Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 27 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 5,242 4,841 5,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 7.46% 6.86% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.15% 7.58% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4,049 4,203 4,568
London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,100 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £91,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 64,328 63,890 75,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.57% 90.53% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 51,331 54,447 64,236
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +35 1,053 £60,000 - 279
West London +25 372 £58,500 +11.43% 154
South London +13 130 £47,500 - 27
East London +4 110 £55,000 -20.00% 32
North London -17 29 £59,000 +2.61% 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 2,837 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2,406 (45.90%) Java
3 1,621 (30.92%) JavaScript
4 1,591 (30.35%) Finance
5 1,501 (28.63%) C#
6 1,364 (26.02%) TDD
7 1,248 (23.81%) .NET
8 1,235 (23.56%) SQL
9 1,114 (21.25%) Scrum
10 1,061 (20.24%) Python
11 1,049 (20.01%) Degree
12 986 (18.81%) AngularJS
13 971 (18.52%) HTML
14 963 (18.37%) Microservices
15 954 (18.20%) Computer Science
16 932 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
17 910 (17.36%) DevOps
18 832 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
19 779 (14.86%) BDD
20 774 (14.77%) CSS
21 737 (14.06%) Banking
22 708 (13.51%) Linux
23 705 (13.45%) Web Services
24 704 (13.43%) C++
25 703 (13.41%) OO
26 659 (12.57%) RESTful
27 644 (12.29%) Spring
28 628 (11.98%) ASP.NET
29 604 (11.52%) SQL Server
30 598 (11.41%) MVC

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
1 292 (5.57%) Apache Spark
2 230 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
3 165 (3.15%) Apache
4 123 (2.35%) CMS
5 84 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 66 (1.26%) Apache Solr
7 45 (0.86%) OpenStack
8 43 (0.82%) Confluence
8 43 (0.82%) nginx
9 41 (0.78%) SharePoint
10 34 (0.65%) JBoss
10 34 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 28 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
12 25 (0.48%) Ethereum
13 23 (0.44%) EPiServer
14 22 (0.42%) NServiceBus
15 21 (0.40%) IIS
15 21 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.38%) Apache Pig
17 19 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.11%) InVision
7 4 (0.076%) CPLEX
7 4 (0.076%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.057%) HipChat
8 3 (0.057%) SPSS
9 2 (0.038%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.038%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.019%) InDesign
10 1 (0.019%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.019%) Simulink
10 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.019%) Weka
Business Applications
1 58 (1.11%) SAP Hybris
2 43 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.36%) Magento
4 14 (0.27%) Ripple
5 12 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
6 8 (0.15%) Ripple XRP
7 7 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.076%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.076%) HFM
9 4 (0.076%) ReMetrica
10 3 (0.057%) BASE24
10 3 (0.057%) Endur
10 3 (0.057%) Postilion
10 3 (0.057%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.057%) RMDS
10 3 (0.057%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 932 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
2 441 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (2.98%) GitHub
4 149 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 140 (2.67%) SaaS
6 101 (1.93%) PaaS
7 79 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 69 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 55 (1.05%) IaaS
10 51 (0.97%) Serverless
11 48 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 48 (0.92%) npm
12 41 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
13 37 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
13 37 (0.71%) Office 365
14 32 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
15 28 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 26 (0.50%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.48%) Slack
18 24 (0.46%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 141 (2.69%) Internet
2 116 (2.21%) HTTP
3 77 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 38 (0.72%) ATM
5 28 (0.53%) InfiniBand
6 26 (0.50%) DNS
7 23 (0.44%) Ethernet
8 22 (0.42%) Wireless
9 20 (0.38%) Firewall
10 18 (0.34%) SSL
11 17 (0.32%) Network Security
12 15 (0.29%) VoIP
12 15 (0.29%) VSAT
13 11 (0.21%) VPN
14 8 (0.15%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.13%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.13%) Skype
15 7 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.11%) 802.11
16 6 (0.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 486 (9.27%) NoSQL
3 473 (9.02%) Big Data
4 369 (7.04%) MongoDB
5 360 (6.87%) MySQL
6 338 (6.45%) Hadoop
7 275 (5.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 265 (5.06%) Relational Database
9 170 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
10 133 (2.54%) Redis
11 129 (2.46%) Oracle Database
12 127 (2.42%) RDBMS
13 126 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
14 80 (1.53%) Apache Hive
15 79 (1.51%) Blockchain
16 77 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 69 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
18 68 (1.30%) HBase
19 56 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
20 54 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 564 (10.76%) Git (software)
2 424 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 246 (4.69%) Maven
4 204 (3.89%) JIRA
5 199 (3.80%) TeamCity
6 195 (3.72%) Selenium
7 186 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 185 (3.53%) JUnit
9 174 (3.32%) Cucumber
10 168 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 129 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 123 (2.35%) Visual Studio
13 119 (2.27%) Subversion
14 114 (2.17%) MSBuild
15 110 (2.10%) Hudson
16 99 (1.89%) gulp
17 83 (1.58%) Gradle
18 75 (1.43%) webpack
19 69 (1.32%) Grunt
20 68 (1.30%) Ant
General
1 1,591 (30.35%) Finance
2 737 (14.06%) Banking
3 402 (7.67%) Investment Banking
4 368 (7.02%) Retail
5 327 (6.24%) Games
6 318 (6.07%) Retail Banking
7 248 (4.73%) Front Office
8 171 (3.26%) Marketing
9 155 (2.96%) Telecoms
10 103 (1.96%) Advertising
11 92 (1.76%) Financial Institution
12 72 (1.37%) Law
13 52 (0.99%) Online Betting
14 44 (0.84%) Electronics
15 43 (0.82%) Publishing
16 29 (0.55%) Back Office
17 26 (0.50%) Legal
18 23 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.38%) Manufacturing
20 17 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,140 (40.82%) Developer
2 1,956 (37.31%) Software Engineer
3 686 (13.09%) Java Developer
4 591 (11.27%) Java Engineer
5 533 (10.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 491 (9.37%) Java Software Engineer
7 467 (8.91%) C# Developer
8 466 (8.89%) Senior Developer
9 383 (7.31%) .NET Developer
10 340 (6.49%) Software Developer
11 314 (5.99%) C# Software Engineer
12 309 (5.89%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 279 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
14 263 (5.02%) Agile Developer
15 235 (4.48%) .NET Software Engineer
16 231 (4.41%) Java Software Developer
17 182 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
18 179 (3.41%) Architect
18 179 (3.41%) Senior Java Engineer
19 171 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,248 (23.81%) .NET
2 986 (18.81%) AngularJS
3 971 (18.52%) HTML
4 774 (14.77%) CSS
5 705 (13.45%) Web Services
6 659 (12.57%) RESTful
7 644 (12.29%) Spring
8 628 (11.98%) ASP.NET
9 567 (10.82%) Node.js
10 545 (10.40%) React
11 533 (10.17%) REST
12 502 (9.58%) HTML5
13 360 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 293 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 282 (5.38%) Kafka
16 274 (5.23%) .NET Framework
17 270 (5.15%) jQuery
18 212 (4.04%) XML
19 208 (3.97%) Hibernate
20 204 (3.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 954 (18.20%) Computer Science
2 576 (10.99%) Greenfield Project
3 501 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 362 (6.91%) Fintech
5 326 (6.22%) Algorithms
6 307 (5.86%) User Experience
7 172 (3.28%) Derivative
8 161 (3.07%) Mobile App
9 153 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
10 139 (2.65%) Data Structures
11 117 (2.23%) Online Banking
12 88 (1.68%) Client/Server
13 86 (1.64%) Management Information System
14 77 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
15 76 (1.45%) Online Games
16 71 (1.35%) iPad
17 70 (1.34%) Equities
18 56 (1.07%) Hedge funds
18 56 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
19 50 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 708 (13.51%) Linux
2 365 (6.96%) Windows
3 265 (5.06%) Unix
4 231 (4.41%) Android
5 217 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.53%) Ubuntu
7 23 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.36%) CentOS
8 19 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 18 (0.34%) CoreOS
10 17 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
12 14 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.21%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.13%) AIX
16 6 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.095%) Debian
18 4 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,837 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1,364 (26.02%) TDD
3 1,114 (21.25%) Scrum
4 963 (18.37%) Microservices
5 910 (17.36%) DevOps
6 832 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
7 779 (14.86%) BDD
8 703 (13.41%) OO
9 598 (11.41%) MVC
10 542 (10.34%) Open Source
11 526 (10.03%) SDLC
12 503 (9.60%) E-Commerce
13 478 (9.12%) Analytics
14 471 (8.99%) Test Automation
15 434 (8.28%) Asset Management
16 429 (8.18%) Web Development
17 368 (7.02%) Machine Learning
18 367 (7.00%) Mentoring
19 365 (6.96%) Multithreading
20 349 (6.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,406 (45.90%) Java
2 1,621 (30.92%) JavaScript
3 1,501 (28.63%) C#
4 1,235 (23.56%) SQL
5 1,061 (20.24%) Python
6 704 (13.43%) C++
7 537 (10.24%) Scala
8 329 (6.28%) PHP
9 327 (6.24%) Ruby
10 240 (4.58%) C
11 218 (4.16%) Go
12 158 (3.01%) PowerShell
13 151 (2.88%) T-SQL
14 134 (2.56%) R
15 107 (2.04%) Bash Shell
15 107 (2.04%) Groovy
16 87 (1.66%) Apple Swift
17 86 (1.64%) ES6
18 78 (1.49%) PL/SQL
18 78 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,049 (20.01%) Degree
2 404 (7.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 136 (2.59%) PhD
4 100 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 66 (1.26%) Master's Degree
6 55 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
8 37 (0.71%) MCSD
9 36 (0.69%) SC Cleared
10 25 (0.48%) MCAD
11 24 (0.46%) MCP
12 21 (0.40%) ISEB
13 19 (0.36%) CISSP
13 19 (0.36%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.36%) PMP
14 18 (0.34%) DV Cleared
15 13 (0.25%) APMG
15 13 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.21%) MCSE
17 10 (0.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 445 (8.49%) QA
2 52 (0.99%) GCP
3 29 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.46%) MiFID
5 14 (0.27%) SEPA
6 13 (0.25%) GDPR
6 13 (0.25%) PMO
7 9 (0.17%) MISRA
7 9 (0.17%) MISRA C
8 8 (0.15%) SLA
9 7 (0.13%) Basel III
9 7 (0.13%) PSD2
10 6 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.057%) COBIT
12 2 (0.038%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.019%) HL7
13 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
System Software
1 506 (9.65%) Docker
2 43 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.36%) HDFS
5 12 (0.23%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.19%) Firmware
7 9 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.15%) vSphere
9 7 (0.13%) Varnish
10 6 (0.11%) Xen
11 4 (0.076%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.076%) iptables
11 4 (0.076%) Snort
11 4 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.038%) LXC
13 2 (0.038%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.019%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.019%) etcd
Systems Management
1 270 (5.15%) Ansible
2 213 (4.06%) Puppet
3 182 (3.47%) Kubernetes
4 177 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 103 (1.96%) Terraform
6 35 (0.67%) Mesos
7 20 (0.38%) Nagios
8 17 (0.32%) ZABBIX
9 16 (0.31%) Salt
10 14 (0.27%) Kibana
11 12 (0.23%) Consul
12 11 (0.21%) logstash
13 10 (0.19%) Opsview
14 9 (0.17%) Grafana
14 9 (0.17%) Graphite
15 8 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (0.15%) Marathon
16 7 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (0.13%) Packer
16 7 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 555 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 496 (9.46%) Oracle
3 309 (5.89%) Google
4 111 (2.12%) SAP
5 68 (1.30%) Cadence
6 65 (1.24%) hybris
7 62 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
8 42 (0.80%) VMware
9 39 (0.74%) Sitecore
10 38 (0.72%) Facebook
11 35 (0.67%) Adobe
11 35 (0.67%) IBM
11 35 (0.67%) Red Hat
12 30 (0.57%) Xamarin
13 26 (0.50%) Cloudera
13 26 (0.50%) Zend
14 25 (0.48%) Cisco
14 25 (0.48%) New Relic
14 25 (0.48%) Splunk
14 25 (0.48%) Sun