Period
to 28 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 14,602 18,064 20,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 28.48% 28.74% 29.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.03% 30.14% 30.74%
Number of salaries quoted 12,556 15,549 17,109
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,881 £37,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £86,250
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 48,618 59,932 65,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.35% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 39,395 49,008 53,876
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 28 January 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 January 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 0 3,491 £70,000 +7.69% 1,065
West London 0 646 £60,000 +14.29% 416
South London -2 332 £57,500 +9.52% 83
East London -3 85 £60,000 +9.09% 189
North London 0 70 £50,250 +11.67% 36
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6,078 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5,656 (38.73%) JavaScript
3 4,582 (31.38%) Java
4 4,406 (30.17%) C#
5 3,949 (27.04%) Finance
6 3,881 (26.58%) .NET
7 3,613 (24.74%) SQL
8 3,193 (21.87%) HTML
9 3,104 (21.26%) TDD
10 3,024 (20.71%) CSS
11 2,915 (19.96%) SQL Server
12 2,857 (19.57%) React
13 2,831 (19.39%) AngularJS
14 2,634 (18.04%) Microservices
15 2,559 (17.52%) AWS
16 2,532 (17.34%) Python
17 2,168 (14.85%) Azure
18 2,067 (14.16%) Git (software)
19 1,936 (13.26%) MVC
20 1,922 (13.16%) Software Engineering
21 1,920 (13.15%) ASP.NET
22 1,891 (12.95%) Scrum
23 1,826 (12.51%) Node.js
24 1,702 (11.66%) Docker
25 1,690 (11.57%) Front End Development
26 1,639 (11.22%) Degree
27 1,594 (10.92%) DevOps
28 1,557 (10.66%) Web Services
29 1,531 (10.48%) Fintech
30 1,526 (10.45%) Computer Science

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
1 602 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 243 (1.66%) CMS
3 239 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 174 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 169 (1.16%) Confluence
6 126 (0.86%) WordPress
7 124 (0.85%) Apache
8 91 (0.62%) Drupal
8 91 (0.62%) Umbraco
9 89 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 87 (0.60%) nginx
11 81 (0.55%) EPiServer
12 72 (0.49%) IIS
13 60 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 52 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 51 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
16 48 (0.33%) WebSphere
17 46 (0.32%) Mule
18 41 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
18 41 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 228 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 30 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 19 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.12%) Sketch
7 17 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.068%) Adobe XD
10 9 (0.062%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.041%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.027%) GIMP
13 4 (0.027%) InDesign
13 4 (0.027%) InVision
13 4 (0.027%) SPSS
13 4 (0.027%) Windchill
13 4 (0.027%) Zeplin
14 3 (0.021%) Figma
Business Applications
1 138 (0.95%) Magento
2 91 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 51 (0.35%) Shopify
4 36 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
6 19 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
7 18 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 17 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 16 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 16 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 14 (0.096%) R3 Corda
11 13 (0.089%) NetSuite
12 12 (0.082%) Endur
13 11 (0.075%) HFM
13 11 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
14 10 (0.068%) Oracle FAH
15 9 (0.062%) ION MarketView
16 8 (0.055%) FINCAD Analytics
16 8 (0.055%) PolarLake
17 7 (0.048%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 2,559 (17.52%) AWS
2 2,168 (14.85%) Azure
3 457 (3.13%) Power Platform
4 448 (3.07%) GCP
5 441 (3.02%) Serverless
6 430 (2.94%) SaaS
7 389 (2.66%) GitHub
8 289 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
9 250 (1.71%) Amazon S3
10 235 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
11 190 (1.30%) npm
12 189 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
13 171 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
14 135 (0.92%) PaaS
15 129 (0.88%) OpenShift
16 127 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
17 114 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
18 101 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
19 100 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
20 78 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 273 (1.87%) Internet
2 191 (1.31%) HTTP
3 57 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.24%) Broadband
5 33 (0.23%) Intranet
6 16 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 16 (0.11%) SSH
7 15 (0.10%) AMQP
7 15 (0.10%) DNS
8 14 (0.096%) Network Security
8 14 (0.096%) VoIP
9 13 (0.089%) Bluetooth
9 13 (0.089%) FTP
9 13 (0.089%) Multicast
10 12 (0.082%) SSL
11 11 (0.075%) FIX Connectivity
12 9 (0.062%) Firewall
12 9 (0.062%) IPFS
13 8 (0.055%) SMS
13 8 (0.055%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,915 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 861 (5.90%) NoSQL
3 821 (5.62%) MySQL
4 703 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 692 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 651 (4.46%) MongoDB
7 625 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
8 611 (4.18%) Relational Database
9 582 (3.99%) Big Data
10 547 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 449 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
12 438 (3.00%) Power BI
13 404 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 289 (1.98%) Redis
15 180 (1.23%) Blockchain
16 175 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
17 166 (1.14%) Hadoop
17 166 (1.14%) RDBMS
18 162 (1.11%) SQL Server 2019
19 141 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2,067 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 777 (5.32%) Jenkins
3 437 (2.99%) JIRA
4 420 (2.88%) webpack
5 378 (2.59%) Visual Studio
6 270 (1.85%) Maven
7 265 (1.81%) TeamCity
8 264 (1.81%) JUnit
9 251 (1.72%) Selenium
10 210 (1.44%) gulp
11 203 (1.39%) Jasmine
12 201 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 197 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 195 (1.34%) Bitbucket
15 191 (1.31%) Cucumber
16 181 (1.24%) Grunt
17 172 (1.18%) Subversion
18 159 (1.09%) NUnit
19 123 (0.84%) Mocha
20 118 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,949 (27.04%) Finance
2 1,251 (8.57%) Banking
3 1,027 (7.03%) Front Office
4 676 (4.63%) Retail
5 560 (3.84%) Games
6 550 (3.77%) Marketing
7 355 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 243 (1.66%) Advertising
9 175 (1.20%) Law
10 145 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 143 (0.98%) Public Sector
12 127 (0.87%) Back Office
13 121 (0.83%) Telecoms
14 107 (0.73%) Publishing
15 80 (0.55%) Legal
16 44 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 32 (0.22%) Billing
17 32 (0.22%) Music Industry
18 30 (0.21%) Automotive
18 30 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,881 (26.58%) .NET
2 3,193 (21.87%) HTML
3 3,024 (20.71%) CSS
4 2,857 (19.57%) React
5 2,831 (19.39%) AngularJS
6 1,920 (13.15%) ASP.NET
7 1,826 (12.51%) Node.js
8 1,557 (10.66%) Web Services
9 1,482 (10.15%) REST
10 1,403 (9.61%) Spring
11 1,297 (8.88%) HTML5
12 1,283 (8.79%) RESTful
13 1,205 (8.25%) .NET Core
14 1,127 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1,122 (7.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 967 (6.62%) .NET Framework
17 844 (5.78%) Redux
18 816 (5.59%) CSS3
19 813 (5.57%) jQuery
20 788 (5.40%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,284 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
2 1,109 (7.59%) User Experience
3 715 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 570 (3.90%) Fixed Income
5 534 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 526 (3.60%) Algorithms
7 505 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 501 (3.43%) Hedge funds
9 479 (3.28%) Derivative
10 423 (2.90%) Equities
11 402 (2.75%) Data Structures
12 307 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
13 269 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
14 125 (0.86%) Cloud Native
15 101 (0.69%) Management Information System
16 93 (0.64%) iPad
17 82 (0.56%) Social Media
18 80 (0.55%) Blog
19 79 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
20 78 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 976 (6.68%) Linux
2 511 (3.50%) Android
3 489 (3.35%) Apple iOS
4 471 (3.23%) Windows
5 386 (2.64%) Unix
6 51 (0.35%) Windows Server
7 42 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 41 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 40 (0.27%) CentOS
10 36 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.16%) tvOS
12 22 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 17 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.10%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.075%) Debian
17 10 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.062%) Embedded Linux
18 9 (0.062%) Solaris
19 7 (0.048%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,078 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3,104 (21.26%) TDD
3 2,634 (18.04%) Microservices
4 1,936 (13.26%) MVC
5 1,922 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 1,891 (12.95%) Scrum
7 1,690 (11.57%) Front End Development
8 1,594 (10.92%) DevOps
9 1,531 (10.48%) Fintech
10 1,526 (10.45%) Computer Science
11 1,469 (10.06%) OO
12 1,410 (9.66%) BDD
13 1,203 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
14 1,163 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
15 1,077 (7.38%) Web Development
16 973 (6.66%) Analytics
17 934 (6.40%) Test Automation
18 847 (5.80%) E-Commerce
19 837 (5.73%) Mentoring
20 816 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5,656 (38.73%) JavaScript
2 4,582 (31.38%) Java
3 4,406 (30.17%) C#
4 3,613 (24.74%) SQL
5 2,532 (17.34%) Python
6 1,109 (7.59%) TypeScript
7 964 (6.60%) PHP
8 844 (5.78%) Java 8
9 698 (4.78%) C++
10 686 (4.70%) T-SQL
11 588 (4.03%) ES6
12 522 (3.57%) Scala
13 465 (3.18%) Kotlin
14 449 (3.07%) Ruby
15 416 (2.85%) R
16 267 (1.83%) Go
17 212 (1.45%) VBA
18 204 (1.40%) Apex Code
19 196 (1.34%) Apple Swift
20 189 (1.29%) F#
Qualifications
1 1,639 (11.22%) Degree
2 751 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 112 (0.77%) Security Cleared
4 77 (0.53%) Master's Degree
5 66 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 65 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
7 48 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (0.23%) PhD
9 14 (0.096%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.096%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.075%) MCSD
11 10 (0.068%) MCP
11 10 (0.068%) MCSE
12 9 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.062%) MCPD
13 8 (0.055%) MCTS
14 7 (0.048%) MCAD
14 7 (0.048%) MCSA
14 7 (0.048%) Postgraduate
15 6 (0.041%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 524 (3.59%) QA
2 67 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 37 (0.25%) GDPR
4 31 (0.21%) SLA
5 16 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.089%) WCAG
7 12 (0.082%) MiFID
8 9 (0.062%) EMIR
8 9 (0.062%) PMO
9 8 (0.055%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.034%) PSD2
13 2 (0.014%) RMADS
14 1 (0.007%) Dublin Core
14 1 (0.007%) GxP
14 1 (0.007%) HL7
14 1 (0.007%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,702 (11.66%) Docker
2 27 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.082%) LXC
5 12 (0.082%) vSphere
6 11 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.062%) Postfix
8 6 (0.041%) HDFS
9 3 (0.021%) KVM
9 3 (0.021%) Varnish
10 2 (0.014%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.014%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.014%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.014%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.007%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.007%) Firmware
11 1 (0.007%) Samba
11 1 (0.007%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.007%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,016 (6.96%) Kubernetes
2 244 (1.67%) Terraform
3 136 (0.93%) Ansible
4 77 (0.53%) Puppet
5 73 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (0.47%) Kibana
7 47 (0.32%) Grafana
8 26 (0.18%) Mesos
9 25 (0.17%) Control-M
10 24 (0.16%) Rancher
11 22 (0.15%) Prometheus
11 22 (0.15%) SQL Sentry
12 14 (0.096%) Automic
13 13 (0.089%) Istio
13 13 (0.089%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.082%) HAProxy
14 12 (0.082%) SCCM
15 11 (0.075%) BladeLogic
16 10 (0.068%) logstash
16 10 (0.068%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1,421 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 739 (5.06%) Oracle
3 425 (2.91%) Google
4 370 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 300 (2.05%) Tableau
6 161 (1.10%) SAP
7 104 (0.71%) Adobe
8 101 (0.69%) ServiceNow
9 90 (0.62%) MuleSoft
10 88 (0.60%) Sitecore
10 88 (0.60%) Sybase
11 84 (0.58%) Informatica
12 80 (0.55%) TIBCO
13 76 (0.52%) Facebook
14 68 (0.47%) Red Hat
15 67 (0.46%) Apple
16 62 (0.42%) Zend
17 61 (0.42%) IBM
18 51 (0.35%) WorldPay
19 50 (0.34%) Talend