Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,119 3,450 3,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.26% 33.82% 31.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.33% 34.62% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,750 3,126 3,110
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 9,954 9,965 10,462
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 97.68% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8,204 8,298 8,865
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,350
90th Percentile £65,775 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -1 1,151 £42,500 +6.25% 246
Dorset 0 600 £40,000 +14.29% 101
Wiltshire +4 450 £40,000 -3.03% 78
Gloucestershire -1 389 £45,000 +5.88% 104
Somerset 0 281 £40,500 -2.12% 84
Devon 0 151 £39,250 -1.88% 90
Cornwall -2 81 £27,500 -8.33% 20
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 1,606 (51.49%) JavaScript
2 1,358 (43.54%) C#
3 1,331 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1,302 (41.74%) .NET
5 1,246 (39.95%) HTML
6 1,206 (38.67%) CSS
7 941 (30.17%) MVC
8 876 (28.09%) SQL
9 842 (27.00%) Java
10 835 (26.77%) SQL Server
11 686 (21.99%) ASP.NET
12 679 (21.77%) AngularJS
13 617 (19.78%) TDD
14 583 (18.69%) PHP
15 541 (17.35%) jQuery
16 529 (16.96%) Git (software)
17 509 (16.32%) Scrum
18 505 (16.19%) Web Development
19 489 (15.68%) Microsoft
20 473 (15.17%) Finance
21 431 (13.82%) MySQL
22 410 (13.15%) HTML5
23 392 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
24 381 (12.22%) Linux
25 379 (12.15%) Software Engineering
26 351 (11.25%) Degree
27 340 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
28 338 (10.84%) Web Services
29 334 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
30 333 (10.68%) React

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
1 159 (5.10%) Apache
2 136 (4.36%) CMS
3 111 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
4 103 (3.30%) WordPress
5 84 (2.69%) Tomcat
6 64 (2.05%) Umbraco
7 57 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 49 (1.57%) Confluence
9 44 (1.41%) Drupal
10 33 (1.06%) IIS
11 25 (0.80%) JBoss
12 23 (0.74%) nginx
12 23 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 18 (0.58%) Mule
13 18 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
14 17 (0.55%) EPiServer
14 17 (0.55%) Moodle
15 14 (0.45%) Alfresco
15 14 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (1.41%) Photoshop
2 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.16%) InDesign
6 3 (0.096%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.096%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.064%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.032%) InVision
8 1 (0.032%) Maya
8 1 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (1.09%) Magento
2 28 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.35%) Shopify
4 9 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.13%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.096%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.096%) Unica
7 3 (0.096%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.064%) Endur
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 334 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (3.46%) SaaS
4 54 (1.73%) GitHub
5 29 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (0.83%) npm
7 25 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.51%) PaaS
10 15 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.48%) Serverless
11 14 (0.45%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.45%) Office 365
12 13 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.32%) IaaS
16 6 (0.19%) NuGet
17 5 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 121 (3.88%) Internet
2 28 (0.90%) HTTP
3 21 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.64%) SMS
4 20 (0.64%) SSL
5 13 (0.42%) Network Security
6 12 (0.38%) DNS
7 9 (0.29%) VoIP
8 8 (0.26%) IPv4
8 8 (0.26%) IPv6
9 7 (0.22%) RS-232
9 7 (0.22%) Wireless
10 6 (0.19%) FTP
10 6 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.19%) Intranet
10 6 (0.19%) PPP
10 6 (0.19%) SMTP
11 4 (0.13%) SSH
12 3 (0.096%) ASN.1
13 2 (0.064%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 835 (26.77%) SQL Server
2 431 (13.82%) MySQL
3 147 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 138 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 111 (3.56%) Big Data
6 105 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 77 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 69 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 60 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
11 55 (1.76%) Power BI
12 46 (1.47%) Oracle Database
13 43 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
14 41 (1.31%) RDBMS
15 40 (1.28%) Redis
16 38 (1.22%) Hadoop
17 36 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
19 29 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 529 (16.96%) Git (software)
2 164 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 155 (4.97%) JIRA
4 153 (4.91%) Visual Studio
5 148 (4.75%) JUnit
6 139 (4.46%) Subversion
7 133 (4.26%) Jenkins
8 117 (3.75%) Maven
9 91 (2.92%) Eclipse
10 90 (2.89%) Selenium
11 74 (2.37%) PHPUnit
12 64 (2.05%) gulp
13 57 (1.83%) Bitbucket
14 55 (1.76%) Cucumber
15 47 (1.51%) Jasmine
16 43 (1.38%) TeamCity
17 40 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (1.09%) Protractor
19 33 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
20 31 (0.99%) Android Studio
General
1 473 (15.17%) Finance
2 297 (9.52%) Marketing
3 201 (6.44%) Manufacturing
4 174 (5.58%) Telecoms
5 166 (5.32%) Electronics
6 148 (4.75%) Retail
7 69 (2.21%) Games
8 44 (1.41%) Law
9 26 (0.83%) Advertising
10 22 (0.71%) Back Office
11 16 (0.51%) Legal
12 13 (0.42%) Banking
13 12 (0.38%) Military
14 9 (0.29%) Automotive
15 8 (0.26%) Publishing
16 7 (0.22%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.19%) Georgian Language
18 4 (0.13%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.13%) Music Industry
19 3 (0.096%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,302 (41.74%) .NET
2 1,246 (39.95%) HTML
3 1,206 (38.67%) CSS
4 686 (21.99%) ASP.NET
5 679 (21.77%) AngularJS
6 541 (17.35%) jQuery
7 410 (13.15%) HTML5
8 392 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 338 (10.84%) Web Services
10 333 (10.68%) React
11 316 (10.13%) REST
12 314 (10.07%) .NET Framework
13 308 (9.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 298 (9.55%) XML
15 291 (9.33%) Spring
16 285 (9.14%) RESTful
17 227 (7.28%) Node.js
18 208 (6.67%) CSS3
19 206 (6.60%) Entity Framework
20 196 (6.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 292 (9.36%) Greenfield Project
2 269 (8.62%) User Experience
3 224 (7.18%) Computer Science
4 111 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 88 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 76 (2.44%) Fintech
8 73 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 41 (1.31%) Renewable Energy
11 37 (1.19%) Data Structures
12 29 (0.93%) Graphic Design
13 24 (0.77%) RIA
14 22 (0.71%) Management Information System
15 19 (0.61%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.61%) Smart Meter
16 17 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
17 12 (0.38%) NHS
18 11 (0.35%) Digital Media
18 11 (0.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 381 (12.22%) Linux
2 191 (6.12%) Windows
3 163 (5.23%) Android
4 122 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 90 (2.89%) Unix
6 32 (1.03%) CentOS
7 22 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.29%) Solaris
11 8 (0.26%) FreeBSD
11 8 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.19%) Debian
13 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.032%) AIX
14 1 (0.032%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,331 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 941 (30.17%) MVC
3 617 (19.78%) TDD
4 509 (16.32%) Scrum
5 505 (16.19%) Web Development
6 379 (12.15%) Software Engineering
7 340 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
8 333 (10.68%) OO
9 291 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
10 267 (8.56%) SDLC
11 239 (7.66%) Unit Testing
12 237 (7.60%) Front End Development
13 225 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
14 220 (7.05%) E-Commerce
15 218 (6.99%) BDD
16 169 (5.42%) DevOps
16 169 (5.42%) Test Automation
17 168 (5.39%) Digital Marketing
18 154 (4.94%) Programme Management
19 147 (4.71%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,606 (51.49%) JavaScript
2 1,358 (43.54%) C#
3 876 (28.09%) SQL
4 842 (27.00%) Java
5 583 (18.69%) PHP
6 309 (9.91%) Python
7 262 (8.40%) C++
8 154 (4.94%) TypeScript
9 141 (4.52%) T-SQL
10 120 (3.85%) C
11 117 (3.75%) VB.NET
12 96 (3.08%) Ruby
13 87 (2.79%) Java 8
14 72 (2.31%) ES6
15 56 (1.80%) VB
16 46 (1.47%) PL/SQL
17 43 (1.38%) Scala
18 42 (1.35%) Perl
19 41 (1.31%) Apple Swift
20 40 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 351 (11.25%) Degree
2 167 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 120 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 105 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 80 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 25 (0.80%) MCPD
8 14 (0.45%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.13%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.096%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.032%) ISEB
14 1 (0.032%) MCP
14 1 (0.032%) PhD
14 1 (0.032%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (1.99%) QA
2 11 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.13%) GDPR
4 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.13%) WCAG
5 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 116 (3.72%) Docker
2 6 (0.19%) Firmware
3 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.096%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.096%) vSphere
5 3 (0.096%) Xen
6 2 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.064%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.032%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (1.15%) Kubernetes
2 23 (0.74%) Ansible
3 13 (0.42%) Puppet
4 12 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.26%) Icinga
6 7 (0.22%) Terraform
7 6 (0.19%) HockeyApp
7 6 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.16%) Salt
8 5 (0.16%) SCOM
9 4 (0.13%) Kibana
10 3 (0.096%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (0.096%) Plesk
10 3 (0.096%) SCCM
10 3 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.096%) WSUS
11 1 (0.032%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.032%) linkerd
Vendors
1 489 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 209 (6.70%) Oracle
3 171 (5.48%) SAP
4 86 (2.76%) Google
5 43 (1.38%) Adobe
6 39 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 38 (1.22%) Sitecore
8 30 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 29 (0.93%) Apple
10 27 (0.87%) Xamarin
10 27 (0.87%) Zend
11 23 (0.74%) Informatica
12 21 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (0.61%) Twitter
14 17 (0.55%) Tableau
15 14 (0.45%) DevExpress
16 13 (0.42%) IBM
17 10 (0.32%) Facebook
17 10 (0.32%) WooCommerce
18 9 (0.29%) ServiceNow