The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Development Engineer
UK
Rank 801 888 891
Rank change year-on-year +87 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 59 68 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.066% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.068% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 48 55 50
Median salary £43,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,050 £32,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -22.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +97 57 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England +27 12 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Cambridge +25 12 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Cambridgeshire +23 12 £42,500 +21.42% 4
London +59 11 £54,000 -16.92%
West Yorkshire +33 9 £48,000 +26.31%
Yorkshire +21 9 £48,000 +40.14%
Leeds - 9 £48,000 -
South East +47 7 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +40 5 £45,000 +38.46%
City of London +47 4 £57,500 +12.19%
North West -11 4 £36,500 -7.00%
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £40,000 -
South West +20 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Cheshire - 3 £36,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,000 -
Knutsford - 3 £36,500 -
Surrey +39 2 £49,500 -1.00%
Berkshire +30 2 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Birmingham - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £32,500 - 1
North East - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £32,500 - 1
Newbury +11 1 £42,500 -
West Sussex +10 1 £33,500 -
Manchester -18 1 £42,500 +8.28%
Crawley - 1 £33,500 -
Staines - 1 £70,000 -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 90 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
1 90 (61.64%) Java
2 60 (41.10%) Computer Science
3 58 (39.73%) Software Engineering
4 57 (39.04%) JavaScript
5 44 (30.14%) Degree
6 43 (29.45%) QA
6 43 (29.45%) Selenium
7 42 (28.77%) SQL
8 36 (24.66%) Python
8 36 (24.66%) BDD
9 35 (23.97%) C#
10 34 (23.29%) Linux
11 33 (22.60%) MySQL
12 32 (21.92%) Scrum
13 31 (21.23%) TDD
14 29 (19.86%) Perl
14 29 (19.86%) Web Services
14 29 (19.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (19.18%) Performance Testing
15 28 (19.18%) C++
16 22 (15.07%) E-Commerce
16 22 (15.07%) Bash Shell
17 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
17 21 (14.38%) Visualisation
17 21 (14.38%) Nagios
18 20 (13.70%) C
18 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
19 18 (12.33%) Open Source
20 17 (11.64%) Data Visualisation

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (4.79%) ArcGIS
1 7 (4.79%) WebSphere
1 7 (4.79%) WebSphere Portal
2 6 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.74%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) MS Office
1 8 (5.48%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.05%) SaaS
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.68%) G Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) Internet
2 4 (2.74%) Software-Defined Networking
2 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.05%) LAN
3 3 (2.05%) WAN
4 2 (1.37%) DNS
4 2 (1.37%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.68%) IPsec
5 1 (0.68%) MQTT
5 1 (0.68%) Multicast
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.60%) MySQL
2 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.22%) NoSQL
4 11 (7.53%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (4.79%) GIS
6 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.42%) Big Data
8 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.37%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.37%) Redis
10 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (29.45%) Selenium
2 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.48%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.79%) ClearCase
4 7 (4.79%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.79%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.11%) Fiddler
6 5 (3.42%) Protractor
6 5 (3.42%) Subversion
7 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.05%) Bundler
8 3 (2.05%) Clang
8 3 (2.05%) NUnit
9 2 (1.37%) Capybara
9 2 (1.37%) JIRA
9 2 (1.37%) JUnit
9 2 (1.37%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.37%) WATIR
10 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (7.53%) Retail
2 8 (5.48%) Finance
3 7 (4.79%) Advertising
4 6 (4.11%) Automotive
4 6 (4.11%) Electronics
4 6 (4.11%) Games
5 4 (2.74%) Law
5 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.86%) Web Services
2 13 (8.90%) RESTful
2 13 (8.90%) XML
3 10 (6.85%) .NET
3 10 (6.85%) AngularJS
3 10 (6.85%) CSS
3 10 (6.85%) HTML
4 9 (6.16%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (5.48%) JSF
6 7 (4.79%) Dojo
6 7 (4.79%) GWT
6 7 (4.79%) J2EE
7 6 (4.11%) cocos2d
7 6 (4.11%) JSON
8 5 (3.42%) REST
9 4 (2.74%) Catalyst
9 4 (2.74%) MFC
9 4 (2.74%) React
10 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (41.10%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.11%) Algorithms
2 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.74%) Blog
3 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.05%) Life Science
4 3 (2.05%) SystemC
5 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.68%) Animation
6 1 (0.68%) Bitcoin
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.29%) Linux
2 11 (7.53%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.53%) Windows
3 9 (6.16%) Android
4 7 (4.79%) Unix
4 7 (4.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.42%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (39.73%) Software Engineering
3 36 (24.66%) BDD
4 32 (21.92%) Scrum
5 31 (21.23%) TDD
6 29 (19.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 28 (19.18%) Performance Testing
8 22 (15.07%) E-Commerce
9 21 (14.38%) Visualisation
10 18 (12.33%) Open Source
11 17 (11.64%) Data Visualisation
11 17 (11.64%) Kanban
11 17 (11.64%) Security Testing
12 13 (8.90%) Manual Testing
12 13 (8.90%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.22%) Automation Testing
13 12 (8.22%) Web Development
14 11 (7.53%) Regression Testing
15 10 (6.85%) Configuration Management
15 10 (6.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (61.64%) Java
2 57 (39.04%) JavaScript
3 42 (28.77%) SQL
4 36 (24.66%) Python
5 35 (23.97%) C#
6 29 (19.86%) Perl
7 28 (19.18%) C++
8 22 (15.07%) Bash Shell
9 20 (13.70%) C
10 15 (10.27%) Ruby
11 8 (5.48%) Objective-C
12 7 (4.79%) PL/SQL
13 6 (4.11%) Lua
14 3 (2.05%) Delphi
14 3 (2.05%) Go
14 3 (2.05%) Pascal
14 3 (2.05%) PHP
14 3 (2.05%) R
14 3 (2.05%) Scala
15 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (30.14%) Degree
2 8 (5.48%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.42%) PhD
5 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CISA
5 1 (0.68%) CISM
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) MCSD
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (29.45%) QA
2 14 (9.59%) SDET
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) Snort
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Xen
2 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (14.38%) Nagios
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.90%) Sun
2 12 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.85%) Oracle
4 8 (5.48%) Cognizant
4 8 (5.48%) Google
5 7 (4.79%) ESRI
5 7 (4.79%) Fujitsu
5 7 (4.79%) Lumension
5 7 (4.79%) Sophos
6 6 (4.11%) Perforce
7 4 (2.74%) Brocade
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) VMware
8 1 (0.68%) Wonderware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £very competitive + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago