Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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

Software Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 145 218
Rank change year-on-year +22 +73 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 146 62 115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.37% 1.51% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 1.62% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 113 56 105
10th Percentile £42,500 £53,750 £41,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £63,125 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £95,000 £78,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £91,250 £187,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +17.39%

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 5,767 3,830 9,541
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 93.39% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5,147 3,352 8,379
10th Percentile £42,150 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £54,918 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,375 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the City of London

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the City of London

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the City of London

Software 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 Software Developer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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 - 1 £50,000 -
Software Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 104 (71.23%) C#
2 100 (68.49%) JavaScript
3 94 (64.38%) .NET
4 82 (56.16%) Social Skills
5 61 (41.78%) SQL Server
6 56 (38.36%) HTML
6 56 (38.36%) Multithreading
7 55 (37.67%) HTML5
8 52 (35.62%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (35.62%) CSS
9 50 (34.25%) Java
9 50 (34.25%) Multithreaded Programming
10 48 (32.88%) Windows
10 48 (32.88%) Computer Science
11 47 (32.19%) Collaborative Working
12 43 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (26.03%) OO
13 38 (26.03%) AWS
14 37 (25.34%) Azure
15 36 (24.66%) .NET Core
16 35 (23.97%) Mentoring
16 35 (23.97%) Python
17 31 (21.23%) OOP
18 30 (20.55%) C++
18 30 (20.55%) Scala
19 28 (19.18%) R
19 28 (19.18%) Salesforce.com
19 28 (19.18%) Ruby
20 26 (17.81%) CRM
20 26 (17.81%) SQL

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 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Temenos Globus
1 2 (1.37%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.68%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.68%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.03%) AWS
2 37 (25.34%) Azure
3 7 (4.79%) SaaS
4 4 (2.74%) GCP
5 3 (2.05%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.05%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.37%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (41.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) MySQL
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.74%) Tableau
4 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.37%) Big Data
5 2 (1.37%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.37%) Metadata
5 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Redis
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Selenium
2 10 (6.85%) WebDriver
3 8 (5.48%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.05%) JUnit
5 3 (2.05%) Maven
6 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.68%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.68%) Gradle
7 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.68%) JMeter
7 1 (0.68%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 82 (56.16%) Social Skills
2 15 (10.27%) Finance
3 6 (4.11%) Front Office
4 5 (3.42%) Banking
5 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (64.38%) .NET
2 56 (38.36%) HTML
3 55 (37.67%) HTML5
4 52 (35.62%) CSS
5 36 (24.66%) .NET Core
6 18 (12.33%) React
7 15 (10.27%) AngularJS
8 14 (9.59%) Web Services
9 13 (8.90%) ASP.NET
10 10 (6.85%) Node.js
11 7 (4.79%) Spring
12 6 (4.11%) REST
13 5 (3.42%) .NET Framework
13 5 (3.42%) JSON
14 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.74%) Kafka
14 4 (2.74%) RESTful
15 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (2.05%) CSS3
15 3 (2.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 52 (35.62%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.05%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.68%) Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.88%) Windows
2 7 (4.79%) Linux
3 3 (2.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.36%) Multithreading
2 50 (34.25%) Multithreaded Programming
3 48 (32.88%) Computer Science
4 47 (32.19%) Collaborative Working
5 43 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (26.03%) OO
7 35 (23.97%) Mentoring
8 31 (21.23%) OOP
9 26 (17.81%) CRM
10 25 (17.12%) SDLC
11 24 (16.44%) Software Engineering
11 24 (16.44%) TDD
12 15 (10.27%) Scrum
13 14 (9.59%) Test Automation
14 12 (8.22%) Software Testing
15 11 (7.53%) Microservices
15 11 (7.53%) SDET
16 9 (6.16%) Test Strategy
17 8 (5.48%) API Testing
18 7 (4.79%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 104 (71.23%) C#
2 100 (68.49%) JavaScript
3 50 (34.25%) Java
4 35 (23.97%) Python
5 30 (20.55%) C++
5 30 (20.55%) Scala
6 28 (19.18%) R
6 28 (19.18%) Ruby
7 26 (17.81%) SQL
8 25 (17.12%) Kotlin
8 25 (17.12%) PHP
9 24 (16.44%) Apple Swift
9 24 (16.44%) Dart
9 24 (16.44%) MATLAB
9 24 (16.44%) Objective-C
9 24 (16.44%) Pascal
9 24 (16.44%) Perl
9 24 (16.44%) VB.NET
10 9 (6.16%) TypeScript
11 8 (5.48%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.05%) Master's Degree
2 3 (2.05%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Docker
2 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (19.18%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (6.16%) Oracle
3 7 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.74%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.37%) jBASE
5 2 (1.37%) Temenos
6 1 (0.68%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.68%) iManage
6 1 (0.68%) Intapp
6 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.68%) Solace