The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 89 61
Rank change year-on-year +29 -28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 274 170 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.19% 3.26% 4.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.34% 3.34% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 245 155 245
South West median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,450 £23,050
90th Percentile £52,500 £59,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5127 5090 5878
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.07% 97.55% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16493 17646 22196
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 June 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 +26 116 £26,000 -38.82% 15
Dorset +23 48 £35,000 +1.44% 8
Gloucestershire -7 41 £45,000 +1.12% 4
Devon +2 33 £36,742 -2.02% 5
Wiltshire +10 18 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Somerset -7 14 £36,750 -8.12% 4
Cornwall -4 3 £27,500 -57.69%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 301 (60.08%) C#
2 265 (52.89%) .NET
3 243 (48.50%) JavaScript
4 235 (46.91%) Java
5 222 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
6 219 (43.71%) SQL
7 203 (40.52%) HTML
8 201 (40.12%) SQL Server
9 197 (39.32%) MVC
10 184 (36.73%) ASP.NET
11 179 (35.73%) CSS
12 152 (30.34%) C++
13 140 (27.94%) OO
14 123 (24.55%) Computer Science
15 118 (23.55%) Software Engineering
16 116 (23.15%) XML
17 111 (22.16%) SDLC
18 104 (20.76%) ASP.NET MVC
19 103 (20.56%) Degree
20 97 (19.36%) Microsoft
21 92 (18.36%) TDD
22 91 (18.16%) Scrum
22 91 (18.16%) Mathematics
23 85 (16.97%) AngularJS
24 80 (15.97%) Python
25 78 (15.57%) jQuery
26 70 (13.97%) Git (software)
27 65 (12.97%) Finance
28 63 (12.57%) .NET Framework
29 62 (12.38%) Web Services

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 (5.39%) IIS
2 13 (2.59%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.20%) Confluence
4 6 (1.20%) JBoss
5 5 (1.00%) Apache
6 4 (0.80%) CMS
6 4 (0.80%) nginx
6 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.60%) Papyrus
7 3 (0.60%) SAS
7 3 (0.60%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.60%) WordPress
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Drupal
9 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) InVision
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (6.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.39%) SaaS
4 7 (1.40%) GitHub
4 7 (1.40%) IaaS
4 7 (1.40%) PaaS
5 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.99%) HTTP
2 18 (3.59%) Internet
3 8 (1.60%) SSL
4 4 (0.80%) Intranet
4 4 (0.80%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.40%) Extranet
5 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) 802.11
6 1 (0.20%) 802.15
6 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.20%) FTP
6 1 (0.20%) MIMO
6 1 (0.20%) SMS
6 1 (0.20%) SSH
6 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (40.12%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.18%) Relational Database
3 45 (8.98%) NoSQL
4 33 (6.59%) MongoDB
5 31 (6.19%) MySQL
6 24 (4.79%) RDBMS
7 21 (4.19%) Big Data
8 20 (3.99%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (2.40%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.80%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (1.60%) CouchDB
15 5 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.80%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 70 (13.97%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (5.59%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.79%) Selenium
4 19 (3.79%) Visual Studio
5 17 (3.39%) NUnit
6 15 (2.99%) JIRA
7 14 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (2.59%) MSBuild
8 13 (2.59%) Subversion
9 11 (2.20%) Maven
10 9 (1.80%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.60%) JUnit
12 7 (1.40%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.40%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.20%) MSTest
14 5 (1.00%) Ant
15 4 (0.80%) EasyMock
15 4 (0.80%) Mockito
15 4 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (12.97%) Finance
2 39 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.58%) Marketing
4 35 (6.99%) Electronics
5 34 (6.79%) Manufacturing
6 18 (3.59%) Retail
7 7 (1.40%) Games
8 4 (0.80%) Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (52.89%) .NET
2 203 (40.52%) HTML
3 184 (36.73%) ASP.NET
4 179 (35.73%) CSS
5 116 (23.15%) XML
6 104 (20.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 85 (16.97%) AngularJS
8 78 (15.57%) jQuery
9 63 (12.57%) .NET Framework
10 62 (12.38%) Web Services
11 55 (10.98%) HTML5
12 45 (8.98%) WCF
13 43 (8.58%) REST
14 39 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
14 39 (7.78%) RESTful
15 35 (6.99%) JSON
16 31 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (5.59%) CSS3
18 27 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 23 (4.59%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 123 (24.55%) Computer Science
2 31 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.79%) User Experience
4 21 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.80%) Streaming Video
8 6 (1.20%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.80%) NHS
10 4 (0.80%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.60%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.40%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.20%) Animation
13 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.38%) Linux
2 42 (8.38%) Windows
3 28 (5.59%) Android
4 17 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.80%) Unix
6 8 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.80%) AIX
8 3 (0.60%) Solaris
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (39.32%) MVC
3 140 (27.94%) OO
4 118 (23.55%) Software Engineering
5 111 (22.16%) SDLC
6 92 (18.36%) TDD
7 91 (18.16%) Mathematics
7 91 (18.16%) Scrum
8 44 (8.78%) Web Development
9 40 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (7.58%) BDD
10 38 (7.58%) OOP
11 37 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (6.99%) Unit Testing
13 34 (6.79%) Digital Marketing
13 34 (6.79%) Programme Management
14 33 (6.59%) Test Automation
15 25 (4.99%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (4.99%) Refactoring
16 24 (4.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 301 (60.08%) C#
2 243 (48.50%) JavaScript
3 235 (46.91%) Java
4 219 (43.71%) SQL
5 152 (30.34%) C++
6 80 (15.97%) Python
7 47 (9.38%) C
7 47 (9.38%) PHP
8 41 (8.18%) T-SQL
9 28 (5.59%) VB.NET
10 19 (3.79%) Perl
11 16 (3.19%) Ruby
12 15 (2.99%) Go
13 13 (2.59%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.40%) VB
15 9 (1.80%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.60%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.60%) Scala
17 7 (1.40%) VBA
18 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (20.56%) Degree
2 42 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 38 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.20%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.40%) PhD
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.40%) QA
2 4 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.40%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (2.00%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) Ansible
1 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (19.36%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.18%) Oracle
3 34 (6.79%) SAP
4 11 (2.20%) Xamarin
5 8 (1.60%) Zend
6 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.60%) Citrix
7 3 (0.60%) Google
7 3 (0.60%) Sybase
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe
8 2 (0.40%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.40%) Telerik
9 1 (0.20%) Apple
9 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.20%) Remedy
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Oakstone Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Network ERP & IT (EMEA) Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
itecopeople
Salary: Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 37,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £31000 - £33500 per annum + Excellent pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Weymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago