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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 65 85 70
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 44 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.80% 1.98% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 2.07% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 38 25 7
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £23,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £56,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
1112 1205 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.03% 95.48% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1070 644
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +3 12 £40,000 - 2
Maidstone - 7 £24,000 -
Folkestone - 4 £32,500 - 1
Canterbury - 3 - -
Margate - 2 - -
Dartford - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 47 (54.02%) C#
2 44 (50.57%) .NET
3 40 (45.98%) HTML
4 38 (43.68%) JavaScript
5 35 (40.23%) SQL Server
6 34 (39.08%) CSS
7 29 (33.33%) Java
8 26 (29.89%) MVC
9 25 (28.74%) ASP.NET
10 22 (25.29%) OOD
10 22 (25.29%) Computer Science
11 20 (22.99%) OO
12 19 (21.84%) MySQL
12 19 (21.84%) Degree
12 19 (21.84%) Software Engineering
12 19 (21.84%) jQuery
13 18 (20.69%) Windows
14 17 (19.54%) Web Services
15 16 (18.39%) Linux
15 16 (18.39%) WPF
16 15 (17.24%) Maven
16 15 (17.24%) VB.NET
16 15 (17.24%) C++
17 14 (16.09%) Oracle
17 14 (16.09%) C
17 14 (16.09%) XML
17 14 (16.09%) Physics
17 14 (16.09%) REST
18 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (13.79%) Hibernate

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 5 (5.75%) IIS
1 5 (5.75%) Apache
1 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.15%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.15%) Zemax
2 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) HTTP
2 5 (5.75%) SSL
3 4 (4.60%) Internet
4 3 (3.45%) Intranet
5 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.15%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (40.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.84%) MySQL
3 12 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Maven
2 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.90%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.75%) Subversion
3 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.45%) NUnit
5 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Retail
3 3 (3.45%) Publishing
4 2 (2.30%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (50.57%) .NET
2 40 (45.98%) HTML
3 34 (39.08%) CSS
4 25 (28.74%) ASP.NET
5 19 (21.84%) jQuery
6 17 (19.54%) Web Services
7 16 (18.39%) WPF
8 14 (16.09%) REST
8 14 (16.09%) XML
9 12 (13.79%) Hibernate
10 11 (12.64%) WCF
11 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (10.34%) JSON
12 9 (10.34%) Spring Integration
12 9 (10.34%) Spring
12 9 (10.34%) AngularJS
13 6 (6.90%) Ajax
14 5 (5.75%) WinForms
14 5 (5.75%) MSMQ
14 5 (5.75%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.29%) Computer Science
2 14 (16.09%) Physics
3 12 (13.79%) Visualisation
4 7 (8.05%) Mathematics
5 6 (6.90%) Social Media
6 5 (5.75%) Social Network
7 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.30%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (2.30%) Animation
9 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.15%) Open Source
9 1 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.69%) Windows
2 16 (18.39%) Linux
3 5 (5.75%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) MVC
2 22 (25.29%) OOD
3 20 (22.99%) OO
4 19 (21.84%) Software Engineering
5 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.64%) Web Development
7 9 (10.34%) Scrum
7 9 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.05%) TDD
8 7 (8.05%) Multithreading
8 7 (8.05%) MVVM
9 5 (5.75%) User Stories
9 5 (5.75%) Kanban
9 5 (5.75%) Project Management
9 5 (5.75%) SEO
10 4 (4.60%) CRM
10 4 (4.60%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (4.60%) Web Design
10 4 (4.60%) Software Architecture
11 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.02%) C#
2 38 (43.68%) JavaScript
3 29 (33.33%) Java
4 15 (17.24%) C++
4 15 (17.24%) VB.NET
5 14 (16.09%) C
6 11 (12.64%) PHP
6 11 (12.64%) SQL
7 9 (10.34%) VB6
7 9 (10.34%) VB
8 8 (9.20%) Fortran
9 5 (5.75%) MATLAB
9 5 (5.75%) Perl
10 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.45%) Python
11 2 (2.30%) Ruby
12 1 (1.15%) PHP5
12 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.15%) R
12 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Degree
2 7 (8.05%) PhD
3 1 (1.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (5.75%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Oracle
2 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.75%) Percona
4 3 (3.45%) Zend
5 2 (2.30%) Ektron
6 1 (1.15%) Twitter
6 1 (1.15%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.15%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
Sevenoaks, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Whitstable, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 43,000
Posted: 6 days ago