Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,882 3,008 3,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.96% 29.39% 33.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.55% 30.94% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,576 2,781 3,657
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.56% +3.54%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £59,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.79% +3.91% +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 10,621 9,722 11,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 94.98% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9,495 8,803 10,284
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 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.84% +1.74% +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 November 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 November 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 0 21 £52,500 +23.53%
Moorgate 0 2 £67,500 +58.82%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1,608 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,419 (36.55%) Java
3 1,354 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 1,246 (32.10%) Finance
5 1,203 (30.99%) SQL
6 1,166 (30.04%) C#
7 1,024 (26.38%) .NET
8 886 (22.82%) CSS
9 871 (22.44%) HTML
10 832 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 823 (21.20%) TDD
12 704 (18.13%) AngularJS
13 635 (16.36%) MVC
14 609 (15.69%) Microservices
15 532 (13.70%) Python
16 498 (12.83%) ASP.NET
17 496 (12.78%) React
18 466 (12.00%) Microsoft
19 434 (11.18%) Greenfield Project
20 418 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
21 406 (10.46%) Fintech
22 403 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
23 400 (10.30%) Java 8
24 388 (9.99%) Git (software)
25 379 (9.76%) Software Engineering
25 379 (9.76%) Front End Development
26 376 (9.69%) Banking
27 373 (9.61%) Scrum
27 373 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
28 372 (9.58%) jQuery

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
1 102 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 100 (2.58%) CMS
3 95 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 85 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 51 (1.31%) WordPress
6 45 (1.16%) Umbraco
7 39 (1.00%) IIS
8 37 (0.95%) Ethereum
9 36 (0.93%) Apache
10 33 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 28 (0.72%) Drupal
12 23 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (0.46%) Confluence
15 17 (0.44%) EPiServer
16 16 (0.41%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.31%) NServiceBus
18 11 (0.28%) JBoss
19 10 (0.26%) Apache Solr
19 10 (0.26%) Kentico
Applications
1 112 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.15%) InDesign
9 4 (0.10%) InVision
10 3 (0.077%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.026%) Houdini
12 1 (0.026%) Maya
12 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.026%) NUKE
12 1 (0.026%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 50 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.33%) Magento
4 10 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.21%) Ripple
6 7 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
7 5 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.10%) RiskWrite
9 3 (0.077%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.077%) Shopify
10 2 (0.052%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.052%) Odoo
10 2 (0.052%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.026%) Endur
11 1 (0.026%) JDE OneWorld
11 1 (0.026%) Kondor
11 1 (0.026%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 418 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 373 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (1.98%) GitHub
4 56 (1.44%) SaaS
5 41 (1.06%) Serverless
6 39 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.64%) npm
9 23 (0.59%) OpenShift
10 21 (0.54%) PaaS
11 16 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.31%) Apigee
14 11 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (0.28%) Force.com
15 10 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 9 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 37 (0.95%) HTTP
2 22 (0.57%) Internet
3 12 (0.31%) AMQP
4 10 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.23%) Skype
6 4 (0.10%) DNS
6 4 (0.10%) Intranet
6 4 (0.10%) SSL
7 3 (0.077%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.077%) FTP
7 3 (0.077%) SMS
8 2 (0.052%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.052%) Extranet
8 2 (0.052%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.052%) Multicast
8 2 (0.052%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 2 (0.052%) SSH
8 2 (0.052%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.026%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.026%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 832 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 303 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 301 (7.75%) Big Data
4 264 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 253 (6.52%) NoSQL
6 229 (5.90%) MySQL
7 187 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
8 168 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 152 (3.92%) Relational Database
10 134 (3.45%) Power BI
11 132 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
12 127 (3.27%) Blockchain
13 101 (2.60%) MongoDB
14 86 (2.22%) Hadoop
15 84 (2.16%) Redis
16 71 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 65 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
18 53 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
19 52 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
20 51 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 388 (9.99%) Git (software)
2 175 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 167 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 150 (3.86%) Maven
5 148 (3.81%) Visual Studio
6 113 (2.91%) TeamCity
7 109 (2.81%) Gradle
8 106 (2.73%) Selenium
9 93 (2.40%) Subversion
10 83 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 72 (1.85%) webpack
12 64 (1.65%) JUnit
13 59 (1.52%) JIRA
14 56 (1.44%) NUnit
15 55 (1.42%) Jasmine
16 51 (1.31%) gulp
17 50 (1.29%) Cucumber
18 45 (1.16%) SpecFlow
19 42 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
20 37 (0.95%) Grunt
General
1 1,246 (32.10%) Finance
2 376 (9.69%) Banking
3 196 (5.05%) Front Office
4 126 (3.25%) Advertising
5 112 (2.89%) Law
6 106 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 98 (2.52%) Retail
8 95 (2.45%) Games
9 79 (2.04%) Marketing
10 64 (1.65%) Financial Institution
11 55 (1.42%) Back Office
12 30 (0.77%) Legal
13 29 (0.75%) Telecoms
14 28 (0.72%) Publishing
15 14 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.21%) International Banking
17 8 (0.21%) Retail Finance
18 5 (0.13%) Billing
18 5 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,024 (26.38%) .NET
2 886 (22.82%) CSS
3 871 (22.44%) HTML
4 704 (18.13%) AngularJS
5 498 (12.83%) ASP.NET
6 496 (12.78%) React
7 372 (9.58%) jQuery
8 368 (9.48%) Spring
9 359 (9.25%) RESTful
10 322 (8.29%) HTML5
11 303 (7.81%) REST
12 301 (7.75%) Web Services
13 281 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web API
13 281 (7.24%) Node.js
14 257 (6.62%) CSS3
15 252 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 215 (5.54%) .NET Framework
17 179 (4.61%) .NET Core
18 176 (4.53%) XML
19 157 (4.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 434 (11.18%) Greenfield Project
2 406 (10.46%) Fintech
3 312 (8.04%) Computer Science
4 235 (6.05%) User Experience
5 192 (4.95%) Algorithms
6 156 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
7 143 (3.68%) Mobile App
8 126 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 123 (3.17%) Derivative
10 112 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
11 106 (2.73%) Data Structures
12 88 (2.27%) Fixed Income
13 74 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
14 70 (1.80%) Equities
15 67 (1.73%) Hedge funds
16 51 (1.31%) Reinsurance
17 34 (0.88%) N-Tier
18 30 (0.77%) Market Risk
19 29 (0.75%) Bitcoin
19 29 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 306 (7.88%) Linux
2 139 (3.58%) Windows
3 103 (2.65%) Unix
4 72 (1.85%) Android
5 64 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.33%) Debian
9 11 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.23%) openSUSE
11 7 (0.18%) Solaris
12 6 (0.15%) CentOS
13 5 (0.13%) VMS
14 3 (0.077%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.026%) watchOS
16 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,608 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (21.20%) TDD
3 635 (16.36%) MVC
4 609 (15.69%) Microservices
5 403 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
6 379 (9.76%) Front End Development
6 379 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 373 (9.61%) Scrum
8 370 (9.53%) OO
9 359 (9.25%) Web Development
10 338 (8.71%) DevOps
11 291 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
12 267 (6.88%) Multithreading
13 263 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
14 219 (5.64%) Test Automation
15 214 (5.51%) Mathematics
15 214 (5.51%) SDLC
16 209 (5.38%) Unit Testing
17 207 (5.33%) BDD
18 184 (4.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,419 (36.55%) Java
2 1,354 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 1,203 (30.99%) SQL
4 1,166 (30.04%) C#
5 532 (13.70%) Python
6 400 (10.30%) Java 8
7 367 (9.45%) T-SQL
8 285 (7.34%) PHP
9 277 (7.14%) C++
10 195 (5.02%) Scala
11 137 (3.53%) TypeScript
12 130 (3.35%) ES6
13 114 (2.94%) Ruby
14 94 (2.42%) VBA
15 73 (1.88%) PowerShell
16 69 (1.78%) VB
16 69 (1.78%) VB.NET
17 66 (1.70%) Apex Code
18 65 (1.67%) Go
18 65 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 367 (9.45%) Degree
2 85 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (1.24%) PhD
4 16 (0.41%) Security Cleared
5 15 (0.39%) ISEB
5 15 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 13 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.26%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.077%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.052%) HND
13 1 (0.026%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.026%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.026%) MCSE
13 1 (0.026%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.026%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.35%) QA
2 32 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 29 (0.75%) MiFID
4 12 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.18%) EMIR
5 7 (0.18%) WCAG
6 6 (0.15%) GDPR
6 6 (0.15%) WAI
7 3 (0.077%) FATCA
8 2 (0.052%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 200 (5.15%) Docker
2 20 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.39%) HDFS
5 10 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.052%) Varnish
8 2 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.026%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.026%) LXC
Systems Management
1 116 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 53 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (1.37%) Puppet
3 51 (1.31%) Ansible
4 28 (0.72%) Terraform
5 23 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (0.54%) Mesos
7 11 (0.28%) logstash
8 10 (0.26%) Graphite
8 10 (0.26%) Salt
9 7 (0.18%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.15%) Kibana
11 4 (0.10%) LiteSpeed
12 3 (0.077%) Rancher
12 3 (0.077%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.077%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.052%) Apache Shiro
13 2 (0.052%) cPanel
13 2 (0.052%) Grafana
13 2 (0.052%) Oozie
Vendors
1 466 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 249 (6.41%) Oracle
3 92 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
4 66 (1.70%) Google
5 62 (1.60%) Tableau
6 48 (1.24%) TIBCO
7 37 (0.95%) Zend
8 30 (0.77%) IBM
8 30 (0.77%) Sitecore
9 23 (0.59%) StreamBase
10 22 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 21 (0.54%) Adobe
12 20 (0.52%) SAP
13 19 (0.49%) Nintex
14 18 (0.46%) Talend
15 16 (0.41%) Sybase
16 15 (0.39%) Solace
17 13 (0.33%) Cognos
18 12 (0.31%) Informatica
18 12 (0.31%) MuleSoft