The median annual salary for a Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Programmer
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 222 224
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 26 42 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.66% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.68% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 21 41 95
Median salary £50,000 £70,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +29.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £34,044 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £100,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4929 6144 9676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 96.14% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 5597 8291
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (44.74%) Linux
4 16 (42.11%) Web Services
4 16 (42.11%) RESTful
5 15 (39.47%) Spring
6 14 (36.84%) Hibernate
7 12 (31.58%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
7 12 (31.58%) Microservices
8 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
8 10 (26.32%) BDD
8 10 (26.32%) Scala
8 10 (26.32%) TDD
8 10 (26.32%) MySQL
9 9 (23.68%) JUnit
9 9 (23.68%) SOA
9 9 (23.68%) Guice
9 9 (23.68%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (23.68%) SaaS
9 9 (23.68%) Hamcrest
9 9 (23.68%) jMock
9 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
9 9 (23.68%) MongoDB
9 9 (23.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
9 9 (23.68%) Redis
10 7 (18.42%) Fintech
10 7 (18.42%) Degree
10 7 (18.42%) Banking

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 5 (13.16%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Misys Equation
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
2 10 (26.32%) MySQL
2 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
3 9 (23.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (23.68%) MongoDB
3 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
3 9 (23.68%) Redis
4 3 (7.89%) Apache Hive
4 3 (7.89%) Impala
5 2 (5.26%) Neo4j
5 2 (5.26%) Text Mining
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Hamcrest
1 9 (23.68%) jMock
1 9 (23.68%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
5 1 (2.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) RESTful
1 16 (42.11%) Web Services
2 15 (39.47%) Spring
3 14 (36.84%) Hibernate
4 9 (23.68%) Guice
5 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) Lucene
5 2 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) LAMP
6 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Fintech
2 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) iSeries
4 2 (5.26%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.63%) Derivative
5 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Microservices
3 10 (26.32%) BDD
3 10 (26.32%) TDD
4 9 (23.68%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (23.68%) SOA
4 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Analytics
6 5 (13.16%) Concurrent Programming
6 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.16%) Functional Programming
6 5 (13.16%) Kanban
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.89%) Data Extraction
8 3 (7.89%) MapReduce
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
8 3 (7.89%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) Scala
3 6 (15.79%) Python
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) C++
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) C#
6 3 (7.89%) RPG
7 2 (5.26%) F#
7 2 (5.26%) Haskell
7 2 (5.26%) ML
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) Lua
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) PhD
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) ATG
2 3 (7.89%) Facebook
2 3 (7.89%) Misys
2 3 (7.89%) Twitter
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Sybase
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