Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 212 228
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 963 1,162 1,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.77% 1.73% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.81% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 732 973 1,040
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,875 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 51,646 64,191 71,625
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.30% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42,048 52,645 56,372
London median annual salary £64,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,120 £33,351
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +3 158 £67,500 +22.73% 66
South London +16 53 £52,500 +16.67% 13
West London -12 42 £52,500 +10.53% 39
North London +5 23 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East London +2 4 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 509 (52.86%) C#
2 472 (49.01%) Agile Software Development
3 383 (39.77%) Java
4 379 (39.36%) .NET
5 333 (34.58%) JavaScript
6 304 (31.57%) Software Engineering
7 267 (27.73%) SQL
8 243 (25.23%) Python
9 230 (23.88%) Finance
10 212 (22.01%) Degree
11 207 (21.50%) TDD
12 200 (20.77%) HTML
13 197 (20.46%) SQL Server
14 192 (19.94%) AngularJS
15 185 (19.21%) React
16 180 (18.69%) Test Automation
17 176 (18.28%) Microservices
18 171 (17.76%) ASP.NET
19 170 (17.65%) Scrum
20 165 (17.13%) Computer Science
21 163 (16.93%) C++
22 151 (15.68%) AWS
23 150 (15.58%) CSS
24 149 (15.47%) BDD
25 148 (15.37%) OO
26 143 (14.85%) Docker
26 143 (14.85%) SDET
27 139 (14.43%) Azure
28 133 (13.81%) DevOps
29 128 (13.29%) MVC

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 23 (2.39%) Confluence
2 22 (2.28%) IIS
3 19 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.56%) Apache
5 14 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.73%) CMS
8 7 (0.73%) JBoss
8 7 (0.73%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.21%) Drupal
11 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.21%) WordPress
12 1 (0.10%) Appian
Applications
1 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.21%) InDesign
4 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.21%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 151 (15.68%) AWS
2 139 (14.43%) Azure
3 63 (6.54%) Serverless
4 33 (3.43%) SaaS
5 24 (2.49%) GitHub
6 23 (2.39%) Amazon SQS
7 22 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (1.97%) Amazon S3
9 18 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.66%) CloudBees
11 15 (1.56%) GCP
12 12 (1.25%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.04%) Office 365
14 7 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.73%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.52%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.52%) Datadog
15 5 (0.52%) PaaS
16 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.45%) Internet
3 4 (0.42%) DSL
3 4 (0.42%) HTTP
4 2 (0.21%) VoIP
5 1 (0.10%) AMQP
5 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.10%) Network Security
5 1 (0.10%) SAN
5 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (20.46%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.65%) MySQL
3 62 (6.44%) Relational Database
4 60 (6.23%) NoSQL
5 50 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (4.05%) RDBMS
7 37 (3.84%) Big Data
8 33 (3.43%) MongoDB
9 29 (3.01%) Redis
10 17 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.66%) SQLite
12 15 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.35%) Blockchain
15 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 112 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 109 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 77 (8.00%) Selenium
4 59 (6.13%) Cucumber
5 51 (5.30%) TeamCity
6 46 (4.78%) WebDriver
7 38 (3.95%) JIRA
8 36 (3.74%) Eclipse
8 36 (3.74%) JUnit
9 35 (3.63%) SpecFlow
10 31 (3.22%) NUnit
11 29 (3.01%) Subversion
12 24 (2.49%) Bitbucket Server
13 23 (2.39%) Bitbucket
14 20 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (2.08%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.56%) webpack
17 13 (1.35%) Appium
18 12 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 230 (23.88%) Finance
2 83 (8.62%) Front Office
3 82 (8.52%) Games
4 57 (5.92%) Retail
5 39 (4.05%) Banking
6 11 (1.14%) Law
7 9 (0.93%) Local Government
7 9 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.73%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.73%) Automotive
8 7 (0.73%) Public Sector
9 6 (0.62%) Advertising
9 6 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.62%) Marketing
9 6 (0.62%) Music Industry
10 5 (0.52%) Publishing
11 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (39.36%) .NET
2 200 (20.77%) HTML
3 192 (19.94%) AngularJS
4 185 (19.21%) React
5 171 (17.76%) ASP.NET
6 150 (15.58%) CSS
7 115 (11.94%) Node.js
8 91 (9.45%) REST
8 91 (9.45%) RESTful
9 85 (8.83%) Web Services
10 71 (7.37%) .NET Framework
10 71 (7.37%) Spring
11 69 (7.17%) .NET Core
12 67 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 65 (6.75%) HTML5
13 65 (6.75%) XML
14 58 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 47 (4.88%) Vue.js
16 39 (4.05%) jQuery
17 37 (3.84%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.30%) User Experience
2 42 (4.36%) Hedge funds
3 32 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.39%) Data Structures
6 23 (2.39%) Derivative
7 22 (2.28%) Fixed Income
7 22 (2.28%) PlayStation
8 19 (1.97%) Online Games
9 18 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.45%) Wiki
12 12 (1.25%) Equities
13 10 (1.04%) Robotics
14 7 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (0.62%) Cybercrime
15 6 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (11.94%) Linux
2 69 (7.17%) Windows
3 22 (2.28%) Unix
4 16 (1.66%) Android
4 16 (1.66%) CentOS
5 14 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.52%) Debian
9 5 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.42%) tvOS
11 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (49.01%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (31.57%) Software Engineering
3 207 (21.50%) TDD
4 180 (18.69%) Test Automation
5 176 (18.28%) Microservices
6 170 (17.65%) Scrum
7 165 (17.13%) Computer Science
8 149 (15.47%) BDD
9 148 (15.37%) OO
10 143 (14.85%) SDET
11 133 (13.81%) DevOps
12 128 (13.29%) MVC
13 107 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (8.93%) OOP
15 82 (8.52%) Open Source
15 82 (8.52%) SDLC
16 78 (8.10%) Mentoring
17 63 (6.54%) Fintech
18 55 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
19 52 (5.40%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 509 (52.86%) C#
2 383 (39.77%) Java
3 333 (34.58%) JavaScript
4 267 (27.73%) SQL
5 243 (25.23%) Python
6 163 (16.93%) C++
7 88 (9.14%) PHP
8 54 (5.61%) Ruby
9 53 (5.50%) Scala
10 52 (5.40%) C
11 50 (5.19%) TypeScript
12 40 (4.15%) Java 8
13 34 (3.53%) T-SQL
14 30 (3.12%) VBA
15 29 (3.01%) PowerShell
16 26 (2.70%) Go
17 24 (2.49%) R
18 23 (2.39%) ES6
19 21 (2.18%) PL/SQL
20 19 (1.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 212 (22.01%) Degree
2 100 (10.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.84%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.45%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.93%) MCAD
8 9 (0.93%) MCTS
9 6 (0.62%) MCP
9 6 (0.62%) MCPD
10 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.31%) HND
11 3 (0.31%) ISEB
11 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.31%) MCSD
11 3 (0.31%) PhD
12 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.21%) SANS
13 1 (0.10%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.68%) QA
System Software
1 143 (14.85%) Docker
2 16 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.42%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 64 (6.65%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.18%) Puppet
2 21 (2.18%) Rancher
3 14 (1.45%) Terraform
4 10 (1.04%) Ansible
4 10 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.62%) Marathon
5 6 (0.62%) Mesos
6 5 (0.52%) Control-M
6 5 (0.52%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.10%) Istio
8 1 (0.10%) Kibana
Vendors
1 104 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.96%) Oracle
3 24 (2.49%) Red Hat
4 13 (1.35%) Google
5 12 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 9 (0.93%) Splunk
8 8 (0.83%) Solace
8 8 (0.83%) Zend
9 6 (0.62%) IBM
10 5 (0.52%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.52%) Apple
10 5 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.52%) CyberArk
10 5 (0.52%) PagerDuty
10 5 (0.52%) Pega
10 5 (0.52%) SAP
10 5 (0.52%) Tableau
11 4 (0.42%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.42%) Sitecore