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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 59 45 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 43 66 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.27% 4.69% 6.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 4.87% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 42 40 60
Average salary £33,045 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.58% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £27,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £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
1254 1355 917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.43% 96.30% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1020 1113 803
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 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 6 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 +1 11 £33,045 -17.38%
Southend-on-Sea - 11 £30,000 - 1
Chelmsford +5 4 £24,500 -18.33%
Chigwell - 3 £22,500 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £45,000 - 1
Basildon 0 2 £48,750 +65.25% 1
Witham - 1 - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 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 65 (79.27%) .NET
2 64 (78.05%) C#
3 45 (54.88%) SQL
3 45 (54.88%) MVC
4 39 (47.56%) JavaScript
5 38 (46.34%) VB.NET
6 37 (45.12%) ASP.NET
6 37 (45.12%) Microsoft
7 33 (40.24%) HTML
8 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (35.37%) CSS
10 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (30.49%) Degree
11 25 (30.49%) LINQ
11 25 (30.49%) WinForms
12 24 (29.27%) Computer Science
12 24 (29.27%) WPF
12 24 (29.27%) XML
13 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
13 19 (23.17%) JSON
13 19 (23.17%) .NET Framework
14 16 (19.51%) OO
15 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
15 15 (18.29%) Finance
16 14 (17.07%) Scrum
16 14 (17.07%) Software Engineering
16 14 (17.07%) Entity Framework
16 14 (17.07%) OOP
16 14 (17.07%) Java
16 14 (17.07%) Web Application Development

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (6.10%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.66%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.22%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.22%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (1.22%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) Firebird
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Ant
2 3 (3.66%) Maven
3 2 (2.44%) PROIV
3 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.22%) NUnit
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Automotive
3 2 (2.44%) Back Office
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (79.27%) .NET
2 37 (45.12%) ASP.NET
3 33 (40.24%) HTML
4 29 (35.37%) CSS
5 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (30.49%) LINQ
6 25 (30.49%) WinForms
7 24 (29.27%) XML
7 24 (29.27%) WPF
8 19 (23.17%) .NET Framework
8 19 (23.17%) JSON
9 14 (17.07%) Entity Framework
9 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 13 (15.85%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (9.76%) Web Services
12 7 (8.54%) J2EE
12 7 (8.54%) WCF
13 6 (7.32%) REST
13 6 (7.32%) Ajax
14 3 (3.66%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (29.27%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) MVC
2 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.51%) OO
4 14 (17.07%) OOP
4 14 (17.07%) Scrum
4 14 (17.07%) Software Engineering
4 14 (17.07%) Web Application Development
5 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.10%) Multithreading
7 3 (3.66%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (3.66%) Web Development
8 2 (2.44%) Information Security
8 2 (2.44%) TDD
8 2 (2.44%) SOA
8 2 (2.44%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.44%) Time Management
9 1 (1.22%) Image Processing
9 1 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.22%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 64 (78.05%) C#
2 45 (54.88%) SQL
3 39 (47.56%) JavaScript
4 38 (46.34%) VB.NET
5 14 (17.07%) Java
6 13 (15.85%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.32%) VBA
8 5 (6.10%) VB
8 5 (6.10%) C++
9 4 (4.88%) C
10 3 (3.66%) VB6
11 2 (2.44%) PHP
11 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.22%) Perl
12 1 (1.22%) VBScript
12 1 (1.22%) Python
12 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (30.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 37 (45.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) Tableau
4 1 (1.22%) Software AG
4 1 (1.22%) Sage
4 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.22%) webMethods
Basildon, Essex
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k plus 5% pension, Medical insurance, Health insurance +25 day
Posted: 4 days ago