The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 159 161 196
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 60 111 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.20% 1.58% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.65% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 54 101 113
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £62,400
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 4808 6716 9658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.97% 95.56% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4412 6000 8224
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the City of London

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 137 (98.56%) Software Engineering
2 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (41.01%) Java
4 39 (28.06%) JavaScript
5 35 (25.18%) TDD
6 31 (22.30%) SQL
6 31 (22.30%) Python
7 29 (20.86%) Linux
8 28 (20.14%) C#
8 28 (20.14%) C++
8 28 (20.14%) Finance
9 25 (17.99%) Degree
9 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
10 24 (17.27%) Git (software)
10 24 (17.27%) OO
11 23 (16.55%) HTML
12 22 (15.83%) QA
12 22 (15.83%) AngularJS
13 21 (15.11%) CSS
14 20 (14.39%) PHP
14 20 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (12.95%) Web Services
15 18 (12.95%) HTML5
16 17 (12.23%) Jenkins
16 17 (12.23%) .NET
16 17 (12.23%) Android
17 16 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (11.51%) NoSQL
18 15 (10.79%) Big Data
18 15 (10.79%) Algorithms

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.19%) Apache Spark
2 9 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.04%) Apache
4 3 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.72%) Mule
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.60%) Google Play
3 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.88%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.16%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.16%) GitHub
5 3 (2.16%) iTunes
6 2 (1.44%) PaaS
6 2 (1.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.72%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.44%) SSH
3 1 (0.72%) AMQP
3 1 (0.72%) Extranet
3 1 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) NoSQL
2 15 (10.79%) Big Data
3 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
4 10 (7.19%) Hadoop
4 10 (7.19%) MySQL
5 9 (6.47%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.04%) Redis
7 6 (4.32%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.44%) GIS
10 2 (1.44%) Text Mining
10 2 (1.44%) Triplestore
11 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.72%) DB2
11 1 (0.72%) OLTP
11 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (17.27%) Git (software)
2 17 (12.23%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.63%) Selenium
4 8 (5.76%) Gradle
4 8 (5.76%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.04%) Android Studio
5 7 (5.04%) Jasmine
5 7 (5.04%) Maven
5 7 (5.04%) Xcode
6 6 (4.32%) Fiddler
6 6 (4.32%) Protractor
6 6 (4.32%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.60%) Grunt
8 4 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.88%) Genymotion
8 4 (2.88%) Gerrit
9 3 (2.16%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.16%) JIRA
9 3 (2.16%) JUnit
9 3 (2.16%) NUnit
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Banking
3 8 (5.76%) Front Office
4 4 (2.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Marketing
5 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Automotive
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.55%) HTML
2 22 (15.83%) AngularJS
3 21 (15.11%) CSS
4 18 (12.95%) HTML5
4 18 (12.95%) Web Services
5 17 (12.23%) .NET
6 12 (8.63%) SOAP
7 11 (7.91%) RESTful
7 11 (7.91%) XML
8 10 (7.19%) JSON
8 10 (7.19%) REST
9 9 (6.47%) jQuery
9 9 (6.47%) Spring
10 8 (5.76%) CSS3
11 7 (5.04%) Qt
12 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (4.32%) React
12 6 (4.32%) Symfony
13 5 (3.60%) Ajax
13 5 (3.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.79%) Algorithms
3 14 (10.07%) Fintech
4 8 (5.76%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.60%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.60%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.88%) iPad
6 4 (2.88%) iPhone
6 4 (2.88%) User Experience
7 3 (2.16%) Derivative
7 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.16%) Equities
7 3 (2.16%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.16%) Social Network
8 2 (1.44%) Clustering
8 2 (1.44%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.44%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.86%) Linux
2 17 (12.23%) Android
3 12 (8.63%) Windows
4 10 (7.19%) Apple iOS
4 10 (7.19%) Unix
5 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (98.56%) Software Engineering
2 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (25.18%) TDD
4 24 (17.27%) OO
5 20 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (10.07%) BDD
6 14 (10.07%) Multithreading
7 13 (9.35%) Android Development
7 13 (9.35%) Microservices
7 13 (9.35%) Scrum
7 13 (9.35%) Unit Testing
8 12 (8.63%) Low Latency
8 12 (8.63%) OOP
8 12 (8.63%) Open Source
9 11 (7.91%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.91%) MVC
10 10 (7.19%) DevOps
11 9 (6.47%) OOD
12 8 (5.76%) iOS Development
12 8 (5.76%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.01%) Java
2 39 (28.06%) JavaScript
3 31 (22.30%) Python
3 31 (22.30%) SQL
4 28 (20.14%) C#
4 28 (20.14%) C++
5 20 (14.39%) PHP
6 14 (10.07%) Scala
7 11 (7.91%) Objective-C
8 10 (7.19%) C
9 8 (5.76%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.76%) PHP 5
10 7 (5.04%) Apple Swift
11 6 (4.32%) Go
12 5 (3.60%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.88%) Ruby
14 3 (2.16%) Clojure
14 3 (2.16%) Erlang
15 2 (1.44%) Kotlin
15 2 (1.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (17.99%) Degree
2 7 (5.04%) PhD
3 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.72%) MCSD
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.83%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) JTAG
3 1 (0.72%) Section 508
3 1 (0.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) Docker
2 5 (3.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.88%) HDFS
4 3 (2.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.47%) Zend
3 8 (5.76%) Google
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle
5 4 (2.88%) Apple
6 3 (2.16%) IBM
6 3 (2.16%) Vertica
7 2 (1.44%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco
7 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.44%) StreamBase
7 2 (1.44%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.44%) Wallstreet Suite
8 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.72%) Splunk
8 1 (0.72%) Sybase
8 1 (0.72%) Tableau
City, London
Improbable
Salary: From £85,000 to £105,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £25,000 to £85,000 per annum (Graduates welcome to apply as well
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Negot (+ High equity)
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000 - £70,000 and strong bonus/benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 75000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Kyna Associates
Salary: £70000 - £85000 Per Annum Up to £85K (neg) + 15% bonus + excellent ben
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Kyna Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum bonuses+excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £70000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits, Equity
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 25% bonus + 8% pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Benfits
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Blocksure
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago