Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 43 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,992 2,719 3,005
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.39% 5.94% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 6.28% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,632 2,297 2,608
10th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,775
25th Percentile £63,156 £62,500 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £62,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -0.80% +4.17% +9.09%

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 28,774 43,297 58,092
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.32% 94.57% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23,255 35,559 48,053
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.15% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 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 +12 439 £77,500 +3.33% 139
West London +27 76 £70,000 +12.00% 50
South London +12 37 £62,500 -3.85% 7
East London +1 9 £57,500 -4.17% 38
North London +19 3 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 840 (42.17%) JavaScript
2 819 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (27.51%) Java
4 499 (25.05%) Finance
5 495 (24.85%) C#
6 494 (24.80%) React
7 480 (24.10%) Microservices
8 469 (23.54%) SQL
8 469 (23.54%) .NET
9 466 (23.39%) AWS
10 436 (21.89%) CSS
11 410 (20.58%) DevOps
12 400 (20.08%) Docker
12 400 (20.08%) Azure
13 393 (19.73%) TDD
14 376 (18.88%) HTML
15 340 (17.07%) Node.js
16 331 (16.62%) Python
17 315 (15.81%) TypeScript
18 304 (15.26%) Front End Development
19 297 (14.91%) AngularJS
20 293 (14.71%) Fintech
21 291 (14.61%) Software Engineering
22 278 (13.96%) Git (software)
22 278 (13.96%) Test Automation
23 253 (12.70%) .NET Core
24 252 (12.65%) Mentoring
25 250 (12.55%) Degree
26 244 (12.25%) Kubernetes
27 238 (11.95%) Web Services

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 85 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 48 (2.41%) Confluence
4 37 (1.86%) CMS
5 35 (1.76%) WordPress
6 21 (1.05%) Apache
7 18 (0.90%) Drupal
8 17 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.25%) Facebook Platform
11 5 (0.25%) Tornado
11 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.20%) Appian
12 4 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.15%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.15%) Camunda
13 3 (0.15%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.15%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.15%) Jetty
Applications
1 27 (1.36%) Photoshop
2 17 (0.85%) Sketch
3 14 (0.70%) Figma
4 9 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.30%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.25%) UXPin
7 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.15%) InVision
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 78 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
5 3 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.050%) Magento
6 1 (0.050%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.050%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.050%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.050%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 466 (23.39%) AWS
2 400 (20.08%) Azure
3 133 (6.68%) Serverless
4 118 (5.92%) SaaS
5 100 (5.02%) GCP
6 74 (3.71%) PaaS
7 68 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 55 (2.76%) Azure Functions
9 49 (2.46%) GitHub
10 48 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
11 41 (2.06%) Power Platform
12 31 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (1.51%) Amazon S3
14 25 (1.26%) Firebase
15 20 (1.00%) Asana
16 18 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
16 18 (0.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 17 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 17 (0.85%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.51%) HTTP
2 13 (0.65%) Broadband
2 13 (0.65%) Internet
3 12 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.30%) Firewall
4 6 (0.30%) Intranet
4 6 (0.30%) SSL
5 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.20%) SSH
6 4 (0.20%) WEP
7 2 (0.10%) AMQP
7 2 (0.10%) FTP
7 2 (0.10%) VoIP
8 1 (0.050%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.050%) DHCP
8 1 (0.050%) IPv4
8 1 (0.050%) IPv6
8 1 (0.050%) PPP
8 1 (0.050%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 178 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
3 141 (7.08%) NoSQL
4 112 (5.62%) MySQL
5 102 (5.12%) MongoDB
6 78 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 66 (3.31%) Big Data
8 54 (2.71%) Redis
9 31 (1.56%) Power BI
10 28 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (1.31%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 22 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.80%) Oracle Database
18 13 (0.65%) Couchbase
19 12 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 278 (13.96%) Git (software)
2 149 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 90 (4.52%) JIRA
4 74 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 73 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 72 (3.61%) webpack
7 68 (3.41%) Maven
8 51 (2.56%) JUnit
9 40 (2.01%) Bitbucket
9 40 (2.01%) Mockito
10 38 (1.91%) Cypress.io
10 38 (1.91%) Gradle
11 35 (1.76%) SonarQube
11 35 (1.76%) TeamCity
12 30 (1.51%) Visual Studio
13 27 (1.36%) Babel
13 27 (1.36%) Mocha
14 25 (1.26%) Cucumber
15 22 (1.10%) Grunt
16 20 (1.00%) DbUnit
General
1 499 (25.05%) Finance
2 135 (6.78%) Banking
3 121 (6.07%) Marketing
4 82 (4.12%) Public Sector
5 81 (4.07%) Games
6 77 (3.87%) Front Office
7 68 (3.41%) Retail
8 51 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 49 (2.46%) Telecoms
10 44 (2.21%) Investment Banking
11 41 (2.06%) Electronics
12 32 (1.61%) Advertising
13 24 (1.20%) Legal
14 18 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.60%) Publishing
16 10 (0.50%) Automotive
16 10 (0.50%) Back Office
17 8 (0.40%) Local Government
18 7 (0.35%) Law
19 6 (0.30%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (24.80%) React
2 469 (23.54%) .NET
3 436 (21.89%) CSS
4 376 (18.88%) HTML
5 340 (17.07%) Node.js
6 297 (14.91%) AngularJS
7 253 (12.70%) .NET Core
8 238 (11.95%) Web Services
9 208 (10.44%) REST
10 195 (9.79%) Spring
11 171 (8.58%) RESTful
12 162 (8.13%) ASP.NET Web API
13 153 (7.68%) Redux
14 151 (7.58%) HTML5
15 140 (7.03%) jQuery
16 132 (6.63%) Kafka
17 129 (6.48%) .NET Framework
18 126 (6.33%) Vue.js
19 116 (5.82%) Entity Framework
19 116 (5.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 190 (9.54%) User Experience
2 118 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
4 112 (5.62%) Mobile App
5 69 (3.46%) N-Tier
6 66 (3.31%) Derivative
7 54 (2.71%) Algorithms
7 54 (2.71%) Equities
8 50 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 49 (2.46%) Reinsurance
10 44 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
11 40 (2.01%) Blog
12 39 (1.96%) Hedge funds
13 37 (1.86%) Data Structures
14 33 (1.66%) Virtual Team
15 30 (1.51%) Social Media
16 29 (1.46%) NHS
17 26 (1.31%) Fixed Income
18 23 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
19 22 (1.10%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 137 (6.88%) Linux
2 106 (5.32%) Android
3 81 (4.07%) Apple iOS
4 45 (2.26%) Windows
5 43 (2.16%) Unix
6 9 (0.45%) CentOS
6 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.25%) Debian
11 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.10%) watchOS
12 1 (0.050%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.050%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (24.10%) Microservices
3 410 (20.58%) DevOps
4 393 (19.73%) TDD
5 304 (15.26%) Front End Development
6 293 (14.71%) Fintech
7 291 (14.61%) Software Engineering
8 278 (13.96%) Test Automation
9 252 (12.65%) Mentoring
10 213 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
11 203 (10.19%) MVC
12 187 (9.39%) OO
13 180 (9.04%) Computer Science
14 177 (8.89%) BDD
15 174 (8.73%) Scrum
16 172 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
17 145 (7.28%) SOLID
18 140 (7.03%) Unit Testing
19 124 (6.22%) Analytics
20 114 (5.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 840 (42.17%) JavaScript
2 548 (27.51%) Java
3 495 (24.85%) C#
4 469 (23.54%) SQL
5 331 (16.62%) Python
6 315 (15.81%) TypeScript
7 152 (7.63%) PHP
8 137 (6.88%) T-SQL
9 97 (4.87%) C++
10 93 (4.67%) Kotlin
11 86 (4.32%) ES6
12 82 (4.12%) Go
13 77 (3.87%) PowerShell
14 68 (3.41%) Scala
15 67 (3.36%) Java 8
16 59 (2.96%) Ruby
17 33 (1.66%) Apple Swift
18 23 (1.15%) Bash Shell
18 23 (1.15%) C
19 18 (0.90%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 250 (12.55%) Degree
2 71 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (2.71%) Master's Degree
4 19 (0.95%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.30%) PhD
7 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.10%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.10%) SANS
10 1 (0.050%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.050%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.66%) QA
2 6 (0.30%) WCAG
3 5 (0.25%) MiFID
4 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.20%) EMIR
4 4 (0.20%) WAI
5 2 (0.10%) GRC
5 2 (0.10%) PMO
6 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 400 (20.08%) Docker
2 9 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 244 (12.25%) Kubernetes
2 129 (6.48%) Terraform
3 68 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.51%) Ansible
5 14 (0.70%) Puppet
6 12 (0.60%) Grafana
6 12 (0.60%) Prometheus
7 9 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.25%) Kibana
8 5 (0.25%) Marathon
9 4 (0.20%) Mesos
9 4 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.10%) Rancher
11 1 (0.050%) Consul
11 1 (0.050%) Galera Cluster
11 1 (0.050%) Istio
11 1 (0.050%) Packer
Vendors
1 124 (6.22%) Microsoft
2 87 (4.37%) Google
3 72 (3.61%) Oracle
4 69 (3.46%) Nintex
5 68 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 43 (2.16%) SAP
7 39 (1.96%) Adobe
8 20 (1.00%) Facebook
9 16 (0.80%) DoubleClick
9 16 (0.80%) Zend
10 15 (0.75%) Apple
11 12 (0.60%) Spotify
12 11 (0.55%) Twitter
13 10 (0.50%) Cloudera
14 9 (0.45%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.45%) Solace
15 8 (0.40%) BT
15 8 (0.40%) Murex
16 7 (0.35%) IBM
16 7 (0.35%) Xamarin