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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 60 72 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 86 50 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.45% 2.63% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.58% 2.72% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 85 45 85
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,700 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £46,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1878 1840 1604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 97.15% 96.69% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1617 1460 1420
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 7 July 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 69 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (46.90%) Java
3 64 (44.14%) C#
4 52 (35.86%) SQL
4 52 (35.86%) .NET
5 44 (30.34%) Software Engineering
6 41 (28.28%) Degree
7 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
8 37 (25.52%) SQL Server
8 37 (25.52%) TDD
9 35 (24.14%) Unit Testing
10 34 (23.45%) HTML
11 28 (19.31%) MVC
12 26 (17.93%) Windows
13 25 (17.24%) OO
13 25 (17.24%) CSS
13 25 (17.24%) SDLC
14 24 (16.55%) ASP.NET
14 24 (16.55%) C++
15 21 (14.48%) Ajax
16 20 (13.79%) MVVM
17 18 (12.41%) XAML
17 18 (12.41%) Telecoms
17 18 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (12.41%) System Testing
17 18 (12.41%) Windows 8
17 18 (12.41%) Xamarin
17 18 (12.41%) Windows Phone
18 17 (11.72%) Digital Media
18 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 14 (9.66%) Node.js
2 10 (6.90%) JBoss
3 7 (4.83%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.83%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.69%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.76%) Google App Engine
2 4 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.07%) SaaS
3 3 (2.07%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) HTTP
2 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) Big Data
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.38%) MySQL
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Maven
2 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.59%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.90%) JUnit
4 10 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.21%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.52%) Artifactory
7 7 (4.83%) Gradle
7 7 (4.83%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.76%) Ant
8 4 (2.76%) Hudson
9 3 (2.07%) Subversion
9 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.07%) Mockito
9 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.07%) Spock
10 2 (1.38%) NUnit
11 1 (0.69%) NetBeans
General
1 18 (12.41%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.66%) Finance
3 12 (8.28%) Retail
4 11 (7.59%) Games
5 9 (6.21%) Electronics
6 4 (2.76%) Marketing
7 2 (1.38%) Publishing
7 2 (1.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (35.86%) .NET
2 34 (23.45%) HTML
3 25 (17.24%) CSS
4 24 (16.55%) ASP.NET
5 21 (14.48%) Ajax
6 18 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (11.72%) XML
7 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 13 (8.97%) AngularJS
9 12 (8.28%) jQuery
9 12 (8.28%) RESTful
10 11 (7.59%) J2EE
11 10 (6.90%) HTML5
11 10 (6.90%) Backbone.js
11 10 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (6.21%) CSS3
13 8 (5.52%) Qt
13 8 (5.52%) MFC
13 8 (5.52%) OpenGL
13 8 (5.52%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Digital Media
2 14 (9.66%) Mathematics
3 11 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.59%) User Experience
4 10 (6.90%) Xbox
5 8 (5.52%) Data Structures
5 8 (5.52%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.38%) MPEG
7 1 (0.69%) DTV
7 1 (0.69%) GIS
7 1 (0.69%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.69%) Economics
7 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Windows
2 18 (12.41%) Windows 8
2 18 (12.41%) Windows Phone
3 17 (11.72%) Linux
3 17 (11.72%) Android
4 16 (11.03%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.34%) Software Engineering
3 37 (25.52%) TDD
4 35 (24.14%) Unit Testing
5 28 (19.31%) MVC
6 25 (17.24%) OO
6 25 (17.24%) SDLC
7 20 (13.79%) MVVM
8 18 (12.41%) System Testing
9 17 (11.72%) Android Development
10 16 (11.03%) iOS Development
11 15 (10.34%) Pair Programming
12 14 (9.66%) Scrum
12 14 (9.66%) OOD
13 13 (8.97%) OOA/OOD
13 13 (8.97%) Test Automation
14 9 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (5.52%) Data Modelling
16 7 (4.83%) Web Development
16 7 (4.83%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 68 (46.90%) Java
2 64 (44.14%) C#
3 52 (35.86%) SQL
4 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
5 24 (16.55%) C++
6 18 (12.41%) XAML
7 14 (9.66%) Scala
8 13 (8.97%) Python
9 12 (8.28%) Clojure
10 10 (6.90%) PHP
11 8 (5.52%) PL/SQL
12 6 (4.14%) C
13 5 (3.45%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.76%) ActionScript
15 3 (2.07%) VB
15 3 (2.07%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 2 (1.38%) Ruby
16 2 (1.38%) Perl
17 1 (0.69%) VBScript
17 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (28.28%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) PhD
2 1 (0.69%) ISEB
2 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Xen
1 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.76%) Docker
1 4 (2.76%) LXC
Vendors
1 18 (12.41%) Xamarin
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle
3 11 (7.59%) Google
4 8 (5.52%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.83%) Sybase
6 4 (2.76%) Adobe
6 4 (2.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.69%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.69%) SAP
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