Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 October 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,589 1,141 3,181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 26.45% 31.21% 31.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.26% 33.46% 33.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,415 1,021 2,901
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%

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 5,622 3,410 9,505
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 93.27% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,996 2,997 8,403
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.71% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £99,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

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 27 October 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 27 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
London Bridge - 5 £80,000 -
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 573 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (33.23%) Finance
3 519 (32.66%) JavaScript
4 508 (31.97%) Java
5 474 (29.83%) C#
6 401 (25.24%) .NET
7 394 (24.80%) SQL
8 344 (21.65%) React
9 309 (19.45%) Azure
10 303 (19.07%) Fintech
10 303 (19.07%) Social Skills
11 300 (18.88%) SQL Server
12 298 (18.75%) HTML
13 289 (18.19%) CSS
14 274 (17.24%) Full Stack Development
15 272 (17.12%) Python
16 251 (15.80%) DevOps
17 239 (15.04%) AngularJS
18 226 (14.22%) Microservices
19 215 (13.53%) AWS
20 196 (12.33%) Software Engineering
21 192 (12.08%) TDD
22 184 (11.58%) Docker
23 173 (10.89%) Web Services
23 173 (10.89%) Node.js
24 166 (10.45%) Banking
25 163 (10.26%) HTML5
25 163 (10.26%) Multithreading
26 162 (10.20%) Git (software)
27 157 (9.88%) Microsoft

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 48 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.95%) Confluence
4 29 (1.83%) CMS
4 29 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.13%) Drupal
6 14 (0.88%) Apache Solr
7 12 (0.76%) EPiServer
8 11 (0.69%) WordPress
9 10 (0.63%) IIS
10 6 (0.38%) Apache
10 6 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (0.38%) nginx
11 5 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.31%) Moodle
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.19%) Ethereum
Applications
1 31 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.13%) Figma
5 1 (0.063%) Sketch
5 1 (0.063%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 22 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.25%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.19%) Shopify
4 3 (0.19%) Temenos Globus
4 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.063%) Actimize
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.063%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.063%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.063%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.063%) Relativity
6 1 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 309 (19.45%) Azure
2 215 (13.53%) AWS
3 94 (5.92%) Power Platform
4 64 (4.03%) GCP
5 54 (3.40%) SaaS
6 50 (3.15%) Serverless
7 29 (1.83%) PowerApps
8 28 (1.76%) npm
9 26 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (1.57%) Power Automate
11 21 (1.32%) Azure Logic Apps
11 21 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 21 (1.32%) GitHub
12 19 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (1.07%) Microsoft 365
14 14 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (0.88%) PaaS
15 12 (0.76%) Snowflake
16 11 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.82%) Internet
2 12 (0.76%) FTP
3 9 (0.57%) Extranet
4 7 (0.44%) HTTP
5 5 (0.31%) AMQP
5 5 (0.31%) VoIP
6 3 (0.19%) DNS
7 2 (0.13%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.13%) 4G
7 2 (0.13%) 5G
7 2 (0.13%) ASN.1
7 2 (0.13%) LTE
8 1 (0.063%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.063%) SMS
8 1 (0.063%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 83 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (4.97%) MongoDB
4 78 (4.91%) Power BI
5 74 (4.66%) MySQL
6 70 (4.41%) Big Data
7 65 (4.09%) NoSQL
8 62 (3.90%) Hadoop
9 54 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
9 54 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (2.64%) Relational Database
10 42 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 38 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (2.20%) Redis
13 33 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (2.01%) Tableau
15 28 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
16 26 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
17 24 (1.51%) SQL Server 2017
18 23 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 162 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 73 (4.59%) JIRA
3 60 (3.78%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (2.71%) Visual Studio
6 36 (2.27%) Maven
7 35 (2.20%) webpack
8 22 (1.38%) Selenium
9 20 (1.26%) Grunt
9 20 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.20%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.13%) NUnit
12 16 (1.01%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.01%) Cypress.io
13 14 (0.88%) Bower
13 14 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 13 (0.82%) JUnit
14 13 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (0.69%) GitLab
General
1 528 (33.23%) Finance
2 303 (19.07%) Social Skills
3 166 (10.45%) Banking
4 153 (9.63%) Front Office
5 70 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (4.09%) Investment Banking
7 53 (3.34%) Advertising
8 52 (3.27%) Marketing
9 31 (1.95%) Retail
10 28 (1.76%) Organisational Skills
11 27 (1.70%) Public Sector
12 26 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (1.51%) Electronics
14 16 (1.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 16 (1.01%) Telecoms
15 15 (0.94%) Law
16 14 (0.88%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.82%) Games
18 12 (0.76%) Manufacturing
19 9 (0.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (25.24%) .NET
2 344 (21.65%) React
3 298 (18.75%) HTML
4 289 (18.19%) CSS
5 239 (15.04%) AngularJS
6 173 (10.89%) Node.js
6 173 (10.89%) Web Services
7 163 (10.26%) HTML5
8 147 (9.25%) .NET Core
9 125 (7.87%) Spring
10 123 (7.74%) Vue.js
11 121 (7.61%) REST
12 117 (7.36%) ASP.NET
13 89 (5.60%) .NET Framework
14 84 (5.29%) RESTful
15 83 (5.22%) jQuery
15 83 (5.22%) Spring Boot
16 68 (4.28%) Redux
17 67 (4.22%) Kafka
18 64 (4.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 134 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 128 (8.06%) User Experience
3 66 (4.15%) Algorithms
4 63 (3.96%) Mobile App
5 59 (3.71%) Derivative
6 58 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (3.52%) Equities
8 50 (3.15%) Data Structures
8 50 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (2.89%) Hedge funds
10 45 (2.83%) Fixed Income
11 35 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 24 (1.51%) Legacy Systems
13 21 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (1.01%) Market Risk
16 15 (0.94%) N-Tier
16 15 (0.94%) Reference Data
17 14 (0.88%) Clustering
18 13 (0.82%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 74 (4.66%) Windows
2 62 (3.90%) Linux
3 46 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 37 (2.33%) Android
5 23 (1.45%) Unix
6 5 (0.31%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.063%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (19.07%) Fintech
3 274 (17.24%) Full Stack Development
4 251 (15.80%) DevOps
5 226 (14.22%) Microservices
6 196 (12.33%) Software Engineering
7 192 (12.08%) TDD
8 163 (10.26%) Multithreading
9 151 (9.50%) OO
10 125 (7.87%) Scrum
11 122 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
11 122 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
12 120 (7.55%) Analytics
13 118 (7.43%) Front End Development
14 116 (7.30%) MVC
15 113 (7.11%) Computer Science
16 107 (6.73%) SDLC
17 101 (6.36%) Mentoring
18 97 (6.10%) Artificial Intelligence
19 90 (5.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 519 (32.66%) JavaScript
2 508 (31.97%) Java
3 474 (29.83%) C#
4 394 (24.80%) SQL
5 272 (17.12%) Python
6 138 (8.68%) TypeScript
7 90 (5.66%) Kotlin
8 83 (5.22%) PHP
9 79 (4.97%) T-SQL
10 75 (4.72%) Java 8
11 68 (4.28%) C++
11 68 (4.28%) Scala
12 45 (2.83%) Go
13 32 (2.01%) Apple Swift
13 32 (2.01%) Ruby
14 29 (1.83%) R
14 29 (1.83%) VBA
15 28 (1.76%) ES6
16 26 (1.64%) Objective-C
16 26 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 115 (7.24%) Degree
2 39 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (1.45%) Master's Degree
4 12 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.76%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.57%) PhD
6 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.063%) ACCA
8 1 (0.063%) CIMA
8 1 (0.063%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.063%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.09%) QA
2 18 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.88%) Accessibility
4 10 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.63%) EMIR
4 10 (0.63%) MiFID
5 3 (0.19%) PMO
5 3 (0.19%) SLA
6 2 (0.13%) IFRS
6 2 (0.13%) PSD2
6 2 (0.13%) SEPA
7 1 (0.063%) GDPR
7 1 (0.063%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.063%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 184 (11.58%) Docker
2 14 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.063%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 135 (8.50%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.39%) Terraform
3 12 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.57%) Ansible
5 7 (0.44%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.25%) Grafana
7 2 (0.13%) Control-M
7 2 (0.13%) Kibana
7 2 (0.13%) logstash
8 1 (0.063%) Automic
8 1 (0.063%) Mesos
8 1 (0.063%) MIIS
8 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 157 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 59 (3.71%) Google
3 47 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
4 44 (2.77%) Oracle
5 22 (1.38%) Atlassian
6 17 (1.07%) SAP
7 14 (0.88%) Fidessa
7 14 (0.88%) Xamarin
8 12 (0.76%) Informatica
9 10 (0.63%) Workday
10 9 (0.57%) Talend
11 7 (0.44%) Databricks
11 7 (0.44%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.44%) SnapLogic
12 5 (0.31%) Adobe
12 5 (0.31%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.31%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.31%) Charles River
12 5 (0.31%) Intapp
12 5 (0.31%) Murex