Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,586 3,444 3,383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.55% 32.05% 32.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.16% 33.63% 33.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,306 3,156 3,144
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £94,375 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 9,918 10,241 10,069
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.30% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8,850 9,129 9,196
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -1 18 £52,500 +40.00%
Moorgate -5 6 £67,500 +114.29%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,520 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,350 (37.65%) Java
3 1,270 (35.42%) JavaScript
4 1,085 (30.26%) C#
5 1,046 (29.17%) Finance
6 998 (27.83%) SQL
7 927 (25.85%) .NET
8 760 (21.19%) HTML
9 751 (20.94%) TDD
10 739 (20.61%) SQL Server
11 712 (19.85%) CSS
12 677 (18.88%) AngularJS
13 665 (18.54%) Microservices
14 542 (15.11%) Python
15 535 (14.92%) MVC
16 504 (14.05%) React
17 430 (11.99%) Microsoft
18 428 (11.94%) ASP.NET
19 413 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
20 399 (11.13%) Java 8
21 393 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
22 377 (10.51%) Spring
23 374 (10.43%) RESTful
24 371 (10.35%) Greenfield Project
25 368 (10.26%) Software Engineering
26 363 (10.12%) Banking
27 354 (9.87%) Degree
28 346 (9.65%) Fintech
29 330 (9.20%) Front End Development
30 328 (9.15%) Continuous Integration

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 91 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
2 87 (2.43%) Apache Spark
3 76 (2.12%) CMS
4 72 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 38 (1.06%) WordPress
6 33 (0.92%) Umbraco
6 33 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 29 (0.81%) Confluence
8 24 (0.67%) JBoss
9 21 (0.59%) Drupal
9 21 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.56%) IIS
11 19 (0.53%) Apache
12 17 (0.47%) Apache Solr
12 17 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.39%) DNN
14 14 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.33%) Ethereum
15 12 (0.33%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 80 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.53%) AutoCAD
4 16 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.14%) InDesign
9 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.056%) InVision
10 2 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.028%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 28 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.47%) Magento
3 13 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.11%) RiskWrite
5 4 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.084%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.084%) Maximo
6 3 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.084%) Shopify
7 2 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.056%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.056%) Odoo
7 2 (0.056%) Ripple
8 1 (0.028%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.028%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.028%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 413 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 393 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 62 (1.73%) SaaS
5 54 (1.51%) GitHub
6 53 (1.48%) Serverless
7 24 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 17 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (0.42%) PaaS
11 13 (0.36%) npm
11 13 (0.36%) Office 365
12 12 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.25%) Azure Functions
14 9 (0.25%) Slack
15 8 (0.22%) Force.com
16 7 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 33 (0.92%) HTTP
2 21 (0.59%) AMQP
3 13 (0.36%) RTMP
4 11 (0.31%) Intranet
5 10 (0.28%) Internet
6 4 (0.11%) SAN
7 3 (0.084%) FTP
7 3 (0.084%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.056%) DNS
8 2 (0.056%) SSH
9 1 (0.028%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.028%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.028%) Extranet
9 1 (0.028%) Firewall
9 1 (0.028%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.028%) VPN
9 1 (0.028%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 739 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 283 (7.89%) Big Data
3 227 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 226 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 213 (5.94%) MySQL
6 202 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 136 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
8 127 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
8 127 (3.54%) Relational Database
9 125 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 99 (2.76%) MongoDB
11 88 (2.45%) Power BI
12 74 (2.06%) Redis
13 70 (1.95%) Hadoop
14 64 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
15 63 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
16 57 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
17 54 (1.51%) RDBMS
18 51 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
19 50 (1.39%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 312 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 135 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 130 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 104 (2.90%) Maven
5 103 (2.87%) Visual Studio
6 82 (2.29%) Gradle
7 74 (2.06%) Selenium
8 70 (1.95%) TeamCity
9 62 (1.73%) JIRA
10 61 (1.70%) webpack
11 54 (1.51%) NUnit
12 50 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
13 45 (1.25%) JUnit
14 42 (1.17%) Subversion
14 42 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
15 39 (1.09%) Cucumber
16 35 (0.98%) SpecFlow
17 30 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 29 (0.81%) gulp
19 27 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 1,046 (29.17%) Finance
2 363 (10.12%) Banking
3 196 (5.47%) Front Office
4 110 (3.07%) Games
5 107 (2.98%) Retail
6 93 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 86 (2.40%) Law
8 80 (2.23%) Advertising
9 73 (2.04%) Financial Institution
10 69 (1.92%) Marketing
11 37 (1.03%) Back Office
12 35 (0.98%) Publishing
13 19 (0.53%) Legal
14 18 (0.50%) Telecoms
15 14 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.28%) Automotive
17 9 (0.25%) International Banking
18 8 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.22%) Retail Finance
19 4 (0.11%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (25.85%) .NET
2 760 (21.19%) HTML
3 712 (19.85%) CSS
4 677 (18.88%) AngularJS
5 504 (14.05%) React
6 428 (11.94%) ASP.NET
7 377 (10.51%) Spring
8 374 (10.43%) RESTful
9 315 (8.78%) Web Services
10 296 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 293 (8.17%) jQuery
12 269 (7.50%) REST
13 237 (6.61%) Node.js
14 221 (6.16%) .NET Core
14 221 (6.16%) .NET Framework
15 219 (6.11%) HTML5
16 205 (5.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 165 (4.60%) Spring Boot
18 145 (4.04%) Redux
19 143 (3.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 371 (10.35%) Greenfield Project
2 346 (9.65%) Fintech
3 184 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 169 (4.71%) User Experience
5 134 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 111 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 105 (2.93%) Data Structures
7 105 (2.93%) Mobile App
8 91 (2.54%) Fixed Income
9 89 (2.48%) Derivative
9 89 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 85 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
11 53 (1.48%) Equities
12 52 (1.45%) Hedge funds
13 35 (0.98%) Xbox
14 34 (0.95%) Reinsurance
15 31 (0.86%) Cloud Native
16 29 (0.81%) Market Risk
17 26 (0.73%) N-Tier
18 24 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 266 (7.42%) Linux
2 121 (3.37%) Windows
3 90 (2.51%) Unix
4 70 (1.95%) Android
5 66 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.39%) Debian
8 13 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.17%) CentOS
10 5 (0.14%) Solaris
10 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.056%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.028%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.028%) VMS
12 1 (0.028%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,520 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 751 (20.94%) TDD
3 665 (18.54%) Microservices
4 535 (14.92%) MVC
5 368 (10.26%) Software Engineering
6 330 (9.20%) Front End Development
7 328 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
8 317 (8.84%) DevOps
9 310 (8.64%) Computer Science
10 295 (8.23%) OO
11 292 (8.14%) Web Development
12 289 (8.06%) Scrum
13 240 (6.69%) Test Automation
14 239 (6.66%) Mathematics
15 233 (6.50%) Multithreading
16 226 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
17 212 (5.91%) SDLC
18 201 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
19 198 (5.52%) Analytics
20 191 (5.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,350 (37.65%) Java
2 1,270 (35.42%) JavaScript
3 1,085 (30.26%) C#
4 998 (27.83%) SQL
5 542 (15.11%) Python
6 399 (11.13%) Java 8
7 287 (8.00%) T-SQL
8 269 (7.50%) C++
9 205 (5.72%) PHP
10 164 (4.57%) ES6
11 148 (4.13%) Scala
12 122 (3.40%) TypeScript
13 94 (2.62%) Ruby
14 90 (2.51%) Go
15 72 (2.01%) VBA
16 71 (1.98%) VB.NET
17 56 (1.56%) Objective-C
18 52 (1.45%) PL/SQL
19 47 (1.31%) R
20 44 (1.23%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 354 (9.87%) Degree
2 74 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (1.48%) PhD
4 41 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 38 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.31%) ISEB
6 11 (0.31%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.22%) HND
9 4 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.084%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.056%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.056%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.028%) MCSA
12 1 (0.028%) MCSD
12 1 (0.028%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (3.54%) QA
2 30 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.67%) MiFID
4 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.17%) EMIR
7 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.084%) GDPR
9 2 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.056%) FATCA
9 2 (0.056%) IFRS
10 1 (0.028%) HL7
10 1 (0.028%) WAI
10 1 (0.028%) WCAG
System Software
1 275 (7.67%) Docker
2 20 (0.56%) HDFS
3 14 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.20%) Varnish
5 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.056%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.056%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.028%) LXC
7 1 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 188 (5.24%) Kubernetes
2 53 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (1.45%) Ansible
4 49 (1.37%) Puppet
5 33 (0.92%) Terraform
6 27 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
7 16 (0.45%) Mesos
8 11 (0.31%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.22%) Kibana
10 7 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.084%) Grafana
11 3 (0.084%) logstash
11 3 (0.084%) SCCM
12 2 (0.056%) Graphite
12 2 (0.056%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.056%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.028%) Ambari
13 1 (0.028%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.028%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.028%) Salt
Vendors
1 430 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 254 (7.08%) Oracle
3 72 (2.01%) Google
4 63 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
5 48 (1.34%) Tableau
6 46 (1.28%) TIBCO
7 31 (0.86%) Red Hat
7 31 (0.86%) Zend
8 26 (0.73%) Facebook
9 24 (0.67%) IBM
10 23 (0.64%) Adobe
10 23 (0.64%) Sybase
11 16 (0.45%) Sitecore
12 15 (0.42%) Terracotta
13 14 (0.39%) Civica
13 14 (0.39%) Talend
13 14 (0.39%) Twitter
14 13 (0.36%) Infragistics
14 13 (0.36%) StreamBase
15 12 (0.33%) BT