Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 47 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,977 3,850 4,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.44% 5.67% 5.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 5.95% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,618 3,317 3,331
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 51,968 64,679 70,514
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.28% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 42,304 52,840 55,176
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,249 £33,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

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 17 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +1 914 £75,000 +7.14% 225
West London +19 145 £65,000 +8.33% 68
South London -24 66 £65,000 +4.00% 22
East London +1 25 £65,000 +4.00% 44
North London -1 10 £61,250 +22.50% 11
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 1,439 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,206 (40.51%) JavaScript
3 1,064 (35.74%) Java
4 853 (28.65%) C#
5 746 (25.06%) .NET
6 713 (23.95%) Microservices
7 687 (23.08%) Finance
8 668 (22.44%) HTML
9 647 (21.73%) SQL
10 630 (21.16%) CSS
11 623 (20.93%) TDD
12 578 (19.42%) React
13 574 (19.28%) AWS
14 573 (19.25%) AngularJS
15 496 (16.66%) SQL Server
16 450 (15.12%) Python
17 444 (14.91%) Scrum
18 441 (14.81%) Software Engineering
19 409 (13.74%) Git (software)
20 405 (13.60%) Front End Development
21 403 (13.54%) REST
22 400 (13.44%) Azure
23 388 (13.03%) Docker
24 385 (12.93%) Spring
25 365 (12.26%) Web Services
26 360 (12.09%) Fintech
27 354 (11.89%) HTML5
28 338 (11.35%) Node.js
28 338 (11.35%) MVC
28 338 (11.35%) Degree

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
1 103 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (2.25%) CMS
3 53 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 43 (1.44%) Drupal
5 42 (1.41%) Apache
6 32 (1.07%) Confluence
7 26 (0.87%) WordPress
8 24 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.74%) Umbraco
10 20 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 20 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 19 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 18 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 12 (0.40%) nginx
14 10 (0.34%) IIS
15 9 (0.30%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.27%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.20%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.067%) InDesign
4 2 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.067%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (1.41%) Magento
2 20 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
3 14 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.10%) Odoo
6 3 (0.10%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.10%) osCommerce
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.067%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.067%) RMDS
7 2 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.034%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.034%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.034%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.034%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.034%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 574 (19.28%) AWS
2 400 (13.44%) Azure
3 129 (4.33%) Power Platform
4 120 (4.03%) Serverless
5 114 (3.83%) GCP
6 99 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
7 95 (3.19%) SaaS
8 70 (2.35%) GitHub
9 58 (1.95%) Amazon S3
10 57 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (1.41%) PaaS
12 38 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
13 35 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
15 29 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (0.97%) npm
16 27 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
17 24 (0.81%) OpenShift
18 22 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
19 18 (0.60%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.45%) HTTP
2 40 (1.34%) Internet
3 17 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.20%) SSH
5 4 (0.13%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.13%) RIP
6 3 (0.10%) AMQP
6 3 (0.10%) SAN
6 3 (0.10%) VoIP
6 3 (0.10%) Wireless
7 2 (0.067%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.067%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.067%) Multicast
7 2 (0.067%) Skype
7 2 (0.067%) STUN
8 1 (0.034%) Broadband
8 1 (0.034%) DNS
8 1 (0.034%) FTP
8 1 (0.034%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.034%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (16.66%) SQL Server
2 242 (8.13%) MySQL
3 241 (8.10%) NoSQL
4 184 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
5 155 (5.21%) MongoDB
6 149 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
7 125 (4.20%) Power BI
7 125 (4.20%) Relational Database
8 123 (4.13%) Big Data
9 119 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 101 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 101 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 49 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 44 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 44 (1.48%) Blockchain
13 42 (1.41%) Redis
14 41 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 41 (1.38%) Data Lake
15 39 (1.31%) Hadoop
16 36 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 409 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 161 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 105 (3.53%) JIRA
4 92 (3.09%) webpack
5 76 (2.55%) Maven
6 67 (2.25%) Selenium
7 61 (2.05%) RStudio
8 59 (1.98%) Visual Studio
9 53 (1.78%) Cucumber
10 51 (1.71%) JUnit
10 51 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 44 (1.48%) TeamCity
12 38 (1.28%) gulp
13 37 (1.24%) Jasmine
14 34 (1.14%) Mockito
15 32 (1.07%) Gradle
15 32 (1.07%) Subversion
16 31 (1.04%) Babel
16 31 (1.04%) Bitbucket
16 31 (1.04%) Mocha
General
1 687 (23.08%) Finance
2 223 (7.49%) Banking
3 193 (6.48%) Front Office
4 154 (5.17%) Retail
5 84 (2.82%) Marketing
6 73 (2.45%) Games
7 52 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 49 (1.65%) Law
9 46 (1.55%) Advertising
10 40 (1.34%) Back Office
11 22 (0.74%) Legal
12 21 (0.71%) Public Sector
12 21 (0.71%) Telecoms
13 17 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.44%) Publishing
15 9 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.24%) Automotive
17 6 (0.20%) Billing
18 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 746 (25.06%) .NET
2 668 (22.44%) HTML
3 630 (21.16%) CSS
4 578 (19.42%) React
5 573 (19.25%) AngularJS
6 403 (13.54%) REST
7 385 (12.93%) Spring
8 365 (12.26%) Web Services
9 354 (11.89%) HTML5
10 338 (11.35%) Node.js
11 329 (11.05%) ASP.NET
12 306 (10.28%) RESTful
13 232 (7.79%) Spring Boot
14 211 (7.09%) CSS3
15 203 (6.82%) .NET Core
16 196 (6.58%) Redux
17 194 (6.52%) jQuery
18 177 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
19 166 (5.58%) JSON
20 152 (5.11%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 279 (9.37%) Greenfield Project
2 258 (8.67%) User Experience
3 134 (4.50%) Fixed Income
3 134 (4.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 117 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (3.33%) Algorithms
6 97 (3.26%) Mobile App
7 95 (3.19%) Equities
8 93 (3.12%) Derivative
9 90 (3.02%) Data Structures
10 65 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
11 64 (2.15%) Hedge funds
12 44 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 37 (1.24%) Online Gambling
14 26 (0.87%) Management Information System
15 24 (0.81%) iPad
16 20 (0.67%) Cloud Native
17 19 (0.64%) Renewable Energy
18 18 (0.60%) Credit Risk
19 17 (0.57%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 211 (7.09%) Linux
2 102 (3.43%) Apple iOS
3 94 (3.16%) Android
4 81 (2.72%) Windows
5 65 (2.18%) Unix
6 13 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.20%) CentOS
8 5 (0.17%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.10%) Debian
9 3 (0.10%) tvOS
9 3 (0.10%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.10%) VMS
9 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.067%) Solaris
10 2 (0.067%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.034%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.034%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,439 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (23.95%) Microservices
3 623 (20.93%) TDD
4 444 (14.91%) Scrum
5 441 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 405 (13.60%) Front End Development
7 360 (12.09%) Fintech
8 338 (11.35%) MVC
9 336 (11.29%) DevOps
10 329 (11.05%) Computer Science
11 322 (10.82%) Mentoring
12 308 (10.35%) OO
13 290 (9.74%) Web Development
14 274 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
15 263 (8.83%) Analytics
16 261 (8.77%) BDD
17 246 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
18 221 (7.42%) Test Automation
19 212 (7.12%) E-Commerce
20 210 (7.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,206 (40.51%) JavaScript
2 1,064 (35.74%) Java
3 853 (28.65%) C#
4 647 (21.73%) SQL
5 450 (15.12%) Python
6 275 (9.24%) Java 8
7 241 (8.10%) PHP
8 187 (6.28%) TypeScript
9 163 (5.48%) T-SQL
10 157 (5.27%) Scala
11 122 (4.10%) ES6
12 94 (3.16%) R
13 86 (2.89%) Kotlin
14 80 (2.69%) C++
15 54 (1.81%) Apple Swift
16 53 (1.78%) Go
17 50 (1.68%) Objective-C
18 47 (1.58%) Apex Code
18 47 (1.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 47 (1.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 338 (11.35%) Degree
2 178 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (0.84%) Master's Degree
4 17 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.24%) MBA
7 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.13%) MCSA
9 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.10%) MCSD
9 3 (0.10%) PhD
9 3 (0.10%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.067%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.067%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.034%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.034%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.034%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.30%) QA
2 9 (0.30%) WCAG
3 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.24%) GDPR
4 2 (0.067%) TickIT
5 1 (0.034%) DICOM
5 1 (0.034%) HL7
5 1 (0.034%) SLA
System Software
1 388 (13.03%) Docker
2 15 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.40%) vSphere
4 7 (0.24%) Varnish
5 5 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.034%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.034%) GridGain
7 1 (0.034%) HDFS
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 207 (6.95%) Kubernetes
2 60 (2.02%) Terraform
3 38 (1.28%) Ansible
4 28 (0.94%) Puppet
5 17 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.34%) Rancher
7 9 (0.30%) Grafana
8 8 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.20%) Marathon
9 6 (0.20%) Mesos
10 5 (0.17%) Kibana
11 1 (0.034%) Control-M
11 1 (0.034%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 296 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 111 (3.73%) Oracle
3 97 (3.26%) Google
4 85 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (1.51%) Tableau
6 39 (1.31%) SAP
7 30 (1.01%) Adobe
8 25 (0.84%) Databricks
9 23 (0.77%) Zend
10 21 (0.71%) Demandware
11 20 (0.67%) Facebook
11 20 (0.67%) hybris
12 16 (0.54%) Apple
13 15 (0.50%) VMware
14 14 (0.47%) TIBCO
15 13 (0.44%) IBM
15 13 (0.44%) Sitecore
16 12 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
16 12 (0.40%) Nintex
16 12 (0.40%) Red Hat