Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Senior Software Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 155 126
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 63 21 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.74% 0.66% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.68% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 59 16 57
Bristol median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,375 £37,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,625 £85,000
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 3,506 3,081 3,517
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.83% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,905 2,558 3,092
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
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 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Bristol

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Bristol

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 63 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (73.02%) Java
3 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (53.97%) JavaScript
5 30 (47.62%) HTML
5 30 (47.62%) CSS
6 29 (46.03%) SQL
6 29 (46.03%) AngularJS
7 28 (44.44%) HTML5
8 27 (42.86%) NoSQL
9 26 (41.27%) Spring
9 26 (41.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 24 (38.10%) Microservices
10 24 (38.10%) Finance
11 23 (36.51%) OO
12 20 (31.75%) C#
12 20 (31.75%) J2EE
12 20 (31.75%) Unit Testing
13 19 (30.16%) Degree
14 17 (26.98%) Mentoring
15 15 (23.81%) Electronics
16 14 (22.22%) .NET
16 14 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
16 14 (22.22%) WebSphere
16 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
16 14 (22.22%) Computer Science
17 13 (20.63%) Scrum
17 13 (20.63%) TDD
18 12 (19.05%) Web Services
18 12 (19.05%) Spring Boot

Senior Software Engineer 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 14 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (9.52%) Apache Spark
4 5 (7.94%) JBoss
5 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.52%) Amazon EMR
3 6 (9.52%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (3.17%) IaaS
4 2 (3.17%) PaaS
4 2 (3.17%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
1 2 (3.17%) SSL
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.52%) Amazon Athena
3 6 (9.52%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (9.52%) BigQuery
4 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.17%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.59%) Big Data
6 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.59%) MySQL
6 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.29%) Ant
2 9 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 9 (14.29%) Maven
3 6 (9.52%) JIRA
4 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.17%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
General
1 24 (38.10%) Finance
2 15 (23.81%) Electronics
3 7 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.11%) Marketing
3 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (47.62%) CSS
1 30 (47.62%) HTML
2 29 (46.03%) AngularJS
3 28 (44.44%) HTML5
4 26 (41.27%) Spring
4 26 (41.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 20 (31.75%) J2EE
6 14 (22.22%) .NET
7 12 (19.05%) Spring Boot
7 12 (19.05%) Web Services
8 9 (14.29%) CSS3
8 9 (14.29%) JMS
8 9 (14.29%) RESTful
8 9 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (12.70%) REST
10 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
10 6 (9.52%) React
11 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.76%) Kafka
11 3 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.70%) User Experience
3 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.10%) Microservices
4 23 (36.51%) OO
5 20 (31.75%) Unit Testing
6 17 (26.98%) Mentoring
7 14 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
8 13 (20.63%) Scrum
8 13 (20.63%) TDD
9 9 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
9 9 (14.29%) Open Source
10 8 (12.70%) BDD
10 8 (12.70%) Coaching
10 8 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (12.70%) DevOps
10 8 (12.70%) SOLID
11 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (73.02%) Java
2 34 (53.97%) JavaScript
3 29 (46.03%) SQL
4 20 (31.75%) C#
5 11 (17.46%) Python
6 9 (14.29%) Scala
7 8 (12.70%) C
7 8 (12.70%) C++
8 5 (7.94%) Embedded C
9 3 (4.76%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.76%) Ruby
10 2 (3.17%) Clojure
10 2 (3.17%) F#
10 2 (3.17%) Haskell
11 1 (1.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Degree
2 12 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 7 (11.11%) SAP
3 6 (9.52%) Atlassian