Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 38 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 313 638 709
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.02% 6.21% 6.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 6.50% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 316 616 651
Median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £51,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £73,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.00% +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 4,900 9,815 10,618
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 95.49% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4,255 8,714 9,467
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,750 £35,000
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 3 August 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 3 August 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 1 £85,000 -22.73%
Senior Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 165 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (38.34%) JavaScript
3 88 (28.12%) .NET
4 84 (26.84%) Finance
5 80 (25.56%) C#
6 76 (24.28%) Java
7 75 (23.96%) TDD
8 72 (23.00%) SQL
8 72 (23.00%) AngularJS
9 70 (22.36%) Azure
10 67 (21.41%) Microservices
11 65 (20.77%) React
12 64 (20.45%) SQL Server
13 60 (19.17%) CSS
14 59 (18.85%) Git (software)
15 57 (18.21%) HTML
16 53 (16.93%) Fintech
17 48 (15.34%) Python
18 47 (15.02%) Microsoft
19 43 (13.74%) AWS
19 43 (13.74%) DevOps
20 41 (13.10%) Docker
21 40 (12.78%) Node.js
21 40 (12.78%) Front End Development
21 40 (12.78%) .NET Core
22 38 (12.14%) MVC
23 37 (11.82%) Scrum
24 36 (11.50%) Linux
24 36 (11.50%) OO
24 36 (11.50%) Greenfield Project

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 14 (4.47%) Confluence
2 10 (3.19%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.60%) Apache
6 4 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.28%) CMS
6 4 (1.28%) Mule
6 4 (1.28%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.64%) SAS
9 1 (0.32%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Magento
1 9 (2.88%) Shopify
2 3 (0.96%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.32%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 70 (22.36%) Azure
2 43 (13.74%) AWS
3 36 (11.50%) SaaS
4 20 (6.39%) Power Platform
5 12 (3.83%) Serverless
6 11 (3.51%) GCP
7 8 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.60%) GitHub
8 5 (1.60%) npm
9 4 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.28%) PaaS
10 3 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.96%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.64%) Asana
11 2 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.64%) Firebase
12 1 (0.32%) Heroku
12 1 (0.32%) IaaS
12 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.19%) HTTP
2 6 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.96%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.03%) MongoDB
3 21 (6.71%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.39%) Power BI
5 19 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (3.51%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.24%) Snowflake Schema
11 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.92%) Big Data
13 5 (1.60%) OLAP
14 4 (1.28%) MySQL
14 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 59 (18.85%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.39%) JIRA
3 15 (4.79%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.88%) Bitbucket
4 9 (2.88%) Maven
5 6 (1.92%) git-flow
5 6 (1.92%) GitLab
5 6 (1.92%) webpack
6 5 (1.60%) Cypress.io
7 4 (1.28%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.28%) gulp
7 4 (1.28%) JBehave
7 4 (1.28%) JUnit
8 3 (0.96%) Babel
8 3 (0.96%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.96%) Gradle
8 3 (0.96%) MSTest
8 3 (0.96%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.96%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 84 (26.84%) Finance
2 22 (7.03%) Banking
3 15 (4.79%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.47%) Advertising
4 14 (4.47%) Front Office
5 7 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.24%) Marketing
5 7 (2.24%) Retail
6 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.60%) Law
8 4 (1.28%) Electronics
8 4 (1.28%) Games
8 4 (1.28%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.96%) Back Office
9 3 (0.96%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.64%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (28.12%) .NET
2 72 (23.00%) AngularJS
3 65 (20.77%) React
4 60 (19.17%) CSS
5 57 (18.21%) HTML
6 40 (12.78%) .NET Core
6 40 (12.78%) Node.js
7 33 (10.54%) Spring
8 32 (10.22%) ASP.NET
8 32 (10.22%) Web Services
9 30 (9.58%) Vue.js
10 29 (9.27%) HTML5
11 28 (8.95%) .NET Framework
12 24 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 23 (7.35%) jQuery
14 20 (6.39%) REST
15 19 (6.07%) RESTful
16 18 (5.75%) Redux
17 17 (5.43%) Hibernate
18 16 (5.11%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.50%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.71%) User Experience
4 17 (5.43%) Derivative
5 12 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (3.19%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.24%) Replication
9 6 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.60%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.60%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (1.28%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.28%) Equities
12 3 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.96%) W3C
13 2 (0.64%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.50%) Linux
2 16 (5.11%) Unix
3 6 (1.92%) Android
4 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.64%) CentOS
6 2 (0.64%) Windows
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (23.96%) TDD
3 67 (21.41%) Microservices
4 53 (16.93%) Fintech
5 43 (13.74%) DevOps
6 40 (12.78%) Front End Development
7 38 (12.14%) MVC
8 37 (11.82%) Scrum
9 36 (11.50%) OO
10 35 (11.18%) BDD
11 31 (9.90%) SDLC
11 31 (9.90%) Software Engineering
12 30 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (8.31%) Project Management
15 25 (7.99%) Mentoring
16 24 (7.67%) Agile Project Management
17 21 (6.71%) Test Automation
18 18 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 18 (5.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 120 (38.34%) JavaScript
2 80 (25.56%) C#
3 76 (24.28%) Java
4 72 (23.00%) SQL
5 48 (15.34%) Python
6 29 (9.27%) PHP
7 25 (7.99%) TypeScript
8 23 (7.35%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.15%) C++
10 12 (3.83%) Java 8
11 9 (2.88%) ES6
12 8 (2.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 8 (2.56%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.56%) Scala
13 7 (2.24%) C
13 7 (2.24%) Kotlin
13 7 (2.24%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.92%) F#
15 5 (1.60%) R
16 3 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (5.11%) Degree
2 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 41 (13.10%) Docker
2 4 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.32%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 25 (7.99%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.96%) Ansible
3 2 (0.64%) Terraform
4 1 (0.32%) MIIS
4 1 (0.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 47 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.75%) Oracle
3 7 (2.24%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.60%) Apple
4 5 (1.60%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.28%) Adobe
5 4 (1.28%) Informatica
5 4 (1.28%) SAP
6 3 (0.96%) Databricks
6 3 (0.96%) Google
6 3 (0.96%) Solace
6 3 (0.96%) Tableau
6 3 (0.96%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.64%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.32%) Intapp
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.32%) Sybase
8 1 (0.32%) TIBCO