Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Software 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.

Software Development Engineer
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 720 807 880
Rank change year-on-year +87 +73 +204
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 152 296 334
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 134 167 186
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,750 £31,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Development Engineer over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software 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 Software 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 +108 143 £50,000 -4.76% 10
UK excluding London +81 91 £45,000 -5.26% 8
London +106 54 £65,000 +8.33% 3
South East +100 43 £37,500 -16.67% 4
North of England +60 26 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +103 18 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland +50 9 £56,250 -6.25% 1
South West +85 7 £65,000 +105.53% 1
North West +17 7 £45,000 -
East of England +81 4 £41,403 -21.14% 1
Midlands +87 2 £40,000 +6.67%
West Midlands +67 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Work from Home +12 1 £45,000 -
North East - 1 £37,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, Software 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 Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (68.42%) C#
2 82 (53.95%) Java
3 72 (47.37%) Python
3 72 (47.37%) SDET
4 65 (42.76%) Test Automation
5 60 (39.47%) .NET
6 51 (33.55%) Degree
7 50 (32.89%) JavaScript
7 50 (32.89%) SQL
8 49 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (31.58%) Software Engineering
10 43 (28.29%) Mathematics
10 43 (28.29%) Git (software)
10 43 (28.29%) BDD
10 43 (28.29%) Computer Science
11 41 (26.97%) Selenium
12 38 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 35 (23.03%) TDD
14 34 (22.37%) Windows
15 33 (21.71%) Jenkins
16 32 (21.05%) DevOps
16 32 (21.05%) Test Scripting
17 29 (19.08%) OOP
18 28 (18.42%) OO
18 28 (18.42%) C++
19 27 (17.76%) AWS
19 27 (17.76%) Docker
19 27 (17.76%) Big Data
19 27 (17.76%) Algorithms
20 26 (17.11%) Unit Testing

Software 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 3 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (1.97%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.66%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.76%) AWS
2 24 (15.79%) Azure
3 14 (9.21%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (7.24%) GitHub
5 8 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (5.26%) SaaS
6 3 (1.97%) GCP
6 3 (1.97%) Logz.io
6 3 (1.97%) TestFlight
7 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.32%) BrowserStack
7 2 (1.32%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.63%) Firewall
2 4 (2.63%) Internet
2 4 (2.63%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.97%) Skype
4 2 (1.32%) HTTP
5 1 (0.66%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.76%) Big Data
2 9 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.61%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.97%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.97%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (28.29%) Git (software)
2 41 (26.97%) Selenium
3 33 (21.71%) Jenkins
4 26 (17.11%) JIRA
5 25 (16.45%) WebDriver
6 22 (14.47%) Cucumber
7 19 (12.50%) SoapUI
8 14 (9.21%) Maven
9 13 (8.55%) REST Assured
10 11 (7.24%) Postman
11 10 (6.58%) SpecFlow
12 6 (3.95%) Cypress.io
13 5 (3.29%) JMeter
14 4 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (2.63%) VersionOne
15 3 (1.97%) Android Studio
15 3 (1.97%) CircleCI
15 3 (1.97%) Gatling
15 3 (1.97%) Newman
15 3 (1.97%) PhantomJS
General
1 24 (15.79%) Finance
2 9 (5.92%) Banking
3 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.95%) Law
4 6 (3.95%) Marketing
5 5 (3.29%) Retail
6 3 (1.97%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Front Office
7 1 (0.66%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (39.47%) .NET
2 21 (13.82%) Gherkin
2 21 (13.82%) RESTful
3 15 (9.87%) .NET Framework
4 14 (9.21%) Node.js
5 13 (8.55%) Web Services
6 12 (7.89%) REST
7 10 (6.58%) CSS
7 10 (6.58%) HTML
8 8 (5.26%) SOAP
8 8 (5.26%) Spring
9 7 (4.61%) .NET Core
9 7 (4.61%) HTML5
9 7 (4.61%) JSON
9 7 (4.61%) Play Framework
10 6 (3.95%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.95%) GWT
10 6 (3.95%) XML
11 5 (3.29%) React Native
11 5 (3.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.76%) Algorithms
2 20 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.97%) Apple TV
5 3 (1.97%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.97%) PlayStation
5 3 (1.97%) Xbox
6 2 (1.32%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Digital Currency
7 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.37%) Windows
2 21 (13.82%) Linux
3 10 (6.58%) Android
3 10 (6.58%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.97%) Android TV
5 2 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (47.37%) SDET
2 65 (42.76%) Test Automation
3 49 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (31.58%) Software Engineering
5 43 (28.29%) BDD
5 43 (28.29%) Computer Science
5 43 (28.29%) Mathematics
6 35 (23.03%) TDD
7 32 (21.05%) DevOps
7 32 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 29 (19.08%) OOP
9 28 (18.42%) OO
10 26 (17.11%) Unit Testing
11 24 (15.79%) Computer Vision
11 24 (15.79%) Image Processing
12 21 (13.82%) Microservices
13 18 (11.84%) API Testing
14 16 (10.53%) Fintech
14 16 (10.53%) SDLC
15 14 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 104 (68.42%) C#
2 82 (53.95%) Java
3 72 (47.37%) Python
4 50 (32.89%) JavaScript
4 50 (32.89%) SQL
5 28 (18.42%) C++
6 24 (15.79%) MATLAB
6 24 (15.79%) R
7 22 (14.47%) Ruby
8 12 (7.89%) C
9 9 (5.92%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.61%) Scala
11 6 (3.95%) Kotlin
11 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.95%) Rust
12 4 (2.63%) Groovy
12 4 (2.63%) VBScript
13 3 (1.97%) Java 8
13 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (33.55%) Degree
2 38 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.47%) QA
2 4 (2.63%) COBIT
2 4 (2.63%) GDPR
2 4 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) MISRA
System Software
1 27 (17.76%) Docker
2 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.97%) Ansible
3 1 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle
2 6 (3.95%) Perforce
3 4 (2.63%) VMware
4 3 (1.97%) Apple
4 3 (1.97%) Google
4 3 (1.97%) Roku
4 3 (1.97%) Samsung
5 2 (1.32%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.66%) Dell
6 1 (0.66%) EMC
6 1 (0.66%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.66%) HP