Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

Developer
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 19,701 21,752 22,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.48% 28.77% 30.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.92% 30.40% 31.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16,937 17,795 20,502
London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 63,712 71,543 73,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.64% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52,254 56,238 63,154
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,249 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in London

Developer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in London.

Salary trend for Developer in London

Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in London

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 Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Central London +1 4,761 £65,000 +8.79% 1,193
West London 0 746 £52,500 +5.00% 708
South London -1 426 £50,000 +5.26% 67
East London -1 265 £55,000 - 229
North London 0 84 £47,500 +5.56% 61
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 8,400 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7,569 (38.42%) JavaScript
3 6,511 (33.05%) C#
4 6,316 (32.06%) Java
5 5,971 (30.31%) SQL
6 5,616 (28.51%) .NET
7 5,574 (28.29%) Finance
8 5,225 (26.52%) HTML
9 4,753 (24.13%) CSS
10 4,611 (23.40%) SQL Server
11 4,271 (21.68%) TDD
12 4,240 (21.52%) AngularJS
13 3,411 (17.31%) MVC
14 3,007 (15.26%) ASP.NET
15 2,871 (14.57%) React
16 2,742 (13.92%) Python
17 2,701 (13.71%) Git (software)
18 2,522 (12.80%) Microservices
19 2,490 (12.64%) Scrum
20 2,372 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
21 2,369 (12.02%) Degree
22 2,265 (11.50%) Microsoft
23 2,241 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
24 2,229 (11.31%) Banking
25 2,228 (11.31%) HTML5
26 2,225 (11.29%) RESTful
27 2,189 (11.11%) Software Engineering
28 2,143 (10.88%) Front End Development
29 2,108 (10.70%) Node.js
30 1,968 (9.99%) BDD

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
1 730 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
2 656 (3.33%) CMS
3 388 (1.97%) Apache Spark
4 365 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 316 (1.60%) Apache
6 288 (1.46%) WordPress
7 241 (1.22%) IIS
8 228 (1.16%) Drupal
9 219 (1.11%) Ethereum
10 203 (1.03%) Confluence
11 195 (0.99%) Tomcat
12 173 (0.88%) Umbraco
13 142 (0.72%) EPiServer
14 127 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 110 (0.56%) WebSphere
16 83 (0.42%) nginx
17 73 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 71 (0.36%) Kentico
19 70 (0.36%) Apache Solr
19 70 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 450 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (0.73%) Photoshop
3 100 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 79 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 45 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 19 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 16 (0.081%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.071%) InDesign
9 14 (0.071%) InfoPath
10 13 (0.066%) InVision
11 10 (0.051%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.030%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.030%) MS Visio
14 4 (0.020%) GIMP
14 4 (0.020%) Mingle
15 3 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.010%) Maya
16 2 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 292 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 134 (0.68%) Magento
3 72 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 53 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 52 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 50 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 46 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 45 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
9 44 (0.22%) Eloqua
10 36 (0.18%) Ripple
11 32 (0.16%) Shopify
12 31 (0.16%) thinkFolio
13 23 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
14 20 (0.10%) NetSuite
15 19 (0.096%) Actimize
16 18 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 15 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
18 12 (0.061%) Adobe Campaign
19 11 (0.056%) Front Arena
19 11 (0.056%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2,372 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2,241 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 453 (2.30%) GitHub
3 453 (2.30%) SaaS
4 365 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 302 (1.53%) Serverless
6 279 (1.42%) npm
7 182 (0.92%) PaaS
8 149 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
9 146 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 145 (0.74%) Amazon S3
11 106 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 106 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
12 96 (0.49%) Office 365
13 87 (0.44%) OpenShift
14 70 (0.36%) Heroku
15 69 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 67 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 64 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
18 63 (0.32%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 297 (1.51%) Internet
2 271 (1.38%) HTTP
3 58 (0.29%) TCP/IP
4 45 (0.23%) Intranet
5 36 (0.18%) SMS
6 29 (0.15%) AMQP
7 28 (0.14%) Broadband
8 27 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
9 26 (0.13%) DNS
10 22 (0.11%) Multicast
10 22 (0.11%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 20 (0.10%) Firewall
11 20 (0.10%) SSL
12 18 (0.091%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.081%) Skype
14 12 (0.061%) Bluetooth
14 12 (0.061%) SSH
15 9 (0.046%) Network Security
16 8 (0.041%) Ethernet
16 8 (0.041%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,611 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 1,569 (7.96%) NoSQL
3 1,389 (7.05%) MySQL
4 1,254 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,070 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,019 (5.17%) Big Data
7 970 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 946 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
9 944 (4.79%) MongoDB
10 906 (4.60%) Relational Database
11 778 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
12 736 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 616 (3.13%) Blockchain
14 540 (2.74%) Power BI
15 410 (2.08%) Hadoop
16 373 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 372 (1.89%) Redis
18 300 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
19 254 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
20 243 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,701 (13.71%) Git (software)
2 1,075 (5.46%) Jenkins
3 665 (3.38%) Visual Studio
4 630 (3.20%) JIRA
5 617 (3.13%) Maven
6 614 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 564 (2.86%) Selenium
7 564 (2.86%) TeamCity
8 479 (2.43%) webpack
9 423 (2.15%) gulp
10 416 (2.11%) JUnit
11 365 (1.85%) Subversion
12 360 (1.83%) Gradle
13 343 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
14 311 (1.58%) Cucumber
15 293 (1.49%) NUnit
16 271 (1.38%) Grunt
17 222 (1.13%) Mocha
18 202 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 196 (0.99%) Bitbucket
General
1 5,574 (28.29%) Finance
2 2,229 (11.31%) Banking
3 983 (4.99%) Front Office
4 915 (4.64%) Games
5 777 (3.94%) Investment Banking
6 757 (3.84%) Retail
7 650 (3.30%) Marketing
8 599 (3.04%) Advertising
9 357 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 271 (1.38%) Law
11 251 (1.27%) Telecoms
12 183 (0.93%) Legal
13 166 (0.84%) Back Office
14 154 (0.78%) Publishing
15 92 (0.47%) Automotive
16 66 (0.34%) Manufacturing
17 58 (0.29%) Electronics
18 49 (0.25%) Music Industry
18 49 (0.25%) Retail Banking
19 40 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,616 (28.51%) .NET
2 5,225 (26.52%) HTML
3 4,753 (24.13%) CSS
4 4,240 (21.52%) AngularJS
5 3,007 (15.26%) ASP.NET
6 2,871 (14.57%) React
7 2,228 (11.31%) HTML5
8 2,225 (11.29%) RESTful
9 2,108 (10.70%) Node.js
10 1,944 (9.87%) Web Services
11 1,903 (9.66%) Spring
12 1,842 (9.35%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1,782 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1,700 (8.63%) REST
15 1,674 (8.50%) jQuery
16 1,509 (7.66%) CSS3
17 1,219 (6.19%) .NET Framework
18 1,019 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 924 (4.69%) XML
20 890 (4.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,932 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
2 1,806 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 1,738 (8.82%) Fintech
4 1,283 (6.51%) User Experience
5 958 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
6 737 (3.74%) Algorithms
7 696 (3.53%) Mobile App
8 582 (2.95%) Hedge funds
9 569 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
10 567 (2.88%) Derivative
11 557 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 534 (2.71%) Data Structures
13 528 (2.68%) Equities
14 510 (2.59%) Fixed Income
15 368 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
16 180 (0.91%) Bitcoin
17 153 (0.78%) Tandem
18 146 (0.74%) Management Information System
19 132 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
20 122 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,568 (7.96%) Linux
2 908 (4.61%) Windows
3 634 (3.22%) Android
4 597 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 579 (2.94%) Unix
6 70 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 55 (0.28%) Windows Server
8 49 (0.25%) Solaris
9 48 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (0.22%) VMS
11 38 (0.19%) Debian
12 35 (0.18%) CentOS
13 21 (0.11%) openSUSE
14 14 (0.071%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.071%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.071%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.056%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.036%) Fedora
18 6 (0.030%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,400 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4,271 (21.68%) TDD
3 3,411 (17.31%) MVC
4 2,522 (12.80%) Microservices
5 2,490 (12.64%) Scrum
6 2,189 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2,143 (10.88%) Front End Development
8 1,968 (9.99%) BDD
9 1,964 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
10 1,895 (9.62%) OO
11 1,833 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
12 1,793 (9.10%) Web Development
13 1,786 (9.07%) DevOps
14 1,513 (7.68%) Test Automation
15 1,400 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
16 1,155 (5.86%) Analytics
17 1,136 (5.77%) Multithreading
18 1,082 (5.49%) Unit Testing
19 1,044 (5.30%) Web Application Development
20 1,037 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7,569 (38.42%) JavaScript
2 6,511 (33.05%) C#
3 6,316 (32.06%) Java
4 5,971 (30.31%) SQL
5 2,742 (13.92%) Python
6 1,730 (8.78%) PHP
7 1,315 (6.67%) C++
8 1,311 (6.65%) Java 8
9 1,303 (6.61%) T-SQL
10 913 (4.63%) Ruby
11 848 (4.30%) Scala
12 746 (3.79%) ES6
13 620 (3.15%) TypeScript
14 431 (2.19%) Go
15 404 (2.05%) PowerShell
16 397 (2.02%) PL/SQL
17 329 (1.67%) VBA
18 324 (1.64%) Apple Swift
18 324 (1.64%) C
19 289 (1.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,369 (12.02%) Degree
2 772 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 188 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 143 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 140 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 136 (0.69%) PhD
7 110 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 52 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (0.19%) SAFe Agilist
10 31 (0.16%) ISEB
11 24 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.10%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.081%) Sun Certification
14 13 (0.066%) MCSE
15 11 (0.056%) MPhil
16 9 (0.046%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.041%) TOGAF Certification
18 7 (0.036%) CISSP
19 6 (0.030%) DBS Check
19 6 (0.030%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 763 (3.87%) QA
2 111 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 66 (0.34%) MiFID
4 41 (0.21%) GDPR
5 23 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.12%) SLA
6 17 (0.086%) WCAG
7 12 (0.061%) EMIR
8 9 (0.046%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.036%) FATCA
9 7 (0.036%) WAI
10 6 (0.030%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.025%) IFRS
11 5 (0.025%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.025%) PMO
12 2 (0.010%) HL7
13 1 (0.005%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.005%) UCITS
System Software
1 1,576 (8.00%) Docker
2 91 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 69 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (0.23%) HDFS
5 29 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 25 (0.13%) GridGain
7 22 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (0.071%) Varnish
10 13 (0.066%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.036%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.030%) Oracle Clusterware
12 6 (0.030%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.015%) KVM
13 3 (0.015%) LXC
13 3 (0.015%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.010%) Firmware
14 2 (0.010%) iptables
14 2 (0.010%) NFS
14 2 (0.010%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 691 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 274 (1.39%) Ansible
3 230 (1.17%) Terraform
4 204 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 179 (0.91%) Puppet
6 81 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
7 72 (0.37%) Kibana
8 43 (0.22%) Mesos
9 38 (0.19%) Automic
9 38 (0.19%) Salt
10 36 (0.18%) Prometheus
11 35 (0.18%) logstash
12 29 (0.15%) Grafana
13 20 (0.10%) Oozie
14 14 (0.071%) Packer
15 12 (0.061%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
16 11 (0.056%) Control-M
16 11 (0.056%) Dollar Universe
16 11 (0.056%) Rancher
16 11 (0.056%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,265 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 1,237 (6.28%) Oracle
3 696 (3.53%) Google
4 392 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
5 333 (1.69%) Tableau
6 203 (1.03%) Adobe
7 183 (0.93%) Facebook
8 176 (0.89%) Sitecore
9 169 (0.86%) IBM
10 166 (0.84%) Apple
11 148 (0.75%) Zend
12 145 (0.74%) Sybase
13 137 (0.70%) SAP
14 125 (0.63%) Red Hat
15 117 (0.59%) TIBCO
16 113 (0.57%) Informatica
17 105 (0.53%) ServiceNow
18 96 (0.49%) Xamarin
19 91 (0.46%) Atlassian
20 69 (0.35%) Splunk