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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 882 876 900
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 72 89 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.081% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.084% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 62 65 58
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +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
98784 106354 115089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83034 86750 93358
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 4 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 4 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 +15 72 £45,000 -10.00% 7
London -12 26 £62,500 +13.63%
South East +28 16 £37,500 -25.00% 2
East of England +22 11 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Berkshire +26 6 £35,000 -39.13%
North West +22 5 £39,250 +22.65%
Yorkshire +10 5 £37,500 -14.77% 2
South West 0 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Cambridge 0 5 £45,000 -30.76%
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £45,000 -30.76%
Bristol +7 4 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +3 4 £37,500 -14.77% 1
West Midlands -17 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £32,000 -
Bradford - 4 £37,500 -
Leeds +10 3 £37,500 -14.77% 1
Manchester +7 3 £39,250 +17.16%
Worcestershire - 3 £32,500 - 1
Worcester - 3 £32,500 - 1
Newbury - 3 - -
Hertford - 3 £32,000 -
City of London +44 2 £47,500 -9.52%
Buckinghamshire +25 2 £60,000 +20.00%
Winchester +23 2 £37,500 -
Hampshire +8 2 £37,500 -14.28% 1
Reading +6 2 £35,000 -30.00%
Surrey -7 2 £50,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £40,000 -
Aylesbury - 2 £60,000 -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 62 (45.93%) Java
2 61 (45.19%) Software Engineering
3 50 (37.04%) Degree
4 43 (31.85%) Python
5 41 (30.37%) C++
6 38 (28.15%) Linux
7 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (26.67%) SQL
9 32 (23.70%) JavaScript
10 30 (22.22%) Computer Science
11 29 (21.48%) C
12 26 (19.26%) Unix
13 24 (17.78%) C#
14 21 (15.56%) HTML
15 19 (14.07%) Windows
15 19 (14.07%) OO
16 18 (13.33%) Perl
16 18 (13.33%) Finance
17 17 (12.59%) .NET
18 16 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (11.11%) Oracle
19 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (9.63%) Mathematics
20 13 (9.63%) ASP.NET
20 13 (9.63%) CSS
20 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
20 13 (9.63%) MVC
21 12 (8.89%) Microsoft
21 12 (8.89%) Web Services
21 12 (8.89%) TDD

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 (2.22%) CMS
1 3 (2.22%) IIS
2 2 (1.48%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.48%) Node.js
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.74%) Drupal
3 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.74%) JBoss
3 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Office
1 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) Internet
2 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.96%) Broadband
4 2 (1.48%) CDMA
4 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.48%) GSM
4 2 (1.48%) HTTP
4 2 (1.48%) LTE
4 2 (1.48%) Modbus
4 2 (1.48%) Profibus
4 2 (1.48%) RS-422
4 2 (1.48%) UMTS
5 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.15%) Big Data
2 11 (8.15%) Hadoop
2 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.19%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.22%) GIS
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.48%) MySQL
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.74%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Selenium
1 9 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.44%) WebDriver
3 5 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.70%) Maven
3 5 (3.70%) NUnit
4 4 (2.96%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.22%) JIRA
5 3 (2.22%) MSTest
5 3 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.48%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.48%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.48%) JMeter
6 2 (1.48%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.48%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.15%) Front Office
4 9 (6.67%) Banking
4 9 (6.67%) Games
5 7 (5.19%) Electronics
5 7 (5.19%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.96%) Automotive
8 3 (2.22%) Marketing
9 2 (1.48%) Advertising
9 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.48%) Law
10 1 (0.74%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.56%) HTML
2 17 (12.59%) .NET
3 13 (9.63%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.63%) CSS
4 12 (8.89%) Web Services
5 11 (8.15%) XML
6 9 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.19%) Cascading
8 6 (4.44%) HTML5
8 6 (4.44%) Middleware
8 6 (4.44%) RESTful
8 6 (4.44%) Spring
8 6 (4.44%) STL
9 5 (3.70%) Ajax
9 5 (3.70%) jQuery
9 5 (3.70%) POSIX
10 4 (2.96%) J2EE
10 4 (2.96%) OpenGL
10 4 (2.96%) REST
10 4 (2.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.63%) Mathematics
4 8 (5.93%) Physics
4 8 (5.93%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.44%) Derivative
5 6 (4.44%) Grid Computing
6 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (3.70%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.96%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.96%) Online Games
8 3 (2.22%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.22%) Fintech
8 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (28.15%) Linux
2 26 (19.26%) Unix
3 19 (14.07%) Windows
4 5 (3.70%) zOS
5 2 (1.48%) FreeBSD
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.19%) Software Engineering
2 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (14.07%) OO
4 16 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (9.63%) MVC
6 12 (8.89%) SDLC
6 12 (8.89%) TDD
7 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.15%) Open Source
7 11 (8.15%) UML
8 9 (6.67%) Multithreading
8 9 (6.67%) Product Management
8 9 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.93%) Low Latency
9 8 (5.93%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.19%) Analytics
10 7 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.19%) DevOps
10 7 (5.19%) Network Management
10 7 (5.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 62 (45.93%) Java
2 43 (31.85%) Python
3 41 (30.37%) C++
4 36 (26.67%) SQL
5 32 (23.70%) JavaScript
6 29 (21.48%) C
7 24 (17.78%) C#
8 18 (13.33%) Perl
9 10 (7.41%) Ruby
10 9 (6.67%) MATLAB
11 7 (5.19%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.70%) Assembly Language
12 5 (3.70%) PHP
13 4 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.96%) R
13 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.96%) VB.NET
14 3 (2.22%) Delphi
14 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (37.04%) Degree
2 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) PhD
4 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.19%) Oozie
2 2 (1.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Oracle
2 12 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.67%) IBM
4 5 (3.70%) Google
5 4 (2.96%) Facebook
5 4 (2.96%) Forcepoint
6 3 (2.22%) SAP
7 2 (1.48%) Alias
7 2 (1.48%) DataSynapse
7 2 (1.48%) ESRI
7 2 (1.48%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.48%) Lumension
7 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.48%) Sophos
8 1 (0.74%) Xamarin
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