Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Software Developer
South West > Dorset
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 39 58
Rank change year-on-year +20 +19 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 158 64 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 11.53% 6.93% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.85% 7.07% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 151 61 74
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £27,625
90th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £64,625
South West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.84% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 1,333 905 1,542
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.30% 97.94% 98.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 810 1,204
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Dorset

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Dorset

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Dorset over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Dorset

Software Developer
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +17 69 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Bournemouth +6 54 £30,000 - 8
Dorchester 0 7 £27,500 -35.29%
Ferndown - 6 £42,500 -
Wimborne -14 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Weymouth - 3 £24,000 -
Blandford Forum - 2 £32,500 - 1
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Dorset region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 152 (96.20%) .NET
2 150 (94.94%) C#
3 119 (75.32%) HTML
4 116 (73.42%) JavaScript
5 114 (72.15%) CSS
6 109 (68.99%) ASP.NET
7 97 (61.39%) SQL
7 97 (61.39%) MVC
8 78 (49.37%) SQL Server
9 70 (44.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 55 (34.81%) jQuery
11 46 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (27.22%) Microsoft
13 42 (26.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 36 (22.78%) XML
15 32 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
15 32 (20.25%) NUnit
16 30 (18.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 29 (18.35%) AngularJS
17 29 (18.35%) KnockoutJS
18 28 (17.72%) Java
19 27 (17.09%) C++
19 27 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
20 26 (16.46%) TDD
21 24 (15.19%) Software Engineering
21 24 (15.19%) Windows
21 24 (15.19%) SDLC
22 23 (14.56%) OO
22 23 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 22 (13.92%) OOP

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 16 (10.13%) IIS
2 3 (1.90%) CMS
2 3 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.90%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.80%) SaaS
4 3 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) Internet
2 4 (2.53%) 3G
2 4 (2.53%) 4G
2 4 (2.53%) VoIP
3 2 (1.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (49.37%) SQL Server
2 32 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (8.86%) Relational Database
4 14 (8.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.27%) OLAP
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (26.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (20.25%) NUnit
3 16 (10.13%) Visual Studio
4 13 (8.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (8.23%) Subversion
5 10 (6.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.63%) Grunt
6 1 (0.63%) gulp
6 1 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 12 (7.59%) Automotive
2 7 (4.43%) Finance
3 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.90%) Games
4 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (96.20%) .NET
2 119 (75.32%) HTML
3 114 (72.15%) CSS
4 109 (68.99%) ASP.NET
5 70 (44.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (34.81%) jQuery
7 36 (22.78%) XML
8 30 (18.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 29 (18.35%) AngularJS
9 29 (18.35%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (8.86%) .NET Framework
10 14 (8.86%) Ajax
11 13 (8.23%) LINQ
12 12 (7.59%) WinForms
13 8 (5.06%) RESTful
13 8 (5.06%) Web Services
14 6 (3.80%) TensorFlow
15 5 (3.16%) SOAP
15 5 (3.16%) WCF
15 5 (3.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.80%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.80%) CUDA
4 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.19%) Windows
2 20 (12.66%) Linux
3 7 (4.43%) Android
4 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (61.39%) MVC
2 46 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (16.46%) TDD
4 24 (15.19%) SDLC
4 24 (15.19%) Software Engineering
5 23 (14.56%) OO
6 22 (13.92%) OOP
7 20 (12.66%) Web Development
8 8 (5.06%) Machine Learning
9 7 (4.43%) Scrum
10 6 (3.80%) Biology
10 6 (3.80%) Deep Learning
10 6 (3.80%) Image Processing
10 6 (3.80%) Neural Network
10 6 (3.80%) Signal Processing
11 5 (3.16%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.53%) Unit Testing
13 3 (1.90%) Integration Testing
13 3 (1.90%) Process Improvement
13 3 (1.90%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 150 (94.94%) C#
2 116 (73.42%) JavaScript
3 97 (61.39%) SQL
4 28 (17.72%) Java
5 27 (17.09%) C++
6 18 (11.39%) T-SQL
7 15 (9.49%) VB.NET
8 10 (6.33%) Python
9 5 (3.16%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.53%) C
11 3 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.90%) VB
12 1 (0.63%) Delphi
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (6.96%) Degree
2 8 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.80%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.63%) Ansible
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.43%) Oracle
3 6 (3.80%) NVIDIA
4 4 (2.53%) Capita
5 3 (1.90%) Google