Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 19 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 3,258 5,629 5,768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.90% 9.57% 8.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.57% 10.29% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,877 4,480 4,710
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +0.39%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £107,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +7.49%

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 30,810 54,706 66,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.65% 93.01% 93.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24,876 44,379 53,883
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 4 July 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 4 July 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 0 607 £72,500 +3.57% 92
West London +3 168 £65,000 +18.18% 55
South London -13 65 £60,000 - 14
East London +10 23 £61,250 +11.36% 17
North London +4 13 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 1,747 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,528 (46.90%) Java
3 1,288 (39.53%) JavaScript
4 1,235 (37.91%) AWS
5 1,144 (35.11%) Python
6 1,102 (33.82%) Finance
7 788 (24.19%) Microservices
8 736 (22.59%) C#
9 725 (22.25%) React
10 721 (22.13%) Docker
11 705 (21.64%) Azure
12 693 (21.27%) DevOps
13 691 (21.21%) TDD
14 645 (19.80%) Web Services
15 634 (19.46%) AngularJS
16 623 (19.12%) Kubernetes
17 530 (16.27%) .NET
18 522 (16.02%) Node.js
19 517 (15.87%) SQL
20 494 (15.16%) Fintech
21 490 (15.04%) Scrum
22 477 (14.64%) Computer Science
23 443 (13.60%) Test Automation
24 430 (13.20%) Banking
25 414 (12.71%) Hedge funds
26 411 (12.62%) Asset Management
27 406 (12.46%) Front Office
28 403 (12.37%) GCP
29 400 (12.28%) Git (software)
30 392 (12.03%) Degree

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
1 116 (3.56%) Apache Spark
2 100 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 90 (2.76%) Apache
3 90 (2.76%) Confluence
4 38 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 33 (1.01%) CMS
5 33 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 21 (0.64%) SAS
7 15 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.31%) IIS
10 9 (0.28%) CICS
10 9 (0.28%) WordPress
11 7 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.21%) Headless CMS
12 5 (0.15%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.15%) Hyperledger
12 5 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (0.61%) Chatbot
2 12 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.092%) Windchill
7 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 55 (1.69%) FINCAD Analytics
2 20 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
3 18 (0.55%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.15%) Magento
5 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.061%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.061%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,235 (37.91%) AWS
2 705 (21.64%) Azure
3 403 (12.37%) GCP
4 237 (7.27%) Serverless
5 158 (4.85%) AWS Lambda
6 131 (4.02%) SaaS
7 115 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
8 85 (2.61%) GitHub
9 72 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
10 59 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
11 47 (1.44%) Amazon S3
12 42 (1.29%) OpenShift
13 38 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
14 36 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (0.98%) PaaS
16 30 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
16 30 (0.92%) Power Platform
17 23 (0.71%) Amazon EKS
17 23 (0.71%) Apigee
18 20 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 46 (1.41%) Firewall
3 35 (1.07%) Wireshark
4 27 (0.83%) HTTP
5 26 (0.80%) Internet
6 11 (0.34%) DNS
7 8 (0.25%) MQTT
8 7 (0.21%) SSL
9 6 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.12%) DSL
10 4 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.12%) VPN
11 3 (0.092%) FTP
11 3 (0.092%) Network Security
11 3 (0.092%) NFC
11 3 (0.092%) Skype
12 2 (0.061%) BGP
12 2 (0.061%) LAN
12 2 (0.061%) MPLS
12 2 (0.061%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (10.77%) NoSQL
2 328 (10.07%) SQL Server
3 273 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
4 259 (7.95%) MongoDB
5 247 (7.58%) MySQL
6 193 (5.92%) Relational Database
7 157 (4.82%) Big Data
8 156 (4.79%) Redis
9 136 (4.17%) Hadoop
10 111 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 94 (2.89%) Amazon Redshift
12 81 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
13 80 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 76 (2.33%) Amazon Athena
15 64 (1.96%) Blockchain
16 62 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 57 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 52 (1.60%) RDBMS
19 32 (0.98%) Neo4j
20 31 (0.95%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 400 (12.28%) Git (software)
2 260 (7.98%) Jenkins
3 188 (5.77%) JIRA
4 79 (2.42%) Cucumber
5 75 (2.30%) Selenium
6 71 (2.18%) Maven
7 69 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 69 (2.12%) TeamCity
8 67 (2.06%) JUnit
9 54 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 52 (1.60%) RStudio
11 51 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
12 47 (1.44%) Mocha
13 43 (1.32%) GitLab
14 42 (1.29%) MSBuild
15 41 (1.26%) Visual Studio
15 41 (1.26%) webpack
16 40 (1.23%) Vagrant
17 30 (0.92%) Artifactory
18 26 (0.80%) Gradle
General
1 1,102 (33.82%) Finance
2 430 (13.20%) Banking
3 406 (12.46%) Front Office
4 174 (5.34%) Retail
5 146 (4.48%) Investment Banking
6 87 (2.67%) Games
7 74 (2.27%) Public Sector
8 61 (1.87%) Marketing
9 46 (1.41%) Back Office
10 41 (1.26%) Law
11 31 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.89%) Publishing
12 29 (0.89%) Telecoms
13 25 (0.77%) Electronics
14 24 (0.74%) Automotive
15 21 (0.64%) Advertising
16 20 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.52%) Legal
18 16 (0.49%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,238 (38.00%) Developer
2 1,137 (34.90%) Software Engineer
3 395 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 323 (9.91%) Java Engineer
5 265 (8.13%) Java Software Engineer
6 246 (7.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 243 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
8 228 (7.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 200 (6.14%) Python Developer
10 198 (6.08%) AWS Developer
11 194 (5.95%) Python Engineer
12 185 (5.68%) Senior Developer
13 179 (5.49%) .NET Developer
14 164 (5.03%) AWS Software Engineer
15 149 (4.57%) Architect
16 143 (4.39%) C# Developer
17 124 (3.81%) Engineering Manager
18 121 (3.71%) Python Software Engineer
19 116 (3.56%) React Developer
19 116 (3.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 725 (22.25%) React
2 645 (19.80%) Web Services
3 634 (19.46%) AngularJS
4 530 (16.27%) .NET
5 522 (16.02%) Node.js
6 346 (10.62%) HTML
7 320 (9.82%) CSS
8 303 (9.30%) Vue.js
9 290 (8.90%) Spring
10 280 (8.59%) .NET Core
11 269 (8.26%) REST
12 240 (7.37%) RESTful
13 215 (6.60%) ASP.NET
14 190 (5.83%) Kafka
15 144 (4.42%) HTML5
16 140 (4.30%) Redux
17 138 (4.24%) Spring Boot
18 116 (3.56%) J2EE
19 100 (3.07%) Django
20 98 (3.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 414 (12.71%) Hedge funds
2 328 (10.07%) Derivative
3 290 (8.90%) Fixed Income
4 233 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
5 205 (6.29%) User Experience
6 201 (6.17%) Algorithms
6 201 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 193 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
8 191 (5.86%) Equities
9 129 (3.96%) Data Structures
10 102 (3.13%) Mobile App
11 74 (2.27%) Cloud Native
12 62 (1.90%) Blog
13 51 (1.57%) Virtual Team
14 46 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
15 45 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
16 40 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (1.23%) Public Cloud
17 34 (1.04%) Management Information System
17 34 (1.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 384 (11.79%) Linux
2 158 (4.85%) Windows
3 149 (4.57%) Apple iOS
4 145 (4.45%) Android
5 134 (4.11%) Unix
6 47 (1.44%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.34%) CentOS
9 7 (0.21%) Fedora
9 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.21%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.18%) VMS
11 5 (0.15%) Debian
11 5 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.092%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.061%) Solaris
14 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.031%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,747 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 788 (24.19%) Microservices
3 693 (21.27%) DevOps
4 691 (21.21%) TDD
5 494 (15.16%) Fintech
6 490 (15.04%) Scrum
7 477 (14.64%) Computer Science
8 443 (13.60%) Test Automation
9 411 (12.62%) Asset Management
10 369 (11.33%) Artificial Intelligence
11 334 (10.25%) Mentoring
12 330 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
13 316 (9.70%) Machine Learning
14 315 (9.67%) Analytics
14 315 (9.67%) Investment Management
15 306 (9.39%) BDD
16 285 (8.75%) OO
17 277 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
18 253 (7.77%) Open Source
19 244 (7.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,528 (46.90%) Java
2 1,288 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 1,144 (35.11%) Python
4 736 (22.59%) C#
5 517 (15.87%) SQL
6 372 (11.42%) C++
7 239 (7.34%) Java 8
8 200 (6.14%) TypeScript
9 193 (5.92%) Kotlin
10 184 (5.65%) Scala
11 147 (4.51%) Go
12 130 (3.99%) C
13 108 (3.31%) PHP
14 104 (3.19%) Ruby
15 92 (2.82%) R
16 68 (2.09%) F#
17 59 (1.81%) Bash Shell
18 54 (1.66%) Apple Swift
19 46 (1.41%) ES6
20 41 (1.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 392 (12.03%) Degree
2 251 (7.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (1.63%) Master's Degree
4 42 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 37 (1.14%) PhD
6 25 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 21 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
8 20 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.31%) MCP
11 7 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.18%) CISSP
12 6 (0.18%) ISEB
12 6 (0.18%) SANS
13 5 (0.15%) PMP
14 4 (0.12%) CCNA
14 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.12%) CISM
14 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (6.05%) QA
2 16 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.18%) GDPR
4 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.12%) SLA
5 3 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.061%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.061%) ISO 15022
6 2 (0.061%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.061%) PMO
6 2 (0.061%) PSD2
7 1 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 721 (22.13%) Docker
2 28 (0.86%) VirtualBox
3 14 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 12 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.37%) HDFS
5 8 (0.25%) vSphere
6 7 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.15%) Firmware
7 5 (0.15%) LXC
7 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.092%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.061%) iptables
10 2 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.031%) Varnish
11 1 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 623 (19.12%) Kubernetes
2 170 (5.22%) Terraform
3 106 (3.25%) Ansible
4 48 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
6 26 (0.80%) Puppet
7 20 (0.61%) Mesos
8 17 (0.52%) Packer
9 15 (0.46%) Kibana
9 15 (0.46%) Marathon
10 11 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
10 11 (0.34%) Grafana
11 10 (0.31%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.21%) Consul
13 6 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.15%) Nagios
14 5 (0.15%) Zipkin
15 4 (0.12%) Graphite
15 4 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 279 (8.56%) Google
2 177 (5.43%) Oracle
3 135 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 63 (1.93%) Bloomberg
5 42 (1.29%) Informatica
6 40 (1.23%) Cloudera
7 30 (0.92%) IBM
8 28 (0.86%) Apple
8 28 (0.86%) Talend
9 27 (0.83%) Adobe
10 25 (0.77%) Hortonworks
11 22 (0.68%) Zend
12 18 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 17 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.40%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.40%) SAP
14 13 (0.40%) TIBCO
15 12 (0.37%) Facebook
16 11 (0.34%) CA
16 11 (0.34%) Perfecto Mobile