Period
to 22 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 39 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,536 3,149 3,407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.32% 6.14% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.77% 6.47% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,487 2,950 3,186
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £55,000 £54,881 £52,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +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 22,690 48,678 60,237
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.43% 94.85% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19,045 39,889 49,926
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,502
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +1 386 £72,500 -3.33% 156
West London +7 44 £70,000 +7.69% 28
South London +7 27 £60,305 -7.22% 6
East London +13 9 £61,000 -2.40% 21
North London +19 2 £66,250 +2.71% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 643 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (35.16%) JavaScript
3 442 (28.78%) Java
4 405 (26.37%) Finance
5 377 (24.54%) AWS
6 355 (23.11%) SQL
7 350 (22.79%) C#
8 343 (22.33%) .NET
9 338 (22.01%) Microservices
10 319 (20.77%) Python
11 313 (20.38%) TDD
12 308 (20.05%) CSS
13 287 (18.68%) DevOps
14 284 (18.49%) React
15 283 (18.42%) Docker
15 283 (18.42%) Azure
16 281 (18.29%) Node.js
17 254 (16.54%) HTML
18 235 (15.30%) AngularJS
19 229 (14.91%) Fintech
20 202 (13.15%) TypeScript
21 201 (13.09%) Front End Development
22 195 (12.70%) .NET Core
23 188 (12.24%) SQL Server
24 185 (12.04%) Software Engineering
25 184 (11.98%) Test Automation
26 178 (11.59%) Kubernetes
26 178 (11.59%) Mentoring
27 165 (10.74%) MVC
28 159 (10.35%) 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 56 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.80%) CMS
3 41 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (1.76%) WordPress
5 17 (1.11%) Confluence
6 13 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.72%) Apache
8 9 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
8 9 (0.59%) Drupal
9 8 (0.52%) Tornado
10 6 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.26%) nginx
13 3 (0.20%) Camunda
13 3 (0.20%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.20%) Headless CMS
13 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.13%) Appian
14 2 (0.13%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.33%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.20%) Figma
3 3 (0.20%) Sketch
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.065%) InVision
5 1 (0.065%) Maya
5 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 51 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
3 6 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.065%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.065%) Endur
6 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.065%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.065%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.065%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 377 (24.54%) AWS
2 283 (18.42%) Azure
3 80 (5.21%) Serverless
4 79 (5.14%) SaaS
5 67 (4.36%) GCP
6 37 (2.41%) PaaS
7 36 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (1.89%) Power Platform
9 21 (1.37%) npm
10 20 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
11 16 (1.04%) GitHub
11 16 (1.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.78%) Azure Functions
14 10 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.69%) HTTP
2 15 (0.98%) Internet
3 12 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.26%) WEP
5 2 (0.13%) Firewall
5 2 (0.13%) Intranet
6 1 (0.065%) FTP
6 1 (0.065%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.065%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.065%) RTP
6 1 (0.065%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 130 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
3 117 (7.62%) NoSQL
4 90 (5.86%) MongoDB
5 79 (5.14%) MySQL
6 71 (4.62%) Relational Database
7 45 (2.93%) Redis
8 39 (2.54%) Big Data
9 30 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (1.69%) Power BI
12 22 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.11%) Hadoop
15 16 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 14 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.91%) Data Lake
17 12 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
17 12 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
18 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 149 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 59 (3.84%) webpack
3 54 (3.52%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 44 (2.86%) JIRA
6 43 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (1.76%) Maven
8 26 (1.69%) Babel
9 25 (1.63%) JUnit
10 17 (1.11%) Grunt
11 14 (0.91%) GitLab
11 14 (0.91%) Gradle
11 14 (0.91%) Jasmine
12 13 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.78%) Cypress.io
13 12 (0.78%) Mocha
13 12 (0.78%) Mockito
13 12 (0.78%) Selenium
14 11 (0.72%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 405 (26.37%) Finance
2 102 (6.64%) Banking
3 80 (5.21%) Front Office
4 54 (3.52%) Retail
5 50 (3.26%) Games
6 45 (2.93%) Marketing
7 29 (1.89%) Advertising
8 28 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.30%) Legal
9 20 (1.30%) Public Sector
10 16 (1.04%) Law
11 14 (0.91%) Automotive
12 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.65%) Publishing
14 9 (0.59%) Back Office
15 8 (0.52%) Local Government
16 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.46%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
18 1 (0.065%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (22.33%) .NET
2 308 (20.05%) CSS
3 284 (18.49%) React
4 281 (18.29%) Node.js
5 254 (16.54%) HTML
6 235 (15.30%) AngularJS
7 195 (12.70%) .NET Core
8 159 (10.35%) Spring
9 153 (9.96%) Web Services
10 144 (9.38%) REST
11 137 (8.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 134 (8.72%) Vue.js
13 132 (8.59%) Kafka
14 117 (7.62%) Redux
15 113 (7.36%) RESTful
16 101 (6.58%) .NET Framework
16 101 (6.58%) HTML5
17 99 (6.45%) ASP.NET
18 98 (6.38%) Spring Boot
19 97 (6.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (5.99%) User Experience
3 90 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (4.04%) Derivative
5 49 (3.19%) Equities
6 45 (2.93%) Fixed Income
6 45 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 44 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 43 (2.80%) N-Tier
9 40 (2.60%) Hedge funds
10 38 (2.47%) Algorithms
11 35 (2.28%) Reinsurance
12 34 (2.21%) Virtual Team
13 33 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
14 22 (1.43%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (1.24%) Blog
17 17 (1.11%) Market Risk
18 13 (0.85%) Client/Server
19 12 (0.78%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 103 (6.71%) Linux
2 58 (3.78%) Android
3 38 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.34%) Windows
5 22 (1.43%) Unix
6 6 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.26%) CentOS
7 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.065%) AIX
8 1 (0.065%) Debian
8 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (22.01%) Microservices
3 313 (20.38%) TDD
4 287 (18.68%) DevOps
5 229 (14.91%) Fintech
6 201 (13.09%) Front End Development
7 185 (12.04%) Software Engineering
8 184 (11.98%) Test Automation
9 178 (11.59%) Mentoring
10 165 (10.74%) MVC
11 152 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
12 131 (8.53%) OO
13 124 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
14 122 (7.94%) BDD
15 120 (7.81%) Scrum
16 115 (7.49%) SOLID
17 111 (7.23%) Computer Science
18 96 (6.25%) Analytics
19 92 (5.99%) Project Management
20 85 (5.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 540 (35.16%) JavaScript
2 442 (28.78%) Java
3 355 (23.11%) SQL
4 350 (22.79%) C#
5 319 (20.77%) Python
6 202 (13.15%) TypeScript
7 99 (6.45%) T-SQL
8 98 (6.38%) PHP
9 85 (5.53%) Kotlin
10 81 (5.27%) C++
11 54 (3.52%) ES6
12 51 (3.32%) Java 8
13 48 (3.13%) Scala
14 46 (2.99%) Ruby
15 44 (2.86%) PowerShell
16 36 (2.34%) Go
17 29 (1.89%) C
18 19 (1.24%) Apex Code
19 16 (1.04%) R
20 13 (0.85%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 152 (9.90%) Degree
2 41 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.11%) Master's Degree
4 12 (0.78%) PhD
4 12 (0.78%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.52%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.065%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.065%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.065%) MOS
9 1 (0.065%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.13%) QA
2 10 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
2 10 (0.65%) EMIR
2 10 (0.65%) MiFID
3 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.13%) PMO
4 2 (0.13%) PSD2
5 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.065%) SLA
System Software
1 283 (18.42%) Docker
2 7 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.20%) LXC
4 2 (0.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 178 (11.59%) Kubernetes
2 78 (5.08%) Terraform
3 33 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.30%) Ansible
5 10 (0.65%) Puppet
6 8 (0.52%) Grafana
7 5 (0.33%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 2 (0.13%) Marathon
10 2 (0.13%) Mesos
10 2 (0.13%) Rancher
11 1 (0.065%) logstash
Vendors
1 92 (5.99%) Microsoft
2 65 (4.23%) Google
3 63 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
4 42 (2.73%) Nintex
5 37 (2.41%) Oracle
6 15 (0.98%) Adobe
6 15 (0.98%) Apple
7 13 (0.85%) Facebook
8 12 (0.78%) Databricks
8 12 (0.78%) Zend
9 11 (0.72%) Sony
10 10 (0.65%) Twitter
11 9 (0.59%) Solace
12 8 (0.52%) BT
13 7 (0.46%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.39%) IBM
14 6 (0.39%) QAD
14 6 (0.39%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.33%) Murex
15 5 (0.33%) SAP