Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £78,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 121 143
Rank change year-on-year +35 +22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 185 131 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.31% 2.39% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 2.54% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 178 124 185
10th Percentile £47,500 £51,625 £46,250
25th Percentile £62,813 £60,000 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +18.11%
75th Percentile £88,750 £97,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £112,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.00%

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 5,162 5,162 9,819
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 94.28% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,599 4,542 8,800
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £35,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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.

1 176 (95.14%) Software Engineering
2 84 (45.41%) React
3 79 (42.70%) JavaScript
4 77 (41.62%) Java
5 75 (40.54%) Microservices
6 69 (37.30%) C#
7 59 (31.89%) Node.js
8 56 (30.27%) TypeScript
9 55 (29.73%) Azure
10 54 (29.19%) .NET
11 53 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (25.41%) DevOps
13 43 (23.24%) AWS
13 43 (23.24%) Kubernetes
14 41 (22.16%) .NET Core
14 41 (22.16%) TDD
15 40 (21.62%) SQL
16 37 (20.00%) Coaching
17 36 (19.46%) Fintech
18 34 (18.38%) Docker
18 34 (18.38%) Python
19 33 (17.84%) GCP
20 31 (16.76%) Scrum
20 31 (16.76%) Big Data
20 31 (16.76%) Open Source
21 30 (16.22%) Hadoop
21 30 (16.22%) Analytics
22 29 (15.68%) AngularJS
22 29 (15.68%) Apache Spark
23 28 (15.14%) Finance

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 29 (15.68%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 55 (29.73%) Azure
2 43 (23.24%) AWS
3 33 (17.84%) GCP
4 10 (5.41%) Azure Functions
4 10 (5.41%) Azure Service Bus
4 10 (5.41%) Serverless
5 9 (4.86%) Azure App Service
5 9 (4.86%) Azure Event Grid
5 9 (4.86%) Azure Service Fabric
5 9 (4.86%) NuGet
5 9 (4.86%) SaaS
6 4 (2.16%) IaaS
6 4 (2.16%) PaaS
7 3 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.62%) Pulumi
8 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.08%) npm
8 2 (1.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) Multicast
1 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.08%) tcpdump
2 1 (0.54%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.76%) Big Data
2 30 (16.22%) Hadoop
3 23 (12.43%) Amazon Redshift
3 23 (12.43%) BigQuery
4 19 (10.27%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
7 8 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.78%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.78%) MySQL
9 4 (2.16%) Redis
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.62%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.62%) CockroachDB
10 3 (1.62%) HBase
10 3 (1.62%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.08%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.54%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.41%) Selenium
3 6 (3.24%) Cypress.io
3 6 (3.24%) NUnit
4 5 (2.70%) GitLab
4 5 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.16%) JIRA
5 4 (2.16%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.62%) Moq
6 3 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.62%) Postman
6 3 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.62%) webpack
7 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.54%) Grunt
8 1 (0.54%) JMeter
8 1 (0.54%) JUnit
8 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (15.14%) Finance
2 14 (7.57%) Banking
3 13 (7.03%) Social Skills
4 6 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.70%) Retail
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Front Office
6 2 (1.08%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (45.41%) React
2 59 (31.89%) Node.js
3 54 (29.19%) .NET
4 41 (22.16%) .NET Core
5 29 (15.68%) AngularJS
6 25 (13.51%) .NET Framework
7 21 (11.35%) Spring
8 19 (10.27%) Web Services
9 17 (9.19%) Kafka
9 17 (9.19%) Spring Boot
10 16 (8.65%) GraphQL
11 15 (8.11%) Next.js
12 11 (5.95%) CSS
12 11 (5.95%) HTML
13 10 (5.41%) JSON
14 9 (4.86%) REST
15 8 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (3.78%) MobX
16 7 (3.78%) Redux
17 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.65%) Legacy Code
2 9 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.86%) Legacy Systems
3 6 (3.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.16%) Marketing Technology
5 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.62%) Equities
7 2 (1.08%) Clustering
7 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) Robotics
8 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.54%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.86%) Linux
2 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.62%) Unix
4 2 (1.08%) CentOS
4 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (95.14%) Software Engineering
2 75 (40.54%) Microservices
3 53 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (25.41%) DevOps
5 41 (22.16%) TDD
6 37 (20.00%) Coaching
7 36 (19.46%) Fintech
8 31 (16.76%) Open Source
8 31 (16.76%) Scrum
9 30 (16.22%) Analytics
10 26 (14.05%) Data Engineering
11 25 (13.51%) OO
12 22 (11.89%) Mentoring
13 18 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (9.19%) Software Testing
14 17 (9.19%) Test Automation
15 15 (8.11%) BDD
15 15 (8.11%) Clean Code
15 15 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (7.57%) Event-Driven
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.70%) JavaScript
2 77 (41.62%) Java
3 69 (37.30%) C#
4 56 (30.27%) TypeScript
5 40 (21.62%) SQL
6 34 (18.38%) Python
7 19 (10.27%) Go
8 15 (8.11%) Perl
9 10 (5.41%) Kotlin
10 8 (4.32%) Java 8
10 8 (4.32%) Scala
11 4 (2.16%) C++
11 4 (2.16%) Java 11
11 4 (2.16%) Ruby
12 3 (1.62%) ES6
12 3 (1.62%) PHP
12 3 (1.62%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.08%) C
14 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.95%) Degree
2 6 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.16%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) GDPR
3 1 (0.54%) Accessibility
System Software
1 34 (18.38%) Docker
2 3 (1.62%) OpenAM
2 3 (1.62%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 43 (23.24%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.16%) Terraform
3 2 (1.08%) Ansible
3 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.08%) Prometheus
3 2 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.24%) Oracle
3 5 (2.70%) Google
4 3 (1.62%) ForgeRock
4 3 (1.62%) PayPal
5 2 (1.08%) Adobe
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.54%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.54%) Conga
6 1 (0.54%) Facebook
6 1 (0.54%) Sage
6 1 (0.54%) Xero