Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 45 51
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 87 130 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 4.17% 6.05% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 6.20% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 74 135 154
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £32,650
90th Percentile £60,875 £55,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 2,056 2,098 2,487
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.51% 97.72% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,793 1,924 2,300
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,100 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in West Sussex

Software Developer
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in West Sussex.

Salary trend for Software Developer in West Sussex

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in West Sussex

Software Developer
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Crawley -3 23 £45,000 +40.63% 2
Chichester -6 19 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Burgess Hill - 14 £45,000 - 3
Worthing - 12 £70,000 - 3
Horsham -18 11 £45,000 +12.50%
Haywards Heath +15 2 £48,750 +14.71%
Littlehampton - 2 £30,000 -
Gatwick -20 1 £33,000 +3.13%
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 West Sussex region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 55 (63.22%) .NET
2 46 (52.87%) C#
3 41 (47.13%) HTML
4 37 (42.53%) JavaScript
5 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (39.08%) .NET Framework
6 34 (39.08%) CSS
7 30 (34.48%) SQL Server
8 25 (28.74%) MVC
9 24 (27.59%) ASP.NET
9 24 (27.59%) TDD
10 22 (25.29%) C++
11 20 (22.99%) SQL
12 19 (21.84%) C
12 19 (21.84%) Entity Framework
13 17 (19.54%) OO
13 17 (19.54%) jQuery
14 16 (18.39%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (16.09%) Windows
15 14 (16.09%) PHP
16 13 (14.94%) Java
16 13 (14.94%) MySQL
16 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
17 12 (13.79%) Degree
17 12 (13.79%) WCF
17 12 (13.79%) Git (software)
18 11 (12.64%) Multithreading
18 11 (12.64%) Continuous Improvement

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 4 (4.60%) IIS
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) TestFlight
2 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) SMS
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.94%) MySQL
3 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.75%) SQLite
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (3.45%) CocoaPods
4 3 (3.45%) fastlane
4 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.45%) Xcode
5 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.30%) JMeter
5 2 (2.30%) jMock
5 2 (2.30%) JUnit
5 2 (2.30%) Selenium
5 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.30%) TestNG
5 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.60%) Retail
2 3 (3.45%) Advertising
2 3 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.30%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (63.22%) .NET
2 41 (47.13%) HTML
3 34 (39.08%) .NET Framework
3 34 (39.08%) CSS
4 24 (27.59%) ASP.NET
5 19 (21.84%) Entity Framework
6 17 (19.54%) jQuery
7 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (13.79%) WCF
9 10 (11.49%) Ajax
9 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
9 10 (11.49%) MFC
9 10 (11.49%) STL
9 10 (11.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (10.34%) Node.js
10 9 (10.34%) REST
11 8 (9.20%) CSS3
12 7 (8.05%) Web Services
12 7 (8.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.75%) Arduino
3 5 (5.75%) Raspberry Pi
4 4 (4.60%) Renewable Energy
5 2 (2.30%) iPad
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.75%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.74%) MVC
3 24 (27.59%) TDD
4 17 (19.54%) OO
5 16 (18.39%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (12.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (12.64%) IT Strategy
6 11 (12.64%) Multithreading
7 10 (11.49%) Process Improvement
8 8 (9.20%) OOP
8 8 (9.20%) Scrum
9 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.05%) Service Design
10 6 (6.90%) DevOps
10 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.90%) UML
11 5 (5.75%) OOD
11 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.75%) Use Case
12 4 (4.60%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (52.87%) C#
2 37 (42.53%) JavaScript
3 22 (25.29%) C++
4 20 (22.99%) SQL
5 19 (21.84%) C
6 14 (16.09%) PHP
7 13 (14.94%) Java
8 6 (6.90%) Python
9 5 (5.75%) Java 8
10 4 (4.60%) Scala
11 3 (3.45%) Apple Swift
11 3 (3.45%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.30%) Groovy
12 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.30%) ISEB
3 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Zend
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.15%) Google
3 1 (1.15%) Ivanti
3 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds