Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 87 118
Rank change year-on-year +37 +31 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,191 1,926 1,838
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.02% 3.76% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.38% 3.96% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,321 1,609 1,647
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £51,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £128,750 £118,750 £98,750
England median annual salary £57,625 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.77% +4.76% +5.00%

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 22,144 48,613 59,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.40% 94.85% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 18,581 39,827 49,668
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 16 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +24 173 £75,000 +7.14% 96
South London +23 33 £57,000 +14.00% 10
West London +23 21 £60,000 +14.29% 49
East London +8 6 £75,000 +25.00% 18
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 1,184 (99.41%) Software Engineering
2 725 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 635 (53.32%) Python
4 593 (49.79%) JavaScript
5 543 (45.59%) AWS
6 519 (43.58%) Finance
7 516 (43.32%) Java
8 459 (38.54%) React
9 390 (32.75%) Microservices
10 379 (31.82%) Web Services
11 357 (29.97%) .NET
12 344 (28.88%) AngularJS
13 326 (27.37%) Docker
14 314 (26.36%) Asset Management
15 264 (22.17%) TDD
16 250 (20.99%) Serverless
17 249 (20.91%) Front Office
17 249 (20.91%) Azure
18 242 (20.32%) SQL
19 240 (20.15%) C#
20 231 (19.40%) Kubernetes
21 224 (18.81%) Hedge funds
22 212 (17.80%) .NET Core
23 202 (16.96%) Vue.js
24 201 (16.88%) Fixed Income
25 200 (16.79%) Derivative
26 191 (16.04%) Node.js
26 191 (16.04%) GCP
27 184 (15.45%) Kafka
28 183 (15.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 67 (5.63%) Apache
2 60 (5.04%) Apache Spark
3 52 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.09%) Tornado
5 11 (0.92%) Confluence
6 8 (0.67%) CMS
7 3 (0.25%) Ethereum
7 3 (0.25%) GeoServer
7 3 (0.25%) Headless CMS
7 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.17%) SAS
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.17%) WordPress
9 1 (0.084%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.084%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.084%) JBoss
9 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.084%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Adobe XD
1 4 (0.34%) InVision
1 4 (0.34%) Sketch
1 4 (0.34%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (1.18%) Distributed Ledger
1 14 (1.18%) R3 Corda
2 8 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.17%) Shopify
5 1 (0.084%) MoSes
5 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 543 (45.59%) AWS
2 250 (20.99%) Serverless
3 249 (20.91%) Azure
4 191 (16.04%) GCP
5 140 (11.75%) AWS Lambda
6 107 (8.98%) Amazon S3
7 106 (8.90%) Amazon EC2
8 40 (3.36%) SaaS
9 33 (2.77%) Amazon ECS
10 29 (2.43%) Apigee
11 23 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.34%) GitHub
13 12 (1.01%) npm
14 9 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.67%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.50%) BrowserStack
16 6 (0.50%) Power Platform
17 4 (0.34%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.67%) Asterisk PBX
2 7 (0.59%) HTTP
3 5 (0.42%) Internet
4 4 (0.34%) RTP
4 4 (0.34%) SNMP
4 4 (0.34%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.34%) VoIP
5 2 (0.17%) RS-485
6 1 (0.084%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.084%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.084%) FTP
6 1 (0.084%) Multicast
6 1 (0.084%) RS-232
6 1 (0.084%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.084%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.084%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (10.16%) PostgreSQL
2 114 (9.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 94 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 83 (6.97%) NoSQL
5 67 (5.63%) MySQL
6 52 (4.37%) MongoDB
7 45 (3.78%) Big Data
8 41 (3.44%) Relational Database
9 37 (3.11%) Redis
10 35 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
11 32 (2.69%) Hadoop
12 30 (2.52%) Apache Ignite
13 22 (1.85%) Blockchain
14 21 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.67%) Hazelcast
16 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (0.50%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 130 (10.92%) GitLab
2 122 (10.24%) Git (software)
3 103 (8.65%) Jenkins
4 44 (3.69%) JIRA
5 28 (2.35%) Artifactory
6 26 (2.18%) Maven
7 22 (1.85%) webpack
8 15 (1.26%) CircleCI
9 12 (1.01%) Bower
9 12 (1.01%) Grunt
9 12 (1.01%) Travis CI
10 10 (0.84%) JUnit
10 10 (0.84%) Selenium
10 10 (0.84%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.59%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.59%) git-flow
11 7 (0.59%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.50%) Cypress.io
12 6 (0.50%) Mockito
13 5 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 519 (43.58%) Finance
2 249 (20.91%) Front Office
3 129 (10.83%) Banking
4 68 (5.71%) Games
5 49 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 38 (3.19%) Retail
7 28 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.10%) Private Banking
9 19 (1.60%) Electronics
9 19 (1.60%) Public Sector
10 17 (1.43%) Marketing
11 14 (1.18%) Aerospace
12 13 (1.09%) Billing
13 12 (1.01%) Law
13 12 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.01%) Publishing
14 10 (0.84%) Advertising
15 8 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.59%) Avionics
17 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (38.54%) React
2 379 (31.82%) Web Services
3 357 (29.97%) .NET
4 344 (28.88%) AngularJS
5 212 (17.80%) .NET Core
6 202 (16.96%) Vue.js
7 191 (16.04%) Node.js
8 184 (15.45%) Kafka
9 131 (11.00%) .NET Framework
10 109 (9.15%) React Native
11 100 (8.40%) Spring
12 93 (7.81%) Spring Boot
13 83 (6.97%) CSS
13 83 (6.97%) HTML
14 73 (6.13%) REST
15 61 (5.12%) RESTful
16 53 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
17 51 (4.28%) ASP.NET
18 50 (4.20%) Django
19 45 (3.78%) Svelte
Miscellaneous
1 224 (18.81%) Hedge funds
2 201 (16.88%) Fixed Income
3 200 (16.79%) Derivative
4 183 (15.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 171 (14.36%) Equities
6 118 (9.91%) Greenfield Project
7 85 (7.14%) Blog
8 79 (6.63%) Algorithms
9 63 (5.29%) Data Structures
10 36 (3.02%) Credit Derivative
11 33 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (2.43%) Cloud Native
13 17 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (1.34%) Social Media
14 16 (1.34%) User Experience
15 12 (1.01%) Management Information System
15 12 (1.01%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.92%) Media Streaming
17 8 (0.67%) Robotics
18 7 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 90 (7.56%) Linux
2 20 (1.68%) Windows
3 18 (1.51%) Android
4 14 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.09%) Unix
6 8 (0.67%) CentOS
7 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.34%) Debian
9 3 (0.25%) Fedora
10 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.084%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.084%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.084%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,184 (99.41%) Software Engineering
2 725 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (32.75%) Microservices
4 314 (26.36%) Asset Management
5 264 (22.17%) TDD
6 179 (15.03%) DevOps
7 163 (13.69%) Scrum
8 146 (12.26%) Investment Management
9 144 (12.09%) Fintech
10 121 (10.16%) Open Source
11 119 (9.99%) Computer Science
12 91 (7.64%) SOLID
13 89 (7.47%) BDD
13 89 (7.47%) SDLC
14 88 (7.39%) Web Application Development
15 87 (7.30%) Progressive Web App
16 78 (6.55%) Test Automation
17 76 (6.38%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 68 (5.71%) Mentoring
19 65 (5.46%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 635 (53.32%) Python
2 593 (49.79%) JavaScript
3 516 (43.32%) Java
4 242 (20.32%) SQL
5 240 (20.15%) C#
6 144 (12.09%) TypeScript
7 142 (11.92%) Go
7 142 (11.92%) Kotlin
8 107 (8.98%) C++
9 68 (5.71%) Scala
10 38 (3.19%) Java 8
11 36 (3.02%) PHP
12 30 (2.52%) C
12 30 (2.52%) Clojure
13 22 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.68%) Ruby
15 14 (1.18%) Rust
16 9 (0.76%) R
16 9 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (7.56%) Degree
2 50 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.50%) PhD
7 4 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.25%) OSCE
8 3 (0.25%) OSCP
9 2 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.084%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.084%) ISEB
10 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.084%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.94%) QA
2 3 (0.25%) EMIR
2 3 (0.25%) GDPR
2 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.25%) MiFID
2 3 (0.25%) NIST
2 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 326 (27.37%) Docker
2 5 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.34%) Kamailio
3 4 (0.34%) OpenSIPS
4 2 (0.17%) HDFS
5 1 (0.084%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 231 (19.40%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.69%) Terraform
3 25 (2.10%) Ansible
4 18 (1.51%) Puppet
5 8 (0.67%) Prometheus
6 7 (0.59%) Grafana
7 5 (0.42%) Kibana
8 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.34%) Rancher
9 3 (0.25%) Consul
9 3 (0.25%) Graphite
9 3 (0.25%) Istio
9 3 (0.25%) linkerd
9 3 (0.25%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 76 (6.38%) Google
2 56 (4.70%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.53%) Oracle
4 13 (1.09%) SAP
5 5 (0.42%) Adobe
5 5 (0.42%) Atlassian
5 5 (0.42%) Xamarin
6 4 (0.34%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.34%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.34%) Talend
7 3 (0.25%) Broadcom
7 3 (0.25%) Databricks
7 3 (0.25%) Mapbox
7 3 (0.25%) PagerDuty
8 2 (0.17%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.17%) Demandware
8 2 (0.17%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.17%) Elastic Path
8 2 (0.17%) HubSpot