The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
London / City of London
Rank 161 196 180
Rank change year-on-year +35 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 65 77 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.30% 1.08% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.13% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 47 70 130
Median salary £62,500 £50,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.37% -4.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 4800 6788 9781
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.88% 95.65% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4408 6071 8330
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,006
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the City of London

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (44.35%) Finance
2 55 (44.35%) C#
3 53 (42.74%) .NET
4 45 (36.29%) SQL
5 42 (33.87%) JavaScript
6 41 (33.06%) HTML
7 40 (32.26%) AngularJS
8 37 (29.84%) Java
9 35 (28.23%) Linux
10 32 (25.81%) MVC
11 31 (25.00%) CSS
11 31 (25.00%) WCF
12 30 (24.19%) Scrum
13 28 (22.58%) SQL Server
14 25 (20.16%) .NET Framework
14 25 (20.16%) Degree
15 24 (19.35%) TDD
16 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
16 22 (17.74%) C++
17 21 (16.94%) Entity Framework
17 21 (16.94%) ASP.NET
17 21 (16.94%) OO
17 21 (16.94%) Banking
18 20 (16.13%) Windows
19 19 (15.32%) Microsoft
19 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET Web API
20 16 (12.90%) Python
20 16 (12.90%) Unix
20 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.42%) Apache
2 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.61%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (0.81%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) Mule
3 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.61%) GitHub
2 2 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) 3G
1 1 (0.81%) 4G
1 1 (0.81%) GSM
1 1 (0.81%) OpenFlow
1 1 (0.81%) SSL
1 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.87%) KDB
2 11 (8.87%) Kdb+
3 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.03%) MySQL
6 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.61%) Big Data
7 2 (1.61%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) Power BI
8 1 (0.81%) Redis
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (5.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (4.84%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.23%) Subversion
7 4 (3.23%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.42%) Appium
8 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.42%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.61%) Maven
9 2 (1.61%) NUnit
10 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.81%) JIRA
10 1 (0.81%) JMeter
10 1 (0.81%) JUnit
10 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.81%) QUnit
General
1 55 (44.35%) Finance
2 21 (16.94%) Banking
3 8 (6.45%) French Language
3 8 (6.45%) Front Office
4 7 (5.65%) Marketing
5 6 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.03%) Games
6 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.42%) Advertising
7 3 (2.42%) Retail
8 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (42.74%) .NET
2 41 (33.06%) HTML
3 40 (32.26%) AngularJS
4 31 (25.00%) CSS
4 31 (25.00%) WCF
5 25 (20.16%) .NET Framework
6 21 (16.94%) ASP.NET
6 21 (16.94%) Entity Framework
7 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (12.10%) jQuery
10 13 (10.48%) Ajax
10 13 (10.48%) RESTful
11 12 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (8.87%) Node.js
13 9 (7.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (6.45%) React
14 8 (6.45%) REST
14 8 (6.45%) WinForms
14 8 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Fintech
2 11 (8.87%) Derivative
3 7 (5.65%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.84%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.84%) Fixed Income
5 5 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.23%) Equities
7 3 (2.42%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.42%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.61%) Clustering
8 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.61%) EPoS
8 2 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.61%) Linked Data
8 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) CCTV
9 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.23%) Linux
2 20 (16.13%) Windows
3 16 (12.90%) Unix
4 11 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (52.42%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.81%) MVC
3 30 (24.19%) Scrum
4 24 (19.35%) TDD
5 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
6 21 (16.94%) OO
7 14 (11.29%) Low Latency
8 13 (10.48%) Multithreading
8 13 (10.48%) OOP
8 13 (10.48%) Web Development
9 12 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.87%) BDD
10 11 (8.87%) Test Strategy
10 11 (8.87%) Validation
11 10 (8.06%) Front End Development
11 10 (8.06%) Open Source
12 9 (7.26%) Mathematics
13 7 (5.65%) DevOps
13 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
14 6 (4.84%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.35%) C#
2 45 (36.29%) SQL
3 42 (33.87%) JavaScript
4 37 (29.84%) Java
5 22 (17.74%) C++
6 16 (12.90%) Python
7 13 (10.48%) Ruby
8 12 (9.68%) T-SQL
9 11 (8.87%) Shell Script
10 10 (8.06%) C
11 7 (5.65%) PHP
11 7 (5.65%) Scala
12 5 (4.03%) Go
13 4 (3.23%) F#
13 4 (3.23%) Perl
13 4 (3.23%) VBA
14 3 (2.42%) Haskell
15 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.61%) Erlang
15 2 (1.61%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 25 (20.16%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.81%) CFA
3 1 (0.81%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
1 1 (0.81%) KVM
1 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Ansible
1 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (0.81%) DevExpress
3 1 (0.81%) Intel
3 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.81%) VMware
3 1 (0.81%) Xamarin
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 75000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £40,000 - £65,000 + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
ABILITY Resorucing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The Change Partners Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, Manchester
Ao.com
Salary: flexible dependent on experience
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £65000 - £125000 per annum + + Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £56,300 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 26 days ago