The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 97 74 65
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 82 121 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.35% 3.29% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 3.39% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 75 96 72
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Software Developer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3350 3568 2470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.85% 97.09% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2655 2828 1879
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Leeds region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in Leeds

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 127 (68.65%) .NET
2 118 (63.78%) C#
3 107 (57.84%) SQL Server
4 101 (54.59%) SQL
5 95 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (41.62%) ASP.NET
7 76 (41.08%) JavaScript
8 71 (38.38%) MVC
9 55 (29.73%) OO
10 51 (27.57%) Software Engineering
11 50 (27.03%) Java
12 48 (25.95%) HTML
13 46 (24.86%) Degree
14 44 (23.78%) WinForms
15 39 (21.08%) Oracle
15 39 (21.08%) jQuery
15 39 (21.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 38 (20.54%) WCF
17 35 (18.92%) CSS
18 34 (18.38%) TDD
19 28 (15.14%) .NET Framework
19 28 (15.14%) Computer Science
19 28 (15.14%) HTML5
20 22 (11.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
21 21 (11.35%) Finance
21 21 (11.35%) Linux
22 20 (10.81%) Python
22 20 (10.81%) Windows
23 19 (10.27%) VB.NET
23 19 (10.27%) MySQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 5 (2.70%) WordPress
2 4 (2.16%) CMS
3 3 (1.62%) Apache
3 3 (1.62%) Node.js
4 2 (1.08%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.54%) SAS
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.32%) Internet
2 7 (3.78%) HTTP
3 6 (3.24%) Broadband
4 2 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (57.84%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.27%) MySQL
3 9 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.78%) Big Data
6 6 (3.24%) SQLite
6 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.62%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.08%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.08%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.03%) Selenium
2 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.32%) JUnit
3 6 (3.24%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.70%) Ant
4 5 (2.70%) Maven
4 5 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.16%) Subversion
6 2 (1.08%) JIRA
6 2 (1.08%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.08%) Moq
6 2 (1.08%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.54%) Hudson
7 1 (0.54%) MSTest
7 1 (0.54%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 21 (11.35%) Finance
2 7 (3.78%) Games
3 2 (1.08%) Retail
3 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.54%) Marketing
4 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (68.65%) .NET
2 77 (41.62%) ASP.NET
3 48 (25.95%) HTML
4 44 (23.78%) WinForms
5 39 (21.08%) jQuery
5 39 (21.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 38 (20.54%) WCF
7 35 (18.92%) CSS
8 28 (15.14%) .NET Framework
8 28 (15.14%) HTML5
9 22 (11.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 18 (9.73%) XML
11 17 (9.19%) Spring
12 15 (8.11%) AngularJS
13 12 (6.49%) Web Services
14 11 (5.95%) Grails
15 10 (5.41%) Ajax
15 10 (5.41%) CSS3
16 9 (4.86%) Hibernate
16 9 (4.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.14%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.65%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.49%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.32%) User Experience
5 6 (3.24%) RIA
6 5 (2.70%) iPad
6 5 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.70%) Biometrics
6 5 (2.70%) IVR
6 5 (2.70%) Animation
7 4 (2.16%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.16%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.62%) Physics
9 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.08%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) W3C
10 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.35%) Linux
2 20 (10.81%) Windows
3 19 (10.27%) Android
4 14 (7.57%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.86%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.16%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (38.38%) MVC
3 55 (29.73%) OO
4 51 (27.57%) Software Engineering
5 34 (18.38%) TDD
6 19 (10.27%) Scrum
6 19 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (8.65%) Multithreading
7 16 (8.65%) Concurrent Programming
8 15 (8.11%) OOP
9 14 (7.57%) BDD
10 12 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.41%) Web Development
12 9 (4.86%) Open Source
13 8 (4.32%) Analytics
13 8 (4.32%) Android Development
13 8 (4.32%) iOS Development
14 7 (3.78%) Test Scripting
14 7 (3.78%) SDLC
14 7 (3.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 118 (63.78%) C#
2 101 (54.59%) SQL
3 76 (41.08%) JavaScript
4 50 (27.03%) Java
5 20 (10.81%) Python
6 19 (10.27%) VB.NET
7 18 (9.73%) C++
8 15 (8.11%) Ruby
9 12 (6.49%) PHP
10 11 (5.95%) T-SQL
11 10 (5.41%) Groovy
12 6 (3.24%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.62%) VB6
13 3 (1.62%) VB
13 3 (1.62%) C
14 2 (1.08%) Perl
14 2 (1.08%) Scala
15 1 (0.54%) R
15 1 (0.54%) VBA
15 1 (0.54%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 46 (24.86%) Degree
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (21.08%) Oracle
2 10 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.32%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.24%) Apple
5 2 (1.08%) Sybase
6 1 (0.54%) Sony
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