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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 42 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 99 98 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.05% 5.34% 8.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 5.55% 8.95%
Number of salaries quoted 74 82 140
Average salary £40,000 £34,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.10% +6.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,850 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £47,500 £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
1889 1765 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.33% 96.24% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1586 1441 1511
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 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £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 31 March 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 198 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 92 (44.44%) Java
3 90 (43.48%) C++
4 87 (42.03%) Degree
5 63 (30.43%) C
6 60 (28.99%) JavaScript
6 60 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (25.60%) Computer Science
8 51 (24.64%) Linux
9 46 (22.22%) Python
10 44 (21.26%) OO
11 41 (19.81%) C#
11 41 (19.81%) Spring
12 39 (18.84%) Oracle
13 37 (17.87%) Eclipse
13 37 (17.87%) Unit Testing
14 35 (16.91%) Open Source
15 34 (16.43%) XML
16 33 (15.94%) SQL
17 31 (14.98%) JUnit
17 31 (14.98%) Git (software)
18 30 (14.49%) Multithreading
18 30 (14.49%) Finance
19 29 (14.01%) .NET
19 29 (14.01%) J2EE
20 28 (13.53%) UML
21 27 (13.04%) Mathematics
21 27 (13.04%) QA
22 26 (12.56%) HTML
22 26 (12.56%) Jenkins

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 23 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 19 (9.18%) JBoss
2 19 (9.18%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.18%) WebSphere
3 14 (6.76%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.83%) Apache ServiceMix
5 9 (4.35%) Node.js
6 4 (1.93%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.45%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.97%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.48%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.83%) SaaS
2 8 (3.86%) PaaS
2 8 (3.86%) HP Helion
2 8 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (3.86%) Google App Engine
2 8 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.66%) HTTP
2 16 (7.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.48%) SSL
3 1 (0.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) NAS
3 1 (0.48%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.70%) MySQL
3 15 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (6.76%) RDBMS
4 14 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.93%) Big Data
8 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (17.87%) Eclipse
2 31 (14.98%) JUnit
2 31 (14.98%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.56%) Jenkins
4 22 (10.63%) Maven
5 19 (9.18%) Ant
5 19 (9.18%) Eclipse RCP
6 18 (8.70%) Subversion
7 14 (6.76%) Artifactory
8 12 (5.80%) Hudson
9 11 (5.31%) Gradle
10 4 (1.93%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.97%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.97%) JIRA
11 2 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.48%) Selenium
12 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (14.49%) Finance
2 24 (11.59%) Banking
3 19 (9.18%) French Language
4 9 (4.35%) Electronics
5 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.93%) Games
6 4 (1.93%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.45%) Military
8 2 (0.97%) Automotive
8 2 (0.97%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.81%) Spring
2 34 (16.43%) XML
3 29 (14.01%) .NET
3 29 (14.01%) J2EE
4 26 (12.56%) HTML
5 20 (9.66%) Hibernate
6 19 (9.18%) Web Services
6 19 (9.18%) GWT
7 16 (7.73%) CSS
8 14 (6.76%) XSD
9 13 (6.28%) REST
10 10 (4.83%) OSGi
10 10 (4.83%) XSLT
10 10 (4.83%) JMS
10 10 (4.83%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (4.83%) JSP
10 10 (4.83%) Servlets
11 9 (4.35%) Struts
11 9 (4.35%) SWT
11 9 (4.35%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (25.60%) Computer Science
2 35 (16.91%) Open Source
3 27 (13.04%) Mathematics
4 22 (10.63%) Physics
5 15 (7.25%) MPEG
6 11 (5.31%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (4.83%) Client/Server
7 10 (4.83%) N-Tier
7 10 (4.83%) Inversion of Control
7 10 (4.83%) SWIFT
8 9 (4.35%) Device Driver
9 8 (3.86%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (3.86%) Neural Network
9 8 (3.86%) Data Structures
10 7 (3.38%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (1.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.64%) Linux
2 17 (8.21%) UNIX
3 5 (2.42%) Windows
4 4 (1.93%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 60 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (21.26%) OO
4 37 (17.87%) Unit Testing
5 30 (14.49%) Multithreading
6 28 (13.53%) UML
7 25 (12.08%) OOD
8 22 (10.63%) TDD
8 22 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (9.18%) Problem Management
10 18 (8.70%) Scrum
11 15 (7.25%) OOA/OOD
12 14 (6.76%) Web Application Development
13 13 (6.28%) Image Processing
13 13 (6.28%) Video Processing
13 13 (6.28%) Parallel Processing
14 11 (5.31%) Software Architecture
15 10 (4.83%) Data Management
16 9 (4.35%) Digital Signal Processing
16 9 (4.35%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.44%) Java
2 90 (43.48%) C++
3 63 (30.43%) C
4 60 (28.99%) JavaScript
5 46 (22.22%) Python
6 41 (19.81%) C#
7 33 (15.94%) SQL
8 17 (8.21%) Scala
9 16 (7.73%) Perl
10 15 (7.25%) Clojure
11 11 (5.31%) Ruby
12 10 (4.83%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.93%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.93%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.45%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.45%) Golang
15 2 (0.97%) GLSL
15 2 (0.97%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.97%) VC++
15 2 (0.97%) Ada
Qualifications
1 87 (42.03%) Degree
2 17 (8.21%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.90%) PhD
5 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.04%) QA
2 4 (1.93%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.97%) JTAG
4 2 (0.97%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.97%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.76%) Docker
3 7 (3.38%) LXC
3 7 (3.38%) Xen
3 7 (3.38%) KVM
4 2 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (18.84%) Oracle
2 21 (10.14%) VMware
3 18 (8.70%) Google
4 15 (7.25%) Hyland
5 12 (5.80%) IBM
6 8 (3.86%) HP
6 8 (3.86%) Rackspace
7 5 (2.42%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.45%) Twitter
9 1 (0.48%) EMC
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