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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 73 84 79
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 23 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.16% 1.04% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.09% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 19
Average salary £32,500 £46,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.34% +22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £40,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £45,250
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
1015 918 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.48% 95.72% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 884 832 871
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +5 14 £40,000 -6.97% 2
Bedford - 7 £32,500 - 1
Dunstable - 1 £37,500 -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 40 (81.63%) C#
3 36 (73.47%) ASP.NET
4 34 (69.39%) HTML
5 31 (63.27%) JavaScript
6 29 (59.18%) SQL
7 25 (51.02%) XML
8 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
9 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
10 22 (44.90%) VB
11 19 (38.78%) VB.NET
12 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (34.69%) Visual Studio
14 14 (28.57%) VB6
15 13 (26.53%) MS Office
16 12 (24.49%) Degree
16 12 (24.49%) WPF
17 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
17 11 (22.45%) WCF
17 11 (22.45%) Windows
18 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
18 10 (20.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 10 (20.41%) Silverlight
18 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
19 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 9 (18.37%) jQuery
19 9 (18.37%) XSL
19 9 (18.37%) C++
19 9 (18.37%) Project Management
20 8 (16.33%) Crystal Reports

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (4.08%) JBoss
1 2 (4.08%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.04%) Node.js
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Office
2 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (16.33%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.04%) MySQL
7 1 (2.04%) SQLite
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.04%) MS Access
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Visual Studio
2 10 (20.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.29%) Games
2 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 36 (73.47%) ASP.NET
3 34 (69.39%) HTML
4 25 (51.02%) XML
5 12 (24.49%) WPF
6 11 (22.45%) WCF
7 10 (20.41%) Silverlight
8 9 (18.37%) XSL
8 9 (18.37%) jQuery
9 7 (14.29%) HTML5
9 7 (14.29%) Classic ASP
10 4 (8.16%) JSP
10 4 (8.16%) Web Services
11 3 (6.12%) CSS
12 2 (4.08%) Servlets
12 2 (4.08%) EJB
12 2 (4.08%) XHTML
12 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
12 2 (4.08%) WinForms
13 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 7 (14.29%) Physics
3 2 (4.08%) EPoS
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Project Management
3 7 (14.29%) Web Development
4 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum
5 5 (10.20%) MVC
6 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.12%) OOP
7 3 (6.12%) OO
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.08%) Release Management
8 2 (4.08%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (4.08%) Unified Process
8 2 (4.08%) RUP
8 2 (4.08%) Workflow
8 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.08%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.04%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (81.63%) C#
2 31 (63.27%) JavaScript
3 29 (59.18%) SQL
4 22 (44.90%) VB
5 19 (38.78%) VB.NET
6 14 (28.57%) VB6
7 9 (18.37%) C++
8 6 (12.24%) Java
9 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
10 3 (6.12%) XAML
11 2 (4.08%) PHP
12 1 (2.04%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) PhD
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Business Objects
3 7 (14.29%) Perforce
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) Adobe
6 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.04%) Siebel
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