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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 91 87 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 6 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.56% 1.81% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.88% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 22
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.57%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1026 1172 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.25% 96.38% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1039 642
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Sevenoaks - 4 £45,000 -
Dartford +1 1 £32,500 +16.07%
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 12 (70.59%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
5 6 (35.29%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) TDD
6 5 (29.41%) SOA
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
7 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (23.53%) Kanban
7 4 (23.53%) WCF
7 4 (23.53%) Mathematica
7 4 (23.53%) Open Source
7 4 (23.53%) REST
7 4 (23.53%) C++
7 4 (23.53%) SLA
7 4 (23.53%) Remedy

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (17.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) Star Schema
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) CSS
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (23.53%) REST
6 2 (11.76%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) XSLT
7 1 (5.88%) JSON
7 1 (5.88%) WPF
7 1 (5.88%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
1 4 (23.53%) Physics
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
1 4 (23.53%) Open Source
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) SOA
3 4 (23.53%) Kanban
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) OOD
4 2 (11.76%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) RUP
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) Unified Process
5 1 (5.88%) AOP
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
4 5 (29.41%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) MATLAB
5 4 (23.53%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) PHP
7 1 (5.88%) RPG
7 1 (5.88%) XPath
7 1 (5.88%) RPG IV
7 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Remedy
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Xamarin