The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 36 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 66 79 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 5.45% 7.18% 8.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 7.47% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 58 72 91
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1156 1058 1154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.46% 96.09% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 995 890 992
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Developer
East of England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -17 10 £33,500 -10.66%
Chelmsford -16 7 £41,250 +3.12%
Basildon - 6 £37,000 -
Billericay +2 5 £35,000 +16.66%
Saffron Walden - 5 £50,000 - 1
Chigwell - 3 £37,500 -
Harlow - 3 £47,500 -
Witham 0 2 £52,500 +27.27%
Hockley - 2 £25,000 -
Loughton - 2 £22,000 -
Brentwood +4 1 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 117 (87.97%) C#
2 114 (85.71%) .NET
3 85 (63.91%) SQL
4 74 (55.64%) ASP.NET
5 65 (48.87%) SQL Server
6 52 (39.10%) Microsoft
7 45 (33.83%) Visual Studio
8 43 (32.33%) Degree
9 37 (27.82%) HTML
10 33 (24.81%) VB.NET
11 32 (24.06%) CSS
12 31 (23.31%) Java
12 31 (23.31%) Computer Science
13 30 (22.56%) JavaScript
14 29 (21.80%) Web Services
14 29 (21.80%) XML
14 29 (21.80%) WinForms
15 28 (21.05%) T-SQL
15 28 (21.05%) Android
16 26 (19.55%) Android Development
17 25 (18.80%) SOAP
17 25 (18.80%) IIS
17 25 (18.80%) MVC
17 25 (18.80%) WCF
18 23 (17.29%) C++
19 22 (16.54%) SharePoint
19 22 (16.54%) .NET Framework
19 22 (16.54%) Software Engineering
20 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (15.79%) OO

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (18.80%) IIS
2 22 (16.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (2.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) FTP
2 4 (3.01%) VoIP
3 3 (2.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (48.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.51%) MS Access
4 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (33.83%) Visual Studio
2 18 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (12.78%) MSTest
3 17 (12.78%) NUnit
4 11 (8.27%) Subversion
5 7 (5.26%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.50%) MSI
General
1 8 (6.02%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.01%) Marketing
3 2 (1.50%) Electronics
4 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (85.71%) .NET
2 74 (55.64%) ASP.NET
3 37 (27.82%) HTML
4 32 (24.06%) CSS
5 29 (21.80%) WinForms
5 29 (21.80%) Web Services
5 29 (21.80%) XML
6 25 (18.80%) SOAP
6 25 (18.80%) WCF
7 22 (16.54%) .NET Framework
8 19 (14.29%) WPF
9 18 (13.53%) Ruby on Rails
10 16 (12.03%) jQuery
11 13 (9.77%) Ajax
12 11 (8.27%) LINQ
13 10 (7.52%) ADO.NET
14 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (5.26%) Silverlight
16 6 (4.51%) COM+
17 5 (3.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.31%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.77%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.01%) CUDA
4 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.50%) Derivative
5 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.75%) Social Network
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Tandem
5 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.05%) Android
2 12 (9.02%) Windows
3 10 (7.52%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.51%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.51%) Linux
5 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) Android Development
2 25 (18.80%) MVC
3 22 (16.54%) Software Engineering
4 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (15.79%) OO
5 12 (9.02%) OOP
6 9 (6.77%) OOD
6 9 (6.77%) TDD
7 6 (4.51%) Time Management
8 5 (3.76%) Web Development
8 5 (3.76%) Image Processing
8 5 (3.76%) MVVM
8 5 (3.76%) Change Control
8 5 (3.76%) iOS Development
8 5 (3.76%) Multithreading
9 4 (3.01%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.26%) CRM
10 3 (2.26%) E-Commerce
11 2 (1.50%) Web Application Development
11 2 (1.50%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 117 (87.97%) C#
2 85 (63.91%) SQL
3 33 (24.81%) VB.NET
4 31 (23.31%) Java
5 30 (22.56%) JavaScript
6 28 (21.05%) T-SQL
7 23 (17.29%) C++
8 18 (13.53%) Ruby
9 8 (6.02%) XAML
10 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.26%) C
11 6 (4.51%) PHP
12 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.26%) Perl
13 3 (2.26%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.75%) VC++
15 1 (0.75%) Python
15 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.75%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 43 (32.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 52 (39.10%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.53%) DevExpress
3 4 (3.01%) Sage
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle
4 3 (2.26%) SAP
4 3 (2.26%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.50%) Sybase
6 1 (0.75%) Cognos
6 1 (0.75%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.75%) Pegasus
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