Period
to 27 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 49 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3,225 1,077 2,881
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.58% 5.50% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.36% 5.88% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,107 947 2,550
10th Percentile £58,050 £53,750 £52,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,875 £88,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £98,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 43,819 18,307 53,024
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.41% 93.48% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30,201 15,385 43,624
10th Percentile £40,500 £42,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +6.80% +3.00%

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 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021. 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 +3 401 £82,500 +13.79% 154
West London +25 257 £75,000 +11.11% 57
South London -1 37 £62,500 -5.66% 3
East London -26 11 £70,000 +24.44% 25
North London -8 3 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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 1,466 (45.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,393 (43.19%) JavaScript
3 1,126 (34.91%) React
4 903 (28.00%) Java
5 836 (25.92%) Finance
6 746 (23.13%) C#
7 726 (22.51%) HTML
8 721 (22.36%) TDD
9 717 (22.23%) AWS
10 702 (21.77%) .NET
11 692 (21.46%) CSS
12 683 (21.18%) Microservices
13 664 (20.59%) TypeScript
14 657 (20.37%) Social Skills
15 626 (19.41%) Full Stack Development
16 620 (19.22%) Docker
17 611 (18.95%) Git (software)
18 593 (18.39%) SQL
19 585 (18.14%) Azure
20 575 (17.83%) AngularJS
20 575 (17.83%) Python
21 566 (17.55%) Node.js
22 564 (17.49%) Software Engineering
23 538 (16.68%) Mentoring
24 491 (15.22%) Kubernetes
25 466 (14.45%) User Experience
25 466 (14.45%) Front End Development
26 448 (13.89%) REST
27 443 (13.74%) DevOps
28 415 (12.87%) Scrum

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
1 143 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
2 92 (2.85%) CMS
3 88 (2.73%) WordPress
4 78 (2.42%) Confluence
5 37 (1.15%) Apache Spark
6 31 (0.96%) Apache
7 19 (0.59%) Drupal
8 17 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 17 (0.53%) IIS
9 16 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
9 16 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 15 (0.47%) IBM Domino
11 12 (0.37%) Headless CMS
12 10 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
13 9 (0.28%) MediaWiki
13 9 (0.28%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.22%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.16%) Appian
15 5 (0.16%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.16%) Ethereum
Applications
1 33 (1.02%) Figma
2 32 (0.99%) Sketch
3 21 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.47%) InVision
5 8 (0.25%) Adobe XD
6 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.16%) UXPin
8 2 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.062%) Blender
8 2 (0.062%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.031%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 27 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 25 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.56%) MetaTrader
4 11 (0.34%) Magento
5 9 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 8 (0.25%) Shopify
7 4 (0.12%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.093%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.093%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.062%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.062%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.062%) SAP IBP
9 2 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.062%) Summit
10 1 (0.031%) BASE24
10 1 (0.031%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.031%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 717 (22.23%) AWS
2 585 (18.14%) Azure
3 261 (8.09%) GCP
4 235 (7.29%) Serverless
5 208 (6.45%) SaaS
6 171 (5.30%) GitHub
7 130 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
8 115 (3.57%) Amazon S3
9 108 (3.35%) npm
10 62 (1.92%) Firebase
11 57 (1.77%) Power Platform
12 55 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
13 38 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (1.15%) AppsFlyer
14 37 (1.15%) Pushwoosh
15 36 (1.12%) Azure Functions
16 35 (1.09%) PaaS
17 32 (0.99%) Datadog
18 31 (0.96%) Google Play
19 28 (0.87%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 163 (5.05%) Broadband
2 88 (2.73%) HTTP
3 48 (1.49%) Internet
4 17 (0.53%) Bluetooth
5 14 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.37%) DNS
6 12 (0.37%) DVB
7 10 (0.31%) SSL
8 8 (0.25%) FTP
9 6 (0.19%) AMQP
9 6 (0.19%) SWIFTNet
10 5 (0.16%) SMS
11 4 (0.12%) RIP
12 3 (0.093%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.062%) MQTT
13 2 (0.062%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.062%) SMPP
13 2 (0.062%) SSH
13 2 (0.062%) VoIP
14 1 (0.031%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 258 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 220 (6.82%) MySQL
4 211 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
5 187 (5.80%) MongoDB
6 174 (5.40%) Relational Database
7 120 (3.72%) Big Data
8 111 (3.44%) Redis
9 77 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 56 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 48 (1.49%) Amazon Aurora
12 45 (1.40%) Power BI
13 41 (1.27%) Hadoop
14 34 (1.05%) Amazon Athena
14 34 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 33 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 33 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 33 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 31 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 30 (0.93%) KDB
Development Applications
1 611 (18.95%) Git (software)
2 278 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 182 (5.64%) JIRA
4 164 (5.09%) webpack
5 115 (3.57%) Bitbucket
6 103 (3.19%) Maven
7 85 (2.64%) JUnit
8 75 (2.33%) GitLab
9 74 (2.29%) Visual Studio
10 71 (2.20%) Selenium
10 71 (2.20%) TeamCity
11 65 (2.02%) Mercurial
12 62 (1.92%) Cypress.io
13 58 (1.80%) Mockito
14 49 (1.52%) Gradle
15 45 (1.40%) CircleCI
16 37 (1.15%) Jasmine
17 35 (1.09%) Mocha
17 35 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
17 35 (1.09%) Travis CI
General
1 836 (25.92%) Finance
2 657 (20.37%) Social Skills
3 217 (6.73%) Banking
4 178 (5.52%) Games
5 150 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 145 (4.50%) Marketing
7 130 (4.03%) Retail
8 98 (3.04%) Front Office
9 91 (2.82%) Investment Banking
10 78 (2.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 70 (2.17%) Public Sector
12 65 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
13 49 (1.52%) Financial Institution
14 48 (1.49%) Advertising
15 39 (1.21%) Legal
16 36 (1.12%) Publishing
17 33 (1.02%) Telecoms
18 30 (0.93%) Manufacturing
19 25 (0.78%) Electronics
20 21 (0.65%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,126 (34.91%) React
2 726 (22.51%) HTML
3 702 (21.77%) .NET
4 692 (21.46%) CSS
5 575 (17.83%) AngularJS
6 566 (17.55%) Node.js
7 448 (13.89%) REST
8 375 (11.63%) Spring
9 346 (10.73%) .NET Core
10 302 (9.36%) HTML5
11 299 (9.27%) Redux
12 287 (8.90%) RESTful
12 287 (8.90%) Web Services
13 265 (8.22%) GraphQL
14 253 (7.84%) Vue.js
15 236 (7.32%) Sass
16 227 (7.04%) Spring Boot
17 188 (5.83%) React Native
18 183 (5.67%) Kafka
19 177 (5.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 466 (14.45%) User Experience
2 254 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
3 226 (7.01%) Mobile App
4 131 (4.06%) Social Media
5 126 (3.91%) Derivative
6 78 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
7 75 (2.33%) Algorithms
8 71 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 68 (2.11%) Data Structures
10 63 (1.95%) Equities
10 63 (1.95%) Over-the-Top Content
11 61 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
12 57 (1.77%) Cloud Native
13 53 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
14 52 (1.61%) Fixed Income
15 48 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
16 46 (1.43%) Blog
16 46 (1.43%) Video on Demand
17 39 (1.21%) Hedge funds
18 38 (1.18%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 227 (7.04%) Linux
2 191 (5.92%) Android
3 188 (5.83%) Apple iOS
4 141 (4.37%) Windows
5 90 (2.79%) Unix
6 15 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (0.28%) Mesosphere
8 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.12%) watchOS
9 3 (0.093%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.031%) AIX
10 1 (0.031%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.031%) Solaris
10 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,466 (45.46%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (22.36%) TDD
3 683 (21.18%) Microservices
4 626 (19.41%) Full Stack Development
5 564 (17.49%) Software Engineering
6 538 (16.68%) Mentoring
7 466 (14.45%) Front End Development
8 443 (13.74%) DevOps
9 415 (12.87%) Scrum
10 379 (11.75%) Fintech
11 348 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
12 300 (9.30%) Unit Testing
13 294 (9.12%) Test Automation
14 286 (8.87%) SDLC
15 283 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
16 280 (8.68%) OO
17 253 (7.84%) BDD
18 243 (7.53%) Analytics
19 242 (7.50%) MVC
20 228 (7.07%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,393 (43.19%) JavaScript
2 903 (28.00%) Java
3 746 (23.13%) C#
4 664 (20.59%) TypeScript
5 593 (18.39%) SQL
6 575 (17.83%) Python
7 184 (5.71%) PHP
8 171 (5.30%) ES6
9 158 (4.90%) Kotlin
10 115 (3.57%) C++
11 110 (3.41%) Java 8
12 96 (2.98%) Go
13 87 (2.70%) Ruby
14 85 (2.64%) Apple Swift
15 82 (2.54%) T-SQL
16 68 (2.11%) C
17 66 (2.05%) Java 11
18 64 (1.98%) Scala
19 62 (1.92%) PowerShell
20 49 (1.52%) ES7
Qualifications
1 260 (8.06%) Degree
2 96 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 37 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 26 (0.81%) AWS Certification
5 26 (0.81%) SC Cleared
6 23 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (0.43%) SANS
8 8 (0.25%) PhD
9 6 (0.19%) MBA
9 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.062%) MCSD
11 1 (0.031%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.031%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.031%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.34%) QA
2 104 (3.22%) Accessibility
3 27 (0.84%) WCAG
4 20 (0.62%) GDPR
5 9 (0.28%) PMO
6 6 (0.19%) ISO 15022
6 6 (0.19%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.062%) PSD2
8 1 (0.031%) HL7
8 1 (0.031%) SLA
System Software
1 620 (19.22%) Docker
2 11 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.031%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 491 (15.22%) Kubernetes
2 166 (5.15%) Terraform
3 55 (1.71%) Grafana
4 46 (1.43%) Prometheus
5 32 (0.99%) Ansible
6 22 (0.68%) Bugsnag
7 19 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.47%) Graphite
8 15 (0.47%) Graylog
8 15 (0.47%) Opsgenie
9 14 (0.43%) Puppet
10 11 (0.34%) Kibana
11 10 (0.31%) Consul
12 9 (0.28%) Automic
13 4 (0.12%) Istio
14 3 (0.093%) Single Sign-On
15 1 (0.031%) Argo
15 1 (0.031%) Control-M
15 1 (0.031%) Docker Swarm
15 1 (0.031%) Marathon
Vendors
1 219 (6.79%) Microsoft
2 170 (5.27%) Google
3 110 (3.41%) Oracle
4 56 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
5 48 (1.49%) Apple
6 39 (1.21%) Xamarin
7 34 (1.05%) SAP
7 34 (1.05%) Splunk
8 26 (0.81%) Spotify
9 23 (0.71%) Adobe
9 23 (0.71%) Atlassian
10 22 (0.68%) ServiceNow
11 21 (0.65%) Zend
12 20 (0.62%) Solace
12 20 (0.62%) Sony
13 17 (0.53%) Samsung
14 16 (0.50%) Sybase
15 14 (0.43%) TIBCO
16 13 (0.40%) Greenplum
16 13 (0.40%) YouTube