Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 384 511
Rank change year-on-year +8 +127 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 503 528 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.76% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.79% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 417 382 248
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +5.69%
10th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,625 £82,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% +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 59,974 66,618 66,345
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 95.32% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 49,089 55,073 56,540
London median annual salary £62,375 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.96% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +33 63 £70,000 +12.00% 28
South London +22 43 £67,500 +3.85% 3
East London +27 8 £70,000 +7.69% 6
West London -26 4 £68,750 +1.85% 15
North London +22 3 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 489 (97.22%) Software Engineering
2 233 (46.32%) Java
3 228 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (38.37%) C#
5 161 (32.01%) JavaScript
6 145 (28.83%) .NET
7 140 (27.83%) Docker
8 134 (26.64%) Amazon AWS
9 123 (24.45%) Microservices
10 117 (23.26%) TDD
11 110 (21.87%) Python
12 109 (21.67%) C++
13 102 (20.28%) AngularJS
14 101 (20.08%) HTML
14 101 (20.08%) React
15 96 (19.09%) Mentoring
16 91 (18.09%) Microsoft Azure
17 88 (17.50%) Finance
18 82 (16.30%) Linux
19 73 (14.51%) Google
20 72 (14.31%) CSS
20 72 (14.31%) TypeScript
21 70 (13.92%) SaaS
22 69 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
23 68 (13.52%) Scrum
24 63 (12.52%) RESTful
25 62 (12.33%) Node.js
25 62 (12.33%) Go
25 62 (12.33%) Spring
25 62 (12.33%) OO

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 44 (8.75%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.38%) CMS
3 14 (2.78%) JBoss
4 13 (2.58%) Confluence
5 11 (2.19%) Apache TomEE
5 11 (2.19%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.39%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.39%) Ethereum
8 5 (0.99%) Apache
8 5 (0.99%) Hyperledger
8 5 (0.99%) IIS
8 5 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.20%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Maple
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 134 (26.64%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (18.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (13.92%) SaaS
4 61 (12.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (5.77%) PaaS
7 26 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (4.97%) IBM Cloud
9 24 (4.77%) npm
10 20 (3.98%) Amazon S3
11 19 (3.78%) Serverless
12 16 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (2.98%) GitHub
14 14 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (2.58%) Apigee
16 11 (2.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (1.39%) Route 53
18 5 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
18 5 (0.99%) Datadog
18 5 (0.99%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.18%) Internet
2 9 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.39%) HTTP
4 6 (1.19%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.60%) Broadband
6 2 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.40%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.40%) Z-Wave
7 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.20%) MQTT
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.95%) Big Data
2 35 (6.96%) SQL Server
3 34 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 31 (6.16%) MongoDB
5 27 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (5.17%) Hadoop
7 19 (3.78%) Amazon Redshift
7 19 (3.78%) MySQL
8 18 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (3.18%) Data Mining
10 15 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.98%) Relational Database
11 13 (2.58%) Blockchain
11 13 (2.58%) Redis
12 9 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.99%) RethinkDB
14 4 (0.80%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
14 4 (0.80%) HBase
14 4 (0.80%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 43 (8.55%) Git (software)
2 38 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.36%) Selenium
4 24 (4.77%) Babel
4 24 (4.77%) webpack
5 21 (4.17%) gulp
6 19 (3.78%) Cucumber
6 19 (3.78%) JIRA
7 18 (3.58%) JUnit
7 18 (3.58%) WebDriver
8 17 (3.38%) Mockito
9 15 (2.98%) Maven
9 15 (2.98%) Subversion
10 11 (2.19%) Ant
10 11 (2.19%) Gradle
10 11 (2.19%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.39%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.99%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (17.50%) Finance
2 41 (8.15%) Retail
3 32 (6.36%) Marketing
4 24 (4.77%) Games
4 24 (4.77%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.57%) Manufacturing
6 22 (4.37%) Electronics
7 14 (2.78%) Advertising
8 10 (1.99%) Publishing
9 9 (1.79%) Multimedia
10 6 (1.19%) Banking
11 5 (0.99%) Legal
12 4 (0.80%) Law
13 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.60%) Front Office
13 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Back Office
14 2 (0.40%) Billing
14 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (28.83%) .NET
2 102 (20.28%) AngularJS
3 101 (20.08%) HTML
3 101 (20.08%) React
4 72 (14.31%) CSS
5 63 (12.52%) RESTful
6 62 (12.33%) Node.js
6 62 (12.33%) Spring
7 61 (12.13%) REST
8 60 (11.93%) Web Services
9 50 (9.94%) Redux
10 41 (8.15%) ASP.NET
11 40 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (7.75%) HTML5
13 32 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 31 (6.16%) Spring Boot
15 30 (5.96%) Kafka
16 29 (5.77%) WCF
17 28 (5.57%) GraphQL
17 28 (5.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.93%) Algorithms
2 33 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (5.37%) Public Cloud
4 26 (5.17%) Data Structures
5 20 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.78%) Device Driver
7 17 (3.38%) Fintech
8 16 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (3.18%) User Experience
9 14 (2.78%) Tandem
10 13 (2.58%) Blog
11 12 (2.39%) Spread Betting
12 11 (2.19%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.99%) Equities
13 10 (1.99%) Fixed Income
14 9 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (1.39%) PKI
16 6 (1.19%) Derivative
16 6 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (16.30%) Linux
2 24 (4.77%) Windows
3 12 (2.39%) Android
4 10 (1.99%) CoreOS
5 9 (1.79%) Unix
6 6 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (1.19%) Solaris
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (97.22%) Software Engineering
2 228 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (24.45%) Microservices
4 117 (23.26%) TDD
5 96 (19.09%) Mentoring
6 69 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (13.52%) Scrum
8 62 (12.33%) OO
9 60 (11.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 60 (11.93%) Test Automation
10 59 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (11.53%) MVC
12 56 (11.13%) User Stories
13 54 (10.74%) DevOps
14 50 (9.94%) SDLC
15 46 (9.15%) Machine Learning
16 43 (8.55%) Multithreading
17 41 (8.15%) Computer Science
18 37 (7.36%) OOP
19 33 (6.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 233 (46.32%) Java
2 193 (38.37%) C#
3 161 (32.01%) JavaScript
4 110 (21.87%) Python
5 109 (21.67%) C++
6 72 (14.31%) TypeScript
7 62 (12.33%) Go
8 54 (10.74%) SQL
9 51 (10.14%) C
10 46 (9.15%) Scala
11 26 (5.17%) Ruby
12 23 (4.57%) Java 8
13 21 (4.17%) Objective-C
14 15 (2.98%) PHP
15 14 (2.78%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.99%) Haskell
17 8 (1.59%) ES6
18 7 (1.39%) Clojure
18 7 (1.39%) PowerShell
18 7 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (11.73%) Degree
2 25 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.99%) Chartered Engineer
3 10 (1.99%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.80%) MPhil
6 4 (0.80%) PhD
7 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.39%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) JTAG
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 140 (27.83%) Docker
2 10 (1.99%) etcd
3 4 (0.80%) HDFS
4 3 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (11.13%) Kubernetes
2 34 (6.76%) Puppet
3 30 (5.96%) Ansible
4 28 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (4.77%) Terraform
6 12 (2.39%) Mesos
7 10 (1.99%) Prometheus
8 7 (1.39%) Kibana
9 5 (0.99%) Marathon
10 2 (0.40%) logstash
10 2 (0.40%) SCCM
11 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (14.51%) Google
2 45 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.96%) IBM
4 19 (3.78%) Oracle
5 17 (3.38%) SAP
6 14 (2.78%) Cadence
7 11 (2.19%) SaltStack
8 8 (1.59%) Adobe
9 5 (0.99%) Atmel
9 5 (0.99%) LexisNexis
10 4 (0.80%) Canon
10 4 (0.80%) Sony
10 4 (0.80%) WorldPay
11 3 (0.60%) InterSystems
12 2 (0.40%) BT
12 2 (0.40%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 2 (0.40%) Demandware
12 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.20%) CA
13 1 (0.20%) JDA