The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 58 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 35 42 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.79% 3.87% 5.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 4.05% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 31 35 47
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
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
1142 1038 1025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 91.00% 95.67% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 865 845 834
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,820 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Essex

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Essex

Software Developer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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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
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £20,000 -
Braintree -1 5 £21,500 -46.25%
Colchester -3 4 £38,500 +14.92% 2
Chelmsford -13 3 £24,000 -38.06%
Saffron Walden +3 2 £39,500 -
Basildon -6 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Brentwood -6 2 £38,750 -18.42% 2
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 54 (71.05%) .NET
2 46 (60.53%) C#
3 44 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (47.37%) HTML
6 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
7 31 (40.79%) SQL Server
7 31 (40.79%) Degree
8 30 (39.47%) SQL
9 29 (38.16%) MVC
9 29 (38.16%) Computer Science
10 23 (30.26%) CSS
11 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET
12 21 (27.63%) VB.NET
13 20 (26.32%) SDLC
14 18 (23.68%) MS Excel
15 17 (22.37%) Finance
15 17 (22.37%) OO
16 16 (21.05%) OOP
16 16 (21.05%) Java
16 16 (21.05%) Scrum
17 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 14 (18.42%) jQuery
19 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
20 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
20 11 (14.47%) E-Commerce
21 10 (13.16%) LINQ
22 9 (11.84%) TDD
22 9 (11.84%) SLA
22 9 (11.84%) Perl

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) JBoss
3 2 (2.63%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) Liferay
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (23.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
1 1 (1.32%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.32%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) Firebird
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Maven
1 3 (3.95%) Ant
2 2 (2.63%) Subversion
2 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) PROIV
3 1 (1.32%) Grunt
3 1 (1.32%) Bower
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Automotive
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Law
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (71.05%) .NET
2 36 (47.37%) HTML
3 23 (30.26%) CSS
4 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET
5 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 14 (18.42%) jQuery
7 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (13.16%) LINQ
9 8 (10.53%) WPF
9 8 (10.53%) WinForms
10 7 (9.21%) .NET Framework
10 7 (9.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (6.58%) J2EE
11 5 (6.58%) Web Services
11 5 (6.58%) XML
12 4 (5.26%) Ajax
13 3 (3.95%) LAMP
13 3 (3.95%) Entity Framework
13 3 (3.95%) REST
13 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.16%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Biology
4 2 (2.63%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) FMCG
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.32%) Robotics
5 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.16%) MVC
3 20 (26.32%) SDLC
4 17 (22.37%) OO
5 16 (21.05%) OOP
5 16 (21.05%) Scrum
6 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.47%) E-Commerce
8 9 (11.84%) TDD
8 9 (11.84%) Web Application Development
9 6 (7.89%) Web Development
10 3 (3.95%) Multithreading
10 3 (3.95%) CRM
11 2 (2.63%) Data Modelling
11 2 (2.63%) Data Analysis
11 2 (2.63%) Bioinformatics
11 2 (2.63%) Workflow
11 2 (2.63%) Time Management
11 2 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (2.63%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 46 (60.53%) C#
2 44 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 30 (39.47%) SQL
4 21 (27.63%) VB.NET
5 16 (21.05%) Java
6 9 (11.84%) C
6 9 (11.84%) Perl
7 8 (10.53%) VB
8 6 (7.89%) C++
8 6 (7.89%) VB6
9 5 (6.58%) PHP
10 4 (5.26%) Python
11 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.63%) VBA
12 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.32%) VBScript
13 1 (1.32%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 31 (40.79%) Degree
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) HL7
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) SAP
4 1 (1.32%) InterSystems
4 1 (1.32%) Google
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