Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 33 27 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 5.24% 4.55% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.30% 4.62% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 25 37 47
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% -19.79%
10th Percentile £31,200 £32,500 £31,700
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £52,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £38,500 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% -8.24% +13.33%

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 623 585 832
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.89% 98.48% 98.70%
Number of salaries quoted 482 542 766
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,300 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,750 £37,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +11.33% -8.54% +5.13%

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Leicester region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (69.70%) .NET
4 19 (57.58%) Scrum
5 17 (51.52%) JavaScript
5 17 (51.52%) SQL
6 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
6 16 (48.48%) MVC
7 14 (42.42%) Spring
7 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
8 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
8 13 (39.39%) DevOps
9 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
9 12 (36.36%) HTML
9 12 (36.36%) CSS
10 11 (33.33%) OO
10 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
11 10 (30.30%) Python
11 10 (30.30%) C++
12 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
13 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
13 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (24.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (24.24%) Wiki
13 8 (24.24%) jQuery
13 8 (24.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (24.24%) CentOS
13 8 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (24.24%) EasyMock
13 8 (24.24%) Open Source

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 8 (24.24%) Apache
1 8 (24.24%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) GIS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (24.24%) Bitbucket
1 8 (24.24%) EasyMock
1 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
1 8 (24.24%) JIRA
1 8 (24.24%) JUnit
2 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
3 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) .NET
2 14 (42.42%) Spring
3 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
4 12 (36.36%) CSS
4 12 (36.36%) HTML
5 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
6 8 (24.24%) EJB
6 8 (24.24%) HTML5
6 8 (24.24%) Java EE
6 8 (24.24%) jQuery
6 8 (24.24%) JSF
7 7 (21.21%) Ajax
8 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (15.15%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (12.12%) JSON
11 3 (9.09%) RESTful
11 3 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Wiki
2 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) CentOS
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
1 8 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Scrum
3 16 (48.48%) MVC
4 13 (39.39%) DevOps
5 11 (33.33%) OO
6 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 8 (24.24%) OOD
7 8 (24.24%) OOP
7 8 (24.24%) Open Source
7 8 (24.24%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
8 6 (18.18%) Web Development
9 5 (15.15%) Kanban
9 5 (15.15%) Logistics
9 5 (15.15%) SOA
9 5 (15.15%) TDD
9 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 17 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 17 (51.52%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 10 (30.30%) C++
4 10 (30.30%) Python
5 8 (24.24%) Java
6 4 (12.12%) C
7 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.03%) Google
3 1 (3.03%) Telerik
3 1 (3.03%) Virgin Media