Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 347 406
Rank change year-on-year +32 +59 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 6 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.059% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.009% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
City of London median annual salary £48,750 £55,000 £86,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.36% -36.23% +72.50%
10th Percentile £38,625 £52,500 £73,624
90th Percentile £57,875 £57,500 £96,874
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £86,250
% change year-on-year - -30.43% +72.50%

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 9690 11231 16273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.42% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8777 10236 14140
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in the City of London

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in the City of London

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in the City of London

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) Node.js
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) SDET
3 4 (66.67%) API Development
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) JBehave
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) jMock
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Lua
4 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (50.00%) Open Source
4 3 (50.00%) Jasmine
4 3 (50.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (50.00%) GitHub
4 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (50.00%) HTML

Software Development 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 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) GitHub
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (16.67%) Data Lake
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) JBehave
3 3 (50.00%) Jasmine
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) jMock
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) TestRail
4 1 (16.67%) xUnit.net
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Node.js
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Django
3 1 (16.67%) Flask
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Kafka
3 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Native
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) SDET
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) API Development
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) Lua
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) Ruby
6 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Caplin