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The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 106 204 345
Rank change year-on-year +98 +141 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 2,469 620 338
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.56% 1.83% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 2.00% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 423 349 259
10th Percentile £60,000 £57,300 £53,500
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% +10.34%
75th Percentile £120,000 £92,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £130,000 £98,750 £113,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -4.00%

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 63,698 30,944 37,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.84% 91.51% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 33,558 24,091 30,753
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 19 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South London +27 97 £60,000 -14.29% 4
Central London -56 50 £85,000 +6.25% 28
West London -29 45 £90,000 -14.29% 7
East London -37 26 - - 5
North London -13 25 £55,000 -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 2,436 (98.66%) Software Engineering
2 1,257 (50.91%) Agile
3 1,167 (47.27%) AWS
4 1,148 (46.50%) Python
5 1,061 (42.97%) Java
6 957 (38.76%) React
7 919 (37.22%) JavaScript
8 916 (37.10%) Microservices
9 808 (32.73%) Kubernetes
10 800 (32.40%) CI/CD
11 788 (31.92%) Finance
12 778 (31.51%) TypeScript
13 761 (30.82%) Docker
14 700 (28.35%) TDD
15 622 (25.19%) Mentoring
16 595 (24.10%) Pair Programming
17 572 (23.17%) Node.js
18 554 (22.44%) Full Stack Development
19 538 (21.79%) Social Skills
20 530 (21.47%) SQL
21 529 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
22 515 (20.86%) DevOps
23 493 (19.97%) Terraform
24 478 (19.36%) Test Automation
25 464 (18.79%) Azure
26 459 (18.59%) C#
27 424 (17.17%) Serverless
28 391 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
28 391 (15.84%) Machine Learning
29 386 (15.63%) GCP

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
1 117 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (1.98%) Apache
3 42 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 41 (1.66%) CMS
4 41 (1.66%) Confluence
5 19 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (0.65%) Apache Pulsar
7 15 (0.61%) nginx
8 14 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
9 13 (0.53%) Drupal
10 8 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.24%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.16%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.12%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.081%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.081%) JBoss
14 2 (0.081%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.081%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.041%) Magnolia
15 1 (0.041%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.28%) AutoCAD
2 5 (0.20%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.16%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 16 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.28%) Shopify
3 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.12%) Magento
3 3 (0.12%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.081%) Endur
5 1 (0.041%) Exstream
5 1 (0.041%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,167 (47.27%) AWS
2 464 (18.79%) Azure
3 424 (17.17%) Serverless
4 386 (15.63%) GCP
5 308 (12.47%) GitHub
6 218 (8.83%) AWS Lambda
7 159 (6.44%) SaaS
8 122 (4.94%) Amazon S3
9 114 (4.62%) Amazon SQS
10 113 (4.58%) Amazon ECS
11 73 (2.96%) GitHub Actions
12 68 (2.75%) Heroku
13 67 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
13 67 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
14 66 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 57 (2.31%) PaaS
16 51 (2.07%) Slack
17 50 (2.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 48 (1.94%) Firebase
19 43 (1.74%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.93%) HTTP
2 38 (1.54%) Internet
3 34 (1.38%) Broadband
4 15 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.49%) PPP
6 9 (0.36%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.20%) DKIM
8 5 (0.20%) DMARC
8 5 (0.20%) DNS
8 5 (0.20%) RIP
9 4 (0.16%) SMS
9 4 (0.16%) Wireless
10 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.081%) FTP
11 2 (0.081%) LoRaWAN
11 2 (0.081%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.081%) SSH
11 2 (0.081%) TDMA
11 2 (0.081%) UWB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 312 (12.64%) NoSQL
3 237 (9.60%) Relational Database
4 230 (9.32%) MySQL
5 223 (9.03%) Redis
6 222 (8.99%) Big Data
7 124 (5.02%) MongoDB
8 112 (4.54%) Amazon Aurora
9 108 (4.37%) Amazon RDS
10 96 (3.89%) SQL Server
11 95 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 44 (1.78%) RDBMS
13 31 (1.26%) Hadoop
14 30 (1.22%) Metadata
15 13 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.53%) BigQuery
15 13 (0.53%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
18 9 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 365 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 226 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 167 (6.76%) GitLab
4 114 (4.62%) CircleCI
5 81 (3.28%) Cypress.io
6 78 (3.16%) TeamCity
7 70 (2.84%) webpack
8 64 (2.59%) JIRA
8 64 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 52 (2.11%) Maven
10 51 (2.07%) Gradle
11 49 (1.98%) JUnit
12 44 (1.78%) Babel
13 31 (1.26%) Selenium
14 30 (1.22%) Bitbucket
15 27 (1.09%) Cucumber
16 24 (0.97%) Spinnaker
17 23 (0.93%) Subversion
18 20 (0.81%) Mockito
18 20 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 788 (31.92%) Finance
2 538 (21.79%) Social Skills
3 236 (9.56%) Games
4 185 (7.49%) Banking
5 165 (6.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 164 (6.64%) Retail
7 95 (3.85%) Legal
8 89 (3.60%) Front Office
8 89 (3.60%) Marketing
9 77 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
10 75 (3.04%) Electronics
11 68 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 60 (2.43%) Publishing
13 48 (1.94%) Advertising
14 40 (1.62%) Aviation
14 40 (1.62%) Law
15 37 (1.50%) Public Sector
16 36 (1.46%) Telecoms
17 34 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
18 32 (1.30%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 957 (38.76%) React
2 572 (23.17%) Node.js
3 362 (14.66%) .NET
4 344 (13.93%) GraphQL
5 276 (11.18%) CSS
6 266 (10.77%) Kafka
7 264 (10.69%) Spring
8 251 (10.17%) REST
9 234 (9.48%) RESTful
10 200 (8.10%) React Native
11 188 (7.61%) Vue.js
12 179 (7.25%) AngularJS
13 176 (7.13%) Spring Boot
14 174 (7.05%) HTML
15 173 (7.01%) Django
16 154 (6.24%) .NET Core
17 142 (5.75%) gRPC
18 135 (5.47%) RabbitMQ
19 116 (4.70%) Redux
19 116 (4.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 340 (13.77%) User Experience
2 312 (12.64%) Algorithms
3 243 (9.84%) Data Structures
4 169 (6.84%) Mobile App
5 129 (5.22%) Equities
6 108 (4.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 105 (4.25%) Hedge funds
8 103 (4.17%) Blog
9 95 (3.85%) Fixed Income
10 90 (3.65%) Derivative
11 79 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
12 72 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
13 71 (2.88%) Cloud Native
14 66 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
15 58 (2.35%) Legacy Systems
16 41 (1.66%) Management Information System
17 38 (1.54%) IoT
18 36 (1.46%) Legacy Code
19 31 (1.26%) Digital Media
20 30 (1.22%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 165 (6.68%) Linux
2 112 (4.54%) Android
3 94 (3.81%) Apple iOS
4 53 (2.15%) Unix
5 37 (1.50%) Windows
6 26 (1.05%) VMS
7 15 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.41%) CentOS
9 2 (0.081%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.081%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.041%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,436 (98.66%) Software Engineering
2 1,257 (50.91%) Agile
3 916 (37.10%) Microservices
4 800 (32.40%) CI/CD
5 700 (28.35%) TDD
6 622 (25.19%) Mentoring
7 595 (24.10%) Pair Programming
8 554 (22.44%) Full Stack Development
9 515 (20.86%) DevOps
10 478 (19.36%) Test Automation
11 391 (15.84%) Machine Learning
11 391 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
12 379 (15.35%) Data Science
13 346 (14.01%) Scrum
14 343 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
15 329 (13.33%) Computer Science
16 296 (11.99%) Open Source
17 292 (11.83%) Artificial Intelligence
18 279 (11.30%) Fintech
19 276 (11.18%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,148 (46.50%) Python
2 1,061 (42.97%) Java
3 919 (37.22%) JavaScript
4 778 (31.51%) TypeScript
5 530 (21.47%) SQL
6 459 (18.59%) C#
7 269 (10.90%) Ruby
8 265 (10.73%) Go
9 194 (7.86%) C++
10 192 (7.78%) Kotlin
11 144 (5.83%) Rust
12 109 (4.41%) PHP
13 83 (3.36%) C
14 78 (3.16%) Clojure
15 72 (2.92%) Scala
16 61 (2.47%) Elixir
17 51 (2.07%) Shell Script
18 48 (1.94%) ES6
19 24 (0.97%) Haskell
20 23 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 277 (11.22%) Degree
2 171 (6.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.01%) PhD
4 22 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 20 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.24%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.16%) HND
9 3 (0.12%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.041%) CFA
10 1 (0.041%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.041%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (11.87%) QA
2 61 (2.47%) Accessibility
3 33 (1.34%) SLA
4 15 (0.61%) SEPA
5 10 (0.41%) IEC 62304
5 10 (0.41%) ISO 13485
6 8 (0.32%) GDPR
7 5 (0.20%) WCAG
8 2 (0.081%) JTAG
System Software
1 761 (30.82%) Docker
2 19 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.16%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.081%) Firmware
5 1 (0.041%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.041%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 808 (32.73%) Kubernetes
2 493 (19.97%) Terraform
3 61 (2.47%) Ansible
4 59 (2.39%) Grafana
5 48 (1.94%) Prometheus
6 36 (1.46%) Puppet
7 34 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (0.45%) Kibana
10 8 (0.32%) Marathon
Vendors
1 184 (7.45%) Twitter
2 179 (7.25%) Google
3 114 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 60 (2.43%) Apple
5 56 (2.27%) Samsung
6 52 (2.11%) LexisNexis
7 40 (1.62%) BT
8 28 (1.13%) Facebook
9 25 (1.01%) Palantir
10 22 (0.89%) BEA
10 22 (0.89%) CrowdStrike
10 22 (0.89%) Spotify
11 21 (0.85%) Dell
11 21 (0.85%) GoldenSource
12 18 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.73%) Klarna
13 17 (0.69%) Instagram
13 17 (0.69%) Sony
13 17 (0.69%) YouTube
14 16 (0.65%) Autodesk