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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 67 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 29 65 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.41% 5.43% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 5.67% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 27 59 72
Average salary £25,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
1116 1147 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 92.85% 95.82% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 858 989 890
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +1 8 £25,000 -25.37%
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £20,000 - 1
Saffron Walden +5 2 £35,750 -28.50%
Chigwell -1 1 £22,500 -40.00%
Basildon -10 1 £42,500 +14.86%
Chelmsford -12 1 £24,000 -41.81% 1
Brentwood -13 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (73.24%) .NET
2 50 (70.42%) C#
3 43 (60.56%) JavaScript
3 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (49.30%) HTML
5 33 (46.48%) MVC
6 32 (45.07%) Degree
7 30 (42.25%) Computer Science
7 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
8 29 (40.85%) SQL Server
9 27 (38.03%) CSS
10 26 (36.62%) SQL
11 24 (33.80%) SDLC
12 22 (30.99%) OO
13 21 (29.58%) Finance
14 20 (28.17%) Scrum
14 20 (28.17%) OOP
15 19 (26.76%) MS Excel
15 19 (26.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 18 (25.35%) VB.NET
17 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET
18 15 (21.13%) Java
19 14 (19.72%) Web Application Development
20 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET MVC
21 11 (15.49%) LINQ
21 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
22 10 (14.08%) WinForms
22 10 (14.08%) WPF
23 9 (12.68%) jQuery
23 9 (12.68%) TDD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (7.04%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (26.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (40.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Firebird
4 1 (1.41%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Ant
2 3 (4.23%) Maven
3 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) PROIV
3 2 (2.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Automotive
3 1 (1.41%) Avionics
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (73.24%) .NET
2 35 (49.30%) HTML
3 27 (38.03%) CSS
4 19 (26.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET
6 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (15.49%) LINQ
8 10 (14.08%) WPF
8 10 (14.08%) WinForms
9 9 (12.68%) jQuery
10 7 (9.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (9.86%) .NET Framework
11 6 (8.45%) J2EE
12 5 (7.04%) Web Services
12 5 (7.04%) XML
13 4 (5.63%) REST
14 3 (4.23%) Entity Framework
14 3 (4.23%) JSON
14 3 (4.23%) WCF
14 3 (4.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Life Science
3 2 (2.82%) Biology
4 1 (1.41%) FMCG
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) MVC
3 24 (33.80%) SDLC
4 22 (30.99%) OO
5 20 (28.17%) OOP
5 20 (28.17%) Scrum
6 14 (19.72%) Web Application Development
7 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
8 9 (12.68%) TDD
8 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.23%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (4.23%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.82%) Identity Management
10 2 (2.82%) Data Analysis
10 2 (2.82%) Bioinformatics
10 2 (2.82%) Information Security
11 1 (1.41%) Business Analysis
11 1 (1.41%) Migration
11 1 (1.41%) SOA
11 1 (1.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (70.42%) C#
2 43 (60.56%) JavaScript
3 26 (36.62%) SQL
4 18 (25.35%) VB.NET
5 15 (21.13%) Java
6 8 (11.27%) C
7 5 (7.04%) C++
7 5 (7.04%) Perl
8 4 (5.63%) PHP
8 4 (5.63%) VB
9 3 (4.23%) VBA
10 2 (2.82%) Python
10 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.41%) VB6
11 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (45.07%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) HL7
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) Tableau
4 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.41%) InterSystems
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