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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 53 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.95% 0.35% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.36% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
307 276 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.15% 97.87% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 284 270 189
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (60.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) PhD
5 3 (30.00%) OOD
5 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (30.00%) Games
5 3 (30.00%) WinForms
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (30.00%) Physics
5 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (10.00%) ColdFusion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) WinForms
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
6 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (10.00%) XSL
6 1 (10.00%) EJB
6 1 (10.00%) JSP
6 1 (10.00%) Servlets
6 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (30.00%) Physics
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) OOD
2 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (30.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss