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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 69 57 77
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 56 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.63% 4.62% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 4.83% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 34 10
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
901 1159 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.84% 95.55% 93.53%
Number of salaries quoted 817 936 893
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,775 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £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 27 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 27 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 £34,500 -
Rochester - 4 £42,500 -
Maidstone -4 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Folkestone - 2 £36,000 -
Sevenoaks -1 1 £40,000 -9.09%
Whitstable - 1 £39,000 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 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 39 (56.52%) C#
2 33 (47.83%) .NET
3 29 (42.03%) HTML
4 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
5 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
7 21 (30.43%) jQuery
8 18 (26.09%) CSS
8 18 (26.09%) OOD
9 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
9 17 (24.64%) MVC
9 17 (24.64%) Java
9 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
10 15 (21.74%) Physics
10 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
10 15 (21.74%) Visualisation
10 15 (21.74%) Windows
11 13 (18.84%) Web Services
11 13 (18.84%) C++
11 13 (18.84%) PHP
12 12 (17.39%) Linux
12 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (17.39%) TDD
13 11 (15.94%) SQL
14 10 (14.49%) C
14 10 (14.49%) XML
14 10 (14.49%) Fortran
14 10 (14.49%) Degree
14 10 (14.49%) WPF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (5.80%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) Node.js
2 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Internet
2 5 (7.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) MySQL
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.90%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.80%) Subversion
2 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.35%) PEAR
3 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.35%) NUnit
4 2 (2.90%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (8.70%) Marketing
2 4 (5.80%) Games
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (47.83%) .NET
2 29 (42.03%) HTML
3 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 21 (30.43%) jQuery
5 18 (26.09%) CSS
6 13 (18.84%) Web Services
7 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (14.49%) XML
8 10 (14.49%) WPF
9 9 (13.04%) .NET Framework
10 8 (11.59%) WCF
10 8 (11.59%) Ajax
10 8 (11.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (10.14%) Yii
12 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
13 5 (7.25%) Symfony
13 5 (7.25%) XHTML
14 4 (5.80%) SOAP
14 4 (5.80%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Physics
1 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
1 15 (21.74%) Visualisation
2 9 (13.04%) Social Media
3 8 (11.59%) Mathematics
4 7 (10.14%) Open Source
5 5 (7.25%) N-Tier
6 4 (5.80%) Social Network
7 3 (4.35%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.90%) AS400
8 2 (2.90%) User Experience
9 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) OOD
2 17 (24.64%) MVC
2 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
3 12 (17.39%) TDD
4 8 (11.59%) OO
5 7 (10.14%) MVVM
6 6 (8.70%) OOP
7 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.25%) BDD
7 5 (7.25%) ERP
7 5 (7.25%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (5.80%) SEO
9 3 (4.35%) Scrum
9 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.35%) Multithreading
9 3 (4.35%) Image Processing
9 3 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) 3D Visualisation
10 2 (2.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) C#
2 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
3 17 (24.64%) Java
4 13 (18.84%) C++
4 13 (18.84%) PHP
5 11 (15.94%) SQL
6 10 (14.49%) C
6 10 (14.49%) Fortran
7 8 (11.59%) MATLAB
8 5 (7.25%) Ruby
8 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
8 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
8 5 (7.25%) Python
9 3 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) PhD
3 3 (4.35%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Zend
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 4 (5.80%) Twitter
5 3 (4.35%) Facebook
5 3 (4.35%) Google
6 2 (2.90%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) Ektron
Ashford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum excellent benefits
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Ashford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 - £55,000 + beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 10 days ago
Maidstone
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago