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The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer
England > London
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 722 572 540
Rank change year-on-year -150 -32 +127
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 190 86 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 38 60 42
10th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £54,125
25th Percentile £60,000 £60,313 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £100,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £110,125 £89,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £58,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +19.15% +17.50% -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 68,844 36,876 31,130
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.39% 90.10% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 34,537 26,357 25,687
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,750 £50,000
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% - +5.77%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in London

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Development Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in London

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Development Engineer in London over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in London

Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 28 June 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
Central London -43 9 £90,000 +28.57%
West London - 3 £76,000 -
Software Development Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 145 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 135 (71.05%) Java
3 126 (66.32%) Software Testing
3 126 (66.32%) SDET
3 126 (66.32%) CI/CD
4 122 (64.21%) Agile
5 91 (47.89%) Selenium
6 81 (42.63%) REST
7 75 (39.47%) Jenkins
8 71 (37.37%) AWS
9 70 (36.84%) SQL
10 69 (36.32%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (33.16%) Mentoring
12 61 (32.11%) Social Skills
13 56 (29.47%) JUnit
14 54 (28.42%) Finance
14 54 (28.42%) Kafka
15 53 (27.89%) Test Strategy
16 52 (27.37%) Kubernetes
17 51 (26.84%) DevOps
18 50 (26.32%) Web Services
19 48 (25.26%) C#
20 47 (24.74%) WebDriver
20 47 (24.74%) Azure
20 47 (24.74%) MongoDB
20 47 (24.74%) API Testing
21 46 (24.21%) Continuous Improvement
22 45 (23.68%) Git (software)
22 45 (23.68%) JSON
23 44 (23.16%) JMeter

Software Development 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 16 (8.42%) Confluence
2 14 (7.37%) Apache
2 14 (7.37%) nginx
3 10 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (3.16%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 71 (37.37%) AWS
2 47 (24.74%) Azure
3 33 (17.37%) GitHub
4 24 (12.63%) GCP
5 20 (10.53%) Slack
6 10 (5.26%) BrowserStack
6 10 (5.26%) CloudBees
6 10 (5.26%) IaaS
6 10 (5.26%) OpenShift
6 10 (5.26%) PaaS
6 10 (5.26%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (3.68%) Serverless
8 6 (3.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.53%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.42%) TCP/IP
2 33 (17.37%) HTTP
3 4 (2.11%) FTP
3 4 (2.11%) PuTTY
3 4 (2.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.74%) MongoDB
2 41 (21.58%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (19.47%) Big Data
4 35 (18.42%) MySQL
5 33 (17.37%) Hadoop
6 21 (11.05%) Amazon Aurora
7 20 (10.53%) Relational Database
8 14 (7.37%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.11%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 91 (47.89%) Selenium
2 75 (39.47%) Jenkins
3 56 (29.47%) JUnit
4 47 (24.74%) WebDriver
5 45 (23.68%) Git (software)
6 44 (23.16%) JMeter
7 39 (20.53%) Cucumber
8 34 (17.89%) Postman
9 33 (17.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (16.32%) GitLab
11 28 (14.74%) Serenity BDD
12 27 (14.21%) JIRA
13 24 (12.63%) SpecFlow
14 19 (10.00%) NUnit
14 19 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (10.00%) TestNG
15 16 (8.42%) Cypress.io
16 14 (7.37%) Appium
17 11 (5.79%) SonarQube
18 10 (5.26%) TestRail
General
1 61 (32.11%) Social Skills
2 54 (28.42%) Finance
3 37 (19.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 29 (15.26%) Retail
5 10 (5.26%) Banking
5 10 (5.26%) German Language
5 10 (5.26%) Marketing
6 4 (2.11%) Electronics
6 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.11%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (42.63%) REST
2 54 (28.42%) Kafka
3 50 (26.32%) Web Services
4 45 (23.68%) JSON
5 41 (21.58%) RESTful
6 33 (17.37%) Apache Thrift
7 24 (12.63%) Node.js
8 23 (12.11%) WebSockets
9 20 (10.53%) Middleware
9 20 (10.53%) Spring
9 20 (10.53%) Spring Boot
10 19 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 19 (10.00%) SOAP
11 18 (9.47%) GraphQL
12 15 (7.89%) Express
12 15 (7.89%) koa
12 15 (7.89%) React
12 15 (7.89%) React Native
13 11 (5.79%) CSS
13 11 (5.79%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.58%) Social Network
2 37 (19.47%) Social Media
3 29 (15.26%) User Experience
4 24 (12.63%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (7.89%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.58%) Life Science
8 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.37%) Windows
2 10 (5.26%) Android
2 10 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 126 (66.32%) CI/CD
2 126 (66.32%) SDET
2 126 (66.32%) Software Testing
3 122 (64.21%) Agile
4 69 (36.32%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (33.16%) Mentoring
6 53 (27.89%) Test Strategy
7 51 (26.84%) DevOps
8 47 (24.74%) API Testing
9 46 (24.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 40 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 36 (18.95%) OO
12 35 (18.42%) Scrum
13 33 (17.37%) Test Planning
13 33 (17.37%) Unit Testing
14 31 (16.32%) E-Discovery
14 31 (16.32%) Information Governance
14 31 (16.32%) Regulatory Compliance
14 31 (16.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 135 (71.05%) Java
2 70 (36.84%) SQL
3 48 (25.26%) C#
4 38 (20.00%) Python
4 38 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 26 (13.68%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.37%) PHP
7 11 (5.79%) Ruby
8 6 (3.16%) C++
8 6 (3.16%) Scala
9 2 (1.05%) Bash
Qualifications
1 27 (14.21%) Degree
2 18 (9.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.58%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.21%) QA
2 10 (5.26%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 30 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (27.37%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (3.16%) SAP
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.11%) Google
4 1 (0.53%) Databricks
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle