Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Programmer
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 538 543
Rank change year-on-year +36 +5 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 57 60 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 43 60 109
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,625 £50,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 29566 34125 41527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28612 34601
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in the South East

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the South East.

Salary trend for Software Programmer in the South East

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Programmer in the South East

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +26 27 £40,000 -23.81%
Thames Valley +40 22 £56,250 +40.63%
Berkshire +59 14 £50,000 -23.08%
Oxfordshire -7 8 £60,000 +50.00%
Surrey -3 4 £36,250 -3.33%
West Sussex -17 2 £43,250 +15.33%
Kent +13 1 £23,500 -51.79%
East Sussex -11 1 - -
Software Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Software Programmer in the job title.

1 47 (82.46%) Software Engineering
2 40 (70.18%) SQL
3 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (56.14%) Linux
5 24 (42.11%) XML
5 24 (42.11%) Windows
6 23 (40.35%) Degree
7 22 (38.60%) MySQL
8 21 (36.84%) C
8 21 (36.84%) Objective-C
8 21 (36.84%) Post-Production
9 16 (28.07%) Java
10 14 (24.56%) C#
11 11 (19.30%) C++
12 10 (17.54%) Web Services
12 10 (17.54%) Python
12 10 (17.54%) Product Management
12 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (15.79%) OO
14 8 (14.04%) .NET
14 8 (14.04%) TDD
14 8 (14.04%) REST
15 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (12.28%) JIRA
15 7 (12.28%) Games
15 7 (12.28%) HTML
15 7 (12.28%) MVC
16 6 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (10.53%) Broadband
16 6 (10.53%) JavaScript

Software Programmer 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 6 (10.53%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Broadband
2 2 (3.51%) DNS
2 2 (3.51%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) CDMA
3 1 (1.75%) GSM
3 1 (1.75%) LTE
3 1 (1.75%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (38.60%) MySQL
2 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) JIRA
2 6 (10.53%) GitLab
2 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.51%) Maven
4 2 (3.51%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.51%) MSTest
4 2 (3.51%) Selenium
5 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (12.28%) Games
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) XML
2 10 (17.54%) Web Services
3 8 (14.04%) .NET
3 8 (14.04%) REST
4 7 (12.28%) HTML
5 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 4 (7.02%) CSS
6 4 (7.02%) jQuery
7 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
7 3 (5.26%) HTML5
7 3 (5.26%) JSP
7 3 (5.26%) LINQ
7 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.51%) Ajax
8 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.51%) Java EE
8 2 (3.51%) JSF
8 2 (3.51%) Middleware
8 2 (3.51%) Servlets
8 2 (3.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.26%) User Experience
3 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.75%) iSeries
4 1 (1.75%) Robotics
4 1 (1.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Software Engineering
2 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Post-Production
4 10 (17.54%) Product Management
5 9 (15.79%) OO
6 8 (14.04%) TDD
7 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (12.28%) MVC
8 6 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.53%) User Stories
8 6 (10.53%) Workflow
9 4 (7.02%) Scrum
10 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.51%) Data Management
11 2 (3.51%) High Availability
11 2 (3.51%) Kanban
11 2 (3.51%) OOD
11 2 (3.51%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (70.18%) SQL
2 21 (36.84%) C
2 21 (36.84%) Objective-C
3 16 (28.07%) Java
4 14 (24.56%) C#
5 11 (19.30%) C++
6 10 (17.54%) Python
7 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.51%) PHP
8 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.75%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) R
9 1 (1.75%) RPG
9 1 (1.75%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.75%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.75%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat