Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 53 71
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,687 1,417 1,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.56% 4.88% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 5.03% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,613 1,331 1,525
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 29,399 28,145 36,514
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 96.87% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 24,496 23,513 31,125
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +1 612 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Thames Valley -3 564 £45,000 +12.50% 124
Surrey +78 298 £45,000 - 39
Oxfordshire +1 259 £47,500 +26.67% 62
Berkshire -11 208 £50,000 +17.65% 47
East Sussex +21 124 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Buckinghamshire -21 104 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Sussex -22 76 £45,000 +7.14% 10
Kent -31 15 £40,000 +14.29% 14
Middlesex +10 4 £90,000 +111.76%
Isle of Wight -5 2 £33,750 +3.85% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 (77.36%) C#
2 1,153 (68.35%) .NET
3 1,067 (63.25%) JavaScript
4 772 (45.76%) SQL
5 736 (43.63%) HTML
6 717 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
7 702 (41.61%) ASP.NET
8 676 (40.07%) MVC
9 659 (39.06%) SQL Server
10 619 (36.69%) CSS
11 534 (31.65%) AngularJS
12 427 (25.31%) jQuery
13 397 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 347 (20.57%) Software Engineering
15 335 (19.86%) Degree
16 320 (18.97%) Java
17 292 (17.31%) ASP.NET Web API
18 288 (17.07%) .NET Framework
19 287 (17.01%) TDD
20 261 (15.47%) Microsoft
21 255 (15.12%) Computer Science
22 246 (14.58%) Web Services
23 225 (13.34%) OO
24 216 (12.80%) C++
25 199 (11.80%) RESTful
26 197 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
26 197 (11.68%) Git (software)
26 197 (11.68%) WCF
27 194 (11.50%) Python
28 192 (11.38%) 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 64 (3.79%) IIS
2 60 (3.56%) CMS
3 37 (2.19%) Umbraco
4 26 (1.54%) Confluence
5 19 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 16 (0.95%) NServiceBus
8 15 (0.89%) Apache
8 15 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (0.89%) nginx
9 14 (0.83%) EPiServer
10 10 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.53%) JBoss
12 7 (0.41%) Drupal
13 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (1.19%) Chatbot
1 20 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.059%) Maya
3 1 (0.059%) MotionBuilder
3 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.47%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.059%) Magento
2 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.059%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 197 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (4.62%) SaaS
4 36 (2.13%) GitHub
5 20 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (0.83%) npm
7 8 (0.47%) Boomi
7 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.41%) Office 365
9 5 (0.30%) Serverless
10 3 (0.18%) Datadog
10 3 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.059%) Force.com
12 1 (0.059%) NuGet
12 1 (0.059%) PaaS
12 1 (0.059%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.83%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.77%) Internet
2 13 (0.77%) WPA
3 7 (0.41%) HTTP
4 6 (0.36%) SMS
4 6 (0.36%) VoIP
5 5 (0.30%) AMQP
6 4 (0.24%) Skype
6 4 (0.24%) SSH
7 3 (0.18%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.12%) CTI
8 2 (0.12%) Firewall
8 2 (0.12%) FTP
8 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.059%) 3G
9 1 (0.059%) DNS
9 1 (0.059%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.059%) Extranet
9 1 (0.059%) Network Security
9 1 (0.059%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 659 (39.06%) SQL Server
2 164 (9.72%) MySQL
3 102 (6.05%) Relational Database
4 81 (4.80%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (2.55%) MongoDB
7 42 (2.49%) Big Data
8 41 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (1.84%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 19 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.95%) Redis
13 15 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.53%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.47%) GIS
16 8 (0.47%) MariaDB
17 7 (0.41%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 197 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 136 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 126 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 95 (5.63%) Jenkins
5 75 (4.45%) NUnit
6 55 (3.26%) Selenium
7 52 (3.08%) JIRA
8 39 (2.31%) Subversion
9 38 (2.25%) WebDriver
10 34 (2.02%) SpecFlow
11 24 (1.42%) webpack
12 14 (0.83%) WiX
13 13 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.71%) Moq
15 11 (0.65%) Mercurial
16 10 (0.59%) JUnit
17 9 (0.53%) Bugzilla
17 9 (0.53%) Trac
18 8 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
18 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 145 (8.60%) Finance
2 85 (5.04%) Retail
3 47 (2.79%) Marketing
4 31 (1.84%) Electronics
5 22 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.13%) Advertising
7 15 (0.89%) Banking
8 11 (0.65%) Automotive
8 11 (0.65%) Games
9 9 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.47%) Law
11 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.059%) German Language
14 1 (0.059%) Legal
14 1 (0.059%) Local Government
14 1 (0.059%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,153 (68.35%) .NET
2 736 (43.63%) HTML
3 702 (41.61%) ASP.NET
4 619 (36.69%) CSS
5 534 (31.65%) AngularJS
6 427 (25.31%) jQuery
7 397 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 292 (17.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 288 (17.07%) .NET Framework
10 246 (14.58%) Web Services
11 199 (11.80%) RESTful
12 197 (11.68%) WCF
13 174 (10.31%) WPF
14 167 (9.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 157 (9.31%) HTML5
15 157 (9.31%) XML
16 156 (9.25%) Entity Framework
17 145 (8.60%) React
18 131 (7.77%) Ajax
19 126 (7.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 255 (15.12%) Computer Science
2 154 (9.13%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 58 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (2.85%) User Experience
6 39 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 32 (1.90%) Fintech
10 26 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.07%) Smartphone
12 14 (0.83%) CUDA
12 14 (0.83%) e-Learning
13 9 (0.53%) Animation
14 8 (0.47%) EPoS
15 7 (0.41%) RIA
16 6 (0.36%) Arduino
16 6 (0.36%) Blog
16 6 (0.36%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.36%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 192 (11.38%) Linux
2 163 (9.66%) Windows
3 36 (2.13%) Unix
4 28 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 27 (1.60%) Android
6 19 (1.13%) Ubuntu
7 11 (0.65%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.30%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.24%) Debian
9 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.059%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 676 (40.07%) MVC
3 347 (20.57%) Software Engineering
4 287 (17.01%) TDD
5 225 (13.34%) OO
6 189 (11.20%) Unit Testing
7 173 (10.25%) Scrum
8 165 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
9 162 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
10 161 (9.54%) BDD
11 154 (9.13%) OOP
12 148 (8.77%) SDLC
13 123 (7.29%) Test Automation
14 108 (6.40%) Web Development
15 107 (6.34%) Mathematics
16 103 (6.11%) Mentoring
17 90 (5.33%) SOLID
18 79 (4.68%) E-Commerce
19 67 (3.97%) API Development
20 51 (3.02%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (77.36%) C#
2 1,067 (63.25%) JavaScript
3 772 (45.76%) SQL
4 320 (18.97%) Java
5 216 (12.80%) C++
6 194 (11.50%) Python
7 159 (9.43%) T-SQL
8 134 (7.94%) TypeScript
9 108 (6.40%) PHP
10 105 (6.22%) C
11 88 (5.22%) VB.NET
12 52 (3.08%) Scala
13 51 (3.02%) VB
14 46 (2.73%) Ruby
15 24 (1.42%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.24%) Perl
17 18 (1.07%) Delphi
18 17 (1.01%) Go
19 16 (0.95%) F#
19 16 (0.95%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 335 (19.86%) Degree
2 108 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (2.85%) PhD
4 37 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.07%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.59%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.059%) CISSP
13 1 (0.059%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.39%) QA
2 10 (0.59%) GCP
3 3 (0.18%) COSHH
3 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.059%) GAMP
5 1 (0.059%) GDPR
5 1 (0.059%) HL7
5 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 67 (3.97%) Docker
2 14 (0.83%) vSphere
3 9 (0.53%) Firmware
4 5 (0.30%) KVM
4 5 (0.30%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.12%) HDFS
7 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.059%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.059%) LXC
Systems Management
1 32 (1.90%) Ansible
2 17 (1.01%) HAProxy
3 14 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (0.47%) Puppet
5 7 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.059%) logstash
9 1 (0.059%) Oozie
9 1 (0.059%) SCCM
9 1 (0.059%) StatsD
Vendors
1 261 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 78 (4.62%) Oracle
3 55 (3.26%) Xamarin
4 28 (1.66%) Google
5 23 (1.36%) Capita
6 19 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (0.89%) SAP
8 11 (0.65%) Zend
9 10 (0.59%) TOWER Software
10 9 (0.53%) BMC
10 9 (0.53%) TIBCO
10 9 (0.53%) VMware
11 8 (0.47%) BEA
11 8 (0.47%) Dell
11 8 (0.47%) IBM
11 8 (0.47%) JD Edwards
11 8 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (0.47%) Siebel
11 8 (0.47%) Sun
11 8 (0.47%) Workday