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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 27 32 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 9 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 7.59% 4.05% 16.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 4.07% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 22
Average salary £25,000 £34,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.00% -8.66%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
149 221 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 94.30% 99.55% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 129 197 126
Average salary £27,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.47% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 1 July 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Colchester

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) TDD
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) jQuery
4 7 (41.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
6 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
8 3 (17.65%) JBoss
8 3 (17.65%) Automotive
8 3 (17.65%) J2EE
8 3 (17.65%) CSS
8 3 (17.65%) Ant
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (17.65%) Maven
8 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (11.76%) Tableau
9 2 (11.76%) PROIV

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Ant
1 3 (17.65%) Maven
2 2 (11.76%) PROIV
General
1 3 (17.65%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
3 7 (41.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
5 3 (17.65%) J2EE
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) JSP
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Tableau