Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020.

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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 138 142
Rank change year-on-year +61 +4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 125 221 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.43% 2.22% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 2.33% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 122 187 237
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% +6.12%
10th Percentile £57,500 £42,875 £40,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,750 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%

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 3,395 9,484 10,577
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 95.40% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,970 8,301 9,478
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £98,875 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%

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 20 October 2020.

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 October 2020, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 48 (38.40%) TDD
3 47 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (35.20%) Java
5 42 (33.60%) Finance
6 41 (32.80%) Microservices
7 36 (28.80%) Jenkins
7 36 (28.80%) Docker
7 36 (28.80%) Python
8 35 (28.00%) JavaScript
9 32 (25.60%) DevOps
9 32 (25.60%) AWS
10 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
11 29 (23.20%) BDD
11 29 (23.20%) Greenfield Project
12 28 (22.40%) AngularJS
13 25 (20.00%) Web Services
14 24 (19.20%) HTML
15 23 (18.40%) RESTful
16 22 (17.60%) CSS
17 20 (16.00%) Kubernetes
18 19 (15.20%) Go
19 18 (14.40%) Sass
19 18 (14.40%) LESS
19 18 (14.40%) HTML5
19 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
19 18 (14.40%) CSS3
20 17 (13.60%) Node.js
21 16 (12.80%) Software Architecture
21 16 (12.80%) MySQL

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 (4.80%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.40%) Apache
3 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.80%) Confluence
4 1 (0.80%) Ethereum
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.60%) AWS
2 15 (12.00%) npm
3 9 (7.20%) Azure
4 6 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.80%) GCP
5 4 (3.20%) SaaS
6 3 (2.40%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.20%) SNMP
3 2 (1.60%) NFC
4 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) MySQL
2 15 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 12 (9.60%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (8.00%) Redis
5 6 (4.80%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.00%) Big Data
6 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.40%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (1.60%) Flink
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.80%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.80%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 36 (28.80%) Jenkins
2 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.00%) Bower
3 15 (12.00%) Grunt
3 15 (12.00%) webpack
4 6 (4.80%) Maven
5 5 (4.00%) CircleCI
6 4 (3.20%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.60%) GitLab
8 1 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 42 (33.60%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Banking
3 12 (9.60%) Private Banking
4 4 (3.20%) Games
4 4 (3.20%) Law
5 3 (2.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.80%) Advertising
7 1 (0.80%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.40%) AngularJS
2 25 (20.00%) Web Services
3 24 (19.20%) HTML
4 23 (18.40%) RESTful
5 22 (17.60%) CSS
6 18 (14.40%) CSS3
6 18 (14.40%) HTML5
6 18 (14.40%) LESS
6 18 (14.40%) Sass
7 17 (13.60%) Node.js
8 16 (12.80%) React
9 15 (12.00%) Highcharts JS
10 13 (10.40%) Kafka
10 13 (10.40%) REST
11 12 (9.60%) Django
12 9 (7.20%) .NET
13 7 (5.60%) Pandas
13 7 (5.60%) Spring
13 7 (5.60%) Vue.js
14 6 (4.80%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.20%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.20%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.60%) Data Structures
3 7 (5.60%) Equities
4 5 (4.00%) User Experience
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 48 (38.40%) TDD
3 47 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (32.80%) Microservices
5 32 (25.60%) DevOps
6 29 (23.20%) BDD
7 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
8 16 (12.80%) Software Architecture
9 15 (12.00%) Analytics
9 15 (12.00%) API Integration
9 15 (12.00%) OWASP
10 14 (11.20%) Machine Learning
11 12 (9.60%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 12 (9.60%) Fintech
12 11 (8.80%) Mentoring
12 11 (8.80%) SDLC
13 9 (7.20%) OOP
13 9 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (6.40%) Artificial Intelligence
14 8 (6.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.20%) Java
2 36 (28.80%) Python
3 35 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.20%) Go
5 12 (9.60%) C#
6 10 (8.00%) PHP
7 9 (7.20%) SQL
8 8 (6.40%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.20%) Ruby
9 4 (3.20%) Scala
10 3 (2.40%) C++
11 2 (1.60%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.80%) C
12 1 (0.80%) Clojure
12 1 (0.80%) Elixir
12 1 (0.80%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.80%) R
12 1 (0.80%) Rust
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) Degree
2 6 (4.80%) PhD
3 4 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 36 (28.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.40%) Puppet
3 5 (4.00%) Ansible
4 2 (1.60%) Terraform
5 1 (0.80%) Grafana
5 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 4 (3.20%) Google
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.60%) Talend
4 1 (0.80%) Apple
4 1 (0.80%) HubSpot
4 1 (0.80%) SaltStack