Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Programmer
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 298 285 271
Rank change year-on-year -13 -14 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 35 61 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.56% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.58% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 26 56 77
South West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +13.51%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £64,375 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 10082 10518 11474
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8354 8888 9712
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,713 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the South West

Programmer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Programmer in the South West

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the South West

Programmer
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 Programmer within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 10 £42,500 -6.08%
Bristol -44 8 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Somerset -1 5 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Cornwall - 4 - -
Gloucestershire +24 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Devon +20 3 £24,500 -
Dorset +2 2 £50,000 -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 20 (57.14%) .NET
2 19 (54.29%) C#
3 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
4 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
4 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 16 (45.71%) CSS
5 16 (45.71%) HTML
6 15 (42.86%) PHP
7 13 (37.14%) Java
7 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
8 11 (31.43%) Retail
9 10 (28.57%) IIS
9 10 (28.57%) Unix
9 10 (28.57%) Windows
9 10 (28.57%) MVC
9 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 10 (28.57%) Windows 10
10 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (25.71%) HTML5
10 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
10 9 (25.71%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (25.71%) WinForms
10 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
10 9 (25.71%) Information Management
10 9 (25.71%) SCADA
10 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
11 8 (22.86%) Degree
12 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Programmer 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 10 (28.57%) IIS
2 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.57%) CMS
4 2 (5.71%) Kentico
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Power BI
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.86%) MorphX
General
1 11 (31.43%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) .NET
2 16 (45.71%) CSS
2 16 (45.71%) HTML
3 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
4 9 (25.71%) HTML5
4 9 (25.71%) WinForms
5 4 (11.43%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
6 3 (8.57%) Entity Framework
6 3 (8.57%) jQuery
6 3 (8.57%) Symfony
6 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (5.71%) DirectX
7 2 (5.71%) JSON
7 2 (5.71%) RESTful
7 2 (5.71%) SOAP
7 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
1 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
1 9 (25.71%) SCADA
2 4 (11.43%) Fintech
2 4 (11.43%) Xbox
3 2 (5.71%) iSeries
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.86%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Unix
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
1 10 (28.57%) Windows 10
1 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) MVC
2 9 (25.71%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (25.71%) Information Management
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
4 4 (11.43%) Psychology
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.43%) Statistics
5 3 (8.57%) Physics
6 2 (5.71%) ETL
6 2 (5.71%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.71%) Open Source
6 2 (5.71%) SDLC
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.86%) ERP
7 1 (2.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 15 (42.86%) PHP
4 13 (37.14%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (14.29%) C++
7 4 (11.43%) R
8 3 (8.57%) C
9 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 2 (5.71%) RPG
9 2 (5.71%) RPG IV
9 2 (5.71%) SQL
9 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
9 2 (5.71%) VB
10 1 (2.86%) Ada
10 1 (2.86%) PHP 5
10 1 (2.86%) PHP 7
10 1 (2.86%) Python
10 1 (2.86%) VBScript
10 1 (2.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) HND
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft