Period
to 26 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 92 115
Rank change year-on-year +55 +23 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3,478 1,034 1,678
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.75% 3.52% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.65% 3.74% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,571 901 1,348
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £88,750
90th Percentile £128,750 £132,500 £112,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 40,190 27,617 55,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.61% 94.02% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 27,965 22,823 45,797
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,750 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £101,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 +31 207 £80,000 +6.67% 136
West London +18 90 £71,250 +29.55% 63
South London +34 63 £53,000 +6.00% 14
East London +7 12 £88,750 +36.54% 43
North London +17 3 £83,750 +67.50% 8
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 3,400 (97.76%) Software Engineering
2 1,767 (50.81%) AWS
3 1,731 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
4 1,449 (41.66%) JavaScript
5 1,410 (40.54%) Python
6 1,367 (39.30%) Finance
7 1,317 (37.87%) React
8 1,312 (37.72%) Java
9 1,014 (29.15%) Microservices
10 956 (27.49%) Docker
11 862 (24.78%) Kubernetes
12 840 (24.15%) Serverless
13 814 (23.40%) TypeScript
14 804 (23.12%) SQL
15 778 (22.37%) .NET
16 743 (21.36%) Web Services
17 693 (19.93%) C#
18 689 (19.81%) TDD
19 679 (19.52%) Node.js
20 638 (18.34%) DevOps
21 615 (17.68%) GCP
22 596 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
23 573 (16.47%) Asset Management
24 541 (15.55%) Social Skills
25 538 (15.47%) Azure
26 518 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
27 513 (14.75%) AWS Lambda
28 498 (14.32%) Computer Science
29 495 (14.23%) AngularJS
30 468 (13.46%) Terraform

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
1 213 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
2 179 (5.15%) Apache
3 146 (4.20%) Apache Spark
4 42 (1.21%) Confluence
5 33 (0.95%) CMS
5 33 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 27 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
7 26 (0.75%) Apache Pulsar
8 25 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
9 20 (0.58%) nginx
10 16 (0.46%) Jupyter
11 14 (0.40%) Traefik
12 9 (0.26%) Drupal
13 5 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.14%) SAS
14 4 (0.12%) WordPress
15 3 (0.086%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.086%) Magnolia
15 3 (0.086%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.086%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.17%) Figma
3 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.086%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.086%) Maya
4 3 (0.086%) Quicktime
5 2 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.058%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.029%) MODO
6 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 45 (1.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 44 (1.27%) R3 Corda
3 25 (0.72%) Shopify
4 13 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.35%) Magento
6 10 (0.29%) Primavera
7 3 (0.086%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.029%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.029%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,767 (50.81%) AWS
2 840 (24.15%) Serverless
3 615 (17.68%) GCP
4 538 (15.47%) Azure
5 513 (14.75%) AWS Lambda
6 286 (8.22%) Amazon S3
7 276 (7.94%) Amazon EC2
8 220 (6.33%) Amazon ECS
9 202 (5.81%) SaaS
10 199 (5.72%) GitHub
11 171 (4.92%) Amazon SQS
12 121 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 95 (2.73%) AWS Step Functions
14 86 (2.47%) Heroku
15 64 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
16 58 (1.67%) PaaS
17 47 (1.35%) AWS Fargate
18 39 (1.12%) CloudFront
19 38 (1.09%) Amazon EKS
20 36 (1.04%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 162 (4.66%) HTTP
2 39 (1.12%) Broadband
3 23 (0.66%) Internet
4 14 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.32%) SSL
6 8 (0.23%) VoIP
7 7 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.17%) Profibus
9 5 (0.14%) Asterisk PBX
9 5 (0.14%) Firewall
9 5 (0.14%) PBX
9 5 (0.14%) RTP
9 5 (0.14%) SMS
10 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.086%) DVB
11 3 (0.086%) IPv4
11 3 (0.086%) SSH
11 3 (0.086%) Wireless
11 3 (0.086%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
2 367 (10.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 324 (9.32%) Relational Database
4 284 (8.17%) NoSQL
5 278 (7.99%) MySQL
6 239 (6.87%) SQL Server
7 198 (5.69%) Amazon Aurora
8 168 (4.83%) Redis
9 165 (4.74%) MongoDB
10 145 (4.17%) Big Data
11 129 (3.71%) Amazon RDS
12 107 (3.08%) Hadoop
13 100 (2.88%) RDBMS
14 95 (2.73%) Amazon Athena
15 73 (2.10%) Apache Ignite
16 63 (1.81%) Blockchain
17 62 (1.78%) BigQuery
18 41 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
19 36 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
20 27 (0.78%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 388 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 177 (5.09%) Jenkins
3 130 (3.74%) GitLab
4 112 (3.22%) Cypress.io
5 109 (3.13%) JIRA
6 108 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 91 (2.62%) CircleCI
8 88 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 79 (2.27%) Gradle
9 79 (2.27%) Selenium
10 74 (2.13%) JUnit
10 74 (2.13%) Maven
11 71 (2.04%) webpack
12 45 (1.29%) Babel
12 45 (1.29%) Cucumber
13 43 (1.24%) git-flow
14 41 (1.18%) Visual Studio
15 39 (1.12%) JMeter
15 39 (1.12%) Postman
16 30 (0.86%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,367 (39.30%) Finance
2 541 (15.55%) Social Skills
3 388 (11.16%) Banking
4 279 (8.02%) Retail
5 265 (7.62%) Front Office
6 263 (7.56%) Games
7 133 (3.82%) Marketing
8 102 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
9 99 (2.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 76 (2.19%) Manufacturing
11 64 (1.84%) Public Sector
12 58 (1.67%) Electronics
13 54 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
14 51 (1.47%) Legal
15 49 (1.41%) Law
16 45 (1.29%) Telecoms
17 43 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 42 (1.21%) Investment Banking
19 41 (1.18%) Financial Institution
20 39 (1.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,317 (37.87%) React
2 778 (22.37%) .NET
3 743 (21.36%) Web Services
4 679 (19.52%) Node.js
5 495 (14.23%) AngularJS
6 455 (13.08%) REST
7 390 (11.21%) .NET Core
8 385 (11.07%) CSS
9 382 (10.98%) RESTful
10 369 (10.61%) GraphQL
11 314 (9.03%) Spring
12 300 (8.63%) Vue.js
13 297 (8.54%) Kafka
14 290 (8.34%) HTML
15 230 (6.61%) React Native
16 228 (6.56%) .NET Framework
17 213 (6.12%) gRPC
18 185 (5.32%) Material-UI
19 162 (4.66%) Redux
20 155 (4.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 313 (9.00%) User Experience
2 302 (8.68%) Hedge funds
3 224 (6.44%) Algorithms
4 220 (6.33%) Derivative
5 181 (5.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 180 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
7 164 (4.72%) Fixed Income
8 158 (4.54%) Virtual Team
9 151 (4.34%) Equities
10 128 (3.68%) Blog
11 124 (3.57%) Pricing Data
12 121 (3.48%) Data Structures
13 113 (3.25%) Cloud Native
14 102 (2.93%) Mobile App
15 97 (2.79%) Legacy Systems
16 88 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
17 59 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
18 50 (1.44%) Augmented Reality
19 48 (1.38%) Legacy Code
20 42 (1.21%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 250 (7.19%) Linux
2 100 (2.88%) Android
3 90 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 65 (1.87%) Windows
5 59 (1.70%) Unix
6 23 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.17%) CentOS
8 5 (0.14%) Mesosphere
9 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.086%) Fedora
10 3 (0.086%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.058%) Debian
12 1 (0.029%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.029%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.029%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,400 (97.76%) Software Engineering
2 1,731 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,014 (29.15%) Microservices
4 689 (19.81%) TDD
5 638 (18.34%) DevOps
6 573 (16.47%) Asset Management
7 518 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
8 498 (14.32%) Computer Science
9 456 (13.11%) Test Automation
10 424 (12.19%) Fintech
11 421 (12.10%) Mentoring
12 376 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
13 335 (9.63%) Clean Code
14 321 (9.23%) Analytics
15 302 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
16 293 (8.42%) Investment Management
17 288 (8.28%) Scrum
18 283 (8.14%) Open Source
19 279 (8.02%) Artificial Intelligence
20 277 (7.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,449 (41.66%) JavaScript
2 1,410 (40.54%) Python
3 1,312 (37.72%) Java
4 814 (23.40%) TypeScript
5 804 (23.12%) SQL
6 693 (19.93%) C#
7 325 (9.34%) Go
8 303 (8.71%) Scala
9 279 (8.02%) Kotlin
10 277 (7.96%) C++
11 255 (7.33%) Ruby
12 168 (4.83%) C
13 136 (3.91%) Clojure
14 109 (3.13%) PHP
15 98 (2.82%) ES6
16 75 (2.16%) Java 8
17 72 (2.07%) Rust
18 69 (1.98%) Elixir
19 45 (1.29%) Java 11
20 42 (1.21%) Elm
Qualifications
1 426 (12.25%) Degree
2 197 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.44%) Master's Degree
5 41 (1.18%) PhD
6 37 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 19 (0.55%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.17%) HNC
10 6 (0.17%) HND
11 4 (0.12%) OSCE
11 4 (0.12%) OSCP
12 2 (0.058%) CITP
13 1 (0.029%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (9.03%) QA
2 52 (1.50%) Accessibility
3 11 (0.32%) GDPR
4 9 (0.26%) PSD2
4 9 (0.26%) SLA
5 8 (0.23%) WCAG
6 7 (0.20%) WAI
7 5 (0.14%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.12%) NIST
8 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.12%) SOC 1
8 4 (0.12%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.029%) SEPA
System Software
1 956 (27.49%) Docker
2 21 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 12 (0.35%) Firmware
4 12 (0.35%) ISA Server
5 8 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.20%) HDFS
7 6 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.14%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.14%) Kamailio
8 5 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
9 3 (0.086%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.086%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 862 (24.78%) Kubernetes
2 468 (13.46%) Terraform
3 63 (1.81%) Grafana
4 46 (1.32%) Ansible
5 44 (1.27%) Prometheus
6 42 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (0.72%) Istio
8 24 (0.69%) Kibana
9 15 (0.43%) Puppet
10 13 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.29%) Packer
12 9 (0.26%) logstash
13 7 (0.20%) yum
14 5 (0.14%) Automic
15 4 (0.12%) Consul
15 4 (0.12%) linkerd
15 4 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
16 3 (0.086%) Argo
17 1 (0.029%) Rancher
Vendors
1 282 (8.11%) Google
2 193 (5.55%) Microsoft
3 155 (4.46%) Oracle
4 107 (3.08%) Samsung
5 64 (1.84%) Sybase
6 27 (0.78%) SAP
6 27 (0.78%) Spotify
7 25 (0.72%) Apple
8 24 (0.69%) New Relic
9 19 (0.55%) OutSystems
10 18 (0.52%) Facebook
10 18 (0.52%) Splunk
11 17 (0.49%) LexisNexis
12 15 (0.43%) TOWER Software
13 14 (0.40%) Instagram
14 13 (0.37%) Qubit
14 13 (0.37%) Sony
14 13 (0.37%) Xamarin
15 12 (0.35%) BT
15 12 (0.35%) Cadence