Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 59 52
Rank change year-on-year +25 -7 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 304 201 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.81% 5.53% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 5.68% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 272 188 176
Bristol median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £59,500 £66,250
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 3,776 3,536 3,342
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 97.30% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,155 2,931 2,925
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 19 June 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 19 June 2018, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 304 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 142 (46.71%) C++
3 125 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (34.54%) Java
5 100 (32.89%) C
6 73 (24.01%) Linux
7 66 (21.71%) JavaScript
8 61 (20.07%) OO
9 59 (19.41%) Degree
10 56 (18.42%) Python
11 53 (17.43%) SQL
12 51 (16.78%) C#
12 51 (16.78%) Computer Science
13 49 (16.12%) Scrum
14 45 (14.80%) HTML
14 45 (14.80%) Security Cleared
15 43 (14.14%) TDD
16 41 (13.49%) AngularJS
17 40 (13.16%) UML
18 37 (12.17%) CSS
18 37 (12.17%) NoSQL
19 36 (11.84%) Web Services
19 36 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (11.84%) Git (software)
20 34 (11.18%) OOD
21 33 (10.86%) Embedded C
21 33 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
22 31 (10.20%) Mentoring
23 29 (9.54%) Machine Learning
24 28 (9.21%) React

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 21 (6.91%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.95%) JBoss
3 5 (1.64%) Apache
3 5 (1.64%) Apache Solr
3 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.33%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) DNN
6 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (2.30%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.97%) SaaS
5 5 (1.64%) Serverless
6 3 (0.99%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.61%) Ethernet
2 13 (4.28%) HTTP
3 11 (3.62%) SMS
4 5 (1.64%) Extranet
5 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.99%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) Firewall
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) Junos
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) RS-232
7 1 (0.33%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.17%) NoSQL
2 23 (7.57%) MySQL
3 22 (7.24%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.29%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.63%) Big Data
6 8 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (2.30%) Redis
8 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (11.84%) Git (software)
2 28 (9.21%) Eclipse
3 25 (8.22%) Maven
4 20 (6.58%) Subversion
5 17 (5.59%) Ant
6 16 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.95%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.29%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (2.96%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.63%) JUnit
12 7 (2.30%) Apache Ivy
13 6 (1.97%) Gerrit
13 6 (1.97%) JIRA
13 6 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.97%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.64%) GCC
15 4 (1.32%) Cucumber
15 4 (1.32%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 22 (7.24%) Electronics
2 19 (6.25%) Finance
3 14 (4.61%) Aerospace
3 14 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.62%) Games
5 4 (1.32%) Banking
5 4 (1.32%) French Language
5 4 (1.32%) German Language
5 4 (1.32%) Military
5 4 (1.32%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) Law
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.80%) HTML
2 41 (13.49%) AngularJS
3 37 (12.17%) CSS
4 36 (11.84%) Web Services
5 28 (9.21%) React
5 28 (9.21%) RESTful
6 27 (8.88%) HTML5
7 26 (8.55%) XML
8 24 (7.89%) Spring
9 20 (6.58%) .NET
9 20 (6.58%) REST
10 18 (5.92%) CSS3
10 18 (5.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (5.59%) J2EE
12 14 (4.61%) Hibernate
13 13 (4.28%) JPA
14 12 (3.95%) GWT
15 11 (3.62%) Kafka
15 11 (3.62%) Middleware
15 11 (3.62%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.78%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.61%) User Experience
3 13 (4.28%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.62%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.64%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.64%) Digital TV
8 4 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.32%) EPoS
8 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.99%) CUDA
9 3 (0.99%) Fintech
9 3 (0.99%) STB
10 2 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.66%) PMI
10 2 (0.66%) Robotics
10 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.66%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 73 (24.01%) Linux
2 23 (7.57%) Android
2 23 (7.57%) Apple iOS
3 19 (6.25%) FreeRTOS
4 18 (5.92%) SafeRTOS
5 16 (5.26%) Unix
6 8 (2.63%) Windows
7 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 125 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (20.07%) OO
4 49 (16.12%) Scrum
5 43 (14.14%) TDD
6 40 (13.16%) UML
7 36 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (11.18%) OOD
9 33 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (10.20%) Mentoring
11 29 (9.54%) Machine Learning
12 25 (8.22%) Validation
13 23 (7.57%) Continuous Deployment
14 22 (7.24%) Open Source
15 19 (6.25%) DevOps
15 19 (6.25%) iOS Development
16 17 (5.59%) Kanban
17 16 (5.26%) Mobile Development
17 16 (5.26%) Web Development
18 15 (4.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 142 (46.71%) C++
2 105 (34.54%) Java
3 100 (32.89%) C
4 66 (21.71%) JavaScript
5 56 (18.42%) Python
6 53 (17.43%) SQL
7 51 (16.78%) C#
8 33 (10.86%) Embedded C
9 16 (5.26%) PHP
10 13 (4.28%) Scala
11 12 (3.95%) Embedded C++
12 11 (3.62%) Erlang
13 10 (3.29%) Assembly Language
13 10 (3.29%) MATLAB
13 10 (3.29%) Ruby
14 9 (2.96%) Clojure
15 6 (1.97%) Go
15 6 (1.97%) Java 8
15 6 (1.97%) R
15 6 (1.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (19.41%) Degree
2 45 (14.80%) Security Cleared
3 24 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (4.61%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.95%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.62%) PhD
7 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.95%) IEC 61508
1 12 (3.95%) ISO 15765
2 8 (2.63%) MISRA
3 6 (1.97%) ECSS
4 4 (1.32%) QA
4 4 (1.32%) WCAG
5 2 (0.66%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.66%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 21 (6.91%) Docker
2 10 (3.29%) Firmware
2 10 (3.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (3.95%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.25%) Google
3 18 (5.92%) Oracle
4 14 (4.61%) IBM
5 7 (2.30%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.32%) EMC
7 2 (0.66%) Rockwell
7 2 (0.66%) Siemens
8 1 (0.33%) Juniper
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter
8 1 (0.33%) WSO2