Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Programmer
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 421 323
Rank change year-on-year -84 -98 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 354 511 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.67% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.70% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 290 435 840
London median annual salary £62,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.62% +2.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £34,625 £33,750 £34,875
90th Percentile £87,500 £100,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in London

Programmer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in London.

Salary trend for Programmer in London

Programmer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in London

Programmer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -7 66 £60,000 +20.00% 2
North London - 10 £51,750 -
South London 0 8 £43,750 -22.57%
East London -6 3 £35,000 -39.91%
West London -35 3 £57,500 +4.55%
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 151 (42.66%) Java
2 143 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (35.88%) SQL
4 106 (29.94%) Finance
4 106 (29.94%) Degree
5 100 (28.25%) C#
6 94 (26.55%) TDD
7 88 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (21.47%) JavaScript
9 74 (20.90%) .NET
10 64 (18.08%) Python
11 62 (17.51%) Software Engineering
12 57 (16.10%) Banking
13 53 (14.97%) SQL Server
14 50 (14.12%) Linux
15 49 (13.84%) Spring
16 48 (13.56%) Mobile App
17 46 (12.99%) Web Services
18 45 (12.71%) Scrum
19 44 (12.43%) XML
20 41 (11.58%) Computer Science
20 41 (11.58%) BDD
20 41 (11.58%) Big Data
21 40 (11.30%) Microsoft
22 39 (11.02%) MySQL
23 38 (10.73%) Scala
23 38 (10.73%) Test Automation
23 38 (10.73%) OO
24 37 (10.45%) HTML
24 37 (10.45%) Investment Banking

Programmer 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 28 (7.91%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.67%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.54%) SAS
4 6 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.41%) Apache
6 4 (1.13%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.13%) Drupal
6 4 (1.13%) nginx
6 4 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.85%) CMS
7 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.85%) WordPress
8 2 (0.56%) Confluence
8 2 (0.56%) IIS
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.28%) Kentico
Applications
1 15 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
2 3 (0.85%) Endur
2 3 (0.85%) Magento
3 2 (0.56%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.28%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.26%) SaaS
3 4 (1.13%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.13%) SoftLayer
4 3 (0.85%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.56%) Office 365
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.67%) ATM
2 10 (2.82%) Internet
3 8 (2.26%) Skype
4 7 (1.98%) DSL
5 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) AMQP
6 1 (0.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.58%) Big Data
3 39 (11.02%) MySQL
4 33 (9.32%) Relational Database
5 32 (9.04%) NoSQL
6 26 (7.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (5.65%) Hadoop
9 13 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (3.67%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (3.11%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.82%) QlikView
12 9 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.54%) Infinispan
13 8 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.98%) Redis
15 6 (1.69%) Base SAS
15 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
15 6 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 5 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.21%) JUnit
3 15 (4.24%) Gradle
3 15 (4.24%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.67%) Android Studio
5 12 (3.39%) Maven
5 12 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.54%) JIRA
6 9 (2.54%) Subversion
7 7 (1.98%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.41%) Grunt
8 5 (1.41%) gulp
8 5 (1.41%) Hamcrest
8 5 (1.41%) Hudson
8 5 (1.41%) jMock
9 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.13%) webpack
10 3 (0.85%) Selenium
10 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (29.94%) Finance
2 57 (16.10%) Banking
3 37 (10.45%) Investment Banking
4 36 (10.17%) Retail
5 28 (7.91%) Games
6 15 (4.24%) Front Office
7 9 (2.54%) Back Office
7 9 (2.54%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.41%) Law
8 5 (1.41%) Legal
8 5 (1.41%) Marketing
9 4 (1.13%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.85%) Billing
10 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.56%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (20.90%) .NET
2 49 (13.84%) Spring
3 46 (12.99%) Web Services
4 44 (12.43%) XML
5 37 (10.45%) HTML
5 37 (10.45%) RESTful
6 34 (9.60%) AngularJS
7 31 (8.76%) Hibernate
8 27 (7.63%) CSS
8 27 (7.63%) REST
9 26 (7.34%) WCF
9 26 (7.34%) WPF
10 25 (7.06%) Django
10 25 (7.06%) J2EE
11 21 (5.93%) jQuery
12 18 (5.08%) JMS
13 17 (4.80%) Java EE
14 16 (4.52%) JSON
15 15 (4.24%) ASP.NET
15 15 (4.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 41 (11.58%) Computer Science
3 34 (9.60%) User Experience
4 33 (9.32%) Fintech
5 31 (8.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 30 (8.47%) Derivative
7 25 (7.06%) Equities
8 24 (6.78%) Fixed Income
9 19 (5.37%) Algorithms
9 19 (5.37%) OTC Derivatives
10 18 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (4.24%) mHealth
12 14 (3.95%) Data Structures
13 9 (2.54%) EFT
13 9 (2.54%) Market Risk
14 8 (2.26%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.98%) Hedge funds
16 6 (1.69%) Animation
17 5 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.12%) Linux
2 36 (10.17%) Unix
3 34 (9.60%) Android
4 29 (8.19%) Apple iOS
5 27 (7.63%) Windows
6 8 (2.26%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) OS/400
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (26.55%) TDD
3 88 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (17.51%) Software Engineering
5 45 (12.71%) Scrum
6 41 (11.58%) BDD
7 38 (10.73%) OO
7 38 (10.73%) Test Automation
8 37 (10.45%) Microservices
9 33 (9.32%) Mathematics
10 31 (8.76%) DevOps
11 30 (8.47%) Web Development
12 28 (7.91%) Android Development
12 28 (7.91%) MVC
13 24 (6.78%) SOLID
14 23 (6.50%) iOS Development
15 21 (5.93%) E-Commerce
15 21 (5.93%) Multithreading
16 20 (5.65%) Analytics
16 20 (5.65%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (42.66%) Java
2 127 (35.88%) SQL
3 100 (28.25%) C#
4 76 (21.47%) JavaScript
5 64 (18.08%) Python
6 38 (10.73%) Scala
7 36 (10.17%) C++
8 31 (8.76%) PHP
9 23 (6.50%) C
10 22 (6.21%) T-SQL
11 18 (5.08%) Haskell
11 18 (5.08%) Shell Script
12 16 (4.52%) Apple Swift
12 16 (4.52%) VB
13 15 (4.24%) Objective-C
13 15 (4.24%) VBA
14 14 (3.95%) F#
15 12 (3.39%) PL/SQL
16 11 (3.11%) R
17 10 (2.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 106 (29.94%) Degree
2 18 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.56%) MCSD
5 2 (0.56%) PhD
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.28%) MCP
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.45%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.85%) EMIR
2 3 (0.85%) MiFID
3 2 (0.56%) IFRS
3 2 (0.56%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.28%) Basel III
System Software
1 21 (5.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.41%) Ansible
1 5 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (1.41%) Kubernetes
1 5 (1.41%) Puppet
2 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 40 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.76%) Oracle
3 21 (5.93%) Google
4 14 (3.95%) Sybase
5 7 (1.98%) Bloomberg
5 7 (1.98%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.69%) IBM
7 5 (1.41%) AppDynamics
7 5 (1.41%) Apple
7 5 (1.41%) FactSet
7 5 (1.41%) iManage
7 5 (1.41%) Splunk
8 4 (1.13%) Informatica
9 3 (0.85%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.85%) Facebook
9 3 (0.85%) Infragistics
9 3 (0.85%) OpenLink
9 3 (0.85%) Palantir
9 3 (0.85%) Vermilion
9 3 (0.85%) webMethods