Development Engineer
UK

The median Development Engineer salary in the UK is £59,250 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

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

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 658 808 749
Rank change year-on-year +150 -59 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Engineer 166 193 435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 64 92 133
10th Percentile £44,375 £40,050 £33,320
25th Percentile £50,000 £54,500 £39,738
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,250 £65,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.85% +30.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £75,625 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £99,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £48,487
% change year-on-year -12.00% +28.90% +7.75%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,082 103,887 134,218
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.09% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,664 65,135 83,672
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,475 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Development Engineer.

Salary trend for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Development Engineer over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 16 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 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +193 153 £58,500 -10.00% 101
UK excluding London +112 130 £55,000 -12.00% 96
South East +139 86 £57,500 +27.78% 18
Work from Home +125 42 £58,500 -10.00% 21
London +138 28 £75,000 -3.23% 12
Midlands +31 18 £55,500 -3.48% 18
West Midlands +33 13 £58,500 +1.74% 17
North of England +98 12 £35,000 -36.36% 17
North West +53 7 - - 12
East of England +32 6 £65,000 - 15
East Midlands +20 5 £52,500 - 1
South West +13 3 £30,000 -31.59% 21
North East +2 3 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Yorkshire +106 2 £35,000 -39.13% 2
Scotland -19 2 £40,124 -35.80% 3

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 26 February 2024, Development Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 106 (63.86%) Degree
2 80 (48.19%) Electronics
3 78 (46.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 75 (45.18%) Manufacturing
5 71 (42.77%) Schematic Capture
5 71 (42.77%) Firmware
5 71 (42.77%) EMC
5 71 (42.77%) Project Planning
5 71 (42.77%) Embedded Firmware
6 34 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (20.48%) DevOps
7 32 (19.28%) Agile
7 32 (19.28%) Python
8 24 (14.46%) Computer Science
8 24 (14.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (13.86%) C#
10 22 (13.25%) Azure
11 20 (12.05%) Git
11 20 (12.05%) REST
12 19 (11.45%) Architectural Patterns
12 19 (11.45%) Containerisation
13 18 (10.84%) C++
13 18 (10.84%) Windows
14 17 (10.24%) Use Case
15 16 (9.64%) Java
16 15 (9.04%) Google
16 15 (9.04%) GCP
16 15 (9.04%) Social Skills
17 14 (8.43%) Azure DevOps
17 14 (8.43%) SQL

Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.61%) CMS
2 2 (1.20%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Doxygen
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.25%) Azure
2 15 (9.04%) GCP
3 14 (8.43%) Azure DevOps
4 11 (6.63%) SaaS
5 9 (5.42%) AWS
6 7 (4.22%) Amazon EKS
7 6 (3.61%) Azure AKS
8 5 (3.01%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.41%) GitHub
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.81%) GitHub Actions
10 3 (1.81%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 3 (1.81%) Route 53
10 3 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.20%) AWS CodeCommit
11 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.22%) Modbus
2 5 (3.01%) Bluetooth
3 4 (2.41%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.41%) RS-232
3 4 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.81%) Firewall
4 3 (1.81%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.81%) MQTT
4 3 (1.81%) RS-422
4 3 (1.81%) RS-485
5 2 (1.20%) LAN
5 2 (1.20%) WAN
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.20%) Big Data
3 2 (1.20%) DB2
3 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (12.05%) Git
2 10 (6.02%) Subversion
3 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.41%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.60%) GitLab
6 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 80 (48.19%) Electronics
2 78 (46.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 75 (45.18%) Manufacturing
4 15 (9.04%) Social Skills
5 13 (7.83%) Finance
6 10 (6.02%) Games
7 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.61%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.41%) Marketing
9 4 (2.41%) Military
10 3 (1.81%) Law
10 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) REST
2 13 (7.83%) .NET
3 11 (6.63%) FastAPI
3 11 (6.63%) Flask
4 10 (6.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 10 (6.02%) Unreal Engine
5 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.61%) JSON
6 6 (3.61%) SOAP
6 6 (3.61%) Web Services
6 6 (3.61%) XML
6 6 (3.61%) XSLT
7 5 (3.01%) React
8 4 (2.41%) GTK
9 3 (1.81%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.81%) Kendo UI
9 3 (1.81%) YAML
10 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.20%) CSS
10 2 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.82%) Onboarding
2 6 (3.61%) Analogue Electronics
3 5 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.81%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.81%) Distributed Systems
6 2 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.20%) Distributed Applications
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.20%) Kindle
6 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) 3D Printing
7 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.60%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.60%) Lidar
7 1 (0.60%) Low-Code
7 1 (0.60%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.84%) Windows
2 11 (6.63%) Linux
3 5 (3.01%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (42.77%) Project Planning
1 71 (42.77%) Schematic Capture
2 34 (20.48%) DevOps
2 34 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (19.28%) Agile
4 24 (14.46%) Computer Science
5 19 (11.45%) Architectural Patterns
5 19 (11.45%) Containerisation
6 17 (10.24%) Use Case
7 13 (7.83%) CI/CD
7 13 (7.83%) Process Improvement
8 12 (7.23%) Mathematics
8 12 (7.23%) Multithreading
8 12 (7.23%) Physics
9 11 (6.63%) Cross-Platform Development
9 11 (6.63%) SDLC
9 11 (6.63%) Web Application Development
10 10 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.28%) Python
2 23 (13.86%) C#
3 18 (10.84%) C++
4 16 (9.64%) Java
5 14 (8.43%) SQL
6 8 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.82%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.61%) Bash
7 6 (3.61%) C
7 6 (3.61%) XPath
8 3 (1.81%) Ada
8 3 (1.81%) Bicep
8 3 (1.81%) Go
8 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.60%) Rust
10 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (63.86%) Degree
2 24 (14.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (3.61%) HNC
3 6 (3.61%) HND
3 6 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.41%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.41%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
5 3 (1.81%) Azure Certification
5 3 (1.81%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.20%) AWS Certified Developer
6 2 (1.20%) PhD
6 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
7 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (42.77%) Embedded Firmware
1 71 (42.77%) Firmware
2 6 (3.61%) Docker
3 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Terraform
2 5 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (42.77%) EMC
2 15 (9.04%) Google
3 10 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.81%) Telerik
5 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco
5 2 (1.20%) IBM
5 2 (1.20%) SAP