Period
to 20 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,083 2,568 3,084
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 32.35% 26.76% 30.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.64% 27.75% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 2,341 2,921
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
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 3,219 9,253 9,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.43% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,667 7,434 8,130
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,400 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 267 £45,000 - 141
Dorset 0 199 £43,250 +8.13% 64
Wiltshire 0 189 £50,000 +5.26% 33
Somerset +1 163 £47,500 +5.56% 36
Gloucestershire +6 150 £45,000 - 55
Devon 0 74 £40,000 -5.88% 61
Cornwall -3 15 £33,500 -21.18% 4
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 603 (55.68%) JavaScript
2 486 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (40.72%) HTML
4 428 (39.52%) CSS
5 319 (29.46%) C#
6 317 (29.27%) .NET
7 296 (27.33%) SQL
8 266 (24.56%) MVC
9 254 (23.45%) Java
10 247 (22.81%) Git (software)
11 240 (22.16%) Scrum
12 213 (19.67%) SQL Server
13 203 (18.74%) MySQL
14 202 (18.65%) Azure
15 194 (17.91%) React
16 192 (17.73%) PHP
17 189 (17.45%) AngularJS
18 186 (17.17%) TypeScript
19 179 (16.53%) AWS
20 171 (15.79%) ASP.NET
21 160 (14.77%) Node.js
22 157 (14.50%) TDD
23 155 (14.31%) DevOps
24 149 (13.76%) Linux
25 148 (13.67%) RESTful
26 147 (13.57%) .NET Core
27 135 (12.47%) Front End Development
28 132 (12.19%) HTML5
29 131 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
30 129 (11.91%) REST

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 62 (5.72%) Apache
2 32 (2.95%) Tomcat
3 30 (2.77%) CMS
4 25 (2.31%) WordPress
5 21 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.75%) NServiceBus
7 17 (1.57%) nginx
8 16 (1.48%) JBoss
9 13 (1.20%) Confluence
9 13 (1.20%) IIS
10 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.92%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.92%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.65%) Drupal
15 5 (0.46%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.37%) Joomla!
17 3 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.55%) Sketch
4 5 (0.46%) Zeplin
5 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 27 (2.49%) Magento
2 6 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.46%) Maximo
3 5 (0.46%) Shopify
4 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.092%) Odoo
6 1 (0.092%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 202 (18.65%) Azure
2 179 (16.53%) AWS
3 53 (4.89%) SaaS
4 35 (3.23%) Power Platform
5 28 (2.59%) GitHub
6 26 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (2.22%) GCP
8 14 (1.29%) Serverless
9 13 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.74%) PaaS
13 5 (0.46%) Amazon Cognito
13 5 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.46%) npm
13 5 (0.46%) NuGet
13 5 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.37%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.37%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.48%) Network Security
2 14 (1.29%) HTTP
3 12 (1.11%) Internet
4 5 (0.46%) Skype
5 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.28%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.28%) SSL
6 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.18%) Broadband
7 2 (0.18%) SSH
8 1 (0.092%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.092%) RS-232
8 1 (0.092%) RS-485
8 1 (0.092%) Tactical Data Link
8 1 (0.092%) VoIP
8 1 (0.092%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 203 (18.74%) MySQL
3 78 (7.20%) MongoDB
4 76 (7.02%) Relational Database
5 63 (5.82%) NoSQL
6 62 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (3.05%) Power BI
8 33 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.03%) Redis
11 20 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.48%) Big Data
13 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.92%) BigQuery
15 7 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
15 7 (0.65%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.55%) GIS
Development Applications
1 247 (22.81%) Git (software)
2 68 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 54 (4.99%) JIRA
4 53 (4.89%) Maven
4 53 (4.89%) Selenium
5 49 (4.52%) JUnit
6 41 (3.79%) webpack
7 38 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (2.86%) Visual Studio
9 28 (2.59%) Cucumber
9 28 (2.59%) Mockito
10 25 (2.31%) GitLab
11 24 (2.22%) Subversion
12 20 (1.85%) Babel
13 19 (1.75%) IntelliJ
14 18 (1.66%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (1.48%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.48%) gulp
16 15 (1.39%) Grunt
16 15 (1.39%) SonarQube
General
1 108 (9.97%) Finance
2 63 (5.82%) Public Sector
3 56 (5.17%) Marketing
4 45 (4.16%) Retail
5 40 (3.69%) Manufacturing
6 34 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 32 (2.95%) Electronics
8 11 (1.02%) Games
9 9 (0.83%) Automotive
10 8 (0.74%) Back Office
11 7 (0.65%) Advertising
11 7 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.46%) Law
12 5 (0.46%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) German Language
13 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.092%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.092%) Legal
14 1 (0.092%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (40.72%) HTML
2 428 (39.52%) CSS
3 317 (29.27%) .NET
4 194 (17.91%) React
5 189 (17.45%) AngularJS
6 171 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 160 (14.77%) Node.js
8 148 (13.67%) RESTful
9 147 (13.57%) .NET Core
10 132 (12.19%) HTML5
11 129 (11.91%) REST
12 126 (11.63%) .NET Framework
13 117 (10.80%) jQuery
14 115 (10.62%) Vue.js
15 111 (10.25%) Web Services
16 110 (10.16%) Spring
17 97 (8.96%) JSON
18 82 (7.57%) XML
19 79 (7.29%) Sass
20 75 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.26%) User Experience
2 50 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 21 (1.94%) N-Tier
5 21 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 8 (0.74%) Reinsurance
8 7 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.65%) Blog
8 7 (0.65%) NHS
8 7 (0.65%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.55%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.37%) Robotics
10 4 (0.37%) Social Media
11 3 (0.28%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (13.76%) Linux
2 43 (3.97%) Windows
3 32 (2.95%) Android
4 28 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.39%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.02%) Unix
7 10 (0.92%) CentOS
8 9 (0.83%) Debian
9 6 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
10 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (24.56%) MVC
3 240 (22.16%) Scrum
4 157 (14.50%) TDD
5 155 (14.31%) DevOps
6 135 (12.47%) Front End Development
7 131 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
8 117 (10.80%) Web Development
9 116 (10.71%) Microservices
10 106 (9.79%) Test Automation
11 95 (8.77%) E-Commerce
12 91 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
12 91 (8.40%) Unit Testing
13 88 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (8.03%) BDD
14 87 (8.03%) Mentoring
15 86 (7.94%) OO
16 66 (6.09%) Software Engineering
17 62 (5.72%) Computer Science
18 59 (5.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 603 (55.68%) JavaScript
2 319 (29.46%) C#
3 296 (27.33%) SQL
4 254 (23.45%) Java
5 192 (17.73%) PHP
6 186 (17.17%) TypeScript
7 127 (11.73%) Python
8 66 (6.09%) C++
9 52 (4.80%) ES6
10 46 (4.25%) Java 8
11 39 (3.60%) T-SQL
12 38 (3.51%) C
13 34 (3.14%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.75%) Go
15 18 (1.66%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 11 (1.02%) ES7
17 11 (1.02%) VBScript
18 10 (0.92%) Ruby
19 9 (0.83%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 117 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 104 (9.60%) Degree
3 82 (7.57%) SC Cleared
4 41 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.46%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.37%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.37%) HND
9 3 (0.28%) ISEB
9 3 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.18%) CEH
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.092%) MCPD
11 1 (0.092%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.092%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.092%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.60%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) NCSC
4 2 (0.18%) WCAG
5 1 (0.092%) HL7
System Software
1 120 (11.08%) Docker
2 19 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.48%) vSphere
4 13 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.92%) NDS
5 10 (0.92%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 6 (0.55%) Ceph
6 6 (0.55%) Xen
7 2 (0.18%) LXC
8 1 (0.092%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.092%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 76 (7.02%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.03%) Terraform
3 21 (1.94%) Ansible
3 21 (1.94%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 8 (0.74%) Puppet
4 8 (0.74%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (0.55%) Proxmox
6 6 (0.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.37%) MIIS
8 3 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.28%) vRealize
9 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 128 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.45%) Oracle
3 39 (3.60%) SAP
4 27 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
5 23 (2.12%) VMware
6 22 (2.03%) NetIQ
7 19 (1.75%) Google
8 16 (1.48%) ForgeRock
9 15 (1.39%) Tableau
10 13 (1.20%) Xamarin
11 12 (1.11%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.83%) Sage
13 8 (0.74%) Cadence
13 8 (0.74%) IBM
13 8 (0.74%) Zend
14 7 (0.65%) Adobe
14 7 (0.65%) Novell
14 7 (0.65%) Talend
15 6 (0.55%) CyberArk
15 6 (0.55%) Okta