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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 76 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 46 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.07% 4.11% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 4.32% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 19 32 11
Average salary £36,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
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
877 1064 816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.43% 95.08% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 801 873 684
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Dartford - 4 £29,000 -
Sevenoaks +4 3 £35,000 -20.45%
Rochester - 3 £42,500 - 1
Maidstone -7 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Folkestone - 2 £36,000 -
Whitstable - 1 £39,000 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 32 (49.23%) C#
2 30 (46.15%) HTML
3 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
4 25 (38.46%) .NET
5 21 (32.31%) jQuery
6 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 20 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 19 (29.23%) CSS
8 18 (27.69%) Java
8 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
9 17 (26.15%) Physics
9 17 (26.15%) Software Engineering
9 17 (26.15%) Visualisation
10 16 (24.62%) MVC
11 15 (23.08%) OOD
11 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 15 (23.08%) PHP
11 15 (23.08%) Linux
12 14 (21.54%) Web Services
12 14 (21.54%) C++
13 13 (20.00%) Windows
13 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (16.92%) Degree
15 11 (16.92%) XML
15 11 (16.92%) MySQL
15 11 (16.92%) C
15 11 (16.92%) Fortran
16 10 (15.38%) Social Media
17 9 (13.85%) Mathematics

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 4 (6.15%) CMS
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) HTTP
1 6 (9.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) SSL
2 1 (1.54%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.92%) MySQL
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 5 (7.69%) Subversion
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.15%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.62%) NUnit
3 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.62%) PEAR
4 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 4 (6.15%) Games
1 4 (6.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (46.15%) HTML
2 25 (38.46%) .NET
3 21 (32.31%) jQuery
4 20 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 19 (29.23%) CSS
6 14 (21.54%) Web Services
7 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (16.92%) XML
9 8 (12.31%) Ajax
9 8 (12.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (10.77%) Yii
10 7 (10.77%) WCF
11 6 (9.23%) WPF
11 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
12 5 (7.69%) Symfony
12 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
12 5 (7.69%) XHTML
13 3 (4.62%) STL
13 3 (4.62%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
2 17 (26.15%) Visualisation
2 17 (26.15%) Physics
3 10 (15.38%) Social Media
4 9 (13.85%) Mathematics
5 6 (9.23%) Open Source
6 5 (7.69%) Social Network
7 3 (4.62%) N-Tier
7 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Software Engineering
2 16 (24.62%) MVC
3 15 (23.08%) OOD
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.31%) TDD
6 6 (9.23%) OO
7 5 (7.69%) MVVM
8 4 (6.15%) SEO
8 4 (6.15%) Scrum
9 3 (4.62%) ERP
9 3 (4.62%) OOP
9 3 (4.62%) Image Processing
9 3 (4.62%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (4.62%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (4.62%) Web Development
9 3 (4.62%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.62%) Multithreading
9 3 (4.62%) BDD
9 3 (4.62%) 3D Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (49.23%) C#
2 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
3 18 (27.69%) Java
4 15 (23.08%) PHP
5 14 (21.54%) C++
6 11 (16.92%) C
6 11 (16.92%) Fortran
7 9 (13.85%) MATLAB
8 8 (12.31%) SQL
9 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
10 4 (6.15%) Python
10 4 (6.15%) Ruby
11 3 (4.62%) R
11 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) PhD
3 3 (4.62%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.54%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.54%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Zend
3 4 (6.15%) Twitter
4 3 (4.62%) Facebook
4 3 (4.62%) Google
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle
5 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) Ektron
6 1 (1.54%) Percona
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