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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 824 868 815
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 78 70 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.059% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.063% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 48 33 50
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £50,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 27 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 3 July 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 +27 60 £55,000 +10.00% 8
London +50 47 £55,000 +4.76% 4
County Antrim - 18 - -
Belfast - 18 - -
Northern Ireland - 18 - -
South East -3 5 £50,000 - 2
Reading -8 4 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire -11 4 £50,000 - 1
City of London - 4 £52,500 -
Liverpool - 3 £32,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £32,000 -
North West - 3 £32,000 -
Cambridge +14 2 - -
East of England -3 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 2 - -
West Midlands -9 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands +3 1 £30,000 -13.04%
Hampshire -9 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Northamptonshire - 1 £30,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £28,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £45,000 -
Lichfield - 1 £35,000 -
Stafford - 1 £35,000 -
Walsall - 1 £35,000 -
Warwick - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 83 (61.48%) Java
2 74 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (38.52%) Selenium
4 50 (37.04%) JavaScript
5 47 (34.81%) WebDriver
6 43 (31.85%) HTML
7 41 (30.37%) C++
7 41 (30.37%) Scrum
7 41 (30.37%) MVC
7 41 (30.37%) Cucumber
8 40 (29.63%) BDD
9 38 (28.15%) Eclipse
10 37 (27.41%) JUnit
10 37 (27.41%) SDLC
11 36 (26.67%) C#
11 36 (26.67%) SQL
11 36 (26.67%) HTTP
11 36 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (25.93%) Maven
12 35 (25.93%) CSS
13 34 (25.19%) XML
13 34 (25.19%) JIRA
13 34 (25.19%) QA
14 32 (23.70%) Ant
15 31 (22.96%) Python
15 31 (22.96%) TestNG
16 29 (21.48%) Test Scripting
16 29 (21.48%) .NET
17 28 (20.74%) C
17 28 (20.74%) E-Commerce

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.96%) Confluence
1 4 (2.96%) Node.js
2 3 (2.22%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.48%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.74%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.22%) SaaS
3 3 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (26.67%) HTTP
2 13 (9.63%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.93%) Internet
4 6 (4.44%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.96%) DVB
6 3 (2.22%) Firewall
6 3 (2.22%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.48%) SSL
7 2 (1.48%) VPN
8 1 (0.74%) GSM
8 1 (0.74%) SMTP
8 1 (0.74%) FTP
8 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.63%) MySQL
3 6 (4.44%) OLTP
4 5 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.96%) Big Data
6 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (38.52%) Selenium
2 47 (34.81%) WebDriver
3 41 (30.37%) Cucumber
4 38 (28.15%) Eclipse
5 37 (27.41%) JUnit
6 35 (25.93%) Maven
7 34 (25.19%) JIRA
8 32 (23.70%) Ant
9 31 (22.96%) TestNG
10 27 (20.00%) JBehave
11 14 (10.37%) Jenkins
12 7 (5.19%) NUnit
13 6 (4.44%) FitNesse
14 5 (3.70%) jMock
14 5 (3.70%) JSUnit
14 5 (3.70%) SpecFlow
14 5 (3.70%) Calabash
15 4 (2.96%) TestLink
15 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
15 4 (2.96%) Xcode
General
1 11 (8.15%) Retail
2 6 (4.44%) Games
3 4 (2.96%) Publishing
3 4 (2.96%) Finance
3 4 (2.96%) Legal
4 3 (2.22%) Electronics
4 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.48%) Front Office
5 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (31.85%) HTML
2 35 (25.93%) CSS
3 34 (25.19%) XML
4 29 (21.48%) .NET
5 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.41%) STL
6 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (5.93%) Web Services
8 6 (4.44%) LAMP
8 6 (4.44%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
9 5 (3.70%) DOM
9 5 (3.70%) J2SE
10 3 (2.22%) jQuery
10 3 (2.22%) JSON
11 2 (1.48%) Dojo
11 2 (1.48%) WPF
11 2 (1.48%) GWT
11 2 (1.48%) JSF
11 2 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Blog
2 18 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 17 (12.59%) Computer Science
4 10 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.67%) Data Structures
5 9 (6.67%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.44%) User Experience
7 5 (3.70%) Statistics
7 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.96%) Photography
8 4 (2.96%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.22%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.22%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.48%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.48%) GIS
11 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.74%) Physics
11 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.74%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.26%) Linux
2 19 (14.07%) UNIX
3 17 (12.59%) Windows
4 5 (3.70%) Android
4 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.96%) CentOS
5 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.74%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (54.81%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.37%) MVC
2 41 (30.37%) Scrum
3 40 (29.63%) BDD
4 37 (27.41%) SDLC
5 36 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (21.48%) Test Scripting
7 28 (20.74%) E-Commerce
8 27 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 24 (17.78%) User Stories
10 23 (17.04%) Test Automation
10 23 (17.04%) Open Source
11 21 (15.56%) Black-Box Testing
11 21 (15.56%) Regression Testing
12 20 (14.81%) OO
12 20 (14.81%) Risk Management
13 15 (11.11%) DevOps
14 13 (9.63%) TDD
15 11 (8.15%) OOD
15 11 (8.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 83 (61.48%) Java
2 50 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 41 (30.37%) C++
4 36 (26.67%) C#
4 36 (26.67%) SQL
5 31 (22.96%) Python
6 28 (20.74%) C
7 19 (14.07%) Ruby
8 16 (11.85%) Perl
9 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.96%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.96%) Korn
10 4 (2.96%) PHP
11 3 (2.22%) VC++
11 3 (2.22%) VB
11 3 (2.22%) VB6
12 2 (1.48%) Lua
12 2 (1.48%) Groovy
12 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.48%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 21 (15.56%) Degree
2 5 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.22%) ISEB
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.19%) QA
2 6 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.96%) Firmware
3 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (2.22%) Xen
3 3 (2.22%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Nmap
2 4 (2.96%) Puppet
2 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (14.81%) Rapid7
2 13 (9.63%) Oracle
3 6 (4.44%) Perforce
3 6 (4.44%) VMware
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.96%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.22%) Websense
6 3 (2.22%) Tableau
7 2 (1.48%) Lumension
7 2 (1.48%) ESRI
7 2 (1.48%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.48%) Sophos
7 2 (1.48%) Google
8 1 (0.74%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.74%) SAP
8 1 (0.74%) IBM
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