Period
to 12 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,480 3,094 3,555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 30.08% 30.50% 32.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.97% 31.92% 33.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,446 3,026 3,382
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,875 £41,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 4,630 9,692 10,467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 95.55% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4,021 8,620 9,317
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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
Moorgate -4 6 £70,000 +40.00%
London Bridge -6 1 £37,500 -44.44%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 632 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (31.28%) JavaScript
3 450 (30.41%) Java
4 441 (29.80%) Finance
5 348 (23.51%) C#
6 342 (23.11%) TDD
7 329 (22.23%) .NET
8 291 (19.66%) SQL
9 279 (18.85%) Microservices
10 266 (17.97%) React
11 263 (17.77%) HTML
12 260 (17.57%) Python
13 259 (17.50%) CSS
14 253 (17.09%) Azure
15 251 (16.96%) AngularJS
16 243 (16.42%) SQL Server
17 213 (14.39%) Fintech
18 205 (13.85%) AWS
19 184 (12.43%) Docker
20 182 (12.30%) Git (software)
21 171 (11.55%) Front End Development
22 162 (10.95%) REST
23 160 (10.81%) Software Engineering
24 158 (10.68%) Greenfield Project
25 157 (10.61%) Microsoft
26 155 (10.47%) OO
27 147 (9.93%) Node.js
28 145 (9.80%) .NET Core
28 145 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
29 143 (9.66%) DevOps

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 49 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 26 (1.76%) Confluence
3 22 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.42%) Apache
5 16 (1.08%) Moodle
6 13 (0.88%) EPiServer
7 12 (0.81%) CMS
8 11 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.74%) WordPress
9 9 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.34%) Drupal
10 5 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.20%) Mendix
11 3 (0.20%) Mule
11 3 (0.20%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
2 13 (0.88%) Zeplin
3 10 (0.68%) Figma
4 3 (0.20%) Sketch
5 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.14%) InVision
5 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.49%) Magento
2 13 (0.88%) Shopify
3 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.068%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.068%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.068%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.068%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 253 (17.09%) Azure
2 205 (13.85%) AWS
3 85 (5.74%) Power Platform
4 78 (5.27%) SaaS
5 46 (3.11%) GCP
6 30 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.89%) GitHub
8 27 (1.82%) Serverless
9 17 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.01%) npm
11 13 (0.88%) Heroku
12 11 (0.74%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.68%) PaaS
14 9 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
17 4 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
18 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
18 3 (0.20%) Azure Functions
18 3 (0.20%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.23%) HTTP
2 16 (1.08%) Internet
3 9 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.34%) Intranet
4 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.20%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.20%) AMQP
5 3 (0.20%) Network Security
5 3 (0.20%) Skype
6 2 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.068%) Firewall
7 1 (0.068%) Multicast
7 1 (0.068%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.01%) Big Data
3 86 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (5.74%) Power BI
5 78 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
6 75 (5.07%) MongoDB
7 74 (5.00%) MySQL
7 74 (5.00%) NoSQL
8 65 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 64 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 50 (3.38%) Hadoop
11 49 (3.31%) Relational Database
12 39 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 38 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (2.03%) OLAP
15 29 (1.96%) Data Lake
16 27 (1.82%) Redis
17 23 (1.55%) RDBMS
18 22 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 21 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 182 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 57 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 39 (2.64%) JIRA
4 36 (2.43%) Visual Studio
5 31 (2.09%) Maven
6 28 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.76%) webpack
8 24 (1.62%) Selenium
9 23 (1.55%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.28%) NUnit
11 16 (1.08%) GitLab
12 14 (0.95%) Gradle
12 14 (0.95%) MSTest
13 13 (0.88%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.81%) gulp
14 12 (0.81%) Protractor
14 12 (0.81%) WebDriver
15 11 (0.74%) JUnit
16 10 (0.68%) Moq
16 10 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 441 (29.80%) Finance
2 93 (6.28%) Banking
3 87 (5.88%) Front Office
4 46 (3.11%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.91%) Law
6 40 (2.70%) Retail
7 35 (2.36%) Games
8 32 (2.16%) Marketing
9 29 (1.96%) Advertising
10 28 (1.89%) Back Office
11 18 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.68%) Public Sector
13 7 (0.47%) Legal
13 7 (0.47%) Publishing
14 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.34%) Electronics
15 5 (0.34%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.20%) Billing
16 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (22.23%) .NET
2 266 (17.97%) React
3 263 (17.77%) HTML
4 259 (17.50%) CSS
5 251 (16.96%) AngularJS
6 162 (10.95%) REST
7 147 (9.93%) Node.js
8 145 (9.80%) .NET Core
9 130 (8.78%) HTML5
10 118 (7.97%) Spring
11 109 (7.36%) Vue.js
12 101 (6.82%) Kafka
13 95 (6.42%) ASP.NET
14 93 (6.28%) Web Services
15 86 (5.81%) .NET Framework
16 77 (5.20%) RESTful
17 70 (4.73%) Redux
18 66 (4.46%) Sass
19 64 (4.32%) Spring Boot
20 60 (4.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 158 (10.68%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (7.50%) User Experience
3 103 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 59 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 44 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 38 (2.57%) Derivative
9 37 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (2.03%) Equities
11 26 (1.76%) Fixed Income
12 23 (1.55%) Data Structures
13 22 (1.49%) Market Risk
14 19 (1.28%) e-Learning
15 14 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.81%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.81%) Mobile Games
17 11 (0.74%) Credit Risk
17 11 (0.74%) Virtual Team
18 9 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 98 (6.62%) Linux
2 53 (3.58%) Android
3 38 (2.57%) Apple iOS
4 29 (1.96%) Unix
5 24 (1.62%) Windows
6 8 (0.54%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.14%) CentOS
9 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.068%) VMS
9 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.068%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (23.11%) TDD
3 279 (18.85%) Microservices
4 213 (14.39%) Fintech
5 171 (11.55%) Front End Development
6 160 (10.81%) Software Engineering
7 155 (10.47%) OO
8 145 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
9 143 (9.66%) DevOps
10 134 (9.05%) Scrum
11 133 (8.99%) MVC
12 119 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
13 116 (7.84%) BDD
14 113 (7.64%) Test Automation
15 109 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
16 98 (6.62%) Computer Science
17 85 (5.74%) Web Development
18 83 (5.61%) Analytics
19 78 (5.27%) Multithreading
20 73 (4.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 463 (31.28%) JavaScript
2 450 (30.41%) Java
3 348 (23.51%) C#
4 291 (19.66%) SQL
5 260 (17.57%) Python
6 129 (8.72%) PHP
7 124 (8.38%) TypeScript
8 106 (7.16%) Java 8
9 97 (6.55%) Scala
10 92 (6.22%) Kotlin
11 82 (5.54%) C++
12 70 (4.73%) ES6
13 57 (3.85%) T-SQL
14 30 (2.03%) Go
14 30 (2.03%) Ruby
15 21 (1.42%) VBA
16 20 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 17 (1.15%) R
18 16 (1.08%) PowerShell
19 15 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (7.30%) Degree
2 55 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.01%) Master's Degree
5 8 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.41%) PhD
8 1 (0.068%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.03%) QA
2 11 (0.74%) MiFID
3 7 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (0.47%) EMIR
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 184 (12.43%) Docker
2 4 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.068%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 106 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.08%) Kibana
2 16 (1.08%) Terraform
3 6 (0.41%) Pingdom
4 4 (0.27%) Grafana
4 4 (0.27%) logstash
5 3 (0.20%) Ansible
5 3 (0.20%) Kubeflow
6 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.14%) Rancher
7 1 (0.068%) Control-M
7 1 (0.068%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.068%) MIIS
7 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.068%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 157 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 43 (2.91%) Oracle
3 40 (2.70%) Google
4 22 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (1.35%) Tableau
6 11 (0.74%) SAP
6 11 (0.74%) Twitter
7 10 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 10 (0.68%) Databricks
8 9 (0.61%) MuleSoft
9 7 (0.47%) Apple
9 7 (0.47%) Informatica
10 6 (0.41%) Adobe
10 6 (0.41%) Solace
10 6 (0.41%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.27%) Sybase
11 4 (0.27%) WSO2
12 3 (0.20%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.20%) Perforce
12 3 (0.20%) TIBCO