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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 28 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.61% 2.95% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 3.08% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 11
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -24.44%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
222 292 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.80% 95.74% 99.50%
Number of salaries quoted 213 244 341
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (55.56%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (55.56%) RS-232
2 10 (55.56%) RS-485
2 10 (55.56%) C
2 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 10 (55.56%) Embedded C
2 10 (55.56%) EMC
2 10 (55.56%) Assembly Language
2 10 (55.56%) Firmware
2 10 (55.56%) RFID
2 10 (55.56%) Electronics
3 7 (38.89%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Migration
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.56%) Windows
6 1 (5.56%) Linux

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) RFID
1 10 (55.56%) RS-232
1 10 (55.56%) RS-485
1 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (55.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Assembly Language
1 10 (55.56%) C
1 10 (55.56%) Embedded C
2 7 (38.89%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) EMC