Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 56 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 351 482 641
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 6.01% 4.94% 5.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.28% 5.11% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 320 463 613
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,500 £56,250
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 5,585 9,436 10,426
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.73% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,544 7,498 8,642
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,557 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.74% +0.13% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 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
Dorset +7 82 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Gloucestershire +22 69 £47,500 - 7
Bristol +3 62 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Devon +17 57 £40,000 - 14
Wiltshire +30 39 £45,000 +11.11% 2
Somerset +21 33 £35,054 -12.37% 6
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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.

1 245 (69.80%) C#
2 203 (57.83%) JavaScript
3 193 (54.99%) .NET
4 184 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (35.90%) SQL
6 122 (34.76%) Java
7 110 (31.34%) ASP.NET
8 108 (30.77%) jQuery
9 95 (27.07%) MVC
10 94 (26.78%) HTML
11 86 (24.50%) SQL Server
12 84 (23.93%) TDD
13 81 (23.08%) Linux
14 79 (22.51%) Microsoft
15 77 (21.94%) Software Engineering
16 75 (21.37%) AngularJS
17 73 (20.80%) C++
17 73 (20.80%) Azure
18 67 (19.09%) .NET Core
19 65 (18.52%) Python
20 63 (17.95%) React
21 59 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
21 59 (16.81%) OO
22 54 (15.38%) .NET Framework
23 53 (15.10%) Degree
23 53 (15.10%) MySQL
24 51 (14.53%) CSS
24 51 (14.53%) Node.js
25 48 (13.68%) PHP
26 47 (13.39%) Analytical Skills

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 20 (5.70%) Apache
2 7 (1.99%) JBoss
3 3 (0.85%) CMS
3 3 (0.85%) IIS
3 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.57%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) Drupal
5 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 73 (20.80%) Azure
2 40 (11.40%) AWS
3 22 (6.27%) SaaS
4 8 (2.28%) GCP
5 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.85%) GitHub
5 3 (0.85%) Office 365
6 2 (0.57%) NuGet
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.13%) Internet
2 14 (3.99%) HTTP
3 11 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.85%) Broadband
5 2 (0.57%) Network Security
5 2 (0.57%) Skype
5 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 53 (15.10%) MySQL
3 28 (7.98%) GIS
4 23 (6.55%) Big Data
5 18 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.13%) Geospatial Data
7 11 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.99%) SQLite
10 5 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.85%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.57%) ActiveReports
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.27%) JIRA
4 14 (3.99%) Selenium
5 13 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.13%) Subversion
6 11 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.28%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.14%) NUnit
10 4 (1.14%) WiX
11 3 (0.85%) GitLab
11 3 (0.85%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.85%) MSTest
12 2 (0.57%) JBehave
12 2 (0.57%) Moq
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (9.97%) Retail
2 26 (7.41%) Finance
2 26 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 23 (6.55%) Electronics
4 19 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 18 (5.13%) Marketing
5 18 (5.13%) Public Sector
6 17 (4.84%) Law
7 9 (2.56%) Legal
8 8 (2.28%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.14%) Automotive
10 3 (0.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (54.99%) .NET
2 110 (31.34%) ASP.NET
3 108 (30.77%) jQuery
4 94 (26.78%) HTML
5 75 (21.37%) AngularJS
6 67 (19.09%) .NET Core
7 63 (17.95%) React
8 54 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 51 (14.53%) CSS
9 51 (14.53%) Node.js
10 39 (11.11%) HTML5
11 35 (9.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (9.97%) Web Services
12 29 (8.26%) RESTful
13 27 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (7.12%) WCF
15 24 (6.84%) SOAP
16 22 (6.27%) Entity Framework
17 20 (5.70%) LAMP
17 20 (5.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.56%) User Experience
4 12 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.99%) Algorithms
5 7 (1.99%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (1.71%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.14%) Digital TV
8 4 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.14%) IPTV
8 4 (1.14%) Media Streaming
8 4 (1.14%) MPEG
8 4 (1.14%) STB
9 3 (0.85%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.08%) Linux
2 42 (11.97%) Windows
3 13 (3.70%) Android
4 8 (2.28%) Unix
5 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.85%) Debian
6 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (27.07%) MVC
3 84 (23.93%) TDD
4 77 (21.94%) Software Engineering
5 59 (16.81%) OO
5 59 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (11.68%) Scrum
7 36 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 35 (9.97%) Computer Science
8 35 (9.97%) DevOps
9 31 (8.83%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (8.55%) SDLC
11 26 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (7.12%) Machine Learning
13 24 (6.84%) Pair Programming
14 23 (6.55%) Analytics
14 23 (6.55%) B2B
15 22 (6.27%) Data Analysis
15 22 (6.27%) Information Security
16 21 (5.98%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 245 (69.80%) C#
2 203 (57.83%) JavaScript
3 126 (35.90%) SQL
4 122 (34.76%) Java
5 73 (20.80%) C++
6 65 (18.52%) Python
7 48 (13.68%) PHP
8 27 (7.69%) TypeScript
9 21 (5.98%) C
10 16 (4.56%) Go
11 10 (2.85%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.56%) PHP 7
13 6 (1.71%) Delphi
13 6 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.42%) Groovy
14 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.57%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (15.10%) Degree
2 40 (11.40%) Security Cleared
3 32 (9.12%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.71%) HND
6 5 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.14%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.28%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (7.12%) Docker
2 9 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) Firmware
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.14%) Ansible
3 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.85%) Puppet
4 2 (0.57%) Terraform
5 1 (0.28%) Grafana
5 1 (0.28%) Kibana
5 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 79 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.97%) Oracle
3 38 (10.83%) SAP
4 21 (5.98%) Sage
5 5 (1.42%) Progress
6 3 (0.85%) Google
6 3 (0.85%) HP
6 3 (0.85%) IBM
6 3 (0.85%) Symantec
6 3 (0.85%) Veritas
6 3 (0.85%) VMware
7 2 (0.57%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.57%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.57%) Embarcadero
7 2 (0.57%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.57%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.28%) New Relic
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.28%) Telerik