Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,537 2,495 2,933
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 34.25% 28.50% 29.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.72% 29.65% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,698 2,285 2,845
Median annual salary £46,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 4,303 8,416 9,417
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.14% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,520 6,937 7,583
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 0 504 £47,500 +5.56% 149
Wiltshire +1 231 £50,000 +11.11% 42
Dorset 0 212 £45,000 +12.50% 43
Somerset +1 195 £45,000 - 42
Gloucestershire +3 168 £47,500 - 60
Devon 0 146 £40,000 -5.88% 51
Cornwall 0 35 £40,000 -4.19% 3
Avon - 1 £55,000 - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 901 (58.62%) JavaScript
2 654 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 601 (39.10%) HTML
4 585 (38.06%) CSS
5 470 (30.58%) C#
6 451 (29.34%) .NET
7 416 (27.07%) SQL
8 405 (26.35%) Java
9 365 (23.75%) Azure
10 343 (22.32%) Git (software)
11 339 (22.06%) AngularJS
12 326 (21.21%) Scrum
13 318 (20.69%) MVC
14 313 (20.36%) React
15 275 (17.89%) AWS
16 274 (17.83%) DevOps
17 271 (17.63%) PHP
18 266 (17.31%) TypeScript
19 261 (16.98%) MySQL
20 249 (16.20%) Node.js
21 243 (15.81%) SQL Server
22 229 (14.90%) Front End Development
23 207 (13.47%) .NET Core
24 204 (13.27%) TDD
25 195 (12.69%) RESTful
26 194 (12.62%) Linux
27 190 (12.36%) Spring
28 189 (12.30%) ASP.NET
29 184 (11.97%) Python
30 183 (11.91%) Docker

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 57 (3.71%) CMS
2 51 (3.32%) Apache
3 47 (3.06%) WordPress
4 40 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (2.28%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.82%) JBoss
7 27 (1.76%) Umbraco
8 22 (1.43%) nginx
9 18 (1.17%) EPiServer
9 18 (1.17%) IIS
9 18 (1.17%) NServiceBus
10 16 (1.04%) Kentico
10 16 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.85%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.78%) Mule
12 12 (0.78%) Mule ESB
12 12 (0.78%) Red Hat Fuse
13 9 (0.59%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.52%) Confluence
14 8 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.85%) Zeplin
3 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.46%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.26%) Sketch
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.065%) InVision
Business Applications
1 33 (2.15%) Magento
2 6 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.39%) Shopify
3 5 (0.33%) nopCommerce
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.20%) Maximo
5 2 (0.13%) FastStats
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.13%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.065%) Odoo
6 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.065%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 365 (23.75%) Azure
2 275 (17.89%) AWS
3 115 (7.48%) SaaS
4 76 (4.94%) GCP
5 37 (2.41%) Serverless
6 35 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (2.08%) GitHub
8 28 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (1.56%) PaaS
10 22 (1.43%) npm
11 21 (1.37%) Power Platform
12 17 (1.11%) Amazon S3
12 17 (1.11%) IaaS
13 12 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.65%) NuGet
15 9 (0.59%) Amazon Cognito
15 9 (0.59%) Firebase
15 9 (0.59%) Office 365
16 7 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.24%) Internet
2 16 (1.04%) Network Security
3 8 (0.52%) Bluetooth
4 7 (0.46%) HTTP
5 5 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.20%) SSL
7 2 (0.13%) Intranet
7 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (16.98%) MySQL
2 243 (15.81%) SQL Server
3 128 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 125 (8.13%) MongoDB
5 105 (6.83%) Relational Database
6 97 (6.31%) NoSQL
7 33 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 31 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.02%) Redis
9 30 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.63%) Big Data
11 20 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.24%) Power BI
13 10 (0.65%) Tableau
14 9 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.59%) Couchbase
15 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 343 (22.32%) Git (software)
2 107 (6.96%) Jenkins
3 75 (4.88%) Maven
4 54 (3.51%) Selenium
5 52 (3.38%) JIRA
6 49 (3.19%) JUnit
7 32 (2.08%) webpack
8 27 (1.76%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.63%) Grunt
9 25 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.56%) IntelliJ
10 24 (1.56%) Mockito
11 22 (1.43%) gulp
11 22 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
12 21 (1.37%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.17%) Eclipse
13 18 (1.17%) Flyway
13 18 (1.17%) GitLab
14 17 (1.11%) Subversion
15 16 (1.04%) Ant
General
1 168 (10.93%) Finance
2 145 (9.43%) Public Sector
3 96 (6.25%) Marketing
4 79 (5.14%) Electronics
5 78 (5.07%) Manufacturing
6 72 (4.68%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.47%) Retail
8 18 (1.17%) Games
9 13 (0.85%) Law
10 8 (0.52%) Local Government
11 7 (0.46%) Automotive
11 7 (0.46%) Publishing
12 6 (0.39%) Advertising
13 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.33%) Legal
14 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Police
15 3 (0.20%) Back Office
15 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 601 (39.10%) HTML
2 585 (38.06%) CSS
3 451 (29.34%) .NET
4 339 (22.06%) AngularJS
5 313 (20.36%) React
6 249 (16.20%) Node.js
7 207 (13.47%) .NET Core
8 195 (12.69%) RESTful
9 190 (12.36%) Spring
10 189 (12.30%) ASP.NET
11 182 (11.84%) Vue.js
12 169 (11.00%) HTML5
13 145 (9.43%) .NET Framework
14 137 (8.91%) Web Services
15 125 (8.13%) REST
16 122 (7.94%) Sass
17 116 (7.55%) jQuery
18 114 (7.42%) Spring Boot
19 108 (7.03%) JSON
19 108 (7.03%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.68%) User Experience
2 101 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
3 91 (5.92%) Mobile App
4 75 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (2.08%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (0.72%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.59%) NHS
11 9 (0.59%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.59%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.33%) Blog
12 5 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.33%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.33%) Renewable Energy
12 5 (0.33%) Social Media
13 4 (0.26%) Reinsurance
13 4 (0.26%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 194 (12.62%) Linux
2 62 (4.03%) Android
3 56 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 53 (3.45%) Windows
5 14 (0.91%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.65%) CentOS
6 10 (0.65%) Unix
6 10 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
7 7 (0.46%) Debian
8 4 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.065%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (21.21%) Scrum
3 318 (20.69%) MVC
4 274 (17.83%) DevOps
5 229 (14.90%) Front End Development
6 204 (13.27%) TDD
7 166 (10.80%) Microservices
8 163 (10.61%) Web Development
9 143 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
10 135 (8.78%) Mentoring
11 118 (7.68%) Software Engineering
12 107 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
13 106 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
14 101 (6.57%) OO
15 98 (6.38%) E-Commerce
16 90 (5.86%) Computer Science
17 89 (5.79%) Test Automation
18 86 (5.60%) Unit Testing
19 81 (5.27%) BDD
20 80 (5.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 901 (58.62%) JavaScript
2 470 (30.58%) C#
3 416 (27.07%) SQL
4 405 (26.35%) Java
5 271 (17.63%) PHP
6 266 (17.31%) TypeScript
7 184 (11.97%) Python
8 66 (4.29%) ES6
9 64 (4.16%) C++
10 63 (4.10%) Java 8
11 47 (3.06%) C
12 38 (2.47%) T-SQL
13 37 (2.41%) Go
13 37 (2.41%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.63%) Apple Swift
15 24 (1.56%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.11%) VB
16 17 (1.11%) VB.NET
17 16 (1.04%) Bash Shell
17 16 (1.04%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 148 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 139 (9.04%) Degree
3 105 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.26%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.13%) CEH
8 2 (0.13%) HNC
8 2 (0.13%) HND
8 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.065%) ISEB
9 1 (0.065%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.065%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.065%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.41%) QA
2 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.33%) GDPR
3 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.26%) WAI
4 2 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 183 (11.91%) Docker
2 11 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.52%) NDS
4 7 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 7 (0.46%) vSphere
5 6 (0.39%) Ceph
5 6 (0.39%) Xen
6 2 (0.13%) Firmware
6 2 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 131 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.08%) Ansible
3 21 (1.37%) Terraform
4 16 (1.04%) Puppet
5 15 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.52%) MIIS
6 8 (0.52%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 7 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.39%) Proxmox
9 5 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 111 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 104 (6.77%) Oracle
3 71 (4.62%) SAP
4 47 (3.06%) Google
5 39 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.02%) Xamarin
7 20 (1.30%) Adobe
8 17 (1.11%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 13 (0.85%) VMware
11 10 (0.65%) Apple
12 9 (0.59%) DevExpress
12 9 (0.59%) ForgeRock
12 9 (0.59%) NetIQ
13 8 (0.52%) Cadence
14 7 (0.46%) IBM
15 6 (0.39%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.39%) MuleSoft
15 6 (0.39%) Novell
15 6 (0.39%) Zend