The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 42 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.73% 4.34% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 4.49% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 17
Average salary £40,000 £31,250 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% +48.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
East of 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 Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
418 535 677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.44% 96.75% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 365 500 627
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 Suffolk

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Suffolk

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Software Developer
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Ipswich -4 8 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Bury St Edmunds +5 3 £55,000 +83.33%
Stowmarket - 2 £40,000 -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 38 (88.37%) C#
2 30 (69.77%) .NET
3 25 (58.14%) MVC
4 24 (55.81%) ASP.NET
5 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
6 21 (48.84%) TDD
7 20 (46.51%) jQuery
8 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (39.53%) HTML
8 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
9 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
11 13 (30.23%) MVVM
12 12 (27.91%) CSS
13 11 (25.58%) SQL
13 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
14 8 (18.60%) HTML5
15 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (16.28%) XAML
15 7 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM
15 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
15 7 (16.28%) CRM
15 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
16 6 (13.95%) SOA
16 6 (13.95%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (13.95%) C++
16 6 (13.95%) Windows
16 6 (13.95%) Node.js
16 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 6 (13.95%) KnockoutJS

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.95%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (13.95%) Node.js
2 6 (13.95%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Drupal
3 1 (2.33%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) Datomic
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) NUnit
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) MSTest
General
1 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (69.77%) .NET
2 24 (55.81%) ASP.NET
3 20 (46.51%) jQuery
4 17 (39.53%) HTML
5 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (27.91%) CSS
7 8 (18.60%) HTML5
8 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (13.95%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (11.63%) XML
10 4 (9.30%) NHibernate
10 4 (9.30%) WCF
10 4 (9.30%) WPF
11 3 (6.98%) CSS3
11 3 (6.98%) JSON
11 3 (6.98%) Silverlight
12 2 (4.65%) FFmpeg
12 2 (4.65%) LAMP
13 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
13 1 (2.33%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.65%) MPEG
3 2 (4.65%) Social Media
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
1 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) MVC
2 21 (48.84%) TDD
3 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.23%) MVVM
5 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
6 7 (16.28%) CRM
7 6 (13.95%) SOA
8 5 (11.63%) OO
9 4 (9.30%) OOP
9 4 (9.30%) WFM
10 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.65%) ERP
10 2 (4.65%) Scrum
10 2 (4.65%) Web Development
10 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (2.33%) Functional Programming
11 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.33%) Coaching
11 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 38 (88.37%) C#
2 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.58%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) XAML
5 6 (13.95%) C++
6 5 (11.63%) PHP
7 4 (9.30%) Java
8 1 (2.33%) Clojure
8 1 (2.33%) ClojureScript
8 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) BT
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