Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 20,782 21,819 25,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.42% 29.55% 30.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.79% 31.04% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 17,692 18,376 22,774
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +2.80%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £83,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 67,495 70,304 79,580
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.21% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 54,891 56,712 69,047
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 0 4,627 £62,500 +4.17% 1,033
West London 0 817 £55,000 - 493
South London +2 474 £47,500 -5.00% 77
East London 0 318 £55,000 +2.33% 184
North London 0 132 £50,000 -9.09% 42
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8,927 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8,045 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 6,706 (32.27%) C#
4 6,667 (32.08%) Java
5 6,503 (31.29%) SQL
6 6,143 (29.56%) Finance
7 5,971 (28.73%) .NET
8 5,786 (27.84%) HTML
9 5,297 (25.49%) CSS
10 4,815 (23.17%) TDD
11 4,736 (22.79%) SQL Server
12 4,556 (21.92%) AngularJS
13 3,686 (17.74%) MVC
14 3,258 (15.68%) ASP.NET
15 3,096 (14.90%) Git (software)
16 2,970 (14.29%) React
17 2,828 (13.61%) Degree
18 2,792 (13.43%) Scrum
19 2,601 (12.52%) Python
20 2,587 (12.45%) Microsoft
21 2,529 (12.17%) Banking
22 2,502 (12.04%) HTML5
23 2,462 (11.85%) Software Engineering
24 2,423 (11.66%) Node.js
25 2,422 (11.65%) Microservices
26 2,414 (11.62%) Front End Development
27 2,389 (11.50%) RESTful
28 2,347 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
29 2,288 (11.01%) OO
30 2,146 (10.33%) Problem-Solving

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
1 724 (3.48%) CMS
2 634 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 432 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 430 (2.07%) Apache Spark
5 422 (2.03%) Apache
6 276 (1.33%) WordPress
7 269 (1.29%) Ethereum
8 265 (1.28%) Drupal
9 251 (1.21%) IIS
10 250 (1.20%) Tomcat
11 232 (1.12%) Umbraco
12 213 (1.02%) Confluence
13 167 (0.80%) EPiServer
14 165 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
15 139 (0.67%) WebSphere
16 126 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
17 117 (0.56%) JBoss
18 102 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 99 (0.48%) nginx
20 92 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 415 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 173 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 91 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 87 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 53 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 30 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 30 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 17 (0.082%) MS Visio
9 14 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.058%) Chatbot
11 10 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
12 9 (0.043%) GIMP
12 9 (0.043%) InVision
13 7 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
14 6 (0.029%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.019%) InDesign
16 3 (0.014%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.014%) SPSS
16 3 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 210 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 142 (0.68%) Distributed Ledger
3 93 (0.45%) Magento
4 83 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 60 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 56 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 55 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 48 (0.23%) thinkFolio
9 44 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
10 42 (0.20%) Eloqua
11 39 (0.19%) Ripple
12 35 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
12 35 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
13 31 (0.15%) Front Arena
14 28 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 26 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
16 23 (0.11%) Elite 3E
17 22 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 20 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
19 18 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2,347 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1,957 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 544 (2.62%) GitHub
4 412 (1.98%) SaaS
5 353 (1.70%) npm
6 278 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 245 (1.18%) Serverless
8 243 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 205 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 182 (0.88%) PaaS
11 176 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 133 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
13 118 (0.57%) Office 365
14 85 (0.41%) IaaS
15 84 (0.40%) Slack
16 75 (0.36%) Google Play
16 75 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 67 (0.32%) Heroku
18 63 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
19 60 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 342 (1.65%) Internet
2 299 (1.44%) HTTP
3 88 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 72 (0.35%) Intranet
5 51 (0.25%) SMS
6 41 (0.20%) Broadband
7 40 (0.19%) DNS
8 30 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
9 27 (0.13%) Skype
10 23 (0.11%) Value-Added Service
11 21 (0.10%) HTTPS
11 21 (0.10%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
12 19 (0.091%) AMQP
12 19 (0.091%) Multicast
13 17 (0.082%) SMPP
13 17 (0.082%) SMTP
14 16 (0.077%) DSL
14 16 (0.077%) SSH
14 16 (0.077%) SSL
15 15 (0.072%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,736 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 1,826 (8.79%) NoSQL
3 1,483 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1,443 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,262 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,101 (5.30%) Big Data
7 1,076 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
8 1,007 (4.85%) MongoDB
9 959 (4.61%) Relational Database
10 938 (4.51%) Blockchain
11 878 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
12 858 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 812 (3.91%) SQL Server 2016
14 496 (2.39%) Power BI
15 490 (2.36%) Hadoop
16 451 (2.17%) Redis
17 394 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
18 356 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
19 338 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
20 266 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3,096 (14.90%) Git (software)
2 1,126 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 809 (3.89%) Visual Studio
4 791 (3.81%) Maven
5 682 (3.28%) JIRA
6 646 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 633 (3.05%) Selenium
8 588 (2.83%) TeamCity
9 579 (2.79%) gulp
10 573 (2.76%) webpack
11 557 (2.68%) Subversion
12 528 (2.54%) JUnit
13 496 (2.39%) NUnit
14 419 (2.02%) Gradle
15 368 (1.77%) Cucumber
16 353 (1.70%) Grunt
17 320 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
18 307 (1.48%) Mocha
19 264 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
20 259 (1.25%) Jasmine
General
1 6,143 (29.56%) Finance
2 2,529 (12.17%) Banking
3 1,147 (5.52%) Front Office
4 1,021 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 1,002 (4.82%) Games
6 715 (3.44%) Advertising
7 703 (3.38%) Retail
8 623 (3.00%) Marketing
9 573 (2.76%) Financial Institution
10 350 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 288 (1.39%) Law
12 197 (0.95%) Back Office
13 184 (0.89%) Legal
14 174 (0.84%) Publishing
15 91 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 66 (0.32%) Manufacturing
17 60 (0.29%) Electronics
18 46 (0.22%) Music Industry
18 46 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 38 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,971 (28.73%) .NET
2 5,786 (27.84%) HTML
3 5,297 (25.49%) CSS
4 4,556 (21.92%) AngularJS
5 3,258 (15.68%) ASP.NET
6 2,970 (14.29%) React
7 2,502 (12.04%) HTML5
8 2,423 (11.66%) Node.js
9 2,389 (11.50%) RESTful
10 2,116 (10.18%) Web Services
11 2,087 (10.04%) jQuery
12 2,003 (9.64%) Spring
13 1,967 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1,783 (8.58%) REST
15 1,591 (7.66%) CSS3
16 1,565 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,383 (6.65%) .NET Framework
18 1,223 (5.88%) WCF
19 1,124 (5.41%) XML
20 1,018 (4.90%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2,140 (10.30%) Greenfield Project
2 2,063 (9.93%) Computer Science
3 1,921 (9.24%) Fintech
4 1,557 (7.49%) User Experience
5 1,042 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
6 722 (3.47%) Mobile App
7 664 (3.20%) Algorithms
8 657 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
9 612 (2.94%) Hedge funds
10 608 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 595 (2.86%) Equities
12 522 (2.51%) Data Structures
13 486 (2.34%) Derivative
14 469 (2.26%) Fixed Income
15 452 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
16 325 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
17 247 (1.19%) Bitcoin
18 170 (0.82%) Management Information System
19 168 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
20 167 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,868 (8.99%) Linux
2 1,014 (4.88%) Windows
3 746 (3.59%) Android
4 639 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 591 (2.84%) Unix
6 103 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 80 (0.38%) VMS
8 38 (0.18%) CentOS
8 38 (0.18%) Debian
9 32 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 27 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 25 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 20 (0.096%) Solaris
15 19 (0.091%) Windows 7
16 17 (0.082%) AIX
17 16 (0.077%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.072%) openSUSE
19 10 (0.048%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,927 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
2 4,815 (23.17%) TDD
3 3,686 (17.74%) MVC
4 2,792 (13.43%) Scrum
5 2,462 (11.85%) Software Engineering
6 2,422 (11.65%) Microservices
7 2,414 (11.62%) Front End Development
8 2,288 (11.01%) OO
9 2,146 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
10 2,113 (10.17%) Web Development
11 2,087 (10.04%) BDD
12 2,076 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
13 1,924 (9.26%) DevOps
14 1,722 (8.29%) Test Automation
15 1,623 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
16 1,341 (6.45%) Analytics
17 1,256 (6.04%) Unit Testing
18 1,223 (5.88%) SDLC
19 1,181 (5.68%) Multithreading
20 1,038 (4.99%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8,045 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 6,706 (32.27%) C#
3 6,667 (32.08%) Java
4 6,503 (31.29%) SQL
5 2,601 (12.52%) Python
6 1,749 (8.42%) PHP
7 1,377 (6.63%) T-SQL
8 1,336 (6.43%) Java 8
9 1,268 (6.10%) C++
10 1,028 (4.95%) Scala
11 949 (4.57%) Ruby
12 783 (3.77%) ES6
13 652 (3.14%) TypeScript
14 445 (2.14%) PowerShell
15 417 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 373 (1.79%) C
17 355 (1.71%) Go
18 353 (1.70%) VBA
19 330 (1.59%) Apple Swift
20 315 (1.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2,828 (13.61%) Degree
2 917 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 193 (0.93%) Master's Degree
4 140 (0.67%) Security Cleared
5 130 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
6 116 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 106 (0.51%) PhD
8 78 (0.38%) SC Cleared
9 48 (0.23%) MCSD
10 45 (0.22%) SAFe Agilist
11 41 (0.20%) MCTS
12 38 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 36 (0.17%) MCAD
14 28 (0.13%) MCPD
15 20 (0.096%) ISEB
16 19 (0.091%) Sun Certification
17 18 (0.087%) MCSE
18 15 (0.072%) AWS Certification
19 11 (0.053%) MCP
19 11 (0.053%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 927 (4.46%) QA
2 115 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 63 (0.30%) GCP
4 57 (0.27%) MiFID
5 30 (0.14%) SLA
6 27 (0.13%) GDPR
7 22 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.082%) WCAG
9 13 (0.063%) WAI
10 7 (0.034%) EMIR
10 7 (0.034%) PMO
11 4 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.019%) PSD2
11 4 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.014%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.010%) Basel III
13 2 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.010%) UCITS
14 1 (0.005%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.005%) FATCA
System Software
1 1,591 (7.66%) Docker
2 100 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 87 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 32 (0.15%) GridGain
4 32 (0.15%) HDFS
5 21 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (0.082%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.038%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.034%) Varnish
10 3 (0.014%) Firmware
10 3 (0.014%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.014%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.010%) vSphere
12 1 (0.005%) LXC
12 1 (0.005%) Squid
12 1 (0.005%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.005%) zsh
Systems Management
1 497 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 332 (1.60%) Ansible
3 306 (1.47%) Terraform
4 204 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 195 (0.94%) Puppet
6 79 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
7 56 (0.27%) Kibana
8 36 (0.17%) Salt
9 34 (0.16%) Prometheus
10 30 (0.14%) Mesos
11 25 (0.12%) logstash
12 22 (0.11%) Automic
13 18 (0.087%) Ambari
14 17 (0.082%) Dollar Universe
15 16 (0.077%) Grafana
15 16 (0.077%) HockeyApp
16 15 (0.072%) Nagios
17 14 (0.067%) Control-M
17 14 (0.067%) Graphite
17 14 (0.067%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,587 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 1,336 (6.43%) Oracle
3 613 (2.95%) Google
4 473 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
5 353 (1.70%) Tableau
6 236 (1.14%) Adobe
6 236 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 224 (1.08%) Sybase
8 180 (0.87%) Facebook
9 157 (0.76%) SAP
10 151 (0.73%) TIBCO
11 128 (0.62%) Apple
12 124 (0.60%) Zend
13 122 (0.59%) ServiceNow
14 115 (0.55%) IBM
15 107 (0.51%) hybris
16 104 (0.50%) Atlassian
17 95 (0.46%) Talend
18 88 (0.42%) Cognos
18 88 (0.42%) Informatica