Period
to 26 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 247 726 801
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.76% 7.30% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.26% 7.64% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 252 698 767
Median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £107,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +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 3,403 9,497 10,706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.44% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,979 8,304 9,576
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £99,000 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +5.93%

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 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 132 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (33.20%) Python
3 77 (31.17%) Finance
4 61 (24.70%) .NET
5 59 (23.89%) C#
5 59 (23.89%) JavaScript
5 59 (23.89%) Azure
6 56 (22.67%) Project Management
7 55 (22.27%) SQL
7 55 (22.27%) Agile Project Management
8 49 (19.84%) Java
9 47 (19.03%) SQL Server
10 41 (16.60%) TDD
11 39 (15.79%) React
12 37 (14.98%) AngularJS
13 35 (14.17%) CSS
14 34 (13.77%) Microservices
15 33 (13.36%) SDLC
15 33 (13.36%) HTML
16 32 (12.96%) AWS
16 32 (12.96%) Node.js
17 31 (12.55%) Django
17 31 (12.55%) Microsoft
18 29 (11.74%) DevOps
19 27 (10.93%) Front End Development
19 27 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (10.53%) .NET Core
21 25 (10.12%) Vue.js
22 23 (9.31%) Greenfield Project
22 23 (9.31%) TypeScript

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 9 (3.64%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.83%) Confluence
3 6 (2.43%) Apache
4 4 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.21%) CMS
5 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.81%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Camunda
7 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Magento
2 3 (1.21%) Shopify
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.81%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.40%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.40%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.89%) Azure
2 32 (12.96%) AWS
3 19 (7.69%) Power Platform
4 17 (6.88%) SaaS
5 10 (4.05%) Serverless
6 7 (2.83%) GitHub
7 6 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.02%) GCP
9 4 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.62%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.21%) PaaS
11 2 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.40%) Heroku
12 1 (0.40%) npm
12 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.83%) HTTP
2 6 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (7.69%) Power BI
4 18 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (7.29%) MongoDB
5 16 (6.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (4.86%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (3.24%) Data Lake
8 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (2.43%) MySQL
9 6 (2.43%) OLAP
9 6 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.43%) Redis
10 5 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.02%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.02%) Snowflake Schema
10 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 19 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.64%) JIRA
3 8 (3.24%) webpack
4 6 (2.43%) Babel
5 5 (2.02%) Bitbucket
5 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.62%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.21%) Cypress.io
7 3 (1.21%) Selenium
8 2 (0.81%) git-flow
8 2 (0.81%) GitLab
8 2 (0.81%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.40%) Maven
9 1 (0.40%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.40%) NUnit
9 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 77 (31.17%) Finance
2 18 (7.29%) Advertising
3 14 (5.67%) Front Office
4 10 (4.05%) Banking
5 8 (3.24%) Retail
6 7 (2.83%) Law
7 5 (2.02%) Games
7 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.62%) Marketing
9 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.81%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) Legal
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (24.70%) .NET
2 39 (15.79%) React
3 37 (14.98%) AngularJS
4 35 (14.17%) CSS
5 33 (13.36%) HTML
6 32 (12.96%) Node.js
7 31 (12.55%) Django
8 26 (10.53%) .NET Core
9 25 (10.12%) Vue.js
10 21 (8.50%) ASP.NET
11 20 (8.10%) Spring
12 19 (7.69%) REST
12 19 (7.69%) Web Services
13 16 (6.48%) GraphQL
14 15 (6.07%) HTML5
15 14 (5.67%) jQuery
15 14 (5.67%) MDX
16 13 (5.26%) Kafka
17 11 (4.45%) Flask
17 11 (4.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.31%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (4.45%) Derivative
4 11 (4.45%) Market Risk
5 9 (3.64%) User Experience
6 8 (3.24%) Equities
7 7 (2.83%) Replication
8 6 (2.43%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.43%) Exotic Derivative
8 6 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.02%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.21%) W3C
11 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.40%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.10%) Linux
2 5 (2.02%) Unix
3 4 (1.62%) Android
3 4 (1.62%) Windows
4 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.67%) Project Management
3 55 (22.27%) Agile Project Management
4 41 (16.60%) TDD
5 34 (13.77%) Microservices
6 33 (13.36%) SDLC
7 29 (11.74%) DevOps
8 27 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (10.93%) Front End Development
9 20 (8.10%) Risk Management
10 19 (7.69%) Fintech
11 18 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (6.88%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.07%) BDD
13 15 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (6.07%) MVC
13 15 (6.07%) Validation
13 15 (6.07%) Workflow
14 14 (5.67%) Data Modelling
14 14 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 82 (33.20%) Python
2 59 (23.89%) C#
2 59 (23.89%) JavaScript
3 55 (22.27%) SQL
4 49 (19.84%) Java
5 23 (9.31%) TypeScript
6 17 (6.88%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.86%) C++
8 10 (4.05%) ES6
9 9 (3.64%) Scala
10 8 (3.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 8 (3.24%) Java 8
10 8 (3.24%) PHP
11 7 (2.83%) Kotlin
12 6 (2.43%) Ruby
13 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.02%) R
14 4 (1.62%) ES7
15 3 (1.21%) Go
15 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (8.50%) Degree
2 7 (2.83%) Master's Degree
3 6 (2.43%) PhD
4 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.40%) MOS
5 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) Dodd-Frank
1 6 (2.43%) EMIR
1 6 (2.43%) MiFID
2 1 (0.40%) PSD2
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 21 (8.50%) Docker
2 2 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.40%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 16 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.62%) Terraform
3 3 (1.21%) Ansible
4 2 (0.81%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Grafana
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Rancher
Vendors
1 31 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.86%) Oracle
3 8 (3.24%) Databricks
4 5 (2.02%) Apple
4 5 (2.02%) Solace
5 4 (1.62%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.21%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.21%) Google
7 2 (0.81%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.81%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.81%) Nintex
7 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.81%) Sybase
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) Informatica
8 1 (0.40%) SAP
8 1 (0.40%) Siebel
8 1 (0.40%) Splunk
8 1 (0.40%) Xamarin