Period
to 25 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer/Developer
England > South West
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 261 259 236
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 39 63 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.64% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.66% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 31 54 91
South West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +47.62% +5.00% +11.11%

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 8,265 9,526 9,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.26% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,725 7,609 8,110
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the South West

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in the South West.

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the South West

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the South West

Developer/Software Engineer
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/Software Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
Wiltshire +8 15 £65,000 +85.71% 2
Gloucestershire -31 14 £52,500 +10.53%
Dorset +13 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Bristol +19 3 £40,000 -27.27% 4
Devon - 2 £37,500 - 2
Somerset +17 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Developer/Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, Developer/Software Engineer 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/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (94.87%) Software Engineering
2 30 (76.92%) Java
3 27 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (43.59%) OO
6 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (35.90%) Linux
7 14 (35.90%) C++
7 14 (35.90%) AngularJS
8 13 (33.33%) C#
8 13 (33.33%) CSS
9 12 (30.77%) REST
10 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
10 11 (28.21%) JIRA
10 11 (28.21%) C
11 10 (25.64%) HTML
11 10 (25.64%) .NET
11 10 (25.64%) Unix
11 10 (25.64%) TeamCity
11 10 (25.64%) DevOps
11 10 (25.64%) React
11 10 (25.64%) Node.js
12 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (23.08%) Jest
12 9 (23.08%) Enzyme
12 9 (23.08%) JSON
12 9 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
12 9 (23.08%) Spring
13 8 (20.51%) Scrum

Developer/Software Engineer 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 8 (20.51%) JBoss
2 7 (17.95%) Apache
3 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.56%) Confluence
4 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Azure
1 3 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (2.56%) AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.95%) Geospatial Data
2 7 (17.95%) GIS
2 7 (17.95%) JasperReports
2 7 (17.95%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.13%) Big Data
4 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.13%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.56%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.56%) OrientDB
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
1 11 (28.21%) JIRA
2 10 (25.64%) TeamCity
3 8 (20.51%) JUnit
4 7 (17.95%) Ant
4 7 (17.95%) ClearQuest
4 7 (17.95%) CruiseControl
4 7 (17.95%) FishEye
4 7 (17.95%) Hudson
4 7 (17.95%) Maven
5 3 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (7.69%) Subversion
5 3 (7.69%) WiX
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) Gradle
6 1 (2.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (12.82%) Electronics
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) AngularJS
2 13 (33.33%) CSS
3 12 (30.77%) REST
4 10 (25.64%) .NET
4 10 (25.64%) HTML
4 10 (25.64%) Node.js
4 10 (25.64%) React
5 9 (23.08%) Enzyme
5 9 (23.08%) Jest
5 9 (23.08%) JSON
5 9 (23.08%) Spring
6 8 (20.51%) Web Services
7 7 (17.95%) Ajax
7 7 (17.95%) Apache Flex
7 7 (17.95%) AWT
7 7 (17.95%) GWT
7 7 (17.95%) Hibernate
7 7 (17.95%) JMS
7 7 (17.95%) Middleware
7 7 (17.95%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.69%) Digital TV
2 3 (7.69%) IPTV
2 3 (7.69%) Media Streaming
2 3 (7.69%) MPEG
2 3 (7.69%) STB
3 1 (2.56%) CUDA
3 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Verilog
3 1 (2.56%) VHDL
3 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Unix
3 5 (12.82%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (94.87%) Software Engineering
2 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (43.59%) OO
4 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (25.64%) DevOps
6 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Open Source
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
8 7 (17.95%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (17.95%) DevSecOps
8 7 (17.95%) Issue Tracking
8 7 (17.95%) Kanban
8 7 (17.95%) TDD
8 7 (17.95%) UML
8 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Microservices
10 5 (12.82%) API Development
11 4 (10.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) Java
2 27 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 14 (35.90%) C++
4 13 (33.33%) C#
5 11 (28.21%) C
6 8 (20.51%) Java 8
7 6 (15.38%) Python
8 4 (10.26%) PHP
9 3 (7.69%) SQL
9 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.56%) PHP 7
10 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Docker
2 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Adobe
1 7 (17.95%) Atlassian
1 7 (17.95%) Google
2 3 (7.69%) New Relic
2 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) SAP