Period
to 27 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 5,836 15,323 20,177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 29.83% 27.53% 29.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.93% 28.91% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,704 14,302 17,951
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +6.38%

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 18,279 53,001 65,154
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 95.21% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 15,132 43,128 53,059
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +2.04%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -1 1,333 £70,000 +3.70% 525
West London +1 181 £55,000 -4.35% 159
South London -1 106 £62,500 +13.64% 15
East London +5 72 £55,000 +10.00% 90
North London +1 19 £52,500 +16.67% 13
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 2,460 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2,310 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 1,876 (32.15%) Java
4 1,778 (30.47%) Finance
5 1,369 (23.46%) React
6 1,352 (23.17%) SQL
7 1,348 (23.10%) C#
8 1,317 (22.57%) Python
9 1,297 (22.22%) .NET
10 1,273 (21.81%) AWS
11 1,222 (20.94%) TDD
12 1,173 (20.10%) AngularJS
13 1,115 (19.11%) Azure
14 1,053 (18.04%) HTML
15 1,035 (17.73%) Microservices
16 1,023 (17.53%) CSS
17 920 (15.76%) SQL Server
18 906 (15.52%) Software Engineering
19 892 (15.28%) Node.js
20 858 (14.70%) DevOps
21 836 (14.32%) Web Services
22 787 (13.49%) Git (software)
23 781 (13.38%) Docker
24 717 (12.29%) Fintech
25 650 (11.14%) Vue.js
26 619 (10.61%) Kubernetes
26 619 (10.61%) REST
27 606 (10.38%) Front End Development
27 606 (10.38%) Scrum
28 573 (9.82%) 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
1 202 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
2 143 (2.45%) Confluence
3 131 (2.24%) CMS
4 93 (1.59%) Apache
5 84 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 58 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 54 (0.93%) WordPress
8 41 (0.70%) IIS
9 40 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 36 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 33 (0.57%) Moodle
12 31 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 31 (0.53%) EPiServer
13 26 (0.45%) Drupal
14 23 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 22 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
16 20 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
17 19 (0.33%) nginx
18 15 (0.26%) Kentico
18 15 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 94 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
3 22 (0.38%) Zeplin
4 11 (0.19%) Sketch
5 10 (0.17%) Figma
6 8 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (0.086%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 2 (0.034%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.034%) Inkscape
12 2 (0.034%) InVision
13 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 80 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.87%) Magento
3 39 (0.67%) R3 Corda
4 33 (0.57%) Shopify
5 29 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
6 21 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 6 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.086%) Elite 3E
10 5 (0.086%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.069%) Front Arena
11 4 (0.069%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.051%) NetSuite
12 3 (0.051%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 3 (0.051%) Oracle iProcurement
12 3 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 2 (0.034%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1,273 (21.81%) AWS
2 1,115 (19.11%) Azure
3 334 (5.72%) GCP
4 288 (4.93%) Serverless
5 211 (3.62%) SaaS
6 200 (3.43%) Power Platform
7 192 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
8 136 (2.33%) GitHub
9 128 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
10 107 (1.83%) Amazon S3
11 82 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
12 72 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
13 64 (1.10%) npm
14 48 (0.82%) OpenShift
15 45 (0.77%) Office 365
16 44 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
17 40 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
18 38 (0.65%) PaaS
19 33 (0.57%) PowerApps
20 31 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (1.51%) HTTP
2 84 (1.44%) Internet
3 35 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.31%) SSH
5 16 (0.27%) Skype
6 15 (0.26%) FTP
7 12 (0.21%) Firewall
8 8 (0.14%) WebEx
8 8 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.12%) VoIP
10 6 (0.10%) Intranet
11 5 (0.086%) AMQP
11 5 (0.086%) FIX Connectivity
12 3 (0.051%) SSL
13 2 (0.034%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.034%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.034%) IPv4
13 2 (0.034%) IPv6
13 2 (0.034%) LAN
13 2 (0.034%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 920 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 423 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 384 (6.58%) NoSQL
4 274 (4.69%) MySQL
5 262 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 237 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 229 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
8 211 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 186 (3.19%) Relational Database
10 179 (3.07%) Power BI
11 161 (2.76%) Big Data
12 136 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 134 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 124 (2.12%) Redis
15 118 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 118 (2.02%) SQL Server 2019
16 102 (1.75%) Hadoop
17 66 (1.13%) Blockchain
18 64 (1.10%) Data Lake
19 54 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 787 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 253 (4.34%) Jenkins
3 243 (4.16%) JIRA
4 135 (2.31%) webpack
5 126 (2.16%) TeamCity
6 122 (2.09%) Visual Studio
7 112 (1.92%) JUnit
8 99 (1.70%) Maven
9 89 (1.53%) Cucumber
10 87 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 87 (1.49%) Selenium
11 79 (1.35%) Mocha
12 68 (1.17%) Jasmine
13 67 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
14 60 (1.03%) Bitbucket
15 55 (0.94%) NUnit
15 55 (0.94%) Subversion
16 52 (0.89%) GitLab
17 51 (0.87%) Mockito
18 50 (0.86%) Grunt
General
1 1,778 (30.47%) Finance
2 562 (9.63%) Front Office
3 526 (9.01%) Banking
4 234 (4.01%) Investment Banking
5 194 (3.32%) Marketing
6 192 (3.29%) Retail
7 177 (3.03%) Games
8 106 (1.82%) Law
9 90 (1.54%) Public Sector
10 85 (1.46%) Advertising
11 63 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 61 (1.05%) Legal
13 43 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 42 (0.72%) Back Office
15 22 (0.38%) Telecoms
16 20 (0.34%) Publishing
17 16 (0.27%) Electronics
18 15 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.24%) Automotive
20 13 (0.22%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,369 (23.46%) React
2 1,297 (22.22%) .NET
3 1,173 (20.10%) AngularJS
4 1,053 (18.04%) HTML
5 1,023 (17.53%) CSS
6 892 (15.28%) Node.js
7 836 (14.32%) Web Services
8 650 (11.14%) Vue.js
9 619 (10.61%) REST
10 541 (9.27%) .NET Core
11 533 (9.13%) ASP.NET
12 482 (8.26%) Spring
13 448 (7.68%) RESTful
14 386 (6.61%) HTML5
15 345 (5.91%) Redux
16 344 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
17 327 (5.60%) Kafka
18 300 (5.14%) .NET Framework
19 283 (4.85%) Spring Boot
20 271 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 552 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
2 462 (7.92%) Hedge funds
3 415 (7.11%) Derivative
4 411 (7.04%) Fixed Income
5 330 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 311 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
7 304 (5.21%) User Experience
8 260 (4.46%) Equities
9 202 (3.46%) Mobile App
10 181 (3.10%) Algorithms
11 127 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
12 108 (1.85%) Data Structures
13 76 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 69 (1.18%) Cloud Native
15 58 (0.99%) Market Risk
16 57 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 52 (0.89%) Blog
17 52 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
18 42 (0.72%) Social Media
19 41 (0.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 365 (6.25%) Linux
2 193 (3.31%) Android
3 183 (3.14%) Windows
4 161 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 94 (1.61%) Unix
6 15 (0.26%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 14 (0.24%) VMS
8 13 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.086%) Android TV
12 4 (0.069%) CentOS
12 4 (0.069%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.069%) tvOS
12 4 (0.069%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.051%) Debian
14 2 (0.034%) AIX
14 2 (0.034%) Fedora
15 1 (0.017%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,460 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,222 (20.94%) TDD
3 1,035 (17.73%) Microservices
4 906 (15.52%) Software Engineering
5 858 (14.70%) DevOps
6 717 (12.29%) Fintech
7 606 (10.38%) Front End Development
7 606 (10.38%) Scrum
8 555 (9.51%) BDD
9 548 (9.39%) OO
10 509 (8.72%) MVC
11 452 (7.75%) Asset Management
12 446 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
13 430 (7.37%) Computer Science
14 428 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
15 383 (6.56%) Test Automation
16 370 (6.34%) Analytics
17 358 (6.13%) Web Development
18 354 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
19 308 (5.28%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2,310 (39.58%) JavaScript
2 1,876 (32.15%) Java
3 1,352 (23.17%) SQL
4 1,348 (23.10%) C#
5 1,317 (22.57%) Python
6 573 (9.82%) TypeScript
7 392 (6.72%) PHP
8 385 (6.60%) Kotlin
9 299 (5.12%) Java 8
10 285 (4.88%) C++
11 239 (4.10%) Scala
12 212 (3.63%) T-SQL
13 202 (3.46%) Ruby
14 160 (2.74%) ES6
15 148 (2.54%) Go
16 96 (1.64%) Apex Code
17 91 (1.56%) R
18 80 (1.37%) C
19 77 (1.32%) PowerShell
20 71 (1.22%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 496 (8.50%) Degree
2 220 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 129 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 106 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 50 (0.86%) Master's Degree
6 30 (0.51%) PhD
7 26 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.19%) Postgraduate
10 5 (0.086%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.051%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.051%) HND
11 3 (0.051%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.034%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.034%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.034%) ISEB
12 2 (0.034%) MCPD
13 1 (0.017%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.017%) MCSA
13 1 (0.017%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (3.05%) QA
2 29 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.27%) GDPR
4 14 (0.24%) MiFID
5 9 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.15%) EMIR
5 9 (0.15%) NIST
6 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.051%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.051%) SEPA
7 3 (0.051%) UCITS
8 2 (0.034%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.034%) PSD2
8 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.034%) SLA
9 1 (0.017%) Basel III
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 781 (13.38%) Docker
2 39 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.17%) Postfix
5 5 (0.086%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.086%) vSphere
6 4 (0.069%) LXC
7 3 (0.051%) HDFS
7 3 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.034%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.034%) Varnish
9 1 (0.017%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.017%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.017%) NFS
9 1 (0.017%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 619 (10.61%) Kubernetes
2 156 (2.67%) Terraform
3 50 (0.86%) Ansible
4 31 (0.53%) Kibana
5 25 (0.43%) Puppet
6 17 (0.29%) logstash
7 16 (0.27%) Istio
7 16 (0.27%) Mesos
8 13 (0.22%) Marathon
8 13 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.21%) Grafana
10 11 (0.19%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.15%) Rancher
12 7 (0.12%) Pingdom
12 7 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.069%) Control-M
13 4 (0.069%) Packer
14 3 (0.051%) CA Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.034%) Foglight
Vendors
1 555 (9.51%) Microsoft
2 255 (4.37%) Google
3 252 (4.32%) Oracle
4 158 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
5 66 (1.13%) Tableau
6 61 (1.05%) ServiceNow
7 48 (0.82%) SAP
8 41 (0.70%) Databricks
8 41 (0.70%) IBM
9 38 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 35 (0.60%) MuleSoft
11 28 (0.48%) Pardot
11 28 (0.48%) Zend
12 26 (0.45%) Apple
13 24 (0.41%) Sony
14 22 (0.38%) Sitecore
15 20 (0.34%) Facebook
16 19 (0.33%) Informatica
16 19 (0.33%) Sybase
17 17 (0.29%) Xamarin