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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 47 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 88 101 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.64% 6.00% 8.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 6.28% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 69 81 128
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,700 £48,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1836 1609 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.89% 95.55% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1527 1318 1434
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 £23,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
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 5 March 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 187 (95.90%) Software Engineering
2 89 (45.64%) Java
3 88 (45.13%) C++
4 82 (42.05%) Degree
5 59 (30.26%) Computer Science
5 59 (30.26%) JavaScript
6 54 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (26.15%) C
8 47 (24.10%) OO
8 47 (24.10%) Spring
9 45 (23.08%) Unit Testing
9 45 (23.08%) Eclipse
10 43 (22.05%) C#
11 40 (20.51%) Linux
12 39 (20.00%) SQL
13 37 (18.97%) Finance
14 36 (18.46%) Oracle
14 36 (18.46%) XML
15 34 (17.44%) JUnit
16 32 (16.41%) J2EE
17 31 (15.90%) Banking
18 30 (15.38%) UML
18 30 (15.38%) Multithreading
18 30 (15.38%) QA
19 29 (14.87%) Open Source
19 29 (14.87%) Python
20 28 (14.36%) OOD
20 28 (14.36%) .NET
20 28 (14.36%) HTML
21 26 (13.33%) WebLogic

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 26 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 26 (13.33%) JBoss
1 26 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 14 (7.18%) OpenStack
2 14 (7.18%) Apache ServiceMix
3 13 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.10%) Node.js
5 5 (2.56%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.03%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.51%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.56%) SaaS
2 3 (1.54%) HP Helion
2 3 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.54%) PaaS
2 3 (1.54%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.69%) HTTP
2 12 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) NAS
3 1 (0.51%) DLNA
3 1 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.23%) RDBMS
2 18 (9.23%) MySQL
2 18 (9.23%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.56%) Big Data
5 5 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 45 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 34 (17.44%) JUnit
3 26 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.33%) Eclipse RCP
4 23 (11.79%) Jenkins
5 18 (9.23%) Ant
5 18 (9.23%) Maven
6 17 (8.72%) Subversion
7 8 (4.10%) Artifactory
8 5 (2.56%) MSBuild
8 5 (2.56%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.05%) Hudson
10 3 (1.54%) Gradle
11 2 (1.03%) LabVIEW
11 2 (1.03%) JIRA
11 2 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.51%) NUnit
General
1 37 (18.97%) Finance
2 31 (15.90%) Banking
3 26 (13.33%) French Language
4 10 (5.13%) Games
5 7 (3.59%) Electronics
5 7 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.56%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.05%) Military
8 2 (1.03%) Automotive
8 2 (1.03%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (24.10%) Spring
2 36 (18.46%) XML
3 32 (16.41%) J2EE
4 28 (14.36%) .NET
4 28 (14.36%) HTML
5 26 (13.33%) GWT
6 19 (9.74%) Hibernate
7 15 (7.69%) CSS
8 14 (7.18%) OSGi
8 14 (7.18%) JSP
8 14 (7.18%) Servlets
8 14 (7.18%) XSLT
8 14 (7.18%) JMS
8 14 (7.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 13 (6.67%) Web Services
9 13 (6.67%) XSD
10 12 (6.15%) SWT
10 12 (6.15%) Struts
10 12 (6.15%) MyBatis
11 8 (4.10%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (30.26%) Computer Science
2 29 (14.87%) Open Source
3 22 (11.28%) Mathematics
4 18 (9.23%) Physics
5 15 (7.69%) MPEG
6 14 (7.18%) Inversion of Control
6 14 (7.18%) SWIFT
6 14 (7.18%) Client/Server
6 14 (7.18%) N-Tier
6 14 (7.18%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (6.67%) Algorithms
8 10 (5.13%) Data Structures
9 9 (4.62%) Device Driver
10 8 (4.10%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (4.10%) Neural Network
11 4 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (1.54%) Statistics
12 3 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.51%) Linux
2 16 (8.21%) UNIX
3 12 (6.15%) Windows
4 4 (2.05%) Android
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (95.90%) Software Engineering
2 54 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (24.10%) OO
4 45 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 30 (15.38%) UML
5 30 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 28 (14.36%) OOD
7 26 (13.33%) Problem Management
8 21 (10.77%) TDD
8 21 (10.77%) Scrum
9 20 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (8.21%) OOA/OOD
11 13 (6.67%) Web Application Development
11 13 (6.67%) Parallel Processing
11 13 (6.67%) Image Processing
11 13 (6.67%) Video Processing
12 9 (4.62%) Software Architecture
13 8 (4.10%) Customer Engagement
13 8 (4.10%) Digital Signal Processing
13 8 (4.10%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 89 (45.64%) Java
2 88 (45.13%) C++
3 59 (30.26%) JavaScript
4 51 (26.15%) C
5 43 (22.05%) C#
6 39 (20.00%) SQL
7 29 (14.87%) Python
8 12 (6.15%) Perl
9 11 (5.64%) Ruby
10 9 (4.62%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.56%) Scala
11 5 (2.56%) Clojure
12 4 (2.05%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.54%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (1.54%) Lisp
13 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.03%) PHP
14 2 (1.03%) Ada
14 2 (1.03%) VC++
14 2 (1.03%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 82 (42.05%) Degree
2 17 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.56%) PhD
5 3 (1.54%) VCP4
6 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.51%) HNC
7 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.38%) QA
2 4 (2.05%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.03%) TickIT
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.03%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.56%) Docker
3 3 (1.54%) LXC
3 3 (1.54%) KVM
3 3 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (18.46%) Oracle
2 17 (8.72%) Google
2 17 (8.72%) VMware
3 16 (8.21%) IBM
4 14 (7.18%) Hyland
5 9 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.56%) Twitter
7 3 (1.54%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.54%) HP
8 2 (1.03%) Intel
9 1 (0.51%) EMC
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum + Discretionary relocation assistanc
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol
Brightpearl
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-48,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Brightpearl
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Developer Portal
Salary: From £47,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £25-30,000 + Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 20 days ago