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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 34 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 51 53 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 6.67% 5.88% 7.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 6.14% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 43 51 58
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £50,000 £40,750
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
737 863 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.34% 95.68% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 555 767 747
Average salary £38,750 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £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 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 29 May 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 74 (82.22%) C#
2 66 (73.33%) .NET
3 58 (64.44%) SQL Server
4 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (52.22%) ASP.NET
6 41 (45.56%) SQL
7 40 (44.44%) HTML
7 40 (44.44%) JavaScript
8 38 (42.22%) CSS
8 38 (42.22%) Software Engineering
9 27 (30.00%) Windows
10 23 (25.56%) Python
11 21 (23.33%) OO
12 20 (22.22%) OOD
12 20 (22.22%) .NET Framework
13 19 (21.11%) Degree
14 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 18 (20.00%) Visual Studio
15 17 (18.89%) XML
15 17 (18.89%) MVC
16 16 (17.78%) Linux
17 15 (16.67%) TDD
17 15 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (16.67%) Java
17 15 (16.67%) C++
17 15 (16.67%) SDLC
18 14 (15.56%) MySQL
19 13 (14.44%) SOAP
19 13 (14.44%) VB.NET
19 13 (14.44%) Continuous Integration

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.00%) 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 58 (64.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (15.56%) MySQL
4 4 (4.44%) Big Data
5 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.00%) NUnit
2 9 (10.00%) Moq
3 6 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.22%) GDB
6 2 (2.22%) RSpec
General
1 5 (5.56%) Games
2 3 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (73.33%) .NET
2 47 (52.22%) ASP.NET
3 40 (44.44%) HTML
4 38 (42.22%) CSS
5 20 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 17 (18.89%) XML
7 13 (14.44%) SOAP
8 11 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 9 (10.00%) STL
10 9 (10.00%) COM
10 9 (10.00%) WCF
10 9 (10.00%) LINQ
10 9 (10.00%) NHibernate
10 9 (10.00%) REST
11 8 (8.89%) jQuery
12 7 (7.78%) Classic ASP
13 6 (6.67%) WPF
13 6 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Life Science
3 3 (3.33%) Kindle
4 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Windows
2 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) UNIX
3 5 (5.56%) FreeBSD
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.22%) Android
5 2 (2.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (42.22%) Software Engineering
3 21 (23.33%) OO
4 20 (22.22%) OOD
5 17 (18.89%) MVC
6 15 (16.67%) TDD
6 15 (16.67%) SDLC
7 13 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.33%) Scrum
9 9 (10.00%) Refactoring
9 9 (10.00%) Multithreading
10 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.78%) OOP
10 7 (7.78%) BDD
11 5 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.44%) Software Architecture
12 4 (4.44%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.44%) Coaching
12 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 74 (82.22%) C#
2 41 (45.56%) SQL
3 40 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 23 (25.56%) Python
5 15 (16.67%) Java
5 15 (16.67%) C++
6 13 (14.44%) VB.NET
7 10 (11.11%) PHP
7 10 (11.11%) Go
8 8 (8.89%) Perl
9 7 (7.78%) VB
9 7 (7.78%) Ruby
10 6 (6.67%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.44%) C
12 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.11%) Google
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle