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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 852 876 815
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 63 56 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.048% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.051% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 43 29 58
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £50,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +48.14%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 23 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 30 July 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 +40 53 £55,000 +10.00% 8
London +61 45 £55,000 -12.00% 5
County Antrim - 10 - -
Belfast - 10 - -
Northern Ireland - 10 - -
South East -9 5 £38,750 -29.54% 2
Berkshire +3 3 - -
Reading -6 3 - -
Surrey +15 2 £38,750 -29.54%
City of London - 2 £68,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Cambridge +6 1 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Guildford +3 1 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England -2 1 £57,500 +47.43% 1
Hounslow - 1 £45,000 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £23,500 -
Epsom - 1 £27,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £23,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £28,000 -
North West - 1 £23,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 84 (63.64%) Java
2 75 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (43.94%) Selenium
4 54 (40.91%) WebDriver
5 49 (37.12%) JavaScript
6 43 (32.58%) HTML
7 42 (31.82%) SDLC
8 41 (31.06%) Scrum
8 41 (31.06%) MVC
8 41 (31.06%) Cucumber
9 40 (30.30%) BDD
9 40 (30.30%) Maven
10 39 (29.55%) QA
10 39 (29.55%) Eclipse
11 38 (28.79%) JUnit
11 38 (28.79%) XML
12 37 (28.03%) CSS
12 37 (28.03%) C++
12 37 (28.03%) HTTP
13 36 (27.27%) Ant
14 35 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (26.52%) TestNG
15 34 (25.76%) JIRA
16 33 (25.00%) Test Scripting
17 32 (24.24%) SQL
17 32 (24.24%) E-Commerce
18 31 (23.48%) Python
19 30 (22.73%) JBehave
20 29 (21.97%) C#
21 28 (21.21%) User Stories

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.03%) Node.js
2 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.52%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.76%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.27%) SaaS
3 3 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.03%) HTTP
2 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.55%) Internet
3 6 (4.55%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.27%) Firewall
4 3 (2.27%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.52%) SSL
5 2 (1.52%) VPN
6 1 (0.76%) GSM
6 1 (0.76%) SMTP
6 1 (0.76%) FTP
6 1 (0.76%) DVB
6 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) MySQL
3 5 (3.79%) Big Data
3 5 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.03%) OLTP
4 4 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) Redis
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (43.94%) Selenium
2 54 (40.91%) WebDriver
3 41 (31.06%) Cucumber
4 40 (30.30%) Maven
5 39 (29.55%) Eclipse
6 38 (28.79%) JUnit
7 36 (27.27%) Ant
8 35 (26.52%) TestNG
9 34 (25.76%) JIRA
10 30 (22.73%) JBehave
11 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
12 6 (4.55%) NUnit
13 5 (3.79%) FitNesse
13 5 (3.79%) jMock
13 5 (3.79%) Calabash
13 5 (3.79%) JSUnit
14 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
14 4 (3.03%) SpecFlow
15 3 (2.27%) Capybara
15 3 (2.27%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (6.82%) Retail
2 6 (4.55%) Games
3 5 (3.79%) Finance
4 4 (3.03%) Electronics
4 4 (3.03%) Publishing
5 3 (2.27%) Legal
5 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (32.58%) HTML
2 38 (28.79%) XML
3 37 (28.03%) CSS
4 24 (18.18%) .NET
5 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.58%) STL
7 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (5.30%) Web Services
9 5 (3.79%) DOM
9 5 (3.79%) J2SE
9 5 (3.79%) LAMP
9 5 (3.79%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.79%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.27%) J2EE
10 3 (2.27%) JSON
10 3 (2.27%) HTML5
11 2 (1.52%) GWT
11 2 (1.52%) jQuery
11 2 (1.52%) Dojo
11 2 (1.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.45%) Blog
2 15 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.30%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.30%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.79%) Visualisation
7 4 (3.03%) Photography
8 3 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.27%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.27%) User Experience
9 2 (1.52%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.52%) GIS
9 2 (1.52%) Statistics
9 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.76%) MPEG
10 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.18%) Linux
2 19 (14.39%) UNIX
3 16 (12.12%) Windows
4 6 (4.55%) Android
5 5 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) CentOS
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Solaris
6 1 (0.76%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.82%) SDLC
3 41 (31.06%) MVC
3 41 (31.06%) Scrum
4 40 (30.30%) BDD
5 35 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 32 (24.24%) E-Commerce
8 28 (21.21%) User Stories
9 27 (20.45%) Black-Box Testing
10 26 (19.70%) Software Engineering
11 23 (17.42%) Open Source
12 22 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 20 (15.15%) Regression Testing
13 20 (15.15%) Risk Management
14 16 (12.12%) OO
15 12 (9.09%) DevOps
16 11 (8.33%) Analytics
17 10 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (7.58%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 84 (63.64%) Java
2 49 (37.12%) JavaScript
3 37 (28.03%) C++
4 32 (24.24%) SQL
5 31 (23.48%) Python
6 29 (21.97%) C#
7 26 (19.70%) C
8 15 (11.36%) Ruby
9 13 (9.85%) Perl
10 3 (2.27%) PHP
11 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.52%) VB
11 2 (1.52%) VC++
11 2 (1.52%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.52%) Lua
11 2 (1.52%) Groovy
11 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.52%) VB6
12 1 (0.76%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 18 (13.64%) Degree
2 5 (3.79%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.27%) ISEB
4 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (29.55%) QA
2 6 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.27%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.27%) Firmware
2 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (2.27%) Xen
3 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) Nmap
2 4 (3.03%) Puppet
2 4 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (15.15%) Rapid7
2 12 (9.09%) Oracle
3 7 (5.30%) VMware
4 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.27%) Websense
5 3 (2.27%) Perforce
5 3 (2.27%) Tableau
6 2 (1.52%) Lumension
6 2 (1.52%) Google
6 2 (1.52%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.52%) Sophos
6 2 (1.52%) ESRI
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) DevExpress
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