Period
to 17 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 127 131
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,808 1,891 1,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.22% 2.76% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.89% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,365 1,512 1,266
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £117,500 £100,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 53,459 65,417 70,413
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 95.42% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 43,575 53,251 55,043
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £97,000 £93,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% +1.05%

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 September 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 17 September 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 +14 291 £75,000 +18.11% 107
West London +14 102 £52,500 +5.00% 42
South London +13 56 £55,000 +25.00% 15
East London +5 16 £60,000 -4.00% 25
North London 0 2 £48,750 -18.75% 6
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1,733 (95.85%) Software Engineering
2 895 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
3 863 (47.73%) Java
4 649 (35.90%) JavaScript
5 614 (33.96%) Python
6 596 (32.96%) AWS
7 589 (32.58%) C#
8 533 (29.48%) Finance
9 459 (25.39%) Microservices
10 392 (21.68%) SQL
11 382 (21.13%) Docker
12 366 (20.24%) React
13 348 (19.25%) Web Services
14 345 (19.08%) DevOps
15 327 (18.09%) TDD
16 312 (17.26%) .NET
17 301 (16.65%) C++
18 298 (16.48%) Node.js
19 277 (15.32%) Degree
20 260 (14.38%) Git (software)
21 257 (14.21%) OO
22 253 (13.99%) Computer Science
23 252 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
24 249 (13.77%) AngularJS
25 242 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
26 236 (13.05%) Linux
26 236 (13.05%) HTML
27 228 (12.61%) Asset Management
28 226 (12.50%) Scrum
28 226 (12.50%) Mentoring

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 86 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 78 (4.31%) Apache Spark
3 62 (3.43%) Confluence
4 29 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 26 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 24 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 23 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.22%) CMS
9 14 (0.77%) Apache
10 13 (0.72%) IIS
10 13 (0.72%) JBoss
10 13 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (0.66%) SAS
11 12 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.50%) Headless CMS
13 8 (0.44%) nginx
14 7 (0.39%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.33%) ArcGIS
16 5 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (0.61%) EngageOne
2 5 (0.28%) NUKE
3 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.055%) Maya
5 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.055%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (2.32%) Payment Gateway
2 27 (1.49%) Markit EDM
3 24 (1.33%) Front Arena
3 24 (1.33%) thinkFolio
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.33%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.055%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.055%) Magento
6 1 (0.055%) Quorum
6 1 (0.055%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 596 (32.96%) AWS
2 188 (10.40%) Azure
3 140 (7.74%) GitHub
4 86 (4.76%) GCP
5 73 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
6 66 (3.65%) Serverless
7 57 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
8 54 (2.99%) Amazon S3
9 48 (2.65%) SaaS
10 46 (2.54%) OpenShift
11 45 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
12 39 (2.16%) Amazon SQS
13 36 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (1.66%) PaaS
15 29 (1.60%) Amazon ECS
16 24 (1.33%) IaaS
17 20 (1.11%) npm
18 17 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
19 14 (0.77%) Datadog
20 13 (0.72%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.43%) Internet
2 32 (1.77%) HTTP
3 18 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.94%) DNS
4 17 (0.94%) Ethernet
5 16 (0.88%) RS-232
6 15 (0.83%) Firewall
7 12 (0.66%) RS-485
8 4 (0.22%) Wireless
9 3 (0.17%) RTMP
9 3 (0.17%) SSL
10 2 (0.11%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.11%) Skype
10 2 (0.11%) VPN
11 1 (0.055%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.055%) MQTT
11 1 (0.055%) RS-422
11 1 (0.055%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.055%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 152 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
3 125 (6.91%) NoSQL
4 122 (6.75%) MySQL
5 114 (6.31%) Big Data
6 96 (5.31%) Relational Database
7 78 (4.31%) MongoDB
8 67 (3.71%) Hadoop
9 65 (3.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 61 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
11 59 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 51 (2.82%) RDBMS
13 46 (2.54%) Redis
14 41 (2.27%) Amazon Aurora
15 36 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
16 24 (1.33%) Oracle Database
17 21 (1.16%) BigQuery
18 18 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
19 17 (0.94%) Neo4j
20 15 (0.83%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 260 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 181 (10.01%) Jenkins
3 102 (5.64%) JIRA
4 49 (2.71%) Selenium
5 47 (2.60%) Maven
6 44 (2.43%) JUnit
7 43 (2.38%) IBM UrbanCode
8 42 (2.32%) webpack
9 41 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 40 (2.21%) TeamCity
11 39 (2.16%) Visual Studio
12 31 (1.71%) GitLab
13 30 (1.66%) WebDriver
14 28 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (1.49%) Babel
15 27 (1.49%) Gradle
15 27 (1.49%) Mockito
16 25 (1.38%) Bitbucket
16 25 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (1.16%) IntelliJ
General
1 533 (29.48%) Finance
2 184 (10.18%) Banking
3 176 (9.73%) Front Office
4 89 (4.92%) Games
5 72 (3.98%) Retail
6 44 (2.43%) Advertising
7 41 (2.27%) Law
8 27 (1.49%) French Language
8 27 (1.49%) Publishing
9 26 (1.44%) German Language
10 24 (1.33%) Dutch Language
10 24 (1.33%) Italian Language
10 24 (1.33%) Spanish Language
11 23 (1.27%) Marketing
12 18 (1.00%) Legal
13 15 (0.83%) Automotive
14 14 (0.77%) Public Sector
15 11 (0.61%) Electronics
16 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (20.24%) React
2 348 (19.25%) Web Services
3 312 (17.26%) .NET
4 298 (16.48%) Node.js
5 249 (13.77%) AngularJS
6 236 (13.05%) HTML
7 217 (12.00%) Spring
8 203 (11.23%) CSS
9 172 (9.51%) RESTful
10 160 (8.85%) REST
11 124 (6.86%) ASP.NET
12 123 (6.80%) J2EE
13 116 (6.42%) Spring Boot
14 102 (5.64%) Kafka
15 90 (4.98%) Redux
16 83 (4.59%) XML
17 82 (4.54%) HTML5
18 76 (4.20%) jQuery
19 73 (4.04%) .NET Core
20 68 (3.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.85%) Algorithms
2 156 (8.63%) Fixed Income
3 136 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
4 134 (7.41%) Derivative
5 119 (6.58%) Mobile App
6 103 (5.70%) User Experience
7 74 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
8 63 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
8 63 (3.48%) Data Structures
9 62 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
10 57 (3.15%) Hedge funds
11 54 (2.99%) Equities
12 53 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 46 (2.54%) Public Cloud
14 45 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
15 33 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
16 29 (1.60%) Pricing Data
17 25 (1.38%) Cloud Native
17 25 (1.38%) Online Banking
18 24 (1.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 236 (13.05%) Linux
2 117 (6.47%) Windows
3 80 (4.42%) Unix
4 38 (2.10%) Android
5 33 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.77%) FreeRTOS
7 13 (0.72%) VxWorks
8 10 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.44%) CentOS
10 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.28%) AIX
11 5 (0.28%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.22%) Debian
12 4 (0.22%) Fedora
12 4 (0.22%) Solaris
13 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.055%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.055%) SUSE
14 1 (0.055%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,733 (95.85%) Software Engineering
2 895 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
3 459 (25.39%) Microservices
4 345 (19.08%) DevOps
5 327 (18.09%) TDD
6 257 (14.21%) OO
7 253 (13.99%) Computer Science
8 252 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
9 242 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
10 228 (12.61%) Asset Management
11 226 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 226 (12.50%) Scrum
12 224 (12.39%) Test Automation
13 181 (10.01%) OOP
14 165 (9.13%) Fintech
15 155 (8.57%) BDD
16 144 (7.96%) Front End Development
17 139 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
18 136 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
19 133 (7.36%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 863 (47.73%) Java
2 649 (35.90%) JavaScript
3 614 (33.96%) Python
4 589 (32.58%) C#
5 392 (21.68%) SQL
6 301 (16.65%) C++
7 131 (7.25%) Scala
8 115 (6.36%) C
9 102 (5.64%) Java 8
10 100 (5.53%) Ruby
11 99 (5.48%) PHP
12 91 (5.03%) TypeScript
13 76 (4.20%) Go
14 55 (3.04%) ES6
15 52 (2.88%) R
16 46 (2.54%) Kotlin
17 39 (2.16%) PowerShell
18 35 (1.94%) Bash Shell
19 27 (1.49%) PL/SQL
20 24 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 277 (15.32%) Degree
2 110 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 25 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (0.66%) PhD
6 12 (0.66%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.28%) CIPD
7 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.17%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.11%) CCNA
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.11%) CISSP
9 2 (0.11%) GIAC
9 2 (0.11%) MCP
9 2 (0.11%) MCSE
9 2 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.31%) QA
2 11 (0.61%) JTAG
3 8 (0.44%) IFRS
4 7 (0.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.22%) PSD2
6 3 (0.17%) GDPR
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 382 (21.13%) Docker
2 16 (0.88%) Firmware
3 12 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.55%) Cronacle
5 6 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.28%) etcd
7 4 (0.22%) GridGain
8 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.11%) HDFS
8 2 (0.11%) KVM
9 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 216 (11.95%) Kubernetes
2 150 (8.30%) Terraform
3 136 (7.52%) Ansible
4 56 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.71%) Prometheus
6 30 (1.66%) Puppet
7 24 (1.33%) Mesos
8 19 (1.05%) Marathon
9 14 (0.77%) Rancher
10 13 (0.72%) Control-M
11 12 (0.66%) Kibana
12 11 (0.61%) Istio
13 10 (0.55%) Salt
14 9 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.50%) Knative
15 4 (0.22%) Oozie
16 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
16 3 (0.17%) Packer
17 2 (0.11%) logstash
17 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 151 (8.35%) Oracle
2 126 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 90 (4.98%) Bloomberg
4 83 (4.59%) Reuters
5 71 (3.93%) Google
6 41 (2.27%) Sage
6 41 (2.27%) WorldPay
7 37 (2.05%) Splunk
8 34 (1.88%) Charles River
9 29 (1.60%) Sybase
10 27 (1.49%) Adobe
11 25 (1.38%) AppDynamics
11 25 (1.38%) IBM
12 24 (1.33%) Calypso
12 24 (1.33%) SimCorp
13 18 (1.00%) Apple
14 16 (0.88%) SAP
15 14 (0.77%) PagerDuty
15 14 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.72%) CyberArk