Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,475 3,343 3,452
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 28.41% 32.52% 32.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.98% 34.08% 33.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,401 3,213 3,279
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,350 £38,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -

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 8,256 9,810 10,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.42% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,160 8,724 9,053
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £64,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% +7.50% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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
London Bridge -3 17 £47,500 -9.52%
Moorgate +4 15 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 936 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 844 (34.10%) JavaScript
3 768 (31.03%) Java
4 752 (30.38%) Finance
5 693 (28.00%) C#
6 612 (24.73%) .NET
7 583 (23.56%) SQL
8 536 (21.66%) TDD
9 492 (19.88%) HTML
10 480 (19.39%) CSS
11 463 (18.71%) React
12 452 (18.26%) AngularJS
13 440 (17.78%) Microservices
14 419 (16.93%) Python
15 408 (16.48%) SQL Server
16 395 (15.96%) Azure
17 373 (15.07%) Fintech
18 371 (14.99%) AWS
19 329 (13.29%) MVC
20 311 (12.57%) Git (software)
21 310 (12.53%) Docker
22 289 (11.68%) OO
23 269 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
24 258 (10.42%) Microsoft
24 258 (10.42%) Scrum
25 250 (10.10%) Spring
26 247 (9.98%) ASP.NET
27 240 (9.70%) Front End Development
28 239 (9.66%) Node.js
29 233 (9.41%) REST

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 62 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 44 (1.78%) CMS
3 42 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (1.25%) EPiServer
4 31 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.17%) Confluence
6 22 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 22 (0.89%) WordPress
7 21 (0.85%) Apache
8 15 (0.61%) Drupal
9 14 (0.57%) MQSeries
9 14 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.40%) Headless CMS
10 10 (0.40%) IIS
11 9 (0.36%) Mule
11 9 (0.36%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.28%) JBoss
12 7 (0.28%) nginx
12 7 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.40%) Sketch
4 8 (0.32%) Zeplin
5 5 (0.20%) Figma
5 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.081%) InVision
Business Applications
1 39 (1.58%) Magento
2 27 (1.09%) Shopify
3 16 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.081%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.081%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.081%) RiskWrite
6 2 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.081%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.040%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.040%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.040%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.040%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.040%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 395 (15.96%) Azure
2 371 (14.99%) AWS
3 94 (3.80%) SaaS
4 89 (3.60%) GCP
5 83 (3.35%) Power Platform
6 46 (1.86%) npm
7 44 (1.78%) Serverless
8 34 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (1.21%) GitHub
10 28 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (0.73%) Heroku
12 15 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.57%) PaaS
14 11 (0.44%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (0.36%) Azure Functions
15 9 (0.36%) Firebase
15 9 (0.36%) Office 365
16 7 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (0.28%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.49%) Internet
2 28 (1.13%) HTTP
3 10 (0.40%) Intranet
4 6 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.16%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.16%) Network Security
5 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.081%) DNS
6 2 (0.081%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.040%) MQTT
7 1 (0.040%) Multicast
7 1 (0.040%) Skype
7 1 (0.040%) SMS
7 1 (0.040%) SSH
7 1 (0.040%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 114 (4.61%) Big Data
4 100 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 95 (3.84%) MySQL
6 87 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
7 82 (3.31%) Power BI
8 81 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 74 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 73 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
11 66 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 63 (2.55%) Hadoop
13 62 (2.51%) MongoDB
14 49 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
15 36 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
16 30 (1.21%) Blockchain
16 30 (1.21%) Data Lake
17 26 (1.05%) Redis
18 25 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 22 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 311 (12.57%) Git (software)
2 102 (4.12%) Visual Studio
3 81 (3.27%) Jenkins
4 63 (2.55%) webpack
5 60 (2.42%) JIRA
6 54 (2.18%) Maven
7 48 (1.94%) JUnit
8 47 (1.90%) gulp
8 47 (1.90%) TeamCity
9 36 (1.45%) Cucumber
9 36 (1.45%) Selenium
10 32 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 31 (1.25%) NUnit
12 22 (0.89%) Jasmine
12 22 (0.89%) Subversion
13 21 (0.85%) MSTest
14 19 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (0.73%) PHPUnit
16 17 (0.69%) Grunt
17 16 (0.65%) GitLab
General
1 752 (30.38%) Finance
2 200 (8.08%) Banking
3 131 (5.29%) Front Office
4 110 (4.44%) Marketing
5 76 (3.07%) Investment Banking
6 73 (2.95%) Retail
7 56 (2.26%) Law
8 50 (2.02%) Back Office
9 46 (1.86%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.45%) Games
11 31 (1.25%) Advertising
12 18 (0.73%) Public Sector
13 17 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.65%) Telecoms
15 15 (0.61%) Electronics
16 11 (0.44%) Legal
17 8 (0.32%) Publishing
18 7 (0.28%) Billing
19 5 (0.20%) Automotive
19 5 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 612 (24.73%) .NET
2 492 (19.88%) HTML
3 480 (19.39%) CSS
4 463 (18.71%) React
5 452 (18.26%) AngularJS
6 250 (10.10%) Spring
7 247 (9.98%) ASP.NET
8 239 (9.66%) Node.js
9 233 (9.41%) REST
10 232 (9.37%) HTML5
11 209 (8.44%) .NET Core
12 191 (7.72%) Web Services
13 178 (7.19%) RESTful
14 161 (6.51%) .NET Framework
15 128 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
16 115 (4.65%) Spring Boot
17 113 (4.57%) Vue.js
18 112 (4.53%) jQuery
19 107 (4.32%) CSS3
20 106 (4.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 269 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 187 (7.56%) User Experience
3 122 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 67 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 56 (2.26%) Derivative
6 52 (2.10%) Hedge funds
7 49 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 49 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 48 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 45 (1.82%) Fixed Income
10 42 (1.70%) Equities
11 39 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.21%) Cloud Native
13 22 (0.89%) Credit Risk
14 15 (0.61%) Reinsurance
15 12 (0.48%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.48%) Online Games
16 11 (0.44%) Contract for Difference
16 11 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 191 (7.72%) Linux
2 76 (3.07%) Android
2 76 (3.07%) Unix
3 69 (2.79%) Apple iOS
4 67 (2.71%) Windows
5 10 (0.40%) CentOS
6 5 (0.20%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.081%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.040%) VMS
10 1 (0.040%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (21.66%) TDD
3 440 (17.78%) Microservices
4 373 (15.07%) Fintech
5 329 (13.29%) MVC
6 289 (11.68%) OO
7 258 (10.42%) Scrum
8 240 (9.70%) Front End Development
9 232 (9.37%) Computer Science
10 226 (9.13%) DevOps
11 217 (8.77%) Software Engineering
12 194 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
13 186 (7.52%) Test Automation
14 183 (7.39%) BDD
15 177 (7.15%) Web Development
16 176 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
17 135 (5.45%) SDLC
18 134 (5.41%) Mentoring
19 122 (4.93%) Analytics
20 121 (4.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 844 (34.10%) JavaScript
2 768 (31.03%) Java
3 693 (28.00%) C#
4 583 (23.56%) SQL
5 419 (16.93%) Python
6 216 (8.73%) TypeScript
7 200 (8.08%) PHP
8 154 (6.22%) Java 8
9 147 (5.94%) C++
10 120 (4.85%) Scala
11 101 (4.08%) Kotlin
12 98 (3.96%) ES6
13 94 (3.80%) T-SQL
14 40 (1.62%) Ruby
15 39 (1.58%) VBA
16 38 (1.54%) VB.NET
17 35 (1.41%) Apple Swift
18 32 (1.29%) Groovy
19 29 (1.17%) C
19 29 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 226 (9.13%) Degree
2 133 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (0.89%) Security Cleared
4 21 (0.85%) Master's Degree
5 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.20%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.16%) PhD
10 2 (0.081%) CISSP
10 2 (0.081%) MCSE
11 1 (0.040%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.040%) MCP
11 1 (0.040%) MCPD
11 1 (0.040%) MCTS
11 1 (0.040%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.63%) QA
2 14 (0.57%) SLA
3 7 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.081%) EMIR
4 2 (0.081%) MiFID
4 2 (0.081%) WCAG
5 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 310 (12.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (0.16%) HDFS
3 3 (0.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.12%) KVM
3 3 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.040%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 178 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 24 (0.97%) Terraform
3 17 (0.69%) Kibana
4 9 (0.36%) Ansible
5 5 (0.20%) Packer
6 4 (0.16%) Rancher
7 3 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.12%) Kubeflow
7 3 (0.12%) SCCM
8 2 (0.081%) logstash
8 2 (0.081%) MIIS
8 2 (0.081%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.081%) Puppet
9 1 (0.040%) Control-M
9 1 (0.040%) Grafana
9 1 (0.040%) Mesos
9 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.040%) Nagios
9 1 (0.040%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 258 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 83 (3.35%) Google
3 74 (2.99%) Oracle
4 39 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (1.41%) SAP
6 29 (1.17%) Adobe
7 27 (1.09%) MuleSoft
8 19 (0.77%) Informatica
8 19 (0.77%) Tableau
9 13 (0.53%) Talend
10 9 (0.36%) Infragistics
10 9 (0.36%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.32%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.28%) Apple
12 7 (0.28%) Cognos
12 7 (0.28%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.24%) Perforce
13 6 (0.24%) SnapLogic
14 5 (0.20%) OpenLink
14 5 (0.20%) TIBCO