Period
to 5 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 113 131
Rank change year-on-year +25 +18 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,724 1,775 1,847
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.60% 2.89% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 3.03% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,509 1,640 1,531
Median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £44,700 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,000 £93,750
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 45,297 58,574 66,854
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 95.43% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 36,787 47,924 55,529
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +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 5 April 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 5 April 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 +17 313 £70,000 - 92
South London -26 47 £50,000 -23.08% 22
West London -16 43 £52,500 -4.55% 48
East London +25 30 £71,250 +1.79% 20
North London -4 8 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 1,687 (97.85%) Software Engineering
2 923 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
3 903 (52.38%) Java
4 723 (41.94%) AWS
5 634 (36.77%) JavaScript
6 583 (33.82%) Finance
7 551 (31.96%) Microservices
8 520 (30.16%) Python
9 443 (25.70%) C#
10 438 (25.41%) DevOps
11 422 (24.48%) Docker
12 409 (23.72%) SQL
13 391 (22.68%) TDD
14 361 (20.94%) Kubernetes
15 349 (20.24%) .NET
16 335 (19.43%) Azure
17 316 (18.33%) Web Services
18 307 (17.81%) Node.js
19 302 (17.52%) Git (software)
20 299 (17.34%) React
21 265 (15.37%) AngularJS
22 259 (15.02%) Test Automation
23 255 (14.79%) Scrum
24 251 (14.56%) Fintech
25 250 (14.50%) Open Source
26 246 (14.27%) Spring
27 233 (13.52%) Banking
27 233 (13.52%) Linux
28 232 (13.46%) HTML
29 227 (13.17%) RESTful

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 81 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (1.86%) CMS
3 29 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 29 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 25 (1.45%) IIS
5 19 (1.10%) Confluence
6 18 (1.04%) WordPress
7 14 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (0.81%) SAS
8 12 (0.70%) JBoss
9 10 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.52%) Headless CMS
10 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.46%) Jetty
12 5 (0.29%) Apache
12 5 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.23%) CICS
13 4 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.23%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 6 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.29%) Raiser's Edge
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.058%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 723 (41.94%) AWS
2 335 (19.43%) Azure
3 161 (9.34%) GCP
4 132 (7.66%) Serverless
5 81 (4.70%) AWS Lambda
6 74 (4.29%) GitHub
7 71 (4.12%) Amazon SQS
8 66 (3.83%) Amazon S3
9 58 (3.36%) Amazon ECS
10 55 (3.19%) SaaS
11 47 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
12 43 (2.49%) OpenShift
13 31 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
14 25 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (0.87%) Amazon SageMaker
16 12 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (0.70%) Power Platform
17 11 (0.64%) PaaS
18 9 (0.52%) Boomi
18 9 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.51%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.10%) HTTP
3 17 (0.99%) Internet
4 13 (0.75%) Firewall
5 12 (0.70%) Wireshark
6 10 (0.58%) MQTT
7 5 (0.29%) Wireless
8 3 (0.17%) Network Security
9 2 (0.12%) DMZ
9 2 (0.12%) DNS
9 2 (0.12%) VoIP
10 1 (0.058%) AMQP
10 1 (0.058%) Broadband
10 1 (0.058%) Intranet
10 1 (0.058%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.058%) RTP
10 1 (0.058%) Skype
10 1 (0.058%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 202 (11.72%) NoSQL
3 185 (10.73%) MySQL
4 164 (9.51%) PostgreSQL
5 124 (7.19%) MongoDB
6 109 (6.32%) Redis
7 106 (6.15%) Relational Database
8 71 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
9 61 (3.54%) Big Data
10 56 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 36 (2.09%) Amazon Aurora
12 26 (1.51%) Hadoop
12 26 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 24 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
16 20 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 16 (0.93%) Blockchain
18 14 (0.81%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 302 (17.52%) Git (software)
2 137 (7.95%) Jenkins
3 73 (4.23%) JIRA
4 66 (3.83%) Selenium
5 50 (2.90%) JUnit
6 47 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 39 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 39 (2.26%) NUnit
8 32 (1.86%) Maven
9 30 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 28 (1.62%) Artifactory
10 28 (1.62%) GitLab
11 26 (1.51%) Mockito
11 26 (1.51%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.51%) Travis CI
12 23 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.16%) PhantomJS
13 20 (1.16%) WebDriver
14 19 (1.10%) SpecFlow
15 18 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 583 (33.82%) Finance
2 233 (13.52%) Banking
3 172 (9.98%) Front Office
4 87 (5.05%) Public Sector
5 79 (4.58%) Investment Banking
6 73 (4.23%) Games
7 69 (4.00%) Retail
8 31 (1.80%) Law
9 22 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.16%) Publishing
11 19 (1.10%) Automotive
12 18 (1.04%) Marketing
13 16 (0.93%) Electronics
13 16 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.93%) Telecoms
14 15 (0.87%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.46%) Legal
15 8 (0.46%) Military
16 7 (0.41%) Advertising
16 7 (0.41%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (20.24%) .NET
2 316 (18.33%) Web Services
3 307 (17.81%) Node.js
4 299 (17.34%) React
5 265 (15.37%) AngularJS
6 246 (14.27%) Spring
7 232 (13.46%) HTML
8 227 (13.17%) RESTful
9 200 (11.60%) CSS
10 179 (10.38%) REST
11 135 (7.83%) ASP.NET
12 124 (7.19%) J2EE
13 123 (7.13%) Spring Boot
14 114 (6.61%) .NET Core
15 103 (5.97%) Vue.js
16 99 (5.74%) .NET Framework
17 93 (5.39%) Kafka
18 91 (5.28%) HTML5
19 85 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
20 61 (3.54%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.08%) Fixed Income
2 118 (6.84%) Hedge funds
3 110 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
4 103 (5.97%) Derivative
5 102 (5.92%) Equities
6 96 (5.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 79 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
8 75 (4.35%) Algorithms
9 67 (3.89%) Cloud Native
10 53 (3.07%) Mobile App
11 45 (2.61%) User Experience
12 32 (1.86%) Blog
13 31 (1.80%) Pricing Data
14 27 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (1.22%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
16 20 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.10%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
19 12 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 233 (13.52%) Linux
2 136 (7.89%) Windows
3 109 (6.32%) Unix
4 107 (6.21%) Apple iOS
5 104 (6.03%) Android
6 91 (5.28%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.70%) Fedora
9 9 (0.52%) CentOS
10 6 (0.35%) Debian
11 3 (0.17%) Android TV
12 2 (0.12%) AIX
12 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.12%) Solaris
13 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.058%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,687 (97.85%) Software Engineering
2 923 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
3 551 (31.96%) Microservices
4 438 (25.41%) DevOps
5 391 (22.68%) TDD
6 259 (15.02%) Test Automation
7 255 (14.79%) Scrum
8 251 (14.56%) Fintech
9 250 (14.50%) Open Source
10 220 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
11 213 (12.35%) Asset Management
11 213 (12.35%) Computer Science
12 206 (11.95%) Mentoring
13 192 (11.14%) Machine Learning
14 175 (10.15%) BDD
14 175 (10.15%) OO
15 161 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
16 145 (8.41%) Decision-Making
17 132 (7.66%) Artificial Intelligence
18 118 (6.84%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 903 (52.38%) Java
2 634 (36.77%) JavaScript
3 520 (30.16%) Python
4 443 (25.70%) C#
5 409 (23.72%) SQL
6 202 (11.72%) Java 8
7 193 (11.19%) C++
8 116 (6.73%) Kotlin
9 113 (6.55%) TypeScript
10 107 (6.21%) Ruby
11 104 (6.03%) C
12 91 (5.28%) Scala
13 77 (4.47%) Go
14 73 (4.23%) T-SQL
15 70 (4.06%) PHP
16 65 (3.77%) Apple Swift
17 52 (3.02%) R
18 45 (2.61%) Bash Shell
19 32 (1.86%) F#
19 32 (1.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 167 (9.69%) Degree
2 92 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.03%) PhD
4 29 (1.68%) Security Cleared
5 16 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.87%) MCP
7 13 (0.75%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.29%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (0.12%) EMIR
2 2 (0.12%) IEC 62304
2 2 (0.12%) ISO 15022
2 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.12%) MiFID
3 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.058%) JTAG
System Software
1 422 (24.48%) Docker
2 25 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.75%) Firmware
4 10 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.23%) vSphere
6 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.17%) LXC
6 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 361 (20.94%) Kubernetes
2 104 (6.03%) Terraform
3 47 (2.73%) Ansible
4 44 (2.55%) Mesos
5 38 (2.20%) Marathon
6 37 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.57%) Kibana
8 17 (0.99%) Puppet
9 16 (0.93%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.70%) Rancher
11 11 (0.64%) Grafana
12 9 (0.52%) Istio
12 9 (0.52%) Knative
13 8 (0.46%) Salt
14 6 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
15 2 (0.12%) Control-M
16 1 (0.058%) BladeLogic
16 1 (0.058%) logstash
16 1 (0.058%) Single Sign-On
16 1 (0.058%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 144 (8.35%) Google
2 97 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 74 (4.29%) Oracle
4 33 (1.91%) WorldPay
5 31 (1.80%) Adobe
5 31 (1.80%) Sybase
6 30 (1.74%) Apple
7 28 (1.62%) FIS
8 22 (1.28%) IBM
8 22 (1.28%) New Relic
9 20 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (0.99%) Dynatrace
11 16 (0.93%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.81%) Splunk
13 12 (0.70%) SAP
13 12 (0.70%) Zend
14 11 (0.64%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.58%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.58%) Solace
15 10 (0.58%) VMware