Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 48 55
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.68% 2.54% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 2.56% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 34
Bedford median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £42,500 £49,750 £42,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bedford
Permanent vacancies in Bedford with a recognized job title 256 351 518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.08% 98.87% 98.48%
Number of salaries quoted 215 311 476
Bedford median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,100 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,250
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.04% +10.00% +5.88%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Bedford

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Bedford

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) PhD
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) Physics
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Games
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Prototyping
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Yocto
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
1 3 (42.86%) Physics
2 2 (28.57%) Prototyping
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) PhD
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware