Period
to 24 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

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

Developer
London > Central London
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,715 1,265 3,950
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 25.19% 30.64% 31.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.91% 32.78% 32.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,535 1,127 3,626
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £43,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £108,750 £97,500 £93,750
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Central 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
Central London
Permanent vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 6,372 3,859 12,071
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 93.46% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5,681 3,385 10,733
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £35,750
25th Percentile £53,042 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £63,511
% change year-on-year +3.70% +6.28% +5.85%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Central London.

Salary trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer in Central London

Developer
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 24 October 2021. 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
City of London -1 1,588 £75,000 +7.14% 811
City of Westminster -11 21 £75,000 +7.14% 1
West End of London -13 18 £60,000 -4.00% 5
Camden +1 14 £60,000 - 4
Southwark - 6 £80,000 -
Kensington and Chelsea -2 2 £56,250 -18.18%
Developer
London

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 620 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (33.88%) JavaScript
3 561 (32.71%) Finance
4 527 (30.73%) C#
5 522 (30.44%) Java
6 461 (26.88%) .NET
7 429 (25.01%) SQL
8 408 (23.79%) React
9 364 (21.22%) Azure
10 347 (20.23%) HTML
11 332 (19.36%) CSS
12 325 (18.95%) Fintech
13 317 (18.48%) SQL Server
13 317 (18.48%) Social Skills
14 308 (17.96%) Full Stack Development
15 292 (17.03%) AngularJS
16 290 (16.91%) Python
17 274 (15.98%) DevOps
18 263 (15.34%) AWS
19 257 (14.99%) Microservices
20 224 (13.06%) TDD
21 209 (12.19%) Docker
22 206 (12.01%) Software Engineering
23 196 (11.43%) Node.js
24 190 (11.08%) HTML5
25 181 (10.55%) Git (software)
25 181 (10.55%) Web Services
26 175 (10.20%) Banking
27 174 (10.15%) TypeScript
28 169 (9.85%) .NET Core

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 55 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 34 (1.98%) Confluence
4 33 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (1.69%) CMS
6 18 (1.05%) Drupal
7 14 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 12 (0.70%) EPiServer
9 11 (0.64%) IIS
10 10 (0.58%) WordPress
11 6 (0.35%) Apache
11 6 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (0.35%) nginx
12 5 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.29%) Moodle
13 4 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.23%) Sketch
5 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.17%) InVision
6 2 (0.12%) Figma
7 1 (0.058%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 23 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.23%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.17%) Shopify
4 3 (0.17%) Temenos Globus
4 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.058%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.058%) Magento
6 1 (0.058%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.058%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.058%) Relativity
6 1 (0.058%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.058%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 364 (21.22%) Azure
2 263 (15.34%) AWS
3 107 (6.24%) Power Platform
4 82 (4.78%) GCP
5 69 (4.02%) SaaS
6 62 (3.62%) Serverless
7 31 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
7 31 (1.81%) PowerApps
8 27 (1.57%) npm
8 27 (1.57%) Power Automate
9 23 (1.34%) Microsoft 365
10 22 (1.28%) Azure Logic Apps
10 22 (1.28%) GitHub
11 21 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (1.05%) PaaS
14 17 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
14 17 (0.99%) Azure Functions
15 16 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
16 13 (0.76%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.76%) Internet
2 12 (0.70%) FTP
3 10 (0.58%) Extranet
4 6 (0.35%) HTTP
5 5 (0.29%) AMQP
5 5 (0.29%) VoIP
6 3 (0.17%) DNS
7 2 (0.12%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.12%) 4G
7 2 (0.12%) 5G
7 2 (0.12%) ASN.1
7 2 (0.12%) LTE
8 1 (0.058%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.058%) SMS
8 1 (0.058%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.77%) MongoDB
3 91 (5.31%) Power BI
4 90 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (4.96%) NoSQL
6 78 (4.55%) MySQL
7 73 (4.26%) Big Data
8 65 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 62 (3.62%) Hadoop
10 55 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
11 52 (3.03%) Relational Database
12 51 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 41 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 37 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
15 36 (2.10%) Redis
16 32 (1.87%) Tableau
17 30 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
18 26 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
19 23 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
19 23 (1.34%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 181 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 74 (4.31%) JIRA
3 64 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 51 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (2.62%) Visual Studio
6 40 (2.33%) webpack
7 35 (2.04%) Maven
8 30 (1.75%) Selenium
9 22 (1.28%) Cucumber
9 22 (1.28%) NUnit
10 21 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 19 (1.11%) Bitbucket
11 19 (1.11%) Grunt
11 19 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (0.99%) Cypress.io
12 17 (0.99%) WebDriver
13 16 (0.93%) Jasmine
14 14 (0.82%) Bower
15 13 (0.76%) JUnit
15 13 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 561 (32.71%) Finance
2 317 (18.48%) Social Skills
3 175 (10.20%) Banking
4 158 (9.21%) Front Office
5 76 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.91%) Investment Banking
7 55 (3.21%) Marketing
8 53 (3.09%) Advertising
9 45 (2.62%) Retail
10 31 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
11 29 (1.69%) Public Sector
12 26 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (1.34%) Electronics
14 19 (1.11%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.99%) Telecoms
16 16 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 16 (0.93%) Law
17 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
18 14 (0.82%) Games
19 10 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (26.88%) .NET
2 408 (23.79%) React
3 347 (20.23%) HTML
4 332 (19.36%) CSS
5 292 (17.03%) AngularJS
6 196 (11.43%) Node.js
7 190 (11.08%) HTML5
8 181 (10.55%) Web Services
9 169 (9.85%) .NET Core
10 140 (8.16%) REST
11 134 (7.81%) Spring
12 133 (7.76%) Vue.js
13 121 (7.06%) ASP.NET
14 109 (6.36%) .NET Framework
15 95 (5.54%) jQuery
16 91 (5.31%) RESTful
17 89 (5.19%) Spring Boot
18 80 (4.66%) Redux
19 74 (4.31%) Kafka
20 72 (4.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 138 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
2 132 (7.70%) User Experience
3 69 (4.02%) Algorithms
4 67 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 60 (3.50%) Derivative
6 57 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (3.27%) Data Structures
7 56 (3.27%) Equities
8 53 (3.09%) Hedge funds
9 52 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
10 46 (2.68%) Fixed Income
11 36 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (1.46%) Legacy Systems
13 21 (1.22%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.93%) Clustering
15 16 (0.93%) Market Risk
16 15 (0.87%) N-Tier
16 15 (0.87%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 77 (4.49%) Windows
2 68 (3.97%) Linux
3 47 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 37 (2.16%) Android
5 27 (1.57%) Unix
6 5 (0.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (18.95%) Fintech
3 308 (17.96%) Full Stack Development
4 274 (15.98%) DevOps
5 257 (14.99%) Microservices
6 224 (13.06%) TDD
7 206 (12.01%) Software Engineering
8 167 (9.74%) Multithreading
9 158 (9.21%) OO
10 148 (8.63%) Scrum
11 141 (8.22%) Front End Development
12 137 (7.99%) Analytics
13 135 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
14 131 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
15 123 (7.17%) SDLC
16 119 (6.94%) MVC
17 118 (6.88%) Computer Science
18 108 (6.30%) Artificial Intelligence
19 107 (6.24%) Mentoring
19 107 (6.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 581 (33.88%) JavaScript
2 527 (30.73%) C#
3 522 (30.44%) Java
4 429 (25.01%) SQL
5 290 (16.91%) Python
6 174 (10.15%) TypeScript
7 93 (5.42%) PHP
8 90 (5.25%) Kotlin
9 84 (4.90%) T-SQL
10 77 (4.49%) Java 8
11 71 (4.14%) C++
12 70 (4.08%) Scala
13 44 (2.57%) Go
14 36 (2.10%) Ruby
15 32 (1.87%) Apple Swift
16 28 (1.63%) ES6
16 28 (1.63%) R
16 28 (1.63%) VBA
17 27 (1.57%) VB
18 26 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (7.11%) Degree
2 39 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (1.34%) Master's Degree
4 13 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.76%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.52%) PhD
6 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.058%) ACCA
8 1 (0.058%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.058%) CIMA
8 1 (0.058%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.058%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.91%) QA
2 21 (1.22%) Accessibility
3 20 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.58%) EMIR
4 10 (0.58%) MiFID
5 3 (0.17%) PMO
6 2 (0.12%) IFRS
6 2 (0.12%) PSD2
6 2 (0.12%) SEPA
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.058%) GDPR
7 1 (0.058%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.058%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 209 (12.19%) Docker
2 15 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.058%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 149 (8.69%) Kubernetes
2 41 (2.39%) Terraform
3 13 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.58%) Ansible
5 7 (0.41%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.23%) Grafana
7 2 (0.12%) Control-M
7 2 (0.12%) Kibana
7 2 (0.12%) logstash
8 1 (0.058%) Automic
8 1 (0.058%) Mesos
8 1 (0.058%) MIIS
8 1 (0.058%) Puppet
8 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 162 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 67 (3.91%) Google
3 51 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
4 45 (2.62%) Oracle
5 22 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 17 (0.99%) SAP
7 14 (0.82%) Fidessa
8 13 (0.76%) Xamarin
9 12 (0.70%) Informatica
10 11 (0.64%) Workday
11 9 (0.52%) Talend
12 7 (0.41%) Databricks
12 7 (0.41%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.35%) Adobe
13 6 (0.35%) Nintex
13 6 (0.35%) SnapLogic
14 5 (0.29%) Charles River
14 5 (0.29%) Intapp
14 5 (0.29%) Murex
14 5 (0.29%) Sitecore