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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 45 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 48 64 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 5.31% 6.87% 8.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 7.18% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 42 62 63
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
870 891 802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.24% 95.70% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 678 792 729
Average salary £39,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 76 (84.44%) C#
2 68 (75.56%) .NET
3 60 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (52.22%) ASP.NET
6 43 (47.78%) Software Engineering
7 42 (46.67%) SQL
7 42 (46.67%) JavaScript
8 41 (45.56%) HTML
9 39 (43.33%) CSS
10 31 (34.44%) Windows
11 25 (27.78%) .NET Framework
12 22 (24.44%) OO
13 21 (23.33%) Python
13 21 (23.33%) MVC
13 21 (23.33%) TDD
14 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
15 18 (20.00%) OOD
16 17 (18.89%) Linux
17 16 (17.78%) XML
17 16 (17.78%) Java
17 16 (17.78%) Degree
18 15 (16.67%) C++
19 14 (15.56%) Visual Studio
19 14 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
20 13 (14.44%) Scrum
20 13 (14.44%) ISO 9001
20 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
21 12 (13.33%) PHP
22 11 (12.22%) T-SQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.78%) Network Security
3 5 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (3.33%) DNS
5 2 (2.22%) CTI
5 2 (2.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (10.00%) MySQL
4 6 (6.67%) Big Data
5 3 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.78%) Moq
3 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.56%) NUnit
4 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.22%) RSpec
5 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.22%) GDB
General
1 5 (5.56%) Games
2 3 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (75.56%) .NET
2 47 (52.22%) ASP.NET
3 41 (45.56%) HTML
4 39 (43.33%) CSS
5 25 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 16 (17.78%) XML
7 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (12.22%) SOAP
9 10 (11.11%) Web Services
9 10 (11.11%) WPF
9 10 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (8.89%) WCF
11 7 (7.78%) STL
11 7 (7.78%) COM
11 7 (7.78%) REST
11 7 (7.78%) LINQ
11 7 (7.78%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.56%) Life Science
2 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Open Source
3 3 (3.33%) Kindle
3 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) EPoS
5 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Windows
2 17 (18.89%) Linux
3 8 (8.89%) Windows 8
4 5 (5.56%) FreeBSD
4 5 (5.56%) UNIX
5 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.22%) Debian
6 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.11%) Android
6 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.78%) Software Engineering
3 22 (24.44%) OO
4 21 (23.33%) TDD
4 21 (23.33%) MVC
5 18 (20.00%) OOD
6 13 (14.44%) Scrum
7 11 (12.22%) Refactoring
7 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.89%) OOP
9 7 (7.78%) Multithreading
9 7 (7.78%) BDD
10 6 (6.67%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.56%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Software Architecture
12 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (4.44%) Coaching
13 3 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
14 2 (2.22%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (84.44%) C#
2 42 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 42 (46.67%) SQL
3 21 (23.33%) Python
4 16 (17.78%) Java
5 15 (16.67%) C++
6 12 (13.33%) PHP
7 11 (12.22%) T-SQL
8 9 (10.00%) Ruby
8 9 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 9 (10.00%) Perl
9 7 (7.78%) VB
10 6 (6.67%) Go
11 5 (5.56%) C
12 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.11%) Delphi
13 1 (1.11%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) HL7
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Google
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.11%) Telerik
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bupa, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago