The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 83 58
Rank change year-on-year +32 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 40 7 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.23% 0.70% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 0.73% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 34 6 41
Median salary £45,000 £35,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.76% +18.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,011 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,631 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

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 906 959 1187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.77% 95.33% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 762 782 933
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 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 June 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 June 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 -5 11 £35,614 -25.02%
Colchester +7 6 £42,500 +10.38% 1
Chelmsford -17 2 £58,750 +144.79%
Basildon +8 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Harlow - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (42.17%) Degree
2 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.14%) C#
4 28 (33.73%) Java
5 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
6 25 (30.12%) MVC
7 23 (27.71%) Informatics
7 23 (27.71%) Computer Science
8 22 (26.51%) SQL
9 21 (25.30%) OO
10 20 (24.10%) .NET
10 20 (24.10%) Web Development
11 19 (22.89%) HTML
12 18 (21.69%) Relational Database
12 18 (21.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (20.48%) Perl
14 16 (19.28%) Linux
14 16 (19.28%) Bioinformatics
14 16 (19.28%) GitHub
15 15 (18.07%) DBIx::Class
16 14 (16.87%) Python
17 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
18 12 (14.46%) OOP
18 12 (14.46%) C++
19 11 (13.25%) Business Development
19 11 (13.25%) Cocoa
19 11 (13.25%) Xcode
19 11 (13.25%) Objective-C
19 11 (13.25%) Git (software)
19 11 (13.25%) CouchDB

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 10 (12.05%) Apache
1 10 (12.05%) Apache Spark
2 6 (7.23%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.28%) GitHub
2 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
1 1 (1.20%) SSL
1 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) Relational Database
2 11 (13.25%) CouchDB
2 11 (13.25%) MongoDB
3 10 (12.05%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.43%) MySQL
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (6.02%) FileMaker
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.20%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.20%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Git (software)
1 11 (13.25%) Xcode
2 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.41%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Electronics
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) .NET
2 19 (22.89%) HTML
3 15 (18.07%) DBIx::Class
4 11 (13.25%) Cocoa
4 11 (13.25%) Moose
4 11 (13.25%) Node.js
5 10 (12.05%) CPAN
5 10 (12.05%) Express
6 9 (10.84%) HTML5
7 8 (9.64%) .NET Framework
7 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
7 8 (9.64%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (8.43%) CSS
9 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (7.23%) jQuery
9 6 (7.23%) JSON
9 6 (7.23%) Web Services
10 5 (6.02%) Catalyst
10 5 (6.02%) Ext JS
10 5 (6.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.71%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.64%) Contactless
2 8 (9.64%) EMV
2 8 (9.64%) Smartcard
3 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.23%) LIMS
4 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.02%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.20%) e-Health
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.20%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.20%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Linux
2 11 (13.25%) Apple iOS
3 10 (12.05%) VMS
4 3 (3.61%) Windows
5 2 (2.41%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) MVC
3 23 (27.71%) Informatics
4 21 (25.30%) OO
5 20 (24.10%) Web Development
6 16 (19.28%) Bioinformatics
7 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
8 12 (14.46%) OOP
9 11 (13.25%) Business Development
9 11 (13.25%) Mobile Development
9 11 (13.25%) SDLC
10 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (12.05%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.05%) Visualisation
11 8 (9.64%) Personalization
11 8 (9.64%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Open Source
13 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
13 6 (7.23%) Information Management
13 6 (7.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.14%) C#
2 28 (33.73%) Java
3 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
4 22 (26.51%) SQL
5 17 (20.48%) Perl
6 14 (16.87%) Python
7 12 (14.46%) C++
8 11 (13.25%) Apple Swift
8 11 (13.25%) Objective-C
9 10 (12.05%) Shell Script
10 8 (9.64%) PHP
11 7 (8.43%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.61%) TypeScript
13 2 (2.41%) C
13 2 (2.41%) Delphi
13 2 (2.41%) Ruby
14 1 (1.20%) Go
14 1 (1.20%) Haskell
14 1 (1.20%) R
14 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (42.17%) Degree
2 18 (21.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (12.05%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.20%) CISSP
4 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) GSEC
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.20%) PhD
4 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) LXC
2 1 (1.20%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) KVM
2 1 (1.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.41%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.20%) Pegasus
Colchester
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Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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