Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Programmer
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 788 834
Rank change year-on-year -9 +46 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 47 63 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.083% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 42 59 88
London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +10.64% +23.68%
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70426 72444 85501
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55326 62571 72563
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Software Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in London

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in London.

Salary trend for Software Programmer in London

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Programmer in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Programmer in London

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +3 8 £60,000 -7.69%
East London -1 1 £35,000 -51.72%
North London - 1 £46,000 -
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Software Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Software Programmer in the job title.

1 32 (68.09%) SQL
2 29 (61.70%) Java
2 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (57.45%) Software Engineering
4 22 (46.81%) TDD
5 21 (44.68%) Scrum
6 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
6 20 (42.55%) Google
7 17 (36.17%) Web Services
7 17 (36.17%) XML
8 16 (34.04%) Degree
9 15 (31.91%) Web Development
9 15 (31.91%) Retail
10 14 (29.79%) Spring
10 14 (29.79%) JUnit
11 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
11 13 (27.66%) OO
11 13 (27.66%) Computer Science
11 13 (27.66%) RESTful
12 12 (25.53%) Relational Database
12 12 (25.53%) Lucene
12 12 (25.53%) Linux
12 12 (25.53%) Finance
12 12 (25.53%) ATM
13 11 (23.40%) C
13 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
13 11 (23.40%) BDD
14 10 (21.28%) jQuery
14 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (21.28%) .NET

Software Programmer Skill Set
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 4 (8.51%) nginx
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Solr
2 3 (6.38%) Drupal
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) WordPress
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Magento
2 2 (4.26%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) ATM
2 8 (17.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.53%) Relational Database
3 9 (19.15%) Infinispan
4 4 (8.51%) MS Access
4 4 (8.51%) MySQL
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (2.13%) Big Data
7 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
7 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.13%) Redis
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) JUnit
2 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
3 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
4 7 (14.89%) Eclipse
4 7 (14.89%) Subversion
5 5 (10.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (10.64%) gulp
6 4 (8.51%) Grunt
7 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.13%) JIRA
8 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.13%) webpack
General
1 15 (31.91%) Retail
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Back Office
4 3 (6.38%) Billing
4 3 (6.38%) Law
4 3 (6.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) Web Services
1 17 (36.17%) XML
2 14 (29.79%) Spring
3 13 (27.66%) RESTful
4 12 (25.53%) Lucene
5 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
6 10 (21.28%) .NET
6 10 (21.28%) HTML
6 10 (21.28%) jQuery
7 9 (19.15%) CSS
7 9 (19.15%) Guice
7 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
7 9 (19.15%) XSD
7 9 (19.15%) XSLT
8 8 (17.02%) GWT
8 8 (17.02%) Swing
9 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
9 7 (14.89%) J2EE
9 7 (14.89%) Java EE
9 7 (14.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Computer Science
2 9 (19.15%) User Experience
3 8 (17.02%) EFT
4 7 (14.89%) Fintech
5 6 (12.77%) Algorithms
5 6 (12.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
6 4 (8.51%) Hedge funds
7 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Android
3 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (57.45%) Software Engineering
3 22 (46.81%) TDD
4 21 (44.68%) Scrum
5 15 (31.91%) Web Development
6 13 (27.66%) OO
7 11 (23.40%) BDD
8 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (21.28%) Refactoring
9 8 (17.02%) Fraud Detection
10 7 (14.89%) MVC
11 6 (12.77%) Open Source
12 5 (10.64%) Coaching
12 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
12 5 (10.64%) Microservices
12 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
13 4 (8.51%) B2B
13 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
13 4 (8.51%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) SQL
2 29 (61.70%) Java
3 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
4 11 (23.40%) C
5 9 (19.15%) C#
6 6 (12.77%) Scala
6 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
7 5 (10.64%) Go
7 5 (10.64%) PHP
7 5 (10.64%) Python
8 4 (8.51%) APL
8 4 (8.51%) Assembly Language
8 4 (8.51%) Erlang
8 4 (8.51%) Haskell
8 4 (8.51%) Lisp
9 3 (6.38%) Ruby
9 3 (6.38%) VB
9 3 (6.38%) VBA
10 2 (4.26%) C++
10 2 (4.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) MCSD
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Google
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Apple
4 3 (6.38%) iManage
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian