Software Engineer Jobs in London

Software Engineer
England > London

The median Software Engineer salary in London is £92,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 58 63 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 -31 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 940 2,040 5,115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.34% 5.10% 8.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 5.35% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 813 1,300 1,783
10th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £50,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% - +13.33%
75th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £112,500
90th Percentile £143,750 £130,000 £130,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £68,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -8.09% +4.62% +13.04%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
London

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.

Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 20,443 38,107 54,895
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16,201 27,904 34,470
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.57% -
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £112,500 £110,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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 +63 187 £82,500 -2.65% 39
South London +20 15 £57,500 +27.78% 2
East London +8 8 £150,000 +160.87% 17
West London +19 7 £62,500 +8.70% 9
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2024, Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 930 (98.94%) Software Engineering
2 474 (50.43%) AWS
3 383 (40.74%) Agile
4 382 (40.64%) Finance
5 372 (39.57%) Python
6 317 (33.72%) React
7 312 (33.19%) JavaScript
8 306 (32.55%) TypeScript
9 280 (29.79%) Java
10 276 (29.36%) Azure
11 269 (28.62%) GCP
12 258 (27.45%) C#
13 249 (26.49%) Front Office
14 223 (23.72%) Asset Management
15 220 (23.40%) .NET
16 217 (23.09%) Full Stack Development
17 177 (18.83%) Fixed Income
18 174 (18.51%) SQL
18 174 (18.51%) Fintech
19 163 (17.34%) DevOps
20 162 (17.23%) AngularJS
21 151 (16.06%) Investment Management
22 143 (15.21%) Redux
23 132 (14.04%) Kubernetes
23 132 (14.04%) Banking
24 125 (13.30%) gRPC
25 123 (13.09%) Analytics
26 120 (12.77%) Degree
27 119 (12.66%) Computer Science
27 119 (12.66%) Apache Airflow

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 119 (12.66%) Apache Airflow
2 108 (11.49%) Apache
3 19 (2.02%) Confluence
4 17 (1.81%) ArcGIS
4 17 (1.81%) GeoServer
5 7 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.64%) Ethereum
6 6 (0.64%) JBoss
6 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (0.43%) CMS
7 4 (0.43%) Drupal
7 4 (0.43%) WinCC
8 3 (0.32%) Captiva
8 3 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.32%) FileNet
8 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.21%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.11%) Sketch
2 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.11%) UXPin
2 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 474 (50.43%) AWS
2 276 (29.36%) Azure
3 269 (28.62%) GCP
4 66 (7.02%) dbt
5 65 (6.91%) Serverless
6 40 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (2.45%) Azure DevOps
8 20 (2.13%) Power Platform
8 20 (2.13%) SaaS
9 16 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
11 12 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (1.17%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.06%) GitHub
14 8 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
16 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.64%) IaaS
17 5 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.23%) Internet
2 20 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.91%) HTTP
4 5 (0.53%) Network Security
5 3 (0.32%) VoIP
6 1 (0.11%) AMQP
6 1 (0.11%) DHCP
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) RS-232
6 1 (0.11%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (12.02%) PostgreSQL
2 95 (10.11%) Apache Ignite
3 66 (7.02%) Apache Arrow
3 66 (7.02%) Dremio
4 64 (6.81%) Amazon Athena
5 35 (3.72%) SQL Server
6 28 (2.98%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.45%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.13%) GIS
10 19 (2.02%) MySQL
10 19 (2.02%) Redis
11 17 (1.81%) QGIS
12 10 (1.06%) Big Data
12 10 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.96%) DynamoDB
14 8 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.74%) Flink
15 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 60 (6.38%) Git
2 26 (2.77%) Cypress.io
2 26 (2.77%) JIRA
3 17 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.38%) GitLab
5 11 (1.17%) Bitbucket
6 10 (1.06%) JUnit
7 9 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.85%) Selenium
8 8 (0.85%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.64%) IntelliJ
9 6 (0.64%) JMeter
9 6 (0.64%) Maven
10 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.43%) NUnit
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.43%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.32%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 382 (40.64%) Finance
2 249 (26.49%) Front Office
3 132 (14.04%) Banking
4 118 (12.55%) Social Skills
5 71 (7.55%) Investment Banking
6 35 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (3.19%) Back Office
8 22 (2.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 21 (2.23%) Public Sector
10 19 (2.02%) Health Technology
11 18 (1.91%) Marketing
12 15 (1.60%) Financial Institution
13 11 (1.17%) Retail
14 9 (0.96%) Advertising
15 8 (0.85%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.85%) Games
15 8 (0.85%) Tech for Good
16 7 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.64%) Electronics
17 6 (0.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (33.72%) React
2 220 (23.40%) .NET
3 162 (17.23%) AngularJS
4 143 (15.21%) Redux
5 125 (13.30%) gRPC
6 118 (12.55%) Vue
7 115 (12.23%) Protocol Buffers
8 109 (11.60%) Node.js
9 90 (9.57%) Pandas
10 86 (9.15%) ASP.NET
11 74 (7.87%) .NET Core
11 74 (7.87%) Spring
12 72 (7.66%) ASP.NET Core
13 70 (7.45%) NumPy
14 66 (7.02%) SciPy
15 63 (6.70%) Material-UI
16 62 (6.60%) REST
17 57 (6.06%) CSS
18 51 (5.43%) GraphQL
19 50 (5.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 177 (18.83%) Fixed Income
2 115 (12.23%) Derivative
3 104 (11.06%) Hedge funds
4 99 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 97 (10.32%) Equities
6 49 (5.21%) Distributed Systems
6 49 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (3.72%) Data Structures
8 31 (3.30%) Client/Server
9 29 (3.09%) Cloud Native
10 28 (2.98%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.81%) Legacy Code
12 16 (1.70%) PKI
13 13 (1.38%) Hackathon
14 12 (1.28%) Product Ownership
15 10 (1.06%) Social Media
16 9 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
17 8 (0.85%) Onboarding
17 8 (0.85%) SCADA
18 7 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 80 (8.51%) Linux
2 24 (2.55%) Ubuntu
3 17 (1.81%) Debian
4 13 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.17%) Android
6 10 (1.06%) Unix
7 6 (0.64%) Windows
8 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (98.94%) Software Engineering
2 383 (40.74%) Agile
3 223 (23.72%) Asset Management
4 217 (23.09%) Full Stack Development
5 174 (18.51%) Fintech
6 163 (17.34%) DevOps
7 151 (16.06%) Investment Management
8 123 (13.09%) Analytics
9 119 (12.66%) Computer Science
10 106 (11.28%) Microservices
11 105 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
11 105 (11.17%) TDD
12 97 (10.32%) CI/CD
13 94 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 72 (7.66%) Containerisation
14 72 (7.66%) Test Automation
15 67 (7.13%) Scrum
16 61 (6.49%) Design Patterns
17 57 (6.06%) Machine Learning
18 54 (5.74%) User Experience
Programming Languages
1 372 (39.57%) Python
2 312 (33.19%) JavaScript
3 306 (32.55%) TypeScript
4 280 (29.79%) Java
5 258 (27.45%) C#
6 174 (18.51%) SQL
7 84 (8.94%) Kotlin
8 68 (7.23%) C++
9 65 (6.91%) Rust
10 60 (6.38%) C
11 54 (5.74%) Go
12 52 (5.53%) Scala
13 39 (4.15%) Ruby
14 31 (3.30%) PHP
15 27 (2.87%) Bash
16 20 (2.13%) F#
17 19 (2.02%) Clojure
17 19 (2.02%) Haskell
18 18 (1.91%) T-SQL
19 10 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 120 (12.77%) Degree
2 65 (6.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (6.81%) Security Cleared
4 45 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.91%) Master's Degree
6 13 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.64%) PhD
8 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.21%) HNC
9 2 (0.21%) HND
9 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (8.30%) QA
2 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.43%) GDPR
3 3 (0.32%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.32%) JTAG
4 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 81 (8.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Embedded Firmware
2 1 (0.11%) Firmware
2 1 (0.11%) KVM
2 1 (0.11%) LXC
2 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 132 (14.04%) Kubernetes
2 71 (7.55%) Terraform
3 33 (3.51%) Ansible
4 4 (0.43%) Functional Safety
5 3 (0.32%) Grafana
6 2 (0.21%) Istio
6 2 (0.21%) Kibana
6 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.21%) Wonderware InTouch
7 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.11%) Juju
7 1 (0.11%) Podman
Vendors
1 67 (7.13%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.79%) Google
3 23 (2.45%) Oracle
4 17 (1.81%) ESRI
5 8 (0.85%) Xero
6 5 (0.53%) Apple
6 5 (0.53%) IBM
6 5 (0.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.43%) MuleSoft
7 4 (0.43%) Siemens
8 3 (0.32%) Databricks
8 3 (0.32%) Kofax
8 3 (0.32%) Pega
8 3 (0.32%) Progress
8 3 (0.32%) SAP
8 3 (0.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.21%) AVEVA
9 2 (0.21%) Calypso
9 2 (0.21%) Sage
9 2 (0.21%) Splunk