Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Programmer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 275 299 208
Rank change year-on-year +24 -91 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 55 55 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.47% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.49% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 45 44 236
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £43,000 £41,625 £38,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £125,250 £91,875
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +15.00%

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 9643 11276 16563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.38% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8738 10274 14384
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,675 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the City of London

Programmer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Programmer in the City of London

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Java
3 27 (49.09%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (41.82%) Finance
5 20 (36.36%) SQL
5 20 (36.36%) Microservices
6 19 (34.55%) DevOps
7 18 (32.73%) TDD
7 18 (32.73%) Spring
8 17 (30.91%) C#
9 16 (29.09%) Degree
9 16 (29.09%) NoSQL
10 15 (27.27%) Mathematics
11 14 (25.45%) Investment Management
11 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
11 14 (25.45%) Sybase
11 14 (25.45%) Unix
11 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
12 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (21.82%) REST
13 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office Automation
13 12 (21.82%) Office Automation
13 12 (21.82%) Docker
13 12 (21.82%) Games
13 12 (21.82%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (21.82%) Shell Script
13 12 (21.82%) Windows
13 12 (21.82%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office

Programmer 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 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) NoSQL
2 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
3 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (21.82%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (21.82%) Crystal Reports
5 11 (20.00%) Big Data
6 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
7 6 (10.91%) Hadoop
7 6 (10.91%) MySQL
8 5 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
8 5 (9.09%) Redis
9 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.82%) Impala
10 1 (1.82%) Neo4j
10 1 (1.82%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Hamcrest
1 5 (9.09%) jMock
1 5 (9.09%) JUnit
2 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) RStudio
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Games
3 8 (14.55%) Banking
4 5 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.45%) Front Office
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) Spring
2 12 (21.82%) REST
3 11 (20.00%) Apache Camel
3 11 (20.00%) JMS
4 10 (18.18%) .NET
5 8 (14.55%) Hibernate
5 8 (14.55%) XML
6 7 (12.73%) RESTful
7 6 (10.91%) JSP
7 6 (10.91%) Web Services
8 5 (9.09%) Guice
8 5 (9.09%) XSLT
9 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
10 3 (5.45%) NHibernate
10 3 (5.45%) WPF
11 2 (3.64%) CSS
11 2 (3.64%) HTML
12 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
12 1 (1.82%) J2EE
12 1 (1.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Fintech
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) AS400
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.64%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.64%) iSeries
3 1 (1.82%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.82%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Unix
2 12 (21.82%) Windows
3 10 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (36.36%) Microservices
4 19 (34.55%) DevOps
5 18 (32.73%) TDD
6 15 (27.27%) Mathematics
7 14 (25.45%) Investment Management
8 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office Automation
8 12 (21.82%) Office Automation
9 11 (20.00%) Asset Management
9 11 (20.00%) Multithreading
10 8 (14.55%) Portfolio Management
11 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
12 5 (9.09%) BDD
12 5 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (9.09%) OO
12 5 (9.09%) SOA
12 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
13 4 (7.27%) OOP
13 4 (7.27%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.91%) Java
2 20 (36.36%) SQL
3 17 (30.91%) C#
4 12 (21.82%) Shell Script
5 11 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 9 (16.36%) VB
7 4 (7.27%) C++
7 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.27%) Python
7 4 (7.27%) Scala
8 2 (3.64%) C
8 2 (3.64%) Lua
8 2 (3.64%) PHP
8 2 (3.64%) RPG
9 1 (1.82%) R
9 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
1 14 (25.45%) Sybase
2 3 (5.45%) Infragistics
2 3 (5.45%) webMethods
3 2 (3.64%) FactSet
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Vermilion
4 1 (1.82%) Facebook
4 1 (1.82%) Twitter