The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Engineer
Rank 857 806 823
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 56 76 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.070% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.074% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 29 58 50
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £33,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -20.58%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110530 102537 112239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90232 84940 96167
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -51 48 £50,000 +13.63% 11
South East +14 19 £55,000 +83.33% 3
London -69 16 £62,500 +30.89% 2
Berkshire - 10 £50,000 - 1
East of England -11 9 £39,000 -17.89% 4
Cambridge +2 8 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Scotland - 8 - -
Edinburgh - 8 - -
Reading - 7 £50,000 -
West Sussex -11 3 £35,000 -20.45%
East Midlands - 3 £35,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Surrey - 3 £55,000 -
Redhill - 3 £55,000 -
Reigate - 3 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £35,000 -
Guildford - 3 £55,000 -
Leatherhead - 3 £55,000 -
Hampshire -4 2 £36,000 +20.00%
Portsmouth -15 1 £32,500 -
East Sussex -23 1 £38,500 -26.66% 1
Essex - 1 £38,000 -
North East - 1 £27,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £27,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £27,500 -
North Shields - 1 £27,500 -
South Shields - 1 £27,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £72,500 - 1
Harwich - 1 £38,000 -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 83 (64.84%) Degree
2 77 (60.16%) C++
3 61 (47.66%) C#
4 55 (42.97%) Java
5 52 (40.63%) OO
6 45 (35.16%) Linux
7 39 (30.47%) HTML
8 38 (29.69%) JavaScript
8 38 (29.69%) SQL
9 37 (28.91%) UNIX
10 35 (27.34%) Computer Science
11 32 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 31 (24.22%) C
13 30 (23.44%) Python
14 29 (22.66%) .NET
15 28 (21.88%) STL
15 28 (21.88%) MySQL
16 27 (21.09%) XML
17 24 (18.75%) Oracle
18 22 (17.19%) Perl
19 21 (16.41%) CSS
19 21 (16.41%) OLTP
20 19 (14.84%) Automated Testing
21 17 (13.28%) Ajax
21 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
22 16 (12.50%) Selenium
23 15 (11.72%) HTML5
23 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
23 15 (11.72%) Multimedia
24 14 (10.94%) Objective-C

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (2.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.16%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) Wireless
2 7 (5.47%) LTE
2 7 (5.47%) GPRS
2 7 (5.47%) GSM
2 7 (5.47%) UMTS
3 6 (4.69%) 3GPP
3 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.34%) 4G
4 3 (2.34%) 2G
4 3 (2.34%) 3G
5 2 (1.56%) DNS
5 2 (1.56%) HTTP
5 2 (1.56%) VoIP
5 2 (1.56%) IPv4
5 2 (1.56%) IPv6
5 2 (1.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.78%) SAN
6 1 (0.78%) SSL
6 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.88%) MySQL
2 21 (16.41%) 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 16 (12.50%) Selenium
2 8 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.91%) MSBuild
4 5 (3.91%) Maven
5 4 (3.13%) Hudson
6 3 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (2.34%) Ant
6 3 (2.34%) NUnit
7 2 (1.56%) JMeter
7 2 (1.56%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.78%) TestNG
8 1 (0.78%) JUnit
8 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (11.72%) Multimedia
2 8 (6.25%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.91%) Games
4 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.56%) Electronics
5 2 (1.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.47%) HTML
2 29 (22.66%) .NET
3 28 (21.88%) STL
4 27 (21.09%) XML
5 21 (16.41%) CSS
6 17 (13.28%) Ajax
7 15 (11.72%) HTML5
8 14 (10.94%) CSS3
9 13 (10.16%) ASP.NET
9 13 (10.16%) XSL
10 8 (6.25%) Sass
10 8 (6.25%) LESS
11 7 (5.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (3.13%) WinForms
13 3 (2.34%) jQuery
13 3 (2.34%) MFC
13 3 (2.34%) SOAP
14 2 (1.56%) NHibernate
14 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (1.56%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.34%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.25%) IPTV
3 3 (2.34%) Open Source
4 2 (1.56%) Firmware
4 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.56%) Physics
5 1 (0.78%) Life Science
5 1 (0.78%) SCADA
5 1 (0.78%) MPEG
5 1 (0.78%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.16%) Linux
2 37 (28.91%) UNIX
3 13 (10.16%) Windows
4 3 (2.34%) Android
4 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.63%) OO
2 32 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 19 (14.84%) Automated Testing
4 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.16%) Refactoring
6 13 (10.16%) Web Development
6 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
7 12 (9.38%) TDD
8 11 (8.59%) Software Testing
9 8 (6.25%) OOD
10 7 (5.47%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.47%) Scrum
11 5 (3.91%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (3.91%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (3.91%) MVC
12 4 (3.13%) Validation
12 4 (3.13%) Data Analysis
12 4 (3.13%) Performance Testing
12 4 (3.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 77 (60.16%) C++
2 61 (47.66%) C#
3 55 (42.97%) Java
4 38 (29.69%) JavaScript
4 38 (29.69%) SQL
5 31 (24.22%) C
6 30 (23.44%) Python
7 22 (17.19%) Perl
8 14 (10.94%) Objective-C
8 14 (10.94%) PHP
9 13 (10.16%) Ruby
10 10 (7.81%) T-SQL
11 8 (6.25%) CoffeeScript
12 6 (4.69%) VB.NET
13 4 (3.13%) Tcl
13 4 (3.13%) TTCN
14 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.56%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.56%) VB6
15 2 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (64.84%) Degree
2 13 (10.16%) Postgraduate
3 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) HL7
2 1 (0.78%) DICOM
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Puppet
1 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.34%) ZABBIX
1 3 (2.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (18.75%) Oracle
2 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco
4 2 (1.56%) VMware
4 2 (1.56%) Juniper
5 1 (0.78%) Borland
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) Apple
5 1 (0.78%) Websense
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fraser Munro IT Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Base + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazon
Posted: 12 days ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
McAfee
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Bracknell
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago