The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Software Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 134 226
Rank change year-on-year -15 +92  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 85 134 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.62% 2.13% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 2.22% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 70 117 77
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4994 6046 9814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4459 5515 8410
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 26 June 2017, Software 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 144 (98.63%) Software Engineering
2 56 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (31.51%) Finance
4 45 (30.82%) Java
5 43 (29.45%) C#
5 43 (29.45%) C++
6 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
7 37 (25.34%) .NET
7 37 (25.34%) Python
8 33 (22.60%) SQL
9 24 (16.44%) Visual Studio
9 24 (16.44%) Microsoft
10 23 (15.75%) Linux
10 23 (15.75%) TDD
10 23 (15.75%) Git (software)
11 22 (15.07%) Scala
11 22 (15.07%) OO
11 22 (15.07%) CSS
11 22 (15.07%) HTML
11 22 (15.07%) SQL Server
11 22 (15.07%) AngularJS
12 20 (13.70%) Degree
13 19 (13.01%) Apple iOS
13 19 (13.01%) Android
14 18 (12.33%) Objective-C
14 18 (12.33%) Fintech
15 17 (11.64%) Open Source
16 16 (10.96%) Microservices
16 16 (10.96%) Greenfield Project
17 15 (10.27%) Apple Swift

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 6 (4.11%) Apache Spark
1 6 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.42%) Apache
3 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.05%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.68%) Mule
4 1 (0.68%) nginx
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.59%) iTunes
2 10 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.48%) Google Play
5 7 (4.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.42%) SaaS
7 4 (2.74%) PaaS
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.05%) IaaS
9 2 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.37%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.37%) Route 53
10 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) Extranet
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
2 1 (0.68%) SMS
2 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.16%) Big Data
3 9 (6.16%) MySQL
4 8 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.11%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.37%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.68%) DB2
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (16.44%) Visual Studio
2 23 (15.75%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.59%) Android Studio
3 14 (9.59%) Xcode
4 8 (5.48%) Mercurial
5 7 (4.79%) Gradle
5 7 (4.79%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.42%) JUnit
6 5 (3.42%) Protractor
6 5 (3.42%) Selenium
6 5 (3.42%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.74%) Fiddler
7 4 (2.74%) JIRA
7 4 (2.74%) Maven
8 3 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.05%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.05%) NUnit
8 3 (2.05%) TestNG
9 2 (1.37%) Mocha
9 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (31.51%) Finance
2 15 (10.27%) Retail
3 9 (6.16%) Marketing
4 8 (5.48%) Legal
5 6 (4.11%) Front Office
5 6 (4.11%) Games
5 6 (4.11%) Publishing
6 4 (2.74%) Banking
7 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.34%) .NET
2 22 (15.07%) AngularJS
2 22 (15.07%) CSS
2 22 (15.07%) HTML
3 14 (9.59%) iOS SDK
3 14 (9.59%) OpenGL
4 13 (8.90%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.90%) Natural Language Processing
4 13 (8.90%) Web Services
5 11 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (7.53%) HTML5
6 9 (6.16%) Spring
6 9 (6.16%) WCF
7 8 (5.48%) OpenCL
7 8 (5.48%) OpenGL ES
8 7 (4.79%) CSS3
8 7 (4.79%) TensorFlow
8 7 (4.79%) XML
9 6 (4.11%) DirectX
9 6 (4.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Fintech
2 16 (10.96%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (9.59%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.53%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.48%) CUDA
5 8 (5.48%) Data Structures
6 6 (4.11%) PMI
7 5 (3.42%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.74%) Derivative
9 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.37%) Clustering
10 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.37%) Spread Betting
10 2 (1.37%) User Experience
10 2 (1.37%) Xbox
11 1 (0.68%) Bitcoin
11 1 (0.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Linux
2 19 (13.01%) Android
2 19 (13.01%) Apple iOS
3 13 (8.90%) Unix
3 13 (8.90%) Windows
4 3 (2.05%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (98.63%) Software Engineering
2 56 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.75%) TDD
4 22 (15.07%) OO
5 17 (11.64%) Open Source
6 16 (10.96%) Microservices
7 15 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (10.27%) Test Automation
8 14 (9.59%) Multithreading
8 14 (9.59%) UML
9 13 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.90%) DevOps
10 12 (8.22%) Machine Learning
10 12 (8.22%) Mathematics
10 12 (8.22%) MVC
10 12 (8.22%) Scrum
11 10 (6.85%) Unit Testing
12 9 (6.16%) Android Development
12 9 (6.16%) iOS Development
13 8 (5.48%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.82%) Java
2 43 (29.45%) C#
2 43 (29.45%) C++
3 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
4 37 (25.34%) Python
5 33 (22.60%) SQL
6 22 (15.07%) Scala
7 18 (12.33%) Objective-C
8 15 (10.27%) Apple Swift
9 11 (7.53%) PHP
10 8 (5.48%) Clojure
11 7 (4.79%) Erlang
12 6 (4.11%) C
12 6 (4.11%) Go
12 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
13 5 (3.42%) F#
13 5 (3.42%) Ruby
14 4 (2.74%) Kotlin
14 4 (2.74%) TypeScript
15 3 (2.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (13.70%) Degree
2 6 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (4.11%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.74%) PhD
4 3 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.37%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.68%) OCP
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) QA
2 8 (5.48%) MiFID
3 1 (0.68%) Section 508
3 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.27%) Google
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle
4 3 (2.05%) Vertica
4 3 (2.05%) Zend
5 2 (1.37%) StreamBase
5 2 (1.37%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.68%) Splunk
6 1 (0.68%) Sybase
6 1 (0.68%) Tableau
6 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Innodigital
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to 70,000 plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Pension contribution, discretionary
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Improbable
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary and pension
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Improbable
Salary: Unspecified Competitve Salary and pension
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
greywood
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Hotels.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Hotels.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £80000 - £125000 per annum + + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
Hotels.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago