Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 219 237
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 977 1,168 1,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.57% 1.67% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.76% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 790 997 931
London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 59,283 66,500 67,955
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.11% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 48,472 54,028 58,169
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -27 171 £50,000 -9.09% 83
West London -2 54 £40,000 -20.00% 48
South London -25 31 £52,500 +31.25% 8
North London +16 22 £41,250 -2.94% 7
East London -5 10 £32,500 -50.00% 24
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 548 (56.09%) C#
2 436 (44.63%) Java
3 402 (41.15%) JavaScript
4 383 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
5 362 (37.05%) .NET
6 323 (33.06%) SQL
7 308 (31.53%) Finance
8 252 (25.79%) HTML
9 242 (24.77%) Degree
10 235 (24.05%) Test Automation
11 231 (23.64%) SQL Server
12 223 (22.82%) Python
13 215 (22.01%) Software Engineering
14 204 (20.88%) MVC
15 203 (20.78%) OO
15 203 (20.78%) C++
16 189 (19.34%) Computer Science
17 187 (19.14%) TDD
18 184 (18.83%) ASP.NET
18 184 (18.83%) CSS
19 167 (17.09%) AngularJS
19 167 (17.09%) SDET
20 164 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
21 154 (15.76%) Jenkins
22 150 (15.35%) BDD
23 139 (14.23%) Open Source
24 138 (14.12%) SDLC
25 136 (13.92%) Windows
26 130 (13.31%) Scrum
27 128 (13.10%) Web Services

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 66 (6.76%) IIS
2 35 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (2.87%) Confluence
4 23 (2.35%) Apache
4 23 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (0.92%) CMS
7 7 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.41%) Ethereum
8 4 (0.41%) Mule
8 4 (0.41%) Mule ESB
8 4 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.31%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.20%) JBoss
10 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.20%) WordPress
11 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.10%) Jetty
11 1 (0.10%) nginx
11 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
3 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.31%) Avid Media Composer
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Maya
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.02%) Actimize
2 4 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.20%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 121 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.48%) SaaS
4 20 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (1.94%) Serverless
6 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.82%) CloudFront
7 7 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.61%) GitHub
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon Alexa
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.51%) npm
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.31%) Heroku
10 3 (0.31%) Office 365
10 3 (0.31%) Route 53
11 2 (0.20%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.74%) HTTP
2 6 (0.61%) Internet
3 5 (0.51%) Firewall
4 4 (0.41%) AMQP
4 4 (0.41%) DNS
4 4 (0.41%) Intranet
4 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.31%) SMS
5 3 (0.31%) SSH
5 3 (0.31%) VPN
5 3 (0.31%) Wireless
6 1 (0.10%) Broadband
6 1 (0.10%) DAB
6 1 (0.10%) MQTT
6 1 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.96%) MySQL
3 53 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 52 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 47 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 44 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (3.07%) Big Data
8 27 (2.76%) Blockchain
9 22 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.84%) Redis
11 17 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.54%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.02%) MarkLogic
15 9 (0.92%) Bigtable
15 9 (0.92%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.92%) SQLite
16 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 154 (15.76%) Jenkins
2 121 (12.38%) Git (software)
3 93 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 85 (8.70%) NUnit
5 81 (8.29%) Selenium
6 75 (7.68%) SpecFlow
7 72 (7.37%) TeamCity
8 49 (5.02%) WebDriver
9 45 (4.61%) JIRA
10 44 (4.50%) JUnit
11 39 (3.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (3.89%) Visual Studio
13 36 (3.68%) Subversion
14 35 (3.58%) Maven
15 28 (2.87%) Eclipse
15 28 (2.87%) SoapUI
16 19 (1.94%) Hudson
17 17 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
19 13 (1.33%) MSBuild
General
1 308 (31.53%) Finance
2 91 (9.31%) Games
3 75 (7.68%) Banking
4 42 (4.30%) Front Office
5 26 (2.66%) Advertising
6 18 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.74%) Legal
8 14 (1.43%) Retail
9 11 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.92%) Marketing
11 7 (0.72%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.51%) Electronics
13 5 (0.51%) Law
14 4 (0.41%) Publishing
15 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.10%) Back Office
16 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.10%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (37.05%) .NET
2 252 (25.79%) HTML
3 184 (18.83%) ASP.NET
3 184 (18.83%) CSS
4 167 (17.09%) AngularJS
5 128 (13.10%) Web Services
6 112 (11.46%) Node.js
7 111 (11.36%) HTML5
8 103 (10.54%) XML
9 99 (10.13%) REST
10 98 (10.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 98 (10.03%) React
11 81 (8.29%) RESTful
12 79 (8.09%) .NET Framework
12 79 (8.09%) JSON
13 73 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 70 (7.16%) jQuery
14 70 (7.16%) Spring
15 66 (6.76%) Gherkin
16 54 (5.53%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.35%) Fintech
2 61 (6.24%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (4.71%) Algorithms
6 38 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (3.38%) Mobile App
8 32 (3.28%) Data Structures
9 29 (2.97%) Derivative
10 25 (2.56%) User Experience
11 14 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.02%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.02%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.82%) Online Games
13 8 (0.82%) Wiki
14 7 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.72%) Equities
15 6 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 136 (13.92%) Windows
2 113 (11.57%) Linux
3 28 (2.87%) Android
4 19 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.74%) Unix
6 6 (0.61%) CentOS
6 6 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.51%) Debian
8 4 (0.41%) Solaris
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (24.05%) Test Automation
3 215 (22.01%) Software Engineering
4 204 (20.88%) MVC
5 203 (20.78%) OO
6 189 (19.34%) Computer Science
7 187 (19.14%) TDD
8 167 (17.09%) SDET
9 164 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
10 150 (15.35%) BDD
11 139 (14.23%) Open Source
12 138 (14.12%) SDLC
13 130 (13.31%) Scrum
14 100 (10.24%) Microservices
15 96 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
16 94 (9.62%) Software Testing
17 90 (9.21%) OOP
18 85 (8.70%) DevOps
19 76 (7.78%) Analytics
20 75 (7.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 548 (56.09%) C#
2 436 (44.63%) Java
3 402 (41.15%) JavaScript
4 323 (33.06%) SQL
5 223 (22.82%) Python
6 203 (20.78%) C++
7 94 (9.62%) PHP
8 67 (6.86%) C
9 59 (6.04%) PowerShell
10 46 (4.71%) Scala
11 41 (4.20%) T-SQL
12 38 (3.89%) VB.NET
13 34 (3.48%) Ruby
14 32 (3.28%) VBA
15 25 (2.56%) TypeScript
16 24 (2.46%) Java 8
17 22 (2.25%) Go
18 19 (1.94%) ES6
19 14 (1.43%) PL/SQL
20 12 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 242 (24.77%) Degree
2 84 (8.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.92%) PhD
5 8 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.51%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.51%) MPhil
7 2 (0.20%) CISSP
7 2 (0.20%) HND
7 2 (0.20%) MCSE
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.12%) QA
2 1 (0.10%) DO-254
System Software
1 69 (7.06%) Docker
2 51 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.31%) iptables
4 3 (0.31%) NFS
5 2 (0.20%) etcd
6 1 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (1.43%) Ansible
1 14 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.92%) Terraform
4 6 (0.61%) Puppet
5 3 (0.31%) Mesos
6 2 (0.20%) Consul
7 1 (0.10%) linkerd
7 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 86 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.14%) Oracle
3 36 (3.68%) Google
4 11 (1.13%) Cognizant
5 10 (1.02%) Xamarin
6 9 (0.92%) Zend
7 8 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.82%) SAP
8 7 (0.72%) Adobe
8 7 (0.72%) Apple
9 6 (0.61%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.51%) Facebook
11 4 (0.41%) Remedy
11 4 (0.41%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.41%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.31%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.31%) Software AG
12 3 (0.31%) Sybase
12 3 (0.31%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.31%) TOWER Software