Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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

Software Developer
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 64 83
Rank change year-on-year +26 +19 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 712 510 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.81% 4.93% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 5.06% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 633 455 365
South West median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.43% -12.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £23,550 £21,937 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £59,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 10,111 10,071 10,642
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 97.41% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8,397 8,421 8,975
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the South West

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in the South West

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the South West

Software 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 Software Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 August 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 +11 276 £38,000 +16.92% 48
Dorset 0 149 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Gloucestershire +29 95 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Wiltshire +33 78 £40,000 +33.33% 19
Somerset +59 61 £42,500 +14.86% 14
Devon +5 39 £35,000 -4.74% 22
Cornwall -1 7 £29,000 +5.45% 7
Avon - 1 £42,500 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 462 (64.89%) C#
2 409 (57.44%) .NET
3 388 (54.49%) JavaScript
4 317 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
5 287 (40.31%) SQL Server
6 277 (38.90%) HTML
7 267 (37.50%) CSS
8 264 (37.08%) Java
9 243 (34.13%) SQL
10 234 (32.87%) MVC
11 229 (32.16%) ASP.NET
12 163 (22.89%) TDD
12 163 (22.89%) OO
13 150 (21.07%) AngularJS
14 148 (20.79%) jQuery
15 146 (20.51%) Software Engineering
16 145 (20.37%) C++
16 145 (20.37%) Microsoft
17 144 (20.22%) Scrum
18 137 (19.24%) Python
19 134 (18.82%) Degree
20 113 (15.87%) Finance
21 104 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
22 96 (13.48%) Linux
23 92 (12.92%) .NET Framework
24 89 (12.50%) SAP
24 89 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
24 89 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
25 88 (12.36%) Git (software)
25 88 (12.36%) Manufacturing

Software 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 42 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (4.92%) Apache
3 28 (3.93%) IIS
4 24 (3.37%) Confluence
5 22 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.53%) CMS
7 15 (2.11%) Umbraco
8 14 (1.97%) Moodle
9 9 (1.26%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.98%) WordPress
11 5 (0.70%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.42%) Kentico
14 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 89 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (5.76%) SaaS
4 13 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.40%) GitHub
6 8 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (0.98%) PaaS
8 5 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.56%) IaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.28%) npm
11 1 (0.14%) G Suite
11 1 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.95%) IPv4
2 21 (2.95%) IPv6
3 20 (2.81%) SMS
4 7 (0.98%) RS-232
5 6 (0.84%) Internet
5 6 (0.84%) SSH
5 6 (0.84%) SSL
6 4 (0.56%) DNS
6 4 (0.56%) HTTP
6 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.42%) Network Security
7 3 (0.42%) PPP
8 2 (0.28%) 4G
8 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.14%) Intranet
9 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (40.31%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.15%) MySQL
3 45 (6.32%) Relational Database
4 32 (4.49%) Big Data
5 26 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 21 (2.95%) InfluxDB
7 21 (2.95%) Neo4j
8 20 (2.81%) Oracle Database
9 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
10 16 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.97%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.97%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.83%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (1.12%) OLAP
17 6 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 88 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 87 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (6.18%) JIRA
3 44 (6.18%) Visual Studio
4 34 (4.78%) JUnit
5 31 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 25 (3.51%) Subversion
7 21 (2.95%) Spock
8 18 (2.53%) Eclipse
9 17 (2.39%) EasyMock
9 17 (2.39%) NUnit
10 15 (2.11%) Bitbucket
10 15 (2.11%) Maven
11 11 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.40%) Selenium
13 9 (1.26%) MSI
13 9 (1.26%) WiX
14 8 (1.12%) Ant
15 7 (0.98%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 113 (15.87%) Finance
2 88 (12.36%) Manufacturing
3 83 (11.66%) Marketing
4 81 (11.38%) Telecoms
5 80 (11.24%) Electronics
6 31 (4.35%) Retail
7 28 (3.93%) Games
8 10 (1.40%) Law
9 5 (0.70%) Military
10 4 (0.56%) Automotive
10 4 (0.56%) Back Office
11 3 (0.42%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (57.44%) .NET
2 277 (38.90%) HTML
3 267 (37.50%) CSS
4 229 (32.16%) ASP.NET
5 150 (21.07%) AngularJS
6 148 (20.79%) jQuery
7 104 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 92 (12.92%) .NET Framework
9 79 (11.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 72 (10.11%) XML
11 62 (8.71%) Entity Framework
12 55 (7.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 54 (7.58%) React
14 51 (7.16%) HTML5
14 51 (7.16%) Web Services
15 47 (6.60%) RESTful
16 35 (4.92%) Spring
17 34 (4.78%) WPF
18 33 (4.63%) WCF
19 32 (4.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.36%) Computer Science
2 38 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (4.49%) User Experience
5 22 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.53%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.54%) Device Driver
9 9 (1.26%) VLE
10 8 (1.12%) Wiki
11 7 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.70%) Fintech
12 5 (0.70%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.56%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 96 (13.48%) Linux
2 59 (8.29%) Windows
3 45 (6.32%) Android
4 21 (2.95%) FreeBSD
5 20 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.25%) Unix
7 10 (1.40%) CentOS
8 9 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (32.87%) MVC
3 163 (22.89%) OO
3 163 (22.89%) TDD
4 146 (20.51%) Software Engineering
5 144 (20.22%) Scrum
6 89 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 83 (11.66%) Unit Testing
8 80 (11.24%) Digital Marketing
8 80 (11.24%) Programme Management
9 76 (10.67%) SDLC
10 75 (10.53%) Web Development
11 74 (10.39%) Test Automation
12 71 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
13 70 (9.83%) OOP
14 56 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (7.44%) DevOps
16 52 (7.30%) E-Commerce
17 47 (6.60%) Mathematics
18 46 (6.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 462 (64.89%) C#
2 388 (54.49%) JavaScript
3 264 (37.08%) Java
4 243 (34.13%) SQL
5 145 (20.37%) C++
6 137 (19.24%) Python
7 57 (8.01%) PHP
8 55 (7.72%) C
9 54 (7.58%) T-SQL
10 41 (5.76%) Perl
11 38 (5.34%) Scala
12 37 (5.20%) TypeScript
13 26 (3.65%) Ruby
14 21 (2.95%) Clojure
14 21 (2.95%) Groovy
14 21 (2.95%) VB
14 21 (2.95%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.69%) Go
16 9 (1.26%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.12%) ES6
Qualifications
1 134 (18.82%) Degree
2 72 (10.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (5.90%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.39%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.97%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.70%) ISEB
8 5 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.84%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (4.21%) Docker
2 2 (0.28%) Firmware
2 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (2.95%) Icinga
2 9 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.42%) Ansible
4 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 145 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 89 (12.50%) SAP
3 72 (10.11%) Oracle
4 32 (4.49%) Google
5 10 (1.40%) Twitter
5 10 (1.40%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.26%) Red Hat
7 7 (0.98%) ATG
7 7 (0.98%) Sage
8 4 (0.56%) HP
8 4 (0.56%) Zend
9 3 (0.42%) Sencha
10 2 (0.28%) IBM
10 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.28%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.14%) Cognos
11 1 (0.14%) DevExpress