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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 75 57 76
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 23 43 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.12% 4.26% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 4.38% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 23 31 18
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
1030 982 1073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.76% 97.32% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 929 820 921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Maidstone +5 6 £26,250 -34.37% 1
Dartford +3 4 £40,000 -8.57%
West Malling -4 3 £25,000 -33.33%
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £45,000 -
Tonbridge -1 1 £45,000 +87.50%
Folkestone -5 1 £40,000 +17.64%
Rochester - 1 £32,500 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £22,500 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (77.05%) .NET
2 46 (75.41%) C#
3 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (50.82%) ASP.NET
5 29 (47.54%) HTML
6 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
6 27 (44.26%) MVC
7 26 (42.62%) jQuery
8 25 (40.98%) CSS
9 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
10 20 (32.79%) Windows
11 19 (31.15%) SQL
12 18 (29.51%) TDD
13 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (21.31%) Degree
15 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
15 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
16 11 (18.03%) Unit Testing
16 11 (18.03%) WPF
17 10 (16.39%) Marketing
18 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
18 9 (14.75%) Java
19 8 (13.11%) C++
19 8 (13.11%) OO
19 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
19 8 (13.11%) STL
19 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
20 7 (11.48%) Twitter Bootstrap

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.64%) IIS
1 1 (1.64%) Apache
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) CMS
1 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Photoshop
1 4 (6.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (6.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) IPv4
2 1 (1.64%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.56%) DataStage
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.92%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.56%) LabVIEW
2 4 (6.56%) Subversion
2 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.92%) NUnit
4 2 (3.28%) JUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.28%) PEAR
5 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.64%) PyUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Moq
5 1 (1.64%) Mockito
5 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (16.39%) Marketing
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (77.05%) .NET
2 31 (50.82%) ASP.NET
3 29 (47.54%) HTML
4 26 (42.62%) jQuery
5 25 (40.98%) CSS
6 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
8 11 (18.03%) WPF
9 8 (13.11%) STL
9 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
10 7 (11.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (11.48%) SOAP
10 7 (11.48%) WinForms
11 5 (8.20%) Web Services
11 5 (8.20%) XML
11 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (8.20%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (8.20%) HTML5
12 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) N-Tier
2 4 (6.56%) AS400
3 3 (4.92%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.28%) Social Media
4 2 (3.28%) W3C
4 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) MVC
3 18 (29.51%) TDD
4 11 (18.03%) Unit Testing
5 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.11%) OO
7 7 (11.48%) Web Development
8 6 (9.84%) Multithreading
8 6 (9.84%) MVVM
8 6 (9.84%) BDD
8 6 (9.84%) CRM
8 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.84%) OOD
9 5 (8.20%) OOP
9 5 (8.20%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (6.56%) Open Source
10 4 (6.56%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.56%) ETL
10 4 (6.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (75.41%) C#
2 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
3 19 (31.15%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) Java
5 8 (13.11%) C++
6 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
6 7 (11.48%) PHP
7 6 (9.84%) C
8 4 (6.56%) Python
9 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.64%) Jython
10 1 (1.64%) VB6
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby
10 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) Twitter
3 4 (6.56%) Adobe
4 2 (3.28%) Google
4 2 (3.28%) Zend
4 2 (3.28%) Facebook
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.64%) Tableau
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
Chatham, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago