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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 80 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 35 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.32% 3.65% 4.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.79% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25 34 34
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1057 923 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 98.23% 96.35% 98.12%
Number of salaries quoted 919 835 981
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 0 3 £50,000 +73.91%
Stansted - 3 £45,000 -
Dartford -2 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Folkestone - 1 £45,000 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 25 (59.52%) JavaScript
2 24 (57.14%) HTML
3 23 (54.76%) .NET
4 21 (50.00%) C#
5 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
6 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
7 16 (38.10%) SDLC
8 14 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
10 12 (28.57%) CSS
10 12 (28.57%) SQL
11 11 (26.19%) Visual Studio
11 11 (26.19%) Degree
12 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
12 10 (23.81%) QA
12 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
12 10 (23.81%) Progress
13 9 (21.43%) Spring
13 9 (21.43%) Process Improvement
13 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
13 9 (21.43%) HTML5
14 8 (19.05%) TDD
15 7 (16.67%) jQuery
16 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
16 6 (14.29%) MVC
16 6 (14.29%) Windows
17 5 (11.90%) MySQL
17 5 (11.90%) PHP
17 5 (11.90%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 3 (7.14%) Apache
1 3 (7.14%) CMS
1 3 (7.14%) IIS
1 3 (7.14%) WordPress
2 2 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (7.14%) Magento
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.38%) Visualfiles
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) DataStage
4 2 (4.76%) MariaDB
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) MS Access
5 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.76%) gulp
3 2 (4.76%) Moq
4 1 (2.38%) MSTest
4 1 (2.38%) NUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (57.14%) HTML
2 23 (54.76%) .NET
3 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET
4 12 (28.57%) CSS
5 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
6 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 9 (21.43%) HTML5
6 9 (21.43%) Spring
7 7 (16.67%) jQuery
8 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.14%) Ajax
9 3 (7.14%) Ember.js
9 3 (7.14%) LAMP
9 3 (7.14%) SOAP
9 3 (7.14%) WinForms
9 3 (7.14%) XML
10 2 (4.76%) Phalcon
10 2 (4.76%) REST
10 2 (4.76%) STL
10 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.52%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) AS400
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) SDLC
3 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Process Improvement
5 8 (19.05%) TDD
6 6 (14.29%) MVC
6 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.90%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Web Development
8 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.14%) ERP
8 3 (7.14%) OO
8 3 (7.14%) Web Design
9 2 (4.76%) BDD
9 2 (4.76%) Data Management
9 2 (4.76%) ETL
9 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.76%) OO PHP
9 2 (4.76%) OOP
9 2 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) JavaScript
2 21 (50.00%) C#
3 12 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) PHP
5 3 (7.14%) C
5 3 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) PHP 5
5 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Cygwin
1 1 (2.38%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Progress
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
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