Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 45 94
Rank change year-on-year +8 +49 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 282 249 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.72% 6.58% 2.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.99% 6.74% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 223 204 78
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £62,875
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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 3,531 3,693 3,127
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 97.60% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,869 3,083 2,657
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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.

1 280 (99.29%) Software Engineering
2 140 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (47.87%) Java
4 130 (46.10%) C++
5 92 (32.62%) C#
6 79 (28.01%) JavaScript
7 74 (26.24%) C
8 71 (25.18%) Amazon AWS
9 66 (23.40%) Linux
10 65 (23.05%) OO
11 64 (22.70%) Degree
12 63 (22.34%) Web Services
13 60 (21.28%) Computer Science
14 59 (20.92%) Scrum
15 57 (20.21%) AngularJS
16 55 (19.50%) HTML
17 54 (19.15%) Security Cleared
18 51 (18.09%) Python
19 50 (17.73%) .NET
20 46 (16.31%) Docker
21 43 (15.25%) Mentoring
21 43 (15.25%) Maven
21 43 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (14.54%) SDLC
23 40 (14.18%) SQL Server
24 38 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
25 37 (13.12%) ASP.NET
25 37 (13.12%) CSS
26 36 (12.77%) UML

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 9 (3.19%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.35%) Confluence
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) JBoss
4 1 (0.35%) Jetty
4 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (6.38%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.71%) Simulink
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 71 (25.18%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.84%) GitHub
4 8 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.84%) Slack
5 7 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.06%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.55%) HTTP
2 5 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.42%) Modbus
3 4 (1.42%) PPP
3 4 (1.42%) Profibus
3 4 (1.42%) RS-232
3 4 (1.42%) RS-422
3 4 (1.42%) RS-485
4 3 (1.06%) Extranet
5 2 (0.71%) Intranet
5 2 (0.71%) Wireless
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) SMS
6 1 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.64%) MySQL
2 30 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (7.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 19 (6.74%) Hadoop
5 17 (6.03%) DB2
6 13 (4.61%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.55%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.84%) Big Data
9 7 (2.48%) Redis
10 6 (2.13%) GIS
11 3 (1.06%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (15.25%) Maven
2 24 (8.51%) Subversion
3 20 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 19 (6.74%) JUnit
5 18 (6.38%) JIRA
6 16 (5.67%) Eclipse
7 15 (5.32%) Ant
7 15 (5.32%) Apache Ivy
8 13 (4.61%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (3.19%) GCC
10 9 (3.19%) Gerrit
11 8 (2.84%) CircleCI
11 8 (2.84%) GoCD
12 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.06%) webpack
14 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.71%) VectorCAST
General
1 14 (4.96%) Electronics
2 11 (3.90%) Finance
2 11 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.84%) Retail
4 6 (2.13%) Games
4 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.13%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.06%) Avionics
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
6 2 (0.71%) Automotive
6 2 (0.71%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (22.34%) Web Services
2 57 (20.21%) AngularJS
3 55 (19.50%) HTML
4 50 (17.73%) .NET
5 37 (13.12%) ASP.NET
5 37 (13.12%) CSS
6 29 (10.28%) REST
7 28 (9.93%) Node.js
7 28 (9.93%) Qt
8 26 (9.22%) J2EE
9 24 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (6.38%) HTML5
11 16 (5.67%) OpenCV
12 14 (4.96%) .NET Core
12 14 (4.96%) CSS3
13 13 (4.61%) React
14 12 (4.26%) OpenGL
15 11 (3.90%) Kafka
16 10 (3.55%) MFC
16 10 (3.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.09%) Embedded Systems
2 19 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (6.38%) User Experience
4 15 (5.32%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.61%) Robotics
6 10 (3.55%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.48%) Blog
9 5 (1.77%) CUDA
9 5 (1.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.42%) CAN bus
10 4 (1.42%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.06%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.71%) PMI
12 2 (0.71%) Smart City
12 2 (0.71%) Verilog
12 2 (0.71%) VHDL
12 2 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.40%) Linux
2 19 (6.74%) Android
2 19 (6.74%) Apple iOS
3 17 (6.03%) Unix
4 8 (2.84%) Windows
5 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (99.29%) Software Engineering
2 140 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (23.05%) OO
4 60 (21.28%) Computer Science
5 59 (20.92%) Scrum
6 43 (15.25%) Mentoring
7 41 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (14.54%) SDLC
8 38 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (12.77%) UML
10 35 (12.41%) Microservices
11 34 (12.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 34 (12.06%) Software Delivery
11 34 (12.06%) TDD
12 29 (10.28%) Mathematics
13 26 (9.22%) API Development
13 26 (9.22%) MVC
14 23 (8.16%) Unit Testing
15 22 (7.80%) OOP
16 21 (7.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 135 (47.87%) Java
2 130 (46.10%) C++
3 92 (32.62%) C#
4 79 (28.01%) JavaScript
5 74 (26.24%) C
6 51 (18.09%) Python
7 27 (9.57%) SQL
8 19 (6.74%) Scala
9 17 (6.03%) Embedded C
9 17 (6.03%) TypeScript
10 10 (3.55%) Clojure
10 10 (3.55%) PHP
11 9 (3.19%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.77%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.42%) Erlang
14 3 (1.06%) Ada
14 3 (1.06%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.71%) F#
15 2 (0.71%) Haskell
15 2 (0.71%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 64 (22.70%) Degree
2 54 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 34 (12.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.55%) PhD
6 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.19%) ECSS
2 3 (1.06%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.35%) ARP4754
3 1 (0.35%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.35%) MISRA
System Software
1 46 (16.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (11.70%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.84%) Terraform
3 1 (0.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (6.74%) Oracle
2 13 (4.61%) Atlassian
3 10 (3.55%) Google
4 6 (2.13%) SAP
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.06%) Teradata
6 2 (0.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.35%) VMware