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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 887 870 916
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 49 105 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.095% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.098% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 42 70 52
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-23.44% +16.11%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +2 48 £45,000 -18.18% 10
London -14 18 £62,500 +13.63% 5
South East +38 9 £40,000 -23.44% 3
East of England +34 8 £47,500 +120.93% 2
Cambridge +10 7 £47,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 £37,500 -
Leeds - 5 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £37,500 -
Reading +15 4 £42,500 -15.00%
Hampshire +12 4 £34,500 -31.00% 1
Berkshire +6 4 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Basingstoke - 4 £34,500 - 1
North West +22 3 - -
South West +15 3 £47,500 -24.00%
Bradford - 3 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £47,500 -
Bristol +20 1 £45,000 -28.00%
East Midlands +13 1 £41,500 +38.33%
Norfolk +6 1 - -
Norwich -1 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £41,500 -
Livingston - 1 £35,000 -
Eastbourne - 1 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 59 (50.43%) Java
1 59 (50.43%) Software Engineering
2 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (29.06%) C++
4 32 (27.35%) Degree
5 29 (24.79%) SQL
6 28 (23.93%) JavaScript
7 27 (23.08%) Python
8 25 (21.37%) Linux
8 25 (21.37%) C
9 24 (20.51%) Computer Science
10 23 (19.66%) OO
11 22 (18.80%) C#
12 17 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (14.53%) TDD
12 17 (14.53%) Web Services
13 16 (13.68%) Windows
13 16 (13.68%) Finance
14 15 (12.82%) .NET
15 12 (10.26%) HTML
15 12 (10.26%) Perl
15 12 (10.26%) Git (software)
15 12 (10.26%) SDLC
16 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
16 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
16 11 (9.40%) Telecoms
16 11 (9.40%) Scrum
17 10 (8.55%) XML
17 10 (8.55%) Unit Testing
17 10 (8.55%) jQuery

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 (2.56%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.56%) CMS
1 3 (2.56%) IIS
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.85%) Drupal
3 1 (0.85%) JBoss
3 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (1.71%) Broadband
2 2 (1.71%) CDMA
2 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.71%) GSM
2 2 (1.71%) HTTP
2 2 (1.71%) LTE
2 2 (1.71%) Modbus
2 2 (1.71%) Profibus
2 2 (1.71%) RS-422
2 2 (1.71%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.98%) Big Data
3 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.42%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.85%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.55%) Selenium
3 8 (6.84%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.84%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.98%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.13%) Maven
6 5 (4.27%) NUnit
7 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.42%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.56%) JUnit
8 3 (2.56%) MSTest
8 3 (2.56%) Subversion
8 3 (2.56%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.71%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.71%) JIRA
9 2 (1.71%) JMeter
9 2 (1.71%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.71%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (13.68%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.69%) Banking
3 9 (7.69%) Front Office
4 8 (6.84%) Electronics
4 8 (6.84%) Games
5 7 (5.98%) Investment Banking
6 6 (5.13%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.56%) Marketing
8 2 (1.71%) Advertising
8 2 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.71%) Automotive
9 1 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.53%) Web Services
2 15 (12.82%) .NET
3 12 (10.26%) HTML
4 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
5 10 (8.55%) HTML5
5 10 (8.55%) jQuery
5 10 (8.55%) XML
6 9 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.98%) CSS
8 5 (4.27%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.27%) Middleware
8 5 (4.27%) REST
8 5 (4.27%) Spring
8 5 (4.27%) XSLT
9 4 (3.42%) Cascading
9 4 (3.42%) CSS3
9 4 (3.42%) OpenGL
9 4 (3.42%) RESTful
9 4 (3.42%) WinForms
9 4 (3.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.51%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.84%) Visualisation
3 6 (5.13%) Derivative
3 6 (5.13%) Grid Computing
4 5 (4.27%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.27%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.42%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (3.42%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.42%) Online Games
5 4 (3.42%) Physics
6 3 (2.56%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (2.56%) Fintech
7 2 (1.71%) 3D Printing
7 2 (1.71%) Animation
7 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.71%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.37%) Linux
2 16 (13.68%) Windows
3 9 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.43%) Software Engineering
2 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (19.66%) OO
4 17 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (14.53%) TDD
5 12 (10.26%) SDLC
6 11 (9.40%) Scrum
7 10 (8.55%) Unit Testing
8 9 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.69%) MVC
9 8 (6.84%) Migration
9 8 (6.84%) Test Automation
9 8 (6.84%) UML
9 8 (6.84%) Web Development
10 7 (5.98%) Analytics
10 7 (5.98%) Multithreading
10 7 (5.98%) SOA
11 6 (5.13%) DevOps
11 6 (5.13%) Low Latency
11 6 (5.13%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 59 (50.43%) Java
2 34 (29.06%) C++
3 29 (24.79%) SQL
4 28 (23.93%) JavaScript
5 27 (23.08%) Python
6 25 (21.37%) C
7 22 (18.80%) C#
8 12 (10.26%) Perl
9 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.98%) MATLAB
10 6 (5.13%) Ruby
10 6 (5.13%) Scala
11 5 (4.27%) PHP
12 4 (3.42%) Delphi
12 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.42%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.71%) Fortran
13 2 (1.71%) Tcl
13 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (27.35%) Degree
2 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.27%) PhD
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) SDET
2 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) Oozie
2 2 (1.71%) Nagios
2 2 (1.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle
3 5 (4.27%) IBM
4 3 (2.56%) Facebook
4 3 (2.56%) Rally
4 3 (2.56%) SAP
5 2 (1.71%) DataSynapse
5 2 (1.71%) Google
5 2 (1.71%) Pega
5 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe
6 1 (0.85%) Apple
6 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
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