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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 59 53 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 33 59 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.44% 4.69% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 4.88% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32 32 11
Average salary £35,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,060 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
905 1208 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.37% 96.10% 93.92%
Number of salaries quoted 814 975 959
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 £22,750 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 £40,000 -
Rochester - 4 £42,500 -
Sevenoaks -3 3 £21,500 -54.73%
Maidstone -4 2 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Malling +9 1 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £25,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £36,000 -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (61.76%) C#
2 41 (60.29%) .NET
3 31 (45.59%) HTML
4 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
5 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
6 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (33.82%) jQuery
8 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
9 20 (29.41%) MVC
10 19 (27.94%) CSS
11 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
12 17 (25.00%) OOD
12 17 (25.00%) Windows
13 15 (22.06%) Java
14 14 (20.59%) Software Engineering
15 13 (19.12%) TDD
15 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
15 13 (19.12%) Computer Science
15 13 (19.12%) SQL
16 12 (17.65%) OO
16 12 (17.65%) Degree
17 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (16.18%) PHP
17 11 (16.18%) C++
18 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
18 10 (14.71%) Visualisation
18 10 (14.71%) Physics
18 10 (14.71%) WPF
19 9 (13.24%) Ajax
19 9 (13.24%) Marketing

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Internet
2 6 (8.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.47%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) MySQL
3 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.41%) DataStage
5 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.35%) Subversion
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.88%) PEAR
3 4 (5.88%) LabVIEW
4 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (13.24%) Marketing
2 5 (7.35%) Games
3 4 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Finance
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (60.29%) .NET
2 31 (45.59%) HTML
3 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
4 23 (33.82%) jQuery
5 19 (27.94%) CSS
6 13 (19.12%) .NET Framework
7 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (14.71%) WPF
9 9 (13.24%) Ajax
10 8 (11.76%) Web Services
10 8 (11.76%) Yii
10 8 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (10.29%) XHTML
12 6 (8.82%) SOAP
12 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
12 6 (8.82%) Symfony
13 5 (7.35%) STL
13 5 (7.35%) XML
13 5 (7.35%) WCF
14 4 (5.88%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.71%) Physics
2 10 (14.71%) Visualisation
3 8 (11.76%) Open Source
4 7 (10.29%) Social Media
5 6 (8.82%) Mathematics
6 4 (5.88%) N-Tier
7 3 (4.41%) AS400
7 3 (4.41%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.94%) User Experience
9 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.47%) W3C
9 1 (1.47%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) MVC
3 17 (25.00%) OOD
4 14 (20.59%) Software Engineering
5 13 (19.12%) TDD
6 12 (17.65%) OO
7 8 (11.76%) OOP
7 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 8 (11.76%) BDD
8 6 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (8.82%) MVVM
9 5 (7.35%) ERP
10 4 (5.88%) SEO
10 4 (5.88%) Scrum
10 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.88%) Multithreading
11 3 (4.41%) Image Processing
11 3 (4.41%) 3D Visualisation
11 3 (4.41%) CRM
11 3 (4.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (61.76%) C#
2 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
3 15 (22.06%) Java
4 13 (19.12%) SQL
5 11 (16.18%) PHP
5 11 (16.18%) C++
6 8 (11.76%) C
7 7 (10.29%) Python
7 7 (10.29%) Fortran
8 6 (8.82%) MATLAB
8 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.35%) Ruby
10 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
11 3 (4.41%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) PhD
3 3 (4.41%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Zend
3 5 (7.35%) Twitter
4 4 (5.88%) Google
4 4 (5.88%) Facebook
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle
6 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) Ektron
7 1 (1.47%) Adobe
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 - £55,000 + beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago