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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 34 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.72% 9.26% 10.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 10.31% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 9
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,385 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +1.10%
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
173 97 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 99.43% 89.81% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 151 94 70
Average salary £32,500 £39,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.72% +31.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 November 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) iSeries
4 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (20.00%) AS400

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) MVC
1 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (20.00%) System Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) RPG
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft