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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 66 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 44 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.73% 2.25% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.86% 2.37% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 41 28 9
Average salary £39,000 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,625 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
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
1139 1182 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.44% 94.86% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1016 1047 656
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +4 16 £40,000 -7.51%
Maidstone +12 4 £28,250 -37.22%
Folkestone - 3 £32,500 -
Dartford - 2 £34,500 -
Margate - 2 - -
Rochester - 1 £42,500 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 40 (51.28%) C#
2 37 (47.44%) HTML
3 35 (44.87%) .NET
4 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
5 29 (37.18%) CSS
6 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
7 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET
8 23 (29.49%) Java
8 23 (29.49%) MVC
8 23 (29.49%) Computer Science
9 20 (25.64%) Software Engineering
9 20 (25.64%) OOD
10 19 (24.36%) Linux
10 19 (24.36%) Degree
11 18 (23.08%) jQuery
11 18 (23.08%) Windows
12 17 (21.79%) C++
12 17 (21.79%) Physics
13 16 (20.51%) Visualisation
13 16 (20.51%) Web Services
14 15 (19.23%) MySQL
14 15 (19.23%) C
14 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (16.67%) XML
16 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 11 (14.10%) OO
17 11 (14.10%) PHP
17 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (14.10%) WPF
18 10 (12.82%) WCF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (6.41%) Apache
1 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.85%) CMS
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) HTTP
2 5 (6.41%) SSL
2 5 (6.41%) Internet
3 3 (3.85%) Intranet
4 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.23%) MySQL
3 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Maven
2 7 (8.97%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.41%) Subversion
3 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.85%) NUnit
5 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.13%) Finance
1 4 (5.13%) Retail
2 3 (3.85%) Publishing
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) HTML
2 35 (44.87%) .NET
3 29 (37.18%) CSS
4 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 18 (23.08%) jQuery
6 16 (20.51%) Web Services
7 13 (16.67%) XML
8 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (14.10%) WPF
9 10 (12.82%) WCF
9 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
10 9 (11.54%) REST
11 7 (8.97%) Hibernate
11 7 (8.97%) Ajax
11 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (6.41%) Java SE
12 5 (6.41%) CGI
13 4 (5.13%) Spring
13 4 (5.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) Computer Science
2 17 (21.79%) Physics
3 16 (20.51%) Visualisation
4 9 (11.54%) Mathematics
5 7 (8.97%) Social Media
6 5 (6.41%) Social Network
7 3 (3.85%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.56%) Open Source
9 1 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (1.28%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Linux
2 18 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (6.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) MVC
2 20 (25.64%) Software Engineering
2 20 (25.64%) OOD
3 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.10%) OO
5 10 (12.82%) Scrum
5 10 (12.82%) Web Development
6 7 (8.97%) Multithreading
6 7 (8.97%) MVVM
6 7 (8.97%) TDD
7 5 (6.41%) SEO
7 5 (6.41%) User Stories
7 5 (6.41%) Kanban
8 4 (5.13%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (5.13%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.85%) Project Management
9 3 (3.85%) CRM
9 3 (3.85%) Web Design
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (3.85%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.28%) C#
2 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
3 23 (29.49%) Java
4 17 (21.79%) C++
5 15 (19.23%) C
6 11 (14.10%) PHP
7 10 (12.82%) VB.NET
7 10 (12.82%) Fortran
8 9 (11.54%) SQL
9 8 (10.26%) MATLAB
10 5 (6.41%) Perl
11 4 (5.13%) VB6
11 4 (5.13%) VB
12 2 (2.56%) Ruby
12 2 (2.56%) R
12 2 (2.56%) Python
13 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (24.36%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) PhD
3 2 (2.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (6.41%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) Percona
4 4 (5.13%) Zend
5 2 (2.56%) Ektron
5 2 (2.56%) SAP
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