Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Development Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 671 706 743
Rank change year-on-year +35 +37 +194
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Engineer 202 414 495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 174 248 282
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 15 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 6 June 2020. 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 +57 191 £50,000 - 24
UK excluding London +43 128 £47,500 - 24
London +92 67 £67,500 +12.50% 4
South East +88 51 £37,500 -16.67% 9
North of England +51 34 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +105 20 £50,000 +11.11%
Midlands +81 20 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +48 12 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Scotland +50 11 £47,500 -20.83% 4
North West +3 10 £45,000 - 1
South West +73 9 £52,500 +31.25% 5
West Midlands +71 8 £60,000 +60.00% 2
East of England +71 4 £41,403 -21.14% 1
North East - 4 £51,250 - 1
Work from Home +11 1 £45,000 -

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 115 (56.93%) C#
2 104 (51.49%) Java
3 83 (41.09%) Python
4 73 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (35.64%) SDET
6 71 (35.15%) .NET
7 67 (33.17%) Test Automation
8 62 (30.69%) JavaScript
9 61 (30.20%) SQL
10 58 (28.71%) Degree
11 55 (27.23%) Software Engineering
12 49 (24.26%) Git (software)
13 45 (22.28%) Computer Science
14 43 (21.29%) Mathematics
14 43 (21.29%) BDD
15 42 (20.79%) Selenium
15 42 (20.79%) DevOps
16 40 (19.80%) Windows
17 38 (18.81%) TDD
17 38 (18.81%) Computer Science Degree
18 36 (17.82%) Jenkins
18 36 (17.82%) C++
19 33 (16.34%) OOP
19 33 (16.34%) Big Data
20 32 (15.84%) Test Scripting
21 31 (15.35%) AWS
21 31 (15.35%) Finance
21 31 (15.35%) Docker
22 30 (14.85%) Linux
22 30 (14.85%) Azure

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 4 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (1.49%) Confluence
2 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.49%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.50%) CATIA
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.35%) AWS
2 30 (14.85%) Azure
3 14 (6.93%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (5.45%) GitHub
5 8 (3.96%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (3.96%) SaaS
6 5 (2.48%) Serverless
7 4 (1.98%) GCP
7 4 (1.98%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.49%) Logz.io
8 3 (1.49%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon Cognito
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.99%) AWS CodeCommit
9 2 (0.99%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.99%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.98%) Firewall
2 4 (1.98%) Internet
2 4 (1.98%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.49%) DNS
3 3 (1.49%) Skype
4 2 (0.99%) HTTP
4 2 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.50%) H.323
5 1 (0.50%) LTE
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.34%) Big Data
2 21 (10.40%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.46%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.48%) MySQL
5 4 (1.98%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.98%) Power BI
5 4 (1.98%) Snowflake Schema
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.49%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (24.26%) Git (software)
2 42 (20.79%) Selenium
3 36 (17.82%) Jenkins
4 28 (13.86%) JIRA
5 26 (12.87%) WebDriver
6 23 (11.39%) Cucumber
7 20 (9.90%) SoapUI
8 14 (6.93%) Maven
9 13 (6.44%) REST Assured
10 11 (5.45%) Postman
11 10 (4.95%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.97%) Cypress.io
12 6 (2.97%) JMeter
13 4 (1.98%) CircleCI
13 4 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.98%) VersionOne
14 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.49%) Gatling
14 3 (1.49%) Newman
14 3 (1.49%) PhantomJS
General
1 31 (15.35%) Finance
2 14 (6.93%) Law
3 11 (5.45%) Banking
4 10 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.97%) Marketing
6 5 (2.48%) Retail
7 4 (1.98%) Electronics
8 3 (1.49%) Games
8 3 (1.49%) Norwegian Language
9 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Front Office
10 1 (0.50%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (35.15%) .NET
2 22 (10.89%) CSS
2 22 (10.89%) RESTful
3 21 (10.40%) Gherkin
3 21 (10.40%) HTML
4 19 (9.41%) Node.js
5 16 (7.92%) .NET Framework
6 13 (6.44%) ASP.NET
6 13 (6.44%) Web Services
7 12 (5.94%) REST
8 11 (5.45%) HTML5
9 9 (4.46%) .NET Core
9 9 (4.46%) Spring
10 8 (3.96%) SOAP
11 7 (3.47%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.47%) JSON
11 7 (3.47%) Play Framework
11 7 (3.47%) XML
12 6 (2.97%) GWT
13 5 (2.48%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.86%) Algorithms
2 26 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.49%) Apple TV
6 3 (1.49%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.49%) PlayStation
6 3 (1.49%) Xbox
7 2 (0.99%) Analogue Electronics
7 2 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Digital Currency
8 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.80%) Windows
2 30 (14.85%) Linux
3 12 (5.94%) Android
3 12 (5.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.49%) Android TV
4 3 (1.49%) Debian
4 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.99%) Unix
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (35.64%) SDET
3 67 (33.17%) Test Automation
4 55 (27.23%) Software Engineering
5 45 (22.28%) Computer Science
6 43 (21.29%) BDD
6 43 (21.29%) Mathematics
7 42 (20.79%) DevOps
8 38 (18.81%) TDD
9 33 (16.34%) OOP
10 32 (15.84%) Test Scripting
11 29 (14.36%) OO
12 26 (12.87%) Unit Testing
13 25 (12.38%) Computer Vision
13 25 (12.38%) Mentoring
14 24 (11.88%) Coaching
14 24 (11.88%) Image Processing
15 22 (10.89%) Microservices
16 19 (9.41%) API Testing
17 18 (8.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 115 (56.93%) C#
2 104 (51.49%) Java
3 83 (41.09%) Python
4 62 (30.69%) JavaScript
5 61 (30.20%) SQL
6 36 (17.82%) C++
7 24 (11.88%) MATLAB
7 24 (11.88%) R
8 23 (11.39%) Ruby
9 19 (9.41%) C
10 10 (4.95%) TypeScript
11 9 (4.46%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.47%) Java 8
12 7 (3.47%) Scala
13 6 (2.97%) Kotlin
13 6 (2.97%) Rust
14 5 (2.48%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.48%) Go
15 4 (1.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (1.98%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 58 (28.71%) Degree
2 38 (18.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.89%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) COBIT
2 4 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.98%) GDPR
2 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) MISRA
System Software
1 31 (15.35%) Docker
2 4 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) Firmware
4 1 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (5.45%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.98%) Ansible
3 3 (1.49%) Terraform
4 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.96%) Oracle
3 6 (2.97%) Perforce
4 4 (1.98%) VMware
5 3 (1.49%) Apple
5 3 (1.49%) Google
5 3 (1.49%) Roku
5 3 (1.49%) Samsung
6 2 (0.99%) ForgeRock
6 2 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.50%) Dell
7 1 (0.50%) EMC
7 1 (0.50%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.50%) HP
7 1 (0.50%) MAPICS
7 1 (0.50%) Sybase
7 1 (0.50%) Zend