The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Stafford 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 18 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 4.55% 12.99% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 13.16% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 2
Average salary £45,000 £26,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.07% -1.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stafford 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
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
65 76 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 98.48% 98.70% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 50 61 46
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £16,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% +71.87%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Stafford

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Stafford

Software Developer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 6 (60.00%) COBOL
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
1 6 (60.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) SCADA
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) COBOL
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle