The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 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 Developer
Rank 77 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 20 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.91% 1.99% 3.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 2.07% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 30
Average salary £50,000 £39,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.20% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
734 966 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.20% 96.31% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 660 784 908
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +12 3 £55,000 +44.73%
Luton -9 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) Java
3 13 (59.09%) Degree
4 12 (54.55%) Computer Science
4 12 (54.55%) J2EE
5 11 (50.00%) VB
6 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
7 9 (40.91%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
7 9 (40.91%) Information Security
7 9 (40.91%) Identity Management
7 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
7 9 (40.91%) Identity Access Management
7 9 (40.91%) Presales
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
9 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
9 7 (31.82%) HTML
10 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
11 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
11 4 (18.18%) MVC
11 4 (18.18%) Windows
12 3 (13.64%) WPF
12 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (13.64%) WinForms
12 3 (13.64%) OO
12 3 (13.64%) OOD
12 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (13.64%) XML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) J2EE
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.64%) WinForms
5 3 (13.64%) WPF
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.09%) Classic ASP
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) XSL
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Identity Access Management
2 9 (40.91%) Identity Management
2 9 (40.91%) Information Security
2 9 (40.91%) Presales
2 9 (40.91%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
4 3 (13.64%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) OOD
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) VB
4 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) C++
8 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft