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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 81 75 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 27 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.73% 2.60% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.68% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 29
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1063 1006 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.99% 96.73% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 940 912 944
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £50,000 -
Canterbury - 1 - -
Sittingbourne - 1 - -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 31 (72.09%) C#
2 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
3 29 (67.44%) .NET
4 27 (62.79%) HTML
5 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (48.84%) ASP.NET
7 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
8 16 (37.21%) SQL
9 13 (30.23%) Visual Studio
10 12 (27.91%) CSS
10 12 (27.91%) Unit Testing
10 12 (27.91%) AngularJS
11 11 (25.58%) Windows
12 10 (23.26%) MVC
12 10 (23.26%) .NET Framework
12 10 (23.26%) jQuery
13 9 (20.93%) QA
13 9 (20.93%) Spring
13 9 (20.93%) Process Improvement
13 9 (20.93%) PHP
14 8 (18.60%) HTML5
14 8 (18.60%) TDD
15 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
16 6 (13.95%) WinForms
16 6 (13.95%) Java
16 6 (13.95%) C++
16 6 (13.95%) Oracle
16 6 (13.95%) Degree
16 6 (13.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 5 (11.63%) Front End Development

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.63%) Node.js
2 2 (4.65%) Apache
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (4.65%) Magento
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) DataStage
3 3 (6.98%) MariaDB
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) NUnit
3 3 (6.98%) gulp
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) Moq
5 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.33%) MSTest
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (6.98%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (67.44%) .NET
2 27 (62.79%) HTML
3 21 (48.84%) ASP.NET
4 12 (27.91%) AngularJS
4 12 (27.91%) CSS
5 10 (23.26%) .NET Framework
5 10 (23.26%) jQuery
6 9 (20.93%) Spring
7 8 (18.60%) HTML5
8 6 (13.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (13.95%) WinForms
9 4 (9.30%) WPF
10 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.98%) CSS3
10 3 (6.98%) lodash
10 3 (6.98%) Phalcon
10 3 (6.98%) REST
10 3 (6.98%) SOAP
10 3 (6.98%) WCF
11 2 (4.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) AS400
1 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.33%) iPad
2 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Unit Testing
3 10 (23.26%) MVC
4 9 (20.93%) Process Improvement
5 8 (18.60%) TDD
6 5 (11.63%) Front End Development
6 5 (11.63%) OO
6 5 (11.63%) Web Development
7 4 (9.30%) Data Management
7 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.30%) Workflow
8 3 (6.98%) BDD
8 3 (6.98%) CRM
8 3 (6.98%) ETL
8 3 (6.98%) OOP
8 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (6.98%) System Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Web Design
9 2 (4.65%) OO PHP
9 2 (4.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) C#
2 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
3 16 (37.21%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) PHP
5 6 (13.95%) C++
5 6 (13.95%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) C
7 3 (6.98%) R
8 2 (4.65%) PHP 5
8 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.65%) Python
8 2 (4.65%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (2.33%) ES6
9 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.33%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Cygwin
1 2 (4.65%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Facebook
3 1 (2.33%) Yahoo!