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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 58 80 67
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 40 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.90% 1.77% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.06% 1.84% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 29 21 8
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
986 1143 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.20% 96.21% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 849 1014 646
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
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%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 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 +2 9 £40,000 -
Maidstone - 6 £35,500 - 1
Folkestone - 5 £32,500 - 1
Canterbury - 5 - -
Dartford - 3 £40,000 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 49 (57.65%) C#
2 45 (52.94%) .NET
3 36 (42.35%) SQL Server
3 36 (42.35%) HTML
4 35 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 32 (37.65%) CSS
6 29 (34.12%) Java
7 27 (31.76%) MVC
8 23 (27.06%) ASP.NET
9 22 (25.88%) Windows
9 22 (25.88%) OO
9 22 (25.88%) OOD
10 21 (24.71%) Degree
10 21 (24.71%) WPF
11 20 (23.53%) Computer Science
12 19 (22.35%) VB.NET
12 19 (22.35%) MySQL
13 18 (21.18%) Maven
13 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
13 18 (21.18%) REST
14 17 (20.00%) Oracle
15 16 (18.82%) WCF
16 15 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (17.65%) SQL
16 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (17.65%) Hibernate
17 14 (16.47%) C++
17 14 (16.47%) Linux
18 13 (15.29%) Web Services
18 13 (15.29%) Microsoft

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 5 (5.88%) Apache
2 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) Documentum
3 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Mathematica
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) HTTP
1 5 (5.88%) SSL
2 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.53%) Intranet
2 3 (3.53%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.35%) SQL Server
2 19 (22.35%) MySQL
3 15 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.18%) StreamInsight
6 1 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Maven
2 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.88%) Subversion
4 3 (3.53%) NUnit
4 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.35%) Xcode
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Publishing
4 2 (2.35%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (52.94%) .NET
2 36 (42.35%) HTML
3 32 (37.65%) CSS
4 23 (27.06%) ASP.NET
5 21 (24.71%) WPF
6 18 (21.18%) REST
7 16 (18.82%) WCF
8 15 (17.65%) Hibernate
9 13 (15.29%) Web Services
10 12 (14.12%) XML
10 12 (14.12%) Spring
10 12 (14.12%) Spring Integration
10 12 (14.12%) jQuery
10 12 (14.12%) JSON
11 9 (10.59%) Silverlight
11 9 (10.59%) AngularJS
12 8 (9.41%) WinForms
12 8 (9.41%) MSMQ
13 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (5.88%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.94%) Physics
3 9 (10.59%) Visualisation
4 6 (7.06%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.71%) Social Media
6 4 (4.71%) Social Network
7 3 (3.53%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (2.35%) Animation
8 2 (2.35%) User Experience
9 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.18%) Open Source
9 1 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.88%) Windows
2 14 (16.47%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.35%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) MVC
2 22 (25.88%) OO
2 22 (25.88%) OOD
3 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
4 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.12%) E-Commerce
6 9 (10.59%) Scrum
6 9 (10.59%) Web Development
7 7 (8.24%) Multithreading
7 7 (8.24%) MVVM
8 6 (7.06%) Project Management
9 5 (5.88%) TDD
9 5 (5.88%) Kanban
9 5 (5.88%) User Stories
10 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.71%) Software Architecture
10 4 (4.71%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (4.71%) Web Design
11 3 (3.53%) Workflow
11 3 (3.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (57.65%) C#
2 35 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 29 (34.12%) Java
4 19 (22.35%) VB.NET
5 15 (17.65%) SQL
6 14 (16.47%) C++
7 12 (14.12%) C
7 12 (14.12%) VB6
7 12 (14.12%) VB
8 7 (8.24%) PHP
9 5 (5.88%) Perl
9 5 (5.88%) Fortran
10 4 (4.71%) MATLAB
10 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.18%) XPath
12 1 (1.18%) PHP5
12 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.18%) Python
12 1 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (5.88%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Oracle
2 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.88%) Percona
4 1 (1.18%) Twitter
4 1 (1.18%) Thunderhead
4 1 (1.18%) VMware
4 1 (1.18%) DevExpress
Folkestone, Kent
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Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
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