Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Development Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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

Development Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 710 775 872
Rank change year-on-year +65 +97 +112
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Engineer 373 409 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 246 302 218
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £34,375 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £67,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Development Engineer over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. 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
England +69 357 £50,000 - 63
UK excluding London +20 227 £47,500 - 59
London +115 144 £60,000 - 7
South East +94 113 £47,500 - 16
Midlands +49 46 £47,500 - 6
East Midlands +44 43 £47,500 -26.92% 3
South West +20 25 £47,500 -5.00% 12
North of England -8 22 £42,500 - 9
North West +27 20 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Scotland -2 13 £38,250 -36.25% 2
East of England +13 7 £47,500 -13.64% 13
West Midlands +32 3 £36,250 -19.44% 3
Yorkshire -19 2 £110,000 +158.82% 1
Wales -1 1 £37,500 -6.74% 1

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 160 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (41.02%) Java
3 135 (36.19%) Software Engineering
4 130 (34.85%) C#
5 129 (34.58%) Test Automation
6 121 (32.44%) Git (software)
7 112 (30.03%) JavaScript
8 103 (27.61%) Degree
9 99 (26.54%) SDET
10 98 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
11 89 (23.86%) OO
12 84 (22.52%) React
13 81 (21.72%) Mentoring
14 79 (21.18%) Microservices
15 78 (20.91%) AWS
16 76 (20.38%) Algorithms
17 75 (20.11%) Python
18 66 (17.69%) OOP
18 66 (17.69%) Docker
19 60 (16.09%) Mobile App
19 60 (16.09%) .NET
20 59 (15.82%) JIRA
21 58 (15.55%) SQL
22 53 (14.21%) TDD
22 53 (14.21%) Cloud Computing
23 52 (13.94%) Finance
24 51 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
25 50 (13.40%) Coaching
26 49 (13.14%) Selenium
27 48 (12.87%) Spring

Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 40 (10.72%) Confluence
2 9 (2.41%) IIS
3 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.80%) Wowza Streaming Engine
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.54%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (20.91%) AWS
2 53 (14.21%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (8.31%) Azure
4 21 (5.63%) GCP
5 15 (4.02%) BrowserStack
6 10 (2.68%) Datadog
7 7 (1.88%) Azure Machine Learning
7 7 (1.88%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.88%) Serverless
8 6 (1.61%) CloudBees
9 5 (1.34%) GitHub
9 5 (1.34%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.34%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.07%) AWS IoT
10 4 (1.07%) npm
11 3 (0.80%) IaaS
11 3 (0.80%) PaaS
11 3 (0.80%) SaaS
11 3 (0.80%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.63%) HTTP
2 11 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.14%) Broadband
4 7 (1.88%) Skype
5 6 (1.61%) Internet
5 6 (1.61%) Wireless
6 4 (1.07%) Firewall
7 3 (0.80%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.80%) Intranet
7 3 (0.80%) MPLS
7 3 (0.80%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.54%) SSL
9 1 (0.27%) FTP
9 1 (0.27%) LTE
9 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Radio
9 1 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.31%) Redis
3 29 (7.77%) MongoDB
4 22 (5.90%) Big Data
5 21 (5.63%) NoSQL
5 21 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (4.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.34%) Power BI
8 3 (0.80%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.80%) MySQL
8 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.54%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.27%) Impala
Development Applications
1 121 (32.44%) Git (software)
2 59 (15.82%) JIRA
3 49 (13.14%) Selenium
4 46 (12.33%) Cucumber
5 42 (11.26%) Jenkins
6 24 (6.43%) webpack
7 20 (5.36%) Maven
8 18 (4.83%) WebDriver
9 16 (4.29%) Babel
10 11 (2.95%) SpecFlow
11 10 (2.68%) JUnit
11 10 (2.68%) NUnit
12 8 (2.14%) Appium
13 7 (1.88%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (1.88%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.61%) GitLab
14 6 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.61%) Xcode
15 5 (1.34%) Gradle
General
1 52 (13.94%) Finance
2 41 (10.99%) Retail
3 32 (8.58%) Banking
4 25 (6.70%) Electronics
5 17 (4.56%) Games
6 14 (3.75%) Front Office
7 13 (3.49%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.41%) Automotive
8 9 (2.41%) Marketing
9 6 (1.61%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.54%) Advertising
11 2 (0.54%) Back Office
11 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.27%) Legal
12 1 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (22.52%) React
2 60 (16.09%) .NET
3 48 (12.87%) Spring
4 40 (10.72%) REST
5 39 (10.46%) Kafka
6 32 (8.58%) Node.js
7 29 (7.77%) HTML
8 25 (6.70%) XML
9 24 (6.43%) Redux
10 19 (5.09%) Spring Boot
10 19 (5.09%) Web Services
11 18 (4.83%) CSS
11 18 (4.83%) JSON
12 17 (4.56%) Enzyme
13 13 (3.49%) AngularJS
13 13 (3.49%) Gherkin
13 13 (3.49%) Jest
14 12 (3.22%) ASP.NET
14 12 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (3.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 76 (20.38%) Algorithms
2 60 (16.09%) Mobile App
3 30 (8.04%) Public Cloud
4 20 (5.36%) User Experience
5 17 (4.56%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.95%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.14%) Robotics
7 8 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (1.61%) PlayStation
9 6 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.34%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.80%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.80%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.77%) Windows
2 24 (6.43%) Apple iOS
3 23 (6.17%) Linux
4 18 (4.83%) Android
5 10 (2.68%) Unix
6 3 (0.80%) CentOS
6 3 (0.80%) Fedora
7 2 (0.54%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (36.19%) Software Engineering
3 129 (34.58%) Test Automation
4 99 (26.54%) SDET
5 98 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (23.86%) OO
7 81 (21.72%) Mentoring
8 79 (21.18%) Microservices
9 66 (17.69%) OOP
10 53 (14.21%) TDD
11 51 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (13.40%) Coaching
13 48 (12.87%) BDD
14 43 (11.53%) Computer Science
15 35 (9.38%) API Development
15 35 (9.38%) DevOps
16 32 (8.58%) Product Roadmap
17 31 (8.31%) Scrum
18 28 (7.51%) Machine Learning
19 27 (7.24%) Planning Poker
Programming Languages
1 153 (41.02%) Java
2 130 (34.85%) C#
3 112 (30.03%) JavaScript
4 75 (20.11%) Python
5 58 (15.55%) SQL
6 43 (11.53%) C++
7 31 (8.31%) C
8 29 (7.77%) Java 8
9 24 (6.43%) ES6
10 22 (5.90%) Scala
11 16 (4.29%) ES7
11 16 (4.29%) TypeScript
12 14 (3.75%) MATLAB
13 13 (3.49%) R
14 11 (2.95%) Embedded C
14 11 (2.95%) Perl
15 10 (2.68%) PHP
15 10 (2.68%) PL/SQL
16 8 (2.14%) ES8
16 8 (2.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (27.61%) Degree
2 30 (8.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.95%) PhD
4 9 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.88%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.34%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (1.34%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.07%) ISEB
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CCNP
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.80%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.14%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) JTAG
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (17.69%) Docker
2 12 (3.22%) Firmware
3 8 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (8.31%) Marathon
1 31 (8.31%) Mesos
2 10 (2.68%) Kibana
2 10 (2.68%) Puppet
3 8 (2.14%) Ansible
4 7 (1.88%) Terraform
5 6 (1.61%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.61%) Control-M
5 6 (1.61%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.61%) Rancher
6 3 (0.80%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (8.31%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.43%) Oracle
3 15 (4.02%) Google
4 10 (2.68%) MuleSoft
5 7 (1.88%) Blue Prism
5 7 (1.88%) JDA
6 6 (1.61%) EMC
6 6 (1.61%) VMware
7 5 (1.34%) Dell
7 5 (1.34%) Intel
7 5 (1.34%) NVIDIA
7 5 (1.34%) Tableau
7 5 (1.34%) Teradici
8 4 (1.07%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 3 (0.80%) HP
9 3 (0.80%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.80%) SAP
9 3 (0.80%) Syncfusion
9 3 (0.80%) Zend
10 2 (0.54%) Splunk