Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 140 193
Rank change year-on-year +13 +53 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 257 230 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.49% 2.20% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.31% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 227 175 140
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £40,250 £44,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.00%

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 9,868 9,951 10,155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 95.07% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8,814 8,866 9,265
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.68%

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 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the City of London

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 6 £65,000 - 1
Software Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 255 (99.22%) Software Engineering
2 117 (45.53%) Java
3 111 (43.19%) Python
4 90 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (29.57%) Computer Science
6 75 (29.18%) C#
7 66 (25.68%) JavaScript
8 64 (24.90%) Finance
9 59 (22.96%) Degree
10 53 (20.62%) Fintech
11 49 (19.07%) HTML
12 46 (17.90%) SQL
13 45 (17.51%) .NET
14 44 (17.12%) Physics
15 42 (16.34%) CSS
15 42 (16.34%) PhD
15 42 (16.34%) Greenfield Project
16 40 (15.56%) Linux
17 37 (14.40%) C++
18 34 (13.23%) Microservices
19 33 (12.84%) TDD
20 30 (11.67%) Mathematics
20 30 (11.67%) React
21 27 (10.51%) DevOps
21 27 (10.51%) Microsoft
22 26 (10.12%) Scala
22 26 (10.12%) Node.js
23 25 (9.73%) OO
24 24 (9.34%) MySQL
24 24 (9.34%) Java 8

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 10 (3.89%) Apache TomEE
1 10 (3.89%) JBoss
1 10 (3.89%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.50%) Ethereum
3 8 (3.11%) Apache
4 6 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.95%) Confluence
5 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.17%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.56%) Maple
3 2 (0.78%) Maya
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.11%) Serverless
4 7 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (1.95%) SaaS
6 3 (1.17%) GitHub
6 3 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.17%) DNS
2 2 (0.78%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) Network Security
3 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.34%) MySQL
2 17 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.45%) Blockchain
4 12 (4.67%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.50%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.11%) Redis
7 5 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.78%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.78%) Power BI
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.84%) Cucumber
2 15 (5.84%) JUnit
2 15 (5.84%) Mockito
3 14 (5.45%) Selenium
4 12 (4.67%) Gradle
4 12 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.67%) Maven
5 11 (4.28%) Ant
5 11 (4.28%) Subversion
6 10 (3.89%) JIRA
6 10 (3.89%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.17%) webpack
8 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (24.90%) Finance
2 15 (5.84%) Advertising
3 12 (4.67%) Law
4 7 (2.72%) Electronics
5 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.95%) Games
7 4 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.17%) Banking
8 3 (1.17%) Publishing
8 3 (1.17%) Retail
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.07%) HTML
2 45 (17.51%) .NET
3 42 (16.34%) CSS
4 30 (11.67%) React
5 26 (10.12%) Node.js
6 18 (7.00%) Spring
6 18 (7.00%) Web Services
7 17 (6.61%) REST
8 15 (5.84%) Ajax
9 12 (4.67%) .NET Core
9 12 (4.67%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.67%) GWT
10 11 (4.28%) Django
11 10 (3.89%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (3.89%) RESTful
12 9 (3.50%) Flask
12 9 (3.50%) HTML5
13 8 (3.11%) Spring Boot
14 7 (2.72%) jQuery
14 7 (2.72%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.62%) Fintech
2 42 (16.34%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (6.23%) Algorithms
4 15 (5.84%) Xbox
5 14 (5.45%) Hedge funds
6 12 (4.67%) Data Structures
6 12 (4.67%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.33%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.95%) Social Network
9 4 (1.56%) Robotics
10 3 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.17%) User Experience
11 2 (0.78%) Equities
11 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.78%) Social Media
12 1 (0.39%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.39%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.56%) Linux
2 5 (1.95%) Unix
3 4 (1.56%) Android
3 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.56%) Windows
3 4 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (1.17%) Robot Operating System
5 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (99.22%) Software Engineering
2 90 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (29.57%) Computer Science
4 44 (17.12%) Physics
5 34 (13.23%) Microservices
6 33 (12.84%) TDD
7 30 (11.67%) Mathematics
8 27 (10.51%) DevOps
9 25 (9.73%) OO
10 18 (7.00%) Proprietary Trading
11 17 (6.61%) BDD
12 16 (6.23%) Scrum
13 15 (5.84%) Multithreading
13 15 (5.84%) SDLC
14 14 (5.45%) Algorithmic Trading
14 14 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (5.45%) Decision-Making
15 13 (5.06%) Machine Learning
15 13 (5.06%) MVC
15 13 (5.06%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 117 (45.53%) Java
2 111 (43.19%) Python
3 75 (29.18%) C#
4 66 (25.68%) JavaScript
5 46 (17.90%) SQL
6 37 (14.40%) C++
7 26 (10.12%) Scala
8 24 (9.34%) Java 8
9 14 (5.45%) Go
10 10 (3.89%) PHP
10 10 (3.89%) R
10 10 (3.89%) Ruby
11 9 (3.50%) Elixir
12 6 (2.33%) VBA
13 5 (1.95%) C
13 5 (1.95%) ES6
14 4 (1.56%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.17%) Groovy
16 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.78%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 59 (22.96%) Degree
2 42 (16.34%) PhD
3 15 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 21 (8.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.11%) Ansible
2 7 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.72%) Puppet
3 5 (1.95%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) Consul
4 1 (0.39%) linkerd
4 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.33%) Oracle
3 2 (0.78%) Google
3 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.39%) Apple
4 1 (0.39%) Demandware
4 1 (0.39%) Facebook
4 1 (0.39%) IBM
4 1 (0.39%) Sitecore