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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 60 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 41 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.25% 5.40% 6.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 5.62% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 41 52 62
Average salary £30,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1193 1389 983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.61% 96.12% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 953 1159 842
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 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 May 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
Colchester +10 12 £33,045 -5.58%
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £30,000 -
Saffron Walden +7 3 £40,000 -17.94%
Chelmsford 0 3 £24,000 -31.42%
Chigwell - 3 £22,500 -
Basildon -5 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Brentwood -9 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 62 (78.48%) .NET
2 61 (77.22%) C#
3 43 (54.43%) JavaScript
4 41 (51.90%) SQL
4 41 (51.90%) MVC
5 38 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
7 34 (43.04%) HTML
8 32 (40.51%) ASP.NET
9 31 (39.24%) VB.NET
10 27 (34.18%) CSS
11 26 (32.91%) Degree
11 26 (32.91%) Computer Science
12 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
13 23 (29.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (26.58%) LINQ
15 20 (25.32%) WinForms
15 20 (25.32%) WPF
15 20 (25.32%) SDLC
16 19 (24.05%) OO
17 18 (22.78%) XML
18 17 (21.52%) OOP
18 17 (21.52%) Finance
19 16 (20.25%) Web Application Development
19 16 (20.25%) Scrum
19 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
19 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
21 14 (17.72%) JSON
21 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (6.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.80%) JBoss
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Sage CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.27%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.27%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.53%) Firebird
3 2 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Ant
2 3 (3.80%) Maven
3 2 (2.53%) PROIV
4 1 (1.27%) NUnit
4 1 (1.27%) MSTest
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Automotive
3 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (78.48%) .NET
2 34 (43.04%) HTML
3 32 (40.51%) ASP.NET
4 27 (34.18%) CSS
5 23 (29.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (26.58%) LINQ
7 20 (25.32%) WinForms
7 20 (25.32%) WPF
8 18 (22.78%) XML
9 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
11 14 (17.72%) JSON
12 10 (12.66%) Entity Framework
13 9 (11.39%) Razor View Engine
14 8 (10.13%) Web Services
14 8 (10.13%) jQuery
15 7 (8.86%) WCF
15 7 (8.86%) J2EE
16 6 (7.59%) Ajax
17 5 (6.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.91%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) MVC
2 38 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.32%) SDLC
4 19 (24.05%) OO
5 17 (21.52%) OOP
6 16 (20.25%) Web Application Development
6 16 (20.25%) Scrum
7 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
8 11 (13.92%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.59%) TDD
10 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
11 3 (3.80%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (2.53%) Identity Management
12 2 (2.53%) SOA
12 2 (2.53%) Web Development
12 2 (2.53%) Information Security
13 1 (1.27%) Mentoring
13 1 (1.27%) Business Analysis
13 1 (1.27%) Data Protection
13 1 (1.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 61 (77.22%) C#
2 43 (54.43%) JavaScript
3 41 (51.90%) SQL
4 31 (39.24%) VB.NET
5 14 (17.72%) Java
6 9 (11.39%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.33%) C
7 5 (6.33%) VBA
7 5 (6.33%) C++
8 4 (5.06%) VB
9 3 (3.80%) PHP
10 2 (2.53%) Python
10 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.53%) Perl
10 2 (2.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Tableau
4 1 (1.27%) webMethods
4 1 (1.27%) Software AG
4 1 (1.27%) Sage
4 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com