The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 897 886
Rank change year-on-year +63 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 40 50 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.051% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.053% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 19 45 67
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £71,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -20.00%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 28 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 22 June 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 +42 39 £40,000 -11.11% 18
London +28 12 £45,000 -28.00% 8
South East +45 11 £40,000 +3.22%
East of England +2 11 £31,500 -31.89% 7
Cambridge -13 5 £31,500 -33.68% 4
Cambridgeshire -19 5 £31,500 -33.68% 5
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - -
Oxford - 4 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £40,000 -
Berkshire +27 3 £40,000 -5.88%
East Midlands +27 3 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +9 3 - - 2
Nottingham +5 3 - - 2
Windsor - 3 £40,000 -
Hampshire +30 2 £40,000 +15.94%
West Yorkshire +14 2 £48,000 +28.00%
Leeds +7 2 £48,000 +28.00%
Yorkshire +2 2 £48,000 +28.00%
Portsmouth - 2 £40,000 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
East Sussex +16 1 £48,000 +20.00%
Scotland +13 1 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Suffolk +5 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Edinburgh - 1 £27,500 - 1
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Uckfield - 1 £48,000 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £52,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 54 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (53.47%) Java
2 46 (45.54%) Software Engineering
3 40 (39.60%) Test Automation
4 33 (32.67%) C++
5 32 (31.68%) Degree
5 32 (31.68%) Computer Science
6 27 (26.73%) C#
7 25 (24.75%) Selenium
7 25 (24.75%) SDET
8 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
9 23 (22.77%) QA
9 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
9 23 (22.77%) BDD
10 21 (20.79%) Python
11 20 (19.80%) Linux
12 19 (18.81%) TDD
13 17 (16.83%) SQL
14 16 (15.84%) C
14 16 (15.84%) OO
14 16 (15.84%) Open Source
14 16 (15.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (14.85%) Jenkins
15 15 (14.85%) Scrum
16 14 (13.86%) AngularJS
17 12 (11.88%) SDLC
17 12 (11.88%) Perl
17 12 (11.88%) HTML
18 11 (10.89%) Kanban
18 11 (10.89%) .NET

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 (2.97%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.98%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.99%) Apache
3 1 (0.99%) JBoss
3 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.99%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.99%) G Suite
2 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) HTTP
2 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.96%) Internet
3 4 (3.96%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (2.97%) LAN
4 3 (2.97%) WAN
4 3 (2.97%) Wireless
5 2 (1.98%) MQTT
6 1 (0.99%) Firewall
6 1 (0.99%) IPsec
6 1 (0.99%) Modbus
6 1 (0.99%) Multicast
6 1 (0.99%) RS-232
6 1 (0.99%) RS-485
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) MySQL
2 6 (5.94%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.95%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.96%) Big Data
4 4 (3.96%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.98%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.99%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.99%) Redis
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (24.75%) Selenium
2 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
3 15 (14.85%) Jenkins
4 10 (9.90%) JIRA
5 7 (6.93%) Gradle
5 7 (6.93%) Maven
6 5 (4.95%) Ant
6 5 (4.95%) Fiddler
6 5 (4.95%) Protractor
6 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.95%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.96%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.96%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.97%) Bundler
8 3 (2.97%) Clang
8 3 (2.97%) JUnit
8 3 (2.97%) Subversion
9 2 (1.98%) Android Studio
9 2 (1.98%) Xcode
10 1 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Electronics
3 6 (5.94%) Banking
4 5 (4.95%) Law
4 5 (4.95%) Retail
5 4 (3.96%) Games
5 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.99%) Advertising
7 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.86%) AngularJS
2 12 (11.88%) HTML
3 11 (10.89%) .NET
3 11 (10.89%) Web Services
4 9 (8.91%) CSS
5 6 (5.94%) JSON
6 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.95%) STL
6 5 (4.95%) Swing
6 5 (4.95%) XML
7 4 (3.96%) Catalyst
7 4 (3.96%) CSS3
7 4 (3.96%) HTML5
7 4 (3.96%) Natural Language Processing
7 4 (3.96%) React
7 4 (3.96%) REST
7 4 (3.96%) RESTful
8 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.97%) Node.js
8 3 (2.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.68%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.90%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.94%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.96%) Blog
5 4 (3.96%) Fintech
6 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.97%) SystemC
7 2 (1.98%) User Experience
8 1 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.99%) Animation
8 1 (0.99%) Bitcoin
8 1 (0.99%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.99%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.99%) Life Science
8 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.80%) Linux
2 11 (10.89%) Unix
3 7 (6.93%) Windows
4 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.95%) Android
6 3 (2.97%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (45.54%) Software Engineering
3 40 (39.60%) Test Automation
4 25 (24.75%) SDET
5 23 (22.77%) BDD
6 19 (18.81%) TDD
7 16 (15.84%) OO
7 16 (15.84%) Open Source
8 15 (14.85%) Scrum
9 12 (11.88%) SDLC
10 11 (10.89%) Kanban
11 10 (9.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (9.90%) Performance Testing
11 10 (9.90%) Visualisation
12 9 (8.91%) ATDD
12 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (8.91%) Mathematics
12 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
13 8 (7.92%) Machine Learning
13 8 (7.92%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 54 (53.47%) Java
2 33 (32.67%) C++
3 27 (26.73%) C#
4 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
5 21 (20.79%) Python
6 17 (16.83%) SQL
7 16 (15.84%) C
8 12 (11.88%) Perl
9 8 (7.92%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.94%) Go
11 5 (4.95%) Clojure
11 5 (4.95%) F#
11 5 (4.95%) Rust
12 4 (3.96%) Objective-C
12 4 (3.96%) Ruby
13 3 (2.97%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.97%) Delphi
13 3 (2.97%) Pascal
13 3 (2.97%) R
13 3 (2.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (31.68%) Degree
2 16 (15.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.97%) PhD
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB
4 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.99%) CISA
5 1 (0.99%) CISM
5 1 (0.99%) CISSP
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.99%) MCSD
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.77%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Snort
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Nagios
2 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.94%) Puppet
3 5 (4.95%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle
2 4 (3.96%) Brocade
3 3 (2.97%) Sun
4 2 (1.98%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.99%) Google
5 1 (0.99%) SAP
5 1 (0.99%) VMware
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