The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 45 78 47
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 317 195 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.34% 3.19% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 3.35% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 291 182 233
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,100 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
5715 5829 4833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.20% 95.26% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4849 4820 4167
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 3 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Bristol +28 94 £41,500 -7.77% 12
Gloucestershire -11 54 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Wiltshire +29 52 £35,000 -9.67% 8
Somerset +17 43 £35,000 - 13
Devon +15 40 £32,500 +6.55% 8
Dorset -1 18 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Cornwall -3 6 £37,500 +59.57% 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 372 (63.59%) C#
2 325 (55.56%) .NET
3 241 (41.20%) HTML
4 237 (40.51%) JavaScript
4 237 (40.51%) SQL
5 200 (34.19%) Java
6 199 (34.02%) ASP.NET
7 197 (33.68%) SQL Server
8 194 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
9 189 (32.31%) MVC
10 165 (28.21%) CSS
11 164 (28.03%) C++
12 163 (27.86%) Software Engineering
13 127 (21.71%) jQuery
14 121 (20.68%) Windows
15 103 (17.61%) Degree
16 102 (17.44%) SDLC
17 95 (16.24%) Microsoft
18 94 (16.07%) Web Services
19 91 (15.56%) OO
20 85 (14.53%) XML
21 83 (14.19%) ASP.NET MVC
22 75 (12.82%) Telecoms
23 74 (12.65%) Unit Testing
23 74 (12.65%) Visual Studio
24 73 (12.48%) Python
25 70 (11.97%) Computer Science
25 70 (11.97%) HTML5
26 69 (11.79%) Scrum
26 69 (11.79%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 19 (3.25%) IIS
2 18 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.91%) JBoss
4 16 (2.74%) Node.js
5 15 (2.56%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.54%) Confluence
8 6 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.51%) Apache
11 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.17%) CMS
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
12 1 (0.17%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 35 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.71%) Changepoint
2 9 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.68%) Summit
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.20%) Google App Engine
3 7 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.85%) SaaS
5 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.27%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.74%) HTTP
3 13 (2.22%) Internet
4 10 (1.71%) SMPP
4 10 (1.71%) SMTP
4 10 (1.71%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) PBX
5 1 (0.17%) SMS
5 1 (0.17%) VoIP
5 1 (0.17%) DLNA
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (33.68%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.55%) MySQL
3 46 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (5.47%) Relational Database
5 26 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (2.56%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.85%) Big Data
12 4 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.68%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.17%) DTS
Development Applications
1 74 (12.65%) Visual Studio
2 64 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (7.35%) Git (software)
4 26 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.93%) Maven
6 18 (3.08%) Eclipse
7 16 (2.74%) Subversion
8 15 (2.56%) JUnit
9 12 (2.05%) Artifactory
9 12 (2.05%) Hudson
10 11 (1.88%) Gradle
11 9 (1.54%) Ant
11 9 (1.54%) JIRA
12 7 (1.20%) NUnit
13 6 (1.03%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.03%) NetBeans
14 5 (0.85%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.85%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 75 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 65 (11.11%) Finance
3 43 (7.35%) Games
4 29 (4.96%) Electronics
5 22 (3.76%) Back Office
6 17 (2.91%) Advertising
6 17 (2.91%) Retail
7 16 (2.74%) Marketing
7 16 (2.74%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.71%) Publishing
10 8 (1.37%) Automotive
11 6 (1.03%) Law
12 4 (0.68%) Military
12 4 (0.68%) Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (55.56%) .NET
2 241 (41.20%) HTML
3 199 (34.02%) ASP.NET
4 165 (28.21%) CSS
5 127 (21.71%) jQuery
6 94 (16.07%) Web Services
7 85 (14.53%) XML
8 83 (14.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 70 (11.97%) HTML5
10 64 (10.94%) .NET Framework
11 38 (6.50%) WPF
11 38 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 37 (6.32%) Entity Framework
12 37 (6.32%) SOAP
13 35 (5.98%) WCF
13 35 (5.98%) JSON
14 33 (5.64%) LINQ
15 32 (5.47%) Ajax
16 31 (5.30%) Qt
17 30 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.97%) Computer Science
2 36 (6.15%) Digital Media
3 27 (4.62%) Mathematics
3 27 (4.62%) User Experience
4 18 (3.08%) Xbox
5 15 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 13 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.54%) DTV
8 7 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.03%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (0.85%) Wiki
11 4 (0.68%) iPhone
12 3 (0.51%) Social Network
12 3 (0.51%) Physics
13 2 (0.34%) iPad
13 2 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 121 (20.68%) Windows
2 64 (10.94%) Linux
3 41 (7.01%) Android
4 34 (5.81%) Apple iOS
5 25 (4.27%) Windows Phone
6 24 (4.10%) Windows 8
7 22 (3.76%) UNIX
8 14 (2.39%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.37%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (32.31%) MVC
3 163 (27.86%) Software Engineering
4 102 (17.44%) SDLC
5 91 (15.56%) OO
6 74 (12.65%) Unit Testing
7 69 (11.79%) Scrum
7 69 (11.79%) TDD
8 50 (8.55%) MVVM
9 49 (8.38%) Web Development
10 41 (7.01%) Mentoring
11 38 (6.50%) Android Development
12 37 (6.32%) OOD
13 35 (5.98%) iOS Development
14 32 (5.47%) OOP
14 32 (5.47%) System Testing
15 28 (4.79%) Cyber Security
16 26 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (3.93%) Pair Programming
18 22 (3.76%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 372 (63.59%) C#
2 237 (40.51%) JavaScript
2 237 (40.51%) SQL
3 200 (34.19%) Java
4 164 (28.03%) C++
5 73 (12.48%) Python
6 62 (10.60%) C
7 46 (7.86%) VB.NET
8 42 (7.18%) T-SQL
8 42 (7.18%) PHP
9 40 (6.84%) Ruby
10 32 (5.47%) VB
11 24 (4.10%) XAML
12 20 (3.42%) Scala
13 16 (2.74%) Clojure
14 14 (2.39%) Perl
14 14 (2.39%) VB6
15 13 (2.22%) Assembly Language
16 10 (1.71%) XQuery
16 10 (1.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 103 (17.61%) Degree
2 29 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.05%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) HND
5 1 (0.17%) ISEB
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.59%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.68%) SLA
3 4 (0.68%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.68%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) LXC
2 4 (0.68%) Xen
3 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.03%) Oracle
3 40 (6.84%) Google
4 25 (4.27%) VMware
4 25 (4.27%) Xamarin
5 18 (3.08%) Cisco
5 18 (3.08%) IBM
6 16 (2.74%) Adobe
7 10 (1.71%) Sybase
8 9 (1.54%) SAP
9 5 (0.85%) Facebook
10 4 (0.68%) ATG
10 4 (0.68%) Zend
11 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.34%) ESRI
12 2 (0.34%) BT
12 2 (0.34%) Minitab
12 2 (0.34%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.34%) Twitter
13 1 (0.17%) Trapeze
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Limited
Salary: negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Gold
Salary: benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Harvey Nash
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ITR Partners Limited
Posted: 20 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingsbridge, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 39,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 38,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Tavistock, Devon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago