The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 70 63 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 27 42 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.46% 3.79% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 3.87% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 27 35 16
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Software Developer
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
1040 1084 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.63% 97.92% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 926 935 870
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Kent

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Kent

Software Developer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Maidstone +1 10 £27,500 -31.25%
Dartford +8 4 £40,000 -8.57%
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £38,750 -
West Malling +2 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Tonbridge -3 1 £45,000 +87.50%
Rochester - 1 £32,500 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 44 (70.97%) .NET
2 43 (69.35%) C#
3 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (48.39%) HTML
5 29 (46.77%) ASP.NET
6 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
7 27 (43.55%) jQuery
8 25 (40.32%) MVC
9 23 (37.10%) CSS
10 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
11 19 (30.65%) SQL
11 19 (30.65%) Windows
12 18 (29.03%) TDD
13 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
13 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
15 12 (19.35%) Degree
15 12 (19.35%) Marketing
15 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
16 11 (17.74%) OO
16 11 (17.74%) Java
17 10 (16.13%) PHP
17 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
17 10 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 9 (14.52%) BDD
18 9 (14.52%) WPF
18 9 (14.52%) C++
18 9 (14.52%) T-SQL
18 9 (14.52%) STL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 1 (1.61%) IIS
1 1 (1.61%) Apache
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) CMS
1 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Photoshop
1 4 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Internet
2 6 (9.68%) HTTP
3 2 (3.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.68%) MySQL
4 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
5 4 (6.45%) DataStage
6 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) Big Data
7 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.29%) Subversion
2 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.06%) PEAR
4 4 (6.45%) LabVIEW
5 2 (3.23%) NUnit
5 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium
6 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.61%) JIRA
6 1 (1.61%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.61%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.61%) PyUnit
6 1 (1.61%) Moq
6 1 (1.61%) Mockito
6 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (19.35%) Marketing
2 6 (9.68%) Games
3 5 (8.06%) Finance
4 4 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (70.97%) .NET
2 30 (48.39%) HTML
3 29 (46.77%) ASP.NET
4 27 (43.55%) jQuery
5 23 (37.10%) CSS
6 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
6 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (14.52%) WPF
8 9 (14.52%) STL
9 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
9 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 7 (11.29%) SOAP
10 7 (11.29%) XHTML
11 6 (9.68%) XML
12 5 (8.06%) Web Services
12 5 (8.06%) WinForms
12 5 (8.06%) Symfony
12 5 (8.06%) Google Maps API
12 5 (8.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.06%) Social Media
3 4 (6.45%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.45%) AS400
4 3 (4.84%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (3.23%) W3C
6 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) MVC
3 18 (29.03%) TDD
4 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 11 (17.74%) OO
6 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.52%) BDD
8 8 (12.90%) OOD
9 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.29%) Web Development
9 7 (11.29%) Open Source
9 7 (11.29%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (11.29%) OOP
10 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.68%) Multithreading
11 5 (8.06%) MVVM
12 4 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (6.45%) Scrum
12 4 (6.45%) Web Design
12 4 (6.45%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (69.35%) C#
2 28 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 19 (30.65%) SQL
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 10 (16.13%) PHP
6 9 (14.52%) C++
6 9 (14.52%) T-SQL
7 6 (9.68%) C
7 6 (9.68%) Python
8 3 (4.84%) Ruby
9 1 (1.61%) Jython
9 1 (1.61%) VB6
9 1 (1.61%) VB
9 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Twitter
3 5 (8.06%) Facebook
3 5 (8.06%) Google
3 5 (8.06%) Zend
4 4 (6.45%) Adobe
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.61%) Tableau
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