Period
to 18 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,691 3,261 3,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.77% 31.17% 33.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.72% 32.24% 34.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,267 2,952 3,072
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 9,709 10,116 10,121
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.68% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,748 8,402 8,456
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 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
Bristol 0 912 £45,000 +5.88% 227
Dorset 0 570 £40,000 - 82
Wiltshire -2 425 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Gloucestershire -7 296 £45,000 - 94
Devon 0 214 £40,000 +6.67% 79
Somerset -1 208 £45,000 +12.50% 66
Cornwall +8 46 £35,125 +17.08% 10
Avon +2 2 - - 5
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 1,375 (51.10%) JavaScript
2 1,184 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1,156 (42.96%) C#
4 1,099 (40.84%) .NET
5 952 (35.38%) CSS
6 948 (35.23%) HTML
7 735 (27.31%) SQL
8 684 (25.42%) MVC
9 608 (22.59%) ASP.NET
10 584 (21.70%) SQL Server
11 564 (20.96%) AngularJS
12 544 (20.22%) Java
13 498 (18.51%) Git (software)
14 457 (16.98%) jQuery
15 441 (16.39%) PHP
16 432 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
17 423 (15.72%) React
18 417 (15.50%) Finance
19 401 (14.90%) TDD
20 387 (14.38%) Scrum
21 381 (14.16%) Web Development
22 339 (12.60%) Microsoft
23 336 (12.49%) HTML5
24 321 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
25 301 (11.19%) MySQL
26 290 (10.78%) .NET Framework
27 289 (10.74%) Software Engineering
28 283 (10.52%) Degree
29 273 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
30 269 (10.00%) DevOps

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 (3.79%) CMS
2 79 (2.94%) WordPress
3 71 (2.64%) Apache
4 45 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.37%) IIS
6 35 (1.30%) Apache Solr
7 33 (1.23%) JBoss
8 30 (1.11%) Drupal
9 29 (1.08%) Apache Spark
9 29 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
10 27 (1.00%) nginx
11 22 (0.82%) Umbraco
12 21 (0.78%) Joomla!
12 21 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 19 (0.71%) Confluence
14 16 (0.59%) SharePoint
14 16 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.59%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.37%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.37%) EPiServer
Applications
1 56 (2.08%) Photoshop
2 32 (1.19%) Sketch
3 30 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.85%) Adobe XD
5 9 (0.33%) InVision
5 9 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (0.30%) Zeplin
7 5 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.19%) GIMP
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.074%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.074%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.037%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.037%) InDesign
10 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 51 (1.90%) Magento
2 22 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.26%) Shopify
4 7 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.074%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.037%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 432 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 273 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 106 (3.94%) SaaS
4 68 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 43 (1.60%) npm
6 42 (1.56%) Power Platform
7 41 (1.52%) GitHub
8 28 (1.04%) Serverless
9 25 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (0.63%) NuGet
11 15 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.56%) PaaS
12 12 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.37%) Azure Functions
13 10 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
13 10 (0.37%) IaaS
14 9 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 9 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
15 8 (0.30%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.30%) Internet
2 29 (1.08%) HTTP
3 24 (0.89%) Extranet
4 19 (0.71%) WAN
5 17 (0.63%) Wireless
6 15 (0.56%) Bluetooth
6 15 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.52%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.37%) Intranet
9 9 (0.33%) 3G
9 9 (0.33%) 4G
9 9 (0.33%) Firewall
10 8 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (0.26%) NFC
11 7 (0.26%) SSH
11 7 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.22%) Network Security
13 5 (0.19%) SSL
14 3 (0.11%) Software-Defined Radio
15 1 (0.037%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 301 (11.19%) MySQL
3 141 (5.24%) MongoDB
4 117 (4.35%) Big Data
5 115 (4.27%) NoSQL
6 90 (3.34%) Relational Database
7 78 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 62 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
11 44 (1.64%) Redis
12 42 (1.56%) OpenQM
12 42 (1.56%) UniData
13 40 (1.49%) Power BI
14 37 (1.37%) Hadoop
15 32 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 28 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (0.89%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.89%) QlikView
18 21 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 498 (18.51%) Git (software)
2 136 (5.05%) Jenkins
3 115 (4.27%) JIRA
4 94 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 73 (2.71%) webpack
6 69 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (2.45%) Subversion
8 64 (2.38%) JUnit
9 59 (2.19%) Bitbucket
9 59 (2.19%) Maven
10 55 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
11 54 (2.01%) Selenium
12 42 (1.56%) Eclipse
13 35 (1.30%) NUnit
14 34 (1.26%) gulp
15 33 (1.23%) TeamCity
16 29 (1.08%) Cucumber
17 26 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 24 (0.89%) IntelliJ
18 24 (0.89%) Jasmine
General
1 417 (15.50%) Finance
2 254 (9.44%) Marketing
3 151 (5.61%) Public Sector
4 127 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 107 (3.98%) Retail
5 107 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 97 (3.60%) Electronics
7 84 (3.12%) Law
8 60 (2.23%) Games
9 40 (1.49%) Banking
10 15 (0.56%) Back Office
11 13 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.45%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.45%) Automotive
12 12 (0.45%) Police
13 9 (0.33%) Fire and Rescue
14 7 (0.26%) Advertising
15 5 (0.19%) Legal
15 5 (0.19%) Local Government
15 5 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,099 (40.84%) .NET
2 952 (35.38%) CSS
3 948 (35.23%) HTML
4 608 (22.59%) ASP.NET
5 564 (20.96%) AngularJS
6 457 (16.98%) jQuery
7 423 (15.72%) React
8 336 (12.49%) HTML5
9 321 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 290 (10.78%) .NET Framework
11 264 (9.81%) Web Services
12 236 (8.77%) Node.js
13 234 (8.70%) .NET Core
14 218 (8.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 195 (7.25%) REST
16 192 (7.13%) CSS3
17 182 (6.76%) XML
18 179 (6.65%) Spring
19 173 (6.43%) Laravel
20 171 (6.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 218 (8.10%) User Experience
2 200 (7.43%) Greenfield Project
3 105 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
5 69 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 53 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (1.08%) EPoS
8 24 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 23 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 18 (0.67%) e-Learning
11 17 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
12 13 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.48%) Social Media
13 12 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.37%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.37%) Internet of Things
14 10 (0.37%) Learning Management System
14 10 (0.37%) RIA
15 9 (0.33%) CESG
15 9 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 250 (9.29%) Linux
2 123 (4.57%) Android
3 101 (3.75%) Windows
4 86 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 55 (2.04%) Unix
6 25 (0.93%) CentOS
7 24 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 18 (0.67%) Debian
9 15 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.56%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.15%) AIX
11 4 (0.15%) Fedora
12 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.074%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.037%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,184 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (25.42%) MVC
3 401 (14.90%) TDD
4 387 (14.38%) Scrum
5 381 (14.16%) Web Development
6 289 (10.74%) Software Engineering
7 269 (10.00%) DevOps
8 261 (9.70%) Front End Development
9 235 (8.73%) Test Automation
10 222 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 208 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
12 202 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
13 188 (6.99%) Microservices
14 186 (6.91%) OO
15 184 (6.84%) SDLC
16 174 (6.47%) Mentoring
17 157 (5.83%) Unit Testing
18 154 (5.72%) Artificial Intelligence
19 139 (5.17%) Computer Science
20 127 (4.72%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,375 (51.10%) JavaScript
2 1,156 (42.96%) C#
3 735 (27.31%) SQL
4 544 (20.22%) Java
5 441 (16.39%) PHP
6 245 (9.10%) Python
7 227 (8.44%) TypeScript
8 184 (6.84%) C++
9 98 (3.64%) T-SQL
10 89 (3.31%) ES6
11 78 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 75 (2.79%) C
13 58 (2.16%) Bash Shell
14 51 (1.90%) Java 8
15 38 (1.41%) Ruby
16 35 (1.30%) Go
17 25 (0.93%) Apple Swift
18 24 (0.89%) Objective-C
19 22 (0.82%) Kotlin
20 21 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 283 (10.52%) Degree
2 195 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 95 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 92 (3.42%) DV Cleared
5 76 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 37 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.37%) HND
8 5 (0.19%) CCNA
8 5 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.19%) CISSP
8 5 (0.19%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (0.19%) GIAC
8 5 (0.19%) Linux+ Certification
8 5 (0.19%) MCSE
8 5 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (0.19%) SANS
8 5 (0.19%) SSCP
9 3 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.037%) MCSD
10 1 (0.037%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (2.90%) QA
2 9 (0.33%) NCSC
3 5 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.037%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.037%) EMIR
5 1 (0.037%) GDPR
5 1 (0.037%) HL7
5 1 (0.037%) MiFID
5 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 219 (8.14%) Docker
2 10 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.37%) HDFS
3 3 (0.11%) Firmware
4 2 (0.074%) vSphere
5 1 (0.037%) NDS
5 1 (0.037%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.037%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 110 (4.09%) Kubernetes
2 23 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.48%) Ansible
3 13 (0.48%) Puppet
4 10 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.22%) Grafana
7 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.074%) Salt
8 2 (0.074%) Terraform
9 1 (0.037%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.037%) Mesos
9 1 (0.037%) MIIS
9 1 (0.037%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.037%) SCCM
Vendors
1 339 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 145 (5.39%) Oracle
3 99 (3.68%) SAP
4 79 (2.94%) Google
5 49 (1.82%) Tableau
6 47 (1.75%) Adobe
7 43 (1.60%) Zend
8 42 (1.56%) jBASE
9 32 (1.19%) Sitecore
10 26 (0.97%) DevExpress
11 20 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 18 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 16 (0.59%) Apple
13 16 (0.59%) Xamarin
14 15 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 13 (0.48%) Mapbox
15 13 (0.48%) Sage
16 12 (0.45%) IBM
17 9 (0.33%) Informatica