Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,747 2,946 4,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.88% 28.84% 33.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.33% 30.34% 34.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,444 2,703 3,800
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £39,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 10,607 9,710 11,832
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.07% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9,467 8,806 10,817
City of 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 £34,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% +4.55%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 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
London Bridge -3 17 £52,500 -12.50%
Moorgate +1 2 £67,500 +63.64%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 1,511 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,333 (35.58%) JavaScript
3 1,313 (35.04%) Java
4 1,295 (34.56%) Finance
5 1,247 (33.28%) SQL
6 1,156 (30.85%) C#
7 1,043 (27.84%) .NET
8 928 (24.77%) CSS
9 900 (24.02%) HTML
10 849 (22.66%) SQL Server
11 784 (20.92%) TDD
12 697 (18.60%) AngularJS
13 652 (17.40%) MVC
14 515 (13.74%) Microservices
15 500 (13.34%) Microsoft
16 496 (13.24%) ASP.NET
17 474 (12.65%) Python
18 469 (12.52%) React
19 459 (12.25%) Greenfield Project
20 429 (11.45%) Web Development
21 421 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
22 418 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
23 413 (11.02%) Git (software)
24 411 (10.97%) Banking
25 401 (10.70%) Degree
26 391 (10.44%) Fintech
27 389 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
28 388 (10.35%) Software Engineering
29 384 (10.25%) OO
29 384 (10.25%) jQuery

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
1 114 (3.04%) CMS
2 100 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 97 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 67 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (1.52%) WordPress
6 51 (1.36%) Ethereum
7 44 (1.17%) Umbraco
8 42 (1.12%) Apache
9 39 (1.04%) Drupal
10 37 (0.99%) IIS
11 31 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 23 (0.61%) NServiceBus
13 23 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (0.51%) Confluence
15 16 (0.43%) EPiServer
16 12 (0.32%) SAS
16 12 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 81 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.11%) InDesign
7 4 (0.11%) InVision
8 3 (0.080%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.080%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.053%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.027%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.027%) Houdini
10 1 (0.027%) Maya
10 1 (0.027%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 48 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 15 (0.40%) Ripple
4 13 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 12 (0.32%) Magento
6 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
7 4 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.11%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.080%) Shopify
9 2 (0.053%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.053%) Odoo
9 2 (0.053%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.027%) Kondor
10 1 (0.027%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.027%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 418 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 389 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (1.73%) GitHub
4 50 (1.33%) Serverless
5 47 (1.25%) SaaS
6 46 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.85%) npm
8 30 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 29 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
10 21 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 19 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.51%) PaaS
12 18 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.40%) IaaS
14 14 (0.37%) BrowserStack
15 13 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.35%) CloudFront
15 13 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
16 12 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.09%) HTTP
2 31 (0.83%) Internet
3 17 (0.45%) Skype
4 13 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.21%) SMS
6 6 (0.16%) AMQP
7 5 (0.13%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.11%) DNS
8 4 (0.11%) Intranet
8 4 (0.11%) SSL
9 3 (0.080%) DSL
9 3 (0.080%) FIX Connectivity
9 3 (0.080%) SMTP
10 2 (0.053%) Extranet
10 2 (0.053%) FTP
10 2 (0.053%) Multicast
10 2 (0.053%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 2 (0.053%) SSH
10 2 (0.053%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.027%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 849 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 357 (9.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 330 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 279 (7.45%) NoSQL
5 260 (6.94%) Big Data
6 237 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
7 232 (6.19%) MySQL
8 192 (5.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 158 (4.22%) Blockchain
10 157 (4.19%) Relational Database
11 145 (3.87%) Power BI
12 118 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
13 103 (2.75%) MongoDB
14 95 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
15 90 (2.40%) Hadoop
16 86 (2.30%) Redis
17 69 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
18 67 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
19 63 (1.68%) Data Lake
20 59 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 413 (11.02%) Git (software)
2 207 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 188 (5.02%) Jenkins
4 172 (4.59%) Visual Studio
5 162 (4.32%) Maven
6 111 (2.96%) Selenium
7 110 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 102 (2.72%) Gradle
9 94 (2.51%) Subversion
10 74 (1.97%) Jasmine
10 74 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 68 (1.81%) webpack
12 64 (1.71%) gulp
13 62 (1.65%) JIRA
14 61 (1.63%) NUnit
15 60 (1.60%) JUnit
16 51 (1.36%) Cucumber
17 48 (1.28%) Grunt
18 41 (1.09%) SpecFlow
19 40 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,295 (34.56%) Finance
2 411 (10.97%) Banking
3 198 (5.28%) Front Office
4 139 (3.71%) Advertising
5 117 (3.12%) Investment Banking
6 114 (3.04%) Law
7 88 (2.35%) Games
8 83 (2.22%) Retail
9 70 (1.87%) Marketing
10 68 (1.81%) Back Office
11 53 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 38 (1.01%) Telecoms
13 36 (0.96%) Publishing
14 30 (0.80%) Legal
15 17 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.21%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.11%) Billing
18 4 (0.11%) International Banking
18 4 (0.11%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,043 (27.84%) .NET
2 928 (24.77%) CSS
3 900 (24.02%) HTML
4 697 (18.60%) AngularJS
5 496 (13.24%) ASP.NET
6 469 (12.52%) React
7 384 (10.25%) jQuery
8 361 (9.63%) HTML5
9 344 (9.18%) Spring
10 326 (8.70%) RESTful
11 308 (8.22%) REST
12 289 (7.71%) Web Services
13 285 (7.61%) CSS3
13 285 (7.61%) Node.js
14 272 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 272 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 210 (5.60%) .NET Framework
16 169 (4.51%) XML
17 166 (4.43%) .NET Core
18 163 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 459 (12.25%) Greenfield Project
2 391 (10.44%) Fintech
3 322 (8.59%) Computer Science
4 269 (7.18%) User Experience
5 181 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
6 146 (3.90%) Mobile App
7 145 (3.87%) Algorithms
8 128 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
9 121 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 108 (2.88%) Data Structures
11 106 (2.83%) Derivative
12 83 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
13 76 (2.03%) Hedge funds
14 74 (1.97%) Fixed Income
15 66 (1.76%) Equities
16 47 (1.25%) Reinsurance
17 42 (1.12%) Bitcoin
18 34 (0.91%) N-Tier
19 26 (0.69%) Market Risk
20 24 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 276 (7.37%) Linux
2 136 (3.63%) Windows
3 87 (2.32%) Unix
4 77 (2.05%) Android
5 70 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 12 (0.32%) VMS
8 10 (0.27%) openSUSE
9 8 (0.21%) Debian
9 8 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.16%) CentOS
11 4 (0.11%) Solaris
12 2 (0.053%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.053%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.027%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,511 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
2 784 (20.92%) TDD
3 652 (17.40%) MVC
4 515 (13.74%) Microservices
5 429 (11.45%) Web Development
6 421 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
7 388 (10.35%) Software Engineering
8 384 (10.25%) OO
9 366 (9.77%) Scrum
10 364 (9.71%) Front End Development
11 331 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
12 330 (8.81%) DevOps
13 306 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
14 259 (6.91%) Multithreading
15 244 (6.51%) Test Automation
16 239 (6.38%) SDLC
17 237 (6.33%) BDD
18 226 (6.03%) Unit Testing
19 212 (5.66%) Mathematics
20 182 (4.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,333 (35.58%) JavaScript
2 1,313 (35.04%) Java
3 1,247 (33.28%) SQL
4 1,156 (30.85%) C#
5 474 (12.65%) Python
6 360 (9.61%) T-SQL
7 341 (9.10%) Java 8
8 300 (8.01%) PHP
9 228 (6.08%) Scala
10 208 (5.55%) C++
11 126 (3.36%) TypeScript
12 111 (2.96%) ES6
13 100 (2.67%) Ruby
14 85 (2.27%) VBA
15 68 (1.81%) Apex Code
16 64 (1.71%) PowerShell
17 59 (1.57%) VB.NET
18 58 (1.55%) Kotlin
18 58 (1.55%) VB
19 51 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 401 (10.70%) Degree
2 102 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (0.85%) PhD
4 12 (0.32%) Master's Degree
4 12 (0.32%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.27%) ISEB
6 10 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.27%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.027%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.027%) MCSE
10 1 (0.027%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.027%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (3.55%) QA
2 31 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 26 (0.69%) MiFID
4 10 (0.27%) WCAG
5 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.16%) WAI
6 5 (0.13%) EMIR
6 5 (0.13%) GDPR
7 2 (0.053%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.027%) FATCA
8 1 (0.027%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 193 (5.15%) Docker
2 30 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 29 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.19%) HDFS
5 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.080%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.027%) GridGain
8 1 (0.027%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 83 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 51 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (1.15%) Ansible
4 38 (1.01%) Puppet
5 32 (0.85%) Terraform
6 16 (0.43%) Mesos
7 13 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (0.29%) logstash
8 11 (0.29%) Salt
9 10 (0.27%) Graphite
10 6 (0.16%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.13%) Kibana
12 4 (0.11%) LiteSpeed
13 3 (0.080%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.080%) Rancher
13 3 (0.080%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.053%) Apache Shiro
14 2 (0.053%) cPanel
14 2 (0.053%) Grafana
14 2 (0.053%) Oozie
Vendors
1 500 (13.34%) Microsoft
2 216 (5.76%) Oracle
3 91 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
4 66 (1.76%) Google
5 63 (1.68%) Tableau
6 52 (1.39%) TIBCO
7 33 (0.88%) Sitecore
8 31 (0.83%) IBM
9 27 (0.72%) Zend
10 23 (0.61%) StreamBase
11 22 (0.59%) Nintex
12 21 (0.56%) MuleSoft
13 20 (0.53%) Adobe
14 17 (0.45%) SAP
15 16 (0.43%) Sybase
15 16 (0.43%) Talend
16 14 (0.37%) Software AG
17 13 (0.35%) Cognos
17 13 (0.35%) Informatica
18 11 (0.29%) Siebel