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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 7 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 20.51% 23.75% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.05% 24.05% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 2
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,000 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £65,000 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sussex 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
Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
38 79 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 97.44% 98.75% 93.44%
Number of salaries quoted 29 55 47
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Sussex

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Sussex

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 12 (75.00%) HTML
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) SOAP
3 9 (56.25%) XML
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) JSON
3 9 (56.25%) RESTful
4 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (50.00%) C++
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (43.75%) .NET
5 7 (43.75%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) Sun
6 6 (37.50%) J2SE
6 6 (37.50%) JMS
6 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
6 6 (37.50%) AOP
6 6 (37.50%) Subversion
6 6 (37.50%) OCPJP
6 6 (37.50%) OCMJD
6 6 (37.50%) Spring
6 6 (37.50%) Maven
6 6 (37.50%) NetBeans
6 6 (37.50%) Clustering
6 6 (37.50%) UML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 6 (37.50%) JBoss
1 6 (37.50%) Apache
1 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
1 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
1 6 (37.50%) GlassFish
1 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) JUnit
2 6 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
2 6 (37.50%) NetBeans
2 6 (37.50%) Subversion
2 6 (37.50%) Maven
2 6 (37.50%) StarTeam
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) ReSharper
3 2 (12.50%) WATIR
3 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (12.50%) NUnit
3 2 (12.50%) NCrunch
3 2 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (12.50%) Moq
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Behat
4 1 (6.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Back Office
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) HTML
1 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) SOAP
2 9 (56.25%) JSON
2 9 (56.25%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) RESTful
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) J2EE
4 6 (37.50%) JDBC
4 6 (37.50%) Servlets
4 6 (37.50%) Dojo
4 6 (37.50%) J2SE
4 6 (37.50%) JMS
4 6 (37.50%) Spring
4 6 (37.50%) Ajax
4 6 (37.50%) JAX-WS
4 6 (37.50%) JPA
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (31.25%) NHibernate
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows CE
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) MVC
3 6 (37.50%) UML
3 6 (37.50%) AOP
3 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) OOD
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) C++
4 7 (43.75%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (12.50%) Ruby
7 2 (12.50%) C
8 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) OCPJP
1 6 (37.50%) OCMJD
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) HND
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
1 6 (37.50%) Sun
2 2 (12.50%) Endeca
2 2 (12.50%) RedPrairie
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft