Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 33 50
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 4.23% 3.80% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.37% 3.88% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 25
Bedford median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,700 £28,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £42,500 £42,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 252 258 338
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 98.10% 97.97%
Number of salaries quoted 221 225 300
Bedford median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £23,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £55,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Bedford over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Bedford

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedford region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Workflow
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) IIS
4 4 (36.36%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) PHP
4 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) SSH
4 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (36.36%) nginx
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (36.36%) Trello
4 4 (36.36%) OO PHP
4 4 (36.36%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (27.27%) .NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) IIS
1 4 (36.36%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Trello
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) jQuery
1 4 (36.36%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) React
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) OO PHP
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) PHP
4 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) Java 8
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle