The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Luton 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 39 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.80% 1.99% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 2.08% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 12
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £38,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £46,000 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton 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
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
404 337 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 95.96% 95.74% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 316 295 361
Average salary £43,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.37% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,595 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Luton

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Luton region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Luton

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 27 (93.10%) C#
1 27 (93.10%) .NET
2 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
3 21 (72.41%) SQL
3 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET
3 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
4 19 (65.52%) HTML
5 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
6 17 (58.62%) VB
6 17 (58.62%) XML
7 14 (48.28%) VB.NET
8 13 (44.83%) Visual Studio
9 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
9 10 (34.48%) VB6
10 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (31.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (31.03%) MS Office
11 8 (27.59%) Project Management
11 8 (27.59%) XSL
11 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (24.14%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (24.14%) Business Objects
12 7 (24.14%) C++
13 6 (20.69%) Classic ASP
13 6 (20.69%) Perforce
13 6 (20.69%) JIRA
14 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
14 5 (17.24%) Scrum
15 4 (13.79%) JSP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 2 (6.90%) ColdFusion
1 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.90%) Papyrus
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (31.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (24.14%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Visual Studio
2 9 (31.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (20.69%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.45%) Legal
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (93.10%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET
3 19 (65.52%) HTML
4 17 (58.62%) XML
5 8 (27.59%) XSL
6 6 (20.69%) Classic ASP
7 4 (13.79%) JSP
7 4 (13.79%) WCF
7 4 (13.79%) WPF
8 2 (6.90%) XHTML
8 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
8 2 (6.90%) WinForms
8 2 (6.90%) Servlets
8 2 (6.90%) EJB
9 1 (3.45%) CSS
9 1 (3.45%) COM
9 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
9 1 (3.45%) LINQ
9 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum
2 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) MVC
3 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.34%) OOP
4 3 (10.34%) OO
4 3 (10.34%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (6.90%) Unified Process
5 2 (6.90%) TDD
5 2 (6.90%) Release Management
5 2 (6.90%) RUP
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.45%) Kanban
6 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) C#
2 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
3 21 (72.41%) SQL
4 17 (58.62%) VB
5 14 (48.28%) VB.NET
6 10 (34.48%) VB6
7 7 (24.14%) C++
8 4 (13.79%) Java
9 2 (6.90%) PHP
9 2 (6.90%) PowerHouse
9 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (3.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Business Objects
3 6 (20.69%) Perforce
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) JBoss
4 2 (6.90%) Adobe
4 2 (6.90%) HP