Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 89 23
Rank change year-on-year +46 -66 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 268 96 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.06% 2.99% 9.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.24% 3.09% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 225 83 304
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70% +38.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £22,800
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £85,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year -5.56% +11.80% +15.00%

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 3702 3111 3671
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.50% 96.95% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3076 2664 3178
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,500
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 19 November 2017.

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 November 2017, 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.

1 262 (97.76%) Software Engineering
2 145 (54.10%) Java
3 121 (45.15%) C++
4 108 (40.30%) C
5 102 (38.06%) Degree
6 100 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (32.46%) Linux
8 81 (30.22%) JavaScript
9 67 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 58 (21.64%) HTML
11 52 (19.40%) CSS
12 51 (19.03%) Git (software)
13 47 (17.54%) OO
14 46 (17.16%) UML
14 46 (17.16%) Python
15 44 (16.42%) Spring
16 43 (16.04%) Microservices
17 42 (15.67%) Electronics
17 42 (15.67%) Finance
18 40 (14.93%) C#
18 40 (14.93%) SQL
18 40 (14.93%) HTML5
19 38 (14.18%) Unit Testing
19 38 (14.18%) Security Cleared
20 36 (13.43%) AngularJS
20 36 (13.43%) Eclipse
21 34 (12.69%) Computer Science Degree
22 32 (11.94%) REST
23 29 (10.82%) Web Services
23 29 (10.82%) Mathematics

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 10 (3.73%) Tomcat
1 10 (3.73%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.87%) DNN
4 4 (1.49%) JBoss
4 4 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.37%) Mule
6 1 (0.37%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 17 (6.34%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.87%) SaaS
4 4 (1.49%) IaaS
4 4 (1.49%) npm
4 4 (1.49%) PaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.73%) HTTP
2 5 (1.87%) DVB
2 5 (1.87%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.49%) SSL
3 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.37%) 3G
5 1 (0.37%) 4G
5 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.82%) NoSQL
2 19 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.60%) MySQL
4 14 (5.22%) MongoDB
4 14 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.99%) Big Data
6 7 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.61%) Neo4j
6 7 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.49%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.49%) DB2
7 4 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.12%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 51 (19.03%) Git (software)
2 36 (13.43%) Eclipse
3 22 (8.21%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.09%) Maven
5 17 (6.34%) Subversion
6 14 (5.22%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.22%) JIRA
6 14 (5.22%) JUnit
7 11 (4.10%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.36%) Bitbucket
8 9 (3.36%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.99%) Ant
9 8 (2.99%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.87%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.87%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.49%) Eclipse RCP
11 4 (1.49%) Gradle
11 4 (1.49%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.49%) webpack
General
1 42 (15.67%) Electronics
1 42 (15.67%) Finance
2 16 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.60%) Manufacturing
3 15 (5.60%) Marketing
4 12 (4.48%) Banking
5 8 (2.99%) Games
5 8 (2.99%) Private Banking
6 4 (1.49%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.49%) French Language
6 4 (1.49%) German Language
7 3 (1.12%) Advertising
8 2 (0.75%) Avionics
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (21.64%) HTML
2 52 (19.40%) CSS
3 44 (16.42%) Spring
4 40 (14.93%) HTML5
5 36 (13.43%) AngularJS
6 32 (11.94%) REST
7 29 (10.82%) Web Services
8 27 (10.07%) .NET
9 21 (7.84%) CSS3
9 21 (7.84%) J2EE
10 20 (7.46%) XML
11 18 (6.72%) Node.js
11 18 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (5.60%) Hibernate
12 15 (5.60%) React
12 15 (5.60%) RESTful
13 14 (5.22%) Middleware
14 13 (4.85%) JMS
14 13 (4.85%) jQuery
15 12 (4.48%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 67 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 24 (8.96%) Algorithms
3 21 (7.84%) User Experience
4 18 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.10%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.24%) Robotics
7 5 (1.87%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.87%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.87%) Digital TV
7 5 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.49%) Photography
9 3 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.75%) Verilog
10 2 (0.75%) VHDL
11 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 87 (32.46%) Linux
2 14 (5.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 13 (4.85%) Windows
4 8 (2.99%) Android
5 6 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (97.76%) Software Engineering
2 100 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (17.54%) OO
4 46 (17.16%) UML
5 43 (16.04%) Microservices
6 38 (14.18%) Unit Testing
7 29 (10.82%) Mathematics
8 24 (8.96%) Machine Learning
8 24 (8.96%) Scrum
9 23 (8.58%) TDD
10 21 (7.84%) Open Source
10 21 (7.84%) Validation
11 16 (5.97%) DevOps
11 16 (5.97%) OOA/OOD
11 16 (5.97%) Requirements Engineering
12 15 (5.60%) Artificial Intelligence
12 15 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (5.60%) Digital Marketing
12 15 (5.60%) Physics
12 15 (5.60%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (54.10%) Java
2 121 (45.15%) C++
3 108 (40.30%) C
4 81 (30.22%) JavaScript
5 46 (17.16%) Python
6 40 (14.93%) C#
6 40 (14.93%) SQL
7 23 (8.58%) MATLAB
8 18 (6.72%) Embedded C
9 14 (5.22%) Scala
10 10 (3.73%) Fortran
11 9 (3.36%) Embedded C++
12 7 (2.61%) Perl
13 5 (1.87%) Ada
13 5 (1.87%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.75%) PHP
15 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 102 (38.06%) Degree
2 38 (14.18%) Security Cleared
3 34 (12.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (6.34%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.85%) PhD
6 10 (3.73%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.49%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.24%) IEC 61508
2 5 (1.87%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.87%) MISRA
2 5 (1.87%) QA
3 4 (1.49%) ECSS
4 3 (1.12%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.12%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.75%) DO-254
5 2 (0.75%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (3.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (7.09%) Oracle
2 15 (5.60%) SAP
3 3 (1.12%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.12%) Yahoo!
4 2 (0.75%) Google
4 2 (0.75%) IBM