Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer/Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 239 200 290
Rank change year-on-year -39 +90 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 17 23 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.53% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.57% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 22
10th Percentile £58,000 £66,250 £35,200
25th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £85,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -26.47% +13.33% +72.41%
75th Percentile £83,750 £97,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £88,750 - £89,500
Central London median annual salary £65,500 £83,750 £80,000
% change year-on-year -21.79% +4.69% +33.33%

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 5,895 4,053 8,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.85% 93.41% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,181 3,557 7,569
10th Percentile £42,250 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £103,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the City of London

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the City of London

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, Developer/Software Engineer 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/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) C++
2 12 (70.59%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) OO
2 12 (70.59%) Python
2 12 (70.59%) R
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (47.06%) Perl
4 8 (47.06%) PHP
4 8 (47.06%) CRM
4 8 (47.06%) Pascal
4 8 (47.06%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (47.06%) OOP
4 8 (47.06%) MATLAB
4 8 (47.06%) Objective-C
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) AWS
4 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
4 8 (47.06%) Ruby
4 8 (47.06%) Scala
4 8 (47.06%) Dart
4 8 (47.06%) Apple Swift
4 8 (47.06%) SDLC
4 8 (47.06%) Kotlin
4 8 (47.06%) Social Skills
5 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) Azure
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services

Developer/Software Engineer 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:

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) AWS
2 4 (23.53%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (23.53%) Tableau
General
1 8 (47.06%) Social Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Cloud Native
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) OO
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) CRM
2 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
2 8 (47.06%) OOP
2 8 (47.06%) SDLC
3 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Analytics
4 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 4 (23.53%) ETL Development
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (23.53%) Requirements Gathering
4 4 (23.53%) Software Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) C++
2 12 (70.59%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) Python
2 12 (70.59%) R
3 8 (47.06%) Apple Swift
3 8 (47.06%) Dart
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) Kotlin
3 8 (47.06%) MATLAB
3 8 (47.06%) Objective-C
3 8 (47.06%) Pascal
3 8 (47.06%) Perl
3 8 (47.06%) PHP
3 8 (47.06%) Ruby
3 8 (47.06%) Scala
3 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) C
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) VBA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (23.53%) Alteryx