Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,682 3,035 3,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.50% 29.68% 34.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.57% 30.77% 35.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,256 2,700 3,272
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 9,387 9,865 10,099
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.46% 97.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7,556 8,020 8,367
South West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 0 935 £45,000 +2.86% 249
Dorset 0 457 £40,000 +6.67% 103
Wiltshire 0 403 £45,000 +12.50% 66
Gloucestershire -4 374 £45,000 - 101
Somerset 0 243 £45,000 +12.50% 64
Devon 0 195 £42,500 +6.25% 92
Cornwall +2 50 £41,000 +49.09% 16
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1,407 (52.46%) JavaScript
2 1,148 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1,144 (42.65%) C#
4 1,019 (37.99%) .NET
5 904 (33.71%) CSS
6 900 (33.56%) HTML
7 724 (26.99%) SQL
8 622 (23.19%) MVC
9 600 (22.37%) AngularJS
10 561 (20.92%) ASP.NET
11 556 (20.73%) Java
12 549 (20.47%) SQL Server
13 498 (18.57%) PHP
14 453 (16.89%) Git (software)
15 425 (15.85%) React
16 416 (15.51%) Azure
17 402 (14.99%) jQuery
18 380 (14.17%) Web Development
19 376 (14.02%) MySQL
20 355 (13.24%) Finance
21 354 (13.20%) Scrum
22 330 (12.30%) Microsoft
23 316 (11.78%) TDD
24 292 (10.89%) HTML5
25 284 (10.59%) Web Services
26 282 (10.51%) Software Engineering
27 278 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
28 274 (10.22%) .NET Framework
29 265 (9.88%) DevOps
30 258 (9.62%) Front End Development

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
1 119 (4.44%) CMS
2 98 (3.65%) WordPress
3 71 (2.65%) Apache
4 49 (1.83%) JBoss
5 48 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.45%) Drupal
7 36 (1.34%) Apache Solr
8 33 (1.23%) nginx
9 29 (1.08%) IIS
9 29 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 25 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.78%) Umbraco
13 19 (0.71%) Apache Spark
14 16 (0.60%) Confluence
15 14 (0.52%) EPiServer
15 14 (0.52%) Joomla!
16 11 (0.41%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.37%) WebSphere
18 6 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 18 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.41%) Sketch
4 9 (0.34%) Adobe XD
5 7 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.22%) LibreOffice
6 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.19%) InVision
7 5 (0.19%) Zeplin
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (0.11%) GIMP
10 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 70 (2.61%) Magento
2 34 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
7 2 (0.075%) Shopify
8 1 (0.037%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.037%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.037%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 416 (15.51%) Azure
2 226 (8.43%) AWS
3 94 (3.50%) SaaS
4 67 (2.50%) GCP
5 54 (2.01%) Serverless
6 50 (1.86%) npm
6 50 (1.86%) Power Platform
7 35 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.78%) GitHub
9 20 (0.75%) Azure Functions
9 20 (0.75%) NuGet
10 13 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.48%) PaaS
11 8 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
12 7 (0.26%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.26%) Office 365
12 7 (0.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.38%) Internet
2 30 (1.12%) Extranet
3 29 (1.08%) HTTP
4 22 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 19 (0.71%) SSL
6 13 (0.48%) WAN
7 12 (0.45%) SSH
8 11 (0.41%) Wireless
9 9 (0.34%) Intranet
10 8 (0.30%) Firewall
10 8 (0.30%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.26%) Network Security
12 4 (0.15%) Software-Defined Radio
13 3 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.075%) Broadband
14 2 (0.075%) Hyperconnected
14 2 (0.075%) TETRA
15 1 (0.037%) Bluetooth
15 1 (0.037%) CTI
15 1 (0.037%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 376 (14.02%) MySQL
3 143 (5.33%) MongoDB
4 104 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 103 (3.84%) NoSQL
6 82 (3.06%) Big Data
7 81 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 76 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
9 68 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 49 (1.83%) Power BI
11 44 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 32 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (1.01%) Hadoop
15 23 (0.86%) OpenQM
15 23 (0.86%) UniData
16 22 (0.82%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.82%) Redis
16 22 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
17 18 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 453 (16.89%) Git (software)
2 145 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 81 (3.02%) JIRA
4 79 (2.95%) JUnit
5 71 (2.65%) Visual Studio
6 66 (2.46%) Maven
7 64 (2.39%) webpack
8 62 (2.31%) Subversion
9 61 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 60 (2.24%) Selenium
11 50 (1.86%) Eclipse
12 47 (1.75%) gulp
13 41 (1.53%) Bitbucket
14 37 (1.38%) NUnit
15 31 (1.16%) Cucumber
16 30 (1.12%) Grunt
16 30 (1.12%) TeamCity
17 25 (0.93%) Jasmine
18 24 (0.89%) GitLab
19 23 (0.86%) IntelliJ
General
1 355 (13.24%) Finance
2 219 (8.17%) Marketing
3 169 (6.30%) Public Sector
4 142 (5.29%) Manufacturing
5 134 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 125 (4.66%) Electronics
7 117 (4.36%) Retail
8 75 (2.80%) Law
9 70 (2.61%) Games
10 27 (1.01%) Banking
11 20 (0.75%) Advertising
12 19 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.67%) Automotive
14 14 (0.52%) Legal
15 10 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.34%) Back Office
17 6 (0.22%) Danish Language
17 6 (0.22%) Military
18 4 (0.15%) Police
18 4 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,019 (37.99%) .NET
2 904 (33.71%) CSS
3 900 (33.56%) HTML
4 600 (22.37%) AngularJS
5 561 (20.92%) ASP.NET
6 425 (15.85%) React
7 402 (14.99%) jQuery
8 292 (10.89%) HTML5
9 284 (10.59%) Web Services
10 278 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 274 (10.22%) .NET Framework
12 236 (8.80%) Node.js
13 213 (7.94%) REST
14 210 (7.83%) Vue.js
15 209 (7.79%) XML
16 196 (7.31%) Sass
17 194 (7.23%) .NET Core
18 189 (7.05%) JSON
19 185 (6.90%) RESTful
20 180 (6.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.94%) User Experience
2 151 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
3 134 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 112 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (1.19%) EPoS
8 31 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
9 26 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 19 (0.71%) Social Media
11 17 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
12 15 (0.56%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.52%) e-Learning
13 14 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
14 12 (0.45%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.45%) Robotics
14 12 (0.45%) Tandem
15 11 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.37%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 255 (9.51%) Linux
2 133 (4.96%) Android
3 112 (4.18%) Apple iOS
4 82 (3.06%) Windows
5 68 (2.54%) Unix
6 33 (1.23%) CentOS
7 23 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.30%) Debian
10 7 (0.26%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.15%) Fedora
13 3 (0.11%) AIX
13 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.037%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.037%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,148 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
2 622 (23.19%) MVC
3 380 (14.17%) Web Development
4 354 (13.20%) Scrum
5 316 (11.78%) TDD
6 282 (10.51%) Software Engineering
7 265 (9.88%) DevOps
8 258 (9.62%) Front End Development
9 242 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
10 213 (7.94%) OO
11 197 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
12 185 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
13 182 (6.79%) Test Automation
14 164 (6.11%) SDLC
15 158 (5.89%) Unit Testing
16 154 (5.74%) Microservices
17 149 (5.56%) Mentoring
18 148 (5.52%) Digital Marketing
19 128 (4.77%) Computer Science
20 120 (4.47%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,407 (52.46%) JavaScript
2 1,144 (42.65%) C#
3 724 (26.99%) SQL
4 556 (20.73%) Java
5 498 (18.57%) PHP
6 246 (9.17%) Python
7 216 (8.05%) TypeScript
8 199 (7.42%) C++
9 94 (3.50%) T-SQL
9 94 (3.50%) VB.NET
10 67 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 60 (2.24%) ES6
12 58 (2.16%) C
13 46 (1.72%) Apple Swift
13 46 (1.72%) Ruby
14 36 (1.34%) Objective-C
15 31 (1.16%) Go
16 25 (0.93%) Scala
16 25 (0.93%) VB
17 24 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 221 (8.24%) Degree
2 209 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 118 (4.40%) DV Cleared
4 85 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 51 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.11%) MCSD
9 1 (0.037%) CCNA
9 1 (0.037%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.037%) CISSP
9 1 (0.037%) GIAC
9 1 (0.037%) HND
9 1 (0.037%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.037%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.037%) MCSE
9 1 (0.037%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.037%) PhD
9 1 (0.037%) Siebel Certification
9 1 (0.037%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.01%) QA
2 5 (0.19%) WCAG
3 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.15%) WAI
4 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.11%) GDPR
5 2 (0.075%) HL7
6 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.037%) TickIT
System Software
1 158 (5.89%) Docker
2 13 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.19%) HDFS
4 4 (0.15%) Varnish
5 1 (0.037%) Firmware
5 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.037%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.037%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 92 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 17 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.56%) Ansible
4 13 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.45%) cPanel
6 9 (0.34%) Puppet
7 8 (0.30%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.30%) Plesk
8 7 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.22%) Terraform
10 5 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.075%) Grafana
11 2 (0.075%) Kibana
11 2 (0.075%) MIIS
12 1 (0.037%) Mesos
12 1 (0.037%) SCCM
Vendors
1 330 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 141 (5.26%) Oracle
3 124 (4.62%) SAP
4 82 (3.06%) Google
5 58 (2.16%) Tableau
6 41 (1.53%) Zend
7 39 (1.45%) Adobe
8 27 (1.01%) Sitecore
9 24 (0.89%) jBASE
10 20 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 18 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.63%) Apple
13 16 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 16 (0.60%) Xamarin
14 14 (0.52%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.41%) Talend
16 10 (0.37%) IBM
16 10 (0.37%) Mapbox
17 9 (0.34%) Cypress Semiconductor
17 9 (0.34%) Informatica