Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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

Senior Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 392 322 630
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.02% 6.03% 6.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.59% 6.40% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 363 304 581
10th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.47% -1.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £73,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%

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 5,167 5,034 9,781
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.47% 94.29% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,608 4,429 8,773
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £35,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 3 £80,000 -
Senior Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 187 (47.70%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (36.99%) React
3 144 (36.73%) C#
3 144 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 143 (36.48%) Finance
5 125 (31.89%) .NET
6 124 (31.63%) SQL
7 114 (29.08%) Java
8 98 (25.00%) Microservices
9 93 (23.72%) CSS
10 85 (21.68%) DevOps
11 82 (20.92%) AWS
11 82 (20.92%) .NET Core
12 81 (20.66%) Azure
13 80 (20.41%) SQL Server
14 77 (19.64%) TDD
15 76 (19.39%) Fintech
16 68 (17.35%) Multithreading
17 67 (17.09%) HTML
18 66 (16.84%) Web Services
18 66 (16.84%) Full Stack Development
19 65 (16.58%) Node.js
20 60 (15.31%) Docker
20 60 (15.31%) Social Skills
21 58 (14.80%) Mentoring
22 56 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
22 56 (14.29%) Test Automation
22 56 (14.29%) Software Engineering
23 55 (14.03%) MVC
24 54 (13.78%) OO

Senior Developer 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 28 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.81%) Apache Solr
3 11 (2.81%) CMS
3 11 (2.81%) Drupal
4 8 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.04%) IIS
5 7 (1.79%) Confluence
6 4 (1.02%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.02%) JBoss
6 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Appian
8 1 (0.26%) Camunda
8 1 (0.26%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.26%) GemFire
Applications
1 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 28 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.77%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (0.77%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 82 (20.92%) AWS
2 81 (20.66%) Azure
3 31 (7.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (7.65%) PaaS
5 28 (7.14%) Azure App Service
5 28 (7.14%) Azure Key Vault
5 28 (7.14%) Azure Service Bus
5 28 (7.14%) Azure Service Fabric
5 28 (7.14%) Azure Storage
6 27 (6.89%) Serverless
7 17 (4.34%) SaaS
8 16 (4.08%) Azure Functions
9 12 (3.06%) GCP
10 11 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (2.81%) Power Platform
11 8 (2.04%) GitHub
12 5 (1.28%) Azure Logic Apps
13 4 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.77%) Azure Pipelines
14 3 (0.77%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.04%) FTP
2 5 (1.28%) HTTP
3 3 (0.77%) AMQP
4 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.63%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.12%) MySQL
4 21 (5.36%) Big Data
5 20 (5.10%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.85%) Hadoop
7 17 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (4.08%) Relational Database
9 14 (3.57%) Redis
10 13 (3.32%) Flink
11 9 (2.30%) Power BI
12 6 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
15 2 (0.51%) InfluxDB
15 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (6.89%) JIRA
5 22 (5.61%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.83%) Maven
7 13 (3.32%) webpack
8 11 (2.81%) Cypress.io
9 8 (2.04%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.53%) JUnit
10 6 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.53%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.53%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.28%) GitLab
11 5 (1.28%) Gradle
12 4 (1.02%) Apache Archiva
12 4 (1.02%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.02%) Mockito
13 3 (0.77%) ReSharper
General
1 143 (36.48%) Finance
2 60 (15.31%) Social Skills
3 44 (11.22%) Banking
4 19 (4.85%) Front Office
4 19 (4.85%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.85%) Retail
5 15 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.32%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (2.81%) Games
8 9 (2.30%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.79%) Online Betting
10 6 (1.53%) Marketing
11 5 (1.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 5 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.02%) Public Speaking
13 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.77%) Law
14 2 (0.51%) Advertising
14 2 (0.51%) Publishing
15 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (36.99%) React
2 125 (31.89%) .NET
3 93 (23.72%) CSS
4 82 (20.92%) .NET Core
5 67 (17.09%) HTML
6 66 (16.84%) Web Services
7 65 (16.58%) Node.js
8 45 (11.48%) AngularJS
9 37 (9.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 35 (8.93%) Entity Framework
10 35 (8.93%) HTML5
10 35 (8.93%) jQuery
11 34 (8.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (8.67%) Spring
12 31 (7.91%) .NET Framework
13 29 (7.40%) GraphQL
13 29 (7.40%) REST
14 25 (6.38%) Kafka
15 24 (6.12%) Redux
16 20 (5.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 18 (4.59%) Derivative
3 18 (4.59%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.57%) Equities
4 14 (3.57%) Reinsurance
5 11 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.81%) User Experience
6 10 (2.55%) Social Media
7 9 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.02%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.02%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.77%) Biotechnology
10 3 (0.77%) Blog
10 3 (0.77%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.42%) Linux
2 17 (4.34%) Unix
3 14 (3.57%) Windows
4 7 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.53%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (47.70%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (25.00%) Microservices
3 85 (21.68%) DevOps
4 77 (19.64%) TDD
5 76 (19.39%) Fintech
6 68 (17.35%) Multithreading
7 66 (16.84%) Full Stack Development
8 58 (14.80%) Mentoring
9 56 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 56 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 55 (14.03%) MVC
11 54 (13.78%) OO
12 51 (13.01%) Scrum
13 49 (12.50%) SOLID
14 48 (12.24%) Front End Development
15 39 (9.95%) Computer Science
15 39 (9.95%) Deployment Automation
16 34 (8.67%) Analytics
17 33 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 144 (36.73%) C#
1 144 (36.73%) JavaScript
2 124 (31.63%) SQL
3 114 (29.08%) Java
4 53 (13.52%) Python
5 44 (11.22%) TypeScript
6 36 (9.18%) PowerShell
7 32 (8.16%) T-SQL
8 17 (4.34%) Java 8
9 16 (4.08%) ES6
10 12 (3.06%) C++
11 10 (2.55%) Go
12 9 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.30%) Kotlin
13 8 (2.04%) PHP
13 8 (2.04%) Scala
13 8 (2.04%) VBA
14 7 (1.79%) Java 11
15 6 (1.53%) ES7
16 3 (0.77%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 51 (13.01%) Degree
2 22 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.34%) QA
2 5 (1.28%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.51%) PMO
3 2 (0.51%) PSD2
System Software
1 60 (15.31%) Docker
2 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 50 (12.76%) Kubernetes
2 49 (12.50%) Terraform
3 32 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.02%) Ansible
5 2 (0.51%) Grafana
6 1 (0.26%) Marathon
6 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (7.14%) Nintex
2 22 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.08%) Oracle
4 12 (3.06%) Fidessa
5 10 (2.55%) Google
6 4 (1.02%) IBM
7 3 (0.77%) Intapp
7 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.77%) VMware
8 2 (0.51%) Charles River
8 2 (0.51%) Murex
8 2 (0.51%) Solace
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe
9 1 (0.26%) Apple
9 1 (0.26%) Databricks
9 1 (0.26%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.26%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.26%) New Relic