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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 47 82 49
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 320 187 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.45% 3.04% 4.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.67% 3.18% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 283 182 224
Average salary £36,250 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,150 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +29 96 £41,000 +2.50% 12
Wiltshire +27 55 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Somerset +18 49 £33,250 -5.00% 12
Gloucestershire -3 45 £36,750 -2.00% 3
Devon +15 30 £36,500 +2.81% 8
Dorset +1 29 £37,250 +3.47% 9
Cornwall -6 6 £37,500 +33.92% 2
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 357 (61.98%) C#
2 317 (55.03%) .NET
3 238 (41.32%) HTML
4 234 (40.63%) SQL
5 227 (39.41%) JavaScript
6 207 (35.94%) ASP.NET
7 205 (35.59%) Java
8 186 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
9 183 (31.77%) SQL Server
10 175 (30.38%) MVC
11 164 (28.47%) C++
12 158 (27.43%) Software Engineering
13 155 (26.91%) CSS
14 124 (21.53%) Windows
15 123 (21.35%) jQuery
16 116 (20.14%) Degree
17 102 (17.71%) OO
18 96 (16.67%) SDLC
19 93 (16.15%) Microsoft
20 88 (15.28%) ASP.NET MVC
21 87 (15.10%) Web Services
22 83 (14.41%) XML
23 76 (13.19%) Python
24 75 (13.02%) Computer Science
25 74 (12.85%) HTML5
25 74 (12.85%) Linux
26 69 (11.98%) Unit Testing
27 67 (11.63%) C
28 65 (11.28%) TDD
29 64 (11.11%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.30%) Node.js
2 18 (3.13%) JBoss
2 18 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.78%) IIS
4 14 (2.43%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.39%) Apache
7 6 (1.04%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.87%) Confluence
8 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.17%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 34 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.74%) Changepoint
2 6 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.52%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.22%) Google App Engine
3 7 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.87%) SaaS
5 4 (0.69%) IaaS
5 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.86%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.78%) HTTP
3 12 (2.08%) Internet
4 6 (1.04%) SMPP
4 6 (1.04%) SMTP
4 6 (1.04%) FTP
5 3 (0.52%) PBX
5 3 (0.52%) VoIP
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) SMS
6 1 (0.17%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (31.77%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.99%) MySQL
3 45 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.08%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.69%) Big Data
12 4 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.69%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (10.07%) Visual Studio
2 51 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 27 (4.69%) Jenkins
5 25 (4.34%) Maven
6 22 (3.82%) Eclipse
7 18 (3.13%) JUnit
7 18 (3.13%) Subversion
8 11 (1.91%) Artifactory
8 11 (1.91%) Hudson
9 10 (1.74%) Gradle
10 8 (1.39%) NUnit
10 8 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.39%) Ant
10 8 (1.39%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.04%) NetBeans
12 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.87%) JIRA
12 5 (0.87%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 64 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 60 (10.42%) Finance
3 43 (7.47%) Games
4 24 (4.17%) Back Office
4 24 (4.17%) Electronics
5 20 (3.47%) Advertising
6 18 (3.13%) Aerospace
7 16 (2.78%) Retail
8 12 (2.08%) Marketing
9 9 (1.56%) Publishing
10 8 (1.39%) Automotive
10 8 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.04%) Military
11 6 (1.04%) Law
12 4 (0.69%) Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (55.03%) .NET
2 238 (41.32%) HTML
3 207 (35.94%) ASP.NET
4 155 (26.91%) CSS
5 123 (21.35%) jQuery
6 88 (15.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 87 (15.10%) Web Services
8 83 (14.41%) XML
9 74 (12.85%) HTML5
10 61 (10.59%) .NET Framework
11 39 (6.77%) WCF
11 39 (6.77%) Entity Framework
11 39 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 36 (6.25%) AngularJS
13 35 (6.08%) Ajax
14 34 (5.90%) LINQ
14 34 (5.90%) Qt
15 33 (5.73%) REST
16 31 (5.38%) SOAP
17 29 (5.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.02%) Computer Science
2 29 (5.03%) Digital Media
3 28 (4.86%) User Experience
4 27 (4.69%) Mathematics
5 16 (2.78%) Xbox
6 14 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.91%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.04%) DTV
11 6 (1.04%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (0.87%) Wiki
13 4 (0.69%) iPhone
14 3 (0.52%) Physics
14 3 (0.52%) Social Network
14 3 (0.52%) GIS
15 2 (0.35%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 124 (21.53%) Windows
2 74 (12.85%) Linux
3 31 (5.38%) Android
4 27 (4.69%) Apple iOS
5 22 (3.82%) Windows 8
5 22 (3.82%) Windows Phone
6 21 (3.65%) UNIX
7 12 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.39%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (30.38%) MVC
3 158 (27.43%) Software Engineering
4 102 (17.71%) OO
5 96 (16.67%) SDLC
6 69 (11.98%) Unit Testing
7 65 (11.28%) TDD
8 60 (10.42%) Scrum
9 48 (8.33%) Web Development
10 40 (6.94%) Mentoring
11 38 (6.60%) MVVM
12 36 (6.25%) OOD
13 34 (5.90%) OOP
14 30 (5.21%) System Testing
15 29 (5.03%) Android Development
15 29 (5.03%) iOS Development
16 28 (4.86%) Cyber Security
16 28 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (4.51%) CRM
18 25 (4.34%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 357 (61.98%) C#
2 234 (40.63%) SQL
3 227 (39.41%) JavaScript
4 205 (35.59%) Java
5 164 (28.47%) C++
6 76 (13.19%) Python
7 67 (11.63%) C
8 49 (8.51%) VB.NET
9 48 (8.33%) T-SQL
10 43 (7.47%) PHP
11 35 (6.08%) Ruby
12 28 (4.86%) VB
13 22 (3.82%) XAML
14 19 (3.30%) Scala
15 15 (2.60%) Clojure
16 14 (2.43%) VB6
16 14 (2.43%) Assembly Language
17 12 (2.08%) PL/SQL
18 10 (1.74%) Perl
18 10 (1.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 116 (20.14%) Degree
2 33 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.60%) DV Cleared
4 11 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.17%) HND
6 1 (0.17%) PhD
6 1 (0.17%) ISEB
6 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.13%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.69%) SLA
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.69%) Docker
2 4 (0.69%) LXC
2 4 (0.69%) Xen
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 93 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.99%) Oracle
3 37 (6.42%) Google
4 25 (4.34%) VMware
5 22 (3.82%) Xamarin
6 19 (3.30%) Cisco
6 19 (3.30%) IBM
7 14 (2.43%) Adobe
8 8 (1.39%) Sybase
9 6 (1.04%) SAP
10 5 (0.87%) Facebook
11 4 (0.69%) ATG
12 2 (0.35%) Twitter
12 2 (0.35%) Minitab
12 2 (0.35%) ESRI
12 2 (0.35%) BT
13 1 (0.17%) Zend
13 1 (0.17%) Trapeze
13 1 (0.17%) Sage
13 1 (0.17%) Mapinfo
Bath, Somerset
Berkeley Square IT Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum Basic plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
South West
itecopeople
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Limited
Salary: negotiable + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Penryn, Cornwall
itecopeople
Posted: Yesterday
Verwood, Dorset
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum, plus Bonus + Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingsbridge, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 39,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000.0000000 - £32000.0000000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago