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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 96 80 28
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 4 15 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.39% 1.36% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.40% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 45
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £40,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.97%
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
995 1075 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.17% 97.82% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 831 924 689
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
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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
Tunbridge Wells +25 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Dartford -7 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Maidstone - 1 £52,500 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £40,000 -
Canterbury - 1 £52,500 -
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (80.65%) SQL
2 23 (74.19%) .NET
3 20 (64.52%) C#
4 17 (54.84%) VB.NET
5 16 (51.61%) ASP.NET
5 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
6 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
7 14 (45.16%) MVC
7 14 (45.16%) Degree
7 14 (45.16%) jQuery
8 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (38.71%) TDD
10 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (35.48%) Finance
10 11 (35.48%) HTML
10 11 (35.48%) SOA
11 10 (32.26%) Scrum
11 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
11 10 (32.26%) WCF
11 10 (32.26%) Kanban
11 10 (32.26%) REST
12 9 (29.03%) AngularJS
12 9 (29.03%) CSS
13 8 (25.81%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (22.58%) Oracle
14 7 (22.58%) XML
15 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (16.13%) Ember.js
16 5 (16.13%) Open Source

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Ingres
4 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (3.23%) NUnit
1 1 (3.23%) Moq
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) ASP.NET
3 14 (45.16%) jQuery
4 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
6 10 (32.26%) WCF
6 10 (32.26%) REST
7 9 (29.03%) CSS
7 9 (29.03%) AngularJS
8 8 (25.81%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (22.58%) XML
10 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (16.13%) Ember.js
11 5 (16.13%) Web Services
12 4 (12.90%) JSON
12 4 (12.90%) CSS3
12 4 (12.90%) HTML5
13 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (3.23%) WPF
14 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Open Source
1 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Android
2 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) MVC
2 12 (38.71%) TDD
3 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) SOA
4 10 (32.26%) Scrum
4 10 (32.26%) Kanban
4 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.68%) CRM
6 3 (9.68%) System Testing
7 2 (6.45%) OO
8 1 (3.23%) RUP
8 1 (3.23%) UML
8 1 (3.23%) Unified Process
8 1 (3.23%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (3.23%) AOP
8 1 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) SQL
2 20 (64.52%) C#
3 17 (54.84%) VB.NET
4 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) PHP
6 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.45%) RPG
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) RPG IV
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) XPath
7 1 (3.23%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Remedy
3 4 (12.90%) Xamarin
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft