Period
to 27 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 39 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 353 587 676
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.13% 5.85% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 6.13% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 365 567 644
Median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%

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 6,495 9,571 10,184
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.36% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5,652 8,519 9,033
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,700 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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
Moorgate - 3 £120,000 -
London Bridge +1 2 £82,500 +13.79%
Senior Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 174 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (47.59%) JavaScript
3 102 (28.90%) Java
4 96 (27.20%) AngularJS
5 94 (26.63%) React
5 94 (26.63%) .NET
6 93 (26.35%) C#
6 93 (26.35%) Microservices
7 92 (26.06%) Finance
8 91 (25.78%) TDD
9 82 (23.23%) CSS
10 81 (22.95%) HTML
11 76 (21.53%) Fintech
12 74 (20.96%) Azure
13 72 (20.40%) AWS
14 65 (18.41%) SQL
15 60 (17.00%) Git (software)
15 60 (17.00%) Front End Development
16 56 (15.86%) Docker
16 56 (15.86%) SQL Server
17 50 (14.16%) OO
17 50 (14.16%) MVC
17 50 (14.16%) Node.js
18 49 (13.88%) Scrum
19 46 (13.03%) Spring
19 46 (13.03%) HTML5
20 44 (12.46%) BDD
20 44 (12.46%) DevOps
21 43 (12.18%) Greenfield Project
22 41 (11.61%) SaaS

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 12 (3.40%) Confluence
2 8 (2.27%) Mule
2 8 (2.27%) Mule ESB
3 7 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.70%) CMS
5 5 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) JBoss
8 1 (0.28%) nginx
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.28%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Magento
1 9 (2.55%) Shopify
2 3 (0.85%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 74 (20.96%) Azure
2 72 (20.40%) AWS
3 41 (11.61%) SaaS
4 19 (5.38%) GCP
5 13 (3.68%) Serverless
6 10 (2.83%) npm
7 9 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.70%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.13%) GitHub
10 4 (1.13%) PaaS
11 3 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.85%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.57%) Asana
12 2 (0.57%) Firebase
12 2 (0.57%) Heroku
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.40%) HTTP
2 6 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.85%) AMQP
4 1 (0.28%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.23%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.53%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.68%) Big Data
5 12 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (2.55%) MySQL
7 8 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (1.70%) Power BI
10 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.42%) Snowflake Schema
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (1.13%) HBase
11 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.13%) Redis
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 60 (17.00%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.23%) JIRA
3 18 (5.10%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.97%) webpack
5 13 (3.68%) Maven
6 9 (2.55%) JUnit
7 8 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.27%) JBehave
8 7 (1.98%) GitLab
8 7 (1.98%) gulp
9 6 (1.70%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.70%) git-flow
9 6 (1.70%) NUnit
10 5 (1.42%) Cypress.io
10 5 (1.42%) MSTest
10 5 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.85%) Babel
11 3 (0.85%) Gradle
11 3 (0.85%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (26.06%) Finance
2 24 (6.80%) Banking
3 17 (4.82%) Investment Banking
3 17 (4.82%) Marketing
4 14 (3.97%) Advertising
5 9 (2.55%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.55%) Front Office
5 9 (2.55%) Games
6 8 (2.27%) Electronics
6 8 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.27%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.70%) Back Office
7 6 (1.70%) Law
8 5 (1.42%) Retail
9 3 (0.85%) Billing
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (27.20%) AngularJS
2 94 (26.63%) .NET
2 94 (26.63%) React
3 82 (23.23%) CSS
4 81 (22.95%) HTML
5 50 (14.16%) Node.js
6 46 (13.03%) HTML5
6 46 (13.03%) Spring
7 39 (11.05%) .NET Core
8 38 (10.76%) Web Services
9 34 (9.63%) .NET Framework
10 31 (8.78%) Sass
11 30 (8.50%) Redux
12 29 (8.22%) ASP.NET
12 29 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (8.22%) RESTful
13 27 (7.65%) Vue.js
14 23 (6.52%) jQuery
15 20 (5.67%) Hibernate
15 20 (5.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.18%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (8.78%) User Experience
3 20 (5.67%) Derivative
3 20 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.98%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.70%) Equities
7 6 (1.70%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.13%) Online Games
10 3 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.85%) W3C
11 2 (0.57%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.20%) Linux
2 15 (4.25%) Unix
3 10 (2.83%) Android
3 10 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.42%) CentOS
4 5 (1.42%) Windows
5 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (26.35%) Microservices
3 91 (25.78%) TDD
4 76 (21.53%) Fintech
5 60 (17.00%) Front End Development
6 50 (14.16%) MVC
6 50 (14.16%) OO
7 49 (13.88%) Scrum
8 44 (12.46%) BDD
8 44 (12.46%) DevOps
9 40 (11.33%) Mentoring
10 29 (8.22%) Software Engineering
11 28 (7.93%) Web Development
12 27 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (7.08%) E-Commerce
13 25 (7.08%) SDLC
14 21 (5.95%) Test Automation
15 20 (5.67%) Artificial Intelligence
15 20 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (5.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 168 (47.59%) JavaScript
2 102 (28.90%) Java
3 93 (26.35%) C#
4 65 (18.41%) SQL
5 38 (10.76%) PHP
6 35 (9.92%) TypeScript
7 34 (9.63%) Python
8 21 (5.95%) Java 8
9 15 (4.25%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.97%) ES6
11 11 (3.12%) C++
12 8 (2.27%) C
12 8 (2.27%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.98%) F#
13 7 (1.98%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.70%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (1.42%) ES7
16 4 (1.13%) Ruby
16 4 (1.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (7.08%) Degree
2 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) MCP
6 1 (0.28%) MCPD
6 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.70%) QA
System Software
1 56 (15.86%) Docker
2 5 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (9.35%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.13%) Ansible
3 3 (0.85%) Terraform
4 2 (0.57%) MIIS
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.38%) Oracle
3 8 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.27%) MuleSoft
3 8 (2.27%) SAP
4 5 (1.42%) Adobe
4 5 (1.42%) Apple
4 5 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.42%) Solace
5 4 (1.13%) Google
5 4 (1.13%) Informatica
6 3 (0.85%) TIBCO
6 3 (0.85%) Zuora
7 2 (0.57%) Tableau
7 2 (0.57%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.28%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.28%) Meridio
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.28%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.28%) Splunk