The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 43 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 39 30 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 9.75% 5.23% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.85% 5.27% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 36
Median salary £38,000 £34,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £44,200 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 396 569 695
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 99.00% 99.13% 98.86%
Number of salaries quoted 361 460 581
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +22 22 £34,500 +6.15% 2
Poole - 14 £40,000 - 3
Ferndown - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Dorset region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 57 (87.69%) C#
2 55 (84.62%) .NET
3 44 (67.69%) SQL
4 36 (55.38%) SQL Server
4 36 (55.38%) ASP.NET
5 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
5 29 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (40.00%) MVC
7 23 (35.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (33.85%) jQuery
9 21 (32.31%) Java
10 20 (30.77%) Android
11 19 (29.23%) CSS
11 19 (29.23%) HTML
12 17 (26.15%) TDD
13 14 (21.54%) Apple iOS
14 13 (20.00%) SDLC
14 13 (20.00%) OO
15 12 (18.46%) Degree
16 11 (16.92%) AngularJS
16 11 (16.92%) RESTful
16 11 (16.92%) VB
17 10 (15.38%) VB.NET
17 10 (15.38%) PHP
18 9 (13.85%) Logistics
18 9 (13.85%) Retail
18 9 (13.85%) MySQL
18 9 (13.85%) Xamarin
18 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (12.31%) 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 7 (10.77%) IIS
2 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (55.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.85%) MySQL
3 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.15%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.69%) Subversion
2 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 9 (13.85%) Retail
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (84.62%) .NET
2 36 (55.38%) ASP.NET
3 23 (35.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (33.85%) jQuery
5 19 (29.23%) CSS
5 19 (29.23%) HTML
6 11 (16.92%) AngularJS
6 11 (16.92%) RESTful
7 7 (10.77%) .NET Framework
8 6 (9.23%) J2EE
9 5 (7.69%) Visualforce
9 5 (7.69%) Web Services
10 4 (6.15%) WinForms
11 3 (4.62%) Ajax
11 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (4.62%) CSS3
11 3 (4.62%) Entity Framework
11 3 (4.62%) HTML5
12 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (3.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Android
2 14 (21.54%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (4.62%) Linux
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) MVC
3 17 (26.15%) TDD
4 13 (20.00%) OO
4 13 (20.00%) SDLC
5 9 (13.85%) Logistics
6 8 (12.31%) OOP
6 8 (12.31%) Web Development
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum
8 4 (6.15%) Mobile Development
8 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.62%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.62%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.62%) UML
10 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.08%) OOD
10 2 (3.08%) Physics
10 2 (3.08%) Project Management
10 2 (3.08%) Time Management
10 2 (3.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (87.69%) C#
2 44 (67.69%) SQL
3 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
4 21 (32.31%) Java
5 11 (16.92%) VB
6 10 (15.38%) PHP
6 10 (15.38%) VB.NET
7 5 (7.69%) Apex Code
7 5 (7.69%) C++
7 5 (7.69%) SOQL
8 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.62%) Apple Swift
9 3 (4.62%) Objective-C
9 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.08%) C
10 2 (3.08%) Delphi
11 1 (1.54%) Python
11 1 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.08%) TickIT
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Xamarin
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) IBM Sterling
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