Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 30 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 406 674 775
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 9.49% 7.36% 7.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.04% 7.86% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 368 610 736
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £112,625 £106,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%

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 4,042 8,580 9,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.53% 93.73% 92.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,526 7,500 8,531
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 £37,955 £37,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £98,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% +8.33%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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
Moorgate - 4 £67,500 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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.

1 155 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (33.00%) Finance
3 128 (31.53%) Python
4 127 (31.28%) Java
5 116 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 102 (25.12%) AWS
7 98 (24.14%) Microservices
8 96 (23.65%) DevOps
9 93 (22.91%) Jenkins
10 88 (21.67%) TDD
11 85 (20.94%) Docker
12 80 (19.70%) C#
13 77 (18.97%) Azure
14 76 (18.72%) Git (software)
15 71 (17.49%) Kubernetes
16 68 (16.75%) SQL
17 61 (15.02%) React
18 57 (14.04%) BDD
19 56 (13.79%) .NET
20 54 (13.30%) AngularJS
21 53 (13.05%) Mentoring
21 53 (13.05%) Fintech
21 53 (13.05%) HTML
22 48 (11.82%) CSS
23 47 (11.58%) Linux
24 46 (11.33%) Greenfield Project
24 46 (11.33%) Analytics
25 44 (10.84%) Spring
26 42 (10.34%) Django
26 42 (10.34%) GCP

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 18 (4.43%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.97%) Apache
3 6 (1.48%) SAS
4 5 (1.23%) Confluence
4 5 (1.23%) nginx
5 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.74%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.25%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 102 (25.12%) AWS
2 77 (18.97%) Azure
3 42 (10.34%) GCP
4 19 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (4.68%) npm
5 12 (2.96%) SaaS
6 11 (2.71%) Serverless
7 9 (2.22%) GitHub
8 8 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.72%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.23%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.23%) Stackdriver
11 4 (0.99%) Apigee
11 4 (0.99%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.97%) HTTP
2 6 (1.48%) Firewall
3 5 (1.23%) VPN
4 4 (0.99%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.99%) SNMP
4 4 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.25%) Internet
5 1 (0.25%) Multicast
5 1 (0.25%) Network Security
5 1 (0.25%) SSL
5 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.61%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (9.11%) NoSQL
2 37 (9.11%) SQL Server
3 36 (8.87%) Big Data
4 35 (8.62%) MongoDB
5 21 (5.17%) Hadoop
6 19 (4.68%) MySQL
7 17 (4.19%) SQL Server 2017
8 12 (2.96%) Redis
9 10 (2.46%) BigQuery
9 10 (2.46%) Blockchain
9 10 (2.46%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.97%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.72%) Power BI
12 6 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.48%) Impala
12 6 (1.48%) Pentaho
13 5 (1.23%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 93 (22.91%) Jenkins
2 76 (18.72%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.19%) webpack
4 15 (3.69%) Bower
4 15 (3.69%) Grunt
5 14 (3.45%) JIRA
6 13 (3.20%) CircleCI
7 9 (2.22%) GitLab
7 9 (2.22%) Maven
8 7 (1.72%) Travis CI
9 5 (1.23%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.23%) JUnit
10 4 (0.99%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.99%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.99%) TestNG
10 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (0.74%) Postman
11 3 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 134 (33.00%) Finance
2 35 (8.62%) Banking
3 24 (5.91%) Private Banking
4 12 (2.96%) Law
5 10 (2.46%) Marketing
5 10 (2.46%) Retail
6 9 (2.22%) Advertising
7 7 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.72%) Front Office
8 6 (1.48%) Games
9 3 (0.74%) Housing Association
9 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 151 (37.19%) Developer
2 146 (35.96%) Software Engineer
3 52 (12.81%) Java Engineer
4 40 (9.85%) Java Software Engineer
5 33 (8.13%) Java Developer
6 27 (6.65%) Python Developer
6 27 (6.65%) Python Engineer
7 23 (5.67%) Python Software Engineer
8 22 (5.42%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 22 (5.42%) Senior Software Engineer
9 21 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 20 (4.93%) Engineering Manager
11 19 (4.68%) Software Developer
12 18 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (4.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 18 (4.43%) Head of Engineering
13 17 (4.19%) PHP Developer
14 16 (3.94%) Architect
14 16 (3.94%) C# Developer
14 16 (3.94%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.02%) React
2 56 (13.79%) .NET
3 54 (13.30%) AngularJS
4 53 (13.05%) HTML
5 48 (11.82%) CSS
6 44 (10.84%) Spring
7 42 (10.34%) Django
8 41 (10.10%) Kafka
9 40 (9.85%) Web Services
10 39 (9.61%) Spring Boot
11 34 (8.37%) HTML5
12 33 (8.13%) CSS3
12 33 (8.13%) Node.js
13 28 (6.90%) Sass
13 28 (6.90%) Vue.js
14 27 (6.65%) LESS
14 27 (6.65%) Pandas
15 18 (4.43%) Laravel
15 18 (4.43%) REST
16 17 (4.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.33%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (7.64%) User Experience
3 27 (6.65%) Equities
4 25 (6.16%) Algorithms
5 21 (5.17%) Data Structures
6 14 (3.45%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.72%) Derivative
9 7 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.23%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.74%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.49%) Market Risk
14 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.58%) Linux
2 9 (2.22%) Unix
3 4 (0.99%) Android
4 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.25%) CentOS
4 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.14%) Microservices
3 96 (23.65%) DevOps
4 88 (21.67%) TDD
5 57 (14.04%) BDD
6 53 (13.05%) Fintech
6 53 (13.05%) Mentoring
7 46 (11.33%) Analytics
8 35 (8.62%) OO
9 34 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (7.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 29 (7.14%) Computer Science
12 28 (6.90%) Requirements Gathering
12 28 (6.90%) Test Automation
13 27 (6.65%) Coaching
14 26 (6.40%) Pair Programming
14 26 (6.40%) Scrum
14 26 (6.40%) Software Delivery
15 24 (5.91%) Web Development
16 22 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 128 (31.53%) Python
2 127 (31.28%) Java
3 116 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 80 (19.70%) C#
5 68 (16.75%) SQL
6 38 (9.36%) C++
7 30 (7.39%) Go
8 27 (6.65%) Java 8
8 27 (6.65%) TypeScript
9 25 (6.16%) PHP
10 18 (4.43%) Kotlin
10 18 (4.43%) Scala
11 13 (3.20%) Ruby
12 10 (2.46%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.97%) C
13 8 (1.97%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.48%) HiveQL
15 4 (0.99%) Clojure
15 4 (0.99%) Groovy
15 4 (0.99%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 38 (9.36%) Degree
2 16 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.23%) Master's Degree
3 5 (1.23%) PhD
4 4 (0.99%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.22%) QA
2 7 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 85 (20.94%) Docker
2 7 (1.72%) HDFS
3 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 71 (17.49%) Kubernetes
2 35 (8.62%) Puppet
3 33 (8.13%) Terraform
4 19 (4.68%) Ansible
5 8 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.23%) Grafana
7 5 (1.23%) Istio
8 1 (0.25%) Ambari
8 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.25%) Kibana
8 1 (0.25%) Oozie
8 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 24 (5.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.20%) Charles River
2 13 (3.20%) Google
3 9 (2.22%) Oracle
4 8 (1.97%) Cloudera
4 8 (1.97%) Talend
5 6 (1.48%) Informatica
6 4 (0.99%) Veracode
7 3 (0.74%) Broadcom
7 3 (0.74%) Databricks
7 3 (0.74%) Solace
8 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.25%) BT
9 1 (0.25%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.25%) SaltStack