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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 892 878 875
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 59 63 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.060% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.062% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 45
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,750 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 24 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 5 February 2016. 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 +13 59 £55,000 +29.41% 15
London +5 31 £68,000 +18.26% 4
South East +14 23 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Berkshire +10 9 £50,000 -9.09% 2
West Sussex - 6 - -
City of London +57 5 £55,000 +4.76% 1
East Grinstead - 5 - -
East of England -6 4 £48,750 +14.70% 1
Wokingham - 4 £50,000 -
Reading - 4 £41,500 - 1
Oxford - 3 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +6 2 £50,000 - 1
Cambridge -9 2 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Chessington - 2 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £51,500 - 1
North West - 1 £42,500 - 1
Kent - 1 £60,000 - 1
Worthing - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 - 1
Winchester - 1 £40,000 - 1
West Malling - 1 £60,000 -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (45.53%) Software Engineering
2 53 (43.09%) Degree
3 49 (39.84%) Java
4 40 (32.52%) SQL
5 38 (30.89%) Python
6 37 (30.08%) C#
6 37 (30.08%) C++
6 37 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (26.83%) JavaScript
8 30 (24.39%) Linux
9 28 (22.76%) HTML
10 25 (20.33%) Unix
11 24 (19.51%) Windows
11 24 (19.51%) C
11 24 (19.51%) Computer Science
12 23 (18.70%) .NET
13 22 (17.89%) CSS
14 21 (17.07%) Oracle
15 18 (14.63%) MVC
16 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
16 17 (13.82%) ASP.NET
17 16 (13.01%) Mathematics
17 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (12.20%) Web Services
19 14 (11.38%) OO
20 13 (10.57%) SDLC
20 13 (10.57%) Perl
20 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
20 13 (10.57%) Google
21 12 (9.76%) Physics

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.07%) ArcGIS
2 5 (4.07%) IIS
2 5 (4.07%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.63%) Apache
4 2 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.63%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Drupal
5 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) WinCC
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (4.07%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.25%) HP Helion
2 4 (3.25%) IaaS
2 4 (3.25%) PaaS
2 4 (3.25%) SaaS
3 2 (1.63%) GitHub
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) Internet
2 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.25%) Broadband
4 2 (1.63%) Modbus
4 2 (1.63%) Network Security
5 1 (0.81%) CDMA
5 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.81%) GSM
5 1 (0.81%) LTE
5 1 (0.81%) Profibus
5 1 (0.81%) UMTS
5 1 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) Hadoop
1 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.13%) Big Data
3 9 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.69%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.88%) GIS
6 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.63%) MySQL
8 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.81%) DB2
9 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.81%) UniData
Development Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.69%) Eclipse
2 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.88%) Maven
4 5 (4.07%) ClearCase
4 5 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.07%) Selenium
4 5 (4.07%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.07%) Subversion
4 5 (4.07%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.25%) Ant
5 4 (3.25%) Artifactory
5 4 (3.25%) Gradle
5 4 (3.25%) Hudson
5 4 (3.25%) JIRA
5 4 (3.25%) NUnit
5 4 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.44%) Trac
6 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.63%) JUnit
General
1 9 (7.32%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.25%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.44%) Electronics
4 3 (2.44%) Front Office
4 3 (2.44%) Games
5 2 (1.63%) Automotive
5 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.76%) HTML
2 23 (18.70%) .NET
3 22 (17.89%) CSS
4 17 (13.82%) ASP.NET
5 15 (12.20%) Web Services
6 9 (7.32%) Ajax
6 9 (7.32%) XML
7 8 (6.50%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.50%) STL
8 7 (5.69%) Cascading
8 7 (5.69%) J2EE
9 6 (4.88%) GWT
9 6 (4.88%) Middleware
9 6 (4.88%) Spring
9 6 (4.88%) WPF
10 5 (4.07%) Dojo
10 5 (4.07%) JSF
10 5 (4.07%) POSIX
10 5 (4.07%) RESTful
11 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.01%) Mathematics
3 12 (9.76%) Physics
4 10 (8.13%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.07%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (4.07%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.44%) Biology
8 3 (2.44%) Chemistry
8 3 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.63%) BYOD
9 2 (1.63%) Derivative
9 2 (1.63%) Equities
9 2 (1.63%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.39%) Linux
2 25 (20.33%) Unix
3 24 (19.51%) Windows
4 5 (4.07%) Android
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.07%) zOS
5 4 (3.25%) Windows CE
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.63%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.81%) Tizen
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.53%) Software Engineering
2 37 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.63%) MVC
4 14 (11.38%) OO
5 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (10.57%) SDLC
6 11 (8.94%) Multithreading
6 11 (8.94%) Product Management
7 9 (7.32%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (6.50%) High Availability
8 8 (6.50%) Image Processing
8 8 (6.50%) Open Source
9 7 (5.69%) Scrum
9 7 (5.69%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.69%) Validation
9 7 (5.69%) Web Application Development
10 6 (4.88%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.88%) Manual Testing
10 6 (4.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (39.84%) Java
2 40 (32.52%) SQL
3 38 (30.89%) Python
4 37 (30.08%) C#
4 37 (30.08%) C++
5 33 (26.83%) JavaScript
6 24 (19.51%) C
7 13 (10.57%) Perl
8 9 (7.32%) Ruby
9 6 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.07%) Assembly Language
10 5 (4.07%) Scala
11 4 (3.25%) Clojure
11 4 (3.25%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.25%) R
12 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.44%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.44%) PHP
12 3 (2.44%) VC++
13 2 (1.63%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 53 (43.09%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) QA
2 4 (3.25%) SDET
3 1 (0.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.81%) GAMP
3 1 (0.81%) GMP
3 1 (0.81%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.81%) MISRA
3 1 (0.81%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) Docker
2 4 (3.25%) KVM
2 4 (3.25%) LXC
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) Oozie
2 2 (1.63%) WMI
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) Oracle
2 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.57%) Google
4 6 (4.88%) Facebook
4 6 (4.88%) IBM
5 5 (4.07%) ESRI
5 5 (4.07%) Fujitsu
5 5 (4.07%) Lumension
5 5 (4.07%) Sophos
6 4 (3.25%) HP
6 4 (3.25%) Rackspace
6 4 (3.25%) VMware
6 4 (3.25%) Websense
7 2 (1.63%) Alias
7 2 (1.63%) Apple
8 1 (0.81%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.81%) Perforce
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) SAP
8 1 (0.81%) webMethods
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