Period
to 24 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

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

Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,807 3,661 3,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.65% 35.44% 31.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.21% 37.05% 33.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,499 3,377 3,045
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 8,716 9,882 10,017
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.67% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,543 8,826 8,927
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,480 £36,125 £36,150
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the City of London

Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Developer in the City of London

Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in the City of London

Developer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2020. 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
London Bridge -1 38 £62,500 +19.05% 1
Moorgate +6 18 £75,000 +11.11% 2
Developer
Central London

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 City of London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 1,017 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 951 (33.88%) JavaScript
3 883 (31.46%) Finance
4 873 (31.10%) Java
5 820 (29.21%) C#
6 716 (25.51%) SQL
7 695 (24.76%) .NET
8 595 (21.20%) TDD
9 556 (19.81%) HTML
10 543 (19.34%) Python
11 538 (19.17%) CSS
12 522 (18.60%) Microservices
13 520 (18.53%) React
14 492 (17.53%) SQL Server
15 488 (17.39%) AngularJS
16 422 (15.03%) Azure
16 422 (15.03%) AWS
17 410 (14.61%) Fintech
18 369 (13.15%) MVC
19 341 (12.15%) Docker
20 340 (12.11%) Git (software)
21 307 (10.94%) ASP.NET
22 303 (10.79%) Microsoft
23 302 (10.76%) Computer Science
24 291 (10.37%) Degree
25 287 (10.22%) Scrum
26 286 (10.19%) Spring
27 271 (9.65%) DevOps
28 270 (9.62%) OO
28 270 (9.62%) Greenfield Project

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 72 (2.57%) Apache Spark
2 63 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
3 62 (2.21%) CMS
4 45 (1.60%) EPiServer
5 41 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 27 (0.96%) Confluence
7 25 (0.89%) Apache
8 18 (0.64%) nginx
9 17 (0.61%) WordPress
10 16 (0.57%) Drupal
10 16 (0.57%) Headless CMS
11 15 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.36%) JBoss
14 9 (0.32%) IIS
14 9 (0.32%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.29%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.29%) Sketch
3 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.071%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.036%) Figma
6 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.28%) Magento
2 24 (0.86%) Shopify
3 21 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.071%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.071%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.071%) RiskWrite
6 2 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.036%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.036%) HFM
7 1 (0.036%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.036%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.036%) RMDS
7 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.036%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 422 (15.03%) AWS
1 422 (15.03%) Azure
2 107 (3.81%) Power Platform
3 100 (3.56%) GCP
4 62 (2.21%) SaaS
5 54 (1.92%) Serverless
6 51 (1.82%) GitHub
7 43 (1.53%) npm
8 39 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (0.89%) Firebase
10 22 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
12 17 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
13 16 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.57%) Heroku
14 15 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.53%) Azure Functions
15 13 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (0.43%) PaaS
17 11 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.24%) Internet
2 46 (1.64%) HTTP
3 9 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
3 9 (0.32%) Intranet
3 9 (0.32%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.21%) Broadband
4 6 (0.21%) HTTPS
4 6 (0.21%) SSH
5 5 (0.18%) DNS
5 5 (0.18%) SSL
6 2 (0.071%) Network Security
7 1 (0.036%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.036%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.036%) MQTT
7 1 (0.036%) Multicast
7 1 (0.036%) RIP
7 1 (0.036%) RS-232
7 1 (0.036%) RS-485
7 1 (0.036%) SAN
7 1 (0.036%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 177 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 152 (5.42%) Big Data
4 137 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 126 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
6 113 (4.03%) MySQL
7 111 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 107 (3.81%) Power BI
9 106 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 103 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
11 88 (3.14%) MongoDB
12 75 (2.67%) Relational Database
13 62 (2.21%) Hadoop
14 59 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
15 56 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 44 (1.57%) Blockchain
17 42 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 38 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
19 32 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 31 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 340 (12.11%) Git (software)
2 101 (3.60%) Visual Studio
3 87 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 68 (2.42%) webpack
5 60 (2.14%) JUnit
6 58 (2.07%) JIRA
7 44 (1.57%) gulp
7 44 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 40 (1.43%) Cucumber
8 40 (1.43%) Maven
9 33 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (0.96%) Grunt
11 25 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 23 (0.82%) Babel
13 22 (0.78%) Jasmine
13 22 (0.78%) Subversion
14 20 (0.71%) Selenium
15 18 (0.64%) Mockito
15 18 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
16 17 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 883 (31.46%) Finance
2 237 (8.44%) Banking
3 144 (5.13%) Front Office
4 142 (5.06%) Marketing
5 91 (3.24%) Retail
6 77 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 58 (2.07%) Law
8 53 (1.89%) Advertising
9 50 (1.78%) Games
10 47 (1.67%) Financial Institution
11 38 (1.35%) Back Office
12 17 (0.61%) Public Sector
13 14 (0.50%) Publishing
14 12 (0.43%) Electronics
14 12 (0.43%) Telecoms
15 11 (0.39%) Legal
15 11 (0.39%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.25%) Billing
17 6 (0.21%) Automotive
17 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 695 (24.76%) .NET
2 556 (19.81%) HTML
3 538 (19.17%) CSS
4 520 (18.53%) React
5 488 (17.39%) AngularJS
6 307 (10.94%) ASP.NET
7 286 (10.19%) Spring
8 264 (9.41%) HTML5
9 259 (9.23%) REST
10 254 (9.05%) Node.js
10 254 (9.05%) RESTful
11 234 (8.34%) .NET Core
12 205 (7.30%) Web Services
13 156 (5.56%) CSS3
14 153 (5.45%) .NET Framework
14 153 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 142 (5.06%) jQuery
16 130 (4.63%) Spring Boot
17 126 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
17 126 (4.49%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 270 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
2 179 (6.38%) User Experience
3 145 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 133 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 58 (2.07%) Data Structures
7 57 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 50 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 47 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 45 (1.60%) Derivative
11 44 (1.57%) Fixed Income
12 35 (1.25%) Equities
13 34 (1.21%) Renewable Energy
14 32 (1.14%) Cloud Native
15 31 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (0.96%) Management Information System
17 25 (0.89%) Social Media
18 24 (0.86%) Credit Risk
19 17 (0.61%) Reinsurance
20 16 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 207 (7.37%) Linux
2 120 (4.28%) Android
3 110 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 97 (3.46%) Windows
5 83 (2.96%) Unix
6 9 (0.32%) CentOS
7 8 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.036%) Debian
11 1 (0.036%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,017 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (21.20%) TDD
3 522 (18.60%) Microservices
4 410 (14.61%) Fintech
5 369 (13.15%) MVC
6 302 (10.76%) Computer Science
7 287 (10.22%) Scrum
8 271 (9.65%) DevOps
9 270 (9.62%) OO
10 255 (9.08%) Front End Development
11 245 (8.73%) Software Engineering
12 237 (8.44%) Web Development
13 227 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
14 193 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
15 189 (6.73%) BDD
16 172 (6.13%) SDLC
17 171 (6.09%) Test Automation
18 163 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
19 157 (5.59%) Mentoring
20 152 (5.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 951 (33.88%) JavaScript
2 873 (31.10%) Java
3 820 (29.21%) C#
4 716 (25.51%) SQL
5 543 (19.34%) Python
6 204 (7.27%) TypeScript
7 194 (6.91%) Java 8
8 171 (6.09%) C++
9 169 (6.02%) PHP
10 124 (4.42%) Scala
11 121 (4.31%) Kotlin
12 120 (4.28%) T-SQL
13 93 (3.31%) ES6
14 61 (2.17%) VBA
15 50 (1.78%) Apple Swift
16 45 (1.60%) Ruby
17 41 (1.46%) Objective-C
18 40 (1.43%) Go
19 38 (1.35%) VB.NET
20 31 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 291 (10.37%) Degree
2 165 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (0.89%) Master's Degree
4 14 (0.50%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.25%) PhD
6 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.14%) CISSP
7 4 (0.14%) MCSE
8 3 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.071%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.071%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.036%) MCP
10 1 (0.036%) MCPD
10 1 (0.036%) MCTS
10 1 (0.036%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.92%) QA
2 19 (0.68%) SLA
3 13 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.11%) WCAG
5 2 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.071%) EMIR
5 2 (0.071%) MiFID
6 1 (0.036%) GDPR
6 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 341 (12.15%) Docker
2 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.11%) HDFS
2 3 (0.11%) KVM
2 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.036%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.036%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.036%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.036%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 173 (6.16%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.18%) Terraform
3 16 (0.57%) Kibana
4 12 (0.43%) Ansible
4 12 (0.43%) Control-M
5 11 (0.39%) SCCM
6 5 (0.18%) Packer
7 4 (0.14%) Grafana
7 4 (0.14%) logstash
7 4 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.11%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.036%) MIIS
9 1 (0.036%) Nagios
9 1 (0.036%) Puppet
9 1 (0.036%) Rancher
Vendors
1 303 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 111 (3.95%) Google
3 89 (3.17%) Oracle
4 50 (1.78%) Tableau
5 43 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (0.96%) SAP
7 23 (0.82%) Informatica
8 21 (0.75%) Adobe
8 21 (0.75%) MuleSoft
9 18 (0.64%) Talend
10 13 (0.46%) YouTube
11 11 (0.39%) Zend
12 10 (0.36%) Cognos
12 10 (0.36%) Samsung
13 9 (0.32%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.29%) Alteryx
14 8 (0.29%) Databricks
15 7 (0.25%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
16 6 (0.21%) Infragistics