Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 106 128
Rank change year-on-year +23 +22 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 147 254 257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.39% 2.76% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 2.90% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 145 245 236
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £56,750 £42,500 £40,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £112,500 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%

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 4,047 8,760 9,892
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 95.26% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3,522 7,672 8,914
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 22 January 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 22 January 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.

1 146 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 65 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (42.86%) Java
4 48 (32.65%) Python
5 45 (30.61%) Microservices
6 42 (28.57%) Finance
7 40 (27.21%) JavaScript
7 40 (27.21%) Docker
8 39 (26.53%) Git (software)
9 35 (23.81%) AWS
9 35 (23.81%) TDD
10 34 (23.13%) BDD
11 32 (21.77%) C#
12 31 (21.09%) Jenkins
13 29 (19.73%) DevOps
13 29 (19.73%) Kubernetes
14 28 (19.05%) Banking
15 25 (17.01%) Greenfield Project
16 24 (16.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 24 (16.33%) Private Banking
16 24 (16.33%) AngularJS
17 23 (15.65%) Spring Boot
17 23 (15.65%) Spring
18 22 (14.97%) HTML
19 20 (13.61%) Node.js
19 20 (13.61%) Test Automation
19 20 (13.61%) Analytics
19 20 (13.61%) CSS
19 20 (13.61%) Degree
20 19 (12.93%) SQL

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 (7.48%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.04%) Apache
2 3 (2.04%) Ethereum
3 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.81%) AWS
2 18 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (10.20%) GCP
4 11 (7.48%) npm
5 10 (6.80%) Azure
6 9 (6.12%) SaaS
7 3 (2.04%) GitHub
7 3 (2.04%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.36%) IaaS
9 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) SNMP
2 2 (1.36%) Multicast
2 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.36%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (8.16%) Big Data
3 11 (7.48%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.80%) MySQL
5 8 (5.44%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (4.76%) BigQuery
7 6 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.40%) Redis
9 3 (2.04%) Blockchain
9 3 (2.04%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.68%) Aerospike
11 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.68%) HDInsight
11 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (26.53%) Git (software)
2 31 (21.09%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.48%) Bower
3 11 (7.48%) Grunt
3 11 (7.48%) webpack
4 8 (5.44%) Maven
5 7 (4.76%) CircleCI
5 7 (4.76%) Travis CI
6 5 (3.40%) GitLab
6 5 (3.40%) JIRA
General
1 42 (28.57%) Finance
2 28 (19.05%) Banking
3 24 (16.33%) Private Banking
4 6 (4.08%) Games
5 5 (3.40%) Advertising
6 4 (2.72%) Law
7 3 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.04%) Marketing
8 2 (1.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.33%) AngularJS
2 23 (15.65%) Spring
2 23 (15.65%) Spring Boot
3 22 (14.97%) HTML
4 20 (13.61%) CSS
4 20 (13.61%) Node.js
5 16 (10.88%) .NET
6 15 (10.20%) Kafka
6 15 (10.20%) React
7 13 (8.84%) Web Services
8 12 (8.16%) CSS3
8 12 (8.16%) Django
8 12 (8.16%) HTML5
9 11 (7.48%) Highcharts JS
9 11 (7.48%) LESS
9 11 (7.48%) RESTful
9 11 (7.48%) Sass
10 9 (6.12%) REST
11 8 (5.44%) Pandas
11 8 (5.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.01%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (10.20%) Algorithms
3 11 (7.48%) Data Structures
4 8 (5.44%) Equities
5 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.08%) User Experience
7 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.36%) Derivative
10 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) Linux
2 3 (2.04%) Android
3 2 (1.36%) CentOS
3 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 65 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (30.61%) Microservices
4 35 (23.81%) TDD
5 34 (23.13%) BDD
6 29 (19.73%) DevOps
7 24 (16.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 20 (13.61%) Analytics
8 20 (13.61%) Test Automation
9 15 (10.20%) Fintech
10 14 (9.52%) SDLC
11 12 (8.16%) OO
12 11 (7.48%) API Integration
12 11 (7.48%) Computer Science
12 11 (7.48%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.48%) OOP
12 11 (7.48%) OWASP
12 11 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (7.48%) Software Architecture
13 9 (6.12%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.86%) Java
2 48 (32.65%) Python
3 40 (27.21%) JavaScript
4 32 (21.77%) C#
5 19 (12.93%) SQL
6 15 (10.20%) Go
6 15 (10.20%) Java 8
6 15 (10.20%) TypeScript
7 13 (8.84%) C++
8 9 (6.12%) Scala
9 6 (4.08%) PHP
10 5 (3.40%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.72%) C
11 4 (2.72%) Ruby
12 2 (1.36%) Perl
12 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Degree
2 6 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.72%) PhD
4 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 40 (27.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (19.73%) Kubernetes
2 11 (7.48%) Puppet
3 6 (4.08%) Ansible
4 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.36%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (4.76%) Google
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.04%) Broadcom
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle
4 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.36%) Talend
5 1 (0.68%) Databricks
5 1 (0.68%) SaltStack