The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 78 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 22 12 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.91% 1.26% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.33% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 30
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £51,550 £49,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
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
1115 905 1022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.87% 94.67% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 935 826 890
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Bedford -7 4 £47,500 +2.70%
Luton -7 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 56 (86.15%) Software Engineering
2 32 (49.23%) Java
3 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
5 24 (36.92%) C
5 24 (36.92%) C++
6 18 (27.69%) Web Services
6 18 (27.69%) OO
7 17 (26.15%) JBoss
7 17 (26.15%) Linux
8 16 (24.62%) Unit Testing
8 16 (24.62%) JSP
9 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 15 (23.08%) UNIX
9 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 15 (23.08%) Use Case
9 15 (23.08%) Ajax
9 15 (23.08%) Web Development
9 15 (23.08%) jQuery
10 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
10 14 (21.54%) ICEfaces
10 14 (21.54%) Relational Database
10 14 (21.54%) Java EE
10 14 (21.54%) Subversion
10 14 (21.54%) JSF
10 14 (21.54%) Migration
10 14 (21.54%) DB2
10 14 (21.54%) Struts
11 13 (20.00%) XML
11 13 (20.00%) UML

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 9 (13.85%) WebSphere
1 9 (13.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (9.23%) ColdFusion
3 3 (4.62%) Apache
3 3 (4.62%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) GPRS
1 4 (6.15%) GSM
2 2 (3.08%) Wireless
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.54%) UMTS
3 1 (1.54%) FTP
3 1 (1.54%) 3G
3 1 (1.54%) 2G
3 1 (1.54%) 4G
3 1 (1.54%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 14 (21.54%) Relational Database
2 14 (21.54%) DB2
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Subversion
2 12 (18.46%) Bugzilla
2 12 (18.46%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (13.85%) Eclipse
3 9 (13.85%) MyEclipse
3 9 (13.85%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.62%) Selenium
5 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.08%) TestNG
6 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.54%) Log4Net
7 1 (1.54%) NUnit
7 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.54%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.54%) MSTest
General
1 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.15%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.62%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.69%) Web Services
2 16 (24.62%) JSP
3 15 (23.08%) Ajax
3 15 (23.08%) jQuery
4 14 (21.54%) ICEfaces
4 14 (21.54%) Java EE
4 14 (21.54%) JSF
4 14 (21.54%) Struts
5 13 (20.00%) XML
5 13 (20.00%) HTML
6 11 (16.92%) .NET
7 4 (6.15%) CSS
7 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.62%) XSL
9 2 (3.08%) GTK+
9 2 (3.08%) LAMP
9 2 (3.08%) Hibernate
9 2 (3.08%) EJB
9 2 (3.08%) Servlets
9 2 (3.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.54%) iPhone
2 1 (1.54%) CMDB
2 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Linux
2 15 (23.08%) UNIX
3 5 (7.69%) AIX
4 2 (3.08%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (86.15%) Software Engineering
2 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.69%) OO
4 16 (24.62%) Unit Testing
5 15 (23.08%) Use Case
5 15 (23.08%) Web Development
6 14 (21.54%) Migration
7 13 (20.00%) UML
8 9 (13.85%) RAD
9 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.23%) Scrum
10 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.23%) Cyber Security
10 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (7.69%) ETL
12 3 (4.62%) Project Management
13 2 (3.08%) Product Management
13 2 (3.08%) Release Management
13 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
13 2 (3.08%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 32 (49.23%) Java
2 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
3 24 (36.92%) C
3 24 (36.92%) C++
4 10 (15.38%) C#
4 10 (15.38%) SQL
5 7 (10.77%) PHP
5 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.69%) Perl
7 3 (4.62%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.62%) Python
8 2 (3.08%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) Degree
4 3 (4.62%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) JBoss
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.69%) Sunopsis
4 1 (1.54%) Perforce
4 1 (1.54%) Lumesse