The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 70 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 235 257 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.15% 4.15% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% 4.26% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 218 222 263
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
5473 6027 5644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.76% 97.41% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4590 4942 4723
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,648
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in the South West

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Developer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +9 80 £40,000 - 12
Gloucestershire -3 52 £50,000 +37.93% 6
Devon +26 32 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Dorset +3 30 £34,000 - 5
Somerset -9 27 £35,000 - 7
Wiltshire -26 12 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 274 (61.57%) C#
2 243 (54.61%) .NET
3 205 (46.07%) SQL
4 202 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (41.35%) HTML
6 173 (38.88%) Java
7 169 (37.98%) ASP.NET
8 164 (36.85%) Software Engineering
9 158 (35.51%) SQL Server
10 146 (32.81%) JavaScript
11 143 (32.13%) MVC
12 134 (30.11%) C++
13 132 (29.66%) CSS
14 112 (25.17%) Degree
15 104 (23.37%) OO
16 103 (23.15%) Microsoft
17 100 (22.47%) .NET Framework
18 72 (16.18%) Web Services
19 70 (15.73%) ASP.NET MVC
20 66 (14.83%) Security Cleared
20 66 (14.83%) Windows
20 66 (14.83%) MS Excel
21 65 (14.61%) Telecoms
21 65 (14.61%) SDLC
22 64 (14.38%) jQuery
22 64 (14.38%) TDD
23 63 (14.16%) Visual Studio
24 62 (13.93%) HTML5
24 62 (13.93%) Entity Framework
25 59 (13.26%) WCF

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (7.64%) WebLogic
2 24 (5.39%) JBoss
3 16 (3.60%) Node.js
4 14 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.15%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.92%) SAS
6 12 (2.70%) IIS
7 10 (2.25%) GlassFish
8 8 (1.80%) Apache
9 7 (1.57%) CMS
9 7 (1.57%) Confluence
10 6 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.35%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.67%) Kentico
11 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.45%) Mule
12 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.45%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 66 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (4.04%) SAP Business One
1 18 (4.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.70%) SaaS
2 10 (2.25%) IaaS
3 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.35%) GitHub
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.15%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.57%) HTTP
3 4 (0.90%) DNS
3 4 (0.90%) Internet
4 3 (0.67%) FTP
4 3 (0.67%) LAN
4 3 (0.67%) SMPP
4 3 (0.67%) SMTP
4 3 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (0.67%) Wireless
5 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.22%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.22%) DVB
6 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (35.51%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.11%) MySQL
3 34 (7.64%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.39%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 22 (4.94%) RDBMS
7 18 (4.04%) Crystal Reports
8 13 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.80%) OrientDB
11 7 (1.57%) Big Data
11 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.57%) SQLite
12 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.12%) Sybase ASE
14 4 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 63 (14.16%) Visual Studio
2 37 (8.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (6.29%) JIRA
4 22 (4.94%) NUnit
5 20 (4.49%) JUnit
6 18 (4.04%) Maven
7 14 (3.15%) NetBeans
8 11 (2.47%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.47%) Git (software)
8 11 (2.47%) Moq
9 7 (1.57%) Ant
9 7 (1.57%) Selenium
9 7 (1.57%) Subversion
10 6 (1.35%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.12%) PowerBuilder
12 4 (0.90%) Hudson
12 4 (0.90%) JMeter
12 4 (0.90%) MSTest
12 4 (0.90%) NuGet
12 4 (0.90%) ReSharper
General
1 65 (14.61%) Telecoms
2 47 (10.56%) Finance
3 22 (4.94%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.72%) Aerospace
5 20 (4.49%) Marketing
6 19 (4.27%) Electronics
7 9 (2.02%) Games
8 7 (1.57%) Back Office
9 6 (1.35%) Banking
10 5 (1.12%) Retail
11 4 (0.90%) International Banking
11 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.67%) Advertising
13 2 (0.45%) Automotive
13 2 (0.45%) Law
13 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.22%) Billing
14 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (54.61%) .NET
2 184 (41.35%) HTML
3 169 (37.98%) ASP.NET
4 132 (29.66%) CSS
5 100 (22.47%) .NET Framework
6 72 (16.18%) Web Services
7 70 (15.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (14.38%) jQuery
9 62 (13.93%) Entity Framework
9 62 (13.93%) HTML5
10 59 (13.26%) WCF
11 56 (12.58%) J2EE
12 49 (11.01%) XML
13 42 (9.44%) AngularJS
14 35 (7.87%) Spring
15 29 (6.52%) LINQ
15 29 (6.52%) WPF
16 24 (5.39%) WinForms
17 23 (5.17%) REST
18 21 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.03%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.19%) Mobile App
4 31 (6.97%) Mathematics
5 24 (5.39%) Digital Media
6 12 (2.70%) Physics
6 12 (2.70%) User Experience
7 9 (2.02%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.02%) iPhone
8 7 (1.57%) EPoS
8 7 (1.57%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.12%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.90%) Cybercrime
10 4 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.90%) PKI
11 3 (0.67%) Biology
11 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.67%) VHDL
12 2 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.83%) Windows
2 51 (11.46%) Linux
3 31 (6.97%) Android
3 31 (6.97%) Unix
4 26 (5.84%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.80%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.57%) AIX
6 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.57%) Windows 8
6 7 (1.57%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.90%) Debian
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (36.85%) Software Engineering
3 143 (32.13%) MVC
4 104 (23.37%) OO
5 65 (14.61%) SDLC
6 64 (14.38%) TDD
7 54 (12.13%) Mentoring
7 54 (12.13%) Scrum
8 40 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (8.31%) Unit Testing
10 35 (7.87%) Web Development
11 32 (7.19%) OOD
12 29 (6.52%) OOP
13 21 (4.72%) UML
14 20 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
15 19 (4.27%) Digital Marketing
16 18 (4.04%) Programme Management
16 18 (4.04%) Waterfall
17 16 (3.60%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 274 (61.57%) C#
2 205 (46.07%) SQL
3 173 (38.88%) Java
4 146 (32.81%) JavaScript
5 134 (30.11%) C++
6 58 (13.03%) C
7 46 (10.34%) Python
8 39 (8.76%) T-SQL
8 39 (8.76%) VB.NET
9 32 (7.19%) VB
10 25 (5.62%) Objective-C
11 24 (5.39%) Ruby
12 23 (5.17%) PHP
13 20 (4.49%) VB6
14 19 (4.27%) VC++
15 17 (3.82%) Perl
16 16 (3.60%) XAML
17 14 (3.15%) R
18 13 (2.92%) MATLAB
19 6 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (25.17%) Degree
2 66 (14.83%) Security Cleared
3 31 (6.97%) SC Cleared
4 30 (6.74%) DV Cleared
5 21 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (4.04%) MCPD
6 18 (4.04%) MCTS
7 4 (0.90%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.45%) PhD
9 1 (0.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.74%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.57%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (23.15%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.26%) Oracle
3 36 (8.09%) SAP
4 14 (3.15%) VMware
5 13 (2.92%) Apple
6 12 (2.70%) Sybase
7 8 (1.80%) Google
7 8 (1.80%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.57%) Perforce
9 3 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco
9 3 (0.67%) Dell
9 3 (0.67%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.45%) hybris
10 2 (0.45%) Telerik
11 1 (0.22%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.22%) Green Hills
11 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Toumetis
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rockfield
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Training + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £46000 per annum + excellent benefits + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Honiton, Devon
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000 (and an exception package)
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £47,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
G2 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Glastonbury
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, flexitime
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 17 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 26 days ago
Chippenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago