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The median annual salary for a Backend Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 338 255 452
Rank change year-on-year -83 +197 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Backend Developer 787 452 189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.12% 1.31% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.44% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 197 242 152
10th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £43,875
25th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
75th Percentile £81,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%

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 64,562 31,400 36,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.80% 91.31% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33,317 24,242 30,145
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West London -56 29 £75,000 +30.43% 11
Central London -37 22 £62,500 -13.79% 28
East London - 18 £67,500 - 13
Backend Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Backend Developer job roles required the following 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.

1 366 (46.51%) AWS
2 335 (42.57%) Python
3 319 (40.53%) Agile
4 315 (40.03%) Microservices
5 280 (35.58%) JavaScript
6 278 (35.32%) Node.js
7 266 (33.80%) SQL
8 256 (32.53%) Software Engineering
9 251 (31.89%) Docker
10 225 (28.59%) NoSQL
11 215 (27.32%) Git (software)
12 214 (27.19%) REST
13 211 (26.81%) PostgreSQL
14 207 (26.30%) CI/CD
15 199 (25.29%) Kubernetes
16 189 (24.02%) TDD
17 187 (23.76%) Java
18 184 (23.38%) TypeScript
19 178 (22.62%) DevOps
20 172 (21.86%) Finance
21 167 (21.22%) RESTful
22 159 (20.20%) React
23 146 (18.55%) Relational Database
24 144 (18.30%) Degree
25 140 (17.79%) Social Skills
26 125 (15.88%) GCP
27 120 (15.25%) Linux
28 116 (14.74%) C#
28 116 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
29 115 (14.61%) Go

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 29 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (2.92%) Tornado
3 18 (2.29%) CMS
4 17 (2.16%) Confluence
5 13 (1.65%) Headless CMS
5 13 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.14%) Drupal
6 9 (1.14%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.76%) WordPress
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.51%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.51%) GeoServer
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.25%) IIS
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (2.16%) Magento
2 6 (0.76%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 3 (0.38%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 366 (46.51%) AWS
2 125 (15.88%) GCP
3 97 (12.33%) GitHub
4 93 (11.82%) Serverless
5 67 (8.51%) Azure
6 62 (7.88%) SaaS
7 49 (6.23%) AWS Lambda
8 48 (6.10%) Amazon SQS
9 44 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (4.96%) AWS Fargate
11 27 (3.43%) Amazon ECS
11 27 (3.43%) Amazon S3
12 21 (2.67%) Firebase
13 19 (2.41%) PaaS
14 16 (2.03%) Cloud Composer
14 16 (2.03%) Datadog
14 16 (2.03%) Vertex AI
15 15 (1.91%) Azure Functions
16 13 (1.65%) Amplience
17 10 (1.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 79 (10.04%) HTTP
2 18 (2.29%) Broadband
3 17 (2.16%) SSH
4 15 (1.91%) Internet
5 11 (1.40%) AMQP
5 11 (1.40%) MQTT
6 10 (1.27%) DHCP
6 10 (1.27%) DNS
6 10 (1.27%) Firewall
6 10 (1.27%) VLAN
6 10 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (28.59%) NoSQL
2 211 (26.81%) PostgreSQL
3 146 (18.55%) Relational Database
4 114 (14.49%) MySQL
5 101 (12.83%) MongoDB
6 43 (5.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 42 (5.34%) Redis
8 38 (4.83%) SQL Server
9 34 (4.32%) Big Data
10 19 (2.41%) Amazon Aurora
11 18 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (2.03%) CouchDB
13 12 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.27%) DB2
14 10 (1.27%) Power BI
15 9 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 215 (27.32%) Git (software)
2 61 (7.75%) JIRA
3 53 (6.73%) Jenkins
4 44 (5.59%) Mocha
5 35 (4.45%) GitLab
6 29 (3.68%) Cypress.io
7 22 (2.80%) Gradle
8 19 (2.41%) Postman
9 18 (2.29%) Eclipse
9 18 (2.29%) Visual Studio Code
10 17 (2.16%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.91%) Maven
11 15 (1.91%) Mockito
12 13 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (1.65%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.65%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.14%) SonarQube
13 9 (1.14%) Vagrant
14 8 (1.02%) webpack
15 7 (0.89%) WiX
General
1 172 (21.86%) Finance
2 140 (17.79%) Social Skills
3 86 (10.93%) Games
4 80 (10.17%) Banking
5 62 (7.88%) Marketing
6 53 (6.73%) Retail
7 47 (5.97%) Legal
8 41 (5.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 34 (4.32%) Advertising
10 33 (4.19%) Back Office
11 32 (4.07%) Online Betting
12 26 (3.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 25 (3.18%) Manufacturing
14 24 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (2.92%) Wearables
16 22 (2.80%) Automotive
17 14 (1.78%) Telecoms
18 11 (1.40%) Digital Economy
19 10 (1.27%) Military
20 8 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (35.32%) Node.js
2 214 (27.19%) REST
3 167 (21.22%) RESTful
4 159 (20.20%) React
5 113 (14.36%) Web Services
6 98 (12.45%) CSS
7 94 (11.94%) GraphQL
8 91 (11.56%) RabbitMQ
9 88 (11.18%) Spring
10 81 (10.29%) HTML
11 79 (10.04%) Spring Boot
12 76 (9.66%) .NET
13 66 (8.39%) Django
14 55 (6.99%) Laravel
15 51 (6.48%) Vue.js
16 46 (5.84%) JSON
17 44 (5.59%) Chai
18 40 (5.08%) Flask
19 39 (4.96%) Express
19 39 (4.96%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.96%) User Experience
2 76 (9.66%) Algorithms
3 61 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
4 58 (7.37%) Mobile App
5 42 (5.34%) Sports Betting
6 35 (4.45%) Virtual Team
7 32 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (2.92%) Blog
8 23 (2.92%) Data Structures
8 23 (2.92%) IoT
9 22 (2.80%) Legacy Systems
10 17 (2.16%) Client/Server
11 16 (2.03%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.91%) Digital Media
13 14 (1.78%) Life Science
14 13 (1.65%) Social Network
15 11 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
16 10 (1.27%) Social Media
17 9 (1.14%) Clustering
17 9 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 120 (15.25%) Linux
2 38 (4.83%) Unix
3 25 (3.18%) Android
3 25 (3.18%) Apple iOS
4 20 (2.54%) Windows
5 11 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.14%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (40.53%) Agile
2 315 (40.03%) Microservices
3 256 (32.53%) Software Engineering
4 207 (26.30%) CI/CD
5 189 (24.02%) TDD
6 178 (22.62%) DevOps
7 116 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
8 109 (13.85%) Computer Science
8 109 (13.85%) Data Science
8 109 (13.85%) Test Automation
9 95 (12.07%) Clean Code
10 88 (11.18%) Front End Development
11 86 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (10.67%) Full Stack Development
12 84 (10.67%) SOLID
13 76 (9.66%) Artificial Intelligence
13 76 (9.66%) Machine Learning
13 76 (9.66%) Unit Testing
14 73 (9.28%) OOP
15 65 (8.26%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 335 (42.57%) Python
2 280 (35.58%) JavaScript
3 266 (33.80%) SQL
4 187 (23.76%) Java
5 184 (23.38%) TypeScript
6 116 (14.74%) C#
7 115 (14.61%) Go
8 89 (11.31%) PHP
9 59 (7.50%) C++
10 51 (6.48%) C
11 45 (5.72%) ES6
12 35 (4.45%) Ruby
13 34 (4.32%) R
14 25 (3.18%) T-SQL
15 24 (3.05%) Scala
16 22 (2.80%) ES7
17 17 (2.16%) Erlang
18 16 (2.03%) Elixir
18 16 (2.03%) Kotlin
18 16 (2.03%) ML
Qualifications
1 144 (18.30%) Degree
2 45 (5.72%) Master's Degree
3 33 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (2.80%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.52%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.70%) QA
2 7 (0.89%) GDPR
2 7 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.64%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 251 (31.89%) Docker
2 9 (1.14%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 199 (25.29%) Kubernetes
2 52 (6.61%) Terraform
3 4 (0.51%) Bugsnag
4 3 (0.38%) Mesos
4 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.38%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) MIIS
5 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (8.39%) Google
2 39 (4.96%) Oracle
3 17 (2.16%) Microsoft
4 14 (1.78%) MuleSoft
5 11 (1.40%) Trayport
6 7 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.25%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.13%) WooCommerce