Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,410 3,065 4,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.81% 30.11% 30.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.16% 31.32% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,102 2,771 3,953
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £61,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.56% +6.09% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,575 £37,500 £38,300
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.26% +5.56%

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 10,284 9,786 12,955
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.15% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9,124 8,869 11,693
City of London median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -6 10 £44,000 +10.00%
Moorgate +3 1 £31,500 -24.10%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,364 (40.00%) Finance
2 1,298 (38.06%) JavaScript
3 1,236 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1,217 (35.69%) Java
5 1,194 (35.01%) SQL
6 965 (28.30%) C#
7 891 (26.13%) .NET
8 861 (25.25%) CSS
9 852 (24.99%) HTML
10 736 (21.58%) SQL Server
11 683 (20.03%) AngularJS
12 668 (19.59%) TDD
13 545 (15.98%) Microsoft
14 518 (15.19%) Web Development
15 512 (15.01%) MVC
16 493 (14.46%) Banking
17 475 (13.93%) Git (software)
18 469 (13.75%) ASP.NET
19 442 (12.96%) Degree
20 440 (12.90%) Fintech
21 423 (12.40%) Python
22 396 (11.61%) HTML5
22 396 (11.61%) Greenfield Project
23 388 (11.38%) Software Engineering
24 381 (11.17%) React
25 376 (11.03%) Front End Development
26 369 (10.82%) Spring
27 353 (10.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 345 (10.12%) OO
29 344 (10.09%) Microservices

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
1 134 (3.93%) CMS
2 101 (2.96%) Apache Spark
2 101 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 66 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 61 (1.79%) Apache
5 52 (1.52%) WordPress
6 44 (1.29%) Ethereum
7 40 (1.17%) Drupal
8 33 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 30 (0.88%) Confluence
9 30 (0.88%) nginx
10 29 (0.85%) Umbraco
11 26 (0.76%) IIS
12 25 (0.73%) JBoss
13 22 (0.65%) NServiceBus
14 18 (0.53%) EPiServer
14 18 (0.53%) Kentico
15 16 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (0.44%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 75 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.50%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.059%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.059%) GIMP
8 2 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.059%) SPSS
9 1 (0.029%) InVision
9 1 (0.029%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 41 (1.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 34 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.32%) RMDS
6 10 (0.29%) Elite 3E
6 10 (0.29%) Ripple
7 9 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 9 (0.26%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.21%) MetaTrader
8 7 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.12%) Magento
9 4 (0.12%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.088%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.029%) Beauchamp
11 1 (0.029%) Kondor
11 1 (0.029%) Shopify
11 1 (0.029%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 320 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 264 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.14%) GitHub
4 44 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 44 (1.29%) npm
5 42 (1.23%) Serverless
6 36 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
8 30 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 30 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 24 (0.70%) SaaS
10 22 (0.65%) PaaS
11 20 (0.59%) IaaS
12 16 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.44%) CloudFront
14 14 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.35%) Heroku
17 11 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.70%) Internet
2 32 (0.94%) HTTP
3 30 (0.88%) Intranet
4 13 (0.38%) SMTP
5 11 (0.32%) Multicast
5 11 (0.32%) SSH
6 9 (0.26%) Skype
6 9 (0.26%) SMS
7 7 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.12%) AMQP
8 4 (0.12%) DSL
9 3 (0.088%) Firewall
9 3 (0.088%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.059%) Broadband
10 2 (0.059%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.059%) FTP
11 1 (0.029%) 3G
11 1 (0.029%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.029%) DNS
11 1 (0.029%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 353 (10.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 330 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 243 (7.13%) NoSQL
5 242 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
6 218 (6.39%) MySQL
7 212 (6.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 200 (5.87%) Big Data
9 137 (4.02%) MongoDB
10 135 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
11 133 (3.90%) Blockchain
12 131 (3.84%) Relational Database
13 112 (3.28%) Power BI
14 95 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
15 89 (2.61%) Hadoop
16 74 (2.17%) Data Lake
17 73 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
18 72 (2.11%) Redis
19 56 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
20 48 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 475 (13.93%) Git (software)
2 170 (4.99%) Maven
2 170 (4.99%) Visual Studio
3 168 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 155 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 96 (2.82%) JIRA
6 94 (2.76%) JUnit
7 73 (2.14%) Subversion
8 71 (2.08%) TeamCity
9 68 (1.99%) Gradle
10 67 (1.96%) Selenium
11 65 (1.91%) webpack
12 61 (1.79%) Grunt
13 57 (1.67%) gulp
13 57 (1.67%) Jasmine
14 51 (1.50%) NUnit
15 40 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
16 35 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
17 31 (0.91%) MSBuild
17 31 (0.91%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1,364 (40.00%) Finance
2 493 (14.46%) Banking
3 241 (7.07%) Front Office
4 216 (6.33%) Advertising
5 133 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 93 (2.73%) Retail
7 85 (2.49%) Games
8 83 (2.43%) Back Office
9 65 (1.91%) Law
10 59 (1.73%) Publishing
11 55 (1.61%) Legal
12 52 (1.52%) Financial Institution
13 47 (1.38%) Marketing
14 42 (1.23%) Telecoms
15 11 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.18%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.15%) Music Industry
19 3 (0.088%) Billing
19 3 (0.088%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 891 (26.13%) .NET
2 861 (25.25%) CSS
3 852 (24.99%) HTML
4 683 (20.03%) AngularJS
5 469 (13.75%) ASP.NET
6 396 (11.61%) HTML5
7 381 (11.17%) React
8 369 (10.82%) Spring
9 340 (9.97%) jQuery
10 323 (9.47%) RESTful
11 321 (9.41%) REST
12 277 (8.12%) Web Services
13 269 (7.89%) CSS3
14 263 (7.71%) Node.js
15 234 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 203 (5.95%) Hibernate
17 196 (5.75%) .NET Framework
17 196 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
18 187 (5.48%) Sass
19 156 (4.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 440 (12.90%) Fintech
2 396 (11.61%) Greenfield Project
3 342 (10.03%) Computer Science
4 262 (7.68%) User Experience
5 193 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 144 (4.22%) Mobile App
7 128 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 128 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
8 96 (2.82%) Algorithms
9 92 (2.70%) Data Structures
10 81 (2.38%) Hedge funds
11 73 (2.14%) Fixed Income
12 65 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 65 (1.91%) Equities
13 60 (1.76%) Derivative
14 50 (1.47%) Bitcoin
15 31 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
16 29 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.73%) Market Risk
18 23 (0.67%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 270 (7.92%) Linux
2 118 (3.46%) Windows
3 97 (2.84%) Unix
4 85 (2.49%) Android
5 69 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 21 (0.62%) VMS
7 12 (0.35%) openSUSE
7 12 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.21%) Solaris
10 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.088%) CentOS
11 3 (0.088%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.059%) Debian
13 1 (0.029%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.029%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,236 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (19.59%) TDD
3 518 (15.19%) Web Development
4 512 (15.01%) MVC
5 388 (11.38%) Software Engineering
6 376 (11.03%) Front End Development
7 345 (10.12%) OO
8 344 (10.09%) Microservices
9 343 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
10 329 (9.65%) Scrum
11 320 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
12 294 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
13 284 (8.33%) Unit Testing
14 270 (7.92%) Multithreading
15 241 (7.07%) DevOps
16 233 (6.83%) SDLC
17 219 (6.42%) BDD
18 217 (6.36%) Mentoring
19 208 (6.10%) Test Automation
20 181 (5.31%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,298 (38.06%) JavaScript
2 1,217 (35.69%) Java
3 1,194 (35.01%) SQL
4 965 (28.30%) C#
5 423 (12.40%) Python
6 342 (10.03%) PHP
7 275 (8.06%) T-SQL
8 249 (7.30%) Java 8
9 220 (6.45%) Scala
10 186 (5.45%) C++
11 111 (3.26%) ES6
12 103 (3.02%) Ruby
13 93 (2.73%) TypeScript
14 85 (2.49%) VBA
15 79 (2.32%) Apex Code
16 54 (1.58%) Kotlin
16 54 (1.58%) PowerShell
17 50 (1.47%) Perl
18 46 (1.35%) VB.NET
19 44 (1.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 442 (12.96%) Degree
2 167 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (1.09%) PhD
4 20 (0.59%) Master's Degree
5 17 (0.50%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.12%) MBA
10 2 (0.059%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.059%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.029%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.029%) MCP
11 1 (0.029%) MCSD
11 1 (0.029%) MCSE
11 1 (0.029%) MCTS
11 1 (0.029%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (3.46%) QA
2 23 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.32%) MiFID
4 7 (0.21%) GDPR
5 6 (0.18%) WCAG
6 4 (0.12%) EMIR
6 4 (0.12%) GCP
7 3 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.029%) COREP
9 1 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 235 (6.89%) Docker
2 32 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.21%) GridGain
5 4 (0.12%) HDFS
6 3 (0.088%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.088%) Varnish
7 1 (0.029%) LXC
7 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 52 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 50 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.32%) Ansible
4 43 (1.26%) Puppet
5 39 (1.14%) Terraform
6 12 (0.35%) Salt
7 10 (0.29%) Mesos
8 9 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.26%) logstash
9 5 (0.15%) Control-M
9 5 (0.15%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.12%) Graphite
10 4 (0.12%) Kibana
11 3 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.059%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.059%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.059%) Nagios
12 2 (0.059%) Oozie
12 2 (0.059%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 545 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 205 (6.01%) Oracle
3 95 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
4 44 (1.29%) TIBCO
5 39 (1.14%) Google
6 33 (0.97%) Tableau
7 25 (0.73%) Sitecore
8 21 (0.62%) Zend
9 20 (0.59%) Sybase
10 18 (0.53%) StreamBase
11 17 (0.50%) Adobe
11 17 (0.50%) Cognos
12 14 (0.41%) MuleSoft
12 14 (0.41%) New Relic
12 14 (0.41%) Splunk
13 13 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
13 13 (0.38%) Siebel
14 12 (0.35%) Reuters
14 12 (0.35%) Telerik
15 11 (0.32%) hybris