Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 284 279
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 58 64 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 56 58 44
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £66,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £116,250 £91,500 £101,250
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £67,250
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.09% +3.46%

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 9,581 10,607 9,453
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.85% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8,385 9,510 8,569
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019, 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 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 43 (74.14%) Python
3 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
4 21 (36.21%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (32.76%) Java
5 19 (32.76%) Linux
6 17 (29.31%) Docker
7 16 (27.59%) AWS
8 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (25.86%) Data Science
9 14 (24.14%) React
9 14 (24.14%) Microservices
9 14 (24.14%) SQL
10 13 (22.41%) Kubernetes
11 12 (20.69%) API Design
12 11 (18.97%) Finance
12 11 (18.97%) Machine Learning
13 10 (17.24%) GCP
13 10 (17.24%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (17.24%) HTML
13 10 (17.24%) Django
13 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
14 9 (15.52%) Google
14 9 (15.52%) MySQL
15 8 (13.79%) CSS
15 8 (13.79%) Degree
15 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
15 8 (13.79%) Node.js
15 8 (13.79%) Kotlin
16 7 (12.07%) Fintech

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 10 (17.24%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.90%) JBoss
2 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) AWS
2 10 (17.24%) GCP
3 5 (8.62%) Azure
4 4 (6.90%) Serverless
5 3 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.72%) Datadog
7 1 (1.72%) Fastly
7 1 (1.72%) GitHub
7 1 (1.72%) Google Play
7 1 (1.72%) Heroku
7 1 (1.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (15.52%) MySQL
3 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
4 7 (12.07%) Big Data
5 4 (6.90%) BigQuery
5 4 (6.90%) Infinispan
5 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.45%) Redis
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.72%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) IntelliJ
2 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.90%) Travis CI
3 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.72%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.72%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.72%) GitLab
5 1 (1.72%) Gradle
5 1 (1.72%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.72%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Advertising
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) React
2 10 (17.24%) Django
2 10 (17.24%) HTML
3 8 (13.79%) CSS
3 8 (13.79%) Node.js
4 6 (10.34%) Flask
5 5 (8.62%) HTML5
5 5 (8.62%) REST
5 5 (8.62%) WebSockets
6 4 (6.90%) Drools
6 4 (6.90%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.90%) JAX-WS
6 4 (6.90%) JMS
6 4 (6.90%) JMX
6 4 (6.90%) Lucene
6 4 (6.90%) Redux
6 4 (6.90%) scikit-learn
7 3 (5.17%) PostGIS
7 3 (5.17%) RESTful
7 3 (5.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
1 4 (6.90%) Derivative
1 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (6.90%) Robotics
2 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.72%) BBC
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) Android
2 4 (6.90%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) Data Science
3 14 (24.14%) Microservices
4 12 (20.69%) API Design
5 11 (18.97%) Machine Learning
6 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
7 7 (12.07%) Fintech
7 7 (12.07%) Low Latency
7 7 (12.07%) TDD
7 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
7 7 (12.07%) Web Development
8 6 (10.34%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.34%) DevOps
8 6 (10.34%) MVC
8 6 (10.34%) OO
9 5 (8.62%) Cryptocurrency
9 5 (8.62%) High Availability
9 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 43 (74.14%) Python
2 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
3 19 (32.76%) Java
4 14 (24.14%) SQL
5 8 (13.79%) Kotlin
6 7 (12.07%) C#
6 7 (12.07%) Go
7 6 (10.34%) C++
8 4 (6.90%) ES6
8 4 (6.90%) ES7
8 4 (6.90%) Groovy
9 2 (3.45%) Java 8
10 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.72%) BrightScript
10 1 (1.72%) PHP
10 1 (1.72%) Ruby
10 1 (1.72%) Rust
10 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) MCP
3 1 (1.72%) PhD
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Kubernetes
2 6 (10.34%) Terraform
3 3 (5.17%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (3.45%) Ansible
4 2 (3.45%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.72%) Grafana
5 1 (1.72%) Graphite
5 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.72%) Packer
5 1 (1.72%) Rancher
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Google
2 4 (6.90%) Facebook
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Splunk
4 1 (1.72%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.72%) Apple
4 1 (1.72%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.72%) PagerDuty
4 1 (1.72%) Pinterest
4 1 (1.72%) Roku
4 1 (1.72%) Tableau