The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 49 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 82 141 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.62% 8.77% 7.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.85% 9.39% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 73 134 109
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
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
1690 1502 1528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.26% 93.47% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1348 1335 1315
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 £24,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Bristol

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 177 (95.16%) Software Engineering
2 99 (53.23%) Java
3 83 (44.62%) Computer Science
4 80 (43.01%) Degree
5 66 (35.48%) C++
6 57 (30.65%) Unit Testing
7 52 (27.96%) SQL
8 51 (27.42%) Eclipse
9 48 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (23.12%) QA
11 42 (22.58%) Spring
12 39 (20.97%) JBoss
13 38 (20.43%) Windows
14 36 (19.35%) UML
14 36 (19.35%) C
14 36 (19.35%) Eclipse RCP
15 35 (18.82%) Finance
16 34 (18.28%) Banking
16 34 (18.28%) C#
16 34 (18.28%) WebLogic
16 34 (18.28%) WebSphere
16 34 (18.28%) French Language
16 34 (18.28%) Problem Management
16 34 (18.28%) GWT
17 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
18 32 (17.20%) OOD
19 30 (16.13%) UNIX
19 30 (16.13%) Jenkins
20 29 (15.59%) JUnit
21 28 (15.05%) Oracle

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (18.28%) WebLogic
1 34 (18.28%) WebSphere
2 16 (8.60%) Apache ServiceMix
3 15 (8.06%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.54%) Node.js
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.76%) HTTP
3 3 (1.61%) LDAP
3 3 (1.61%) Internet
3 3 (1.61%) X.509
4 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.75%) RDBMS
2 20 (10.75%) Relational Database
3 16 (8.60%) Big Data
4 15 (8.06%) Hadoop
5 14 (7.53%) MySQL
6 5 (2.69%) DB2
7 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (27.42%) Eclipse
2 36 (19.35%) Eclipse RCP
3 30 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 29 (15.59%) JUnit
5 18 (9.68%) Ant
6 16 (8.60%) Maven
7 15 (8.06%) Visual Studio
8 13 (6.99%) Artifactory
9 12 (6.45%) Git (software)
10 8 (4.30%) GCC
11 7 (3.76%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (3.76%) Selenium
12 5 (2.69%) MSBuild
13 2 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (1.08%) Bugzilla
14 1 (0.54%) NUnit
14 1 (0.54%) Subversion
14 1 (0.54%) WATIR
14 1 (0.54%) ClearQuest
General
1 35 (18.82%) Finance
2 34 (18.28%) Banking
2 34 (18.28%) French Language
3 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.84%) Games
5 8 (4.30%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.08%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.58%) Spring
2 34 (18.28%) GWT
3 23 (12.37%) XML
4 21 (11.29%) Qt
5 20 (10.75%) HTML
5 20 (10.75%) J2EE
6 19 (10.22%) JSP
7 18 (9.68%) Servlets
7 18 (9.68%) XSLT
7 18 (9.68%) JMS
7 18 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 18 (9.68%) STL
8 16 (8.60%) Struts
8 16 (8.60%) SWT
9 14 (7.53%) Web Services
9 14 (7.53%) Natural Language Processing
10 12 (6.45%) .NET
11 11 (5.91%) DirectX
11 11 (5.91%) OSGi
11 11 (5.91%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 83 (44.62%) Computer Science
2 18 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (9.68%) Inversion of Control
2 18 (9.68%) SWIFT
2 18 (9.68%) Client/Server
2 18 (9.68%) N-Tier
3 10 (5.38%) Digital Media
3 10 (5.38%) Open Source
4 9 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (4.84%) Physics
5 7 (3.76%) CAN bus
6 5 (2.69%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.15%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.15%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.61%) CCTV
9 2 (1.08%) Replication
10 1 (0.54%) Robotics
10 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.43%) Windows
2 30 (16.13%) UNIX
3 14 (7.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (95.16%) Software Engineering
2 57 (30.65%) Unit Testing
3 48 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (19.35%) UML
5 34 (18.28%) Problem Management
6 32 (17.20%) OOD
7 26 (13.98%) Scrum
8 23 (12.37%) TDD
9 22 (11.83%) Data Modelling
9 22 (11.83%) OOA/OOD
10 16 (8.60%) OO
11 14 (7.53%) Electronic Design Automation
12 13 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.38%) CAD
14 7 (3.76%) Change Management
14 7 (3.76%) Multithreading
14 7 (3.76%) BDD
15 6 (3.23%) Software Testing
16 5 (2.69%) Web Development
16 5 (2.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 99 (53.23%) Java
2 66 (35.48%) C++
3 52 (27.96%) SQL
4 36 (19.35%) C
5 34 (18.28%) C#
6 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
7 15 (8.06%) Python
7 15 (8.06%) Ruby
8 11 (5.91%) Lisp
9 6 (3.23%) PHP
10 5 (2.69%) PHP5
11 4 (2.15%) Perl
12 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.08%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.54%) Clojure
13 1 (0.54%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 80 (43.01%) Degree
2 14 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.99%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.76%) BC Cleared
5 5 (2.69%) PhD
6 2 (1.08%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) HNC
7 1 (0.54%) HND
7 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (23.12%) QA
2 8 (4.30%) IEC 61508
3 7 (3.76%) DO-178B
System Software
1 18 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Puppet
1 1 (0.54%) Kibana
Vendors
1 39 (20.97%) JBoss
2 28 (15.05%) Oracle
3 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.22%) IBM
5 18 (9.68%) VMware
5 18 (9.68%) Google
6 14 (7.53%) Twitter
7 8 (4.30%) Embarcadero
7 8 (4.30%) Borland
8 5 (2.69%) Intel
9 4 (2.15%) Zend
10 1 (0.54%) Sencha
10 1 (0.54%) Empirix
10 1 (0.54%) Compuware
10 1 (0.54%) HP
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