Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 43 66
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 520 652 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.14% 6.12% 4.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 6.31% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 475 594 361
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -2.44%

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 9,751 10,329 9,841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.94% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7,724 8,571 8,174
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -21 147 £40,000 -5.88% 35
Dorset -4 144 £35,000 - 26
Gloucestershire +12 60 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Devon -4 59 £40,000 +3.23% 18
Wiltshire -8 55 £40,500 +8.00% 14
Somerset -23 43 £36,500 -18.89% 11
Cornwall +22 11 £32,500 +1.96% 6
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 345 (66.35%) C#
2 312 (60.00%) .NET
3 288 (55.38%) JavaScript
4 258 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (38.46%) HTML
6 190 (36.54%) ASP.NET
7 186 (35.77%) SQL
8 176 (33.85%) MVC
9 160 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 158 (30.38%) CSS
11 143 (27.50%) jQuery
12 137 (26.35%) Software Engineering
13 136 (26.15%) Java
14 125 (24.04%) SQL Server
15 103 (19.81%) Degree
15 103 (19.81%) Scrum
16 101 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 100 (19.23%) C++
18 93 (17.88%) ASP.NET MVC
19 85 (16.35%) Python
20 84 (16.15%) AngularJS
21 83 (15.96%) Visual Studio
22 78 (15.00%) Git (software)
22 78 (15.00%) SDLC
23 75 (14.42%) Computer Science
24 73 (14.04%) .NET Framework
24 73 (14.04%) Windows
25 69 (13.27%) OO
25 69 (13.27%) React
26 68 (13.08%) 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 23 (4.42%) IIS
2 19 (3.65%) CMS
2 19 (3.65%) JBoss
3 14 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.92%) Apache
4 10 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.73%) eZ Publish
5 9 (1.73%) Jetty
5 9 (1.73%) WordPress
6 5 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.77%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.38%) nginx
9 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 101 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.88%) SaaS
4 10 (1.92%) Serverless
5 9 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.77%) IaaS
8 4 (0.77%) PaaS
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.12%) Firewall
2 8 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.15%) Internet
4 3 (0.58%) AMQP
4 3 (0.58%) HTTP
5 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.38%) VoIP
5 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (24.04%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.50%) MySQL
3 24 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.23%) Big Data
5 21 (4.04%) MongoDB
6 19 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.08%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.88%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.50%) Oracle Database
11 12 (2.31%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.54%) MS Access
13 7 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.35%) Power BI
13 7 (1.35%) Spatial Data
14 5 (0.96%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 3 (0.58%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 83 (15.96%) Visual Studio
2 78 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 24 (4.62%) Selenium
6 16 (3.08%) Eclipse
6 16 (3.08%) Maven
7 15 (2.88%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.88%) JIRA
8 11 (2.12%) Subversion
9 10 (1.92%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.92%) NUnit
9 10 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.54%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.35%) JUnit
13 6 (1.15%) Apache Ivy
14 5 (0.96%) git-flow
14 5 (0.96%) PHPUnit
General
1 68 (13.08%) Manufacturing
2 66 (12.69%) Finance
3 61 (11.73%) Marketing
4 47 (9.04%) Telecoms
5 46 (8.85%) Electronics
6 10 (1.92%) Retail
7 8 (1.54%) Games
8 5 (0.96%) Local Government
9 4 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (60.00%) .NET
2 200 (38.46%) HTML
3 190 (36.54%) ASP.NET
4 158 (30.38%) CSS
5 143 (27.50%) jQuery
6 93 (17.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 84 (16.15%) AngularJS
8 73 (14.04%) .NET Framework
9 69 (13.27%) React
10 63 (12.12%) HTML5
11 59 (11.35%) Web Services
12 57 (10.96%) Node.js
13 48 (9.23%) XML
14 45 (8.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 44 (8.46%) WCF
16 37 (7.12%) Spring
17 33 (6.35%) .NET Core
17 33 (6.35%) Entity Framework
18 32 (6.15%) KnockoutJS
19 30 (5.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (5.19%) User Experience
3 24 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.92%) Fintech
6 8 (1.54%) Cybercrime
7 7 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) Life Science
10 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.38%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.38%) Wiki
12 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.04%) Windows
2 55 (10.58%) Linux
3 23 (4.42%) Android
4 19 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.96%) Unix
6 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.38%) CentOS
7 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (33.85%) MVC
3 137 (26.35%) Software Engineering
4 103 (19.81%) Scrum
5 78 (15.00%) SDLC
6 75 (14.42%) Computer Science
7 69 (13.27%) OO
8 68 (13.08%) TDD
9 63 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (8.46%) Test Automation
11 43 (8.27%) Digital Marketing
11 43 (8.27%) Mathematics
11 43 (8.27%) Programme Management
12 42 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (7.88%) Web Development
14 40 (7.69%) Unit Testing
15 35 (6.73%) DevOps
16 34 (6.54%) Mentoring
17 30 (5.77%) Artificial Intelligence
18 29 (5.58%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 345 (66.35%) C#
2 288 (55.38%) JavaScript
3 186 (35.77%) SQL
4 136 (26.15%) Java
5 100 (19.23%) C++
6 85 (16.35%) Python
7 48 (9.23%) C
8 39 (7.50%) VB
8 39 (7.50%) VB.NET
9 36 (6.92%) VB6
10 35 (6.73%) PHP
11 28 (5.38%) T-SQL
12 27 (5.19%) TypeScript
13 23 (4.42%) Go
14 10 (1.92%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.96%) Ruby
15 5 (0.96%) Scala
16 4 (0.77%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.58%) Delphi
17 3 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (19.81%) Degree
2 43 (8.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 43 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.96%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.38%) CCNA
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.38%) CISSP
7 2 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.38%) GIAC
7 2 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (0.38%) MCSE
7 2 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.38%) SANS
7 2 (0.38%) SSCP
8 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.69%) QA
System Software
1 21 (4.04%) Docker
2 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.58%) vSphere
4 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (2.12%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.15%) Puppet
3 4 (0.77%) Ansible
4 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.58%) Salt
5 2 (0.38%) Grafana
6 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 160 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.23%) Oracle
3 47 (9.04%) SAP
4 18 (3.46%) Google
5 13 (2.50%) DevExpress
5 13 (2.50%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.73%) VMware
7 4 (0.77%) Sage
7 4 (0.77%) Tableau
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.19%) Apple
9 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.19%) HP
9 1 (0.19%) IBM
9 1 (0.19%) Telerik