Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,991 2,125 3,008
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 31.31% 29.48% 29.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.79% 30.82% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,788 1,774 2,643
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,525 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 5,893 6,895 9,727
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.66% 95.66% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,614 5,697 7,772
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,038
Median % change year-on-year - +4.56% +1.26%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,031
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £66,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in the South West.

Salary trend for Developer in the South West

Developer
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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
Bristol 0 812 £47,500 +5.56% 164
Dorset 0 308 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Gloucestershire -2 229 £45,000 -10.00% 59
Wiltshire +2 215 £52,000 +15.56% 45
Somerset +1 172 £45,000 +2.27% 44
Devon 0 168 £37,500 -6.25% 51
Cornwall +1 35 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Avon - 1 £55,000 - 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 1,209 (60.72%) JavaScript
2 806 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
3 730 (36.66%) HTML
4 689 (34.61%) CSS
5 616 (30.94%) C#
6 605 (30.39%) .NET
7 601 (30.19%) SQL
8 506 (25.41%) AngularJS
9 505 (25.36%) Java
10 491 (24.66%) Azure
11 441 (22.15%) PHP
12 433 (21.75%) Git (software)
13 414 (20.79%) React
14 408 (20.49%) MVC
15 392 (19.69%) Scrum
16 378 (18.99%) DevOps
17 373 (18.73%) MySQL
18 348 (17.48%) TypeScript
19 331 (16.62%) AWS
20 305 (15.32%) Docker
21 289 (14.52%) Node.js
22 285 (14.31%) Vue.js
23 282 (14.16%) SQL Server
24 279 (14.01%) Front End Development
25 261 (13.11%) Finance
26 259 (13.01%) RESTful
27 256 (12.86%) .NET Core
28 253 (12.71%) Microservices
29 251 (12.61%) ASP.NET
30 248 (12.46%) TDD

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
1 102 (5.12%) CMS
2 91 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
3 73 (3.67%) WordPress
4 44 (2.21%) Umbraco
5 38 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
6 32 (1.61%) Apache
6 32 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.56%) EPiServer
7 31 (1.56%) JBoss
8 25 (1.26%) Kentico
9 23 (1.16%) IIS
9 23 (1.16%) nginx
10 17 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 17 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.75%) Mule
11 15 (0.75%) Mule ESB
11 15 (0.75%) Red Hat Fuse
12 14 (0.70%) NServiceBus
13 13 (0.65%) Sitefinity
14 11 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (0.70%) Zeplin
2 12 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.30%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.15%) InVision
9 2 (0.10%) InDesign
9 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.050%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 51 (2.56%) Magento
2 17 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.35%) Shopify
4 6 (0.30%) nopCommerce
5 5 (0.25%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.25%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) Maximo
6 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.050%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 491 (24.66%) Azure
2 331 (16.62%) AWS
3 168 (8.44%) SaaS
4 106 (5.32%) GCP
5 52 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (2.46%) GitHub
7 45 (2.26%) npm
7 45 (2.26%) Serverless
8 44 (2.21%) Power Platform
9 29 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
10 26 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 23 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (1.10%) Amazon S3
13 18 (0.90%) Yarn
14 17 (0.85%) CloudFront
14 17 (0.85%) PaaS
15 12 (0.60%) IaaS
16 11 (0.55%) Firebase
17 10 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.66%) Internet
2 13 (0.65%) HTTP
3 11 (0.55%) SSL
4 10 (0.50%) Network Security
5 5 (0.25%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.15%) Firewall
7 2 (0.10%) Intranet
7 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.10%) VoIP
7 2 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.050%) Broadband
8 1 (0.050%) DNS
8 1 (0.050%) RTP
8 1 (0.050%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (18.73%) MySQL
2 282 (14.16%) SQL Server
3 196 (9.84%) MongoDB
4 148 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
5 138 (6.93%) NoSQL
6 84 (4.22%) Relational Database
7 61 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 54 (2.71%) Big Data
9 47 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 42 (2.11%) Power BI
11 39 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (1.76%) Redis
13 32 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (1.00%) Tableau
15 19 (0.95%) MariaDB
16 18 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.75%) Apache Hive
17 15 (0.75%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 433 (21.75%) Git (software)
2 139 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 87 (4.37%) Maven
4 66 (3.31%) JIRA
5 53 (2.66%) Selenium
5 53 (2.66%) Visual Studio
6 47 (2.36%) JUnit
7 37 (1.86%) webpack
8 34 (1.71%) Ant
9 25 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.26%) IntelliJ
9 25 (1.26%) Mockito
10 23 (1.16%) Grunt
11 22 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (0.95%) gulp
13 17 (0.85%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.85%) PHPUnit
14 15 (0.75%) Flyway
15 14 (0.70%) Xcode
16 13 (0.65%) Bitbucket
General
1 261 (13.11%) Finance
2 166 (8.34%) Public Sector
3 145 (7.28%) Marketing
4 104 (5.22%) Manufacturing
5 93 (4.67%) Electronics
6 81 (4.07%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.36%) Retail
8 38 (1.91%) Law
9 23 (1.16%) Games
10 17 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.70%) Banking
11 14 (0.70%) Police
12 11 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.55%) Legal
13 10 (0.50%) Publishing
14 9 (0.45%) Local Government
15 5 (0.25%) Automotive
15 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.20%) Back Office
17 3 (0.15%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 730 (36.66%) HTML
2 689 (34.61%) CSS
3 605 (30.39%) .NET
4 506 (25.41%) AngularJS
5 414 (20.79%) React
6 289 (14.52%) Node.js
7 285 (14.31%) Vue.js
8 259 (13.01%) RESTful
9 256 (12.86%) .NET Core
10 251 (12.61%) ASP.NET
11 231 (11.60%) Spring
12 192 (9.64%) Web Services
13 189 (9.49%) Laravel
14 187 (9.39%) HTML5
15 171 (8.59%) jQuery
16 170 (8.54%) .NET Framework
16 170 (8.54%) REST
17 153 (7.68%) Sass
18 131 (6.58%) Spring Boot
19 119 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.29%) User Experience
2 175 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
3 127 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 94 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 29 (1.46%) N-Tier
8 23 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.90%) NHS
10 18 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (0.70%) Data Centre
12 12 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (0.55%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.50%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
15 7 (0.35%) PKI
15 7 (0.35%) Smartphone
16 6 (0.30%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 190 (9.54%) Linux
2 65 (3.26%) Android
3 60 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 54 (2.71%) Windows
5 15 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 14 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.55%) Unix
8 4 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.15%) CentOS
9 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.050%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (20.49%) MVC
3 392 (19.69%) Scrum
4 378 (18.99%) DevOps
5 279 (14.01%) Front End Development
6 253 (12.71%) Microservices
7 248 (12.46%) TDD
8 245 (12.31%) Web Development
9 235 (11.80%) Software Engineering
10 167 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
11 166 (8.34%) Mentoring
12 158 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
12 158 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
13 149 (7.48%) OO
14 140 (7.03%) E-Commerce
15 117 (5.88%) Fintech
16 100 (5.02%) Computer Science
17 96 (4.82%) BDD
17 96 (4.82%) Digital Marketing
17 96 (4.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,209 (60.72%) JavaScript
2 616 (30.94%) C#
3 601 (30.19%) SQL
4 505 (25.36%) Java
5 441 (22.15%) PHP
6 348 (17.48%) TypeScript
7 226 (11.35%) Python
8 76 (3.82%) C++
9 62 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 60 (3.01%) ES6
11 55 (2.76%) Java 8
12 46 (2.31%) Go
13 44 (2.21%) C
14 36 (1.81%) Apple Swift
15 32 (1.61%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.46%) Kotlin
16 29 (1.46%) PHP 7
17 28 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 26 (1.31%) VB.NET
19 20 (1.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 209 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 175 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 158 (7.94%) Degree
4 72 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 35 (1.76%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.50%) HNC
9 5 (0.25%) MCSD
10 3 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.10%) PhD
12 1 (0.050%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.050%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.16%) QA
2 12 (0.60%) GDPR
3 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.30%) SLA
5 4 (0.20%) WAI
6 3 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 305 (15.32%) Docker
2 5 (0.25%) NDS
3 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 3 (0.15%) Firmware
4 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.15%) vSphere
5 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 185 (9.29%) Kubernetes
2 38 (1.91%) Terraform
3 27 (1.36%) Ansible
4 11 (0.55%) Puppet
5 9 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.25%) MIIS
8 4 (0.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 4 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.15%) Kibana
9 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.10%) Rancher
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.050%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 199 (9.99%) Microsoft
2 162 (8.14%) Oracle
3 86 (4.32%) SAP
4 60 (3.01%) Google
5 39 (1.96%) Sitecore
6 37 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (1.26%) Adobe
8 24 (1.21%) Xamarin
9 19 (0.95%) Zend
10 14 (0.70%) PagerDuty
10 14 (0.70%) WooCommerce
11 11 (0.55%) Apple
12 9 (0.45%) Dell
13 8 (0.40%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.35%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.35%) Netlify
14 7 (0.35%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.30%) MuleSoft
16 5 (0.25%) Databricks
16 5 (0.25%) ForgeRock