43.66%) SQL
4 61 (10.45%) Java
5 56 (9.59%) TypeScript
6 53 (9.08%) VB.NET
7 47 (8.05%) T-SQL
8 44 (7.53%) Python
9 37 (6.34%) C++
10 28 (4.79%) VB
11 9 (1.54%) PHP
12 5 (0.86%) C
12 5 (0.86%) ES6
12 5 (0.86%) VB6
13 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.68%) Embedded C++
13 4 (0.68%) Go
13 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.51%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 114 (19.52%) Degree
2 83 (14.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.51%) PhD
6 2 (0.34%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.08%) QA
2 4 (0.68%) ISO 13485
2 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 79 (13.53%) Docker
2 7 (1.20%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.20%) KVM
2 7 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 88 (15.07%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 95 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.94%) SAP
3 21 (3.60%) Xamarin
4 10 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (1.71%) Siebel
5 9 (1.54%) Google
6 7 (1.20%) VMware
7 5 (0.86%) Apple
8 4 (0.68%) ANSYS
8 4 (0.68%) Bloomberg
8 4 (0.68%) IBM
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle
10 2 (0.34%) Automation Anywhere
10 2 (0.34%) Axosoft
10 2 (0.34%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.34%) UiPath
11 1 (0.17%) Pega
11 1 (0.17%) Renesas
11 1 (0.17%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.17%) Xceptor