Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,393 2,368 3,291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 28.41% 28.21% 32.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.51% 29.78% 33.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,270 2,137 3,017
10th Percentile £45,675 £45,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £71,750 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 4,565 7,952 9,742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 94.75% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,028 6,967 8,743
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 +5 6 £62,500 +31.58%
Moorgate +1 1 £50,000 -23.08%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 565 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (32.38%) C#
2 451 (32.38%) JavaScript
3 444 (31.87%) Finance
4 435 (31.23%) Java
5 426 (30.58%) SQL
6 375 (26.92%) .NET
7 326 (23.40%) React
8 298 (21.39%) Python
9 290 (20.82%) Azure
10 286 (20.53%) SQL Server
11 284 (20.39%) Microservices
12 277 (19.89%) CSS
13 273 (19.60%) DevOps
14 243 (17.44%) AWS
15 233 (16.73%) Degree
16 223 (16.01%) Fintech
17 204 (14.64%) TDD
17 204 (14.64%) OO
18 203 (14.57%) HTML
19 190 (13.64%) Test Automation
20 185 (13.28%) .NET Core
21 178 (12.78%) Web Services
22 167 (11.99%) AngularJS
23 165 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
24 163 (11.70%) Docker
25 158 (11.34%) TypeScript
26 153 (10.98%) MVC
27 142 (10.19%) Computer Science
28 140 (10.05%) T-SQL

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
1 111 (7.97%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.58%) Apache Spark
3 25 (1.79%) WordPress
4 21 (1.51%) Apache
5 18 (1.29%) CMS
6 11 (0.79%) Drupal
6 11 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.72%) Confluence
8 9 (0.65%) Moodle
9 5 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.29%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.22%) Appian
11 3 (0.22%) Camunda
11 3 (0.22%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.22%) JBoss
11 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.14%) Mule
12 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.22%) InVision
3 3 (0.22%) Sketch
4 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.072%) Figma
4 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 94 (6.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.79%) FINCAD Analytics
3 6 (0.43%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.36%) Shopify
5 3 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.14%) Magento
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.072%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 290 (20.82%) Azure
2 243 (17.44%) AWS
3 88 (6.32%) Power Platform
4 83 (5.96%) PaaS
5 70 (5.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 55 (3.95%) SaaS
7 48 (3.45%) GCP
8 40 (2.87%) Serverless
9 21 (1.51%) Azure Functions
9 21 (1.51%) PowerApps
10 20 (1.44%) GitHub
11 18 (1.29%) Logic Apps
12 15 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (1.01%) Microsoft 365
14 13 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.93%) Power Automate
15 11 (0.79%) Datadog
15 11 (0.79%) npm
16 9 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.79%) HTTP
2 13 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.36%) Extranet
4 4 (0.29%) Internet
4 4 (0.29%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.14%) AMQP
5 2 (0.14%) FTP
6 1 (0.072%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 107 (7.68%) NoSQL
3 80 (5.74%) MongoDB
4 76 (5.46%) Power BI
5 74 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
6 72 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 69 (4.95%) Big Data
7 69 (4.95%) Relational Database
8 58 (4.16%) MySQL
8 58 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 52 (3.73%) Hadoop
10 51 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 50 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
12 35 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 29 (2.08%) SQL Server 2017
14 24 (1.72%) Tableau
15 18 (1.29%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.22%) KDB
17 16 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 15 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 112 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (7.97%) Git (software)
3 89 (6.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 75 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 37 (2.66%) TeamCity
6 33 (2.37%) JIRA
7 32 (2.30%) Selenium
8 28 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.94%) NUnit
10 23 (1.65%) GitLab
11 22 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.44%) webpack
13 19 (1.36%) WebDriver
14 15 (1.08%) Cypress.io
14 15 (1.08%) Maven
15 13 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (0.86%) Bitbucket
17 9 (0.65%) JUnit
18 7 (0.50%) Grunt
18 7 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 444 (31.87%) Finance
2 132 (9.48%) Banking
3 118 (8.47%) Front Office
4 31 (2.23%) Marketing
5 28 (2.01%) Advertising
5 28 (2.01%) Games
6 26 (1.87%) Retail
7 21 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.36%) Law
9 15 (1.08%) Back Office
10 14 (1.01%) Public Sector
11 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.65%) Legal
12 9 (0.65%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.43%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.43%) Publishing
14 5 (0.36%) Housing Association
15 4 (0.29%) Social Housing
16 3 (0.22%) International Banking
16 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (26.92%) .NET
2 326 (23.40%) React
3 277 (19.89%) CSS
4 203 (14.57%) HTML
5 185 (13.28%) .NET Core
6 178 (12.78%) Web Services
7 167 (11.99%) AngularJS
8 138 (9.91%) Node.js
9 135 (9.69%) jQuery
10 133 (9.55%) REST
11 115 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 112 (8.04%) .NET Framework
13 111 (7.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 103 (7.39%) Entity Framework
15 96 (6.89%) Kafka
16 95 (6.82%) HTML5
17 72 (5.17%) Django
18 71 (5.10%) Spring
19 60 (4.31%) GraphQL
20 56 (4.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 114 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (7.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 88 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (6.17%) N-Tier
5 74 (5.31%) User Experience
6 66 (4.74%) Data Structures
7 58 (4.16%) Reinsurance
8 54 (3.88%) Algorithms
9 52 (3.73%) Fixed Income
10 46 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
11 44 (3.16%) Equities
12 42 (3.02%) Hedge funds
13 36 (2.58%) Derivative
14 24 (1.72%) Mobile App
15 23 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.29%) Video\Live Streaming
17 13 (0.93%) Exotic Derivative
17 13 (0.93%) Social Media
18 12 (0.86%) Management Information System
19 10 (0.72%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 91 (6.53%) Linux
2 28 (2.01%) Unix
3 25 (1.79%) Android
4 20 (1.44%) Windows
5 15 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (20.39%) Microservices
3 273 (19.60%) DevOps
4 223 (16.01%) Fintech
5 204 (14.64%) OO
5 204 (14.64%) TDD
6 190 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 165 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
8 153 (10.98%) MVC
9 142 (10.19%) Computer Science
10 140 (10.05%) Mentoring
11 139 (9.98%) Software Engineering
12 130 (9.33%) SOLID
13 120 (8.61%) CRM
14 106 (7.61%) Front End Development
15 102 (7.32%) SOA
16 98 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
17 95 (6.82%) Multithreading
18 90 (6.46%) Deployment Automation
19 88 (6.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 451 (32.38%) C#
1 451 (32.38%) JavaScript
2 435 (31.23%) Java
3 426 (30.58%) SQL
4 298 (21.39%) Python
5 158 (11.34%) TypeScript
6 140 (10.05%) T-SQL
7 89 (6.39%) Java 8
8 81 (5.81%) C++
9 80 (5.74%) PowerShell
10 78 (5.60%) PHP
11 69 (4.95%) Kotlin
12 62 (4.45%) Scala
13 43 (3.09%) ES6
14 21 (1.51%) Go
15 18 (1.29%) Ruby
16 17 (1.22%) Apex Code
17 15 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 15 (1.08%) C
18 12 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 233 (16.73%) Degree
2 96 (6.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.58%) Master's Degree
4 17 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.86%) PhD
6 8 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.02%) QA
2 9 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (0.65%) EMIR
2 9 (0.65%) MiFID
3 7 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) WCAG
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.14%) PSD2
6 1 (0.072%) PMO
System Software
1 163 (11.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.14%) Varnish
3 1 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 137 (9.83%) Kubernetes
2 94 (6.75%) Terraform
3 72 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.65%) Puppet
5 15 (1.08%) Kibana
6 5 (0.36%) Ansible
6 5 (0.36%) Grafana
7 3 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.22%) Rancher
8 2 (0.14%) logstash
8 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.072%) Foglight
9 1 (0.072%) Marathon
9 1 (0.072%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.072%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 88 (6.32%) Microsoft
2 81 (5.81%) Nintex
3 40 (2.87%) Oracle
4 31 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
5 25 (1.79%) Charles River
6 16 (1.15%) Google
7 13 (0.93%) IBM
8 12 (0.86%) Apple
9 9 (0.65%) QAD
10 7 (0.50%) Adobe
11 6 (0.43%) Databricks
11 6 (0.43%) Workday
12 5 (0.36%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.36%) Informatica
12 5 (0.36%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.36%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.36%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.36%) Solace
12 5 (0.36%) Sybase
12 5 (0.36%) TIBCO