The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 80 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 40 84 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.20% 5.34% 4.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 5.72% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 34 79 66
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1733 1469 1492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.48% 93.39% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1385 1306 1292
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Bristol

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 55 (56.12%) Java
2 50 (51.02%) C#
3 43 (43.88%) Degree
4 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (37.76%) .NET
6 36 (36.73%) SQL
7 31 (31.63%) PHP
8 30 (30.61%) Linux
9 29 (29.59%) jQuery
9 29 (29.59%) Unit Testing
10 28 (28.57%) Relational Database
10 28 (28.57%) Scrum
11 27 (27.55%) SQL Server
12 26 (26.53%) ASP.NET
12 26 (26.53%) Software Engineering
13 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
14 24 (24.49%) Web Services
14 24 (24.49%) Zend
15 23 (23.47%) RDBMS
16 22 (22.45%) RESTful
17 21 (21.43%) Computer Science
17 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
17 21 (21.43%) Spring
18 20 (20.41%) ActiveMQ
18 20 (20.41%) MySQL
18 20 (20.41%) Magento
18 20 (20.41%) Shopify
18 20 (20.41%) Hazelcast
19 19 (19.39%) E-Commerce
20 18 (18.37%) C++

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (6.12%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.08%) Node.js
5 3 (3.06%) Kentico
5 3 (3.06%) CMS
6 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.02%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (20.41%) Magento
1 20 (20.41%) Shopify
2 7 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (5.10%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.02%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.33%) SaaS
2 12 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 27 (27.55%) SQL Server
3 23 (23.47%) RDBMS
4 20 (20.41%) Hazelcast
4 20 (20.41%) MySQL
5 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.10%) Big Data
6 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.06%) Xcode
2 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.04%) JUnit
3 2 (2.04%) Mocha
4 1 (1.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.02%) Ant
4 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.02%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (9.18%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (2.04%) Electronics
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Automotive
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (37.76%) .NET
2 29 (29.59%) jQuery
3 26 (26.53%) ASP.NET
4 24 (24.49%) Web Services
5 22 (22.45%) RESTful
6 21 (21.43%) Spring
7 20 (20.41%) ActiveMQ
8 18 (18.37%) CSS
8 18 (18.37%) HTML
9 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
10 10 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (8.16%) WPF
11 8 (8.16%) J2EE
12 5 (5.10%) Silverlight
12 5 (5.10%) GWT
13 4 (4.08%) Zend Framework
13 4 (4.08%) WCF
13 4 (4.08%) XML
13 4 (4.08%) Backbone.js
13 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.06%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.04%) DTV
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Linux
2 12 (12.24%) Fedora
2 12 (12.24%) Ubuntu
2 12 (12.24%) CentOS
3 7 (7.14%) UNIX
4 6 (6.12%) Windows
5 3 (3.06%) Windows CE
5 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.59%) Unit Testing
3 28 (28.57%) Scrum
4 26 (26.53%) Software Engineering
5 19 (19.39%) E-Commerce
6 17 (17.35%) MVC
7 15 (15.31%) TDD
8 8 (8.16%) OO
8 8 (8.16%) CRM
9 6 (6.12%) OOP
9 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (5.10%) DNA
10 5 (5.10%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.10%) Time Management
10 5 (5.10%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.08%) Waterfall
12 3 (3.06%) System Testing
13 2 (2.04%) Domain-Driven Design
13 2 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (2.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (56.12%) Java
2 50 (51.02%) C#
3 36 (36.73%) SQL
4 31 (31.63%) PHP
5 25 (25.51%) JavaScript
6 18 (18.37%) C++
7 17 (17.35%) PHP5
8 6 (6.12%) VB.NET
9 5 (5.10%) VB
10 4 (4.08%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.06%) Objective-C
11 3 (3.06%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (2.04%) VB6
12 2 (2.04%) Ruby
12 2 (2.04%) Python
12 2 (2.04%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (2.04%) C
13 1 (1.02%) Perl
13 1 (1.02%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (43.88%) Degree
2 8 (8.16%) PhD
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (24.49%) Zend
2 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.24%) Red Hat
4 10 (10.20%) Oracle
5 6 (6.12%) Sybase
5 6 (6.12%) JBoss
6 5 (5.10%) Google
7 2 (2.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.02%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.02%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.02%) Sencha
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