Period
to 21 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 84 118
Rank change year-on-year +38 +34 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,811 1,643 1,707
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.81% 3.67% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 3.88% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,364 1,351 1,413
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £66,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.78% +6.40%
75th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £115,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 28,749 42,384 57,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.29% 94.61% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23,188 34,820 47,776
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,029 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.72% +1.01% +5.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +17 193 £75,000 - 128
South London +27 56 £57,000 +14.00% 7
West London +40 26 £57,500 +9.52% 88
East London -5 5 £67,500 - 28
North London +22 3 £83,750 +52.27% 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,788 (98.73%) Software Engineering
2 1,013 (55.94%) Agile Software Development
3 846 (46.71%) AWS
4 827 (45.67%) JavaScript
5 776 (42.85%) Python
6 738 (40.75%) Finance
7 671 (37.05%) Microservices
8 626 (34.57%) Java
9 623 (34.40%) React
10 616 (34.01%) .NET
11 487 (26.89%) Docker
12 452 (24.96%) Web Services
13 449 (24.79%) C#
14 400 (22.09%) Serverless
15 389 (21.48%) Kubernetes
16 383 (21.15%) TDD
17 366 (20.21%) .NET Core
18 364 (20.10%) Asset Management
19 360 (19.88%) Azure
20 342 (18.88%) GCP
21 340 (18.77%) SQL
22 329 (18.17%) AngularJS
23 319 (17.61%) DevOps
24 314 (17.34%) Node.js
25 258 (14.25%) TypeScript
25 258 (14.25%) Fintech
26 247 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
27 234 (12.92%) Kafka
28 230 (12.70%) Computer Science
29 218 (12.04%) Scrum

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 96 (5.30%) Apache Spark
2 82 (4.53%) Apache
2 82 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (0.61%) CMS
4 10 (0.55%) Confluence
5 9 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (0.39%) Jupyter
7 6 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.33%) Tornado
8 5 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
8 5 (0.28%) nginx
8 5 (0.28%) SAS
9 4 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.22%) WordPress
10 3 (0.17%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.17%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.11%) Drupal
11 2 (0.11%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.11%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.22%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.22%) InVision
2 4 (0.22%) Sketch
2 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.22%) Zeplin
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.11%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.055%) Figma
5 1 (0.055%) MODO
5 1 (0.055%) Revit
5 1 (0.055%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.39%) R3 Corda
2 6 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.22%) Shopify
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 846 (46.71%) AWS
2 400 (22.09%) Serverless
3 360 (19.88%) Azure
4 342 (18.88%) GCP
5 188 (10.38%) AWS Lambda
6 115 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
7 109 (6.02%) Amazon ECS
8 89 (4.91%) SaaS
9 81 (4.47%) Amazon S3
10 51 (2.82%) GitHub
11 35 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 32 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (1.55%) Apigee
14 27 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (0.99%) BrowserStack
15 18 (0.99%) Heroku
16 17 (0.94%) CloudFront
17 16 (0.88%) IaaS
17 16 (0.88%) PaaS
18 14 (0.77%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.04%) HTTP
2 13 (0.72%) Internet
3 7 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.33%) VoIP
5 5 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
5 5 (0.28%) Multicast
5 5 (0.28%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.17%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.17%) Broadband
6 3 (0.17%) RTP
6 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.17%) Wireless
6 3 (0.17%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.11%) Firewall
7 2 (0.11%) Network Security
7 2 (0.11%) PBX
7 2 (0.11%) SMS
8 1 (0.055%) FTP
8 1 (0.055%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 188 (10.38%) SQL Server
3 171 (9.44%) Relational Database
4 163 (9.00%) MySQL
5 153 (8.45%) NoSQL
6 105 (5.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 71 (3.92%) Big Data
8 66 (3.64%) RDBMS
9 62 (3.42%) Amazon Aurora
10 60 (3.31%) MongoDB
11 53 (2.93%) Redis
12 46 (2.54%) Amazon Redshift
13 45 (2.48%) Hadoop
14 34 (1.88%) Apache Ignite
15 33 (1.82%) BigQuery
16 23 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (0.66%) Blockchain
18 12 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
19 9 (0.50%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 178 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 164 (9.06%) GitLab
3 91 (5.02%) Jenkins
4 66 (3.64%) JIRA
5 52 (2.87%) Cypress.io
6 41 (2.26%) webpack
7 35 (1.93%) Maven
8 32 (1.77%) CircleCI
8 32 (1.77%) Gradle
9 29 (1.60%) TeamCity
10 27 (1.49%) Visual Studio
11 26 (1.44%) Selenium
12 25 (1.38%) Artifactory
13 23 (1.27%) JUnit
13 23 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (0.99%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.94%) Babel
16 16 (0.88%) Postman
17 14 (0.77%) git-flow
17 14 (0.77%) NUnit
General
1 738 (40.75%) Finance
2 181 (9.99%) Front Office
3 161 (8.89%) Banking
4 130 (7.18%) Games
5 115 (6.35%) Retail
6 56 (3.09%) Marketing
7 46 (2.54%) Public Sector
8 45 (2.48%) Electronics
8 45 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 38 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.49%) Publishing
11 23 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 22 (1.21%) Legal
13 19 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 19 (1.05%) Law
14 15 (0.83%) Billing
15 14 (0.77%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.72%) Private Banking
17 12 (0.66%) Advertising
18 9 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 623 (34.40%) React
2 616 (34.01%) .NET
3 452 (24.96%) Web Services
4 366 (20.21%) .NET Core
5 329 (18.17%) AngularJS
6 314 (17.34%) Node.js
7 234 (12.92%) Kafka
8 216 (11.93%) .NET Framework
9 188 (10.38%) React Native
10 187 (10.33%) Vue.js
11 170 (9.39%) REST
12 167 (9.22%) CSS
13 145 (8.01%) HTML
14 136 (7.51%) Spring
15 125 (6.90%) RESTful
16 117 (6.46%) ASP.NET
17 106 (5.85%) Spring Boot
18 104 (5.74%) gRPC
19 98 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
20 90 (4.97%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 208 (11.49%) Hedge funds
2 193 (10.66%) Greenfield Project
3 139 (7.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 123 (6.79%) Derivative
5 115 (6.35%) Blog
6 110 (6.07%) Equities
7 109 (6.02%) Fixed Income
8 91 (5.02%) Algorithms
9 78 (4.31%) User Experience
10 67 (3.70%) Cloud Native
11 58 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
12 56 (3.09%) Pricing Data
13 55 (3.04%) Data Structures
14 44 (2.43%) Virtual Team
15 35 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
16 32 (1.77%) Mobile App
17 30 (1.66%) Social Media
18 21 (1.16%) Management Information System
18 21 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
19 17 (0.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 133 (7.34%) Linux
2 43 (2.37%) Windows
3 42 (2.32%) Android
4 26 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.05%) Unix
6 11 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.44%) CentOS
9 5 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.055%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.055%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,788 (98.73%) Software Engineering
2 1,013 (55.94%) Agile Software Development
3 671 (37.05%) Microservices
4 383 (21.15%) TDD
5 364 (20.10%) Asset Management
6 319 (17.61%) DevOps
7 258 (14.25%) Fintech
8 230 (12.70%) Computer Science
9 218 (12.04%) Scrum
10 177 (9.77%) Open Source
11 174 (9.61%) Investment Management
12 149 (8.23%) Progressive Web App
13 146 (8.06%) Test Automation
13 146 (8.06%) Web Application Development
14 137 (7.56%) Mentoring
14 137 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
15 127 (7.01%) SOLID
16 126 (6.96%) BDD
17 120 (6.63%) Analytics
18 116 (6.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 827 (45.67%) JavaScript
2 776 (42.85%) Python
3 626 (34.57%) Java
4 449 (24.79%) C#
5 340 (18.77%) SQL
6 258 (14.25%) TypeScript
7 203 (11.21%) Go
8 150 (8.28%) C++
9 105 (5.80%) Scala
10 89 (4.91%) Kotlin
11 72 (3.98%) C
12 57 (3.15%) Java 8
13 53 (2.93%) Ruby
14 39 (2.15%) Clojure
15 33 (1.82%) ES6
16 31 (1.71%) PHP
17 25 (1.38%) Rust
18 18 (0.99%) Bash Shell
19 15 (0.83%) Ada
20 14 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 208 (11.49%) Degree
2 90 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (0.88%) PhD
7 11 (0.61%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.39%) OSCE
8 7 (0.39%) OSCP
9 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.09%) QA
2 11 (0.61%) GDPR
3 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.39%) NIST
3 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.39%) SOC 1
3 7 (0.39%) SOC 2
4 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) WCAG
5 1 (0.055%) WAI
System Software
1 487 (26.89%) Docker
2 6 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.28%) Firmware
3 5 (0.28%) Kamailio
3 5 (0.28%) OpenSIPS
4 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
4 3 (0.17%) OpenDJ
5 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 389 (21.48%) Kubernetes
2 91 (5.02%) Terraform
3 25 (1.38%) Ansible
4 15 (0.83%) Prometheus
5 14 (0.77%) Puppet
6 13 (0.72%) Grafana
7 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.44%) Istio
9 7 (0.39%) Consul
9 7 (0.39%) Kibana
9 7 (0.39%) linkerd
10 6 (0.33%) Rancher
11 3 (0.17%) yum
11 3 (0.17%) Zipkin
12 2 (0.11%) Graphite
13 1 (0.055%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 142 (7.84%) Google
2 112 (6.18%) Microsoft
3 97 (5.36%) Oracle
4 56 (3.09%) Sybase
5 33 (1.82%) SAP
6 19 (1.05%) Samsung
7 9 (0.50%) Guidewire
8 8 (0.44%) Adobe
8 8 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.44%) Xamarin
9 7 (0.39%) New Relic
10 6 (0.33%) PagerDuty
10 6 (0.33%) Snapchat
10 6 (0.33%) Spotify
11 5 (0.28%) Facebook
11 5 (0.28%) hybris
11 5 (0.28%) Qubit
11 5 (0.28%) Twitter
12 4 (0.22%) Apple
12 4 (0.22%) Yahoo!