Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 46 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,376 1,519 1,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.48% 5.28% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 5.48% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,211 1,446 1,378
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 24,110 27,713 29,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.38% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,815 23,010 24,902
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 +4 522 £45,000 +12.50% 65
Thames Valley +3 470 £45,000 -10.00% 80
Berkshire +19 214 £45,000 -10.00% 32
Oxfordshire -7 162 £47,500 -5.00% 33
West Sussex +4 111 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Surrey -33 107 £50,000 +5.26% 37
East Sussex +11 100 £50,000 +12.36% 9
Buckinghamshire +46 94 £45,000 - 15
Kent -14 40 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Isle of Wight +1 12 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Middlesex -4 4 £60,000 -4.00%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 1,107 (80.45%) C#
2 984 (71.51%) .NET
3 806 (58.58%) JavaScript
4 651 (47.31%) SQL
5 610 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
6 586 (42.59%) ASP.NET
7 548 (39.83%) MVC
8 510 (37.06%) SQL Server
9 459 (33.36%) HTML
10 423 (30.74%) AngularJS
11 391 (28.42%) CSS
12 314 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 293 (21.29%) Degree
14 272 (19.77%) Azure
15 268 (19.48%) jQuery
16 265 (19.26%) ASP.NET Web API
17 254 (18.46%) Microsoft
18 243 (17.66%) .NET Framework
19 217 (15.77%) Computer Science
19 217 (15.77%) TDD
19 217 (15.77%) Software Engineering
20 207 (15.04%) Web Services
21 203 (14.75%) Git (software)
22 201 (14.61%) Java
23 186 (13.52%) .NET Core
24 178 (12.94%) React
25 172 (12.50%) Unit Testing
26 170 (12.35%) Computer Science Degree
27 166 (12.06%) WCF
28 164 (11.92%) Problem-Solving

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 25 (1.82%) IIS
2 20 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.02%) JBoss
5 8 (0.58%) CMS
6 6 (0.44%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.36%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.29%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.22%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.22%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) Confluence
10 2 (0.15%) Kentico
11 1 (0.073%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.073%) Jetty
11 1 (0.073%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.073%) SAS
11 1 (0.073%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.073%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.44%) Steinberg Cubase
2 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.073%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 272 (19.77%) Azure
2 79 (5.74%) AWS
3 76 (5.52%) SaaS
4 17 (1.24%) GitHub
5 8 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (0.58%) GCP
6 6 (0.44%) PaaS
6 6 (0.44%) Serverless
7 5 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.36%) Office 365
7 5 (0.36%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.36%) Slack
8 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.29%) npm
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon Cognito
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.073%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.073%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.44%) Internet
1 6 (0.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.15%) HTTP
3 1 (0.073%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.073%) DHCP
3 1 (0.073%) DNS
3 1 (0.073%) IGMP
3 1 (0.073%) Intranet
3 1 (0.073%) MPLS
3 1 (0.073%) Network Security
3 1 (0.073%) Q.931
3 1 (0.073%) RTCP
3 1 (0.073%) RTP
3 1 (0.073%) SNMP
3 1 (0.073%) SSL
3 1 (0.073%) VLAN
3 1 (0.073%) VoIP
3 1 (0.073%) Wireless
3 1 (0.073%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (37.06%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.76%) MySQL
3 81 (5.89%) Relational Database
4 64 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (0.73%) Big Data
11 9 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2019
12 8 (0.58%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.44%) MS Access
14 5 (0.36%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.36%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 203 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 119 (8.65%) Visual Studio
3 106 (7.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 76 (5.52%) Jenkins
5 53 (3.85%) JIRA
6 49 (3.56%) Subversion
7 45 (3.27%) NUnit
8 44 (3.20%) TeamCity
9 43 (3.13%) WiX
10 38 (2.76%) Selenium
11 29 (2.11%) SpecFlow
12 24 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 15 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.87%) Xcode
17 10 (0.73%) Moq
18 9 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 8 (0.58%) Cucumber
19 8 (0.58%) StyleCop
General
1 85 (6.18%) Finance
2 47 (3.42%) Retail
3 36 (2.62%) Marketing
4 27 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.31%) Public Sector
7 15 (1.09%) Electronics
8 10 (0.73%) Automotive
8 10 (0.73%) Games
9 8 (0.58%) Banking
10 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.44%) Law
11 6 (0.44%) Publishing
12 5 (0.36%) Local Government
13 4 (0.29%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.22%) Avionics
14 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.15%) International Banking
16 1 (0.073%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 984 (71.51%) .NET
2 586 (42.59%) ASP.NET
3 459 (33.36%) HTML
4 423 (30.74%) AngularJS
5 391 (28.42%) CSS
6 314 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 268 (19.48%) jQuery
8 265 (19.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 243 (17.66%) .NET Framework
10 207 (15.04%) Web Services
11 186 (13.52%) .NET Core
12 178 (12.94%) React
13 166 (12.06%) WCF
14 136 (9.88%) XML
15 129 (9.38%) Ajax
15 129 (9.38%) Entity Framework
16 108 (7.85%) REST
17 101 (7.34%) HTML5
17 101 (7.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 95 (6.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 85 (6.18%) Mobile App
3 45 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
5 31 (2.25%) Algorithms
6 28 (2.03%) User Experience
7 25 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 23 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.73%) W3C
12 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.44%) Robotics
13 6 (0.44%) Social Media
14 5 (0.36%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.29%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.29%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.29%) Private Cloud
16 3 (0.22%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.22%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 137 (9.96%) Windows
2 118 (8.58%) Linux
3 51 (3.71%) Apple iOS
4 49 (3.56%) Android
5 16 (1.16%) Unix
5 16 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.87%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.51%) ThreadX
8 4 (0.29%) tvOS
9 3 (0.22%) CentOS
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.073%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.073%) Debian
11 1 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.073%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.073%) uClinux
11 1 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (39.83%) MVC
3 217 (15.77%) Computer Science
3 217 (15.77%) Software Engineering
3 217 (15.77%) TDD
4 172 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 164 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
6 148 (10.76%) Scrum
7 136 (9.88%) DevOps
8 130 (9.45%) OO
9 116 (8.43%) Web Development
10 114 (8.28%) Test Automation
11 113 (8.21%) OOP
12 110 (7.99%) Mentoring
13 82 (5.96%) Mathematics
14 80 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
15 69 (5.01%) SDLC
16 60 (4.36%) BDD
17 57 (4.14%) Multithreading
18 56 (4.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,107 (80.45%) C#
2 806 (58.58%) JavaScript
3 651 (47.31%) SQL
4 201 (14.61%) Java
5 134 (9.74%) C++
6 99 (7.19%) VB.NET
7 92 (6.69%) PHP
7 92 (6.69%) Python
8 74 (5.38%) TypeScript
9 63 (4.58%) T-SQL
10 56 (4.07%) C
11 44 (3.20%) VB
12 27 (1.96%) Objective-C
13 25 (1.82%) Ruby
14 21 (1.53%) VB6
15 19 (1.38%) Scala
16 13 (0.94%) PowerShell
17 11 (0.80%) Go
18 9 (0.65%) MATLAB
19 8 (0.58%) ES6
Qualifications
1 293 (21.29%) Degree
2 170 (12.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
4 25 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.44%) MCAD
8 6 (0.44%) MCP
8 6 (0.44%) MCPD
8 6 (0.44%) MCTS
9 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.073%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.073%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.83%) QA
2 21 (1.53%) DICOM
3 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.073%) GDPR
4 1 (0.073%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 146 (10.61%) Docker
2 5 (0.36%) LXC
3 1 (0.073%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.073%) Firmware
3 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (3.78%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.96%) Puppet
3 7 (0.51%) Ansible
4 5 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.36%) Salt
5 3 (0.22%) MIIS
6 2 (0.15%) Terraform
7 1 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.073%) Grafana
7 1 (0.073%) Graphite
Vendors
1 254 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (1.45%) Xamarin
3 18 (1.31%) Zend
4 17 (1.24%) SAP
5 15 (1.09%) IBM
5 15 (1.09%) Telerik
6 8 (0.58%) Google
7 7 (0.51%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.51%) Klocwork
7 7 (0.51%) QNX
7 7 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.44%) Oracle
9 5 (0.36%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 4 (0.29%) Apple
10 4 (0.29%) Tableau
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco
11 2 (0.15%) Dell
11 2 (0.15%) jBASE
11 2 (0.15%) Sun
11 2 (0.15%) Twitter