Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 233 286
Rank change year-on-year +13 +53 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1210 1125 1057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.61% 1.48% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.55% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 1023 973
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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 +7 221 £52,500 - 23
West London -10 61 £45,000 +12.50% 13
South London +6 43 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East London +6 31 £56,250 +32.35% 8
North London +7 15 £43,500 -30.40% 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 606 (50.08%) C#
2 578 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
3 553 (45.70%) JavaScript
4 475 (39.26%) .NET
5 447 (36.94%) Java
6 402 (33.22%) SQL
7 398 (32.89%) Finance
8 385 (31.82%) SQL Server
9 352 (29.09%) Degree
10 324 (26.78%) HTML
11 323 (26.69%) Software Engineering
12 310 (25.62%) Computer Science
13 267 (22.07%) Scrum
14 257 (21.24%) OO
15 250 (20.66%) MVC
16 241 (19.92%) ASP.NET
17 236 (19.50%) TDD
18 232 (19.17%) CSS
19 227 (18.76%) C++
20 226 (18.68%) Python
21 213 (17.60%) AngularJS
22 199 (16.45%) Git (software)
23 192 (15.87%) Microsoft
24 187 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
25 183 (15.12%) Windows
26 167 (13.80%) Web Services
27 166 (13.72%) Linux
28 149 (12.31%) Unit Testing
29 138 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
30 135 (11.16%) Computer Science Degree

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 68 (5.62%) Apache
2 54 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
3 47 (3.88%) Tomcat
4 44 (3.64%) JBoss
5 33 (2.73%) SharePoint
6 27 (2.23%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.49%) IIS
8 17 (1.40%) Ethereum
9 14 (1.16%) eris
9 14 (1.16%) Hyperledger
10 12 (0.99%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.74%) CMS
12 8 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.58%) nginx
14 6 (0.50%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.41%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.41%) WordPress
16 4 (0.33%) Drupal
17 3 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.083%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.083%) Maya
4 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.083%) NASTRAN
4 1 (0.083%) NUKE
4 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) Magento
3 3 (0.25%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.17%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.083%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.083%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 110 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.81%) SaaS
4 32 (2.64%) GitHub
5 16 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.83%) npm
8 9 (0.74%) Serverless
9 7 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.50%) Heroku
10 6 (0.50%) Office 365
10 6 (0.50%) PaaS
11 5 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.25%) Force.com
12 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.083%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.74%) Internet
2 13 (1.07%) HTTP
3 8 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.66%) Wireless
4 7 (0.58%) RFID
5 5 (0.41%) Network Security
6 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.25%) SMS
6 3 (0.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.17%) Firewall
7 2 (0.17%) SNMP
7 2 (0.17%) VPN
7 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.083%) DHCP
8 1 (0.083%) DNS
8 1 (0.083%) SSL
8 1 (0.083%) VoIP
8 1 (0.083%) WAN
8 1 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.083%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 124 (10.25%) NoSQL
3 115 (9.50%) MySQL
4 114 (9.42%) Relational Database
5 60 (4.96%) Big Data
6 58 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 58 (4.79%) MongoDB
7 53 (4.38%) Redis
8 49 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (3.64%) Neo4j
10 37 (3.06%) Blockchain
10 37 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (2.81%) Hadoop
12 29 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (2.31%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (0.99%) Power BI
18 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 199 (16.45%) Git (software)
2 88 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 79 (6.53%) Subversion
4 74 (6.12%) JUnit
5 69 (5.70%) Maven
6 65 (5.37%) Jenkins
7 64 (5.29%) JIRA
8 63 (5.21%) TeamCity
9 47 (3.88%) EasyMock
10 45 (3.72%) Hudson
11 44 (3.64%) Cucumber
11 44 (3.64%) Mercurial
12 42 (3.47%) Ant
12 42 (3.47%) jMock
13 41 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 29 (2.40%) Eclipse
14 29 (2.40%) Selenium
15 28 (2.31%) gulp
16 26 (2.15%) Bitbucket
17 21 (1.74%) WebDriver
General
1 398 (32.89%) Finance
2 132 (10.91%) Banking
3 78 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 64 (5.29%) Games
4 64 (5.29%) Retail
5 54 (4.46%) Investment Banking
6 52 (4.30%) Front Office
7 46 (3.80%) Retail Banking
8 43 (3.55%) Marketing
9 36 (2.98%) Back Office
10 34 (2.81%) Aerospace
10 34 (2.81%) Legal
11 33 (2.73%) Electronics
12 24 (1.98%) Advertising
13 23 (1.90%) Financial Institution
14 22 (1.82%) Automotive
15 19 (1.57%) Law
16 18 (1.49%) Manufacturing
16 18 (1.49%) Publishing
17 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (39.26%) .NET
2 324 (26.78%) HTML
3 241 (19.92%) ASP.NET
4 232 (19.17%) CSS
5 213 (17.60%) AngularJS
6 167 (13.80%) Web Services
7 138 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 131 (10.83%) jQuery
9 129 (10.66%) HTML5
10 127 (10.50%) .NET Framework
11 123 (10.17%) Spring
12 112 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 112 (9.26%) REST
13 111 (9.17%) Node.js
14 101 (8.35%) React
15 98 (8.10%) RESTful
16 95 (7.85%) Entity Framework
17 94 (7.77%) WCF
18 89 (7.36%) XML
19 80 (6.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 310 (25.62%) Computer Science
2 110 (9.09%) Fintech
3 93 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 91 (7.52%) Algorithms
5 86 (7.11%) User Experience
6 72 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (5.37%) Data Structures
8 59 (4.88%) Client/Server
9 58 (4.79%) Linux Command Line
10 50 (4.13%) Hedge funds
11 46 (3.80%) Mobile App
12 36 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (1.57%) Derivative
14 19 (1.57%) N-Tier
14 19 (1.57%) Video\Live Streaming
15 14 (1.16%) W3C
16 12 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
16 12 (0.99%) Fixed Income
17 8 (0.66%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 183 (15.12%) Windows
2 166 (13.72%) Linux
3 93 (7.69%) Unix
4 60 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 56 (4.63%) Android
6 7 (0.58%) CentOS
6 7 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.58%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.083%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.083%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (26.69%) Software Engineering
3 267 (22.07%) Scrum
4 257 (21.24%) OO
5 250 (20.66%) MVC
6 236 (19.50%) TDD
7 187 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
8 149 (12.31%) Unit Testing
9 130 (10.74%) Multithreading
10 122 (10.08%) SDLC
11 121 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 119 (9.83%) Front End Development
13 114 (9.42%) Microservices
14 108 (8.93%) Web Development
15 97 (8.02%) Mathematics
15 97 (8.02%) OOP
16 93 (7.69%) DevOps
17 91 (7.52%) BDD
18 90 (7.44%) Mentoring
19 87 (7.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 606 (50.08%) C#
2 553 (45.70%) JavaScript
3 447 (36.94%) Java
4 402 (33.22%) SQL
5 227 (18.76%) C++
6 226 (18.68%) Python
7 134 (11.07%) PHP
8 103 (8.51%) Scala
9 77 (6.36%) T-SQL
10 74 (6.12%) C
11 61 (5.04%) Ruby
12 52 (4.30%) Go
13 50 (4.13%) Groovy
14 39 (3.22%) PL/SQL
15 37 (3.06%) VB.NET
16 35 (2.89%) VBA
17 27 (2.23%) VB
18 26 (2.15%) TypeScript
19 24 (1.98%) Haskell
19 24 (1.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 352 (29.09%) Degree
2 135 (11.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.31%) Numerate Degree
4 19 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.66%) PhD
8 7 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.58%) MCSD
9 4 (0.33%) HND
10 2 (0.17%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.083%) ISEB
11 1 (0.083%) MCAD
11 1 (0.083%) MCTS
11 1 (0.083%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.083%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (10.41%) QA
2 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.083%) MiFID
3 1 (0.083%) PMO
3 1 (0.083%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (6.36%) Docker
2 5 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.083%) Varnish
4 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (0.74%) Puppet
2 7 (0.58%) Ansible
3 6 (0.50%) Kibana
3 6 (0.50%) logstash
3 6 (0.50%) Terraform
4 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.25%) Packer
6 2 (0.17%) Nagios
6 2 (0.17%) Salt
7 1 (0.083%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.083%) Consul
7 1 (0.083%) Control-M
7 1 (0.083%) Grafana
7 1 (0.083%) Graphite
7 1 (0.083%) linkerd
Vendors
1 192 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 125 (10.33%) Oracle
3 47 (3.88%) Sybase
4 41 (3.39%) CA Agile Central
4 41 (3.39%) Perforce
5 33 (2.73%) Google
6 23 (1.90%) Zend
7 17 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.99%) SAP
9 10 (0.83%) Tableau
10 8 (0.66%) DevExpress
10 8 (0.66%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.66%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.50%) Cadence
12 6 (0.50%) ESRI
12 6 (0.50%) Mapinfo
13 4 (0.33%) Facebook
13 4 (0.33%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.33%) Twitter