Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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

Software Developer
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 80 112
Rank change year-on-year +14 +32 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 30 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.04% 1.96% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 2.00% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 31
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £43,600 £43,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 967 1,300 1,628
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.97% 98.04% 94.16%
Number of salaries quoted 826 974 1,392
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £75,000
East of England median annual salary £46,056 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% +1.12% +4.71%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +14 16 £47,500 +49.61%
Dunstable +12 8 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Bedford -9 4 £38,750 -3.13%
Leighton Buzzard - 3 £47,500 -
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 28 (93.33%) C#
2 27 (90.00%) .NET
3 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (73.33%) WinForms
4 22 (73.33%) SQL
5 21 (70.00%) WCF
5 21 (70.00%) WPF
6 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
7 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
8 14 (46.67%) Web Application Development
9 12 (40.00%) Coaching
9 12 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (36.67%) Web Development
11 8 (26.67%) MVC
12 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 3 (10.00%) TDD
13 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 3 (10.00%) HTML
13 3 (10.00%) Java
13 3 (10.00%) CSS
13 3 (10.00%) OO
13 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 2 (6.67%) BDD
14 2 (6.67%) Microservices
14 2 (6.67%) DevOps
14 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
14 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
1 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) .NET
2 22 (73.33%) WinForms
3 21 (70.00%) WCF
3 21 (70.00%) WPF
4 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (10.00%) CSS
5 3 (10.00%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.33%) Ajax
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.33%) HTML5
7 1 (3.33%) React
7 1 (3.33%) REST
7 1 (3.33%) Sass
7 1 (3.33%) Spring
7 1 (3.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Web Application Development
3 12 (40.00%) Coaching
3 12 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
4 11 (36.67%) Web Development
5 8 (26.67%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) OO
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) DevOps
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Microservices
7 2 (6.67%) OOD
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (3.33%) SOA
8 1 (3.33%) SOLID
8 1 (3.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) C#
2 22 (73.33%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) Java 8
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft