Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 65 112
Rank change year-on-year -24 +47 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 20 51 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.71% 3.58% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 3.65% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21 43 29
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -8.45%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £46,000 £48,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 1,118 1,396 2,067
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 98.03% 98.29%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1,186 1,802
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £61,150
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £45,000 -
Tonbridge -5 3 £32,000 -30.81%
Folkestone - 2 £36,000 - 2
Chatham +7 1 £65,000 +100.00%
Stansted - 1 £40,000 -
Whitstable - 1 £32,000 -
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 18 (90.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (60.00%) MVC
5 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (50.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (30.00%) Logistics
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (20.00%) Scrum
10 4 (20.00%) HTML
11 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (15.00%) CSS
11 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
11 3 (15.00%) Web Services
11 3 (15.00%) WinForms
11 3 (15.00%) jQuery
11 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (15.00%) WPF
12 2 (10.00%) RESTful

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) NServiceBus
1 1 (5.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visualfiles
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SMS
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.00%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.00%) TestRail
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) CSS
6 3 (15.00%) jQuery
6 3 (15.00%) Web Services
6 3 (15.00%) WinForms
6 3 (15.00%) WPF
7 2 (10.00%) .NET Core
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (10.00%) CSS3
7 2 (10.00%) HTML5
7 2 (10.00%) RESTful
8 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (5.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) MVC
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Logistics
3 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) DSDM
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.00%) Content Management
7 1 (5.00%) ERP
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) OOD
7 1 (5.00%) OOP
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Validation
7 1 (5.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C#
2 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.00%) COBOL
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Go
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Xamarin