Period
to 23 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,312 2,817 3,658
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 30.28% 30.74% 35.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.46% 32.28% 36.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,335 2,812 3,596
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £103,750 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

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 4,042 8,727 9,911
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 95.24% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,520 7,642 8,934
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

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 23 January 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
London Bridge -5 3 £70,000 +12.00%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 City of London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 555 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (30.49%) Finance
3 397 (30.26%) JavaScript
4 390 (29.73%) Java
5 381 (29.04%) C#
6 378 (28.81%) SQL
7 326 (24.85%) Python
8 324 (24.70%) .NET
9 296 (22.56%) Azure
10 265 (20.20%) React
11 257 (19.59%) TDD
12 247 (18.83%) SQL Server
13 243 (18.52%) CSS
14 234 (17.84%) Microservices
15 224 (17.07%) DevOps
16 215 (16.39%) AWS
17 202 (15.40%) HTML
18 180 (13.72%) Degree
19 175 (13.34%) Fintech
20 159 (12.12%) AngularJS
21 158 (12.04%) OO
22 156 (11.89%) Docker
23 152 (11.59%) Software Engineering
24 142 (10.82%) .NET Core
25 137 (10.44%) REST
26 132 (10.06%) Node.js
27 129 (9.83%) Banking
27 129 (9.83%) Test Automation
28 126 (9.60%) TypeScript
29 124 (9.45%) MVC

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 67 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 30 (2.29%) Apache
4 19 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.22%) Moodle
6 13 (0.99%) CMS
7 12 (0.91%) WordPress
8 9 (0.69%) Confluence
9 8 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.46%) Drupal
11 3 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.23%) Camunda
11 3 (0.23%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.15%) Appian
12 2 (0.15%) Mendix
12 2 (0.15%) Mule
12 2 (0.15%) SAS
12 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.076%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.076%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 25 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.69%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.076%) Figma
5 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.076%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 67 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.76%) FINCAD Analytics
3 5 (0.38%) Magento
3 5 (0.38%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.076%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.076%) MoSes
4 1 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.076%) Shopify
4 1 (0.076%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.076%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 296 (22.56%) Azure
2 215 (16.39%) AWS
3 79 (6.02%) Power Platform
4 49 (3.73%) GCP
5 39 (2.97%) SaaS
6 36 (2.74%) PaaS
7 31 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
9 27 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
9 27 (2.06%) Serverless
10 22 (1.68%) GitHub
11 18 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (1.22%) npm
13 13 (0.99%) Office 365
14 10 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.69%) Datadog
16 8 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (0.53%) Heroku
18 6 (0.46%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.75%) HTTP
2 19 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.38%) Firewall
4 4 (0.30%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.23%) Internet
6 2 (0.15%) LAN
6 2 (0.15%) Skype
7 1 (0.076%) Intranet
7 1 (0.076%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.71%) NoSQL
3 81 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
5 76 (5.79%) MySQL
6 75 (5.72%) Big Data
7 70 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 67 (5.11%) MongoDB
9 56 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
9 56 (4.27%) Power BI
10 51 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 45 (3.43%) Hadoop
12 35 (2.67%) Data Lake
13 34 (2.59%) Relational Database
14 29 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
15 25 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
16 20 (1.52%) SQL Server 2017
17 17 (1.30%) Tableau
18 16 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 15 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 122 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 94 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 60 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (3.89%) Visual Studio Team System
5 34 (2.59%) Visual Studio
6 28 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 27 (2.06%) JIRA
8 23 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 22 (1.68%) NUnit
10 21 (1.60%) Selenium
10 21 (1.60%) webpack
11 19 (1.45%) GitLab
12 17 (1.30%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.14%) Maven
14 12 (0.91%) JUnit
15 10 (0.76%) Cypress.io
15 10 (0.76%) Gradle
15 10 (0.76%) Mockito
16 8 (0.61%) Bitbucket
17 7 (0.53%) Babel
General
1 400 (30.49%) Finance
2 129 (9.83%) Banking
3 85 (6.48%) Front Office
4 39 (2.97%) Advertising
4 39 (2.97%) Marketing
5 23 (1.75%) Games
5 23 (1.75%) Retail
6 21 (1.60%) Private Banking
7 19 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.30%) Law
9 14 (1.07%) Public Sector
10 12 (0.91%) Back Office
11 9 (0.69%) Publishing
12 7 (0.53%) Legal
13 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.46%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.38%) Housing Association
15 4 (0.30%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (24.70%) .NET
2 265 (20.20%) React
3 243 (18.52%) CSS
4 202 (15.40%) HTML
5 159 (12.12%) AngularJS
6 142 (10.82%) .NET Core
7 137 (10.44%) REST
8 132 (10.06%) Node.js
9 122 (9.30%) Web Services
10 96 (7.32%) Kafka
11 87 (6.63%) ASP.NET
12 83 (6.33%) Django
13 80 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 80 (6.10%) HTML5
14 79 (6.02%) jQuery
15 77 (5.87%) RESTful
16 71 (5.41%) .NET Framework
16 71 (5.41%) Vue.js
17 65 (4.95%) Spring
17 65 (4.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.31%) Greenfield Project
2 86 (6.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 79 (6.02%) User Experience
4 71 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (3.89%) Algorithms
6 48 (3.66%) N-Tier
7 47 (3.58%) Equities
8 41 (3.13%) Reinsurance
8 41 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
9 40 (3.05%) Fixed Income
10 37 (2.82%) Mobile App
11 36 (2.74%) Data Structures
12 34 (2.59%) Derivative
12 34 (2.59%) Hedge funds
13 17 (1.30%) Market Risk
14 15 (1.14%) Exotic Derivative
15 13 (0.99%) e-Learning
15 13 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.91%) Video\Live Streaming
16 12 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (6.48%) Linux
2 37 (2.82%) Android
3 27 (2.06%) Windows
4 23 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.68%) Unix
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (19.59%) TDD
3 234 (17.84%) Microservices
4 224 (17.07%) DevOps
5 175 (13.34%) Fintech
6 158 (12.04%) OO
7 152 (11.59%) Software Engineering
8 129 (9.83%) Test Automation
9 124 (9.45%) MVC
10 112 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (7.55%) Mentoring
12 95 (7.24%) SOLID
13 94 (7.16%) Web Development
14 93 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
15 90 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
16 88 (6.71%) SDLC
17 86 (6.55%) Computer Science
18 82 (6.25%) Scrum
19 81 (6.17%) BDD
19 81 (6.17%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 397 (30.26%) JavaScript
2 390 (29.73%) Java
3 381 (29.04%) C#
4 378 (28.81%) SQL
5 326 (24.85%) Python
6 126 (9.60%) TypeScript
7 94 (7.16%) T-SQL
8 88 (6.71%) C++
9 82 (6.25%) Java 8
9 82 (6.25%) PHP
10 68 (5.18%) Kotlin
11 61 (4.65%) Scala
12 37 (2.82%) ES6
13 36 (2.74%) Ruby
14 34 (2.59%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.75%) Go
16 16 (1.22%) C
17 14 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 12 (0.91%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 180 (13.72%) Degree
2 56 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.60%) Master's Degree
4 14 (1.07%) PhD
5 13 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.076%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.076%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.82%) QA
2 15 (1.14%) MiFID
3 13 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
3 13 (0.99%) EMIR
4 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) PSD2
6 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 156 (11.89%) Docker
2 2 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 113 (8.61%) Kubernetes
2 57 (4.34%) Terraform
3 29 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.91%) Puppet
5 15 (1.14%) Kibana
6 5 (0.38%) Grafana
7 4 (0.30%) Ansible
8 3 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.23%) Pingdom
8 3 (0.23%) Rancher
9 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 1 (0.076%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 115 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 43 (3.28%) Nintex
3 36 (2.74%) Oracle
4 31 (2.36%) Databricks
5 28 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (1.68%) Google
7 15 (1.14%) Apple
8 14 (1.07%) Charles River
9 9 (0.69%) QAD
10 8 (0.61%) IBM
11 7 (0.53%) Adobe
11 7 (0.53%) Solace
12 5 (0.38%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.38%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.38%) Talend
13 4 (0.30%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.30%) Kofax
13 4 (0.30%) Perforce
13 4 (0.30%) SAP
13 4 (0.30%) Sybase