Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018.

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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 308 306
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 54 19 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.20% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 52 19 50
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +14.29% -25.00%
10th Percentile £40,250 £38,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £72,625
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -18.52%

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 10,621 9,722 11,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 94.98% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9,495 8,803 10,284
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.84% +1.74% +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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018, 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 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (66.67%) Java
3 25 (46.30%) Python
4 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (33.33%) PhD
6 17 (31.48%) Mathematics
6 17 (31.48%) Physics
6 17 (31.48%) Computer Science
7 16 (29.63%) Finance
8 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
8 13 (24.07%) .NET
8 13 (24.07%) C#
8 13 (24.07%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (18.52%) Fintech
10 9 (16.67%) React
10 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (16.67%) MVC
10 9 (16.67%) CSS
11 8 (14.81%) HTML
11 8 (14.81%) TDD
11 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
11 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
11 8 (14.81%) User Experience
11 8 (14.81%) Front End Development
12 7 (12.96%) CSS3
12 7 (12.96%) HTML5
13 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (9.26%) User Stories
14 5 (9.26%) Mobile App

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 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.70%) Jetty
1 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) Ethereum
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.85%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.41%) PaaS
3 4 (7.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) Power BI
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.41%) Grunt
2 4 (7.41%) gulp
2 4 (7.41%) webpack
3 2 (3.70%) Maven
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 9 (16.67%) CSS
2 9 (16.67%) React
3 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 8 (14.81%) HTML
4 7 (12.96%) CSS3
4 7 (12.96%) HTML5
5 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.41%) .NET Core
6 4 (7.41%) Ajax
6 4 (7.41%) D3.js
6 4 (7.41%) Django
6 4 (7.41%) Flask
6 4 (7.41%) REST
6 4 (7.41%) Vue.js
7 3 (5.56%) Ember.js
7 3 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (5.56%) LESS
7 3 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Computer Science
2 13 (24.07%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (18.52%) Fintech
4 8 (14.81%) User Experience
5 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
6 4 (7.41%) Public Cloud
7 3 (5.56%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.70%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (3.70%) Robotics
9 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (31.48%) Mathematics
3 17 (31.48%) Physics
4 9 (16.67%) MVC
5 8 (14.81%) Front End Development
5 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 8 (14.81%) TDD
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (9.26%) Microservices
6 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
6 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.26%) User Stories
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.41%) Mobile First
8 3 (5.56%) BDD
8 3 (5.56%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
8 3 (5.56%) DevOps
8 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (66.67%) Java
2 25 (46.30%) Python
3 13 (24.07%) C#
3 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.26%) Scala
4 5 (9.26%) SQL
5 3 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (5.56%) Java 8
5 3 (5.56%) Java 9
6 2 (3.70%) Go
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) PhD
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) IBM
2 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com