Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 22 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 4,884 5,670 5,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 9.74% 9.09% 7.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.44% 9.81% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4,005 4,242 4,246
London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £46,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £122,500 £105,000 £95,000
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 46,793 57,827 65,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.30% 92.74% 93.50%
Number of salaries quoted 37,517 46,690 53,877
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £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% -

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +1 934 £75,000 +7.14% 293
West London +4 219 £65,000 +23.81% 158
South London -1 151 £65,000 - 38
East London -1 47 £75,000 +15.38% 61
North London -13 13 £55,000 -8.33% 12
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 2,808 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2,310 (47.30%) Java
3 1,926 (39.43%) AWS
4 1,765 (36.14%) Python
5 1,740 (35.63%) JavaScript
6 1,669 (34.17%) Finance
7 1,259 (25.78%) C#
8 1,226 (25.10%) Microservices
9 1,050 (21.50%) DevOps
10 1,024 (20.97%) Docker
11 1,001 (20.50%) Azure
12 967 (19.80%) Web Services
13 961 (19.68%) SQL
14 901 (18.45%) TDD
15 877 (17.96%) React
16 823 (16.85%) Kubernetes
17 817 (16.73%) Scrum
18 814 (16.67%) .NET
19 762 (15.60%) AngularJS
20 686 (14.05%) Computer Science
21 679 (13.90%) Asset Management
22 654 (13.39%) Banking
23 639 (13.08%) Node.js
24 633 (12.96%) Front Office
25 632 (12.94%) Analytics
26 631 (12.92%) C++
27 618 (12.65%) Artificial Intelligence
27 618 (12.65%) Fintech
28 614 (12.57%) Mentoring
29 605 (12.39%) Test Automation

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
1 216 (4.42%) Apache Spark
2 131 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 87 (1.78%) Confluence
4 59 (1.21%) CMS
5 41 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 41 (0.84%) Apache
6 37 (0.76%) IIS
7 27 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 26 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (0.53%) Headless CMS
9 25 (0.51%) WordPress
10 23 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
11 22 (0.45%) SharePoint
12 19 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.31%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.29%) JBoss
16 12 (0.25%) Luigi
17 11 (0.23%) Ethereum
17 11 (0.23%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 23 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.061%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.061%) InVision
7 2 (0.041%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.041%) Maya
7 2 (0.041%) NUKE
7 2 (0.041%) Sketch
7 2 (0.041%) Windchill
8 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.020%) Houdini
8 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 114 (2.33%) FINCAD Analytics
2 28 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 22 (0.45%) R3 Corda
4 21 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 21 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
5 15 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.14%) Magento
7 5 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
8 4 (0.082%) Odoo
9 3 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.061%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.041%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.041%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.041%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.041%) Relativity
10 2 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.041%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.041%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,926 (39.43%) AWS
2 1,001 (20.50%) Azure
3 604 (12.37%) GCP
4 307 (6.29%) Serverless
5 209 (4.28%) AWS Lambda
6 198 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
7 183 (3.75%) Amazon S3
8 157 (3.21%) SaaS
9 152 (3.11%) Amazon ECS
10 151 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
11 138 (2.83%) GitHub
12 98 (2.01%) OpenShift
13 77 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
14 76 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 51 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
15 51 (1.04%) PaaS
16 49 (1.00%) AWS Fargate
17 34 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
18 32 (0.66%) IaaS
19 30 (0.61%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.29%) Firewall
2 60 (1.23%) Internet
3 51 (1.04%) HTTP
4 48 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.76%) Wireshark
6 27 (0.55%) DNS
7 14 (0.29%) VPN
8 11 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.18%) SSL
9 9 (0.18%) VoIP
9 9 (0.18%) Wireless
10 7 (0.14%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.12%) MQTT
11 6 (0.12%) SSH
12 4 (0.082%) Network Security
13 3 (0.061%) ATM
13 3 (0.061%) Bluetooth
13 3 (0.061%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 3 (0.061%) Skype
13 3 (0.061%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 456 (9.34%) NoSQL
3 441 (9.03%) PostgreSQL
4 347 (7.10%) Big Data
5 335 (6.86%) MySQL
6 310 (6.35%) Relational Database
7 218 (4.46%) MongoDB
8 213 (4.36%) Amazon Athena
9 199 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
10 187 (3.83%) Redis
11 173 (3.54%) Hadoop
12 149 (3.05%) Amazon Redshift
13 143 (2.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 110 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 101 (2.07%) RDBMS
16 89 (1.82%) Blockchain
17 64 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 62 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 61 (1.25%) Amazon Aurora
20 58 (1.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 587 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 443 (9.07%) Jenkins
3 246 (5.04%) JIRA
4 131 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 129 (2.64%) Selenium
6 115 (2.35%) RStudio
7 109 (2.23%) GitLab
7 109 (2.23%) Visual Studio
8 105 (2.15%) TeamCity
9 87 (1.78%) JUnit
10 86 (1.76%) Maven
11 79 (1.62%) Vagrant
12 78 (1.60%) Artifactory
13 76 (1.56%) Bitbucket
14 74 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
15 66 (1.35%) Cucumber
16 59 (1.21%) Mockito
17 56 (1.15%) Gradle
18 48 (0.98%) WebDriver
19 46 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,669 (34.17%) Finance
2 654 (13.39%) Banking
3 633 (12.96%) Front Office
4 351 (7.19%) Retail
5 183 (3.75%) Games
6 155 (3.17%) Investment Banking
7 135 (2.76%) Public Sector
8 95 (1.95%) Marketing
9 66 (1.35%) Law
10 58 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 55 (1.13%) Telecoms
12 42 (0.86%) Advertising
13 38 (0.78%) Automotive
14 37 (0.76%) Legal
15 34 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.59%) Aerospace
17 28 (0.57%) Publishing
18 21 (0.43%) Electronics
19 13 (0.27%) Back Office
19 13 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,811 (37.08%) Developer
2 1,781 (36.47%) Software Engineer
3 617 (12.63%) Java Developer
4 532 (10.89%) Java Engineer
5 501 (10.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 494 (10.11%) Java Software Engineer
7 381 (7.80%) Senior Developer
8 312 (6.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 310 (6.35%) Python Engineer
10 296 (6.06%) Python Developer
11 286 (5.86%) AWS Engineer
12 270 (5.53%) Software Developer
13 252 (5.16%) .NET Developer
14 232 (4.75%) C# Developer
15 222 (4.55%) AWS Software Engineer
16 221 (4.52%) AWS Developer
17 216 (4.42%) Python Software Engineer
18 188 (3.85%) Java Software Developer
19 175 (3.58%) Architect
20 162 (3.32%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (19.80%) Web Services
2 877 (17.96%) React
3 814 (16.67%) .NET
4 762 (15.60%) AngularJS
5 639 (13.08%) Node.js
6 602 (12.33%) HTML
7 548 (11.22%) CSS
8 527 (10.79%) Spring
9 476 (9.75%) J2EE
10 431 (8.82%) RESTful
11 429 (8.78%) REST
12 402 (8.23%) ASP.NET
13 309 (6.33%) Kafka
14 275 (5.63%) Spring Boot
15 274 (5.61%) .NET Core
16 247 (5.06%) HTML5
17 231 (4.73%) Vue.js
18 168 (3.44%) .NET Framework
19 151 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
20 143 (2.93%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 513 (10.50%) Fixed Income
2 490 (10.03%) Derivative
3 461 (9.44%) Hedge funds
4 389 (7.96%) Equities
5 335 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 317 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
7 291 (5.96%) Algorithms
8 286 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
9 264 (5.41%) User Experience
10 207 (4.24%) Mobile App
11 181 (3.71%) Data Structures
12 179 (3.67%) Blog
13 144 (2.95%) Cloud Native
14 93 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
15 76 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
16 71 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
17 62 (1.27%) Virtual Team
18 60 (1.23%) Public Cloud
19 59 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
20 58 (1.19%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 574 (11.75%) Linux
2 286 (5.86%) Windows
3 191 (3.91%) Apple iOS
4 190 (3.89%) Android
5 183 (3.75%) Unix
6 92 (1.88%) Mac OS X
7 30 (0.61%) CentOS
8 21 (0.43%) Fedora
9 18 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.23%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.14%) Solaris
12 5 (0.10%) Mesosphere
13 4 (0.082%) Debian
13 4 (0.082%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.082%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.082%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.061%) AIX
14 3 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.061%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.061%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,808 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,226 (25.10%) Microservices
3 1,050 (21.50%) DevOps
4 901 (18.45%) TDD
5 817 (16.73%) Scrum
6 686 (14.05%) Computer Science
7 679 (13.90%) Asset Management
8 632 (12.94%) Analytics
9 618 (12.65%) Artificial Intelligence
9 618 (12.65%) Fintech
10 614 (12.57%) Mentoring
11 605 (12.39%) Test Automation
12 602 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
13 548 (11.22%) Machine Learning
14 510 (10.44%) OO
15 508 (10.40%) Open Source
16 446 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
17 390 (7.99%) BDD
18 355 (7.27%) Decision-Making
19 343 (7.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,310 (47.30%) Java
2 1,765 (36.14%) Python
3 1,740 (35.63%) JavaScript
4 1,259 (25.78%) C#
5 961 (19.68%) SQL
6 631 (12.92%) C++
7 430 (8.80%) Java 8
8 321 (6.57%) Kotlin
9 317 (6.49%) R
10 288 (5.90%) Scala
11 259 (5.30%) TypeScript
12 256 (5.24%) Go
13 249 (5.10%) Ruby
14 200 (4.10%) C
15 188 (3.85%) PHP
16 136 (2.78%) Bash Shell
17 108 (2.21%) T-SQL
18 107 (2.19%) Apple Swift
19 102 (2.09%) ES6
20 88 (1.80%) F#
Qualifications
1 597 (12.22%) Degree
2 318 (6.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 70 (1.43%) PhD
4 68 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 44 (0.90%) Master's Degree
6 39 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 35 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.51%) MCP
9 21 (0.43%) AWS Certification
10 13 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.25%) CISSP
12 11 (0.23%) SAFe Agilist
13 8 (0.16%) CCNA
13 8 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.16%) SANS
14 6 (0.12%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.10%) SSCP
15 5 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (6.31%) QA
2 29 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.37%) GDPR
4 14 (0.29%) IFRS
5 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.23%) SLA
7 8 (0.16%) PSD2
8 6 (0.12%) PMO
9 5 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.082%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.041%) EMIR
12 2 (0.041%) ISO 15022
12 2 (0.041%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.041%) JTAG
12 2 (0.041%) MiFID
13 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,024 (20.97%) Docker
2 60 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 48 (0.98%) VirtualBox
4 29 (0.59%) Firmware
5 21 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (0.35%) HDFS
7 8 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.12%) GridGain
8 6 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.061%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.061%) KVM
10 3 (0.061%) LXC
10 3 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.061%) vSphere
11 1 (0.020%) ACF2
11 1 (0.020%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.020%) RACF
11 1 (0.020%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 823 (16.85%) Kubernetes
2 410 (8.39%) Terraform
3 269 (5.51%) Ansible
4 93 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (1.78%) Puppet
6 61 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
7 47 (0.96%) Mesos
8 39 (0.80%) Marathon
9 38 (0.78%) Rancher
10 36 (0.74%) Kibana
11 29 (0.59%) Prometheus
12 25 (0.51%) Grafana
13 22 (0.45%) Oozie
13 22 (0.45%) Packer
14 17 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
14 17 (0.35%) Salt
15 16 (0.33%) Istio
15 16 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (0.31%) Consul
16 15 (0.31%) Knative
Vendors
1 404 (8.27%) Google
2 269 (5.51%) Oracle
3 239 (4.89%) Microsoft
4 106 (2.17%) Bloomberg
5 78 (1.60%) IBM
6 66 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (1.35%) WorldPay
7 62 (1.27%) Cloudera
8 56 (1.15%) Adobe
9 55 (1.13%) SAP
10 54 (1.11%) Hortonworks
11 50 (1.02%) Sybase
12 49 (1.00%) Atlassian
13 46 (0.94%) Apple
14 45 (0.92%) FIS
15 42 (0.86%) Informatica
16 38 (0.78%) Zend
17 35 (0.72%) Talend
18 33 (0.68%) hybris
19 32 (0.66%) New Relic