Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in Colchester during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Software Developer
Essex > Colchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 54 47
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Colchester 2.90% 1.15% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 1.19% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 9
Colchester median annual salary £43,500 £33,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.85% -16.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £30,150 £31,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,750 £35,750 £77,500
Essex median annual salary £43,500 £33,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +29.85% -6.94% -10.00%

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 236 335 372
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.93% 96.26% 98.41%
Number of salaries quoted 195 292 357
Colchester median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Colchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Colchester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Colchester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Colchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Colchester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Colchester

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Colchester region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
3 4 (57.14%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) JMS
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (14.29%) Ant
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) JBoss
5 1 (14.29%) Swing
5 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) HTML

Software 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 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JMS
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Multithreaded Programming
1 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle