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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 51 83 44
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 96 40 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.03% 2.20% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.23% 2.30% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 95 34 79
Average salary £41,500 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.77% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
1834 1740 1470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.17% 95.87% 93.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1585 1387 1307
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £58,225
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 76 (46.91%) Java
2 72 (44.44%) C#
3 71 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (38.27%) .NET
5 61 (37.65%) Software Engineering
6 56 (34.57%) SQL
7 45 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 43 (26.54%) Unit Testing
9 40 (24.69%) SQL Server
10 37 (22.84%) HTML
11 36 (22.22%) C++
11 36 (22.22%) Windows
11 36 (22.22%) Degree
12 34 (20.99%) TDD
13 28 (17.28%) MVVM
14 27 (16.67%) CSS
15 26 (16.05%) MVC
15 26 (16.05%) Android Development
15 26 (16.05%) SDLC
15 26 (16.05%) Android
16 25 (15.43%) iOS Development
16 25 (15.43%) Apple iOS
16 25 (15.43%) Telecoms
16 25 (15.43%) ASP.NET
16 25 (15.43%) OO
17 24 (14.81%) XAML
17 24 (14.81%) Scrum
17 24 (14.81%) Xamarin
17 24 (14.81%) Windows Phone
17 24 (14.81%) Windows 8

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (7.41%) JBoss
2 10 (6.17%) Node.js
3 9 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.62%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.47%) SaaS
2 4 (2.47%) IaaS
2 4 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.47%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.62%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (24.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.09%) Big Data
2 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (9.88%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.26%) Maven
2 15 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.79%) Artifactory
5 10 (6.17%) Gradle
6 8 (4.94%) JUnit
7 7 (4.32%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.32%) Hudson
8 5 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.47%) Ant
10 3 (1.85%) Subversion
10 3 (1.85%) Spock
10 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.85%) Mockito
10 3 (1.85%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.23%) NUnit
12 1 (0.62%) NetBeans
General
1 25 (15.43%) Telecoms
2 18 (11.11%) Games
3 16 (9.88%) Electronics
4 15 (9.26%) Finance
5 11 (6.79%) Retail
6 8 (4.94%) Marketing
7 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.85%) Advertising
9 2 (1.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (38.27%) .NET
2 37 (22.84%) HTML
3 27 (16.67%) CSS
4 25 (15.43%) ASP.NET
5 18 (11.11%) jQuery
6 14 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (8.64%) J2EE
7 13 (8.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (7.41%) MFC
8 12 (7.41%) XML
8 12 (7.41%) OpenGL
8 12 (7.41%) DirectX
8 12 (7.41%) Qt
9 11 (6.79%) AngularJS
10 9 (5.56%) GWT
11 8 (4.94%) Ajax
12 7 (4.32%) Web Services
13 6 (3.70%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.70%) RESTful
14 5 (3.09%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.96%) Digital Media
2 18 (11.11%) Xbox
3 17 (10.49%) Mathematics
4 13 (8.02%) User Experience
5 12 (7.41%) Data Structures
5 12 (7.41%) Algorithms
6 10 (6.17%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.47%) DTV
8 3 (1.85%) Social Network
9 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.62%) New Media
10 1 (0.62%) GIS
10 1 (0.62%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.62%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.22%) Windows
2 26 (16.05%) Android
3 25 (15.43%) Apple iOS
4 24 (14.81%) Windows 8
4 24 (14.81%) Windows Phone
5 15 (9.26%) Linux
6 10 (6.17%) UNIX
7 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (37.65%) Software Engineering
3 43 (26.54%) Unit Testing
4 34 (20.99%) TDD
5 28 (17.28%) MVVM
6 26 (16.05%) Android Development
6 26 (16.05%) SDLC
6 26 (16.05%) MVC
7 25 (15.43%) OO
7 25 (15.43%) iOS Development
8 24 (14.81%) Scrum
8 24 (14.81%) System Testing
9 23 (14.20%) OOD
10 18 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
11 15 (9.26%) Test Automation
11 15 (9.26%) Pair Programming
12 12 (7.41%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.17%) OOP
14 9 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (46.91%) Java
2 72 (44.44%) C#
3 56 (34.57%) SQL
4 45 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 36 (22.22%) C++
6 24 (14.81%) XAML
7 20 (12.35%) Scala
8 19 (11.73%) Python
9 15 (9.26%) Clojure
10 10 (6.17%) C
11 6 (3.70%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.70%) Ruby
12 5 (3.09%) ActionScript
12 5 (3.09%) Perl
12 5 (3.09%) PHP
13 4 (2.47%) VB
14 3 (1.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (1.23%) VBScript
16 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) ISEB
3 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.47%) Docker
2 4 (2.47%) LXC
2 4 (2.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (14.81%) Xamarin
2 19 (11.73%) Oracle
3 13 (8.02%) Google
4 10 (6.17%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.56%) Sybase
6 7 (4.32%) VMware
7 5 (3.09%) Adobe
8 4 (2.47%) SAP
9 3 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.85%) Facebook
10 1 (0.62%) CA
10 1 (0.62%) Mapinfo
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