Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 289 306
Rank change year-on-year -19 +17 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 34 44 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25 36 25
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £55,250 £51,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £90,625 £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 9,801 9,838 10,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.03% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,775 8,787 9,459
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 17 January 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 January 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 34 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (64.71%) Java
4 15 (44.12%) Finance
5 14 (41.18%) C#
6 13 (38.24%) Scrum
7 12 (35.29%) Web Services
7 12 (35.29%) SDLC
8 11 (32.35%) .NET
8 11 (32.35%) Kanban
8 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
9 10 (29.41%) WebDriver
9 10 (29.41%) Mockito
9 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
9 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
9 10 (29.41%) Selenium
9 10 (29.41%) Subversion
9 10 (29.41%) Maven
9 10 (29.41%) Advertising
9 10 (29.41%) Ant
9 10 (29.41%) JUnit
9 10 (29.41%) JBoss
9 10 (29.41%) Gradle
9 10 (29.41%) Apache TomEE
10 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
11 7 (20.59%) C++
11 7 (20.59%) HTML
11 7 (20.59%) Microservices
12 6 (17.65%) Python
12 6 (17.65%) TDD

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 (29.41%) Apache TomEE
1 10 (29.41%) JBoss
1 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) Ethereum
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Maple
2 1 (2.94%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (2.94%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) GitHub
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (29.41%) Ant
2 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 10 (29.41%) Gradle
2 10 (29.41%) JUnit
2 10 (29.41%) Maven
2 10 (29.41%) Mockito
2 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) Subversion
2 10 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.94%) Grunt
4 1 (2.94%) gulp
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Advertising
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.88%) Games
3 2 (5.88%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) Web Services
2 11 (32.35%) .NET
3 7 (20.59%) HTML
4 5 (14.71%) Spring
5 4 (11.76%) EJB
5 4 (11.76%) Java EE
5 4 (11.76%) JDBC
5 4 (11.76%) JSF
5 4 (11.76%) JSP
5 4 (11.76%) ODBC
5 4 (11.76%) SOAP
5 4 (11.76%) XML
6 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.82%) CSS
6 3 (8.82%) REST
7 2 (5.88%) Ajax
7 2 (5.88%) HTML5
7 2 (5.88%) jQuery
7 2 (5.88%) JSON
7 2 (5.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.82%) Fintech
3 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.94%) Smart Home
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Android
2 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (38.24%) Scrum
4 12 (35.29%) SDLC
5 11 (32.35%) Kanban
6 7 (20.59%) Microservices
7 6 (17.65%) TDD
8 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.82%) BDD
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (8.82%) SOLID
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.88%) Data-Driven Decision Making
10 2 (5.88%) Decision-Making
10 2 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.59%) C++
5 6 (17.65%) Python
6 4 (11.76%) MATLAB
6 4 (11.76%) R
7 3 (8.82%) SQL
8 2 (5.88%) C
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.88%) Java 8
8 2 (5.88%) PHP
9 1 (2.94%) ES6
9 1 (2.94%) Java 9
9 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.94%) PhD
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Demandware
2 1 (2.94%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.94%) Sitecore