Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 48 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 235 251 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.32% 6.50% 4.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 6.66% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 193 220 95
Bristol median annual salary £39,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -18.75% -3.61%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%

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 3,605 3,768 3,130
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 97.62% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,923 3,138 2,686
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,978 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Bristol

Software Developer
Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 127 (54.04%) C#
2 126 (53.62%) Java
3 111 (47.23%) .NET
4 97 (41.28%) JavaScript
5 94 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (37.45%) SQL Server
7 73 (31.06%) Microsoft
8 71 (30.21%) OO
9 70 (29.79%) SQL
10 67 (28.51%) Finance
11 62 (26.38%) HTML
11 62 (26.38%) Oracle
12 61 (25.96%) Degree
13 60 (25.53%) Manufacturing
14 58 (24.68%) Telecoms
15 57 (24.26%) Digital Marketing
15 57 (24.26%) Marketing
15 57 (24.26%) Programme Management
15 57 (24.26%) Electronics
15 57 (24.26%) SAP
15 57 (24.26%) Business Intelligence
16 56 (23.83%) ASP.NET
17 52 (22.13%) Scrum
17 52 (22.13%) Python
17 52 (22.13%) CSS
18 48 (20.43%) E-Commerce
18 48 (20.43%) jQuery
19 47 (20.00%) SDLC
20 46 (19.57%) Software Engineering
21 42 (17.87%) MVC

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 20 (8.51%) CMS
2 17 (7.23%) eZ Publish
2 17 (7.23%) WordPress
3 12 (5.11%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.13%) JBoss
5 5 (2.13%) Jetty
6 4 (1.70%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.85%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.66%) Serverless
3 17 (7.23%) AWS Lambda
3 17 (7.23%) SaaS
4 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.55%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.13%) Firewall
2 5 (2.13%) IPv4
2 5 (2.13%) IPv6
3 4 (1.70%) DNS
3 4 (1.70%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.70%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (37.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.94%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.66%) RDBMS
4 17 (7.23%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.13%) Big Data
6 5 (2.13%) InfluxDB
6 5 (2.13%) MySQL
6 5 (2.13%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.43%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) Redis
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.94%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.51%) Eclipse
3 17 (7.23%) Visual Studio
4 14 (5.96%) JIRA
4 14 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (5.96%) TeamCity
4 14 (5.96%) Trac
5 13 (5.53%) Android Studio
5 13 (5.53%) Xcode
6 12 (5.11%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.40%) Maven
8 6 (2.55%) JUnit
9 5 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.13%) Spock
10 3 (1.28%) MSTest
11 2 (0.85%) Subversion
12 1 (0.43%) Ant
12 1 (0.43%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.43%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
General
1 67 (28.51%) Finance
2 60 (25.53%) Manufacturing
3 58 (24.68%) Telecoms
4 57 (24.26%) Electronics
4 57 (24.26%) Marketing
5 15 (6.38%) Games
6 5 (2.13%) Retail
7 3 (1.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (47.23%) .NET
2 62 (26.38%) HTML
3 56 (23.83%) ASP.NET
4 52 (22.13%) CSS
5 48 (20.43%) jQuery
6 42 (17.87%) AngularJS
7 35 (14.89%) Node.js
8 29 (12.34%) React
9 24 (10.21%) REST
10 23 (9.79%) Web Services
11 22 (9.36%) SOAP
11 22 (9.36%) Spring
12 18 (7.66%) XML
13 17 (7.23%) J2EE
13 17 (7.23%) MEAN Stack
14 15 (6.38%) LAMP
14 15 (6.38%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (5.96%) .NET Core
15 14 (5.96%) WCF
16 10 (4.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.45%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (11.49%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.68%) User Experience
4 8 (3.40%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.85%) Fintech
5 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.43%) MPEG
6 1 (0.43%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.21%) Android
2 19 (8.09%) Linux
3 14 (5.96%) Windows
4 8 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.55%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.43%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (30.21%) OO
3 57 (24.26%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (24.26%) Digital Marketing
3 57 (24.26%) Programme Management
4 52 (22.13%) Scrum
5 48 (20.43%) E-Commerce
6 47 (20.00%) SDLC
7 46 (19.57%) Software Engineering
8 42 (17.87%) MVC
9 36 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (13.62%) TDD
11 25 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (10.21%) Microservices
13 23 (9.79%) Mentoring
14 20 (8.51%) OOP
14 20 (8.51%) Unit Testing
15 18 (7.66%) Mathematics
16 17 (7.23%) Logistics
16 17 (7.23%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 127 (54.04%) C#
2 126 (53.62%) Java
3 97 (41.28%) JavaScript
4 70 (29.79%) SQL
5 52 (22.13%) Python
6 35 (14.89%) C++
7 29 (12.34%) PHP
8 18 (7.66%) Perl
9 15 (6.38%) Ruby
10 14 (5.96%) Scala
11 12 (5.11%) C
12 7 (2.98%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.98%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.55%) Go
13 6 (2.55%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.13%) Clojure
14 5 (2.13%) Groovy
15 2 (0.85%) VB
16 1 (0.43%) Delphi
16 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (25.96%) Degree
2 34 (14.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.13%) Icinga
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (31.06%) Microsoft
2 62 (26.38%) Oracle
3 57 (24.26%) SAP
4 14 (5.96%) Google
5 5 (2.13%) VMware
6 3 (1.28%) Zend
7 1 (0.43%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) Xamarin