Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,557 3,310 3,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.34% 32.46% 30.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.39% 33.58% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,263 2,928 3,188
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 10,344 9,858 11,066
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 96.67% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8,580 8,199 9,296
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 0 1,256 £43,500 +2.35% 218
Dorset 0 722 £37,500 -6.25% 92
Somerset +1 476 £40,000 - 78
Wiltshire +2 425 £42,500 +6.25% 57
Gloucestershire +1 423 £42,500 +2.41% 101
Devon -1 182 £40,000 +14.29% 58
Cornwall +5 75 £35,000 -12.50% 22
Avon +2 1 £42,500 - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,746 (49.09%) JavaScript
2 1,677 (47.15%) C#
3 1,586 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
4 1,549 (43.55%) .NET
5 1,401 (39.39%) HTML
6 1,286 (36.15%) CSS
7 1,270 (35.70%) MVC
8 1,184 (33.29%) SQL Server
9 1,099 (30.90%) SQL
10 1,018 (28.62%) ASP.NET
11 895 (25.16%) AngularJS
12 878 (24.68%) Java
13 843 (23.70%) TDD
14 637 (17.91%) jQuery
15 624 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 617 (17.35%) Microsoft
17 604 (16.98%) Git (software)
18 571 (16.05%) Web Development
19 554 (15.57%) .NET Framework
20 525 (14.76%) Software Engineering
21 518 (14.56%) HTML5
22 487 (13.69%) Scrum
23 481 (13.52%) BDD
24 442 (12.43%) Finance
25 431 (12.12%) PHP
26 427 (12.00%) OO
27 419 (11.78%) RESTful
28 417 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
29 408 (11.47%) Web Services
30 400 (11.25%) MySQL

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
1 134 (3.77%) CMS
2 133 (3.74%) Apache
3 129 (3.63%) Tomcat
4 120 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
5 88 (2.47%) Umbraco
6 77 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 74 (2.08%) WordPress
8 72 (2.02%) IIS
9 53 (1.49%) JBoss
10 50 (1.41%) Confluence
11 41 (1.15%) Mule
12 33 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 32 (0.90%) Mule ESB
14 28 (0.79%) Apache Spark
15 26 (0.73%) nginx
16 23 (0.65%) Drupal
16 23 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 23 (0.65%) WebSphere
17 22 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
18 19 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 32 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.056%) InVision
7 2 (0.056%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.056%) SPSS
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.028%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.028%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.028%) InDesign
8 1 (0.028%) Simulink
8 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (1.32%) Magento
2 42 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
7 6 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.11%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 4 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
9 4 (0.11%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.084%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.084%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.056%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 417 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 245 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
3 136 (3.82%) SaaS
4 73 (2.05%) GitHub
5 48 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (1.18%) npm
7 39 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (0.51%) PaaS
9 17 (0.48%) Google Play
10 12 (0.34%) Office 365
11 11 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.25%) IaaS
13 8 (0.22%) NuGet
14 7 (0.20%) Firebase
15 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.17%) Heroku
15 6 (0.17%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 124 (3.49%) Internet
1 124 (3.49%) Wireless
2 61 (1.71%) SMS
3 28 (0.79%) HTTP
4 20 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.42%) Network Security
6 14 (0.39%) Bluetooth
6 14 (0.39%) IPv4
6 14 (0.39%) IPv6
7 11 (0.31%) SSL
8 7 (0.20%) SSH
9 6 (0.17%) SNMP
10 4 (0.11%) 3G
10 4 (0.11%) 4G
10 4 (0.11%) DNS
10 4 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.11%) VoIP
11 3 (0.084%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.084%) Firewall
11 3 (0.084%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,184 (33.29%) SQL Server
2 400 (11.25%) MySQL
3 237 (6.66%) NoSQL
4 216 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 195 (5.48%) MongoDB
6 182 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 181 (5.09%) Big Data
8 169 (4.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 150 (4.22%) Relational Database
10 143 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
11 103 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
12 91 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 86 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 66 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 63 (1.77%) Power BI
16 61 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 52 (1.46%) Hadoop
18 43 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
19 41 (1.15%) Oracle Database
19 41 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 604 (16.98%) Git (software)
2 289 (8.12%) JIRA
3 220 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 213 (5.99%) Visual Studio
5 207 (5.82%) JUnit
6 151 (4.25%) Bitbucket
7 141 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 133 (3.74%) Maven
9 117 (3.29%) Calabash
10 110 (3.09%) Subversion
11 91 (2.56%) Jenkins
12 86 (2.42%) gulp
13 83 (2.33%) Mockito
14 81 (2.28%) Gradle
15 79 (2.22%) Android Studio
16 70 (1.97%) NUnit
17 68 (1.91%) Selenium
18 50 (1.41%) Jasmine
19 44 (1.24%) webpack
20 43 (1.21%) CocoaPods
General
1 442 (12.43%) Finance
2 265 (7.45%) Electronics
3 239 (6.72%) Marketing
4 176 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 173 (4.86%) Manufacturing
6 157 (4.41%) Retail
7 88 (2.47%) Advertising
8 56 (1.57%) Law
9 41 (1.15%) Games
10 28 (0.79%) Automotive
10 28 (0.79%) Banking
11 26 (0.73%) Music Industry
12 22 (0.62%) Legal
13 11 (0.31%) Back Office
14 5 (0.14%) French Language
14 5 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.11%) Publishing
16 3 (0.084%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.056%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,549 (43.55%) .NET
2 1,401 (39.39%) HTML
3 1,286 (36.15%) CSS
4 1,018 (28.62%) ASP.NET
5 895 (25.16%) AngularJS
6 637 (17.91%) jQuery
7 624 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 554 (15.57%) .NET Framework
9 518 (14.56%) HTML5
10 419 (11.78%) RESTful
11 408 (11.47%) Web Services
12 390 (10.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 364 (10.23%) React
14 363 (10.21%) Entity Framework
15 343 (9.64%) Node.js
16 323 (9.08%) Spring
17 299 (8.41%) REST
18 288 (8.10%) CSS3
19 281 (7.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 268 (7.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 300 (8.43%) User Experience
2 231 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 183 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 126 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 110 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 86 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
7 80 (2.25%) Fintech
8 73 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 42 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
10 35 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 25 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 21 (0.59%) RIA
13 19 (0.53%) Internet of Things
14 18 (0.51%) Management Information System
15 16 (0.45%) iPhone
15 16 (0.45%) NHS
16 15 (0.42%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.34%) Robotics
18 11 (0.31%) Digital Media
19 10 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 383 (10.77%) Linux
2 221 (6.21%) Android
3 173 (4.86%) Windows
4 164 (4.61%) Apple iOS
5 95 (2.67%) Unix
6 13 (0.37%) FreeBSD
7 11 (0.31%) CentOS
8 7 (0.20%) Solaris
9 5 (0.14%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.084%) AIX
10 3 (0.084%) Fedora
10 3 (0.084%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.084%) Robot Operating System
10 3 (0.084%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.056%) Debian
11 2 (0.056%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.056%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.028%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.028%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.028%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,586 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,270 (35.70%) MVC
3 843 (23.70%) TDD
4 571 (16.05%) Web Development
5 525 (14.76%) Software Engineering
6 487 (13.69%) Scrum
7 481 (13.52%) BDD
8 427 (12.00%) OO
9 384 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
10 371 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
11 335 (9.42%) Test Automation
12 261 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
13 260 (7.31%) SDLC
14 239 (6.72%) Front End Development
15 220 (6.18%) Web Application Development
16 217 (6.10%) Unit Testing
17 206 (5.79%) OOP
18 199 (5.59%) E-Commerce
19 167 (4.69%) Android Development
20 162 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,746 (49.09%) JavaScript
2 1,677 (47.15%) C#
3 1,099 (30.90%) SQL
4 878 (24.68%) Java
5 431 (12.12%) PHP
6 259 (7.28%) T-SQL
7 251 (7.06%) C++
8 230 (6.47%) Python
9 222 (6.24%) Ruby
10 137 (3.85%) VB.NET
11 135 (3.80%) TypeScript
12 83 (2.33%) Objective-C
13 65 (1.83%) VB
14 64 (1.80%) C
15 60 (1.69%) Java 8
16 54 (1.52%) ES6
17 53 (1.49%) PL/SQL
18 51 (1.43%) PowerShell
19 49 (1.38%) Scala
20 40 (1.12%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 316 (8.88%) Degree
2 138 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 87 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 80 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (0.87%) MCPD
7 26 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.28%) PhD
11 8 (0.22%) MCP
12 7 (0.20%) ISEB
12 7 (0.20%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.028%) CBAP
13 1 (0.028%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (2.19%) QA
2 6 (0.17%) GDPR
3 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.056%) MiFID
4 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.028%) SLA
4 1 (0.028%) WCAG
System Software
1 133 (3.74%) Docker
2 18 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.028%) Firmware
4 1 (0.028%) HDFS
4 1 (0.028%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.028%) vSphere
4 1 (0.028%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 73 (2.05%) HockeyApp
2 38 (1.07%) Ansible
3 21 (0.59%) Kubernetes
4 20 (0.56%) Capistrano
5 17 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (0.39%) Icinga
8 12 (0.34%) Kibana
8 12 (0.34%) Puppet
8 12 (0.34%) Terraform
9 11 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 11 (0.31%) WSUS
10 4 (0.11%) Endace
10 4 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.084%) CloudHub
11 3 (0.084%) Salt
12 2 (0.056%) Packer
12 2 (0.056%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.028%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 617 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 183 (5.14%) Google
3 173 (4.86%) Oracle
4 164 (4.61%) SAP
5 130 (3.65%) Atlassian
6 51 (1.43%) Apple
7 46 (1.29%) Xamarin
8 42 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 41 (1.15%) Zend
10 40 (1.12%) Capita
11 30 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (0.82%) Tableau
13 26 (0.73%) Twitter
14 22 (0.62%) Facebook
15 19 (0.53%) Adobe
15 19 (0.53%) DevExpress
15 19 (0.53%) IBM
16 16 (0.45%) Cognos
17 15 (0.42%) Red Hat
18 14 (0.39%) Sage