Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 32 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 677 770 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.90% 7.07% 6.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 7.39% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 612 709 619
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -

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 9,362 10,416 9,773
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.69% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8,112 9,359 8,834
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +2 6 £120,000 +77.78%
London Bridge -12 6 £80,000 +52.38%
Senior Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 296 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (41.95%) JavaScript
3 233 (34.42%) C#
3 233 (34.42%) Java
4 206 (30.43%) .NET
5 175 (25.85%) Finance
6 174 (25.70%) Microservices
7 168 (24.82%) HTML
8 165 (24.37%) SQL
9 154 (22.75%) React
10 151 (22.30%) AngularJS
11 149 (22.01%) CSS
12 148 (21.86%) TDD
13 123 (18.17%) Fintech
14 120 (17.73%) MVC
15 113 (16.69%) Azure
16 112 (16.54%) AWS
17 111 (16.40%) SQL Server
18 109 (16.10%) Python
19 102 (15.07%) ASP.NET
20 100 (14.77%) HTML5
21 93 (13.74%) Spring
22 85 (12.56%) OO
23 84 (12.41%) Scrum
23 84 (12.41%) Greenfield Project
24 82 (12.11%) Microsoft
24 82 (12.11%) Git (software)
25 80 (11.82%) .NET Core
25 80 (11.82%) DevOps
26 79 (11.67%) Docker

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 26 (3.84%) CMS
2 18 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (2.51%) EPiServer
4 14 (2.07%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.33%) Apache Solr
6 7 (1.03%) ArcGIS
6 7 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.89%) JBoss
8 4 (0.59%) Drupal
8 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.44%) Apache
9 3 (0.44%) Mule
9 3 (0.44%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.30%) Confluence
10 2 (0.30%) IIS
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.15%) Temenos Globus
2 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 113 (16.69%) Azure
2 112 (16.54%) AWS
3 31 (4.58%) Power Platform
4 26 (3.84%) GCP
5 22 (3.25%) SaaS
6 11 (1.62%) Heroku
7 9 (1.33%) Serverless
8 8 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (0.89%) GitHub
10 4 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.59%) PaaS
11 3 (0.44%) npm
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.30%) AWS Step Functions
12 2 (0.30%) Firebase
12 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.25%) Internet
2 11 (1.62%) HTTP
3 8 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.59%) RIP
5 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.15%) Broadband
5 1 (0.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 70 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 60 (8.86%) Big Data
4 53 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (7.53%) MySQL
6 33 (4.87%) MongoDB
7 31 (4.58%) Power BI
7 31 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (3.69%) Relational Database
10 21 (3.10%) Hadoop
11 18 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (2.51%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.77%) Looker
14 12 (1.77%) Pentaho
15 10 (1.48%) Redis
15 10 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (12.11%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.84%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.07%) JIRA
5 13 (1.92%) JUnit
5 13 (1.92%) webpack
6 12 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.77%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.48%) Maven
9 9 (1.33%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.18%) Babel
11 6 (0.89%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.89%) ER Studio
11 6 (0.89%) ERwin
11 6 (0.89%) gulp
11 6 (0.89%) PowerDesigner
11 6 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.74%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 175 (25.85%) Finance
2 56 (8.27%) Banking
3 44 (6.50%) Marketing
4 39 (5.76%) Front Office
5 21 (3.10%) Law
6 18 (2.66%) Retail
7 16 (2.36%) Advertising
7 16 (2.36%) Games
8 11 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.48%) Back Office
10 8 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.03%) Public Sector
12 6 (0.89%) Electronics
12 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.59%) Billing
14 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.44%) Publishing
15 2 (0.30%) Automotive
15 2 (0.30%) Legal
16 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (30.43%) .NET
2 168 (24.82%) HTML
3 154 (22.75%) React
4 151 (22.30%) AngularJS
5 149 (22.01%) CSS
6 102 (15.07%) ASP.NET
7 100 (14.77%) HTML5
8 93 (13.74%) Spring
9 80 (11.82%) .NET Core
10 72 (10.64%) Web Services
11 71 (10.49%) REST
12 68 (10.04%) CSS3
12 68 (10.04%) RESTful
13 64 (9.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 60 (8.86%) Node.js
15 57 (8.42%) .NET Framework
16 56 (8.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 46 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
18 44 (6.50%) Redux
19 38 (5.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.41%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (6.06%) User Experience
3 29 (4.28%) Data Structures
4 28 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (2.95%) Renewable Energy
7 17 (2.51%) Fixed Income
8 16 (2.36%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.77%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.33%) Derivative
12 9 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.18%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.18%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.89%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.74%) iPad
15 5 (0.74%) Public Cloud
16 3 (0.44%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.42%) Linux
2 29 (4.28%) Windows
3 26 (3.84%) Unix
4 17 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.77%) Android
6 8 (1.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.15%) Debian
7 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (25.70%) Microservices
3 148 (21.86%) TDD
4 123 (18.17%) Fintech
5 120 (17.73%) MVC
6 85 (12.56%) OO
7 84 (12.41%) Scrum
8 80 (11.82%) DevOps
9 77 (11.37%) Software Engineering
10 75 (11.08%) Computer Science
11 70 (10.34%) Front End Development
11 70 (10.34%) SDLC
12 69 (10.19%) Mentoring
13 66 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (7.24%) Web Development
15 45 (6.65%) Test Automation
16 42 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (5.61%) BDD
18 36 (5.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 284 (41.95%) JavaScript
2 233 (34.42%) C#
2 233 (34.42%) Java
3 165 (24.37%) SQL
4 109 (16.10%) Python
5 49 (7.24%) Java 8
6 41 (6.06%) Scala
7 38 (5.61%) TypeScript
8 34 (5.02%) C++
9 29 (4.28%) Kotlin
10 20 (2.95%) PHP
10 20 (2.95%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.51%) XPath
12 13 (1.92%) Apple Swift
13 11 (1.62%) Apex Code
13 11 (1.62%) Go
14 10 (1.48%) Ruby
15 9 (1.33%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.33%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (10.64%) Degree
2 50 (7.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.77%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.15%) CISSP
5 1 (0.15%) MCP
5 1 (0.15%) MCPD
5 1 (0.15%) MCSE
5 1 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.47%) QA
System Software
1 79 (11.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 29 (4.28%) Kubernetes
2 27 (3.99%) Terraform
3 7 (1.03%) Ansible
4 2 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.15%) Grafana
5 1 (0.15%) Kibana
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) Packer
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 82 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.28%) Oracle
3 22 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
3 22 (3.25%) Tableau
4 19 (2.81%) Google
5 12 (1.77%) Informatica
5 12 (1.77%) Talend
6 10 (1.48%) SAP
7 8 (1.18%) Mapbox
7 8 (1.18%) Zend
8 7 (1.03%) Databricks
8 7 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (1.03%) MuleSoft
9 6 (0.89%) Adobe
9 6 (0.89%) Nintex
10 4 (0.59%) Charles River
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.44%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.44%) Zuora
12 2 (0.30%) Bloomberg