Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 88 114
Rank change year-on-year +41 +26 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 48 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.88% 1.36% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 1.38% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 50 16 8
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +12.90% -3.13%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,875 £20,800
90th Percentile £55,875 £54,375 £53,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -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 952 1,302 1,649
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 98.12% 98.27%
Number of salaries quoted 829 1,104 1,464
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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
West Malling - 10 £42,500 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 8 £45,000 - 1
Whitstable - 7 £31,000 -
Folkestone - 6 £37,500 -
Tonbridge -2 4 £33,500 -27.57% 1
Chatham +6 3 £49,000 +30.67% 4
Dartford +4 2 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Maidstone -12 2 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Stansted - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 38 (79.17%) C#
2 37 (77.08%) .NET
3 30 (62.50%) SQL
4 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
6 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
6 21 (43.75%) Scrum
7 20 (41.67%) MVC
8 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (29.17%) Git (software)
11 12 (25.00%) TDD
11 12 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
12 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
12 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
13 9 (18.75%) Change Control
13 9 (18.75%) Secure Coding
13 9 (18.75%) HTML
13 9 (18.75%) QA
13 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
14 8 (16.67%) jQuery
14 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 8 (16.67%) CSS
15 7 (14.58%) Web Services
15 7 (14.58%) Linux
15 7 (14.58%) Python
15 7 (14.58%) Java
15 7 (14.58%) Kanban

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 (2.08%) CMS
1 1 (2.08%) NServiceBus
1 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) GitHub
4 1 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) CDMA
1 6 (12.50%) GSM
1 6 (12.50%) LTE
1 6 (12.50%) UMTS
2 2 (4.17%) SMS
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.08%) Ingres
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.58%) JIRA
3 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.50%) Selenium
3 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.25%) Moq
6 3 (6.25%) MSBuild
6 3 (6.25%) NUnit
6 3 (6.25%) ReSharper
6 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (4.17%) Subversion
8 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.08%) TestRail
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (77.08%) .NET
2 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
5 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
6 9 (18.75%) HTML
7 8 (16.67%) CSS
7 8 (16.67%) jQuery
8 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (14.58%) Web Services
9 6 (12.50%) WinForms
9 6 (12.50%) WPF
10 5 (10.42%) RESTful
11 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
12 3 (6.25%) ADO.NET
12 3 (6.25%) Caliburn.Micro
12 3 (6.25%) LINQ
12 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 3 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) CentOS
2 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Scrum
3 20 (41.67%) MVC
4 12 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (25.00%) TDD
5 9 (18.75%) Change Control
5 9 (18.75%) Secure Coding
5 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.58%) Kanban
8 6 (12.50%) Logistics
8 6 (12.50%) SDET
9 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.33%) OOP
10 4 (8.33%) Release Management
10 4 (8.33%) System Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (79.17%) C#
2 30 (62.50%) SQL
3 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) Java
4 7 (14.58%) Python
5 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.50%) Groovy
5 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.25%) COBOL
6 3 (6.25%) Perl
6 3 (6.25%) R
7 2 (4.17%) C++
7 2 (4.17%) Go
7 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) ISEB
1 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) Thunderhead
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Xamarin