Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 27 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 5,316 5,483 4,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 9.65% 8.02% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.37% 8.66% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,996 4,262 3,703
London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £38,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £116,875 £102,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 51,241 63,329 70,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.00% 92.58% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 41,242 50,745 53,853
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,955 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in London.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in London over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +4 984 £72,500 +7.41% 282
West London +1 245 £59,000 +18.00% 132
South London +13 157 £65,000 +30.00% 29
East London -16 39 £60,000 -4.00% 56
North London -8 11 £55,000 - 14
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 3,099 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2,371 (44.60%) Java
3 1,695 (31.88%) AWS
4 1,661 (31.25%) Finance
5 1,578 (29.68%) Python
6 1,520 (28.59%) JavaScript
7 1,321 (24.85%) DevOps
8 1,311 (24.66%) C#
9 1,277 (24.02%) Microservices
10 1,118 (21.03%) SQL
11 1,038 (19.53%) Docker
12 956 (17.98%) .NET
13 849 (15.97%) TDD
14 844 (15.88%) React
15 813 (15.29%) Scrum
16 810 (15.24%) Web Services
17 770 (14.48%) Kubernetes
18 752 (14.15%) AngularJS
19 744 (14.00%) Azure
20 721 (13.56%) Degree
21 698 (13.13%) Asset Management
22 688 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
23 669 (12.58%) Computer Science
24 659 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
25 643 (12.10%) HTML
26 639 (12.02%) Mentoring
27 627 (11.79%) Node.js
28 600 (11.29%) Fintech
29 589 (11.08%) Linux
30 559 (10.52%) C++

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
1 257 (4.83%) Apache Spark
2 139 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 126 (2.37%) CMS
4 110 (2.07%) Apache
5 100 (1.88%) Confluence
6 97 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
7 66 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 64 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 42 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 41 (0.77%) Ethereum
11 34 (0.64%) IIS
12 33 (0.62%) Apache Solr
12 33 (0.62%) JBoss
12 33 (0.62%) SAS
13 29 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 29 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.51%) Hyperledger
15 24 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
16 21 (0.40%) SharePoint
17 20 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 26 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.26%) InVision
4 12 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.23%) Sketch
5 11 (0.21%) EngageOne
6 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (0.15%) Mathematica
8 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.13%) Adobe XD
8 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.094%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.094%) NUKE
10 4 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.056%) InDesign
11 3 (0.056%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.038%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.038%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 77 (1.45%) Markit EDM
2 75 (1.41%) thinkFolio
3 74 (1.39%) Front Arena
4 55 (1.03%) SAP Hybris
5 42 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
6 25 (0.47%) Magento
7 23 (0.43%) R3 Corda
8 20 (0.38%) SDL Web 8
9 16 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
10 14 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
11 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
11 13 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.15%) Quorum
13 7 (0.13%) MultiChain
14 6 (0.11%) PolarLake
15 4 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
16 3 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
16 3 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
17 2 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 2 (0.038%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,695 (31.88%) AWS
2 744 (14.00%) Azure
3 360 (6.77%) Serverless
4 335 (6.30%) GCP
5 291 (5.47%) AWS Lambda
6 264 (4.97%) GitHub
7 246 (4.63%) Amazon S3
8 232 (4.36%) Amazon EC2
9 199 (3.74%) Amazon SQS
10 197 (3.71%) SaaS
11 158 (2.97%) PaaS
12 152 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
13 151 (2.84%) OpenShift
14 148 (2.78%) Amazon ECS
15 103 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
16 74 (1.39%) Power Platform
17 57 (1.07%) IaaS
18 46 (0.87%) AWS Fargate
18 46 (0.87%) CloudFront
19 42 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 97 (1.82%) Internet
2 93 (1.75%) HTTP
3 36 (0.68%) Firewall
4 34 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 31 (0.58%) DNS
6 26 (0.49%) VPN
7 24 (0.45%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 17 (0.32%) Ethernet
9 16 (0.30%) RS-232
10 12 (0.23%) RS-485
11 11 (0.21%) DHCP
12 9 (0.17%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.17%) IPFS
12 9 (0.17%) Network Security
13 8 (0.15%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.13%) SSL
14 7 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.11%) Bluetooth
15 6 (0.11%) WAN
15 6 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 385 (7.24%) NoSQL
3 380 (7.15%) Big Data
4 264 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 243 (4.57%) MySQL
6 235 (4.42%) Relational Database
7 224 (4.21%) Hadoop
8 223 (4.19%) Amazon RDS
9 157 (2.95%) MongoDB
10 154 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 144 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 125 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
13 118 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 117 (2.20%) Blockchain
15 115 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 94 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 87 (1.64%) Oracle Database
18 84 (1.58%) Redis
19 77 (1.45%) Apache Hive
20 71 (1.34%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 522 (9.82%) Jenkins
2 512 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 224 (4.21%) JIRA
4 157 (2.95%) Selenium
5 149 (2.80%) Artifactory
6 146 (2.75%) GitLab
7 130 (2.45%) Maven
8 99 (1.86%) TeamCity
9 88 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 88 (1.66%) JUnit
9 88 (1.66%) Visual Studio
10 87 (1.64%) RStudio
11 83 (1.56%) Cucumber
12 80 (1.50%) Bitbucket
13 73 (1.37%) webpack
14 63 (1.19%) Gradle
15 61 (1.15%) WebDriver
16 60 (1.13%) IBM UrbanCode
17 58 (1.09%) Mockito
18 57 (1.07%) Travis CI
General
1 1,661 (31.25%) Finance
2 543 (10.21%) Banking
3 526 (9.89%) Front Office
4 347 (6.53%) Retail
5 184 (3.46%) Games
6 183 (3.44%) Marketing
7 113 (2.13%) Law
8 96 (1.81%) Advertising
9 83 (1.56%) Spanish Language
10 82 (1.54%) French Language
11 79 (1.49%) German Language
12 77 (1.45%) Telecoms
13 75 (1.41%) Italian Language
14 74 (1.39%) Dutch Language
15 66 (1.24%) Public Sector
16 61 (1.15%) Investment Banking
17 40 (0.75%) Publishing
18 39 (0.73%) Legal
19 34 (0.64%) Financial Institution
19 34 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2,002 (37.66%) Developer
2 1,705 (32.07%) Software Engineer
3 701 (13.19%) Java Developer
4 429 (8.07%) Senior Software Engineer
5 428 (8.05%) Java Engineer
6 409 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 355 (6.68%) Java Software Engineer
8 348 (6.55%) Architect
9 304 (5.72%) Software Developer
10 285 (5.36%) .NET Developer
11 282 (5.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 275 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
13 272 (5.12%) C# Developer
14 218 (4.10%) Python Developer
15 203 (3.82%) Python Engineer
16 197 (3.71%) AWS Software Engineer
17 190 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
18 182 (3.42%) Java Software Developer
19 173 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
20 169 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 956 (17.98%) .NET
2 844 (15.88%) React
3 810 (15.24%) Web Services
4 752 (14.15%) AngularJS
5 643 (12.10%) HTML
6 627 (11.79%) Node.js
7 540 (10.16%) CSS
8 534 (10.05%) Spring
9 421 (7.92%) RESTful
10 411 (7.73%) REST
11 405 (7.62%) J2EE
12 385 (7.24%) ASP.NET
13 321 (6.04%) Spring Boot
14 308 (5.79%) Kafka
15 289 (5.44%) HTML5
16 247 (4.65%) XML
17 178 (3.35%) .NET Core
18 168 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 158 (2.97%) .NET Framework
20 154 (2.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 499 (9.39%) Fixed Income
2 416 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
3 411 (7.73%) Derivative
4 395 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
5 327 (6.15%) Algorithms
6 304 (5.72%) Hedge funds
7 283 (5.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 283 (5.32%) User Experience
8 280 (5.27%) Equities
9 220 (4.14%) Mobile App
10 213 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
11 168 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
12 154 (2.90%) Data Structures
13 143 (2.69%) Cloud Native
14 126 (2.37%) Virtual Team
15 125 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
16 91 (1.71%) Public Cloud
17 71 (1.34%) iPad
18 65 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
19 53 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 589 (11.08%) Linux
2 287 (5.40%) Windows
3 167 (3.14%) Unix
4 99 (1.86%) Android
4 99 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 21 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 16 (0.30%) CentOS
7 15 (0.28%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
8 14 (0.26%) VxWorks
9 10 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.094%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.094%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,099 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1,321 (24.85%) DevOps
3 1,277 (24.02%) Microservices
4 849 (15.97%) TDD
5 813 (15.29%) Scrum
6 698 (13.13%) Asset Management
7 688 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
8 669 (12.58%) Computer Science
9 659 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
10 639 (12.02%) Mentoring
11 600 (11.29%) Fintech
12 551 (10.36%) Analytics
13 542 (10.20%) Test Automation
14 491 (9.24%) OO
15 467 (8.78%) BDD
16 450 (8.47%) SDLC
17 435 (8.18%) Front End Development
18 405 (7.62%) E-Commerce
19 394 (7.41%) Creative Thinking
20 392 (7.37%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,371 (44.60%) Java
2 1,578 (29.68%) Python
3 1,520 (28.59%) JavaScript
4 1,311 (24.66%) C#
5 1,118 (21.03%) SQL
6 559 (10.52%) C++
7 297 (5.59%) Java 8
8 294 (5.53%) Scala
9 283 (5.32%) R
10 247 (4.65%) PHP
11 230 (4.33%) TypeScript
12 220 (4.14%) Ruby
13 194 (3.65%) C
14 191 (3.59%) Go
15 134 (2.52%) ES6
16 118 (2.22%) Kotlin
17 113 (2.13%) Bash Shell
18 110 (2.07%) PL/SQL
19 96 (1.81%) T-SQL
20 88 (1.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 721 (13.56%) Degree
2 271 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (1.50%) Security Cleared
4 65 (1.22%) AWS Certification
5 48 (0.90%) PhD
6 47 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 34 (0.64%) SC Cleared
9 32 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 30 (0.56%) CISSP
11 18 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.34%) SANS
12 15 (0.28%) SAFe Agilist
13 14 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (0.24%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.23%) CISM
15 12 (0.23%) MBA
16 10 (0.19%) CCNA
16 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (7.22%) QA
2 24 (0.45%) GDPR
3 22 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.26%) SLA
6 13 (0.24%) IFRS
7 11 (0.21%) JTAG
7 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.15%) DICOM
8 8 (0.15%) NIST
9 7 (0.13%) PSD2
10 4 (0.075%) PMO
11 3 (0.056%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.038%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.019%) EMIR
13 1 (0.019%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,038 (19.53%) Docker
2 32 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 24 (0.45%) Firmware
4 17 (0.32%) HDFS
5 16 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 12 (0.23%) GridGain
8 11 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.19%) Cronacle
10 5 (0.094%) etcd
11 3 (0.056%) KVM
12 2 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.038%) Xen
13 1 (0.019%) NFS
13 1 (0.019%) Samba
13 1 (0.019%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 770 (14.48%) Kubernetes
2 512 (9.63%) Terraform
3 353 (6.64%) Ansible
4 131 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (2.31%) Puppet
6 66 (1.24%) Prometheus
7 60 (1.13%) Rancher
8 30 (0.56%) Mesos
9 29 (0.55%) Oozie
10 28 (0.53%) Grafana
11 27 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (0.45%) Kibana
13 21 (0.40%) Control-M
14 20 (0.38%) Salt
15 18 (0.34%) Nagios
16 15 (0.28%) Ambari
17 13 (0.24%) Istio
17 13 (0.24%) Packer
18 12 (0.23%) Marathon
19 11 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 488 (9.18%) Oracle
2 431 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 337 (6.34%) Google
4 115 (2.16%) SAP
5 112 (2.11%) Bloomberg
6 102 (1.92%) Adobe
7 95 (1.79%) Reuters
8 87 (1.64%) Charles River
8 87 (1.64%) Tableau
9 82 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 81 (1.52%) hybris
11 74 (1.39%) Calypso
11 74 (1.39%) Cloudera
11 74 (1.39%) SimCorp
12 66 (1.24%) WorldPay
13 65 (1.22%) Sage
13 65 (1.22%) Splunk
14 60 (1.13%) IBM
15 52 (0.98%) Sitecore
16 46 (0.87%) Sybase