Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Engineer
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 477 567
Rank change year-on-year +91 +90 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 521 425 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.57% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.60% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 394 271 281
London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -0.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 65,243 70,983 75,900
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.76% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 53,121 55,600 65,950
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Central London +10 78 £72,500 +7.81% 34
South London +3 11 £65,000 +23.81% 4
East London +1 10 £100,000 +53.85% 5
West London -11 4 £67,500 +22.73% 18
North London +10 2 £80,000 +60.00% 3
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Senior 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 London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 520 (99.81%) Software Engineering
2 328 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (52.98%) Java
4 199 (38.20%) JavaScript
5 183 (35.12%) TDD
6 182 (34.93%) C#
7 147 (28.21%) .NET
8 131 (25.14%) Microservices
9 125 (23.99%) AngularJS
10 123 (23.61%) HTML
11 122 (23.42%) Spring
12 112 (21.50%) SQL
13 111 (21.31%) Finance
13 111 (21.31%) React
14 108 (20.73%) Scrum
15 106 (20.35%) OO
15 106 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
16 96 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
17 94 (18.04%) CSS
18 91 (17.47%) Python
19 87 (16.70%) Degree
20 84 (16.12%) Node.js
21 81 (15.55%) Docker
21 81 (15.55%) MVC
22 78 (14.97%) REST
23 77 (14.78%) BDD
24 75 (14.40%) C++
25 74 (14.20%) HTML5
25 74 (14.20%) Test Automation
26 63 (12.09%) Git (software)

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (5.95%) CMS
3 22 (4.22%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.30%) Apache
5 7 (1.34%) Apache Solr
5 7 (1.34%) Ethereum
6 6 (1.15%) NServiceBus
7 5 (0.96%) WordPress
8 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.38%) Jetty
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.19%) IIS
10 1 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.58%) LibreOffice
1 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.38%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 106 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (6.91%) SaaS
4 19 (3.65%) Serverless
5 17 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (3.07%) GitHub
7 14 (2.69%) PaaS
8 9 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.54%) IaaS
9 8 (1.54%) Trello
10 7 (1.34%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.15%) npm
12 5 (0.96%) Heroku
13 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.58%) Office 365
14 2 (0.38%) NuGet
15 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.45%) Internet
2 16 (3.07%) HTTP
3 7 (1.34%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.96%) NFC
5 2 (0.38%) Broadband
5 2 (0.38%) DVB
5 2 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.38%) HbbTV
5 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.17%) MongoDB
2 51 (9.79%) SQL Server
3 37 (7.10%) Blockchain
4 30 (5.76%) NoSQL
5 29 (5.57%) Big Data
6 26 (4.99%) MySQL
7 21 (4.03%) Hadoop
7 21 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (2.30%) Apache Hive
11 11 (2.11%) Redis
11 11 (2.11%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.92%) Impala
13 9 (1.73%) Apache Accumulo
13 9 (1.73%) Sqoop
14 8 (1.54%) Data Mining
15 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.96%) InterSystems Cache
16 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 63 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 51 (9.79%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.53%) Selenium
4 33 (6.33%) JUnit
5 21 (4.03%) JIRA
6 18 (3.45%) NUnit
7 17 (3.26%) Jasmine
8 15 (2.88%) Gradle
8 15 (2.88%) Maven
9 13 (2.50%) Subversion
9 13 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (2.30%) Grunt
10 12 (2.30%) gulp
11 11 (2.11%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.11%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.92%) JMeter
12 10 (1.92%) Mocha
13 9 (1.73%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (21.31%) Finance
2 39 (7.49%) Games
3 30 (5.76%) Retail
4 29 (5.57%) Banking
5 26 (4.99%) Marketing
6 21 (4.03%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.11%) Publishing
8 10 (1.92%) Electronics
9 9 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.73%) Military
10 7 (1.34%) Arabic Language
10 7 (1.34%) Hindi Language
10 7 (1.34%) Russian Language
10 7 (1.34%) Spanish Language
10 7 (1.34%) Welsh Language
11 6 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.15%) Law
12 5 (0.96%) Front Office
12 5 (0.96%) Legal
13 3 (0.58%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (28.21%) .NET
2 125 (23.99%) AngularJS
3 123 (23.61%) HTML
4 122 (23.42%) Spring
5 111 (21.31%) React
6 94 (18.04%) CSS
7 84 (16.12%) Node.js
8 78 (14.97%) REST
9 74 (14.20%) HTML5
10 61 (11.71%) ASP.NET
11 58 (11.13%) RESTful
12 55 (10.56%) Spring Boot
13 49 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 49 (9.40%) Web Services
14 47 (9.02%) WCF
15 46 (8.83%) jQuery
16 44 (8.45%) CSS3
17 40 (7.68%) ASP.NET Web API
18 31 (5.95%) .NET Framework
18 31 (5.95%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.36%) Computer Science
1 54 (10.36%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (9.21%) User Experience
3 45 (8.64%) Fintech
4 42 (8.06%) Algorithms
5 33 (6.33%) Data Structures
6 30 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (3.65%) Mobile App
9 18 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (3.26%) Equities
10 17 (3.26%) Fixed Income
11 16 (3.07%) Blog
12 15 (2.88%) Public Cloud
13 13 (2.50%) Spread Betting
14 9 (1.73%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.73%) PKI
15 8 (1.54%) PlayStation
15 8 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.06%) Android
2 40 (7.68%) Linux
3 32 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 28 (5.37%) Windows
5 9 (1.73%) Unix
6 7 (1.34%) Nucleus RTOS
6 7 (1.34%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (99.81%) Software Engineering
2 328 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (35.12%) TDD
4 131 (25.14%) Microservices
5 108 (20.73%) Scrum
6 106 (20.35%) OO
7 96 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (15.55%) MVC
9 77 (14.78%) BDD
10 74 (14.20%) Test Automation
11 63 (12.09%) Mentoring
12 59 (11.32%) SDLC
13 57 (10.94%) DevOps
14 54 (10.36%) Open Source
14 54 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (9.98%) SOLID
16 45 (8.64%) Front End Development
17 42 (8.06%) Multithreading
18 41 (7.87%) Kanban
18 41 (7.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 276 (52.98%) Java
2 199 (38.20%) JavaScript
3 182 (34.93%) C#
4 112 (21.50%) SQL
5 91 (17.47%) Python
6 75 (14.40%) C++
7 59 (11.32%) Scala
8 55 (10.56%) Ruby
9 50 (9.60%) Java 8
10 40 (7.68%) C
11 38 (7.29%) Go
12 32 (6.14%) PHP
13 16 (3.07%) PL/SQL
13 16 (3.07%) TypeScript
14 15 (2.88%) ES6
15 12 (2.30%) Haskell
16 11 (2.11%) Perl
17 9 (1.73%) Erlang
18 8 (1.54%) Kotlin
18 8 (1.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 87 (16.70%) Degree
2 29 (5.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.11%) Master's Degree
4 10 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.73%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.73%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.58%) PhD
7 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.95%) QA
2 4 (0.77%) GDPR
3 2 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (15.55%) Docker
2 11 (2.11%) HDFS
3 9 (1.73%) Apache Flume
3 9 (1.73%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.69%) Ansible
3 13 (2.50%) Terraform
4 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (6.91%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.99%) Oracle
3 21 (4.03%) Google
4 9 (1.73%) Cloudera
4 9 (1.73%) VMware
5 8 (1.54%) SAP
6 7 (1.34%) WorldPay
7 6 (1.15%) Sun
7 6 (1.15%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.96%) Apple
8 5 (0.96%) InterSystems
9 4 (0.77%) Cisco
9 4 (0.77%) Dell
9 4 (0.77%) LexisNexis
9 4 (0.77%) NetApp
10 3 (0.58%) IBM
10 3 (0.58%) Perforce
10 3 (0.58%) Sony
11 2 (0.38%) Informatica
11 2 (0.38%) JDA