The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 17 23
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 5 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.76% 11.89% 8.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 12.36% 9.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5 19 24
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% -33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,400 £50,000 £79,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 107 178 257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 80.45% 96.22% 90.81%
Number of salaries quoted 86 150 197
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Bedford

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Bedford

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Bedford over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 17 (68.00%) C#
1 17 (68.00%) Degree
2 15 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 14 (56.00%) .NET
3 14 (56.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (52.00%) C++
4 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (48.00%) AngularJS
6 11 (44.00%) MVC
6 11 (44.00%) HTML
7 10 (40.00%) PhD
7 10 (40.00%) Web Development
8 9 (36.00%) CSS
8 9 (36.00%) CSS3
8 9 (36.00%) HTML5
8 9 (36.00%) Computer Vision
9 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (32.00%) SQL
9 8 (32.00%) .NET Framework
9 8 (32.00%) Games
9 8 (32.00%) Scrum
10 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (24.00%) Linux
11 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
11 6 (24.00%) Physics
12 5 (20.00%) jQuery
12 5 (20.00%) Python
12 5 (20.00%) SDLC
12 5 (20.00%) gulp

Software Engineering
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.00%) Grunt
3 5 (20.00%) gulp
4 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.00%) Appium
5 2 (8.00%) NUnit
5 2 (8.00%) Selenium
5 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.00%) Subversion
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.00%) Bower
6 1 (4.00%) JDeveloper
General
1 8 (32.00%) Games
2 3 (12.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Web Developer
3 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (28.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (28.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (28.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Junior
5 4 (16.00%) Junior Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Junior Web Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Graduate
6 3 (12.00%) Graduate Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Graduate Web Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) .NET
1 14 (56.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (48.00%) AngularJS
3 11 (44.00%) HTML
4 9 (36.00%) CSS
4 9 (36.00%) CSS3
4 9 (36.00%) HTML5
5 8 (32.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.00%) jQuery
7 3 (12.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (12.00%) MFC
7 3 (12.00%) OpenGL
7 3 (12.00%) STL
7 3 (12.00%) Yocto
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
8 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.00%) Node.js
8 2 (8.00%) WCF
8 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) MVC
3 10 (40.00%) Web Development
4 9 (36.00%) Computer Vision
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
6 6 (24.00%) Physics
7 5 (20.00%) SDLC
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
10 2 (8.00%) Agile Testing
10 2 (8.00%) API Testing
10 2 (8.00%) BDD
10 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
10 2 (8.00%) Information Management
10 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
10 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
10 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.00%) Time Management
10 2 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) C++
2 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) Degree
2 10 (40.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Xamarin