Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 35 31
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 334 681 785
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 9.02% 6.72% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.64% 7.20% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 309 597 745
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,300 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +8.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,466 9,463 10,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.57% 93.44% 93.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,021 8,291 9,127
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £36,900
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the City of London region over the 6 months to 1 October 2020. 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
London Bridge +17 4 £68,750 +5.77%
Moorgate - 4 £67,500 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 124 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (35.63%) Java
3 106 (31.74%) JavaScript
4 104 (31.14%) Finance
4 104 (31.14%) Microservices
5 102 (30.54%) TDD
6 95 (28.44%) Python
7 83 (24.85%) AWS
8 82 (24.55%) DevOps
9 65 (19.46%) Docker
10 62 (18.56%) AngularJS
10 62 (18.56%) Jenkins
11 59 (17.66%) Azure
12 57 (17.07%) React
13 50 (14.97%) Kubernetes
13 50 (14.97%) Git (software)
13 50 (14.97%) Web Services
14 48 (14.37%) HTML
14 48 (14.37%) Analytics
15 45 (13.47%) BDD
16 42 (12.57%) Greenfield Project
17 40 (11.98%) Fintech
18 38 (11.38%) CSS
18 38 (11.38%) E-Commerce
19 37 (11.08%) SQL
19 37 (11.08%) Spring
19 37 (11.08%) Node.js
20 34 (10.18%) C#
20 34 (10.18%) Linux
21 33 (9.88%) Problem-Solving

Software Engineering
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 15 (4.49%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.29%) Apache
3 7 (2.10%) Confluence
3 7 (2.10%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.80%) SAS
5 2 (0.60%) nginx
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.30%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 83 (24.85%) AWS
2 59 (17.66%) Azure
3 18 (5.39%) npm
4 12 (3.59%) SaaS
5 11 (3.29%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.29%) Serverless
6 10 (2.99%) GCP
7 8 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.50%) GitHub
10 4 (1.20%) PaaS
11 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.90%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.50%) HTTP
1 5 (1.50%) Kerberos
1 5 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.20%) SNMP
3 3 (0.90%) NFC
3 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.60%) Network Security
4 2 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.68%) Big Data
2 27 (8.08%) MongoDB
3 22 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 21 (6.29%) MySQL
4 21 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (5.39%) Hadoop
6 16 (4.79%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.19%) Redis
8 13 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (3.29%) Power BI
10 10 (2.99%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.10%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.80%) Impala
13 6 (1.80%) Pentaho
14 3 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.90%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.90%) Flink
14 3 (0.90%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 62 (18.56%) Jenkins
2 50 (14.97%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.39%) webpack
4 14 (4.19%) Bower
4 14 (4.19%) Grunt
5 8 (2.40%) JIRA
6 7 (2.10%) JUnit
7 6 (1.80%) Maven
8 5 (1.50%) CircleCI
8 5 (1.50%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.20%) GitLab
9 4 (1.20%) Postman
9 4 (1.20%) Selenium
9 4 (1.20%) TestNG
9 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.90%) Babel
10 3 (0.90%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.60%) Travis CI
General
1 104 (31.14%) Finance
2 28 (8.38%) Banking
3 22 (6.59%) Retail
4 14 (4.19%) Front Office
5 9 (2.69%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.69%) Private Banking
6 8 (2.40%) Law
7 7 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.80%) Advertising
9 4 (1.20%) Marketing
10 3 (0.90%) French Language
11 2 (0.60%) Games
11 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.60%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.30%) Electronics
12 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 148 (44.31%) Developer
2 120 (35.93%) Software Engineer
3 60 (17.96%) Java Developer
4 39 (11.68%) Java Engineer
5 34 (10.18%) Java Software Engineer
6 30 (8.98%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 27 (8.08%) Python Engineer
8 22 (6.59%) Java Software Developer
8 22 (6.59%) Python Software Engineer
9 21 (6.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 21 (6.29%) Senior Software Engineer
10 20 (5.99%) Senior Developer
11 19 (5.69%) Architect
11 19 (5.69%) E-Commerce Developer
12 17 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (4.19%) AWS Engineer
13 14 (4.19%) Backend Developer
13 14 (4.19%) Data Engineer
13 14 (4.19%) PHP Developer
14 13 (3.89%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.56%) AngularJS
2 57 (17.07%) React
3 50 (14.97%) Web Services
4 48 (14.37%) HTML
5 38 (11.38%) CSS
6 37 (11.08%) Node.js
6 37 (11.08%) Spring
7 31 (9.28%) HTML5
8 30 (8.98%) CSS3
8 30 (8.98%) RESTful
8 30 (8.98%) Sass
9 29 (8.68%) LESS
9 29 (8.68%) REST
9 29 (8.68%) Vue.js
10 27 (8.08%) Kafka
11 25 (7.49%) .NET
12 24 (7.19%) Django
13 19 (5.69%) Redux
14 18 (5.39%) Laravel
14 18 (5.39%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.57%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (8.98%) User Experience
3 13 (3.89%) Algorithms
3 13 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.29%) Data Structures
4 11 (3.29%) Equities
4 11 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.40%) Derivative
6 8 (2.40%) Market Risk
7 6 (1.80%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.20%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.20%) Social Media
10 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.30%) Blog
12 1 (0.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.18%) Linux
2 12 (3.59%) Unix
3 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.20%) Windows
5 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.60%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (31.14%) Microservices
3 102 (30.54%) TDD
4 82 (24.55%) DevOps
5 48 (14.37%) Analytics
6 45 (13.47%) BDD
7 40 (11.98%) Fintech
8 38 (11.38%) E-Commerce
9 33 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (8.68%) Test Automation
11 26 (7.78%) Machine Learning
12 25 (7.49%) Mentoring
13 24 (7.19%) Data Science
13 24 (7.19%) Front End Development
14 23 (6.89%) Computer Science
14 23 (6.89%) Software Delivery
15 22 (6.59%) Multithreading
16 21 (6.29%) Data Analytics
17 20 (5.99%) MVC
18 19 (5.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 119 (35.63%) Java
2 106 (31.74%) JavaScript
3 95 (28.44%) Python
4 37 (11.08%) SQL
5 34 (10.18%) C#
6 26 (7.78%) PHP
7 25 (7.49%) Go
8 20 (5.99%) Scala
9 17 (5.09%) TypeScript
10 15 (4.49%) Java 8
11 9 (2.69%) C++
12 8 (2.40%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.10%) R
13 7 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.80%) ES6
14 6 (1.80%) HiveQL
15 5 (1.50%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.50%) Ruby
16 3 (0.90%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (5.99%) Degree
2 11 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.10%) PhD
4 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.60%) MBA
4 2 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.49%) QA
2 9 (2.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) PSD2
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (19.46%) Docker
2 8 (2.40%) HDFS
3 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.30%) LXC
Systems Management
1 50 (14.97%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.89%) Puppet
3 9 (2.69%) Ansible
3 9 (2.69%) Terraform
4 5 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.30%) Ambari
5 1 (0.30%) Grafana
5 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.30%) Oozie
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 20 (5.99%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.89%) Oracle
3 8 (2.40%) Cloudera
3 8 (2.40%) Talend
4 6 (1.80%) Informatica
5 4 (1.20%) Google
6 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.90%) Tableau
7 2 (0.60%) Apple
7 2 (0.60%) Solace
7 2 (0.60%) Splunk
8 1 (0.30%) BT
8 1 (0.30%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.30%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.30%) Okta
8 1 (0.30%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.30%) SAP