Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4193 4282 4304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.58% 5.63% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.91% 5.87% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3300 3812 3839
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 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 -7 881 £65,000 - 114
West London -46 120 £60,000 +9.09% 14
South London +58 109 £55,000 -4.35% 2
East London +28 56 £60,000 -14.29% 8
North London +11 16 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1945 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1715 (40.90%) Java
3 1659 (39.57%) JavaScript
4 1410 (33.63%) Finance
5 1201 (28.64%) C#
6 1116 (26.62%) SQL
7 1113 (26.54%) TDD
8 1107 (26.40%) HTML
9 1097 (26.16%) .NET
10 961 (22.92%) AngularJS
11 953 (22.73%) CSS
12 918 (21.89%) MVC
13 849 (20.25%) Banking
14 803 (19.15%) SQL Server
15 624 (14.88%) OO
16 616 (14.69%) Scrum
17 612 (14.60%) Python
18 586 (13.98%) HTML5
19 578 (13.78%) Spring
20 573 (13.67%) React
21 562 (13.40%) ASP.NET
22 552 (13.16%) Investment Banking
23 529 (12.62%) Git (software)
24 524 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
25 521 (12.43%) Linux
25 521 (12.43%) Front End Development
26 511 (12.19%) Microservices
27 486 (11.59%) Unit Testing
28 476 (11.35%) Web Services
29 474 (11.30%) jQuery

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
1 229 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
2 179 (4.27%) Tomcat
3 143 (3.41%) CMS
4 123 (2.93%) Apache
5 95 (2.27%) Apache Spark
6 72 (1.72%) Confluence
7 67 (1.60%) JBoss
8 59 (1.41%) Drupal
9 58 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 47 (1.12%) DataSynapse
11 43 (1.03%) WordPress
12 37 (0.88%) Apache Solr
12 37 (0.88%) IIS
13 30 (0.72%) nginx
14 29 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 29 (0.69%) SharePoint
15 27 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
16 25 (0.60%) Umbraco
17 22 (0.52%) CoreMedia CMS
18 21 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 50 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 23 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.072%) SPSS
8 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.52%) Magento
3 18 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.17%) Temenos T24
6 6 (0.14%) Revive Adserver
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
7 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.072%) Endur
8 3 (0.072%) Summit
8 3 (0.072%) Temenos Globus
9 2 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.048%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.048%) FastStats
9 2 (0.048%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.048%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.024%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.024%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 524 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 320 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (3.65%) GitHub
4 93 (2.22%) SaaS
5 59 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 56 (1.34%) npm
7 54 (1.29%) Serverless
8 53 (1.26%) Amazon S3
9 36 (0.86%) Heroku
10 25 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (0.55%) Slack
12 22 (0.52%) PaaS
13 21 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 18 (0.43%) Google Play
17 15 (0.36%) Office 365
18 14 (0.33%) CloudFront
18 14 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
19 13 (0.31%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 102 (2.43%) Internet
2 94 (2.24%) HTTP
3 29 (0.69%) Intranet
4 11 (0.26%) Broadband
5 10 (0.24%) Ethernet
5 10 (0.24%) InfiniBand
5 10 (0.24%) VoIP
6 8 (0.19%) AMQP
6 8 (0.19%) SSH
6 8 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.14%) SMS
8 4 (0.095%) Modbus
8 4 (0.095%) Skype
8 4 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.095%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.072%) DNS
9 3 (0.072%) Extranet
9 3 (0.072%) LDAP
9 3 (0.072%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.048%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 359 (8.56%) NoSQL
3 324 (7.73%) MySQL
4 229 (5.46%) MongoDB
5 222 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
6 199 (4.75%) Relational Database
7 195 (4.65%) Big Data
8 176 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 147 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 128 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
11 126 (3.01%) Redis
12 124 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 108 (2.58%) Hadoop
14 99 (2.36%) RDBMS
15 75 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
16 69 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 69 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
17 55 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 53 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 45 (1.07%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 529 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 213 (5.08%) Maven
3 203 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 181 (4.32%) JUnit
5 178 (4.25%) TeamCity
6 174 (4.15%) JIRA
7 164 (3.91%) Visual Studio
8 113 (2.69%) gulp
9 107 (2.55%) webpack
10 97 (2.31%) Subversion
11 93 (2.22%) Mockito
11 93 (2.22%) Selenium
12 92 (2.19%) Grunt
13 84 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 75 (1.79%) Jasmine
15 74 (1.76%) Cucumber
16 69 (1.65%) NUnit
17 66 (1.57%) Gradle
18 54 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
19 51 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1410 (33.63%) Finance
2 849 (20.25%) Banking
3 552 (13.16%) Investment Banking
4 403 (9.61%) Retail Banking
5 296 (7.06%) Front Office
6 208 (4.96%) Marketing
7 163 (3.89%) Games
8 139 (3.32%) Retail
9 110 (2.62%) Publishing
10 92 (2.19%) Advertising
11 88 (2.10%) Telecoms
12 79 (1.88%) Financial Institution
13 65 (1.55%) Law
14 60 (1.43%) Back Office
15 57 (1.36%) Electronics
16 51 (1.22%) Manufacturing
17 43 (1.03%) Legal
18 16 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.29%) Local Government
20 9 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1107 (26.40%) HTML
2 1097 (26.16%) .NET
3 961 (22.92%) AngularJS
4 953 (22.73%) CSS
5 586 (13.98%) HTML5
6 578 (13.78%) Spring
7 573 (13.67%) React
8 562 (13.40%) ASP.NET
9 476 (11.35%) Web Services
10 474 (11.30%) jQuery
11 468 (11.16%) Node.js
12 465 (11.09%) RESTful
13 411 (9.80%) REST
14 351 (8.37%) CSS3
15 344 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 323 (7.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 278 (6.63%) Hibernate
18 271 (6.46%) .NET Framework
19 213 (5.08%) XML
20 211 (5.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 336 (8.01%) Greenfield Project
2 334 (7.97%) Computer Science
3 311 (7.42%) Fintech
4 283 (6.75%) User Experience
5 264 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
6 242 (5.77%) Derivative
7 181 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 135 (3.22%) Mobile App
9 121 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
10 117 (2.79%) Equities
11 115 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
12 99 (2.36%) Hedge funds
13 78 (1.86%) Algorithms
14 73 (1.74%) Market Risk
15 64 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
16 57 (1.36%) Fixed Income
17 47 (1.12%) Exotic Derivative
18 46 (1.10%) Data Structures
19 39 (0.93%) N-Tier
20 35 (0.83%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 521 (12.43%) Linux
2 259 (6.18%) Unix
3 214 (5.10%) Windows
4 178 (4.25%) Android
5 148 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 13 (0.31%) Solaris
9 10 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.19%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.095%) CentOS
12 4 (0.095%) Debian
12 4 (0.095%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.072%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.048%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1945 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1113 (26.54%) TDD
3 918 (21.89%) MVC
4 624 (14.88%) OO
5 616 (14.69%) Scrum
6 521 (12.43%) Front End Development
7 511 (12.19%) Microservices
8 486 (11.59%) Unit Testing
9 447 (10.66%) Asset Management
10 439 (10.47%) BDD
10 439 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
11 436 (10.40%) Software Engineering
12 411 (9.80%) Wealth Management
13 406 (9.68%) Web Development
14 357 (8.51%) SDLC
15 336 (8.01%) Multithreading
16 329 (7.85%) DevOps
17 325 (7.75%) Mentoring
18 317 (7.56%) Test Automation
19 289 (6.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1715 (40.90%) Java
2 1659 (39.57%) JavaScript
3 1201 (28.64%) C#
4 1116 (26.62%) SQL
5 612 (14.60%) Python
6 347 (8.28%) PHP
7 283 (6.75%) C++
8 270 (6.44%) Scala
9 199 (4.75%) ES6
9 199 (4.75%) T-SQL
10 129 (3.08%) Ruby
11 123 (2.93%) Shell Script
12 120 (2.86%) PL/SQL
13 119 (2.84%) TypeScript
14 99 (2.36%) VB.NET
15 75 (1.79%) Objective-C
16 74 (1.76%) C
17 71 (1.69%) Bash Shell
18 70 (1.67%) Apple Swift
19 67 (1.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 447 (10.66%) Degree
2 113 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (0.57%) Master's Degree
4 20 (0.48%) PhD
5 13 (0.31%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.19%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.048%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.048%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.048%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.024%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.024%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.024%) MBA
10 1 (0.024%) MCAD
10 1 (0.024%) MCSD
10 1 (0.024%) MCTS
10 1 (0.024%) OCP
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.024%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (4.65%) QA
2 16 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.33%) SEPA
5 12 (0.29%) WAI
6 6 (0.14%) Basel III
6 6 (0.14%) MiFID
6 6 (0.14%) WCAG
7 2 (0.048%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.048%) SLA
8 1 (0.024%) EMIR
8 1 (0.024%) GCP
8 1 (0.024%) IFRS
8 1 (0.024%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.024%) PMO
8 1 (0.024%) PSD2
System Software
1 280 (6.68%) Docker
2 24 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.24%) HDFS
4 7 (0.17%) Varnish
5 4 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.095%) Firmware
6 1 (0.024%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.024%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.024%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.024%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (2.24%) Ansible
2 82 (1.96%) Puppet
3 54 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (1.14%) Kibana
5 47 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 47 (1.12%) Terraform
6 38 (0.91%) logstash
7 31 (0.74%) Packer
8 14 (0.33%) Opsview
9 7 (0.17%) Salt
10 5 (0.12%) Consul
11 4 (0.095%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.095%) OpenNebula
12 3 (0.072%) Control-M
12 3 (0.072%) Grafana
12 3 (0.072%) Graphite
12 3 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.072%) Mesos
12 3 (0.072%) Nagios
13 2 (0.048%) CloudForms
Vendors
1 384 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 326 (7.77%) Oracle
3 154 (3.67%) Google
4 100 (2.38%) Tableau
5 77 (1.84%) TIBCO
6 63 (1.50%) SAP
7 62 (1.48%) Sybase
8 58 (1.38%) Zend
9 55 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 54 (1.29%) IBM
11 37 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
12 31 (0.74%) Facebook
13 28 (0.67%) Apple
14 25 (0.60%) Xamarin
15 24 (0.57%) Sitecore
16 22 (0.52%) Adobe
16 22 (0.52%) Splunk
17 21 (0.50%) hybris
18 14 (0.33%) Atlassian
19 13 (0.31%) Cognos