Period
to 17 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,130 3,580 3,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.15% 31.85% 29.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.58% 33.20% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,835 3,272 2,788
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £94,875 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 9,911 10,783 9,862
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.93% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,785 9,611 8,936
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,500 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 13 £62,500 +16.28%
Moorgate - 4 £50,000 -
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 1,217 (38.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,205 (38.50%) JavaScript
3 1,024 (32.72%) Finance
4 996 (31.82%) C#
5 981 (31.34%) SQL
6 957 (30.58%) Java
7 864 (27.60%) .NET
8 694 (22.17%) SQL Server
9 653 (20.86%) HTML
10 644 (20.58%) CSS
11 607 (19.39%) Python
12 596 (19.04%) AngularJS
13 576 (18.40%) TDD
14 574 (18.34%) Microservices
15 541 (17.28%) React
16 496 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
17 494 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
18 441 (14.09%) Microsoft
19 434 (13.87%) Fintech
20 382 (12.20%) MVC
21 360 (11.50%) DevOps
21 360 (11.50%) Greenfield Project
22 353 (11.28%) ASP.NET
23 346 (11.05%) Docker
24 343 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
25 335 (10.70%) RESTful
26 318 (10.16%) Software Engineering
26 318 (10.16%) Degree
27 317 (10.13%) Banking
27 317 (10.13%) Front End Development

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 98 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 97 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 72 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 54 (1.73%) Confluence
5 49 (1.57%) Umbraco
6 48 (1.53%) IIS
7 35 (1.12%) CMS
7 35 (1.12%) WordPress
8 32 (1.02%) Apache
9 29 (0.93%) Apache Solr
10 20 (0.64%) JBoss
11 19 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.32%) Drupal
12 10 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
12 10 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.26%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 53 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.096%) Sketch
7 2 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.032%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.032%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 57 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.45%) Magento
3 10 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.29%) R3 Corda
5 7 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.16%) Maximo
7 5 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.096%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.096%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.096%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.064%) RMDS
9 2 (0.064%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.032%) Endur
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 496 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
2 494 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 242 (7.73%) Power Platform
4 108 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (1.82%) Serverless
6 54 (1.73%) SaaS
7 51 (1.63%) GitHub
8 43 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
9 40 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (0.93%) npm
11 24 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (0.77%) Heroku
12 21 (0.67%) Amazon S3
13 18 (0.58%) OpenShift
14 16 (0.51%) Slack
15 15 (0.48%) PaaS
16 14 (0.45%) Azure Functions
16 14 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
16 14 (0.45%) PowerApps
17 13 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.21%) HTTP
2 22 (0.70%) RTMP
3 14 (0.45%) Internet
4 8 (0.26%) IPFS
5 7 (0.22%) Intranet
5 7 (0.22%) SAN
6 6 (0.19%) AMQP
6 6 (0.19%) SMS
7 3 (0.096%) SSH
7 3 (0.096%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.064%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.064%) DNS
8 2 (0.064%) FTP
8 2 (0.064%) Multicast
8 2 (0.064%) RIP
8 2 (0.064%) SSL
9 1 (0.032%) 5G
9 1 (0.032%) Broadband
9 1 (0.032%) Firewall
9 1 (0.032%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 694 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 300 (9.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 267 (8.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 252 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
5 241 (7.70%) Power BI
6 233 (7.44%) NoSQL
7 226 (7.22%) MySQL
8 218 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 202 (6.45%) Big Data
10 123 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
11 120 (3.83%) Relational Database
12 100 (3.19%) MongoDB
13 79 (2.52%) Data Lake
14 63 (2.01%) Blockchain
15 56 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 53 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
17 52 (1.66%) Hadoop
18 48 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 48 (1.53%) Redis
19 47 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 298 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 111 (3.55%) JIRA
3 109 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 107 (3.42%) Visual Studio
5 104 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 65 (2.08%) webpack
7 58 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 57 (1.82%) Selenium
9 55 (1.76%) Maven
10 46 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 46 (1.47%) TeamCity
11 40 (1.28%) gulp
12 39 (1.25%) Bitbucket
13 37 (1.18%) NUnit
14 35 (1.12%) Jasmine
14 35 (1.12%) JUnit
15 33 (1.05%) WebDriver
16 32 (1.02%) Subversion
17 30 (0.96%) Grunt
18 29 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,024 (32.72%) Finance
2 317 (10.13%) Banking
3 128 (4.09%) Front Office
4 112 (3.58%) Retail
5 65 (2.08%) Law
6 62 (1.98%) Games
6 62 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 58 (1.85%) Advertising
8 53 (1.69%) Financial Institution
9 51 (1.63%) Back Office
10 42 (1.34%) Marketing
11 21 (0.67%) Publishing
12 20 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 20 (0.64%) Telecoms
13 18 (0.58%) Legal
14 9 (0.29%) Automotive
14 9 (0.29%) Billing
15 6 (0.19%) Electronics
15 6 (0.19%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.19%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 864 (27.60%) .NET
2 653 (20.86%) HTML
3 644 (20.58%) CSS
4 596 (19.04%) AngularJS
5 541 (17.28%) React
6 353 (11.28%) ASP.NET
7 335 (10.70%) RESTful
8 299 (9.55%) Spring
9 282 (9.01%) .NET Core
10 281 (8.98%) Web Services
11 275 (8.79%) jQuery
12 269 (8.59%) REST
13 266 (8.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 237 (7.57%) Node.js
15 194 (6.20%) HTML5
16 144 (4.60%) .NET Framework
16 144 (4.60%) Spring Boot
17 129 (4.12%) Redux
18 128 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 120 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 360 (11.50%) Greenfield Project
2 194 (6.20%) User Experience
3 142 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 85 (2.72%) Algorithms
6 81 (2.59%) Data Structures
7 79 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 63 (2.01%) Hedge funds
9 61 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 50 (1.60%) Robotics
11 49 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
12 45 (1.44%) Fixed Income
13 43 (1.37%) Equities
14 35 (1.12%) N-Tier
15 33 (1.05%) Reinsurance
16 32 (1.02%) Derivative
16 32 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
17 28 (0.89%) Market Risk
18 26 (0.83%) Data Centre
19 20 (0.64%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 198 (6.33%) Linux
2 155 (4.95%) Windows
3 108 (3.45%) Android
4 77 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 72 (2.30%) Unix
6 51 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.42%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.16%) CentOS
8 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.064%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.064%) Solaris
11 1 (0.032%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.032%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,217 (38.88%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (18.40%) TDD
3 574 (18.34%) Microservices
4 434 (13.87%) Fintech
5 382 (12.20%) MVC
6 360 (11.50%) DevOps
7 343 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
8 318 (10.16%) Software Engineering
9 317 (10.13%) Front End Development
10 305 (9.74%) Computer Science
11 302 (9.65%) Scrum
12 272 (8.69%) Analytics
13 266 (8.50%) OO
14 249 (7.96%) Test Automation
15 236 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
16 235 (7.51%) Web Development
17 219 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
18 214 (6.84%) SDLC
19 209 (6.68%) Unit Testing
20 186 (5.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,205 (38.50%) JavaScript
2 996 (31.82%) C#
3 981 (31.34%) SQL
4 957 (30.58%) Java
5 607 (19.39%) Python
6 260 (8.31%) T-SQL
7 220 (7.03%) Java 8
8 176 (5.62%) PHP
9 149 (4.76%) C++
10 138 (4.41%) TypeScript
11 125 (3.99%) Scala
12 124 (3.96%) ES6
13 95 (3.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 80 (2.56%) VBA
15 76 (2.43%) Ruby
16 75 (2.40%) Kotlin
17 74 (2.36%) R
18 57 (1.82%) Go
19 56 (1.79%) VB.NET
20 50 (1.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 318 (10.16%) Degree
2 97 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (0.86%) Master's Degree
4 22 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 21 (0.67%) PhD
6 13 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.16%) HND
9 4 (0.13%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.096%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.096%) MCSA
10 3 (0.096%) MCSD
10 3 (0.096%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.064%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.064%) MCSE
12 1 (0.032%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.032%) ISEB
12 1 (0.032%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (4.22%) QA
2 41 (1.31%) WAI
3 15 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.16%) EMIR
4 5 (0.16%) GDPR
5 4 (0.13%) MiFID
5 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.064%) WCAG
8 1 (0.032%) HL7
8 1 (0.032%) IFRS
System Software
1 346 (11.05%) Docker
2 9 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.22%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.19%) HDFS
4 6 (0.19%) Varnish
5 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.032%) zsh
Systems Management
1 187 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.05%) Terraform
3 31 (0.99%) Ansible
4 20 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.48%) Puppet
6 14 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.22%) Dollar Universe
8 6 (0.19%) SCCM
8 6 (0.19%) SQL Sentry
9 4 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.064%) Kibana
11 1 (0.032%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.032%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.032%) logstash
11 1 (0.032%) Marathon
11 1 (0.032%) Mesos
11 1 (0.032%) Rancher
11 1 (0.032%) SCOM
11 1 (0.032%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 441 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 161 (5.14%) Oracle
3 116 (3.71%) Google
4 74 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (1.44%) Tableau
6 40 (1.28%) Facebook
7 35 (1.12%) Databricks
8 33 (1.05%) Nintex
9 31 (0.99%) YouTube
10 29 (0.93%) IBM
11 25 (0.80%) Sybase
12 24 (0.77%) Zend
13 22 (0.70%) BT
13 22 (0.70%) Instagram
13 22 (0.70%) Twitter
14 21 (0.67%) Atlassian
15 16 (0.51%) TIBCO
16 15 (0.48%) Bloomberg
16 15 (0.48%) Fidessa
17 14 (0.45%) Cognos