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The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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

Senior Software Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 239 178 223
Rank change year-on-year -61 +45 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 38 63 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 1.26% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.36% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25 59 44
10th Percentile £66,750 £62,500 £61,250
25th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year - -11.11% +16.13%
75th Percentile £95,000 £98,750 £115,000
90th Percentile £109,500 - £132,500
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +9.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,795 4,632 6,778
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 92.90% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5,458 4,124 5,949
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £70,900 £70,000 £67,000
% change year-on-year +1.29% +4.48% +3.08%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the City of London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the City of London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the City of London

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (55.26%) Agile
3 18 (47.37%) AWS
4 17 (44.74%) Azure
5 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 16 (42.11%) Social Skills
6 15 (39.47%) Docker
6 15 (39.47%) React
7 14 (36.84%) Node.js
7 14 (36.84%) SQL
7 14 (36.84%) CI/CD
8 13 (34.21%) Python
9 12 (31.58%) TDD
9 12 (31.58%) DevOps
9 12 (31.58%) Kubernetes
9 12 (31.58%) Full Stack Development
10 11 (28.95%) .NET
10 11 (28.95%) Artificial Intelligence
11 10 (26.32%) C#
11 10 (26.32%) Scrum
11 10 (26.32%) Java
12 8 (21.05%) TypeScript
13 7 (18.42%) Spring Boot
13 7 (18.42%) Finance
13 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
13 7 (18.42%) Public Sector
14 6 (15.79%) Next.js
14 6 (15.79%) HTML
14 6 (15.79%) CSS
14 6 (15.79%) GCP

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 18 (47.37%) AWS
2 17 (44.74%) Azure
3 6 (15.79%) GCP
4 3 (7.89%) GitHub
4 3 (7.89%) PaaS
4 3 (7.89%) Slack
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Pipelines
5 2 (5.26%) Datadog
5 2 (5.26%) SaaS
6 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.63%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) Redis
5 1 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.53%) GitLab
2 4 (10.53%) Subversion
3 3 (7.89%) Moq
3 3 (7.89%) NUnit
4 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (42.11%) Social Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Public Sector
3 4 (10.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 4 (10.53%) Marketing
4 3 (7.89%) Advertising
4 3 (7.89%) Electronics
4 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.26%) Automotive
6 1 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.63%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) React
2 14 (36.84%) Node.js
3 11 (28.95%) .NET
4 7 (18.42%) Spring Boot
5 6 (15.79%) CSS
5 6 (15.79%) HTML
5 6 (15.79%) Kafka
5 6 (15.79%) Next.js
6 5 (13.16%) GraphQL
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Core
7 4 (10.53%) Apache NiFi
8 3 (7.89%) LESS
8 3 (7.89%) Redux
8 3 (7.89%) RESTful
8 3 (7.89%) Sass
9 2 (5.26%) NestJS
9 2 (5.26%) Spring
9 2 (5.26%) Vue.js
9 2 (5.26%) Web Services
10 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Cloud Native
2 4 (10.53%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (10.53%) Cyberattack
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) IoT
4 2 (5.26%) Social Media
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.63%) PropTech
5 1 (2.63%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (55.26%) Agile
3 14 (36.84%) CI/CD
4 12 (31.58%) DevOps
4 12 (31.58%) Full Stack Development
4 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 11 (28.95%) Artificial Intelligence
6 10 (26.32%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Microservices
8 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.53%) Analytics
9 4 (10.53%) BDD
9 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
9 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) Python
4 10 (26.32%) C#
4 10 (26.32%) Java
5 8 (21.05%) TypeScript
6 2 (5.26%) Bash
6 2 (5.26%) Go
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Accessibility
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.89%) Grafana
3 2 (5.26%) Prometheus
3 2 (5.26%) Terraform
4 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) Okta
3 1 (2.63%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter