Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 835 900 1053
Rank change year-on-year +65 +153 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 237 266 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 141 201 94
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,000 £36,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £66,675
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 13 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 19 October 2019. 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 +74 224 £50,000 -9.09% 29
UK excluding London +14 121 £45,000 -10.00% 24
London +128 116 £60,000 - 6
South East +75 66 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Midlands +29 14 £36,250 -23.68% 3
South West +15 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Scotland +4 13 £38,250 -36.25% 1
East Midlands +23 12 - - 1
North of England -2 12 £73,750 +73.53% 7
North West +28 10 £33,750 -32.50% 4
East of England +39 3 £61,250 +2.08% 4
West Midlands +33 2 £36,250 -23.68% 2
Yorkshire -16 2 £110,000 +158.82% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 119 (50.21%) Test Automation
2 113 (47.68%) C#
3 105 (44.30%) Git (software)
4 104 (43.88%) Java
4 104 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (42.19%) Software Engineering
6 99 (41.77%) SDET
7 98 (41.35%) JavaScript
8 87 (36.71%) OO
9 86 (36.29%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (32.49%) Degree
10 77 (32.49%) React
11 71 (29.96%) Algorithms
12 69 (29.11%) Microservices
13 65 (27.43%) OOP
14 64 (27.00%) AWS
15 59 (24.89%) Mobile App
16 53 (22.36%) Cloud Computing
17 51 (21.52%) TDD
18 48 (20.25%) Selenium
19 46 (19.41%) BDD
20 45 (18.99%) Docker
20 45 (18.99%) Spring
21 43 (18.14%) JIRA
21 43 (18.14%) Cucumber
22 41 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
23 40 (16.88%) Confluence
23 40 (16.88%) .NET
23 40 (16.88%) Finance
24 38 (16.03%) Python

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 40 (16.88%) Confluence
2 8 (3.38%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 64 (27.00%) AWS
2 53 (22.36%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (7.17%) Azure
4 15 (6.33%) BrowserStack
5 10 (4.22%) Datadog
6 7 (2.95%) GCP
7 6 (2.53%) CloudBees
8 5 (2.11%) Sauce Labs
8 5 (2.11%) Serverless
9 4 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.69%) AWS IoT
9 4 (1.69%) GitHub
9 4 (1.69%) npm
10 3 (1.27%) IaaS
10 3 (1.27%) PaaS
10 3 (1.27%) SaaS
10 3 (1.27%) Yarn
11 2 (0.84%) Runscope
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.02%) HTTP
2 6 (2.53%) Skype
3 5 (2.11%) Broadband
4 2 (0.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.42%) SSL
5 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.08%) Redis
2 29 (12.24%) MongoDB
3 23 (9.70%) SQL Server
4 21 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (7.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 15 (6.33%) Big Data
7 6 (2.53%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.84%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.84%) MySQL
9 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 105 (44.30%) Git (software)
2 48 (20.25%) Selenium
3 43 (18.14%) Cucumber
3 43 (18.14%) JIRA
4 37 (15.61%) Jenkins
5 24 (10.13%) webpack
6 18 (7.59%) WebDriver
7 16 (6.75%) Babel
7 16 (6.75%) Maven
8 10 (4.22%) NUnit
8 10 (4.22%) SpecFlow
9 8 (3.38%) Appium
10 7 (2.95%) Bitbucket Server
10 7 (2.95%) JUnit
10 7 (2.95%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.53%) GitLab
11 6 (2.53%) Xcode
12 5 (2.11%) Gradle
13 4 (1.69%) Grunt
13 4 (1.69%) gulp
General
1 40 (16.88%) Finance
2 38 (16.03%) Retail
3 32 (13.50%) Banking
4 9 (3.80%) Electronics
4 9 (3.80%) Games
5 8 (3.38%) Marketing
6 5 (2.11%) Front Office
6 5 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (32.49%) React
2 45 (18.99%) Spring
3 40 (16.88%) .NET
4 38 (16.03%) Kafka
5 26 (10.97%) REST
6 25 (10.55%) Node.js
7 24 (10.13%) Redux
8 21 (8.86%) HTML
9 19 (8.02%) Spring Boot
10 18 (7.59%) Web Services
11 17 (7.17%) Enzyme
12 14 (5.91%) XML
13 13 (5.49%) Gherkin
13 13 (5.49%) Jest
14 12 (5.06%) CSS
14 12 (5.06%) Hibernate
14 12 (5.06%) JSON
15 10 (4.22%) AngularJS
15 10 (4.22%) WebdriverIO
16 9 (3.80%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (29.96%) Algorithms
2 59 (24.89%) Mobile App
3 28 (11.81%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.06%) User Experience
5 11 (4.64%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.95%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.53%) PlayStation
7 6 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.11%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.27%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.42%) 3D Printing
11 1 (0.42%) Chromecast
11 1 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.42%) Robotics
11 1 (0.42%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.70%) Windows
2 19 (8.02%) Apple iOS
3 15 (6.33%) Android
4 8 (3.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (50.21%) Test Automation
2 104 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (42.19%) Software Engineering
4 99 (41.77%) SDET
5 87 (36.71%) OO
6 86 (36.29%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (29.11%) Microservices
8 65 (27.43%) OOP
9 51 (21.52%) TDD
10 46 (19.41%) BDD
11 41 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (16.03%) Mentoring
13 37 (15.61%) Computer Science
14 32 (13.50%) Product Roadmap
15 27 (11.39%) Planning Poker
15 27 (11.39%) Scrum
16 26 (10.97%) Mathematics
17 23 (9.70%) Unit Testing
18 20 (8.44%) DevOps
18 20 (8.44%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 113 (47.68%) C#
2 104 (43.88%) Java
3 98 (41.35%) JavaScript
4 38 (16.03%) Python
5 24 (10.13%) ES6
6 23 (9.70%) Java 8
7 22 (9.28%) C++
8 21 (8.86%) Scala
8 21 (8.86%) SQL
9 16 (6.75%) ES7
10 15 (6.33%) TypeScript
11 13 (5.49%) C
11 13 (5.49%) MATLAB
11 13 (5.49%) R
12 8 (3.38%) ES8
12 8 (3.38%) PHP
13 7 (2.95%) Apple Swift
13 7 (2.95%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (32.49%) Degree
2 29 (12.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.22%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.38%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (18.99%) Docker
2 7 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.53%) Firmware
3 6 (2.53%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (13.08%) Marathon
1 31 (13.08%) Mesos
2 10 (4.22%) Kibana
3 9 (3.80%) Puppet
4 6 (2.53%) Rancher
5 3 (1.27%) Ansible
5 3 (1.27%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (6.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.38%) Google
3 6 (2.53%) Oracle
3 6 (2.53%) VMware
4 5 (2.11%) Dell
4 5 (2.11%) EMC
4 5 (2.11%) Intel
4 5 (2.11%) NVIDIA
4 5 (2.11%) Tableau
4 5 (2.11%) Teradici
5 4 (1.69%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 3 (1.27%) HP
6 3 (1.27%) Zend
7 2 (0.84%) Splunk
8 1 (0.42%) Facebook
8 1 (0.42%) Rockwell
8 1 (0.42%) SAP
8 1 (0.42%) Siemens
8 1 (0.42%) Twitter