The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Preston 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 25 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.36% 6.43% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 6.52% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 6
Average salary £36,750 £32,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.07% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,350 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,150 £35,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
138 138 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 93.88% 98.57% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 106 122 92
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,200 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £42,500 £55,000
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 Preston

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Preston

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (66.67%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) Mercurial
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (66.67%) SOA
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) WinForms
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) AS400
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) iSeries
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Mercurial
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (66.67%) WinForms
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft