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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 58 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 41 47 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.27% 4.88% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 5.10% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 37 39 34
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,758
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £49,400 £40,000
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
1201 921 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.70% 95.64% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 963 706 739
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +7.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
(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
Chelmsford -1 14 £40,000 +45.45%
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £28,500 - 1
Colchester -1 2 £21,000 -31.14%
Basildon +6 1 £42,500 +14.86%
Saffron Walden +1 1 £52,500 +123.40%
Brentwood - 1 £55,000 - 3
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 71 (85.54%) .NET
2 56 (67.47%) C#
2 56 (67.47%) ASP.NET
3 50 (60.24%) SQL
3 50 (60.24%) VB.NET
4 40 (48.19%) MVC
4 40 (48.19%) Microsoft
5 37 (44.58%) XML
6 35 (42.17%) LINQ
7 34 (40.96%) WinForms
8 33 (39.76%) .NET Framework
8 33 (39.76%) WPF
9 26 (31.33%) JSON
9 26 (31.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (27.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (26.51%) T-SQL
12 21 (25.30%) Razor View Engine
13 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
13 19 (22.89%) HTML
14 16 (19.28%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
15 15 (18.07%) Windows
15 15 (18.07%) WCF
16 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
16 13 (15.66%) CSS
16 13 (15.66%) MS Office
17 12 (14.46%) Java
18 11 (13.25%) NHS
19 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (3.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) MS Office
2 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (1.20%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.20%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.20%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SMS
1 2 (2.41%) SMPP
1 2 (2.41%) NFC
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) Crystal Reports
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) NUnit
1 9 (10.84%) MSTest
2 7 (8.43%) MSBuild
2 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (85.54%) .NET
2 56 (67.47%) ASP.NET
3 37 (44.58%) XML
4 35 (42.17%) LINQ
5 34 (40.96%) WinForms
6 33 (39.76%) .NET Framework
6 33 (39.76%) WPF
7 26 (31.33%) JSON
7 26 (31.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (27.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 21 (25.30%) Razor View Engine
10 19 (22.89%) HTML
11 15 (18.07%) WCF
12 13 (15.66%) CSS
13 5 (6.02%) HTML5
14 4 (4.82%) REST
14 4 (4.82%) Hibernate
14 4 (4.82%) JPA
14 4 (4.82%) Web Services
14 4 (4.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) NHS
2 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.20%) Physics
4 1 (1.20%) CUDA
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Android
2 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.61%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.19%) MVC
2 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.02%) Web Development
5 5 (6.02%) Unit Testing
5 5 (6.02%) Multithreading
5 5 (6.02%) OO
6 4 (4.82%) Time Management
7 3 (3.61%) OOP
7 3 (3.61%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.41%) SOA
8 2 (2.41%) Scrum
8 2 (2.41%) TDD
8 2 (2.41%) Web Application Development
9 1 (1.20%) Image Processing
9 1 (1.20%) ETL
9 1 (1.20%) E-business
9 1 (1.20%) CRM
9 1 (1.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (67.47%) C#
2 50 (60.24%) SQL
2 50 (60.24%) VB.NET
3 22 (26.51%) T-SQL
4 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.46%) Java
6 8 (9.64%) XAML
7 7 (8.43%) VB
8 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
9 5 (6.02%) VB6
9 5 (6.02%) VBScript
10 4 (4.82%) C++
10 4 (4.82%) VBA
11 2 (2.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) HL7
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) Software AG
2 2 (2.41%) Pegasus
2 2 (2.41%) webMethods
3 1 (1.20%) Sage
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Extensive Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Billericay
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical, etc
Posted: 14 days ago
Brentwood
Computer Futures
Salary: £52987 - £57987 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago