Period
to 15 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 20 37
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 129 169 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 10.30% 11.58% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.47% 11.88% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 125 162 67
Dorset median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -4.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £47,000 £50,000 £48,750
South West median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 1,232 1,422 907
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.40% 97.46% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 1,209 819
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +7 68 £34,000 +4.62% 3
Bournemouth -10 58 £40,000 +21.21% 7
Wimborne -3 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Dorchester -18 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, Software 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 Dorset region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 124 (96.12%) C#
2 108 (83.72%) .NET
3 93 (72.09%) HTML
4 80 (62.02%) ASP.NET
4 80 (62.02%) MVC
5 76 (58.91%) SQL
6 71 (55.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 67 (51.94%) JavaScript
8 66 (51.16%) CSS
9 62 (48.06%) Microsoft
10 56 (43.41%) jQuery
11 46 (35.66%) Visual Studio
11 46 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (26.36%) C++
12 34 (26.36%) .NET Framework
13 33 (25.58%) KnockoutJS
14 29 (22.48%) XML
15 28 (21.71%) Degree
16 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
16 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 23 (17.83%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (17.83%) Computer Science
17 23 (17.83%) Entity Framework
18 22 (17.05%) Windows
18 22 (17.05%) TDD
19 21 (16.28%) VB
19 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
20 20 (15.50%) VB.NET
20 20 (15.50%) Java
20 20 (15.50%) OO

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 19 (14.73%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.85%) NoSQL
3 13 (10.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.33%) MySQL
5 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 46 (35.66%) Visual Studio
2 16 (12.40%) NUnit
3 15 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (10.85%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (14.73%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (1.55%) Finance
3 2 (1.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (83.72%) .NET
2 93 (72.09%) HTML
3 80 (62.02%) ASP.NET
4 71 (55.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 66 (51.16%) CSS
6 56 (43.41%) jQuery
7 34 (26.36%) .NET Framework
8 33 (25.58%) KnockoutJS
9 29 (22.48%) XML
10 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (17.83%) Entity Framework
12 19 (14.73%) HTML5
12 19 (14.73%) Silverlight
12 19 (14.73%) Universal Windows Platform
12 19 (14.73%) WPF
13 16 (12.40%) AngularJS
14 13 (10.08%) Ajax
14 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 13 (10.08%) Vue.js
15 7 (5.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.33%) User Experience
2 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.05%) Windows
2 6 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (1.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (62.02%) MVC
2 46 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.83%) Computer Science
4 22 (17.05%) TDD
5 20 (15.50%) OO
5 20 (15.50%) SDLC
6 19 (14.73%) Artificial Intelligence
6 19 (14.73%) Image Processing
7 18 (13.95%) Domain-Driven Design
7 18 (13.95%) Front End Development
7 18 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
8 15 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 14 (10.85%) Scrum
9 14 (10.85%) Web Development
10 9 (6.98%) Web Application Development
11 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.10%) ITIL
12 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2
13 2 (1.55%) OOD
13 2 (1.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 124 (96.12%) C#
2 76 (58.91%) SQL
3 67 (51.94%) JavaScript
4 34 (26.36%) C++
5 21 (16.28%) VB
6 20 (15.50%) Java
6 20 (15.50%) VB.NET
7 19 (14.73%) VB6
8 15 (11.63%) Python
9 12 (9.30%) C
10 4 (3.10%) Go
11 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.33%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.78%) Java 8
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (21.71%) Degree
2 23 (17.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (48.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) DevExpress
3 1 (0.78%) Google
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle
3 1 (0.78%) Sage
3 1 (0.78%) SAP