Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 171 202
Rank change year-on-year +52 +31 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 119 117 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.43% 1.42% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.50% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 117 105 117
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +6.19% -1.74%

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 4,561 7,808 9,779
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.04% 94.71% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,028 6,843 8,765
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 20 April 2021.

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 April 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 77 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (47.90%) C#
3 53 (44.54%) JavaScript
4 45 (37.82%) .NET
5 44 (36.97%) Java
6 41 (34.45%) Test Automation
7 40 (33.61%) SQL
8 33 (27.73%) Software Engineering
9 31 (26.05%) Finance
10 27 (22.69%) CSS
10 27 (22.69%) Degree
11 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
11 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
12 25 (21.01%) Fintech
13 22 (18.49%) HTML
14 21 (17.65%) Software Testing
14 21 (17.65%) QA
14 21 (17.65%) SDET
15 20 (16.81%) DevOps
15 20 (16.81%) AWS
15 20 (16.81%) Selenium
16 18 (15.13%) WebDriver
16 18 (15.13%) Cucumber
16 18 (15.13%) Microservices
17 17 (14.29%) API Testing
17 17 (14.29%) Test Strategy
18 16 (13.45%) Azure
18 16 (13.45%) Kubernetes
18 16 (13.45%) React
18 16 (13.45%) TypeScript

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 1 (0.84%) Confluence
1 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.84%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.81%) AWS
2 16 (13.45%) Azure
3 15 (12.61%) SaaS
4 8 (6.72%) Power Platform
5 5 (4.20%) GCP
6 3 (2.52%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.52%) PaaS
6 3 (2.52%) Serverless
7 2 (1.68%) GitHub
7 2 (1.68%) IaaS
8 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.84%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.84%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) HTTP
1 1 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.40%) Blockchain
3 8 (6.72%) Power BI
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.04%) Tableau
6 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.52%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.68%) HDInsight
8 2 (1.68%) MySQL
8 2 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.84%) Big Data
9 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (16.81%) Selenium
2 18 (15.13%) Cucumber
2 18 (15.13%) WebDriver
3 8 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.36%) GitLab
6 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.52%) Babel
7 3 (2.52%) JIRA
7 3 (2.52%) webpack
8 2 (1.68%) Appium
8 2 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.68%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.68%) Cypress.io
8 2 (1.68%) Maven
8 2 (1.68%) MSTest
8 2 (1.68%) NUnit
8 2 (1.68%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.84%) TestCafe
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Back Office
3 6 (5.04%) Advertising
4 3 (2.52%) Front Office
4 3 (2.52%) Social Housing
5 2 (1.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (37.82%) .NET
2 27 (22.69%) CSS
3 22 (18.49%) HTML
4 16 (13.45%) React
5 14 (11.76%) Web Services
6 13 (10.92%) CSS3
6 13 (10.92%) HTML5
6 13 (10.92%) Node.js
7 12 (10.08%) REST
8 10 (8.40%) MobX
9 9 (7.56%) .NET Core
9 9 (7.56%) .NET Framework
9 9 (7.56%) ASP.NET
9 9 (7.56%) Entity Framework
9 9 (7.56%) jQuery
9 9 (7.56%) SOAP
9 9 (7.56%) XML
10 8 (6.72%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET Core
10 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.04%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.52%) User Experience
4 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.68%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.68%) Wiki
5 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.84%) NHS
5 1 (0.84%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.84%) Windows
1 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.45%) Test Automation
3 33 (27.73%) Software Engineering
4 25 (21.01%) Fintech
5 21 (17.65%) SDET
5 21 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 20 (16.81%) DevOps
7 18 (15.13%) Microservices
8 17 (14.29%) API Testing
8 17 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 15 (12.61%) MVC
10 14 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 14 (11.76%) OO
11 13 (10.92%) Security Testing
12 12 (10.08%) CQRS
12 12 (10.08%) Data Development
12 12 (10.08%) SOA
12 12 (10.08%) Software Delivery
13 11 (9.24%) TDD
14 10 (8.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (47.90%) C#
2 53 (44.54%) JavaScript
3 44 (36.97%) Java
4 40 (33.61%) SQL
5 16 (13.45%) Python
5 16 (13.45%) TypeScript
6 13 (10.92%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.40%) Scala
8 4 (3.36%) ES6
9 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.68%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.84%) C
11 1 (0.84%) C++
11 1 (0.84%) Go
11 1 (0.84%) Perl
11 1 (0.84%) VB
11 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (22.69%) Degree
2 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
2 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (7.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.68%) Databricks
2 2 (1.68%) Google
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle
3 1 (0.84%) Xamarin