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The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 111 78 99
Rank change year-on-year -33 +21 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 207 185 199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.83% 3.70% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 3.99% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 118 179 183
10th Percentile £50,875 £46,250 £50,250
25th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £97,500
90th Percentile £107,250 £98,750 £113,750
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%

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 6,801 4,637 6,635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 92.80% 94.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,424 4,130 5,827
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,438 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £71,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% +3.70% +3.85%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 2 £50,000 -
Software Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 (85.02%) Software Engineering
2 102 (49.28%) AWS
3 88 (42.51%) Agile
4 86 (41.55%) Java
5 83 (40.10%) Python
6 79 (38.16%) Azure
7 77 (37.20%) React
8 70 (33.82%) Microservices
9 65 (31.40%) .NET
10 63 (30.43%) Social Skills
11 59 (28.50%) Node.js
12 53 (25.60%) Analytical Skills
13 52 (25.12%) Artificial Intelligence
14 49 (23.67%) JavaScript
15 44 (21.26%) Finance
16 42 (20.29%) TDD
16 42 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (19.32%) HTML
17 40 (19.32%) OO
18 39 (18.84%) CSS
19 37 (17.87%) C++
20 36 (17.39%) Machine Learning
21 35 (16.91%) DevOps
21 35 (16.91%) C#
22 33 (15.94%) Docker
22 33 (15.94%) Kafka
23 32 (15.46%) AngularJS
23 32 (15.46%) CI/CD
24 31 (14.98%) Sass
24 31 (14.98%) Test Automation

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 (14.01%) Umbraco
2 8 (3.86%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.42%) JBoss
3 5 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.97%) Apache
4 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.48%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (49.28%) AWS
2 79 (38.16%) Azure
3 14 (6.76%) GCP
4 8 (3.86%) Snowflake
5 6 (2.90%) Amazon Alexa
5 6 (2.90%) GitHub
5 6 (2.90%) Serverless
6 5 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (2.42%) Azure Machine Learning
6 5 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.45%) PaaS
7 3 (1.45%) SaaS
7 3 (1.45%) Slack
8 2 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.97%) Azure Pipelines
8 2 (0.97%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (0.97%) Datadog
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.90%) Internet
2 2 (0.97%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 17 (8.21%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.86%) Redis
5 6 (2.90%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.93%) MySQL
7 3 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.48%) Big Data
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.25%) Selenium
3 11 (5.31%) Subversion
4 9 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (3.38%) Postman
5 7 (3.38%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.90%) SonarQube
7 5 (2.42%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.42%) GitLab
7 5 (2.42%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.45%) JMeter
9 3 (1.45%) JUnit
9 3 (1.45%) Moq
9 3 (1.45%) NUnit
9 3 (1.45%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.97%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.97%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 63 (30.43%) Social Skills
2 53 (25.60%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (21.26%) Finance
4 24 (11.59%) Public Sector
5 17 (8.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (5.31%) Marketing
6 11 (5.31%) Wearables
7 10 (4.83%) Law
7 10 (4.83%) Manufacturing
8 9 (4.35%) Electronics
8 9 (4.35%) Telecoms
9 7 (3.38%) Advertising
10 4 (1.93%) Banking
10 4 (1.93%) Retail
11 2 (0.97%) Automotive
11 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.97%) Legal
12 1 (0.48%) Front Office
12 1 (0.48%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (37.20%) React
2 65 (31.40%) .NET
3 59 (28.50%) Node.js
4 40 (19.32%) HTML
5 39 (18.84%) CSS
6 33 (15.94%) Kafka
7 32 (15.46%) AngularJS
8 31 (14.98%) Sass
9 29 (14.01%) Semantic HTML
10 22 (10.63%) Spring Boot
11 21 (10.14%) REST
12 12 (5.80%) Spring
13 11 (5.31%) JWT
13 11 (5.31%) WebRTC
14 10 (4.83%) Apache NiFi
15 9 (4.35%) Web Services
16 8 (3.86%) Next.js
17 7 (3.38%) RESTful
18 6 (2.90%) ASP.NET
19 5 (2.42%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.56%) Cloud Native
2 24 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (10.14%) User Experience
4 15 (7.25%) Cyberattack
5 10 (4.83%) Cyber Defence
6 8 (3.86%) Algorithms
6 8 (3.86%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.90%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.42%) Cybercrime
8 5 (2.42%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.45%) IoT
9 3 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.97%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.97%) Social Media
10 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.48%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.48%) PropTech
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.80%) Android
2 11 (5.31%) Linux
3 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (85.02%) Software Engineering
2 88 (42.51%) Agile
3 70 (33.82%) Microservices
4 52 (25.12%) Artificial Intelligence
5 42 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (20.29%) TDD
6 40 (19.32%) OO
7 36 (17.39%) Machine Learning
8 35 (16.91%) DevOps
9 32 (15.46%) CI/CD
10 31 (14.98%) Test Automation
11 30 (14.49%) Scrum
12 26 (12.56%) Mentoring
13 24 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (10.63%) BDD
14 22 (10.63%) Full Stack Development
15 19 (9.18%) Software Architecture
16 16 (7.73%) Analytics
17 15 (7.25%) Threat Intelligence
17 15 (7.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (41.55%) Java
2 83 (40.10%) Python
3 49 (23.67%) JavaScript
4 37 (17.87%) C++
5 35 (16.91%) C#
6 27 (13.04%) C
7 26 (12.56%) TypeScript
8 25 (12.08%) Go
9 24 (11.59%) SQL
10 9 (4.35%) Scala
11 8 (3.86%) Ruby
12 6 (2.90%) Perl
13 2 (0.97%) Bash
13 2 (0.97%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.97%) PHP
13 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.48%) F#
14 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (5.80%) Degree
2 11 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) QA
2 3 (1.45%) Accessibility
System Software
1 33 (15.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.90%) Ansible
2 6 (2.90%) Terraform
3 3 (1.45%) Grafana
4 2 (0.97%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 9 (4.35%) SAP
2 5 (2.42%) Google
2 5 (2.42%) Perforce
3 2 (0.97%) Databricks
3 2 (0.97%) Okta
3 2 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.48%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle
4 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.48%) Twitter