Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1007 1097 1156
Rank change year-on-year +90 +59 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 182 122 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.065% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.068% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 112 91 112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.77% +14.44%
10th Percentile £26,500 £32,500 £31,325
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% -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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +80 145 £52,500 +10.53% 17
UK excluding London +85 132 £46,250 +8.82% 16
London +5 50 £55,000 - 2
Scotland +8 36 £29,000 -17.14% 1
East of England +15 30 £57,500 +21.05% 6
South East +38 27 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Midlands +27 18 £50,000 +39.86% 3
East Midlands +40 16 £50,000 +66.67%
North of England +6 11 £40,000 -15.79% 3
South West +18 9 £45,000 +4.05% 1
North West -9 7 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +6 4 £40,000 -27.27% 1
West Midlands +9 2 £43,750 +2.94% 3
Wales - 1 £29,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 115 (63.19%) Java
2 95 (52.20%) Test Automation
3 81 (44.51%) SDET
4 77 (42.31%) C#
5 75 (41.21%) Software Engineering
6 71 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (37.91%) C++
8 61 (33.52%) Python
9 59 (32.42%) .NET
10 56 (30.77%) Jenkins
11 52 (28.57%) Selenium
12 48 (26.37%) Degree
13 46 (25.27%) Linux
14 43 (23.63%) Windows
15 42 (23.08%) SQL
16 37 (20.33%) Maven
17 32 (17.58%) Finance
17 32 (17.58%) JavaScript
17 32 (17.58%) Unit Testing
18 31 (17.03%) OO
19 30 (16.48%) C
19 30 (16.48%) Computer Science
19 30 (16.48%) DevOps
20 28 (15.38%) Scrum
21 27 (14.84%) Greenfield Project
22 26 (14.29%) Git (software)
23 25 (13.74%) Test Scripting
23 25 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
23 25 (13.74%) Functional Testing
23 25 (13.74%) Innovative Thinking

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 6 (3.30%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.65%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.65%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (1.10%) IIS
3 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.40%) LabWindows
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.30%) GitHub
3 5 (2.75%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) npm
6 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.85%) HTTP
2 3 (1.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.40%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (2.75%) Data Lake
4 5 (2.75%) MySQL
4 5 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.65%) GIS
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.10%) Redis
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) DB2
7 1 (0.55%) HBase
7 1 (0.55%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 56 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 52 (28.57%) Selenium
3 37 (20.33%) Maven
4 26 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 24 (13.19%) Artifactory
5 24 (13.19%) Bugzilla
5 24 (13.19%) CMake
5 24 (13.19%) MSBuild
5 24 (13.19%) NuGet
5 24 (13.19%) Phabricator
5 24 (13.19%) Ranorex
5 24 (13.19%) SonarQube
5 24 (13.19%) Visual Studio
6 17 (9.34%) WebDriver
7 16 (8.79%) JIRA
8 14 (7.69%) JUnit
9 13 (7.14%) Cucumber
10 12 (6.59%) Eclipse
10 12 (6.59%) Gradle
10 12 (6.59%) PyCharm
General
1 32 (17.58%) Finance
2 18 (9.89%) Banking
3 10 (5.49%) Electronics
4 7 (3.85%) Marketing
5 4 (2.20%) Games
6 3 (1.65%) Automotive
6 3 (1.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (32.42%) .NET
2 15 (8.24%) CSS
3 14 (7.69%) REST
3 14 (7.69%) Web Services
4 12 (6.59%) HTML
5 10 (5.49%) AngularJS
5 10 (5.49%) Node.js
6 8 (4.40%) jQuery
6 8 (4.40%) Spring
7 7 (3.85%) Ajax
7 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.30%) Kafka
8 6 (3.30%) SOAP
8 6 (3.30%) Velocity
9 5 (2.75%) Django
9 5 (2.75%) Flask
9 5 (2.75%) HTML5
9 5 (2.75%) J2EE
9 5 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.48%) Computer Science
2 27 (14.84%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (13.19%) Robotics
4 16 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.14%) Fintech
6 8 (4.40%) Algorithms
6 8 (4.40%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.85%) Data Structures
8 6 (3.30%) User Experience
9 5 (2.75%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.75%) Social Media
10 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.55%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.27%) Linux
2 43 (23.63%) Windows
3 24 (13.19%) Debian
4 14 (7.69%) Unix
5 8 (4.40%) Android
5 8 (4.40%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.65%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (52.20%) Test Automation
2 81 (44.51%) SDET
3 75 (41.21%) Software Engineering
4 71 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (17.58%) Unit Testing
6 31 (17.03%) OO
7 30 (16.48%) DevOps
8 28 (15.38%) Scrum
9 25 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (13.74%) Functional Testing
9 25 (13.74%) Innovative Thinking
9 25 (13.74%) Test Scripting
10 24 (13.19%) Non-Functional Testing
10 24 (13.19%) SDLC
11 22 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (9.89%) TDD
13 17 (9.34%) Open Source
14 16 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (7.69%) OOP
16 13 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (63.19%) Java
2 77 (42.31%) C#
3 69 (37.91%) C++
4 61 (33.52%) Python
5 42 (23.08%) SQL
6 32 (17.58%) JavaScript
7 30 (16.48%) C
8 8 (4.40%) Ruby
8 8 (4.40%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.85%) Apple Swift
9 7 (3.85%) Objective-C
9 7 (3.85%) Scala
10 6 (3.30%) Go
11 4 (2.20%) Clojure
11 4 (2.20%) ES6
11 4 (2.20%) F#
11 4 (2.20%) Rust
12 3 (1.65%) Lua
12 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (26.37%) Degree
2 20 (10.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.75%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.79%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) MISRA
2 2 (1.10%) MISRA C
System Software
1 12 (6.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.30%) Puppet
3 4 (2.20%) Ansible
3 4 (2.20%) Mesos
4 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.49%) Oracle
3 6 (3.30%) Dell
3 6 (3.30%) HP
3 6 (3.30%) TOWER Software
4 3 (1.65%) Caplin
4 3 (1.65%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.10%) IBM
6 1 (0.55%) Perforce
6 1 (0.55%) Sophos
6 1 (0.55%) Xamarin