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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 67 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 33 55 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.64% 4.42% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 4.63% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 32 43 46
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
1197 1188 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.91% 95.50% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 965 947 771
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,755 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Southend-on-Sea - 9 £30,000 - 1
Chelmsford +2 4 £40,000 +45.45%
Colchester -3 4 £40,000 -3.03%
Saffron Walden - 2 £45,000 -
Brentwood -10 1 £55,000 -
Basildon - 1 £47,500 -
Witham - 1 - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 72 (85.71%) .NET
2 63 (75.00%) C#
3 50 (59.52%) SQL
3 50 (59.52%) VB.NET
4 48 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 48 (57.14%) MVC
5 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
6 38 (45.24%) XML
7 33 (39.29%) WinForms
8 31 (36.90%) LINQ
8 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
9 30 (35.71%) HTML
10 29 (34.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (33.33%) WPF
12 27 (32.14%) JSON
13 26 (30.95%) .NET Framework
14 24 (28.57%) CSS
15 22 (26.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 21 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
16 21 (25.00%) T-SQL
17 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (19.05%) Degree
18 16 (19.05%) Java
18 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
19 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
20 14 (16.67%) Software Engineering
21 13 (15.48%) OO
22 11 (13.10%) Windows
23 10 (11.90%) Crystal Reports
23 10 (11.90%) OOP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.57%) JBoss
1 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (1.19%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.19%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.19%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (1.19%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) SMS
1 2 (2.38%) SMPP
1 2 (2.38%) NFC
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.76%) NUnit
2 4 (4.76%) MSTest
3 2 (2.38%) Ant
3 2 (2.38%) PROIV
4 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.19%) Subversion
4 1 (1.19%) Maven
4 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Back Office
2 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Automotive
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (85.71%) .NET
2 48 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 38 (45.24%) XML
4 33 (39.29%) WinForms
5 31 (36.90%) LINQ
6 30 (35.71%) HTML
7 29 (34.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (33.33%) WPF
9 27 (32.14%) JSON
10 26 (30.95%) .NET Framework
11 24 (28.57%) CSS
12 22 (26.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 21 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
14 10 (11.90%) WCF
15 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (8.33%) J2EE
16 7 (8.33%) Web Services
17 6 (7.14%) Ajax
17 6 (7.14%) REST
18 5 (5.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.14%) NHS
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) Android
2 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.14%) MVC
2 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 13 (15.48%) OO
5 10 (11.90%) OOP
6 9 (10.71%) Scrum
6 9 (10.71%) Web Application Development
7 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.76%) Web Development
8 4 (4.76%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.76%) Time Management
9 3 (3.57%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.38%) Information Security
10 2 (2.38%) SOA
10 2 (2.38%) Identity Management
10 2 (2.38%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (1.19%) CRM
11 1 (1.19%) ETL
11 1 (1.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (75.00%) C#
2 50 (59.52%) SQL
2 50 (59.52%) VB.NET
3 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
4 21 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 16 (19.05%) Java
6 7 (8.33%) VB
7 6 (7.14%) VBA
8 5 (5.95%) VBScript
9 4 (4.76%) VB6
10 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.38%) C++
11 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (1.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) Tableau
4 1 (1.19%) Software AG
4 1 (1.19%) Pegasus
4 1 (1.19%) Sage
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.19%) webMethods
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Billericay
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago