Period
to 24 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 88 123
Rank change year-on-year +33 +35 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 29 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.37% 1.52% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 1.57% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 14
Bedfordshire median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,750 £32,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £61,375
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 834 1,270 1,641
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.65% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 749 1,032 1,419
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +26 16 £45,250 -9.50%
Dunstable +17 10 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Leighton Buzzard - 3 £47,500 -
Bedford +6 2 £43,750 +9.38% 1
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (86.21%) C#
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
3 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (68.97%) WinForms
5 19 (65.52%) WCF
5 19 (65.52%) WPF
6 18 (62.07%) SQL
7 16 (55.17%) Web Development
8 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
9 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
9 12 (41.38%) Coaching
9 12 (41.38%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (31.03%) MVC
10 9 (31.03%) Web Application Development
11 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
12 4 (13.79%) HTML
12 4 (13.79%) Java
12 4 (13.79%) CSS
12 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
12 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (10.34%) Finance
13 3 (10.34%) Web Design
13 3 (10.34%) MySQL
13 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (10.34%) Degree
14 2 (6.90%) TDD
14 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 2 (6.90%) BDD
14 2 (6.90%) C++

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 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 20 (68.97%) WinForms
3 19 (65.52%) WCF
3 19 (65.52%) WPF
4 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) HTML
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Web Development
3 12 (41.38%) Coaching
3 12 (41.38%) Collaborative Working
4 9 (31.03%) MVC
4 9 (31.03%) Web Application Development
5 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.34%) Web Design
7 2 (6.90%) BDD
7 2 (6.90%) DevOps
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.90%) OO
7 2 (6.90%) OOD
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) TDD
8 1 (3.45%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) Microservices
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) C#
2 18 (62.07%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft