Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 311 321
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 57 15 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.15% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.16% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 44 14 38
City of London median annual salary £72,500 £56,250 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.89% -4.26% -2.08%
10th Percentile £51,875 £49,125 £42,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £70,125 £65,750
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +26.09% -4.17% -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 10,558 9,574 11,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 95.07% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9,426 8,679 10,814
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 £33,956 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% +4.55%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the City of London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the City of London

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 37 (64.91%) C#
2 34 (59.65%) .NET
3 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (42.11%) SQL
5 23 (40.35%) Finance
5 23 (40.35%) Software Engineering
6 22 (38.60%) Java
7 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 19 (33.33%) HTML
8 17 (29.82%) CSS
9 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET
9 15 (26.32%) TDD
9 15 (26.32%) AngularJS
10 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (22.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 12 (21.05%) React
12 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (19.30%) Scrum
12 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
12 11 (19.30%) Python
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
14 9 (15.79%) Java 8
14 9 (15.79%) Spring
14 9 (15.79%) WPF
14 9 (15.79%) Advertising
15 8 (14.04%) MVC
15 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving

Senior Software 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 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
1 2 (3.51%) Jetty
1 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Drupal
2 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.75%) Ethereum
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.75%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) SaaS
3 3 (5.26%) PaaS
4 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.75%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.26%) Redis
5 2 (3.51%) Big Data
5 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.75%) Power BI
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.53%) webpack
4 5 (8.77%) gulp
5 4 (7.02%) Grunt
6 3 (5.26%) Maven
6 3 (5.26%) NUnit
6 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.51%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.51%) Moq
7 2 (3.51%) MSTest
7 2 (3.51%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.75%) GitLab
8 1 (1.75%) Gradle
8 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 23 (40.35%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Advertising
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Billing
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (59.65%) .NET
2 19 (33.33%) HTML
3 17 (29.82%) CSS
4 15 (26.32%) AngularJS
4 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET
5 12 (21.05%) React
6 9 (15.79%) Spring
6 9 (15.79%) WPF
7 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (14.04%) Vue.js
8 7 (12.28%) Ajax
8 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (12.28%) Hibernate
8 7 (12.28%) HTML5
8 7 (12.28%) Java SE
9 6 (10.53%) .NET Core
9 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
10 5 (8.77%) CSS3
10 5 (8.77%) Node.js
11 4 (7.02%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Fintech
2 5 (8.77%) User Experience
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.02%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Software Engineering
3 15 (26.32%) TDD
4 13 (22.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 11 (19.30%) Scrum
7 8 (14.04%) Front End Development
7 8 (14.04%) Microservices
7 8 (14.04%) MVC
7 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (14.04%) SOLID
8 7 (12.28%) Analytics
8 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 7 (12.28%) DevOps
8 7 (12.28%) OO
8 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Multithreading
10 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.02%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) C#
2 24 (42.11%) SQL
3 22 (38.60%) Java
4 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (19.30%) Python
6 9 (15.79%) Java 8
7 8 (14.04%) Scala
8 5 (8.77%) C++
9 4 (7.02%) Java 9
10 3 (5.26%) VBA
11 1 (1.75%) ES6
11 1 (1.75%) PHP
11 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Google
3 2 (3.51%) Lotus
3 2 (3.51%) Splunk
4 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.75%) IBM