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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 76 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 31 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.83% 3.29% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 3.47% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 28 33 12
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
1055 1066 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.35% 94.76% 97.58%
Number of salaries quoted 953 927 591
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Sevenoaks +6 9 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Maidstone -2 2 £24,000 -40.00% 1
Margate - 2 - -
Dartford - 2 £29,000 - 2
Folkestone - 1 £36,000 - 1
Rochester - 1 £42,500 -
Whitstable - 1 £39,000 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 37 (52.86%) HTML
2 34 (48.57%) C#
2 34 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 28 (40.00%) .NET
3 28 (40.00%) CSS
4 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
5 21 (30.00%) Java
5 21 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 21 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 20 (28.57%) jQuery
6 20 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 20 (28.57%) MVC
7 19 (27.14%) Linux
8 18 (25.71%) OOD
9 17 (24.29%) Web Services
9 17 (24.29%) Degree
10 16 (22.86%) Physics
10 16 (22.86%) Visualisation
10 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (22.86%) C++
10 16 (22.86%) Windows
11 15 (21.43%) C
12 13 (18.57%) MySQL
12 13 (18.57%) XML
13 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
13 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (15.71%) PHP
14 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
15 10 (14.29%) Fortran
15 10 (14.29%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (7.14%) Apache
1 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.71%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) HTTP
2 5 (7.14%) Internet
2 5 (7.14%) SSL
3 3 (4.29%) Intranet
4 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) MySQL
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Maven
1 7 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.14%) Subversion
2 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.29%) NUnit
General
1 3 (4.29%) Publishing
2 2 (2.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Marketing
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.86%) HTML
2 28 (40.00%) .NET
2 28 (40.00%) CSS
3 21 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 20 (28.57%) jQuery
5 17 (24.29%) Web Services
6 13 (18.57%) XML
7 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
9 8 (11.43%) Ajax
9 8 (11.43%) WCF
10 7 (10.00%) WPF
10 7 (10.00%) REST
10 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 5 (7.14%) Java SE
11 5 (7.14%) Hibernate
11 5 (7.14%) CGI
12 4 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (5.71%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 16 (22.86%) Physics
2 16 (22.86%) Visualisation
3 8 (11.43%) Mathematics
4 7 (10.00%) Social Media
5 5 (7.14%) Social Network
6 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.29%) N-Tier
6 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.86%) Open Source
8 1 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Linux
2 16 (22.86%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 20 (28.57%) MVC
2 18 (25.71%) OOD
3 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.29%) Scrum
5 9 (12.86%) Web Development
5 9 (12.86%) OO
6 8 (11.43%) TDD
7 7 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 7 (10.00%) MVVM
8 6 (8.57%) SEO
9 5 (7.14%) Kanban
9 5 (7.14%) User Stories
10 3 (4.29%) Web Design
10 3 (4.29%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (4.29%) Project Management
10 3 (4.29%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.86%) 3D Visualisation
11 2 (2.86%) E-Commerce
11 2 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (48.57%) C#
1 34 (48.57%) JavaScript
2 21 (30.00%) Java
3 16 (22.86%) C++
4 15 (21.43%) C
5 11 (15.71%) PHP
6 10 (14.29%) Fortran
7 9 (12.86%) SQL
8 8 (11.43%) MATLAB
9 7 (10.00%) VB.NET
10 5 (7.14%) Perl
11 2 (2.86%) R
11 2 (2.86%) Python
11 2 (2.86%) VB
11 2 (2.86%) Ruby
11 2 (2.86%) VB6
12 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) PhD
3 2 (2.86%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Capistrano
1 5 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
2 5 (7.14%) Percona
3 4 (5.71%) Zend
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) Ektron
Sevenoaks, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - £50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000-31,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford
Blue Town Online
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago