The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Engineer
Rank 867 830 792
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 68 58 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.051% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.054% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 47 36 71
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £48,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -27.77%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115980 107065 119193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.69% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 94004 89146 102136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 16 April 2014 within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 26 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 66 £40,000 -11.11% 14
London -53 24 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East of England +8 22 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £40,000 - 6
South East -4 12 £43,000 -2.27% 2
Cambridge +14 8 £40,000 - 6
Berkshire +9 7 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Reading +7 7 £50,000 +42.85% 1
South West -1 6 £40,000 +23.07%
Bedfordshire - 6 £40,000 -
Luton - 6 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £40,000 -
Cirencester - 4 £40,000 -
Hampshire -6 2 £32,500 - 1
Scotland -13 2 - - 3
Portsmouth -20 2 £32,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
West Sussex -1 1 £40,000 -9.09%
North East -5 1 - - 1
Durham -16 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £20,500 -
Worthing - 1 £40,000 -
Dudley - 1 £35,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 1

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 76 (58.91%) C++
2 71 (55.04%) Degree
3 58 (44.96%) Linux
4 48 (37.21%) SQL
4 48 (37.21%) OO
5 45 (34.88%) Java
6 38 (29.46%) C#
7 36 (27.91%) C
7 36 (27.91%) UNIX
8 35 (27.13%) MySQL
9 33 (25.58%) Software Engineering
10 30 (23.26%) Computer Science
11 29 (22.48%) Oracle
12 28 (21.71%) .NET
13 27 (20.93%) Python
14 25 (19.38%) PHP
15 24 (18.60%) STL
16 22 (17.05%) XML
16 22 (17.05%) OLTP
17 21 (16.28%) JavaScript
18 20 (15.50%) HTML
18 20 (15.50%) Windows
19 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
20 16 (12.40%) TDD
20 16 (12.40%) Wireless
21 15 (11.63%) Multimedia
21 15 (11.63%) OOD
21 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
21 15 (11.63%) Multithreading
22 14 (10.85%) Ajax

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (7.75%) Apache
2 8 (6.20%) IIS
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.43%) SaaS
3 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 16 (12.40%) Wireless
3 8 (6.20%) UMTS
3 8 (6.20%) GPRS
3 8 (6.20%) GSM
3 8 (6.20%) HTTP
3 8 (6.20%) LTE
4 7 (5.43%) SSL
5 6 (4.65%) 3GPP
6 5 (3.88%) VoIP
7 4 (3.10%) VPN
7 4 (3.10%) WAN
7 4 (3.10%) LAN
7 4 (3.10%) Internet
7 4 (3.10%) 3G
7 4 (3.10%) MPLS
8 3 (2.33%) 4G
8 3 (2.33%) 2G
8 3 (2.33%) IPsec
8 3 (2.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (27.13%) MySQL
2 22 (17.05%) OLTP
3 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) Big Data
5 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio
1 10 (7.75%) Maven
1 10 (7.75%) Jenkins
1 10 (7.75%) Hudson
2 8 (6.20%) Ant
2 8 (6.20%) Selenium
3 6 (4.65%) JMeter
4 4 (3.10%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.55%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.55%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.55%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.78%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.78%) GCC
6 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.78%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (11.63%) Multimedia
2 8 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.10%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.33%) Avionics
5 2 (1.55%) Finance
5 2 (1.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.71%) .NET
2 24 (18.60%) STL
3 22 (17.05%) XML
4 20 (15.50%) HTML
5 14 (10.85%) Ajax
6 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET
7 9 (6.98%) XSL
8 7 (5.43%) MFC
8 7 (5.43%) CSS
9 6 (4.65%) Web Services
10 5 (3.88%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.33%) HTML5
11 3 (2.33%) Qt
11 3 (2.33%) WPF
12 2 (1.55%) SOAP
12 2 (1.55%) Struts
12 2 (1.55%) J2EE
12 2 (1.55%) WinForms
12 2 (1.55%) Spring
12 2 (1.55%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.26%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.20%) Open Source
3 5 (3.88%) IPTV
4 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) Firmware
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) Physics
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) ASIC
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (44.96%) Linux
2 36 (27.91%) UNIX
3 20 (15.50%) Windows
4 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.10%) Android
5 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.21%) OO
2 33 (25.58%) Software Engineering
3 16 (12.40%) TDD
4 15 (11.63%) OOD
4 15 (11.63%) Multithreading
5 12 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.53%) Automated Testing
6 11 (8.53%) Scrum
7 9 (6.98%) Software Architecture
7 9 (6.98%) Software Testing
7 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
7 9 (6.98%) UML
8 8 (6.20%) OOP
9 7 (5.43%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.65%) BDD
11 5 (3.88%) MVC
11 5 (3.88%) Validation
11 5 (3.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 76 (58.91%) C++
2 48 (37.21%) SQL
3 45 (34.88%) Java
4 38 (29.46%) C#
5 36 (27.91%) C
6 27 (20.93%) Python
7 25 (19.38%) PHP
8 21 (16.28%) JavaScript
9 11 (8.53%) Perl
10 9 (6.98%) VB
11 8 (6.20%) Bash Shell
12 6 (4.65%) VB.NET
13 5 (3.88%) TTCN
13 5 (3.88%) Tcl
14 4 (3.10%) VC++
14 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
14 4 (3.10%) Delphi
14 4 (3.10%) Pascal
15 2 (1.55%) Assembly Language
15 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 71 (55.04%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.78%) HL7
2 1 (0.78%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.33%) XenServer
3 2 (1.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) Nagios
1 8 (6.20%) ZABBIX
1 8 (6.20%) Puppet
1 8 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (22.48%) Oracle
2 8 (6.20%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.43%) Websense
3 7 (5.43%) VMware
3 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.88%) Cisco
5 3 (2.33%) Intel
6 2 (1.55%) Zend
7 1 (0.78%) MKS
7 1 (0.78%) Juniper
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
Compound Photonics
Salary: From £26,000 to £34,000 per annum Attractive Salary plus comprehensive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
D Tech Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and share op
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Base + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Amazon
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Amazon
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IC Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazon
Posted: 15 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago