Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,778 1,346 2,705
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 24.66% 33.96% 27.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.70% 35.29% 29.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 1,223 2,250
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,161
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £46,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +6.98% +7.50%
75th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £52,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 6,660 3,814 9,310
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 96.24% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4,622 3,276 7,666
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,813 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.65% +1.18%
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £76,200 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -1 890 £52,500 +16.67% 168
Dorset 0 267 £50,000 +12.36% 43
Gloucestershire -10 163 £47,500 +5.56% 52
Wiltshire -6 158 £50,000 -3.85% 27
Somerset -1 154 £47,500 +1.06% 48
Devon 0 96 £45,000 +12.50% 57
Cornwall -7 35 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 866 (48.71%) JavaScript
2 687 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 563 (31.66%) HTML
4 529 (29.75%) C#
5 504 (28.35%) .NET
6 495 (27.84%) CSS
7 487 (27.39%) React
8 465 (26.15%) SQL
9 439 (24.69%) Azure
10 376 (21.15%) Java
11 348 (19.57%) AngularJS
12 339 (19.07%) DevOps
13 338 (19.01%) Git (software)
14 328 (18.45%) PHP
15 320 (18.00%) MVC
15 320 (18.00%) Social Skills
16 310 (17.44%) Full Stack Development
17 297 (16.70%) SQL Server
17 297 (16.70%) AWS
18 288 (16.20%) Scrum
19 286 (16.09%) Microsoft
20 262 (14.74%) TypeScript
21 252 (14.17%) Software Engineering
22 250 (14.06%) Docker
23 248 (13.95%) MySQL
24 245 (13.78%) Finance
25 242 (13.61%) Node.js
25 242 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
26 236 (13.27%) Front End Development
27 216 (12.15%) Python

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 (5.74%) CMS
2 80 (4.50%) WordPress
3 59 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (1.91%) Apache
5 33 (1.86%) Umbraco
6 31 (1.74%) Apache Solr
7 22 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (1.07%) Headless CMS
10 18 (1.01%) SharePoint
11 17 (0.96%) EPiServer
11 17 (0.96%) nginx
11 17 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.90%) Confluence
12 16 (0.90%) Drupal
13 14 (0.79%) Joomla!
14 10 (0.56%) Sitefinity
15 9 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.51%) IIS
16 8 (0.45%) Kentico
Applications
1 28 (1.57%) Adobe XD
2 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.34%) Lectora
4 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Figma
7 1 (0.056%) InDesign
7 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.056%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (0.90%) Magento
3 8 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.39%) Shopify
5 6 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.17%) Maximo
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.056%) HFM
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.056%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.056%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 439 (24.69%) Azure
2 297 (16.70%) AWS
3 163 (9.17%) SaaS
4 109 (6.13%) GitHub
5 95 (5.34%) Power Platform
6 75 (4.22%) GCP
7 66 (3.71%) Serverless
8 39 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (2.02%) Amazon S3
10 29 (1.63%) OpenShift
11 28 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
12 26 (1.46%) PowerApps
13 25 (1.41%) Firebase
14 20 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (1.12%) npm
15 18 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
16 17 (0.96%) Microsoft 365
17 16 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
18 15 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
18 15 (0.84%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.84%) HTTP
2 14 (0.79%) Internet
2 14 (0.79%) SSL
3 12 (0.67%) DNS
4 11 (0.62%) AMQP
5 7 (0.39%) Intranet
6 4 (0.22%) Wireless
7 3 (0.17%) Multicast
8 2 (0.11%) FTP
8 2 (0.11%) RTSP
8 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.11%) Unicast
9 1 (0.056%) DHCP
9 1 (0.056%) Extranet
9 1 (0.056%) Firewall
9 1 (0.056%) NBAP
9 1 (0.056%) Network Security
9 1 (0.056%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.056%) WAN
9 1 (0.056%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 248 (13.95%) MySQL
3 171 (9.62%) MongoDB
4 149 (8.38%) NoSQL
5 103 (5.79%) Relational Database
6 89 (5.01%) Power BI
7 81 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 75 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
10 71 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 58 (3.26%) Redis
12 51 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (1.97%) Big Data
14 33 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (1.63%) MariaDB
15 29 (1.63%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.57%) Hadoop
17 26 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 25 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
18 25 (1.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 338 (19.01%) Git (software)
2 99 (5.57%) Jenkins
3 77 (4.33%) JIRA
4 59 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (2.59%) Visual Studio
6 44 (2.47%) Selenium
7 43 (2.42%) Eclipse
8 40 (2.25%) JMeter
9 39 (2.19%) Cucumber
10 37 (2.08%) PHPUnit
11 36 (2.02%) webpack
12 29 (1.63%) GitLab
13 28 (1.57%) Bitbucket
13 28 (1.57%) Maven
14 23 (1.29%) CircleCI
14 23 (1.29%) Robot Framework
15 21 (1.18%) Gradle
16 18 (1.01%) GCC
16 18 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
17 16 (0.90%) gulp
General
1 320 (18.00%) Social Skills
2 245 (13.78%) Finance
3 163 (9.17%) Marketing
4 97 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (4.56%) Public Sector
6 76 (4.27%) Manufacturing
7 51 (2.87%) Electronics
8 45 (2.53%) Retail
9 43 (2.42%) Telecoms
10 25 (1.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 23 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
12 18 (1.01%) Automotive
12 18 (1.01%) Banking
12 18 (1.01%) Games
13 14 (0.79%) Law
14 11 (0.62%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.62%) Legal
15 8 (0.45%) Documentation Skills
16 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 563 (31.66%) HTML
2 504 (28.35%) .NET
3 495 (27.84%) CSS
4 487 (27.39%) React
5 348 (19.57%) AngularJS
6 242 (13.61%) Node.js
7 214 (12.04%) Vue.js
8 212 (11.92%) .NET Core
9 206 (11.59%) REST
10 185 (10.40%) ASP.NET
11 179 (10.07%) jQuery
12 177 (9.96%) Spring
13 164 (9.22%) RESTful
14 146 (8.21%) .NET Framework
14 146 (8.21%) HTML5
15 140 (7.87%) Web Services
16 123 (6.92%) Laravel
17 114 (6.41%) Sass
18 104 (5.85%) ASP.NET Web API
19 92 (5.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 175 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
2 135 (7.59%) User Experience
3 81 (4.56%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (2.36%) e-Learning
6 39 (2.19%) Data Structures
7 36 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 25 (1.41%) Tandem
10 23 (1.29%) Cyberattack
11 21 (1.18%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.07%) Video\Live Streaming
13 17 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
13 17 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 16 (0.90%) NHS
15 14 (0.79%) PKI
16 13 (0.73%) Animation
16 13 (0.73%) Social Media
17 11 (0.62%) Legacy Systems
17 11 (0.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 175 (9.84%) Linux
2 65 (3.66%) Android
3 61 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 49 (2.76%) Windows
5 23 (1.29%) CentOS
5 23 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.01%) Unix
7 15 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.22%) AIX
9 4 (0.22%) HPUX
9 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.056%) Debian
10 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.056%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (19.07%) DevOps
3 320 (18.00%) MVC
4 310 (17.44%) Full Stack Development
5 288 (16.20%) Scrum
6 252 (14.17%) Software Engineering
7 242 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
8 236 (13.27%) Front End Development
9 211 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
10 203 (11.42%) TDD
11 192 (10.80%) Microservices
12 176 (9.90%) E-Commerce
13 174 (9.79%) Web Development
14 155 (8.72%) Mentoring
15 137 (7.71%) OO
16 134 (7.54%) Unit Testing
17 118 (6.64%) Fintech
18 117 (6.58%) Analytics
19 107 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
20 91 (5.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 866 (48.71%) JavaScript
2 529 (29.75%) C#
3 465 (26.15%) SQL
4 376 (21.15%) Java
5 328 (18.45%) PHP
6 262 (14.74%) TypeScript
7 216 (12.15%) Python
8 138 (7.76%) Go
9 107 (6.02%) T-SQL
10 60 (3.37%) Java 8
11 51 (2.87%) C
12 50 (2.81%) Kotlin
13 39 (2.19%) PowerShell
14 35 (1.97%) VB.NET
15 33 (1.86%) ES6
16 31 (1.74%) Ruby
17 30 (1.69%) C++
18 29 (1.63%) Bash Shell
19 26 (1.46%) PL/SQL
20 24 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 198 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 154 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 150 (8.44%) Degree
4 51 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.96%) HND
8 15 (0.84%) HNC
9 11 (0.62%) PhD
10 4 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.22%) MCPD
11 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.056%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.056%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.056%) MCAD
12 1 (0.056%) MCSA
12 1 (0.056%) MCSD
12 1 (0.056%) MCSE
12 1 (0.056%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.94%) QA
2 27 (1.52%) Accessibility
3 20 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.01%) ECSS
4 18 (1.01%) MISRA
4 18 (1.01%) MISRA C
5 10 (0.56%) GDPR
5 10 (0.56%) SLA
6 9 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.39%) TickIT
8 2 (0.11%) DICOM
9 1 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 250 (14.06%) Docker
2 6 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.056%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 124 (6.97%) Kubernetes
2 43 (2.42%) Ansible
3 35 (1.97%) Terraform
4 14 (0.79%) Kibana
4 14 (0.79%) logstash
5 6 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.11%) MIIS
6 2 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.056%) Bugsnag
7 1 (0.056%) Nagios
7 1 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.056%) Plesk
Vendors
1 286 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 113 (6.36%) Oracle
3 59 (3.32%) SAP
4 58 (3.26%) Google
5 43 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.63%) Atlassian
7 22 (1.24%) Xamarin
8 21 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 20 (1.12%) Adobe
10 16 (0.90%) Apple
10 16 (0.90%) ServiceNow
11 11 (0.62%) Rackspace
12 10 (0.56%) MuleSoft
13 9 (0.51%) Dell
13 9 (0.51%) Pardot
14 8 (0.45%) DevExpress
15 7 (0.39%) Huawei
16 6 (0.34%) Red Hat
17 5 (0.28%) IBM
17 5 (0.28%) VMware