Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 119 183
Rank change year-on-year +7 +64 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,927 2,096 1,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.91% 2.84% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 2.99% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,576 1,466 1,190
London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £55,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% -3.48%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 63,235 70,007 70,726
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.81% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 51,767 55,693 60,803
London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +3 310 £65,000 +8.33% 88
West London -10 102 £50,000 -9.09% 63
South London +8 74 £58,000 +54.67% 18
East London +14 34 £70,000 +20.69% 9
North London +7 9 £60,000 -20.00% 4
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1,848 (95.90%) Software Engineering
2 930 (48.26%) Java
3 861 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
4 645 (33.47%) JavaScript
5 644 (33.42%) C#
6 545 (28.28%) Python
7 486 (25.22%) Finance
8 445 (23.09%) TDD
9 436 (22.63%) Amazon AWS
10 414 (21.48%) Microservices
11 410 (21.28%) .NET
12 402 (20.86%) SQL
13 377 (19.56%) C++
14 371 (19.25%) AngularJS
15 346 (17.96%) HTML
16 340 (17.64%) CSS
17 317 (16.45%) Degree
18 310 (16.09%) Linux
18 310 (16.09%) Docker
19 301 (15.62%) React
20 290 (15.05%) OO
21 286 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
22 273 (14.17%) Computer Science
23 263 (13.65%) Node.js
24 259 (13.44%) Spring
25 243 (12.61%) DevOps
26 234 (12.14%) Greenfield Project
27 231 (11.99%) Test Automation
28 218 (11.31%) Scrum
29 216 (11.21%) Web Services

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
1 127 (6.59%) Elasticsearch
2 54 (2.80%) Apache
3 52 (2.70%) Apache Spark
4 33 (1.71%) CMS
5 29 (1.50%) Confluence
6 24 (1.25%) IIS
7 22 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (1.09%) Ethereum
9 16 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.67%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.57%) JBoss
12 10 (0.52%) nginx
12 10 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.47%) Apache TomEE
13 9 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.42%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.31%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.31%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.26%) Hyperledger
16 5 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (0.73%) Snapchat
2 10 (0.52%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.10%) LibreOffice
5 2 (0.10%) Maple
5 2 (0.10%) Maya
6 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.47%) Actimize
3 8 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.10%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.10%) RMDS
6 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.052%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.052%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.052%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.052%) Magento
7 1 (0.052%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 436 (22.63%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (5.09%) SaaS
4 90 (4.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (2.96%) Serverless
6 51 (2.65%) GitHub
7 47 (2.44%) PaaS
8 44 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
11 29 (1.50%) Amazon S3
12 24 (1.25%) npm
13 18 (0.93%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
15 13 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.62%) CloudFront
16 12 (0.62%) IaaS
17 10 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.52%) Slack
18 8 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.02%) HTTP
2 31 (1.61%) Internet
3 23 (1.19%) Bluetooth
4 17 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.52%) NFC
5 10 (0.52%) Wireless
6 9 (0.47%) DNS
7 8 (0.42%) MQTT
8 7 (0.36%) GSM
8 7 (0.36%) ZigBee
9 6 (0.31%) ATM
9 6 (0.31%) Firewall
9 6 (0.31%) SSL
10 5 (0.26%) SMS
11 4 (0.21%) Broadband
11 4 (0.21%) DAB
11 4 (0.21%) Intranet
11 4 (0.21%) Network Security
12 3 (0.16%) AMQP
12 3 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 144 (7.47%) Big Data
3 94 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 91 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 81 (4.20%) MySQL
6 74 (3.84%) MongoDB
7 69 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
8 67 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 63 (3.27%) Hadoop
10 59 (3.06%) Blockchain
11 38 (1.97%) Redis
12 30 (1.56%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.25%) Apache Hive
14 23 (1.19%) Data Mining
15 21 (1.09%) Oracle Database
16 20 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
18 14 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 13 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 216 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 191 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 101 (5.24%) Cucumber
4 92 (4.77%) Selenium
5 73 (3.79%) TeamCity
6 72 (3.74%) JUnit
7 69 (3.58%) JIRA
8 67 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 50 (2.59%) Maven
10 43 (2.23%) gulp
11 42 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 38 (1.97%) Visual Studio
13 36 (1.87%) webpack
14 35 (1.82%) NUnit
14 35 (1.82%) WebDriver
15 34 (1.76%) Mockito
16 32 (1.66%) Subversion
17 31 (1.61%) Bitbucket
18 24 (1.25%) SpecFlow
19 22 (1.14%) MSBuild
General
1 486 (25.22%) Finance
2 88 (4.57%) Games
3 83 (4.31%) Retail
4 78 (4.05%) Front Office
5 68 (3.53%) Banking
6 64 (3.32%) Electronics
7 63 (3.27%) Marketing
8 43 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.92%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.45%) Publishing
12 27 (1.40%) Advertising
12 27 (1.40%) Investment Banking
13 22 (1.14%) Law
14 19 (0.99%) Legal
15 15 (0.78%) Back Office
16 11 (0.57%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.10%) Automotive
17 2 (0.10%) Billing
17 2 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (21.28%) .NET
2 371 (19.25%) AngularJS
3 346 (17.96%) HTML
4 340 (17.64%) CSS
5 301 (15.62%) React
6 263 (13.65%) Node.js
7 259 (13.44%) Spring
8 216 (11.21%) Web Services
9 212 (11.00%) RESTful
10 185 (9.60%) REST
11 157 (8.15%) ASP.NET
12 141 (7.32%) HTML5
13 112 (5.81%) jQuery
14 100 (5.19%) CSS3
15 97 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 93 (4.83%) Hibernate
17 86 (4.46%) Spring Boot
18 81 (4.20%) Kafka
19 77 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
20 76 (3.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 234 (12.14%) Greenfield Project
2 215 (11.16%) Algorithms
3 162 (8.41%) Fintech
4 133 (6.90%) Data Structures
5 96 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (4.51%) Hedge funds
7 83 (4.31%) User Experience
8 75 (3.89%) Fixed Income
9 58 (3.01%) Equities
10 54 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 52 (2.70%) Mobile App
12 45 (2.34%) Public Cloud
13 44 (2.28%) Blog
14 38 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
15 37 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
16 32 (1.66%) Derivative
17 27 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
17 27 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
18 26 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
19 22 (1.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 310 (16.09%) Linux
2 121 (6.28%) Windows
3 70 (3.63%) Android
4 41 (2.13%) Unix
5 37 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.52%) CoreOS
8 10 (0.52%) Debian
9 9 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
9 9 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.31%) Robot Operating System
11 6 (0.31%) Solaris
12 5 (0.26%) CentOS
12 5 (0.26%) Fedora
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,848 (95.90%) Software Engineering
2 861 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 445 (23.09%) TDD
4 414 (21.48%) Microservices
5 290 (15.05%) OO
6 286 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
7 273 (14.17%) Computer Science
8 243 (12.61%) DevOps
9 231 (11.99%) Test Automation
10 218 (11.31%) Scrum
11 208 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
12 191 (9.91%) Open Source
13 188 (9.76%) MVC
14 174 (9.03%) Multithreading
15 158 (8.20%) BDD
16 157 (8.15%) Machine Learning
17 143 (7.42%) Continuous Delivery
18 138 (7.16%) Front End Development
19 131 (6.80%) Mentoring
20 124 (6.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 930 (48.26%) Java
2 645 (33.47%) JavaScript
3 644 (33.42%) C#
4 545 (28.28%) Python
5 402 (20.86%) SQL
6 377 (19.56%) C++
7 161 (8.35%) C
8 150 (7.78%) Java 8
9 145 (7.52%) Go
10 127 (6.59%) Scala
11 102 (5.29%) Ruby
12 91 (4.72%) TypeScript
13 70 (3.63%) PHP
14 57 (2.96%) PowerShell
15 56 (2.91%) ES6
16 41 (2.13%) PL/SQL
17 35 (1.82%) Objective-C
18 32 (1.66%) Shell Script
19 29 (1.50%) Bash Shell
20 23 (1.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 317 (16.45%) Degree
2 119 (6.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (4.10%) PhD
4 52 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 35 (1.82%) Master's Degree
6 34 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.67%) MPhil
8 12 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.52%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.31%) CCNA
11 6 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.31%) CISSP
11 6 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (0.31%) GIAC
11 6 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
11 6 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (0.31%) SANS
11 6 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.57%) QA
2 8 (0.42%) DO-178B
2 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 8 (0.42%) MISRA
2 8 (0.42%) MISRA C
3 4 (0.21%) GDPR
4 2 (0.10%) JTAG
4 2 (0.10%) PMO
5 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 310 (16.09%) Docker
2 23 (1.19%) Firmware
3 21 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.52%) etcd
5 9 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.31%) vSphere
7 5 (0.26%) HDFS
7 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.26%) Varnish
8 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.21%) Xen
9 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 133 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 68 (3.53%) Terraform
3 64 (3.32%) Ansible
4 50 (2.59%) Puppet
5 44 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.73%) Prometheus
7 13 (0.67%) Salt
8 9 (0.47%) Mesos
9 7 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.31%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.31%) Graphite
10 6 (0.31%) Nagios
10 6 (0.31%) Packer
10 6 (0.31%) StatsD
11 5 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.21%) Consul
12 4 (0.21%) Kibana
12 4 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.10%) Icinga
13 2 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 163 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 101 (5.24%) Google
3 86 (4.46%) Oracle
4 33 (1.71%) SAP
5 24 (1.25%) IBM
6 21 (1.09%) Adobe
7 16 (0.83%) WorldPay
8 15 (0.78%) Atmel
9 14 (0.73%) Apple
9 14 (0.73%) Facebook
10 12 (0.62%) Cadence
10 12 (0.62%) comScore
11 9 (0.47%) BT
11 9 (0.47%) Charles River
11 9 (0.47%) Tableau
11 9 (0.47%) VMware
12 8 (0.42%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.36%) SaltStack
13 7 (0.36%) TIBCO