Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 121 191
Rank change year-on-year -2 +70 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,915 2,071 1,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.82% 2.80% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.96% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,566 1,340 1,210
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,960 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.25% +6.58% -

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 64,772 69,969 73,714
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.30% 94.65% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 52,934 54,725 63,900
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 -1 304 £65,000 +8.33% 89
West London +27 115 £50,000 -9.09% 81
East London -1 49 £65,000 - 17
South London -16 42 £44,000 +10.00% 12
North London +2 8 £70,000 +93.10% 8
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 1,842 (96.19%) Software Engineering
2 994 (51.91%) Java
3 991 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
4 702 (36.66%) JavaScript
5 613 (32.01%) C#
6 544 (28.41%) Finance
7 512 (26.74%) TDD
8 458 (23.92%) Python
9 441 (23.03%) Microservices
10 423 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
11 418 (21.83%) AngularJS
12 405 (21.15%) SQL
12 405 (21.15%) .NET
13 387 (20.21%) HTML
14 370 (19.32%) CSS
15 362 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
16 356 (18.59%) React
17 355 (18.54%) Degree
18 342 (17.86%) OO
19 322 (16.81%) C++
20 314 (16.40%) Docker
21 299 (15.61%) Spring
22 282 (14.73%) Node.js
23 280 (14.62%) Scrum
24 277 (14.46%) Computer Science
25 258 (13.47%) Linux
26 256 (13.37%) DevOps
27 252 (13.16%) Test Automation
28 242 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
29 241 (12.58%) 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
1 146 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
2 60 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 52 (2.72%) Apache
4 49 (2.56%) CMS
5 32 (1.67%) Ethereum
6 24 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 18 (0.94%) Confluence
8 17 (0.89%) IIS
9 14 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.57%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.47%) Amazon Alexa
11 9 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.47%) nginx
11 9 (0.47%) WordPress
12 8 (0.42%) GlassFish
12 8 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.37%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.21%) Drupal
14 4 (0.21%) Kinematics
14 4 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.52%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.16%) LibreOffice
4 3 (0.16%) Snapchat
5 2 (0.10%) Maya
6 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.21%) Actimize
4 4 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.10%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.10%) Ripple
6 2 (0.10%) RMDS
7 1 (0.052%) BASE24
7 1 (0.052%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.052%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 423 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 74 (3.86%) SaaS
5 66 (3.45%) Serverless
6 52 (2.72%) GitHub
7 42 (2.19%) PaaS
8 30 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (1.31%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.84%) npm
13 12 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
13 12 (0.63%) CloudFront
13 12 (0.63%) Trello
14 11 (0.57%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.52%) IaaS
16 9 (0.47%) Firebase
17 8 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.14%) HTTP
2 30 (1.57%) Internet
3 15 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.63%) Bluetooth
5 11 (0.57%) Firewall
5 11 (0.57%) SSL
6 10 (0.52%) NFC
7 6 (0.31%) DAB
7 6 (0.31%) DNS
7 6 (0.31%) SMS
7 6 (0.31%) X.509
8 5 (0.26%) AMQP
8 5 (0.26%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.21%) Broadband
9 4 (0.21%) FTP
10 3 (0.16%) ATM
10 3 (0.16%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.16%) Network Security
10 3 (0.16%) VLAN
10 3 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 172 (8.98%) Big Data
3 122 (6.37%) MongoDB
4 114 (5.95%) NoSQL
5 96 (5.01%) Blockchain
6 72 (3.76%) MySQL
7 71 (3.71%) Relational Database
8 69 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
9 66 (3.45%) Hadoop
10 47 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (1.72%) Apache Hive
12 26 (1.36%) Redis
13 21 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 20 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.94%) Data Mining
15 18 (0.94%) Event Store
16 16 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.73%) Neo4j
18 13 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 228 (11.91%) Jenkins
2 201 (10.50%) Git (software)
3 112 (5.85%) Selenium
4 88 (4.60%) Cucumber
5 78 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 78 (4.07%) TeamCity
6 73 (3.81%) JUnit
7 72 (3.76%) JIRA
8 58 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 49 (2.56%) NUnit
10 47 (2.45%) Maven
11 41 (2.14%) gulp
12 40 (2.09%) Bitbucket
12 40 (2.09%) Jasmine
13 38 (1.98%) Gradle
14 37 (1.93%) SpecFlow
15 36 (1.88%) WebDriver
16 31 (1.62%) Appium
16 31 (1.62%) Vagrant
17 30 (1.57%) Grunt
General
1 544 (28.41%) Finance
2 137 (7.15%) Banking
3 93 (4.86%) Games
4 89 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 88 (4.60%) Front Office
6 80 (4.18%) Retail
7 74 (3.86%) Investment Banking
8 54 (2.82%) Marketing
9 41 (2.14%) Electronics
10 40 (2.09%) Publishing
10 40 (2.09%) Telecoms
11 32 (1.67%) Law
12 26 (1.36%) Manufacturing
13 22 (1.15%) Back Office
14 20 (1.04%) Advertising
15 14 (0.73%) Legal
15 14 (0.73%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.37%) Military
17 6 (0.31%) Arabic Language
17 6 (0.31%) Hindi Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 418 (21.83%) AngularJS
2 405 (21.15%) .NET
3 387 (20.21%) HTML
4 370 (19.32%) CSS
5 356 (18.59%) React
6 299 (15.61%) Spring
7 282 (14.73%) Node.js
8 241 (12.58%) RESTful
9 237 (12.38%) Web Services
10 193 (10.08%) HTML5
11 185 (9.66%) REST
12 168 (8.77%) ASP.NET
13 141 (7.36%) jQuery
14 121 (6.32%) CSS3
15 108 (5.64%) Spring Boot
16 105 (5.48%) Kafka
17 103 (5.38%) Hibernate
18 85 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
19 84 (4.39%) J2EE
19 84 (4.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 277 (14.46%) Computer Science
2 229 (11.96%) Greenfield Project
3 183 (9.56%) Algorithms
4 158 (8.25%) Fintech
5 139 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
6 131 (6.84%) Data Structures
7 126 (6.58%) User Experience
8 91 (4.75%) Hedge funds
9 81 (4.23%) Fixed Income
10 68 (3.55%) Mobile App
11 60 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 56 (2.92%) Equities
13 55 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
14 44 (2.30%) Analytical Mindset
15 42 (2.19%) Public Cloud
16 41 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
17 39 (2.04%) Blog
18 37 (1.93%) Derivative
19 32 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
20 25 (1.31%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 258 (13.47%) Linux
2 124 (6.48%) Windows
3 87 (4.54%) Android
4 73 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 48 (2.51%) Unix
6 14 (0.73%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
8 7 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.31%) Robot Operating System
9 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
10 5 (0.26%) Solaris
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.10%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.052%) Debian
14 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,842 (96.19%) Software Engineering
2 991 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
3 512 (26.74%) TDD
4 441 (23.03%) Microservices
5 362 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
6 342 (17.86%) OO
7 280 (14.62%) Scrum
8 256 (13.37%) DevOps
9 252 (13.16%) Test Automation
10 242 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
11 209 (10.91%) Open Source
12 203 (10.60%) MVC
13 191 (9.97%) BDD
14 164 (8.56%) Multithreading
15 152 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
16 148 (7.73%) Mentoring
17 136 (7.10%) Front End Development
18 131 (6.84%) Pair Programming
18 131 (6.84%) SDLC
19 130 (6.79%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 994 (51.91%) Java
2 702 (36.66%) JavaScript
3 613 (32.01%) C#
4 458 (23.92%) Python
5 405 (21.15%) SQL
6 322 (16.81%) C++
7 184 (9.61%) Java 8
8 144 (7.52%) C
9 139 (7.26%) Scala
10 128 (6.68%) Ruby
11 124 (6.48%) Go
12 87 (4.54%) PHP
13 61 (3.19%) PowerShell
14 59 (3.08%) ES6
15 57 (2.98%) TypeScript
16 50 (2.61%) PL/SQL
17 47 (2.45%) Objective-C
18 32 (1.67%) Kotlin
19 30 (1.57%) Shell Script
20 27 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 355 (18.54%) Degree
2 127 (6.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (4.13%) PhD
4 60 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 42 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 41 (2.14%) Master's Degree
7 20 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
8 17 (0.89%) SC Cleared
9 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.57%) CCNA
10 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.57%) CISSP
10 11 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (0.57%) GIAC
10 11 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
10 11 (0.57%) MCSE
10 11 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
10 11 (0.57%) SANS
10 11 (0.57%) SSCP
11 10 (0.52%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.43%) QA
2 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
2 4 (0.21%) GDPR
2 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 4 (0.21%) MISRA
2 4 (0.21%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.10%) PMO
4 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.052%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 314 (16.40%) Docker
2 16 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.78%) Firmware
4 11 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.57%) vSphere
5 10 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.42%) HDFS
7 7 (0.37%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.31%) Varnish
8 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.10%) etcd
10 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 93 (4.86%) Kubernetes
2 76 (3.97%) Terraform
3 39 (2.04%) Ansible
4 22 (1.15%) Puppet
5 20 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.63%) Salt
7 11 (0.57%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.31%) Consul
9 5 (0.26%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.21%) Grafana
11 3 (0.16%) Packer
12 2 (0.10%) Cacti
12 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.10%) Icinga
12 2 (0.10%) Rancher
12 2 (0.10%) SCCM
13 1 (0.052%) Ambari
13 1 (0.052%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.052%) linkerd
13 1 (0.052%) Nagios
Vendors
1 136 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 106 (5.54%) Google
3 85 (4.44%) Oracle
4 30 (1.57%) Adobe
5 29 (1.51%) SAP
6 21 (1.10%) Apple
7 19 (0.99%) Facebook
8 15 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.57%) VMware
11 10 (0.52%) Atmel
12 9 (0.47%) Charles River
12 9 (0.47%) WorldPay
13 8 (0.42%) Sybase
13 8 (0.42%) Tableau
13 8 (0.42%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.37%) Apiary
14 7 (0.37%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.37%) SEEBURGER
14 7 (0.37%) Sun