Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 149 173
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 254 200 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.29% 2.01% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.11% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 238 168 189
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.12% +11.36% -15.38%
10th Percentile £40,250 £40,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -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 10,612 9,478 11,507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 95.06% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9,509 8,599 10,499
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 - 1 £65,000 -
Software Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 253 (99.61%) Software Engineering
2 119 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (45.67%) Java
4 83 (32.68%) Finance
5 80 (31.50%) C#
6 73 (28.74%) JavaScript
7 68 (26.77%) .NET
8 65 (25.59%) SQL
9 61 (24.02%) Python
10 58 (22.83%) Degree
11 56 (22.05%) TDD
12 51 (20.08%) Fintech
12 51 (20.08%) Computer Science
13 48 (18.90%) React
14 47 (18.50%) HTML
15 45 (17.72%) CSS
16 40 (15.75%) Greenfield Project
17 38 (14.96%) Microservices
18 33 (12.99%) Java 8
18 33 (12.99%) OO
19 32 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (12.60%) BDD
20 31 (12.20%) Linux
20 31 (12.20%) PhD
21 29 (11.42%) MVC
21 29 (11.42%) Node.js
21 29 (11.42%) DevOps
22 27 (10.63%) REST
22 27 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
22 27 (10.63%) Physics

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 (3.94%) Ethereum
2 8 (3.15%) Apache
3 7 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.57%) CMS
4 4 (1.57%) Confluence
4 4 (1.57%) Mule
5 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.18%) JBoss
5 3 (1.18%) Kinematics
5 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.79%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (0.79%) Jetty
6 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.39%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.51%) SaaS
4 7 (2.76%) PaaS
5 4 (1.57%) Serverless
6 3 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.18%) GitHub
7 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.79%) Google Play
8 1 (0.39%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.57%) FTP
2 3 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) AMQP
3 1 (0.39%) Broadband
3 1 (0.39%) DNS
3 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.39%) Intranet
3 1 (0.39%) MQTT
3 1 (0.39%) Multicast
3 1 (0.39%) Network Security
3 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.66%) NoSQL
1 22 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.12%) Blockchain
2 13 (5.12%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.54%) MySQL
4 7 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.36%) Big Data
5 6 (2.36%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.36%) Redis
6 5 (1.97%) Riak
7 4 (1.57%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.33%) Subversion
3 9 (3.54%) NUnit
3 9 (3.54%) webpack
4 8 (3.15%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.15%) JIRA
5 7 (2.76%) Maven
6 6 (2.36%) Grunt
6 6 (2.36%) gulp
7 5 (1.97%) Gradle
8 4 (1.57%) Selenium
8 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.79%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.79%) Ant
10 2 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.79%) Genymotion
10 2 (0.79%) Mockito
10 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 83 (32.68%) Finance
2 19 (7.48%) Law
3 17 (6.69%) Banking
4 10 (3.94%) Games
5 8 (3.15%) Advertising
6 7 (2.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.18%) Marketing
7 3 (1.18%) Publishing
7 3 (1.18%) Retail
8 2 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (26.77%) .NET
2 48 (18.90%) React
3 47 (18.50%) HTML
4 45 (17.72%) CSS
5 29 (11.42%) Node.js
6 27 (10.63%) REST
7 24 (9.45%) AngularJS
8 21 (8.27%) Ajax
9 19 (7.48%) Spring
10 18 (7.09%) HTML5
11 15 (5.91%) .NET Core
11 15 (5.91%) GWT
12 14 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (5.51%) Web Services
13 13 (5.12%) CSS3
14 12 (4.72%) ASP.NET
14 12 (4.72%) RESTful
15 11 (4.33%) Django
15 11 (4.33%) jQuery
16 10 (3.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.08%) Computer Science
1 51 (20.08%) Fintech
2 40 (15.75%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (7.87%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.30%) Algorithms
4 16 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.91%) User Experience
5 15 (5.91%) Xbox
6 12 (4.72%) Data Structures
7 11 (4.33%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.76%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.36%) Robotics
10 5 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.97%) Social Network
11 4 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.18%) Bitcoin
12 3 (1.18%) Equities
12 3 (1.18%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (1.57%) Android
2 4 (1.57%) Robot Operating System
2 4 (1.57%) Unix
3 2 (0.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (99.61%) Software Engineering
2 119 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (22.05%) TDD
4 38 (14.96%) Microservices
5 33 (12.99%) OO
6 32 (12.60%) BDD
7 29 (11.42%) DevOps
7 29 (11.42%) MVC
8 27 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (10.63%) Physics
9 25 (9.84%) Mathematics
10 22 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (8.27%) Scrum
12 19 (7.48%) OOD
13 18 (7.09%) Analytics
13 18 (7.09%) Multithreading
13 18 (7.09%) Test Automation
14 17 (6.69%) Front End Development
15 15 (5.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (45.67%) Java
2 80 (31.50%) C#
3 73 (28.74%) JavaScript
4 65 (25.59%) SQL
5 61 (24.02%) Python
6 33 (12.99%) Java 8
7 23 (9.06%) C++
8 20 (7.87%) Scala
9 8 (3.15%) ES6
10 7 (2.76%) Go
10 7 (2.76%) PHP
11 6 (2.36%) Ruby
12 4 (1.57%) C
12 4 (1.57%) Groovy
12 4 (1.57%) Java 9
12 4 (1.57%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.18%) Erlang
13 3 (1.18%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.79%) Elixir
15 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 58 (22.83%) Degree
2 31 (12.20%) PhD
3 13 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.76%) QA
System Software
1 15 (5.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.36%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.97%) Oracle
3 4 (1.57%) Ariba
3 4 (1.57%) Google
3 4 (1.57%) SAP
3 4 (1.57%) SEEBURGER
3 4 (1.57%) TIBCO
4 2 (0.79%) Apple
4 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.79%) Cisco
4 2 (0.79%) Dell
4 2 (0.79%) NetApp
4 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.39%) IBM
5 1 (0.39%) Sitecore