The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 67 57 80
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 18 36 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.62% 3.34% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 3.48% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15 35 5
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,030
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,090 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,500 £43,212
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.97%
Programmer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1057 1033 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 95.74% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 865 843 874
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Programmer
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Programmer Salary Trend in Essex

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Essex

Programmer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Colchester +2 6 £40,000 +60.00%
Chelmsford - 6 £40,000 -
Halstead - 2 £40,000 -
Braintree - 2 £40,000 -
Brentwood +3 1 - -
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £37,500 -
Programmer
East of England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 24 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 20 (51.28%) CSS
3 18 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 17 (43.59%) C#
4 17 (43.59%) SQL
5 16 (41.03%) .NET
5 16 (41.03%) HTML
6 15 (38.46%) OOP
6 15 (38.46%) OO
7 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
7 14 (35.90%) TDD
8 13 (33.33%) MVC
8 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 11 (28.21%) Ajax
9 11 (28.21%) Marketing
10 10 (25.64%) Degree
10 10 (25.64%) Oracle
11 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
12 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
13 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
13 7 (17.95%) Backbone.js
13 7 (17.95%) F#
13 7 (17.95%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (17.95%) Java
13 7 (17.95%) XHTML
14 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
14 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
14 6 (15.38%) J2EE
14 6 (15.38%) jQuery
14 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.26%) Node.js
3 3 (7.69%) GlassFish
4 2 (5.13%) CMS
4 2 (5.13%) Joomla!
4 2 (5.13%) Drupal
5 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
3 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.26%) Data Mining
6 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 2 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (5.13%) TKPROF
7 1 (2.56%) QlikView
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Maven
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.26%) Mocha
1 4 (10.26%) Gradle
1 4 (10.26%) Grunt
1 4 (10.26%) Ant
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 11 (28.21%) Marketing
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 4 (10.26%) Advertising
4 3 (7.69%) Automotive
5 2 (5.13%) Retail
6 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) CSS
2 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 16 (41.03%) .NET
3 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
4 11 (28.21%) Ajax
5 7 (17.95%) XHTML
5 7 (17.95%) Backbone.js
6 6 (15.38%) J2EE
6 6 (15.38%) jQuery
7 5 (12.82%) CSS3
8 4 (10.26%) PhoneGap
8 4 (10.26%) Sass
8 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
8 4 (10.26%) JMS
8 4 (10.26%) Flash
9 3 (7.69%) LAMP
9 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (5.13%) HTML5
10 2 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Inversion of Control
1 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.26%) iPad
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) iPhone
3 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.56%) iSeries
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) OOP
1 15 (38.46%) OO
2 14 (35.90%) TDD
3 13 (33.33%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Workflow
5 4 (10.26%) BDD
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.69%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Web Design
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.56%) OOD
8 1 (2.56%) RAD
8 1 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 17 (43.59%) C#
2 17 (43.59%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 7 (17.95%) F#
4 7 (17.95%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) PHP
5 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
6 4 (10.26%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.13%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) C
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) COBOL
8 1 (2.56%) Delphi
8 1 (2.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) JBoss
4 4 (10.26%) Bloomberg
4 4 (10.26%) Adobe
5 1 (2.56%) Intel
5 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.56%) MKS
5 1 (2.56%) IBM