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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Engineer
Rank 851 783 839
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 53 88 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.081% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.086% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 29 63 43
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £33,750 £34,250
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -1.45%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 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 22 August 2014. 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 -47 51 £40,000 +6.66% 8
London -16 21 £45,000 -21.73% 4
South East -30 13 £55,000 +83.33% 3
East of England +6 10 £40,000 -8.57%
Cambridge +4 9 £40,000 +23.07%
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £40,000 -15.78%
Berkshire -4 5 £50,000 +42.85%
Nottinghamshire +5 4 £35,000 - 1
Reading +3 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Nottingham -5 4 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands -8 4 £35,000 - 1
Surrey - 3 £55,000 - 1
Redhill - 3 £55,000 -
Reigate - 3 £55,000 - 1
Guildford - 3 £55,000 -
Leatherhead - 3 £55,000 -
West Sussex -7 2 £32,500 -22.61% 2
Hampshire -20 2 £41,000 +36.66%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £27,500 -
Scotland - 2 £40,000 - 1
North East - 2 £27,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £40,000 - 1
Gateshead - 2 £27,500 -
South Shields - 2 £27,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £27,500 -
North Shields - 2 £27,500 -
Dorset -8 1 - -
South West -26 1 - -
East Sussex -27 1 £38,500 -26.66%
Essex - 1 £38,000 -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 84 (65.63%) Degree
2 76 (59.38%) C++
3 65 (50.78%) C#
4 49 (38.28%) Java
5 48 (37.50%) OO
6 43 (33.59%) SQL
7 42 (32.81%) HTML
7 42 (32.81%) Linux
8 39 (30.47%) JavaScript
9 36 (28.13%) UNIX
10 35 (27.34%) Computer Science
11 30 (23.44%) STL
11 30 (23.44%) .NET
12 29 (22.66%) Software Engineering
13 28 (21.88%) C
13 28 (21.88%) Python
14 26 (20.31%) MySQL
14 26 (20.31%) XML
15 24 (18.75%) CSS
16 23 (17.97%) Perl
17 20 (15.63%) Oracle
17 20 (15.63%) OLTP
17 20 (15.63%) Automated Testing
18 18 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (13.28%) HTML5
19 17 (13.28%) QA
19 17 (13.28%) Selenium
19 17 (13.28%) Ajax
19 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET
20 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (6.25%) Node.js
2 6 (4.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) WordPress
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.16%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) Wireless
2 6 (4.69%) 3GPP
3 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.13%) UMTS
4 4 (3.13%) GPRS
4 4 (3.13%) GSM
4 4 (3.13%) LTE
5 3 (2.34%) 4G
5 3 (2.34%) 2G
5 3 (2.34%) 3G
6 2 (1.56%) IPv4
6 2 (1.56%) IPv6
6 2 (1.56%) VoIP
6 2 (1.56%) DNS
6 2 (1.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.78%) HTTP
7 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) MySQL
2 20 (15.63%) OLTP
3 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.47%) Big Data
5 5 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.78%) SQLite
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (13.28%) Selenium
2 9 (7.03%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.47%) MSBuild
4 5 (3.91%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.34%) Hudson
5 3 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (2.34%) NUnit
5 3 (2.34%) Maven
6 2 (1.56%) JMeter
6 2 (1.56%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.56%) JUnit
6 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.56%) TestNG
6 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (7.81%) Multimedia
2 8 (6.25%) Finance
3 6 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.91%) Games
5 3 (2.34%) Electronics
6 2 (1.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Avionics
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (32.81%) HTML
2 30 (23.44%) STL
2 30 (23.44%) .NET
3 26 (20.31%) XML
4 24 (18.75%) CSS
5 17 (13.28%) HTML5
5 17 (13.28%) Ajax
5 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET
6 15 (11.72%) CSS3
7 11 (8.59%) XSL
8 10 (7.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 8 (6.25%) Sass
9 8 (6.25%) LESS
10 5 (3.91%) SOAP
11 4 (3.13%) WinForms
11 4 (3.13%) jQuery
12 3 (2.34%) MFC
13 2 (1.56%) NHibernate
13 2 (1.56%) Flash
13 2 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.34%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.25%) IPTV
3 5 (3.91%) Firmware
4 3 (2.34%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.34%) Physics
5 1 (0.78%) Life Science
5 1 (0.78%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.78%) MPEG
5 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.78%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.81%) Linux
2 36 (28.13%) UNIX
3 12 (9.38%) Windows
4 3 (2.34%) Android
4 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.78%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.50%) OO
2 29 (22.66%) Software Engineering
3 20 (15.63%) Automated Testing
4 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (10.16%) TDD
6 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
6 13 (10.16%) Refactoring
6 13 (10.16%) Web Development
7 12 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.25%) OOD
9 7 (5.47%) Scrum
10 6 (4.69%) MVC
10 6 (4.69%) Multithreading
11 5 (3.91%) Test Scripting
11 5 (3.91%) Performance Testing
11 5 (3.91%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (3.91%) Statistical Analysis
12 4 (3.13%) Data Analysis
12 4 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 76 (59.38%) C++
2 65 (50.78%) C#
3 49 (38.28%) Java
4 43 (33.59%) SQL
5 39 (30.47%) JavaScript
6 28 (21.88%) C
6 28 (21.88%) Python
7 23 (17.97%) Perl
8 14 (10.94%) Objective-C
9 13 (10.16%) Ruby
10 11 (8.59%) PHP
11 10 (7.81%) T-SQL
12 8 (6.25%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.34%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.56%) VB6
14 2 (1.56%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.56%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.56%) VB
14 2 (1.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 84 (65.63%) Degree
2 13 (10.16%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.28%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) HL7
2 1 (0.78%) DICOM
2 1 (0.78%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.78%) Puppet
1 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (15.63%) Oracle
2 9 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.34%) Borland
4 2 (1.56%) VMware
4 2 (1.56%) Juniper
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (0.78%) Atmel
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.78%) Apple
5 1 (0.78%) Google
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum £40,000 to £65,000 + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum (+ Benefits Package)
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
EXPEDIA
Salary: Competitive Base + Travel Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
EXPEDIA
Salary: Competitive Base + Travel Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago
West Sussex
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago