Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 221 311 383
Rank change year-on-year +90 +72 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 477 446 491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.55% 0.95% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.00% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 321 351 409
10th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £77,500 £70,257
Median % change year-on-year - +10.31% +0.37%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £115,000 £101,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +13.64%

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 28,490 44,421 58,293
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.37% 94.57% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23,053 36,484 48,275
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +62 60 £80,000 -5.88% 22
South London +26 9 £70,000 -25.33% 2
West London +66 4 £80,000 +23.08% 16
East London +7 3 £65,000 -35.00% 3
North London +28 1 - - 1
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 474 (99.37%) Software Engineering
2 220 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (41.72%) JavaScript
4 171 (35.85%) Python
5 158 (33.12%) AWS
6 156 (32.70%) .NET
7 153 (32.08%) Microservices
8 150 (31.45%) Node.js
9 146 (30.61%) Docker
10 142 (29.77%) TDD
11 139 (29.14%) Java
12 138 (28.93%) Finance
13 128 (26.83%) C#
13 128 (26.83%) React
14 122 (25.58%) .NET Core
15 120 (25.16%) Kubernetes
16 107 (22.43%) TypeScript
17 102 (21.38%) .NET Framework
18 100 (20.96%) DevOps
19 83 (17.40%) Scrum
20 82 (17.19%) Azure
21 80 (16.77%) REST
22 78 (16.35%) Kafka
22 78 (16.35%) Go
23 71 (14.88%) Mentoring
24 68 (14.26%) Fintech
25 67 (14.05%) Serverless
26 65 (13.63%) Test Automation
26 65 (13.63%) Computer Science
26 65 (13.63%) PostgreSQL

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 17 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.47%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.47%) CMS
3 3 (0.63%) Apache Solr
3 3 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (0.63%) Tornado
4 2 (0.42%) WordPress
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
5 1 (0.21%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.21%) nginx
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.84%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.84%) InVision
2 4 (0.84%) Sketch
2 4 (0.84%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.21%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 158 (33.12%) AWS
2 82 (17.19%) Azure
3 67 (14.05%) Serverless
4 40 (8.39%) AWS Lambda
5 38 (7.97%) GCP
6 30 (6.29%) SaaS
7 23 (4.82%) GitHub
8 18 (3.77%) Amazon S3
9 15 (3.14%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (2.73%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (2.31%) AWS Step Functions
13 10 (2.10%) Heroku
14 8 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (1.47%) AWS CodePipeline
16 6 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (1.26%) Amazon EKS
16 6 (1.26%) AWS Fargate
16 6 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (1.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.35%) HTTP
2 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.42%) Internet
2 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.21%) MQTT
3 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.63%) PostgreSQL
2 49 (10.27%) SQL Server
3 34 (7.13%) NoSQL
3 34 (7.13%) Relational Database
4 33 (6.92%) MySQL
5 31 (6.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 27 (5.66%) MongoDB
7 22 (4.61%) Redis
8 12 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.31%) Big Data
10 6 (1.26%) Aerospike
11 5 (1.05%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.84%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.63%) MemSQL
14 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 50 (10.48%) GitLab
2 43 (9.01%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.19%) JIRA
3 20 (4.19%) webpack
4 17 (3.56%) Cypress.io
5 14 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.52%) NUnit
7 11 (2.31%) Moq
8 10 (2.10%) JUnit
8 10 (2.10%) Maven
9 9 (1.89%) Babel
9 9 (1.89%) Gradle
9 9 (1.89%) Mocha
10 7 (1.47%) gulp
11 6 (1.26%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.05%) CircleCI
12 5 (1.05%) EasyMock
12 5 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 138 (28.93%) Finance
2 58 (12.16%) Games
3 41 (8.60%) Retail
4 31 (6.50%) Marketing
5 28 (5.87%) Public Sector
6 26 (5.45%) Telecoms
7 24 (5.03%) Electronics
8 23 (4.82%) Manufacturing
9 18 (3.77%) Banking
10 10 (2.10%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.89%) Law
12 8 (1.68%) Legal
13 7 (1.47%) Advertising
14 5 (1.05%) Front Office
15 3 (0.63%) Local Government
16 2 (0.42%) Billing
17 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.21%) Automotive
17 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (32.70%) .NET
2 150 (31.45%) Node.js
3 128 (26.83%) React
4 122 (25.58%) .NET Core
5 102 (21.38%) .NET Framework
6 80 (16.77%) REST
7 78 (16.35%) Kafka
8 61 (12.79%) AngularJS
9 56 (11.74%) CSS
10 53 (11.11%) HTML
11 42 (8.81%) Web Services
12 39 (8.18%) GraphQL
13 38 (7.97%) RESTful
14 35 (7.34%) Vue.js
15 32 (6.71%) RabbitMQ
16 29 (6.08%) Spring
17 27 (5.66%) Spring Boot
18 22 (4.61%) Jest
18 22 (4.61%) Svelte
19 19 (3.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.50%) User Experience
2 28 (5.87%) Algorithms
3 27 (5.66%) Cloud Native
4 21 (4.40%) Data Structures
4 21 (4.40%) Virtual Team
5 19 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.73%) Blog
8 8 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.26%) Cyberattack
9 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.63%) Derivative
11 3 (0.63%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.63%) Online Games
12 2 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.55%) Linux
2 17 (3.56%) Windows
3 9 (1.89%) Android
4 6 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.63%) Unix
6 2 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (99.37%) Software Engineering
2 220 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (32.08%) Microservices
4 142 (29.77%) TDD
5 100 (20.96%) DevOps
6 83 (17.40%) Scrum
7 71 (14.88%) Mentoring
8 68 (14.26%) Fintech
9 65 (13.63%) Computer Science
9 65 (13.63%) Test Automation
10 54 (11.32%) SOLID
11 45 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 45 (9.43%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 45 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (9.01%) E-Commerce
13 40 (8.39%) Coaching
14 38 (7.97%) Analytics
14 38 (7.97%) OO
15 36 (7.55%) Machine Learning
16 35 (7.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 199 (41.72%) JavaScript
2 171 (35.85%) Python
3 139 (29.14%) Java
4 128 (26.83%) C#
5 107 (22.43%) TypeScript
6 78 (16.35%) Go
7 62 (13.00%) SQL
8 43 (9.01%) C++
9 24 (5.03%) Scala
10 19 (3.98%) Rust
11 18 (3.77%) ES6
11 18 (3.77%) Ruby
12 10 (2.10%) Kotlin
12 10 (2.10%) Perl
12 10 (2.10%) PHP
13 8 (1.68%) C
14 5 (1.05%) Ada
14 5 (1.05%) Java 8
15 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.63%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 49 (10.27%) Degree
2 25 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
3 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.98%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.42%) GDPR
2 2 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 146 (30.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 120 (25.16%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.08%) Terraform
3 9 (1.89%) Ansible
4 6 (1.26%) Grafana
5 3 (0.63%) Kibana
6 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.71%) Google
3 23 (4.82%) SAP
4 11 (2.31%) Samsung
5 9 (1.89%) Oracle
6 7 (1.47%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.05%) Guidewire
7 5 (1.05%) hybris
8 4 (0.84%) Adobe
8 4 (0.84%) Instagram
8 4 (0.84%) New Relic
8 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.63%) PagerDuty
10 2 (0.42%) Conga
10 2 (0.42%) Demandware
10 2 (0.42%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.42%) Facebook
10 2 (0.42%) HubSpot
10 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.42%) Spotify