The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 March 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 623 613
Rank change year-on-year +46 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 10 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.030% 0.066% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.069% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 9 26 24
Median salary £54,000 £65,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.92% +15.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £46,250 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £82,500 £89,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -22.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32445 40865 41138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.75% 96.12% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 27449 35261 34593
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in London

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in London

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in London

Software Development Engineer
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
City of London +35 4 £57,500 +12.19% 2
Software Development Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 London region featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 21 (70.00%) Web Services
3 20 (66.67%) Java
4 15 (50.00%) QA
5 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
6 13 (43.33%) BDD
7 12 (40.00%) XML
8 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
8 11 (36.67%) Selenium
9 10 (33.33%) C#
10 9 (30.00%) Oracle
10 9 (30.00%) Web Application Development
10 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
11 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
11 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 8 (26.67%) SQL
11 8 (26.67%) Windows
11 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
11 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (26.67%) Google
12 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
12 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
12 7 (23.33%) JSF
12 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (23.33%) GWT
12 7 (23.33%) Fujitsu
12 7 (23.33%) Dojo

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (23.33%) ArcGIS
1 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
1 7 (23.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
1 7 (23.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (3.33%) CloudFront
2 1 (3.33%) G Suite
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) IPsec
1 1 (3.33%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) GIS
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (6.67%) Big Data
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.67%) Redis
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 7 (23.33%) ClearCase
2 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
3 6 (20.00%) Fiddler
3 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.67%) Protractor
4 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (10.00%) Bundler
7 2 (6.67%) Subversion
8 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (3.33%) JIRA
8 1 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) Web Services
2 12 (40.00%) XML
3 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (23.33%) Dojo
4 7 (23.33%) GWT
4 7 (23.33%) J2EE
4 7 (23.33%) JSF
5 5 (16.67%) CSS
5 5 (16.67%) HTML
5 5 (16.67%) RESTful
6 4 (13.33%) JSON
6 4 (13.33%) React
7 3 (10.00%) CSS3
7 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (10.00%) HTML5
8 1 (3.33%) Cocoa Touch
8 1 (3.33%) Core Animation
8 1 (3.33%) Core Data
8 1 (3.33%) Node.js
8 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blog
2 3 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Animation
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) BDD
2 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
3 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
4 9 (30.00%) Web Application Development
5 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
5 7 (23.33%) Data Migration
5 7 (23.33%) Image Processing
5 7 (23.33%) Migration
5 7 (23.33%) Open Source
5 7 (23.33%) Process Management
5 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (16.67%) ATDD
7 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.33%) API Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 20 (66.67%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) C#
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
6 6 (20.00%) C
7 5 (16.67%) Python
8 4 (13.33%) Ruby
9 3 (10.00%) Go
10 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (3.33%) C++
10 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (3.33%) Perl
10 1 (3.33%) PHP
10 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (23.33%) DV Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) PhD
5 1 (3.33%) AWS Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CISA
5 1 (3.33%) CISM
5 1 (3.33%) CISSP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSD
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (13.33%) SDET
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Snort
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) Google
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) ESRI
3 7 (23.33%) Fujitsu
3 7 (23.33%) Lumension
3 7 (23.33%) Sophos
4 4 (13.33%) Cognizant
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) VMware