Period
to 30 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 40 46
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 433 1,375 1,520
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.28% 5.43% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% 5.65% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 413 1,247 1,510
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,750 £29,675
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 7,904 24,325 28,016
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 95.98% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6,469 19,936 23,285
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,200 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 -1 184 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Thames Valley +10 153 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Berkshire +41 106 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Surrey +62 67 £40,000 -20.00% 14
Oxfordshire -8 32 £42,500 -10.53% 21
West Sussex -20 25 £50,000 +5.26% 10
East Sussex -17 17 £72,500 +45.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 15 £53,750 +19.44% 5
Kent +20 14 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Middlesex +17 5 £60,000 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 357 (82.45%) C#
2 326 (75.29%) .NET
3 229 (52.89%) JavaScript
4 194 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (36.49%) TDD
6 157 (36.26%) SQL
7 154 (35.57%) ASP.NET
7 154 (35.57%) Azure
8 153 (35.33%) .NET Core
9 150 (34.64%) HTML
10 137 (31.64%) SQL Server
11 129 (29.79%) CSS
12 119 (27.48%) MVC
13 109 (25.17%) Software Engineering
14 97 (22.40%) AngularJS
15 96 (22.17%) React
16 92 (21.25%) DevOps
17 89 (20.55%) Degree
18 80 (18.48%) Computer Science
19 79 (18.24%) ASP.NET MVC
20 77 (17.78%) Microsoft
21 73 (16.86%) .NET Framework
22 68 (15.70%) Git (software)
23 64 (14.78%) Computer Science Degree
24 63 (14.55%) Scrum
25 61 (14.09%) Docker
26 57 (13.16%) Entity Framework
26 57 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
26 57 (13.16%) Mathematics
27 52 (12.01%) Mentoring

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 11 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.31%) CMS
3 9 (2.08%) IIS
4 7 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.92%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) InDesign
2 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 154 (35.57%) Azure
2 42 (9.70%) SaaS
3 37 (8.55%) AWS
4 13 (3.00%) GitHub
5 11 (2.54%) Office 365
6 10 (2.31%) Veeva
7 5 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.92%) Serverless
9 3 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.69%) GCP
9 3 (0.69%) npm
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon Cognito
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.46%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.46%) IaaS
10 2 (0.46%) PaaS
11 1 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.08%) DNS
2 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.69%) H.323
3 3 (0.69%) Network Security
4 2 (0.46%) 2G
4 2 (0.46%) 3G
4 2 (0.46%) 4G
4 2 (0.46%) HTTP
4 2 (0.46%) Skype
4 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.23%) 5G
5 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.78%) NoSQL
3 27 (6.24%) MongoDB
4 26 (6.00%) MySQL
5 11 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (2.31%) Big Data
7 6 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.39%) Redis
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.46%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.46%) Event Store
11 2 (0.46%) GIS
11 2 (0.46%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (15.70%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.01%) Selenium
3 18 (4.16%) SpecFlow
4 13 (3.00%) NUnit
4 13 (3.00%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.92%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.69%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.69%) Maven
8 2 (0.46%) JIRA
8 2 (0.46%) JMeter
8 2 (0.46%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
8 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.46%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.46%) webpack
9 1 (0.23%) Gradle
9 1 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (5.08%) Finance
2 11 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.39%) Electronics
5 4 (0.92%) Games
5 4 (0.92%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.69%) Marketing
6 3 (0.69%) Retail
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (75.29%) .NET
2 154 (35.57%) ASP.NET
3 153 (35.33%) .NET Core
4 150 (34.64%) HTML
5 129 (29.79%) CSS
6 97 (22.40%) AngularJS
7 96 (22.17%) React
8 79 (18.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 73 (16.86%) .NET Framework
10 57 (13.16%) Entity Framework
11 51 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 46 (10.62%) Vue.js
13 42 (9.70%) Web Services
14 38 (8.78%) REST
15 33 (7.62%) jQuery
16 29 (6.70%) HTML5
17 27 (6.24%) Node.js
18 26 (6.00%) WCF
19 23 (5.31%) WPF
20 21 (4.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.31%) Algorithms
3 16 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.70%) User Experience
4 15 (3.46%) Data Structures
4 15 (3.46%) LIMS
4 15 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.69%) RIA
6 3 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.46%) Biotechnology
7 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.46%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (0.46%) Life Science
7 2 (0.46%) Robotics
8 1 (0.23%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.85%) Linux
2 28 (6.47%) Windows
3 8 (1.85%) Android
3 8 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (36.49%) TDD
3 119 (27.48%) MVC
4 109 (25.17%) Software Engineering
5 92 (21.25%) DevOps
6 80 (18.48%) Computer Science
7 63 (14.55%) Scrum
8 57 (13.16%) Mathematics
9 52 (12.01%) Mentoring
10 48 (11.09%) Physics
11 47 (10.85%) Test Automation
12 41 (9.47%) OO
13 36 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (8.31%) Web Development
14 33 (7.62%) BDD
15 32 (7.39%) Microservices
16 29 (6.70%) OOP
17 27 (6.24%) CRM
18 22 (5.08%) SOLID
19 18 (4.16%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 357 (82.45%) C#
2 229 (52.89%) JavaScript
3 157 (36.26%) SQL
4 49 (11.32%) Python
5 43 (9.93%) C++
6 34 (7.85%) TypeScript
7 31 (7.16%) Java
8 22 (5.08%) VB
9 21 (4.85%) PHP
10 19 (4.39%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.39%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.15%) ES6
11 5 (1.15%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.92%) C
13 3 (0.69%) ES8
13 3 (0.69%) Scala
14 2 (0.46%) Go
14 2 (0.46%) Java 8
14 2 (0.46%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.46%) Rust
Qualifications
1 89 (20.55%) Degree
2 64 (14.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.69%) PhD
4 3 (0.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.08%) QA
2 6 (1.39%) ISO 13485
2 6 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (14.09%) Docker
2 8 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.69%) KVM
3 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (10.16%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.15%) Terraform
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 77 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.23%) Xamarin
3 13 (3.00%) IBM
3 13 (3.00%) SAP
4 10 (2.31%) Google
4 10 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (2.31%) Siebel
4 10 (2.31%) Zend
5 6 (1.39%) Apple
6 4 (0.92%) VMware
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle
7 2 (0.46%) Remedy
8 1 (0.23%) ABBYY
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe
8 1 (0.23%) Axosoft
8 1 (0.23%) Kofax
8 1 (0.23%) Sitecore