The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 77 91 78
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 24 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.22% 0.31% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 0.31% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 12
Average salary £38,250 £52,500 £41,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% +25.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,400 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programmer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1030 953 1051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.11% 97.15% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 937 788 899
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Programmer
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer across the Kent region.

Programmer Salary Trend in Kent

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Kent

Programmer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Tunbridge Wells -25 7 £25,000 -52.38%
Chatham - 1 £29,500 -
Folkestone - 1 £36,500 -
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) Degree
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) .NET
3 12 (33.33%) HTML
4 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
5 10 (27.78%) C#
5 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
6 9 (25.00%) UNIX
6 9 (25.00%) Oracle
6 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 9 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 9 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 9 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (25.00%) Xcode
6 9 (25.00%) Objective-C
6 9 (25.00%) RESTful
6 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 9 (25.00%) iOS Development
6 9 (25.00%) Mobile Development
6 9 (25.00%) Apple Swift
7 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
8 7 (19.44%) XML
8 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
8 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
8 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
8 7 (19.44%) SaaS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (19.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
1 9 (25.00%) Xcode
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.78%) Moq
3 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
1 12 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 9 (25.00%) RESTful
4 7 (19.44%) XML
5 5 (13.89%) jQuery
5 5 (13.89%) CSS
6 4 (11.11%) CakePHP
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.78%) WPF
8 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) UNIX
1 9 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 9 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) System Testing
6 2 (5.56%) MVC
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.78%) TDD
7 1 (2.78%) UML
7 1 (2.78%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.78%) C#
4 9 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 9 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 9 (25.00%) Apple Swift
4 9 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 4 (11.11%) VB
6 4 (11.11%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft