The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 222 194 173
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 583 669 828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.52% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.62% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 504 563 744
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43977 41236 47790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.41% 93.48% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 36739 34601 41479
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in London

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in London

Software Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -40 114 £57,500 - 26
Hounslow -1 21 £52,500 +16.66%
Croydon 0 15 £42,250 -29.58%
Chessington - 14 £45,000 -
Surbiton - 13 £47,500 - 1
New Malden -2 10 - - 1
Hammersmith - 7 £37,500 -
Clapham - 7 £45,000 -
Harrow -15 5 £40,000 +77.77%
Kingston Upon Thames -18 5 £60,000 +50.00%
Ealing +9 4 £52,500 +7.14% 1
Southwark - 4 £47,500 -
Uxbridge +1 2 £32,000 -9.85%
Isleworth - 2 £77,500 -
Teddington - 1 £37,500 -
Wembley - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £50,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 1227 (85.80%) Software Engineering
2 675 (47.20%) Java
3 561 (39.23%) C++
4 511 (35.73%) C#
5 441 (30.84%) SQL
6 429 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 383 (26.78%) Degree
8 350 (24.48%) Linux
9 348 (24.34%) OO
10 323 (22.59%) .NET
11 316 (22.10%) Finance
12 301 (21.05%) HTML
13 291 (20.35%) JavaScript
14 268 (18.74%) TDD
15 257 (17.97%) UNIX
16 247 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
17 230 (16.08%) C
18 214 (14.97%) SQL Server
19 213 (14.90%) Oracle
20 206 (14.41%) CSS
20 206 (14.41%) Multithreading
21 202 (14.13%) Scrum
22 197 (13.78%) MVC
23 192 (13.43%) ASP.NET
23 192 (13.43%) Python
24 188 (13.15%) Web Services
25 175 (12.24%) Windows
26 166 (11.61%) XML
27 161 (11.26%) Big Data
28 156 (10.91%) HTML5

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 48 (3.36%) Apache Solr
2 47 (3.29%) CMS
3 45 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 41 (2.87%) Node.js
5 34 (2.38%) IIS
6 24 (1.68%) Apache
7 17 (1.19%) Apache Pig
7 17 (1.19%) Jetty
7 17 (1.19%) WordPress
8 15 (1.05%) GlassFish
9 14 (0.98%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.70%) Confluence
12 10 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.63%) Drupal
13 9 (0.63%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
14 8 (0.56%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 54 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.21%) Maya
3 3 (0.21%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) Magento
3 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.17%) SaaS
3 25 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (1.26%) GitHub
6 13 (0.91%) PaaS
7 9 (0.63%) Basecamp
8 6 (0.42%) Force.com
9 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.14%) Heroku
9 2 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 53 (3.71%) Internet
3 26 (1.82%) Wireless
4 25 (1.75%) HTTP
5 15 (1.05%) GSM
6 14 (0.98%) RTP
7 13 (0.91%) SS7
8 11 (0.77%) TCAP
8 11 (0.77%) INAP
8 11 (0.77%) ATM
9 10 (0.70%) VLAN
9 10 (0.70%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (0.49%) LAN
11 5 (0.35%) SMS
11 5 (0.35%) AMQP
11 5 (0.35%) DVB
12 4 (0.28%) SSH
12 4 (0.28%) SSL
13 3 (0.21%) VPN
13 3 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 161 (11.26%) Big Data
3 116 (8.11%) MySQL
4 110 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 87 (6.08%) Relational Database
6 74 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 62 (4.34%) NoSQL
8 60 (4.20%) OLTP
9 44 (3.08%) MongoDB
10 41 (2.87%) RDBMS
11 39 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 23 (1.61%) Data Mining
12 23 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (1.40%) Redis
15 19 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
16 15 (1.05%) Apache Hive
17 14 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.98%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 86 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 62 (4.34%) Selenium
3 57 (3.99%) JIRA
4 52 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 50 (3.50%) Subversion
5 50 (3.50%) NUnit
6 38 (2.66%) Visual Studio
7 37 (2.59%) Maven
8 33 (2.31%) Eclipse
9 28 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (1.89%) JUnit
11 23 (1.61%) Ant
11 23 (1.61%) Mercurial
12 21 (1.47%) WebDriver
13 18 (1.26%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.19%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.19%) ClearCase
15 14 (0.98%) VisualVM
16 13 (0.91%) PHPUnit
17 12 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 316 (22.10%) Finance
2 133 (9.30%) Games
3 69 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.99%) Banking
5 51 (3.57%) Publishing
6 45 (3.15%) Retail
7 44 (3.08%) Electronics
8 29 (2.03%) Marketing
9 26 (1.82%) Advertising
10 19 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.33%) Front Office
10 19 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.26%) Multimedia
12 15 (1.05%) Automotive
13 11 (0.77%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.35%) Back Office
14 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (22.59%) .NET
2 301 (21.05%) HTML
3 206 (14.41%) CSS
4 192 (13.43%) ASP.NET
5 188 (13.15%) Web Services
6 166 (11.61%) XML
7 156 (10.91%) HTML5
8 126 (8.81%) WCF
9 120 (8.39%) jQuery
10 115 (8.04%) .NET Framework
11 112 (7.83%) REST
12 103 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 100 (6.99%) Spring
14 92 (6.43%) STL
15 74 (5.17%) SOAP
16 68 (4.76%) Swing
17 66 (4.62%) WPF
18 65 (4.55%) CSS3
19 60 (4.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 55 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 429 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 149 (10.42%) Mathematics
3 94 (6.57%) Open Source
4 58 (4.06%) Hedge funds
5 50 (3.50%) Mobile App
6 46 (3.22%) Physics
7 44 (3.08%) iPad
8 40 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 39 (2.73%) 3D Graphics
10 32 (2.24%) Statistics
10 32 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (2.17%) Device Driver
12 28 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
13 27 (1.89%) Equities
14 21 (1.47%) Artificial Intelligence
14 21 (1.47%) Client/Server
15 20 (1.40%) Social Media
16 19 (1.33%) CUDA
17 15 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
18 14 (0.98%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 350 (24.48%) Linux
2 257 (17.97%) UNIX
3 175 (12.24%) Windows
4 92 (6.43%) Android
5 61 (4.27%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.70%) Windows Phone
8 9 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.42%) AIX
10 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.21%) CentOS
10 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.14%) Debian
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.070%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.070%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.070%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1227 (85.80%) Software Engineering
2 348 (24.34%) OO
3 268 (18.74%) TDD
4 247 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
5 206 (14.41%) Multithreading
6 202 (14.13%) Scrum
7 197 (13.78%) MVC
8 105 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (7.27%) Unit Testing
10 99 (6.92%) E-Commerce
11 86 (6.01%) BDD
12 77 (5.38%) Web Development
13 75 (5.24%) OOP
14 72 (5.03%) Low Latency
15 68 (4.76%) OOD
16 63 (4.41%) SOA
17 57 (3.99%) Analytics
18 53 (3.71%) MVVM
19 50 (3.50%) Test Automation
20 47 (3.29%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 675 (47.20%) Java
2 561 (39.23%) C++
3 511 (35.73%) C#
4 441 (30.84%) SQL
5 291 (20.35%) JavaScript
6 230 (16.08%) C
7 192 (13.43%) Python
8 119 (8.32%) Scala
9 103 (7.20%) PHP
10 95 (6.64%) Ruby
11 62 (4.34%) Bash Shell
12 56 (3.92%) PL/SQL
13 53 (3.71%) F#
14 45 (3.15%) Perl
15 32 (2.24%) Erlang
16 31 (2.17%) T-SQL
17 28 (1.96%) VBA
18 25 (1.75%) Objective-C
19 20 (1.40%) VB.NET
20 19 (1.33%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 383 (26.78%) Degree
2 56 (3.92%) PhD
3 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (0.77%) CISSP
4 11 (0.77%) CSSLP
5 7 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.42%) MCSD
7 5 (0.35%) CCA
7 5 (0.35%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.28%) MySQL Certification
8 4 (0.28%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.21%) ISEB
10 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.070%) CCNA
11 1 (0.070%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.070%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.070%) MCPD
11 1 (0.070%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.34%) QA
2 46 (3.22%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.63%) TickIT
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.070%) HL7
5 1 (0.070%) DICOM
System Software
1 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.28%) Varnish
3 3 (0.21%) NFS
3 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) Postfix
3 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.070%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (1.82%) Puppet
2 21 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
4 4 (0.28%) Nagios
4 4 (0.28%) Capistrano
4 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.14%) StatsD
5 2 (0.14%) Ansible
5 2 (0.14%) logstash
5 2 (0.14%) Kibana
6 1 (0.070%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.070%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.070%) OpenView
6 1 (0.070%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.070%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 213 (14.90%) Oracle
2 119 (8.32%) Microsoft
3 117 (8.18%) Google
4 69 (4.83%) Facebook
5 24 (1.68%) JBoss
6 22 (1.54%) Perforce
7 20 (1.40%) SAP
8 17 (1.19%) Sybase
9 16 (1.12%) Sitecore
10 15 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.84%) Adobe
11 12 (0.84%) Zend
12 10 (0.70%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.70%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.63%) VMware
14 8 (0.56%) Business Objects
14 8 (0.56%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.49%) Twitter
16 6 (0.42%) EPiServer
16 6 (0.42%) Cisco
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