The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
Rank 61 77 71
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 28 27 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.74% 2.50% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 2.57% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 28 27 24
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 970 1049 1224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.82% 97.22% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 739 813 984
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Essex

Programmer
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in Essex.

Salary trend for Programmer in Essex

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Essex over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Essex

Programmer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Colchester -10 9 £52,500 -16.00%
Chelmsford - 7 £24,000 - 1
Loughton - 4 £42,500 -
Witham -4 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Saffron Walden -6 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Programmer
East of England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Programmer 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 Essex region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 46 (83.64%) Java
2 41 (74.55%) Degree
2 41 (74.55%) Computer Science
3 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
4 29 (52.73%) HTML
4 29 (52.73%) CSS
4 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (49.09%) Relational Database
6 23 (41.82%) E-Commerce
7 22 (40.00%) Oracle
7 22 (40.00%) Software Engineering
8 21 (38.18%) JBoss
9 20 (36.36%) OOP
9 20 (36.36%) OO
9 20 (36.36%) Swing
10 19 (34.55%) J2EE
10 19 (34.55%) Ajax
11 17 (30.91%) WebSphere
11 17 (30.91%) WebLogic
12 15 (27.27%) MVC
12 15 (27.27%) Oracle Database
13 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
14 13 (23.64%) SQL
15 12 (21.82%) C#
15 12 (21.82%) .NET
15 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET
16 10 (18.18%) Open Source
17 9 (16.36%) MySQL
18 8 (14.55%) HTML5
18 8 (14.55%) CSS3

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 21 (38.18%) JBoss
2 17 (30.91%) WebLogic
2 17 (30.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (49.09%) Relational Database
2 15 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
4 9 (16.36%) MySQL
5 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Ant
1 2 (3.64%) Gradle
1 2 (3.64%) Maven
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.09%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (52.73%) CSS
1 29 (52.73%) HTML
2 20 (36.36%) Swing
3 19 (34.55%) Ajax
3 19 (34.55%) J2EE
4 12 (21.82%) .NET
4 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET
5 8 (14.55%) CSS3
5 8 (14.55%) HTML5
6 7 (12.73%) jQuery
6 7 (12.73%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (12.73%) Spring
6 7 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (9.09%) Java SE
8 5 (9.09%) React
9 4 (7.27%) Java EE
9 4 (7.27%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 41 (74.55%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.91%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Android
1 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) E-Commerce
3 22 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 20 (36.36%) OO
4 20 (36.36%) OOP
5 15 (27.27%) MVC
6 10 (18.18%) Open Source
7 6 (10.91%) TDD
7 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Web Development
8 5 (9.09%) Logistics
9 4 (7.27%) E-business
9 4 (7.27%) SDLC
10 1 (1.82%) API Development
10 1 (1.82%) Data Security
10 1 (1.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (83.64%) Java
2 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
3 13 (23.64%) SQL
4 12 (21.82%) C#
5 5 (9.09%) Apple Swift
6 2 (3.64%) C
6 2 (3.64%) C++
6 2 (3.64%) Perl
6 2 (3.64%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (74.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) IBM
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