The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 50 39 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 31 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.47% 5.71% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 5.93% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28 36 18
Average salary £31,250 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,500 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset 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
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
673 607 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.97% 96.35% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 546 538 519
Average salary £38,181 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.08% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Dorset

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Dorset

Software Developer
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth 0 16 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Poole -9 4 £30,000 -34.06% 2
Dorchester - 3 £27,500 -
Ferndown - 3 £22,500 - 1
Wimborne - 1 £45,000 -
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 64 (85.33%) C#
2 61 (81.33%) .NET
3 48 (64.00%) ASP.NET
4 45 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 42 (56.00%) SQL Server
6 39 (52.00%) SQL
7 35 (46.67%) HTML
8 34 (45.33%) CSS
9 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (33.33%) MVC
10 25 (33.33%) Degree
11 23 (30.67%) Software Engineering
12 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (24.00%) OO
12 18 (24.00%) Visual Studio
13 17 (22.67%) WPF
13 17 (22.67%) jQuery
13 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 16 (21.33%) Windows
14 16 (21.33%) Scrum
15 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 14 (18.67%) TDD
16 14 (18.67%) Linux
17 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
18 12 (16.00%) VB.NET
19 11 (14.67%) VB
19 11 (14.67%) C++
19 11 (14.67%) PHP
19 11 (14.67%) OOD
20 10 (13.33%) WinForms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.67%) IIS
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.67%) Confluence
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Exchequer
2 2 (2.67%) GoldMine
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) PBX
1 1 (1.33%) VoIP
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) MySQL
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.67%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.00%) NUnit
4 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.67%) Moq
4 2 (2.67%) WATIR
4 2 (2.67%) JIRA
4 2 (2.67%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.67%) NCrunch
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.67%) Retail
2 2 (2.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Back Office
2 2 (2.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (81.33%) .NET
2 48 (64.00%) ASP.NET
3 35 (46.67%) HTML
4 34 (45.33%) CSS
5 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (22.67%) WPF
6 17 (22.67%) jQuery
6 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (13.33%) WinForms
8 9 (12.00%) XML
9 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
10 7 (9.33%) NHibernate
11 6 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (6.67%) WCF
13 4 (5.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (4.00%) XSLT
14 3 (4.00%) Web Services
15 2 (2.67%) MSMQ
15 2 (2.67%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.67%) Physics
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Windows
2 14 (18.67%) Linux
3 9 (12.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.33%) MVC
3 23 (30.67%) Software Engineering
4 18 (24.00%) OO
5 16 (21.33%) Scrum
6 14 (18.67%) TDD
7 11 (14.67%) OOD
8 8 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.67%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.33%) Web Development
9 7 (9.33%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.33%) CRM
10 4 (5.33%) ERP
11 3 (4.00%) Time Management
12 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.67%) Migration
12 2 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.67%) BDD
12 2 (2.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (85.33%) C#
2 45 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 39 (52.00%) SQL
4 12 (16.00%) VB.NET
5 11 (14.67%) VB
5 11 (14.67%) C++
5 11 (14.67%) PHP
6 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.67%) Ruby
7 6 (8.00%) Java
8 1 (1.33%) VB6
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.67%) Sage
2 2 (2.67%) Pegasus
2 2 (2.67%) RedPrairie
2 2 (2.67%) Endeca
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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