Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,238 3,445 4,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.27% 32.33% 31.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.97% 33.45% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,966 3,227 4,108
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,125 £35,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £91,250 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 9,822 10,299 13,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 96.65% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,778 9,396 12,085
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £88,750
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 18 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 1,319 (40.74%) Finance
2 1,255 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1,226 (37.86%) JavaScript
4 1,143 (35.30%) Java
5 994 (30.70%) SQL
6 909 (28.07%) C#
7 855 (26.41%) HTML
8 846 (26.13%) .NET
9 787 (24.31%) CSS
10 666 (20.57%) TDD
11 665 (20.54%) AngularJS
12 663 (20.48%) SQL Server
13 543 (16.77%) MVC
14 514 (15.87%) Microsoft
15 507 (15.66%) Banking
16 453 (13.99%) ASP.NET
17 439 (13.56%) HTML5
18 433 (13.37%) Python
19 418 (12.91%) Fintech
20 412 (12.72%) Degree
21 406 (12.54%) OO
22 403 (12.45%) Web Development
23 398 (12.29%) Front End Development
24 384 (11.86%) Git (software)
25 365 (11.27%) React
26 352 (10.87%) jQuery
27 332 (10.25%) Scrum
28 330 (10.19%) Multithreading
29 307 (9.48%) Node.js
29 307 (9.48%) Microservices

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
1 129 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
2 119 (3.68%) CMS
3 83 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 76 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 42 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 37 (1.14%) Apache
6 37 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 36 (1.11%) IIS
8 35 (1.08%) WordPress
9 34 (1.05%) EPiServer
10 28 (0.86%) Confluence
11 24 (0.74%) nginx
12 20 (0.62%) Jetty
13 19 (0.59%) Apache Solr
13 19 (0.59%) Ethereum
13 19 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
14 16 (0.49%) JBoss
15 13 (0.40%) Drupal
16 12 (0.37%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 78 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.37%) InVision
5 11 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.093%) SPSS
8 2 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.062%) GIMP
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.031%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.031%) HipChat
9 1 (0.031%) InDesign
9 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.031%) Lectora
9 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.031%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 70 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
4 15 (0.46%) Temenos T24
5 13 (0.40%) Temenos Globus
6 12 (0.37%) MetaTrader
7 9 (0.28%) RMDS
8 8 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.25%) Magento
9 7 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.19%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.12%) ReMetrica
12 3 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.062%) Actimize
13 2 (0.062%) Endur
13 2 (0.062%) FastStats
13 2 (0.062%) OpenLink RightAngle
13 2 (0.062%) Oracle Cash Management
14 1 (0.031%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 257 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 230 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (2.35%) GitHub
4 54 (1.67%) SaaS
5 48 (1.48%) npm
6 30 (0.93%) Office 365
7 22 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.68%) Heroku
8 19 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
12 12 (0.37%) PaaS
12 12 (0.37%) Slack
13 11 (0.34%) Trello
14 10 (0.31%) Force.com
15 9 (0.28%) FinancialForce
15 9 (0.28%) Google Play
15 9 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.16%) Internet
2 64 (1.98%) Intranet
3 31 (0.96%) HTTP
4 11 (0.34%) SMS
5 8 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.19%) Multicast
7 5 (0.15%) SMTP
7 5 (0.15%) SSH
8 4 (0.12%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.093%) Broadband
9 3 (0.093%) InfiniBand
9 3 (0.093%) IPFIX
9 3 (0.093%) Network Security
10 2 (0.062%) Firewall
10 2 (0.062%) SSL
11 1 (0.031%) DNS
11 1 (0.031%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.031%) Skype
11 1 (0.031%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 663 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 270 (8.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 253 (7.81%) MySQL
4 226 (6.98%) NoSQL
5 201 (6.21%) MongoDB
6 199 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 192 (5.93%) Big Data
8 160 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
9 146 (4.51%) Relational Database
10 119 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 99 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
12 94 (2.90%) Hadoop
13 84 (2.59%) RDBMS
14 80 (2.47%) Blockchain
15 70 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 70 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 65 (2.01%) Power BI
17 53 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
18 51 (1.58%) Redis
19 45 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 384 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 157 (4.85%) Visual Studio
3 127 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 106 (3.27%) Maven
5 100 (3.09%) Jenkins
6 92 (2.84%) JIRA
7 74 (2.29%) JUnit
8 71 (2.19%) webpack
9 66 (2.04%) TeamCity
10 61 (1.88%) gulp
11 59 (1.82%) Grunt
12 56 (1.73%) Jasmine
13 53 (1.64%) Subversion
14 48 (1.48%) Gradle
15 46 (1.42%) Selenium
16 35 (1.08%) Eclipse
16 35 (1.08%) Mockito
17 34 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 33 (1.02%) Mocha
19 31 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 1,319 (40.74%) Finance
2 507 (15.66%) Banking
3 248 (7.66%) Front Office
4 188 (5.81%) Advertising
5 169 (5.22%) Investment Banking
6 90 (2.78%) Retail
7 84 (2.59%) Marketing
8 72 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 65 (2.01%) Games
10 62 (1.91%) Legal
11 60 (1.85%) Back Office
11 60 (1.85%) Law
12 37 (1.14%) Publishing
13 24 (0.74%) Telecoms
14 8 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 6 (0.19%) Electronics
15 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.15%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.12%) Automotive
18 3 (0.093%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (26.41%) HTML
2 846 (26.13%) .NET
3 787 (24.31%) CSS
4 665 (20.54%) AngularJS
5 453 (13.99%) ASP.NET
6 439 (13.56%) HTML5
7 365 (11.27%) React
8 352 (10.87%) jQuery
9 307 (9.48%) Node.js
10 296 (9.14%) CSS3
11 292 (9.02%) Spring
12 276 (8.52%) RESTful
13 254 (7.84%) Web Services
14 246 (7.60%) REST
15 238 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 201 (6.21%) .NET Framework
17 173 (5.34%) Sass
18 167 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 149 (4.60%) XML
20 148 (4.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 418 (12.91%) Fintech
2 282 (8.71%) Computer Science
3 274 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
4 209 (6.45%) User Experience
5 164 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 155 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 107 (3.30%) Algorithms
8 92 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 83 (2.56%) Fixed Income
10 75 (2.32%) Equities
11 66 (2.04%) Hedge funds
12 58 (1.79%) Data Structures
13 52 (1.61%) Derivative
14 42 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 39 (1.20%) Client/Server
16 28 (0.86%) Bitcoin
17 24 (0.74%) Reinsurance
18 21 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
19 19 (0.59%) Credit Risk
19 19 (0.59%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 229 (7.07%) Linux
2 130 (4.01%) Windows
3 117 (3.61%) Unix
4 63 (1.95%) Android
5 59 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.59%) Solaris
8 6 (0.19%) VMS
8 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.15%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.12%) Fedora
11 3 (0.093%) CentOS
11 3 (0.093%) HPUX
12 2 (0.062%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.062%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.031%) AIX
13 1 (0.031%) Debian
13 1 (0.031%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,255 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (20.57%) TDD
3 543 (16.77%) MVC
4 406 (12.54%) OO
5 403 (12.45%) Web Development
6 398 (12.29%) Front End Development
7 332 (10.25%) Scrum
8 330 (10.19%) Multithreading
9 307 (9.48%) Microservices
10 306 (9.45%) Software Engineering
11 299 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
12 277 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
13 233 (7.20%) Unit Testing
14 212 (6.55%) DevOps
15 210 (6.49%) E-Commerce
16 203 (6.27%) BDD
17 198 (6.11%) Test Automation
18 179 (5.53%) Mentoring
19 165 (5.10%) Analytics
20 159 (4.91%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,226 (37.86%) JavaScript
2 1,143 (35.30%) Java
3 994 (30.70%) SQL
4 909 (28.07%) C#
5 433 (13.37%) Python
6 276 (8.52%) PHP
7 255 (7.88%) T-SQL
8 193 (5.96%) Scala
9 188 (5.81%) C++
10 120 (3.71%) Ruby
11 102 (3.15%) TypeScript
12 99 (3.06%) ES6
13 78 (2.41%) VBA
14 59 (1.82%) PowerShell
15 55 (1.70%) VB.NET
16 46 (1.42%) Groovy
16 46 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 44 (1.36%) VB
18 42 (1.30%) C
19 41 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 412 (12.72%) Degree
2 142 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (1.67%) PhD
4 22 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
6 15 (0.46%) Security Cleared
7 13 (0.40%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.19%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.12%) MCSD
9 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.093%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.062%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.062%) MCP
11 2 (0.062%) MCSA
11 2 (0.062%) PMP
12 1 (0.031%) MBA
12 1 (0.031%) OCP
12 1 (0.031%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.80%) QA
2 11 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.25%) MiFID
4 5 (0.15%) Basel III
5 4 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.093%) EMIR
6 3 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.062%) GDPR
7 2 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.062%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.062%) SEPA
8 1 (0.031%) HL7
8 1 (0.031%) PMO
8 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 235 (7.26%) Docker
2 11 (0.34%) HDFS
3 9 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.25%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.093%) GridGain
7 3 (0.093%) Varnish
8 1 (0.031%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 58 (1.79%) Ansible
2 49 (1.51%) Kubernetes
3 42 (1.30%) Puppet
4 38 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.37%) Mesos
6 11 (0.34%) Terraform
7 10 (0.31%) logstash
8 8 (0.25%) Kibana
9 6 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.12%) Graphite
12 3 (0.093%) Control-M
12 3 (0.093%) Grafana
12 3 (0.093%) Salt
12 3 (0.093%) SCCM
13 2 (0.062%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.062%) Simian Army
14 1 (0.031%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.031%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 514 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 175 (5.40%) Oracle
3 58 (1.79%) Google
4 49 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (1.30%) Tableau
6 36 (1.11%) Sitecore
6 36 (1.11%) Zend
7 32 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 18 (0.56%) Sybase
9 17 (0.53%) Infragistics
9 17 (0.53%) SAP
9 17 (0.53%) StreamBase
10 15 (0.46%) Temenos
11 13 (0.40%) Alteryx
11 13 (0.40%) Apigee
11 13 (0.40%) jBASE
12 11 (0.34%) Adobe
12 11 (0.34%) Cognos
12 11 (0.34%) IBM
13 10 (0.31%) DevExpress