Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 20,411 21,185 25,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 29.06% 30.02% 30.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.61% 31.30% 31.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17,104 19,090 23,056
London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 66,676 67,687 81,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.91% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 53,992 57,953 69,386
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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 4,543 £60,000 +4.35% 960
West London 0 783 £50,000 - 554
South London +3 531 £47,500 -5.00% 62
East London 0 283 £55,000 -8.33% 141
North London +1 157 £45,000 -10.00% 43
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 9,300 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8,082 (39.60%) JavaScript
3 6,805 (33.34%) Java
4 6,619 (32.43%) C#
5 6,091 (29.84%) Finance
6 5,893 (28.87%) .NET
7 5,829 (28.56%) HTML
8 5,751 (28.18%) SQL
9 5,175 (25.35%) CSS
10 5,080 (24.89%) TDD
11 4,546 (22.27%) SQL Server
12 4,272 (20.93%) AngularJS
13 4,207 (20.61%) MVC
14 3,394 (16.63%) ASP.NET
15 3,219 (15.77%) Scrum
16 2,923 (14.32%) HTML5
17 2,807 (13.75%) Banking
18 2,794 (13.69%) Git (software)
19 2,720 (13.33%) Degree
20 2,711 (13.28%) OO
21 2,587 (12.67%) Python
22 2,446 (11.98%) React
23 2,418 (11.85%) Node.js
24 2,409 (11.80%) Front End Development
25 2,377 (11.65%) BDD
26 2,329 (11.41%) Microsoft
27 2,296 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
28 2,197 (10.76%) jQuery
29 2,155 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
30 2,153 (10.55%) Web Development

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
1 680 (3.33%) CMS
2 648 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 539 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 418 (2.05%) Apache
5 409 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 367 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 309 (1.51%) WordPress
8 275 (1.35%) Umbraco
9 244 (1.20%) IIS
10 229 (1.12%) Confluence
11 218 (1.07%) Drupal
12 198 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
13 167 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 165 (0.81%) WebSphere
15 144 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
16 131 (0.64%) EPiServer
17 117 (0.57%) Ethereum
18 104 (0.51%) JBoss
19 101 (0.49%) nginx
20 90 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 339 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 277 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 125 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 108 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 58 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 29 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 24 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.088%) InfoPath
9 14 (0.069%) GIMP
9 14 (0.069%) InVision
10 13 (0.064%) SPSS
11 9 (0.044%) InDesign
12 7 (0.034%) HipChat
12 7 (0.034%) MS Visio
13 6 (0.029%) Weka
14 5 (0.024%) Chatbot
15 3 (0.015%) Doxygen
15 3 (0.015%) Maya
15 3 (0.015%) XMetaL
16 2 (0.010%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 288 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 144 (0.71%) Magento
3 99 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
4 79 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 57 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 54 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 47 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
8 30 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 25 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 20 (0.098%) Eloqua
10 20 (0.098%) MetaTrader
11 19 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 18 (0.088%) Temenos T24
13 16 (0.078%) ION MarketView
13 16 (0.078%) Temenos Globus
14 15 (0.073%) NetSuite
15 14 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
16 12 (0.059%) Adobe Campaign
16 12 (0.059%) MultiChain
16 12 (0.059%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1,956 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1,506 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 611 (2.99%) GitHub
4 438 (2.15%) SaaS
5 255 (1.25%) npm
6 191 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 165 (0.81%) Office 365
8 155 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 126 (0.62%) Heroku
10 124 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 108 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 104 (0.51%) Serverless
13 97 (0.48%) PaaS
14 89 (0.44%) Slack
15 87 (0.43%) Google Play
16 68 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
17 56 (0.27%) IaaS
18 54 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
19 41 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 41 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 478 (2.34%) Internet
2 329 (1.61%) HTTP
3 156 (0.76%) Intranet
4 79 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 78 (0.38%) SMS
6 49 (0.24%) Broadband
7 40 (0.20%) Hyperconnected
8 36 (0.18%) ATM
9 35 (0.17%) FTP
10 34 (0.17%) SSH
11 31 (0.15%) AMQP
12 30 (0.15%) Ethernet
12 30 (0.15%) Skype
13 29 (0.14%) DNS
14 27 (0.13%) SSL
15 24 (0.12%) InfiniBand
16 20 (0.098%) Wireless
17 18 (0.088%) SMPP
18 17 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
19 15 (0.073%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,546 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 1,635 (8.01%) MySQL
3 1,470 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 1,041 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 949 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 924 (4.53%) MongoDB
7 909 (4.45%) Big Data
8 894 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 892 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
10 858 (4.20%) Relational Database
11 703 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
12 536 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 508 (2.49%) Hadoop
14 420 (2.06%) Blockchain
15 415 (2.03%) Redis
16 331 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 311 (1.52%) RDBMS
18 305 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
19 281 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
20 249 (1.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2,794 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 938 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 768 (3.76%) NUnit
4 749 (3.67%) JIRA
5 741 (3.63%) Visual Studio
6 736 (3.61%) Subversion
7 662 (3.24%) Maven
8 592 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 560 (2.74%) Rhino Mocks
10 556 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 537 (2.63%) JUnit
12 476 (2.33%) gulp
13 473 (2.32%) webpack
14 416 (2.04%) Selenium
15 396 (1.94%) Grunt
16 389 (1.91%) Moq
17 386 (1.89%) Cucumber
18 282 (1.38%) Jasmine
19 270 (1.32%) Gradle
20 222 (1.09%) MSTest
General
1 6,091 (29.84%) Finance
2 2,807 (13.75%) Banking
3 1,451 (7.11%) Investment Banking
4 1,149 (5.63%) Front Office
5 1,054 (5.16%) Games
6 947 (4.64%) Retail
7 829 (4.06%) Marketing
8 759 (3.72%) Retail Banking
9 655 (3.21%) Advertising
10 393 (1.93%) Telecoms
11 318 (1.56%) Financial Institution
12 237 (1.16%) Back Office
13 228 (1.12%) Publishing
14 227 (1.11%) Law
15 225 (1.10%) Legal
16 138 (0.68%) Electronics
17 130 (0.64%) Manufacturing
18 77 (0.38%) Music Industry
19 59 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
20 37 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,893 (28.87%) .NET
2 5,829 (28.56%) HTML
3 5,175 (25.35%) CSS
4 4,272 (20.93%) AngularJS
5 3,394 (16.63%) ASP.NET
6 2,923 (14.32%) HTML5
7 2,446 (11.98%) React
8 2,418 (11.85%) Node.js
9 2,296 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2,197 (10.76%) jQuery
11 2,019 (9.89%) RESTful
12 2,008 (9.84%) Web Services
13 1,909 (9.35%) Spring
14 1,863 (9.13%) REST
15 1,803 (8.83%) CSS3
16 1,478 (7.24%) WCF
17 1,403 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1,333 (6.53%) .NET Framework
19 1,246 (6.10%) WPF
20 1,062 (5.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2,056 (10.07%) Computer Science
2 1,802 (8.83%) Greenfield Project
3 1,718 (8.42%) Fintech
4 1,393 (6.82%) User Experience
5 1,162 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
6 730 (3.58%) Mobile App
7 694 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 603 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
9 588 (2.88%) Algorithms
10 586 (2.87%) Derivative
11 575 (2.82%) Equities
12 491 (2.41%) Hedge funds
13 444 (2.18%) Data Structures
14 417 (2.04%) Fixed Income
15 367 (1.80%) Client/Server
16 174 (0.85%) Social Media
17 170 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
18 140 (0.69%) Tandem
19 137 (0.67%) iPad
19 137 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,962 (9.61%) Linux
2 1,123 (5.50%) Windows
3 903 (4.42%) Unix
4 835 (4.09%) Android
5 775 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 83 (0.41%) Windows Server
7 55 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (0.25%) Solaris
9 34 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 33 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 30 (0.15%) Debian
12 29 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 27 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 24 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (0.10%) CentOS
15 21 (0.10%) Windows Phone
16 19 (0.093%) AIX
17 18 (0.088%) HPUX
18 16 (0.078%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.078%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,300 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5,080 (24.89%) TDD
3 4,207 (20.61%) MVC
4 3,219 (15.77%) Scrum
5 2,711 (13.28%) OO
6 2,409 (11.80%) Front End Development
7 2,377 (11.65%) BDD
8 2,155 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
9 2,153 (10.55%) Web Development
10 2,140 (10.48%) Software Engineering
11 1,878 (9.20%) Microservices
12 1,495 (7.32%) Unit Testing
13 1,482 (7.26%) Test Automation
14 1,416 (6.94%) DevOps
15 1,401 (6.86%) E-Commerce
16 1,390 (6.81%) Multithreading
17 1,319 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
18 1,235 (6.05%) OOP
19 1,203 (5.89%) Asset Management
20 1,177 (5.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8,082 (39.60%) JavaScript
2 6,805 (33.34%) Java
3 6,619 (32.43%) C#
4 5,751 (28.18%) SQL
5 2,587 (12.67%) Python
6 1,954 (9.57%) PHP
7 1,485 (7.28%) C++
8 1,232 (6.04%) T-SQL
9 1,009 (4.94%) Scala
10 999 (4.89%) Ruby
11 677 (3.32%) ES6
12 538 (2.64%) TypeScript
13 425 (2.08%) C
14 375 (1.84%) VB.NET
15 349 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 343 (1.68%) Go
17 313 (1.53%) Apple Swift
18 310 (1.52%) Objective-C
19 296 (1.45%) PowerShell
20 276 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2,720 (13.33%) Degree
2 914 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 145 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 142 (0.70%) PhD
5 137 (0.67%) Security Cleared
6 111 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 101 (0.49%) Master's Degree
8 77 (0.38%) SC Cleared
9 67 (0.33%) MCSD
10 49 (0.24%) MCAD
11 20 (0.098%) MCTS
12 18 (0.088%) MCP
13 13 (0.064%) MBA
14 12 (0.059%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.059%) MCPD
14 12 (0.059%) MCSE
15 11 (0.054%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (0.054%) ISEB
15 11 (0.054%) MCSA
15 11 (0.054%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 975 (4.78%) QA
2 108 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 54 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 41 (0.20%) MiFID
5 37 (0.18%) GCP
6 23 (0.11%) EMIR
7 19 (0.093%) PMO
7 19 (0.093%) WCAG
8 16 (0.078%) IFRS
9 15 (0.073%) SEPA
9 15 (0.073%) SLA
10 14 (0.069%) IFRS 9
11 11 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.054%) WAI
12 9 (0.044%) Basel III
12 9 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.044%) GDPR
13 6 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.020%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.020%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,098 (5.38%) Docker
2 69 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 49 (0.24%) HDFS
4 21 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.098%) Apache Flume
6 16 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (0.059%) Firmware
8 11 (0.054%) Varnish
9 10 (0.049%) GridGain
10 7 (0.034%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (0.029%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.020%) LXC
14 3 (0.015%) Cygwin
15 2 (0.010%) KVM
15 2 (0.010%) NFS
15 2 (0.010%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.005%) Dovecot
16 1 (0.005%) etcd
16 1 (0.005%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 307 (1.50%) Ansible
2 279 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 272 (1.33%) Puppet
4 187 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 93 (0.46%) Terraform
6 62 (0.30%) Kibana
7 43 (0.21%) logstash
8 32 (0.16%) Packer
9 25 (0.12%) Oozie
10 23 (0.11%) Salt
11 18 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
12 17 (0.083%) Nagios
13 16 (0.078%) Mesos
14 12 (0.059%) Control-M
14 12 (0.059%) Opsview
15 11 (0.054%) Docker Swarm
16 10 (0.049%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 10 (0.049%) HockeyApp
17 8 (0.039%) HAProxy
17 8 (0.039%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2,329 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 1,382 (6.77%) Oracle
3 663 (3.25%) Google
4 310 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 282 (1.38%) Facebook
5 282 (1.38%) Tableau
6 236 (1.16%) Zend
7 235 (1.15%) Sybase
8 228 (1.12%) SAP
9 208 (1.02%) Sitecore
10 195 (0.96%) Adobe
11 153 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 139 (0.68%) Apple
13 137 (0.67%) IBM
14 126 (0.62%) hybris
15 111 (0.54%) Xamarin
16 93 (0.46%) Twitter
17 88 (0.43%) Cognos
17 88 (0.43%) Informatica
18 75 (0.37%) ION Trading