Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 25 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +43
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 681 825 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.48% 7.94% 7.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.00% 8.56% 7.71%
Number of salaries quoted 575 752 656
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £114,500 £106,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
% 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 8,510 9,636 10,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.47% 92.73% 93.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,335 8,557 8,933
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 February 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 19 February 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 - 3 £65,000 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 261 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (37.89%) Java
3 238 (34.95%) Python
4 207 (30.40%) JavaScript
5 176 (25.84%) AWS
6 175 (25.70%) Finance
7 169 (24.82%) C#
8 148 (21.73%) Microservices
9 141 (20.70%) DevOps
10 133 (19.53%) Computer Science
11 132 (19.38%) Docker
12 122 (17.91%) SQL
13 117 (17.18%) .NET
14 112 (16.45%) Linux
15 110 (16.15%) React
16 105 (15.42%) Kubernetes
17 102 (14.98%) C++
17 102 (14.98%) HTML
18 101 (14.83%) CSS
19 100 (14.68%) OO
19 100 (14.68%) Azure
20 94 (13.80%) Node.js
21 89 (13.07%) GCP
22 86 (12.63%) Test Automation
22 86 (12.63%) Degree
23 85 (12.48%) Fintech
24 84 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
25 83 (12.19%) Machine Learning
26 82 (12.04%) SQL Server
26 82 (12.04%) Scrum

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 45 (6.61%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (4.11%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.62%) Headless CMS
4 10 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.17%) Apache
6 7 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.73%) JBoss
7 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.59%) Luigi
9 3 (0.44%) Confluence
9 3 (0.44%) IIS
9 3 (0.44%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.29%) CMS
10 2 (0.29%) SAS
10 2 (0.29%) TPMS
10 2 (0.29%) WordPress
11 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Adobe XD
1 3 (0.44%) InVision
2 2 (0.29%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.29%) Sketch
3 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.91%) R3 Corda
2 6 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 176 (25.84%) AWS
2 100 (14.68%) Azure
3 89 (13.07%) GCP
4 45 (6.61%) Serverless
5 32 (4.70%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (3.52%) SaaS
7 23 (3.38%) Amazon S3
7 23 (3.38%) GitHub
8 14 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.76%) AWS Fargate
9 12 (1.76%) Firebase
10 10 (1.47%) Azure Functions
11 9 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.17%) Datadog
13 7 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (0.88%) npm
15 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.73%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.73%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.17%) Firewall
2 8 (1.17%) Wireshark
3 7 (1.03%) HTTP
4 6 (0.88%) Internet
5 2 (0.29%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 65 (9.54%) NoSQL
3 57 (8.37%) Big Data
4 52 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (7.20%) MySQL
6 41 (6.02%) Relational Database
7 37 (5.43%) Redis
8 34 (4.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (3.23%) Blockchain
10 20 (2.94%) MongoDB
11 19 (2.79%) Hadoop
12 17 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (2.50%) Oracle Database
13 15 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
16 12 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (1.62%) Amazon Athena
17 11 (1.62%) RDBMS
17 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.58%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.82%) JIRA
4 16 (2.35%) Maven
5 12 (1.76%) Gradle
6 11 (1.62%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.17%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.17%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.17%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.17%) GitLab
8 8 (1.17%) JUnit
8 8 (1.17%) webpack
9 7 (1.03%) ERwin
9 7 (1.03%) PHPUnit
9 7 (1.03%) PowerDesigner
9 7 (1.03%) Selenium
10 6 (0.88%) Gatling
10 6 (0.88%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 175 (25.70%) Finance
2 42 (6.17%) Banking
3 41 (6.02%) Retail
4 36 (5.29%) Marketing
5 21 (3.08%) Games
6 14 (2.06%) Law
7 12 (1.76%) Advertising
7 12 (1.76%) Legal
8 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.32%) Front Office
10 7 (1.03%) Publishing
10 7 (1.03%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.88%) Public Sector
12 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.59%) Billing
13 4 (0.59%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.29%) Automotive
15 2 (0.29%) Electronics
16 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 261 (38.33%) Software Engineer
2 235 (34.51%) Developer
3 73 (10.72%) Senior Software Engineer
4 58 (8.52%) Senior Developer
5 57 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 52 (7.64%) Python Engineer
7 48 (7.05%) .NET Developer
7 48 (7.05%) Software Developer
8 45 (6.61%) Java Engineer
8 45 (6.61%) Java Software Engineer
9 41 (6.02%) Python Developer
10 34 (4.99%) Python Software Engineer
11 32 (4.70%) C# Developer
11 32 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (4.55%) Data Engineer
13 26 (3.82%) Senior Software Developer
14 25 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (3.67%) SQL Developer
15 22 (3.23%) Architect
15 22 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (17.18%) .NET
2 110 (16.15%) React
3 102 (14.98%) HTML
4 101 (14.83%) CSS
5 94 (13.80%) Node.js
6 77 (11.31%) AngularJS
7 73 (10.72%) REST
8 67 (9.84%) Kafka
9 52 (7.64%) Spring
10 46 (6.75%) ASP.NET
11 41 (6.02%) .NET Core
12 38 (5.58%) RESTful
12 38 (5.58%) Web Services
13 34 (4.99%) HTML5
14 30 (4.41%) Apache Flex
14 30 (4.41%) Django
14 30 (4.41%) Spring Boot
15 26 (3.82%) Redux
16 22 (3.23%) GraphQL
17 20 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.66%) User Experience
2 58 (8.52%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 43 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.67%) Mobile App
6 24 (3.52%) Cloud Native
7 20 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 19 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.50%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.35%) Hedge funds
11 15 (2.20%) Equities
11 15 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (2.06%) Blog
13 13 (1.91%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.76%) Data Centre
15 10 (1.47%) Social Media
16 9 (1.32%) Derivative
16 9 (1.32%) Reinsurance
17 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.45%) Linux
2 38 (5.58%) Windows
3 27 (3.96%) Android
4 25 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.47%) CentOS
6 9 (1.32%) Unix
7 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (21.73%) Microservices
3 141 (20.70%) DevOps
4 133 (19.53%) Computer Science
5 100 (14.68%) OO
6 86 (12.63%) Test Automation
7 85 (12.48%) Fintech
8 84 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (12.19%) Machine Learning
10 82 (12.04%) Scrum
10 82 (12.04%) TDD
11 81 (11.89%) Analytics
12 78 (11.45%) SDLC
13 73 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
14 71 (10.43%) Open Source
15 49 (7.20%) MVC
16 45 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 43 (6.31%) Web Development
18 41 (6.02%) Mentoring
18 41 (6.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 258 (37.89%) Java
2 238 (34.95%) Python
3 207 (30.40%) JavaScript
4 169 (24.82%) C#
5 122 (17.91%) SQL
6 102 (14.98%) C++
7 49 (7.20%) Java 8
8 48 (7.05%) TypeScript
9 42 (6.17%) C
10 39 (5.73%) Go
11 37 (5.43%) Ruby
12 30 (4.41%) Kotlin
13 29 (4.26%) Scala
14 24 (3.52%) PHP
15 21 (3.08%) Bash Shell
16 19 (2.79%) ES6
17 14 (2.06%) T-SQL
18 10 (1.47%) R
18 10 (1.47%) Shell Script
19 9 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 86 (12.63%) Degree
2 51 (7.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.06%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.17%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.88%) PhD
6 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.15%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.15%) ISEB
7 1 (0.15%) MCP
7 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PMP
7 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.90%) QA
2 10 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.59%) PMO
4 3 (0.44%) GDPR
5 2 (0.29%) EMIR
5 2 (0.29%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (19.38%) Docker
2 7 (1.03%) Firmware
3 5 (0.73%) HDFS
4 3 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.44%) KVM
4 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) ACF2
5 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) RACF
5 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 105 (15.42%) Kubernetes
2 40 (5.87%) Terraform
3 31 (4.55%) Ansible
4 11 (1.62%) Packer
5 6 (0.88%) Control-M
5 6 (0.88%) Grafana
5 6 (0.88%) Graphite
5 6 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.59%) Oozie
7 3 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.44%) Puppet
8 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.15%) Kibana
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) Mesos
8 1 (0.15%) MIIS
8 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.15%) Rancher
8 1 (0.15%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 58 (8.52%) Google
2 36 (5.29%) Oracle
3 20 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 13 (1.91%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.32%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.17%) IBM
8 6 (0.88%) Ab Initio
8 6 (0.88%) Facebook
8 6 (0.88%) Solace
9 5 (0.73%) Samsung
9 5 (0.73%) SAP
10 4 (0.59%) Adobe
10 4 (0.59%) YouTube
11 3 (0.44%) Tableau
11 3 (0.44%) VMware
12 2 (0.29%) Apple
12 2 (0.29%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.29%) Roku