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 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 Engineer
Rank 20 46 26
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 201 86 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.54% 4.74% 8.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.96% 4.94% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 163 76 128
Average salary £48,500 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.77% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,500 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £38,250
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
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 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 1 September 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 328 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 200 (58.14%) Java
3 151 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (40.99%) Python
5 136 (39.53%) Degree
6 100 (29.07%) Linux
7 98 (28.49%) C++
8 90 (26.16%) VMware
9 88 (25.58%) Git (software)
10 82 (23.84%) Telecoms
10 82 (23.84%) JavaScript
11 79 (22.97%) Maven
12 78 (22.67%) UNIX
13 76 (22.09%) Oracle
13 76 (22.09%) Clojure
13 76 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 75 (21.80%) Scala
15 71 (20.64%) Jenkins
16 70 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (20.35%) Ant
17 68 (19.77%) Digital Media
18 63 (18.31%) Artifactory
19 62 (18.02%) Gradle
19 62 (18.02%) Docker
19 62 (18.02%) C
20 60 (17.44%) OO
21 59 (17.15%) Web Services
22 58 (16.86%) TDD
23 55 (15.99%) SaaS
24 54 (15.70%) Hudson

Software Engineer
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 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 43 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 38 (11.05%) WebLogic
3 26 (7.56%) WebSphere
4 25 (7.27%) JBoss
5 18 (5.23%) Node.js
6 16 (4.65%) Apache ServiceMix
7 14 (4.07%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (2.33%) nginx
10 3 (0.87%) Mule
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) Drupal
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.29%) MS Office
1 1 (0.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.29%) 3ds Max
1 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.99%) SaaS
2 45 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (11.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 38 (11.05%) PaaS
3 38 (11.05%) Google App Engine
4 31 (9.01%) IaaS
5 22 (6.40%) HP Helion
6 14 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.76%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.52%) HTTP
3 16 (4.65%) Internet
4 9 (2.62%) DLNA
5 7 (2.03%) SSL
6 3 (0.87%) DVB
7 1 (0.29%) IPv4
7 1 (0.29%) LAN
7 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.85%) Big Data
3 23 (6.69%) MySQL
4 19 (5.52%) Relational Database
5 18 (5.23%) RDBMS
5 18 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.78%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.87%) SQLite
9 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) Redis
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 88 (25.58%) Git (software)
2 79 (22.97%) Maven
3 71 (20.64%) Jenkins
4 70 (20.35%) Ant
5 63 (18.31%) Artifactory
6 62 (18.02%) Gradle
7 54 (15.70%) Hudson
8 41 (11.92%) Eclipse
9 29 (8.43%) JUnit
10 25 (7.27%) Eclipse RCP
11 20 (5.81%) Subversion
12 11 (3.20%) JIRA
13 10 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (1.16%) Visual Studio
15 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
15 2 (0.58%) Selenium
15 2 (0.58%) NUnit
15 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
General
1 82 (23.84%) Telecoms
2 40 (11.63%) Finance
3 23 (6.69%) Games
4 21 (6.10%) Banking
5 17 (4.94%) Electronics
6 13 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.20%) Marketing
7 11 (3.20%) French Language
8 8 (2.33%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (17.15%) Web Services
2 49 (14.24%) HTML
3 41 (11.92%) J2EE
4 40 (11.63%) CSS
5 38 (11.05%) .NET
6 36 (10.47%) Spring
7 34 (9.88%) XML
8 25 (7.27%) GWT
9 24 (6.98%) REST
10 16 (4.65%) OSGi
10 16 (4.65%) XSLT
10 16 (4.65%) JMS
10 16 (4.65%) JSP
10 16 (4.65%) Servlets
10 16 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
10 16 (4.65%) Hibernate
11 14 (4.07%) RESTful
12 13 (3.78%) Twisted
12 13 (3.78%) JMX
12 13 (3.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.77%) Digital Media
2 53 (15.41%) Computer Science
3 27 (7.85%) Mathematics
4 23 (6.69%) Physics
5 20 (5.81%) Public Cloud
6 18 (5.23%) Xbox
7 16 (4.65%) SWIFT
7 16 (4.65%) Inversion of Control
7 16 (4.65%) Client/Server
7 16 (4.65%) N-Tier
8 14 (4.07%) User Experience
9 13 (3.78%) DTV
10 10 (2.91%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (2.62%) MPEG
12 8 (2.33%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (1.45%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.87%) Web 2.0
14 3 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 100 (29.07%) Linux
2 78 (22.67%) UNIX
3 39 (11.34%) Windows
4 36 (10.47%) Android
5 29 (8.43%) Apple iOS
6 18 (5.23%) Windows 8
6 18 (5.23%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 151 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (17.44%) OO
5 58 (16.86%) TDD
6 51 (14.83%) SDLC
7 49 (14.24%) Unit Testing
8 43 (12.50%) Open Source
9 42 (12.21%) Continuous Delivery
10 40 (11.63%) Data Management
11 36 (10.47%) OOA/OOD
11 36 (10.47%) UML
12 34 (9.88%) Scrum
13 33 (9.59%) Mentoring
14 31 (9.01%) Android Development
15 29 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (6.69%) Multithreading
17 22 (6.40%) Software Architecture
17 22 (6.40%) iOS Development
18 21 (6.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (58.14%) Java
2 141 (40.99%) Python
3 98 (28.49%) C++
4 82 (23.84%) JavaScript
5 76 (22.09%) Clojure
6 75 (21.80%) Scala
7 62 (18.02%) C
8 42 (12.21%) C#
9 40 (11.63%) SQL
10 36 (10.47%) Perl
11 31 (9.01%) Ruby
12 18 (5.23%) XAML
12 18 (5.23%) Bash Shell
13 17 (4.94%) Go
14 8 (2.33%) Erlang
15 6 (1.74%) PHP
16 5 (1.45%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.45%) Ada
17 4 (1.16%) Tcl
17 4 (1.16%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 136 (39.53%) Degree
2 9 (2.62%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.69%) QA
2 12 (3.49%) DO-178B
3 5 (1.45%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) GAMP
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 76 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (18.02%) Docker
3 45 (13.08%) Xen
4 37 (10.76%) LXC
5 28 (8.14%) KVM
6 3 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.49%) Ansible
2 12 (3.49%) Puppet
3 8 (2.33%) Kibana
3 8 (2.33%) Graphite
4 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 90 (26.16%) VMware
2 76 (22.09%) Oracle
3 53 (15.41%) Google
4 29 (8.43%) Rackspace
5 22 (6.40%) HP
6 18 (5.23%) Xamarin
7 10 (2.91%) BEA
7 10 (2.91%) Sybase
8 9 (2.62%) SAP
9 8 (2.33%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.03%) IBM
11 2 (0.58%) Adobe
11 2 (0.58%) Hyland
12 1 (0.29%) Fujitsu
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per day + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000
Posted: 4 days ago
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £35000.0000 - £45000.0000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension, Holiday etc
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension, Holiday etc
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + healthcare, pension, etc.
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £410000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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