Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 47 91
Rank change year-on-year +13 +44 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 302 251 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.09% 6.61% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.30% 6.78% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 263 217 91
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £60,000
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 3,639 3,704 3,229
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.43% 97.47% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,998 3,078 2,815
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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.

1 300 (99.34%) Software Engineering
2 160 (52.98%) C++
3 118 (39.07%) Java
4 117 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (32.12%) C
6 83 (27.48%) Linux
7 76 (25.17%) C#
8 72 (23.84%) Degree
9 65 (21.52%) OO
10 64 (21.19%) Computer Science
10 64 (21.19%) Security Cleared
11 63 (20.86%) Python
12 60 (19.87%) Scrum
13 58 (19.21%) JavaScript
14 46 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 46 (15.23%) AngularJS
15 45 (14.90%) TDD
16 43 (14.24%) UML
17 42 (13.91%) SQL
18 41 (13.58%) Docker
19 40 (13.25%) Computer Science Degree
20 39 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (12.91%) Web Services
21 36 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
22 34 (11.26%) NoSQL
23 31 (10.26%) HTML
23 31 (10.26%) Maven
24 30 (9.93%) SDLC
25 29 (9.60%) Git (software)

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 5 (1.66%) Apache Solr
2 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.33%) Apache
3 1 (0.33%) CMS
3 1 (0.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Simulink
2 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 46 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.99%) SaaS
5 5 (1.66%) Serverless
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.66%) npm
7 2 (0.66%) Slack
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.31%) Ethernet
1 10 (3.31%) HTTP
2 7 (2.32%) Extranet
2 7 (2.32%) SMS
3 4 (1.32%) RS-232
3 4 (1.32%) RS-485
3 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.99%) Modbus
4 3 (0.99%) PPP
4 3 (0.99%) Profibus
4 3 (0.99%) RS-422
5 2 (0.66%) Intranet
5 2 (0.66%) Wireless
6 1 (0.33%) Firewall
6 1 (0.33%) Junos
6 1 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.26%) NoSQL
2 23 (7.62%) MySQL
3 21 (6.95%) Hadoop
4 16 (5.30%) SQL Server
5 14 (4.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.98%) Big Data
8 8 (2.65%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.99%) DB2
10 5 (1.66%) GIS
11 4 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.32%) Redis
12 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.66%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (10.26%) Maven
2 29 (9.60%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.95%) Eclipse
4 22 (7.28%) Subversion
5 21 (6.95%) Jenkins
6 18 (5.96%) JIRA
7 13 (4.30%) Gerrit
7 13 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (3.97%) Ant
8 12 (3.97%) GCC
8 12 (3.97%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.31%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.98%) Apache Ivy
10 9 (2.98%) JUnit
11 7 (2.32%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.99%) Rational Rhapsody
13 5 (1.66%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.66%) webpack
14 4 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (6.95%) Electronics
2 14 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.97%) Finance
3 12 (3.97%) Games
4 11 (3.64%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.66%) Retail
6 4 (1.32%) Military
7 3 (0.99%) Law
7 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
8 2 (0.66%) Avionics
8 2 (0.66%) Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.23%) AngularJS
2 39 (12.91%) Web Services
3 31 (10.26%) HTML
4 27 (8.94%) REST
5 26 (8.61%) XML
6 25 (8.28%) .NET
6 25 (8.28%) React
7 23 (7.62%) CSS
7 23 (7.62%) Qt
7 23 (7.62%) RESTful
8 19 (6.29%) Node.js
9 18 (5.96%) J2EE
10 16 (5.30%) HTML5
11 14 (4.64%) CSS3
12 12 (3.97%) .NET Core
12 12 (3.97%) GWT
12 12 (3.97%) Hibernate
12 12 (3.97%) JPA
12 12 (3.97%) OpenGL
13 11 (3.64%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.19%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.30%) Algorithms
2 16 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.30%) User Experience
3 15 (4.97%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.65%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.66%) CUDA
7 5 (1.66%) EPoS
7 5 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.32%) PMI
8 4 (1.32%) Robotics
9 3 (0.99%) CAN bus
9 3 (0.99%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.99%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.99%) Fintech
9 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.99%) STB
Operating Systems
1 83 (27.48%) Linux
2 24 (7.95%) Android
2 24 (7.95%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.31%) FreeRTOS
3 10 (3.31%) SafeRTOS
3 10 (3.31%) Unix
3 10 (3.31%) Windows
4 4 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (99.34%) Software Engineering
2 117 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (21.52%) OO
4 60 (19.87%) Scrum
5 45 (14.90%) TDD
6 43 (14.24%) UML
7 39 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (9.93%) SDLC
10 28 (9.27%) Validation
11 26 (8.61%) Machine Learning
11 26 (8.61%) Mathematics
12 22 (7.28%) OOD
13 21 (6.95%) iOS Development
13 21 (6.95%) Mentoring
14 19 (6.29%) Unit Testing
15 18 (5.96%) Analytics
15 18 (5.96%) Data Analytics
15 18 (5.96%) Open Source
16 17 (5.63%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 160 (52.98%) C++
2 118 (39.07%) Java
3 97 (32.12%) C
4 76 (25.17%) C#
5 63 (20.86%) Python
6 58 (19.21%) JavaScript
7 42 (13.91%) SQL
8 21 (6.95%) Embedded C
9 20 (6.62%) PHP
10 19 (6.29%) TypeScript
11 13 (4.30%) Scala
12 12 (3.97%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.31%) Assembly Language
14 9 (2.98%) Erlang
15 7 (2.32%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.99%) Embedded C++
17 4 (1.32%) Ada
17 4 (1.32%) Ruby
18 3 (0.99%) ES6
18 3 (0.99%) Go
Qualifications
1 72 (23.84%) Degree
2 64 (21.19%) Security Cleared
3 40 (13.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (6.95%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.64%) PhD
6 8 (2.65%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.30%) ECSS
1 13 (4.30%) IEC 61508
2 10 (3.31%) ISO 15765
3 5 (1.66%) MISRA
4 3 (0.99%) WCAG
5 2 (0.66%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.66%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.33%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 41 (13.58%) Docker
2 10 (3.31%) Firmware
2 10 (3.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (8.94%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (6.95%) Google
2 19 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.64%) IBM
4 11 (3.64%) Oracle
5 9 (2.98%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.32%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.66%) Rockwell
7 2 (0.66%) SAP
7 2 (0.66%) Siemens
8 1 (0.33%) Juniper
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter