Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Software Developer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 66 64
Rank change year-on-year +20 -2 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 245 135 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.41% 4.21% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 4.34% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 214 93 148
Bristol median annual salary £33,250 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.88% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,800 £22,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
South West median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +2.86%

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 3726 3111 3694
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.46% 96.98% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3096 2655 3205
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,300
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Bristol

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Bristol

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Bristol over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 131 (53.47%) Java
2 130 (53.06%) .NET
3 119 (48.57%) JavaScript
4 103 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (41.63%) C#
6 97 (39.59%) SQL Server
7 91 (37.14%) HTML
8 86 (35.10%) SQL
9 83 (33.88%) Computer Science
10 76 (31.02%) Degree
10 76 (31.02%) MVC
11 75 (30.61%) ASP.NET
12 69 (28.16%) CSS
13 67 (27.35%) OO
14 66 (26.94%) C++
15 63 (25.71%) Mathematics
16 62 (25.31%) Microsoft
17 57 (23.27%) Software Engineering
18 56 (22.86%) XML
19 54 (22.04%) SDLC
20 49 (20.00%) Finance
21 46 (18.78%) Relational Database
22 45 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
23 40 (16.33%) Oracle
23 40 (16.33%) RDBMS
24 38 (15.51%) AngularJS
25 37 (15.10%) Git (software)
26 36 (14.69%) HTML5
27 35 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
28 34 (13.88%) J2EE

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 6 (2.45%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.04%) DNN
3 2 (0.82%) IIS
3 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.82%) WordPress
4 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.41%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.90%) SaaS
4 11 (4.49%) PaaS
5 10 (4.08%) IaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.82%) npm
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.31%) HTTP
2 10 (4.08%) SSL
3 4 (1.63%) Internet
4 3 (1.22%) SMS
5 1 (0.41%) Extranet
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (39.59%) SQL Server
2 46 (18.78%) Relational Database
3 40 (16.33%) RDBMS
4 28 (11.43%) Oracle Database
5 24 (9.80%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.31%) MongoDB
7 11 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.49%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.63%) Big Data
8 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.22%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.82%) MySQL
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.41%) GIS
11 1 (0.41%) Redis
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (15.10%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.94%) Maven
3 16 (6.53%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (4.08%) Mercurial
5 10 (4.08%) MSBuild
6 7 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.45%) Ant
8 5 (2.04%) Subversion
9 3 (1.22%) gulp
9 3 (1.22%) Hudson
9 3 (1.22%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.22%) webpack
10 2 (0.82%) JIRA
10 2 (0.82%) NUnit
10 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.41%) Selenium
11 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (20.00%) Finance
2 30 (12.24%) Electronics
3 28 (11.43%) Manufacturing
3 28 (11.43%) Marketing
3 28 (11.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.67%) Games
5 5 (2.04%) Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (53.06%) .NET
2 91 (37.14%) HTML
3 75 (30.61%) ASP.NET
4 69 (28.16%) CSS
5 56 (22.86%) XML
6 45 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (15.51%) AngularJS
8 36 (14.69%) HTML5
9 34 (13.88%) J2EE
10 30 (12.24%) REST
11 24 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (9.39%) .NET Framework
12 23 (9.39%) Spring
13 21 (8.57%) jQuery
14 20 (8.16%) JSON
15 17 (6.94%) RESTful
16 15 (6.12%) Web Services
17 14 (5.71%) Entity Framework
17 14 (5.71%) WCF
18 13 (5.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (33.88%) Computer Science
2 23 (9.39%) User Experience
3 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.86%) Robotics
6 4 (1.63%) RIA
7 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.22%) Fintech
7 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.82%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.41%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.41%) CUDA
9 1 (0.41%) MPEG
9 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.76%) Linux
2 9 (3.67%) Android
2 9 (3.67%) Apple iOS
2 9 (3.67%) Windows
3 4 (1.63%) Solaris
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (31.02%) MVC
3 67 (27.35%) OO
4 63 (25.71%) Mathematics
5 57 (23.27%) Software Engineering
6 54 (22.04%) SDLC
7 33 (13.47%) TDD
8 30 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (12.24%) Mentoring
9 28 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
9 28 (11.43%) Programme Management
10 27 (11.02%) Scrum
11 25 (10.20%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.35%) Test Automation
13 16 (6.53%) BDD
13 16 (6.53%) OOP
14 14 (5.71%) SOLID
15 13 (5.31%) DevOps
15 13 (5.31%) Microservices
16 12 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 131 (53.47%) Java
2 119 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 102 (41.63%) C#
4 86 (35.10%) SQL
5 66 (26.94%) C++
6 28 (11.43%) Python
7 8 (3.27%) Scala
7 8 (3.27%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.86%) C
9 6 (2.45%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.45%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.04%) Apple Swift
10 5 (2.04%) Objective-C
10 5 (2.04%) Perl
11 4 (1.63%) PHP
11 4 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.22%) ES6
13 2 (0.82%) Fortran
13 2 (0.82%) Go
13 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (31.02%) Degree
2 21 (8.57%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.27%) PhD
5 7 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.45%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCP
8 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.63%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) ECSS
System Software
1 8 (3.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Kibana
1 1 (0.41%) rkt
Vendors
1 62 (25.31%) Microsoft
2 40 (16.33%) Oracle
3 28 (11.43%) SAP
4 4 (1.63%) Citrix
4 4 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.22%) Sybase
5 3 (1.22%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.41%) Cognos
6 1 (0.41%) Google
6 1 (0.41%) NVIDIA
6 1 (0.41%) Twitter