Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Backend Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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

Backend Developer
England > London
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 419 465
Rank change year-on-year +189 +46 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Backend Developer 717 143 303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.60% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.52% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 260 112 263
10th Percentile £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,438 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £89,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 40,277 27,328 55,092
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.64% 93.98% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 28,019 22,585 45,770
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,750 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £103,750 £101,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Backend Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Backend Developer in London

Backend Developer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Backend Developer in London.

Salary trend for Backend Developer in London

Backend Developer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Backend Developer in London over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Backend Developer in London

Backend Developer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Backend Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
West London +5 38 £57,500 +35.29% 25
Central London +6 34 £76,250 +12.96% 27
North London - 4 £62,500 -
Backend Developer
England

Backend Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, Backend 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 London region featuring Backend Developer in the job title.

1 301 (41.98%) Python
1 301 (41.98%) Microservices
2 283 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (37.94%) AWS
4 261 (36.40%) Docker
5 226 (31.52%) JavaScript
6 219 (30.54%) Java
7 197 (27.48%) Kubernetes
8 189 (26.36%) REST
9 184 (25.66%) Node.js
10 169 (23.57%) Git (software)
11 167 (23.29%) SQL
12 143 (19.94%) DevOps
13 142 (19.80%) TDD
14 141 (19.67%) PostgreSQL
15 132 (18.41%) Finance
16 128 (17.85%) TypeScript
17 127 (17.71%) Software Engineering
18 126 (17.57%) MongoDB
18 126 (17.57%) React
19 124 (17.29%) Social Skills
20 120 (16.74%) RESTful
21 116 (16.18%) C#
22 110 (15.34%) Spring
23 109 (15.20%) Web Services
24 104 (14.50%) NoSQL
24 104 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
25 101 (14.09%) Computer Science
26 100 (13.95%) Degree
27 99 (13.81%) GitHub

Backend Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 51 (7.11%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (4.18%) nginx
3 16 (2.23%) Tornado
4 15 (2.09%) Confluence
5 14 (1.95%) Apache Solr
6 12 (1.67%) IBM Domino
6 12 (1.67%) WordPress
7 7 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.70%) Apache
8 5 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.70%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.56%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.56%) InVision
1 4 (0.56%) Sketch
2 3 (0.42%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.42%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.42%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 272 (37.94%) AWS
2 99 (13.81%) GitHub
3 95 (13.25%) Azure
3 95 (13.25%) Serverless
4 92 (12.83%) GCP
5 59 (8.23%) AWS Lambda
6 39 (5.44%) SaaS
7 31 (4.32%) Amazon S3
8 30 (4.18%) Azure Functions
9 26 (3.63%) Amazon SQS
10 25 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (2.93%) CloudFront
12 19 (2.65%) Heroku
13 16 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (1.81%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (1.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 13 (1.81%) AWS CodeDeploy
15 11 (1.53%) Azure Key Vault
15 11 (1.53%) Power Platform
16 8 (1.12%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.30%) HTTP
2 4 (0.56%) RIP
2 4 (0.56%) SMS
3 3 (0.42%) Internet
4 2 (0.28%) MQTT
5 1 (0.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (19.67%) PostgreSQL
2 126 (17.57%) MongoDB
3 104 (14.50%) NoSQL
4 76 (10.60%) MySQL
5 75 (10.46%) Redis
6 55 (7.67%) Relational Database
7 37 (5.16%) Amazon RDS
8 27 (3.77%) SQL Server
9 25 (3.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 25 (3.49%) Big Data
10 19 (2.65%) Blockchain
11 15 (2.09%) BigQuery
12 10 (1.39%) Power BI
13 9 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
15 7 (0.98%) Amazon Aurora
15 7 (0.98%) Flink
16 6 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 169 (23.57%) Git (software)
2 45 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.91%) Maven
4 27 (3.77%) JIRA
5 23 (3.21%) CircleCI
6 20 (2.79%) Mocha
7 18 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (2.37%) Gradle
9 16 (2.23%) GitLab
10 13 (1.81%) Cypress.io
10 13 (1.81%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.67%) NUnit
12 11 (1.53%) JMeter
12 11 (1.53%) Moq
12 11 (1.53%) SonarQube
13 10 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.39%) Mockito
13 10 (1.39%) Selenium
13 10 (1.39%) webpack
14 9 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 132 (18.41%) Finance
2 124 (17.29%) Social Skills
3 82 (11.44%) Games
4 47 (6.56%) Retail
5 42 (5.86%) Banking
6 35 (4.88%) Legal
7 31 (4.32%) Financial Institution
8 29 (4.04%) Back Office
9 26 (3.63%) Manufacturing
10 25 (3.49%) Online Betting
11 23 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (2.79%) Automotive
13 17 (2.37%) Documentation Skills
13 17 (2.37%) Wearables
14 14 (1.95%) Advertising
15 10 (1.39%) Marketing
16 7 (0.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (0.98%) Publishing
17 6 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
17 6 (0.84%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (26.36%) REST
2 184 (25.66%) Node.js
3 126 (17.57%) React
4 120 (16.74%) RESTful
5 110 (15.34%) Spring
6 109 (15.20%) Web Services
7 95 (13.25%) GraphQL
8 90 (12.55%) Django
8 90 (12.55%) RabbitMQ
9 82 (11.44%) .NET
10 79 (11.02%) Kafka
11 68 (9.48%) Spring Boot
12 55 (7.67%) Flask
13 51 (7.11%) CSS
14 48 (6.69%) HTML
15 45 (6.28%) AngularJS
16 44 (6.14%) Express
17 40 (5.58%) Celery
18 32 (4.46%) ASP.NET
18 32 (4.46%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.18%) User Experience
2 62 (8.65%) Algorithms
3 46 (6.42%) Data Structures
4 37 (5.16%) Blog
5 32 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (4.04%) Mobile App
7 25 (3.49%) Online Games
8 19 (2.65%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.65%) Industry 4.0
9 18 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.95%) Robotics
11 13 (1.81%) Cloud Native
11 13 (1.81%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.67%) Mobile Games
12 12 (1.67%) Social Gaming
13 11 (1.53%) Video\Live Streaming
14 10 (1.39%) Clustering
14 10 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.21%) Linux
2 38 (5.30%) Android
3 34 (4.74%) Unix
4 25 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.56%) CentOS
7 3 (0.42%) Windows
8 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.14%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (41.98%) Microservices
2 283 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (19.94%) DevOps
4 142 (19.80%) TDD
5 127 (17.71%) Software Engineering
6 104 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
7 101 (14.09%) Computer Science
8 96 (13.39%) Clean Code
9 93 (12.97%) OOP
10 92 (12.83%) Test Automation
11 84 (11.72%) OO
12 82 (11.44%) Fintech
13 64 (8.93%) Mentoring
14 62 (8.65%) Scrum
15 58 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (7.81%) Open Source
17 53 (7.39%) Machine Learning
18 50 (6.97%) Front End Development
19 49 (6.83%) BDD
20 44 (6.14%) Event-Driven
Programming Languages
1 301 (41.98%) Python
2 226 (31.52%) JavaScript
3 219 (30.54%) Java
4 167 (23.29%) SQL
5 128 (17.85%) TypeScript
6 116 (16.18%) C#
7 90 (12.55%) Go
8 57 (7.95%) C++
9 42 (5.86%) PHP
10 41 (5.72%) Java 8
11 39 (5.44%) ES6
12 38 (5.30%) Ruby
13 37 (5.16%) C
14 35 (4.88%) Kotlin
15 28 (3.91%) Java 11
15 28 (3.91%) Scala
16 25 (3.49%) R
17 19 (2.65%) Rust
18 17 (2.37%) Erlang
19 14 (1.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 100 (13.95%) Degree
2 52 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.65%) Master's Degree
4 6 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.42%) SANS
6 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.91%) QA
2 22 (3.07%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.42%) GRC
3 3 (0.42%) WCAG
4 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 261 (36.40%) Docker
2 7 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.84%) etcd
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 197 (27.48%) Kubernetes
2 57 (7.95%) Terraform
3 17 (2.37%) HAProxy
4 11 (1.53%) Consul
5 5 (0.70%) Packer
6 4 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.28%) Ansible
7 2 (0.28%) Grafana
7 2 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.14%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.14%) Graphite
8 1 (0.14%) Marathon
8 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 69 (9.62%) Google
2 42 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.72%) Oracle
4 13 (1.81%) Apple
5 9 (1.26%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.12%) Spotify
7 7 (0.98%) Samsung
8 6 (0.84%) Alibaba
9 3 (0.42%) Autodesk
10 2 (0.28%) Instagram
11 1 (0.14%) BT
11 1 (0.14%) New Relic
11 1 (0.14%) Rollbar
11 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.14%) SAP