Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 269 325
Rank change year-on-year -25 +56 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 51 51 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.50% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.53% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 46 48 21
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £101,250 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 10,692 9,700 11,115
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9,553 8,789 10,133
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,700 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.84% +1.74% +4.55%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018, Senior Software 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (62.75%) Java
4 21 (41.18%) Finance
5 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
6 18 (35.29%) C#
6 18 (35.29%) TDD
7 16 (31.37%) .NET
8 15 (29.41%) Scrum
8 15 (29.41%) Microservices
9 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
9 13 (25.49%) React
10 12 (23.53%) BDD
10 12 (23.53%) SQL
11 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (21.57%) Kanban
12 10 (19.61%) Degree
12 10 (19.61%) HTML
12 10 (19.61%) HTML5
12 10 (19.61%) DevOps
12 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
12 10 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (17.65%) Java 8
13 9 (17.65%) REST
13 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (17.65%) Web Services
13 9 (17.65%) OO
13 9 (17.65%) Spring
14 8 (15.69%) Maven
14 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure

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 6 (11.76%) Apache TomEE
1 6 (11.76%) JBoss
1 6 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.92%) Jetty
2 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) Ethereum
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.96%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) SaaS
3 4 (7.84%) PaaS
4 1 (1.96%) GitHub
4 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Riak
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.69%) Maven
3 7 (13.73%) Subversion
4 6 (11.76%) Ant
4 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 6 (11.76%) Gradle
4 6 (11.76%) JUnit
4 6 (11.76%) Mockito
4 6 (11.76%) Selenium
4 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.80%) Grunt
5 5 (9.80%) gulp
6 4 (7.84%) webpack
7 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.96%) NUnit
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Advertising
3 6 (11.76%) Games
4 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
4 4 (7.84%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) .NET
2 13 (25.49%) React
3 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
3 10 (19.61%) HTML
3 10 (19.61%) HTML5
4 9 (17.65%) REST
4 9 (17.65%) Spring
4 9 (17.65%) Web Services
5 8 (15.69%) CSS
6 6 (11.76%) CSS3
6 6 (11.76%) Spring Boot
7 5 (9.80%) Ajax
7 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
7 5 (9.80%) JPA
7 5 (9.80%) jQuery
7 5 (9.80%) Node.js
7 5 (9.80%) OAuth
7 5 (9.80%) Spring Cloud
7 5 (9.80%) Spring Security
8 4 (7.84%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 6 (11.76%) Fintech
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) User Experience
4 4 (7.84%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (7.84%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Equities
5 2 (3.92%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Android
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (35.29%) TDD
4 15 (29.41%) Microservices
4 15 (29.41%) Scrum
5 12 (23.53%) BDD
6 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (21.57%) Kanban
7 10 (19.61%) DevOps
7 10 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (17.65%) OO
9 8 (15.69%) Front End Development
9 8 (15.69%) SOLID
10 7 (13.73%) SDLC
11 6 (11.76%) OOP
11 6 (11.76%) Web Development
12 5 (9.80%) Mathematics
12 5 (9.80%) OOD
12 5 (9.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 32 (62.75%) Java
2 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
3 18 (35.29%) C#
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
5 9 (17.65%) Java 8
6 5 (9.80%) Python
6 5 (9.80%) Scala
7 4 (7.84%) PHP
8 3 (5.88%) C++
8 3 (5.88%) Java 9
9 2 (3.92%) Go
9 2 (3.92%) Groovy
9 2 (3.92%) Ruby
10 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.96%) Erlang
10 1 (1.96%) ES6
10 1 (1.96%) Haskell
10 1 (1.96%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) IBM
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle
2 1 (1.96%) Sitecore