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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 38 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 51 62 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.44% 5.65% 6.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.67% 5.92% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 44 55 68
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
1092 1048 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.04% 95.45% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 898 861 898
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 £55,000
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 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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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
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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
Colchester -12 11 £33,500 -7.58% 1
Chelmsford -8 6 £40,000 +33.33%
Basildon +7 4 £43,500 +33.84%
Chigwell - 3 £37,500 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £50,000 - 1
Brentwood +2 2 £47,500 +72.72% 3
Hockley - 2 £25,000 -
Billericay -1 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Braintree -1 1 £40,000 +77.77%
Witham -1 1 £52,500 +23.52%
Loughton - 1 £22,000 -
Halstead - 1 £40,000 -
Harlow - 1 £24,000 -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 106 (85.48%) C#
2 104 (83.87%) .NET
3 75 (60.48%) SQL
4 67 (54.03%) ASP.NET
5 64 (51.61%) SQL Server
6 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
7 42 (33.87%) Degree
8 39 (31.45%) Visual Studio
9 31 (25.00%) Java
9 31 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 30 (24.19%) HTML
11 28 (22.58%) VB.NET
11 28 (22.58%) Android
12 26 (20.97%) WCF
12 26 (20.97%) Android Development
12 26 (20.97%) T-SQL
13 25 (20.16%) CSS
13 25 (20.16%) Web Services
13 25 (20.16%) XML
13 25 (20.16%) WinForms
14 24 (19.35%) .NET Framework
14 24 (19.35%) SOAP
15 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
16 22 (17.74%) IIS
16 22 (17.74%) OO
16 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
16 22 (17.74%) MVC
17 21 (16.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (16.13%) WPF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (17.74%) IIS
2 19 (15.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (2.42%) Magento
2 1 (0.81%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) FTP
2 4 (3.23%) VoIP
3 3 (2.42%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.03%) MS Access
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.81%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (31.45%) Visual Studio
2 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (15.32%) NUnit
3 19 (15.32%) MSTest
4 10 (8.06%) Subversion
5 9 (7.26%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.61%) MSI
7 1 (0.81%) Ant
7 1 (0.81%) Maven
7 1 (0.81%) Gradle
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Marketing
3 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (83.87%) .NET
2 67 (54.03%) ASP.NET
3 30 (24.19%) HTML
4 26 (20.97%) WCF
5 25 (20.16%) CSS
5 25 (20.16%) Web Services
5 25 (20.16%) XML
5 25 (20.16%) WinForms
6 24 (19.35%) .NET Framework
6 24 (19.35%) SOAP
7 20 (16.13%) WPF
8 18 (14.52%) Ruby on Rails
9 12 (9.68%) Ajax
9 12 (9.68%) LINQ
9 12 (9.68%) jQuery
10 9 (7.26%) ADO.NET
11 7 (5.65%) Silverlight
12 5 (4.03%) COM+
12 5 (4.03%) STL
13 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.42%) CUDA
4 2 (1.61%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.61%) Derivative
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) Physics
5 1 (0.81%) Tandem
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) Social Network
5 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.58%) Android
2 12 (9.68%) Windows
3 10 (8.06%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.84%) Linux
5 5 (4.03%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.42%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) Android Development
2 22 (17.74%) OO
2 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
2 22 (17.74%) MVC
3 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.48%) OOP
5 9 (7.26%) TDD
5 9 (7.26%) OOD
6 5 (4.03%) Change Control
6 5 (4.03%) iOS Development
7 4 (3.23%) MVVM
7 4 (3.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (3.23%) Image Processing
7 4 (3.23%) Multithreading
7 4 (3.23%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.42%) CRM
9 2 (1.61%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (1.61%) Web Application Development
9 2 (1.61%) Web Development
10 1 (0.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 106 (85.48%) C#
2 75 (60.48%) SQL
3 31 (25.00%) Java
4 28 (22.58%) VB.NET
5 26 (20.97%) T-SQL
6 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
7 18 (14.52%) C++
7 18 (14.52%) Ruby
8 10 (8.06%) XAML
9 9 (7.26%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.65%) C
11 6 (4.84%) PHP
12 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.42%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.61%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.61%) Perl
15 1 (0.81%) VB
15 1 (0.81%) Delphi
15 1 (0.81%) VC++
Qualifications
1 42 (33.87%) Degree
Vendors
1 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.52%) DevExpress
3 4 (3.23%) Sage
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle
4 3 (2.42%) SAP
4 3 (2.42%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.61%) JBoss
5 2 (1.61%) Sybase
6 1 (0.81%) Cognos
6 1 (0.81%) Software AG
6 1 (0.81%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.81%) webMethods
6 1 (0.81%) InterSystems
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