Period
to 1 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 52 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,079 2,908 3,798
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.49% 5.22% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 5.48% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,051 2,724 3,435
Median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £51,550
90th Percentile £96,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 18,365 53,032 64,926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 95.17% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15,245 43,159 52,939
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,240 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.34% +2.48% +1.01%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -6 268 £72,500 -3.33% 101
West London -4 36 £67,500 -3.57% 35
East London +30 20 £56,250 -10.00% 20
South London +3 15 £66,250 +1.92% 3
North London +23 1 £60,000 -9.43% 1
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 496 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (32.90%) JavaScript
3 339 (31.42%) Java
4 248 (22.98%) Finance
5 238 (22.06%) SQL
6 230 (21.32%) TDD
7 218 (20.20%) Python
8 203 (18.81%) React
9 201 (18.63%) .NET
10 197 (18.26%) Microservices
11 195 (18.07%) CSS
12 194 (17.98%) Docker
13 189 (17.52%) AWS
14 188 (17.42%) AngularJS
15 187 (17.33%) DevOps
16 180 (16.68%) C#
17 178 (16.50%) HTML
18 172 (15.94%) Node.js
19 168 (15.57%) Azure
20 160 (14.83%) Git (software)
21 145 (13.44%) Front End Development
22 141 (13.07%) Spring
23 139 (12.88%) Kubernetes
24 134 (12.42%) Mentoring
25 131 (12.14%) SQL Server
26 128 (11.86%) Software Engineering
27 119 (11.03%) Greenfield Project
28 109 (10.10%) BDD
29 108 (10.01%) Linux
30 106 (9.82%) 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 28 (2.59%) Confluence
2 26 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (2.22%) CMS
4 18 (1.67%) WordPress
5 17 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.02%) Apache
8 7 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.37%) Drupal
10 3 (0.28%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.28%) IIS
10 3 (0.28%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.28%) nginx
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.28%) SAS
10 3 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.19%) Joomla!
Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.28%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.28%) Sketch
3 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.19%) Inkscape
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.19%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.093%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.48%) Magento
2 15 (1.39%) Shopify
3 9 (0.83%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.65%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.19%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.093%) Endur
8 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.093%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.093%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 189 (17.52%) AWS
2 168 (15.57%) Azure
3 81 (7.51%) SaaS
4 44 (4.08%) GCP
5 41 (3.80%) Serverless
6 38 (3.52%) Power Platform
7 34 (3.15%) GitHub
8 21 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (1.95%) npm
9 17 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.02%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
14 7 (0.65%) iPaaS
15 6 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.46%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.37%) CloudFront
17 4 (0.37%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.04%) Internet
2 10 (0.93%) HTTP
3 8 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.37%) AMQP
5 3 (0.28%) Skype
6 2 (0.19%) SSH
7 1 (0.093%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.093%) Firewall
7 1 (0.093%) Intranet
7 1 (0.093%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 102 (9.45%) NoSQL
3 87 (8.06%) MongoDB
4 57 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (3.99%) MySQL
6 41 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (3.52%) Power BI
9 36 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (2.04%) Big Data
14 21 (1.95%) Redis
15 16 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (1.20%) Blockchain
17 13 (1.20%) Data Lake
17 13 (1.20%) Oracle Database
18 12 (1.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 160 (14.83%) Git (software)
2 59 (5.47%) Jenkins
3 40 (3.71%) JIRA
4 36 (3.34%) webpack
5 26 (2.41%) Grunt
6 24 (2.22%) Maven
7 21 (1.95%) Bitbucket
8 17 (1.58%) Jasmine
8 17 (1.58%) JUnit
9 16 (1.48%) Babel
10 14 (1.30%) Selenium
10 14 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.20%) Mocha
12 12 (1.11%) Cypress.io
12 12 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (0.93%) GitLab
15 9 (0.83%) gulp
15 9 (0.83%) Mockito
15 9 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 248 (22.98%) Finance
2 87 (8.06%) Banking
3 55 (5.10%) Front Office
4 36 (3.34%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.22%) Retail
6 23 (2.13%) Advertising
7 21 (1.95%) Law
7 21 (1.95%) Marketing
8 18 (1.67%) Games
9 17 (1.58%) Public Sector
10 13 (1.20%) Legal
11 11 (1.02%) Back Office
12 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.46%) Publishing
15 4 (0.37%) Automotive
16 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.28%) Local Government
16 3 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
17 2 (0.19%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (18.81%) React
2 201 (18.63%) .NET
3 195 (18.07%) CSS
4 188 (17.42%) AngularJS
5 178 (16.50%) HTML
6 172 (15.94%) Node.js
7 141 (13.07%) Spring
8 106 (9.82%) Web Services
9 100 (9.27%) REST
10 92 (8.53%) Vue.js
11 91 (8.43%) .NET Core
11 91 (8.43%) Spring Boot
12 90 (8.34%) ASP.NET
13 88 (8.16%) RESTful
14 86 (7.97%) Redux
15 71 (6.58%) Kafka
16 70 (6.49%) HTML5
17 69 (6.39%) Django
18 65 (6.02%) jQuery
19 62 (5.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.03%) Greenfield Project
2 68 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.54%) Derivative
4 46 (4.26%) User Experience
5 43 (3.99%) Fixed Income
6 28 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (2.04%) Equities
8 21 (1.95%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.85%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.76%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.76%) Market Risk
11 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.11%) Cloud Native
14 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.83%) Replication
16 8 (0.74%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
16 8 (0.74%) STB
17 5 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 108 (10.01%) Linux
2 30 (2.78%) Unix
3 29 (2.69%) Windows
4 28 (2.59%) Android
5 18 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.19%) AIX
7 2 (0.19%) Android TV
7 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.19%) tvOS
7 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (21.32%) TDD
3 197 (18.26%) Microservices
4 187 (17.33%) DevOps
5 145 (13.44%) Front End Development
6 134 (12.42%) Mentoring
7 128 (11.86%) Software Engineering
8 109 (10.10%) BDD
9 98 (9.08%) Fintech
10 87 (8.06%) Scrum
10 87 (8.06%) SDLC
11 82 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
13 80 (7.41%) MVC
14 76 (7.04%) Project Management
15 70 (6.49%) OO
16 68 (6.30%) Agile Project Management
16 68 (6.30%) Analytics
16 68 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
17 62 (5.75%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 355 (32.90%) JavaScript
2 339 (31.42%) Java
3 238 (22.06%) SQL
4 218 (20.20%) Python
5 180 (16.68%) C#
6 104 (9.64%) TypeScript
7 89 (8.25%) PHP
8 60 (5.56%) Java 8
9 58 (5.38%) Kotlin
10 43 (3.99%) C++
10 43 (3.99%) ES6
11 38 (3.52%) T-SQL
12 35 (3.24%) Scala
13 25 (2.32%) Ruby
14 17 (1.58%) Go
15 15 (1.39%) C
16 14 (1.30%) Apex Code
16 14 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.30%) R
16 14 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (7.51%) Degree
2 38 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.76%) Master's Degree
3 19 (1.76%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.83%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.46%) PhD
7 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.093%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.093%) MOS
9 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.95%) QA
2 6 (0.56%) NIST
3 5 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.46%) EMIR
3 5 (0.46%) MiFID
4 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) PSD2
5 2 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 194 (17.98%) Docker
2 7 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.28%) LXC
4 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.19%) Postfix
5 1 (0.093%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.093%) HDFS
5 1 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.093%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 139 (12.88%) Kubernetes
2 34 (3.15%) Terraform
3 12 (1.11%) Ansible
4 4 (0.37%) Puppet
5 3 (0.28%) Kibana
5 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.19%) logstash
6 2 (0.19%) Marathon
6 2 (0.19%) Mesos
6 2 (0.19%) Rancher
7 1 (0.093%) Control-M
7 1 (0.093%) Grafana
Vendors
1 79 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 47 (4.36%) Oracle
3 36 (3.34%) Google
4 27 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (1.48%) Sony
5 16 (1.48%) Zend
6 14 (1.30%) Tableau
7 13 (1.20%) Databricks
8 7 (0.65%) Apple
8 7 (0.65%) MuleSoft
9 6 (0.56%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.56%) Bloomberg
9 6 (0.56%) Facebook
9 6 (0.56%) Informatica
9 6 (0.56%) SAP
10 5 (0.46%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.46%) Solace
10 5 (0.46%) Sybase
11 4 (0.37%) IBM
11 4 (0.37%) YouTube