The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 30 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 26 33 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 6.34% 6.02% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 6.16% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 11
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,800 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Software Developer
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester 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
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
395 536 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 96.34% 97.81% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 320 473 315
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £23,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Leicester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 48 (85.71%) .NET
1 48 (85.71%) C#
2 44 (78.57%) SQL
3 43 (76.79%) JavaScript
3 43 (76.79%) HTML
4 40 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 39 (69.64%) ASP.NET
6 38 (67.86%) CSS
7 37 (66.07%) T-SQL
8 35 (62.50%) jQuery
9 34 (60.71%) SOAP
9 34 (60.71%) Web Services
9 34 (60.71%) Ajax
10 32 (57.14%) XML
11 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
11 31 (55.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 31 (55.36%) .NET Framework
12 30 (53.57%) XHTML
12 30 (53.57%) XSD
12 30 (53.57%) XSLT
12 30 (53.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (53.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (25.00%) SDLC
15 13 (23.21%) MVC
16 10 (17.86%) Entity Framework
16 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 9 (16.07%) LINQ
18 8 (14.29%) Java
19 7 (12.50%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Skype
2 2 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 31 (55.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 30 (53.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (53.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.79%) Sublime Text
2 1 (1.79%) PhpStorm
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) French Language
2 1 (1.79%) German Language
2 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (85.71%) .NET
2 43 (76.79%) HTML
3 39 (69.64%) ASP.NET
4 38 (67.86%) CSS
5 35 (62.50%) jQuery
6 34 (60.71%) SOAP
6 34 (60.71%) Web Services
6 34 (60.71%) Ajax
7 32 (57.14%) XML
8 31 (55.36%) .NET Framework
9 30 (53.57%) XSD
9 30 (53.57%) XSLT
9 30 (53.57%) XHTML
10 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (17.86%) Entity Framework
11 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (16.07%) LINQ
13 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (3.57%) WPF
14 2 (3.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Smartcard
2 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.57%) PKI
2 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Android
2 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.57%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) SDLC
2 13 (23.21%) MVC
3 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.14%) TDD
5 3 (5.36%) Scrum
5 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.36%) Web Development
5 3 (5.36%) API Development
5 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.36%) Open Source
6 2 (3.57%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (3.57%) MVVM
6 2 (3.57%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.79%) Multithreading
7 1 (1.79%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Logistics
7 1 (1.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 48 (85.71%) C#
2 44 (78.57%) SQL
3 43 (76.79%) JavaScript
4 37 (66.07%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.29%) Java
6 6 (10.71%) Python
7 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.57%) VB
8 2 (3.57%) C++
8 2 (3.57%) VB6
9 1 (1.79%) XPath
9 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Google
2 3 (5.36%) Twitter
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle