Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 59 61
Rank change year-on-year +36 +2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 85 49 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 9.56% 4.21% 5.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.66% 4.24% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 82 48 60
Dorset median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £22,375
90th Percentile £46,225 £46,000 £44,125
South West median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -8.75% +9.59% +4.29%

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 880 1157 1345
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 98.99% 99.40% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 786 954 1089
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £59,625 £57,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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
Bournemouth +22 44 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Poole - 30 £39,500 - 5
Wimborne -8 2 £45,000 +2.27%
Weymouth - 2 £24,000 - 1
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 21 July 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 78 (91.76%) C#
2 77 (90.59%) .NET
3 58 (68.24%) ASP.NET
4 56 (65.88%) SQL
5 51 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 50 (58.82%) JavaScript
7 46 (54.12%) MVC
8 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (49.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (47.06%) HTML
10 40 (47.06%) CSS
11 30 (35.29%) jQuery
12 28 (32.94%) Java
13 26 (30.59%) TDD
14 25 (29.41%) Microsoft
15 20 (23.53%) SDLC
15 20 (23.53%) Degree
16 17 (20.00%) OO
17 16 (18.82%) XML
17 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
18 15 (17.65%) Android
18 15 (17.65%) OOP
19 14 (16.47%) Windows
19 14 (16.47%) NUnit
20 13 (15.29%) IIS
20 13 (15.29%) C++
21 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
22 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
22 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
22 11 (12.94%) Web Services

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 13 (15.29%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.24%) MySQL
5 4 (4.71%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) NUnit
2 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.24%) MSBuild
4 7 (8.24%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.35%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.59%) Retail
2 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (90.59%) .NET
2 58 (68.24%) ASP.NET
3 42 (49.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (47.06%) CSS
4 40 (47.06%) HTML
5 30 (35.29%) jQuery
6 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
6 16 (18.82%) XML
7 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (12.94%) Web Services
8 10 (11.76%) NHibernate
9 9 (10.59%) Ajax
9 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (10.59%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (10.59%) RESTful
10 7 (8.24%) Sass
10 7 (8.24%) WCF
11 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.88%) WinForms
13 4 (4.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) User Experience
3 7 (8.24%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Android
2 14 (16.47%) Windows
3 9 (10.59%) Linux
4 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.12%) MVC
2 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (30.59%) TDD
4 20 (23.53%) SDLC
5 17 (20.00%) OO
6 15 (17.65%) OOP
7 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.59%) Logistics
8 9 (10.59%) Process Improvement
9 8 (9.41%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (9.41%) Dependency Injection
9 8 (9.41%) Integration Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Pair Programming
9 8 (9.41%) Scrum-ban
9 8 (9.41%) User Stories
9 8 (9.41%) Web Development
10 5 (5.88%) UML
11 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.71%) OOD
11 4 (4.71%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (91.76%) C#
2 56 (65.88%) SQL
3 50 (58.82%) JavaScript
4 28 (32.94%) Java
5 13 (15.29%) C++
6 8 (9.41%) PHP
7 6 (7.06%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.88%) VB
9 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.53%) Apple Swift
10 3 (3.53%) Delphi
10 3 (3.53%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.35%) C
11 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.18%) Python
12 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Degree
2 11 (12.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.35%) TickIT
2 1 (1.18%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle
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