Period
to 19 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 54 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,819 3,666 4,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 4.84% 5.17% 5.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 5.41% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,454 3,135 3,384
London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 55,528 67,721 69,812
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 95.56% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 45,596 55,071 56,549
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.69% +7.27%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -5 810 £73,500 +5.00% 191
West London +13 130 £65,000 +8.33% 64
South London -28 55 £65,000 +4.00% 7
East London -14 17 £65,000 +8.33% 43
North London +2 12 £66,250 +26.19% 7
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,299 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,034 (36.68%) JavaScript
3 927 (32.88%) Java
4 836 (29.66%) C#
5 723 (25.65%) .NET
6 708 (25.12%) Finance
7 687 (24.37%) SQL
8 620 (21.99%) CSS
9 611 (21.67%) HTML
10 593 (21.04%) TDD
11 583 (20.68%) AngularJS
12 542 (19.23%) Microservices
13 503 (17.84%) React
14 491 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
15 484 (17.17%) SQL Server
16 458 (16.25%) Scrum
17 421 (14.93%) Front End Development
18 408 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
19 406 (14.40%) Git (software)
20 396 (14.05%) Software Engineering
21 392 (13.91%) Docker
22 361 (12.81%) Python
23 358 (12.70%) REST
24 345 (12.24%) MVC
25 341 (12.10%) ASP.NET
26 339 (12.03%) Fintech
27 328 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
28 326 (11.56%) Degree
29 325 (11.53%) RESTful
30 320 (11.35%) 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
1 118 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (2.59%) CMS
3 57 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 51 (1.81%) Drupal
5 49 (1.74%) Apache
6 46 (1.63%) WordPress
7 42 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 26 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.85%) Confluence
10 22 (0.78%) Apache Solr
10 22 (0.78%) IIS
10 22 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 18 (0.64%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.46%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 12 (0.43%) JBoss
14 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.25%) Apache TomEE
15 7 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.11%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.071%) InDesign
6 2 (0.071%) Marvel
6 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.071%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.035%) ArchiCAD
7 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.035%) InVision
7 1 (0.035%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.035%) Revit
7 1 (0.035%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 43 (1.53%) Magento
2 27 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.11%) Fredhopper
8 2 (0.071%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.071%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.071%) Odoo
8 2 (0.071%) RMDS
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.035%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.035%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.035%) SAP CCM
9 1 (0.035%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.035%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 491 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
2 408 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (4.33%) Power Platform
4 118 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 108 (3.83%) Serverless
6 90 (3.19%) GitHub
6 90 (3.19%) SaaS
7 86 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
8 48 (1.70%) Amazon S3
9 39 (1.38%) PaaS
10 35 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
12 30 (1.06%) npm
13 26 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (0.89%) Heroku
15 22 (0.78%) Office 365
16 21 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
16 21 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
17 17 (0.60%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.02%) HTTP
2 19 (0.67%) Internet
3 17 (0.60%) SSH
4 11 (0.39%) STUN
4 11 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.39%) VoIP
5 7 (0.25%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.21%) DNS
6 6 (0.21%) Firewall
6 6 (0.21%) GoToMeeting
6 6 (0.21%) SAN
6 6 (0.21%) Skype
7 5 (0.18%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.14%) AMQP
8 4 (0.14%) SMS
9 3 (0.11%) 5G
9 3 (0.11%) Intranet
9 3 (0.11%) RFID
10 2 (0.071%) MQTT
10 2 (0.071%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 484 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 251 (8.90%) NoSQL
3 201 (7.13%) MySQL
4 175 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
5 156 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
6 148 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 139 (4.93%) Relational Database
8 137 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 135 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 126 (4.47%) MongoDB
11 117 (4.15%) Power BI
12 105 (3.72%) Big Data
13 61 (2.16%) Hadoop
14 55 (1.95%) Redis
15 48 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
16 47 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
17 44 (1.56%) Oracle Database
18 43 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
19 41 (1.45%) Data Lake
20 38 (1.35%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 406 (14.40%) Git (software)
2 194 (6.88%) Jenkins
3 121 (4.29%) JIRA
4 115 (4.08%) Maven
5 98 (3.48%) webpack
6 90 (3.19%) Cucumber
7 85 (3.02%) Selenium
8 77 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (2.31%) Visual Studio
9 65 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 54 (1.92%) Gradle
11 53 (1.88%) JUnit
12 48 (1.70%) gulp
12 48 (1.70%) Jasmine
12 48 (1.70%) TeamCity
13 47 (1.67%) Subversion
14 38 (1.35%) Babel
15 35 (1.24%) Mockito
16 34 (1.21%) Grunt
17 33 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 708 (25.12%) Finance
2 306 (10.85%) Banking
3 153 (5.43%) Retail
4 81 (2.87%) Front Office
5 68 (2.41%) Marketing
6 60 (2.13%) Games
7 56 (1.99%) Law
8 55 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 46 (1.63%) Back Office
10 39 (1.38%) Advertising
11 29 (1.03%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.85%) Legal
13 19 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.50%) Automotive
15 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.35%) Publishing
17 9 (0.32%) Billing
17 9 (0.32%) Electronics
18 1 (0.035%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.035%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 723 (25.65%) .NET
2 620 (21.99%) CSS
3 611 (21.67%) HTML
4 583 (20.68%) AngularJS
5 503 (17.84%) React
6 358 (12.70%) REST
7 341 (12.10%) ASP.NET
8 325 (11.53%) RESTful
9 320 (11.35%) Web Services
10 316 (11.21%) Spring
11 299 (10.61%) Node.js
12 291 (10.32%) HTML5
13 208 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 195 (6.92%) .NET Core
15 186 (6.60%) CSS3
16 168 (5.96%) Spring Boot
17 162 (5.75%) Redux
18 160 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 151 (5.36%) jQuery
20 138 (4.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 273 (9.68%) User Experience
2 219 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
3 136 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (4.08%) Algorithms
5 82 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 78 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 77 (2.73%) Data Structures
8 62 (2.20%) Hedge funds
9 47 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (1.49%) Equities
11 40 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
12 32 (1.14%) Derivative
13 31 (1.10%) Fixed Income
14 26 (0.92%) Credit Risk
15 23 (0.82%) N-Tier
15 23 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 21 (0.74%) Management Information System
16 21 (0.74%) Online Gambling
17 18 (0.64%) Cloud Native
18 17 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 206 (7.31%) Linux
2 99 (3.51%) Windows
3 94 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 93 (3.30%) Android
5 61 (2.16%) Unix
6 13 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 11 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.21%) Solaris
10 5 (0.18%) CentOS
11 4 (0.14%) Debian
12 3 (0.11%) tvOS
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.035%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.035%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.035%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,299 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (21.04%) TDD
3 542 (19.23%) Microservices
4 458 (16.25%) Scrum
5 421 (14.93%) Front End Development
6 396 (14.05%) Software Engineering
7 345 (12.24%) MVC
8 339 (12.03%) Fintech
9 328 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
10 302 (10.71%) DevOps
11 284 (10.07%) BDD
12 277 (9.83%) Mentoring
13 276 (9.79%) Web Development
14 259 (9.19%) OO
15 255 (9.05%) Computer Science
16 247 (8.76%) Test Automation
17 245 (8.69%) SDLC
18 241 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
19 221 (7.84%) E-Commerce
20 217 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,034 (36.68%) JavaScript
2 927 (32.88%) Java
3 836 (29.66%) C#
4 687 (24.37%) SQL
5 361 (12.81%) Python
6 263 (9.33%) PHP
7 224 (7.95%) Java 8
8 164 (5.82%) TypeScript
9 162 (5.75%) T-SQL
10 159 (5.64%) Scala
11 152 (5.39%) ES6
12 108 (3.83%) C++
13 74 (2.63%) C
13 74 (2.63%) Go
14 72 (2.55%) Kotlin
15 60 (2.13%) Ruby
16 53 (1.88%) Objective-C
17 45 (1.60%) PowerShell
18 43 (1.53%) Apple Swift
19 38 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 326 (11.56%) Degree
2 104 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 21 (0.74%) SC Cleared
5 18 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (0.35%) PhD
7 9 (0.32%) MBA
8 8 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.14%) MCSA
11 3 (0.11%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.071%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.071%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.071%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.035%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.035%) MCAD
13 1 (0.035%) MCSD
13 1 (0.035%) MCSE
13 1 (0.035%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (4.40%) QA
2 10 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.11%) MiFID
4 2 (0.071%) GDPR
4 2 (0.071%) TickIT
5 1 (0.035%) DICOM
5 1 (0.035%) HL7
5 1 (0.035%) IFRS
5 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 392 (13.91%) Docker
2 24 (0.85%) Varnish
3 11 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.25%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.25%) vSphere
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.035%) GridGain
9 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.035%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.035%) zsh
Systems Management
1 208 (7.38%) Kubernetes
2 65 (2.31%) Ansible
3 57 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (1.95%) Puppet
5 36 (1.28%) Terraform
6 22 (0.78%) Rancher
7 18 (0.64%) Grafana
7 18 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 14 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.25%) Kibana
10 2 (0.071%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.071%) logstash
10 2 (0.071%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.035%) Mesos
11 1 (0.035%) Oozie
Vendors
1 249 (8.83%) Microsoft
2 131 (4.65%) Google
3 130 (4.61%) Oracle
4 62 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (1.35%) SAP
6 37 (1.31%) IBM
7 34 (1.21%) Tableau
8 27 (0.96%) Zend
9 25 (0.89%) Databricks
10 18 (0.64%) Adobe
11 14 (0.50%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.46%) Cognos
13 12 (0.43%) Netezza
13 12 (0.43%) Nintex
13 12 (0.43%) Sitecore
14 11 (0.39%) Guidewire
14 11 (0.39%) Informatica
14 11 (0.39%) VMware
15 10 (0.35%) Apple
15 10 (0.35%) hybris