Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 36 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 5,495 4,965 4,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 8.00% 6.62% 6.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.73% 7.14% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4,268 3,684 4,379
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 62,978 69,532 73,316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.72% 92.76% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,422 53,297 63,467
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +7 977 £67,500 +8.00% 270
West London +3 272 £50,000 -13.04% 157
East London +3 122 £62,500 -7.41% 59
South London -1 114 £50,000 -9.09% 30
North London +10 19 £55,000 +46.67% 10
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 2,950 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2,456 (44.70%) Java
3 1,743 (31.72%) JavaScript
4 1,691 (30.77%) Finance
5 1,528 (27.81%) C#
6 1,422 (25.88%) SQL
7 1,333 (24.26%) Python
8 1,320 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
9 1,231 (22.40%) DevOps
10 1,207 (21.97%) .NET
10 1,207 (21.97%) Degree
11 1,167 (21.24%) Microservices
12 1,158 (21.07%) TDD
13 1,102 (20.05%) AngularJS
14 1,018 (18.53%) HTML
15 1,005 (18.29%) Computer Science
16 921 (16.76%) Docker
17 916 (16.67%) CSS
18 901 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
19 879 (16.00%) React
20 855 (15.56%) Scrum
21 767 (13.96%) Linux
22 756 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
23 734 (13.36%) Web Services
24 720 (13.10%) Spring
25 694 (12.63%) Jenkins
26 692 (12.59%) RESTful
27 677 (12.32%) C++
28 672 (12.23%) OO
29 655 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 272 (4.95%) CMS
2 260 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
3 234 (4.26%) Apache Spark
4 149 (2.71%) Apache
5 102 (1.86%) Ethereum
6 96 (1.75%) EPiServer
7 95 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
8 84 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 76 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 76 (1.38%) Tomcat
10 63 (1.15%) Confluence
11 53 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 45 (0.82%) JBoss
13 34 (0.62%) Apache Solr
14 32 (0.58%) nginx
15 31 (0.56%) Drupal
16 28 (0.51%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.49%) SharePoint
18 26 (0.47%) IIS
19 23 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 64 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 16 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.073%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.073%) Maya
7 4 (0.073%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.073%) SPSS
8 3 (0.055%) InVision
8 3 (0.055%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.018%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 52 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
1 52 (0.95%) thinkFolio
2 49 (0.89%) Eloqua
3 45 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
3 45 (0.82%) Ripple
4 44 (0.80%) Front Arena
5 32 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
6 30 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
7 24 (0.44%) Bloomberg AIM
8 18 (0.33%) Markit EDM
9 17 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
10 11 (0.20%) Magento
11 10 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
12 9 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
14 6 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
14 6 (0.11%) Sentinel
15 5 (0.091%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1,320 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
2 655 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 259 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 164 (2.98%) Serverless
5 157 (2.86%) SaaS
6 147 (2.68%) GitHub
7 139 (2.53%) npm
8 95 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
9 87 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 82 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
11 72 (1.31%) PaaS
12 65 (1.18%) Amazon S3
13 47 (0.86%) IaaS
14 46 (0.84%) Office 365
15 37 (0.67%) Slack
16 36 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
17 35 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
18 30 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
19 28 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 21 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 137 (2.49%) HTTP
2 115 (2.09%) Internet
3 64 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 34 (0.62%) Firewall
5 28 (0.51%) FTP
6 27 (0.49%) DNS
7 25 (0.45%) Network Security
8 20 (0.36%) SSL
9 12 (0.22%) Bluetooth
9 12 (0.22%) Ethernet
10 11 (0.20%) Intranet
11 10 (0.18%) NFC
11 10 (0.18%) SMPP
11 10 (0.18%) ZigBee
12 9 (0.16%) VLAN
12 9 (0.16%) VPN
13 8 (0.15%) AMQP
14 7 (0.13%) SMS
14 7 (0.13%) WebEx
15 6 (0.11%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 609 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 565 (10.28%) NoSQL
3 464 (8.44%) Big Data
4 447 (8.13%) MongoDB
5 308 (5.61%) MySQL
6 247 (4.49%) Blockchain
7 244 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
8 233 (4.24%) Hadoop
9 228 (4.15%) Relational Database
10 165 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 154 (2.80%) Redis
12 88 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
13 83 (1.51%) Apache Hive
14 77 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
15 61 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 60 (1.09%) Couchbase
17 59 (1.07%) Oracle Database
18 58 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 56 (1.02%) Neo4j
20 52 (0.95%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 694 (12.63%) Jenkins
2 634 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 351 (6.39%) Selenium
4 305 (5.55%) TeamCity
5 248 (4.51%) Maven
6 238 (4.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 223 (4.06%) Visual Studio
8 221 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 197 (3.59%) JIRA
10 177 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 176 (3.20%) gulp
12 174 (3.17%) JUnit
13 131 (2.38%) Mocha
14 128 (2.33%) Cucumber
15 116 (2.11%) webpack
16 115 (2.09%) Vagrant
17 108 (1.97%) Gradle
18 105 (1.91%) Karma Test Runner
19 101 (1.84%) Protractor
20 100 (1.82%) Bower
General
1 1,691 (30.77%) Finance
2 483 (8.79%) Banking
3 345 (6.28%) Games
4 331 (6.02%) Front Office
5 291 (5.30%) Retail
6 264 (4.80%) Marketing
7 195 (3.55%) Investment Banking
8 176 (3.20%) Financial Institution
9 115 (2.09%) Advertising
10 104 (1.89%) Law
11 82 (1.49%) Telecoms
12 75 (1.36%) Publishing
13 65 (1.18%) Back Office
14 51 (0.93%) Electronics
15 42 (0.76%) Manufacturing
16 30 (0.55%) Legal
17 28 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 19 (0.35%) Military
19 17 (0.31%) French Language
20 16 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2,321 (42.24%) Developer
2 1,809 (32.92%) Software Engineer
3 759 (13.81%) Java Developer
4 518 (9.43%) Senior Software Engineer
5 513 (9.34%) C# Developer
6 503 (9.15%) Senior Developer
7 482 (8.77%) Java Engineer
8 414 (7.53%) .NET Developer
9 411 (7.48%) Java Software Engineer
10 352 (6.41%) Software Developer
11 287 (5.22%) Architect
12 283 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 272 (4.95%) Python Developer
14 266 (4.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 252 (4.59%) C# Software Engineer
16 236 (4.29%) Senior Java Developer
17 180 (3.28%) Junior
18 173 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
19 169 (3.08%) .NET Software Engineer
20 166 (3.02%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,207 (21.97%) .NET
2 1,102 (20.05%) AngularJS
3 1,018 (18.53%) HTML
4 916 (16.67%) CSS
5 879 (16.00%) React
6 734 (13.36%) Web Services
7 720 (13.10%) Spring
8 692 (12.59%) RESTful
9 619 (11.26%) Node.js
10 566 (10.30%) ASP.NET
11 517 (9.41%) HTML5
12 417 (7.59%) REST
13 379 (6.90%) jQuery
14 340 (6.19%) J2EE
15 329 (5.99%) CSS3
16 290 (5.28%) Kafka
17 272 (4.95%) Spring Boot
18 246 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
19 233 (4.24%) Sass
20 206 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,005 (18.29%) Computer Science
2 580 (10.56%) Greenfield Project
3 563 (10.25%) Fintech
4 434 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
5 383 (6.97%) User Experience
6 378 (6.88%) Algorithms
7 278 (5.06%) Hedge funds
8 265 (4.82%) Data Structures
9 223 (4.06%) Equities
10 214 (3.89%) Derivative
11 203 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 201 (3.66%) Fixed Income
13 172 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
14 163 (2.97%) Mobile App
15 112 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
16 109 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
17 105 (1.91%) Virtual Team
18 76 (1.38%) Blog
19 75 (1.36%) Cloud Native
20 74 (1.35%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 767 (13.96%) Linux
2 298 (5.42%) Windows
3 174 (3.17%) Unix
4 166 (3.02%) Android
5 126 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 36 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 22 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 21 (0.38%) CentOS
10 17 (0.31%) VMS
11 15 (0.27%) CoreOS
12 11 (0.20%) AIX
12 11 (0.20%) Fedora
13 10 (0.18%) Debian
13 10 (0.18%) Solaris
14 8 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
15 7 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
15 7 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,950 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,231 (22.40%) DevOps
3 1,167 (21.24%) Microservices
4 1,158 (21.07%) TDD
5 901 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
6 855 (15.56%) Scrum
7 756 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
8 672 (12.23%) OO
9 607 (11.05%) Test Automation
10 592 (10.77%) Open Source
11 543 (9.88%) MVC
12 540 (9.83%) BDD
13 538 (9.79%) Analytics
14 496 (9.03%) SDLC
15 429 (7.81%) Mathematics
15 429 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 413 (7.52%) Data Science
17 408 (7.42%) Machine Learning
18 375 (6.82%) Multithreading
19 374 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,456 (44.70%) Java
2 1,743 (31.72%) JavaScript
3 1,528 (27.81%) C#
4 1,422 (25.88%) SQL
5 1,333 (24.26%) Python
6 677 (12.32%) C++
7 437 (7.95%) Java 8
8 418 (7.61%) Scala
9 314 (5.71%) C
10 293 (5.33%) Ruby
11 275 (5.00%) PHP
12 244 (4.44%) Go
13 146 (2.66%) PowerShell
14 142 (2.58%) Bash Shell
15 140 (2.55%) ES6
16 129 (2.35%) R
17 115 (2.09%) PL/SQL
17 115 (2.09%) T-SQL
18 114 (2.07%) TypeScript
19 94 (1.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,207 (21.97%) Degree
2 417 (7.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 171 (3.11%) PhD
4 168 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 115 (2.09%) Master's Degree
6 79 (1.44%) SC Cleared
7 74 (1.35%) SAFe Agilist
8 72 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 54 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
10 48 (0.87%) CISSP
11 47 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (0.42%) CCNA
12 23 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (0.38%) GIAC
13 21 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
13 21 (0.38%) MCSE
13 21 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
13 21 (0.38%) SANS
13 21 (0.38%) SSCP
14 19 (0.35%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 422 (7.68%) QA
2 94 (1.71%) GCP
3 24 (0.44%) GDPR
4 13 (0.24%) PMO
5 9 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.11%) MiFID
7 5 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.073%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.073%) SLA
9 3 (0.055%) EMIR
10 2 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.036%) UCITS
11 1 (0.018%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.018%) FATCA
11 1 (0.018%) GxP
11 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.018%) MISRA
11 1 (0.018%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.018%) SEPA
System Software
1 921 (16.76%) Docker
2 28 (0.51%) VirtualBox
3 27 (0.49%) HDFS
4 23 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 16 (0.29%) Firmware
7 13 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.22%) vSphere
9 10 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.16%) Varnish
11 7 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.11%) iptables
12 6 (0.11%) NFS
12 6 (0.11%) Samba
13 4 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.036%) Ceph
14 2 (0.036%) LXC
14 2 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 381 (6.93%) Terraform
2 338 (6.15%) Kubernetes
3 290 (5.28%) Ansible
4 167 (3.04%) Puppet
5 156 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (0.82%) Prometheus
7 37 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
8 29 (0.53%) Salt
9 28 (0.51%) Mesos
10 24 (0.44%) Nagios
11 22 (0.40%) Consul
11 22 (0.40%) Packer
12 19 (0.35%) Kibana
13 17 (0.31%) ZABBIX
14 14 (0.25%) Grafana
14 14 (0.25%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.22%) logstash
16 11 (0.20%) Rancher
17 10 (0.18%) Oozie
18 6 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 512 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 412 (7.50%) Oracle
3 344 (6.26%) Google
4 113 (2.06%) Sitecore
5 105 (1.91%) Adobe
6 95 (1.73%) SAP
7 77 (1.40%) hybris
8 73 (1.33%) IBM
9 64 (1.16%) Charles River
10 59 (1.07%) Tableau
11 54 (0.98%) Cloudera
12 53 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 51 (0.93%) Splunk
14 49 (0.89%) Marketo
15 48 (0.87%) SimCorp
16 47 (0.86%) Calypso
17 44 (0.80%) Red Hat
18 43 (0.78%) FXall
18 43 (0.78%) New Relic
19 42 (0.76%) VMware