Period
to 7 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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

Software Developer
England > London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 228 196
Rank change year-on-year +1 -32 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 716 933 1,281
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.51% 1.52% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.59% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 629 741 1,109
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 44,845 58,543 67,244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 95.43% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 36,410 47,889 55,782
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in London.

Salary trend for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in London over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in London

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 Software Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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 +21 149 £60,000 +4.35% 44
South London +20 34 £43,279 -24.73% 6
West London +5 33 £47,500 -5.47% 38
North London -5 18 £57,500 +27.78% 7
East London +8 13 £50,000 +42.86% 13
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 352 (49.16%) C#
2 310 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (37.99%) .NET
4 257 (35.89%) JavaScript
5 246 (34.36%) Java
6 231 (32.26%) Software Engineering
7 186 (25.98%) SQL
8 181 (25.28%) Finance
9 179 (25.00%) Python
10 162 (22.63%) AngularJS
11 149 (20.81%) Azure
12 148 (20.67%) React
13 147 (20.53%) HTML
14 140 (19.55%) Computer Science
15 139 (19.41%) Microservices
16 132 (18.44%) TDD
17 125 (17.46%) OO
18 123 (17.18%) CSS
19 120 (16.76%) Scrum
19 120 (16.76%) DevOps
20 114 (15.92%) SQL Server
21 113 (15.78%) Test Automation
22 112 (15.64%) Degree
23 111 (15.50%) ASP.NET
24 101 (14.11%) AWS
25 96 (13.41%) Git (software)
26 92 (12.85%) SDET
27 87 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
28 86 (12.01%) BDD
29 85 (11.87%) C++

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 18 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (2.09%) Confluence
2 15 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.40%) CMS
3 10 (1.40%) WordPress
4 9 (1.26%) Umbraco
5 7 (0.98%) IIS
5 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.56%) nginx
8 3 (0.42%) Drupal
8 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) Kentico
9 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.28%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) Houdini
2 1 (0.14%) Maya
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.14%) NUKE
2 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 149 (20.81%) Azure
2 101 (14.11%) AWS
3 44 (6.15%) GCP
4 39 (5.45%) SaaS
5 24 (3.35%) GitHub
5 24 (3.35%) Serverless
6 19 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.09%) OpenShift
8 12 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (1.12%) Azure Functions
10 7 (0.98%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 6 (0.84%) CloudBees
11 6 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.84%) PaaS
12 5 (0.70%) Heroku
13 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.56%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.56%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.42%) npm
15 2 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.56%) Internet
3 3 (0.42%) Broadband
4 2 (0.28%) HTTP
5 1 (0.14%) MQTT
5 1 (0.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.14%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.96%) MySQL
3 26 (3.63%) Big Data
4 25 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 23 (3.21%) MongoDB
5 23 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (1.40%) Redis
9 7 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.98%) MariaDB
9 7 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.84%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 96 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 78 (10.89%) Jenkins
3 68 (9.50%) Selenium
4 41 (5.73%) WebDriver
5 32 (4.47%) JIRA
6 24 (3.35%) Eclipse
6 24 (3.35%) Subversion
6 24 (3.35%) TeamCity
7 23 (3.21%) Bitbucket
8 22 (3.07%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.79%) NUnit
10 18 (2.51%) Cucumber
10 18 (2.51%) SpecFlow
11 17 (2.37%) JUnit
12 14 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (1.54%) SoapUI
14 10 (1.40%) JMeter
14 10 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.26%) Moq
16 8 (1.12%) Xcode
General
1 181 (25.28%) Finance
2 58 (8.10%) Front Office
3 41 (5.73%) Banking
4 29 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.21%) Games
6 19 (2.65%) Retail
7 17 (2.37%) Back Office
8 12 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.40%) Law
10 8 (1.12%) Public Sector
11 7 (0.98%) Local Government
12 6 (0.84%) Advertising
12 6 (0.84%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.70%) Marketing
13 5 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.56%) Legal
15 3 (0.42%) Automotive
16 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (37.99%) .NET
2 162 (22.63%) AngularJS
3 148 (20.67%) React
4 147 (20.53%) HTML
5 123 (17.18%) CSS
6 111 (15.50%) ASP.NET
7 84 (11.73%) Node.js
8 75 (10.47%) .NET Framework
9 71 (9.92%) .NET Core
10 68 (9.50%) RESTful
10 68 (9.50%) Vue.js
11 65 (9.08%) Web Services
12 47 (6.56%) REST
13 45 (6.28%) XML
14 43 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
14 43 (6.01%) HTML5
15 39 (5.45%) Spring
16 28 (3.91%) Kafka
17 26 (3.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.96%) User Experience
2 51 (7.12%) Hedge funds
3 44 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.05%) Derivative
6 24 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (3.21%) Equities
8 22 (3.07%) Fixed Income
9 19 (2.65%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.82%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.12%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.98%) Cybercrime
14 7 (0.98%) Online Games
15 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.84%) PlayStation
15 6 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.78%) Linux
2 24 (3.35%) Apple iOS
3 19 (2.65%) Windows
4 17 (2.37%) Android
5 14 (1.96%) Unix
6 11 (1.54%) CentOS
7 10 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.26%) tvOS
9 8 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.70%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) Android TV
13 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (32.26%) Software Engineering
3 140 (19.55%) Computer Science
4 139 (19.41%) Microservices
5 132 (18.44%) TDD
6 125 (17.46%) OO
7 120 (16.76%) DevOps
7 120 (16.76%) Scrum
8 113 (15.78%) Test Automation
9 92 (12.85%) SDET
10 87 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
11 86 (12.01%) BDD
12 67 (9.36%) MVC
13 64 (8.94%) Fintech
14 63 (8.80%) Mentoring
15 62 (8.66%) SDLC
16 57 (7.96%) OOP
17 52 (7.26%) Front End Development
18 45 (6.28%) Mathematics
19 40 (5.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 352 (49.16%) C#
2 257 (35.89%) JavaScript
3 246 (34.36%) Java
4 186 (25.98%) SQL
5 179 (25.00%) Python
6 85 (11.87%) C++
7 59 (8.24%) Ruby
8 57 (7.96%) PHP
9 40 (5.59%) Scala
10 32 (4.47%) VBA
11 28 (3.91%) TypeScript
12 27 (3.77%) C
13 18 (2.51%) T-SQL
14 17 (2.37%) Go
15 16 (2.23%) Java 8
16 13 (1.82%) PowerShell
17 11 (1.54%) Kotlin
17 11 (1.54%) PL/SQL
18 10 (1.40%) Bash Shell
19 8 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 112 (15.64%) Degree
2 67 (9.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.51%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.68%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.28%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) MCAD
9 1 (0.14%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) MCPD
9 1 (0.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.42%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (10.47%) Docker
2 7 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.42%) KVM
3 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.40%) Puppet
3 7 (0.98%) Ansible
4 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.84%) Rancher
5 5 (0.70%) Kibana
6 3 (0.42%) Packer
6 3 (0.42%) Terraform
7 2 (0.28%) logstash
8 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 56 (7.82%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.87%) Oracle
3 34 (4.75%) Google
4 22 (3.07%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.54%) Apple
6 4 (0.56%) Cognizant
6 4 (0.56%) IBM
6 4 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.56%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.42%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.42%) VMware
7 3 (0.42%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.42%) Zend
8 2 (0.28%) BT
8 2 (0.28%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.28%) McAfee
8 2 (0.28%) Splunk
9 1 (0.14%) Comptel
9 1 (0.14%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.14%) Tableau