Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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

Software Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 170 172
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 243 170 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.22% 1.67% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 1.75% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 219 147 232
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £40,200 £40,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £82,250
Central London median annual salary £63,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09% -

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 10,498 9,710 12,576
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.26% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9,341 8,776 11,452
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the City of London

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 Software Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the City of London

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 242 (99.59%) Software Engineering
2 138 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (47.74%) Java
4 91 (37.45%) C#
5 86 (35.39%) Finance
6 82 (33.74%) JavaScript
6 82 (33.74%) .NET
7 73 (30.04%) TDD
8 68 (27.98%) SQL
9 50 (20.58%) Degree
9 50 (20.58%) Fintech
10 47 (19.34%) CSS
10 47 (19.34%) HTML
11 45 (18.52%) React
12 44 (18.11%) Microservices
13 40 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
13 40 (16.46%) OO
14 39 (16.05%) Java 8
15 38 (15.64%) Computer Science
16 37 (15.23%) BDD
17 35 (14.40%) AngularJS
18 34 (13.99%) MVC
19 31 (12.76%) Python
19 31 (12.76%) DevOps
20 30 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (11.52%) SQL Server
21 28 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
22 27 (11.11%) Git (software)
23 26 (10.70%) REST

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 7 (2.88%) Apache
2 6 (2.47%) Ethereum
3 4 (1.65%) CMS
3 4 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.65%) Mule
3 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.82%) JBoss
5 2 (0.82%) Jetty
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Confluence
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.41%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.82%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.82%) Ripple
3 1 (0.41%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.76%) SaaS
4 6 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.06%) PaaS
6 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.23%) Serverless
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.82%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.82%) Google Play
8 1 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) Heroku
8 1 (0.41%) npm
8 1 (0.41%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.65%) FTP
2 2 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) AMQP
3 1 (0.41%) Broadband
3 1 (0.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.41%) MQTT
3 1 (0.41%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.58%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.53%) MySQL
5 9 (3.70%) Blockchain
6 8 (3.29%) Big Data
7 7 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.47%) Redis
9 5 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.06%) Riak
9 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.65%) Neo4j
10 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.53%) webpack
3 10 (4.12%) Subversion
4 9 (3.70%) NUnit
5 7 (2.88%) gulp
6 6 (2.47%) Grunt
6 6 (2.47%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.47%) Maven
7 4 (1.65%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.23%) Gradle
8 3 (1.23%) JIRA
9 2 (0.82%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.82%) Genymotion
9 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.41%) AppVeyor
10 1 (0.41%) git-flow
10 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 86 (35.39%) Finance
2 21 (8.64%) Banking
3 20 (8.23%) Law
4 15 (6.17%) Games
5 10 (4.12%) Front Office
6 8 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.06%) Advertising
8 4 (1.65%) Marketing
9 3 (1.23%) Legal
9 3 (1.23%) Publishing
9 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.82%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.41%) Retail
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (33.74%) .NET
2 47 (19.34%) CSS
2 47 (19.34%) HTML
3 45 (18.52%) React
4 35 (14.40%) AngularJS
5 26 (10.70%) REST
6 25 (10.29%) Node.js
6 25 (10.29%) Spring
7 23 (9.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (8.23%) HTML5
8 20 (8.23%) RESTful
9 19 (7.82%) .NET Core
9 19 (7.82%) Ajax
9 19 (7.82%) ASP.NET
10 17 (7.00%) jQuery
11 14 (5.76%) GWT
12 13 (5.35%) CSS3
12 13 (5.35%) Spring Boot
13 12 (4.94%) Web Services
14 11 (4.53%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.58%) Fintech
2 40 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (15.64%) Computer Science
4 21 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.64%) Mobile App
5 17 (7.00%) User Experience
6 14 (5.76%) Xbox
7 13 (5.35%) Algorithms
8 10 (4.12%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.47%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.06%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (2.06%) Derivative
10 5 (2.06%) Equities
10 5 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (2.06%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.65%) Bitcoin
11 4 (1.65%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.82%) Digital Currency
13 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.82%) Linux
2 6 (2.47%) Unix
3 4 (1.65%) Android
4 3 (1.23%) Windows
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.41%) Robot Operating System
5 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (99.59%) Software Engineering
2 138 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (30.04%) TDD
4 44 (18.11%) Microservices
5 40 (16.46%) OO
6 37 (15.23%) BDD
7 34 (13.99%) MVC
8 31 (12.76%) DevOps
9 30 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (10.29%) Test Automation
12 24 (9.88%) Scrum
13 21 (8.64%) Analytics
14 20 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (8.23%) OOD
14 20 (8.23%) OOP
14 20 (8.23%) Physics
15 19 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (7.82%) Front End Development
15 19 (7.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 116 (47.74%) Java
2 91 (37.45%) C#
3 82 (33.74%) JavaScript
4 68 (27.98%) SQL
5 39 (16.05%) Java 8
6 31 (12.76%) Python
7 15 (6.17%) Scala
8 13 (5.35%) C++
9 9 (3.70%) Ruby
10 8 (3.29%) ES6
11 7 (2.88%) PHP
12 6 (2.47%) Kotlin
12 6 (2.47%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.06%) C
14 4 (1.65%) Go
14 4 (1.65%) Java 9
15 3 (1.23%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.23%) Groovy
15 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (20.58%) Degree
2 22 (9.05%) PhD
3 6 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.53%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (5.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Consul
3 1 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.41%) Mesos
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Terraform
3 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.47%) Oracle
3 4 (1.65%) Ariba
3 4 (1.65%) SAP
3 4 (1.65%) SEEBURGER
3 4 (1.65%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.23%) Google
4 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.82%) Apple
5 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.82%) Cisco
5 2 (0.82%) Cloudera
5 2 (0.82%) Dell
5 2 (0.82%) Hortonworks
5 2 (0.82%) MapR
5 2 (0.82%) NetApp
5 2 (0.82%) Splunk
6 1 (0.41%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.41%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.41%) New Relic