Period
to

The median annual salary for a Developer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,531 1,432 1,935
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 20.93% 28.66% 27.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.51% 30.88% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,309 1,314 1,742
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,375 £45,000
25th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £101,250 £88,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +7.69%

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 6,801 4,637 6,635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 92.80% 94.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,424 4,130 5,827
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,438 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £71,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% +3.70% +3.85%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge +1 13 £90,000 +44.00% 1
Moorgate -7 3 - -
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Developer job roles required the following 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.

1 582 (38.01%) Java
2 506 (33.05%) Agile
3 422 (27.56%) SQL
4 409 (26.71%) JavaScript
5 371 (24.23%) C#
6 369 (24.10%) Finance
7 353 (23.06%) .NET
8 315 (20.57%) Azure
9 302 (19.73%) Microservices
10 291 (19.01%) React
11 285 (18.62%) DevOps
12 255 (16.66%) CI/CD
13 240 (15.68%) SQL Server
14 235 (15.35%) Full Stack Development
15 233 (15.22%) Git (software)
16 232 (15.15%) HTML
17 220 (14.37%) Python
18 215 (14.04%) TDD
19 210 (13.72%) AWS
20 206 (13.46%) CSS
21 204 (13.32%) Social Skills
22 193 (12.61%) AngularJS
23 183 (11.95%) Microsoft
24 165 (10.78%) Multithreading
25 162 (10.58%) Test Automation
25 162 (10.58%) Greenfield Project
26 158 (10.32%) OO
26 158 (10.32%) Spring
27 156 (10.19%) Docker
28 155 (10.12%) Problem-Solving

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 51 (3.33%) CMS
2 41 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.16%) Apache
3 33 (2.16%) IIS
4 30 (1.96%) Jetty
5 27 (1.76%) WordPress
6 19 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.18%) Confluence
8 17 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.72%) Moodle
10 10 (0.65%) Totara
11 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.20%) Appian
13 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.20%) Headless CMS
14 2 (0.13%) Camunda
14 2 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (1.83%) Camtasia
2 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.20%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.13%) Relativity
4 1 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.065%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.065%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.065%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.065%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.065%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 315 (20.57%) Azure
2 210 (13.72%) AWS
3 107 (6.99%) Power Platform
4 47 (3.07%) GCP
5 34 (2.22%) npm
6 32 (2.09%) GitHub
7 29 (1.89%) Serverless
8 25 (1.63%) SaaS
9 21 (1.37%) Microsoft 365
9 21 (1.37%) Snowflake
10 14 (0.91%) PowerApps
10 14 (0.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 13 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 12 (0.78%) Azure Service Bus
12 12 (0.78%) PaaS
13 11 (0.72%) IaaS
14 10 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (0.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 10 (0.65%) Matillion
14 10 (0.65%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.18%) Internet
2 9 (0.59%) HTTP
3 7 (0.46%) DNS
3 7 (0.46%) Firewall
4 6 (0.39%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.39%) Broadband
4 6 (0.39%) SSL
4 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.39%) VoIP
5 5 (0.33%) Network Security
6 4 (0.26%) AMQP
7 2 (0.13%) DHCP
7 2 (0.13%) Multicast
8 1 (0.065%) FTP
8 1 (0.065%) Intranet
8 1 (0.065%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 101 (6.60%) Relational Database
3 96 (6.27%) Power BI
4 94 (6.14%) MySQL
5 92 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 84 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 82 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
8 73 (4.77%) NoSQL
9 48 (3.14%) MongoDB
10 42 (2.74%) RDBMS
11 41 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 39 (2.55%) Big Data
13 32 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 32 (2.09%) Redis
14 29 (1.89%) KDB
14 29 (1.89%) Tableau
15 28 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (1.50%) Hadoop
17 17 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 16 (1.05%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 233 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 112 (7.32%) JIRA
3 82 (5.36%) Maven
4 64 (4.18%) Jenkins
5 59 (3.85%) JUnit
6 45 (2.94%) Gradle
7 42 (2.74%) Bitbucket
8 40 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 39 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (2.42%) Visual Studio
11 32 (2.09%) gulp
11 32 (2.09%) Mockito
12 30 (1.96%) Ant
12 30 (1.96%) Apache Ivy
12 30 (1.96%) Concordion
13 27 (1.76%) Grunt
14 23 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.50%) Selenium
15 18 (1.18%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 369 (24.10%) Finance
2 204 (13.32%) Social Skills
3 140 (9.14%) Banking
4 139 (9.08%) Front Office
5 123 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
6 96 (6.27%) Advertising
7 71 (4.64%) Retail
8 37 (2.42%) Marketing
9 34 (2.22%) Public Sector
10 32 (2.09%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.83%) Back Office
12 27 (1.76%) Games
13 22 (1.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 22 (1.44%) Presentation Skills
14 21 (1.37%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (0.91%) Legal
17 13 (0.85%) Law
18 11 (0.72%) Publishing
19 8 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (23.06%) .NET
2 291 (19.01%) React
3 232 (15.15%) HTML
4 206 (13.46%) CSS
5 193 (12.61%) AngularJS
6 158 (10.32%) Spring
7 154 (10.06%) REST
8 148 (9.67%) .NET Core
9 140 (9.14%) RESTful
10 115 (7.51%) Node.js
10 115 (7.51%) Web Services
11 113 (7.38%) HTML5
12 104 (6.79%) Spring Boot
13 84 (5.49%) ASP.NET
13 84 (5.49%) Kafka
14 82 (5.36%) XML
15 75 (4.90%) JSON
16 71 (4.64%) Sass
17 52 (3.40%) Redux
18 51 (3.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 162 (10.58%) Greenfield Project
2 109 (7.12%) User Experience
3 81 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 62 (4.05%) Derivative
5 59 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (3.79%) Fixed Income
7 46 (3.00%) Algorithms
7 46 (3.00%) Equities
8 35 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (2.22%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.96%) Cloud Native
10 30 (1.96%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.11%) SWIFT
12 16 (1.05%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.91%) Market Risk
14 13 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
14 13 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
15 12 (0.78%) Exotic Derivative
15 12 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 138 (9.01%) Linux
2 71 (4.64%) Windows
3 58 (3.79%) Unix
4 55 (3.59%) Android
5 45 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.065%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.065%) Debian
10 1 (0.065%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (33.05%) Agile
2 302 (19.73%) Microservices
3 285 (18.62%) DevOps
4 255 (16.66%) CI/CD
5 235 (15.35%) Full Stack Development
6 215 (14.04%) TDD
7 165 (10.78%) Multithreading
8 162 (10.58%) Test Automation
9 158 (10.32%) OO
10 155 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
11 149 (9.73%) Unit Testing
12 147 (9.60%) Software Engineering
13 137 (8.95%) Fintech
14 132 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
15 123 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
16 122 (7.97%) Mentoring
17 121 (7.90%) Scrum
18 114 (7.45%) Analytics
19 107 (6.99%) Front End Development
20 104 (6.79%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 582 (38.01%) Java
2 422 (27.56%) SQL
3 409 (26.71%) JavaScript
4 371 (24.23%) C#
5 220 (14.37%) Python
6 137 (8.95%) TypeScript
7 109 (7.12%) C++
8 106 (6.92%) PHP
9 92 (6.01%) T-SQL
10 73 (4.77%) Kotlin
11 35 (2.29%) Scala
12 25 (1.63%) Perl
13 24 (1.57%) C
13 24 (1.57%) Go
14 23 (1.50%) Apple Swift
14 23 (1.50%) Ruby
15 22 (1.44%) ES6
16 18 (1.18%) Apex Code
17 17 (1.11%) Bash
18 16 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (5.36%) Degree
2 16 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (0.98%) Master's Degree
4 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (0.78%) PhD
5 8 (0.52%) MCSE
5 8 (0.52%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.39%) MCSD
7 4 (0.26%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.065%) CFA
9 1 (0.065%) HND
9 1 (0.065%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.065%) SANS
9 1 (0.065%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.59%) QA
2 12 (0.78%) Accessibility
2 12 (0.78%) MiFID
3 10 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (0.65%) EMIR
4 6 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.065%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.065%) NIST
System Software
1 156 (10.19%) Docker
2 14 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 111 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.85%) Terraform
3 11 (0.72%) Ansible
4 3 (0.20%) Kibana
5 2 (0.13%) Grafana
5 2 (0.13%) Puppet
5 2 (0.13%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.065%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.065%) Control-M
6 1 (0.065%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.065%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.065%) logstash
6 1 (0.065%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 183 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 57 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
3 54 (3.53%) Google
4 32 (2.09%) Oracle
5 13 (0.85%) DocuSign
6 12 (0.78%) Informatica
6 12 (0.78%) Sybase
7 11 (0.72%) QAD
7 11 (0.72%) Sitecore
8 10 (0.65%) Bloomberg
8 10 (0.65%) SnapLogic
8 10 (0.65%) Talend
9 9 (0.59%) Databricks
10 7 (0.46%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.39%) SAP
12 5 (0.33%) MarketAxess
12 5 (0.33%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.33%) Tradeweb
13 4 (0.26%) PagerDuty
13 4 (0.26%) Vermilion