Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 42 37
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 367 450 613
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.56% 5.29% 5.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.12% 5.58% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 342 419 560
10th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,125 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £94,875 £102,500 £96,375
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £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 4,518 8,064 9,802
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 94.74% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,977 7,066 8,804
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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.

1 176 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (43.32%) C#
3 151 (41.14%) JavaScript
4 130 (35.42%) React
5 126 (34.33%) SQL
6 125 (34.06%) .NET
7 118 (32.15%) Java
8 111 (30.25%) Microservices
9 108 (29.43%) SQL Server
10 104 (28.34%) CSS
11 103 (28.07%) Finance
12 101 (27.52%) Test Automation
13 100 (27.25%) DevOps
14 99 (26.98%) Degree
15 98 (26.70%) Azure
16 94 (25.61%) .NET Core
17 93 (25.34%) Web Services
18 91 (24.80%) Python
18 91 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
19 88 (23.98%) OO
20 85 (23.16%) Mentoring
21 82 (22.34%) T-SQL
22 79 (21.53%) AWS
23 77 (20.98%) jQuery
24 76 (20.71%) MVC
24 76 (20.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 75 (20.44%) SOLID
26 74 (20.16%) Deployment Automation
26 74 (20.16%) ASP.NET Web API
26 74 (20.16%) SharePoint

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 74 (20.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.09%) Confluence
3 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.82%) Appian
3 3 (0.82%) Camunda
3 3 (0.82%) CMS
3 3 (0.82%) GlassFish
3 3 (0.82%) JBoss
3 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.54%) Apache
4 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.54%) WordPress
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 68 (18.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.09%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.27%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 98 (26.70%) Azure
2 79 (21.53%) AWS
3 61 (16.62%) PaaS
4 58 (15.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (8.45%) SaaS
6 28 (7.63%) Serverless
7 19 (5.18%) GCP
8 17 (4.63%) Azure Functions
9 11 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (2.18%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.63%) AWS Fargate
11 6 (1.63%) GitHub
12 3 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.82%) Logic Apps
13 2 (0.54%) Apple Pay
13 2 (0.54%) Google Pay
13 2 (0.54%) IaaS
13 2 (0.54%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.72%) HTTP
2 11 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (29.43%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.63%) NoSQL
3 19 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.27%) MySQL
6 10 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.18%) Big Data
7 8 (2.18%) Redis
7 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2017
8 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.63%) Power BI
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.36%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.82%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 69 (18.80%) Visual Studio Team System
2 68 (18.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (7.90%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.63%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.00%) JIRA
6 9 (2.45%) webpack
7 8 (2.18%) Cypress.io
7 8 (2.18%) GitLab
8 6 (1.63%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.63%) Maven
9 5 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.36%) Babel
9 5 (1.36%) JUnit
9 5 (1.36%) Mockito
9 5 (1.36%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Archiva
10 3 (0.82%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.54%) JMeter
11 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (28.07%) Finance
2 29 (7.90%) Banking
3 27 (7.36%) Front Office
4 13 (3.54%) Retail
5 10 (2.72%) Games
6 7 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.63%) Advertising
7 6 (1.63%) Marketing
7 6 (1.63%) Online Betting
8 5 (1.36%) Back Office
9 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.09%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (35.42%) React
2 125 (34.06%) .NET
3 104 (28.34%) CSS
4 94 (25.61%) .NET Core
5 93 (25.34%) Web Services
6 77 (20.98%) jQuery
7 76 (20.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 74 (20.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 72 (19.62%) Entity Framework
10 68 (18.53%) .NET Framework
11 40 (10.90%) Node.js
12 38 (10.35%) HTML
13 34 (9.26%) REST
14 31 (8.45%) AngularJS
15 29 (7.90%) Spring
16 26 (7.08%) GraphQL
17 25 (6.81%) Django
18 22 (5.99%) HTML5
19 21 (5.72%) Kafka
20 16 (4.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (18.53%) N-Tier
2 49 (13.35%) Reinsurance
3 47 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (6.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (3.81%) Derivative
6 14 (3.81%) Equities
6 14 (3.81%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.45%) Social Media
8 8 (2.18%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.18%) User Experience
9 7 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.36%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.09%) Exotic Derivative
12 4 (1.09%) Market Risk
12 4 (1.09%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.27%) Linux
2 16 (4.36%) Android
3 12 (3.27%) Unix
4 5 (1.36%) Windows
5 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (30.25%) Microservices
3 101 (27.52%) Test Automation
4 100 (27.25%) DevOps
5 91 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (23.98%) OO
7 85 (23.16%) Mentoring
8 76 (20.71%) MVC
9 75 (20.44%) SOLID
10 74 (20.16%) Deployment Automation
11 72 (19.62%) SOA
12 69 (18.80%) CRM
13 68 (18.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 68 (18.53%) UML
14 50 (13.62%) Fintech
15 49 (13.35%) Migration
16 43 (11.72%) Software Engineering
17 42 (11.44%) Computer Science
18 40 (10.90%) TDD
19 32 (8.72%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 159 (43.32%) C#
2 151 (41.14%) JavaScript
3 126 (34.33%) SQL
4 118 (32.15%) Java
5 91 (24.80%) Python
6 82 (22.34%) T-SQL
7 63 (17.17%) PowerShell
8 53 (14.44%) TypeScript
9 21 (5.72%) Java 8
10 20 (5.45%) C++
11 16 (4.36%) ES6
12 12 (3.27%) Scala
13 9 (2.45%) PHP
14 8 (2.18%) Kotlin
15 7 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.36%) Ruby
17 2 (0.54%) ES7
17 2 (0.54%) Go
17 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.54%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 99 (26.98%) Degree
2 22 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.91%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.09%) PhD
4 4 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.91%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (1.09%) EMIR
2 4 (1.09%) MiFID
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (12.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 73 (19.89%) Terraform
2 59 (16.08%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (11.44%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.82%) Grafana
5 2 (0.54%) Ansible
5 2 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.54%) Puppet
5 2 (0.54%) Rancher
Vendors
1 68 (18.53%) Nintex
2 19 (5.18%) Oracle
3 17 (4.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.00%) Apple
5 6 (1.63%) QAD
6 5 (1.36%) Adobe
7 4 (1.09%) Charles River
7 4 (1.09%) Solace
8 3 (0.82%) IBM
8 3 (0.82%) Splunk
9 2 (0.54%) Google
10 1 (0.27%) Databricks
10 1 (0.27%) Sybase