The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 27 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 17 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 4.05% 10.63% 17.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 10.97% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 33
Average salary £34,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,050 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Colchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
144 155 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 97.30% 96.88% 99.52%
Number of salaries quoted 125 128 166
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £48,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Colchester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Colchester

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
4 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
4 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) Android
6 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (33.33%) Silverlight
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) C++
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) MS Office
7 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
7 4 (26.67%) Image Processing
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
7 4 (26.67%) Android Development
8 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
8 3 (20.00%) Change Control
8 3 (20.00%) OpenCL
8 3 (20.00%) CUDA
8 3 (20.00%) OpenGL
8 3 (20.00%) DirectX
8 3 (20.00%) Subversion

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Pegasus Opera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) Gradle
4 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) Silverlight
2 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) OpenGL
3 3 (20.00%) DirectX
3 3 (20.00%) WPF
3 3 (20.00%) OpenCL
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) J2ME
5 1 (6.67%) JMS
5 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (6.67%) WinForms
5 1 (6.67%) WCF
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (6.67%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) CUDA
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Android
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
3 4 (26.67%) Image Processing
3 4 (26.67%) Android Development
4 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) XAML
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Pegasus
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss