Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 194 247
Rank change year-on-year +16 +53 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 148 158 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.45% 1.37% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.42% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 136 142 155
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £56,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £30,750 £35,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £84,875 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +1.27%

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 9671 11114 16415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.38% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8765 10132 14264
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 80 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (52.70%) C#
3 74 (50.00%) SQL
4 56 (37.84%) .NET
4 56 (37.84%) SQL Server
5 54 (36.49%) Java
6 53 (35.81%) JavaScript
7 44 (29.73%) Scrum
8 36 (24.32%) Microsoft
8 36 (24.32%) Software Engineering
9 34 (22.97%) Finance
10 33 (22.30%) OO
11 31 (20.95%) Degree
12 28 (18.92%) HTML
13 27 (18.24%) ASP.NET
13 27 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (16.22%) TDD
15 22 (14.86%) Python
16 20 (13.51%) MVC
16 20 (13.51%) C++
16 20 (13.51%) T-SQL
16 20 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 19 (12.84%) AngularJS
17 19 (12.84%) Computer Science
18 18 (12.16%) WCF
18 18 (12.16%) Kanban
19 17 (11.49%) Git (software)
19 17 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
19 17 (11.49%) XML
19 17 (11.49%) OOP

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 4 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.03%) CMS
2 3 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (2.03%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.35%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.05%) Heroku
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.70%) SaaS
4 3 (2.03%) GitHub
4 3 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.68%) Akamai
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) Fastly
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.03%) Network Security
1 3 (2.03%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.35%) SMS
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) MySQL
3 10 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.08%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.05%) Big Data
6 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.38%) Blockchain
7 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.35%) Redis
9 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.68%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (11.49%) Git (software)
1 17 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.43%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.38%) Selenium
6 4 (2.70%) GCC
6 4 (2.70%) JIRA
6 4 (2.70%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.35%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.35%) Maven
8 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.68%) Gradle
9 1 (0.68%) JBehave
9 1 (0.68%) Mocha
9 1 (0.68%) RubyGems
9 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (22.97%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Marketing
3 13 (8.78%) Banking
4 9 (6.08%) Back Office
4 9 (6.08%) Legal
4 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.41%) Electronics
5 8 (5.41%) Front Office
6 7 (4.73%) Law
7 6 (4.05%) Retail
8 5 (3.38%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.70%) Advertising
9 4 (2.70%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.68%) Games
10 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (37.84%) .NET
2 28 (18.92%) HTML
3 27 (18.24%) ASP.NET
4 20 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (12.84%) AngularJS
6 18 (12.16%) WCF
7 17 (11.49%) XML
8 16 (10.81%) CSS
9 13 (8.78%) Node.js
9 13 (8.78%) WPF
10 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (8.11%) React
11 10 (6.76%) REST
11 10 (6.76%) WinForms
12 9 (6.08%) .NET Framework
13 8 (5.41%) HTML5
13 8 (5.41%) jQuery
13 8 (5.41%) XSL
14 7 (4.73%) RESTful
14 7 (4.73%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.49%) Fintech
3 13 (8.78%) Client/Server
4 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.73%) Algorithms
7 6 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (4.05%) Social Media
7 6 (4.05%) User Experience
8 4 (2.70%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.70%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.03%) Derivative
9 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
9 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.35%) Bitcoin
10 2 (1.35%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.35%) Equities
10 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.35%) Robotics
11 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Windows
2 13 (8.78%) Linux
3 9 (6.08%) Unix
4 2 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.73%) Scrum
3 36 (24.32%) Software Engineering
4 33 (22.30%) OO
5 27 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (16.22%) TDD
7 20 (13.51%) MVC
8 18 (12.16%) Kanban
9 17 (11.49%) OOP
10 16 (10.81%) DevOps
11 15 (10.14%) Multithreading
11 15 (10.14%) Web Development
12 13 (8.78%) SDLC
13 12 (8.11%) Low Latency
13 12 (8.11%) SOLID
14 11 (7.43%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 11 (7.43%) Unit Testing
15 10 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (6.76%) Online Marketing
15 10 (6.76%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 78 (52.70%) C#
2 74 (50.00%) SQL
3 54 (36.49%) Java
4 53 (35.81%) JavaScript
5 22 (14.86%) Python
6 20 (13.51%) C++
6 20 (13.51%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.08%) Scala
8 8 (5.41%) VB
8 8 (5.41%) VB6
9 7 (4.73%) R
10 6 (4.05%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.38%) PHP
11 5 (3.38%) VBA
12 4 (2.70%) C
12 4 (2.70%) F#
12 4 (2.70%) Haskell
12 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
13 3 (2.03%) Erlang
13 3 (2.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (20.95%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.38%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.70%) PhD
5 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.08%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Grafana
1 1 (0.68%) Graphite
1 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.11%) Oracle
3 5 (3.38%) SAP
4 4 (2.70%) Google
5 3 (2.03%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.68%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.68%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.68%) New Relic
6 1 (0.68%) Progress
6 1 (0.68%) Splunk
6 1 (0.68%) Xamarin