Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,198 3,816 2,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.99% 34.53% 29.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.53% 36.02% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,881 3,526 2,660
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £94,375 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £62,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.57% +4.58% +4.35%

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 9,539 10,593 9,455
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.86% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8,351 9,492 8,572
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 0 42 £65,000 +23.81%
Moorgate +2 7 £110,000 +62.96%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,196 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,120 (35.02%) JavaScript
3 1,010 (31.58%) Finance
4 960 (30.02%) Java
5 923 (28.86%) C#
6 915 (28.61%) SQL
7 800 (25.02%) .NET
8 671 (20.98%) TDD
9 653 (20.42%) Python
10 637 (19.92%) SQL Server
11 633 (19.79%) Microservices
12 629 (19.67%) HTML
13 595 (18.61%) CSS
14 554 (17.32%) React
15 543 (16.98%) AngularJS
16 527 (16.48%) AWS
17 482 (15.07%) Azure
18 470 (14.70%) Fintech
19 399 (12.48%) Docker
20 396 (12.38%) Microsoft
21 361 (11.29%) MVC
22 345 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
23 344 (10.76%) Greenfield Project
24 336 (10.51%) ASP.NET
25 334 (10.44%) DevOps
26 333 (10.41%) Spring
27 330 (10.32%) RESTful
28 326 (10.19%) Scrum
29 325 (10.16%) Git (software)
30 315 (9.85%) SQL Server Integration Services

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
1 105 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 69 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 56 (1.75%) CMS
5 45 (1.41%) Confluence
6 30 (0.94%) Apache Solr
7 29 (0.91%) EPiServer
8 24 (0.75%) IIS
9 22 (0.69%) Umbraco
10 20 (0.63%) Apache
11 18 (0.56%) WordPress
12 17 (0.53%) nginx
12 17 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.34%) Headless CMS
15 10 (0.31%) Drupal
16 8 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
17 7 (0.22%) ArcGIS
17 7 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.13%) Sketch
6 2 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.063%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.031%) SPSS
7 1 (0.031%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 30 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.63%) Magento
3 11 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.31%) Shopify
5 8 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.094%) RMDS
9 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.063%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.063%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.063%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.063%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.063%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.031%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 527 (16.48%) AWS
2 482 (15.07%) Azure
3 240 (7.50%) Power Platform
4 128 (4.00%) GCP
5 68 (2.13%) GitHub
6 59 (1.84%) Serverless
7 57 (1.78%) SaaS
8 47 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
9 43 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
10 38 (1.19%) npm
11 29 (0.91%) Firebase
12 25 (0.78%) Heroku
13 24 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (0.50%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.50%) Azure Functions
15 14 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.44%) PaaS
16 13 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
17 12 (0.38%) OpenShift
18 11 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.78%) HTTP
2 55 (1.72%) Internet
3 10 (0.31%) RTMP
4 8 (0.25%) DNS
5 7 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.19%) Broadband
6 6 (0.19%) Intranet
6 6 (0.19%) SSH
6 6 (0.19%) SSL
7 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.16%) SMS
8 4 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
8 4 (0.13%) RIP
9 3 (0.094%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.094%) SAN
10 2 (0.063%) FTP
10 2 (0.063%) Multicast
11 1 (0.031%) Network Security
11 1 (0.031%) RS-232
11 1 (0.031%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 637 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 315 (9.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 256 (8.01%) Data Warehouse
4 241 (7.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 239 (7.47%) Power BI
6 229 (7.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 218 (6.82%) NoSQL
8 182 (5.69%) MySQL
9 172 (5.38%) Big Data
10 144 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
11 111 (3.47%) MongoDB
12 98 (3.06%) Relational Database
13 75 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
14 63 (1.97%) Hadoop
14 63 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 60 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
16 54 (1.69%) Data Lake
17 48 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
18 44 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 40 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 325 (10.16%) Git (software)
2 106 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 103 (3.22%) Jenkins
4 91 (2.85%) JIRA
5 85 (2.66%) webpack
6 57 (1.78%) Bitbucket
6 57 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 55 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 55 (1.72%) JUnit
8 54 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (1.47%) gulp
10 36 (1.13%) Grunt
11 35 (1.09%) Selenium
12 33 (1.03%) Maven
13 31 (0.97%) Babel
14 29 (0.91%) Mockito
15 28 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (0.81%) NUnit
16 26 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
17 25 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 1,010 (31.58%) Finance
2 275 (8.60%) Banking
3 133 (4.16%) Front Office
4 114 (3.56%) Retail
5 104 (3.25%) Marketing
6 69 (2.16%) Law
7 62 (1.94%) Advertising
8 61 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.47%) Games
10 42 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 38 (1.19%) Back Office
12 20 (0.63%) Public Sector
12 20 (0.63%) Publishing
13 14 (0.44%) Legal
14 10 (0.31%) Billing
14 10 (0.31%) Electronics
15 9 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.28%) Telecoms
16 8 (0.25%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 800 (25.02%) .NET
2 629 (19.67%) HTML
3 595 (18.61%) CSS
4 554 (17.32%) React
5 543 (16.98%) AngularJS
6 336 (10.51%) ASP.NET
7 333 (10.41%) Spring
8 330 (10.32%) RESTful
9 285 (8.91%) .NET Core
10 277 (8.66%) REST
11 274 (8.57%) Node.js
12 273 (8.54%) HTML5
13 212 (6.63%) jQuery
13 212 (6.63%) Web Services
14 188 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 187 (5.85%) Spring Boot
16 165 (5.16%) CSS3
17 158 (4.94%) Django
18 140 (4.38%) Redux
19 139 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 344 (10.76%) Greenfield Project
2 176 (5.50%) User Experience
3 137 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 76 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 74 (2.31%) Data Structures
7 69 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 67 (2.10%) Hedge funds
9 57 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 45 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 42 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 41 (1.28%) Equities
13 33 (1.03%) Derivative
13 33 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
14 30 (0.94%) Social Media
15 29 (0.91%) Robotics
16 28 (0.88%) Management Information System
17 26 (0.81%) Credit Risk
17 26 (0.81%) Data Centre
18 25 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 229 (7.16%) Linux
2 144 (4.50%) Windows
3 131 (4.10%) Android
4 116 (3.63%) Apple iOS
5 71 (2.22%) Unix
6 29 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.38%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.19%) CentOS
10 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.094%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.094%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.063%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.031%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.031%) Debian
13 1 (0.031%) Solaris
13 1 (0.031%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,196 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 671 (20.98%) TDD
3 633 (19.79%) Microservices
4 470 (14.70%) Fintech
5 361 (11.29%) MVC
6 345 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
7 334 (10.44%) DevOps
8 326 (10.19%) Scrum
9 312 (9.76%) Front End Development
10 301 (9.41%) Computer Science
11 294 (9.19%) Software Engineering
12 258 (8.07%) OO
13 244 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
14 243 (7.60%) Web Development
15 232 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
16 226 (7.07%) Analytics
17 220 (6.88%) Unit Testing
18 205 (6.41%) SDLC
19 201 (6.29%) Test Automation
20 198 (6.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,120 (35.02%) JavaScript
2 960 (30.02%) Java
3 923 (28.86%) C#
4 915 (28.61%) SQL
5 653 (20.42%) Python
6 238 (7.44%) Java 8
7 216 (6.75%) T-SQL
8 193 (6.04%) TypeScript
9 163 (5.10%) PHP
10 152 (4.75%) C++
11 137 (4.28%) Scala
12 108 (3.38%) Kotlin
13 104 (3.25%) ES6
14 96 (3.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 85 (2.66%) VBA
16 63 (1.97%) R
17 60 (1.88%) Go
18 57 (1.78%) Ruby
19 52 (1.63%) Apple Swift
20 50 (1.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 284 (8.88%) Degree
2 143 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (0.91%) Master's Degree
4 15 (0.47%) AWS Certification
5 8 (0.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.13%) PhD
8 3 (0.094%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.094%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.094%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.063%) CISSP
9 2 (0.063%) MCSE
9 2 (0.063%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.031%) ISEB
10 1 (0.031%) MCAD
10 1 (0.031%) MCSA
10 1 (0.031%) MCSD
10 1 (0.031%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.28%) QA
2 20 (0.63%) WAI
3 16 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.34%) SLA
5 5 (0.16%) GDPR
6 4 (0.13%) EMIR
7 3 (0.094%) MiFID
8 2 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.063%) WCAG
9 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
System Software
1 399 (12.48%) Docker
2 6 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
2 6 (0.19%) Varnish
3 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.063%) HDFS
6 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 171 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 44 (1.38%) Terraform
3 20 (0.63%) Ansible
4 14 (0.44%) Control-M
5 11 (0.34%) SCCM
6 9 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (0.28%) Kibana
7 7 (0.22%) Dollar Universe
7 7 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.19%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.19%) SQL Sentry
9 4 (0.13%) Grafana
9 4 (0.13%) logstash
10 3 (0.094%) Puppet
10 3 (0.094%) Rancher
11 1 (0.031%) Automic
11 1 (0.031%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.031%) Marathon
11 1 (0.031%) Mesos
11 1 (0.031%) Nagios
Vendors
1 396 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 146 (4.57%) Google
3 136 (4.25%) Oracle
4 65 (2.03%) Tableau
5 58 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.06%) Databricks
7 33 (1.03%) YouTube
8 26 (0.81%) Facebook
9 22 (0.69%) Zend
10 20 (0.63%) Atlassian
10 20 (0.63%) Informatica
10 20 (0.63%) Nintex
11 17 (0.53%) Cognos
11 17 (0.53%) IBM
12 16 (0.50%) Sybase
13 15 (0.47%) SAP
14 14 (0.44%) Talend
15 11 (0.34%) MicroStrategy
15 11 (0.34%) Twitter
16 10 (0.31%) Xamarin