Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,257 2,724 3,323
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 28.97% 26.92% 31.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.21% 27.85% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,171 2,451 3,202
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 4,161 9,780 10,252
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.64% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,349 7,826 8,494
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,900 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.22% +5.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 0 332 £45,000 - 92
Dorset 0 262 £40,000 - 47
Gloucestershire +5 212 £50,000 +11.11% 49
Wiltshire 0 188 £50,000 +11.11% 39
Somerset +1 123 £50,000 +11.11% 41
Devon 0 105 £40,000 - 55
Cornwall -2 15 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 719 (57.20%) JavaScript
2 596 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
3 505 (40.18%) HTML
4 475 (37.79%) CSS
5 416 (33.09%) C#
6 404 (32.14%) .NET
7 331 (26.33%) SQL
8 322 (25.62%) MVC
9 294 (23.39%) Java
10 274 (21.80%) AngularJS
11 273 (21.72%) Git (software)
12 260 (20.68%) MySQL
13 253 (20.13%) PHP
14 245 (19.49%) Scrum
15 234 (18.62%) React
16 231 (18.38%) SQL Server
17 217 (17.26%) ASP.NET
18 205 (16.31%) Azure
19 195 (15.51%) TDD
20 193 (15.35%) Microsoft
21 189 (15.04%) jQuery
22 179 (14.24%) Web Services
22 179 (14.24%) Front End Development
23 178 (14.16%) TypeScript
23 178 (14.16%) Node.js
24 174 (13.84%) Web Development
25 169 (13.44%) AWS
25 169 (13.44%) RESTful
25 169 (13.44%) Linux
26 162 (12.89%) HTML5

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 79 (6.28%) Apache
2 45 (3.58%) WordPress
3 37 (2.94%) CMS
4 36 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 34 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.43%) nginx
7 14 (1.11%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.03%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.03%) JBoss
9 12 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.95%) IIS
10 11 (0.88%) Confluence
11 10 (0.80%) Drupal
11 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.64%) Joomla!
13 7 (0.56%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.48%) Moodle
14 6 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.56%) Sketch
4 4 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.080%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (2.55%) Magento
2 13 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.48%) Maximo
5 5 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.24%) Shopify
7 2 (0.16%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.080%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 205 (16.31%) Azure
2 169 (13.44%) AWS
3 50 (3.98%) Power Platform
4 41 (3.26%) SaaS
5 24 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (1.83%) GCP
7 21 (1.67%) GitHub
8 20 (1.59%) Serverless
9 15 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.80%) Azure Functions
12 7 (0.56%) npm
13 6 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.48%) Power Automate
13 6 (0.48%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.40%) Office 365
14 5 (0.40%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.32%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.99%) Network Security
2 21 (1.67%) HTTP
3 18 (1.43%) Internet
4 13 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.95%) Skype
6 5 (0.40%) Intranet
7 4 (0.32%) Broadband
8 3 (0.24%) Extranet
9 2 (0.16%) SSH
9 2 (0.16%) VoIP
9 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.16%) Wireless
10 1 (0.080%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.080%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.080%) CTI
10 1 (0.080%) FTP
10 1 (0.080%) RS-232
10 1 (0.080%) RS-485
10 1 (0.080%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.080%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (20.68%) MySQL
2 231 (18.38%) SQL Server
3 81 (6.44%) MongoDB
4 52 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 52 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (3.98%) Power BI
5 50 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 46 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (2.31%) Redis
9 27 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (1.99%) Big Data
11 19 (1.51%) GIS
12 13 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (0.80%) OLAP
13 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
14 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 273 (21.72%) Git (software)
2 82 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 81 (6.44%) Selenium
4 61 (4.85%) webpack
5 54 (4.30%) JIRA
6 52 (4.14%) Visual Studio
7 48 (3.82%) Maven
8 47 (3.74%) JUnit
9 44 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (2.55%) Subversion
11 31 (2.47%) Cucumber
12 28 (2.23%) Grunt
12 28 (2.23%) gulp
13 23 (1.83%) Mockito
14 19 (1.51%) GitLab
14 19 (1.51%) SonarQube
15 18 (1.43%) Babel
16 17 (1.35%) DbUnit
16 17 (1.35%) jMock
17 16 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 129 (10.26%) Finance
2 72 (5.73%) Retail
3 50 (3.98%) Marketing
4 31 (2.47%) Public Sector
5 19 (1.51%) Aerospace
5 19 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.43%) Electronics
7 15 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.11%) Law
9 12 (0.95%) Banking
10 11 (0.88%) Automotive
10 11 (0.88%) German Language
11 9 (0.72%) Games
12 8 (0.64%) Back Office
13 6 (0.48%) Advertising
14 4 (0.32%) Local Government
15 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.080%) Billing
16 1 (0.080%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (40.18%) HTML
2 475 (37.79%) CSS
3 404 (32.14%) .NET
4 274 (21.80%) AngularJS
5 234 (18.62%) React
6 217 (17.26%) ASP.NET
7 189 (15.04%) jQuery
8 179 (14.24%) Web Services
9 178 (14.16%) Node.js
10 169 (13.44%) RESTful
11 162 (12.89%) HTML5
12 140 (11.14%) .NET Core
13 136 (10.82%) .NET Framework
13 136 (10.82%) REST
14 125 (9.94%) Vue.js
15 118 (9.39%) Spring
16 104 (8.27%) JSON
17 100 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 88 (7.00%) CSS3
19 84 (6.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.05%) User Experience
2 70 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 20 (1.59%) Reinsurance
6 16 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 14 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (1.03%) Algorithms
8 13 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 11 (0.88%) NHS
10 10 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.56%) Blog
11 7 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.56%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.48%) Tandem
13 5 (0.40%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 169 (13.44%) Linux
2 54 (4.30%) Windows
3 23 (1.83%) Android
4 22 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.27%) Unix
6 12 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.80%) CentOS
7 10 (0.80%) Debian
8 6 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.40%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.080%) Solaris
12 1 (0.080%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (25.62%) MVC
3 245 (19.49%) Scrum
4 195 (15.51%) TDD
5 179 (14.24%) Front End Development
6 174 (13.84%) Web Development
7 146 (11.61%) DevOps
8 137 (10.90%) Software Engineering
9 125 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
9 125 (9.94%) OO
10 122 (9.71%) BDD
10 122 (9.71%) Test Automation
11 118 (9.39%) Microservices
12 105 (8.35%) E-Commerce
13 102 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
13 102 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
14 85 (6.76%) Mentoring
15 81 (6.44%) Fintech
16 80 (6.36%) Unit Testing
17 79 (6.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 719 (57.20%) JavaScript
2 416 (33.09%) C#
3 331 (26.33%) SQL
4 294 (23.39%) Java
5 253 (20.13%) PHP
6 178 (14.16%) TypeScript
7 136 (10.82%) Python
8 88 (7.00%) C++
9 55 (4.38%) T-SQL
10 47 (3.74%) ES6
11 45 (3.58%) C
12 33 (2.63%) Ruby
13 31 (2.47%) Go
14 29 (2.31%) Java 8
15 18 (1.43%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.27%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.19%) PHP 7
18 14 (1.11%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.95%) PowerShell
20 10 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 126 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 112 (8.91%) Degree
3 67 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 64 (5.09%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.64%) HND
8 5 (0.40%) MCAD
9 4 (0.32%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.24%) MCPD
11 2 (0.16%) ISEB
11 2 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.080%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.080%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.080%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.82%) QA
2 9 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 9 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.16%) WCAG
5 1 (0.080%) HL7
5 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (10.34%) Docker
2 21 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.51%) vSphere
4 18 (1.43%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.72%) NDS
5 9 (0.72%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (0.24%) Xen
7 2 (0.16%) Ceph
7 2 (0.16%) LXC
8 1 (0.080%) Firmware
8 1 (0.080%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.080%) Postfix
8 1 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 52 (4.14%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.75%) Ansible
2 22 (1.75%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 14 (1.11%) Terraform
4 9 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.72%) Puppet
5 6 (0.48%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.32%) MIIS
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (0.24%) vRealize
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.16%) Proxmox
8 2 (0.16%) SCCM
8 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.080%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.080%) Kibana
9 1 (0.080%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 193 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.89%) Oracle
3 28 (2.23%) SAP
4 24 (1.91%) NetIQ
4 24 (1.91%) VMware
5 20 (1.59%) Google
6 16 (1.27%) Sage
6 16 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.27%) Tableau
7 15 (1.19%) ForgeRock
7 15 (1.19%) Zend
8 11 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.72%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.64%) Adobe
11 7 (0.56%) Mapbox
11 7 (0.56%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.48%) Cadence
12 6 (0.48%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.48%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.40%) Progress