The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Development Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 869 859 912
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 63 88 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.083% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.086% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 53 61 54
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,750 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title.

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 24 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 63 £45,000 -14.28% 5
London +17 25 £62,500 +13.63% 2
East of England +34 11 £41,250 -
South East +32 10 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Berkshire +15 7 £38,750 -22.50%
South West +12 6 £45,000 -28.00%
Cambridge +5 6 £46,250 -
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £46,250 -
Bristol +7 5 £45,000 -28.00%
North West +20 4 £36,000 +12.50%
Reading +14 4 £38,750 -22.50%
Leeds +13 4 £37,500 -14.77%
Yorkshire +13 4 £37,500 -14.77%
West Yorkshire +12 4 £37,500 -14.77%
West Midlands -13 3 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Bradford - 3 £37,500 -
City of London +45 2 £47,500 -9.52%
Manchester +3 2 £36,000 +7.46%
Newbury - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 £32,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £37,250 -
Suffolk - 2 £40,000 -
Hampshire +7 1 £35,000 -30.00% 2
West Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Kent - 1 £32,000 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £47,500 -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Software Development 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 featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (49.59%) Java
2 54 (44.63%) Software Engineering
3 39 (32.23%) Degree
4 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (29.75%) C++
6 34 (28.10%) Python
7 32 (26.45%) Linux
8 29 (23.97%) SQL
9 28 (23.14%) Computer Science
10 27 (22.31%) C
11 23 (19.01%) JavaScript
12 19 (15.70%) Unix
12 19 (15.70%) Finance
13 18 (14.88%) C#
14 17 (14.05%) Windows
14 17 (14.05%) OO
15 16 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (12.40%) TDD
16 15 (12.40%) Perl
16 15 (12.40%) HTML
17 13 (10.74%) Telecoms
17 13 (10.74%) SDLC
18 12 (9.92%) .NET
19 11 (9.09%) Oracle
19 11 (9.09%) Web Services
19 11 (9.09%) Front Office
19 11 (9.09%) Mathematics
19 11 (9.09%) Open Source
20 10 (8.26%) Hadoop
20 10 (8.26%) Selenium

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (2.48%) CMS
2 2 (1.65%) Node.js
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.83%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.83%) Drupal
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) JBoss
3 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) Internet
2 4 (3.31%) Broadband
3 2 (1.65%) CDMA
3 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.65%) GSM
3 2 (1.65%) HTTP
3 2 (1.65%) LTE
3 2 (1.65%) Modbus
3 2 (1.65%) Profibus
3 2 (1.65%) RS-422
3 2 (1.65%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) Big Data
1 10 (8.26%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.79%) Apache Hive
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.96%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.65%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Selenium
2 8 (6.61%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.79%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.96%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.96%) Maven
5 5 (4.13%) NUnit
5 5 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.31%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (2.48%) JUnit
7 3 (2.48%) MSTest
7 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.65%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.65%) Hudson
8 2 (1.65%) JIRA
8 2 (1.65%) JMeter
8 2 (1.65%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.65%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (15.70%) Finance
2 13 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.09%) Front Office
4 10 (8.26%) Banking
5 8 (6.61%) Electronics
5 8 (6.61%) Games
6 7 (5.79%) Investment Banking
7 6 (4.96%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.48%) Automotive
8 3 (2.48%) Marketing
9 2 (1.65%) Advertising
9 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.65%) Law
10 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.40%) HTML
2 12 (9.92%) .NET
3 11 (9.09%) Web Services
4 10 (8.26%) CSS
5 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.44%) XML
6 8 (6.61%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.79%) Cascading
7 7 (5.79%) Middleware
8 6 (4.96%) HTML5
9 5 (4.13%) jQuery
9 5 (4.13%) POSIX
9 5 (4.13%) REST
9 5 (4.13%) RESTful
9 5 (4.13%) XSLT
10 4 (3.31%) OpenGL
10 4 (3.31%) Spring
11 3 (2.48%) Ember.js
11 3 (2.48%) STL
12 2 (1.65%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.14%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.79%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.96%) Derivative
5 6 (4.96%) Grid Computing
5 6 (4.96%) Physics
6 5 (4.13%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.13%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (4.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (4.13%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.31%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.31%) Online Games
8 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.48%) Fintech
8 3 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.45%) Linux
2 19 (15.70%) Unix
3 17 (14.05%) Windows
4 5 (4.13%) zOS
5 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (44.63%) Software Engineering
2 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.05%) OO
4 16 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (12.40%) TDD
6 13 (10.74%) SDLC
7 11 (9.09%) Open Source
8 9 (7.44%) UML
8 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.61%) Analytics
9 8 (6.61%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.61%) Low Latency
9 8 (6.61%) MVC
9 8 (6.61%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.79%) Multithreading
10 7 (5.79%) Network Management
10 7 (5.79%) Product Management
11 6 (4.96%) DevOps
11 6 (4.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 60 (49.59%) Java
2 36 (29.75%) C++
3 34 (28.10%) Python
4 29 (23.97%) SQL
5 27 (22.31%) C
6 23 (19.01%) JavaScript
7 18 (14.88%) C#
8 15 (12.40%) Perl
9 9 (7.44%) MATLAB
9 9 (7.44%) Ruby
10 8 (6.61%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.13%) Assembly Language
11 5 (4.13%) PHP
12 4 (3.31%) R
12 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.31%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.48%) Delphi
13 3 (2.48%) Scala
14 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (32.23%) Degree
2 5 (4.13%) PhD
2 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SDET
2 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Oozie
2 2 (1.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Oracle
2 10 (8.26%) IBM
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.48%) Facebook
4 3 (2.48%) SAP
5 2 (1.65%) Alias
5 2 (1.65%) DataSynapse
5 2 (1.65%) Google
5 2 (1.65%) Pega
5 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
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