Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 817 853 1,486
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.41% 5.81% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.77% 6.09% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 621 752 1,321
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 14,170 14,014 25,245
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 95.39% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10,380 11,508 20,862
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -5 347 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Thames Valley -10 208 £50,000 +5.26% 43
Berkshire -19 116 £50,000 - 21
Surrey -14 98 £52,500 +31.25% 11
West Sussex -9 83 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Oxfordshire -20 51 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 41 £45,000 -5.26% 13
East Sussex -19 41 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Kent -5 33 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Middlesex - 3 £60,000 - 1
Sussex -3 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 18 June 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.

1 602 (73.68%) C#
2 575 (70.38%) .NET
3 495 (60.59%) JavaScript
4 420 (51.41%) SQL
5 362 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
6 342 (41.86%) .NET Core
7 300 (36.72%) HTML
8 292 (35.74%) CSS
9 272 (33.29%) AngularJS
10 261 (31.95%) Azure
11 238 (29.13%) MVC
12 229 (28.03%) React
13 223 (27.29%) SQL Server
14 209 (25.58%) TDD
15 207 (25.34%) ASP.NET
16 182 (22.28%) Microsoft
17 165 (20.20%) Java
18 159 (19.46%) Git (software)
19 147 (17.99%) Vue.js
20 145 (17.75%) Scrum
21 142 (17.38%) Degree
22 138 (16.89%) DevOps
23 134 (16.40%) Computer Science
24 127 (15.54%) Microservices
25 126 (15.42%) Software Engineering
26 122 (14.93%) .NET Framework
27 121 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
28 114 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
29 104 (12.73%) HTML5
29 104 (12.73%) Unit Testing

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 42 (5.14%) CMS
2 37 (4.53%) IIS
3 32 (3.92%) EPiServer
4 27 (3.30%) Apache
5 24 (2.94%) GemFire
6 18 (2.20%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.10%) Confluence
8 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.37%) Drupal
9 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.37%) nginx
9 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.37%) WordPress
10 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.12%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 261 (31.95%) Azure
2 68 (8.32%) AWS
3 38 (4.65%) SaaS
4 32 (3.92%) Azure Service Bus
5 29 (3.55%) GitHub
6 19 (2.33%) GCP
7 17 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (1.10%) PaaS
9 8 (0.98%) Azure App Service
9 8 (0.98%) Azure Functions
9 8 (0.98%) Serverless
10 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.37%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.37%) Firebase
12 1 (0.12%) Azure Storage
12 1 (0.12%) Google Sheets
12 1 (0.12%) NuGet
12 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.61%) Ethernet
2 4 (0.49%) H.323
2 4 (0.49%) Network Security
2 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.49%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.24%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (27.29%) SQL Server
2 92 (11.26%) NoSQL
3 64 (7.83%) Relational Database
4 30 (3.67%) Big Data
5 29 (3.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 28 (3.43%) SQLPlus
7 23 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.45%) RDBMS
9 19 (2.33%) Redis
10 18 (2.20%) MariaDB
11 17 (2.08%) HBase
12 15 (1.84%) MySQL
13 14 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.98%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
17 4 (0.49%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 159 (19.46%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 61 (7.47%) TeamCity
4 57 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 57 (6.98%) Selenium
5 39 (4.77%) Visual Studio
6 28 (3.43%) Cucumber
6 28 (3.43%) JUnit
7 27 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (3.18%) Cypress.io
8 26 (3.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (2.94%) Protractor
9 24 (2.94%) Storybook
10 23 (2.82%) JIRA
11 20 (2.45%) Eclipse
11 20 (2.45%) IntelliJ
12 17 (2.08%) Gradle
12 17 (2.08%) Mockito
13 9 (1.10%) Artifactory
13 9 (1.10%) SonarQube
General
1 80 (9.79%) Finance
2 64 (7.83%) Social Skills
3 32 (3.92%) Banking
4 31 (3.79%) Law
5 21 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.08%) Electronics
7 17 (2.08%) Retail
8 16 (1.96%) Marketing
9 14 (1.71%) Advertising
9 14 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.59%) Public Sector
11 9 (1.10%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.98%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (0.98%) Wearables
13 4 (0.49%) Local Government
13 4 (0.49%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.37%) Publishing
15 2 (0.24%) Documentation Skills
16 1 (0.12%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (70.38%) .NET
2 342 (41.86%) .NET Core
3 300 (36.72%) HTML
4 292 (35.74%) CSS
5 272 (33.29%) AngularJS
6 229 (28.03%) React
7 207 (25.34%) ASP.NET
8 147 (17.99%) Vue.js
9 122 (14.93%) .NET Framework
10 121 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 114 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 104 (12.73%) HTML5
13 98 (12.00%) Entity Framework
14 95 (11.63%) jQuery
15 87 (10.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 78 (9.55%) RESTful
17 70 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
18 66 (8.08%) Node.js
19 61 (7.47%) Web Services
20 46 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.18%) User Experience
5 21 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.35%) LIMS
8 5 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (0.61%) VHDL
9 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.37%) EPoS
10 3 (0.37%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.24%) FMCG
11 2 (0.24%) NHS
12 1 (0.12%) CUDA
12 1 (0.12%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.69%) Linux
2 63 (7.71%) Windows
3 27 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.82%) Unix
5 10 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.86%) Android
7 6 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (29.13%) MVC
3 209 (25.58%) TDD
4 145 (17.75%) Scrum
5 138 (16.89%) DevOps
6 134 (16.40%) Computer Science
7 127 (15.54%) Microservices
8 126 (15.42%) Software Engineering
9 104 (12.73%) Unit Testing
10 85 (10.40%) Mentoring
11 79 (9.67%) OO
12 76 (9.30%) SOLID
13 75 (9.18%) Web Development
14 64 (7.83%) Mathematics
15 54 (6.61%) Project Management
16 53 (6.49%) BDD
17 51 (6.24%) OOP
18 50 (6.12%) E-Commerce
19 49 (6.00%) Test Automation
20 45 (5.51%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 602 (73.68%) C#
2 495 (60.59%) JavaScript
3 420 (51.41%) SQL
4 165 (20.20%) Java
5 88 (10.77%) T-SQL
6 83 (10.16%) Python
7 69 (8.45%) TypeScript
8 50 (6.12%) C++
9 43 (5.26%) VB.NET
10 40 (4.90%) Java 8
11 19 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 18 (2.20%) Groovy
13 16 (1.96%) PHP
14 15 (1.84%) VB
15 14 (1.71%) C
16 12 (1.47%) ES6
17 8 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.73%) VBA
19 4 (0.49%) Go
19 4 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 142 (17.38%) Degree
2 77 (9.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (6.85%) Oracle Certification
4 39 (4.77%) CIW
4 39 (4.77%) OCA
4 39 (4.77%) OCAJ
5 22 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.08%) OCP
7 5 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.37%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.37%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.06%) QA
2 19 (2.33%) GRC
3 2 (0.24%) PMO
4 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 90 (11.02%) Docker
2 17 (2.08%) HDFS
3 13 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.49%) KVM
5 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 85 (10.40%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.69%) Ansible
3 15 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.24%) Terraform
5 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 182 (22.28%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.88%) Oracle
3 28 (3.43%) VMware
4 24 (2.94%) Okta
5 19 (2.33%) SAP
6 14 (1.71%) Xamarin
7 12 (1.47%) ANSYS
7 12 (1.47%) Bloomberg
8 8 (0.98%) Google
9 3 (0.37%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.37%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.24%) Automation Anywhere
10 2 (0.24%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.24%) Borland
10 2 (0.24%) Solace
10 2 (0.24%) UiPath
11 1 (0.12%) Dell
11 1 (0.12%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.12%) Renesas
11 1 (0.12%) SnapLogic