Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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

Software Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 92 24
Rank change year-on-year +51 -68 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 237 97 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.51% 3.00% 8.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.71% 3.09% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 193 76 279
Bristol median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £85,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%

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 3,532 3,135 3,470
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.06% 96.85% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,926 2,621 3,055
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,125 £70,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Bristol

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Bristol

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 232 (97.89%) Software Engineering
2 132 (55.70%) Java
3 94 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (38.40%) C++
5 79 (33.33%) Degree
6 69 (29.11%) C
6 69 (29.11%) JavaScript
7 56 (23.63%) Computer Science
8 50 (21.10%) HTML
8 50 (21.10%) Linux
9 49 (20.68%) OO
10 43 (18.14%) CSS
10 43 (18.14%) C#
10 43 (18.14%) Spring
11 42 (17.72%) Python
12 41 (17.30%) AngularJS
13 40 (16.88%) SQL
14 39 (16.46%) Git (software)
15 38 (16.03%) UML
15 38 (16.03%) HTML5
16 37 (15.61%) Microservices
16 37 (15.61%) Unit Testing
17 36 (15.19%) Security Cleared
17 36 (15.19%) Finance
18 35 (14.77%) Electronics
19 33 (13.92%) NoSQL
20 31 (13.08%) Machine Learning
21 30 (12.66%) TDD
22 29 (12.24%) Computer Science Degree
23 27 (11.39%) .NET

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 15 (6.33%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.22%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.38%) DNN
5 7 (2.95%) JBoss
6 6 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.42%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
Applications
1 13 (5.49%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.53%) Amazon EMR
3 6 (2.53%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (2.11%) SaaS
5 4 (1.69%) IaaS
5 4 (1.69%) PaaS
6 3 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.42%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.38%) Ethernet
1 8 (3.38%) HTTP
2 4 (1.69%) SSL
2 4 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.42%) 3G
3 1 (0.42%) 4G
3 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.42%) DVB
3 1 (0.42%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
3 1 (0.42%) Network Security
3 1 (0.42%) SMS
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.92%) NoSQL
2 19 (8.02%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.06%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.64%) MySQL
5 9 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.53%) Amazon Athena
6 6 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (2.53%) BigQuery
6 6 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.11%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.69%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.27%) Big Data
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.13%) Eclipse
3 16 (6.75%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.33%) Maven
5 13 (5.49%) Subversion
6 10 (4.22%) Ant
6 10 (4.22%) JUnit
7 9 (3.80%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.80%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (2.95%) JIRA
9 4 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.69%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.69%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.27%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (1.27%) GCC
10 3 (1.27%) Gerrit
10 3 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.27%) Spock
10 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.84%) Apache Ivy
General
1 36 (15.19%) Finance
2 35 (14.77%) Electronics
3 14 (5.91%) Marketing
4 13 (5.49%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.22%) Games
6 3 (1.27%) Banking
6 3 (1.27%) French Language
6 3 (1.27%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.10%) HTML
2 43 (18.14%) CSS
2 43 (18.14%) Spring
3 41 (17.30%) AngularJS
4 38 (16.03%) HTML5
5 27 (11.39%) .NET
6 25 (10.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 25 (10.55%) Web Services
7 23 (9.70%) J2EE
7 23 (9.70%) REST
8 20 (8.44%) XML
9 18 (7.59%) React
10 16 (6.75%) RESTful
11 15 (6.33%) Node.js
12 13 (5.49%) CSS3
12 13 (5.49%) Spring Boot
13 12 (5.06%) Hibernate
14 11 (4.64%) Middleware
15 10 (4.22%) JSON
16 9 (3.80%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 56 (23.63%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.28%) Algorithms
3 18 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.75%) User Experience
5 13 (5.49%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (3.80%) Robotics
7 8 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.69%) Photography
10 3 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.27%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.42%) Digital TV
12 1 (0.42%) MPEG
12 1 (0.42%) Raspberry Pi
12 1 (0.42%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.10%) Linux
2 9 (3.80%) Android
3 7 (2.95%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.53%) Windows
5 3 (1.27%) Robot Operating System
5 3 (1.27%) Unix
6 2 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (97.89%) Software Engineering
2 94 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (20.68%) OO
4 38 (16.03%) UML
5 37 (15.61%) Microservices
5 37 (15.61%) Unit Testing
6 31 (13.08%) Machine Learning
7 30 (12.66%) TDD
8 22 (9.28%) DevOps
9 21 (8.86%) Mathematics
9 21 (8.86%) Scrum
10 20 (8.44%) Open Source
10 20 (8.44%) Validation
11 18 (7.59%) Artificial Intelligence
12 17 (7.17%) OOA/OOD
13 16 (6.75%) OOD
14 15 (6.33%) Mentoring
15 14 (5.91%) BDD
16 13 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 132 (55.70%) Java
2 91 (38.40%) C++
3 69 (29.11%) C
3 69 (29.11%) JavaScript
4 43 (18.14%) C#
5 42 (17.72%) Python
6 40 (16.88%) SQL
7 24 (10.13%) Embedded C
8 23 (9.70%) Scala
9 15 (6.33%) MATLAB
10 13 (5.49%) Embedded C++
11 5 (2.11%) Clojure
12 4 (1.69%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.69%) Fortran
12 4 (1.69%) Perl
12 4 (1.69%) Ruby
12 4 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.27%) Ada
14 2 (0.84%) ES6
14 2 (0.84%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 79 (33.33%) Degree
2 36 (15.19%) Security Cleared
3 29 (12.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (8.44%) PhD
5 10 (4.22%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.80%) MISRA
2 5 (2.11%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.69%) ECSS
3 4 (1.69%) QA
4 3 (1.27%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.84%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (4.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (7.17%) Oracle
2 13 (5.49%) SAP
3 6 (2.53%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.11%) Google
5 1 (0.42%) EMC
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft