Period
to 20 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,141 3,176 3,806
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 31.34% 31.95% 34.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.61% 33.49% 35.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,170 3,100 3,684
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%

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 3,395 9,484 10,577
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 95.40% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,970 8,301 9,478
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £98,875 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%

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 20 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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
Moorgate -4 2 £70,000 -39.13%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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.

1 497 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (30.67%) Finance
3 349 (30.59%) Java
4 322 (28.22%) JavaScript
5 267 (23.40%) TDD
6 249 (21.82%) C#
7 245 (21.47%) Azure
8 238 (20.86%) SQL
9 234 (20.51%) .NET
10 222 (19.46%) Python
11 208 (18.23%) Microservices
12 200 (17.53%) React
13 193 (16.91%) HTML
14 182 (15.95%) CSS
15 175 (15.34%) SQL Server
16 162 (14.20%) AngularJS
17 160 (14.02%) AWS
18 141 (12.36%) Software Engineering
19 132 (11.57%) Git (software)
20 130 (11.39%) Docker
21 129 (11.31%) REST
22 128 (11.22%) DevOps
23 126 (11.04%) Fintech
23 126 (11.04%) Microsoft
24 121 (10.60%) Front End Development
25 111 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
26 105 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
27 101 (8.85%) Banking
27 101 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
28 100 (8.76%) Node.js

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 49 (4.29%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.37%) Apache
3 22 (1.93%) Moodle
4 21 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.23%) Confluence
6 10 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (0.61%) CMS
7 7 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.26%) Mendix
9 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.26%) WordPress
10 2 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.088%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.088%) Drupal
11 1 (0.088%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.088%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.31%) Zeplin
3 10 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.61%) Figma
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.088%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 23 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.88%) Magento
3 4 (0.35%) Shopify
4 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.088%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.088%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.088%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 245 (21.47%) Azure
2 160 (14.02%) AWS
3 88 (7.71%) Power Platform
4 36 (3.16%) GCP
4 36 (3.16%) SaaS
5 26 (2.28%) GitHub
6 24 (2.10%) Serverless
7 23 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
9 18 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.96%) Heroku
12 7 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.61%) npm
12 7 (0.61%) Office 365
13 6 (0.53%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.44%) Veeva
15 4 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.19%) HTTP
2 13 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.44%) Firewall
4 5 (0.44%) Internet
5 3 (0.26%) AMQP
6 2 (0.18%) LAN
6 2 (0.18%) Skype
7 1 (0.088%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (7.45%) Big Data
4 69 (6.05%) Power BI
5 68 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 64 (5.61%) MongoDB
7 64 (5.61%) MySQL
8 59 (5.17%) NoSQL
9 58 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 50 (4.38%) Hadoop
11 41 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
12 40 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (3.16%) Data Lake
14 28 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 26 (2.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 24 (2.10%) OLAP
17 21 (1.84%) Redis
18 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (1.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 132 (11.57%) Git (software)
2 65 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.19%) Cucumber
4 24 (2.10%) Visual Studio
5 20 (1.75%) JIRA
5 20 (1.75%) Selenium
6 18 (1.58%) Maven
7 15 (1.31%) WebDriver
8 14 (1.23%) NUnit
9 12 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.96%) Cypress.io
10 11 (0.96%) Gradle
10 11 (0.96%) Moq
10 11 (0.96%) MSTest
11 10 (0.88%) GitLab
11 10 (0.88%) Xcode
12 9 (0.79%) JUnit
12 9 (0.79%) webpack
13 8 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 350 (30.67%) Finance
2 101 (8.85%) Banking
3 56 (4.91%) Front Office
4 37 (3.24%) Retail
5 35 (3.07%) Advertising
5 35 (3.07%) Games
6 29 (2.54%) Marketing
7 28 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.37%) Law
9 19 (1.67%) Private Banking
10 10 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.70%) Public Sector
11 8 (0.70%) Publishing
12 7 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.44%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Legal
14 3 (0.26%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.18%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (20.51%) .NET
2 200 (17.53%) React
3 193 (16.91%) HTML
4 182 (15.95%) CSS
5 162 (14.20%) AngularJS
6 129 (11.31%) REST
7 100 (8.76%) Node.js
8 98 (8.59%) .NET Core
9 90 (7.89%) Kafka
10 79 (6.92%) ASP.NET
10 79 (6.92%) HTML5
10 79 (6.92%) Vue.js
11 78 (6.84%) RESTful
12 62 (5.43%) Spring
13 60 (5.26%) Web Services
14 51 (4.47%) XML
15 44 (3.86%) Django
16 42 (3.68%) JSON
17 41 (3.59%) SOAP
18 40 (3.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 105 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.40%) User Experience
3 42 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 39 (3.42%) Algorithms
6 35 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (2.28%) Derivative
8 23 (2.02%) Equities
8 23 (2.02%) Market Risk
9 22 (1.93%) e-Learning
10 20 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.75%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.05%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.96%) Mobile Games
13 11 (0.96%) SCORM
13 11 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
14 10 (0.88%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 62 (5.43%) Linux
2 50 (4.38%) Android
3 35 (3.07%) Apple iOS
4 22 (1.93%) Windows
5 12 (1.05%) Unix
6 5 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.088%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (23.40%) TDD
3 208 (18.23%) Microservices
4 141 (12.36%) Software Engineering
5 128 (11.22%) DevOps
6 126 (11.04%) Fintech
7 121 (10.60%) Front End Development
8 111 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
9 101 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
10 98 (8.59%) Scrum
11 94 (8.24%) OO
12 87 (7.62%) Project Management
13 83 (7.27%) BDD
14 79 (6.92%) Agile Project Management
15 77 (6.75%) MVC
15 77 (6.75%) Web Development
16 75 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (6.49%) SDLC
18 72 (6.31%) Test Automation
19 70 (6.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 349 (30.59%) Java
2 322 (28.22%) JavaScript
3 249 (21.82%) C#
4 238 (20.86%) SQL
5 222 (19.46%) Python
6 91 (7.98%) Kotlin
6 91 (7.98%) TypeScript
7 90 (7.89%) Java 8
8 80 (7.01%) Scala
9 73 (6.40%) PHP
10 59 (5.17%) C++
11 43 (3.77%) ES6
12 38 (3.33%) T-SQL
13 34 (2.98%) Ruby
14 24 (2.10%) Go
15 18 (1.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 15 (1.31%) R
16 15 (1.31%) VBA
17 13 (1.14%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (8.24%) Degree
2 27 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.31%) Master's Degree
4 10 (0.88%) PhD
5 8 (0.70%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.088%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.088%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.72%) QA
2 14 (1.23%) MiFID
3 10 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (0.88%) EMIR
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.088%) PSD2
System Software
1 130 (11.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.088%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.088%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 92 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.02%) Terraform
3 11 (0.96%) Kibana
4 8 (0.70%) Puppet
5 5 (0.44%) Pingdom
6 4 (0.35%) Ansible
7 3 (0.26%) Grafana
7 3 (0.26%) logstash
8 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.088%) Control-M
9 1 (0.088%) Rancher
9 1 (0.088%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 126 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 34 (2.98%) Oracle
3 30 (2.63%) Databricks
4 26 (2.28%) Google
5 23 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.40%) Tableau
7 7 (0.61%) ION Trading
7 7 (0.61%) MuleSoft
8 6 (0.53%) Apple
8 6 (0.53%) Solace
8 6 (0.53%) Twitter
9 5 (0.44%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.44%) SAP
10 4 (0.35%) IBM
10 4 (0.35%) Talend
11 3 (0.26%) Informatica
11 3 (0.26%) Perforce
11 3 (0.26%) UiPath
12 2 (0.18%) Blue Prism
12 2 (0.18%) Spotify