Period
to 27 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £112,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer/Developer
England > London
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 236 213 419
Rank change year-on-year -23 +206 +125
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 828 325 375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.60% 1.50% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.60% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 792 319 351
10th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £57,500
25th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £69,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £112,500 £110,000 £86,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +27.91% +37.60%
75th Percentile £128,750 £132,500 £118,750
90th Percentile £135,000 £138,750 £122,500
England median annual salary £100,000 £95,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +31.03% +38.10%

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 46,477 20,303 51,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.01% 93.65% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 32,514 17,336 42,423
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £103,750 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in London

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in London

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in London

Developer/Software Engineer
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/Software Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 27 November 2021. 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 -57 16 £62,500 -26.47% 12
West London -81 10 £72,500 +20.83% 4
South London - 7 £53,500 -
East London - 5 £70,000 - 7
North London - 1 - -
Developer/Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, Developer/Software Engineer 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/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 814 (98.31%) Software Engineering
2 716 (86.47%) AWS
3 678 (81.88%) Finance
4 646 (78.02%) Asset Management
5 627 (75.72%) Agile Software Development
6 601 (72.58%) Web Services
7 590 (71.26%) JavaScript
8 544 (65.70%) React
9 506 (61.11%) Python
10 498 (60.14%) Investment Management
11 457 (55.19%) Full Stack Development
12 449 (54.23%) Front Office
13 398 (48.07%) Serverless
14 397 (47.95%) TypeScript
14 397 (47.95%) Java
15 360 (43.48%) Hedge funds
16 345 (41.67%) AWS Lambda
17 282 (34.06%) SQL
18 279 (33.70%) GCP
19 274 (33.09%) Docker
20 267 (32.25%) Derivative
21 259 (31.28%) Terraform
22 255 (30.80%) Kubernetes
23 254 (30.68%) Amazon S3
24 247 (29.83%) Node.js
25 241 (29.11%) Fixed Income
26 240 (28.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
27 237 (28.62%) Azure
28 236 (28.50%) Equities
29 225 (27.17%) Material-UI

Developer/Software Engineer 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 98 (11.84%) Apache
2 28 (3.38%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.24%) CMS
4 2 (0.24%) Drupal
4 2 (0.24%) IIS
4 2 (0.24%) JBoss
4 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.24%) WordPress
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.12%) Tornado
Applications
1 12 (1.45%) Adobe XD
1 12 (1.45%) Figma
1 12 (1.45%) Sketch
2 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 716 (86.47%) AWS
2 398 (48.07%) Serverless
3 345 (41.67%) AWS Lambda
4 279 (33.70%) GCP
5 254 (30.68%) Amazon S3
6 237 (28.62%) Azure
7 200 (24.15%) Amazon EC2
8 138 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
8 138 (16.67%) AWS Step Functions
9 95 (11.47%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (0.85%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.72%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.60%) AWS KMS
13 4 (0.48%) Amazon Cognito
13 4 (0.48%) npm
13 4 (0.48%) PaaS
13 4 (0.48%) Slack
13 4 (0.48%) Yarn
14 3 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.48%) HTTP
2 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.24%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.24%) Firewall
3 2 (0.24%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (28.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 138 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
3 133 (16.06%) Amazon Athena
4 121 (14.61%) Amazon Aurora
5 93 (11.23%) Apache Ignite
6 16 (1.93%) Big Data
7 13 (1.57%) SQL Server
8 8 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.60%) Tableau
11 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.48%) MySQL
11 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.24%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.24%) Metadata
14 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 12 (1.45%) TeamCity
3 8 (0.97%) Maven
4 5 (0.60%) JIRA
5 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.12%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.12%) GitLab
8 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.12%) JUnit
8 1 (0.12%) Mockito
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 678 (81.88%) Finance
2 449 (54.23%) Front Office
3 134 (16.18%) Banking
4 22 (2.66%) Social Skills
5 17 (2.05%) Retail
6 6 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (0.60%) Billing
8 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.24%) Games
9 2 (0.24%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.24%) Law
9 2 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.12%) Advertising
10 1 (0.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 601 (72.58%) Web Services
2 544 (65.70%) React
3 247 (29.83%) Node.js
4 225 (27.17%) Material-UI
5 180 (21.74%) AngularJS
6 132 (15.94%) Vue.js
7 118 (14.25%) gRPC
8 116 (14.01%) .NET
9 53 (6.40%) React Native
10 31 (3.74%) .NET Core
11 28 (3.38%) ASP.NET
12 25 (3.02%) Protocol Buffers
13 24 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (2.66%) J2EE
15 21 (2.54%) Spring
16 18 (2.17%) Pandas
17 17 (2.05%) Hibernate
18 16 (1.93%) NumPy
18 16 (1.93%) SciPy
19 15 (1.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 360 (43.48%) Hedge funds
2 267 (32.25%) Derivative
3 241 (29.11%) Fixed Income
4 236 (28.50%) Equities
5 224 (27.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 118 (14.25%) User Experience
7 93 (11.23%) Pricing Data
8 52 (6.28%) Credit Derivative
9 42 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.45%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.21%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.48%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.36%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.24%) DataPower
15 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.24%) PKI
15 2 (0.24%) Self-Motivation
16 1 (0.12%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 7 (0.85%) Linux
1 7 (0.85%) Windows
2 6 (0.72%) Unix
3 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (98.31%) Software Engineering
2 646 (78.02%) Asset Management
3 627 (75.72%) Agile Software Development
4 498 (60.14%) Investment Management
5 457 (55.19%) Full Stack Development
6 191 (23.07%) Microservices
7 160 (19.32%) Analytics
8 127 (15.34%) DevOps
9 108 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 105 (12.68%) Front End Development
11 95 (11.47%) Data Management
11 95 (11.47%) Project Delivery
12 94 (11.35%) Artificial Intelligence
13 93 (11.23%) Enterprise Data Management
14 90 (10.87%) Data Science
15 64 (7.73%) Portfolio Management
16 56 (6.76%) SDLC
17 53 (6.40%) Progressive Web App
17 53 (6.40%) Web Application Development
18 52 (6.28%) Cryptocurrency
Programming Languages
1 590 (71.26%) JavaScript
2 506 (61.11%) Python
3 397 (47.95%) Java
3 397 (47.95%) TypeScript
4 282 (34.06%) SQL
5 119 (14.37%) Kotlin
6 108 (13.04%) Scala
7 99 (11.96%) Clojure
8 56 (6.76%) C#
9 24 (2.90%) C++
10 13 (1.57%) Java 8
11 12 (1.45%) Perl
11 12 (1.45%) R
12 10 (1.21%) PHP
12 10 (1.21%) Ruby
13 9 (1.09%) Go
13 9 (1.09%) Java 11
14 8 (0.97%) Apple Swift
14 8 (0.97%) Dart
14 8 (0.97%) Rust
Qualifications
1 19 (2.29%) Degree
2 2 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (18.60%) QA
System Software
1 274 (33.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 259 (31.28%) Terraform
2 255 (30.80%) Kubernetes
3 35 (4.23%) Grafana
3 35 (4.23%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.48%) Ansible
5 2 (0.24%) Puppet
5 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (1.45%) Adobe
2 8 (0.97%) Oracle
2 8 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (0.85%) Microsoft
4 5 (0.60%) Sophos
5 4 (0.48%) Alteryx
6 3 (0.36%) Google
7 2 (0.24%) Citrix
7 2 (0.24%) F5
7 2 (0.24%) IBM
7 2 (0.24%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.24%) Sybase
8 1 (0.12%) BT