Period
to 18 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £67,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 130 184
Rank change year-on-year +18 +54 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,728 1,850 1,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.84% 2.64% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 2.76% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,428 1,474 1,116
London median annual salary £67,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.20% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £80,250
England median annual salary £52,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.50% +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 58,036 67,000 66,247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 95.71% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 47,424 55,393 55,985
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 +12 323 £70,000 +12.00% 136
South London +35 87 £60,000 +36.36% 19
West London -14 70 £55,000 -8.33% 64
East London +21 11 £70,000 +40.00% 16
North London +4 2 £55,000 -26.67% 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 1,650 (95.49%) Software Engineering
2 772 (44.68%) Java
3 742 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
4 600 (34.72%) JavaScript
5 585 (33.85%) C#
6 572 (33.10%) Python
7 441 (25.52%) Finance
8 417 (24.13%) Amazon AWS
9 414 (23.96%) .NET
10 401 (23.21%) SQL
11 377 (21.82%) TDD
12 346 (20.02%) C++
13 337 (19.50%) Docker
13 337 (19.50%) Microservices
14 306 (17.71%) Linux
15 298 (17.25%) AngularJS
15 298 (17.25%) Computer Science
16 292 (16.90%) Degree
17 281 (16.26%) DevOps
18 258 (14.93%) React
19 248 (14.35%) HTML
20 241 (13.95%) CSS
21 238 (13.77%) Node.js
22 236 (13.66%) Git (software)
23 215 (12.44%) Scrum
24 210 (12.15%) Web Services
25 207 (11.98%) OO
26 200 (11.57%) RESTful
27 192 (11.11%) SQL Server
28 187 (10.82%) 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
1 116 (6.71%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (3.65%) Apache Spark
3 48 (2.78%) Confluence
4 33 (1.91%) IIS
5 32 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
6 30 (1.74%) CMS
7 27 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 26 (1.50%) Apache
9 25 (1.45%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.81%) JBoss
12 12 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.58%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.46%) Apache TomEE
15 7 (0.41%) nginx
16 6 (0.35%) SAS
16 6 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
17 5 (0.29%) Ethereum
17 5 (0.29%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Maple
1 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.12%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.29%) Actimize
4 2 (0.12%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.058%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.058%) Exstream
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.058%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 417 (24.13%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 75 (4.34%) GitHub
5 69 (3.99%) SaaS
6 51 (2.95%) Serverless
7 47 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
8 46 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
9 44 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (2.49%) Amazon S3
11 35 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (1.68%) npm
13 27 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 27 (1.56%) IBM Cloud
14 21 (1.22%) Apigee
15 18 (1.04%) PaaS
16 17 (0.98%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.75%) Slack
18 10 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
19 9 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.56%) HTTP
2 25 (1.45%) Internet
3 18 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.75%) Bluetooth
5 9 (0.52%) Wireless
6 8 (0.46%) AMQP
6 8 (0.46%) MQTT
7 7 (0.41%) GSM
8 6 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.29%) Broadband
9 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.17%) DNS
10 3 (0.17%) RS-232
10 3 (0.17%) RTMP
11 2 (0.12%) ATM
11 2 (0.12%) HbbTV
11 2 (0.12%) RS-422
11 2 (0.12%) RS-485
11 2 (0.12%) SAN
11 2 (0.12%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 114 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
3 106 (6.13%) Big Data
4 99 (5.73%) NoSQL
5 94 (5.44%) Hadoop
5 94 (5.44%) MySQL
6 87 (5.03%) Relational Database
7 78 (4.51%) MongoDB
8 69 (3.99%) Redis
9 62 (3.59%) Amazon Redshift
10 60 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 40 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
12 36 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 31 (1.79%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.16%) Blockchain
16 17 (0.98%) Data Lake
17 10 (0.58%) Kdb+
17 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.58%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 236 (13.66%) Git (software)
2 159 (9.20%) Jenkins
3 91 (5.27%) Cucumber
4 80 (4.63%) Selenium
5 72 (4.17%) Maven
6 56 (3.24%) JIRA
7 52 (3.01%) JUnit
8 46 (2.66%) TeamCity
9 43 (2.49%) webpack
10 41 (2.37%) Mockito
11 39 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 39 (2.26%) Subversion
12 38 (2.20%) Visual Studio
13 37 (2.14%) Gradle
14 31 (1.79%) NUnit
15 30 (1.74%) Ant
15 30 (1.74%) Babel
15 30 (1.74%) gulp
15 30 (1.74%) SpecFlow
16 25 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 441 (25.52%) Finance
2 118 (6.83%) Banking
3 99 (5.73%) Front Office
4 66 (3.82%) Retail
5 64 (3.70%) Games
6 49 (2.84%) Electronics
7 44 (2.55%) Advertising
8 36 (2.08%) Marketing
9 35 (2.03%) Publishing
10 23 (1.33%) Telecoms
11 22 (1.27%) Law
12 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.75%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.69%) Legal
15 10 (0.58%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.41%) Back Office
16 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.29%) French Language
17 5 (0.29%) German Language
18 2 (0.12%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (23.96%) .NET
2 298 (17.25%) AngularJS
3 258 (14.93%) React
4 248 (14.35%) HTML
5 241 (13.95%) CSS
6 238 (13.77%) Node.js
7 210 (12.15%) Web Services
8 200 (11.57%) RESTful
9 184 (10.65%) Spring
10 168 (9.72%) REST
11 167 (9.66%) ASP.NET
12 135 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 133 (7.70%) Kafka
14 124 (7.18%) XML
15 96 (5.56%) JSON
16 89 (5.15%) .NET Core
17 84 (4.86%) Spring Boot
18 81 (4.69%) HTML5
19 80 (4.63%) Redux
20 68 (3.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 170 (9.84%) Algorithms
2 154 (8.91%) Greenfield Project
3 143 (8.28%) Fintech
4 89 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (4.98%) Data Structures
6 83 (4.80%) Fixed Income
7 79 (4.57%) User Experience
8 76 (4.40%) Derivative
9 74 (4.28%) Mobile App
10 68 (3.94%) Hedge funds
11 60 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
12 51 (2.95%) Equities
13 48 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 41 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
15 38 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
16 32 (1.85%) Blog
17 24 (1.39%) Device Driver
18 22 (1.27%) Robotics
19 21 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
19 21 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 306 (17.71%) Linux
2 96 (5.56%) Windows
3 74 (4.28%) Unix
4 60 (3.47%) Android
5 40 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 30 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
8 19 (1.10%) Debian
9 8 (0.46%) CentOS
10 7 (0.41%) AIX
10 7 (0.41%) Fedora
10 7 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.41%) Solaris
11 6 (0.35%) CoreOS
11 6 (0.35%) FreeRTOS
12 5 (0.29%) Robot Operating System
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.058%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,650 (95.49%) Software Engineering
2 742 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (21.82%) TDD
4 337 (19.50%) Microservices
5 298 (17.25%) Computer Science
6 281 (16.26%) DevOps
7 215 (12.44%) Scrum
8 207 (11.98%) OO
9 187 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
9 187 (10.82%) Test Automation
10 167 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
11 155 (8.97%) Open Source
12 152 (8.80%) MVC
13 149 (8.62%) BDD
14 148 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
15 135 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 130 (7.52%) Machine Learning
17 129 (7.47%) Mathematics
18 118 (6.83%) Asset Management
18 118 (6.83%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 772 (44.68%) Java
2 600 (34.72%) JavaScript
3 585 (33.85%) C#
4 572 (33.10%) Python
5 401 (23.21%) SQL
6 346 (20.02%) C++
7 172 (9.95%) C
8 131 (7.58%) Scala
9 117 (6.77%) Go
10 102 (5.90%) TypeScript
11 92 (5.32%) Java 8
12 83 (4.80%) Ruby
13 79 (4.57%) PHP
14 50 (2.89%) PowerShell
15 40 (2.31%) Kotlin
16 36 (2.08%) ES6
17 33 (1.91%) Objective-C
18 32 (1.85%) Bash Shell
19 27 (1.56%) R
20 24 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 292 (16.90%) Degree
2 122 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (3.59%) PhD
4 34 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
5 30 (1.74%) Security Cleared
6 17 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
8 8 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.41%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.29%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.23%) MPhil
11 4 (0.23%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.17%) CFA
12 3 (0.17%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.34%) QA
2 6 (0.35%) DO-178B
2 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 6 (0.35%) MISRA
2 6 (0.35%) MISRA C
3 5 (0.29%) GDPR
4 2 (0.12%) JTAG
5 1 (0.058%) PSD2
5 1 (0.058%) SLA
System Software
1 337 (19.50%) Docker
2 24 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.33%) Firmware
4 6 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.35%) etcd
5 5 (0.29%) KVM
6 2 (0.12%) GridGain
6 2 (0.12%) HDFS
6 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 185 (10.71%) Kubernetes
2 109 (6.31%) Terraform
3 100 (5.79%) Ansible
4 72 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (3.76%) Puppet
6 30 (1.74%) Mesos
7 20 (1.16%) Marathon
8 16 (0.93%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.52%) Kibana
10 5 (0.29%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.29%) Graphite
10 5 (0.29%) Juju
10 5 (0.29%) Nagios
10 5 (0.29%) Salt
10 5 (0.29%) StatsD
11 4 (0.23%) logstash
11 4 (0.23%) Packer
12 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 126 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 106 (6.13%) Oracle
3 83 (4.80%) Google
4 40 (2.31%) IBM
5 26 (1.50%) Adobe
6 22 (1.27%) Splunk
7 20 (1.16%) Bloomberg
7 20 (1.16%) Reuters
8 17 (0.98%) WorldPay
9 16 (0.93%) Cadence
10 15 (0.87%) AppDynamics
11 12 (0.69%) SaltStack
11 12 (0.69%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.58%) Atmel
12 10 (0.58%) BT
12 10 (0.58%) comScore
12 10 (0.58%) ION Trading
12 10 (0.58%) Snapchat
13 9 (0.52%) Apple
13 9 (0.52%) Sybase