Period
to 18 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

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

Senior Developer
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 403 289 894
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 5.96% 6.26% 6.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.40% 6.70% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 378 271 821
10th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £52,500
25th Percentile £66,250 £63,125 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £72,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £103,750 £102,500
London median annual salary £79,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -3.33% +7.14%

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 6,300 4,312 12,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.21% 93.45% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,634 3,741 11,041
10th Percentile £40,860 £42,500 £35,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +6.56%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £103,750 £100,000 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £69,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.72% +11.20% +4.17%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Central London

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Central London

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Central London

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 September 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 +3 381 £82,500 +13.79% 127
Southwark +7 5 £80,000 -
West End of London -19 3 £105,000 +23.53% 1
Camden -2 1 £62,500 -30.56% 1
City of Westminster -16 1 £62,500 -30.56%
Senior Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 178 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (38.71%) Finance
3 143 (35.48%) C#
4 138 (34.24%) JavaScript
5 136 (33.75%) .NET
6 121 (30.02%) React
7 111 (27.54%) SQL
8 104 (25.81%) Java
9 91 (22.58%) HTML
9 91 (22.58%) CSS
10 89 (22.08%) Fintech
11 87 (21.59%) AWS
12 81 (20.10%) TDD
13 79 (19.60%) Azure
13 79 (19.60%) .NET Core
14 77 (19.11%) Microservices
14 77 (19.11%) Multithreading
15 75 (18.61%) SQL Server
16 70 (17.37%) Social Skills
17 69 (17.12%) Full Stack Development
18 68 (16.87%) Node.js
19 65 (16.13%) DevOps
20 63 (15.63%) Scrum
21 59 (14.64%) AngularJS
22 58 (14.39%) Docker
22 58 (14.39%) Python
23 52 (12.90%) Web Services
24 49 (12.16%) Front End Development
25 48 (11.91%) HTML5
26 47 (11.66%) TypeScript

Senior 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 13 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.73%) Apache Solr
2 11 (2.73%) CMS
2 11 (2.73%) Drupal
3 9 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.99%) IIS
5 4 (0.99%) Confluence
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.25%) GemFire
7 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.25%) JBoss
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Figma
2 1 (0.25%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (0.74%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 87 (21.59%) AWS
2 79 (19.60%) Azure
3 26 (6.45%) Serverless
4 18 (4.47%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (3.47%) GCP
6 13 (3.23%) SaaS
7 12 (2.98%) Power Platform
8 10 (2.48%) PaaS
9 9 (2.23%) Azure App Service
9 9 (2.23%) Azure Key Vault
9 9 (2.23%) Azure Service Bus
9 9 (2.23%) Azure Service Fabric
9 9 (2.23%) Azure Storage
10 7 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.74%) Azure Functions
11 6 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.49%) GitHub
11 6 (1.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (1.24%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.99%) FTP
2 4 (0.99%) AMQP
3 2 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.70%) Big Data
3 24 (5.96%) Hadoop
3 24 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.96%) Flink
5 20 (4.96%) MySQL
6 19 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (3.72%) Redis
7 15 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.98%) Power BI
9 7 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.71%) JIRA
3 20 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.47%) Maven
6 13 (3.23%) webpack
7 9 (2.23%) Jasmine
7 9 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.49%) Cypress.io
8 6 (1.49%) JsTestDriver
9 5 (1.24%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.24%) Selenium
9 5 (1.24%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.99%) GitLab
10 4 (0.99%) Gradle
10 4 (0.99%) JUnit
10 4 (0.99%) NUnit
10 4 (0.99%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.74%) Moq
11 3 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 156 (38.71%) Finance
2 70 (17.37%) Social Skills
3 39 (9.68%) Banking
4 22 (5.46%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.96%) Front Office
6 18 (4.47%) Retail
7 14 (3.47%) Public Sector
8 13 (3.23%) Marketing
9 11 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (1.99%) Games
11 7 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.24%) Advertising
12 5 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.24%) Electronics
12 5 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.99%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.74%) Law
14 3 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (33.75%) .NET
2 121 (30.02%) React
3 91 (22.58%) CSS
3 91 (22.58%) HTML
4 79 (19.60%) .NET Core
5 68 (16.87%) Node.js
6 59 (14.64%) AngularJS
7 52 (12.90%) Web Services
8 48 (11.91%) HTML5
9 36 (8.93%) REST
10 33 (8.19%) ASP.NET
11 32 (7.94%) Spring
12 31 (7.69%) .NET Framework
13 25 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (5.96%) Entity Framework
14 24 (5.96%) Redux
15 23 (5.71%) Kafka
16 21 (5.21%) jQuery
16 21 (5.21%) RESTful
17 20 (4.96%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.20%) User Experience
3 20 (4.96%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.47%) Derivative
5 12 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.98%) Equities
6 9 (2.23%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.49%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
10 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.99%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.99%) Social Media
10 4 (0.99%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.74%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.44%) Linux
2 21 (5.21%) Windows
3 14 (3.47%) Unix
4 10 (2.48%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.23%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (22.08%) Fintech
3 81 (20.10%) TDD
4 77 (19.11%) Microservices
4 77 (19.11%) Multithreading
5 69 (17.12%) Full Stack Development
6 65 (16.13%) DevOps
7 63 (15.63%) Scrum
8 49 (12.16%) Front End Development
9 46 (11.41%) Software Engineering
10 43 (10.67%) Computer Science
11 40 (9.93%) MVC
12 39 (9.68%) Analytics
13 38 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (9.43%) Mentoring
14 36 (8.93%) OO
15 31 (7.69%) SDLC
15 31 (7.69%) SOLID
16 28 (6.95%) OOP
17 26 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 143 (35.48%) C#
2 138 (34.24%) JavaScript
3 111 (27.54%) SQL
4 104 (25.81%) Java
5 58 (14.39%) Python
6 47 (11.66%) TypeScript
7 19 (4.71%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.97%) Go
9 13 (3.23%) ES6
9 13 (3.23%) Kotlin
10 12 (2.98%) PHP
10 12 (2.98%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.23%) C++
12 8 (1.99%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.99%) VBA
13 7 (1.74%) Java 8
14 6 (1.49%) Apex Code
14 6 (1.49%) ES7
15 4 (0.99%) Ruby
16 3 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (9.18%) Degree
2 12 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.99%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.99%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.71%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.50%) PMO
3 2 (0.50%) PSD2
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 58 (14.39%) Docker
2 5 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (11.17%) Kubernetes
2 27 (6.70%) Terraform
3 10 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.24%) Ansible
5 2 (0.50%) Grafana
5 2 (0.50%) Puppet
6 1 (0.25%) Marathon
Vendors
1 21 (5.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.97%) Oracle
3 15 (3.72%) Google
4 12 (2.98%) Fidessa
5 9 (2.23%) Nintex
6 6 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.49%) SAP
7 3 (0.74%) Intapp
7 3 (0.74%) VMware
8 2 (0.50%) Apple
8 2 (0.50%) Databricks
8 2 (0.50%) Murex
8 2 (0.50%) OpenText
8 2 (0.50%) Solace
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe
9 1 (0.25%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.25%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.25%) IBM
9 1 (0.25%) New Relic