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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 858 869 800
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 44 55 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.047% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.050% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 37 31 64
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +14 43 £55,000 +37.50% 6
London +16 31 £55,000 +22.22%
South East -22 6 £39,250 -28.63% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 2 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Cambridge +11 2 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Berkshire +7 2 £42,500 -30.61% 3
Surrey +5 2 £38,750 -29.54% 1
Reading +2 2 £42,500 -15.00%
East of England -4 2 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £36,000 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London +25 1 £84,999 +69.99%
Scotland +3 1 - -
Dorset 0 1 £27,500 - 1
Guildford -1 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South West -15 1 £27,500 - 1
North West - 1 £23,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £23,500 -
Docklands, London - 1 £28,000 -
Feltham - 1 £53,000 -
Chester - 1 £23,500 -
Poole - 1 £27,500 -
Oxford - 1 £36,000 -
Epsom - 1 £27,500 -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 74 (61.67%) Java
2 68 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (43.33%) Selenium
4 48 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 42 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 42 (35.00%) HTML
6 40 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 40 (33.33%) QA
6 40 (33.33%) Maven
6 40 (33.33%) SDLC
7 39 (32.50%) Cucumber
7 39 (32.50%) BDD
7 39 (32.50%) XML
8 38 (31.67%) Scrum
8 38 (31.67%) MVC
9 37 (30.83%) CSS
9 37 (30.83%) JUnit
10 36 (30.00%) Ant
11 35 (29.17%) HTTP
11 35 (29.17%) TestNG
12 34 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (28.33%) JIRA
13 33 (27.50%) E-Commerce
14 31 (25.83%) Test Scripting
15 30 (25.00%) JBehave
15 30 (25.00%) Python
16 28 (23.33%) C++
17 27 (22.50%) SQL
17 27 (22.50%) User Stories
17 27 (22.50%) Blog

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (2.50%) ArcGIS
1 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.50%) WebSphere Portal
1 3 (2.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.83%) Apache
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) Drupal
2 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.83%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.83%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.50%) SaaS
3 3 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.17%) HTTP
2 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.50%) Internet
4 3 (2.50%) Firewall
4 3 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.67%) SSL
5 2 (1.67%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) Network Security
6 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.50%) MySQL
3 5 (4.17%) Big Data
3 5 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.67%) OLTP
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 52 (43.33%) Selenium
2 48 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 40 (33.33%) Maven
3 40 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 39 (32.50%) Cucumber
5 37 (30.83%) JUnit
6 36 (30.00%) Ant
7 35 (29.17%) TestNG
8 34 (28.33%) JIRA
9 30 (25.00%) JBehave
10 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
11 5 (4.17%) Calabash
11 5 (4.17%) JSUnit
11 5 (4.17%) FitNesse
11 5 (4.17%) jMock
11 5 (4.17%) NUnit
12 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.33%) ClearCase
12 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
12 4 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (5.83%) Games
2 5 (4.17%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Finance
3 4 (3.33%) Publishing
4 3 (2.50%) Legal
4 3 (2.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Front Office
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.00%) HTML
2 39 (32.50%) XML
3 37 (30.83%) CSS
4 18 (15.00%) .NET
5 9 (7.50%) STL
6 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.17%) J2EE
7 5 (4.17%) DOM
7 5 (4.17%) J2SE
7 5 (4.17%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.50%) Dojo
9 3 (2.50%) GWT
9 3 (2.50%) JSF
9 3 (2.50%) JSON
9 3 (2.50%) Web Services
10 2 (1.67%) JAXB
10 2 (1.67%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Blog
2 13 (10.83%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.33%) Photography
5 4 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.33%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.50%) GIS
6 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.50%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.83%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.83%) BeagleBone
8 1 (0.83%) Physics
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.83%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.33%) Linux
2 18 (15.00%) UNIX
3 12 (10.00%) Windows
4 5 (4.17%) Android
5 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.50%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.33%) SDLC
3 39 (32.50%) BDD
4 38 (31.67%) Scrum
4 38 (31.67%) MVC
5 34 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (27.50%) E-Commerce
7 31 (25.83%) Test Scripting
8 27 (22.50%) User Stories
8 27 (22.50%) Black-Box Testing
9 23 (19.17%) Open Source
10 22 (18.33%) Software Engineering
11 20 (16.67%) Risk Management
12 19 (15.83%) Test Automation
13 18 (15.00%) Regression Testing
14 12 (10.00%) OO
15 11 (9.17%) Analytics
16 10 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (8.33%) Unit Testing
17 9 (7.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (61.67%) Java
2 42 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 30 (25.00%) Python
4 28 (23.33%) C++
5 27 (22.50%) SQL
6 23 (19.17%) C#
7 19 (15.83%) C
8 14 (11.67%) Perl
9 12 (10.00%) Ruby
10 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.67%) PHP
11 2 (1.67%) Lua
11 2 (1.67%) Groovy
11 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.67%) VC++
12 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.83%) VB6
12 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.83%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.83%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (33.33%) QA
2 6 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.50%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.50%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (2.50%) Xen
3 2 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Nmap
2 3 (2.50%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (16.67%) Rapid7
2 12 (10.00%) Oracle
3 7 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.83%) VMware
4 3 (2.50%) Google
4 3 (2.50%) Fujitsu
4 3 (2.50%) Sophos
4 3 (2.50%) Websense
4 3 (2.50%) ESRI
4 3 (2.50%) Perforce
4 3 (2.50%) Tableau
4 3 (2.50%) Lumension
5 1 (0.83%) IBM
5 1 (0.83%) DevExpress
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