Period
to

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 25 39 90
Rank change year-on-year +14 +51 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8,016 3,142 1,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 10.48% 7.57% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.47% 8.40% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,870 1,542 998
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £63,270 £62,500 £55,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
75th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £130,000 £128,750 £115,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.09% +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 69,857 37,417 31,063
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.37% 90.20% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34,777 26,792 25,629
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £38,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.06% +5.60%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -5 259 £75,000 -3.23% 82
South London +4 200 £60,000 +12.15% 8
West London +2 149 £60,000 -14.29% 40
East London -15 44 £80,500 -19.90% 30
North London -5 29 £65,000 -22.39%
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 7,814 (97.48%) Software Engineering
2 4,021 (50.16%) Agile
3 3,482 (43.44%) AWS
4 3,413 (42.58%) Python
5 3,192 (39.82%) Java
6 3,142 (39.20%) React
7 3,096 (38.62%) JavaScript
8 2,822 (35.20%) Finance
9 2,422 (30.21%) TypeScript
10 2,323 (28.98%) Microservices
11 2,232 (27.84%) CI/CD
12 2,154 (26.87%) Docker
13 2,046 (25.52%) Kubernetes
14 1,825 (22.77%) Node.js
15 1,672 (20.86%) TDD
16 1,594 (19.89%) Social Skills
17 1,579 (19.70%) SQL
18 1,577 (19.67%) Azure
19 1,547 (19.30%) C#
20 1,530 (19.09%) DevOps
21 1,520 (18.96%) Full Stack Development
22 1,448 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
23 1,437 (17.93%) GCP
24 1,420 (17.71%) Test Automation
25 1,352 (16.87%) Mentoring
26 1,326 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
27 1,243 (15.51%) .NET
28 1,219 (15.21%) Serverless
29 1,196 (14.92%) Computer Science
30 1,188 (14.82%) Terraform

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
1 181 (2.26%) Apache Spark
2 171 (2.13%) CMS
3 168 (2.10%) Apache
4 138 (1.72%) Confluence
5 127 (1.58%) Apache Airflow
6 87 (1.09%) Headless CMS
7 51 (0.64%) Umbraco
8 36 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 31 (0.39%) Jupyter
9 31 (0.39%) Strapi
10 28 (0.35%) Drupal
11 26 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.31%) GeoServer
13 22 (0.27%) Apache Pulsar
13 22 (0.27%) nginx
14 14 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
15 13 (0.16%) ColdFusion
16 12 (0.15%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.14%) MS Exchange
18 9 (0.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 56 (0.70%) Sketch
2 46 (0.57%) Chatbot
3 35 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.100%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.075%) SketchUp
10 5 (0.062%) InVision
Business Applications
1 59 (0.74%) Distributed Ledger
1 59 (0.74%) R3 Corda
2 18 (0.22%) Shopify
3 17 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.062%) MetaTrader
6 4 (0.050%) Magento
7 2 (0.025%) Endur
7 2 (0.025%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.025%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.012%) Exstream
8 1 (0.012%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.012%) Primavera
8 1 (0.012%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.012%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 3,482 (43.44%) AWS
2 1,577 (19.67%) Azure
3 1,437 (17.93%) GCP
4 1,219 (15.21%) Serverless
5 871 (10.87%) GitHub
6 637 (7.95%) AWS Lambda
7 493 (6.15%) SaaS
8 356 (4.44%) Amazon S3
9 257 (3.21%) Amazon ECS
10 231 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
11 211 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
12 207 (2.58%) Heroku
13 202 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
14 195 (2.43%) GitHub Actions
15 150 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
16 149 (1.86%) Azure DevOps
17 144 (1.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 139 (1.73%) PaaS
19 115 (1.43%) Slack
20 108 (1.35%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 363 (4.53%) HTTP
2 103 (1.28%) Broadband
3 101 (1.26%) Internet
4 70 (0.87%) PPP
5 67 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 35 (0.44%) Wireless
7 22 (0.27%) Bluetooth
8 20 (0.25%) SSL
9 17 (0.21%) VPN
10 15 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
11 14 (0.17%) MQTT
12 13 (0.16%) Network Security
13 12 (0.15%) DNS
14 11 (0.14%) Firewall
15 10 (0.12%) 5G
15 10 (0.12%) IPv4
15 10 (0.12%) IPv6
16 9 (0.11%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.11%) RIP
17 8 (0.100%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,448 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
2 789 (9.84%) NoSQL
3 545 (6.80%) Relational Database
4 520 (6.49%) MongoDB
5 501 (6.25%) Redis
6 481 (6.00%) MySQL
7 427 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
8 417 (5.20%) Big Data
9 319 (3.98%) SQL Server
10 282 (3.52%) DynamoDB
11 277 (3.46%) Amazon Aurora
12 165 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
13 147 (1.83%) Hadoop
14 101 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 93 (1.16%) RDBMS
16 86 (1.07%) BigQuery
17 68 (0.85%) Data Lake
18 67 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
19 60 (0.75%) Apache Ignite
20 48 (0.60%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 1,139 (14.21%) Git (software)
2 633 (7.90%) Jenkins
3 339 (4.23%) CircleCI
4 309 (3.85%) Cypress.io
5 293 (3.66%) webpack
6 292 (3.64%) GitLab
7 278 (3.47%) JIRA
8 189 (2.36%) Selenium
9 178 (2.22%) TeamCity
10 177 (2.21%) JUnit
11 167 (2.08%) Gradle
12 165 (2.06%) Cucumber
13 138 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
14 130 (1.62%) Maven
15 120 (1.50%) Bitbucket
16 113 (1.41%) Babel
17 85 (1.06%) Postman
18 81 (1.01%) WebDriver
19 69 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 64 (0.80%) JMeter
General
1 2,822 (35.20%) Finance
2 1,594 (19.89%) Social Skills
3 721 (8.99%) Games
4 701 (8.75%) Banking
5 651 (8.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 549 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
7 535 (6.67%) Retail
8 485 (6.05%) Front Office
9 348 (4.34%) Marketing
10 258 (3.22%) Legal
11 193 (2.41%) Public Sector
12 185 (2.31%) Electronics
13 158 (1.97%) Law
14 154 (1.92%) Publishing
15 131 (1.63%) Advertising
16 119 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 97 (1.21%) Financial Institution
18 86 (1.07%) Back Office
19 83 (1.04%) Telecoms
20 82 (1.02%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,142 (39.20%) React
2 1,825 (22.77%) Node.js
3 1,243 (15.51%) .NET
4 964 (12.03%) REST
5 930 (11.60%) CSS
6 873 (10.89%) Kafka
7 855 (10.67%) GraphQL
8 754 (9.41%) RESTful
9 728 (9.08%) HTML
10 709 (8.84%) Spring
11 693 (8.65%) AngularJS
12 574 (7.16%) Vue.js
13 523 (6.52%) Django
14 518 (6.46%) .NET Core
15 515 (6.42%) Spring Boot
16 472 (5.89%) React Native
17 441 (5.50%) Redux
18 424 (5.29%) Ruby on Rails
19 381 (4.75%) Jest
20 367 (4.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 980 (12.23%) User Experience
2 748 (9.33%) Algorithms
3 622 (7.76%) Data Structures
4 539 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 473 (5.90%) Hedge funds
6 418 (5.21%) Equities
7 381 (4.75%) Derivative
8 350 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
9 330 (4.12%) Cloud Native
10 327 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 295 (3.68%) Fixed Income
12 289 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
13 285 (3.56%) Hackathon
14 190 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
15 179 (2.23%) Blog
16 114 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
17 111 (1.38%) Renewable Energy
18 110 (1.37%) Blockchain
18 110 (1.37%) IoT
19 100 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 640 (7.98%) Linux
2 390 (4.87%) Android
3 335 (4.18%) Apple iOS
4 212 (2.64%) Unix
5 173 (2.16%) Windows
6 55 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 50 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
8 40 (0.50%) VMS
9 16 (0.20%) Mesosphere
10 15 (0.19%) CentOS
11 9 (0.11%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.087%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.050%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.012%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,814 (97.48%) Software Engineering
2 4,021 (50.16%) Agile
3 2,323 (28.98%) Microservices
4 2,232 (27.84%) CI/CD
5 1,672 (20.86%) TDD
6 1,530 (19.09%) DevOps
7 1,520 (18.96%) Full Stack Development
8 1,420 (17.71%) Test Automation
9 1,352 (16.87%) Mentoring
10 1,326 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
11 1,196 (14.92%) Computer Science
12 1,029 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
13 1,014 (12.65%) Pair Programming
14 972 (12.13%) Machine Learning
15 971 (12.11%) Scrum
16 824 (10.28%) Artificial Intelligence
17 803 (10.02%) Fintech
18 801 (9.99%) Data Science
19 786 (9.81%) Analytics
20 755 (9.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3,413 (42.58%) Python
2 3,192 (39.82%) Java
3 3,096 (38.62%) JavaScript
4 2,422 (30.21%) TypeScript
5 1,579 (19.70%) SQL
6 1,547 (19.30%) C#
7 875 (10.92%) Go
8 852 (10.63%) C++
9 786 (9.81%) Ruby
10 562 (7.01%) Kotlin
11 478 (5.96%) C
12 376 (4.69%) Rust
13 292 (3.64%) PHP
14 291 (3.63%) Scala
15 169 (2.11%) Clojure
16 160 (2.00%) ES6
17 121 (1.51%) Elixir
18 105 (1.31%) Shell Script
19 101 (1.26%) Apple Swift
20 99 (1.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,122 (14.00%) Degree
2 589 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 230 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 125 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 110 (1.37%) Master's Degree
6 70 (0.87%) PhD
7 42 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 37 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 22 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.087%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.075%) HNC
11 6 (0.075%) HND
11 6 (0.075%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.075%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.037%) SANS
13 2 (0.025%) MBA
14 1 (0.012%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 749 (9.34%) QA
2 217 (2.71%) Accessibility
3 70 (0.87%) SLA
4 22 (0.27%) GDPR
5 18 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.17%) SEPA
8 9 (0.11%) ISO 13485
9 8 (0.100%) HIPAA
9 8 (0.100%) IEC 62304
10 6 (0.075%) IEC 61131
10 6 (0.075%) JTAG
11 4 (0.050%) WCAG
12 3 (0.037%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.012%) PMO
System Software
1 2,154 (26.87%) Docker
2 64 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 33 (0.41%) Firmware
4 23 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.100%) KVM
7 7 (0.087%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.062%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.012%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 2,046 (25.52%) Kubernetes
2 1,188 (14.82%) Terraform
3 187 (2.33%) Ansible
4 156 (1.95%) Prometheus
5 154 (1.92%) Grafana
6 81 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 72 (0.90%) Puppet
8 43 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
9 37 (0.46%) Kibana
10 26 (0.32%) Istio
11 20 (0.25%) Argo
12 16 (0.20%) Automic
13 12 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.100%) Marathon
15 4 (0.050%) yum
16 3 (0.037%) Packer
17 2 (0.025%) Kubeflow
18 1 (0.012%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 565 (7.05%) Google
2 387 (4.83%) Microsoft
3 220 (2.74%) Twitter
4 148 (1.85%) Palantir
5 127 (1.58%) Apple
6 120 (1.50%) Samsung
7 96 (1.20%) Facebook
8 88 (1.10%) Oracle
9 83 (1.04%) LexisNexis
10 70 (0.87%) TrueLayer
11 66 (0.82%) Sony
12 62 (0.77%) New Relic
12 62 (0.77%) Zopa
13 58 (0.72%) Revolut
14 56 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
15 55 (0.69%) Sun
16 52 (0.65%) Foundry
16 52 (0.65%) Instagram
17 46 (0.57%) SAP
18 45 (0.56%) BT