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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 50 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 56 47 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.96% 4.33% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 4.55% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 49 41 37
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,030
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
1343 1033 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 95.12% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1072 783 741
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,367 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +12 19 £40,000 -13.97%
Saffron Walden 0 3 £52,500 +123.40% 1
Colchester -2 3 £35,000 +11.11%
Basildon +1 2 £38,750 -3.12%
Witham - 2 £45,000 -
Southend-on-Sea -17 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Loughton - 1 £22,500 -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (84.95%) .NET
2 63 (67.74%) C#
3 59 (63.44%) ASP.NET
4 52 (55.91%) SQL
5 51 (54.84%) VB.NET
6 45 (48.39%) Microsoft
7 35 (37.63%) MVC
7 35 (37.63%) XML
7 35 (37.63%) .NET Framework
8 33 (35.48%) LINQ
9 32 (34.41%) WPF
10 31 (33.33%) WinForms
11 24 (25.81%) JSON
12 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (22.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
13 20 (21.51%) HTML
13 20 (21.51%) T-SQL
14 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
14 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
14 19 (20.43%) Razor View Engine
15 18 (19.35%) WCF
15 18 (19.35%) Windows
16 15 (16.13%) Java
17 14 (15.05%) Crystal Reports
17 14 (15.05%) CSS
17 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (13.98%) MS Office
18 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
19 12 (12.90%) Degree

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (4.30%) JBoss
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.08%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (1.08%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.08%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.08%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) SMS
1 2 (2.15%) SMPP
1 2 (2.15%) NFC
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.05%) Crystal Reports
3 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.90%) MSTest
2 12 (12.90%) NUnit
3 11 (11.83%) Visual Studio
4 10 (10.75%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.15%) Subversion
6 1 (1.08%) Maven
6 1 (1.08%) Ant
6 1 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 7 (7.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (84.95%) .NET
2 59 (63.44%) ASP.NET
3 35 (37.63%) XML
3 35 (37.63%) .NET Framework
4 33 (35.48%) LINQ
5 32 (34.41%) WPF
6 31 (33.33%) WinForms
7 24 (25.81%) JSON
8 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (22.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 20 (21.51%) HTML
10 19 (20.43%) Razor View Engine
11 18 (19.35%) WCF
12 14 (15.05%) CSS
13 7 (7.53%) jQuery
14 6 (6.45%) HTML5
15 5 (5.38%) Hibernate
15 5 (5.38%) Ajax
16 4 (4.30%) Web Services
16 4 (4.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) NHS
2 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.08%) Physics
5 1 (1.08%) CUDA
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.35%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Android
3 7 (7.53%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) MVC
2 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
3 10 (10.75%) Mentoring
4 9 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.45%) OO
5 6 (6.45%) Multithreading
6 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.30%) OOP
7 4 (4.30%) Web Development
7 4 (4.30%) Time Management
7 4 (4.30%) TDD
7 4 (4.30%) Android Development
8 3 (3.23%) iOS Development
8 3 (3.23%) Change Control
9 2 (2.15%) Image Processing
10 1 (1.08%) Mobile Application Development
10 1 (1.08%) Validation
10 1 (1.08%) CRM
10 1 (1.08%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.08%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 63 (67.74%) C#
2 52 (55.91%) SQL
3 51 (54.84%) VB.NET
4 20 (21.51%) T-SQL
5 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
6 15 (16.13%) Java
7 11 (11.83%) XAML
8 9 (9.68%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.53%) C++
10 5 (5.38%) VBScript
10 5 (5.38%) VB
11 4 (4.30%) VBA
12 3 (3.23%) VB6
13 2 (2.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (2.15%) C
14 1 (1.08%) PHP
14 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) HL7
Vendors
1 45 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.15%) Pegasus
3 1 (1.08%) Sage
3 1 (1.08%) webMethods
3 1 (1.08%) Software AG
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.08%) Sybase
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Billericay
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + full bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Extensive Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago