Period
to 3 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £36,413 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 289 245
Rank change year-on-year +82 -44 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 12 47 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.47% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.48% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12 46 105
Median annual salary £36,413 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.31% +8.33% +10.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £36,875 £25,400
90th Percentile £44,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.74% +15.00% +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 4,285 9,751 10,344
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.68% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,454 7,827 8,591
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,900 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.22% +5.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 August 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 +69 10 £36,000 -20.88% 1
Wiltshire +46 1 £45,000 -12.20% 1
Devon +17 1 - -
Developer/Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) C
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) Retail
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) C++
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) PHP
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Azure
6 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) HTML5
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
6 3 (25.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC

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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Azure
2 2 (16.67%) AWS
3 1 (8.33%) GCP
3 1 (8.33%) GitHub
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) WiX
4 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 6 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) Django
3 2 (16.67%) React
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) JPA
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (8.33%) Redux
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
4 1 (8.33%) Vue.js
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Digital Media
1 2 (16.67%) Digital TV
1 2 (16.67%) IPTV
1 2 (16.67%) Media Streaming
1 2 (16.67%) MPEG
1 2 (16.67%) STB
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (25.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 3 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Microservices
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Sprint Retrospective
5 2 (16.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) PHP
4 4 (33.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) Java 8
5 1 (8.33%) Kotlin
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle