Period
to 16 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 116 117
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,885 1,930 2,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.47% 2.87% 2.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 3.01% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,434 1,602 1,459
London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £118,750 £100,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £53,685 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.75% +2.50% +11.11%

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 51,506 64,089 71,546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.31% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 41,907 52,580 56,246
London median annual salary £64,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,419 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.84% - +5.26%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +22 322 £70,000 +7.69% 125
West London +20 111 £52,500 +5.00% 55
South London -2 48 £55,000 +10.00% 14
East London +7 21 £62,000 -8.15% 27
North London -8 4 £61,250 +2.08% 8
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 1,831 (97.14%) Software Engineering
2 966 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
3 931 (49.39%) Java
4 675 (35.81%) Python
5 643 (34.11%) AWS
6 596 (31.62%) JavaScript
7 586 (31.09%) Finance
8 560 (29.71%) Microservices
9 549 (29.12%) C#
10 437 (23.18%) SQL
11 402 (21.33%) Docker
12 399 (21.17%) Web Services
13 346 (18.36%) DevOps
14 320 (16.98%) .NET
15 316 (16.76%) React
16 315 (16.71%) TDD
17 303 (16.07%) C++
18 302 (16.02%) Asset Management
19 292 (15.49%) Git (software)
20 277 (14.69%) Degree
21 263 (13.95%) Node.js
22 255 (13.53%) Kubernetes
23 253 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
23 253 (13.42%) OO
24 243 (12.89%) Test Automation
25 240 (12.73%) Computer Science
26 237 (12.57%) HTML
26 237 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
27 231 (12.25%) Spring
28 228 (12.10%) Scrum

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 57 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (2.71%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.60%) Confluence
4 25 (1.33%) IIS
5 24 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 23 (1.22%) CMS
7 22 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 19 (1.01%) JBoss
10 18 (0.95%) Headless CMS
10 18 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.53%) SAS
14 9 (0.48%) Apache
15 8 (0.42%) Jetty
16 7 (0.37%) nginx
16 7 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (0.53%) EngageOne
2 5 (0.27%) NUKE
3 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.053%) Maya
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.053%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 40 (2.12%) Payment Gateway
2 27 (1.43%) Markit EDM
3 24 (1.27%) Front Arena
3 24 (1.27%) thinkFolio
4 10 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.32%) PolarLake
6 5 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.053%) Magento
7 1 (0.053%) Quorum
7 1 (0.053%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.053%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 643 (34.11%) AWS
2 201 (10.66%) Azure
3 122 (6.47%) GitHub
4 107 (5.68%) Amazon S3
4 107 (5.68%) Serverless
5 92 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
6 90 (4.77%) Amazon SQS
7 85 (4.51%) GCP
8 75 (3.98%) AWS Lambda
9 72 (3.82%) OpenShift
10 70 (3.71%) Amazon ECS
11 61 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
12 54 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (2.07%) SaaS
14 31 (1.64%) AWS Fargate
15 27 (1.43%) PaaS
16 22 (1.17%) IaaS
17 19 (1.01%) Apigee
18 18 (0.95%) Boomi
18 18 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.92%) Internet
2 35 (1.86%) HTTP
3 17 (0.90%) DNS
4 15 (0.80%) Firewall
5 14 (0.74%) Ethernet
5 14 (0.74%) RS-232
6 13 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.64%) RS-485
8 10 (0.53%) Wireless
9 4 (0.21%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.16%) Network Security
10 3 (0.16%) Skype
10 3 (0.16%) SSL
11 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.11%) VoIP
12 1 (0.053%) ATM
12 1 (0.053%) Broadband
12 1 (0.053%) Intranet
12 1 (0.053%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.053%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 162 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
3 147 (7.80%) Big Data
4 146 (7.75%) MySQL
5 129 (6.84%) NoSQL
6 124 (6.58%) Relational Database
7 96 (5.09%) Amazon RDS
8 83 (4.40%) RDBMS
9 70 (3.71%) Amazon Aurora
10 61 (3.24%) MongoDB
11 55 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 49 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 45 (2.39%) Hadoop
14 40 (2.12%) Redis
15 39 (2.07%) Amazon Redshift
16 26 (1.38%) Blockchain
17 20 (1.06%) BigQuery
17 20 (1.06%) Oracle Database
18 16 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (0.74%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 292 (15.49%) Git (software)
2 191 (10.13%) Jenkins
3 97 (5.15%) JIRA
4 58 (3.08%) JUnit
5 50 (2.65%) Selenium
6 48 (2.55%) TeamCity
7 47 (2.49%) Artifactory
8 45 (2.39%) GitLab
9 37 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 33 (1.75%) Bitbucket
11 31 (1.64%) Mockito
12 30 (1.59%) Maven
13 29 (1.54%) IBM UrbanCode
13 29 (1.54%) WebDriver
14 28 (1.49%) webpack
15 26 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (1.38%) IntelliJ
16 25 (1.33%) Cucumber
17 24 (1.27%) NUnit
17 24 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 586 (31.09%) Finance
2 199 (10.56%) Front Office
3 188 (9.97%) Banking
4 96 (5.09%) Games
5 75 (3.98%) Retail
6 37 (1.96%) Law
7 28 (1.49%) Advertising
8 27 (1.43%) Public Sector
9 25 (1.33%) French Language
10 24 (1.27%) Dutch Language
10 24 (1.27%) German Language
10 24 (1.27%) Italian Language
10 24 (1.27%) Marketing
10 24 (1.27%) Spanish Language
11 21 (1.11%) Automotive
12 20 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 19 (1.01%) Legal
14 14 (0.74%) Telecoms
15 12 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (21.17%) Web Services
2 320 (16.98%) .NET
3 316 (16.76%) React
4 263 (13.95%) Node.js
5 237 (12.57%) HTML
6 231 (12.25%) Spring
7 223 (11.83%) AngularJS
8 193 (10.24%) CSS
8 193 (10.24%) J2EE
9 170 (9.02%) RESTful
10 154 (8.17%) REST
11 125 (6.63%) Spring Boot
12 106 (5.62%) ASP.NET
13 95 (5.04%) XML
14 88 (4.67%) HTML5
15 86 (4.56%) J2SE
16 85 (4.51%) .NET Framework
17 82 (4.35%) jQuery
18 80 (4.24%) Kafka
19 77 (4.08%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 171 (9.07%) Fixed Income
2 157 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 149 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (5.52%) Mobile App
5 98 (5.20%) Derivative
6 76 (4.03%) User Experience
7 68 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
7 68 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
8 65 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 63 (3.34%) Equities
10 61 (3.24%) Pricing Data
11 59 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
11 59 (3.13%) Hedge funds
12 58 (3.08%) Data Structures
13 40 (2.12%) Cloud Native
13 40 (2.12%) Public Cloud
14 39 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 39 (2.07%) Reference Data
15 31 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
16 28 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 213 (11.30%) Linux
2 135 (7.16%) Windows
3 72 (3.82%) Unix
4 57 (3.02%) Android
5 53 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.69%) FreeRTOS
7 13 (0.69%) VxWorks
8 5 (0.27%) CentOS
8 5 (0.27%) CoreOS
8 5 (0.27%) Fedora
8 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.053%) Debian
10 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.053%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,831 (97.14%) Software Engineering
2 966 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (29.71%) Microservices
4 346 (18.36%) DevOps
5 315 (16.71%) TDD
6 302 (16.02%) Asset Management
7 253 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
7 253 (13.42%) OO
8 243 (12.89%) Test Automation
9 240 (12.73%) Computer Science
10 237 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
11 228 (12.10%) Scrum
12 224 (11.88%) Mentoring
13 183 (9.71%) Fintech
14 181 (9.60%) Artificial Intelligence
15 178 (9.44%) Machine Learning
16 173 (9.18%) OOP
17 151 (8.01%) Analytics
18 139 (7.37%) BDD
19 134 (7.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 931 (49.39%) Java
2 675 (35.81%) Python
3 596 (31.62%) JavaScript
4 549 (29.12%) C#
5 437 (23.18%) SQL
6 303 (16.07%) C++
7 135 (7.16%) Java 8
8 133 (7.06%) Scala
9 118 (6.26%) R
10 114 (6.05%) Ruby
11 103 (5.46%) C
12 93 (4.93%) Go
12 93 (4.93%) TypeScript
13 87 (4.62%) PHP
14 68 (3.61%) Kotlin
15 55 (2.92%) ES6
16 44 (2.33%) Bash Shell
17 39 (2.07%) PowerShell
18 38 (2.02%) T-SQL
19 31 (1.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 277 (14.69%) Degree
2 109 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 30 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 18 (0.95%) PhD
5 18 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.64%) MCP
7 7 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.11%) CCNA
11 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.11%) CISSP
11 2 (0.11%) GIAC
11 2 (0.11%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.11%) MCSE
11 2 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.36%) QA
2 12 (0.64%) JTAG
3 10 (0.53%) IFRS
4 8 (0.42%) SLA
5 4 (0.21%) PSD2
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 402 (21.33%) Docker
2 22 (1.17%) Firmware
3 16 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.53%) Cronacle
5 6 (0.32%) GridGain
5 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.27%) etcd
7 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.11%) HDFS
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.053%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.053%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 255 (13.53%) Kubernetes
2 159 (8.44%) Terraform
3 116 (6.15%) Ansible
4 47 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (2.07%) Puppet
6 28 (1.49%) Kibana
7 27 (1.43%) Prometheus
8 26 (1.38%) Mesos
9 22 (1.17%) Rancher
10 21 (1.11%) Marathon
11 19 (1.01%) Istio
12 18 (0.95%) Control-M
12 18 (0.95%) Knative
12 18 (0.95%) Salt
13 6 (0.32%) BladeLogic
14 5 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.21%) Oozie
16 3 (0.16%) Grafana
16 3 (0.16%) HP ALM
16 3 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 187 (9.92%) Oracle
2 132 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 82 (4.35%) Google
4 64 (3.40%) Bloomberg
5 59 (3.13%) Sybase
6 57 (3.02%) Reuters
7 51 (2.71%) WorldPay
8 40 (2.12%) Splunk
9 38 (2.02%) Sage
10 32 (1.70%) Apple
11 30 (1.59%) Charles River
12 27 (1.43%) SAP
13 26 (1.38%) IBM
14 24 (1.27%) Calypso
14 24 (1.27%) SimCorp
15 23 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (1.17%) Adobe
16 22 (1.17%) Dynatrace
16 22 (1.17%) New Relic
17 21 (1.11%) AppDynamics