The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Software Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 177 175
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 66 79 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 1.24% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.29% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56 67 131
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,625 £35,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £81,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4898 6124 9661
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.31% 96.12% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17470 22914 34195
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 65 (49.24%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 50 (37.88%) SQL
4 49 (37.12%) Java
4 49 (37.12%) .NET
5 48 (36.36%) C#
6 43 (32.58%) SQL Server
6 43 (32.58%) AngularJS
7 38 (28.79%) HTML
7 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
8 37 (28.03%) Finance
9 33 (25.00%) MVC
10 32 (24.24%) CSS
11 31 (23.48%) C++
11 31 (23.48%) Linux
12 30 (22.73%) ASP.NET
13 29 (21.97%) Python
14 26 (19.70%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (18.18%) Visual Studio
15 24 (18.18%) RESTful
15 24 (18.18%) .NET Framework
16 23 (17.42%) Degree
16 23 (17.42%) Ajax
16 23 (17.42%) Entity Framework
16 23 (17.42%) Front End Development
17 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 21 (15.91%) WCF
17 21 (15.91%) T-SQL
18 20 (15.15%) TDD
18 20 (15.15%) Banking

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 (2.27%) Apache
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.76%) Mule
3 1 (0.76%) nginx
3 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) SaaS
3 3 (2.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.76%) Akamai
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) Fastly
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) SMS
2 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.58%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (14.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.82%) KDB
5 9 (6.82%) Kdb+
6 7 (5.30%) MySQL
7 4 (3.03%) Big Data
8 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.76%) ArangoDB
10 1 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.76%) Redis
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.76%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 24 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 18 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.82%) Maven
5 7 (5.30%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.52%) Geb
7 2 (1.52%) JMeter
7 2 (1.52%) JUnit
7 2 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.52%) Spock
7 2 (1.52%) Subversion
7 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) Grunt
8 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.76%) Mocha
8 1 (0.76%) Selenium
8 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (28.03%) Finance
2 20 (15.15%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Retail
4 7 (5.30%) French Language
4 7 (5.30%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Advertising
6 5 (3.79%) Games
7 4 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.03%) Front Office
7 4 (3.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.52%) Marketing
8 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (37.12%) .NET
2 43 (32.58%) AngularJS
3 38 (28.79%) HTML
4 32 (24.24%) CSS
5 30 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 26 (19.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 24 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 24 (18.18%) RESTful
8 23 (17.42%) Ajax
8 23 (17.42%) Entity Framework
9 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 21 (15.91%) WCF
10 19 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (13.64%) jQuery
11 18 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (9.85%) HTML5
12 13 (9.85%) Node.js
13 11 (8.33%) Hibernate
13 11 (8.33%) Spring
14 10 (7.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Derivative
4 7 (5.30%) Fintech
4 7 (5.30%) User Experience
5 6 (4.55%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.27%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.52%) Clustering
8 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.52%) EPoS
8 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.76%) Equities
9 1 (0.76%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.48%) Linux
2 18 (13.64%) Windows
3 13 (9.85%) Unix
4 9 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (49.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.00%) MVC
3 23 (17.42%) Front End Development
4 20 (15.15%) TDD
5 18 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 17 (12.88%) Scrum
6 17 (12.88%) SDLC
7 15 (11.36%) OO
8 12 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (9.09%) Low Latency
8 12 (9.09%) Open Source
9 10 (7.58%) Microservices
10 9 (6.82%) Machine Learning
10 9 (6.82%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 9 (6.82%) Validation
11 8 (6.06%) Data Analysis
11 8 (6.06%) Web Development
12 7 (5.30%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.64%) JavaScript
2 50 (37.88%) SQL
3 49 (37.12%) Java
4 48 (36.36%) C#
5 31 (23.48%) C++
6 29 (21.97%) Python
7 21 (15.91%) T-SQL
8 9 (6.82%) Scala
8 9 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.06%) C
9 8 (6.06%) PHP
10 7 (5.30%) Go
10 7 (5.30%) Groovy
11 4 (3.03%) F#
11 4 (3.03%) Haskell
11 4 (3.03%) Ruby
11 4 (3.03%) VBA
12 3 (2.27%) Erlang
13 2 (1.52%) OCaml
14 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (17.42%) Degree
2 5 (3.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.52%) HND
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Grafana
1 1 (0.76%) Graphite
1 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (1.52%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.76%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.76%) Intel
4 1 (0.76%) Progress
4 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.76%) Sybase
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