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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 26 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 34 40 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 7.76% 6.90% 3.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 7.26% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34 39 16
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
426 551 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.26% 95.00% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 366 468 366
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 64 (96.97%) C#
1 64 (96.97%) .NET
2 59 (89.39%) SQL Server
3 50 (75.76%) SQL
4 49 (74.24%) JavaScript
4 49 (74.24%) ASP.NET
5 48 (72.73%) T-SQL
5 48 (72.73%) jQuery
6 47 (71.21%) XML
7 46 (69.70%) HTML
8 44 (66.67%) CSS
9 43 (65.15%) Ajax
10 40 (60.61%) SOAP
10 40 (60.61%) Web Services
11 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
12 38 (57.58%) .NET Framework
13 37 (56.06%) SQL Server 2005
13 37 (56.06%) XSD
13 37 (56.06%) XSLT
13 37 (56.06%) XHTML
13 37 (56.06%) SQL Server 2008
13 37 (56.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (31.82%) LINQ
15 21 (31.82%) Entity Framework
15 21 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
17 11 (16.67%) MVC
17 11 (16.67%) Windows
18 10 (15.15%) Java

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) LDAP
2 3 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (89.39%) SQL Server
2 37 (56.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 37 (56.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 37 (56.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Subversion
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.52%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.52%) Hudson
3 1 (1.52%) Sublime Text
3 1 (1.52%) PhpStorm
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (96.97%) .NET
2 49 (74.24%) ASP.NET
3 48 (72.73%) jQuery
4 47 (71.21%) XML
5 46 (69.70%) HTML
6 44 (66.67%) CSS
7 43 (65.15%) Ajax
8 40 (60.61%) SOAP
8 40 (60.61%) Web Services
9 38 (57.58%) .NET Framework
10 37 (56.06%) XSD
10 37 (56.06%) XSLT
10 37 (56.06%) XHTML
11 30 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (31.82%) LINQ
12 21 (31.82%) Entity Framework
12 21 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (6.06%) WPF
13 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.64%) Mathematics
2 9 (13.64%) Smartcard
2 9 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 9 (13.64%) PKI
3 7 (10.61%) Open Source
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Android
2 9 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 9 (13.64%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
2 11 (16.67%) MVC
3 10 (15.15%) Web Development
4 9 (13.64%) Cyber Security
5 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.55%) TDD
6 3 (4.55%) Scrum
6 3 (4.55%) CRM
6 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.52%) Workflow
7 1 (1.52%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.52%) MVVM
7 1 (1.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (96.97%) C#
2 50 (75.76%) SQL
3 49 (74.24%) JavaScript
4 48 (72.73%) T-SQL
5 10 (15.15%) Java
6 9 (13.64%) C++
7 7 (10.61%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.52%) XPath
8 1 (1.52%) VB6
8 1 (1.52%) Python
8 1 (1.52%) VBA
8 1 (1.52%) VB
8 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Twitter
4 3 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (1.52%) Sage
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ventula Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £46,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago