Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 807 833
Rank change year-on-year +17 +26 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 50 43 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.067% 0.057% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.059% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 32 20 58
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £46,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £74,875 £66,375 £77,250
England median annual salary £53,750 £47,500 £54,500
% change year-on-year +13.16% -12.84% +30.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Central London +20 7 £60,000 - 1
West London -4 7 £61,500 +23.00%
East London -1 2 £42,500 -26.09%
Software Development Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 39 (78.00%) Java
2 33 (66.00%) Software Engineering
3 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
5 20 (40.00%) C++
6 18 (36.00%) Python
6 18 (36.00%) Degree
7 17 (34.00%) SDET
8 15 (30.00%) Finance
9 13 (26.00%) Scrum
9 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
9 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
10 12 (24.00%) SQL
10 12 (24.00%) Unix
11 11 (22.00%) Open Source
11 11 (22.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (20.00%) Node.js
12 10 (20.00%) REST
12 10 (20.00%) QA
12 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (20.00%) Oracle
12 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 9 (18.00%) OO
13 9 (18.00%) Banking
14 8 (16.00%) TDD
14 8 (16.00%) JUnit
14 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
14 8 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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 5 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (6.00%) GitHub
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.00%) npm
5 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
1 3 (6.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (10.00%) Data Lake
3 5 (10.00%) MySQL
3 5 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) GIS
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) Redis
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) JUnit
3 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.00%) Maven
5 5 (10.00%) Selenium
6 4 (8.00%) Gradle
6 4 (8.00%) JBehave
6 4 (8.00%) JIRA
6 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.00%) Android Studio
7 3 (6.00%) Jasmine
7 3 (6.00%) jMock
7 3 (6.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (6.00%) Xcode
8 2 (4.00%) Qt Creator
8 2 (4.00%) TestNG
9 1 (2.00%) Mockito
9 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.00%) xUnit.net
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Node.js
1 10 (20.00%) REST
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) Kafka
2 6 (12.00%) Web Services
3 5 (10.00%) CSS
3 5 (10.00%) Django
3 5 (10.00%) Flask
3 5 (10.00%) HTML
3 5 (10.00%) J2EE
3 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (10.00%) Spring
4 3 (6.00%) JSF
4 3 (6.00%) XML
5 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.00%) Dropwizard
5 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.00%) MFC
5 2 (4.00%) QML
5 2 (4.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Fintech
4 6 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (10.00%) Cloud Native
5 5 (10.00%) Social Media
5 5 (10.00%) User Experience
6 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.00%) Data Structures
6 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (2.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Unix
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Android
3 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
4 17 (34.00%) SDET
5 13 (26.00%) Scrum
6 11 (22.00%) Open Source
7 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.00%) OO
9 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (16.00%) SDLC
9 8 (16.00%) TDD
10 7 (14.00%) Kanban
11 6 (12.00%) BDD
11 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 6 (12.00%) Microservices
11 6 (12.00%) Web Application Development
12 5 (10.00%) Automated Trading
12 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) Java
2 20 (40.00%) C++
3 18 (36.00%) Python
4 12 (24.00%) SQL
5 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.00%) C#
7 6 (12.00%) C
7 6 (12.00%) Scala
8 4 (8.00%) Ruby
9 3 (6.00%) Apple Swift
9 3 (6.00%) Lua
9 3 (6.00%) Objective-C
9 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (4.00%) Go
11 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Degree
2 11 (22.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (10.00%) AWS Certification
4 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Docker
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Caplin
2 3 (6.00%) Fujitsu
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft