Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 76 62
Rank change year-on-year +35 -14 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 608 435 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.95% 4.16% 4.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.13% 4.30% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 557 330 502
South West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 9,912 10,126 11,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.99% 96.93% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8,162 8,486 9,484
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -3 202 £40,000 -5.88% 30
Dorset +18 170 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Somerset +37 86 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Wiltshire +15 52 £37,500 - 3
Devon +29 41 £47,000 +30.56% 11
Gloucestershire 0 38 £40,000 -7.51% 14
Cornwall - 16 £32,500 - 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 411 (67.60%) C#
2 383 (62.99%) .NET
3 334 (54.93%) JavaScript
4 299 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (43.75%) MVC
6 258 (42.43%) HTML
7 256 (42.11%) SQL Server
8 248 (40.79%) SQL
9 239 (39.31%) ASP.NET
10 225 (37.01%) CSS
11 188 (30.92%) Java
12 152 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 126 (20.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 124 (20.39%) TDD
15 114 (18.75%) Software Engineering
16 110 (18.09%) AngularJS
17 104 (17.11%) Degree
18 99 (16.28%) Computer Science
19 96 (15.79%) Scrum
20 92 (15.13%) C++
20 92 (15.13%) jQuery
21 87 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
21 87 (14.31%) .NET Framework
22 85 (13.98%) Git (software)
23 81 (13.32%) Linux
23 81 (13.32%) Python
24 80 (13.16%) SDLC
25 79 (12.99%) Web Services
26 78 (12.83%) OO
27 76 (12.50%) XML

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 29 (4.77%) IIS
2 14 (2.30%) OpenStack
3 12 (1.97%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.32%) CMS
4 8 (1.32%) DNN
4 8 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.15%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.82%) Apache
6 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.66%) Confluence
8 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.33%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.33%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.33%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.16%) Mule
10 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (0.16%) CATIA
1 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (7.40%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.47%) SaaS
4 14 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.15%) npm
6 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.66%) GitHub
8 3 (0.49%) PaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.33%) IaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.95%) SMS
2 20 (3.29%) Internet
3 5 (0.82%) HTTP
4 4 (0.66%) 3G
4 4 (0.66%) 4G
4 4 (0.66%) VoIP
5 3 (0.49%) SSL
5 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) GSM
6 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.16%) IPv4
6 1 (0.16%) IPv6
6 1 (0.16%) LTE
6 1 (0.16%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 44 (7.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (4.11%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (3.78%) NoSQL
8 22 (3.62%) Oracle Database
9 20 (3.29%) MySQL
9 20 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.97%) Big Data
10 12 (1.97%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.15%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.99%) OLAP
13 5 (0.82%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.82%) Redis
13 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.49%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 85 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 57 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (8.55%) NUnit
4 37 (6.09%) Visual Studio
5 34 (5.59%) Maven
6 27 (4.44%) Subversion
7 18 (2.96%) JIRA
8 14 (2.30%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.14%) Ant
10 12 (1.97%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (1.81%) Selenium
12 8 (1.32%) webpack
13 7 (1.15%) Robot Framework
14 6 (0.99%) JMeter
15 5 (0.82%) Babel
15 5 (0.82%) gulp
15 5 (0.82%) Mocha
16 4 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (0.66%) Mercurial
General
1 63 (10.36%) Finance
2 26 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.29%) Electronics
4 18 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.80%) Marketing
6 14 (2.30%) Games
7 12 (1.97%) Automotive
8 11 (1.81%) Retail
9 8 (1.32%) Banking
10 6 (0.99%) Advertising
11 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (62.99%) .NET
2 258 (42.43%) HTML
3 239 (39.31%) ASP.NET
4 225 (37.01%) CSS
5 126 (20.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 110 (18.09%) AngularJS
7 92 (15.13%) jQuery
8 87 (14.31%) .NET Framework
9 79 (12.99%) Web Services
10 76 (12.50%) XML
11 67 (11.02%) RESTful
12 49 (8.06%) HTML5
13 44 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 44 (7.24%) React
14 43 (7.07%) Entity Framework
15 39 (6.41%) WCF
16 36 (5.92%) JSON
17 35 (5.76%) J2EE
17 35 (5.76%) KnockoutJS
18 34 (5.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 35 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.47%) User Experience
5 13 (2.14%) Robotics
6 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.48%) RIA
9 7 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.15%) CUDA
10 5 (0.82%) Fintech
11 4 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.49%) iPhone
13 2 (0.33%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.33%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.33%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.33%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 81 (13.32%) Linux
2 67 (11.02%) Windows
3 17 (2.80%) Unix
4 16 (2.63%) Android
5 9 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.66%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.66%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (43.75%) MVC
3 124 (20.39%) TDD
4 114 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 96 (15.79%) Scrum
6 80 (13.16%) SDLC
7 78 (12.83%) OO
8 71 (11.68%) Unit Testing
9 65 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 58 (9.54%) Mathematics
12 57 (9.38%) Web Development
13 46 (7.57%) Mentoring
14 34 (5.59%) BDD
15 33 (5.43%) Microservices
15 33 (5.43%) OOP
16 32 (5.26%) SOLID
17 29 (4.77%) DevOps
18 27 (4.44%) Open Source
19 25 (4.11%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 411 (67.60%) C#
2 334 (54.93%) JavaScript
3 248 (40.79%) SQL
4 188 (30.92%) Java
5 92 (15.13%) C++
6 81 (13.32%) Python
7 66 (10.86%) T-SQL
8 24 (3.95%) VB.NET
9 22 (3.62%) C
10 18 (2.96%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.47%) Scala
12 11 (1.81%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.48%) Ruby
14 8 (1.32%) PHP
15 7 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.15%) ES6
15 7 (1.15%) Perl
16 6 (0.99%) Elixir
16 6 (0.99%) Erlang
17 5 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (17.11%) Degree
2 27 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.78%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
4 16 (2.63%) PhD
5 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.49%) MCP
7 3 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) ISEB
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) ECSS
2 1 (0.16%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (3.95%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.33%) Ansible
3 2 (0.33%) Kibana
3 2 (0.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 152 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.41%) Oracle
3 18 (2.96%) SAP
4 17 (2.80%) Google
5 7 (1.15%) NVIDIA
6 5 (0.82%) Capita
7 4 (0.66%) Sage
7 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.49%) Twitter
8 3 (0.49%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.33%) Zend
10 1 (0.16%) ATG
10 1 (0.16%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.16%) Cognos
10 1 (0.16%) Embarcadero
10 1 (0.16%) IBM
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat