Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 311 324
Rank change year-on-year +26 +13 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 43 28 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.27% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35 25 46
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £50,625
90th Percentile £91,000 £91,250 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 9,914 10,325 13,653
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 96.61% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8,860 9,406 12,057
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,225 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (62.79%) Finance
4 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
5 25 (58.14%) Node.js
6 23 (53.49%) Java
7 22 (51.16%) SQL
8 21 (48.84%) MongoDB
9 20 (46.51%) MVC
10 19 (44.19%) RESTful
11 17 (39.53%) .NET
12 16 (37.21%) C#
12 16 (37.21%) React
13 15 (34.88%) HTML
13 15 (34.88%) CSS
14 14 (32.56%) Web Services
15 13 (30.23%) Scrum
15 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (30.23%) Spring
15 13 (30.23%) REST
15 13 (30.23%) AngularJS
16 11 (25.58%) DevOps
16 11 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (25.58%) SOA
17 10 (23.26%) Python
17 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
17 10 (23.26%) Ajax
17 10 (23.26%) JSON
17 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
18 9 (20.93%) Elasticsearch

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 9 (20.93%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (18.60%) JBoss
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.65%) Jetty
4 2 (4.65%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (16.28%) PaaS
4 4 (9.30%) CloudFront
4 4 (9.30%) Route 53
4 4 (9.30%) Slack
5 3 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (6.98%) SaaS
5 3 (6.98%) Serverless
6 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (4.65%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (4.65%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (4.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.65%) GitHub
6 2 (4.65%) npm
6 2 (4.65%) Trello
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) MongoDB
2 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
3 7 (16.28%) Couchbase
4 5 (11.63%) MySQL
5 4 (9.30%) Big Data
6 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.33%) Datomic
8 1 (2.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) CircleCI
3 2 (4.65%) GitLab
3 2 (4.65%) Gradle
3 2 (4.65%) Grunt
3 2 (4.65%) gulp
3 2 (4.65%) Hudson
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Maven
3 2 (4.65%) NUnit
3 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.65%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.33%) Moq
4 1 (2.33%) MSTest
4 1 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (62.79%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) Node.js
2 19 (44.19%) RESTful
3 17 (39.53%) .NET
4 16 (37.21%) React
5 15 (34.88%) CSS
5 15 (34.88%) HTML
6 14 (32.56%) Web Services
7 13 (30.23%) AngularJS
7 13 (30.23%) REST
7 13 (30.23%) Spring
8 10 (23.26%) Ajax
8 10 (23.26%) JSON
9 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
10 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (18.60%) Hibernate
10 8 (18.60%) Java EE
10 8 (18.60%) JSF
10 8 (18.60%) SOAP
10 8 (18.60%) Spring MVC
10 8 (18.60%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Algorithms
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.63%) Fintech
1 5 (11.63%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Derivative
3 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) Equities
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) MVC
4 13 (30.23%) Scrum
5 11 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (25.58%) DevOps
5 11 (25.58%) SOA
6 8 (18.60%) Microservices
7 7 (16.28%) SDLC
7 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) BDD
8 4 (9.30%) Machine Learning
8 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.98%) ETL
9 3 (6.98%) Investment Management
9 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (6.98%) Software Architecture
9 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) Web Development
10 2 (4.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
2 23 (53.49%) Java
3 22 (51.16%) SQL
4 16 (37.21%) C#
5 10 (23.26%) Python
6 8 (18.60%) Groovy
7 4 (9.30%) PHP
8 3 (6.98%) R
8 3 (6.98%) Scala
8 3 (6.98%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.65%) C++
9 2 (4.65%) Elixir
9 2 (4.65%) ES6
9 2 (4.65%) Go
9 2 (4.65%) Ruby
10 1 (2.33%) C
10 1 (2.33%) Clojure
10 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Google
2 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.65%) Databricks
3 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.33%) Zend