Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 54 46
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3,786 4,192 4,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 5.54% 5.60% 5.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 5.91% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,249 3,317 4,120
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £98,750 £90,000
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 65,243 70,983 75,900
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.76% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 53,121 55,600 65,950
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +5 988 £70,000 +3.70% 222
West London +13 141 £60,000 - 98
South London +4 85 £62,500 +13.64% 8
East London +1 62 £61,250 +2.08% 40
North London +8 19 £52,500 -4.55% 8
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,715 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1,435 (37.90%) JavaScript
3 1,314 (34.71%) Java
4 1,183 (31.25%) SQL
5 1,161 (30.67%) C#
6 1,084 (28.63%) Finance
7 1,047 (27.65%) .NET
8 1,008 (26.62%) HTML
9 998 (26.36%) TDD
10 985 (26.02%) CSS
11 904 (23.88%) AngularJS
12 708 (18.70%) Microservices
12 708 (18.70%) React
13 675 (17.83%) SQL Server
14 611 (16.14%) Amazon AWS
15 607 (16.03%) MVC
16 591 (15.61%) Python
17 562 (14.84%) Git (software)
18 546 (14.42%) Scrum
19 545 (14.40%) Spring
20 544 (14.37%) ASP.NET
21 495 (13.07%) Software Engineering
22 488 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 486 (12.84%) Web Services
24 479 (12.65%) Front End Development
25 461 (12.18%) Node.js
26 444 (11.73%) RESTful
27 434 (11.46%) Banking
28 426 (11.25%) BDD
29 425 (11.23%) Fintech

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
1 147 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
2 131 (3.46%) CMS
3 84 (2.22%) Apache
4 74 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 71 (1.88%) Ethereum
6 70 (1.85%) Apache Spark
7 54 (1.43%) Confluence
8 53 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 44 (1.16%) Drupal
10 35 (0.92%) Umbraco
10 35 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 31 (0.82%) IIS
12 30 (0.79%) EPiServer
13 27 (0.71%) WordPress
14 24 (0.63%) NServiceBus
15 21 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (0.55%) nginx
16 19 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
17 18 (0.48%) JBoss
18 16 (0.42%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 50 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
3 20 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.18%) InVision
7 3 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.079%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.053%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.053%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.026%) InDesign
9 1 (0.026%) Maya
Business Applications
1 41 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.85%) Magento
3 28 (0.74%) Distributed Ledger
4 20 (0.53%) Markit EDM
5 19 (0.50%) Ripple
6 13 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 13 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
10 5 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
11 3 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.053%) LatentZero
12 2 (0.053%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.053%) WebTrends
13 1 (0.026%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 611 (16.14%) Amazon AWS
2 488 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (3.96%) GitHub
4 106 (2.80%) SaaS
5 72 (1.90%) Serverless
6 54 (1.43%) PaaS
7 52 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 50 (1.32%) Amazon S3
8 50 (1.32%) npm
9 49 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
10 46 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (0.74%) IaaS
13 24 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
14 23 (0.61%) Yarn
15 22 (0.58%) Heroku
15 22 (0.58%) Office 365
15 22 (0.58%) Slack
16 17 (0.45%) CloudFront
17 15 (0.40%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.53%) HTTP
2 42 (1.11%) Internet
3 14 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.29%) Bluetooth
5 9 (0.24%) DNS
6 4 (0.11%) AMQP
6 4 (0.11%) Broadband
6 4 (0.11%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 3 (0.079%) Intranet
7 3 (0.079%) Multicast
7 3 (0.079%) SSH
7 3 (0.079%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.053%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.053%) MQTT
8 2 (0.053%) Skype
8 2 (0.053%) VPN
8 2 (0.053%) WAN
8 2 (0.053%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.026%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.026%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 675 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 342 (9.03%) NoSQL
3 306 (8.08%) MySQL
4 221 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
5 218 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 211 (5.57%) Blockchain
7 189 (4.99%) Relational Database
8 172 (4.54%) MongoDB
9 163 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 157 (4.15%) Big Data
11 127 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
12 123 (3.25%) Redis
13 108 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 99 (2.61%) Power BI
15 97 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
16 73 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
17 61 (1.61%) Hadoop
18 58 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
19 52 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
20 49 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 562 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 247 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 151 (3.99%) webpack
4 136 (3.59%) Maven
5 131 (3.46%) JIRA
6 127 (3.35%) TeamCity
7 116 (3.06%) Selenium
8 106 (2.80%) gulp
9 97 (2.56%) Mocha
10 87 (2.30%) JUnit
11 82 (2.17%) NUnit
12 81 (2.14%) Grunt
13 80 (2.11%) Gradle
14 78 (2.06%) Jasmine
15 76 (2.01%) Subversion
15 76 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
16 75 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
17 73 (1.93%) Visual Studio
18 70 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
19 66 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,084 (28.63%) Finance
2 434 (11.46%) Banking
3 187 (4.94%) Games
4 170 (4.49%) Retail
5 163 (4.31%) Front Office
6 106 (2.80%) Advertising
7 75 (1.98%) Investment Banking
8 74 (1.95%) Marketing
9 68 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 52 (1.37%) Financial Institution
11 47 (1.24%) Law
12 39 (1.03%) Legal
13 32 (0.85%) Publishing
14 27 (0.71%) Automotive
15 24 (0.63%) Back Office
16 18 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.24%) Military
19 8 (0.21%) Music Industry
19 8 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,047 (27.65%) .NET
2 1,008 (26.62%) HTML
3 985 (26.02%) CSS
4 904 (23.88%) AngularJS
5 708 (18.70%) React
6 545 (14.40%) Spring
7 544 (14.37%) ASP.NET
8 486 (12.84%) Web Services
9 461 (12.18%) Node.js
10 444 (11.73%) RESTful
11 423 (11.17%) REST
12 422 (11.15%) HTML5
13 337 (8.90%) jQuery
14 312 (8.24%) CSS3
15 269 (7.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 257 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 227 (6.00%) Spring Boot
18 190 (5.02%) .NET Framework
19 174 (4.60%) Vue.js
20 171 (4.52%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 425 (11.23%) Fintech
2 339 (8.95%) Greenfield Project
3 266 (7.03%) Computer Science
4 260 (6.87%) User Experience
5 179 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
6 141 (3.72%) Mobile App
7 120 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
8 109 (2.88%) Equities
9 104 (2.75%) Algorithms
10 103 (2.72%) Hedge funds
11 94 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 92 (2.43%) Derivative
13 91 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
14 77 (2.03%) Fixed Income
15 71 (1.88%) Data Structures
16 65 (1.72%) Bitcoin
17 45 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
18 26 (0.69%) Online Games
19 25 (0.66%) iPad
19 25 (0.66%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 348 (9.19%) Linux
2 147 (3.88%) Apple iOS
3 138 (3.65%) Android
4 126 (3.33%) Windows
5 59 (1.56%) Unix
6 25 (0.66%) VMS
7 20 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
9 7 (0.18%) Solaris
10 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.13%) CentOS
12 4 (0.11%) Debian
12 4 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.079%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.053%) MVS
15 1 (0.026%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,715 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
2 998 (26.36%) TDD
3 708 (18.70%) Microservices
4 607 (16.03%) MVC
5 546 (14.42%) Scrum
6 495 (13.07%) Software Engineering
7 479 (12.65%) Front End Development
8 426 (11.25%) BDD
9 424 (11.20%) DevOps
10 388 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
11 380 (10.04%) OO
12 367 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
13 353 (9.32%) Web Development
14 331 (8.74%) Test Automation
15 277 (7.32%) E-Commerce
16 264 (6.97%) SOA
17 251 (6.63%) Unit Testing
18 239 (6.31%) SOLID
19 233 (6.15%) Mentoring
20 212 (5.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,435 (37.90%) JavaScript
2 1,314 (34.71%) Java
3 1,183 (31.25%) SQL
4 1,161 (30.67%) C#
5 591 (15.61%) Python
6 365 (9.64%) Java 8
7 314 (8.29%) PHP
8 257 (6.79%) Scala
9 247 (6.52%) T-SQL
10 193 (5.10%) C++
11 185 (4.89%) Ruby
12 157 (4.15%) ES6
13 131 (3.46%) TypeScript
14 99 (2.61%) Apple Swift
15 96 (2.54%) Objective-C
16 90 (2.38%) Go
17 69 (1.82%) PowerShell
18 64 (1.69%) Kotlin
19 62 (1.64%) C
20 58 (1.53%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 408 (10.78%) Degree
2 120 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (1.29%) Master's Degree
4 20 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.40%) Security Cleared
7 14 (0.37%) PhD
8 9 (0.24%) MCSE
9 8 (0.21%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.21%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.11%) CISSP
11 4 (0.11%) SAFe Agilist
12 3 (0.079%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.079%) MCSD
12 3 (0.079%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.053%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.053%) MCTS
14 1 (0.026%) CFA
14 1 (0.026%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (4.15%) QA
2 16 (0.42%) MiFID
3 8 (0.21%) EMIR
4 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.16%) SLA
5 4 (0.11%) FATCA
5 4 (0.11%) GDPR
5 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.11%) WAI
6 3 (0.079%) WCAG
7 1 (0.026%) PSD2
7 1 (0.026%) UCITS
System Software
1 416 (10.99%) Docker
2 37 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.58%) GridGain
4 9 (0.24%) HDFS
5 7 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.079%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.053%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.053%) Varnish
7 2 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.026%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.026%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 174 (4.60%) Kubernetes
2 64 (1.69%) Ansible
3 59 (1.56%) Terraform
4 47 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
5 37 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (0.98%) Puppet
6 16 (0.42%) Kibana
7 15 (0.40%) Mesos
8 10 (0.26%) Grafana
9 7 (0.18%) logstash
10 5 (0.13%) Graphite
11 4 (0.11%) Consul
11 4 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.079%) Rancher
12 3 (0.079%) TIBCO Hawk
13 2 (0.053%) HockeyApp
13 2 (0.053%) Nagios
13 2 (0.053%) Oozie
13 2 (0.053%) Salt
14 1 (0.026%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 421 (11.12%) Microsoft
2 192 (5.07%) Oracle
3 132 (3.49%) Google
4 60 (1.58%) Apple
5 47 (1.24%) Sitecore
6 42 (1.11%) Tableau
7 41 (1.08%) Zend
8 37 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (0.90%) TIBCO
10 31 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 27 (0.71%) DevExpress
11 27 (0.71%) Sybase
12 25 (0.66%) Adobe
12 25 (0.66%) Informatica
13 23 (0.61%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.55%) IBM
14 21 (0.55%) WorldPay
15 20 (0.53%) hybris
16 19 (0.50%) Xamarin
17 18 (0.48%) MuleSoft