The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
South West / Bristol
Rank 49 38 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 95 128 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.17% 6.91% 4.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 7.15% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 88 126 64
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £66,250 £49,550
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1783 1790 1867
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.01% 96.65% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1475 1568 1569
Median salary £43,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.09% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Bristol

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 90 (61.64%) C++
3 82 (56.16%) Java
4 53 (36.30%) Linux
5 49 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (30.14%) Python
7 43 (29.45%) C
7 43 (29.45%) C#
8 42 (28.77%) Degree
9 31 (21.23%) JavaScript
9 31 (21.23%) .NET
10 29 (19.86%) Windows
11 27 (18.49%) UML
11 27 (18.49%) HTML
12 24 (16.44%) Games
13 23 (15.75%) Finance
14 18 (12.33%) Validation
14 18 (12.33%) PhD
14 18 (12.33%) OO
15 17 (11.64%) Visual Studio
15 17 (11.64%) Telecoms
16 15 (10.27%) TDD
16 15 (10.27%) SQL
16 15 (10.27%) Requirements Engineering
16 15 (10.27%) Security Cleared
17 14 (9.59%) Git (software)
17 14 (9.59%) Mathematics
17 14 (9.59%) Spring
18 13 (8.90%) Scala
19 12 (8.22%) REST

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (4.11%) DNN
2 4 (2.74%) IIS
2 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.05%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.37%) Apache
4 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) IaaS
1 4 (2.74%) PaaS
1 4 (2.74%) SaaS
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) Internet
2 3 (2.05%) HTTP
2 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.68%) Modbus
4 1 (0.68%) Profibus
4 1 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.11%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (11.64%) Visual Studio
2 14 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.48%) Subversion
4 7 (4.79%) GCC
5 6 (4.11%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.42%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.42%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.05%) Maven
8 3 (2.05%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.37%) JIRA
9 2 (1.37%) JUnit
9 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.37%) Mockito
9 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.37%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.68%) NUnit
10 1 (0.68%) PyUnit
10 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 24 (16.44%) Games
2 23 (15.75%) Finance
3 17 (11.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.53%) Aerospace
5 10 (6.85%) Manufacturing
6 9 (6.16%) Electronics
7 7 (4.79%) Banking
8 6 (4.11%) Marketing
9 4 (2.74%) Avionics
10 3 (2.05%) Automotive
11 1 (0.68%) Advertising
11 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.23%) .NET
2 27 (18.49%) HTML
3 14 (9.59%) Spring
4 12 (8.22%) REST
5 10 (6.85%) Hibernate
5 10 (6.85%) Theano
5 10 (6.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 9 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 9 (6.16%) CSS
6 9 (6.16%) HTML5
6 9 (6.16%) RESTful
7 8 (5.48%) Web Services
8 7 (4.79%) LLVM
9 6 (4.11%) Node.js
9 6 (4.11%) OpenCV
10 5 (3.42%) Apache Flex
10 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.74%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.74%) Java EE
11 4 (2.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.74%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (2.74%) User Experience
2 4 (2.74%) Verilog
2 4 (2.74%) VHDL
3 3 (2.05%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.05%) Device Driver
3 3 (2.05%) Digital TV
3 3 (2.05%) Life Science
3 3 (2.05%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.05%) MPEG
3 3 (2.05%) PlayStation
4 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.37%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.37%) Xbox
5 1 (0.68%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.30%) Linux
2 29 (19.86%) Windows
3 8 (5.48%) Android
4 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 49 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (18.49%) UML
4 18 (12.33%) OO
4 18 (12.33%) Validation
5 15 (10.27%) Requirements Engineering
5 15 (10.27%) TDD
6 14 (9.59%) Mathematics
7 12 (8.22%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.53%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (7.53%) Deep Learning
8 11 (7.53%) Game Development
8 11 (7.53%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (6.85%) Computer Vision
9 10 (6.85%) Machine Learning
9 10 (6.85%) Multithreading
10 9 (6.16%) Open Source
10 9 (6.16%) Pair Programming
11 8 (5.48%) Scrum
11 8 (5.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (61.64%) C++
2 82 (56.16%) Java
3 44 (30.14%) Python
4 43 (29.45%) C
4 43 (29.45%) C#
5 31 (21.23%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.27%) SQL
7 13 (8.90%) Scala
8 7 (4.79%) Ada
9 6 (4.11%) Embedded C
9 6 (4.11%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.42%) Assembly Language
10 5 (3.42%) Embedded C++
11 4 (2.74%) Fortran
12 3 (2.05%) PHP
13 2 (1.37%) Perl
13 2 (1.37%) VBA
14 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (28.77%) Degree
2 18 (12.33%) PhD
3 15 (10.27%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) Def Stans
2 5 (3.42%) DO-178B
2 5 (3.42%) DO-254
2 5 (3.42%) IEC 61508
2 5 (3.42%) MISRA
3 4 (2.74%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.74%) ISO26262
3 4 (2.74%) MISRA C
3 4 (2.74%) QA
4 3 (2.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) vSphere
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) Ansible
1 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (5.48%) IBM
2 7 (4.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.11%) SAP
3 6 (4.11%) VMware
4 4 (2.74%) Oracle
5 1 (0.68%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) Informatica
5 1 (0.68%) Renesas
5 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
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