Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,580 3,072 4,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.85% 29.80% 31.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.21% 31.16% 32.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,272 2,788 3,980
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £94,875 £95,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 10,781 9,860 13,047
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.66% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9,608 8,934 11,803
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £87,000
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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -12 4 £53,750 -2.27%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,393 (38.91%) Finance
2 1,366 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1,305 (36.45%) JavaScript
4 1,294 (36.15%) SQL
5 1,272 (35.53%) Java
6 1,054 (29.44%) C#
7 989 (27.63%) .NET
8 916 (25.59%) CSS
9 905 (25.28%) HTML
10 832 (23.24%) SQL Server
11 766 (21.40%) TDD
12 700 (19.55%) AngularJS
13 587 (16.40%) MVC
14 571 (15.95%) Microsoft
15 488 (13.63%) ASP.NET
16 476 (13.30%) Web Development
17 463 (12.93%) Git (software)
18 456 (12.74%) Banking
19 447 (12.49%) Degree
20 443 (12.37%) Python
21 436 (12.18%) Fintech
22 431 (12.04%) Greenfield Project
23 420 (11.73%) Software Engineering
24 416 (11.62%) React
25 398 (11.12%) Microservices
26 394 (11.01%) Spring
27 390 (10.89%) HTML5
28 389 (10.87%) Front End Development
29 377 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 370 (10.34%) Scrum

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
1 104 (2.91%) Apache Spark
2 102 (2.85%) CMS
3 90 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
4 69 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 60 (1.68%) Apache
6 49 (1.37%) WordPress
7 45 (1.26%) Ethereum
8 42 (1.17%) Drupal
9 36 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 35 (0.98%) IIS
11 34 (0.95%) Umbraco
12 27 (0.75%) NServiceBus
13 23 (0.64%) Confluence
13 23 (0.64%) JBoss
14 17 (0.47%) EPiServer
14 17 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.34%) SAS
18 11 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 92 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.47%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.084%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.028%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.028%) InVision
9 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.028%) SPSS
9 1 (0.028%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 44 (1.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 34 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.36%) Ripple
5 12 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
7 7 (0.20%) Magento
7 7 (0.20%) MetaTrader
8 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.14%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.14%) RMDS
10 4 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.084%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.084%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.056%) Shopify
13 1 (0.028%) Endur
13 1 (0.028%) JDE OneWorld
13 1 (0.028%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 347 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 333 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (1.87%) GitHub
4 53 (1.48%) Serverless
5 51 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (0.78%) npm
7 28 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 27 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (0.73%) SaaS
10 25 (0.70%) PaaS
11 24 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 23 (0.64%) IaaS
13 19 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 17 (0.47%) CloudFront
15 13 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.34%) BrowserStack
17 11 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 11 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.34%) Internet
2 38 (1.06%) HTTP
3 16 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.36%) Skype
5 11 (0.31%) SMTP
6 9 (0.25%) Intranet
7 8 (0.22%) SSH
8 6 (0.17%) Multicast
8 6 (0.17%) SMS
9 4 (0.11%) AMQP
9 4 (0.11%) DSL
9 4 (0.11%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.11%) SSL
10 3 (0.084%) DNS
10 3 (0.084%) FIX Connectivity
11 2 (0.056%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.056%) FTP
11 2 (0.056%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
12 1 (0.028%) Asterisk PBX
12 1 (0.028%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 832 (23.24%) SQL Server
2 377 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 358 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 274 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
5 258 (7.21%) NoSQL
6 231 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 215 (6.01%) Big Data
8 213 (5.95%) MySQL
9 156 (4.36%) Blockchain
10 154 (4.30%) Power BI
11 151 (4.22%) Relational Database
12 140 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
13 114 (3.18%) MongoDB
14 107 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 96 (2.68%) Hadoop
16 86 (2.40%) Data Lake
17 78 (2.18%) Redis
18 72 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
19 59 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
20 53 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 463 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 182 (5.08%) Maven
2 182 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 179 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 175 (4.89%) Jenkins
5 98 (2.74%) Selenium
6 97 (2.71%) Gradle
6 97 (2.71%) Subversion
7 87 (2.43%) JUnit
8 82 (2.29%) JIRA
9 77 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 76 (2.12%) webpack
11 74 (2.07%) Jasmine
12 66 (1.84%) gulp
12 66 (1.84%) NUnit
13 57 (1.59%) Grunt
14 51 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
15 46 (1.28%) Cucumber
16 34 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
17 31 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 1,393 (38.91%) Finance
2 456 (12.74%) Banking
3 250 (6.98%) Front Office
4 187 (5.22%) Advertising
5 127 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 88 (2.46%) Law
7 81 (2.26%) Games
8 80 (2.23%) Retail
9 79 (2.21%) Back Office
10 54 (1.51%) Financial Institution
10 54 (1.51%) Publishing
11 49 (1.37%) Marketing
12 43 (1.20%) Legal
13 39 (1.09%) Telecoms
14 18 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.22%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.14%) Music Industry
18 3 (0.084%) Billing
18 3 (0.084%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 989 (27.63%) .NET
2 916 (25.59%) CSS
3 905 (25.28%) HTML
4 700 (19.55%) AngularJS
5 488 (13.63%) ASP.NET
6 416 (11.62%) React
7 394 (11.01%) Spring
8 390 (10.89%) HTML5
9 360 (10.06%) REST
10 357 (9.97%) jQuery
11 320 (8.94%) RESTful
12 305 (8.52%) Web Services
13 285 (7.96%) Node.js
14 278 (7.77%) CSS3
15 268 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 226 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 221 (6.17%) .NET Framework
18 212 (5.92%) Hibernate
19 188 (5.25%) Sass
20 169 (4.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 436 (12.18%) Fintech
2 431 (12.04%) Greenfield Project
3 359 (10.03%) Computer Science
4 300 (8.38%) User Experience
5 189 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
6 149 (4.16%) Mobile App
7 134 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 133 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
9 107 (2.99%) Algorithms
10 106 (2.96%) Data Structures
11 92 (2.57%) Hedge funds
12 74 (2.07%) Derivative
13 71 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
14 68 (1.90%) Equities
15 65 (1.82%) Fixed Income
16 48 (1.34%) Bitcoin
17 33 (0.92%) Virtual Team
18 30 (0.84%) Reinsurance
19 23 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
20 22 (0.61%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 284 (7.93%) Linux
2 146 (4.08%) Windows
3 99 (2.77%) Android
4 90 (2.51%) Unix
5 85 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.50%) VMS
7 17 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.42%) openSUSE
9 12 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.14%) CentOS
11 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.11%) Solaris
12 3 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.056%) Debian
14 1 (0.028%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.028%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,366 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 766 (21.40%) TDD
3 587 (16.40%) MVC
4 476 (13.30%) Web Development
5 420 (11.73%) Software Engineering
6 398 (11.12%) Microservices
7 389 (10.87%) Front End Development
8 370 (10.34%) Scrum
9 369 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
9 369 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
10 358 (10.00%) OO
11 311 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
12 304 (8.49%) DevOps
13 302 (8.44%) Multithreading
14 273 (7.63%) Unit Testing
15 258 (7.21%) SDLC
16 241 (6.73%) BDD
17 222 (6.20%) Mentoring
18 208 (5.81%) Test Automation
19 191 (5.34%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (36.45%) JavaScript
2 1,294 (36.15%) SQL
3 1,272 (35.53%) Java
4 1,054 (29.44%) C#
5 443 (12.37%) Python
6 348 (9.72%) T-SQL
7 326 (9.11%) PHP
8 280 (7.82%) Java 8
9 227 (6.34%) Scala
10 201 (5.61%) C++
11 112 (3.13%) ES6
12 111 (3.10%) TypeScript
13 98 (2.74%) VBA
14 93 (2.60%) Ruby
15 81 (2.26%) Apex Code
16 68 (1.90%) PowerShell
17 64 (1.79%) Kotlin
18 52 (1.45%) PL/SQL
19 47 (1.31%) Perl
20 45 (1.26%) C
Qualifications
1 447 (12.49%) Degree
2 157 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (0.73%) PhD
4 23 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 16 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (0.39%) Security Cleared
7 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.31%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.11%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.084%) MBA
12 2 (0.056%) MCSE
12 2 (0.056%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.028%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.028%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.028%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.028%) MCSD
13 1 (0.028%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (3.66%) QA
2 24 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.36%) MiFID
4 9 (0.25%) WCAG
5 8 (0.22%) GDPR
6 6 (0.17%) GCP
7 3 (0.084%) WAI
8 2 (0.056%) EMIR
8 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.028%) COREP
9 1 (0.028%) FATCA
System Software
1 224 (6.26%) Docker
2 34 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.17%) GridGain
5 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.084%) HDFS
7 2 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.028%) LXC
Systems Management
1 49 (1.37%) Kubernetes
2 47 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.12%) Terraform
4 39 (1.09%) Ansible
5 36 (1.01%) Puppet
6 16 (0.45%) Salt
7 11 (0.31%) logstash
8 9 (0.25%) Graphite
8 9 (0.25%) Mesos
9 5 (0.14%) Control-M
9 5 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.11%) Kibana
10 4 (0.11%) LiteSpeed
11 3 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.056%) cPanel
12 2 (0.056%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.056%) Nagios
12 2 (0.056%) Oozie
12 2 (0.056%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 571 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 223 (6.23%) Oracle
3 105 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
4 51 (1.42%) TIBCO
5 49 (1.37%) Google
6 46 (1.28%) Tableau
7 24 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 22 (0.61%) StreamBase
9 21 (0.59%) IBM
10 20 (0.56%) Cognos
11 19 (0.53%) Sybase
12 17 (0.47%) MuleSoft
13 15 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
13 15 (0.42%) Nintex
14 14 (0.39%) Adobe
14 14 (0.39%) Capita
15 13 (0.36%) hybris
15 13 (0.36%) Siebel
16 12 (0.34%) Telerik
16 12 (0.34%) Zend