Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 18 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,902 5,069 5,549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 11.78% 9.96% 8.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.58% 10.65% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,985 4,409 4,482
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £122,500 £122,500 £105,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 23,061 47,590 57,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.61% 93.46% 92.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19,284 38,578 47,203
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 £36,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 27 January 2021.

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 27 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 +5 514 £75,000 +3.45% 247
South London +9 107 £60,000 -7.69% 12
West London -11 45 £60,000 -4.00% 125
East London -5 16 £70,000 +3.70% 38
North London +19 1 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 1,531 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,212 (41.76%) AWS
3 1,181 (40.70%) Python
4 1,172 (40.39%) JavaScript
5 1,068 (36.80%) Java
6 1,061 (36.56%) Finance
7 847 (29.19%) React
8 795 (27.39%) Microservices
9 772 (26.60%) Docker
10 721 (24.84%) DevOps
11 687 (23.67%) Azure
12 659 (22.71%) .NET
13 618 (21.30%) Kubernetes
14 604 (20.81%) TDD
15 603 (20.78%) C#
16 577 (19.88%) AngularJS
17 568 (19.57%) SQL
18 547 (18.85%) Web Services
19 424 (14.61%) GCP
20 421 (14.51%) Scrum
21 415 (14.30%) Front Office
22 403 (13.89%) Node.js
23 402 (13.85%) .NET Core
24 396 (13.65%) Asset Management
25 369 (12.72%) Serverless
26 360 (12.41%) Fintech
27 347 (11.96%) Hedge funds
28 343 (11.82%) Kafka
29 316 (10.89%) Derivative
30 313 (10.79%) Vue.js

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 98 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 93 (3.20%) Apache
2 93 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (1.79%) Confluence
4 45 (1.55%) SAS
5 21 (0.72%) JBoss
5 21 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
6 20 (0.69%) Apache ServiceMix
7 15 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
8 14 (0.48%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.45%) Tornado
10 11 (0.38%) Headless CMS
11 10 (0.34%) nginx
12 9 (0.31%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.28%) CMS
13 8 (0.28%) Ethereum
14 7 (0.24%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.24%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.21%) Hyperledger
16 3 (0.10%) GeoServer
Applications
1 25 (0.86%) InVision
2 24 (0.83%) Sketch
3 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.14%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.034%) Figma
8 1 (0.034%) Marvel
8 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.034%) Simulink
8 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
2 17 (0.59%) R3 Corda
3 12 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
5 8 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.14%) Maximo
6 4 (0.14%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.10%) Shopify
8 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.069%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.034%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 1,212 (41.76%) AWS
2 687 (23.67%) Azure
3 424 (14.61%) GCP
4 369 (12.72%) Serverless
5 213 (7.34%) AWS Lambda
6 128 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
7 120 (4.14%) Amazon S3
8 109 (3.76%) SaaS
9 90 (3.10%) GitHub
10 58 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
11 51 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
12 50 (1.72%) Power Platform
13 38 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
14 35 (1.21%) Apigee
15 29 (1.00%) PaaS
16 28 (0.96%) Boomi
16 28 (0.96%) npm
17 23 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
18 22 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
18 22 (0.76%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.83%) HTTP
2 13 (0.45%) Firewall
3 12 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.34%) Internet
5 8 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
5 8 (0.28%) DNS
5 8 (0.28%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.24%) VPN
7 6 (0.21%) Network Security
7 6 (0.21%) VoIP
8 4 (0.14%) RTP
8 4 (0.14%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.10%) Multicast
9 3 (0.10%) SNMP
9 3 (0.10%) tcpdump
9 3 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.10%) Wireless
10 2 (0.069%) AMQP
10 2 (0.069%) DSL
10 2 (0.069%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (8.41%) NoSQL
2 238 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 225 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
4 160 (5.51%) Big Data
5 127 (4.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 116 (4.00%) MySQL
7 110 (3.79%) MongoDB
8 109 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 106 (3.65%) Redis
10 105 (3.62%) Hadoop
11 55 (1.90%) Blockchain
12 51 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
13 50 (1.72%) Power BI
14 47 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
15 41 (1.41%) Apache Hive
15 41 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
16 39 (1.34%) Pentaho
17 37 (1.27%) Oracle Database
18 35 (1.21%) Apache Ignite
19 34 (1.17%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 282 (9.72%) Git (software)
2 237 (8.17%) Jenkins
3 190 (6.55%) GitLab
4 140 (4.82%) JIRA
5 59 (2.03%) Selenium
6 46 (1.59%) webpack
7 38 (1.31%) Artifactory
8 37 (1.27%) CircleCI
8 37 (1.27%) Maven
9 36 (1.24%) TeamCity
10 34 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 31 (1.07%) Cypress.io
11 31 (1.07%) Grunt
12 30 (1.03%) Visual Studio
13 29 (1.00%) JUnit
14 20 (0.69%) Bitbucket
14 20 (0.69%) Mocha
15 18 (0.62%) Travis CI
16 17 (0.59%) Vagrant
17 16 (0.55%) Storybook
General
1 1,061 (36.56%) Finance
2 415 (14.30%) Front Office
3 207 (7.13%) Banking
4 139 (4.79%) Games
5 106 (3.65%) Retail
6 86 (2.96%) Marketing
7 82 (2.83%) Investment Banking
8 57 (1.96%) Public Sector
9 44 (1.52%) Telecoms
10 40 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 37 (1.27%) Financial Institution
12 34 (1.17%) Electronics
13 33 (1.14%) Law
14 28 (0.96%) Advertising
15 25 (0.86%) Private Banking
16 24 (0.83%) Back Office
17 23 (0.79%) Online Betting
18 16 (0.55%) Aerospace
18 16 (0.55%) Billing
18 16 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,253 (43.18%) Software Engineer
2 1,209 (41.66%) Developer
3 456 (15.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 264 (9.10%) Senior Software Engineer
5 249 (8.58%) Python Developer
6 238 (8.20%) Python Engineer
7 231 (7.96%) React Developer
8 220 (7.58%) Java Engineer
9 214 (7.37%) JavaScript Developer
10 213 (7.34%) Java Developer
11 209 (7.20%) Python Software Engineer
12 206 (7.10%) AWS Engineer
13 192 (6.62%) Senior Developer
14 173 (5.96%) Java Software Engineer
15 172 (5.93%) .NET Software Engineer
16 143 (4.93%) JavaScript Engineer
17 136 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
18 133 (4.58%) AWS Software Engineer
19 126 (4.34%) Architect
20 124 (4.27%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 847 (29.19%) React
2 659 (22.71%) .NET
3 577 (19.88%) AngularJS
4 547 (18.85%) Web Services
5 403 (13.89%) Node.js
6 402 (13.85%) .NET Core
7 343 (11.82%) Kafka
8 313 (10.79%) Vue.js
9 265 (9.13%) HTML
10 252 (8.68%) CSS
11 246 (8.48%) Spring
12 210 (7.24%) .NET Framework
13 190 (6.55%) Spring Boot
14 187 (6.44%) REST
15 170 (5.86%) React Native
16 142 (4.89%) HTML5
17 137 (4.72%) RESTful
18 129 (4.45%) CSS3
19 118 (4.07%) RabbitMQ
20 105 (3.62%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 347 (11.96%) Hedge funds
2 316 (10.89%) Derivative
3 295 (10.17%) Fixed Income
4 276 (9.51%) Equities
5 265 (9.13%) Greenfield Project
6 254 (8.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 166 (5.72%) Algorithms
8 121 (4.17%) Blog
9 117 (4.03%) Data Structures
10 109 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
11 97 (3.34%) User Experience
12 90 (3.10%) Cloud Native
13 80 (2.76%) Mobile App
14 61 (2.10%) Social Media
15 53 (1.83%) Virtual Team
16 47 (1.62%) Public Cloud
17 43 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
18 40 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
19 36 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
20 28 (0.96%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 303 (10.44%) Linux
2 95 (3.27%) Windows
3 76 (2.62%) Unix
4 71 (2.45%) Android
5 55 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.62%) CentOS
7 14 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.31%) VMS
8 9 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.24%) Debian
10 3 (0.10%) Fedora
10 3 (0.10%) Robot Operating System
11 2 (0.069%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.034%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.034%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.034%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.034%) Solaris
12 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,531 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 795 (27.39%) Microservices
3 721 (24.84%) DevOps
4 604 (20.81%) TDD
5 421 (14.51%) Scrum
6 396 (13.65%) Asset Management
7 360 (12.41%) Fintech
8 298 (10.27%) Computer Science
9 288 (9.92%) Analytics
10 265 (9.13%) Open Source
11 245 (8.44%) Investment Management
12 232 (7.99%) BDD
13 228 (7.86%) Test Automation
14 220 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
15 219 (7.55%) Mentoring
16 216 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
17 189 (6.51%) OO
18 175 (6.03%) SDLC
19 161 (5.55%) Coaching
20 147 (5.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,181 (40.70%) Python
2 1,172 (40.39%) JavaScript
3 1,068 (36.80%) Java
4 603 (20.78%) C#
5 568 (19.57%) SQL
6 311 (10.72%) TypeScript
7 238 (8.20%) C++
8 236 (8.13%) Go
9 227 (7.82%) Kotlin
10 149 (5.13%) Scala
11 123 (4.24%) Java 8
12 86 (2.96%) Ruby
13 74 (2.55%) C
14 73 (2.52%) PHP
15 69 (2.38%) R
16 49 (1.69%) Bash Shell
17 44 (1.52%) ES6
17 44 (1.52%) Shell Script
18 40 (1.38%) PL/SQL
19 37 (1.27%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 276 (9.51%) Degree
2 115 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 101 (3.48%) Security Cleared
4 88 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 25 (0.86%) Master's Degree
6 24 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (0.45%) PhD
8 9 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.31%) SANS
9 8 (0.28%) OSCP
10 6 (0.21%) OSCE
11 4 (0.14%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.069%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.069%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.069%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.034%) CCNA
13 1 (0.034%) CCNP
13 1 (0.034%) CFA
13 1 (0.034%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.27%) QA
2 14 (0.48%) GDPR
3 9 (0.31%) WCAG
4 8 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.21%) NIST
6 6 (0.21%) SLA
7 5 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.069%) COBIT
8 2 (0.069%) EMIR
8 2 (0.069%) MiFID
9 1 (0.034%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.034%) SEPA
System Software
1 772 (26.60%) Docker
2 38 (1.31%) HDFS
3 15 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.28%) Firmware
5 6 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.14%) Kamailio
6 4 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
7 2 (0.069%) etcd
8 1 (0.034%) Gluster
8 1 (0.034%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.034%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.034%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 618 (21.30%) Kubernetes
2 276 (9.51%) Terraform
3 131 (4.51%) Ansible
4 59 (2.03%) Puppet
5 27 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (0.93%) Prometheus
6 24 (0.83%) Grafana
7 16 (0.55%) Istio
8 13 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.38%) Rancher
11 10 (0.34%) Consul
12 8 (0.28%) Kibana
13 6 (0.21%) linkerd
13 6 (0.21%) Marathon
13 6 (0.21%) Mesos
13 6 (0.21%) Nagios
14 5 (0.17%) Packer
15 3 (0.10%) Graphite
15 3 (0.10%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 155 (5.34%) Google
2 133 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 102 (3.51%) Oracle
4 48 (1.65%) Talend
5 43 (1.48%) Cloudera
6 33 (1.14%) Informatica
7 32 (1.10%) IBM
8 28 (0.96%) MuleSoft
9 27 (0.93%) SAP
9 27 (0.93%) TIBCO
10 23 (0.79%) Dell
11 20 (0.69%) UiPath
11 20 (0.69%) VMware
11 20 (0.69%) WSO2
12 18 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.59%) Adobe
14 16 (0.55%) Bloomberg
14 16 (0.55%) Charles River
15 14 (0.48%) Facebook
16 12 (0.41%) Solace