The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 68 69
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 227 258 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.49% 4.38% 3.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 4.52% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 183 240 210
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4894 5703 5868
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.72% 96.78% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4089 4722 4912
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +12 105 £40,000 -1.23% 17
Gloucestershire -6 41 £41,250 -25.00% 5
Dorset +23 33 £40,000 +17.64% 4
Somerset -18 23 £34,000 -2.85% 9
Devon -15 14 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Wiltshire +11 10 £37,500 +3.44% 6
Cornwall +3 1 £27,500 -28.57% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 249 (55.58%) C#
2 232 (51.79%) Java
3 231 (51.56%) SQL
4 207 (46.21%) .NET
5 198 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
6 179 (39.96%) JavaScript
7 165 (36.83%) OO
8 160 (35.71%) HTML
9 156 (34.82%) C++
10 147 (32.81%) SQL Server
11 144 (32.14%) ASP.NET
12 143 (31.92%) CSS
13 140 (31.25%) SDLC
14 139 (31.03%) MVC
15 121 (27.01%) Computer Science
15 121 (27.01%) XML
16 108 (24.11%) Mathematics
17 99 (22.10%) TDD
18 98 (21.88%) Software Engineering
19 83 (18.53%) AngularJS
20 78 (17.41%) Scrum
21 68 (15.18%) ASP.NET MVC
22 67 (14.96%) Python
23 63 (14.06%) jQuery
24 62 (13.84%) Degree
25 60 (13.39%) HTML5
26 59 (13.17%) .NET Framework
27 57 (12.72%) Git (software)
28 53 (11.83%) Finance
29 48 (10.71%) Microsoft

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 24 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (4.02%) Apache Spark
3 17 (3.79%) JBoss
4 15 (3.35%) WebLogic
4 15 (3.35%) WebSphere
5 14 (3.13%) IIS
6 8 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.34%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.34%) Jetty
9 4 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.67%) CMS
10 3 (0.67%) Confluence
10 3 (0.67%) SAS
11 2 (0.45%) Apache
11 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.22%) DNN
12 1 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.89%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) InVision
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.56%) SaaS
4 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.67%) GitHub
6 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.91%) HTTP
2 11 (2.46%) Internet
3 4 (0.89%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.67%) Intranet
5 2 (0.45%) Network Security
5 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.22%) Extranet
6 1 (0.22%) FTP
6 1 (0.22%) SSH
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.27%) MongoDB
3 44 (9.82%) NoSQL
4 42 (9.38%) MySQL
5 23 (5.13%) Hadoop
6 21 (4.69%) Big Data
6 21 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.23%) OrientDB
10 6 (1.34%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.34%) Redis
10 6 (1.34%) Riak
10 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.12%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (12.72%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.58%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.24%) Selenium
3 19 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (4.02%) Jenkins
5 17 (3.79%) Subversion
6 15 (3.35%) JIRA
7 8 (1.79%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.56%) JUnit
9 6 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.34%) Maven
9 6 (1.34%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.12%) Ant
11 4 (0.89%) NUnit
12 3 (0.67%) Hudson
12 3 (0.67%) MSTest
12 3 (0.67%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.45%) Grunt
13 2 (0.45%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (11.83%) Finance
2 27 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.91%) Electronics
5 21 (4.69%) Marketing
6 19 (4.24%) Retail
7 12 (2.68%) Games
8 8 (1.79%) Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Avionics
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (46.21%) .NET
2 160 (35.71%) HTML
3 144 (32.14%) ASP.NET
4 143 (31.92%) CSS
5 121 (27.01%) XML
6 83 (18.53%) AngularJS
7 68 (15.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (14.06%) jQuery
9 60 (13.39%) HTML5
10 59 (13.17%) .NET Framework
11 48 (10.71%) RESTful
12 45 (10.04%) Web Services
13 42 (9.38%) WCF
14 40 (8.93%) CSS3
15 37 (8.26%) REST
16 35 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
16 35 (7.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (6.25%) JSON
18 24 (5.36%) Entity Framework
19 19 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 121 (27.01%) Computer Science
2 40 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.13%) User Experience
4 12 (2.68%) Streaming Video
5 11 (2.46%) Cyber Defence
5 11 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.56%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.67%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (0.67%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.45%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.45%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.45%) iPhone
9 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.22%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.22%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.48%) Linux
2 35 (7.81%) Android
3 28 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 25 (5.58%) Windows
5 13 (2.90%) Unix
6 9 (2.01%) AIX
7 8 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (36.83%) OO
3 140 (31.25%) SDLC
4 139 (31.03%) MVC
5 108 (24.11%) Mathematics
6 99 (22.10%) TDD
7 98 (21.88%) Software Engineering
8 78 (17.41%) Scrum
9 47 (10.49%) Web Development
10 32 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (6.92%) Mentoring
12 27 (6.03%) BDD
13 26 (5.80%) Refactoring
14 25 (5.58%) Unit Testing
15 23 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
16 22 (4.91%) UML
17 21 (4.69%) Customer Requirements
17 21 (4.69%) OOP
18 20 (4.46%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (55.58%) C#
2 232 (51.79%) Java
3 231 (51.56%) SQL
4 179 (39.96%) JavaScript
5 156 (34.82%) C++
6 67 (14.96%) Python
7 46 (10.27%) C
8 30 (6.70%) PHP
8 30 (6.70%) VB.NET
9 29 (6.47%) T-SQL
10 20 (4.46%) Go
11 18 (4.02%) Ruby
12 16 (3.57%) VB
13 15 (3.35%) Apex Code
14 12 (2.68%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.68%) Perl
14 12 (2.68%) Scala
15 10 (2.23%) SOQL
16 9 (2.01%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (13.84%) Degree
2 44 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.67%) MCSD
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.45%) HNC
6 2 (0.45%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.23%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.45%) TickIT
4 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.34%) Docker
2 4 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (2.01%) Ansible
1 9 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (2.01%) Puppet
2 6 (1.34%) Kibana
2 6 (1.34%) logstash
2 6 (1.34%) Salt
3 1 (0.22%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 48 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.93%) Oracle
3 20 (4.46%) SAP
4 15 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (3.13%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.12%) Zend
7 4 (0.89%) Google
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe
9 1 (0.22%) Apple
9 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.22%) IBM
9 1 (0.22%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.22%) Remedy
9 1 (0.22%) Sitecore
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