Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £60,000 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.

Software Engineer
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 183 227
Rank change year-on-year +65 +44 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2144 1403 1310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.86% 1.85% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 1.93% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1470 1203 1092
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.61% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in London

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in London

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 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 +49 335 £60,000 +6.67% 28
West London +44 123 £55,000 +10.00% 28
South London +32 50 £38,750 -13.89% 1
East London -1 29 £65,000 +18.18% 5
North London +7 14 £47,500 -25.49%
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 2105 (98.18%) Software Engineering
2 1182 (55.13%) Java
3 1062 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
4 784 (36.57%) Finance
5 672 (31.34%) C#
6 671 (31.30%) JavaScript
7 569 (26.54%) TDD
8 547 (25.51%) Banking
9 454 (21.18%) SQL
10 446 (20.80%) Investment Banking
10 446 (20.80%) Python
11 444 (20.71%) Asset Management
12 438 (20.43%) C++
12 438 (20.43%) BDD
13 420 (19.59%) Wealth Management
14 415 (19.36%) Degree
15 414 (19.31%) Retail Banking
16 410 (19.12%) .NET
17 390 (18.19%) Computer Science
17 390 (18.19%) AngularJS
18 384 (17.91%) OO
19 345 (16.09%) HTML
20 341 (15.90%) Linux
21 335 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
22 317 (14.79%) Scrum
23 314 (14.65%) Oracle
24 299 (13.95%) Front Office
25 298 (13.90%) CSS
26 297 (13.85%) Spring
27 278 (12.97%) Microservices

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
1 113 (5.27%) Elasticsearch
2 103 (4.80%) Apache Spark
3 48 (2.24%) Apache
4 45 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 43 (2.01%) SAS
6 30 (1.40%) Apache Solr
7 23 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
8 20 (0.93%) Confluence
9 16 (0.75%) IIS
10 15 (0.70%) JBoss
10 15 (0.70%) Jetty
11 14 (0.65%) Ethereum
12 12 (0.56%) nginx
12 12 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.56%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.51%) CMS
14 10 (0.47%) NServiceBus
15 9 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.047%) HipChat
2 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.047%) Simulink
2 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.047%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
1 3 (0.14%) R3 Corda
1 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.093%) Magento
3 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 232 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
3 57 (2.66%) GitHub
4 32 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (1.45%) SaaS
6 29 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 22 (1.03%) PaaS
8 21 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
9 20 (0.93%) Serverless
10 18 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (0.84%) IaaS
11 15 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.61%) npm
13 12 (0.56%) Route 53
14 10 (0.47%) Heroku
14 10 (0.47%) Office 365
15 8 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.57%) Internet
2 39 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 38 (1.77%) InfiniBand
4 32 (1.49%) ATM
5 25 (1.17%) Ethernet
5 25 (1.17%) HTTP
6 12 (0.56%) SSL
7 7 (0.33%) Bluetooth
7 7 (0.33%) RFID
7 7 (0.33%) Wireless
8 6 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.23%) Firewall
9 5 (0.23%) Skype
9 5 (0.23%) VoIP
10 4 (0.19%) DVB
10 4 (0.19%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.14%) GSM
11 3 (0.14%) LTE
11 3 (0.14%) UMTS
11 3 (0.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 222 (10.35%) Big Data
3 194 (9.05%) Hadoop
4 176 (8.21%) Relational Database
5 172 (8.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 136 (6.34%) NoSQL
7 122 (5.69%) RDBMS
8 118 (5.50%) MongoDB
9 99 (4.62%) MySQL
10 84 (3.92%) Oracle Database
11 70 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 62 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
13 49 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
14 41 (1.91%) Hazelcast
15 36 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
16 35 (1.63%) Apache Hive
17 34 (1.59%) Redis
18 32 (1.49%) Neo4j
19 31 (1.45%) Blockchain
20 24 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 208 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 162 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 128 (5.97%) Maven
4 100 (4.66%) JUnit
5 98 (4.57%) JIRA
6 84 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 72 (3.36%) Cucumber
8 67 (3.13%) Subversion
9 49 (2.29%) Gradle
10 42 (1.96%) TeamCity
11 39 (1.82%) Travis CI
12 35 (1.63%) Hudson
12 35 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (1.54%) Ant
14 32 (1.49%) Visual Studio
15 30 (1.40%) Mockito
16 29 (1.35%) gulp
17 28 (1.31%) Selenium
18 27 (1.26%) webpack
19 24 (1.12%) Grunt
General
1 784 (36.57%) Finance
2 547 (25.51%) Banking
3 446 (20.80%) Investment Banking
4 414 (19.31%) Retail Banking
5 299 (13.95%) Front Office
6 117 (5.46%) Retail
7 89 (4.15%) Games
8 67 (3.13%) Financial Institution
9 39 (1.82%) Marketing
10 37 (1.73%) Telecoms
11 28 (1.31%) Advertising
12 21 (0.98%) Publishing
13 18 (0.84%) Back Office
14 11 (0.51%) Legal
15 10 (0.47%) Electronics
15 10 (0.47%) Music Industry
15 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.33%) Billing
16 7 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (19.12%) .NET
2 390 (18.19%) AngularJS
3 345 (16.09%) HTML
4 298 (13.90%) CSS
5 297 (13.85%) Spring
6 266 (12.41%) Web Services
7 257 (11.99%) REST
8 219 (10.21%) RESTful
9 209 (9.75%) React
10 202 (9.42%) Node.js
11 179 (8.35%) ASP.NET
12 164 (7.65%) HTML5
13 139 (6.48%) XML
14 133 (6.20%) Kafka
15 125 (5.83%) Hibernate
16 121 (5.64%) jQuery
17 99 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
18 93 (4.34%) Spring Boot
19 92 (4.29%) .NET Framework
20 84 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 390 (18.19%) Computer Science
2 335 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 215 (10.03%) Greenfield Project
4 193 (9.00%) Derivative
5 170 (7.93%) Fintech
6 153 (7.14%) Algorithms
7 122 (5.69%) Equity Derivative
8 76 (3.54%) User Experience
9 75 (3.50%) Data Structures
10 57 (2.66%) Credit Risk
11 39 (1.82%) Mobile App
12 30 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (1.31%) EFT
14 24 (1.12%) Public Cloud
15 23 (1.07%) Data Centre
15 23 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 23 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
16 22 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 20 (0.93%) Bitcoin
18 18 (0.84%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 341 (15.90%) Linux
2 174 (8.12%) Unix
3 169 (7.88%) Windows
4 112 (5.22%) Android
5 99 (4.62%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 11 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.28%) CentOS
10 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.19%) Debian
11 4 (0.19%) openSUSE
11 4 (0.19%) SUSE
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
13 2 (0.093%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.047%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2105 (98.18%) Software Engineering
2 1062 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
3 569 (26.54%) TDD
4 444 (20.71%) Asset Management
5 438 (20.43%) BDD
6 420 (19.59%) Wealth Management
7 384 (17.91%) OO
8 317 (14.79%) Scrum
9 278 (12.97%) Microservices
10 258 (12.03%) Multithreading
11 255 (11.89%) SDLC
12 245 (11.43%) MVC
13 220 (10.26%) Low Latency
14 208 (9.70%) Analytics
15 206 (9.61%) DevOps
16 196 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
17 194 (9.05%) OOD
17 194 (9.05%) Open Source
18 176 (8.21%) Test Automation
19 150 (7.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1182 (55.13%) Java
2 672 (31.34%) C#
3 671 (31.30%) JavaScript
4 454 (21.18%) SQL
5 446 (20.80%) Python
6 438 (20.43%) C++
7 232 (10.82%) Scala
8 180 (8.40%) C
9 132 (6.16%) Ruby
10 101 (4.71%) Go
11 99 (4.62%) R
12 87 (4.06%) PHP
13 64 (2.99%) T-SQL
14 60 (2.80%) PL/SQL
15 56 (2.61%) MATLAB
16 55 (2.57%) Shell Script
17 47 (2.19%) Embedded C
18 41 (1.91%) Bash Shell
18 41 (1.91%) Clojure
19 37 (1.73%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 415 (19.36%) Degree
2 172 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (2.80%) PhD
4 54 (2.52%) Numerate Degree
5 40 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 35 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (1.49%) MCSD
8 22 (1.03%) MCAD
9 21 (0.98%) MCP
10 13 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.28%) Postgraduate
12 6 (0.28%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.23%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.19%) HND
15 3 (0.14%) CCNA
15 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.14%) CISSP
15 3 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.87%) QA
2 19 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 19 (0.89%) SEPA
3 18 (0.84%) MiFID
4 9 (0.42%) MISRA
4 9 (0.42%) MISRA C
4 9 (0.42%) PMO
5 2 (0.093%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.093%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.047%) PSD2
6 1 (0.047%) WCAG
System Software
1 186 (8.68%) Docker
2 6 (0.28%) HDFS
2 6 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.23%) Firmware
4 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.14%) vSphere
5 2 (0.093%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.093%) Varnish
6 1 (0.047%) etcd
6 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.047%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.87%) Ansible
3 29 (1.35%) Puppet
4 22 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.93%) Terraform
6 19 (0.89%) Opsview
7 10 (0.47%) Mesos
8 7 (0.33%) Grafana
8 7 (0.33%) Graphite
9 4 (0.19%) Kibana
9 4 (0.19%) Marathon
9 4 (0.19%) Salt
10 3 (0.14%) Consul
10 3 (0.14%) Nagios
10 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.093%) logstash
Vendors
1 314 (14.65%) Oracle
2 227 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 132 (6.16%) Google
4 48 (2.24%) Sun
5 19 (0.89%) Facebook
6 17 (0.79%) Splunk
7 16 (0.75%) Cadence
8 15 (0.70%) Apple
9 14 (0.65%) Xamarin
10 9 (0.42%) Arqiva
10 9 (0.42%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.42%) BT
10 9 (0.42%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.37%) DevExpress
11 8 (0.37%) Pega
11 8 (0.37%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.37%) VMware
12 7 (0.33%) Hortonworks
12 7 (0.33%) PayPal
12 7 (0.33%) Zend