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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 62 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 38 47 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.03% 4.45% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 4.70% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 37 42 43
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 £27,100 £27,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
1218 1001 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.97% 94.88% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 985 778 740
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 February 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 February 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
Chelmsford -4 9 £40,000 +45.45%
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £29,250 - 1
Colchester -6 3 £40,000 -3.03%
Basildon +7 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Saffron Walden - 2 £48,750 - 1
Brentwood - 1 £55,000 -
Witham - 1 - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 79 (86.81%) .NET
2 64 (70.33%) C#
3 58 (63.74%) ASP.NET
4 57 (62.64%) SQL
5 55 (60.44%) VB.NET
6 47 (51.65%) MVC
7 46 (50.55%) Microsoft
8 41 (45.05%) XML
9 36 (39.56%) WinForms
10 34 (37.36%) LINQ
11 31 (34.07%) WPF
11 31 (34.07%) .NET Framework
12 29 (31.87%) JSON
12 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (29.67%) JavaScript
14 26 (28.57%) HTML
15 24 (26.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 23 (25.27%) T-SQL
17 22 (24.18%) Razor View Engine
18 20 (21.98%) CSS
19 16 (17.58%) Crystal Reports
19 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
19 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
20 15 (16.48%) Java
21 14 (15.38%) Windows
21 14 (15.38%) WCF
22 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
23 12 (13.19%) Degree
23 12 (13.19%) MS Office
24 11 (12.09%) OO

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (2.20%) JBoss
1 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.10%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) MS Office
2 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (1.10%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.10%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.10%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) SMS
1 2 (2.20%) SMPP
1 2 (2.20%) NFC
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
1 16 (17.58%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
1 6 (6.59%) NUnit
1 6 (6.59%) MSTest
2 4 (4.40%) MSBuild
2 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.20%) PROIV
4 1 (1.10%) Subversion
4 1 (1.10%) Ant
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
2 2 (2.20%) Back Office
2 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (86.81%) .NET
2 58 (63.74%) ASP.NET
3 41 (45.05%) XML
4 36 (39.56%) WinForms
5 34 (37.36%) LINQ
6 31 (34.07%) .NET Framework
6 31 (34.07%) WPF
7 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (31.87%) JSON
8 26 (28.57%) HTML
9 24 (26.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 22 (24.18%) Razor View Engine
11 20 (21.98%) CSS
12 14 (15.38%) WCF
13 7 (7.69%) Web Services
14 6 (6.59%) Ajax
14 6 (6.59%) REST
14 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 5 (5.49%) HTML5
15 5 (5.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) NHS
2 10 (10.99%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) CUDA
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Android
2 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.30%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (51.65%) MVC
2 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 11 (12.09%) OO
5 7 (7.69%) OOP
6 6 (6.59%) Web Application Development
6 6 (6.59%) Scrum
7 5 (5.49%) Web Development
7 5 (5.49%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.40%) Time Management
8 4 (4.40%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.20%) SOA
9 2 (2.20%) TDD
10 1 (1.10%) Business Analysis
10 1 (1.10%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (1.10%) Image Processing
10 1 (1.10%) ETL
10 1 (1.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (70.33%) C#
2 57 (62.64%) SQL
3 55 (60.44%) VB.NET
4 27 (29.67%) JavaScript
5 23 (25.27%) T-SQL
6 15 (16.48%) Java
7 8 (8.79%) VB
8 6 (6.59%) VBA
9 5 (5.49%) VB6
9 5 (5.49%) VBScript
10 4 (4.40%) XAML
11 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.30%) C++
12 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) HL7
Vendors
1 46 (50.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle
2 2 (2.20%) Tableau
2 2 (2.20%) Pegasus
3 1 (1.10%) Sage
3 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.10%) webMethods
3 1 (1.10%) Software AG
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
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Saffron Walden, Essex
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Salary: Upwards of £45k + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago