Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 341 411
Rank change year-on-year +54 +70 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 48 39 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 45 37 41
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £46,250 £44,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £103,500 £80,000 £75,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -3.85%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 9746 12873 20055
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 96.05% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8828 11662 17109
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +1.85%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017, 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 48 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (62.50%) C++
3 22 (45.83%) Java
4 21 (43.75%) Visual Studio
4 21 (43.75%) Objective-C
4 21 (43.75%) Android
4 21 (43.75%) Apple iOS
5 18 (37.50%) Finance
6 16 (33.33%) Python
6 16 (33.33%) Apple Swift
7 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 15 (31.25%) Scala
7 15 (31.25%) Open Source
8 14 (29.17%) UML
8 14 (29.17%) OpenGL
8 14 (29.17%) Xcode
8 14 (29.17%) Retail
8 14 (29.17%) iOS SDK
8 14 (29.17%) Android Studio
8 14 (29.17%) iTunes
9 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
10 12 (25.00%) .NET
11 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (20.83%) OO
12 10 (20.83%) C#
12 10 (20.83%) Unix
12 10 (20.83%) Google
13 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (16.67%) Legal
14 8 (16.67%) 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 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Ethereum
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) iTunes
2 8 (16.67%) Google Play
3 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.17%) CloudFront
5 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (4.17%) Route 53
6 1 (2.08%) GitHub
6 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) SMS
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.08%) DocumentDB
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 14 (29.17%) Android Studio
3 14 (29.17%) Xcode
4 8 (16.67%) Mercurial
5 3 (6.25%) JIRA
6 2 (4.17%) Gradle
6 2 (4.17%) Mocha
6 2 (4.17%) Spock
6 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Retail
3 8 (16.67%) Legal
4 7 (14.58%) Games
5 6 (12.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) iOS SDK
1 14 (29.17%) OpenGL
2 12 (25.00%) .NET
3 8 (16.67%) OpenCL
3 8 (16.67%) OpenGL ES
4 7 (14.58%) CSS
4 7 (14.58%) DirectX
4 7 (14.58%) HTML
5 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 6 (12.50%) Web Services
6 5 (10.42%) HTML5
6 5 (10.42%) RESTful
7 4 (8.33%) CSS3
7 4 (8.33%) jQuery
8 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.25%) Backbone.js
8 3 (6.25%) JSON
8 3 (6.25%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (6.25%) REST
8 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 8 (16.67%) CUDA
1 8 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 7 (14.58%) PMI
3 4 (8.33%) Fintech
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.17%) Spread Betting
5 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Xbox
6 1 (2.08%) Animation
6 1 (2.08%) Bitcoin
6 1 (2.08%) Derivative
6 1 (2.08%) Digital Currency
6 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Android
1 21 (43.75%) Apple iOS
2 10 (20.83%) Unix
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows
4 5 (10.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (31.25%) Open Source
3 14 (29.17%) UML
4 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.83%) OO
6 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (16.67%) Android Development
7 8 (16.67%) iOS Development
7 8 (16.67%) TDD
8 7 (14.58%) MVC
9 6 (12.50%) Computer Architecture
10 4 (8.33%) Analytics
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.33%) Machine Learning
10 4 (8.33%) Microservices
11 3 (6.25%) BDD
11 3 (6.25%) DevOps
11 3 (6.25%) Kanban
11 3 (6.25%) Scrum
11 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) C++
2 22 (45.83%) Java
3 21 (43.75%) Objective-C
4 16 (33.33%) Apple Swift
4 16 (33.33%) Python
5 15 (31.25%) Scala
6 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 10 (20.83%) C#
8 7 (14.58%) Go
9 6 (12.50%) Clojure
9 6 (12.50%) Erlang
9 6 (12.50%) F#
9 6 (12.50%) Ruby
10 2 (4.17%) PHP
10 2 (4.17%) SQL
10 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
11 1 (2.08%) Elixir
11 1 (2.08%) Kotlin
11 1 (2.08%) Lua
11 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) PMI Certification
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) Section 508
1 1 (2.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Google
2 3 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.17%) Xamarin
3 2 (4.17%) Zend
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