Period
to

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 214 212 243
Rank change year-on-year -2 +31 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,349 565 551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.92% 1.64% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.80% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 606 466 468
10th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £95,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -

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 64,562 31,400 36,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.80% 91.31% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33,317 24,242 30,145
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +18 187 £72,500 +3.57% 82
West London -51 37 £60,000 +9.09% 18
South London -54 20 £47,500 -14.41% 2
East London -58 3 £112,500 +150.00% 30
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Software Developer job roles required the following 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.

1 721 (53.45%) Agile
2 584 (43.29%) C#
3 527 (39.07%) JavaScript
4 483 (35.80%) Java
5 470 (34.84%) .NET
6 427 (31.65%) SQL
7 403 (29.87%) TDD
8 369 (27.35%) Python
9 365 (27.06%) React
10 320 (23.72%) Social Skills
11 319 (23.65%) Azure
12 317 (23.50%) Microservices
13 313 (23.20%) Docker
14 309 (22.91%) Software Engineering
15 302 (22.39%) AWS
16 291 (21.57%) DevOps
17 288 (21.35%) HTML
18 285 (21.13%) Git (software)
19 278 (20.61%) Test Automation
20 269 (19.94%) Full Stack Development
21 265 (19.64%) Finance
22 261 (19.35%) Kubernetes
23 251 (18.61%) CSS
24 230 (17.05%) Software Testing
25 223 (16.53%) Node.js
26 218 (16.16%) CI/CD
27 217 (16.09%) SQL Server
28 214 (15.86%) REST
28 214 (15.86%) Degree
29 208 (15.42%) Continuous Integration

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 34 (2.52%) Tornado
2 31 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (1.93%) CMS
4 24 (1.78%) Umbraco
5 18 (1.33%) Confluence
5 18 (1.33%) IIS
6 15 (1.11%) Jupyter
7 12 (0.89%) Ethereum
8 11 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 11 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.30%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.15%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.15%) Apache
12 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.15%) JBoss
12 2 (0.15%) nginx
12 2 (0.15%) SAS
12 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.22%) Blender
3 3 (0.22%) Maya
3 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 14 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.89%) Ripple
3 12 (0.89%) Ripple XRP
4 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.15%) Relativity
6 1 (0.074%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 319 (23.65%) Azure
2 302 (22.39%) AWS
3 171 (12.68%) SaaS
4 135 (10.01%) GCP
5 92 (6.82%) GitHub
6 45 (3.34%) Serverless
7 38 (2.82%) Azure Service Bus
8 37 (2.74%) Azure Monitor
9 26 (1.93%) Power Platform
10 18 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.89%) PaaS
13 11 (0.82%) Asana
13 11 (0.82%) Woopra
14 10 (0.74%) CloudBees
15 9 (0.67%) Slack
16 8 (0.59%) AWS Fargate
16 8 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.00%) Broadband
2 43 (3.19%) VoIP
3 20 (1.48%) Internet
4 18 (1.33%) HTTP
5 16 (1.19%) Asterisk PBX
5 16 (1.19%) ISDN
5 16 (1.19%) PBX
5 16 (1.19%) RTP
5 16 (1.19%) SS7
6 15 (1.11%) WebEx
7 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.15%) DVB
9 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.15%) Intranet
9 2 (0.15%) Network Security
9 2 (0.15%) SSL
10 1 (0.074%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 155 (11.49%) Relational Database
3 88 (6.52%) MySQL
3 88 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 82 (6.08%) MongoDB
5 60 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
6 51 (3.78%) Redis
7 42 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (3.11%) RDBMS
8 33 (2.45%) Big Data
9 25 (1.85%) BigQuery
10 19 (1.41%) Power BI
11 18 (1.33%) Tableau
12 16 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (1.04%) Neo4j
14 13 (0.96%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.89%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 285 (21.13%) Git (software)
2 137 (10.16%) Jenkins
3 105 (7.78%) TeamCity
4 89 (6.60%) JIRA
5 86 (6.38%) Selenium
6 85 (6.30%) Cucumber
7 80 (5.93%) JUnit
8 77 (5.71%) NUnit
9 53 (3.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 53 (3.93%) Visual Studio
10 49 (3.63%) Moq
10 49 (3.63%) MSTest
11 41 (3.04%) Visual Studio Team System
12 38 (2.82%) webpack
13 37 (2.74%) Bitbucket
14 34 (2.52%) Mocha
15 28 (2.08%) Subversion
16 24 (1.78%) Cypress.io
16 24 (1.78%) Jasmine
17 23 (1.70%) Appium
General
1 320 (23.72%) Social Skills
2 265 (19.64%) Finance
3 171 (12.68%) Games
4 94 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 91 (6.75%) Retail
6 86 (6.38%) Banking
7 65 (4.82%) Marketing
8 60 (4.45%) Back Office
9 59 (4.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 55 (4.08%) Esports
11 54 (4.00%) Legal
12 52 (3.85%) Public Sector
13 46 (3.41%) Online Betting
14 33 (2.45%) Advertising
15 30 (2.22%) Publishing
15 30 (2.22%) Telecoms
16 19 (1.41%) Financial Institution
17 18 (1.33%) Music Industry
18 17 (1.26%) Electronics
19 13 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (34.84%) .NET
2 365 (27.06%) React
3 288 (21.35%) HTML
4 251 (18.61%) CSS
5 223 (16.53%) Node.js
6 214 (15.86%) REST
7 193 (14.31%) AngularJS
8 188 (13.94%) RESTful
9 154 (11.42%) .NET Core
10 148 (10.97%) ASP.NET
11 124 (9.19%) HTML5
12 113 (8.38%) JSON
13 101 (7.49%) Spring
14 100 (7.41%) Web Services
15 89 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web API
16 79 (5.86%) Vue.js
17 74 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
18 73 (5.41%) jQuery
18 73 (5.41%) Spring Boot
19 65 (4.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.71%) Sports Betting
2 88 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (4.15%) Online Games
5 54 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 54 (4.00%) Blog
6 49 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (3.48%) User Experience
8 45 (3.34%) Data Structures
8 45 (3.34%) Social Media
9 41 (3.04%) Cloud Native
10 38 (2.82%) Mobile App
11 37 (2.74%) Derivative
12 26 (1.93%) Legacy Systems
13 25 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 22 (1.63%) Social Network
15 19 (1.41%) Legacy Code
15 19 (1.41%) Media Streaming
15 19 (1.41%) Virtual Team
16 18 (1.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 141 (10.45%) Linux
2 92 (6.82%) Windows
3 51 (3.78%) Unix
4 31 (2.30%) Android
4 31 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.89%) CentOS
6 11 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.52%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.15%) Angstrom
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (53.45%) Agile
2 403 (29.87%) TDD
3 317 (23.50%) Microservices
4 309 (22.91%) Software Engineering
5 291 (21.57%) DevOps
6 278 (20.61%) Test Automation
7 269 (19.94%) Full Stack Development
8 230 (17.05%) Software Testing
9 218 (16.16%) CI/CD
10 208 (15.42%) Continuous Integration
11 192 (14.23%) Scrum
12 173 (12.82%) Mentoring
13 169 (12.53%) Computer Science
14 164 (12.16%) Analytics
14 164 (12.16%) Unit Testing
15 157 (11.64%) OO
16 152 (11.27%) SDET
17 144 (10.67%) Fintech
18 138 (10.23%) Web Development
19 127 (9.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 584 (43.29%) C#
2 527 (39.07%) JavaScript
3 483 (35.80%) Java
4 427 (31.65%) SQL
5 369 (27.35%) Python
6 189 (14.01%) C++
7 116 (8.60%) C
7 116 (8.60%) TypeScript
8 81 (6.00%) Go
9 76 (5.63%) PHP
10 75 (5.56%) T-SQL
11 66 (4.89%) Kotlin
12 48 (3.56%) Groovy
12 48 (3.56%) Ruby
13 34 (2.52%) PowerShell
13 34 (2.52%) R
14 32 (2.37%) VBA
15 30 (2.22%) Scala
16 17 (1.26%) Objective-C
17 16 (1.19%) Lua
Qualifications
1 214 (15.86%) Degree
2 59 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.22%) SANS
7 2 (0.15%) CIW
7 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.15%) OCA
7 2 (0.15%) OCP
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.074%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.074%) ISEB
8 1 (0.074%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (11.49%) QA
2 23 (1.70%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.074%) GDPR
System Software
1 313 (23.20%) Docker
2 21 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.19%) Kamailio
3 16 (1.19%) OpenSIPS
4 9 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 261 (19.35%) Kubernetes
2 51 (3.78%) Terraform
3 20 (1.48%) Puppet
4 12 (0.89%) Bugsnag
5 10 (0.74%) Ansible
5 10 (0.74%) Rancher
6 9 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.37%) Grafana
7 5 (0.37%) Istio
7 5 (0.37%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.30%) Kibana
9 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 1 (0.074%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 168 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 73 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
3 66 (4.89%) Oracle
4 56 (4.15%) Trayport
5 40 (2.97%) Google
6 30 (2.22%) Spotify
7 23 (1.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 22 (1.63%) Civica
9 18 (1.33%) Logi
9 18 (1.33%) Logi Analytics
9 18 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
10 14 (1.04%) SAP
11 7 (0.52%) Facebook
11 7 (0.52%) Instagram
11 7 (0.52%) Snapchat
12 6 (0.44%) Adobe
12 6 (0.44%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.37%) NEC
13 5 (0.37%) Northgate
13 5 (0.37%) Solace