The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Development Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Development Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 835 839 816
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 43 54 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.053% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.056% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 46
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £33,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Development Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 40 £46,250 +2.77% 13
London 0 24 £56,250 +7.14% 7
East of England -2 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cambridge +3 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
City of London +7 4 £52,500 -
South West -15 3 £33,750 -25.00% 1
Wales -15 3 - -
Torfaen - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 - -
Cwmbran - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £37,500 -
Dorset - 2 £33,750 - 1
Gloucestershire -8 1 - -
South East -35 1 £50,000 +25.00% 2
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Bedford - 1 £27,500 -
Poole - 1 £35,000 - 1
Towcester - 1 £32,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Development Engineer in their job title.

1 55 (57.29%) Degree
2 48 (50.00%) C++
3 45 (46.88%) SQL
4 44 (45.83%) C#
5 36 (37.50%) Java
6 31 (32.29%) OO
7 29 (30.21%) .NET
7 29 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (28.13%) HTML
9 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
10 25 (26.04%) Scrum
10 25 (26.04%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (25.00%) C
12 23 (23.96%) MySQL
12 23 (23.96%) Linux
13 22 (22.92%) STL
14 21 (21.88%) MVC
15 20 (20.83%) UNIX
15 20 (20.83%) QA
16 19 (19.79%) Oracle
16 19 (19.79%) OLTP
17 18 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (17.71%) ASP.NET
19 16 (16.67%) Selenium
19 16 (16.67%) Cucumber
20 15 (15.63%) BDD
20 15 (15.63%) XML
21 14 (14.58%) CSS
21 14 (14.58%) TDD
22 13 (13.54%) Test Automation

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Development Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.21%) IIS
2 3 (3.13%) Confluence
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Simulink
1 1 (1.04%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Summit
2 1 (1.04%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) SaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) HTTP
1 8 (8.33%) Wireless
2 6 (6.25%) Internet
3 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.13%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.96%) MySQL
2 19 (19.79%) OLTP
3 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) Selenium
1 16 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 9 (9.38%) JIRA
2 9 (9.38%) JUnit
3 8 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 8 (8.33%) NUnit
3 8 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 8 (8.33%) xUnit.net
4 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.29%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.29%) Subversion
4 7 (7.29%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.25%) JBehave
5 6 (6.25%) TestNG
5 6 (6.25%) Redmine
6 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.21%) Maven
6 5 (5.21%) Ant
7 3 (3.13%) TestLink
7 3 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 7 (7.29%) Multimedia
2 5 (5.21%) Electronics
3 4 (4.17%) Marketing
4 3 (3.13%) Finance
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.21%) .NET
2 27 (28.13%) HTML
3 22 (22.92%) STL
4 17 (17.71%) ASP.NET
5 15 (15.63%) XML
6 14 (14.58%) CSS
7 11 (11.46%) Ajax
8 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.29%) XSL
9 6 (6.25%) jQuery
9 6 (6.25%) HTML5
10 5 (5.21%) Gherkin
10 5 (5.21%) WPF
10 5 (5.21%) Web Services
11 4 (4.17%) SOAP
11 4 (4.17%) WCF
11 4 (4.17%) WinForms
12 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
12 3 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.42%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.21%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.21%) Physics
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) PDA
4 4 (4.17%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.13%) Statistics
5 3 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.08%) Open Source
7 1 (1.04%) Social Media
7 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.04%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Linux
2 20 (20.83%) UNIX
3 9 (9.38%) Windows
4 3 (3.13%) CentOS
4 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.04%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) OO
2 29 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (26.04%) Scrum
4 21 (21.88%) MVC
5 18 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (15.63%) BDD
7 14 (14.58%) TDD
8 13 (13.54%) Test Automation
9 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.33%) Test Scripting
11 7 (7.29%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.29%) Web Development
12 6 (6.25%) OOD
12 6 (6.25%) Automated Testing
12 6 (6.25%) Multithreading
12 6 (6.25%) Change Control
13 5 (5.21%) Kanban
13 5 (5.21%) Manual Testing
13 5 (5.21%) User Stories
13 5 (5.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) C++
2 45 (46.88%) SQL
3 44 (45.83%) C#
4 36 (37.50%) Java
5 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
6 24 (25.00%) C
7 12 (12.50%) PHP
8 11 (11.46%) Ruby
9 7 (7.29%) Assembly Language
9 7 (7.29%) Python
10 6 (6.25%) Perl
10 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.13%) PHP5
12 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
12 3 (3.13%) Korn
13 2 (2.08%) VB
13 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.08%) Embedded C
13 2 (2.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 55 (57.29%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) ISEB
2 4 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.04%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (19.79%) Oracle
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.17%) Borland
4 3 (3.13%) Perforce
4 3 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.08%) Atmel
6 1 (1.04%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
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