Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 622 704
Rank change year-on-year +36 +82 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 261 224 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 227 216 203
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 70770 72897 85692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55623 62964 72725
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in London

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in London.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in London

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +7 37 £60,000 - 5
South London +11 10 £52,500 +10.53%
West London +3 5 £65,000 +23.81% 2
East London +6 4 £65,000 +32.65% 1
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 163 (62.45%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (45.21%) C#
3 113 (43.30%) JavaScript
4 102 (39.08%) .NET
5 93 (35.63%) Java
6 91 (34.87%) Software Engineering
7 90 (34.48%) SQL
8 76 (29.12%) SQL Server
9 69 (26.44%) MVC
10 68 (26.05%) HTML
11 66 (25.29%) TDD
12 63 (24.14%) Scrum
13 61 (23.37%) Finance
14 55 (21.07%) Python
14 55 (21.07%) Mentoring
15 53 (20.31%) Microservices
15 53 (20.31%) AngularJS
16 50 (19.16%) Degree
17 46 (17.62%) Git (software)
17 46 (17.62%) OO
18 45 (17.24%) Linux
18 45 (17.24%) ASP.NET
19 44 (16.86%) Fintech
20 43 (16.48%) NoSQL
20 43 (16.48%) Computer Science
21 42 (16.09%) CSS
22 41 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
23 39 (14.94%) HTML5
24 38 (14.56%) Scala
24 38 (14.56%) React

Senior Software 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 23 (8.81%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.53%) Apache
5 4 (1.53%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.15%) IIS
7 2 (0.77%) JBoss
7 2 (0.77%) Jetty
7 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.68%) SaaS
4 5 (1.92%) Serverless
5 4 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.53%) GitHub
6 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.77%) npm
7 2 (0.77%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Algolia
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.83%) HTTP
1 10 (3.83%) Internet
2 3 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 43 (16.48%) NoSQL
3 34 (13.03%) MySQL
4 28 (10.73%) MongoDB
5 18 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.75%) Big Data
7 11 (4.21%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.45%) Redis
9 7 (2.68%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.30%) Riak
11 5 (1.92%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.53%) Hazelcast
12 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.15%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.77%) Infinispan
14 2 (0.77%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 46 (17.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.98%) gulp
3 13 (4.98%) JIRA
4 11 (4.21%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.83%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.45%) Selenium
7 8 (3.07%) JUnit
8 7 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (2.30%) Maven
9 6 (2.30%) webpack
10 5 (1.92%) Grunt
11 4 (1.53%) Gradle
11 4 (1.53%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.53%) RSpec
12 2 (0.77%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.77%) Hudson
12 2 (0.77%) Moq
12 2 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (23.37%) Finance
2 30 (11.49%) Banking
3 17 (6.51%) Back Office
4 13 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.21%) Marketing
6 10 (3.83%) Law
7 9 (3.45%) Retail
8 6 (2.30%) Advertising
8 6 (2.30%) Electronics
8 6 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.30%) Front Office
9 5 (1.92%) Games
10 4 (1.53%) Billing
10 4 (1.53%) Legal
11 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.77%) Automotive
12 2 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (39.08%) .NET
2 68 (26.05%) HTML
3 53 (20.31%) AngularJS
4 45 (17.24%) ASP.NET
5 42 (16.09%) CSS
6 39 (14.94%) HTML5
7 38 (14.56%) React
8 34 (13.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (13.03%) Spring
9 33 (12.64%) .NET Framework
10 32 (12.26%) XML
11 31 (11.88%) Node.js
12 26 (9.96%) Entity Framework
13 24 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (8.81%) Java EE
15 20 (7.66%) RESTful
16 18 (6.90%) REST
17 17 (6.51%) Play Framework
17 17 (6.51%) Web Services
18 16 (6.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.86%) Fintech
2 43 (16.48%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 17 (6.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (3.45%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.68%) N-Tier
10 6 (2.30%) Blog
11 5 (1.92%) Derivative
12 4 (1.53%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.53%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.53%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.77%) Bitcoin
13 2 (0.77%) Equities
13 2 (0.77%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.77%) RIA
13 2 (0.77%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.24%) Linux
2 37 (14.18%) Windows
3 15 (5.75%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.98%) Android
5 6 (2.30%) Unix
6 2 (0.77%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (62.45%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (34.87%) Software Engineering
3 69 (26.44%) MVC
4 66 (25.29%) TDD
5 63 (24.14%) Scrum
6 55 (21.07%) Mentoring
7 53 (20.31%) Microservices
8 46 (17.62%) OO
9 41 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (14.56%) SOA
11 29 (11.11%) BDD
12 27 (10.34%) Low Latency
13 24 (9.20%) SDLC
14 23 (8.81%) Open Source
14 23 (8.81%) SOLID
15 21 (8.05%) Unit Testing
16 20 (7.66%) High Availability
16 20 (7.66%) Test Automation
16 20 (7.66%) Web Development
17 19 (7.28%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 118 (45.21%) C#
2 113 (43.30%) JavaScript
3 93 (35.63%) Java
4 90 (34.48%) SQL
5 55 (21.07%) Python
6 38 (14.56%) Scala
7 34 (13.03%) PHP
8 26 (9.96%) T-SQL
9 23 (8.81%) C++
10 13 (4.98%) Ruby
11 12 (4.60%) VB.NET
12 8 (3.07%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.92%) Elixir
13 5 (1.92%) Groovy
13 5 (1.92%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.53%) C
14 4 (1.53%) C++/CLI
14 4 (1.53%) ES6
15 3 (1.15%) Haskell
15 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (19.16%) Degree
2 15 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.38%) MCAD
4 1 (0.38%) MCSD
4 1 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) QA
2 14 (5.36%) PCI DSS
2 14 (5.36%) SEPA
System Software
1 36 (13.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (5.36%) Opsview
2 7 (2.68%) Kibana
2 7 (2.68%) logstash
3 4 (1.53%) Ansible
3 4 (1.53%) Terraform
4 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.15%) Packer
5 2 (0.77%) Puppet
5 2 (0.77%) Salt
Vendors
1 34 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.36%) Oracle
3 12 (4.60%) Splunk
3 12 (4.60%) Zend
4 7 (2.68%) Google
5 2 (0.77%) Cadence
5 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.38%) Facebook
6 1 (0.38%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.38%) New Relic
6 1 (0.38%) Progress