Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 149 173
Rank change year-on-year -6 +24 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 37 30 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.04% 0.92% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.95% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 36 30 26
Bristol median annual salary £55,000 £48,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.82% -15.22% +31.43%
10th Percentile £43,125 £39,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £78,750 £66,250
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3,441 3,173 3,606
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 97.06% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,888 2,619 3,166
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Bristol

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Bristol.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Bristol

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Bristol

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 32 (86.49%) HTML
2 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
3 25 (67.57%) CSS
3 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (62.16%) Java
5 22 (59.46%) AngularJS
6 21 (56.76%) Mentoring
7 19 (51.35%) SQL
8 18 (48.65%) Spring
9 17 (45.95%) Software Engineering
9 17 (45.95%) Web Services
10 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
11 14 (37.84%) RESTful
11 14 (37.84%) HTML5
11 14 (37.84%) Maven
12 13 (35.14%) .NET
12 13 (35.14%) C#
13 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
14 11 (29.73%) Continuous Deployment
14 11 (29.73%) WebSphere
14 11 (29.73%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (29.73%) MVC
14 11 (29.73%) JMS
14 11 (29.73%) Eclipse
14 11 (29.73%) Ant
14 11 (29.73%) CSS3
14 11 (29.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (29.73%) Inversion of Control
15 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (27.03%) React

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (29.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.41%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.11%) npm
3 3 (8.11%) SaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.11%) Big Data
3 3 (8.11%) MySQL
4 2 (5.41%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (5.41%) Redis
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.70%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
2 14 (37.84%) Maven
3 11 (29.73%) Ant
3 11 (29.73%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.41%) gulp
4 2 (5.41%) NUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.70%) Babel
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Mocha
5 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.70%) webpack
General
1 4 (10.81%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (86.49%) HTML
2 25 (67.57%) CSS
3 22 (59.46%) AngularJS
4 18 (48.65%) Spring
5 17 (45.95%) Web Services
6 14 (37.84%) HTML5
6 14 (37.84%) RESTful
7 13 (35.14%) .NET
8 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
9 11 (29.73%) CSS3
9 11 (29.73%) JMS
9 11 (29.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (29.73%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (27.03%) React
11 8 (21.62%) J2EE
12 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
12 7 (18.92%) Entity Framework
13 5 (13.51%) Node.js
14 4 (10.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Fintech
2 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Mentoring
3 17 (45.95%) Software Engineering
4 11 (29.73%) Continuous Deployment
4 11 (29.73%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (29.73%) MVC
5 9 (24.32%) Microservices
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
6 8 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Kanban
7 5 (13.51%) Mob Programming
7 5 (13.51%) Pair Programming
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum-ban
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
9 3 (8.11%) Information Management
9 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.11%) OO
9 3 (8.11%) Software Delivery
9 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
2 23 (62.16%) Java
3 19 (51.35%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) C#
5 7 (18.92%) Python
6 5 (13.51%) Ruby
7 2 (5.41%) F#
7 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle