The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 873 875
Rank change year-on-year +62 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 43 74 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.076% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.078% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 31 63 64
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 78617 94472 100345
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65783 80124 82695
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 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
London +37 10 £50,000 -20.00% 2
South East +60 8 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Yorkshire +29 6 £48,000 +28.00%
East of England +16 6 £53,750 +43.33% 3
North West -12 4 £36,500 -7.00%
West Midlands +23 3 £45,000 +38.46%
South West +5 3 £40,000 -11.11%
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
Software Development Engineer
UK

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 84 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (62.31%) Java
3 57 (43.85%) Computer Science
4 48 (36.92%) JavaScript
4 48 (36.92%) Software Engineering
5 41 (31.54%) QA
5 41 (31.54%) Selenium
6 39 (30.00%) Degree
6 39 (30.00%) SQL
7 38 (29.23%) BDD
8 37 (28.46%) Linux
9 36 (27.69%) Scrum
10 32 (24.62%) TDD
11 29 (22.31%) MySQL
11 29 (22.31%) Perl
11 29 (22.31%) C#
12 28 (21.54%) Python
12 28 (21.54%) Performance Testing
13 27 (20.77%) C++
14 23 (17.69%) Web Services
14 23 (17.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (17.69%) Kanban
15 22 (16.92%) Bash Shell
15 22 (16.92%) E-Commerce
16 21 (16.15%) Nagios
16 21 (16.15%) Visualisation
17 19 (14.62%) Security Testing
17 19 (14.62%) C
18 18 (13.85%) Open Source
19 17 (13.08%) Data Visualisation

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.08%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (2.31%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.54%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudTrail
1 1 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (0.77%) CloudFront
1 1 (0.77%) G Suite
1 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
1 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) HTTP
1 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.08%) Internet
2 4 (3.08%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (2.31%) LAN
3 3 (2.31%) WAN
4 2 (1.54%) MQTT
5 1 (0.77%) Firewall
5 1 (0.77%) IPsec
5 1 (0.77%) Modbus
5 1 (0.77%) Multicast
5 1 (0.77%) RS-232
5 1 (0.77%) RS-485
5 1 (0.77%) SSL
5 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.31%) MySQL
2 13 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.23%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.92%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.08%) Big Data
7 4 (3.08%) GIS
7 4 (3.08%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.54%) Redis
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.77%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.77%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (31.54%) Selenium
2 10 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.38%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.62%) Fiddler
5 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.85%) Protractor
6 4 (3.08%) ClearCase
6 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.31%) Bundler
7 3 (2.31%) Clang
7 3 (2.31%) Subversion
8 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.54%) JUnit
8 2 (1.54%) NUnit
9 1 (0.77%) FxCop
9 1 (0.77%) JIRA
9 1 (0.77%) JMeter
9 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (8.46%) Retail
2 7 (5.38%) Advertising
2 7 (5.38%) Electronics
2 7 (5.38%) Finance
3 6 (4.62%) Games
4 5 (3.85%) Law
5 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.69%) Web Services
2 14 (10.77%) AngularJS
3 10 (7.69%) HTML
3 10 (7.69%) XML
4 9 (6.92%) CSS
5 8 (6.15%) .NET
6 6 (4.62%) JSON
6 6 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (3.85%) RESTful
8 4 (3.08%) Catalyst
8 4 (3.08%) Dojo
8 4 (3.08%) GWT
8 4 (3.08%) J2EE
8 4 (3.08%) JSF
8 4 (3.08%) MFC
8 4 (3.08%) React
8 4 (3.08%) REST
8 4 (3.08%) STL
8 4 (3.08%) Swing
9 3 (2.31%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 57 (43.85%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.15%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.08%) Blog
5 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.31%) Life Science
5 3 (2.31%) SystemC
6 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.77%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.77%) Bitcoin
7 1 (0.77%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.77%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.77%) NHS
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.46%) Linux
2 11 (8.46%) Unix
3 7 (5.38%) Windows
4 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.31%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.54%) Android
8 1 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (36.92%) Software Engineering
3 38 (29.23%) BDD
4 36 (27.69%) Scrum
5 32 (24.62%) TDD
6 28 (21.54%) Performance Testing
7 23 (17.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (17.69%) Kanban
8 22 (16.92%) E-Commerce
9 21 (16.15%) Visualisation
10 19 (14.62%) Security Testing
11 18 (13.85%) Open Source
12 17 (13.08%) Data Visualisation
13 13 (10.00%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.00%) Test Strategy
14 12 (9.23%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.23%) Manual Testing
15 10 (7.69%) Mathematics
15 10 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
16 9 (6.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (62.31%) Java
2 48 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 39 (30.00%) SQL
4 29 (22.31%) C#
4 29 (22.31%) Perl
5 28 (21.54%) Python
6 27 (20.77%) C++
7 22 (16.92%) Bash Shell
8 19 (14.62%) C
9 10 (7.69%) Ruby
10 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.31%) Delphi
11 3 (2.31%) Pascal
11 3 (2.31%) R
11 3 (2.31%) Scala
12 2 (1.54%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.54%) Go
12 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.54%) PHP
13 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (30.00%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.85%) PhD
4 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) ISEB
6 1 (0.77%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.77%) CISA
6 1 (0.77%) CISM
6 1 (0.77%) CISSP
6 1 (0.77%) MCSD
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (31.54%) QA
2 14 (10.77%) SDET
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) Snort
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (16.15%) Nagios
2 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) Sun
2 11 (8.46%) Oracle
3 8 (6.15%) Cognizant
4 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.85%) Google
6 4 (3.08%) Brocade
6 4 (3.08%) ESRI
6 4 (3.08%) Fujitsu
6 4 (3.08%) Lumension
6 4 (3.08%) Sophos
7 1 (0.77%) Apple
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.77%) Wonderware
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