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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 22 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 203 96 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.81% 5.28% 8.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.17% 5.50% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 164 87 132
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £37,500
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
1817 1746 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.75% 95.99% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1574 1387 1357
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 31 July 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 300 (94.04%) Software Engineering
2 183 (57.37%) Java
3 141 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (40.13%) Python
5 121 (37.93%) Degree
6 88 (27.59%) Linux
6 88 (27.59%) C++
7 83 (26.02%) Git (software)
8 82 (25.71%) JavaScript
9 80 (25.08%) VMware
10 72 (22.57%) Oracle
11 71 (22.26%) Maven
12 70 (21.94%) Scala
12 70 (21.94%) Clojure
12 70 (21.94%) UNIX
13 68 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 65 (20.38%) C
15 65 (20.38%) Jenkins
16 64 (20.06%) Telecoms
17 62 (19.44%) Ant
18 56 (17.55%) OO
19 55 (17.24%) Web Services
19 55 (17.24%) TDD
19 55 (17.24%) Artifactory
20 54 (16.93%) Docker
21 53 (16.61%) Gradle
22 52 (16.30%) Digital Media
23 51 (15.99%) SDLC
23 51 (15.99%) SaaS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.48%) OpenStack
2 39 (12.23%) WebLogic
3 28 (8.78%) WebSphere
4 27 (8.46%) JBoss
5 21 (6.58%) Node.js
6 17 (5.33%) Apache ServiceMix
7 15 (4.70%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.19%) nginx
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) Drupal
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (2.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.99%) SaaS
2 41 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (10.97%) PaaS
4 34 (10.66%) Google App Engine
4 34 (10.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (8.78%) IaaS
6 20 (6.27%) HP Helion
7 10 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.97%) TCP/IP
2 22 (6.90%) HTTP
3 9 (2.82%) Internet
4 8 (2.51%) DLNA
5 7 (2.19%) SSL
6 1 (0.31%) IPv4
6 1 (0.31%) LAN
6 1 (0.31%) WAN
6 1 (0.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.58%) MySQL
3 19 (5.96%) Big Data
3 19 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 18 (5.64%) RDBMS
5 16 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.94%) SQLite
8 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.31%) Redis
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.31%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 83 (26.02%) Git (software)
2 71 (22.26%) Maven
3 65 (20.38%) Jenkins
4 62 (19.44%) Ant
5 55 (17.24%) Artifactory
6 53 (16.61%) Gradle
7 47 (14.73%) Hudson
8 43 (13.48%) Eclipse
9 31 (9.72%) JUnit
10 27 (8.46%) Eclipse RCP
11 20 (6.27%) Subversion
12 11 (3.45%) JIRA
13 10 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
14 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
15 2 (0.63%) Selenium
15 2 (0.63%) NUnit
15 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
16 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
General
1 64 (20.06%) Telecoms
2 41 (12.85%) Finance
3 23 (7.21%) Banking
4 20 (6.27%) Games
5 15 (4.70%) Electronics
6 14 (4.39%) French Language
7 10 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.82%) Marketing
9 8 (2.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.24%) Web Services
2 45 (14.11%) HTML
3 42 (13.17%) J2EE
4 38 (11.91%) XML
5 36 (11.29%) .NET
5 36 (11.29%) Spring
6 35 (10.97%) CSS
7 27 (8.46%) GWT
8 22 (6.90%) REST
9 17 (5.33%) OSGi
9 17 (5.33%) JSP
9 17 (5.33%) Servlets
9 17 (5.33%) XSLT
9 17 (5.33%) JMS
9 17 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
10 16 (5.02%) Hibernate
11 14 (4.39%) XSD
11 14 (4.39%) RESTful
12 12 (3.76%) JMX
12 12 (3.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.30%) Digital Media
2 48 (15.05%) Computer Science
3 25 (7.84%) Mathematics
4 21 (6.58%) Physics
5 19 (5.96%) Public Cloud
6 17 (5.33%) Inversion of Control
6 17 (5.33%) SWIFT
6 17 (5.33%) Client/Server
6 17 (5.33%) N-Tier
7 16 (5.02%) Xbox
7 16 (5.02%) User Experience
8 11 (3.45%) MPEG
9 9 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.82%) Algorithms
10 7 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.19%) DTV
11 3 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.63%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 88 (27.59%) Linux
2 70 (21.94%) UNIX
3 34 (10.66%) Windows
4 29 (9.09%) Android
5 23 (7.21%) Apple iOS
6 16 (5.02%) Windows 8
6 16 (5.02%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (94.04%) Software Engineering
2 141 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (17.55%) OO
5 55 (17.24%) TDD
6 51 (15.99%) SDLC
7 48 (15.05%) Unit Testing
8 44 (13.79%) Open Source
9 40 (12.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (11.60%) Data Management
11 36 (11.29%) UML
12 33 (10.34%) OOA/OOD
13 32 (10.03%) Scrum
13 32 (10.03%) Mentoring
14 26 (8.15%) Android Development
14 26 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (7.21%) Problem Management
15 23 (7.21%) Multithreading
16 20 (6.27%) iOS Development
17 19 (5.96%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 183 (57.37%) Java
2 128 (40.13%) Python
3 88 (27.59%) C++
4 82 (25.71%) JavaScript
5 70 (21.94%) Clojure
5 70 (21.94%) Scala
6 65 (20.38%) C
7 44 (13.79%) C#
8 37 (11.60%) SQL
9 31 (9.72%) Perl
10 29 (9.09%) Ruby
11 16 (5.02%) XAML
11 16 (5.02%) Bash Shell
12 14 (4.39%) Go
13 8 (2.51%) PHP
14 6 (1.88%) Erlang
15 5 (1.57%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.57%) Ada
16 3 (0.94%) Tcl
16 3 (0.94%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 121 (37.93%) Degree
2 8 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) PhD
4 1 (0.31%) ISEB
4 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.21%) QA
2 12 (3.76%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) GAMP
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (16.93%) Docker
3 38 (11.91%) Xen
4 34 (10.66%) LXC
5 26 (8.15%) KVM
6 3 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.51%) Ansible
2 8 (2.51%) Puppet
3 7 (2.19%) Kibana
3 7 (2.19%) Graphite
4 3 (0.94%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (25.08%) VMware
2 72 (22.57%) Oracle
3 50 (15.67%) Google
4 26 (8.15%) Rackspace
5 20 (6.27%) HP
6 16 (5.02%) Xamarin
7 9 (2.82%) BEA
7 9 (2.82%) Sybase
7 9 (2.82%) IBM
8 7 (2.19%) SAP
9 5 (1.57%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.57%) Hyland
10 1 (0.31%) Adobe
10 1 (0.31%) Fujitsu
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Eames Consulting
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Generous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £100000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23,000-27,000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £410000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago