Period
to 24 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 332 368
Rank change year-on-year +195 +36 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,253 150 450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.55% 0.74% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 0.79% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 458 132 327
10th Percentile £58,600 £60,000 £55,000
25th Percentile £67,500 £66,063 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £98,750 £90,313 £90,125
90th Percentile £120,375 £95,000 £115,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +4.35%

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 44,011 18,885 53,230
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.44% 93.44% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30,328 15,861 43,850
10th Percentile £40,500 £42,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +0.91% +6.80% +3.00%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 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
Central London -1 79 £80,000 +6.67% 30
West London - 43 £85,000 - 14
South London -11 14 £60,000 -7.69% 4
East London -15 4 £60,000 -14.29% 5
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 1,247 (99.52%) Software Engineering
2 646 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 606 (48.36%) AWS
4 535 (42.70%) Java
5 489 (39.03%) React
6 469 (37.43%) JavaScript
7 465 (37.11%) Finance
8 430 (34.32%) Microservices
9 406 (32.40%) Docker
10 370 (29.53%) Kubernetes
11 366 (29.21%) Python
12 321 (25.62%) TypeScript
13 303 (24.18%) Node.js
14 292 (23.30%) PostgreSQL
15 283 (22.59%) Full Stack Development
16 282 (22.51%) TDD
17 267 (21.31%) C#
18 266 (21.23%) Azure
19 265 (21.15%) DevOps
20 251 (20.03%) .NET
21 247 (19.71%) Mentoring
22 241 (19.23%) GCP
23 238 (18.99%) SQL
24 235 (18.75%) Social Skills
25 231 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
26 229 (18.28%) Serverless
27 221 (17.64%) Terraform
28 220 (17.56%) Computer Science
29 210 (16.76%) GraphQL
30 207 (16.52%) Fintech

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 64 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (1.92%) Apache
3 20 (1.60%) Apache Pulsar
4 17 (1.36%) CMS
5 16 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
7 14 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.96%) Confluence
9 7 (0.56%) Magnolia
10 5 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.32%) nginx
11 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.24%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.16%) Drupal
14 1 (0.080%) Headless CMS
14 1 (0.080%) JBoss
14 1 (0.080%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.080%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.080%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.080%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.080%) Figma
1 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.80%) Magento
2 10 (0.80%) Shopify
3 9 (0.72%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.72%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 606 (48.36%) AWS
2 266 (21.23%) Azure
3 241 (19.23%) GCP
4 229 (18.28%) Serverless
5 110 (8.78%) AWS Lambda
6 74 (5.91%) Amazon S3
7 73 (5.83%) GitHub
8 70 (5.59%) SaaS
9 55 (4.39%) Amazon SQS
10 53 (4.23%) Heroku
11 45 (3.59%) AWS Step Functions
12 30 (2.39%) Amazon ECS
12 30 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (2.39%) AWS Fargate
13 29 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
15 24 (1.92%) Amazon EKS
15 24 (1.92%) Datadog
16 20 (1.60%) NuGet
17 16 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.07%) HTTP
2 22 (1.76%) Broadband
3 9 (0.72%) Internet
4 6 (0.48%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.40%) Bluetooth
5 5 (0.40%) SSL
5 5 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.24%) AMQP
6 3 (0.24%) DVB
6 3 (0.24%) RIP
6 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.16%) VoIP
7 2 (0.16%) Wireless
7 2 (0.16%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.080%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.080%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (23.30%) PostgreSQL
2 167 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 145 (11.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 106 (8.46%) Relational Database
5 105 (8.38%) MySQL
6 98 (7.82%) Redis
7 97 (7.74%) SQL Server
8 73 (5.83%) MongoDB
9 57 (4.55%) Amazon Aurora
10 32 (2.55%) Big Data
11 26 (2.08%) Blockchain
11 26 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 25 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
13 24 (1.92%) Couchbase
14 20 (1.60%) Amazon Athena
15 18 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (1.20%) Hadoop
17 14 (1.12%) SQLite
18 12 (0.96%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 136 (10.85%) Git (software)
2 110 (8.78%) Jenkins
3 51 (4.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 51 (4.07%) TeamCity
4 43 (3.43%) Cypress.io
5 42 (3.35%) JUnit
6 34 (2.71%) JIRA
7 31 (2.47%) GitLab
8 28 (2.23%) git-flow
9 26 (2.08%) CircleCI
10 23 (1.84%) Babel
11 20 (1.60%) Gradle
12 19 (1.52%) Mockito
13 17 (1.36%) Maven
13 17 (1.36%) RSpec
13 17 (1.36%) webpack
14 15 (1.20%) gulp
15 13 (1.04%) Mocha
16 12 (0.96%) Sinon.JS
16 12 (0.96%) Spinnaker
General
1 465 (37.11%) Finance
2 235 (18.75%) Social Skills
3 123 (9.82%) Games
4 108 (8.62%) Banking
5 100 (7.98%) Retail
6 71 (5.67%) Marketing
7 61 (4.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 35 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (2.63%) Law
10 28 (2.23%) Manufacturing
11 27 (2.15%) Advertising
11 27 (2.15%) Financial Institution
12 25 (2.00%) Front Office
12 25 (2.00%) Public Sector
13 24 (1.92%) Legal
14 23 (1.84%) Billing
15 21 (1.68%) Electronics
16 20 (1.60%) Publishing
16 20 (1.60%) Retail Banking
17 19 (1.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (39.03%) React
2 303 (24.18%) Node.js
3 251 (20.03%) .NET
4 210 (16.76%) GraphQL
5 196 (15.64%) REST
6 176 (14.05%) AngularJS
7 175 (13.97%) .NET Core
8 169 (13.49%) Spring
9 160 (12.77%) RESTful
10 153 (12.21%) Web Services
11 149 (11.89%) Kafka
12 119 (9.50%) CSS
13 95 (7.58%) Vue.js
14 92 (7.34%) Spring Boot
15 91 (7.26%) HTML
16 80 (6.38%) .NET Framework
17 71 (5.67%) RabbitMQ
18 69 (5.51%) Ruby on Rails
19 65 (5.19%) Next.js
19 65 (5.19%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 150 (11.97%) User Experience
2 77 (6.15%) Algorithms
3 75 (5.99%) Mobile App
4 56 (4.47%) Derivative
5 51 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (3.99%) Virtual Team
7 44 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (3.35%) Blog
9 40 (3.19%) Data Structures
9 40 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
10 36 (2.87%) Cloud Native
11 30 (2.39%) Legacy Systems
12 27 (2.15%) Legacy Code
13 22 (1.76%) Public Cloud
14 21 (1.68%) Digital Media
14 21 (1.68%) Fixed Income
15 20 (1.60%) Hedge funds
16 17 (1.36%) Client/Server
16 17 (1.36%) Credit Risk
17 14 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 84 (6.70%) Linux
2 62 (4.95%) Android
3 57 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.60%) Unix
5 17 (1.36%) Windows
6 7 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.080%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,247 (99.52%) Software Engineering
2 646 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 430 (34.32%) Microservices
4 283 (22.59%) Full Stack Development
5 282 (22.51%) TDD
6 265 (21.15%) DevOps
7 247 (19.71%) Mentoring
8 231 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
9 220 (17.56%) Computer Science
10 207 (16.52%) Fintech
11 204 (16.28%) Test Automation
12 161 (12.85%) SDLC
13 159 (12.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 158 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
15 137 (10.93%) Event-Driven
16 130 (10.38%) Clean Code
17 118 (9.42%) Event-Driven Architecture
18 112 (8.94%) Machine Learning
19 110 (8.78%) Open Source
20 106 (8.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 535 (42.70%) Java
2 469 (37.43%) JavaScript
3 366 (29.21%) Python
4 321 (25.62%) TypeScript
5 267 (21.31%) C#
6 238 (18.99%) SQL
7 153 (12.21%) Go
8 136 (10.85%) Ruby
9 108 (8.62%) Scala
10 106 (8.46%) Kotlin
11 92 (7.34%) C++
12 62 (4.95%) Elixir
13 49 (3.91%) C
14 45 (3.59%) PHP
15 42 (3.35%) Clojure
16 38 (3.03%) ES6
16 38 (3.03%) Rust
17 27 (2.15%) Elm
18 26 (2.08%) Haskell
19 24 (1.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 185 (14.76%) Degree
2 90 (7.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.71%) Master's Degree
4 19 (1.52%) AWS Certification
5 13 (1.04%) PhD
6 5 (0.40%) HND
7 2 (0.16%) CITP
7 2 (0.16%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.16%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.080%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (9.34%) QA
2 30 (2.39%) Accessibility
3 11 (0.88%) PSD2
3 11 (0.88%) SLA
4 6 (0.48%) GDPR
5 3 (0.24%) WCAG
6 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.080%) DICOM
6 1 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 406 (32.40%) Docker
2 12 (0.96%) ISA Server
3 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.080%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 370 (29.53%) Kubernetes
2 221 (17.64%) Terraform
3 63 (5.03%) Grafana
4 52 (4.15%) Prometheus
5 34 (2.71%) Ansible
6 26 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.88%) Argo
7 11 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (0.88%) Puppet
8 1 (0.080%) Kibana
Vendors
1 139 (11.09%) Google
2 71 (5.67%) Microsoft
3 65 (5.19%) Samsung
4 42 (3.35%) Oracle
5 17 (1.36%) BT
5 17 (1.36%) New Relic
5 17 (1.36%) SAP
6 16 (1.28%) Apple
6 16 (1.28%) Xamarin
7 15 (1.20%) LexisNexis
8 14 (1.12%) Cadence
9 13 (1.04%) Instagram
9 13 (1.04%) YouTube
10 9 (0.72%) GoldenSource
11 7 (0.56%) PagerDuty
12 6 (0.48%) VMware
13 5 (0.40%) Autodesk
13 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.40%) Splunk
13 5 (0.40%) TOWER Software