Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 950 1009 1144
Rank change year-on-year +59 +135 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 197 137 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.083% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.086% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 124 104 81
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +21.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 157,043 160,190 188,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,961 134,332 158,959
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 59 £60,000 +9.09% 37
East of England +23 45 £65,000 +44.44% 25
South East +29 32 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North of England -4 25 £45,000 -6.25% 9
Midlands +30 22 £45,000 +28.57% 16
East Midlands +31 20 £50,000 +66.67% 4
North West +6 17 £45,000 +5.88% 6
South West +15 14 £46,000 +15.00% 9
Yorkshire -2 7 £42,500 -22.73% 3
West Midlands -11 2 £43,750 +2.94% 12
North East -23 1 £27,000 -40.00%
Software Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Software Development Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (59.39%) Java
2 96 (48.73%) Software Engineering
3 92 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (39.59%) Test Automation
5 64 (32.49%) SQL
6 63 (31.98%) C#
7 60 (30.46%) Degree
8 56 (28.43%) SDET
9 55 (27.92%) C
10 51 (25.89%) C++
10 51 (25.89%) Finance
11 46 (23.35%) JavaScript
12 43 (21.83%) Computer Science
13 41 (20.81%) Python
14 40 (20.30%) OO
14 40 (20.30%) Selenium
15 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
15 36 (18.27%) Jenkins
16 35 (17.77%) Scrum
16 35 (17.77%) Banking
16 35 (17.77%) Software Architecture
17 32 (16.24%) Git (software)
17 32 (16.24%) Visual Studio
18 30 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
18 30 (15.23%) SDLC
19 29 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (14.72%) Windows
19 29 (14.72%) Linux
20 28 (14.21%) Web Services
20 28 (14.21%) WebDriver

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 15 (7.61%) WebSphere
1 15 (7.61%) WebSphere Portal
2 6 (3.05%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.02%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.51%) CICS
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Simulink
2 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.02%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (5.08%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.06%) GitHub
3 5 (2.54%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) npm
5 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.15%) HTTP
2 7 (3.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.61%) GIS
1 15 (7.61%) Oracle Database
1 15 (7.61%) Oracle Database 10g
1 15 (7.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (5.08%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.06%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.55%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.05%) MySQL
6 5 (2.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (2.54%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.03%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.02%) Redis
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.51%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) DB2
9 1 (0.51%) HBase
9 1 (0.51%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 40 (20.30%) Selenium
2 36 (18.27%) Jenkins
3 32 (16.24%) Git (software)
3 32 (16.24%) Visual Studio
4 28 (14.21%) WebDriver
5 23 (11.68%) Maven
6 21 (10.66%) JUnit
7 17 (8.63%) JIRA
8 16 (8.12%) Cucumber
9 13 (6.60%) Gradle
10 11 (5.58%) Android Studio
10 11 (5.58%) Eclipse
10 11 (5.58%) PyCharm
10 11 (5.58%) SoapUI
11 9 (4.57%) Xcode
12 8 (4.06%) NUnit
13 7 (3.55%) Subversion
13 7 (3.55%) webpack
14 6 (3.05%) Babel
14 6 (3.05%) gulp
General
1 51 (25.89%) Finance
2 35 (17.77%) Banking
3 18 (9.14%) Electronics
4 15 (7.61%) Marketing
5 5 (2.54%) Games
6 3 (1.52%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.52%) Automotive
6 3 (1.52%) Retail
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.21%) Web Services
2 26 (13.20%) .NET
3 23 (11.68%) CSS
4 22 (11.17%) REST
5 20 (10.15%) HTML
6 19 (9.64%) XML
7 17 (8.63%) Ajax
7 17 (8.63%) J2EE
7 17 (8.63%) jQuery
8 16 (8.12%) Spring
9 15 (7.61%) AngularJS
9 15 (7.61%) JSF
10 11 (5.58%) HTML5
11 10 (5.08%) Kafka
11 10 (5.08%) Node.js
11 10 (5.08%) SOAP
12 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET
12 8 (4.06%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (3.05%) Enzyme
13 6 (3.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.83%) Computer Science
2 26 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.66%) Mobile App
4 19 (9.64%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (7.11%) Fintech
6 7 (3.55%) User Experience
7 6 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.54%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.54%) Social Media
9 3 (1.52%) ASIC
9 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.51%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.51%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.72%) Linux
1 29 (14.72%) Windows
2 15 (7.61%) Unix
2 15 (7.61%) Windows Server
3 14 (7.11%) Android
4 11 (5.58%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (5.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (48.73%) Software Engineering
2 92 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (39.59%) Test Automation
4 56 (28.43%) SDET
5 40 (20.30%) OO
6 35 (17.77%) Scrum
6 35 (17.77%) Software Architecture
7 30 (15.23%) SDLC
8 29 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (13.20%) TDD
10 24 (12.18%) BDD
11 20 (10.15%) Web Application Development
12 19 (9.64%) OOP
13 18 (9.14%) Test Scripting
14 17 (8.63%) Microservices
15 16 (8.12%) Configuration Management
15 16 (8.12%) Quality Management
16 15 (7.61%) Migration
16 15 (7.61%) Performance Testing
16 15 (7.61%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (59.39%) Java
2 64 (32.49%) SQL
3 63 (31.98%) C#
4 55 (27.92%) C
5 51 (25.89%) C++
6 46 (23.35%) JavaScript
7 41 (20.81%) Python
8 15 (7.61%) PL/SQL
9 14 (7.11%) T-SQL
10 10 (5.08%) Apple Swift
10 10 (5.08%) Objective-C
11 9 (4.57%) Ruby
12 7 (3.55%) Scala
13 6 (3.05%) Embedded C
13 6 (3.05%) ES6
13 6 (3.05%) MATLAB
14 4 (2.03%) Groovy
14 4 (2.03%) Lua
14 4 (2.03%) PHP
15 3 (1.52%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 60 (30.46%) Degree
2 27 (13.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (9.14%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.12%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.12%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.54%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) HNC
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.15%) QA
2 5 (2.54%) MISRA
3 3 (1.52%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.52%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.02%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.51%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.11%) Docker
3 8 (4.06%) Firmware
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) Mesos
2 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.68%) Oracle
3 15 (7.61%) Fujitsu
4 11 (5.58%) Dell
4 11 (5.58%) HP
5 6 (3.05%) TOWER Software
6 5 (2.54%) IBM
7 4 (2.03%) Splunk
8 3 (1.52%) Caplin
9 1 (0.51%) Sophos
9 1 (0.51%) VMware
9 1 (0.51%) Xamarin