Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 169 210
Rank change year-on-year +47 +41 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,925 1,410 1,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.73% 2.02% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.11% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,503 1,177 1,278
London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +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 67,057 66,787 82,145
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.90% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 55,406 56,922 70,240
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +62 351 £61,000 +1.67% 82
West London +48 133 £60,000 +20.00% 46
South London +8 38 £40,000 -20.00% 5
East London -15 24 £60,000 +33.33% 9
North London -3 17 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,873 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 1,026 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
3 1,024 (53.19%) Java
4 681 (35.38%) JavaScript
5 572 (29.71%) C#
6 525 (27.27%) TDD
7 508 (26.39%) Finance
8 421 (21.87%) Microservices
9 419 (21.77%) AngularJS
10 418 (21.71%) SQL
11 407 (21.14%) .NET
12 372 (19.32%) Python
13 355 (18.44%) Computer Science
14 353 (18.34%) Scrum
15 347 (18.03%) Spring
16 346 (17.97%) Degree
17 339 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
18 329 (17.09%) HTML
19 322 (16.73%) OO
20 320 (16.62%) C++
21 313 (16.26%) Linux
22 312 (16.21%) RESTful
23 296 (15.38%) CSS
24 295 (15.32%) Web Services
25 279 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
26 272 (14.13%) DevOps
27 267 (13.87%) React
28 258 (13.40%) Open Source
28 258 (13.40%) BDD
29 252 (13.09%) Greenfield Project

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
1 122 (6.34%) Elasticsearch
2 112 (5.82%) Apache Spark
3 57 (2.96%) Apache
4 54 (2.81%) Apache Solr
5 45 (2.34%) CMS
6 26 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 25 (1.30%) Confluence
8 18 (0.94%) Ethereum
8 18 (0.94%) SharePoint
9 17 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.78%) JBoss
11 14 (0.73%) Jetty
12 12 (0.62%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.57%) nginx
14 10 (0.52%) Mule
15 9 (0.47%) Apache Pig
16 8 (0.42%) IIS
17 7 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
17 7 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.10%) HipChat
2 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.47%) Ripple
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.16%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.10%) Ripple XRP
5 1 (0.052%) Endur
5 1 (0.052%) Kondor
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 339 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
2 190 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.12%) GitHub
4 45 (2.34%) Amazon S3
5 44 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 39 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 34 (1.77%) SaaS
9 25 (1.30%) PaaS
10 22 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 18 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
12 16 (0.83%) Serverless
13 15 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.68%) Slack
15 12 (0.62%) Office 365
15 12 (0.62%) Route 53
16 11 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.57%) npm
17 9 (0.47%) Heroku
18 8 (0.42%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.79%) Internet
2 34 (1.77%) HTTP
3 29 (1.51%) ATM
4 26 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.94%) InfiniBand
6 14 (0.73%) Ethernet
7 9 (0.47%) SSL
8 5 (0.26%) Skype
9 4 (0.21%) DVB
9 4 (0.21%) Firewall
10 3 (0.16%) GSM
10 3 (0.16%) LTE
10 3 (0.16%) Network Security
10 3 (0.16%) UMTS
11 2 (0.10%) AMQP
11 2 (0.10%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.10%) DNS
11 2 (0.10%) Multicast
11 2 (0.10%) VoIP
11 2 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 161 (8.36%) MongoDB
3 159 (8.26%) Big Data
3 159 (8.26%) NoSQL
4 134 (6.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 134 (6.96%) Hadoop
5 119 (6.18%) Relational Database
6 106 (5.51%) MySQL
7 86 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 42 (2.18%) Redis
10 41 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 41 (2.13%) RDBMS
11 36 (1.87%) Apache Hive
11 36 (1.87%) Blockchain
12 35 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 31 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 29 (1.51%) Event Store
15 21 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 221 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 218 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 130 (6.75%) Maven
4 105 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 90 (4.68%) JUnit
6 80 (4.16%) JIRA
7 70 (3.64%) Subversion
8 60 (3.12%) Gradle
9 54 (2.81%) Hudson
10 53 (2.75%) Selenium
11 52 (2.70%) Cucumber
12 51 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 49 (2.55%) Travis CI
14 48 (2.49%) TeamCity
15 29 (1.51%) Visual Studio
16 27 (1.40%) Ant
17 22 (1.14%) Grunt
18 21 (1.09%) Xcode
19 20 (1.04%) gulp
19 20 (1.04%) webpack
General
1 508 (26.39%) Finance
2 208 (10.81%) Banking
3 115 (5.97%) Retail
4 111 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 107 (5.56%) Games
6 93 (4.83%) Front Office
7 80 (4.16%) Retail Banking
8 38 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.92%) Advertising
10 35 (1.82%) Marketing
11 17 (0.88%) Back Office
12 13 (0.68%) Electronics
12 13 (0.68%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.47%) Online Betting
14 8 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.42%) Legal
14 8 (0.42%) Publishing
15 7 (0.36%) Law
16 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (21.77%) AngularJS
2 407 (21.14%) .NET
3 347 (18.03%) Spring
4 329 (17.09%) HTML
5 312 (16.21%) RESTful
6 296 (15.38%) CSS
7 295 (15.32%) Web Services
8 267 (13.87%) React
9 246 (12.78%) REST
10 235 (12.21%) Node.js
11 204 (10.60%) ASP.NET
12 165 (8.57%) J2EE
13 155 (8.05%) HTML5
14 141 (7.32%) Kafka
15 113 (5.87%) jQuery
16 107 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 105 (5.45%) Hibernate
18 98 (5.09%) .NET Framework
19 96 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web API
20 95 (4.94%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 355 (18.44%) Computer Science
2 252 (13.09%) Greenfield Project
3 200 (10.39%) Fintech
4 163 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (8.36%) Algorithms
6 121 (6.29%) User Experience
7 80 (4.16%) Data Structures
8 50 (2.60%) Derivative
9 43 (2.23%) Mobile App
10 39 (2.03%) Bitcoin
11 28 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
12 25 (1.30%) EFT
13 23 (1.19%) Equities
13 23 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.94%) Credit Risk
15 17 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 16 (0.83%) PlayStation
16 16 (0.83%) Public Cloud
17 14 (0.73%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 313 (16.26%) Linux
2 129 (6.70%) Windows
3 115 (5.97%) Unix
4 94 (4.88%) Android
5 93 (4.83%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.21%) CentOS
11 4 (0.21%) Debian
11 4 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.16%) Solaris
13 2 (0.10%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.052%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.052%) VMS
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,873 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 1,026 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (27.27%) TDD
4 421 (21.87%) Microservices
5 353 (18.34%) Scrum
6 322 (16.73%) OO
7 279 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
8 272 (14.13%) DevOps
9 258 (13.40%) BDD
9 258 (13.40%) Open Source
10 236 (12.26%) MVC
11 187 (9.71%) Test Automation
12 145 (7.53%) SDLC
13 143 (7.43%) Mentoring
14 139 (7.22%) Machine Learning
14 139 (7.22%) Web Development
15 134 (6.96%) Multithreading
16 132 (6.86%) E-Commerce
17 124 (6.44%) Analytics
18 123 (6.39%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,024 (53.19%) Java
2 681 (35.38%) JavaScript
3 572 (29.71%) C#
4 418 (21.71%) SQL
5 372 (19.32%) Python
6 320 (16.62%) C++
7 206 (10.70%) Scala
8 149 (7.74%) C
9 132 (6.86%) PHP
10 130 (6.75%) Ruby
11 101 (5.25%) Go
12 57 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 47 (2.44%) R
14 45 (2.34%) Bash Shell
14 45 (2.34%) Clojure
15 43 (2.23%) Apple Swift
16 42 (2.18%) Objective-C
17 39 (2.03%) PL/SQL
18 37 (1.92%) Erlang
18 37 (1.92%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 346 (17.97%) Degree
2 180 (9.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 44 (2.29%) PhD
5 37 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (1.71%) MCSD
7 23 (1.19%) MCAD
8 22 (1.14%) MCP
9 20 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (1.04%) Sun Certification
10 18 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.62%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.57%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.26%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.21%) CCNA
14 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.21%) CISSP
14 4 (0.21%) HND
14 4 (0.21%) MCSE
14 4 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.51%) QA
2 19 (0.99%) MiFID
3 11 (0.57%) PMO
4 9 (0.47%) MISRA
5 8 (0.42%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.10%) PSD2
7 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.052%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.052%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.052%) ECSS
7 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 215 (11.17%) Docker
2 6 (0.31%) Firmware
2 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.21%) HDFS
4 4 (0.21%) vSphere
5 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.052%) etcd
7 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 63 (3.27%) Terraform
2 58 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 47 (2.44%) Ansible
4 13 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.47%) Mesos
6 7 (0.36%) Puppet
7 5 (0.26%) Salt
8 4 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.21%) Consul
8 4 (0.21%) Grafana
8 4 (0.21%) logstash
8 4 (0.21%) Marathon
9 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.16%) Kibana
9 3 (0.16%) Nagios
9 3 (0.16%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.10%) Fluentd
10 2 (0.10%) Graphite
10 2 (0.10%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 222 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 183 (9.51%) Oracle
3 148 (7.69%) Google
4 22 (1.14%) Facebook
5 16 (0.83%) TIBCO
6 15 (0.78%) Xamarin
7 14 (0.73%) Apple
7 14 (0.73%) Cloudera
7 14 (0.73%) Pega
8 13 (0.68%) WorldPay
9 12 (0.62%) Cadence
9 12 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.62%) Sybase
10 10 (0.52%) BT
10 10 (0.52%) MapR
10 10 (0.52%) New Relic
11 9 (0.47%) Arqiva
11 9 (0.47%) Hortonworks
12 8 (0.42%) Perforce
12 8 (0.42%) Sitecore