Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 102 127
Rank change year-on-year +12 +25 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 163 237 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.32% 2.85% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 3.00% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 157 214 217
10th Percentile £47,000 £49,125 £40,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £97,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £113,750 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%

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 4,575 7,887 9,773
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 94.74% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4,039 6,912 8,769
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021, 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.

1 157 (96.32%) Software Engineering
2 78 (47.85%) Java
3 59 (36.20%) JavaScript
3 59 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (35.58%) Microservices
5 55 (33.74%) C#
6 47 (28.83%) Node.js
7 43 (26.38%) TypeScript
8 41 (25.15%) AWS
9 39 (23.93%) Python
10 38 (23.31%) Finance
11 36 (22.09%) Kubernetes
12 35 (21.47%) DevOps
13 32 (19.63%) .NET
14 29 (17.79%) Docker
14 29 (17.79%) React
15 27 (16.56%) GCP
15 27 (16.56%) Spring Boot
15 27 (16.56%) Azure
16 26 (15.95%) SQL
16 26 (15.95%) Spring
16 26 (15.95%) Fintech
17 24 (14.72%) Scrum
17 24 (14.72%) Git (software)
18 23 (14.11%) Open Source
18 23 (14.11%) Banking
19 22 (13.50%) BDD
19 22 (13.50%) Big Data
19 22 (13.50%) Analytics
19 22 (13.50%) Data Engineering

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 21 (12.88%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.23%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.15%) AWS
2 27 (16.56%) Azure
2 27 (16.56%) GCP
3 14 (8.59%) SaaS
4 12 (7.36%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.07%) Azure Functions
5 5 (3.07%) IaaS
5 5 (3.07%) NuGet
5 5 (3.07%) Serverless
6 3 (1.84%) GitHub
7 2 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.61%) npm
8 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) Multicast
1 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.07%) tcpdump
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.50%) Big Data
2 21 (12.88%) Hadoop
3 19 (11.66%) Amazon Redshift
3 19 (11.66%) BigQuery
4 11 (6.75%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.91%) MySQL
7 7 (4.29%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.84%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.84%) CockroachDB
9 3 (1.84%) Redis
9 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.61%) Aerospike
11 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.61%) HDInsight
11 1 (0.61%) Power BI
11 1 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.61%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 24 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.29%) GitLab
2 7 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.29%) JIRA
3 4 (2.45%) CircleCI
3 4 (2.45%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.84%) Maven
4 3 (1.84%) Selenium
4 3 (1.84%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.23%) NUnit
5 2 (1.23%) Postman
6 1 (0.61%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.61%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 38 (23.31%) Finance
2 23 (14.11%) Banking
3 12 (7.36%) Private Banking
4 6 (3.68%) Advertising
5 4 (2.45%) Law
5 4 (2.45%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Games
6 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.83%) Node.js
2 32 (19.63%) .NET
3 29 (17.79%) React
4 27 (16.56%) Spring Boot
5 26 (15.95%) Spring
6 19 (11.66%) .NET Core
7 16 (9.82%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.98%) AngularJS
8 13 (7.98%) CSS
8 13 (7.98%) HTML
9 10 (6.13%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (6.13%) GraphQL
9 10 (6.13%) MobX
9 10 (6.13%) Next.js
10 9 (5.52%) Kafka
11 8 (4.91%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (4.91%) Web Services
12 6 (3.68%) REST
12 6 (3.68%) SciPy
13 5 (3.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.04%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.68%) Algorithms
2 6 (3.68%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.84%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) Derivative
6 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Blog
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.61%) Equities
7 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.36%) Linux
2 7 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.07%) CentOS
3 5 (3.07%) Unix
4 3 (1.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (96.32%) Software Engineering
2 59 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (35.58%) Microservices
4 35 (21.47%) DevOps
5 26 (15.95%) Fintech
6 24 (14.72%) Scrum
7 23 (14.11%) Open Source
8 22 (13.50%) Analytics
8 22 (13.50%) BDD
8 22 (13.50%) Data Engineering
9 21 (12.88%) TDD
9 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
10 19 (11.66%) Coaching
11 18 (11.04%) OO
12 14 (8.59%) Computer Science
12 14 (8.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 14 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (7.98%) Web Development
14 11 (6.75%) SDLC
15 10 (6.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (47.85%) Java
2 59 (36.20%) JavaScript
3 55 (33.74%) C#
4 43 (26.38%) TypeScript
5 39 (23.93%) Python
6 26 (15.95%) SQL
7 21 (12.88%) Java 8
8 14 (8.59%) Go
8 14 (8.59%) Scala
9 13 (7.98%) C++
10 10 (6.13%) Kotlin
10 10 (6.13%) Perl
11 5 (3.07%) C
12 3 (1.84%) PHP
12 3 (1.84%) Ruby
13 2 (1.23%) ES6
14 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (12.27%) Degree
2 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) QA
System Software
1 29 (17.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.84%) OpenAM
2 3 (1.84%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 36 (22.09%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.68%) Puppet
3 5 (3.07%) Ansible
3 5 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.07%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.23%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (6.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.29%) Google
3 3 (1.84%) Broadcom
3 3 (1.84%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.23%) Adobe
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle
4 2 (1.23%) PayPal
4 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.61%) Conga
5 1 (0.61%) Databricks
5 1 (0.61%) Sage
5 1 (0.61%) Xero