Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 34 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 319 607 719
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.43% 6.63% 6.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.97% 6.96% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 325 612 725
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £94,500 £103,625 £99,000
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 4,004 8,722 9,903
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 95.24% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,487 7,633 8,922
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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.

1 154 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (37.30%) C#
3 110 (34.48%) Python
4 101 (31.66%) JavaScript
5 99 (31.03%) SQL
6 97 (30.41%) .NET
7 96 (30.09%) Finance
8 87 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 86 (26.96%) Azure
10 83 (26.02%) React
10 83 (26.02%) Java
11 78 (24.45%) Microservices
12 75 (23.51%) CSS
13 69 (21.63%) Degree
14 65 (20.38%) DevOps
15 63 (19.75%) .NET Core
16 62 (19.44%) Web Services
17 61 (19.12%) OO
18 60 (18.81%) AWS
19 59 (18.50%) Test Automation
20 58 (18.18%) T-SQL
21 55 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
22 52 (16.30%) jQuery
23 50 (15.67%) SOA
23 50 (15.67%) MVC
23 50 (15.67%) Project Management
23 50 (15.67%) SOLID
24 49 (15.36%) ASP.NET Web API
25 48 (15.05%) Mentoring
25 48 (15.05%) 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 48 (15.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.57%) CMS
3 3 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (0.94%) Camunda
4 2 (0.63%) Apache
4 2 (0.63%) Appian
4 2 (0.63%) Confluence
4 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.63%) WordPress
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.31%) nginx
5 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (13.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.88%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (26.96%) Azure
2 60 (18.81%) AWS
3 33 (10.34%) PaaS
4 30 (9.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (6.90%) SaaS
6 15 (4.70%) GCP
7 11 (3.45%) Power Platform
7 11 (3.45%) Serverless
8 8 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.25%) GitHub
10 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.94%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (0.94%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.63%) Apple Pay
11 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.63%) Google Pay
11 2 (0.63%) IaaS
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.02%) HTTP
2 12 (3.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.15%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (3.45%) Power BI
7 10 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.13%) MySQL
8 9 (2.82%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.51%) Redis
9 8 (2.51%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.88%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2017
12 5 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.25%) Big Data
14 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 43 (13.48%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.82%) webpack
5 7 (2.19%) Babel
6 6 (1.88%) GitLab
6 6 (1.88%) JIRA
7 3 (0.94%) Maven
8 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.63%) JUnit
8 2 (0.63%) Mockito
8 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.31%) JMeter
9 1 (0.31%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.31%) NUnit
9 1 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (30.09%) Finance
2 21 (6.58%) Front Office
3 20 (6.27%) Banking
4 19 (5.96%) Advertising
5 8 (2.51%) Retail
6 6 (1.88%) Games
6 6 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.88%) Marketing
7 4 (1.25%) Back Office
7 4 (1.25%) Law
7 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.94%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (30.41%) .NET
2 83 (26.02%) React
3 75 (23.51%) CSS
4 63 (19.75%) .NET Core
5 62 (19.44%) Web Services
6 52 (16.30%) jQuery
7 49 (15.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 48 (15.05%) .NET Framework
9 46 (14.42%) Entity Framework
10 45 (14.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 41 (12.85%) Node.js
12 40 (12.54%) Django
13 33 (10.34%) AngularJS
14 32 (10.03%) HTML
15 28 (8.78%) REST
16 23 (7.21%) Spring
17 20 (6.27%) Vue.js
18 19 (5.96%) ASP.NET
18 19 (5.96%) GraphQL
19 16 (5.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.17%) N-Tier
2 37 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (10.97%) Reinsurance
4 29 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (8.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (5.96%) Equities
7 11 (3.45%) Derivative
7 11 (3.45%) Fixed Income
7 11 (3.45%) User Experience
8 10 (3.13%) Exotic Derivative
8 10 (3.13%) Market Risk
9 9 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.57%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.57%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.02%) Linux
2 15 (4.70%) Android
3 6 (1.88%) Unix
3 6 (1.88%) Windows
4 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (24.45%) Microservices
3 65 (20.38%) DevOps
4 61 (19.12%) OO
5 59 (18.50%) Test Automation
6 55 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (15.67%) MVC
7 50 (15.67%) Project Management
7 50 (15.67%) SOA
7 50 (15.67%) SOLID
8 48 (15.05%) Mentoring
9 47 (14.73%) Agile Project Management
10 45 (14.11%) Deployment Automation
11 43 (13.48%) CRM
12 42 (13.17%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 42 (13.17%) UML
13 35 (10.97%) Fintech
14 34 (10.66%) Migration
15 32 (10.03%) TDD
16 28 (8.78%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 119 (37.30%) C#
2 110 (34.48%) Python
3 101 (31.66%) JavaScript
4 99 (31.03%) SQL
5 83 (26.02%) Java
6 58 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 39 (12.23%) TypeScript
8 31 (9.72%) PowerShell
9 20 (6.27%) C++
10 13 (4.08%) Java 8
11 11 (3.45%) ES6
11 11 (3.45%) PHP
12 8 (2.51%) Ruby
13 6 (1.88%) Scala
14 4 (1.25%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.94%) ES7
16 2 (0.63%) Go
16 2 (0.63%) Solidity
16 2 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (21.63%) Degree
2 13 (4.08%) Master's Degree
3 10 (3.13%) PhD
4 9 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) MOS
6 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
1 10 (3.13%) EMIR
1 10 (3.13%) MiFID
2 2 (0.63%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.31%) PMO
3 1 (0.31%) PSD2
System Software
1 27 (8.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (11.91%) Terraform
2 28 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (7.21%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.94%) Grafana
5 2 (0.63%) Ansible
5 2 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.63%) Puppet
5 2 (0.63%) Rancher
Vendors
1 42 (13.17%) Nintex
2 22 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.39%) Apple
3 14 (4.39%) Oracle
4 6 (1.88%) Databricks
4 6 (1.88%) QAD
4 6 (1.88%) Solace
5 4 (1.25%) Adobe
6 3 (0.94%) Google
6 3 (0.94%) MuleSoft
6 3 (0.94%) Splunk
7 2 (0.63%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.63%) Sybase
8 1 (0.31%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.31%) Charles River
8 1 (0.31%) IBM
8 1 (0.31%) Intapp
8 1 (0.31%) SAP
8 1 (0.31%) Siebel