The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 55 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.65% 1.36% 5.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.38% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 11
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +58.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
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
302 290 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.73% 98.31% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 273 284 192
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Bedford

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) GSM
5 1 (11.11%) UMTS
5 1 (11.11%) ColdFusion
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
5 1 (11.11%) JBoss
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) XHTML
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) GSM
1 1 (11.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 1 (11.11%) XHTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) EJB
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle