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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Engineer
Rank 844 782 845
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 58 94 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.088% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.093% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 32 71 33
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +12.90%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 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
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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 -50 56 £38,500 +10.00% 2
London -37 23 £42,500 -26.08%
South East -29 14 £40,500 +23.66% 2
East of England -19 12 £40,000 -8.57%
Cambridgeshire +3 11 £40,000 -15.78%
Cambridge -2 11 £40,000 +23.07%
Oxfordshire +7 4 £21,500 -46.25%
Nottinghamshire +2 3 £35,000 -
East Midlands +1 3 £35,000 -
Nottingham 0 3 £35,000 -
Berkshire -1 3 £72,500 +107.14%
Surrey +2 2 £55,000 +57.14%
City of London +1 2 £50,000 -31.03%
Reading -9 2 - -
West Sussex -11 2 £32,500 -26.13% 1
Hampshire -19 2 £41,000 +36.66% 1
South West -34 2 £40,000 +23.07%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £27,500 -
North East - 2 £27,500 -
South Shields - 2 £27,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £27,500 -
North Shields - 2 £27,500 -
Banbury - 2 £21,500 -
Gateshead - 2 £27,500 -
Guildford - 2 £55,000 -
Oxford +5 1 - -
Dorset -5 1 - -
Eastbourne -10 1 £38,500 +16.66%
East Sussex -26 1 £38,500 +16.66%
Reigate -27 1 £55,000 +57.14%

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 88 (67.69%) Degree
2 73 (56.15%) C++
3 70 (53.85%) C#
4 49 (37.69%) SQL
5 46 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (34.62%) HTML
6 45 (34.62%) OO
7 44 (33.85%) Java
8 42 (32.31%) JavaScript
8 42 (32.31%) Linux
9 37 (28.46%) UNIX
10 35 (26.92%) Computer Science
11 34 (26.15%) .NET
12 31 (23.85%) STL
13 26 (20.00%) CSS
13 26 (20.00%) MySQL
13 26 (20.00%) Python
14 25 (19.23%) C
15 24 (18.46%) Software Engineering
16 23 (17.69%) XML
17 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (16.15%) Oracle
18 21 (16.15%) OLTP
19 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
20 19 (14.62%) HTML5
20 19 (14.62%) QA
20 19 (14.62%) Perl
20 19 (14.62%) ASP.NET
21 18 (13.85%) Ajax
21 18 (13.85%) Automated Testing

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (6.15%) Node.js
2 5 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Simulink
1 1 (0.77%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) Wireless
2 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.54%) DNS
3 2 (1.54%) IPv4
3 2 (1.54%) IPv6
3 2 (1.54%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.54%) VoIP
3 2 (1.54%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.77%) 4G
4 1 (0.77%) HTTP
4 1 (0.77%) 2G
4 1 (0.77%) LTE
4 1 (0.77%) UMTS
4 1 (0.77%) GPRS
4 1 (0.77%) GSM
4 1 (0.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.77%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.00%) MySQL
2 21 (16.15%) OLTP
3 11 (8.46%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.38%) Big Data
5 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.77%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) Selenium
2 10 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.38%) MSBuild
4 3 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (2.31%) NUnit
5 2 (1.54%) Subversion
5 2 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.54%) TestNG
5 2 (1.54%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.54%) Hudson
5 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.54%) JUnit
6 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.77%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.77%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (6.92%) Multimedia
2 6 (4.62%) Electronics
2 6 (4.62%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.85%) Games
4 4 (3.08%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Automotive
6 1 (0.77%) Avionics
6 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (34.62%) HTML
2 34 (26.15%) .NET
3 31 (23.85%) STL
4 26 (20.00%) CSS
5 23 (17.69%) XML
6 19 (14.62%) ASP.NET
6 19 (14.62%) HTML5
7 18 (13.85%) Ajax
8 17 (13.08%) CSS3
9 12 (9.23%) XSL
10 10 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (6.15%) Sass
11 8 (6.15%) LESS
12 6 (4.62%) jQuery
12 6 (4.62%) WinForms
13 4 (3.08%) REST
14 3 (2.31%) Web Services
14 3 (2.31%) SOAP
15 2 (1.54%) MFC
15 2 (1.54%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 46 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (26.92%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.15%) IPTV
4 6 (4.62%) Firmware
5 5 (3.85%) Physics
6 4 (3.08%) User Experience
6 4 (3.08%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.31%) PDA
8 1 (0.77%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.77%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.77%) MPEG
8 1 (0.77%) Open Source
8 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.31%) Linux
2 37 (28.46%) UNIX
3 13 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (2.31%) Android
4 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.77%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.77%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.62%) OO
2 24 (18.46%) Software Engineering
3 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (13.85%) Automated Testing
5 15 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (10.77%) Mentoring
7 13 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 13 (10.00%) Web Development
7 13 (10.00%) Refactoring
8 12 (9.23%) TDD
9 10 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 8 (6.15%) Scrum
11 7 (5.38%) MVC
12 6 (4.62%) OOD
12 6 (4.62%) Multithreading
13 5 (3.85%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.85%) Test Scripting
13 5 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
13 5 (3.85%) Performance Testing
13 5 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 73 (56.15%) C++
2 70 (53.85%) C#
3 49 (37.69%) SQL
4 44 (33.85%) Java
5 42 (32.31%) JavaScript
6 26 (20.00%) Python
7 25 (19.23%) C
8 19 (14.62%) Perl
9 14 (10.77%) Objective-C
10 13 (10.00%) PHP
10 13 (10.00%) Ruby
11 10 (7.69%) T-SQL
12 8 (6.15%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (3.08%) PHP5
14 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.31%) MATLAB
14 3 (2.31%) Embedded C
14 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.54%) VB
15 2 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 88 (67.69%) Degree
2 13 (10.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.62%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 21 (16.15%) Oracle
2 14 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.08%) Borland
4 2 (1.54%) VMware
4 2 (1.54%) Juniper
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco
4 2 (1.54%) Atmel
5 1 (0.77%) Google
5 1 (0.77%) Apple
West Sussex
ARM Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago