Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021.

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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 176 262
Rank change year-on-year -2 +86 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 74 23 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.64% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 73 22 63
10th Percentile £63,000 £57,500 £60,000
25th Percentile £70,750 £60,313 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £98,750 " £120,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%

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 5,455 3,591 9,656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.22% 93.49% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4,854 3,113 8,595
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +5.69%

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 20 September 2021.

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 September 2021, 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 74 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 58 (78.38%) React
3 43 (58.11%) Full Stack Development
4 42 (56.76%) JavaScript
5 36 (48.65%) Node.js
6 33 (44.59%) Microservices
7 32 (43.24%) TypeScript
7 32 (43.24%) C#
8 31 (41.89%) DevOps
9 30 (40.54%) .NET
9 30 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (39.19%) Kubernetes
10 29 (39.19%) Azure
11 25 (33.78%) AWS
11 25 (33.78%) Docker
12 24 (32.43%) Coaching
12 24 (32.43%) Python
12 24 (32.43%) .NET Core
13 23 (31.08%) Go
14 22 (29.73%) Java
15 21 (28.38%) AngularJS
16 20 (27.03%) TDD
17 18 (24.32%) Kafka
18 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
18 16 (21.62%) .NET Framework
19 15 (20.27%) Analytics
20 14 (18.92%) Scala
20 14 (18.92%) Scrum
21 13 (17.57%) SQL
21 13 (17.57%) Jenkins

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 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 29 (39.19%) Azure
2 25 (33.78%) AWS
3 11 (14.86%) GCP
4 4 (5.41%) Pulumi
5 3 (4.05%) PaaS
6 2 (2.70%) IaaS
6 2 (2.70%) SaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.76%) Redis
3 3 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Jenkins
2 12 (16.22%) Spinnaker
3 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.41%) Cypress.io
4 4 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (5.41%) Selenium
4 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.05%) Moq
5 3 (4.05%) NUnit
6 2 (2.70%) Storybook
7 1 (1.35%) Grunt
7 1 (1.35%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 12 (16.22%) Publishing
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Front Office
3 2 (2.70%) Law
3 2 (2.70%) Social Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (78.38%) React
2 36 (48.65%) Node.js
3 30 (40.54%) .NET
4 24 (32.43%) .NET Core
5 21 (28.38%) AngularJS
6 18 (24.32%) Kafka
7 16 (21.62%) .NET Framework
8 10 (13.51%) GraphQL
9 9 (12.16%) Next.js
10 8 (10.81%) Spring
10 8 (10.81%) Spring Boot
11 7 (9.46%) CSS
11 7 (9.46%) Redux
12 6 (8.11%) JSON
13 5 (6.76%) HTML
14 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (5.41%) Entity Framework
14 4 (5.41%) REST
14 4 (5.41%) Web Services
15 3 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Legacy Code
2 4 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.41%) Marketing Technology
3 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 43 (58.11%) Full Stack Development
3 33 (44.59%) Microservices
4 31 (41.89%) DevOps
5 30 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (32.43%) Coaching
7 20 (27.03%) TDD
8 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
9 15 (20.27%) Analytics
10 14 (18.92%) Scrum
11 12 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (16.22%) Informatics
11 12 (16.22%) Infrastructure as Code
12 10 (13.51%) Event-Driven
12 10 (13.51%) Fintech
13 8 (10.81%) MVC
14 6 (8.11%) Artificial Intelligence
14 6 (8.11%) SDLC
14 6 (8.11%) SOA
15 5 (6.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.76%) JavaScript
2 32 (43.24%) C#
2 32 (43.24%) TypeScript
3 24 (32.43%) Python
4 23 (31.08%) Go
5 22 (29.73%) Java
6 14 (18.92%) Scala
7 13 (17.57%) SQL
8 9 (12.16%) Perl
9 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
10 3 (4.05%) ES6
11 2 (2.70%) Kotlin
11 2 (2.70%) Ruby
12 1 (1.35%) Java 8
12 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (33.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (39.19%) Kubernetes
2 13 (17.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Conga
3 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com