Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 62 93
Rank change year-on-year +22 +31 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 709 535 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.88% 5.29% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.12% 5.41% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 607 492 330
South West median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -10.26% +11.43%
10th Percentile £22,650 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,625 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 9,956 9,888 10,456
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.69% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8,207 8,242 8,859
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +3 246 £37,500 +15.38% 34
Dorset -7 130 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Wiltshire +49 105 £38,500 +28.33% 22
Gloucestershire +47 101 £45,000 +20.00% 17
Somerset +57 75 £36,608 -1.06% 11
Devon +8 35 £40,000 +8.87% 19
Cornwall +6 11 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 433 (61.07%) C#
2 376 (53.03%) .NET
3 370 (52.19%) JavaScript
4 297 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
5 260 (36.67%) Java
6 248 (34.98%) HTML
7 240 (33.85%) SQL Server
8 238 (33.57%) CSS
9 235 (33.15%) SQL
10 201 (28.35%) MVC
11 196 (27.64%) ASP.NET
12 149 (21.02%) Software Engineering
13 145 (20.45%) OO
14 144 (20.31%) Scrum
15 142 (20.03%) jQuery
16 137 (19.32%) C++
17 133 (18.76%) Degree
18 128 (18.05%) Python
19 127 (17.91%) Microsoft
20 115 (16.22%) TDD
21 114 (16.08%) AngularJS
22 93 (13.12%) Finance
22 93 (13.12%) Linux
22 93 (13.12%) Computer Science
23 92 (12.98%) Marketing
24 86 (12.13%) .NET Framework
24 86 (12.13%) ASP.NET MVC
25 83 (11.71%) Git (software)
25 83 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
26 82 (11.57%) 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 39 (5.50%) Apache
2 26 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (3.39%) CMS
4 21 (2.96%) IIS
5 17 (2.40%) Confluence
6 14 (1.97%) Moodle
6 14 (1.97%) Umbraco
7 12 (1.69%) WordPress
8 10 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.27%) eZ Publish
10 8 (1.13%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.56%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.14%) Drupal
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.27%) 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 75 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (5.08%) SaaS
4 10 (1.41%) Serverless
5 9 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.85%) PaaS
8 5 (0.71%) GitHub
9 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.42%) IaaS
11 1 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.13%) IPv4
2 8 (1.13%) IPv6
3 7 (0.99%) RS-232
4 5 (0.71%) SSL
5 4 (0.56%) DNS
5 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.42%) HTTP
6 3 (0.42%) Network Security
6 3 (0.42%) PPP
6 3 (0.42%) VoIP
7 2 (0.28%) 4G
7 2 (0.28%) Internet
7 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.14%) Intranet
8 1 (0.14%) Skype
8 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.74%) MySQL
3 35 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.67%) Big Data
5 22 (3.10%) RDBMS
6 19 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 17 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (1.97%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.83%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.13%) InfluxDB
13 8 (1.13%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.71%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
14 5 (0.71%) Redis
15 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 83 (11.71%) Git (software)
1 83 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (8.18%) Visual Studio
3 38 (5.36%) JIRA
4 29 (4.09%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.81%) Subversion
6 24 (3.39%) Eclipse
7 23 (3.24%) JUnit
8 19 (2.68%) EasyMock
9 16 (2.26%) NUnit
10 14 (1.97%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.97%) Trac
11 13 (1.83%) Android Studio
11 13 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (1.83%) Xcode
12 12 (1.69%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.41%) Selenium
14 8 (1.13%) Maven
14 8 (1.13%) NetBeans
14 8 (1.13%) Spock
General
1 93 (13.12%) Finance
2 92 (12.98%) Marketing
3 82 (11.57%) Manufacturing
4 72 (10.16%) Telecoms
5 71 (10.01%) Electronics
6 35 (4.94%) Games
7 27 (3.81%) Retail
8 14 (1.97%) Law
9 7 (0.99%) Back Office
10 5 (0.71%) Military
11 4 (0.56%) Automotive
12 3 (0.42%) Legal
13 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.28%) Avionics
13 2 (0.28%) Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Advertising
14 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Local Government
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (53.03%) .NET
2 248 (34.98%) HTML
3 238 (33.57%) CSS
4 196 (27.64%) ASP.NET
5 142 (20.03%) jQuery
6 114 (16.08%) AngularJS
7 86 (12.13%) .NET Framework
7 86 (12.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 68 (9.59%) React
9 67 (9.45%) XML
10 64 (9.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 52 (7.33%) Entity Framework
12 48 (6.77%) RESTful
13 44 (6.21%) Node.js
14 41 (5.78%) Spring
14 41 (5.78%) Web Services
15 40 (5.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (5.22%) HTML5
16 37 (5.22%) WCF
17 29 (4.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (13.12%) Computer Science
2 49 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (5.08%) User Experience
4 25 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.96%) Algorithms
7 19 (2.68%) Renewable Energy
8 17 (2.40%) Smart Meter
9 16 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.97%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.55%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.55%) Wiki
12 9 (1.27%) VLE
13 8 (1.13%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.85%) Animation
15 5 (0.71%) Graphic Design
16 4 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
16 4 (0.56%) Cybercrime
16 4 (0.56%) Fintech
17 3 (0.42%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 93 (13.12%) Linux
2 65 (9.17%) Android
3 64 (9.03%) Windows
4 31 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.12%) Unix
6 12 (1.69%) CentOS
6 12 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.13%) FreeBSD
8 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Debian
10 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (28.35%) MVC
3 149 (21.02%) Software Engineering
4 145 (20.45%) OO
5 144 (20.31%) Scrum
6 115 (16.22%) TDD
7 78 (11.00%) SDLC
8 72 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
9 71 (10.01%) Digital Marketing
9 71 (10.01%) Programme Management
10 69 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
11 65 (9.17%) Test Automation
12 59 (8.32%) Unit Testing
13 56 (7.90%) Web Development
14 52 (7.33%) E-Commerce
15 51 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (6.91%) Mathematics
16 49 (6.91%) OOP
17 47 (6.63%) Mentoring
18 44 (6.21%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 433 (61.07%) C#
2 370 (52.19%) JavaScript
3 260 (36.67%) Java
4 235 (33.15%) SQL
5 137 (19.32%) C++
6 128 (18.05%) Python
7 78 (11.00%) PHP
8 61 (8.60%) C
9 44 (6.21%) T-SQL
10 37 (5.22%) Scala
11 32 (4.51%) TypeScript
12 30 (4.23%) Perl
12 30 (4.23%) VB.NET
13 26 (3.67%) VB
14 20 (2.82%) Ruby
15 18 (2.54%) Go
16 12 (1.69%) Apple Swift
17 11 (1.55%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.41%) Objective-C
19 8 (1.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 133 (18.76%) Degree
2 67 (9.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.97%) DBS Check
6 11 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.99%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 26 (3.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.28%) Firmware
2 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.28%) Xen
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.13%) Icinga
2 4 (0.56%) Ansible
3 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.28%) Puppet
3 2 (0.28%) Salt
4 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 74 (10.44%) SAP
3 69 (9.73%) Oracle
4 32 (4.51%) Google
5 11 (1.55%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.27%) Twitter
8 6 (0.85%) Apple
8 6 (0.85%) Sencha
9 5 (0.71%) HP
9 5 (0.71%) Zend
10 3 (0.42%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.28%) ATG
11 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.28%) VMware
12 1 (0.14%) Civica
12 1 (0.14%) Cognos
12 1 (0.14%) Embarcadero
12 1 (0.14%) Facebook
12 1 (0.14%) Sage