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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 64 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 32 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.48% 4.31% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 4.46% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 19 31 12
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
813 718 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 95.87% 96.64% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 658 589 394
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 11 £35,000 - 1
Dorchester +6 2 £27,500 +27.90% 1
Poole -15 1 £42,500 -6.59%
Wimborne - 1 £45,000 -
Ferndown - 1 £22,500 -
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 63 (72.41%) C#
2 54 (62.07%) .NET
3 51 (58.62%) JavaScript
4 41 (47.13%) ASP.NET
5 40 (45.98%) SQL
6 34 (39.08%) HTML
6 34 (39.08%) CSS
7 32 (36.78%) SQL Server
7 32 (36.78%) Degree
8 30 (34.48%) Software Engineering
8 30 (34.48%) Visual Studio
8 30 (34.48%) OO
9 27 (31.03%) Linux
10 21 (24.14%) TDD
11 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (22.99%) WPF
12 19 (21.84%) PHP
13 18 (20.69%) Scrum
13 18 (20.69%) Windows
14 17 (19.54%) C++
15 16 (18.39%) OOD
16 15 (17.24%) MySQL
16 15 (17.24%) VB
16 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (17.24%) Computer Science
16 15 (17.24%) Ruby
17 14 (16.09%) QA
17 14 (16.09%) jQuery
17 14 (16.09%) Waterfall
17 14 (16.09%) Windows CE

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (14.94%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) Drupal
4 1 (1.15%) WordPress
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Exchequer
1 3 (3.45%) GoldMine
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.15%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.60%) Internet
3 2 (2.30%) PBX
3 2 (2.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (36.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.24%) MySQL
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.30%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 30 (34.48%) Visual Studio
2 13 (14.94%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.75%) FogBugz
4 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.45%) NUnit
6 2 (2.30%) Subversion
6 2 (2.30%) JIRA
6 2 (2.30%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.30%) WATIR
6 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.30%) NCrunch
6 2 (2.30%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.30%) Moq
General
1 5 (5.75%) Electronics
2 4 (4.60%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (62.07%) .NET
2 41 (47.13%) ASP.NET
3 34 (39.08%) HTML
3 34 (39.08%) CSS
4 20 (22.99%) WPF
5 14 (16.09%) jQuery
6 13 (14.94%) XML
6 13 (14.94%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (8.05%) NHibernate
10 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.60%) WinForms
11 3 (3.45%) DHTML
12 2 (2.30%) Spring.NET
12 2 (2.30%) MSMQ
12 2 (2.30%) Dapper ORM
12 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (2.30%) StructureMap
12 2 (2.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.05%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.75%) Device Driver
4 5 (5.75%) Physics
4 5 (5.75%) Open Source
4 5 (5.75%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Linux
2 18 (20.69%) Windows
3 14 (16.09%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) Software Engineering
1 30 (34.48%) OO
2 21 (24.14%) TDD
3 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.69%) Scrum
5 16 (18.39%) OOD
6 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (16.09%) Waterfall
7 14 (16.09%) MVC
8 8 (9.20%) Time Management
9 7 (8.05%) Pair Programming
10 5 (5.75%) ERP
10 5 (5.75%) Web Development
11 3 (3.45%) CRM
12 2 (2.30%) Refactoring
12 2 (2.30%) Software Architecture
12 2 (2.30%) BDD
12 2 (2.30%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.30%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (72.41%) C#
2 51 (58.62%) JavaScript
3 40 (45.98%) SQL
4 19 (21.84%) PHP
5 17 (19.54%) C++
6 15 (17.24%) VB
6 15 (17.24%) Ruby
7 13 (14.94%) Java
8 9 (10.34%) VB.NET
9 7 (8.05%) C
10 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (36.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) HND
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.09%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Sage
2 3 (3.45%) Pegasus
3 2 (2.30%) Endeca
3 2 (2.30%) RedPrairie
Dorchester, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + Healthcare, pension, parking
Posted: 2 days ago