The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Livingston 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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 12 11 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 10.00% 4.55% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 4.65% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
West Lothian

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Livingston 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
Livingston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
30 43 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 100.00% 97.73% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24 33 35
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,200 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Livingston

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Livingston

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) WCF
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (33.33%) NHibernate
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (22.22%) WPF
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Local Government
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) WinForms
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) UML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) WCF
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
5 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (33.33%) NHibernate
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (22.22%) WPF
6 2 (22.22%) WinForms
7 1 (11.11%) HTML
7 1 (11.11%) COM
7 1 (11.11%) CSS
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services
7 1 (11.11%) REST
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) UML
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft