Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £72,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 314 306 302
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 19 27 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 26
City of London median annual salary £72,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £62,700 £53,750 £46,750
90th Percentile £95,750 £87,500 £68,750
Central London median annual salary £72,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +13.74%

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 9,932 10,161 10,018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,861 9,055 9,149
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019, 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 13 (68.42%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) Finance
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (42.11%) WPF
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (36.84%) Investment Management
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
9 3 (15.79%) React
9 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (15.79%) Advertising
9 3 (15.79%) Scrum
9 3 (15.79%) HTML
9 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (10.53%) Java 8
10 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence

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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) npm
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) Blockchain
5 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.26%) MySQL
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) Power BI
5 1 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.26%) CMake
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Moq
2 1 (5.26%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) NSubstitute
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) webpack
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) WPF
3 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) React
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Core
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 2 (10.53%) Java SE
5 2 (10.53%) Spring
5 2 (10.53%) Vue.js
6 1 (5.26%) Autofac
6 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) Ninject
6 1 (5.26%) Node.js
6 1 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) Sass
6 1 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Equities
2 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) TDD
2 7 (36.84%) Investment Management
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.26%) BDD
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Microservices
7 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) Java 8
5 2 (10.53%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) ES6
6 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle