Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 21 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 4,689 5,855 5,355
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.89% 9.56% 7.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.56% 10.31% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4,152 4,666 4,489
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £46,275 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £106,250 £97,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +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 44,422 56,780 65,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.68% 92.71% 93.40%
Number of salaries quoted 35,649 45,926 53,645
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 -3 892 £72,500 +3.57% 176
West London +8 253 £65,000 +18.18% 112
South London -5 125 £60,000 - 27
East London +13 45 £67,500 -3.57% 30
North London -5 14 £55,000 - 8
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 2,660 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 2,240 (47.77%) Java
3 1,857 (39.60%) AWS
4 1,790 (38.17%) JavaScript
5 1,627 (34.70%) Python
6 1,555 (33.16%) Finance
7 1,205 (25.70%) C#
8 1,144 (24.40%) Microservices
9 1,037 (22.12%) Docker
10 1,033 (22.03%) Azure
11 1,020 (21.75%) DevOps
12 950 (20.26%) TDD
13 928 (19.79%) React
14 897 (19.13%) Web Services
15 852 (18.17%) SQL
16 839 (17.89%) Kubernetes
17 826 (17.62%) Scrum
18 813 (17.34%) AngularJS
19 784 (16.72%) .NET
20 709 (15.12%) Node.js
21 681 (14.52%) Banking
22 652 (13.90%) Computer Science
23 633 (13.50%) Test Automation
24 627 (13.37%) GCP
25 619 (13.20%) Fintech
26 605 (12.90%) Artificial Intelligence
26 605 (12.90%) C++
27 593 (12.65%) Git (software)
28 578 (12.33%) Mentoring
29 573 (12.22%) Front Office

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
1 187 (3.99%) Apache Spark
2 139 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 96 (2.05%) Confluence
4 52 (1.11%) Apache
5 47 (1.00%) CMS
6 41 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 37 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 34 (0.73%) IIS
9 28 (0.60%) WordPress
10 23 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.47%) SharePoint
12 19 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
13 17 (0.36%) SAS
14 15 (0.32%) Headless CMS
15 13 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.23%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.23%) JBoss
16 11 (0.23%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.21%) CICS
Applications
1 21 (0.45%) Chatbot
2 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.021%) Houdini
7 1 (0.021%) Maya
7 1 (0.021%) NUKE
7 1 (0.021%) Sketch
7 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 110 (2.35%) FINCAD Analytics
2 17 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 12 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 11 (0.23%) R3 Corda
5 7 (0.15%) Magento
6 5 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
7 4 (0.085%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.043%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.043%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.043%) Odoo
9 2 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.043%) Tesseract
10 1 (0.021%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.021%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 1,857 (39.60%) AWS
2 1,033 (22.03%) Azure
3 627 (13.37%) GCP
4 259 (5.52%) Serverless
5 167 (3.56%) SaaS
6 164 (3.50%) AWS Lambda
7 135 (2.88%) Amazon SQS
8 131 (2.79%) GitHub
9 122 (2.60%) Amazon ECS
10 103 (2.20%) Amazon S3
11 92 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
12 80 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
13 66 (1.41%) OpenShift
14 49 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
15 46 (0.98%) PaaS
16 39 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
17 29 (0.62%) Amazon SageMaker
17 29 (0.62%) IaaS
18 27 (0.58%) Power Platform
19 26 (0.55%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 69 (1.47%) Firewall
2 67 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 54 (1.15%) Wireshark
4 52 (1.11%) HTTP
5 37 (0.79%) Internet
6 22 (0.47%) DNS
7 11 (0.23%) VPN
8 10 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.21%) MQTT
9 9 (0.19%) SSL
10 6 (0.13%) VoIP
10 6 (0.13%) Wireless
11 4 (0.085%) DSL
11 4 (0.085%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.085%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.064%) Network Security
12 3 (0.064%) X.509
13 2 (0.043%) IPsec
13 2 (0.043%) RSVP
13 2 (0.043%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 480 (10.24%) NoSQL
3 426 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 347 (7.40%) MySQL
5 314 (6.70%) Relational Database
6 278 (5.93%) MongoDB
7 263 (5.61%) Big Data
8 234 (4.99%) Redis
9 184 (3.92%) Amazon Athena
10 166 (3.54%) Hadoop
11 150 (3.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 136 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
13 110 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
14 95 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
15 93 (1.98%) RDBMS
16 86 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 83 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 76 (1.62%) Blockchain
19 52 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
20 46 (0.98%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 593 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 402 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 254 (5.42%) JIRA
4 125 (2.67%) Selenium
5 111 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 108 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 106 (2.26%) Visual Studio
8 99 (2.11%) Maven
9 96 (2.05%) RStudio
10 88 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 84 (1.79%) JUnit
12 80 (1.71%) GitLab
13 78 (1.66%) Cucumber
14 74 (1.58%) Bitbucket
15 64 (1.36%) MSBuild
16 62 (1.32%) Vagrant
17 50 (1.07%) Gradle
18 47 (1.00%) Mockito
19 45 (0.96%) Artifactory
20 41 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 1,555 (33.16%) Finance
2 681 (14.52%) Banking
3 573 (12.22%) Front Office
4 326 (6.95%) Retail
5 205 (4.37%) Investment Banking
6 166 (3.54%) Games
7 138 (2.94%) Public Sector
8 92 (1.96%) Marketing
9 62 (1.32%) Law
10 50 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 47 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 37 (0.79%) Legal
13 32 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.66%) Automotive
15 29 (0.62%) Electronics
16 28 (0.60%) Publishing
17 27 (0.58%) Advertising
17 27 (0.58%) Aerospace
18 16 (0.34%) Back Office
19 9 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,718 (36.64%) Developer
2 1,667 (35.55%) Software Engineer
3 567 (12.09%) Java Developer
4 484 (10.32%) Java Engineer
5 445 (9.49%) Senior Software Engineer
6 429 (9.15%) Java Software Engineer
7 306 (6.53%) Senior Developer
8 285 (6.08%) AWS Engineer
9 273 (5.82%) Python Engineer
10 271 (5.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 261 (5.57%) .NET Developer
12 245 (5.22%) Python Developer
13 228 (4.86%) AWS Developer
13 228 (4.86%) Software Developer
14 219 (4.67%) C# Developer
15 202 (4.31%) AWS Software Engineer
16 179 (3.82%) React Developer
17 174 (3.71%) Architect
17 174 (3.71%) Python Software Engineer
18 161 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 928 (19.79%) React
2 897 (19.13%) Web Services
3 813 (17.34%) AngularJS
4 784 (16.72%) .NET
5 709 (15.12%) Node.js
6 553 (11.79%) HTML
7 508 (10.83%) Spring
8 496 (10.58%) CSS
9 426 (9.09%) RESTful
10 396 (8.45%) REST
11 380 (8.10%) ASP.NET
12 370 (7.89%) J2EE
13 307 (6.55%) .NET Core
14 290 (6.18%) Kafka
15 269 (5.74%) Vue.js
16 241 (5.14%) Spring Boot
17 221 (4.71%) HTML5
18 155 (3.31%) .NET Framework
19 154 (3.28%) Redux
20 153 (3.26%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 500 (10.66%) Hedge funds
2 478 (10.19%) Derivative
3 446 (9.51%) Fixed Income
4 323 (6.89%) Equities
5 285 (6.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 276 (5.89%) User Experience
7 268 (5.72%) Algorithms
8 264 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
9 261 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
10 203 (4.33%) Mobile App
11 169 (3.60%) Blog
12 158 (3.37%) Data Structures
13 148 (3.16%) Cloud Native
14 78 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
15 63 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
16 62 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
17 52 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
18 50 (1.07%) Exotic Derivative
18 50 (1.07%) Virtual Team
19 49 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 548 (11.69%) Linux
2 271 (5.78%) Windows
3 224 (4.78%) Android
4 222 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 188 (4.01%) Unix
6 100 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 27 (0.58%) CentOS
8 20 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 19 (0.41%) Fedora
10 9 (0.19%) Kali Linux
10 9 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.15%) Debian
11 7 (0.15%) Solaris
12 6 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.085%) Windows Server
14 3 (0.064%) AIX
14 3 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.043%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.043%) VMS
15 2 (0.043%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,660 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,144 (24.40%) Microservices
3 1,020 (21.75%) DevOps
4 950 (20.26%) TDD
5 826 (17.62%) Scrum
6 652 (13.90%) Computer Science
7 633 (13.50%) Test Automation
8 619 (13.20%) Fintech
9 605 (12.90%) Artificial Intelligence
10 578 (12.33%) Mentoring
11 565 (12.05%) Asset Management
12 534 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
13 517 (11.03%) Machine Learning
14 504 (10.75%) Analytics
15 470 (10.02%) Open Source
16 420 (8.96%) OO
17 398 (8.49%) BDD
18 388 (8.27%) Decision-Making
19 383 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
20 357 (7.61%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2,240 (47.77%) Java
2 1,790 (38.17%) JavaScript
3 1,627 (34.70%) Python
4 1,205 (25.70%) C#
5 852 (18.17%) SQL
6 605 (12.90%) C++
7 443 (9.45%) Java 8
8 336 (7.17%) Kotlin
9 273 (5.82%) Scala
10 270 (5.76%) TypeScript
11 223 (4.76%) Go
12 217 (4.63%) Ruby
13 212 (4.52%) R
14 189 (4.03%) C
15 187 (3.99%) PHP
16 131 (2.79%) Bash Shell
17 111 (2.37%) Apple Swift
18 110 (2.35%) F#
19 92 (1.96%) T-SQL
20 84 (1.79%) ES6
Qualifications
1 537 (11.45%) Degree
2 312 (6.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (1.47%) PhD
4 54 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 48 (1.02%) Master's Degree
6 31 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 27 (0.58%) SC Cleared
8 20 (0.43%) MCP
9 19 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 16 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.23%) CISSP
12 9 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.19%) SANS
13 7 (0.15%) CCNA
13 7 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.15%) ISEB
14 5 (0.11%) CISM
14 5 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.085%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (5.74%) QA
2 21 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.32%) GDPR
4 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.15%) SLA
6 4 (0.085%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.085%) PMO
7 3 (0.064%) PSD2
7 3 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.043%) EMIR
8 2 (0.043%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.043%) ISO 15022
8 2 (0.043%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.043%) MiFID
8 2 (0.043%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.021%) JTAG
System Software
1 1,037 (22.12%) Docker
2 54 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 39 (0.83%) VirtualBox
4 18 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.36%) Firmware
6 13 (0.28%) HDFS
7 11 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.19%) vSphere
9 6 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.085%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.085%) LXC
10 4 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.064%) KVM
11 3 (0.064%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.021%) ACF2
13 1 (0.021%) iptables
13 1 (0.021%) RACF
13 1 (0.021%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 839 (17.89%) Kubernetes
2 324 (6.91%) Terraform
3 225 (4.80%) Ansible
4 88 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (1.24%) Puppet
6 48 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
7 45 (0.96%) Mesos
8 38 (0.81%) Marathon
9 32 (0.68%) Kibana
10 27 (0.58%) Grafana
10 27 (0.58%) Packer
11 24 (0.51%) Prometheus
12 16 (0.34%) Rancher
13 14 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
14 13 (0.28%) SCCM
15 12 (0.26%) Istio
15 12 (0.26%) Oozie
16 11 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
16 11 (0.23%) Salt
17 9 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 426 (9.09%) Google
2 218 (4.65%) Oracle
3 202 (4.31%) Microsoft
4 116 (2.47%) Bloomberg
5 55 (1.17%) IBM
6 52 (1.11%) Adobe
7 49 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (1.02%) Cloudera
9 42 (0.90%) WorldPay
10 41 (0.87%) FIS
10 41 (0.87%) Zend
11 40 (0.85%) Hortonworks
12 39 (0.83%) Atlassian
13 38 (0.81%) Apple
14 36 (0.77%) SAP
15 32 (0.68%) Red Hat
16 29 (0.62%) Sybase
17 27 (0.58%) New Relic
18 25 (0.53%) Informatica
19 21 (0.45%) Facebook