The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 200 187 182
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 39 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.58% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 38 19 27
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Senior Software Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6082 5138 5228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.33% 95.45% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5073 4505 4644
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,318
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Senior Software Developer Salary Trend in the South West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Senior Software Developer Salary Histogram in the South West

Senior Software Developer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -1 16 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Bristol +9 13 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Dorset - 4 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire -6 3 £42,500 - 2
Devon -23 3 £40,000 +2.56% 1
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Developer in their job title.

1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (56.86%) C#
3 27 (52.94%) .NET
4 24 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 20 (39.22%) AngularJS
6 19 (37.25%) HTML
7 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
8 16 (31.37%) TDD
9 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 15 (29.41%) Linux
10 14 (27.45%) OOD
10 14 (27.45%) Java
10 14 (27.45%) C++
10 14 (27.45%) jQuery
11 13 (25.49%) Django
11 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
11 13 (25.49%) nginx
11 13 (25.49%) Apple iOS
11 13 (25.49%) Gunicorn
11 13 (25.49%) Leaflet
11 13 (25.49%) TypeScript
11 13 (25.49%) Flask
11 13 (25.49%) MySQL
11 13 (25.49%) Python
11 13 (25.49%) GIS
11 13 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (25.49%) Software Engineering
12 11 (21.57%) SQL
13 10 (19.61%) MVC
13 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (25.49%) nginx
1 13 (25.49%) Gunicorn
2 4 (7.84%) CMS
3 3 (5.88%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (25.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 9 (17.65%) NUnit
3 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.80%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Back Office
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Advertising
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) .NET
2 20 (39.22%) AngularJS
3 19 (37.25%) HTML
4 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 14 (27.45%) jQuery
6 13 (25.49%) Django
6 13 (25.49%) Leaflet
6 13 (25.49%) Flask
7 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (13.73%) HTML5
8 7 (13.73%) CSS
9 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
10 3 (5.88%) Zend Framework
11 2 (3.92%) Web Services
11 2 (3.92%) Ajax
11 2 (3.92%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (3.92%) RESTful
11 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (1.96%) .NET Compact Framework
12 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) GIS
2 4 (7.84%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Linux
2 13 (25.49%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) TDD
3 14 (27.45%) OOD
4 13 (25.49%) Software Engineering
5 10 (19.61%) MVC
5 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
6 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Migration
9 2 (3.92%) OOP
9 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.92%) Web Application Development
9 2 (3.92%) Refactoring
10 1 (1.96%) Web Development
10 1 (1.96%) Analytics
10 1 (1.96%) Marketing Analytics
10 1 (1.96%) Email Management
10 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.96%) System Testing
10 1 (1.96%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) C#
2 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) C++
3 14 (27.45%) Java
4 13 (25.49%) Python
4 13 (25.49%) TypeScript
5 11 (21.57%) SQL
6 6 (11.76%) PHP
7 4 (7.84%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.88%) VB
8 3 (5.88%) VB6
8 3 (5.88%) PHP5
9 1 (1.96%) Erlang
9 1 (1.96%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Zend
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