Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Developer
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,489 3,228 3,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.62% 31.30% 30.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.66% 32.35% 31.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,204 2,875 3,316
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,785 9,977 11,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.10% 96.73% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,080 8,389 9,482
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the South West.

Salary trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in the South West

Developer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Bristol 0 1,240 £42,500 - 199
Dorset 0 623 £35,000 -12.50% 88
Somerset 0 577 £41,000 +2.50% 105
Gloucestershire +2 400 £45,000 +5.88% 83
Wiltshire +3 346 £42,500 - 62
Devon 0 220 £42,500 +21.43% 61
Cornwall +21 80 £35,000 +45.83% 26
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Developer 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 West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 1,768 (50.67%) JavaScript
2 1,600 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1,531 (43.88%) C#
4 1,470 (42.13%) .NET
5 1,418 (40.64%) HTML
6 1,287 (36.89%) CSS
7 1,284 (36.80%) MVC
8 1,132 (32.44%) SQL Server
9 1,101 (31.56%) SQL
10 991 (28.40%) ASP.NET
11 882 (25.28%) Java
12 811 (23.24%) TDD
13 810 (23.22%) AngularJS
14 682 (19.55%) Git (software)
15 627 (17.97%) Web Development
16 578 (16.57%) Microsoft
17 577 (16.54%) jQuery
18 568 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 489 (14.02%) PHP
20 486 (13.93%) Software Engineering
21 477 (13.67%) HTML5
22 451 (12.93%) .NET Framework
23 446 (12.78%) Scrum
24 435 (12.47%) RESTful
25 431 (12.35%) BDD
26 426 (12.21%) Node.js
27 425 (12.18%) OO
28 422 (12.10%) Web Services
29 396 (11.35%) MySQL
30 386 (11.06%) Finance

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 144 (4.13%) CMS
2 112 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 109 (3.12%) Apache
4 97 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 86 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 79 (2.26%) Umbraco
7 78 (2.24%) IIS
8 62 (1.78%) WordPress
9 61 (1.75%) JBoss
10 54 (1.55%) Mule
11 49 (1.40%) Mule ESB
12 45 (1.29%) Apache Spark
13 40 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
14 37 (1.06%) EPiServer
15 33 (0.95%) Apache Solr
15 33 (0.95%) Drupal
16 27 (0.77%) Confluence
17 21 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
18 19 (0.54%) nginx
18 19 (0.54%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 37 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 18 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.20%) InDesign
6 3 (0.086%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (0.086%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.086%) SPSS
7 2 (0.057%) Revit
7 2 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.029%) CATIA
8 1 (0.029%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.029%) InVision
8 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (1.38%) Magento
2 39 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.20%) Shopify
7 5 (0.14%) Maximo
7 5 (0.14%) OpenCart
7 5 (0.14%) Zen Cart
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.057%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 354 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 277 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (5.19%) SaaS
4 76 (2.18%) GitHub
5 54 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (1.40%) npm
7 44 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (0.86%) Google Play
9 22 (0.63%) PaaS
10 15 (0.43%) IaaS
11 14 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.34%) Office 365
13 10 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.29%) Firebase
14 9 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.23%) Serverless
16 7 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
17 6 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.87%) Internet
2 81 (2.32%) Wireless
3 42 (1.20%) SMS
4 21 (0.60%) HTTP
5 16 (0.46%) Network Security
6 11 (0.32%) Intranet
7 9 (0.26%) SSL
8 6 (0.17%) DNS
8 6 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.14%) SNMP
10 4 (0.11%) 3G
10 4 (0.11%) 4G
10 4 (0.11%) Extranet
10 4 (0.11%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.11%) VoIP
10 4 (0.11%) VPN
11 3 (0.086%) Firewall
12 2 (0.057%) SAN
12 2 (0.057%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,132 (32.44%) SQL Server
2 396 (11.35%) MySQL
3 268 (7.68%) NoSQL
4 242 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 202 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 199 (5.70%) MongoDB
7 185 (5.30%) SQL Server 2016
8 173 (4.96%) Relational Database
9 160 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
10 144 (4.13%) Big Data
11 132 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
12 91 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
13 88 (2.52%) Hadoop
13 88 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 76 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
15 72 (2.06%) Power BI
16 68 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 61 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 53 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
19 52 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 682 (19.55%) Git (software)
2 224 (6.42%) JIRA
3 202 (5.79%) Visual Studio
4 196 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 156 (4.47%) JUnit
6 119 (3.41%) Subversion
7 116 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 111 (3.18%) Jenkins
9 101 (2.89%) Maven
10 99 (2.84%) Bitbucket
11 96 (2.75%) NUnit
12 91 (2.61%) Calabash
13 88 (2.52%) gulp
14 64 (1.83%) Gradle
14 64 (1.83%) Grunt
15 59 (1.69%) Mockito
16 58 (1.66%) IntelliJ
17 55 (1.58%) webpack
18 51 (1.46%) Android Studio
18 51 (1.46%) Selenium
General
1 386 (11.06%) Finance
2 228 (6.53%) Electronics
3 226 (6.48%) Marketing
4 170 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 160 (4.59%) Manufacturing
6 156 (4.47%) Retail
7 105 (3.01%) Advertising
8 67 (1.92%) Games
9 60 (1.72%) Banking
10 39 (1.12%) Law
11 26 (0.75%) Music Industry
12 24 (0.69%) Automotive
13 10 (0.29%) Military
14 9 (0.26%) Local Government
14 9 (0.26%) Online Betting
15 8 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.23%) Legal
16 7 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.17%) French Language
18 4 (0.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,470 (42.13%) .NET
2 1,418 (40.64%) HTML
3 1,287 (36.89%) CSS
4 991 (28.40%) ASP.NET
5 810 (23.22%) AngularJS
6 577 (16.54%) jQuery
7 568 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 477 (13.67%) HTML5
9 451 (12.93%) .NET Framework
10 435 (12.47%) RESTful
11 426 (12.21%) Node.js
12 422 (12.10%) Web Services
13 377 (10.81%) React
14 319 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 318 (9.11%) XML
16 315 (9.03%) Spring
17 296 (8.48%) Entity Framework
18 293 (8.40%) WCF
19 290 (8.31%) REST
20 262 (7.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 300 (8.60%) User Experience
2 231 (6.62%) Computer Science
3 230 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (2.98%) Mobile App
5 90 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 53 (1.52%) Fintech
8 46 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 36 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
10 31 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 29 (0.83%) iPhone
12 22 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.63%) Robotics
13 19 (0.54%) Digital Media
13 19 (0.54%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.43%) Management Information System
14 15 (0.43%) RIA
15 11 (0.32%) AS400
15 11 (0.32%) Music Streaming
15 11 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 369 (10.58%) Linux
2 207 (5.93%) Android
3 162 (4.64%) Apple iOS
4 159 (4.56%) Windows
5 73 (2.09%) Unix
6 11 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.11%) Robot Operating System
8 4 (0.11%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.086%) Debian
9 3 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.086%) Solaris
9 3 (0.086%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.086%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.057%) CentOS
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.029%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.029%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,600 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,284 (36.80%) MVC
3 811 (23.24%) TDD
4 627 (17.97%) Web Development
5 486 (13.93%) Software Engineering
6 446 (12.78%) Scrum
7 431 (12.35%) BDD
8 425 (12.18%) OO
9 377 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
10 297 (8.51%) Front End Development
10 297 (8.51%) SDLC
11 289 (8.28%) Test Automation
12 277 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
13 243 (6.96%) OOP
14 234 (6.71%) E-Commerce
15 219 (6.28%) Web Application Development
16 200 (5.73%) Unit Testing
17 189 (5.42%) Microservices
18 153 (4.39%) ETL
19 148 (4.24%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1,768 (50.67%) JavaScript
2 1,531 (43.88%) C#
3 1,101 (31.56%) SQL
4 882 (25.28%) Java
5 489 (14.02%) PHP
6 296 (8.48%) T-SQL
7 239 (6.85%) C++
8 214 (6.13%) Ruby
9 207 (5.93%) Python
10 119 (3.41%) VB.NET
11 77 (2.21%) Objective-C
12 73 (2.09%) TypeScript
13 64 (1.83%) C
14 53 (1.52%) VB
15 49 (1.40%) Apple Swift
16 48 (1.38%) ES6
17 44 (1.26%) Scala
18 37 (1.06%) Go
18 37 (1.06%) PowerShell
19 31 (0.89%) F#
Qualifications
1 384 (11.01%) Degree
2 127 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 104 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 98 (2.81%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (0.60%) PhD
8 20 (0.57%) MCPD
9 13 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.26%) HND
11 6 (0.17%) HNC
11 6 (0.17%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.086%) MCP
12 3 (0.086%) MCSE
13 1 (0.029%) CBAP
13 1 (0.029%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.029%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.029%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.06%) QA
2 12 (0.34%) WCAG
3 7 (0.20%) WAI
4 5 (0.14%) SLA
5 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.057%) MiFID
7 1 (0.029%) ECSS
7 1 (0.029%) GDPR
7 1 (0.029%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.029%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.029%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 165 (4.73%) Docker
2 18 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.086%) HDFS
5 2 (0.057%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.029%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.029%) Firmware
6 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (1.43%) Ansible
2 49 (1.40%) HockeyApp
3 23 (0.66%) Capistrano
4 19 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 19 (0.54%) Puppet
5 17 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.43%) Kibana
7 11 (0.32%) Terraform
8 10 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 10 (0.29%) WSUS
9 5 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.086%) Salt
11 2 (0.057%) Endace
11 2 (0.057%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.057%) Icinga
11 2 (0.057%) Packer
12 1 (0.029%) CloudHub
12 1 (0.029%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 578 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 167 (4.79%) Google
3 137 (3.93%) SAP
4 116 (3.32%) Oracle
5 84 (2.41%) Atlassian
6 80 (2.29%) Apple
7 64 (1.83%) Zend
8 53 (1.52%) Sitecore
9 40 (1.15%) Adobe
10 39 (1.12%) Xamarin
11 32 (0.92%) Tableau
12 30 (0.86%) Facebook
13 25 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (0.60%) Twitter
15 17 (0.49%) IBM
16 15 (0.43%) Capita
17 11 (0.32%) DevExpress
18 9 (0.26%) Cognos
18 9 (0.26%) Telerik
19 7 (0.20%) NVIDIA