Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 45 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 911 478 1,384
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.24% 5.64% 5.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 5.87% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 681 414 1,236
10th Percentile £32,626 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,625 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16,296 8,138 25,032
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.75% 95.97% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 11,543 6,741 20,690
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £74,525
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -15 425 £50,000 - 39
Thames Valley -30 233 £50,000 - 43
Berkshire -41 130 £55,000 - 20
Surrey -44 96 £55,000 +37.50% 15
West Sussex +15 75 £46,250 -7.50% 4
East Sussex +3 59 £45,750 -36.90% 9
Oxfordshire -11 54 £41,000 -8.89% 15
Buckinghamshire -16 51 £45,000 -16.28% 8
Kent -34 17 £47,500 +26.67% 9
Isle of Wight - 2 £40,000 -
Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 600 (65.86%) C#
2 570 (62.57%) .NET
3 511 (56.09%) JavaScript
4 467 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
5 406 (44.57%) SQL
6 335 (36.77%) React
7 319 (35.02%) .NET Core
8 318 (34.91%) Azure
9 309 (33.92%) AngularJS
10 264 (28.98%) TDD
11 245 (26.89%) CSS
12 243 (26.67%) HTML
13 234 (25.69%) MVC
14 226 (24.81%) SQL Server
15 225 (24.70%) ASP.NET
16 212 (23.27%) DevOps
17 207 (22.72%) Software Engineering
18 206 (22.61%) Full Stack Development
19 202 (22.17%) Java
20 195 (21.41%) Git (software)
21 194 (21.30%) Degree
22 191 (20.97%) Computer Science
23 184 (20.20%) Microsoft
24 170 (18.66%) Microservices
25 167 (18.33%) Vue.js
26 158 (17.34%) Scrum
27 136 (14.93%) NoSQL
28 126 (13.83%) Python
29 125 (13.72%) .NET Framework
30 121 (13.28%) Docker

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 59 (6.48%) Apache
2 47 (5.16%) Apache Spark
3 43 (4.72%) GemFire
4 31 (3.40%) CMS
5 25 (2.74%) IIS
6 21 (2.31%) EPiServer
7 11 (1.21%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.77%) Confluence
8 7 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.55%) JBoss
10 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.33%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.33%) WordPress
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.55%) InVision
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 318 (34.91%) Azure
2 86 (9.44%) AWS
3 51 (5.60%) GitHub
4 38 (4.17%) SaaS
5 34 (3.73%) Azure Service Bus
6 27 (2.96%) GCP
7 21 (2.31%) Amazon Kinesis
8 16 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.10%) Power Platform
10 9 (0.99%) PaaS
11 8 (0.88%) npm
11 8 (0.88%) Yarn
12 7 (0.77%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.77%) Serverless
13 6 (0.66%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.66%) Azure Storage
14 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 4 (0.44%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.20%) Ethernet
2 13 (1.43%) Network Security
3 6 (0.66%) MQTT
4 4 (0.44%) HTTP
5 2 (0.22%) Wireless
6 1 (0.11%) H.323
6 1 (0.11%) Modbus
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 136 (14.93%) NoSQL
3 96 (10.54%) Relational Database
4 65 (7.14%) Big Data
5 50 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (4.72%) MariaDB
7 41 (4.50%) HBase
8 39 (4.28%) Redis
9 19 (2.09%) MySQL
10 18 (1.98%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.32%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (1.10%) Power BI
14 10 (1.10%) SQLPlus
15 7 (0.77%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
17 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 4 (0.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 195 (21.41%) Git (software)
2 92 (10.10%) Jenkins
3 79 (8.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 69 (7.57%) Selenium
5 63 (6.92%) TeamCity
6 54 (5.93%) Cucumber
7 50 (5.49%) JUnit
8 45 (4.94%) Cypress.io
8 45 (4.94%) Sonatype Nexus
9 43 (4.72%) Protractor
9 43 (4.72%) Storybook
10 40 (4.39%) Eclipse
10 40 (4.39%) IntelliJ
11 39 (4.28%) Gradle
11 39 (4.28%) Mockito
12 36 (3.95%) Visual Studio
13 34 (3.73%) JIRA
14 23 (2.52%) SonarQube
15 22 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (2.31%) Artifactory
General
1 103 (11.31%) Finance
2 87 (9.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 84 (9.22%) Social Skills
4 59 (6.48%) Banking
5 57 (6.26%) Law
6 29 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (1.87%) Marketing
8 16 (1.76%) Electronics
9 15 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
10 14 (1.54%) Advertising
11 12 (1.32%) Aerospace
11 12 (1.32%) Retail
12 8 (0.88%) Wearables
13 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.77%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.55%) Publishing
15 4 (0.44%) Local Government
15 4 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.44%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (62.57%) .NET
2 335 (36.77%) React
3 319 (35.02%) .NET Core
4 309 (33.92%) AngularJS
5 245 (26.89%) CSS
6 243 (26.67%) HTML
7 225 (24.70%) ASP.NET
8 167 (18.33%) Vue.js
9 125 (13.72%) .NET Framework
10 117 (12.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 116 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 115 (12.62%) RESTful
13 108 (11.86%) Node.js
14 100 (10.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 95 (10.43%) jQuery
16 78 (8.56%) Web Services
17 74 (8.12%) Spring
18 73 (8.01%) Entity Framework
19 66 (7.24%) Redux
20 61 (6.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
2 61 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
4 37 (4.06%) Algorithms
5 33 (3.62%) User Experience
6 31 (3.40%) Mobile App
7 27 (2.96%) Life Science
8 19 (2.09%) Legacy Systems
9 15 (1.65%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (0.99%) VHDL
11 8 (0.88%) LIMS
12 6 (0.66%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.55%) Industry 4.0
14 4 (0.44%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.44%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.22%) CUDA
15 2 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 119 (13.06%) Linux
2 66 (7.24%) Unix
3 52 (5.71%) Windows
4 19 (2.09%) Mac OS
5 18 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.99%) Android
6 9 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.22%) VMS
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (28.98%) TDD
3 234 (25.69%) MVC
4 212 (23.27%) DevOps
5 207 (22.72%) Software Engineering
6 206 (22.61%) Full Stack Development
7 191 (20.97%) Computer Science
8 170 (18.66%) Microservices
9 158 (17.34%) Scrum
10 118 (12.95%) Unit Testing
11 97 (10.65%) Mentoring
12 94 (10.32%) Test Automation
13 89 (9.77%) BDD
14 88 (9.66%) OO
15 80 (8.78%) Mathematics
16 72 (7.90%) SOLID
17 69 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (7.46%) Software Testing
19 64 (7.03%) Fintech
20 57 (6.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 600 (65.86%) C#
2 511 (56.09%) JavaScript
3 406 (44.57%) SQL
4 202 (22.17%) Java
5 126 (13.83%) Python
6 97 (10.65%) C++
7 72 (7.90%) TypeScript
8 66 (7.24%) T-SQL
9 45 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 38 (4.17%) Groovy
11 35 (3.84%) VB.NET
12 31 (3.40%) Bash Shell
13 26 (2.85%) PHP
14 23 (2.52%) C
15 17 (1.87%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.76%) Scala
17 15 (1.65%) VB
18 14 (1.54%) ES6
19 9 (0.99%) Apple Swift
20 6 (0.66%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 194 (21.30%) Degree
2 78 (8.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (4.28%) OCP
3 39 (4.28%) Oracle Certification
4 19 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) PhD
8 2 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.49%) QA
2 11 (1.21%) GRC
3 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.22%) GxP
3 2 (0.22%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
System Software
1 121 (13.28%) Docker
2 41 (4.50%) HDFS
3 22 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 111 (12.18%) Kubernetes
2 53 (5.82%) Ansible
3 28 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.31%) Terraform
5 5 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.44%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 184 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.83%) VMware
3 43 (4.72%) Okta
4 22 (2.41%) Oracle
5 15 (1.65%) YouTube
6 9 (0.99%) SAP
7 8 (0.88%) ANSYS
7 8 (0.88%) Bloomberg
8 7 (0.77%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.66%) Adobe
10 5 (0.55%) Apple
11 3 (0.33%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.33%) Google
11 3 (0.33%) IBM
11 3 (0.33%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.22%) Agilent
12 2 (0.22%) Borland
12 2 (0.22%) Databricks
12 2 (0.22%) Telerik