Period
to 5 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Colchester during the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
Essex > Colchester
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 134 85 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Colchester 50.00% 45.95% 30.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 51.54% 46.45% 30.74%
Number of salaries quoted 37 63 64
Colchester median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -20.90% -6.84%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,625
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £66,750
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Colchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Colchester
Permanent vacancies in Colchester with a recognized job title 260 183 257
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 98.92% 98.47%
Number of salaries quoted 89 118 212
Colchester median annual salary £44,735 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.81% -30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £24,900 £21,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £61,125
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Colchester

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Colchester.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Colchester

Developer
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Colchester.

Salary trend for Developer in Colchester

Developer
Salary Histogram in Colchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Colchester over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Colchester

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Colchester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 102 (76.12%) JavaScript
2 79 (58.96%) C#
2 79 (58.96%) HTML
2 79 (58.96%) CSS
3 78 (58.21%) .NET
4 70 (52.24%) Web Development
5 65 (48.51%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (48.51%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (47.76%) E-Commerce
7 60 (44.78%) Self-Motivation
8 59 (44.03%) User Experience
9 58 (43.28%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 55 (41.04%) ASP.NET
11 51 (38.06%) jQuery
12 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
13 47 (35.07%) Relational Database
14 46 (34.33%) Decision-Making
14 46 (34.33%) VB.NET
15 41 (30.60%) MySQL
16 39 (29.10%) SQL Server
17 36 (26.87%) Oracle
18 35 (26.12%) MVC
18 35 (26.12%) TypeScript
18 35 (26.12%) LESS
19 32 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
19 32 (23.88%) SQL
20 30 (22.39%) AngularJS
21 28 (20.90%) webpack
22 27 (20.15%) npm
22 27 (20.15%) Node.js

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Colchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (17.16%) IIS
2 11 (8.21%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.22%) CMS
4 5 (3.73%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.15%) npm
2 4 (2.99%) Yarn
3 2 (1.49%) Azure
3 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.75%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (35.07%) Relational Database
2 41 (30.60%) MySQL
3 39 (29.10%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.75%) Big Data
7 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.75%) Power BI
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (20.90%) webpack
2 23 (17.16%) Oracle Forms
2 23 (17.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.73%) Grunt
4 4 (2.99%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.99%) gulp
5 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.49%) JIRA
6 2 (1.49%) Moq
6 2 (1.49%) NUnit
6 2 (1.49%) Subversion
6 2 (1.49%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 8 (5.97%) Marketing
2 6 (4.48%) Finance
3 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Humanities
4 1 (0.75%) Social Science
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (58.96%) CSS
1 79 (58.96%) HTML
2 78 (58.21%) .NET
3 55 (41.04%) ASP.NET
4 51 (38.06%) jQuery
5 35 (26.12%) LESS
6 30 (22.39%) AngularJS
7 27 (20.15%) Node.js
8 24 (17.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (17.91%) Express
9 23 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (11.19%) React
11 8 (5.97%) .NET Framework
12 7 (5.22%) Vue.js
13 5 (3.73%) Symfony
13 5 (3.73%) Web Services
14 3 (2.24%) .NET Core
14 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (2.24%) GatsbyJS
15 2 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 65 (48.51%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (44.78%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (44.03%) User Experience
4 5 (3.73%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.73%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 2 (1.49%) Linux
2 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (52.24%) Web Development
2 65 (48.51%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (47.76%) E-Commerce
4 58 (43.28%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 46 (34.33%) Decision-Making
6 35 (26.12%) MVC
7 32 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (17.91%) Unit Testing
9 23 (17.16%) Project Management
10 21 (15.67%) Regression Testing
11 19 (14.18%) Mobile Development
12 18 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (11.19%) Microservices
13 15 (11.19%) TDD
14 13 (9.70%) Front End Development
15 12 (8.96%) Computer Science
15 12 (8.96%) Mathematics
15 12 (8.96%) Software Engineering
16 8 (5.97%) SDLC
17 5 (3.73%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (76.12%) JavaScript
2 79 (58.96%) C#
3 46 (34.33%) VB.NET
4 35 (26.12%) TypeScript
5 32 (23.88%) SQL
6 11 (8.21%) PHP
7 9 (6.72%) Java
8 5 (3.73%) Uniface
9 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.49%) C++
10 2 (1.49%) ES6
11 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (18.66%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (6.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 36 (26.87%) Oracle
3 5 (3.73%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.49%) Google
5 1 (0.75%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.75%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.75%) Facebook
5 1 (0.75%) Tableau