Period
to 6 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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

Software Engineer
England > London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 107 124
Rank change year-on-year +21 +17 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 976 1,694 1,951
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.59% 2.99% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 3.14% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 935 1,445 1,574
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,350 £42,591 £38,750
90th Percentile £132,500 £112,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 25,460 54,020 66,757
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.73% 95.30% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 20,770 44,380 54,237
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in London

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in London

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in London

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 Software Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. 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 +25 144 £75,000 - 48
West London +4 39 £55,000 +4.76% 27
South London +1 25 £50,000 -9.09% 5
East London +14 6 £70,000 +12.90% 9
North London +5 1 £50,000 - 5
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 950 (97.34%) Software Engineering
2 518 (53.07%) Java
3 480 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
4 428 (43.85%) JavaScript
5 399 (40.88%) Finance
5 399 (40.88%) AWS
6 381 (39.04%) Python
7 270 (27.66%) Microservices
8 259 (26.54%) Web Services
9 251 (25.72%) C#
10 238 (24.39%) AngularJS
11 234 (23.98%) React
12 227 (23.26%) Fintech
13 215 (22.03%) TDD
14 203 (20.80%) Asset Management
15 202 (20.70%) Docker
16 201 (20.59%) .NET
17 194 (19.88%) Azure
18 187 (19.16%) DevOps
19 186 (19.06%) Hedge funds
20 185 (18.95%) SQL
21 179 (18.34%) Front Office
22 175 (17.93%) Vue.js
23 174 (17.83%) Kubernetes
24 159 (16.29%) Computer Science
25 158 (16.19%) Investment Management
26 153 (15.68%) Node.js
26 153 (15.68%) Fixed Income
26 153 (15.68%) Derivative
27 141 (14.45%) Test Automation

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 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.15%) Apache
3 18 (1.84%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.43%) CMS
5 10 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.72%) Confluence
6 7 (0.72%) SAS
7 5 (0.51%) CICS
7 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.31%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.31%) Tornado
10 2 (0.20%) JBoss
11 1 (0.10%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.10%) Drupal
11 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.10%) Resin
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.31%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (2.56%) Distributed Ledger
2 22 (2.25%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 399 (40.88%) AWS
2 194 (19.88%) Azure
3 104 (10.66%) GCP
4 87 (8.91%) Serverless
5 55 (5.64%) AWS Lambda
6 35 (3.59%) SaaS
7 34 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
8 33 (3.38%) Amazon S3
9 32 (3.28%) OpenShift
10 29 (2.97%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (1.54%) Apigee
12 13 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.23%) GitHub
14 10 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 10 (1.02%) PaaS
15 8 (0.82%) IaaS
16 6 (0.61%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.64%) HTTP
3 12 (1.23%) Internet
4 6 (0.61%) Firewall
5 5 (0.51%) MQTT
5 5 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.31%) NFC
7 2 (0.20%) DMZ
7 2 (0.20%) DNS
7 2 (0.20%) Skype
7 2 (0.20%) SNMP
8 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.53%) NoSQL
2 73 (7.48%) SQL Server
3 70 (7.17%) MySQL
4 63 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (6.15%) MongoDB
6 51 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 40 (4.10%) Redis
8 39 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 33 (3.38%) Blockchain
10 23 (2.36%) Hadoop
11 21 (2.15%) Big Data
12 16 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
13 14 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.72%) Base SAS
17 7 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 7 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 7 (0.72%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 125 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 62 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 43 (4.41%) JUnit
4 35 (3.59%) Cucumber
4 35 (3.59%) Mocha
5 26 (2.66%) JIRA
6 20 (2.05%) Maven
6 20 (2.05%) Selenium
7 19 (1.95%) RStudio
8 17 (1.74%) GitLab
9 16 (1.64%) Artifactory
9 16 (1.64%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.54%) webpack
11 14 (1.43%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.13%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.02%) Codeship
14 8 (0.82%) Moq
14 8 (0.82%) NUnit
14 8 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 399 (40.88%) Finance
2 179 (18.34%) Front Office
3 119 (12.19%) Banking
4 60 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.97%) Games
6 22 (2.25%) Publishing
7 17 (1.74%) Public Sector
7 17 (1.74%) Retail
8 15 (1.54%) Electronics
9 14 (1.43%) Marketing
10 12 (1.23%) Law
11 9 (0.92%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.61%) Automotive
12 6 (0.61%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.51%) Advertising
13 5 (0.51%) Back Office
13 5 (0.51%) Legal
13 5 (0.51%) Military
14 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (26.54%) Web Services
2 238 (24.39%) AngularJS
3 234 (23.98%) React
4 201 (20.59%) .NET
5 175 (17.93%) Vue.js
6 153 (15.68%) Node.js
7 114 (11.68%) HTML
8 113 (11.58%) .NET Core
8 113 (11.58%) CSS
9 94 (9.63%) ASP.NET
10 85 (8.71%) RESTful
11 75 (7.68%) REST
12 56 (5.74%) HTML5
13 49 (5.02%) Spring
14 48 (4.92%) Spring Boot
15 44 (4.51%) ASP.NET Core
15 44 (4.51%) OAuth
16 43 (4.41%) CSS3
17 37 (3.79%) Kafka
18 36 (3.69%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 186 (19.06%) Hedge funds
2 153 (15.68%) Derivative
2 153 (15.68%) Fixed Income
3 116 (11.89%) Equities
4 102 (10.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 78 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
6 61 (6.25%) Algorithms
7 60 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (4.10%) Data Structures
9 29 (2.97%) User Experience
10 25 (2.56%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (1.13%) Blog
15 10 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.82%) Internet of Things
16 8 (0.82%) Robotics
16 8 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.51%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 106 (10.86%) Linux
2 42 (4.30%) Unix
3 39 (4.00%) Windows
4 33 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 25 (2.56%) Android
6 14 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.20%) Debian
8 2 (0.20%) Fedora
8 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.10%) Android TV
9 1 (0.10%) CentOS
9 1 (0.10%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 950 (97.34%) Software Engineering
2 480 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (27.66%) Microservices
4 227 (23.26%) Fintech
5 215 (22.03%) TDD
6 203 (20.80%) Asset Management
7 187 (19.16%) DevOps
8 159 (16.29%) Computer Science
9 158 (16.19%) Investment Management
10 141 (14.45%) Test Automation
11 107 (10.96%) BDD
12 97 (9.94%) OO
13 88 (9.02%) Machine Learning
14 83 (8.50%) Mentoring
15 78 (7.99%) Scrum
16 77 (7.89%) Open Source
17 76 (7.79%) Artificial Intelligence
18 74 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
19 66 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
20 62 (6.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 518 (53.07%) Java
2 428 (43.85%) JavaScript
3 381 (39.04%) Python
4 251 (25.72%) C#
5 185 (18.95%) SQL
6 109 (11.17%) C++
7 77 (7.89%) Kotlin
8 61 (6.25%) Go
8 61 (6.25%) TypeScript
9 50 (5.12%) C
10 49 (5.02%) Scala
11 36 (3.69%) Java 8
12 35 (3.59%) Ruby
13 31 (3.18%) PHP
14 18 (1.84%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.64%) Objective-C
16 15 (1.54%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.13%) Apple Swift
18 9 (0.92%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.92%) ES6
Qualifications
1 121 (12.40%) Degree
2 76 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.64%) PhD
3 16 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.33%) Master's Degree
5 11 (1.13%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.10%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.05%) QA
2 2 (0.20%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.10%) EMIR
3 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 202 (20.70%) Docker
2 6 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.41%) Firmware
4 4 (0.41%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 174 (17.83%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.87%) Terraform
3 9 (0.92%) Ansible
4 5 (0.51%) Kibana
4 5 (0.51%) Puppet
5 4 (0.41%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.10%) Grafana
7 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 76 (7.79%) Google
2 33 (3.38%) Oracle
3 32 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 12 (1.23%) Adobe
5 11 (1.13%) Apple
6 6 (0.61%) VMware
7 5 (0.51%) Facebook
8 4 (0.41%) Broadcom
8 4 (0.41%) Dynatrace
8 4 (0.41%) Plumtree
9 3 (0.31%) OutSystems
9 3 (0.31%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.20%) Demandware
10 2 (0.20%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.20%) New Relic
10 2 (0.20%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.20%) Solace
10 2 (0.20%) Zend
11 1 (0.10%) SaltStack