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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 833 832 814
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 54 62 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.058% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.061% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 32 40 42
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%

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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
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 2 March 2015 within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 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 2 March 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 +11 50 £45,000 +12.50% 7
London +20 27 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England -4 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cambridge +2 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West -7 7 £35,000 -12.50%
City of London +12 4 £52,500 -
Wales -18 4 - - 1
Torfaen - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
Cwmbran - 4 - -
South East -27 3 £50,000 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £42,000 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £42,000 - 3
Leeds - 3 £42,000 - 2
Dorset - 3 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire +13 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Surrey - 2 £50,000 -
Poole - 2 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire -6 1 - -
North West -11 1 £110,000 +228.35%
Merseyside - 1 £110,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £37,500 -
Somerset - 1 £110,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £110,000 -
Devon - 1 £35,000 -
Street - 1 £110,000 -
Winchester - 1 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £27,500 -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 46 (47.92%) Degree
1 46 (47.92%) C++
2 43 (44.79%) C#
3 42 (43.75%) Java
4 40 (41.67%) SQL
5 35 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (34.38%) OO
7 31 (32.29%) .NET
8 29 (30.21%) JavaScript
9 27 (28.13%) C
10 25 (26.04%) Scrum
11 23 (23.96%) MVC
11 23 (23.96%) HTML
11 23 (23.96%) Linux
12 21 (21.88%) MySQL
12 21 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (20.83%) Selenium
13 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (18.75%) Cucumber
14 18 (18.75%) UNIX
15 17 (17.71%) ASP.NET
15 17 (17.71%) STL
15 17 (17.71%) Oracle
15 17 (17.71%) OLTP
15 17 (17.71%) Software Engineering
15 17 (17.71%) BDD
16 16 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 16 (16.67%) QA
17 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
17 14 (14.58%) Ruby

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (4.17%) Confluence
2 3 (3.13%) IIS
2 3 (3.13%) Node.js
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%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) HTTP
2 8 (8.33%) Internet
3 7 (7.29%) Wireless
4 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.17%) DVB
6 1 (1.04%) GSM
6 1 (1.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.88%) MySQL
2 17 (17.71%) OLTP
3 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (20.83%) Selenium
2 18 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 11 (11.46%) JIRA
5 9 (9.38%) JUnit
5 9 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 9 (9.38%) NUnit
5 9 (9.38%) SpecFlow
6 8 (8.33%) xUnit.net
7 7 (7.29%) Subversion
7 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.25%) JBehave
8 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 6 (6.25%) Redmine
9 5 (5.21%) TestNG
9 5 (5.21%) Maven
9 5 (5.21%) Ant
9 5 (5.21%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.17%) Xcode
10 4 (4.17%) TestLink
General
1 6 (6.25%) Electronics
1 6 (6.25%) Retail
1 6 (6.25%) Multimedia
2 4 (4.17%) Marketing
2 4 (4.17%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Automotive
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (32.29%) .NET
2 23 (23.96%) HTML
3 17 (17.71%) ASP.NET
3 17 (17.71%) STL
4 13 (13.54%) XML
5 12 (12.50%) CSS
6 10 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (9.38%) Web Services
8 8 (8.33%) Ajax
9 6 (6.25%) XSL
9 6 (6.25%) jQuery
10 5 (5.21%) WPF
10 5 (5.21%) HTML5
10 5 (5.21%) Gherkin
11 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.17%) LAMP
12 3 (3.13%) WinForms
12 3 (3.13%) WCF
13 2 (2.08%) SOAP
13 2 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.25%) User Experience
4 6 (6.25%) Data Structures
5 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.21%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.17%) PDA
6 4 (4.17%) Statistics
7 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.13%) Physics
7 3 (3.13%) Open Source
8 2 (2.08%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.04%) Social Media
9 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.04%) Mechatronics
9 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.04%) Equities
9 1 (1.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Linux
2 18 (18.75%) UNIX
3 14 (14.58%) Windows
4 4 (4.17%) CentOS
4 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (1.04%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.38%) OO
3 25 (26.04%) Scrum
4 23 (23.96%) MVC
5 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (17.71%) Software Engineering
6 17 (17.71%) BDD
7 16 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (13.54%) TDD
9 10 (10.42%) Test Scripting
10 9 (9.38%) OOD
11 8 (8.33%) Web Development
11 8 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 7 (7.29%) DevOps
12 7 (7.29%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.29%) Unit Testing
13 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
13 6 (6.25%) User Stories
14 5 (5.21%) Manual Testing
14 5 (5.21%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 46 (47.92%) C++
2 43 (44.79%) C#
3 42 (43.75%) Java
4 40 (41.67%) SQL
5 29 (30.21%) JavaScript
6 27 (28.13%) C
7 14 (14.58%) Ruby
8 12 (12.50%) PHP
9 7 (7.29%) Python
10 6 (6.25%) Assembly Language
10 6 (6.25%) Perl
11 5 (5.21%) Bash Shell
12 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
12 4 (4.17%) Korn
12 4 (4.17%) Objective-C
13 3 (3.13%) VB6
13 3 (3.13%) VB
13 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
14 2 (2.08%) VC++
14 2 (2.08%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 46 (47.92%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) ISEB
2 6 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.13%) VCP4
5 1 (1.04%) MCAD
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Puppet
1 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Oracle
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.17%) Perforce
4 1 (1.04%) Green Hills
4 1 (1.04%) Atmel
4 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.04%) Borland
4 1 (1.04%) SAP
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