Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 196 173
Rank change year-on-year +65 -23 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 257 152 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.33% 1.50% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.57% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 216 133 246
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,875 £40,000 £35,625
90th Percentile £91,250 £97,500 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 10,609 9,708 12,933
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.85% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9,409 8,816 11,680
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 £36,000 £32,750 £33,225
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 20 June 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 20 June 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.

1 256 (99.61%) Software Engineering
2 156 (60.70%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (47.08%) C#
4 109 (42.41%) Java
5 108 (42.02%) .NET
5 108 (42.02%) Finance
6 105 (40.86%) JavaScript
7 88 (34.24%) SQL
8 65 (25.29%) TDD
9 57 (22.18%) Greenfield Project
10 55 (21.40%) CSS
11 54 (21.01%) AngularJS
12 51 (19.84%) Degree
13 49 (19.07%) Computer Science
13 49 (19.07%) HTML
14 47 (18.29%) Fintech
15 45 (17.51%) OO
16 43 (16.73%) React
17 42 (16.34%) Microservices
18 41 (15.95%) MVC
19 40 (15.56%) Microsoft
20 38 (14.79%) DevOps
21 37 (14.40%) SQL Server
21 37 (14.40%) Java 8
22 36 (14.01%) ASP.NET
22 36 (14.01%) RESTful
23 33 (12.84%) Scrum
23 33 (12.84%) Node.js
23 33 (12.84%) REST
24 32 (12.45%) MongoDB

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 14 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.33%) JBoss
3 5 (1.95%) Apache
4 4 (1.56%) CMS
4 4 (1.56%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.78%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.78%) Mule
5 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.39%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Ripple
2 1 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.06%) SaaS
4 12 (4.67%) PaaS
5 6 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.17%) Heroku
6 3 (1.17%) Serverless
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.78%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.78%) Google Play
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.39%) GitHub
8 1 (0.39%) npm
8 1 (0.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) AMQP
2 1 (0.39%) Broadband
2 1 (0.39%) FTP
2 1 (0.39%) HTTP
2 1 (0.39%) Intranet
2 1 (0.39%) MQTT
2 1 (0.39%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.45%) MongoDB
3 25 (9.73%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.45%) Big Data
5 10 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.89%) MySQL
6 9 (3.50%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.11%) HBase
8 7 (2.72%) Couchbase
8 7 (2.72%) Data Mining
8 7 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.56%) InfluxDB
10 4 (1.56%) Redis
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.17%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.78%) Riak
Development Applications
1 29 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.89%) NUnit
2 10 (3.89%) Subversion
3 7 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.33%) webpack
5 4 (1.56%) AppVeyor
5 4 (1.56%) gulp
5 4 (1.56%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.56%) Maven
5 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.17%) Gradle
6 3 (1.17%) Grunt
6 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.78%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.78%) Genymotion
7 2 (0.78%) JIRA
7 2 (0.78%) JUnit
8 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.39%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.39%) Log4j
General
1 108 (42.02%) Finance
2 22 (8.56%) Banking
3 18 (7.00%) Front Office
4 16 (6.23%) Law
5 13 (5.06%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.89%) Games
7 6 (2.33%) Marketing
8 4 (1.56%) Advertising
8 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.17%) Legal
9 3 (1.17%) Publishing
10 2 (0.78%) Retail
10 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (42.02%) .NET
2 55 (21.40%) CSS
3 54 (21.01%) AngularJS
4 49 (19.07%) HTML
5 43 (16.73%) React
6 36 (14.01%) ASP.NET
6 36 (14.01%) RESTful
7 33 (12.84%) Node.js
7 33 (12.84%) REST
8 27 (10.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (9.34%) Spring
10 21 (8.17%) Ajax
11 19 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (7.00%) .NET Core
13 16 (6.23%) HTML5
14 13 (5.06%) GWT
14 13 (5.06%) Hibernate
14 13 (5.06%) jQuery
14 13 (5.06%) Web Services
15 12 (4.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (22.18%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (19.07%) Computer Science
3 47 (18.29%) Fintech
4 26 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (8.95%) User Experience
6 15 (5.84%) Algorithms
6 15 (5.84%) Mobile App
7 13 (5.06%) Data Structures
7 13 (5.06%) Xbox
8 12 (4.67%) Equities
9 7 (2.72%) Derivative
9 7 (2.72%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.95%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.95%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.56%) Bitcoin
11 4 (1.56%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.78%) Digital Currency
13 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.78%) Linux
2 7 (2.72%) Windows
3 5 (1.95%) Android
4 4 (1.56%) Unix
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.39%) Robot Operating System
5 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (99.61%) Software Engineering
2 156 (60.70%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (25.29%) TDD
4 45 (17.51%) OO
5 42 (16.34%) Microservices
6 41 (15.95%) MVC
7 38 (14.79%) DevOps
8 33 (12.84%) Scrum
9 32 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (11.67%) Analytics
10 30 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (9.34%) BDD
11 24 (9.34%) OOP
11 24 (9.34%) Test Automation
12 22 (8.56%) OOD
13 18 (7.00%) Mentoring
13 18 (7.00%) Open Source
14 17 (6.61%) Mathematics
14 17 (6.61%) Physics
14 17 (6.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (47.08%) C#
2 109 (42.41%) Java
3 105 (40.86%) JavaScript
4 88 (34.24%) SQL
5 37 (14.40%) Java 8
6 21 (8.17%) Python
7 13 (5.06%) C++
7 13 (5.06%) Scala
8 11 (4.28%) PHP
9 9 (3.50%) Ruby
10 8 (3.11%) Groovy
11 7 (2.72%) C
12 6 (2.33%) Go
12 6 (2.33%) Kotlin
12 6 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.33%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.17%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.17%) ES6
13 3 (1.17%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (19.84%) Degree
2 19 (7.39%) PhD
3 10 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.78%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.89%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) MiFID
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (4.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.39%) Firmware
2 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.72%) Ansible
2 6 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.56%) Consul
3 4 (1.56%) Terraform
4 2 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.78%) Mesos
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.39%) Oozie
5 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.11%) Cloudera
2 8 (3.11%) Hortonworks
2 8 (3.11%) MapR
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle
4 3 (1.17%) Google
4 3 (1.17%) NetApp
4 3 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.78%) Apple
5 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.78%) Cisco
5 2 (0.78%) Dell
5 2 (0.78%) Perforce
5 2 (0.78%) Samsung
5 2 (0.78%) Splunk
5 2 (0.78%) Twitter
6 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.39%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.39%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.39%) Tableau