Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 38 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 757 589 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.88% 5.77% 7.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.17% 6.06% 7.72%
Number of salaries quoted 674 554 866
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,625 £48,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £105,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 10,565 9,717 11,975
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.13% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9,434 8,805 10,955
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,000 £59,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.52% +3.48% +4.55%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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
London Bridge - 5 £77,500 -
Moorgate - 1 £67,500 -
Senior Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 345 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (41.48%) JavaScript
3 267 (35.27%) C#
4 263 (34.74%) .NET
5 252 (33.29%) Java
5 252 (33.29%) Finance
6 244 (32.23%) SQL
7 207 (27.34%) CSS
8 196 (25.89%) TDD
9 193 (25.50%) HTML
10 184 (24.31%) AngularJS
11 179 (23.65%) SQL Server
12 157 (20.74%) Microservices
13 147 (19.42%) MVC
14 140 (18.49%) Python
15 137 (18.10%) React
16 129 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
17 114 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
18 107 (14.13%) ASP.NET
19 106 (14.00%) Banking
20 103 (13.61%) Scrum
20 103 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
21 100 (13.21%) HTML5
22 99 (13.08%) Spring
23 96 (12.68%) jQuery
24 94 (12.42%) Git (software)
25 91 (12.02%) Microsoft
26 86 (11.36%) REST
27 85 (11.23%) Greenfield Project
28 84 (11.10%) OO

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 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.17%) CMS
3 19 (2.51%) Drupal
4 17 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 17 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.11%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.32%) Anypoint
7 9 (1.19%) IIS
8 8 (1.06%) Apache
8 8 (1.06%) Ethereum
9 7 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.79%) Confluence
10 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.79%) WordPress
11 5 (0.66%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.53%) JBoss
13 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.40%) InVision
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
1 10 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.92%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.53%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 129 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.77%) Serverless
4 15 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (1.59%) SaaS
6 10 (1.32%) Boomi
6 10 (1.32%) GitHub
7 9 (1.19%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 9 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.19%) CloudFront
7 9 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.79%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.66%) npm
9 5 (0.66%) PaaS
10 4 (0.53%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.32%) Internet
2 9 (1.19%) HTTP
3 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.13%) DNS
3 1 (0.13%) Multicast
3 1 (0.13%) SAN
3 1 (0.13%) Skype
3 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (23.65%) SQL Server
2 75 (9.91%) NoSQL
3 46 (6.08%) MySQL
4 42 (5.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (4.23%) Blockchain
7 29 (3.83%) Big Data
7 29 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (2.64%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.64%) Power BI
10 20 (2.64%) Relational Database
11 19 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (2.51%) SQL Server 2016
12 17 (2.25%) Hadoop
12 17 (2.25%) Redis
13 16 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (1.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 94 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 49 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 42 (5.55%) Maven
4 40 (5.28%) Jasmine
4 40 (5.28%) TeamCity
5 30 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 29 (3.83%) Selenium
7 27 (3.57%) webpack
8 25 (3.30%) Karma Test Runner
8 25 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (2.91%) JIRA
10 21 (2.77%) NUnit
11 20 (2.64%) Protractor
11 20 (2.64%) Visual Studio
12 19 (2.51%) Cucumber
12 19 (2.51%) gulp
13 17 (2.25%) Grunt
14 16 (2.11%) Gradle
14 16 (2.11%) Subversion
15 13 (1.72%) JUnit
General
1 252 (33.29%) Finance
2 106 (14.00%) Banking
3 47 (6.21%) Front Office
4 31 (4.10%) Advertising
5 26 (3.43%) Law
6 22 (2.91%) Marketing
7 20 (2.64%) Retail
8 14 (1.85%) Games
9 13 (1.72%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.72%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.06%) Back Office
10 8 (1.06%) Publishing
11 4 (0.53%) Billing
11 4 (0.53%) Legal
11 4 (0.53%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.40%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (34.74%) .NET
2 207 (27.34%) CSS
3 193 (25.50%) HTML
4 184 (24.31%) AngularJS
5 137 (18.10%) React
6 107 (14.13%) ASP.NET
7 100 (13.21%) HTML5
8 99 (13.08%) Spring
9 96 (12.68%) jQuery
10 86 (11.36%) REST
11 79 (10.44%) Web Services
12 77 (10.17%) RESTful
13 76 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 69 (9.11%) CSS3
15 65 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 56 (7.40%) Node.js
17 50 (6.61%) Hibernate
18 49 (6.47%) .NET Framework
18 49 (6.47%) Sass
19 44 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.23%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (6.87%) Fintech
3 50 (6.61%) User Experience
4 43 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (5.28%) Derivative
6 37 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (4.36%) Computer Science
8 21 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (2.77%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.64%) Mobile App
10 19 (2.51%) Algorithms
10 19 (2.51%) Equities
11 18 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.98%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.72%) Augmented Reality
13 13 (1.72%) N-Tier
14 12 (1.59%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.45%) Market Risk
16 9 (1.19%) Reinsurance
17 8 (1.06%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.19%) Linux
2 20 (2.64%) Windows
3 14 (1.85%) Unix
4 11 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.92%) Android
6 6 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.26%) Debian
7 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (25.89%) TDD
3 157 (20.74%) Microservices
4 147 (19.42%) MVC
5 114 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (13.61%) Scrum
7 84 (11.10%) OO
8 81 (10.70%) DevOps
9 76 (10.04%) Front End Development
10 74 (9.78%) Web Development
11 71 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (8.72%) Multithreading
12 66 (8.72%) SOLID
13 65 (8.59%) BDD
13 65 (8.59%) Software Engineering
14 55 (7.27%) SOA
15 54 (7.13%) Test Automation
16 53 (7.00%) Unit Testing
17 50 (6.61%) E-Commerce
18 47 (6.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 314 (41.48%) JavaScript
2 267 (35.27%) C#
3 252 (33.29%) Java
4 244 (32.23%) SQL
5 140 (18.49%) Python
6 67 (8.85%) Java 8
7 65 (8.59%) Scala
8 54 (7.13%) T-SQL
9 51 (6.74%) PHP
10 45 (5.94%) C++
11 41 (5.42%) TypeScript
12 27 (3.57%) ES6
13 25 (3.30%) Ruby
14 18 (2.38%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.98%) VBA
16 12 (1.59%) Go
17 10 (1.32%) VB.NET
18 9 (1.19%) Objective-C
18 9 (1.19%) Rust
18 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (9.11%) Degree
2 15 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.32%) PhD
4 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.70%) QA
2 11 (1.45%) MiFID
3 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.66%) GCP
4 4 (0.53%) EMIR
4 4 (0.53%) WAI
5 2 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 60 (7.93%) Docker
2 10 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.66%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 40 (5.28%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
3 7 (0.92%) Terraform
4 5 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.53%) Ansible
5 4 (0.53%) Kibana
5 4 (0.53%) Mesos
6 3 (0.40%) Graphite
6 3 (0.40%) logstash
6 3 (0.40%) Rancher
7 2 (0.26%) Grafana
7 2 (0.26%) Oozie
7 2 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Shiro
8 1 (0.13%) cPanel
8 1 (0.13%) rkt
8 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 91 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.43%) Oracle
3 18 (2.38%) Google
3 18 (2.38%) TIBCO
4 15 (1.98%) MuleSoft
5 13 (1.72%) Nintex
6 12 (1.59%) Zend
7 10 (1.32%) Dell
7 10 (1.32%) Software AG
7 10 (1.32%) webMethods
8 8 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.06%) Tableau
9 7 (0.92%) Apigee
9 7 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.66%) Apple
10 5 (0.66%) IBM
11 4 (0.53%) Adobe
11 4 (0.53%) Fidessa
11 4 (0.53%) Lotus
11 4 (0.53%) SunGard