Period
to 21 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 38 53 88
Rank change year-on-year +15 +35 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3,907 1,216 1,938
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.69% 5.08% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.44% 5.43% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,784 1,115 1,516
10th Percentile £50,000 £50,400 £42,500
25th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £54,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £115,000 £102,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £132,500 £128,750 £118,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%

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 46,296 22,384 48,757
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.11% 93.44% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,261 18,992 39,953
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.66%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -33 175 £70,000 -6.67% 130
West London -8 86 £67,500 +12.50% 55
South London +14 77 £53,000 -7.42% 12
East London -27 18 £65,000 -13.33% 39
North London - 5 £55,000 - 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 3,799 (97.24%) Software Engineering
2 2,015 (51.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1,892 (48.43%) AWS
4 1,664 (42.59%) Python
5 1,630 (41.72%) JavaScript
6 1,606 (41.11%) Java
7 1,557 (39.85%) React
8 1,383 (35.40%) Finance
9 1,232 (31.53%) Docker
10 1,179 (30.18%) TypeScript
11 1,122 (28.72%) Full Stack Development
12 1,119 (28.64%) CI/CD
13 1,059 (27.11%) Microservices
14 1,048 (26.82%) Kubernetes
15 924 (23.65%) Node.js
16 857 (21.93%) Azure
17 844 (21.60%) DevOps
18 815 (20.86%) SQL
19 756 (19.35%) Serverless
20 746 (19.09%) C#
21 728 (18.63%) GCP
22 674 (17.25%) TDD
23 664 (17.00%) Social Skills
24 634 (16.23%) Asset Management
24 634 (16.23%) Test Automation
25 605 (15.49%) Terraform
26 563 (14.41%) Mentoring
27 562 (14.38%) .NET
28 556 (14.23%) Analytics
29 549 (14.05%) PostgreSQL

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
1 210 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
2 119 (3.05%) Apache
3 78 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 57 (1.46%) Confluence
5 55 (1.41%) CMS
6 32 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
7 26 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 24 (0.61%) GeoServer
9 14 (0.36%) Luigi
10 13 (0.33%) nginx
11 12 (0.31%) Apache Pulsar
11 12 (0.31%) Headless CMS
12 9 (0.23%) Ethereum
12 9 (0.23%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.20%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.20%) WordPress
14 7 (0.18%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.18%) Mule
14 7 (0.18%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.15%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 35 (0.90%) Sketch
2 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.31%) Adobe XD
5 10 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.077%) InVision
8 1 (0.026%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 33 (0.84%) Distributed Ledger
2 32 (0.82%) R3 Corda
3 14 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.31%) Magento
4 12 (0.31%) Shopify
5 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.13%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 5 (0.13%) RMDS
7 4 (0.10%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.026%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.026%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,892 (48.43%) AWS
2 857 (21.93%) Azure
3 756 (19.35%) Serverless
4 728 (18.63%) GCP
5 449 (11.49%) AWS Lambda
6 335 (8.57%) GitHub
7 277 (7.09%) Amazon S3
8 254 (6.50%) Amazon EC2
9 181 (4.63%) Amazon SQS
10 179 (4.58%) SaaS
11 153 (3.92%) Amazon ECS
12 115 (2.94%) AWS Step Functions
13 103 (2.64%) OpenShift
14 91 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
15 68 (1.74%) Amazon EKS
16 65 (1.66%) Amazon Kinesis
16 65 (1.66%) npm
16 65 (1.66%) Slack
17 62 (1.59%) Heroku
18 57 (1.46%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 158 (4.04%) HTTP
2 47 (1.20%) Internet
3 39 (1.00%) Kerberos
4 29 (0.74%) Broadband
5 28 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.51%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.28%) PPP
7 11 (0.28%) Profibus
7 11 (0.28%) Wireless
7 11 (0.28%) WPA
8 10 (0.26%) Firewall
9 9 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.20%) DNS
10 8 (0.20%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.15%) ZigBee
13 5 (0.13%) DHCP
13 5 (0.13%) SMTP
13 5 (0.13%) SNMP
13 5 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (14.05%) PostgreSQL
2 378 (9.67%) NoSQL
3 285 (7.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 261 (6.68%) MySQL
5 244 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 231 (5.91%) Relational Database
7 217 (5.55%) Redis
8 190 (4.86%) SQL Server
9 171 (4.38%) Amazon Aurora
10 170 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
11 159 (4.07%) Big Data
12 93 (2.38%) Amazon Athena
13 83 (2.12%) Blockchain
14 68 (1.74%) Apache Ignite
15 66 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
16 52 (1.33%) Metadata
17 47 (1.20%) RDBMS
18 30 (0.77%) Hadoop
19 26 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
20 24 (0.61%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 495 (12.67%) Git (software)
2 375 (9.60%) Jenkins
3 109 (2.79%) JIRA
4 104 (2.66%) CircleCI
5 103 (2.64%) Maven
6 92 (2.35%) Cypress.io
7 88 (2.25%) GitLab
8 82 (2.10%) webpack
9 80 (2.05%) TeamCity
10 77 (1.97%) JUnit
11 70 (1.79%) Selenium
12 67 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 60 (1.54%) Bitbucket
14 51 (1.31%) Cucumber
15 43 (1.10%) Gradle
16 38 (0.97%) Babel
17 33 (0.84%) RSpec
18 32 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
19 29 (0.74%) Postman
20 27 (0.69%) Mocha
General
1 1,383 (35.40%) Finance
2 664 (17.00%) Social Skills
3 458 (11.72%) Front Office
4 334 (8.55%) Banking
5 247 (6.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 229 (5.86%) Games
7 173 (4.43%) Retail
8 166 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
9 141 (3.61%) Marketing
10 98 (2.51%) Legal
11 89 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 89 (2.28%) Publishing
12 64 (1.64%) Law
13 47 (1.20%) Advertising
14 45 (1.15%) Electronics
14 45 (1.15%) Telecoms
15 41 (1.05%) Financial Institution
16 37 (0.95%) Back Office
17 33 (0.84%) Public Sector
18 26 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,557 (39.85%) React
2 924 (23.65%) Node.js
3 562 (14.38%) .NET
4 496 (12.70%) AngularJS
5 447 (11.44%) Kafka
6 415 (10.62%) CSS
7 385 (9.85%) RESTful
8 380 (9.73%) REST
9 377 (9.65%) GraphQL
10 359 (9.19%) Vue.js
11 351 (8.98%) HTML
12 330 (8.45%) Spring
13 265 (6.78%) React Native
14 256 (6.55%) .NET Core
15 231 (5.91%) Spring Boot
16 210 (5.37%) gRPC
17 203 (5.20%) Django
18 183 (4.68%) ASP.NET
19 171 (4.38%) Web Services
20 163 (4.17%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 499 (12.77%) User Experience
2 425 (10.88%) Hedge funds
3 338 (8.65%) Equities
4 297 (7.60%) Derivative
5 292 (7.47%) Algorithms
6 272 (6.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 262 (6.71%) Fixed Income
8 225 (5.76%) Data Structures
9 220 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
10 212 (5.43%) Mobile App
11 141 (3.61%) Cloud Native
12 118 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
13 112 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
14 81 (2.07%) Pricing Data
15 76 (1.95%) Credit Derivative
16 66 (1.69%) NHS
17 58 (1.48%) Legacy Code
18 56 (1.43%) Virtual Team
19 54 (1.38%) Blog
20 51 (1.31%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 312 (7.99%) Linux
2 144 (3.69%) Android
3 129 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 101 (2.59%) Unix
5 92 (2.35%) Windows
6 35 (0.90%) Ubuntu
7 33 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
8 10 (0.26%) CentOS
9 8 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
9 8 (0.20%) VxWorks
10 6 (0.15%) Mesosphere
10 6 (0.15%) VMS
11 4 (0.10%) OpenWrt
12 3 (0.077%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.051%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.051%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.051%) Solaris
14 1 (0.026%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.026%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,799 (97.24%) Software Engineering
2 2,015 (51.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1,122 (28.72%) Full Stack Development
4 1,119 (28.64%) CI/CD
5 1,059 (27.11%) Microservices
6 844 (21.60%) DevOps
7 674 (17.25%) TDD
8 634 (16.23%) Asset Management
8 634 (16.23%) Test Automation
9 563 (14.41%) Mentoring
10 556 (14.23%) Analytics
11 527 (13.49%) Computer Science
12 512 (13.10%) Investment Management
13 460 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
14 458 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
15 386 (9.88%) OO
16 380 (9.73%) Data Science
17 374 (9.57%) Machine Learning
18 367 (9.39%) SDLC
19 364 (9.32%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,664 (42.59%) Python
2 1,630 (41.72%) JavaScript
3 1,606 (41.11%) Java
4 1,179 (30.18%) TypeScript
5 815 (20.86%) SQL
6 746 (19.09%) C#
7 400 (10.24%) C++
7 400 (10.24%) Go
8 309 (7.91%) Kotlin
9 299 (7.65%) Scala
10 209 (5.35%) Ruby
11 172 (4.40%) C
12 158 (4.04%) PHP
13 124 (3.17%) Clojure
14 116 (2.97%) Java 8
15 112 (2.87%) Rust
16 88 (2.25%) ES6
17 50 (1.28%) R
18 42 (1.07%) Java 11
19 34 (0.87%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 526 (13.46%) Degree
2 239 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 78 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 41 (1.05%) HND
6 34 (0.87%) Master's Degree
7 19 (0.49%) HNC
8 17 (0.44%) PhD
9 12 (0.31%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.18%) SAFe Agilist
11 6 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.051%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.051%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.051%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.026%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.026%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.026%) MCSE
14 1 (0.026%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (10.62%) QA
2 67 (1.71%) Accessibility
3 19 (0.49%) SLA
4 14 (0.36%) GDPR
5 11 (0.28%) IEC 62304
5 11 (0.28%) ISO 13485
6 10 (0.26%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.15%) PSD2
8 6 (0.15%) SEPA
8 6 (0.15%) WCAG
9 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.077%) IEC 61131
11 1 (0.026%) DICOM
System Software
1 1,232 (31.53%) Docker
2 23 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 19 (0.49%) Firmware
4 12 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.051%) HDFS
8 1 (0.026%) Lustre
8 1 (0.026%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1,048 (26.82%) Kubernetes
2 605 (15.49%) Terraform
3 132 (3.38%) Ansible
4 69 (1.77%) Grafana
4 69 (1.77%) Prometheus
5 45 (1.15%) Puppet
6 16 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.33%) Kibana
8 11 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (0.23%) Argo
9 9 (0.23%) Istio
10 6 (0.15%) Automic
10 6 (0.15%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.13%) Packer
12 4 (0.10%) yum
13 3 (0.077%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.051%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.051%) Rundeck
14 2 (0.051%) Salt
15 1 (0.026%) logstash
Vendors
1 292 (7.47%) Google
2 177 (4.53%) Microsoft
3 76 (1.95%) Oracle
4 65 (1.66%) Apple
5 60 (1.54%) LexisNexis
6 40 (1.02%) Twitter
7 38 (0.97%) Samsung
8 28 (0.72%) Spotify
9 26 (0.67%) Adobe
9 26 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (0.54%) accuRx
11 20 (0.51%) Facebook
12 19 (0.49%) Xamarin
13 18 (0.46%) BEA
13 18 (0.46%) CrowdStrike
14 17 (0.44%) New Relic
14 17 (0.44%) Sybase
15 15 (0.38%) Cadence
15 15 (0.38%) Red Hat
15 15 (0.38%) Siemens