Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 10,590 15,827 20,180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 28.13% 27.26% 29.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.80% 28.56% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9,868 14,464 18,055
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 35,537 55,419 66,326
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 95.44% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 28,929 45,226 54,183
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in London

Developer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in London.

Salary trend for Developer in London

Developer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 -2 2,433 £70,000 +7.69% 307
West London -1 452 £57,500 +4.55% 72
South London -5 222 £60,000 +16.50% 14
East London +1 93 £55,000 - 61
North London -14 36 £57,500 +15.00% 12
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 4,658 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 4,319 (40.78%) JavaScript
3 3,314 (31.29%) Java
4 3,083 (29.11%) C#
5 2,870 (27.10%) Finance
6 2,792 (26.36%) .NET
7 2,608 (24.63%) React
8 2,491 (23.52%) TDD
9 2,461 (23.24%) SQL
10 2,430 (22.95%) AngularJS
11 2,189 (20.67%) AWS
12 2,166 (20.45%) HTML
13 2,096 (19.79%) Azure
14 2,080 (19.64%) CSS
15 2,040 (19.26%) SQL Server
16 2,039 (19.25%) Microservices
17 1,806 (17.05%) Python
18 1,649 (15.57%) Node.js
19 1,575 (14.87%) Scrum
20 1,446 (13.65%) Git (software)
21 1,415 (13.36%) Software Engineering
22 1,323 (12.49%) Docker
23 1,321 (12.47%) MVC
24 1,312 (12.39%) ASP.NET
25 1,311 (12.38%) DevOps
26 1,281 (12.10%) Fintech
27 1,254 (11.84%) Front End Development
28 1,227 (11.59%) .NET Core
29 1,208 (11.41%) BDD
30 1,168 (11.03%) TypeScript

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
1 600 (5.67%) Elasticsearch
2 216 (2.04%) CMS
3 155 (1.46%) Confluence
4 142 (1.34%) Apache Spark
5 112 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 106 (1.00%) Apache
7 91 (0.86%) WordPress
8 83 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 68 (0.64%) EPiServer
10 60 (0.57%) IIS
11 57 (0.54%) Umbraco
12 56 (0.53%) Drupal
13 48 (0.45%) nginx
14 46 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 45 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
16 37 (0.35%) Kentico
17 31 (0.29%) ArcGIS
18 30 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 30 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
19 28 (0.26%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 128 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 35 (0.33%) Sketch
4 31 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 30 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
6 27 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.14%) Zeplin
9 11 (0.10%) Figma
10 10 (0.094%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.066%) InVision
13 4 (0.038%) InDesign
14 3 (0.028%) Windchill
15 2 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 2 (0.019%) SPSS
16 1 (0.009%) Houdini
16 1 (0.009%) Marvel
16 1 (0.009%) Maya
16 1 (0.009%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 106 (1.00%) Magento
2 65 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 59 (0.56%) Shopify
4 27 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
5 26 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 25 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (0.23%) R3 Corda
8 14 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
9 13 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 11 (0.10%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
12 8 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 6 (0.057%) Endur
13 6 (0.057%) HFM
13 6 (0.057%) Oracle FAH
13 6 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
14 5 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
14 5 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
14 5 (0.047%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2,189 (20.67%) AWS
2 2,096 (19.79%) Azure
3 483 (4.56%) GCP
4 392 (3.70%) SaaS
5 357 (3.37%) Power Platform
6 256 (2.42%) Serverless
7 248 (2.34%) GitHub
8 162 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
9 123 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 120 (1.13%) npm
11 101 (0.95%) PaaS
12 96 (0.91%) Amazon S3
13 79 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 79 (0.75%) OpenShift
14 77 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
15 75 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
16 71 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
17 60 (0.57%) Office 365
18 49 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
18 49 (0.46%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 186 (1.76%) Internet
2 134 (1.27%) HTTP
3 52 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.24%) Intranet
5 23 (0.22%) Firewall
6 17 (0.16%) Broadband
7 16 (0.15%) FTP
8 15 (0.14%) Wireshark
9 14 (0.13%) SSH
9 14 (0.13%) VoIP
10 13 (0.12%) DNS
10 13 (0.12%) SSL
11 12 (0.11%) Multicast
11 12 (0.11%) VPN
12 11 (0.10%) Extranet
12 11 (0.10%) Network Security
13 10 (0.094%) Skype
14 9 (0.085%) FIX Connectivity
15 7 (0.066%) 3GPP
16 6 (0.057%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,040 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 868 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 616 (5.82%) MySQL
4 613 (5.79%) NoSQL
5 462 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 441 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
7 419 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 416 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
9 411 (3.88%) SQL Server 2019
10 333 (3.14%) Power BI
11 319 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 310 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 287 (2.71%) Big Data
14 257 (2.43%) Redis
15 162 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
16 141 (1.33%) Hadoop
17 140 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 131 (1.24%) RDBMS
19 128 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
20 120 (1.13%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,446 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 568 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 339 (3.20%) JIRA
4 307 (2.90%) Visual Studio
4 307 (2.90%) webpack
5 249 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 218 (2.06%) Selenium
7 211 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 201 (1.90%) JUnit
9 194 (1.83%) Maven
10 167 (1.58%) Cucumber
11 157 (1.48%) Jasmine
12 133 (1.26%) Bitbucket
13 126 (1.19%) NUnit
14 121 (1.14%) gulp
15 114 (1.08%) Mocha
16 97 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
17 92 (0.87%) Subversion
18 87 (0.82%) Grunt
19 86 (0.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,870 (27.10%) Finance
2 900 (8.50%) Banking
3 767 (7.24%) Front Office
4 442 (4.17%) Retail
5 387 (3.65%) Games
6 376 (3.55%) Marketing
7 340 (3.21%) Investment Banking
8 157 (1.48%) Advertising
9 133 (1.26%) Public Sector
10 130 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 124 (1.17%) Back Office
12 103 (0.97%) Law
13 72 (0.68%) Telecoms
14 67 (0.63%) Legal
15 66 (0.62%) Publishing
16 24 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 23 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.19%) Billing
19 18 (0.17%) Automotive
19 18 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,792 (26.36%) .NET
2 2,608 (24.63%) React
3 2,430 (22.95%) AngularJS
4 2,166 (20.45%) HTML
5 2,080 (19.64%) CSS
6 1,649 (15.57%) Node.js
7 1,312 (12.39%) ASP.NET
8 1,227 (11.59%) .NET Core
9 1,118 (10.56%) REST
10 1,112 (10.50%) Web Services
11 989 (9.34%) Spring
12 952 (8.99%) Vue.js
13 915 (8.64%) .NET Framework
14 869 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 841 (7.94%) HTML5
16 766 (7.23%) RESTful
17 738 (6.97%) ASP.NET MVC
18 631 (5.96%) Redux
19 620 (5.85%) Entity Framework
20 529 (5.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 918 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
2 917 (8.66%) User Experience
3 535 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 492 (4.65%) Hedge funds
5 448 (4.23%) Mobile App
6 447 (4.22%) Derivative
7 413 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 379 (3.58%) Algorithms
9 376 (3.55%) Fixed Income
10 306 (2.89%) Data Structures
11 261 (2.46%) Equities
12 216 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
13 213 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
14 107 (1.01%) Cloud Native
15 73 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
16 67 (0.63%) Management Information System
17 60 (0.57%) Social Media
18 56 (0.53%) Virtual Team
19 55 (0.52%) Animation
20 51 (0.48%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 751 (7.09%) Linux
2 388 (3.66%) Apple iOS
3 362 (3.42%) Android
4 307 (2.90%) Windows
5 238 (2.25%) Unix
6 40 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 38 (0.36%) CentOS
8 27 (0.25%) Windows Server
9 25 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
11 18 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 13 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
14 12 (0.11%) tvOS
15 9 (0.085%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.076%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.066%) Solaris
18 6 (0.057%) Android TV
18 6 (0.057%) VMS
18 6 (0.057%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,658 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2,491 (23.52%) TDD
3 2,039 (19.25%) Microservices
4 1,575 (14.87%) Scrum
5 1,415 (13.36%) Software Engineering
6 1,321 (12.47%) MVC
7 1,311 (12.38%) DevOps
8 1,281 (12.10%) Fintech
9 1,254 (11.84%) Front End Development
10 1,208 (11.41%) BDD
11 1,127 (10.64%) OO
12 1,022 (9.65%) Computer Science
13 929 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
14 871 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
15 829 (7.83%) Test Automation
16 806 (7.61%) Kanban
17 736 (6.95%) Web Development
18 648 (6.12%) Analytics
19 568 (5.36%) Mentoring
20 564 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4,319 (40.78%) JavaScript
2 3,314 (31.29%) Java
3 3,083 (29.11%) C#
4 2,461 (23.24%) SQL
5 1,806 (17.05%) Python
6 1,168 (11.03%) TypeScript
7 761 (7.19%) PHP
8 566 (5.34%) Java 8
9 485 (4.58%) C++
10 374 (3.53%) Kotlin
11 373 (3.52%) T-SQL
12 362 (3.42%) ES6
13 341 (3.22%) Scala
14 253 (2.39%) Ruby
15 198 (1.87%) Go
16 190 (1.79%) F#
17 164 (1.55%) Apple Swift
18 140 (1.32%) PowerShell
19 134 (1.27%) R
20 126 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,074 (10.14%) Degree
2 545 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 130 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 79 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 70 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 54 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
7 30 (0.28%) PhD
8 21 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.076%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.076%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.066%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.057%) CIPD
13 5 (0.047%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.038%) MCSA
15 3 (0.028%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.028%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.019%) MCP
16 2 (0.019%) MCSE
17 1 (0.009%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (3.47%) QA
2 34 (0.32%) GDPR
3 27 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.13%) MiFID
5 13 (0.12%) SLA
6 11 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.066%) EMIR
7 7 (0.066%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.057%) PMO
9 5 (0.047%) SEPA
10 4 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.038%) UCITS
11 3 (0.028%) FATCA
11 3 (0.028%) GxP
11 3 (0.028%) PSD2
12 2 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.019%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.009%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.009%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,323 (12.49%) Docker
2 51 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 17 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.11%) vSphere
6 8 (0.076%) Postfix
7 7 (0.066%) LXC
7 7 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.028%) KVM
9 2 (0.019%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.019%) HDFS
9 2 (0.019%) NFS
9 2 (0.019%) Varnish
10 1 (0.009%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.009%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.009%) NDS
10 1 (0.009%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.009%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 922 (8.71%) Kubernetes
2 196 (1.85%) Terraform
3 146 (1.38%) Ansible
4 55 (0.52%) Kibana
5 50 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (0.41%) Puppet
7 39 (0.37%) Grafana
8 21 (0.20%) Prometheus
9 18 (0.17%) Mesos
10 15 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.11%) logstash
12 9 (0.085%) Control-M
12 9 (0.085%) Istio
13 8 (0.076%) Packer
14 6 (0.057%) Oracle Identity Management
14 6 (0.057%) Pingdom
15 5 (0.047%) CA Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.047%) Rancher
15 5 (0.047%) Tivoli
16 4 (0.038%) Nagios
Vendors
1 967 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 589 (5.56%) Oracle
3 402 (3.80%) Google
4 256 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
5 193 (1.82%) Tableau
6 104 (0.98%) SAP
7 102 (0.96%) ServiceNow
8 76 (0.72%) Apple
9 74 (0.70%) Adobe
10 68 (0.64%) Informatica
10 68 (0.64%) MuleSoft
11 62 (0.59%) Zend
12 55 (0.52%) TIBCO
13 51 (0.48%) Sitecore
14 50 (0.47%) Talend
15 45 (0.42%) Atlassian
16 42 (0.40%) IBM
17 34 (0.32%) Pardot
18 31 (0.29%) ESRI
19 30 (0.28%) Bloomberg