Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 51 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3,759 4,247 4,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.63% 5.62% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.90% 5.94% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,262 3,341 3,804
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £49,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 63,712 71,543 73,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.64% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52,254 56,238 63,154
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,249 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 +3 1,008 £70,000 +7.69% 223
West London +20 126 £60,000 - 117
South London -3 100 £65,000 +18.18% 13
East London -8 54 £62,500 +4.17% 27
North London +8 13 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 1,743 (46.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,400 (37.24%) JavaScript
3 1,332 (35.43%) Java
4 1,138 (30.27%) SQL
5 1,083 (28.81%) C#
6 1,042 (27.72%) Finance
7 974 (25.91%) TDD
8 971 (25.83%) .NET
9 950 (25.27%) HTML
10 912 (24.26%) CSS
11 829 (22.05%) AngularJS
12 756 (20.11%) Microservices
13 696 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 685 (18.22%) React
15 605 (16.09%) Python
16 602 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
17 593 (15.78%) Scrum
18 589 (15.67%) MVC
19 554 (14.74%) Spring
20 546 (14.53%) Git (software)
21 527 (14.02%) Web Services
22 504 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
23 502 (13.35%) Software Engineering
24 479 (12.74%) Front End Development
25 472 (12.56%) ASP.NET
26 469 (12.48%) Fintech
26 469 (12.48%) DevOps
27 467 (12.42%) Docker
28 442 (11.76%) HTML5
29 426 (11.33%) BDD

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
1 159 (4.23%) CMS
2 149 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 85 (2.26%) Apache
4 69 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 60 (1.60%) Apache Spark
6 56 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 52 (1.38%) Ethereum
8 47 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 44 (1.17%) Confluence
10 32 (0.85%) IIS
11 30 (0.80%) Drupal
11 30 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.69%) EPiServer
12 26 (0.69%) WordPress
13 25 (0.67%) nginx
14 21 (0.56%) JBoss
15 17 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.45%) NServiceBus
16 16 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 69 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
3 20 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.21%) InVision
7 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.080%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.053%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.053%) InDesign
11 1 (0.027%) Maya
Business Applications
1 49 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.04%) Magento
3 18 (0.48%) Ripple
4 15 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
5 12 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
9 6 (0.16%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.080%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.080%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.080%) RiskWrite
11 3 (0.080%) Shopify
12 2 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.053%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 602 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
2 504 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (3.75%) SaaS
4 111 (2.95%) GitHub
5 66 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 66 (1.76%) Serverless
6 44 (1.17%) PaaS
7 43 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 42 (1.12%) npm
9 34 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 33 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
10 33 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (0.67%) Office 365
12 18 (0.48%) Heroku
12 18 (0.48%) Yarn
13 17 (0.45%) Google Play
13 17 (0.45%) IaaS
14 16 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.65%) HTTP
2 57 (1.52%) Internet
3 9 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.16%) DNS
5 6 (0.16%) Intranet
6 4 (0.11%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 3 (0.080%) Multicast
7 3 (0.080%) Skype
7 3 (0.080%) SSH
7 3 (0.080%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.053%) AMQP
8 2 (0.053%) SAN
8 2 (0.053%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.053%) VPN
8 2 (0.053%) WAN
8 2 (0.053%) Wireless
9 1 (0.027%) LAN
9 1 (0.027%) Network Security
9 1 (0.027%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 335 (8.91%) MySQL
3 273 (7.26%) NoSQL
4 222 (5.91%) Relational Database
5 211 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 194 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
7 169 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 157 (4.18%) Big Data
9 143 (3.80%) MongoDB
10 138 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
11 137 (3.64%) Blockchain
12 131 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 99 (2.63%) Power BI
14 86 (2.29%) Redis
15 77 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
16 65 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 61 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
17 61 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
18 60 (1.60%) RDBMS
19 57 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 546 (14.53%) Git (software)
2 224 (5.96%) Jenkins
3 159 (4.23%) Maven
4 117 (3.11%) Selenium
5 116 (3.09%) JIRA
6 113 (3.01%) webpack
7 108 (2.87%) TeamCity
8 100 (2.66%) Gradle
9 92 (2.45%) Subversion
10 83 (2.21%) gulp
11 78 (2.08%) JUnit
12 75 (2.00%) Cucumber
13 74 (1.97%) Visual Studio
14 67 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
15 66 (1.76%) Grunt
16 65 (1.73%) Mocha
17 61 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
18 59 (1.57%) NUnit
19 58 (1.54%) Jasmine
20 52 (1.38%) Vagrant
General
1 1,042 (27.72%) Finance
2 424 (11.28%) Banking
3 202 (5.37%) Retail
4 193 (5.13%) Games
5 165 (4.39%) Front Office
6 112 (2.98%) Advertising
7 95 (2.53%) Marketing
8 64 (1.70%) Investment Banking
9 62 (1.65%) Law
10 45 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 40 (1.06%) Legal
12 34 (0.90%) Automotive
13 30 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.72%) Publishing
15 26 (0.69%) Back Office
16 14 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.35%) Electronics
17 13 (0.35%) Music Industry
18 11 (0.29%) Billing
18 11 (0.29%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 971 (25.83%) .NET
2 950 (25.27%) HTML
3 912 (24.26%) CSS
4 829 (22.05%) AngularJS
5 685 (18.22%) React
6 554 (14.74%) Spring
7 527 (14.02%) Web Services
8 472 (12.56%) ASP.NET
9 442 (11.76%) HTML5
10 425 (11.31%) RESTful
11 420 (11.17%) REST
12 371 (9.87%) Node.js
13 328 (8.73%) CSS3
14 302 (8.03%) jQuery
15 259 (6.89%) Spring Boot
16 258 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web API
17 237 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 211 (5.61%) .NET Framework
19 206 (5.48%) Vue.js
20 167 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 469 (12.48%) Fintech
2 338 (8.99%) Greenfield Project
3 264 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 249 (6.62%) User Experience
5 186 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
6 136 (3.62%) Mobile App
7 121 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
8 103 (2.74%) Equities
9 102 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 99 (2.63%) Algorithms
11 93 (2.47%) Derivative
12 91 (2.42%) Hedge funds
13 73 (1.94%) Fixed Income
14 69 (1.84%) Data Structures
15 59 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
16 44 (1.17%) Bitcoin
17 39 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
18 26 (0.69%) Reinsurance
19 20 (0.53%) Market Risk
20 18 (0.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 338 (8.99%) Linux
2 163 (4.34%) Android
3 144 (3.83%) Apple iOS
4 135 (3.59%) Windows
5 89 (2.37%) Unix
6 20 (0.53%) Solaris
6 20 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 20 (0.53%) VMS
7 16 (0.43%) CentOS
8 14 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.24%) Debian
11 7 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.11%) Android TV
13 3 (0.080%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.053%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.053%) MVS
14 2 (0.053%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.053%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,743 (46.37%) Agile Software Development
2 974 (25.91%) TDD
3 756 (20.11%) Microservices
4 593 (15.78%) Scrum
5 589 (15.67%) MVC
6 502 (13.35%) Software Engineering
7 479 (12.74%) Front End Development
8 469 (12.48%) DevOps
9 426 (11.33%) BDD
10 374 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
11 358 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
12 331 (8.81%) OO
13 311 (8.27%) Web Development
14 292 (7.77%) E-Commerce
15 287 (7.64%) Test Automation
16 255 (6.78%) SOA
17 253 (6.73%) Unit Testing
18 222 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
19 213 (5.67%) Mentoring
20 206 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,400 (37.24%) JavaScript
2 1,332 (35.43%) Java
3 1,138 (30.27%) SQL
4 1,083 (28.81%) C#
5 605 (16.09%) Python
6 353 (9.39%) Java 8
7 343 (9.12%) PHP
8 224 (5.96%) C++
9 218 (5.80%) Scala
10 214 (5.69%) Ruby
11 205 (5.45%) T-SQL
12 143 (3.80%) ES6
13 138 (3.67%) TypeScript
14 112 (2.98%) Go
15 99 (2.63%) Apple Swift
16 90 (2.39%) Objective-C
17 70 (1.86%) Kotlin
18 68 (1.81%) C
19 65 (1.73%) PL/SQL
20 61 (1.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 366 (9.74%) Degree
2 125 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (1.09%) Master's Degree
4 22 (0.59%) PhD
4 22 (0.59%) Security Cleared
5 19 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (0.48%) SC Cleared
7 15 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.16%) MCSE
10 4 (0.11%) CISSP
11 3 (0.080%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.080%) SAFe Agilist
12 2 (0.053%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.053%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.053%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.027%) CFA
13 1 (0.027%) ISEB
13 1 (0.027%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.027%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.26%) QA
2 19 (0.51%) MiFID
3 11 (0.29%) GDPR
4 8 (0.21%) EMIR
5 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.11%) FATCA
6 4 (0.11%) SLA
6 4 (0.11%) WAI
7 3 (0.080%) WCAG
8 2 (0.053%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 467 (12.42%) Docker
2 24 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.59%) GridGain
4 11 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.21%) HDFS
6 7 (0.19%) Varnish
7 3 (0.080%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.027%) LXC
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.027%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 202 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 76 (2.02%) Ansible
3 60 (1.60%) Terraform
4 52 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
5 43 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (1.12%) Puppet
7 13 (0.35%) Grafana
7 13 (0.35%) Mesos
8 11 (0.29%) Kibana
9 5 (0.13%) logstash
9 5 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.11%) Rancher
10 4 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.080%) Graphite
11 3 (0.080%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.053%) CloudHub
12 2 (0.053%) Marathon
12 2 (0.053%) Nagios
12 2 (0.053%) Oozie
12 2 (0.053%) Salt
Vendors
1 405 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 225 (5.99%) Oracle
3 154 (4.10%) Google
4 53 (1.41%) Red Hat
5 50 (1.33%) Zend
6 46 (1.22%) Tableau
7 45 (1.20%) Apple
8 35 (0.93%) Sitecore
9 34 (0.90%) Adobe
10 33 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (0.74%) IBM
12 25 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 24 (0.64%) Informatica
14 22 (0.59%) TIBCO
15 19 (0.51%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.48%) Sybase
17 17 (0.45%) Facebook
18 16 (0.43%) Rakuten
18 16 (0.43%) Xamarin
19 12 (0.32%) MuleSoft