Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 175 244
Rank change year-on-year +35 +69 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 218 186 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.13% 1.59% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.65% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 182 173 170
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -20.00% +22.22%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £99,875 £84,750 £97,749
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +30.00%

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 9701 11267 16153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8787 10272 14032
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

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 November 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 22 November 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.

1 213 (97.71%) Software Engineering
2 101 (46.33%) Java
3 96 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (39.91%) Finance
5 83 (38.07%) C#
6 81 (37.16%) JavaScript
7 76 (34.86%) .NET
8 73 (33.49%) SQL
9 57 (26.15%) Python
10 54 (24.77%) AngularJS
10 54 (24.77%) Greenfield Project
11 53 (24.31%) C++
12 51 (23.39%) Microsoft
13 50 (22.94%) CSS
13 50 (22.94%) TDD
14 40 (18.35%) RESTful
14 40 (18.35%) OO
15 38 (17.43%) ASP.NET
16 34 (15.60%) Linux
16 34 (15.60%) Computer Science
16 34 (15.60%) Fintech
17 33 (15.14%) Node.js
18 32 (14.68%) Microservices
19 30 (13.76%) Degree
20 29 (13.30%) DevOps
21 28 (12.84%) MVC
21 28 (12.84%) HTML
22 27 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
22 27 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
23 26 (11.93%) Scala

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 11 (5.05%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.75%) Apache Solr
3 6 (2.75%) JBoss
4 3 (1.38%) nginx
5 2 (0.92%) Jetty
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) Lightstreamer
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (5.05%) SaaS
5 10 (4.59%) GitHub
6 7 (3.21%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (3.21%) Serverless
7 6 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.75%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.83%) CloudFront
8 4 (1.83%) Route 53
8 4 (1.83%) Slack
9 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) DVB
1 4 (1.83%) Internet
2 3 (1.38%) Network Security
3 2 (0.92%) SMS
4 1 (0.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.46%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.72%) MongoDB
3 18 (8.26%) Big Data
4 12 (5.50%) MySQL
5 10 (4.59%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.29%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.92%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.92%) Impala
10 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.46%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 22 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.80%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.05%) JIRA
4 10 (4.59%) JUnit
4 10 (4.59%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.67%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.75%) Maven
6 6 (2.75%) Mocha
6 6 (2.75%) Selenium
7 4 (1.83%) Grunt
7 4 (1.83%) Subversion
7 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.38%) gulp
8 3 (1.38%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.38%) JBehave
8 3 (1.38%) jMock
8 3 (1.38%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.38%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.38%) webpack
9 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (39.91%) Finance
2 13 (5.96%) Banking
3 11 (5.05%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.13%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.13%) Retail
5 8 (3.67%) Marketing
6 7 (3.21%) Games
7 4 (1.83%) Front Office
7 4 (1.83%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.38%) Law
9 2 (0.92%) Legal
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (34.86%) .NET
2 54 (24.77%) AngularJS
3 50 (22.94%) CSS
4 40 (18.35%) RESTful
5 38 (17.43%) ASP.NET
6 33 (15.14%) Node.js
7 28 (12.84%) HTML
8 26 (11.93%) REST
9 22 (10.09%) React
10 19 (8.72%) Web Services
11 18 (8.26%) Spring
12 16 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (6.88%) Angular 2
14 14 (6.42%) JSON
15 12 (5.50%) XML
16 11 (5.05%) Natural Language Processing
17 10 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
18 9 (4.13%) Ajax
18 9 (4.13%) jQuery
19 8 (3.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (24.77%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (15.60%) Computer Science
2 34 (15.60%) Fintech
3 21 (9.63%) User Experience
4 16 (7.34%) Algorithms
5 15 (6.88%) Data Structures
6 8 (3.67%) BBC
6 8 (3.67%) Digital TV
6 8 (3.67%) Equities
6 8 (3.67%) STB
7 7 (3.21%) PMI
8 5 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.83%) IPTV
9 4 (1.83%) Media Streaming
9 4 (1.83%) MPEG
10 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.92%) Bitcoin
10 2 (0.92%) Digital Currency
10 2 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.60%) Linux
2 21 (9.63%) Windows
3 17 (7.80%) Unix
4 16 (7.34%) Android
5 11 (5.05%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.75%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.83%) CentOS
7 4 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.92%) Debian
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (97.71%) Software Engineering
2 96 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.94%) TDD
4 40 (18.35%) OO
5 32 (14.68%) Microservices
6 29 (13.30%) DevOps
7 28 (12.84%) MVC
8 27 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (11.93%) Multithreading
10 22 (10.09%) BDD
10 22 (10.09%) Open Source
11 20 (9.17%) Machine Learning
12 18 (8.26%) SOA
13 17 (7.80%) Test Automation
14 14 (6.42%) Low Latency
14 14 (6.42%) Scrum
15 13 (5.96%) Mathematics
16 11 (5.05%) Analytics
16 11 (5.05%) Unit Testing
17 10 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 101 (46.33%) Java
2 83 (38.07%) C#
3 81 (37.16%) JavaScript
4 73 (33.49%) SQL
5 57 (26.15%) Python
6 53 (24.31%) C++
7 26 (11.93%) Scala
8 15 (6.88%) C
9 13 (5.96%) Go
10 12 (5.50%) Clojure
10 12 (5.50%) PHP
10 12 (5.50%) T-SQL
11 11 (5.05%) Objective-C
11 11 (5.05%) Ruby
12 7 (3.21%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.75%) Apple Swift
13 6 (2.75%) Erlang
13 6 (2.75%) F#
13 6 (2.75%) Groovy
13 6 (2.75%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (13.76%) Degree
2 12 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.05%) PhD
4 7 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.26%) MiFID
2 11 (5.05%) QA
System Software
1 25 (11.47%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) Terraform
2 5 (2.29%) Mesos
3 3 (1.38%) Ansible
3 3 (1.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.80%) Google
3 8 (3.67%) Arqiva
3 8 (3.67%) BT
4 7 (3.21%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.29%) Oracle
6 4 (1.83%) Apple
6 4 (1.83%) Broadcom
6 4 (1.83%) CA
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.83%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.38%) Caplin
8 2 (0.92%) Databricks
8 2 (0.92%) Zend
9 1 (0.46%) Mapbox
9 1 (0.46%) TIBCO