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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 818 862 844
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 72 71 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.059% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.063% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 47 46 37
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015 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 24 April 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 +6 60 £50,000 +25.00% 11
London +41 31 £55,000 +10.00% 6
County Antrim - 10 - - 2
Belfast - 10 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 10 - - 2
North West - 7 £32,000 -
South East +5 6 £50,000 +4.16%
South West -19 6 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Merseyside - 6 £32,000 -
Liverpool - 6 £32,000 -
Cambridge +12 5 - - 1
East of England +3 5 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +1 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £44,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £44,000 -
City of London - 3 £52,500 - 1
Leeds - 3 £44,000 -
Surrey +13 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire -6 2 £43,750 +34.61%
Dorset - 2 £35,000 -
South Wales - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £33,250 - 1
Cwmbran - 2 - -
Poole - 2 £35,000 -
Wales - 2 - -
Torfaen - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £50,000 -
Berkshire -12 1 £50,000 -
Reading -12 1 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire -17 1 - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 56 (50.00%) Java
2 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (37.50%) C#
3 42 (37.50%) C++
4 41 (36.61%) JavaScript
5 33 (29.46%) SQL
5 33 (29.46%) .NET
5 33 (29.46%) Selenium
6 32 (28.57%) HTML
6 32 (28.57%) C
6 32 (28.57%) MVC
6 32 (28.57%) Scrum
7 31 (27.68%) Cucumber
8 29 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (25.89%) Degree
9 28 (25.00%) BDD
10 27 (24.11%) WebDriver
11 26 (23.21%) OO
11 26 (23.21%) Eclipse
12 25 (22.32%) JUnit
13 24 (21.43%) CSS
13 24 (21.43%) Test Automation
14 22 (19.64%) JIRA
14 22 (19.64%) QA
15 20 (17.86%) Test Scripting
15 20 (17.86%) TestNG
15 20 (17.86%) Linux
15 20 (17.86%) HTTP
16 19 (16.96%) XML
16 19 (16.96%) Ruby

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.57%) Confluence
1 4 (3.57%) Node.js
2 2 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.89%) WordPress
3 1 (0.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) LabWindows
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.89%) Summit
2 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.86%) HTTP
2 10 (8.93%) Internet
3 4 (3.57%) DVB
3 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (0.89%) GSM
5 1 (0.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) MySQL
2 16 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.93%) OLTP
4 5 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.57%) Big Data
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (29.46%) Selenium
2 31 (27.68%) Cucumber
3 27 (24.11%) WebDriver
4 26 (23.21%) Eclipse
5 25 (22.32%) JUnit
6 22 (19.64%) JIRA
7 20 (17.86%) TestNG
8 16 (14.29%) JBehave
8 16 (14.29%) Maven
9 15 (13.39%) Ant
10 12 (10.71%) NUnit
11 10 (8.93%) SpecFlow
12 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
13 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
14 6 (5.36%) Redmine
14 6 (5.36%) Subversion
14 6 (5.36%) FitNesse
14 6 (5.36%) xUnit.net
15 5 (4.46%) jMock
15 5 (4.46%) Calabash
General
1 7 (6.25%) Retail
2 6 (5.36%) Games
3 4 (3.57%) Legal
3 4 (3.57%) Electronics
4 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Finance
4 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
6 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (29.46%) .NET
2 32 (28.57%) HTML
3 24 (21.43%) CSS
4 19 (16.96%) XML
5 14 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 11 (9.82%) STL
7 10 (8.93%) Gherkin
8 8 (7.14%) Web Services
8 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.36%) LAMP
9 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.46%) DOM
10 5 (4.46%) J2SE
11 4 (3.57%) HTML5
11 4 (3.57%) jQuery
12 3 (2.68%) Ajax
12 3 (2.68%) WPF
13 2 (1.79%) JSF
13 2 (1.79%) GWT
13 2 (1.79%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.61%) Open Source
3 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.14%) Blog
6 7 (6.25%) User Experience
7 6 (5.36%) Data Structures
7 6 (5.36%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.36%) Mobile App
8 5 (4.46%) Client/Server
9 4 (3.57%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.57%) Statistics
10 3 (2.68%) Internet of Things
11 2 (1.79%) GIS
12 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.89%) Xbox
12 1 (0.89%) Social Media
12 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.89%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Linux
2 17 (15.18%) UNIX
3 15 (13.39%) Windows
4 4 (3.57%) CentOS
4 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.68%) Android
6 1 (0.89%) Solaris
6 1 (0.89%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.89%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.57%) MVC
2 32 (28.57%) Scrum
3 29 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (25.00%) BDD
5 26 (23.21%) OO
6 24 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 20 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 19 (16.96%) Software Engineering
9 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
10 14 (12.50%) User Stories
11 13 (11.61%) TDD
12 11 (9.82%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.93%) Risk Management
14 8 (7.14%) OOD
14 8 (7.14%) Automated Testing
14 8 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
14 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
15 7 (6.25%) DevOps
15 7 (6.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (50.00%) Java
2 42 (37.50%) C#
2 42 (37.50%) C++
3 41 (36.61%) JavaScript
4 33 (29.46%) SQL
5 32 (28.57%) C
6 19 (16.96%) Ruby
7 17 (15.18%) Python
8 12 (10.71%) Perl
9 6 (5.36%) PHP
9 6 (5.36%) Assembly Language
10 4 (3.57%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.57%) VB6
10 4 (3.57%) VB
10 4 (3.57%) Korn
10 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.68%) VC++
12 2 (1.79%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (25.89%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.57%) ISEB
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Firmware
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
1 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle
2 10 (8.93%) Rapid7
3 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.36%) Perforce
5 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.68%) Tableau
7 2 (1.79%) Lumension
7 2 (1.79%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.79%) Google
7 2 (1.79%) Sophos
7 2 (1.79%) ESRI
8 1 (0.89%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.89%) SAP
8 1 (0.89%) IBM
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