Period
to 23 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

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

Software Developer
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -23 +9 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 36 37 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 4.90% 6.05% 4.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 6.17% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34 28 39
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.09% -18.95%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £47,500 £60,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. 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
Leicester
Permanent vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 720 600 785
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.96% 98.04% 98.99%
Number of salaries quoted 550 554 727
Leicester median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% -8.24%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £54,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Leicester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Leicester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Leicester over the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Leicester region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 29 (80.56%) .NET
2 27 (75.00%) C#
3 25 (69.44%) SQL
4 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (50.00%) Scrum
5 18 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
7 15 (41.67%) Unit Testing
7 15 (41.67%) MVC
8 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET
8 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
8 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
9 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
10 11 (30.56%) OO
11 10 (27.78%) JIRA
12 9 (25.00%) WCF
12 9 (25.00%) LINQ
12 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (25.00%) OOP
12 9 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (22.22%) TDD
13 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
13 8 (22.22%) DevOps
13 8 (22.22%) Kanban
13 8 (22.22%) WPF
14 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (19.44%) HTML
14 7 (19.44%) Windows
14 7 (19.44%) CSS

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 5 (13.89%) Confluence
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) JBoss
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.78%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (13.89%) SQLite
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (27.78%) JIRA
3 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.56%) EasyMock
6 2 (5.56%) JUnit
7 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (80.56%) .NET
2 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET
4 9 (25.00%) LINQ
4 9 (25.00%) WCF
5 8 (22.22%) WPF
6 7 (19.44%) CSS
6 7 (19.44%) HTML
6 7 (19.44%) Web Services
7 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (16.67%) Entity Framework
7 6 (16.67%) REST
8 5 (13.89%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (13.89%) React
8 5 (13.89%) SOAP
8 5 (13.89%) WinForms
9 4 (11.11%) jQuery
9 4 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Wiki
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Scrum
3 15 (41.67%) MVC
3 15 (41.67%) Unit Testing
4 11 (30.56%) OO
4 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
5 9 (25.00%) OOP
5 9 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (22.22%) DevOps
6 8 (22.22%) Kanban
6 8 (22.22%) TDD
7 7 (19.44%) Logistics
8 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
8 5 (13.89%) Mathematics
8 5 (13.89%) Multithreading
8 5 (13.89%) SOA
9 4 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (11.11%) Time Management
9 4 (11.11%) User Stories
10 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C#
2 25 (69.44%) SQL
3 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 6 (16.67%) C
6 5 (13.89%) C++
6 5 (13.89%) Java
7 4 (11.11%) Python
8 3 (8.33%) Scala
9 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.78%) ES6
10 1 (2.78%) VB
10 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Virgin Media