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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 42 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 113 118 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.67% 6.18% 7.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.92% 6.47% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 101 95 122
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £28,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £46,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1908 1823 1665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.69% 95.45% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1560 1523 1449
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 199 (97.07%) Software Engineering
2 96 (46.83%) Degree
3 91 (44.39%) Java
4 90 (43.90%) C++
5 82 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 59 (28.78%) Unit Testing
7 54 (26.34%) Eclipse
8 52 (25.37%) JavaScript
9 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (23.90%) C
10 49 (23.90%) Spring
11 46 (22.44%) SQL
12 43 (20.98%) OO
13 40 (19.51%) C#
14 39 (19.02%) QA
15 38 (18.54%) Finance
16 36 (17.56%) UML
17 35 (17.07%) Oracle
17 35 (17.07%) XML
17 35 (17.07%) Banking
18 34 (16.59%) JUnit
19 32 (15.61%) J2EE
19 32 (15.61%) WebLogic
19 32 (15.61%) JBoss
19 32 (15.61%) OOD
19 32 (15.61%) WebSphere
19 32 (15.61%) French Language
19 32 (15.61%) Problem Management
19 32 (15.61%) GWT
19 32 (15.61%) Eclipse RCP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (15.61%) JBoss
1 32 (15.61%) WebLogic
1 32 (15.61%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.78%) Apache ServiceMix
3 11 (5.37%) Apache Solr
4 9 (4.39%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.90%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.98%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.39%) HTTP
2 5 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.49%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.73%) RDBMS
2 22 (10.73%) Relational Database
3 20 (9.76%) MySQL
4 12 (5.85%) Big Data
5 11 (5.37%) Hadoop
6 9 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 54 (26.34%) Eclipse
2 34 (16.59%) JUnit
3 32 (15.61%) Eclipse RCP
4 30 (14.63%) Jenkins
5 20 (9.76%) Git (software)
6 19 (9.27%) Ant
6 19 (9.27%) Maven
7 14 (6.83%) Subversion
8 11 (5.37%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.41%) MSBuild
9 7 (3.41%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (3.41%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.98%) PVCS
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.98%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.98%) JIRA
10 2 (0.98%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.49%) Hudson
11 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (18.54%) Finance
2 35 (17.07%) Banking
3 32 (15.61%) French Language
4 19 (9.27%) Games
5 12 (5.85%) Aerospace
6 7 (3.41%) Electronics
7 6 (2.93%) Military
8 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.98%) Automotive
9 2 (0.98%) Retail
10 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.90%) Spring
2 35 (17.07%) XML
3 32 (15.61%) J2EE
3 32 (15.61%) GWT
4 28 (13.66%) HTML
5 26 (12.68%) .NET
6 18 (8.78%) JSP
6 18 (8.78%) Servlets
6 18 (8.78%) XSLT
6 18 (8.78%) JMS
6 18 (8.78%) WebSphere MQ
6 18 (8.78%) OSGi
7 14 (6.83%) MyBatis
7 14 (6.83%) SWT
7 14 (6.83%) Struts
8 13 (6.34%) DirectX
8 13 (6.34%) Hibernate
9 12 (5.85%) CSS
9 12 (5.85%) Qt
10 11 (5.37%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 82 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 23 (11.22%) Algorithms
3 22 (10.73%) Open Source
4 20 (9.76%) Data Structures
5 19 (9.27%) Mathematics
6 18 (8.78%) Physics
6 18 (8.78%) Client/Server
6 18 (8.78%) N-Tier
6 18 (8.78%) Inversion of Control
6 18 (8.78%) SWIFT
6 18 (8.78%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.90%) Device Driver
8 6 (2.93%) MPEG
9 5 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (2.44%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (2.44%) Neural Network
9 5 (2.44%) CAN bus
10 4 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.68%) Linux
2 22 (10.73%) Windows
3 19 (9.27%) UNIX
4 5 (2.44%) Android
5 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (97.07%) Software Engineering
2 59 (28.78%) Unit Testing
3 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (20.98%) OO
5 36 (17.56%) UML
6 32 (15.61%) OOD
6 32 (15.61%) Problem Management
7 25 (12.20%) TDD
7 25 (12.20%) Scrum
8 24 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (10.73%) Multithreading
9 22 (10.73%) OOA/OOD
10 13 (6.34%) Data Modelling
11 10 (4.88%) Electronic Design Automation
12 9 (4.39%) Web Application Development
13 7 (3.41%) Software Architecture
14 6 (2.93%) Game Development
14 6 (2.93%) Software Testing
14 6 (2.93%) Time Management
14 6 (2.93%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 91 (44.39%) Java
2 90 (43.90%) C++
3 52 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 49 (23.90%) C
5 46 (22.44%) SQL
6 40 (19.51%) C#
7 21 (10.24%) Python
8 14 (6.83%) Ruby
9 13 (6.34%) Perl
10 8 (3.90%) Lisp
11 7 (3.41%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.44%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.95%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.95%) VC++
14 2 (0.98%) Ada
14 2 (0.98%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.98%) PHP
14 2 (0.98%) PHP5
15 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.49%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 96 (46.83%) Degree
2 23 (11.22%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) BC Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) PhD
5 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.46%) HNC
5 3 (1.46%) HND
6 1 (0.49%) MCSE
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (19.02%) QA
2 9 (4.39%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.98%) JTAG
3 2 (0.98%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.98%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 35 (17.07%) Oracle
2 20 (9.76%) IBM
3 18 (8.78%) VMware
3 18 (8.78%) Google
4 16 (7.80%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.37%) Twitter
6 10 (4.88%) Hyland
7 4 (1.95%) Intel
8 2 (0.98%) Zend
9 1 (0.49%) EMC
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