Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 31 35
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +22
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 5,568 4,575 5,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 8.03% 6.55% 6.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.77% 7.15% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,363 3,655 4,507
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% -2.04% +8.89%

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 63,466 64,000 74,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.56% 91.59% 91.24%
Number of salaries quoted 51,159 52,351 64,010
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,250 £34,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 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 +17 1,099 £65,000 +4.00% 227
West London +21 289 £50,000 -9.09% 134
South London +9 129 £45,000 -18.18% 28
East London +2 104 £60,000 -17.24% 51
North London -6 34 £55,000 -10.20% 8
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 3,090 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2,550 (45.80%) Java
3 1,725 (30.98%) JavaScript
4 1,663 (29.87%) Finance
5 1,606 (28.84%) C#
6 1,524 (27.37%) SQL
7 1,300 (23.35%) .NET
7 1,300 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
8 1,281 (23.01%) Python
8 1,281 (23.01%) Degree
9 1,274 (22.88%) TDD
10 1,193 (21.43%) AngularJS
11 1,189 (21.35%) Microservices
12 1,170 (21.01%) DevOps
13 1,086 (19.50%) Computer Science
14 1,016 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
15 1,001 (17.98%) HTML
16 976 (17.53%) Scrum
17 918 (16.49%) Docker
18 901 (16.18%) CSS
19 859 (15.43%) React
20 830 (14.91%) Web Services
21 800 (14.37%) RESTful
22 791 (14.21%) Spring
23 784 (14.08%) Linux
24 760 (13.65%) Jenkins
25 736 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
26 719 (12.91%) Git (software)
27 703 (12.63%) OO
28 689 (12.37%) 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
1 275 (4.94%) Apache Spark
2 261 (4.69%) CMS
3 253 (4.54%) Elasticsearch
4 199 (3.57%) Apache
5 122 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 100 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 78 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 72 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 65 (1.17%) EPiServer
10 60 (1.08%) Ethereum
11 59 (1.06%) Confluence
11 59 (1.06%) JBoss
12 52 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 49 (0.88%) Apache Solr
14 37 (0.66%) nginx
15 33 (0.59%) Jetty
16 31 (0.56%) Drupal
17 25 (0.45%) WordPress
18 24 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
19 23 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 77 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.090%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.090%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.054%) InVision
9 2 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.018%) LibreOffice
10 1 (0.018%) Maya
10 1 (0.018%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 46 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
1 46 (0.83%) thinkFolio
2 43 (0.77%) Front Arena
3 40 (0.72%) Eagle PACE
4 38 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 37 (0.66%) Eloqua
6 36 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
7 29 (0.52%) Ripple
8 15 (0.27%) Bloomberg AIM
9 14 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
10 13 (0.23%) Markit EDM
11 10 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
12 9 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
13 8 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 8 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
13 8 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
14 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
15 5 (0.090%) Endur
15 5 (0.090%) Magento
16 4 (0.072%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 1,300 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
2 664 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 223 (4.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 165 (2.96%) GitHub
5 158 (2.84%) SaaS
6 132 (2.37%) Serverless
7 119 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
8 105 (1.89%) npm
9 103 (1.85%) Amazon S3
10 91 (1.63%) PaaS
11 88 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
12 77 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
13 60 (1.08%) IaaS
14 56 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 46 (0.83%) Slack
16 35 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
17 33 (0.59%) Office 365
18 31 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
19 28 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
19 28 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 160 (2.87%) Internet
2 142 (2.55%) HTTP
3 72 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 39 (0.70%) DNS
5 29 (0.52%) FTP
6 24 (0.43%) Firewall
7 23 (0.41%) Network Security
8 21 (0.38%) SMPP
9 19 (0.34%) SSL
10 15 (0.27%) VPN
11 8 (0.14%) LAN
11 8 (0.14%) WAN
12 7 (0.13%) AMQP
12 7 (0.13%) WebEx
13 6 (0.11%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.090%) Bluetooth
14 5 (0.090%) Broadband
14 5 (0.090%) OSPF
14 5 (0.090%) SMS
14 5 (0.090%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 623 (11.19%) NoSQL
3 515 (9.25%) MongoDB
4 443 (7.96%) Big Data
5 339 (6.09%) MySQL
6 289 (5.19%) Hadoop
7 251 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 248 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
9 232 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 190 (3.41%) Blockchain
11 162 (2.91%) Redis
12 75 (1.35%) Apache Hive
13 74 (1.33%) HBase
14 73 (1.31%) Couchbase
15 71 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
16 63 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
17 62 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 62 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 60 (1.08%) Oracle Database
19 51 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 760 (13.65%) Jenkins
2 719 (12.91%) Git (software)
3 355 (6.38%) Selenium
4 291 (5.23%) Maven
5 269 (4.83%) TeamCity
6 209 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 204 (3.66%) JUnit
8 200 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 199 (3.57%) JIRA
10 188 (3.38%) Visual Studio
11 168 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 166 (2.98%) gulp
13 149 (2.68%) Cucumber
14 143 (2.57%) Vagrant
15 129 (2.32%) Subversion
16 122 (2.19%) Gradle
17 120 (2.16%) Mocha
18 101 (1.81%) MSBuild
19 100 (1.80%) webpack
20 94 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,663 (29.87%) Finance
2 491 (8.82%) Banking
3 335 (6.02%) Retail
4 327 (5.87%) Games
5 301 (5.41%) Front Office
6 251 (4.51%) Marketing
7 214 (3.84%) Investment Banking
8 180 (3.23%) Financial Institution
9 114 (2.05%) Advertising
10 74 (1.33%) Telecoms
11 71 (1.28%) Law
12 67 (1.20%) Back Office
13 55 (0.99%) Retail Banking
14 48 (0.86%) Legal
15 46 (0.83%) Publishing
16 37 (0.66%) Electronics
17 36 (0.65%) Manufacturing
18 27 (0.48%) Online Betting
19 24 (0.43%) French Language
20 22 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,447 (43.95%) Developer
2 1,837 (32.99%) Software Engineer
3 836 (15.01%) Java Developer
4 618 (11.10%) Java Engineer
5 599 (10.76%) C# Developer
6 529 (9.50%) Senior Software Engineer
7 520 (9.34%) Java Software Engineer
8 466 (8.37%) .NET Developer
9 463 (8.32%) Senior Developer
10 423 (7.60%) Software Developer
11 358 (6.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 318 (5.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 298 (5.35%) Architect
14 277 (4.97%) C# Software Engineer
15 233 (4.18%) .NET Software Engineer
16 232 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
17 226 (4.06%) Agile Developer
18 216 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
19 199 (3.57%) Python Developer
20 191 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,300 (23.35%) .NET
2 1,193 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 1,001 (17.98%) HTML
4 901 (16.18%) CSS
5 859 (15.43%) React
6 830 (14.91%) Web Services
7 800 (14.37%) RESTful
8 791 (14.21%) Spring
9 647 (11.62%) ASP.NET
10 572 (10.27%) Node.js
11 539 (9.68%) HTML5
12 498 (8.94%) REST
13 436 (7.83%) J2EE
14 416 (7.47%) jQuery
15 294 (5.28%) CSS3
16 293 (5.26%) Kafka
17 265 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
18 262 (4.71%) Spring Boot
19 245 (4.40%) XML
20 241 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,086 (19.50%) Computer Science
2 624 (11.21%) Greenfield Project
3 508 (9.12%) Fintech
4 473 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
5 362 (6.50%) User Experience
6 353 (6.34%) Algorithms
7 239 (4.29%) Data Structures
8 219 (3.93%) Hedge funds
9 171 (3.07%) Derivative
10 168 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
11 163 (2.93%) Equities
11 163 (2.93%) Mobile App
12 130 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 127 (2.28%) Fixed Income
14 120 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
15 108 (1.94%) Management Information System
16 90 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
17 80 (1.44%) Bitcoin
18 78 (1.40%) Cloud Native
18 78 (1.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 784 (14.08%) Linux
2 322 (5.78%) Windows
3 198 (3.56%) Android
4 186 (3.34%) Unix
5 165 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.45%) CentOS
7 24 (0.43%) VMS
8 22 (0.40%) CoreOS
8 22 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.38%) AIX
10 18 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 18 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 17 (0.31%) Windows Server
12 16 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
13 13 (0.23%) Solaris
14 9 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.14%) Fedora
16 7 (0.13%) Debian
17 6 (0.11%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,090 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,274 (22.88%) TDD
3 1,189 (21.35%) Microservices
4 1,170 (21.01%) DevOps
5 1,016 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
6 976 (17.53%) Scrum
7 736 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
8 703 (12.63%) OO
9 665 (11.94%) MVC
10 644 (11.57%) Test Automation
11 623 (11.19%) Open Source
12 584 (10.49%) BDD
13 558 (10.02%) Analytics
14 527 (9.46%) SDLC
15 466 (8.37%) Mentoring
16 435 (7.81%) E-Commerce
17 432 (7.76%) Web Development
18 402 (7.22%) Mathematics
19 399 (7.17%) Machine Learning
20 389 (6.99%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 2,550 (45.80%) Java
2 1,725 (30.98%) JavaScript
3 1,606 (28.84%) C#
4 1,524 (27.37%) SQL
5 1,281 (23.01%) Python
6 689 (12.37%) C++
7 517 (9.29%) Scala
8 427 (7.67%) Java 8
9 373 (6.70%) PHP
10 364 (6.54%) C
11 328 (5.89%) Ruby
12 229 (4.11%) Go
13 157 (2.82%) Bash Shell
14 156 (2.80%) PowerShell
15 141 (2.53%) T-SQL
16 130 (2.33%) R
17 119 (2.14%) TypeScript
18 114 (2.05%) Groovy
18 114 (2.05%) Perl
19 111 (1.99%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,281 (23.01%) Degree
2 430 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 173 (3.11%) PhD
4 166 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 80 (1.44%) Master's Degree
6 77 (1.38%) SAFe Agilist
7 71 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 53 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 53 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
9 37 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.48%) AWS Certification
11 25 (0.45%) CISSP
12 23 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (0.40%) Sun Certification
14 21 (0.38%) CCNA
15 15 (0.27%) PMI Certification
16 13 (0.23%) GIAC
16 13 (0.23%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.23%) PMP
17 12 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (8.49%) QA
2 52 (0.93%) GCP
3 20 (0.36%) GDPR
4 17 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.31%) PMO
5 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.20%) MiFID
7 7 (0.13%) PSD2
8 5 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.090%) EMIR
9 4 (0.072%) GxP
10 3 (0.054%) SLA
11 2 (0.036%) UCITS
12 1 (0.018%) ECSS
12 1 (0.018%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.018%) MISRA
12 1 (0.018%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.018%) SEPA
System Software
1 918 (16.49%) Docker
2 29 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.52%) HDFS
3 28 (0.50%) VirtualBox
4 26 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.16%) Firmware
8 8 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.14%) vSphere
9 5 (0.090%) Varnish
9 5 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.072%) LXC
10 4 (0.072%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.054%) Xen
12 2 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.036%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.018%) ACF2
13 1 (0.018%) iptables
Systems Management
1 366 (6.57%) Terraform
2 317 (5.69%) Ansible
3 278 (4.99%) Kubernetes
4 208 (3.74%) Puppet
5 154 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (0.79%) Prometheus
7 36 (0.65%) Nagios
8 33 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
9 29 (0.52%) Consul
10 27 (0.48%) Mesos
10 27 (0.48%) Salt
11 25 (0.45%) Packer
11 25 (0.45%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.32%) Grafana
13 16 (0.29%) Kibana
14 14 (0.25%) logstash
15 13 (0.23%) Rancher
16 8 (0.14%) Capistrano
16 8 (0.14%) Oozie
17 6 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 655 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 454 (8.15%) Oracle
3 355 (6.38%) Google
4 90 (1.62%) IBM
5 86 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 83 (1.49%) Adobe
7 82 (1.47%) SAP
8 81 (1.45%) Cloudera
9 69 (1.24%) hybris
9 69 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 57 (1.02%) Splunk
11 54 (0.97%) SimCorp
11 54 (0.97%) VMware
12 52 (0.93%) Charles River
13 47 (0.84%) Hortonworks
13 47 (0.84%) MuleSoft
13 47 (0.84%) TIBCO
14 46 (0.83%) Sybase
15 45 (0.81%) New Relic
16 41 (0.74%) Calypso