Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 82 57
Rank change year-on-year +32 -25 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 598 404 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.82% 3.70% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.97% 3.82% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 545 351 536
South West median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £58,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 10021 10579 11485
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.54% 96.97% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8298 8927 9726
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 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Bristol +16 247 £33,250 -19.39% 19
Dorset +25 144 £32,500 - 8
Somerset +7 57 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Gloucestershire +18 53 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Wiltshire +28 49 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Devon +9 42 £36,742 -2.02% 2
Cornwall +9 6 £27,500 -57.69% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 345 (57.69%) .NET
2 341 (57.02%) C#
2 341 (57.02%) JavaScript
3 283 (47.32%) HTML
4 269 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
5 253 (42.31%) CSS
6 246 (41.14%) SQL
7 240 (40.13%) SQL Server
8 239 (39.97%) Java
9 230 (38.46%) MVC
10 220 (36.79%) ASP.NET
11 145 (24.25%) Degree
12 142 (23.75%) Microsoft
13 141 (23.58%) Computer Science
14 137 (22.91%) Software Engineering
15 126 (21.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 126 (21.07%) C++
16 112 (18.73%) XML
17 109 (18.23%) OO
18 103 (17.22%) AngularJS
19 102 (17.06%) Git (software)
20 100 (16.72%) TDD
21 99 (16.56%) SDLC
22 97 (16.22%) jQuery
23 88 (14.72%) Finance
24 86 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
25 77 (12.88%) Linux
25 77 (12.88%) Scrum
25 77 (12.88%) Mathematics
26 73 (12.21%) Python

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 30 (5.02%) IIS
2 13 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.17%) Apache
6 6 (1.00%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.84%) DNN
8 4 (0.67%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.67%) CMS
8 4 (0.67%) Joomla!
8 4 (0.67%) nginx
8 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.50%) WordPress
10 2 (0.33%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.33%) Mule
10 2 (0.33%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.17%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (0.17%) CATIA
1 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.34%) SaaS
4 11 (1.84%) PaaS
5 10 (1.67%) IaaS
6 9 (1.51%) GitHub
7 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.33%) npm
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.35%) HTTP
2 21 (3.51%) Internet
3 15 (2.51%) SMS
4 11 (1.84%) SSL
5 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.17%) 3G
6 1 (0.17%) 4G
6 1 (0.17%) Extranet
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (40.13%) SQL Server
2 66 (11.04%) Relational Database
3 42 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 41 (6.86%) RDBMS
5 30 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (4.68%) Oracle Database
7 25 (4.18%) MongoDB
7 25 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.68%) MySQL
9 18 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.84%) Big Data
11 14 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (2.17%) Hadoop
13 12 (2.01%) CouchDB
14 10 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.17%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4 (0.67%) Triplestore
17 3 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
17 3 (0.50%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 102 (17.06%) Git (software)
2 42 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (6.69%) NUnit
4 38 (6.35%) Jenkins
5 33 (5.52%) Visual Studio
6 32 (5.35%) Subversion
7 30 (5.02%) Maven
8 19 (3.18%) Selenium
9 15 (2.51%) MSBuild
10 14 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (2.34%) JIRA
11 13 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (2.01%) Mercurial
13 11 (1.84%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.51%) Gradle
15 8 (1.34%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.17%) Ant
17 4 (0.67%) Hudson
17 4 (0.67%) JUnit
17 4 (0.67%) Mockito
General
1 88 (14.72%) Finance
2 51 (8.53%) Telecoms
3 48 (8.03%) Electronics
4 41 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 40 (6.69%) Marketing
6 12 (2.01%) Automotive
7 10 (1.67%) Games
8 8 (1.34%) Banking
9 7 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.67%) Retail
11 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (57.69%) .NET
2 283 (47.32%) HTML
3 253 (42.31%) CSS
4 220 (36.79%) ASP.NET
5 126 (21.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 112 (18.73%) XML
7 103 (17.22%) AngularJS
8 97 (16.22%) jQuery
9 64 (10.70%) Web Services
10 62 (10.37%) HTML5
11 61 (10.20%) .NET Framework
12 53 (8.86%) REST
13 45 (7.53%) Spring
14 44 (7.36%) RESTful
15 41 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web API
16 40 (6.69%) JSON
17 39 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 36 (6.02%) J2EE
19 32 (5.35%) KnockoutJS
20 30 (5.02%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 141 (23.58%) Computer Science
2 37 (6.19%) User Experience
3 29 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.51%) RIA
7 9 (1.51%) Robotics
8 8 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.00%) Fintech
10 5 (0.84%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.67%) NHS
12 3 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.50%) CUDA
13 2 (0.33%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.33%) iPhone
13 2 (0.33%) iSeries
13 2 (0.33%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.88%) Linux
2 55 (9.20%) Windows
3 33 (5.52%) Android
4 23 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.34%) Unix
6 4 (0.67%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.67%) Solaris
7 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (38.46%) MVC
3 137 (22.91%) Software Engineering
4 109 (18.23%) OO
5 100 (16.72%) TDD
6 99 (16.56%) SDLC
7 77 (12.88%) Mathematics
7 77 (12.88%) Scrum
8 61 (10.20%) Web Development
9 54 (9.03%) Unit Testing
10 53 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (7.69%) OOP
12 45 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (6.69%) Digital Marketing
13 40 (6.69%) Programme Management
14 38 (6.35%) Microservices
15 36 (6.02%) Test Automation
16 35 (5.85%) Mentoring
17 32 (5.35%) DevOps
17 32 (5.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 341 (57.02%) C#
1 341 (57.02%) JavaScript
2 246 (41.14%) SQL
3 239 (39.97%) Java
4 126 (21.07%) C++
5 73 (12.21%) Python
6 48 (8.03%) T-SQL
7 35 (5.85%) PHP
8 25 (4.18%) C
9 24 (4.01%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.34%) Go
11 10 (1.67%) Perl
11 10 (1.67%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.51%) Groovy
12 9 (1.51%) Scala
13 8 (1.34%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.17%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.00%) Delphi
15 6 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (24.25%) Degree
2 46 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.68%) Numerate Degree
4 18 (3.01%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.84%) PhD
6 8 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.34%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.17%) ECSS
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (4.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.50%) Puppet
2 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.17%) Ansible
3 1 (0.17%) Kibana
3 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.17%) rkt
3 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 142 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.03%) Oracle
3 40 (6.69%) SAP
4 7 (1.17%) Google
4 7 (1.17%) Xamarin
5 5 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.67%) Citrix
7 3 (0.50%) NVIDIA
7 3 (0.50%) Sybase
7 3 (0.50%) Twitter
8 2 (0.33%) IBM
8 2 (0.33%) Zend
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe
9 1 (0.17%) Capita
9 1 (0.17%) Cognos
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat