Period
to 23 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 94 118
Rank change year-on-year +36 +24 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 919 1,826 1,955
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.65% 3.35% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.98% 3.53% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1,453 1,646
Median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £50,000 £40,674 £40,250
90th Percentile £137,750 £118,750 £98,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,488 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.53% +8.98% +2.04%

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 18,471 51,797 64,822
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 94.98% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15,465 42,193 52,981
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,249
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,871 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.03% +3.74% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +48 134 £75,000 +7.14% 100
West London +14 33 £60,000 +14.29% 44
South London +10 6 £60,000 +4.35% 7
East London +15 4 £75,000 +25.00% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 909 (98.91%) Software Engineering
2 493 (53.65%) Java
3 482 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
4 480 (52.23%) Python
5 454 (49.40%) JavaScript
6 439 (47.77%) Finance
7 419 (45.59%) AWS
8 359 (39.06%) Web Services
9 321 (34.93%) React
10 318 (34.60%) AngularJS
11 288 (31.34%) Asset Management
12 265 (28.84%) Hedge funds
13 264 (28.73%) Front Office
14 257 (27.97%) Fixed Income
15 252 (27.42%) Derivative
16 245 (26.66%) Vue.js
17 227 (24.70%) Microservices
18 209 (22.74%) SQL
19 205 (22.31%) Equities
20 197 (21.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 196 (21.33%) Fintech
22 185 (20.13%) Investment Management
23 178 (19.37%) TDD
24 176 (19.15%) C#
25 172 (18.72%) .NET
26 163 (17.74%) Docker
27 151 (16.43%) Serverless
28 144 (15.67%) Kotlin
29 133 (14.47%) Computer Science
30 127 (13.82%) Azure

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 41 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (3.37%) Apache
3 20 (2.18%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.20%) CMS
5 7 (0.76%) Confluence
6 5 (0.54%) Tornado
7 3 (0.33%) GeoServer
7 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.11%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.11%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.11%) Resin
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Windchill
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (3.05%) Distributed Ledger
2 26 (2.83%) R3 Corda
3 6 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) MoSes
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 419 (45.59%) AWS
2 151 (16.43%) Serverless
3 127 (13.82%) Azure
4 125 (13.60%) AWS Lambda
5 112 (12.19%) Amazon EC2
5 112 (12.19%) Amazon S3
6 77 (8.38%) GCP
7 20 (2.18%) Amazon ECS
8 19 (2.07%) OpenShift
9 16 (1.74%) SaaS
10 15 (1.63%) GitHub
10 15 (1.63%) npm
11 12 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.09%) Amazon EKS
13 10 (1.09%) Apigee
13 10 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.65%) HTTP
1 6 (0.65%) Internet
2 5 (0.54%) Asterisk PBX
2 5 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.44%) SNMP
3 4 (0.44%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.22%) NFC
5 2 (0.22%) RS-485
5 2 (0.22%) Skype
6 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.11%) RS-232
6 1 (0.11%) RTP
6 1 (0.11%) VoIP
6 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (12.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 76 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
3 57 (6.20%) NoSQL
4 51 (5.55%) MySQL
4 51 (5.55%) SQL Server
5 47 (5.11%) MongoDB
6 36 (3.92%) Blockchain
6 36 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 32 (3.48%) Redis
8 25 (2.72%) Big Data
9 24 (2.61%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.85%) Apache Ignite
11 15 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2017
15 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 94 (10.23%) Git (software)
2 65 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.26%) GitLab
4 25 (2.72%) JUnit
5 24 (2.61%) JIRA
6 20 (2.18%) Maven
6 20 (2.18%) Mocha
7 19 (2.07%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.07%) webpack
8 15 (1.63%) Bower
8 15 (1.63%) Grunt
9 12 (1.31%) CircleCI
10 10 (1.09%) Codeship
11 8 (0.87%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.65%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.54%) NUnit
13 5 (0.54%) RSpec
14 4 (0.44%) Moq
General
1 439 (47.77%) Finance
2 264 (28.73%) Front Office
3 110 (11.97%) Banking
4 69 (7.51%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.18%) Games
6 17 (1.85%) Publishing
7 12 (1.31%) Private Banking
8 11 (1.20%) Law
9 10 (1.09%) Electronics
10 9 (0.98%) Retail
10 9 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.76%) Marketing
12 6 (0.65%) Advertising
13 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.44%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.33%) Legal
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
15 2 (0.22%) French Language
15 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (39.06%) Web Services
2 321 (34.93%) React
3 318 (34.60%) AngularJS
4 245 (26.66%) Vue.js
5 172 (18.72%) .NET
6 114 (12.40%) Node.js
7 111 (12.08%) .NET Core
8 92 (10.01%) CSS
9 84 (9.14%) HTML
10 77 (8.38%) RESTful
11 74 (8.05%) Kafka
12 71 (7.73%) ASP.NET
13 58 (6.31%) REST
14 55 (5.98%) CSS3
15 50 (5.44%) HTML5
16 42 (4.57%) ASP.NET Core
17 41 (4.46%) Sass
18 39 (4.24%) Django
19 38 (4.13%) .NET Framework
19 38 (4.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 265 (28.84%) Hedge funds
2 257 (27.97%) Fixed Income
3 252 (27.42%) Derivative
4 205 (22.31%) Equities
5 197 (21.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 77 (8.38%) Greenfield Project
7 72 (7.83%) Algorithms
8 56 (6.09%) Data Structures
9 43 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (3.92%) Credit Derivative
11 20 (2.18%) Blog
12 15 (1.63%) User Experience
13 14 (1.52%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (0.87%) Robotics
16 7 (0.76%) Media Streaming
16 7 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
17 5 (0.54%) Cloud Native
17 5 (0.54%) PKI
18 4 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (10.45%) Linux
2 23 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 23 (2.50%) Unix
3 16 (1.74%) Android
4 15 (1.63%) Windows
5 5 (0.54%) CentOS
6 3 (0.33%) Fedora
7 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Debian
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (98.91%) Software Engineering
2 482 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (31.34%) Asset Management
4 227 (24.70%) Microservices
5 196 (21.33%) Fintech
6 185 (20.13%) Investment Management
7 178 (19.37%) TDD
8 133 (14.47%) Computer Science
9 109 (11.86%) DevOps
10 83 (9.03%) BDD
11 81 (8.81%) Test Automation
12 73 (7.94%) SDLC
13 69 (7.51%) Scrum
14 65 (7.07%) Mentoring
15 62 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (6.53%) OO
17 53 (5.77%) Machine Learning
17 53 (5.77%) Multithreading
17 53 (5.77%) Open Source
18 50 (5.44%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 493 (53.65%) Java
2 480 (52.23%) Python
3 454 (49.40%) JavaScript
4 209 (22.74%) SQL
5 176 (19.15%) C#
6 144 (15.67%) Kotlin
7 114 (12.40%) TypeScript
8 86 (9.36%) C++
9 76 (8.27%) Go
10 52 (5.66%) Scala
11 40 (4.35%) PHP
12 33 (3.59%) Ruby
13 25 (2.72%) C
14 20 (2.18%) Clojure
15 12 (1.31%) Apple Swift
16 10 (1.09%) Java 8
16 10 (1.09%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.76%) PowerShell
18 7 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (10.99%) Degree
2 68 (7.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.63%) Master's Degree
4 11 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.98%) PhD
6 5 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.37%) QA
2 3 (0.33%) EMIR
2 3 (0.33%) MiFID
3 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 163 (17.74%) Docker
2 2 (0.22%) Firmware
2 2 (0.22%) HDFS
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.11%) Kamailio
3 1 (0.11%) OpenSIPS
3 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 122 (13.28%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.63%) Terraform
3 11 (1.20%) Ansible
4 10 (1.09%) Puppet
5 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.22%) Grafana
6 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 46 (5.01%) Google
2 22 (2.39%) Oracle
3 19 (2.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (0.54%) Apple
5 4 (0.44%) Bloomberg
5 4 (0.44%) Facebook
5 4 (0.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (0.44%) Talend
6 3 (0.33%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.33%) OutSystems
7 2 (0.22%) Broadcom
7 2 (0.22%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.22%) Informatica
7 2 (0.22%) New Relic
7 2 (0.22%) Progress
7 2 (0.22%) Roku
7 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.22%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.22%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.11%) SAP