Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 50 80
Rank change year-on-year +8 +30 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 664 576 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.66% 5.67% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 5.82% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 570 532 349
South West median annual salary £37,500 £36,371 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.10% -6.74% +8.33%
10th Percentile £24,725 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +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 9,610 9,902 10,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 97.51% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,729 8,194 8,840
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +6 218 £39,000 +11.43% 48
Dorset -3 126 £35,000 +7.69% 17
Wiltshire +23 97 £37,500 +4.17% 16
Somerset +28 88 £35,500 -11.25% 13
Gloucestershire +42 72 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Devon +14 54 £39,029 -13.27% 16
Cornwall +11 9 £35,000 +12.00% 5
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 406 (61.14%) C#
2 346 (52.11%) .NET
3 344 (51.81%) JavaScript
4 276 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (35.69%) Java
6 229 (34.49%) HTML
7 221 (33.28%) SQL
8 194 (29.22%) MVC
9 189 (28.46%) SQL Server
9 189 (28.46%) CSS
10 185 (27.86%) ASP.NET
11 146 (21.99%) Microsoft
12 141 (21.23%) jQuery
13 127 (19.13%) Scrum
14 126 (18.98%) Degree
15 123 (18.52%) Software Engineering
16 119 (17.92%) OO
17 113 (17.02%) C++
18 108 (16.27%) Python
19 94 (14.16%) Linux
19 94 (14.16%) Computer Science
19 94 (14.16%) .NET Framework
20 92 (13.86%) AngularJS
21 86 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC
22 79 (11.90%) Marketing
23 78 (11.75%) Manufacturing
23 78 (11.75%) Windows
24 77 (11.60%) Git (software)
25 75 (11.30%) SDLC
25 75 (11.30%) Finance

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 38 (5.72%) Apache
2 34 (5.12%) CMS
3 20 (3.01%) WordPress
4 19 (2.86%) eZ Publish
4 19 (2.86%) IIS
5 17 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.26%) Confluence
6 15 (2.26%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.66%) Umbraco
8 9 (1.36%) JBoss
8 9 (1.36%) Jetty
9 7 (1.05%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.60%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.45%) Moodle
12 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.30%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 72 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
3 19 (2.86%) SaaS
3 19 (2.86%) Serverless
4 11 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.75%) GitHub
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) npm
7 1 (0.15%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.36%) Firewall
3 4 (0.60%) DNS
3 4 (0.60%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.60%) IPv4
3 4 (0.60%) IPv6
3 4 (0.60%) SSL
3 4 (0.60%) VoIP
4 2 (0.30%) AMQP
4 2 (0.30%) HTTP
4 2 (0.30%) Network Security
4 2 (0.30%) RS-232
5 1 (0.15%) Internet
5 1 (0.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.23%) MySQL
3 26 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.86%) Big Data
5 17 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.41%) Hadoop
6 16 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.66%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.75%) Power BI
12 5 (0.75%) Redis
13 4 (0.60%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.60%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 77 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 73 (10.99%) Visual Studio
3 63 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (5.87%) JIRA
5 35 (5.27%) Jenkins
6 31 (4.67%) Eclipse
7 28 (4.22%) Subversion
8 22 (3.31%) NUnit
9 19 (2.86%) Maven
10 17 (2.56%) JUnit
11 16 (2.41%) EasyMock
12 14 (2.11%) Selenium
12 14 (2.11%) TeamCity
12 14 (2.11%) Trac
13 13 (1.96%) Android Studio
13 13 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.96%) Bitbucket
13 13 (1.96%) Xcode
14 12 (1.81%) Mercurial
15 9 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 79 (11.90%) Marketing
2 78 (11.75%) Manufacturing
3 75 (11.30%) Finance
4 59 (8.89%) Telecoms
5 57 (8.58%) Electronics
6 26 (3.92%) Games
7 18 (2.71%) Retail
8 11 (1.66%) Back Office
9 10 (1.51%) Law
10 6 (0.90%) Local Government
11 3 (0.45%) Automotive
11 3 (0.45%) Legal
12 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.30%) Avionics
13 1 (0.15%) Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (52.11%) .NET
2 229 (34.49%) HTML
3 189 (28.46%) CSS
4 185 (27.86%) ASP.NET
5 141 (21.23%) jQuery
6 94 (14.16%) .NET Framework
7 92 (13.86%) AngularJS
8 86 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 71 (10.69%) React
10 69 (10.39%) XML
11 60 (9.04%) Node.js
12 57 (8.58%) Entity Framework
13 52 (7.83%) Spring
14 46 (6.93%) RESTful
15 43 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 40 (6.02%) LAMP
17 39 (5.87%) Web Services
18 34 (5.12%) KnockoutJS
18 34 (5.12%) REST
18 34 (5.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (5.27%) User Experience
3 28 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.31%) Renewable Energy
5 17 (2.56%) Smart Meter
6 14 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.51%) Wiki
9 8 (1.20%) Animation
10 7 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.90%) Cybercrime
12 5 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.75%) Life Science
12 5 (0.75%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.60%) Device Driver
14 3 (0.45%) Fintech
14 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.45%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 94 (14.16%) Linux
2 78 (11.75%) Windows
3 57 (8.58%) Android
4 30 (4.52%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.51%) CentOS
5 10 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.20%) Unix
7 5 (0.75%) FreeBSD
8 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Debian
10 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (29.22%) MVC
3 127 (19.13%) Scrum
4 123 (18.52%) Software Engineering
5 119 (17.92%) OO
6 94 (14.16%) Computer Science
7 75 (11.30%) SDLC
8 72 (10.84%) TDD
9 68 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
10 66 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
11 62 (9.34%) Test Automation
12 57 (8.58%) Digital Marketing
12 57 (8.58%) Programme Management
13 52 (7.83%) Mentoring
14 48 (7.23%) E-Commerce
15 43 (6.48%) Web Development
16 41 (6.17%) DevOps
17 40 (6.02%) Mathematics
17 40 (6.02%) Microservices
18 39 (5.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 406 (61.14%) C#
2 344 (51.81%) JavaScript
3 237 (35.69%) Java
4 221 (33.28%) SQL
5 113 (17.02%) C++
6 108 (16.27%) Python
7 70 (10.54%) PHP
8 49 (7.38%) C
9 36 (5.42%) VB.NET
10 35 (5.27%) VB
11 34 (5.12%) TypeScript
12 33 (4.97%) Scala
12 33 (4.97%) T-SQL
13 21 (3.16%) VB6
14 20 (3.01%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.86%) Go
16 16 (2.41%) Ruby
17 13 (1.96%) Apple Swift
17 13 (1.96%) Perl
18 11 (1.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 126 (18.98%) Degree
2 59 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (5.27%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.60%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.81%) QA
2 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (3.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.30%) vSphere
2 2 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (0.75%) Puppet
2 4 (0.60%) Ansible
2 4 (0.60%) Icinga
3 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.30%) Salt
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 146 (21.99%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.04%) SAP
3 56 (8.43%) Oracle
4 32 (4.82%) Google
5 11 (1.66%) VMware
6 10 (1.51%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.36%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.05%) Apple
9 6 (0.90%) Twitter
10 5 (0.75%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.75%) Sencha
11 3 (0.45%) HP
12 2 (0.30%) Zend
13 1 (0.15%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.15%) Civica
13 1 (0.15%) Cognos
13 1 (0.15%) Embarcadero
13 1 (0.15%) Facebook
13 1 (0.15%) Sage
13 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com