Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 20,180 21,634 24,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.50% 28.88% 30.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.93% 30.48% 31.67%
Number of salaries quoted 17,140 17,672 21,677
London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% -

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 65,243 70,983 75,900
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.76% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 53,121 55,600 65,950
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 September 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 September 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 4,724 £62,500 +4.17% 1,057
West London 0 751 £55,000 +4.76% 550
South London -1 427 £47,500 -5.00% 75
East London 0 296 £55,000 - 219
North London 0 96 £45,000 - 41
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8,642 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7,791 (38.61%) JavaScript
3 6,663 (33.02%) C#
4 6,469 (32.06%) Java
5 6,280 (31.12%) SQL
6 5,925 (29.36%) Finance
7 5,876 (29.12%) .NET
8 5,529 (27.40%) HTML
9 5,068 (25.11%) CSS
10 4,674 (23.16%) SQL Server
11 4,460 (22.10%) AngularJS
12 4,412 (21.86%) TDD
13 3,552 (17.60%) MVC
14 3,123 (15.48%) ASP.NET
15 2,985 (14.79%) React
16 2,900 (14.37%) Git (software)
17 2,646 (13.11%) Python
18 2,588 (12.82%) Scrum
19 2,570 (12.74%) Degree
20 2,493 (12.35%) Microservices
21 2,472 (12.25%) Microsoft
22 2,411 (11.95%) Banking
23 2,386 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
24 2,357 (11.68%) RESTful
25 2,333 (11.56%) HTML5
26 2,294 (11.37%) Software Engineering
27 2,267 (11.23%) Front End Development
28 2,239 (11.10%) Node.js
29 2,201 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
30 2,196 (10.88%) 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
1 700 (3.47%) CMS
2 683 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
3 431 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 402 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 368 (1.82%) Apache
6 287 (1.42%) WordPress
7 260 (1.29%) Ethereum
8 256 (1.27%) IIS
9 240 (1.19%) Drupal
10 210 (1.04%) Confluence
11 192 (0.95%) Tomcat
12 189 (0.94%) Umbraco
13 185 (0.92%) EPiServer
14 149 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
15 130 (0.64%) WebSphere
16 89 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 82 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
18 79 (0.39%) nginx
19 74 (0.37%) JBoss
20 73 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 361 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 165 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 92 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 88 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
5 37 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 20 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 18 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 17 (0.084%) Chatbot
10 11 (0.055%) InVision
10 11 (0.055%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.050%) InDesign
12 8 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.030%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.020%) GIMP
15 4 (0.020%) Microsoft Project
16 3 (0.015%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.015%) MicroStation
16 3 (0.015%) Revit
Business Applications
1 250 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 122 (0.60%) Magento
3 97 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
4 69 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 64 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 61 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 51 (0.25%) Eloqua
8 47 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
9 46 (0.23%) Ripple
10 38 (0.19%) thinkFolio
11 37 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 37 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
12 31 (0.15%) Front Arena
13 28 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
14 22 (0.11%) Shopify
15 21 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 20 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
17 19 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
17 19 (0.094%) NetSuite
18 15 (0.074%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 2,386 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2,201 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 485 (2.40%) GitHub
4 391 (1.94%) SaaS
5 348 (1.72%) npm
6 299 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 289 (1.43%) Serverless
8 194 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 192 (0.95%) PaaS
10 171 (0.85%) Amazon S3
11 158 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 133 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 100 (0.50%) Office 365
14 74 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 71 (0.35%) IaaS
16 66 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 65 (0.32%) Heroku
18 64 (0.32%) Google Play
18 64 (0.32%) OpenShift
18 64 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 298 (1.48%) Internet
2 265 (1.31%) HTTP
3 78 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 50 (0.25%) SMS
5 43 (0.21%) Intranet
6 37 (0.18%) DNS
7 33 (0.16%) Broadband
8 28 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
8 28 (0.14%) Skype
9 25 (0.12%) AMQP
9 25 (0.12%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 23 (0.11%) Multicast
11 21 (0.10%) SSL
12 19 (0.094%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.079%) Firewall
14 11 (0.055%) Bluetooth
14 11 (0.055%) Ethernet
14 11 (0.055%) Network Security
15 10 (0.050%) FTP
15 10 (0.050%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,674 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 1,740 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 1,392 (6.90%) MySQL
4 1,383 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,193 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,124 (5.57%) Big Data
7 1,043 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
8 1,001 (4.96%) MongoDB
9 940 (4.66%) SQL Server 2016
10 925 (4.58%) Relational Database
11 814 (4.03%) Blockchain
12 803 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
13 784 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 550 (2.73%) Power BI
15 482 (2.39%) Hadoop
16 414 (2.05%) Redis
17 412 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
18 315 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
19 247 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
20 235 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2,900 (14.37%) Git (software)
2 1,143 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 750 (3.72%) Visual Studio
4 713 (3.53%) Maven
5 693 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 664 (3.29%) JIRA
7 626 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 610 (3.02%) Selenium
9 523 (2.59%) webpack
10 503 (2.49%) gulp
11 474 (2.35%) JUnit
12 425 (2.11%) Subversion
13 391 (1.94%) Gradle
14 363 (1.80%) NUnit
15 358 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
16 323 (1.60%) Cucumber
17 299 (1.48%) Grunt
18 288 (1.43%) Mocha
19 252 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
20 233 (1.15%) Protractor
General
1 5,925 (29.36%) Finance
2 2,411 (11.95%) Banking
3 1,073 (5.32%) Front Office
4 980 (4.86%) Games
5 928 (4.60%) Investment Banking
6 703 (3.48%) Retail
7 691 (3.42%) Advertising
8 627 (3.11%) Marketing
9 537 (2.66%) Financial Institution
10 285 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 258 (1.28%) Law
12 195 (0.97%) Back Office
13 179 (0.89%) Legal
14 150 (0.74%) Publishing
15 70 (0.35%) Automotive
16 59 (0.29%) Manufacturing
17 55 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 51 (0.25%) Electronics
19 45 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
20 42 (0.21%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,876 (29.12%) .NET
2 5,529 (27.40%) HTML
3 5,068 (25.11%) CSS
4 4,460 (22.10%) AngularJS
5 3,123 (15.48%) ASP.NET
6 2,985 (14.79%) React
7 2,357 (11.68%) RESTful
8 2,333 (11.56%) HTML5
9 2,239 (11.10%) Node.js
10 2,017 (10.00%) Web Services
11 1,892 (9.38%) Spring
12 1,886 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1,864 (9.24%) jQuery
14 1,787 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,701 (8.43%) REST
16 1,569 (7.78%) CSS3
17 1,300 (6.44%) .NET Framework
18 1,038 (5.14%) WCF
19 1,002 (4.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 988 (4.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2,083 (10.32%) Greenfield Project
2 1,870 (9.27%) Computer Science
3 1,774 (8.79%) Fintech
4 1,413 (7.00%) User Experience
5 1,026 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 687 (3.40%) Mobile App
7 686 (3.40%) Algorithms
8 624 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
9 598 (2.96%) Hedge funds
10 581 (2.88%) Equities
11 580 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 540 (2.68%) Data Structures
13 532 (2.64%) Fixed Income
14 531 (2.63%) Derivative
15 437 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
16 297 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
17 236 (1.17%) Bitcoin
18 170 (0.84%) Management Information System
19 160 (0.79%) Tandem
20 143 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,659 (8.22%) Linux
2 958 (4.75%) Windows
3 634 (3.14%) Android
4 597 (2.96%) Unix
5 596 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 84 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 67 (0.33%) VMS
8 43 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 35 (0.17%) Debian
11 32 (0.16%) Solaris
12 30 (0.15%) CentOS
13 28 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.084%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.084%) Windows 10
16 14 (0.069%) openSUSE
17 12 (0.059%) AIX
17 12 (0.059%) Fedora
18 7 (0.035%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,642 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4,412 (21.86%) TDD
3 3,552 (17.60%) MVC
4 2,588 (12.82%) Scrum
5 2,493 (12.35%) Microservices
6 2,294 (11.37%) Software Engineering
7 2,267 (11.23%) Front End Development
8 2,196 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
9 2,153 (10.67%) OO
10 2,018 (10.00%) BDD
11 1,982 (9.82%) Web Development
12 1,970 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
13 1,928 (9.55%) DevOps
14 1,694 (8.39%) Test Automation
15 1,542 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
16 1,231 (6.10%) Analytics
17 1,158 (5.74%) Multithreading
18 1,144 (5.67%) SDLC
19 1,128 (5.59%) Unit Testing
20 1,064 (5.27%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7,791 (38.61%) JavaScript
2 6,663 (33.02%) C#
3 6,469 (32.06%) Java
4 6,280 (31.12%) SQL
5 2,646 (13.11%) Python
6 1,754 (8.69%) PHP
7 1,344 (6.66%) T-SQL
8 1,288 (6.38%) Java 8
9 1,224 (6.07%) C++
10 960 (4.76%) Scala
11 883 (4.38%) Ruby
12 715 (3.54%) ES6
13 616 (3.05%) TypeScript
14 437 (2.17%) PowerShell
15 402 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 374 (1.85%) Go
17 358 (1.77%) C
18 310 (1.54%) VBA
19 309 (1.53%) Apple Swift
20 302 (1.50%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,570 (12.74%) Degree
2 812 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 169 (0.84%) Master's Degree
4 151 (0.75%) Security Cleared
5 112 (0.56%) PhD
6 111 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
7 99 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 86 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 51 (0.25%) SAFe Agilist
10 33 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 33 (0.16%) ISEB
11 22 (0.11%) MCSD
12 19 (0.094%) MCSE
12 19 (0.094%) MCTS
13 17 (0.084%) MCAD
14 15 (0.074%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.074%) MCPD
15 13 (0.064%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.059%) Sun Certification
17 10 (0.050%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 831 (4.12%) QA
2 96 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 71 (0.35%) MiFID
4 34 (0.17%) SLA
5 25 (0.12%) GDPR
6 19 (0.094%) WCAG
7 14 (0.069%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.059%) EMIR
8 12 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.035%) WAI
10 6 (0.030%) PMO
11 5 (0.025%) FATCA
12 2 (0.010%) Basel III
12 2 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.010%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.010%) UCITS
13 1 (0.005%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.005%) HL7
13 1 (0.005%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.005%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,560 (7.73%) Docker
2 94 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 93 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (0.23%) HDFS
5 26 (0.13%) GridGain
6 25 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (0.059%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.045%) Varnish
9 7 (0.035%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.020%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.015%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.015%) KVM
11 3 (0.015%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.015%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.010%) Firmware
12 2 (0.010%) vSphere
13 1 (0.005%) NFS
13 1 (0.005%) Squid
13 1 (0.005%) zsh
Systems Management
1 584 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 296 (1.47%) Terraform
3 292 (1.45%) Ansible
4 209 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 176 (0.87%) Puppet
6 86 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
7 61 (0.30%) Kibana
8 43 (0.21%) Automic
9 40 (0.20%) Mesos
10 35 (0.17%) Salt
11 31 (0.15%) Prometheus
12 29 (0.14%) logstash
13 20 (0.099%) Oozie
14 18 (0.089%) Dollar Universe
15 17 (0.084%) Grafana
16 14 (0.069%) Packer
17 13 (0.064%) HockeyApp
18 12 (0.059%) Graphite
18 12 (0.059%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
19 11 (0.055%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,472 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 1,284 (6.36%) Oracle
3 652 (3.23%) Google
4 432 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 341 (1.69%) Tableau
6 206 (1.02%) Adobe
7 205 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 205 (1.02%) Sybase
8 177 (0.88%) Facebook
9 159 (0.79%) Apple
10 147 (0.73%) IBM
10 147 (0.73%) Zend
11 143 (0.71%) SAP
12 133 (0.66%) TIBCO
13 121 (0.60%) Informatica
14 119 (0.59%) ServiceNow
15 106 (0.53%) Red Hat
16 104 (0.52%) Atlassian
17 100 (0.50%) hybris
18 92 (0.46%) Xamarin