The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 46 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 37 47 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 4.82% 5.45% 7.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 5.77% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31 44 61
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,800 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Software Developer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
736 815 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.83% 94.44% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 588 732 794
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Southampton

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 67 (78.82%) C#
2 61 (71.76%) .NET
3 49 (57.65%) SQL Server
4 48 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (51.76%) ASP.NET
6 40 (47.06%) HTML
7 37 (43.53%) JavaScript
8 35 (41.18%) CSS
9 33 (38.82%) Software Engineering
10 30 (35.29%) SQL
11 24 (28.24%) Windows
12 21 (24.71%) Python
12 21 (24.71%) Visual Studio
13 20 (23.53%) OO
13 20 (23.53%) OOD
14 19 (22.35%) Degree
15 17 (20.00%) .NET Framework
16 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
16 16 (18.82%) MVC
16 16 (18.82%) XML
17 15 (17.65%) C++
17 15 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (17.65%) SDLC
18 14 (16.47%) SOAP
18 14 (16.47%) Linux
19 13 (15.29%) Java
19 13 (15.29%) MySQL
20 12 (14.12%) Network Security
20 12 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC
21 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (1.18%) CMS
1 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) Network Security
2 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (2.35%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.35%) CTI
5 1 (1.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (57.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (15.29%) MySQL
4 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.94%) NUnit
3 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.76%) Moq
4 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.35%) GDB
General
1 5 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (1.18%) Marketing
2 1 (1.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (71.76%) .NET
2 44 (51.76%) ASP.NET
3 40 (47.06%) HTML
4 35 (41.18%) CSS
5 17 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 16 (18.82%) XML
7 14 (16.47%) SOAP
8 12 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (11.76%) WCF
11 9 (10.59%) LINQ
11 9 (10.59%) NHibernate
11 9 (10.59%) HTML5
11 9 (10.59%) REST
11 9 (10.59%) STL
11 9 (10.59%) COM
12 8 (9.41%) Classic ASP
13 7 (8.24%) jQuery
14 6 (7.06%) RESTful
14 6 (7.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.06%) Life Science
2 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) RIA
3 3 (3.53%) Kindle
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) Windows
2 14 (16.47%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) FreeBSD
4 3 (3.53%) UNIX
5 2 (2.35%) Debian
5 2 (2.35%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) Software Engineering
3 20 (23.53%) OO
3 20 (23.53%) OOD
4 16 (18.82%) MVC
5 15 (17.65%) SDLC
6 11 (12.94%) TDD
6 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.76%) Scrum
8 9 (10.59%) Multithreading
9 8 (9.41%) Refactoring
10 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.88%) Product Management
11 5 (5.88%) BDD
11 5 (5.88%) Coaching
12 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (4.71%) Software Architecture
12 4 (4.71%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (78.82%) C#
2 37 (43.53%) JavaScript
3 30 (35.29%) SQL
4 21 (24.71%) Python
5 15 (17.65%) C++
6 13 (15.29%) Java
7 11 (12.94%) VB.NET
8 10 (11.76%) Go
9 9 (10.59%) PHP
10 8 (9.41%) Perl
10 8 (9.41%) VB
11 5 (5.88%) Ruby
12 4 (4.71%) C
13 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Google
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 1 (1.18%) Zend
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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