Period
to 14 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 15,189 19,974 21,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 27.70% 29.61% 28.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.15% 31.08% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13,255 16,996 17,390
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.30% +1.30%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 52,107 64,273 69,958
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.28% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 42,441 52,511 54,699
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 3,955 £67,500 +8.00% 1,046
West London 0 643 £57,500 +4.55% 402
South London -6 352 £55,000 +15.79% 77
East London -5 107 £50,000 -9.09% 190
North London -1 88 £45,000 -8.16% 55
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 6,438 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 5,602 (36.88%) JavaScript
3 4,747 (31.25%) C#
4 4,678 (30.80%) Java
5 4,169 (27.45%) Finance
6 4,160 (27.39%) .NET
7 4,108 (27.05%) SQL
8 3,431 (22.59%) HTML
9 3,333 (21.94%) SQL Server
10 3,157 (20.78%) CSS
11 3,058 (20.13%) TDD
12 2,813 (18.52%) AngularJS
13 2,621 (17.26%) Python
14 2,506 (16.50%) React
15 2,487 (16.37%) Microservices
16 2,458 (16.18%) AWS
17 2,065 (13.60%) MVC
18 2,049 (13.49%) Git (software)
19 2,046 (13.47%) Azure
20 2,031 (13.37%) ASP.NET
21 1,984 (13.06%) Software Engineering
22 1,822 (12.00%) Scrum
23 1,779 (11.71%) Docker
24 1,716 (11.30%) Microsoft
25 1,682 (11.07%) Degree
26 1,677 (11.04%) Front End Development
27 1,643 (10.82%) Node.js
28 1,610 (10.60%) DevOps
29 1,537 (10.12%) Computer Science
30 1,532 (10.09%) Fintech

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
1 487 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
2 295 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 265 (1.74%) CMS
4 244 (1.61%) Confluence
5 233 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 208 (1.37%) Apache
7 168 (1.11%) WordPress
8 133 (0.88%) Drupal
9 128 (0.84%) Umbraco
10 112 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 111 (0.73%) IIS
12 94 (0.62%) nginx
13 64 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 62 (0.41%) EPiServer
15 57 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 56 (0.37%) Apache Solr
17 48 (0.32%) Ethereum
18 44 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
19 40 (0.26%) WebLogic
20 35 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 254 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 26 (0.17%) Sketch
6 20 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 17 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.11%) Zeplin
8 16 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 16 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 12 (0.079%) Adobe XD
10 7 (0.046%) GIMP
11 5 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.020%) InDesign
12 3 (0.020%) InVision
12 3 (0.020%) SPSS
13 2 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.013%) Figma
13 2 (0.013%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.013%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 123 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 104 (0.68%) Magento
3 33 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 29 (0.19%) Shopify
5 28 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 25 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 25 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 24 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
7 24 (0.16%) Front Arena
8 19 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 18 (0.12%) R3 Corda
10 17 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 16 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 15 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
13 14 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 13 (0.086%) Quorum
15 12 (0.079%) ION MarketView
16 8 (0.053%) PolarLake
17 7 (0.046%) FINCAD Analytics
17 7 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,458 (16.18%) AWS
2 2,046 (13.47%) Azure
3 728 (4.79%) Power Platform
4 533 (3.51%) Serverless
5 492 (3.24%) GCP
6 425 (2.80%) SaaS
7 393 (2.59%) GitHub
8 356 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
9 265 (1.74%) Amazon S3
10 259 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
11 198 (1.30%) npm
12 187 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
13 144 (0.95%) PaaS
14 134 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
15 118 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
16 111 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
17 110 (0.72%) OpenShift
18 97 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
19 96 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
20 92 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 252 (1.66%) Internet
2 227 (1.49%) HTTP
3 37 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.23%) Broadband
5 29 (0.19%) Intranet
6 22 (0.14%) FTP
6 22 (0.14%) SSH
7 21 (0.14%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 16 (0.11%) DNS
9 15 (0.099%) AMQP
9 15 (0.099%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.092%) SMS
11 13 (0.086%) IPFS
12 12 (0.079%) Bluetooth
12 12 (0.079%) Multicast
12 12 (0.079%) RTMP
13 10 (0.066%) VoIP
14 9 (0.059%) SSL
15 8 (0.053%) Network Security
15 8 (0.053%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,333 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 1,077 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 969 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 949 (6.25%) MySQL
5 925 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
6 907 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 707 (4.65%) Power BI
8 700 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
9 692 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 662 (4.36%) Relational Database
11 658 (4.33%) Big Data
12 580 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
13 538 (3.54%) MongoDB
14 255 (1.68%) Redis
15 230 (1.51%) Hadoop
16 226 (1.49%) RDBMS
17 207 (1.36%) Blockchain
18 181 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
19 178 (1.17%) Oracle Database
20 176 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2,049 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 785 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 601 (3.96%) JIRA
4 393 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 387 (2.55%) webpack
6 330 (2.17%) Selenium
7 307 (2.02%) JUnit
8 300 (1.98%) TeamCity
9 294 (1.94%) Maven
10 276 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 275 (1.81%) Bitbucket
12 253 (1.67%) Cucumber
13 207 (1.36%) NUnit
14 203 (1.34%) gulp
15 197 (1.30%) Subversion
16 158 (1.04%) Grunt
17 151 (0.99%) Jasmine
18 142 (0.93%) Gradle
18 142 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
19 129 (0.85%) Mockito
General
1 4,169 (27.45%) Finance
2 1,498 (9.86%) Banking
3 919 (6.05%) Front Office
4 683 (4.50%) Retail
5 548 (3.61%) Games
6 533 (3.51%) Marketing
7 391 (2.57%) Investment Banking
8 234 (1.54%) Advertising
9 217 (1.43%) Law
10 158 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 122 (0.80%) Public Sector
12 119 (0.78%) Legal
13 118 (0.78%) Telecoms
14 117 (0.77%) Back Office
15 100 (0.66%) Publishing
16 44 (0.29%) Automotive
17 38 (0.25%) French Language
18 37 (0.24%) Manufacturing
19 33 (0.22%) Multimedia
19 33 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,160 (27.39%) .NET
2 3,431 (22.59%) HTML
3 3,157 (20.78%) CSS
4 2,813 (18.52%) AngularJS
5 2,506 (16.50%) React
6 2,031 (13.37%) ASP.NET
7 1,643 (10.82%) Node.js
8 1,507 (9.92%) REST
9 1,424 (9.38%) RESTful
10 1,404 (9.24%) HTML5
11 1,392 (9.16%) Web Services
12 1,383 (9.11%) Spring
13 1,189 (7.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1,153 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 982 (6.47%) .NET Core
16 908 (5.98%) jQuery
17 840 (5.53%) .NET Framework
18 827 (5.44%) CSS3
19 780 (5.14%) Spring Boot
20 747 (4.92%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,410 (9.28%) Greenfield Project
2 975 (6.42%) User Experience
3 725 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 525 (3.46%) Fixed Income
5 506 (3.33%) Algorithms
6 488 (3.21%) Hedge funds
7 470 (3.09%) Mobile App
8 469 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 408 (2.69%) Data Structures
10 405 (2.67%) Equities
11 366 (2.41%) Derivative
12 316 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
13 279 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
14 108 (0.71%) Cloud Native
15 105 (0.69%) Social Media
16 98 (0.65%) iPad
17 96 (0.63%) Management Information System
18 88 (0.58%) Social Network
19 83 (0.55%) Credit Risk
20 82 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,108 (7.29%) Linux
2 575 (3.79%) Windows
3 506 (3.33%) Android
4 442 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 404 (2.66%) Unix
6 75 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 41 (0.27%) CentOS
8 33 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 27 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 22 (0.14%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.092%) Debian
14 12 (0.079%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.040%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.040%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.033%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.033%) Solaris
18 3 (0.020%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,438 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 3,058 (20.13%) TDD
3 2,487 (16.37%) Microservices
4 2,065 (13.60%) MVC
5 1,984 (13.06%) Software Engineering
6 1,822 (12.00%) Scrum
7 1,677 (11.04%) Front End Development
8 1,610 (10.60%) DevOps
9 1,537 (10.12%) Computer Science
10 1,532 (10.09%) Fintech
11 1,393 (9.17%) BDD
12 1,306 (8.60%) OO
13 1,299 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
14 1,270 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
15 1,209 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
16 1,133 (7.46%) Web Development
17 1,127 (7.42%) Analytics
18 1,073 (7.06%) Test Automation
19 920 (6.06%) Unit Testing
20 859 (5.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,602 (36.88%) JavaScript
2 4,747 (31.25%) C#
3 4,678 (30.80%) Java
4 4,108 (27.05%) SQL
5 2,621 (17.26%) Python
6 1,068 (7.03%) PHP
7 1,005 (6.62%) T-SQL
8 923 (6.08%) Java 8
9 818 (5.39%) TypeScript
10 704 (4.63%) C++
11 613 (4.04%) Scala
12 605 (3.98%) ES6
13 474 (3.12%) Ruby
14 413 (2.72%) Kotlin
15 412 (2.71%) R
16 286 (1.88%) Go
17 281 (1.85%) VBA
18 227 (1.49%) PL/SQL
19 220 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 216 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,682 (11.07%) Degree
2 721 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 171 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 90 (0.59%) SC Cleared
5 87 (0.57%) Master's Degree
6 53 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (0.25%) PhD
8 27 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
9 26 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.14%) AWS Certification
11 16 (0.11%) MCSE
12 15 (0.099%) MBA
13 11 (0.072%) MCAD
13 11 (0.072%) MCTS
14 9 (0.059%) MCP
15 8 (0.053%) MCSD
16 7 (0.046%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.040%) ISEB
17 6 (0.040%) MCPD
17 6 (0.040%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 627 (4.13%) QA
2 90 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 33 (0.22%) GDPR
4 25 (0.16%) WAI
5 18 (0.12%) SLA
6 12 (0.079%) MiFID
7 11 (0.072%) EMIR
7 11 (0.072%) WCAG
8 9 (0.059%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.053%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.033%) PSD2
12 4 (0.026%) TickIT
13 3 (0.020%) GAAP
14 2 (0.013%) HL7
14 2 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.013%) NIST
15 1 (0.007%) DICOM
15 1 (0.007%) PMO
System Software
1 1,779 (11.71%) Docker
2 45 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.16%) vSphere
5 20 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 20 (0.13%) Varnish
6 17 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.092%) Apache Flume
7 14 (0.092%) HDFS
8 6 (0.040%) GridGain
9 4 (0.026%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.020%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.013%) Firmware
11 2 (0.013%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.013%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.013%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.013%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.013%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.007%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.007%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 975 (6.42%) Kubernetes
2 225 (1.48%) Terraform
3 190 (1.25%) Ansible
4 89 (0.59%) Puppet
5 79 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (0.46%) Kibana
7 57 (0.38%) SQL Sentry
8 47 (0.31%) Grafana
9 41 (0.27%) Rancher
10 30 (0.20%) Prometheus
11 26 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
12 25 (0.16%) Control-M
13 23 (0.15%) Istio
14 21 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
15 16 (0.11%) SCCM
16 15 (0.099%) Automic
16 15 (0.099%) HAProxy
17 14 (0.092%) logstash
18 12 (0.079%) Mesos
19 8 (0.053%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 1,716 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 897 (5.91%) Oracle
3 498 (3.28%) Google
4 339 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
5 312 (2.05%) Tableau
6 173 (1.14%) SAP
7 110 (0.72%) ServiceNow
8 108 (0.71%) Facebook
9 91 (0.60%) Sybase
10 85 (0.56%) TIBCO
11 84 (0.55%) Sitecore
12 76 (0.50%) IBM
13 75 (0.49%) Zend
14 72 (0.47%) Informatica
15 69 (0.45%) Adobe
15 69 (0.45%) Databricks
16 66 (0.43%) Atlassian
17 64 (0.42%) MuleSoft
17 64 (0.42%) YouTube
18 63 (0.41%) Red Hat