Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 51 26
Rank change year-on-year +14 -25 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 38 33 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 6.15% 5.25% 7.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 5.40% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 36 27 63
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -8.24%
10th Percentile £29,375 £32,500 £26,700
90th Percentile £47,500 £50,400 £59,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% - -8.24%

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 606 611 539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.06% 97.14% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 542 543 500
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £53,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 36 (94.74%) C#
2 32 (84.21%) .NET
3 31 (81.58%) JavaScript
4 23 (60.53%) HTML
4 23 (60.53%) SQL
5 21 (55.26%) CSS
6 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (47.37%) MVC
8 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
10 11 (28.95%) jQuery
10 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
10 11 (28.95%) T-SQL
10 11 (28.95%) Azure
11 10 (26.32%) Scrum
12 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
12 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
13 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
15 6 (15.79%) Ajax
15 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
15 6 (15.79%) .NET Core
15 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
16 5 (13.16%) SDLC
16 5 (13.16%) Android
16 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
16 5 (13.16%) Entity Framework
16 5 (13.16%) Retail
16 5 (13.16%) WPF

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 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Azure
2 4 (10.53%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Functions
3 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
2 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.53%) Subversion
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (84.21%) .NET
2 23 (60.53%) HTML
3 21 (55.26%) CSS
4 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
6 11 (28.95%) jQuery
7 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
8 6 (15.79%) .NET Core
8 6 (15.79%) Ajax
9 5 (13.16%) Entity Framework
9 5 (13.16%) SOAP
9 5 (13.16%) WPF
10 4 (10.53%) CSS3
10 4 (10.53%) HTML5
10 4 (10.53%) JSON
10 4 (10.53%) WCF
10 4 (10.53%) Web Services
11 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (7.89%) XML
12 2 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
1 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Android
1 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) MVC
2 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Scrum
4 5 (13.16%) SDLC
5 4 (10.53%) Android Development
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps
5 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
5 4 (10.53%) Microservices
5 4 (10.53%) Mobile Development
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.26%) API Integration
7 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 2 (5.26%) CQRS
7 2 (5.26%) CRM
7 2 (5.26%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.26%) Front End Development
7 2 (5.26%) Logistics
7 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 36 (94.74%) C#
2 31 (81.58%) JavaScript
3 23 (60.53%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) T-SQL
5 5 (13.16%) VB.NET
6 4 (10.53%) C
7 2 (5.26%) VBScript
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Google