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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 78 80 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 11 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.83% 1.08% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.14% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 39
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £36,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1111 964 992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.69% 94.70% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 954 878 864
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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
Luton +10 18 £40,000 -
Bedford -4 1 £32,500 -4.41%
Dunstable -5 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 44 (84.62%) .NET
2 41 (78.85%) C#
3 32 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 30 (57.69%) SQL
5 29 (55.77%) JavaScript
6 27 (51.92%) HTML
6 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
7 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET
8 23 (44.23%) XML
8 23 (44.23%) VB
9 19 (36.54%) Visual Studio
10 18 (34.62%) VB.NET
11 15 (28.85%) VB6
12 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (26.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 14 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
13 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
14 11 (21.15%) WPF
14 11 (21.15%) Windows
15 10 (19.23%) XSL
15 10 (19.23%) Java
15 10 (19.23%) Project Management
15 10 (19.23%) MS Office
15 10 (19.23%) Degree
16 9 (17.31%) C++
17 8 (15.38%) Oracle
17 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
18 7 (13.46%) JIRA
18 7 (13.46%) WinForms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) ColdFusion
2 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.85%) Papyrus
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Exstream
2 1 (1.92%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.46%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
4 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.92%) MS Access
8 1 (1.92%) SQLite
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (36.54%) Visual Studio
2 14 (26.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (13.46%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (11.54%) Retail
2 3 (5.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (84.62%) .NET
2 27 (51.92%) HTML
3 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET
4 23 (44.23%) XML
5 11 (21.15%) WPF
6 10 (19.23%) XSL
7 7 (13.46%) WinForms
7 7 (13.46%) Classic ASP
8 5 (9.62%) JSP
8 5 (9.62%) WCF
9 4 (7.69%) Silverlight
10 3 (5.77%) Servlets
10 3 (5.77%) EJB
10 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
10 3 (5.77%) XHTML
10 3 (5.77%) Hibernate
11 2 (3.85%) NHibernate
11 2 (3.85%) CSS
11 2 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.85%) EPoS
3 2 (3.85%) EMV
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.92%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 10 (19.23%) Project Management
3 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
4 5 (9.62%) MVC
4 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) Scrum
4 5 (9.62%) OOD
5 4 (7.69%) TDD
5 4 (7.69%) Pair Programming
6 3 (5.77%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.77%) OOP
6 3 (5.77%) OO
6 3 (5.77%) Release Management
7 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.85%) AOP
7 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.85%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 41 (78.85%) C#
2 30 (57.69%) SQL
3 29 (55.77%) JavaScript
4 23 (44.23%) VB
5 18 (34.62%) VB.NET
6 15 (28.85%) VB6
7 10 (19.23%) Java
8 9 (17.31%) C++
9 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
10 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
10 3 (5.77%) PHP
10 3 (5.77%) XAML
11 2 (3.85%) PowerHouse
12 1 (1.92%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
3 7 (13.46%) Business Objects
3 7 (13.46%) Perforce
4 3 (5.77%) JBoss
5 2 (3.85%) Adobe
5 2 (3.85%) HP