Period
to 24 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 40 48
Rank change year-on-year -31 +8 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 133 276 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.79% 7.36% 6.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 7.56% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 118 236 199
Bristol median annual salary £40,750 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.24% +16.92% -23.53%
10th Percentile £27,350 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £53,750
South West median annual salary £42,000 £38,626 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.74% +10.36% -12.50%

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 3,432 3,649 3,755
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.72% 97.25% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,848 3,008 3,122
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,175 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019. 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 24 August 2019, 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 78 (58.65%) C#
2 76 (57.14%) .NET
3 75 (56.39%) JavaScript
4 70 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (35.34%) SQL Server
6 42 (31.58%) ASP.NET
6 42 (31.58%) Software Engineering
7 40 (30.08%) Finance
8 37 (27.82%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (27.82%) SQL
9 36 (27.07%) React
10 35 (26.32%) Telecoms
11 34 (25.56%) AngularJS
11 34 (25.56%) Public Sector
12 33 (24.81%) CSS
12 33 (24.81%) Marketing
13 32 (24.06%) Manufacturing
13 32 (24.06%) Electronics
13 32 (24.06%) Programme Management
13 32 (24.06%) SAP
13 32 (24.06%) Digital Marketing
13 32 (24.06%) .NET Core
14 31 (23.31%) Degree
15 28 (21.05%) Scrum
15 28 (21.05%) Oracle
16 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
17 26 (19.55%) jQuery
17 26 (19.55%) Git (software)
18 25 (18.80%) Azure
19 22 (16.54%) HTML

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 2 (1.50%) CMS
1 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.75%) JBoss
2 1 (0.75%) Jetty
2 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.80%) Azure
2 16 (12.03%) AWS
3 14 (10.53%) SaaS
4 5 (3.76%) IaaS
4 5 (3.76%) PaaS
4 5 (3.76%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.50%) GCP
5 2 (1.50%) Serverless
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.75%) GitHub
6 1 (0.75%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) Firewall
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (35.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.02%) MySQL
3 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.51%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.76%) CouchDB
4 5 (3.76%) Power BI
5 4 (3.01%) Big Data
5 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.26%) QlikView
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (19.55%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.77%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (5.26%) Protractor
5 7 (5.26%) Selenium
5 7 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (3.76%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.26%) JUnit
7 3 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.50%) Maven
9 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.75%) JIRA
9 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 40 (30.08%) Finance
2 35 (26.32%) Telecoms
3 34 (25.56%) Public Sector
4 33 (24.81%) Marketing
5 32 (24.06%) Electronics
5 32 (24.06%) Manufacturing
6 10 (7.52%) Banking
7 6 (4.51%) Games
8 4 (3.01%) Fire and Rescue
8 4 (3.01%) Police
8 4 (3.01%) Retail
9 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (57.14%) .NET
2 42 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 36 (27.07%) React
4 34 (25.56%) AngularJS
5 33 (24.81%) CSS
6 32 (24.06%) .NET Core
7 26 (19.55%) jQuery
8 22 (16.54%) HTML
9 21 (15.79%) Node.js
10 17 (12.78%) SOAP
11 16 (12.03%) WCF
11 16 (12.03%) Web Services
12 14 (10.53%) .NET Framework
13 12 (9.02%) Redux
14 11 (8.27%) Spring
15 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (6.77%) HTML5
15 9 (6.77%) REST
16 8 (6.02%) RESTful
16 8 (6.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.77%) User Experience
4 2 (1.50%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.75%) iPhone
5 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.26%) Linux
2 3 (2.26%) Android
2 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.50%) Windows
4 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 37 (27.82%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (24.06%) Digital Marketing
4 32 (24.06%) Programme Management
5 28 (21.05%) Scrum
6 20 (15.04%) TDD
7 19 (14.29%) MVC
8 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
9 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
9 16 (12.03%) OO
9 16 (12.03%) Web Development
10 14 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 14 (10.53%) Pair Programming
10 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (9.77%) DevOps
12 12 (9.02%) BDD
13 11 (8.27%) Microservices
14 10 (7.52%) Test Automation
15 9 (6.77%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (58.65%) C#
2 75 (56.39%) JavaScript
3 37 (27.82%) SQL
4 22 (16.54%) Java
5 18 (13.53%) PHP
6 17 (12.78%) Python
7 14 (10.53%) TypeScript
8 9 (6.77%) C++
8 9 (6.77%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.26%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.26%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.26%) Ruby
11 2 (1.50%) C
12 1 (0.75%) Java 8
12 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (23.31%) Degree
2 11 (8.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (24.06%) SAP
2 28 (21.05%) Oracle
3 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
4 13 (9.77%) Tableau
5 3 (2.26%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) Google
7 1 (0.75%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) Xamarin