Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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

Senior Developer
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 42 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3,179 1,521 3,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.23% 6.33% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 6.77% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,134 1,324 2,722
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,375 £53,813
25th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £127,500 £95,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £62,032
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.28% +3.39%

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 46,514 22,462 48,690
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.10% 93.43% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,054 19,056 39,899
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in London.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in London

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -17 369 £85,000 +17.24% 155
West London +6 198 £75,000 +11.11% 39
South London -8 42 £57,500 -6.36% 1
East London -22 21 £62,500 +2.46% 30
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1,513 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,288 (40.52%) JavaScript
3 1,121 (35.26%) React
4 1,062 (33.41%) Java
5 856 (26.93%) Finance
6 810 (25.48%) AWS
7 778 (24.47%) TDD
8 700 (22.02%) .NET
9 698 (21.96%) C#
10 697 (21.93%) CI/CD
11 696 (21.89%) Microservices
12 693 (21.80%) Azure
13 688 (21.64%) HTML
14 683 (21.48%) TypeScript
15 681 (21.42%) Full Stack Development
16 634 (19.94%) CSS
17 627 (19.72%) Software Engineering
18 623 (19.60%) Docker
19 620 (19.50%) SQL
20 617 (19.41%) DevOps
21 591 (18.59%) Python
22 573 (18.02%) Git (software)
23 565 (17.77%) Social Skills
24 548 (17.24%) Node.js
25 485 (15.26%) Mentoring
26 481 (15.13%) AngularJS
27 474 (14.91%) Kubernetes
28 457 (14.38%) REST
29 445 (14.00%) Front End Development
30 422 (13.27%) Spring

Senior 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 88 (2.77%) CMS
2 80 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (1.92%) WordPress
4 39 (1.23%) Confluence
4 39 (1.23%) Drupal
5 34 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 23 (0.72%) Apache
7 18 (0.57%) MQSeries
8 16 (0.50%) Jetty
9 14 (0.44%) Apache Solr
9 14 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.28%) NServiceBus
10 9 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.25%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.22%) Apache Pulsar
12 7 (0.22%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.19%) IIS
14 4 (0.13%) Ethereum
14 4 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (0.75%) Sketch
2 22 (0.69%) InVision
3 13 (0.41%) Chatbot
4 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (0.31%) Adobe XD
6 8 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.063%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.031%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
3 17 (0.53%) Magento
4 14 (0.44%) Shopify
5 12 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.25%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.094%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.063%) SAP IBP
9 2 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.031%) FINCAD Analytics
10 1 (0.031%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.031%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 1 (0.031%) MetaTrader
10 1 (0.031%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 810 (25.48%) AWS
2 693 (21.80%) Azure
3 321 (10.10%) GCP
4 200 (6.29%) Serverless
5 178 (5.60%) GitHub
6 139 (4.37%) SaaS
7 130 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
8 128 (4.03%) npm
9 84 (2.64%) Amazon S3
10 62 (1.95%) Power Platform
11 49 (1.54%) Azure Service Bus
12 47 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
13 44 (1.38%) Firebase
14 36 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
14 36 (1.13%) Google Play
15 35 (1.10%) Figma
15 35 (1.10%) PaaS
16 32 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
17 31 (0.98%) Azure Functions
17 31 (0.98%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 151 (4.75%) Broadband
2 81 (2.55%) HTTP
3 45 (1.42%) Internet
4 15 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.41%) DNS
6 12 (0.38%) 5G
7 11 (0.35%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.35%) DVB
8 10 (0.31%) SMS
9 8 (0.25%) AMQP
10 7 (0.22%) Intranet
10 7 (0.22%) SSH
10 7 (0.22%) VoIP
11 6 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
11 6 (0.19%) ISDN
11 6 (0.19%) PBX
11 6 (0.19%) RTP
11 6 (0.19%) SS7
11 6 (0.19%) SSL
12 3 (0.094%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 252 (7.93%) NoSQL
3 197 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
4 167 (5.25%) MySQL
5 157 (4.94%) MongoDB
6 122 (3.84%) Relational Database
7 116 (3.65%) Big Data
8 105 (3.30%) Redis
9 75 (2.36%) Blockchain
10 61 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 58 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 45 (1.42%) Power BI
14 37 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
15 35 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 34 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (0.88%) Data Lake
18 26 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
19 24 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
19 24 (0.75%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 573 (18.02%) Git (software)
2 249 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 161 (5.06%) webpack
4 125 (3.93%) Bitbucket
5 112 (3.52%) JIRA
6 106 (3.33%) Maven
7 100 (3.15%) JUnit
8 99 (3.11%) Cypress.io
9 78 (2.45%) TeamCity
10 75 (2.36%) Selenium
11 67 (2.11%) GitLab
12 65 (2.04%) Mercurial
13 63 (1.98%) Visual Studio
14 58 (1.82%) NUnit
15 57 (1.79%) Mockito
16 52 (1.64%) Gradle
17 48 (1.51%) PostCSS
18 44 (1.38%) Jasmine
19 42 (1.32%) CircleCI
20 41 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 856 (26.93%) Finance
2 565 (17.77%) Social Skills
3 231 (7.27%) Banking
4 197 (6.20%) Games
5 130 (4.09%) Retail
6 120 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 119 (3.74%) Front Office
8 116 (3.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 116 (3.65%) Marketing
9 88 (2.77%) Investment Banking
10 51 (1.60%) Advertising
11 44 (1.38%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.32%) Public Sector
13 36 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 34 (1.07%) Legal
14 34 (1.07%) Manufacturing
15 30 (0.94%) Back Office
16 29 (0.91%) Automotive
16 29 (0.91%) Publishing
17 27 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,121 (35.26%) React
2 700 (22.02%) .NET
3 688 (21.64%) HTML
4 634 (19.94%) CSS
5 548 (17.24%) Node.js
6 481 (15.13%) AngularJS
7 457 (14.38%) REST
8 422 (13.27%) Spring
9 333 (10.47%) HTML5
10 299 (9.41%) .NET Core
11 291 (9.15%) RESTful
12 283 (8.90%) Spring Boot
13 258 (8.12%) Sass
14 249 (7.83%) Redux
14 249 (7.83%) Vue.js
15 248 (7.80%) GraphQL
16 231 (7.27%) Kafka
17 214 (6.73%) Web Services
18 195 (6.13%) CSS3
19 188 (5.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 379 (11.92%) User Experience
2 256 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
3 197 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 142 (4.47%) Derivative
5 132 (4.15%) Social Media
6 108 (3.40%) Fixed Income
6 108 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 106 (3.33%) Equities
8 101 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
9 94 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
10 85 (2.67%) Hedge funds
11 70 (2.20%) Over-the-Top Content
12 69 (2.17%) Video\Live Streaming
13 65 (2.04%) Algorithms
14 61 (1.92%) Data Structures
15 53 (1.67%) Virtual Team
16 51 (1.60%) Video on Demand
17 50 (1.57%) Blog
18 42 (1.32%) Cloud Native
19 37 (1.16%) STB
Operating Systems
1 213 (6.70%) Linux
2 191 (6.01%) Apple iOS
3 170 (5.35%) Android
4 131 (4.12%) Windows
5 74 (2.33%) Unix
6 6 (0.19%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.16%) Mesosphere
8 3 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.094%) VMS
9 1 (0.031%) watchOS
9 1 (0.031%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,513 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
2 778 (24.47%) TDD
3 697 (21.93%) CI/CD
4 696 (21.89%) Microservices
5 681 (21.42%) Full Stack Development
6 627 (19.72%) Software Engineering
7 617 (19.41%) DevOps
8 485 (15.26%) Mentoring
9 445 (14.00%) Front End Development
10 368 (11.58%) Fintech
11 355 (11.17%) Analytics
12 353 (11.10%) Scrum
13 330 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
14 315 (9.91%) Test Automation
15 301 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
16 299 (9.41%) SDLC
17 283 (8.90%) Unit Testing
18 242 (7.61%) OO
19 237 (7.46%) BDD
20 225 (7.08%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,288 (40.52%) JavaScript
2 1,062 (33.41%) Java
3 698 (21.96%) C#
4 683 (21.48%) TypeScript
5 620 (19.50%) SQL
6 591 (18.59%) Python
7 202 (6.35%) Kotlin
8 184 (5.79%) ES6
9 150 (4.72%) C++
10 143 (4.50%) PHP
11 116 (3.65%) T-SQL
12 104 (3.27%) Java 8
13 98 (3.08%) Go
14 86 (2.71%) Java 11
15 77 (2.42%) Scala
16 76 (2.39%) Apple Swift
17 73 (2.30%) ES7
18 66 (2.08%) Ruby
19 58 (1.82%) Apex Code
20 46 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 280 (8.81%) Degree
2 89 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.07%) Master's Degree
4 20 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 19 (0.60%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (0.50%) SANS
6 16 (0.50%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.35%) PhD
9 4 (0.13%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.13%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.094%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.063%) MCSD
12 1 (0.031%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (6.39%) QA
2 86 (2.71%) Accessibility
3 22 (0.69%) WCAG
4 14 (0.44%) GDPR
5 8 (0.25%) IFRS
5 8 (0.25%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.063%) PSD2
7 1 (0.031%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.031%) ISO 15022
7 1 (0.031%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.031%) SLA
7 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
System Software
1 623 (19.60%) Docker
2 11 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.19%) Kamailio
3 6 (0.19%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (0.031%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.031%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 474 (14.91%) Kubernetes
2 149 (4.69%) Terraform
3 53 (1.67%) Prometheus
4 51 (1.60%) Grafana
5 31 (0.98%) Ansible
6 17 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.31%) Istio
8 9 (0.28%) Consul
8 9 (0.28%) MIIS
9 8 (0.25%) Kibana
10 7 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.19%) Graphite
11 6 (0.19%) Graylog
11 6 (0.19%) Opsgenie
12 5 (0.16%) Automic
12 5 (0.16%) Puppet
13 2 (0.063%) Control-M
14 1 (0.031%) Jamf Pro
14 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.031%) SCCM
Vendors
1 226 (7.11%) Microsoft
2 209 (6.57%) Google
3 89 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
4 71 (2.23%) Oracle
5 56 (1.76%) Apple
6 26 (0.82%) Atlassian
7 24 (0.75%) SAP
7 24 (0.75%) Xamarin
8 21 (0.66%) Adobe
9 16 (0.50%) TIBCO
10 15 (0.47%) ServiceNow
10 15 (0.47%) Sony
11 14 (0.44%) Splunk
11 14 (0.44%) Twitter
12 12 (0.38%) Bloomberg
12 12 (0.38%) Cognizant
12 12 (0.38%) Solace
12 12 (0.38%) Spotify
12 12 (0.38%) Zend
13 11 (0.35%) YouTube