The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 38 69 46
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.44% 2.88% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 2.99% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 5
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,950 £45,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Software Developer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
267 468 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.04% 96.30% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 188 449 254
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Bedford

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
4 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
5 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 1 (14.29%) Physics
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (14.29%) WPF
6 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
6 1 (14.29%) LINQ
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PhD
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle