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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 839 895 914
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 60 82 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.075% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.078% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 44 67 51
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 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

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
92868 105229 112076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 78150 87307 90374
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +47 59 £45,000 -18.18% 7
London +17 22 £55,000 - 2
South East +33 16 £41,250 +14.58% 2
East of England +19 13 £46,250 -19.56% 2
Cambridgeshire +18 12 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Cambridge +15 10 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Berkshire +10 6 £42,500 - 1
Reading +11 5 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 5 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £35,000 -
North West +22 4 £46,250 +96.80% 1
Surrey +30 3 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Woking - 3 £47,500 - 1
Cheshire +33 2 £52,500 +123.40% 1
South West +2 2 £43,250 +15.33%
Manchester - 2 £42,500 -
City of London +53 1 £55,000 -36.23%
Leeds +31 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +29 1 £40,000 -
Scotland +16 1 £35,000 -12.50%
West Yorkshire +15 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire -4 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Oxfordshire -8 1 £36,000 -2.04%
Devon - 1 £39,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £41,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £70,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £41,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Livingston - 1 £35,000 -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (49.17%) Software Engineering
2 57 (47.50%) Java
3 37 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (28.33%) JavaScript
4 34 (28.33%) SQL
5 33 (27.50%) C++
6 30 (25.00%) Degree
7 28 (23.33%) OO
8 26 (21.67%) C#
9 25 (20.83%) Computer Science
10 24 (20.00%) Linux
11 22 (18.33%) C
11 22 (18.33%) Web Services
12 21 (17.50%) TDD
13 19 (15.83%) .NET
13 19 (15.83%) Windows
14 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
15 17 (14.17%) Finance
16 16 (13.33%) Scrum
16 16 (13.33%) Python
17 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
17 15 (12.50%) HTML
18 14 (11.67%) Machine Learning
18 14 (11.67%) Internet
19 13 (10.83%) XML
20 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET
20 12 (10.00%) Configuration Management
20 12 (10.00%) Git (software)
20 12 (10.00%) Web Development
21 11 (9.17%) 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 5 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.50%) IIS
2 3 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.83%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) Internet
2 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.67%) HTTP
2 2 (1.67%) RS-422
3 1 (0.83%) CDMA
3 1 (0.83%) GSM
3 1 (0.83%) LTE
3 1 (0.83%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.67%) Big Data
2 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.00%) GIS
4 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.50%) JasperReports
6 3 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.50%) MySQL
7 2 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.83%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.83%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.17%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.33%) Selenium
3 10 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 9 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.83%) Eclipse
7 5 (4.17%) JIRA
7 5 (4.17%) NUnit
7 5 (4.17%) Subversion
8 4 (3.33%) JUnit
8 4 (3.33%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.50%) JMeter
9 3 (2.50%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.50%) Maven
9 3 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.67%) Hudson
10 2 (1.67%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.67%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (14.17%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Front Office
3 7 (5.83%) Games
3 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.17%) Electronics
4 5 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.33%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.33%) Automotive
5 4 (3.33%) Legal
6 3 (2.50%) Advertising
6 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.33%) Web Services
2 19 (15.83%) .NET
3 15 (12.50%) HTML
4 13 (10.83%) XML
5 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (9.17%) jQuery
7 10 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.33%) CSS
7 10 (8.33%) HTML5
8 7 (5.83%) WPF
9 6 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.00%) OpenGL
9 6 (5.00%) REST
10 5 (4.17%) J2EE
11 4 (3.33%) JSF
11 4 (3.33%) Node.js
11 4 (3.33%) OpenCL
11 4 (3.33%) OpenMP
11 4 (3.33%) WinForms
11 4 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.83%) Algorithms
2 7 (5.83%) Visualisation
3 6 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.17%) Grid Computing
4 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.17%) Physics
5 4 (3.33%) 3D Printing
5 4 (3.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (3.33%) Derivative
5 4 (3.33%) Fintech
6 3 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.50%) Online Games
7 2 (1.67%) Animation
7 2 (1.67%) MPEG
7 2 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.00%) Linux
2 19 (15.83%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) Unix
3 6 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (49.17%) Software Engineering
2 37 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (23.33%) OO
4 21 (17.50%) TDD
5 16 (13.33%) Scrum
6 14 (11.67%) Machine Learning
7 12 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (10.00%) Web Development
8 11 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.17%) SDLC
9 10 (8.33%) Migration
10 9 (7.50%) DevOps
10 9 (7.50%) MVC
10 9 (7.50%) OOP
10 9 (7.50%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 8 (6.67%) BDD
11 8 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (5.83%) Data Migration
12 7 (5.83%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 57 (47.50%) Java
2 34 (28.33%) JavaScript
2 34 (28.33%) SQL
3 33 (27.50%) C++
4 26 (21.67%) C#
5 22 (18.33%) C
6 16 (13.33%) Python
7 9 (7.50%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.50%) Perl
8 8 (6.67%) Scala
9 4 (3.33%) Fortran
9 4 (3.33%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.33%) PHP
9 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.33%) Tcl
9 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.50%) Ruby
11 2 (1.67%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (25.00%) Degree
2 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.67%) PhD
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SDET
3 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Nagios
1 2 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (3.33%) Apple
3 4 (3.33%) IBM
4 3 (2.50%) Rally
5 2 (1.67%) Facebook
5 2 (1.67%) Google
5 2 (1.67%) Pega
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) ESRI
6 1 (0.83%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.83%) Lumension
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Sophos
6 1 (0.83%) Sybase
6 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
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