Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 181 210
Rank change year-on-year +49 +29 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,859 1,375 1,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.68% 2.01% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.10% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,427 1,105 1,291
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £83,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 66,298 65,486 79,206
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.81% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54,279 54,825 68,548
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 £92,500 £88,750 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +49 299 £62,500 - 85
West London +34 116 £55,000 - 57
South London -7 44 £43,000 -18.87% 14
East London -5 29 £58,000 +16.00% 23
North London -10 12 £66,250 +1.92% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,799 (96.77%) Software Engineering
2 1,075 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1,008 (54.22%) Java
4 617 (33.19%) JavaScript
5 549 (29.53%) C#
6 519 (27.92%) Finance
7 498 (26.79%) Microservices
8 473 (25.44%) TDD
9 423 (22.75%) AngularJS
10 417 (22.43%) Amazon AWS
11 396 (21.30%) SQL
12 393 (21.14%) .NET
13 380 (20.44%) Python
14 368 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
15 358 (19.26%) Computer Science
16 357 (19.20%) Degree
17 354 (19.04%) Scrum
18 348 (18.72%) Spring
19 347 (18.67%) React
20 346 (18.61%) OO
21 315 (16.94%) HTML
22 309 (16.62%) DevOps
22 309 (16.62%) RESTful
23 301 (16.19%) CSS
24 299 (16.08%) Web Services
25 298 (16.03%) Docker
26 297 (15.98%) C++
27 283 (15.22%) Linux
28 266 (14.31%) Open Source
29 248 (13.34%) Jenkins

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
1 141 (7.58%) Elasticsearch
2 85 (4.57%) Apache Spark
3 82 (4.41%) CMS
4 61 (3.28%) Apache
5 30 (1.61%) Apache Solr
6 28 (1.51%) Confluence
6 28 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 25 (1.34%) Ethereum
8 16 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.75%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.65%) Mule
12 12 (0.65%) NServiceBus
13 10 (0.54%) JBoss
14 9 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.48%) Drupal
15 6 (0.32%) nginx
15 6 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.054%) HipChat
3 1 (0.054%) LibreOffice
3 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.54%) Ripple
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.054%) BASE24
4 1 (0.054%) Endur
4 1 (0.054%) Kondor
4 1 (0.054%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.054%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 417 (22.43%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 60 (3.23%) Amazon S3
4 60 (3.23%) GitHub
5 55 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (2.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 28 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (1.45%) SaaS
9 25 (1.34%) PaaS
10 24 (1.29%) Serverless
11 13 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.70%) Runscope
12 12 (0.65%) Slack
13 11 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
13 11 (0.59%) Heroku
14 10 (0.54%) IaaS
15 7 (0.38%) Firebase
15 7 (0.38%) npm
16 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.42%) Internet
2 40 (2.15%) HTTP
3 12 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.38%) Broadband
4 7 (0.38%) SSL
5 6 (0.32%) Firewall
6 4 (0.22%) AMQP
6 4 (0.22%) ATM
7 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.16%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.16%) X.509
8 2 (0.11%) DVB
8 2 (0.11%) HbbTV
8 2 (0.11%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.054%) IPFS
9 1 (0.054%) Multicast
9 1 (0.054%) NFC
9 1 (0.054%) RTP
9 1 (0.054%) Skype
9 1 (0.054%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 171 (9.20%) MongoDB
3 152 (8.18%) NoSQL
4 143 (7.69%) Big Data
5 107 (5.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 92 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
7 91 (4.90%) MySQL
8 88 (4.73%) Relational Database
9 87 (4.68%) Hadoop
10 75 (4.03%) Blockchain
11 50 (2.69%) Redis
12 32 (1.72%) Apache Hive
13 29 (1.56%) Event Store
14 21 (1.13%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 19 (1.02%) Couchbase
17 17 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (0.75%) Impala
18 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
19 13 (0.70%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 248 (13.34%) Jenkins
2 243 (13.07%) Git (software)
3 119 (6.40%) Maven
4 103 (5.54%) Selenium
5 85 (4.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 85 (4.57%) JUnit
6 72 (3.87%) JIRA
7 71 (3.82%) Gradle
8 65 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 58 (3.12%) Subversion
10 51 (2.74%) Cucumber
11 48 (2.58%) TeamCity
12 43 (2.31%) NUnit
13 39 (2.10%) Jasmine
14 36 (1.94%) Vagrant
15 35 (1.88%) Visual Studio
16 34 (1.83%) SpecFlow
17 29 (1.56%) Mocha
17 29 (1.56%) Xcode
18 28 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 519 (27.92%) Finance
2 193 (10.38%) Banking
3 98 (5.27%) Front Office
4 94 (5.06%) Games
5 85 (4.57%) Investment Banking
6 83 (4.46%) Retail
7 77 (4.14%) Financial Institution
8 46 (2.47%) Marketing
9 24 (1.29%) Advertising
10 23 (1.24%) Back Office
11 22 (1.18%) Legal
12 16 (0.86%) Publishing
12 16 (0.86%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.75%) Electronics
13 14 (0.75%) Law
14 11 (0.59%) Online Betting
15 9 (0.48%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.38%) Hindi Language
16 7 (0.38%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.38%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (22.75%) AngularJS
2 393 (21.14%) .NET
3 348 (18.72%) Spring
4 347 (18.67%) React
5 315 (16.94%) HTML
6 309 (16.62%) RESTful
7 301 (16.19%) CSS
8 299 (16.08%) Web Services
9 238 (12.80%) Node.js
10 196 (10.54%) J2EE
11 189 (10.17%) REST
12 179 (9.63%) ASP.NET
13 163 (8.77%) HTML5
14 145 (7.80%) Kafka
15 130 (6.99%) jQuery
16 99 (5.33%) Spring Boot
17 94 (5.06%) RabbitMQ
18 88 (4.73%) Java EE
19 86 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
20 82 (4.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 358 (19.26%) Computer Science
2 204 (10.97%) Greenfield Project
3 191 (10.27%) Fintech
4 162 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
5 140 (7.53%) Algorithms
6 127 (6.83%) User Experience
7 90 (4.84%) Data Structures
8 67 (3.60%) Mobile App
9 54 (2.90%) Hedge funds
10 41 (2.21%) Bitcoin
10 41 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
11 35 (1.88%) Derivative
12 33 (1.78%) Equities
12 33 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
13 22 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.08%) Blog
14 20 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 20 (1.08%) Online Games
15 19 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
15 19 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 283 (15.22%) Linux
2 121 (6.51%) Windows
3 99 (5.33%) Android
4 95 (5.11%) Apple iOS
5 86 (4.63%) Unix
6 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.27%) Solaris
10 4 (0.22%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.16%) VMS
12 2 (0.11%) CentOS
12 2 (0.11%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,799 (96.77%) Software Engineering
2 1,075 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
3 498 (26.79%) Microservices
4 473 (25.44%) TDD
5 368 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
6 354 (19.04%) Scrum
7 346 (18.61%) OO
8 309 (16.62%) DevOps
9 266 (14.31%) Open Source
10 247 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
11 234 (12.59%) Test Automation
12 225 (12.10%) MVC
13 198 (10.65%) BDD
14 174 (9.36%) Mentoring
15 151 (8.12%) E-Commerce
16 148 (7.96%) SDLC
17 146 (7.85%) Pair Programming
18 118 (6.35%) Machine Learning
18 118 (6.35%) SOLID
19 116 (6.24%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,008 (54.22%) Java
2 617 (33.19%) JavaScript
3 549 (29.53%) C#
4 396 (21.30%) SQL
5 380 (20.44%) Python
6 297 (15.98%) C++
7 182 (9.79%) Scala
8 180 (9.68%) Java 8
9 152 (8.18%) C
10 130 (6.99%) PHP
11 112 (6.02%) Ruby
12 102 (5.49%) Go
13 58 (3.12%) Kotlin
14 53 (2.85%) Objective-C
15 49 (2.64%) R
16 44 (2.37%) Apple Swift
17 40 (2.15%) PowerShell
18 39 (2.10%) F#
18 39 (2.10%) T-SQL
19 38 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 357 (19.20%) Degree
2 174 (9.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (3.66%) PhD
4 49 (2.64%) Security Cleared
5 25 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.18%) Master's Degree
6 22 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (1.18%) Sun Certification
7 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.75%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.54%) MCSD
10 9 (0.48%) MCAD
10 9 (0.48%) MCP
11 6 (0.32%) CCNA
11 6 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.32%) CISSP
11 6 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (0.32%) MCSE
11 6 (0.32%) SANS
11 6 (0.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.38%) QA
2 8 (0.43%) MiFID
3 5 (0.27%) GCP
4 3 (0.16%) PSD2
5 2 (0.11%) PMO
6 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.054%) ECSS
6 1 (0.054%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.054%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.054%) MISRA
6 1 (0.054%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.054%) SLA
System Software
1 298 (16.03%) Docker
2 9 (0.48%) Apache Flume
2 9 (0.48%) HDFS
2 9 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.38%) vSphere
5 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.27%) Firmware
6 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.054%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.054%) Varnish
6 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 126 (6.78%) Terraform
2 96 (5.16%) Kubernetes
3 66 (3.55%) Ansible
4 10 (0.54%) Puppet
5 9 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.38%) Consul
6 7 (0.38%) logstash
6 7 (0.38%) Prometheus
6 7 (0.38%) Salt
7 6 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (0.32%) Grafana
8 4 (0.22%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.22%) Mesos
9 3 (0.16%) Fluentd
9 3 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.16%) Rancher
10 2 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.11%) Kibana
10 2 (0.11%) Oozie
11 1 (0.054%) Graphite
Vendors
1 166 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 131 (7.05%) Oracle
3 130 (6.99%) Google
4 24 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (1.29%) Splunk
4 24 (1.29%) Sybase
5 23 (1.24%) Cloudera
6 21 (1.13%) Adobe
7 17 (0.91%) WorldPay
8 15 (0.81%) AppDynamics
8 15 (0.81%) Apple
8 15 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 13 (0.70%) Facebook
9 13 (0.70%) MapR
9 13 (0.70%) Xamarin
10 12 (0.65%) ATG
11 11 (0.59%) Hortonworks
11 11 (0.59%) hybris
11 11 (0.59%) New Relic
11 11 (0.59%) VMware