Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 544 624
Rank change year-on-year +142 +80 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 529 320 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.44% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 353 262 236
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +36 68 £65,000 - 5
West London +43 52 £55,000 -8.33% 4
South London +7 9 £55,000 +22.22% 1
East London -4 5 £65,000 +34.02% 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 527 (99.62%) Software Engineering
2 298 (56.33%) Java
3 279 (52.74%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (38.94%) Finance
5 179 (33.84%) JavaScript
6 174 (32.89%) TDD
7 167 (31.57%) C#
8 144 (27.22%) SQL
8 144 (27.22%) Banking
9 133 (25.14%) HTML
10 122 (23.06%) BDD
11 114 (21.55%) CSS
11 114 (21.55%) Asset Management
12 111 (20.98%) .NET
13 106 (20.04%) Front Office
14 104 (19.66%) Python
14 104 (19.66%) Investment Banking
15 101 (19.09%) Retail Banking
15 101 (19.09%) Wealth Management
16 98 (18.53%) Scrum
17 95 (17.96%) AngularJS
18 93 (17.58%) SDLC
19 90 (17.01%) OO
20 86 (16.26%) Web Services
21 83 (15.69%) Spring
22 76 (14.37%) Apache Cassandra
23 75 (14.18%) Big Data
23 75 (14.18%) Low Latency
24 74 (13.99%) Hadoop
24 74 (13.99%) Degree

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 36 (6.81%) Apache Spark
2 22 (4.16%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.84%) Apache Solr
4 13 (2.46%) Apache
5 11 (2.08%) Ethereum
6 10 (1.89%) Confluence
7 8 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.13%) JBoss
8 6 (1.13%) Jetty
9 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.76%) CMS
10 4 (0.76%) Hyperledger
10 4 (0.76%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.57%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.57%) IIS
12 2 (0.38%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.08%) npm
5 7 (1.32%) GitHub
6 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.76%) SaaS
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.57%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.57%) Route 53
7 3 (0.57%) Serverless
7 3 (0.57%) Slack
8 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.38%) Google Play
8 2 (0.38%) iTunes
8 2 (0.38%) PaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Trello
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.46%) Internet
2 4 (0.76%) Skype
3 2 (0.38%) HTTP
3 2 (0.38%) Intranet
3 2 (0.38%) Multicast
3 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.38%) Wireless
4 1 (0.19%) PPP
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.37%) Apache Cassandra
2 75 (14.18%) Big Data
3 74 (13.99%) Hadoop
4 64 (12.10%) Relational Database
5 53 (10.02%) RDBMS
6 49 (9.26%) Oracle Database
6 49 (9.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 49 (9.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 45 (8.51%) NoSQL
8 40 (7.56%) MongoDB
9 33 (6.24%) MySQL
10 31 (5.86%) SQL Server
11 24 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (3.21%) Blockchain
13 15 (2.84%) Redis
14 14 (2.65%) Apache Hive
15 13 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (1.51%) Neo4j
16 8 (1.51%) OrientDB
17 6 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 37 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 36 (6.81%) JUnit
4 31 (5.86%) JIRA
5 22 (4.16%) Mockito
6 21 (3.97%) NUnit
7 19 (3.59%) Moq
8 16 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (2.84%) Subversion
10 12 (2.27%) gulp
11 11 (2.08%) Grunt
12 9 (1.70%) Maven
12 9 (1.70%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.70%) webpack
13 8 (1.51%) IntelliJ
13 8 (1.51%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.32%) Mocha
14 7 (1.32%) PHPUnit
15 6 (1.13%) Hudson
General
1 206 (38.94%) Finance
2 144 (27.22%) Banking
3 106 (20.04%) Front Office
4 104 (19.66%) Investment Banking
5 101 (19.09%) Retail Banking
6 27 (5.10%) Games
7 16 (3.02%) Advertising
8 11 (2.08%) Retail
9 4 (0.76%) Automotive
9 4 (0.76%) Law
9 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.38%) Billing
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (25.14%) HTML
2 114 (21.55%) CSS
3 111 (20.98%) .NET
4 95 (17.96%) AngularJS
5 86 (16.26%) Web Services
6 83 (15.69%) Spring
7 66 (12.48%) Node.js
8 63 (11.91%) React
8 63 (11.91%) REST
9 50 (9.45%) HTML5
10 45 (8.51%) Hibernate
11 44 (8.32%) Java EE
11 44 (8.32%) jQuery
12 43 (8.13%) RESTful
13 29 (5.48%) ASP.NET
14 27 (5.10%) CSS3
14 27 (5.10%) WCF
15 25 (4.73%) J2EE
15 25 (4.73%) Kafka
16 24 (4.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (12.48%) Computer Science
2 66 (12.48%) Fintech
3 62 (11.72%) Derivative
4 49 (9.26%) Credit Risk
5 47 (8.88%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (7.56%) Algorithms
7 25 (4.73%) User Experience
8 14 (2.65%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.46%) Bitcoin
10 12 (2.27%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.51%) Clustering
11 8 (1.51%) IVR
12 7 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (1.32%) PMI
13 6 (1.13%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 6 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.95%) Digital Currency
14 5 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.02%) Linux
2 46 (8.70%) Android
3 45 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 36 (6.81%) Windows
5 22 (4.16%) Unix
6 5 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (99.62%) Software Engineering
2 279 (52.74%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (32.89%) TDD
4 122 (23.06%) BDD
5 114 (21.55%) Asset Management
6 101 (19.09%) Wealth Management
7 98 (18.53%) Scrum
8 93 (17.58%) SDLC
9 90 (17.01%) OO
10 75 (14.18%) Low Latency
11 74 (13.99%) Microservices
12 70 (13.23%) Analytics
12 70 (13.23%) Multithreading
12 70 (13.23%) MVC
13 67 (12.67%) Mentoring
14 61 (11.53%) Open Source
15 57 (10.78%) OOD
16 55 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (9.64%) Performance Tuning
18 49 (9.26%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 298 (56.33%) Java
2 179 (33.84%) JavaScript
3 167 (31.57%) C#
4 144 (27.22%) SQL
5 104 (19.66%) Python
6 73 (13.80%) Scala
7 63 (11.91%) C++
8 44 (8.32%) Ruby
9 38 (7.18%) PHP
10 26 (4.91%) Go
11 19 (3.59%) T-SQL
12 17 (3.21%) Apple Swift
13 16 (3.02%) C
14 15 (2.84%) Objective-C
15 13 (2.46%) Kotlin
16 12 (2.27%) ES6
17 11 (2.08%) Clojure
18 10 (1.89%) Erlang
18 10 (1.89%) VB.NET
19 9 (1.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 74 (13.99%) Degree
2 26 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.57%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.38%) PhD
7 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.91%) QA
2 13 (2.46%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.46%) SEPA
3 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 49 (9.26%) Docker
2 3 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.57%) HDFS
3 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.46%) Opsview
2 7 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.57%) Puppet
5 2 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) Kibana
6 1 (0.19%) logstash
6 1 (0.19%) Salt
6 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (12.67%) Oracle
2 28 (5.29%) Google
3 27 (5.10%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.27%) Cadence
5 10 (1.89%) Splunk
6 9 (1.70%) TIBCO
6 9 (1.70%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.51%) Pega
8 5 (0.95%) Zend
9 4 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.76%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.57%) Facebook
10 3 (0.57%) Sun
10 3 (0.57%) VMware
11 2 (0.38%) Fidessa
11 2 (0.38%) RedGate
11 2 (0.38%) Reuters
12 1 (0.19%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.19%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.19%) MapR