The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / London
Rank 172 192 234
Rank change year-on-year +20 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 639 737 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.92% 1.76% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.83% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 525 603 464
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 31798 40313 40525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26867 34769 34043
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 61 £65,000 +13.04% 26
Wimbledon - 9 £72,500 -
Hounslow +1 8 £48,750 +2.63% 2
West End of London +14 7 £35,000 -48.14% 11
Kingston Upon Thames +12 6 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Hammersmith -7 6 £27,500 -50.00%
Canary Wharf -9 6 £72,500 +31.81%
Hackney - 6 - -
Croydon +7 4 £55,000 - 1
Ilford - 4 £32,000 -
Heathrow - 4 £60,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 £42,500 -
Greenford +2 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Chessington -9 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £45,000 -
Moorgate - 1 £50,000 -
Barnet - 1 £35,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1298 (98.41%) Software Engineering
2 644 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
3 552 (41.85%) Java
4 529 (40.11%) JavaScript
5 374 (28.35%) C#
6 365 (27.67%) Python
7 335 (25.40%) SQL
8 332 (25.17%) TDD
9 330 (25.02%) C++
10 298 (22.59%) .NET
11 294 (22.29%) HTML
12 292 (22.14%) Linux
13 285 (21.61%) Degree
14 270 (20.47%) Finance
15 257 (19.48%) Computer Science
16 244 (18.50%) CSS
17 235 (17.82%) Microservices
18 231 (17.51%) Continuous Integration
19 225 (17.06%) AngularJS
20 213 (16.15%) OO
21 189 (14.33%) Web Services
22 188 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
23 180 (13.65%) DevOps
24 171 (12.96%) Git (software)
25 167 (12.66%) Node.js
26 164 (12.43%) BDD
27 163 (12.36%) Scrum
27 163 (12.36%) C
28 160 (12.13%) REST
29 155 (11.75%) Open Source

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 101 (7.66%) Apache Spark
2 80 (6.07%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (4.25%) Apache
4 49 (3.71%) Tomcat
5 34 (2.58%) JBoss
6 24 (1.82%) IIS
7 21 (1.59%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.52%) Jetty
8 20 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.44%) nginx
10 17 (1.29%) Confluence
10 17 (1.29%) SharePoint
11 10 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
11 10 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.68%) CMS
12 9 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.45%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.076%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.15%) Magento
2 2 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 188 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.79%) GitHub
4 31 (2.35%) SaaS
5 24 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
5 24 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (1.29%) Amazon S3
9 15 (1.14%) Office 365
10 12 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.91%) CloudFront
11 9 (0.68%) PaaS
12 6 (0.45%) Sumo Logic
13 5 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.38%) Google Play
14 4 (0.30%) iTunes
15 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
16 2 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.85%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.50%) HTTP
3 27 (2.05%) Internet
4 17 (1.29%) Ethernet
4 17 (1.29%) InfiniBand
5 10 (0.76%) RS-232
5 10 (0.76%) RS-485
6 8 (0.61%) 3G
6 8 (0.61%) 4G
6 8 (0.61%) GSM
6 8 (0.61%) OpenFlow
7 7 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.53%) SNMP
8 5 (0.38%) DNS
8 5 (0.38%) Firewall
9 4 (0.30%) Broadband
9 4 (0.30%) SSL
10 2 (0.15%) ATM
10 2 (0.15%) LDAP
10 2 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (11.37%) MySQL
2 140 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 131 (9.93%) NoSQL
4 108 (8.19%) Relational Database
5 104 (7.88%) PostgreSQL
6 100 (7.58%) MongoDB
7 94 (7.13%) Big Data
8 59 (4.47%) Hadoop
9 57 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 55 (4.17%) Redis
11 45 (3.41%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.67%) Blockchain
12 22 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
13 19 (1.44%) Neo4j
14 16 (1.21%) CouchDB
14 16 (1.21%) InterSystems Cache
14 16 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.14%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 171 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 147 (11.14%) Jenkins
3 53 (4.02%) Maven
4 52 (3.94%) TeamCity
5 48 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 45 (3.41%) JUnit
7 43 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 39 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (2.96%) Visual Studio
9 33 (2.50%) Subversion
10 32 (2.43%) Selenium
11 29 (2.20%) webpack
12 28 (2.12%) Hudson
13 25 (1.90%) Ant
13 25 (1.90%) Grunt
14 24 (1.82%) Gradle
14 24 (1.82%) MSBuild
15 18 (1.36%) Jasmine
16 16 (1.21%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.21%) JIRA
General
1 270 (20.47%) Finance
2 99 (7.51%) Banking
3 92 (6.97%) Games
4 67 (5.08%) Retail
5 54 (4.09%) Marketing
6 35 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.05%) Front Office
8 25 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.21%) Publishing
10 12 (0.91%) Legal
11 11 (0.83%) Advertising
11 11 (0.83%) Electronics
11 11 (0.83%) Prime Brokerage
12 7 (0.53%) German Language
12 7 (0.53%) Military
12 7 (0.53%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.38%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.38%) Law
14 4 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (22.59%) .NET
2 294 (22.29%) HTML
3 244 (18.50%) CSS
4 225 (17.06%) AngularJS
5 189 (14.33%) Web Services
6 167 (12.66%) Node.js
7 160 (12.13%) REST
8 137 (10.39%) HTML5
9 133 (10.08%) ASP.NET
10 128 (9.70%) React
11 123 (9.33%) Spring
12 98 (7.43%) jQuery
13 97 (7.35%) RESTful
14 83 (6.29%) XML
15 69 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 69 (5.23%) CSS3
16 55 (4.17%) Kafka
17 50 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (3.79%) SOAP
18 48 (3.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 257 (19.48%) Computer Science
2 107 (8.11%) Fintech
3 86 (6.52%) Algorithms
4 62 (4.70%) User Experience
5 51 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (3.11%) Data Structures
7 33 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
9 23 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.74%) N-Tier
10 21 (1.59%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.44%) Device Driver
11 19 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 16 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.14%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
14 12 (0.91%) PMI
15 11 (0.83%) BBC
15 11 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 292 (22.14%) Linux
2 108 (8.19%) Windows
3 100 (7.58%) Unix
4 43 (3.26%) Android
5 26 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.23%) AIX
7 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.076%) CentOS
9 1 (0.076%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.076%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1298 (98.41%) Software Engineering
2 644 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (25.17%) TDD
4 235 (17.82%) Microservices
5 231 (17.51%) Continuous Integration
6 213 (16.15%) OO
7 180 (13.65%) DevOps
8 164 (12.43%) BDD
9 163 (12.36%) Scrum
10 155 (11.75%) Open Source
11 150 (11.37%) MVC
12 125 (9.48%) Analytics
13 104 (7.88%) OOP
14 100 (7.58%) E-Commerce
15 87 (6.60%) Continuous Delivery
16 86 (6.52%) SDLC
17 85 (6.44%) Mentoring
18 84 (6.37%) Mathematics
19 76 (5.76%) Unit Testing
20 73 (5.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 552 (41.85%) Java
2 529 (40.11%) JavaScript
3 374 (28.35%) C#
4 365 (27.67%) Python
5 335 (25.40%) SQL
6 330 (25.02%) C++
7 163 (12.36%) C
8 154 (11.68%) Scala
9 109 (8.26%) PHP
10 99 (7.51%) Ruby
11 84 (6.37%) Go
12 47 (3.56%) TypeScript
13 40 (3.03%) Bash Shell
14 39 (2.96%) Groovy
15 38 (2.88%) Perl
16 32 (2.43%) T-SQL
17 31 (2.35%) ES6
18 30 (2.27%) Clojure
19 29 (2.20%) Embedded C
20 23 (1.74%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 285 (21.61%) Degree
2 45 (3.41%) PhD
3 23 (1.74%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (0.53%) MCSD
8 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.38%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.30%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.076%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.076%) CISA
12 1 (0.076%) CISM
12 1 (0.076%) CISSP
12 1 (0.076%) EMC Certification
12 1 (0.076%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.076%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (8.11%) QA
2 17 (1.29%) SDET
3 9 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.45%) GCP
5 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.23%) JTAG
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.076%) MiFID
8 1 (0.076%) Section 508
8 1 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 103 (7.81%) Docker
2 13 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (0.68%) KVM
3 9 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.61%) HDFS
5 7 (0.53%) Firmware
6 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.23%) Snort
8 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.15%) Xen
9 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (4.55%) Ansible
2 58 (4.40%) Puppet
3 41 (3.11%) Kubernetes
4 40 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.44%) Kibana
6 14 (1.06%) Nagios
7 12 (0.91%) Mesos
8 9 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.68%) rkt
9 8 (0.61%) Opsview
10 7 (0.53%) Terraform
11 6 (0.45%) Grafana
11 6 (0.45%) Riemann
12 2 (0.15%) logstash
12 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.076%) Icinga
13 1 (0.076%) Rancher
13 1 (0.076%) StatsD
Vendors
1 92 (6.97%) Microsoft
2 88 (6.67%) Oracle
3 56 (4.25%) Google
4 29 (2.20%) Zend
5 27 (2.05%) Splunk
6 16 (1.21%) Altova
6 16 (1.21%) ILOG
7 13 (0.99%) VMware
8 12 (0.91%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.68%) Fiorano
9 9 (0.68%) Tableau
9 9 (0.68%) Talend
9 9 (0.68%) WSO2
10 8 (0.61%) Adobe
11 6 (0.45%) Apple
11 6 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.30%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.30%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.30%) Facebook
12 4 (0.30%) SAP
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum 10% annual bonus + private medical care
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Volt
Salary: Highly Competitive!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Improbable
Salary: From £85,000 to £105,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £5,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 28 Days Hol, Bonus, Pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £55000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benfits (Including flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £25,000 to £85,000 per annum (Graduates welcome to apply as well
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Mayson Hunt
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Medical, Flexi Hours, etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago