Period
to 26 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 18 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,195 5,370 5,512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 11.08% 9.64% 8.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.87% 10.35% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,086 4,277 4,433
Median annual salary £79,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.66% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £128,750 £115,500 £101,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 18,494 51,875 63,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.32% 93.12% 92.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15,231 41,754 51,053
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £98,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in London.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in London over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the London region over the 6 months to 26 September 2020. 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 +6 392 £75,000 +3.45% 176
West London -2 62 £65,000 +8.33% 102
South London -15 41 £72,500 +11.54% 8
East London +8 14 £74,250 +23.75% 32
North London +29 9 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 1,110 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,041 (47.43%) Java
3 949 (43.23%) AWS
4 946 (43.10%) JavaScript
5 937 (42.69%) Python
6 852 (38.82%) Finance
7 609 (27.74%) Web Services
8 579 (26.38%) React
9 557 (25.38%) Microservices
10 520 (23.69%) AngularJS
11 505 (23.01%) Azure
12 483 (22.00%) DevOps
13 452 (20.59%) TDD
14 442 (20.14%) Asset Management
15 434 (19.77%) C#
16 429 (19.54%) Docker
17 423 (19.27%) Hedge funds
18 421 (19.18%) Front Office
19 411 (18.72%) SQL
20 396 (18.04%) Kubernetes
21 391 (17.81%) Fintech
22 373 (16.99%) Derivative
23 356 (16.22%) Node.js
24 352 (16.04%) Fixed Income
25 349 (15.90%) .NET
25 349 (15.90%) Vue.js
26 326 (14.85%) Investment Management
27 314 (14.31%) Computer Science
28 290 (13.21%) Banking
29 272 (12.39%) Equities

Software Engineering
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 88 (4.01%) Apache
2 62 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 58 (2.64%) Apache Spark
3 58 (2.64%) Confluence
4 39 (1.78%) SAS
5 22 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.73%) CMS
6 16 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.50%) Headless CMS
8 8 (0.36%) IIS
9 7 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.23%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.23%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.18%) nginx
12 3 (0.14%) CICS
12 3 (0.14%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.14%) Hyperledger
12 3 (0.14%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.091%) Ethereum
Applications
1 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.091%) Windchill
5 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 31 (1.41%) Distributed Ledger
2 26 (1.18%) R3 Corda
3 19 (0.87%) FINCAD Analytics
4 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.091%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.046%) Maximo
7 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 949 (43.23%) AWS
2 505 (23.01%) Azure
3 263 (11.98%) GCP
4 257 (11.71%) Serverless
5 202 (9.20%) AWS Lambda
6 120 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
7 109 (4.97%) Amazon S3
8 87 (3.96%) Amazon ECS
9 84 (3.83%) SaaS
10 69 (3.14%) GitHub
11 49 (2.23%) Power Platform
12 41 (1.87%) OpenShift
13 36 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 32 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (0.96%) npm
16 20 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
17 17 (0.77%) PaaS
18 16 (0.73%) Apigee
18 16 (0.73%) Azure Functions
19 14 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.23%) HTTP
2 13 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.50%) Kerberos
4 10 (0.46%) Network Security
5 9 (0.41%) Internet
6 7 (0.32%) DNS
6 7 (0.32%) Firewall
7 5 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.23%) SSL
7 5 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.18%) SNMP
9 3 (0.14%) Asterisk PBX
9 3 (0.14%) FTP
9 3 (0.14%) NFC
9 3 (0.14%) Skype
9 3 (0.14%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.091%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.046%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.046%) VLAN
11 1 (0.046%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (9.61%) NoSQL
2 201 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
3 188 (8.56%) SQL Server
4 150 (6.83%) MongoDB
5 132 (6.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 127 (5.79%) MySQL
7 101 (4.60%) Big Data
7 101 (4.60%) Hadoop
8 93 (4.24%) Relational Database
9 80 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
10 74 (3.37%) Redis
11 62 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 60 (2.73%) Amazon Redshift
13 56 (2.55%) Blockchain
14 49 (2.23%) Power BI
15 47 (2.14%) Oracle Database
16 38 (1.73%) Apache Hive
17 36 (1.64%) Pentaho
18 32 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
18 32 (1.46%) Impala
Development Applications
1 240 (10.93%) Git (software)
2 145 (6.61%) Jenkins
3 125 (5.69%) JIRA
4 68 (3.10%) JUnit
5 52 (2.37%) GitLab
6 40 (1.82%) Mocha
7 39 (1.78%) Cucumber
8 31 (1.41%) webpack
9 28 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 26 (1.18%) CircleCI
11 24 (1.09%) Artifactory
11 24 (1.09%) Grunt
11 24 (1.09%) RStudio
11 24 (1.09%) Selenium
12 23 (1.05%) Maven
13 20 (0.91%) Vagrant
14 18 (0.82%) Mockito
15 16 (0.73%) Bitbucket
16 14 (0.64%) Bower
17 13 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 852 (38.82%) Finance
2 421 (19.18%) Front Office
3 290 (13.21%) Banking
4 138 (6.29%) Investment Banking
5 60 (2.73%) Marketing
6 55 (2.51%) Retail
7 42 (1.91%) Back Office
8 30 (1.37%) Games
8 30 (1.37%) Law
9 26 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.96%) Publishing
11 17 (0.77%) Electronics
11 17 (0.77%) Telecoms
12 15 (0.68%) Advertising
13 11 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.50%) Public Sector
14 8 (0.36%) Private Banking
15 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.23%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 921 (41.96%) Developer
2 908 (41.37%) Software Engineer
3 292 (13.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 259 (11.80%) Java Developer
5 233 (10.62%) AWS Engineer
6 230 (10.48%) Python Developer
7 225 (10.25%) Python Engineer
8 200 (9.11%) Java Engineer
9 188 (8.56%) Python Software Engineer
10 168 (7.65%) AWS Software Engineer
11 166 (7.56%) Java Software Engineer
12 156 (7.11%) AWS Developer
13 146 (6.65%) Senior Software Engineer
14 137 (6.24%) Architect
15 136 (6.20%) JavaScript Developer
16 126 (5.74%) Senior Developer
17 97 (4.42%) .NET Software Engineer
18 96 (4.37%) JavaScript Engineer
19 85 (3.87%) .NET Developer
19 85 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (27.74%) Web Services
2 579 (26.38%) React
3 520 (23.69%) AngularJS
4 356 (16.22%) Node.js
5 349 (15.90%) .NET
5 349 (15.90%) Vue.js
6 235 (10.71%) HTML
7 220 (10.02%) CSS
8 205 (9.34%) .NET Core
9 194 (8.84%) REST
10 159 (7.24%) Kafka
11 152 (6.92%) Spring
12 139 (6.33%) RESTful
13 116 (5.28%) ASP.NET
14 111 (5.06%) HTML5
15 104 (4.74%) CSS3
15 104 (4.74%) Spring Boot
16 83 (3.78%) Django
17 80 (3.64%) Redux
18 71 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 423 (19.27%) Hedge funds
2 373 (16.99%) Derivative
3 352 (16.04%) Fixed Income
4 272 (12.39%) Equities
5 257 (11.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 193 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
7 140 (6.38%) Algorithms
8 104 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
9 96 (4.37%) Data Structures
10 82 (3.74%) User Experience
11 52 (2.37%) Blog
12 49 (2.23%) Mobile App
13 42 (1.91%) Cloud Native
14 40 (1.82%) Public Cloud
15 32 (1.46%) Credit Derivative
15 32 (1.46%) Management Information System
16 31 (1.41%) Virtual Team
17 25 (1.14%) Robotics
17 25 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
17 25 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 236 (10.75%) Linux
2 97 (4.42%) Windows
3 88 (4.01%) Unix
4 60 (2.73%) Android
4 60 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 20 (0.91%) VMS
6 15 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.23%) Debian
9 5 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.18%) CentOS
11 3 (0.14%) Fedora
12 2 (0.091%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.091%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.091%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.046%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.046%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,110 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (25.38%) Microservices
3 483 (22.00%) DevOps
4 452 (20.59%) TDD
5 442 (20.14%) Asset Management
6 391 (17.81%) Fintech
7 326 (14.85%) Investment Management
8 314 (14.31%) Computer Science
9 242 (11.03%) Analytics
10 236 (10.75%) Scrum
11 225 (10.25%) Test Automation
12 217 (9.89%) BDD
13 197 (8.97%) Mentoring
14 195 (8.88%) Open Source
15 190 (8.66%) Artificial Intelligence
16 178 (8.11%) Machine Learning
17 174 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
18 166 (7.56%) OO
19 157 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
20 127 (5.79%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,041 (47.43%) Java
2 946 (43.10%) JavaScript
3 937 (42.69%) Python
4 434 (19.77%) C#
5 411 (18.72%) SQL
6 227 (10.34%) C++
7 194 (8.84%) Kotlin
8 181 (8.25%) TypeScript
9 120 (5.47%) Scala
10 110 (5.01%) Go
11 89 (4.05%) Java 8
12 74 (3.37%) PHP
13 69 (3.14%) Ruby
14 65 (2.96%) C
15 52 (2.37%) R
16 41 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 40 (1.82%) Shell Script
18 34 (1.55%) ES6
18 34 (1.55%) PowerShell
19 32 (1.46%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 266 (12.12%) Degree
2 162 (7.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (2.19%) Master's Degree
4 42 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 25 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (1.09%) PhD
8 18 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.091%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.091%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.091%) MBA
11 2 (0.091%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.091%) PMP
12 1 (0.046%) CCIE
12 1 (0.046%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.046%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.046%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.01%) QA
2 10 (0.46%) GDPR
3 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.14%) EMIR
4 3 (0.14%) MiFID
5 2 (0.091%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.091%) PSD2
5 2 (0.091%) SLA
6 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.046%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.046%) SEPA
System Software
1 429 (19.54%) Docker
2 39 (1.78%) HDFS
3 13 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.32%) Firmware
5 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.091%) LXC
6 2 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.091%) vSphere
7 1 (0.046%) Gluster
7 1 (0.046%) iptables
7 1 (0.046%) Varnish
7 1 (0.046%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 396 (18.04%) Kubernetes
2 103 (4.69%) Terraform
3 52 (2.37%) Ansible
4 23 (1.05%) Puppet
5 14 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.59%) Marathon
6 13 (0.59%) Mesos
6 13 (0.59%) Prometheus
7 12 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (0.50%) Grafana
8 11 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.41%) Kibana
9 9 (0.41%) Rancher
10 5 (0.23%) Graylog
11 4 (0.18%) Zipkin
12 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.091%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.091%) Nagios
Vendors
1 170 (7.74%) Google
2 144 (6.56%) Oracle
3 88 (4.01%) Microsoft
4 48 (2.19%) Informatica
5 40 (1.82%) Cloudera
6 38 (1.73%) Talend
7 27 (1.23%) Bloomberg
8 18 (0.82%) Facebook
9 17 (0.77%) VMware
10 11 (0.50%) Apple
10 11 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.32%) IBM
11 7 (0.32%) Tableau
11 7 (0.32%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.27%) Cognizant
13 5 (0.23%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.23%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.23%) Solace
14 4 (0.18%) Broadcom
14 4 (0.18%) Hortonworks