The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 30 25 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 1.50% 7.22% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 7.78% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 9
Median salary £30,000 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +32.35%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 167 269
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 96.99% 92.78% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 106 147 204
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Bedford

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Bedford

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 5 (71.43%) Physics
2 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) PhD
3 4 (57.14%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) OpenGL
4 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
4 3 (42.86%) Games
4 3 (42.86%) MFC
4 3 (42.86%) STL
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (28.57%) SaaS
5 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Yocto
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
1 3 (42.86%) Games
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (42.86%) MFC
1 3 (42.86%) OpenGL
1 3 (42.86%) STL
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 5 (71.43%) Physics
3 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware