Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 144 214
Rank change year-on-year +20 +70 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,931 1,824 1,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.77% 2.47% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.60% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,525 1,213 1,178
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £38,090 £32,500 £33,925
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,000 £86,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,269 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.45% +0.60% +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 66,561 70,118 77,871
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 94.99% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 54,025 55,615 67,678
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +8 291 £65,000 +8.33% 95
West London +14 101 £50,000 -9.09% 81
South London -20 44 £44,000 +10.00% 12
East London -6 37 £67,500 +22.73% 11
North London -11 3 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,859 (96.27%) Software Engineering
2 1,101 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1,079 (55.88%) Java
4 702 (36.35%) JavaScript
5 561 (29.05%) C#
6 548 (28.38%) Finance
7 540 (27.96%) TDD
8 501 (25.95%) Microservices
9 464 (24.03%) AngularJS
10 450 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
11 414 (21.44%) Python
12 406 (21.03%) React
13 404 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
14 385 (19.94%) SQL
15 384 (19.89%) .NET
16 381 (19.73%) HTML
17 365 (18.90%) Degree
18 364 (18.85%) CSS
19 358 (18.54%) OO
20 357 (18.49%) Scrum
21 350 (18.13%) Docker
22 348 (18.02%) Spring
23 311 (16.11%) Computer Science
24 307 (15.90%) C++
25 302 (15.64%) DevOps
26 301 (15.59%) Node.js
27 287 (14.86%) Web Services
28 285 (14.76%) RESTful
29 272 (14.09%) Test Automation
30 265 (13.72%) 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 (7.30%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (3.78%) CMS
3 63 (3.26%) Apache Spark
4 50 (2.59%) Apache
5 33 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 27 (1.40%) Confluence
6 27 (1.40%) Ethereum
7 15 (0.78%) Apache Pig
8 14 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.52%) Mule
10 10 (0.52%) NServiceBus
11 9 (0.47%) Amazon Alexa
11 9 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.47%) Drupal
11 9 (0.47%) nginx
11 9 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.41%) WordPress
13 6 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.52%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.16%) LibreOffice
4 2 (0.10%) Maya
4 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) Ripple
4 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.10%) Actimize
5 2 (0.10%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.052%) BASE24
6 1 (0.052%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.052%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.052%) Kondor
6 1 (0.052%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 450 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (4.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 61 (3.16%) Serverless
5 59 (3.06%) GitHub
6 49 (2.54%) Amazon S3
7 46 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
7 46 (2.38%) SaaS
8 31 (1.61%) PaaS
9 28 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 24 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
13 15 (0.78%) npm
14 13 (0.67%) IaaS
14 13 (0.67%) Runscope
14 13 (0.67%) Trello
15 12 (0.62%) Firebase
16 10 (0.52%) CloudFront
17 9 (0.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.86%) HTTP
2 29 (1.50%) Internet
3 15 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.67%) Firewall
4 13 (0.67%) SSL
5 11 (0.57%) Bluetooth
5 11 (0.57%) NFC
6 6 (0.31%) AMQP
6 6 (0.31%) Broadband
6 6 (0.31%) DAB
6 6 (0.31%) SMS
6 6 (0.31%) X.509
7 5 (0.26%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.21%) FTP
9 3 (0.16%) DVB
9 3 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.16%) HbbTV
9 3 (0.16%) VoIP
10 2 (0.10%) DNS
10 2 (0.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (9.17%) Big Data
2 176 (9.11%) SQL Server
3 160 (8.29%) MongoDB
4 132 (6.84%) NoSQL
5 96 (4.97%) Blockchain
6 94 (4.87%) MySQL
7 80 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
8 79 (4.09%) Relational Database
9 69 (3.57%) Hadoop
10 67 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 38 (1.97%) Redis
12 35 (1.81%) Apache Hive
13 22 (1.14%) Event Store
14 17 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (0.88%) Neo4j
15 16 (0.83%) Oracle Database
16 14 (0.73%) Impala
17 12 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 12 (0.62%) RDBMS
17 12 (0.62%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 265 (13.72%) Jenkins
2 226 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 133 (6.89%) Selenium
4 105 (5.44%) JUnit
5 93 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 86 (4.45%) JIRA
7 83 (4.30%) Cucumber
8 80 (4.14%) Maven
9 69 (3.57%) TeamCity
10 62 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 58 (3.00%) Gradle
12 55 (2.85%) Jasmine
13 52 (2.69%) NUnit
14 49 (2.54%) Vagrant
15 45 (2.33%) Bitbucket
16 39 (2.02%) WebDriver
17 38 (1.97%) SpecFlow
18 35 (1.81%) gulp
18 35 (1.81%) JMeter
19 33 (1.71%) Subversion
General
1 548 (28.38%) Finance
2 175 (9.06%) Banking
3 112 (5.80%) Front Office
4 102 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 95 (4.92%) Games
6 94 (4.87%) Financial Institution
7 68 (3.52%) Retail
8 47 (2.43%) Marketing
9 32 (1.66%) Telecoms
10 30 (1.55%) Back Office
10 30 (1.55%) Law
10 30 (1.55%) Publishing
11 24 (1.24%) Legal
12 21 (1.09%) Electronics
13 18 (0.93%) Advertising
14 15 (0.78%) Multimedia
15 14 (0.73%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.57%) Military
17 7 (0.36%) Hindi Language
17 7 (0.36%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (24.03%) AngularJS
2 406 (21.03%) React
3 384 (19.89%) .NET
4 381 (19.73%) HTML
5 364 (18.85%) CSS
6 348 (18.02%) Spring
7 301 (15.59%) Node.js
8 287 (14.86%) Web Services
9 285 (14.76%) RESTful
10 191 (9.89%) REST
11 190 (9.84%) HTML5
12 165 (8.54%) ASP.NET
13 154 (7.98%) jQuery
14 145 (7.51%) J2EE
15 121 (6.27%) Kafka
16 118 (6.11%) Hibernate
17 113 (5.85%) CSS3
18 108 (5.59%) Spring Boot
19 80 (4.14%) .NET Framework
20 78 (4.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 311 (16.11%) Computer Science
2 224 (11.60%) Greenfield Project
3 167 (8.65%) Fintech
4 154 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 147 (7.61%) Algorithms
5 147 (7.61%) User Experience
6 110 (5.70%) Data Structures
7 81 (4.19%) Hedge funds
8 73 (3.78%) Mobile App
9 65 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
10 63 (3.26%) Fixed Income
11 53 (2.74%) Equities
12 44 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 42 (2.18%) Analytical Mindset
13 42 (2.18%) Blog
13 42 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (1.92%) Derivative
15 32 (1.66%) Public Cloud
16 27 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
17 24 (1.24%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 251 (13.00%) Linux
2 110 (5.70%) Windows
3 99 (5.13%) Android
4 83 (4.30%) Apple iOS
5 65 (3.37%) Unix
6 15 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.41%) Nucleus RTOS
7 8 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.10%) CentOS
11 2 (0.10%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.10%) Solaris
11 2 (0.10%) VMS
12 1 (0.052%) Debian
12 1 (0.052%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,859 (96.27%) Software Engineering
2 1,101 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
3 540 (27.96%) TDD
4 501 (25.95%) Microservices
5 404 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
6 358 (18.54%) OO
7 357 (18.49%) Scrum
8 302 (15.64%) DevOps
9 272 (14.09%) Test Automation
10 246 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
11 237 (12.27%) Open Source
12 226 (11.70%) BDD
13 215 (11.13%) MVC
14 183 (9.48%) Pair Programming
15 156 (8.08%) SOLID
16 152 (7.87%) Multithreading
17 147 (7.61%) Mentoring
18 145 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
19 144 (7.46%) SDLC
20 136 (7.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,079 (55.88%) Java
2 702 (36.35%) JavaScript
3 561 (29.05%) C#
4 414 (21.44%) Python
5 385 (19.94%) SQL
6 307 (15.90%) C++
7 207 (10.72%) Java 8
8 164 (8.49%) Scala
9 144 (7.46%) C
10 141 (7.30%) Ruby
11 117 (6.06%) PHP
12 104 (5.39%) Go
13 61 (3.16%) ES6
14 50 (2.59%) Kotlin
14 50 (2.59%) TypeScript
15 49 (2.54%) PowerShell
16 48 (2.49%) PL/SQL
17 45 (2.33%) R
18 43 (2.23%) Objective-C
19 33 (1.71%) F#
Qualifications
1 365 (18.90%) Degree
2 142 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 81 (4.19%) PhD
4 53 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 40 (2.07%) Master's Degree
6 33 (1.71%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
8 16 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.67%) CCNA
10 13 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.67%) CISSP
10 13 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (0.67%) GIAC
10 13 (0.67%) Linux+ Certification
10 13 (0.67%) MCSE
10 13 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
10 13 (0.67%) SANS
10 13 (0.67%) SSCP
11 7 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.47%) QA
2 36 (1.86%) GCP
3 3 (0.16%) GDPR
4 2 (0.10%) PMO
4 2 (0.10%) PSD2
5 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.052%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.052%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.052%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.052%) SLA
System Software
1 350 (18.13%) Docker
2 16 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.73%) vSphere
4 12 (0.62%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.57%) HDFS
6 9 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.31%) Firmware
7 6 (0.31%) Varnish
8 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 118 (6.11%) Terraform
2 110 (5.70%) Kubernetes
3 46 (2.38%) Ansible
4 21 (1.09%) Puppet
5 13 (0.67%) Salt
6 8 (0.41%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.36%) Consul
7 7 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.26%) Grafana
9 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.16%) logstash
9 3 (0.16%) Rancher
10 2 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.10%) Cacti
10 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.10%) Icinga
11 1 (0.052%) Control-M
11 1 (0.052%) Fluentd
11 1 (0.052%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 114 (5.90%) Microsoft
2 104 (5.39%) Google
3 103 (5.33%) Oracle
4 41 (2.12%) Adobe
5 24 (1.24%) Apple
6 22 (1.14%) Facebook
6 22 (1.14%) Splunk
7 19 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 18 (0.93%) Sybase
9 17 (0.88%) VMware
10 15 (0.78%) Cloudera
11 13 (0.67%) SAP
11 13 (0.67%) WorldPay
12 12 (0.62%) AppDynamics
13 10 (0.52%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.47%) ATG
14 9 (0.47%) Capita
14 9 (0.47%) hybris
14 9 (0.47%) New Relic