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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 838 838 827
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 54 58 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.052% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.055% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 33 41 37
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 48 £50,000 +25.00% 8
London +43 27 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South West -22 6 £35,000 -12.50%
East of England -2 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales -10 4 - -
South East -11 4 £50,000 +4.16%
South Wales - 4 - -
Torfaen - 4 - -
Cwmbran - 4 - -
Cambridge +9 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 - - 1
Leeds - 3 £44,000 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £44,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £44,000 -
North West - 3 £33,500 -
Bedfordshire +16 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Poole - 2 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £71,000 -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £48,750 -
Dorset - 2 £35,000 -
Surrey - 2 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £71,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire -7 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £36,500 -
Somerset - 1 £110,000 -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 47 (50.54%) Java
2 44 (47.31%) C++
3 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (40.86%) C#
5 36 (38.71%) Degree
6 34 (36.56%) SQL
7 30 (32.26%) OO
8 29 (31.18%) JavaScript
8 29 (31.18%) .NET
9 28 (30.11%) Scrum
10 27 (29.03%) MVC
11 26 (27.96%) C
12 25 (26.88%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (25.81%) Selenium
14 22 (23.66%) Cucumber
14 22 (23.66%) BDD
14 22 (23.66%) HTML
15 21 (22.58%) Linux
16 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
17 18 (19.35%) MySQL
17 18 (19.35%) QA
18 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
19 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
20 15 (16.13%) JIRA
20 15 (16.13%) UNIX
20 15 (16.13%) Ruby
21 14 (15.05%) TDD
21 14 (15.05%) Windows
21 14 (15.05%) XML

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.30%) Confluence
1 4 (4.30%) Node.js
2 3 (3.23%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) WordPress
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Summit
2 1 (1.08%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) HTTP
2 9 (9.68%) Internet
3 5 (5.38%) Wireless
4 4 (4.30%) DVB
4 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.08%) GSM
5 1 (1.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) MySQL
2 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
3 13 (13.98%) OLTP
4 3 (3.23%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) Redis
6 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (25.81%) Selenium
2 22 (23.66%) Cucumber
3 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
4 15 (16.13%) JIRA
5 14 (15.05%) JUnit
6 13 (13.98%) Eclipse
7 10 (10.75%) Maven
7 10 (10.75%) JBehave
8 9 (9.68%) SpecFlow
8 9 (9.68%) TestNG
8 9 (9.68%) Ant
8 9 (9.68%) NUnit
9 8 (8.60%) xUnit.net
10 7 (7.53%) Jenkins
10 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
11 6 (6.45%) Subversion
11 6 (6.45%) Redmine
12 4 (4.30%) TestLink
12 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
12 4 (4.30%) Xcode
General
1 7 (7.53%) Retail
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
3 4 (4.30%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.23%) Electronics
4 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.08%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.18%) .NET
2 22 (23.66%) HTML
3 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET
3 14 (15.05%) XML
4 13 (13.98%) STL
4 13 (13.98%) CSS
5 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (7.53%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.45%) Web Services
7 6 (6.45%) LAMP
8 5 (5.38%) Ajax
8 5 (5.38%) Gherkin
9 4 (4.30%) jQuery
9 4 (4.30%) WPF
9 4 (4.30%) XSL
10 3 (3.23%) HTML5
11 2 (2.15%) WCF
11 2 (2.15%) WinForms
12 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.53%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.45%) User Experience
4 6 (6.45%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.38%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.30%) Open Source
6 4 (4.30%) Blog
6 4 (4.30%) Statistics
7 3 (3.23%) Visualisation
7 3 (3.23%) Internet of Things
8 2 (2.15%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.08%) Physics
9 1 (1.08%) Social Media
9 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.08%) MPEG
9 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Linux
2 15 (16.13%) UNIX
3 14 (15.05%) Windows
4 4 (4.30%) CentOS
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (1.08%) Solaris
6 1 (1.08%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.26%) OO
3 28 (30.11%) Scrum
4 27 (29.03%) MVC
5 25 (26.88%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (23.66%) BDD
7 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
8 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
9 14 (15.05%) Test Scripting
9 14 (15.05%) TDD
10 10 (10.75%) E-Commerce
10 10 (10.75%) User Stories
11 9 (9.68%) OOD
12 8 (8.60%) Web Development
12 8 (8.60%) Mentoring
13 7 (7.53%) DevOps
13 7 (7.53%) Unit Testing
13 7 (7.53%) Regression Testing
14 5 (5.38%) Automated Testing
14 5 (5.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 47 (50.54%) Java
2 44 (47.31%) C++
3 38 (40.86%) C#
4 34 (36.56%) SQL
5 29 (31.18%) JavaScript
6 26 (27.96%) C
7 15 (16.13%) Ruby
8 10 (10.75%) Python
9 9 (9.68%) PHP
10 8 (8.60%) Perl
11 6 (6.45%) Assembly Language
12 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
13 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
13 4 (4.30%) Korn
13 4 (4.30%) Objective-C
14 3 (3.23%) VB6
14 3 (3.23%) VB
14 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
15 2 (2.15%) VC++
16 1 (1.08%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 36 (38.71%) Degree
2 6 (6.45%) ISEB
2 6 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.08%) MCAD
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Puppet
1 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.38%) Perforce
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.15%) Tableau
5 2 (2.15%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.08%) Borland
6 1 (1.08%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) IBM
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