Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 5,306 5,553 5,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 9.89% 8.35% 7.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.61% 9.02% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4,235 4,261 3,982
London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -

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 50,007 61,574 69,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.20% 92.54% 93.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40,316 49,775 54,182
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 £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,541 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.08% +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +7 995 £75,000 +7.14% 319
West London +7 257 £62,500 +25.00% 178
South London +1 155 £65,000 - 35
East London -5 47 £70,000 - 61
North London -1 9 £55,000 -4.35% 17
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 3,067 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2,541 (47.89%) Java
3 1,978 (37.28%) AWS
4 1,823 (34.36%) Python
5 1,805 (34.02%) Finance
6 1,648 (31.06%) JavaScript
7 1,390 (26.20%) Microservices
8 1,359 (25.61%) C#
9 1,190 (22.43%) DevOps
10 1,095 (20.64%) SQL
11 1,052 (19.83%) Web Services
12 1,007 (18.98%) Docker
13 928 (17.49%) Azure
14 900 (16.96%) .NET
15 871 (16.42%) Asset Management
16 837 (15.77%) React
17 821 (15.47%) TDD
18 810 (15.27%) Kubernetes
19 806 (15.19%) Scrum
20 728 (13.72%) AngularJS
21 715 (13.48%) Computer Science
22 704 (13.27%) Front Office
23 690 (13.00%) Analytics
24 685 (12.91%) Degree
25 680 (12.82%) Fixed Income
26 676 (12.74%) Mentoring
27 666 (12.55%) C++
28 654 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
29 653 (12.31%) Node.js
30 648 (12.21%) HTML

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
1 236 (4.45%) Apache Spark
2 116 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
3 80 (1.51%) CMS
4 77 (1.45%) Confluence
5 65 (1.23%) Apache
6 63 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 51 (0.96%) IIS
8 50 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 34 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 34 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 33 (0.62%) Headless CMS
11 32 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 28 (0.53%) SAS
13 27 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
14 23 (0.43%) Ethereum
15 21 (0.40%) JBoss
15 21 (0.40%) SharePoint
16 20 (0.38%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (0.19%) EngageOne
6 10 (0.19%) InVision
7 8 (0.15%) Sketch
8 7 (0.13%) Adobe XD
9 6 (0.11%) NUKE
10 5 (0.094%) Mathematica
11 4 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.075%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.057%) InDesign
12 3 (0.057%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.038%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.038%) Maya
13 2 (0.038%) Microsoft Project
13 2 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (1.47%) FINCAD Analytics
2 53 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 50 (0.94%) Front Arena
3 50 (0.94%) thinkFolio
4 38 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
5 37 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
6 35 (0.66%) R3 Corda
7 28 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
8 16 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
9 14 (0.26%) Magento
10 10 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
11 6 (0.11%) PolarLake
12 5 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.075%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.075%) Odoo
14 3 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
14 3 (0.057%) Raiser's Edge
15 2 (0.038%) Adobe Campaign
15 2 (0.038%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 1,978 (37.28%) AWS
2 928 (17.49%) Azure
3 527 (9.93%) GCP
4 399 (7.52%) Serverless
5 298 (5.62%) AWS Lambda
6 293 (5.52%) Amazon S3
7 246 (4.64%) Amazon SQS
8 226 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
9 188 (3.54%) GitHub
10 175 (3.30%) SaaS
11 160 (3.02%) Amazon ECS
12 149 (2.81%) OpenShift
13 111 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
14 104 (1.96%) PaaS
15 99 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
16 60 (1.13%) Power Platform
17 58 (1.09%) AWS Fargate
18 47 (0.89%) IaaS
19 40 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
20 39 (0.74%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 95 (1.79%) Internet
2 81 (1.53%) HTTP
3 45 (0.85%) Firewall
4 37 (0.70%) DNS
5 30 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.32%) VPN
7 13 (0.25%) Ethernet
7 13 (0.25%) Wireshark
8 12 (0.23%) Kerberos
8 12 (0.23%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 12 (0.23%) RS-232
9 11 (0.21%) Wireless
10 10 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.19%) RS-485
11 9 (0.17%) IPFS
11 9 (0.17%) SSL
12 8 (0.15%) Network Security
13 7 (0.13%) ATM
13 7 (0.13%) VoIP
14 6 (0.11%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 412 (7.76%) Big Data
3 396 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 365 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
5 310 (5.84%) Relational Database
6 285 (5.37%) Amazon RDS
7 254 (4.79%) MySQL
8 203 (3.83%) Hadoop
9 193 (3.64%) Amazon Athena
10 149 (2.81%) Amazon Redshift
10 149 (2.81%) RDBMS
11 146 (2.75%) MongoDB
12 143 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 139 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 108 (2.04%) Blockchain
15 106 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
16 103 (1.94%) Redis
17 92 (1.73%) Amazon Aurora
18 83 (1.56%) Oracle Database
19 72 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 591 (11.14%) Git (software)
2 485 (9.14%) Jenkins
3 232 (4.37%) JIRA
4 148 (2.79%) RStudio
5 146 (2.75%) Artifactory
6 138 (2.60%) GitLab
7 129 (2.43%) Selenium
8 120 (2.26%) JUnit
9 104 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 104 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 101 (1.90%) TeamCity
11 86 (1.62%) Maven
12 85 (1.60%) Bitbucket
13 78 (1.47%) Mockito
14 60 (1.13%) Vagrant
15 55 (1.04%) Gradle
15 55 (1.04%) WebDriver
16 51 (0.96%) Cucumber
17 46 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
18 43 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 1,805 (34.02%) Finance
2 704 (13.27%) Front Office
3 633 (11.93%) Banking
4 327 (6.16%) Retail
5 198 (3.73%) Games
6 157 (2.96%) Marketing
7 126 (2.37%) Investment Banking
8 106 (2.00%) Public Sector
9 76 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 74 (1.39%) Law
11 57 (1.07%) Advertising
12 56 (1.06%) German Language
13 53 (1.00%) French Language
14 51 (0.96%) Manufacturing
15 50 (0.94%) Dutch Language
15 50 (0.94%) Italian Language
15 50 (0.94%) Spanish Language
16 48 (0.90%) Legal
17 39 (0.74%) Automotive
18 32 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,016 (37.99%) Developer
2 1,926 (36.30%) Software Engineer
3 769 (14.49%) Java Developer
4 548 (10.33%) Java Engineer
5 506 (9.54%) Java Software Engineer
6 490 (9.23%) Senior Software Engineer
7 464 (8.74%) Senior Developer
8 379 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 327 (6.16%) AWS Engineer
10 319 (6.01%) Software Developer
11 296 (5.58%) Python Developer
12 292 (5.50%) Python Engineer
13 269 (5.07%) Architect
14 267 (5.03%) AWS Software Engineer
15 259 (4.88%) Java Software Developer
16 247 (4.66%) .NET Developer
17 228 (4.30%) AWS Developer
18 220 (4.15%) C# Developer
19 204 (3.84%) Python Software Engineer
20 184 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,052 (19.83%) Web Services
2 900 (16.96%) .NET
3 837 (15.77%) React
4 728 (13.72%) AngularJS
5 653 (12.31%) Node.js
6 648 (12.21%) HTML
7 603 (11.36%) J2EE
8 573 (10.80%) Spring
9 549 (10.35%) CSS
10 452 (8.52%) REST
11 423 (7.97%) RESTful
12 362 (6.82%) ASP.NET
13 339 (6.39%) Spring Boot
14 301 (5.67%) Kafka
15 268 (5.05%) HTML5
16 211 (3.98%) Vue.js
17 196 (3.69%) XML
18 187 (3.52%) .NET Core
19 175 (3.30%) .NET Framework
20 156 (2.94%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 680 (12.82%) Fixed Income
2 556 (10.48%) Derivative
3 454 (8.56%) Equities
4 431 (8.12%) Hedge funds
5 399 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
6 392 (7.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 323 (6.09%) Algorithms
8 295 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
9 243 (4.58%) User Experience
10 218 (4.11%) Mobile App
11 183 (3.45%) Data Structures
12 177 (3.34%) Cloud Native
13 172 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
14 132 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
15 125 (2.36%) Blog
16 89 (1.68%) iPad
17 82 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
17 82 (1.55%) Public Cloud
18 78 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
19 70 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 584 (11.01%) Linux
2 327 (6.16%) Windows
3 157 (2.96%) Unix
4 137 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 132 (2.49%) Android
6 48 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.30%) CentOS
7 16 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 14 (0.26%) VxWorks
9 12 (0.23%) Fedora
10 11 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
11 10 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.13%) Kali Linux
13 7 (0.13%) Windows Server
14 5 (0.094%) Mesosphere
14 5 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,067 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1,390 (26.20%) Microservices
3 1,190 (22.43%) DevOps
4 871 (16.42%) Asset Management
5 821 (15.47%) TDD
6 806 (15.19%) Scrum
7 715 (13.48%) Computer Science
8 690 (13.00%) Analytics
9 676 (12.74%) Mentoring
10 654 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
11 607 (11.44%) Fintech
12 565 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
13 564 (10.63%) Test Automation
14 559 (10.54%) OO
15 499 (9.40%) Artificial Intelligence
16 473 (8.91%) Machine Learning
17 470 (8.86%) Open Source
18 401 (7.56%) SDLC
19 385 (7.26%) BDD
20 382 (7.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,541 (47.89%) Java
2 1,823 (34.36%) Python
3 1,648 (31.06%) JavaScript
4 1,359 (25.61%) C#
5 1,095 (20.64%) SQL
6 666 (12.55%) C++
7 431 (8.12%) R
8 386 (7.27%) Java 8
9 280 (5.28%) Scala
10 259 (4.88%) TypeScript
11 246 (4.64%) Go
11 246 (4.64%) Ruby
12 232 (4.37%) Kotlin
13 197 (3.71%) PHP
14 185 (3.49%) C
15 144 (2.71%) Bash Shell
16 124 (2.34%) T-SQL
17 118 (2.22%) ES6
18 95 (1.79%) PowerShell
19 74 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 685 (12.91%) Degree
2 325 (6.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.17%) PhD
5 52 (0.98%) Master's Degree
6 49 (0.92%) SC Cleared
7 45 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 42 (0.79%) AWS Certification
9 21 (0.40%) SAFe Agilist
10 15 (0.28%) MCP
11 14 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.19%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.17%) CISSP
15 8 (0.15%) MBA
15 8 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.13%) SANS
17 5 (0.094%) CCNA
17 5 (0.094%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (6.52%) QA
2 24 (0.45%) GDPR
3 22 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.30%) SLA
5 15 (0.28%) IFRS
6 10 (0.19%) JTAG
6 10 (0.19%) PSD2
7 5 (0.094%) DICOM
7 5 (0.094%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.075%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.075%) PMO
9 3 (0.057%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.038%) EMIR
10 2 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,007 (18.98%) Docker
2 59 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.72%) Firmware
4 28 (0.53%) VirtualBox
5 24 (0.45%) HDFS
5 24 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.15%) Cronacle
8 6 (0.11%) GridGain
9 3 (0.057%) KVM
9 3 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.038%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.038%) etcd
10 2 (0.038%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.019%) ACF2
11 1 (0.019%) RACF
11 1 (0.019%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.019%) vSphere
11 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 810 (15.27%) Kubernetes
2 474 (8.93%) Terraform
3 317 (5.97%) Ansible
4 110 (2.07%) Puppet
5 106 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (0.94%) Rancher
7 48 (0.90%) Prometheus
8 44 (0.83%) Kibana
9 40 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
10 35 (0.66%) Mesos
11 29 (0.55%) Salt
12 26 (0.49%) Oozie
13 24 (0.45%) Grafana
14 23 (0.43%) Marathon
15 21 (0.40%) Control-M
15 21 (0.40%) Istio
16 20 (0.38%) Knative
16 20 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
18 16 (0.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 427 (8.05%) Google
2 425 (8.01%) Oracle
3 326 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 111 (2.09%) Bloomberg
5 100 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
6 98 (1.85%) SAP
7 82 (1.55%) Sybase
8 79 (1.49%) Adobe
9 77 (1.45%) WorldPay
10 68 (1.28%) IBM
11 63 (1.19%) Sage
12 56 (1.06%) Charles River
12 56 (1.06%) Cloudera
13 53 (1.00%) hybris
13 53 (1.00%) Splunk
14 52 (0.98%) Tableau
15 51 (0.96%) Apple
16 50 (0.94%) Calypso
16 50 (0.94%) SimCorp
17 39 (0.74%) Atlassian