Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 374 424 556
Rank change year-on-year +50 +132 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 540 522 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.81% 0.69% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.73% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 451 346 264
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £98,750 £87,125
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%

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 63,712 71,543 73,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.64% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52,254 56,238 63,154
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,249 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -1 69 £70,000 +7.69% 25
South London +10 23 £67,500 +22.73% 4
East London -3 10 £70,000 +7.69% 5
West London -29 3 £67,500 +22.73% 17
North London - 3 £80,000 -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 539 (99.81%) Software Engineering
2 281 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (46.11%) Java
4 208 (38.52%) C#
5 178 (32.96%) JavaScript
6 169 (31.30%) TDD
7 143 (26.48%) .NET
8 141 (26.11%) Amazon AWS
9 133 (24.63%) Microservices
10 126 (23.33%) HTML
11 115 (21.30%) AngularJS
12 112 (20.74%) React
13 110 (20.37%) Docker
14 101 (18.70%) C++
15 97 (17.96%) Finance
15 97 (17.96%) Spring
16 93 (17.22%) CSS
16 93 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
17 90 (16.67%) Python
18 88 (16.30%) OO
19 84 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
20 82 (15.19%) Scrum
21 80 (14.81%) SQL
22 78 (14.44%) Node.js
23 77 (14.26%) Mentoring
24 73 (13.52%) REST
24 73 (13.52%) MVC
25 72 (13.33%) Degree
26 69 (12.78%) HTML5
27 68 (12.59%) SaaS

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 39 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (3.70%) CMS
3 17 (3.15%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.04%) Apache
5 9 (1.67%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.11%) Apache TomEE
6 6 (1.11%) JBoss
6 6 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.93%) Ethereum
8 4 (0.74%) Confluence
9 3 (0.56%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.37%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.37%) Jetty
10 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.37%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) LibreOffice
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Maya
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.48%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.93%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.19%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 141 (26.11%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (12.59%) SaaS
4 37 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (6.85%) PaaS
5 26 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (2.96%) Serverless
7 12 (2.22%) npm
8 8 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.48%) GitHub
8 8 (1.48%) IBM Cloud
8 8 (1.48%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.48%) Trello
9 7 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.93%) IaaS
11 4 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.74%) Heroku
11 4 (0.74%) Route 53
12 3 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.52%) Internet
2 11 (2.04%) Bluetooth
2 11 (2.04%) HTTP
3 8 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.93%) NFC
5 2 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.37%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.37%) Z-Wave
6 1 (0.19%) DVB
6 1 (0.19%) HbbTV
6 1 (0.19%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.11%) MongoDB
3 30 (5.56%) Big Data
4 28 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 25 (4.63%) Blockchain
6 19 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (3.33%) MySQL
8 16 (2.96%) Data Mining
8 16 (2.96%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.85%) Redis
12 9 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (1.30%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
16 4 (0.74%) Impala
16 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 52 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 26 (4.81%) Selenium
4 23 (4.26%) JIRA
5 20 (3.70%) JUnit
6 18 (3.33%) gulp
7 16 (2.96%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.78%) webpack
9 12 (2.22%) Grunt
9 12 (2.22%) Visual Studio
9 12 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (1.85%) Babel
10 10 (1.85%) Subversion
10 10 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.67%) Gradle
11 9 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.67%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.48%) Maven
13 6 (1.11%) Ant
13 6 (1.11%) Jasmine
General
1 97 (17.96%) Finance
2 42 (7.78%) Games
3 36 (6.67%) Retail
4 30 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 29 (5.37%) Marketing
6 22 (4.07%) Electronics
6 22 (4.07%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.59%) Banking
7 14 (2.59%) Publishing
8 8 (1.48%) Advertising
9 6 (1.11%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.93%) Law
10 5 (0.93%) Legal
11 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Military
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (26.48%) .NET
2 126 (23.33%) HTML
3 115 (21.30%) AngularJS
4 112 (20.74%) React
5 97 (17.96%) Spring
6 93 (17.22%) CSS
7 78 (14.44%) Node.js
8 73 (13.52%) REST
9 69 (12.78%) HTML5
10 58 (10.74%) Web Services
11 57 (10.56%) ASP.NET
11 57 (10.56%) RESTful
12 48 (8.89%) WCF
13 46 (8.52%) Spring Boot
14 45 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 45 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 43 (7.96%) CSS3
16 36 (6.67%) jQuery
17 31 (5.74%) .NET Core
18 28 (5.19%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.93%) Algorithms
2 56 (10.37%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (8.52%) User Experience
4 42 (7.78%) Computer Science
5 40 (7.41%) Public Cloud
6 38 (7.04%) Fintech
7 31 (5.74%) Data Structures
8 29 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (4.26%) Equities
11 22 (4.07%) Fixed Income
11 22 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (2.78%) Spread Betting
13 9 (1.67%) Blog
13 9 (1.67%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.30%) Mobile App
15 7 (1.30%) PlayStation
15 7 (1.30%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.37%) Linux
2 25 (4.63%) Windows
3 21 (3.89%) Android
4 15 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.85%) CoreOS
6 7 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (1.11%) Unix
8 4 (0.74%) Solaris
9 2 (0.37%) Nucleus RTOS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (99.81%) Software Engineering
2 281 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (31.30%) TDD
4 133 (24.63%) Microservices
5 93 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (16.30%) OO
7 82 (15.19%) Scrum
8 77 (14.26%) Mentoring
9 73 (13.52%) MVC
10 63 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
10 63 (11.67%) Test Automation
11 60 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 58 (10.74%) DevOps
13 54 (10.00%) BDD
14 53 (9.81%) Open Source
15 52 (9.63%) Front End Development
16 49 (9.07%) User Stories
17 48 (8.89%) Multithreading
17 48 (8.89%) SDLC
18 42 (7.78%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 249 (46.11%) Java
2 208 (38.52%) C#
3 178 (32.96%) JavaScript
4 101 (18.70%) C++
5 90 (16.67%) Python
6 80 (14.81%) SQL
7 47 (8.70%) Go
8 46 (8.52%) TypeScript
9 43 (7.96%) Scala
10 38 (7.04%) Java 8
10 38 (7.04%) Ruby
11 36 (6.67%) C
12 28 (5.19%) PHP
13 16 (2.96%) ES6
14 11 (2.04%) Haskell
14 11 (2.04%) Kotlin
15 9 (1.67%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.30%) Erlang
17 7 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (13.33%) Degree
2 24 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.59%) Master's Degree
4 5 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.74%) PhD
5 4 (0.74%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.37%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.19%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) GDPR
3 2 (0.37%) JTAG
3 2 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (20.37%) Docker
2 10 (1.85%) etcd
3 7 (1.30%) HDFS
4 3 (0.56%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.56%) Firmware
4 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 58 (10.74%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.44%) Ansible
3 16 (2.96%) Terraform
4 11 (2.04%) Prometheus
5 7 (1.30%) Puppet
6 6 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.37%) Kibana
7 2 (0.37%) logstash
7 2 (0.37%) Mesos
7 2 (0.37%) SCCM
8 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.19%) Nagios
8 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 57 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.48%) Google
3 16 (2.96%) SAP
4 13 (2.41%) Oracle
5 11 (2.04%) IBM
6 8 (1.48%) WorldPay
7 5 (0.93%) Atmel
7 5 (0.93%) Cadence
7 5 (0.93%) InterSystems
7 5 (0.93%) Sony
8 4 (0.74%) Canon
8 4 (0.74%) LexisNexis
9 3 (0.56%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.56%) Perforce
9 3 (0.56%) VMware
10 2 (0.37%) BT
10 2 (0.37%) Dell
10 2 (0.37%) Informatica
10 2 (0.37%) JDA
10 2 (0.37%) NetApp