Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 18 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 East > Kent
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 82 107
Rank change year-on-year +52 +25 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 60 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.86% 2.07% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.11% 2.12% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 58 25 13
Kent median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £30,250
90th Percentile £53,250 £54,750 £52,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 844 1,226 1,567
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.57% 97.53% 97.82%
Number of salaries quoted 729 1,049 1,287
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £25,900
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Kent

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Kent

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Kent over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Kent

Software Developer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 18 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
West Malling +24 21 £42,500 +37.10% 3
Tonbridge -3 8 £40,000 - 1
Chatham - 6 £49,000 - 3
Rochester - 5 £50,000 - 1
Whitstable - 5 £31,000 - 1
Maidstone -8 4 £30,000 - 3
Dartford +13 2 £55,000 +12.82% 3
Folkestone - 2 £40,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +12 1 £35,000 -26.32%
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Kent region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 54 (90.00%) C#
2 50 (83.33%) .NET
3 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (43.33%) Scrum
4 26 (43.33%) SQL
4 26 (43.33%) ASP.NET
5 22 (36.67%) MVC
6 21 (35.00%) Software Engineering
7 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
8 17 (28.33%) TDD
8 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
10 13 (21.67%) Change Control
10 13 (21.67%) QA
10 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
10 13 (21.67%) Secure Coding
11 12 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 11 (18.33%) CSS
12 11 (18.33%) HTML
12 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
13 10 (16.67%) Java
13 10 (16.67%) Finance
14 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
15 8 (13.33%) jQuery
15 8 (13.33%) OO
16 6 (10.00%) Python
16 6 (10.00%) Asset Management
16 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
17 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 5 (8.33%) Microservices

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) Serverless
3 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) CDMA
1 5 (8.33%) GSM
1 5 (8.33%) LTE
1 5 (8.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 5 (8.33%) Selenium
2 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.67%) Moq
4 1 (1.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.67%) NUnit
4 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Front Office
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (83.33%) .NET
2 26 (43.33%) ASP.NET
3 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
5 11 (18.33%) CSS
5 11 (18.33%) HTML
6 8 (13.33%) jQuery
7 4 (6.67%) React Native
7 4 (6.67%) WinForms
8 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.33%) RESTful
9 2 (3.33%) Spring
9 2 (3.33%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.33%) Web Services
9 2 (3.33%) WPF
10 1 (1.67%) HTML5
10 1 (1.67%) LINQ
10 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) CentOS
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
1 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Android
3 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (43.33%) Scrum
3 22 (36.67%) MVC
4 21 (35.00%) Software Engineering
5 17 (28.33%) TDD
6 13 (21.67%) Change Control
6 13 (21.67%) Secure Coding
7 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.33%) OO
9 6 (10.00%) Asset Management
10 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (8.33%) Kanban
10 5 (8.33%) Microservices
10 5 (8.33%) SDET
10 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
11 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.67%) User Stories
12 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (3.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (90.00%) C#
2 26 (43.33%) SQL
3 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.67%) Java
5 6 (10.00%) Python
6 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.33%) Groovy
6 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.67%) R
8 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ISEB
1 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Thunderhead