The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £39,729 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Software Developer
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 90 65
Rank change year-on-year +41 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 43 16 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.17% 1.48% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 1.52% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 33 7 32
Median salary £39,729 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.36% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,700 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 977 1051 1223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.85% 97.05% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 749 812 983
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%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Essex

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Essex

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Essex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Essex

Software Developer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Saffron Walden +4 12 £39,729 -16.36% 5
Chelmsford -9 7 £24,000 -
Colchester +2 4 - -
Basildon - 2 £45,000 -
Harlow - 1 £50,000 -
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Essex region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 35 (52.24%) Degree
2 30 (44.78%) Computer Science
3 29 (43.28%) Java
4 28 (41.79%) SQL
5 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
6 20 (29.85%) C#
6 20 (29.85%) HTML
7 19 (28.36%) .NET
7 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (23.88%) SDLC
9 15 (22.39%) Perl
10 14 (20.90%) ASP.NET
10 14 (20.90%) Informatics
11 13 (19.40%) Linux
11 13 (19.40%) MVC
12 12 (17.91%) Python
13 11 (16.42%) OOP
13 11 (16.42%) CSS
13 11 (16.42%) Web Development
14 10 (14.93%) OO
14 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
15 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
15 9 (13.43%) MySQL
15 9 (13.43%) Shell Script
16 8 (11.94%) Bioinformatics
16 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
16 8 (11.94%) CouchDB
16 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
16 8 (11.94%) Node.js

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (10.45%) Apache
1 7 (10.45%) Apache Spark
2 6 (8.96%) OpenStack
3 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) Skype
3 1 (1.49%) SSL
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) MySQL
1 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.94%) CouchDB
2 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.45%) NoSQL
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.96%) FileMaker
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.49%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.49%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.46%) Xcode
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.99%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Electronics
2 1 (1.49%) Games
2 1 (1.49%) Marketing
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.85%) HTML
2 19 (28.36%) .NET
3 14 (20.90%) ASP.NET
4 11 (16.42%) CSS
5 8 (11.94%) Node.js
6 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
6 7 (10.45%) CPAN
6 7 (10.45%) DBIx::Class
6 7 (10.45%) Express
6 7 (10.45%) Moose
7 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (8.96%) Web Services
8 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (7.46%) Cocoa
9 4 (5.97%) J2EE
9 4 (5.97%) jQuery
10 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.48%) Entity Framework
10 3 (4.48%) HTML5
10 3 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (44.78%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.96%) Internet of Things
4 5 (7.46%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.48%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.49%) e-Health
6 1 (1.49%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.49%) LIMS
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) VMS
3 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.88%) SDLC
3 14 (20.90%) Informatics
4 13 (19.40%) MVC
5 11 (16.42%) OOP
5 11 (16.42%) Web Development
6 10 (14.93%) OO
7 8 (11.94%) Bioinformatics
7 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
8 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.45%) Visualisation
9 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Open Source
9 6 (8.96%) Refactoring
9 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Business Development
10 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.46%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.28%) Java
2 28 (41.79%) SQL
3 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
4 20 (29.85%) C#
5 15 (22.39%) Perl
6 12 (17.91%) Python
7 9 (13.43%) Shell Script
8 7 (10.45%) PHP
9 5 (7.46%) Apple Swift
9 5 (7.46%) C++
9 5 (7.46%) Objective-C
9 5 (7.46%) Uniface
10 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
11 3 (4.48%) C
11 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.99%) Ruby
13 1 (1.49%) Go
13 1 (1.49%) Haskell
13 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (52.24%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) GSEC
4 1 (1.49%) PhD
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) LXC
2 1 (1.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) KVM
2 1 (1.49%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle
2 1 (1.49%) Pegasus
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