Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 70 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 641 465 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.94% 4.52% 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.15% 4.66% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 584 372 433
South West median annual salary £39,000 £37,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.31% -5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 10,425 9,969 10,830
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.81% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,642 8,322 9,071
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +6 237 £40,000 +2.56% 39
Dorset -3 157 £35,000 - 17
Wiltshire +25 63 £38,626 +3.00% 13
Somerset +34 58 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Gloucestershire +3 56 £42,500 - 16
Devon +25 49 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Cornwall -4 14 £32,500 +18.18% 7
Avon - 1 £42,500 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 444 (69.27%) C#
2 399 (62.25%) .NET
3 353 (55.07%) JavaScript
4 310 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
5 285 (44.46%) SQL Server
6 275 (42.90%) HTML
7 260 (40.56%) MVC
8 250 (39.00%) CSS
9 248 (38.69%) SQL
10 232 (36.19%) ASP.NET
11 189 (29.49%) Java
12 175 (27.30%) TDD
13 152 (23.71%) AngularJS
14 150 (23.40%) Microsoft
15 126 (19.66%) Scrum
16 115 (17.94%) ASP.NET MVC
17 110 (17.16%) Software Engineering
18 103 (16.07%) jQuery
19 98 (15.29%) Unit Testing
20 97 (15.13%) C++
21 95 (14.82%) .NET Framework
22 92 (14.35%) OO
23 91 (14.20%) Python
24 90 (14.04%) Finance
25 89 (13.88%) Git (software)
26 85 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
27 81 (12.64%) Degree
28 80 (12.48%) Linux
29 78 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
30 77 (12.01%) 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 27 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
1 27 (4.21%) IIS
2 18 (2.81%) Confluence
3 17 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.18%) CMS
5 13 (2.03%) Apache
6 11 (1.72%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.56%) Moodle
7 10 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.78%) WordPress
10 3 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.47%) DNN
10 3 (0.47%) Kentico
10 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Business Applications
1 14 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 85 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.90%) SaaS
4 20 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.09%) GitHub
5 7 (1.09%) npm
6 6 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.78%) PaaS
8 4 (0.62%) IaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.68%) SMS
2 26 (4.06%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.81%) IPv4
3 18 (2.81%) IPv6
4 12 (1.87%) Internet
5 6 (0.94%) SSH
6 3 (0.47%) 3G
6 3 (0.47%) 4G
6 3 (0.47%) HTTP
6 3 (0.47%) PPP
6 3 (0.47%) SSL
6 3 (0.47%) VoIP
7 2 (0.31%) RS-232
8 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) GSM
8 1 (0.16%) LTE
8 1 (0.16%) Skype
8 1 (0.16%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (44.46%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.42%) Relational Database
3 49 (7.64%) MySQL
4 45 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (3.74%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (3.28%) Big Data
8 20 (3.12%) Oracle Database
9 18 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.65%) InfluxDB
10 17 (2.65%) Neo4j
11 16 (2.50%) NoSQL
12 15 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (2.18%) OLAP
14 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (1.40%) MongoDB
16 8 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
18 4 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 89 (13.88%) Git (software)
2 78 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (6.24%) NUnit
4 37 (5.77%) JIRA
5 36 (5.62%) Visual Studio
6 28 (4.37%) Maven
7 23 (3.59%) JUnit
8 20 (3.12%) Subversion
9 17 (2.65%) Spock
10 13 (2.03%) Ant
11 12 (1.87%) Selenium
12 11 (1.72%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.72%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.40%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.94%) Babel
14 6 (0.94%) Mocha
14 6 (0.94%) webpack
15 5 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.78%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.78%) WiX
General
1 90 (14.04%) Finance
2 61 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 58 (9.05%) Telecoms
4 57 (8.89%) Marketing
5 56 (8.74%) Electronics
6 23 (3.59%) Retail
7 9 (1.40%) Games
8 7 (1.09%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Law
9 4 (0.62%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (62.25%) .NET
2 275 (42.90%) HTML
3 250 (39.00%) CSS
4 232 (36.19%) ASP.NET
5 152 (23.71%) AngularJS
6 115 (17.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 103 (16.07%) jQuery
8 95 (14.82%) .NET Framework
9 77 (12.01%) XML
10 75 (11.70%) Web Services
11 61 (9.52%) RESTful
12 57 (8.89%) Entity Framework
13 56 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
14 52 (8.11%) HTML5
15 51 (7.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 47 (7.33%) WCF
17 41 (6.40%) React
18 35 (5.46%) JSON
19 34 (5.30%) Spring
20 31 (4.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 43 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (6.24%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.81%) User Experience
6 12 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.56%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.40%) RIA
9 8 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.78%) Fintech
11 5 (0.78%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.78%) VLE
12 4 (0.62%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.62%) CUDA
12 4 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.62%) Robotics
12 4 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.48%) Linux
2 66 (10.30%) Windows
3 17 (2.65%) FreeBSD
3 17 (2.65%) Unix
4 14 (2.18%) Android
5 11 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.47%) Robot Operating System
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (40.56%) MVC
3 175 (27.30%) TDD
4 126 (19.66%) Scrum
5 110 (17.16%) Software Engineering
6 98 (15.29%) Unit Testing
7 92 (14.35%) OO
8 77 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 69 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
10 69 (10.76%) SDLC
10 69 (10.76%) Web Development
11 61 (9.52%) BDD
12 54 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (8.42%) Digital Marketing
12 54 (8.42%) Programme Management
13 53 (8.27%) OOP
14 47 (7.33%) Microservices
15 44 (6.86%) Pair Programming
16 42 (6.55%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 444 (69.27%) C#
2 353 (55.07%) JavaScript
3 248 (38.69%) SQL
4 189 (29.49%) Java
5 97 (15.13%) C++
6 91 (14.20%) Python
7 69 (10.76%) T-SQL
8 40 (6.24%) PHP
9 32 (4.99%) TypeScript
10 30 (4.68%) C
11 28 (4.37%) Perl
12 26 (4.06%) Scala
13 23 (3.59%) VB.NET
14 18 (2.81%) Clojure
14 18 (2.81%) Groovy
15 14 (2.18%) Ruby
15 14 (2.18%) VB
16 13 (2.03%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.87%) ES6
18 9 (1.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 81 (12.64%) Degree
2 42 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.56%) DBS Check
5 10 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.09%) ISEB
7 7 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.09%) PhD
8 6 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) MCP
10 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (1.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) Firmware
3 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (2.65%) Icinga
2 14 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.31%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.16%) Ansible
4 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 150 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.98%) SAP
3 55 (8.58%) Oracle
4 27 (4.21%) Google
5 10 (1.56%) Sage
6 9 (1.40%) Twitter
7 8 (1.25%) ATG
7 8 (1.25%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.62%) Capita
8 4 (0.62%) NVIDIA
9 3 (0.47%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.31%) IBM
10 2 (0.31%) Sencha
10 2 (0.31%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.16%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.16%) Embarcadero
11 1 (0.16%) HP
11 1 (0.16%) Zend