Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 219 239
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,170 1,235 1,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.75% 1.65% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.74% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1,043 1,015
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 63,723 70,831 73,026
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.65% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 52,287 55,596 63,136
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,207 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 -24 198 £55,000 +4.76% 91
West London +44 81 £47,500 +5.56% 48
South London +2 52 £45,000 +10.43% 10
East London -12 23 £35,000 -36.36% 25
North London +11 19 £40,000 -25.58% 6
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 663 (56.67%) C#
2 507 (43.33%) Java
3 481 (41.11%) JavaScript
3 481 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
4 464 (39.66%) .NET
5 434 (37.09%) SQL
6 369 (31.54%) Finance
7 328 (28.03%) HTML
8 278 (23.76%) SQL Server
9 268 (22.91%) Software Engineering
10 259 (22.14%) Degree
11 241 (20.60%) Test Automation
12 239 (20.43%) MVC
12 239 (20.43%) CSS
13 237 (20.26%) ASP.NET
14 228 (19.49%) OO
15 220 (18.80%) Python
16 214 (18.29%) C++
16 214 (18.29%) TDD
17 207 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
18 205 (17.52%) AngularJS
19 181 (15.47%) Computer Science
20 179 (15.30%) Scrum
20 179 (15.30%) Web Services
21 173 (14.79%) BDD
22 166 (14.19%) Jenkins
23 162 (13.85%) Git (software)
24 158 (13.50%) SDET
24 158 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
25 150 (12.82%) Node.js

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 (5.64%) IIS
2 36 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (2.22%) Apache
3 26 (2.22%) Confluence
4 20 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.62%) Ethereum
6 14 (1.20%) CMS
7 9 (0.77%) Mule
7 9 (0.77%) Mule ESB
8 8 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.60%) nginx
10 5 (0.43%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.34%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.26%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.26%) WordPress
13 2 (0.17%) DNN
13 2 (0.17%) Drupal
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.17%) Avid Media Composer
4 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.085%) Maya
5 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (1.79%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.68%) Actimize
3 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.085%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.085%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 158 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.33%) SaaS
4 31 (2.65%) GitHub
5 25 (2.14%) Serverless
6 21 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.68%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.43%) Google Play
10 5 (0.43%) npm
10 5 (0.43%) PaaS
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.26%) Route 53
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.17%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.88%) HTTP
2 12 (1.03%) Internet
3 4 (0.34%) Firewall
3 4 (0.34%) Intranet
3 4 (0.34%) SMS
4 3 (0.26%) DNS
4 3 (0.26%) NAS
4 3 (0.26%) SAN
4 3 (0.26%) SSH
5 2 (0.17%) AMQP
5 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.17%) VoIP
5 2 (0.17%) VPN
6 1 (0.085%) Broadband
6 1 (0.085%) DAB
6 1 (0.085%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 93 (7.95%) MySQL
3 79 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 76 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 68 (5.81%) MongoDB
6 54 (4.62%) Blockchain
7 43 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.39%) Big Data
9 23 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (1.79%) Redis
12 20 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.45%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.94%) CouchDB
16 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 166 (14.19%) Jenkins
2 162 (13.85%) Git (software)
3 87 (7.44%) Cucumber
4 83 (7.09%) NUnit
5 77 (6.58%) SpecFlow
6 72 (6.15%) Selenium
7 68 (5.81%) Visual Studio
8 63 (5.38%) TeamCity
9 52 (4.44%) WebDriver
10 49 (4.19%) JIRA
11 48 (4.10%) Subversion
12 38 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (3.25%) JUnit
13 37 (3.16%) Maven
14 30 (2.56%) Eclipse
15 28 (2.39%) SoapUI
16 24 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (1.28%) Hudson
18 13 (1.11%) RSpec
18 13 (1.11%) webpack
General
1 369 (31.54%) Finance
2 108 (9.23%) Games
3 98 (8.38%) Banking
4 51 (4.36%) Front Office
5 44 (3.76%) Advertising
6 36 (3.08%) Retail
7 28 (2.39%) Legal
8 25 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.37%) Back Office
11 15 (1.28%) Marketing
12 13 (1.11%) Law
13 7 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.34%) Electronics
17 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
18 1 (0.085%) Automotive
18 1 (0.085%) Music Industry
18 1 (0.085%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (39.66%) .NET
2 328 (28.03%) HTML
3 239 (20.43%) CSS
4 237 (20.26%) ASP.NET
5 205 (17.52%) AngularJS
6 179 (15.30%) Web Services
7 150 (12.82%) Node.js
8 128 (10.94%) HTML5
9 120 (10.26%) XML
10 119 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 118 (10.09%) React
12 102 (8.72%) jQuery
13 100 (8.55%) .NET Framework
13 100 (8.55%) REST
14 91 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 85 (7.26%) RESTful
16 70 (5.98%) JSON
16 70 (5.98%) SOAP
17 68 (5.81%) Spring
18 64 (5.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 181 (15.47%) Computer Science
2 84 (7.18%) Fintech
3 62 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 57 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
6 50 (4.27%) Algorithms
7 49 (4.19%) Mobile App
7 49 (4.19%) User Experience
8 33 (2.82%) Data Structures
9 32 (2.74%) Derivative
10 24 (2.05%) Hedge funds
11 19 (1.62%) Bitcoin
12 18 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.37%) Online Games
14 14 (1.20%) Virtual Team
15 12 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
15 12 (1.03%) Online Banking
16 11 (0.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 145 (12.39%) Windows
2 125 (10.68%) Linux
3 34 (2.91%) Android
4 26 (2.22%) Unix
5 24 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.43%) CentOS
7 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.34%) Debian
8 4 (0.34%) Solaris
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.17%) VMS
10 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.085%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.085%) Fedora
11 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (22.91%) Software Engineering
3 241 (20.60%) Test Automation
4 239 (20.43%) MVC
5 228 (19.49%) OO
6 214 (18.29%) TDD
7 207 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
8 179 (15.30%) Scrum
9 173 (14.79%) BDD
10 158 (13.50%) SDET
11 145 (12.39%) SDLC
12 129 (11.03%) Open Source
13 112 (9.57%) DevOps
14 106 (9.06%) Microservices
15 104 (8.89%) OOP
16 102 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
17 93 (7.95%) Unit Testing
18 84 (7.18%) SOLID
19 79 (6.75%) Software Testing
20 75 (6.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 663 (56.67%) C#
2 507 (43.33%) Java
3 481 (41.11%) JavaScript
4 434 (37.09%) SQL
5 220 (18.80%) Python
6 214 (18.29%) C++
7 126 (10.77%) PHP
8 62 (5.30%) Scala
9 57 (4.87%) T-SQL
10 53 (4.53%) C
11 51 (4.36%) PowerShell
12 47 (4.02%) Ruby
13 34 (2.91%) VBA
14 31 (2.65%) VB.NET
15 30 (2.56%) Java 8
16 28 (2.39%) TypeScript
17 23 (1.97%) ES6
17 23 (1.97%) Go
18 20 (1.71%) Apple Swift
18 20 (1.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 259 (22.14%) Degree
2 86 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.28%) PhD
4 14 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.77%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.77%) MPhil
6 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.17%) CISSP
8 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.17%) MCSE
9 1 (0.085%) HND
9 1 (0.085%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.085%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.30%) QA
System Software
1 84 (7.18%) Docker
2 42 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) iptables
3 2 (0.17%) NFS
3 2 (0.17%) Varnish
4 1 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.085%) zsh
Systems Management
1 18 (1.54%) Ansible
2 16 (1.37%) Terraform
3 13 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.34%) Puppet
6 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.17%) Grafana
6 2 (0.17%) Kibana
6 2 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.085%) Consul
7 1 (0.085%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.085%) linkerd
7 1 (0.085%) Marathon
7 1 (0.085%) Mesos
7 1 (0.085%) Rancher
7 1 (0.085%) SCCM
Vendors
1 121 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.47%) Oracle
3 34 (2.91%) Google
4 27 (2.31%) Zend
5 18 (1.54%) Xamarin
6 11 (0.94%) ServiceNow
6 11 (0.94%) VMware
7 8 (0.68%) Remedy
7 8 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.60%) Splunk
9 6 (0.51%) Adobe
9 6 (0.51%) SAP
9 6 (0.51%) Sybase
10 4 (0.34%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.34%) Cisco
10 4 (0.34%) Dell
10 4 (0.34%) EMC
10 4 (0.34%) NetApp
10 4 (0.34%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.26%) Moogsoft