Period
to 3 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 3 December 2021.

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
3 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 209 210 208
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 897 343 945
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.74% 1.55% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.66% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 640 314 727
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £44,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +16.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £86,000 £85,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 46,484 20,667 51,530
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.16% 93.67% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32,839 17,653 42,411
10th Percentile £40,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 3 December 2021.

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 3 December 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 +22 161 £72,500 +3.57% 66
West London -8 109 £65,000 +8.33% 32
South London -43 15 £53,500 -23.57% 5
East London - 6 £55,000 - 17
North London - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 2021, 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.

1 426 (47.49%) JavaScript
1 426 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (39.80%) C#
3 321 (35.79%) .NET
4 315 (35.12%) Python
5 303 (33.78%) Java
6 270 (30.10%) Software Engineering
7 258 (28.76%) SQL
8 236 (26.31%) AWS
9 227 (25.31%) TDD
10 216 (24.08%) HTML
11 206 (22.97%) React
12 199 (22.19%) SQL Server
13 176 (19.62%) Social Skills
14 169 (18.84%) Azure
15 164 (18.28%) Full Stack Development
16 162 (18.06%) Node.js
17 155 (17.28%) CSS
17 155 (17.28%) Finance
18 150 (16.72%) Microservices
19 147 (16.39%) Analytics
20 146 (16.28%) AngularJS
21 132 (14.72%) HTML5
21 132 (14.72%) Test Automation
22 129 (14.38%) TypeScript
23 128 (14.27%) Degree
24 124 (13.82%) Computer Science
25 122 (13.60%) Mentoring
26 121 (13.49%) REST
27 117 (13.04%) 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 32 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (1.67%) Confluence
3 14 (1.56%) Tornado
4 11 (1.23%) CMS
5 10 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.78%) Apache
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.56%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.33%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.33%) Mule
10 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.11%) IIS
11 1 (0.11%) Kentico
11 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.67%) GIMP
2 15 (1.67%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (2.90%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.22%) Relativity
4 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.22%) Temenos Globus
4 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 236 (26.31%) AWS
2 169 (18.84%) Azure
3 87 (9.70%) GCP
4 60 (6.69%) SaaS
5 41 (4.57%) Serverless
6 40 (4.46%) GitHub
7 25 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (2.56%) Amazon S3
9 18 (2.01%) Power Platform
10 16 (1.78%) AWS Step Functions
10 16 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.56%) IaaS
12 11 (1.23%) npm
13 7 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.67%) Amazon Cognito
14 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.67%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.67%) Datadog
14 6 (0.67%) Logz.io
14 6 (0.67%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.24%) Broadband
2 44 (4.91%) HTTP
3 34 (3.79%) Bluetooth
3 34 (3.79%) DVB
3 34 (3.79%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.45%) VoIP
5 1 (0.11%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.11%) ISDN
5 1 (0.11%) MQTT
5 1 (0.11%) NBAP
5 1 (0.11%) PBX
5 1 (0.11%) RTP
5 1 (0.11%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.58%) Relational Database
3 48 (5.35%) NoSQL
4 44 (4.91%) MongoDB
5 38 (4.24%) MySQL
5 38 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.90%) Big Data
7 19 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.12%) RDBMS
8 18 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 14 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.45%) Power BI
11 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.11%) Blockchain
13 9 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.00%) OLTP
14 8 (0.89%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.89%) Tableau
15 6 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
16 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.13%) Selenium
3 45 (5.02%) Jenkins
4 34 (3.79%) GNU Toolchain
5 33 (3.68%) JIRA
6 32 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 32 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 30 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (3.12%) JUnit
9 27 (3.01%) Visual Studio
10 26 (2.90%) SpecFlow
11 25 (2.79%) TeamCity
12 19 (2.12%) Cypress.io
13 14 (1.56%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (1.56%) Subversion
14 13 (1.45%) JMeter
15 12 (1.34%) git-flow
15 12 (1.34%) Mocha
15 12 (1.34%) NUnit
General
1 176 (19.62%) Social Skills
2 155 (17.28%) Finance
3 55 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.12%) Banking
5 32 (3.57%) Games
6 30 (3.34%) Retail
7 25 (2.79%) Back Office
7 25 (2.79%) Marketing
8 21 (2.34%) Legal
9 18 (2.01%) Advertising
10 17 (1.90%) Online Betting
11 14 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (1.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 13 (1.45%) Public Sector
13 12 (1.34%) Telecoms
14 9 (1.00%) Automotive
15 8 (0.89%) Front Office
15 8 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
16 6 (0.67%) Electronics
16 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (35.79%) .NET
2 216 (24.08%) HTML
3 206 (22.97%) React
4 162 (18.06%) Node.js
5 155 (17.28%) CSS
6 146 (16.28%) AngularJS
7 132 (14.72%) HTML5
8 121 (13.49%) REST
9 101 (11.26%) .NET Core
10 90 (10.03%) ASP.NET
11 79 (8.81%) RESTful
12 76 (8.47%) JSON
13 63 (7.02%) Web Services
14 59 (6.58%) Spring
15 52 (5.80%) Vue.js
16 51 (5.69%) Redux
17 45 (5.02%) .NET Framework
18 44 (4.91%) GraphQL
19 43 (4.79%) Middleware
20 42 (4.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.59%) Greenfield Project
2 76 (8.47%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (8.03%) User Experience
4 56 (6.24%) Derivative
5 46 (5.13%) Social Media
6 38 (4.24%) Digital TV
7 34 (3.79%) MPEG
7 34 (3.79%) STB
8 33 (3.68%) Algorithms
9 27 (3.01%) Video\Live Streaming
10 26 (2.90%) Virtual Team
11 24 (2.68%) Blog
11 24 (2.68%) Mobile App
12 19 (2.12%) Client/Server
12 19 (2.12%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.90%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.78%) Web 2.0
15 15 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.67%) Life Science
16 14 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 106 (11.82%) Linux
2 100 (11.15%) Windows
3 39 (4.35%) Android
4 33 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 32 (3.57%) Unix
6 12 (1.34%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.22%) Debian
7 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (30.10%) Software Engineering
3 227 (25.31%) TDD
4 164 (18.28%) Full Stack Development
5 150 (16.72%) Microservices
6 147 (16.39%) Analytics
7 132 (14.72%) Test Automation
8 124 (13.82%) Computer Science
9 122 (13.60%) Mentoring
10 112 (12.49%) Problem-Solving
11 111 (12.37%) DevOps
11 111 (12.37%) OO
12 103 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
13 102 (11.37%) Fintech
14 98 (10.93%) Scrum
15 97 (10.81%) Software Testing
16 77 (8.58%) MVC
17 76 (8.47%) SDLC
18 74 (8.25%) Multithreading
19 71 (7.92%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 426 (47.49%) JavaScript
2 357 (39.80%) C#
3 315 (35.12%) Python
4 303 (33.78%) Java
5 258 (28.76%) SQL
6 129 (14.38%) TypeScript
7 117 (13.04%) C++
8 71 (7.92%) Kotlin
8 71 (7.92%) Scala
9 67 (7.47%) C
10 55 (6.13%) T-SQL
11 51 (5.69%) Ruby
12 48 (5.35%) PHP
13 41 (4.57%) R
14 37 (4.12%) Bash Shell
15 31 (3.46%) ES6
16 30 (3.34%) MATLAB
17 29 (3.23%) Go
18 28 (3.12%) Perl
19 27 (3.01%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 128 (14.27%) Degree
2 39 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.12%) ISTQB
4 13 (1.45%) ISEB
5 10 (1.11%) DBS Check
5 10 (1.11%) Master's Degree
5 10 (1.11%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.25%) QA
2 26 (2.90%) GDPR
3 22 (2.45%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.56%) PMO
5 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
System Software
1 103 (11.48%) Docker
2 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.11%) Kamailio
4 1 (0.11%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 98 (10.93%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.34%) Terraform
3 6 (0.67%) Bugsnag
3 6 (0.67%) Istio
4 4 (0.45%) Grafana
4 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.33%) Ansible
5 3 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.33%) Kibana
5 3 (0.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.22%) logstash
6 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.22%) Salt
7 1 (0.11%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.11%) Graphite
7 1 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 93 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.58%) Oracle
3 35 (3.90%) Spotify
3 35 (3.90%) YouTube
4 31 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (3.01%) Google
6 15 (1.67%) Adobe
7 11 (1.23%) Netlify
8 8 (0.89%) Solace
9 6 (0.67%) SAP
9 6 (0.67%) Sony
10 4 (0.45%) Alteryx
10 4 (0.45%) Civica
10 4 (0.45%) TOWER Software
11 3 (0.33%) BT
11 3 (0.33%) IBM
11 3 (0.33%) Logi Analytics
11 3 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.33%) Sybase
11 3 (0.33%) Talend