Period
to 20 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 287 316 310
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 35 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 34 17 29
City of London median annual salary £43,500 £60,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.50% -11.11% +22.73%
10th Percentile £40,250 £32,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +12.50%

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 9,918 10,241 10,069
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.30% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8,850 9,129 9,196
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019, 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 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (88.57%) Python
3 23 (65.71%) Java
3 23 (65.71%) Computer Science
4 22 (62.86%) Mathematics
4 22 (62.86%) Physics
4 22 (62.86%) PhD
5 7 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.29%) Flask
7 5 (14.29%) Django
7 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
8 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
8 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (11.43%) MVC
8 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.57%) Microservices
9 3 (8.57%) Fintech
10 2 (5.71%) Pandas
10 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
10 2 (5.71%) REST
10 2 (5.71%) Machine Learning
10 2 (5.71%) SciPy
10 2 (5.71%) NumPy
10 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (5.71%) Degree
10 2 (5.71%) Revenue Management
10 2 (5.71%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
1 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Django
1 5 (14.29%) Flask
2 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.71%) NumPy
3 2 (5.71%) Pandas
3 2 (5.71%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) SciPy
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) React
4 1 (2.86%) React Native
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.57%) Fintech
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (65.71%) Computer Science
3 22 (62.86%) Mathematics
3 22 (62.86%) Physics
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) MVC
5 3 (8.57%) Microservices
6 2 (5.71%) Machine Learning
6 2 (5.71%) Revenue Management
7 1 (2.86%) API Design
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (2.86%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.86%) Scrum
7 1 (2.86%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) Python
2 23 (65.71%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) PhD
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com