Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 182 250
Rank change year-on-year -24 +68 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 966 1,375 1,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.71% 1.97% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.07% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 753 1,148 882
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £94,750 £86,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 53,844 66,570 70,126
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.55% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 44,138 54,036 55,623
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -13 168 £60,000 +9.09% 73
West London -34 55 £54,000 +13.68% 45
South London -48 33 £55,000 +37.50% 7
North London -3 18 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East London +14 10 £60,000 +71.43% 15
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 566 (58.59%) C#
2 489 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (41.93%) Java
4 385 (39.86%) .NET
5 378 (39.13%) JavaScript
6 328 (33.95%) SQL
7 296 (30.64%) Software Engineering
8 272 (28.16%) Finance
9 240 (24.84%) Python
10 232 (24.02%) Test Automation
11 217 (22.46%) SQL Server
12 216 (22.36%) HTML
12 216 (22.36%) Degree
13 204 (21.12%) TDD
14 195 (20.19%) ASP.NET
15 191 (19.77%) SDET
16 184 (19.05%) AngularJS
17 179 (18.53%) Scrum
18 173 (17.91%) OO
19 172 (17.81%) CSS
20 169 (17.49%) MVC
21 159 (16.46%) C++
22 158 (16.36%) Computer Science
23 154 (15.94%) BDD
24 152 (15.73%) React
25 143 (14.80%) Linux
26 138 (14.29%) Jenkins
27 136 (14.08%) Git (software)
28 135 (13.98%) Microservices
29 131 (13.56%) 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 49 (5.07%) IIS
2 46 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (3.62%) Confluence
4 22 (2.28%) Apache
5 18 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.66%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.62%) CMS
9 5 (0.52%) Appian
10 4 (0.41%) GeoServer
11 3 (0.31%) nginx
11 3 (0.31%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.21%) Drupal
12 2 (0.21%) JBoss
12 2 (0.21%) Kentico
12 2 (0.21%) Mule
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.41%) Notepad++
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.21%) InDesign
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
1 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (0.21%) StreamServe
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 122 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (4.24%) Serverless
4 39 (4.04%) SaaS
5 33 (3.42%) GitHub
6 28 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (2.38%) Office 365
8 21 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (1.76%) Amazon S3
11 17 (1.76%) G Suite
12 14 (1.45%) npm
13 12 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.14%) PaaS
15 10 (1.04%) IaaS
15 10 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.93%) Apigee
17 8 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (0.83%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.52%) HTTP
1 5 (0.52%) VoIP
2 4 (0.41%) DSL
3 3 (0.31%) DNS
3 3 (0.31%) Internet
3 3 (0.31%) IPv6
3 3 (0.31%) SSH
3 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.31%) Telnet
4 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (22.46%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.76%) Relational Database
3 66 (6.83%) NoSQL
4 59 (6.11%) MySQL
5 58 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (4.35%) RDBMS
7 40 (4.14%) MongoDB
8 30 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (2.28%) Redis
11 21 (2.17%) Big Data
12 19 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.66%) SQLite
14 14 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 6 (0.62%) KDB
Development Applications
1 138 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 136 (14.08%) Git (software)
3 110 (11.39%) Selenium
4 103 (10.66%) Cucumber
5 71 (7.35%) NUnit
6 66 (6.83%) SpecFlow
7 57 (5.90%) JIRA
8 56 (5.80%) TeamCity
9 54 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 53 (5.49%) JUnit
11 51 (5.28%) WebDriver
12 46 (4.76%) Bitbucket Server
13 41 (4.24%) Visual Studio
14 37 (3.83%) SoapUI
15 34 (3.52%) Subversion
16 30 (3.11%) Appium
17 29 (3.00%) Eclipse
18 24 (2.48%) Bitbucket
19 23 (2.38%) JMeter
20 19 (1.97%) Hudson
General
1 272 (28.16%) Finance
2 74 (7.66%) Games
3 56 (5.80%) Front Office
4 42 (4.35%) Retail
5 40 (4.14%) Banking
6 13 (1.35%) Marketing
7 9 (0.93%) Back Office
8 8 (0.83%) Advertising
9 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Automotive
12 4 (0.41%) Law
12 4 (0.41%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
12 4 (0.41%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.10%) Norwegian Language
15 1 (0.10%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (39.86%) .NET
2 216 (22.36%) HTML
3 195 (20.19%) ASP.NET
4 184 (19.05%) AngularJS
5 172 (17.81%) CSS
6 152 (15.73%) React
7 131 (13.56%) Node.js
8 113 (11.70%) Web Services
9 107 (11.08%) RESTful
10 106 (10.97%) REST
11 104 (10.77%) XML
12 81 (8.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 76 (7.87%) JSON
14 75 (7.76%) .NET Framework
15 72 (7.45%) HTML5
16 69 (7.14%) Spring
17 61 (6.31%) jQuery
18 60 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
19 46 (4.76%) .NET Core
20 39 (4.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.87%) User Experience
2 40 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.00%) Algorithms
3 29 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 19 (1.97%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.76%) Derivative
8 17 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.76%) Fixed Income
9 16 (1.66%) Wiki
10 11 (1.14%) Reinsurance
11 9 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.72%) Online Games
13 6 (0.62%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.62%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 143 (14.80%) Linux
2 85 (8.80%) Windows
3 28 (2.90%) Unix
4 23 (2.38%) CentOS
5 13 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.14%) Android
7 10 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.83%) Fedora
9 6 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.52%) Debian
10 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.41%) SUSE
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (30.64%) Software Engineering
3 232 (24.02%) Test Automation
4 204 (21.12%) TDD
5 191 (19.77%) SDET
6 179 (18.53%) Scrum
7 173 (17.91%) OO
8 169 (17.49%) MVC
9 158 (16.36%) Computer Science
10 154 (15.94%) BDD
11 135 (13.98%) Microservices
12 122 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
13 118 (12.22%) DevOps
14 116 (12.01%) SDLC
15 98 (10.14%) Open Source
16 77 (7.97%) Software Testing
17 76 (7.87%) Mentoring
18 73 (7.56%) OOP
19 66 (6.83%) API Testing
20 56 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 566 (58.59%) C#
2 405 (41.93%) Java
3 378 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 328 (33.95%) SQL
5 240 (24.84%) Python
6 159 (16.46%) C++
7 112 (11.59%) PHP
8 62 (6.42%) C
9 61 (6.31%) PowerShell
10 53 (5.49%) Scala
11 44 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 44 (4.55%) TypeScript
12 39 (4.04%) Ruby
13 37 (3.83%) VBA
14 30 (3.11%) Java 8
15 24 (2.48%) PL/SQL
16 23 (2.38%) VB.NET
17 21 (2.17%) ES6
17 21 (2.17%) Go
17 21 (2.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 216 (22.36%) Degree
2 69 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (4.45%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.04%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.52%) ISEB
8 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.52%) MCAD
8 5 (0.52%) MCSD
8 5 (0.52%) MCTS
8 5 (0.52%) SANS
9 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.31%) HND
10 3 (0.31%) MCP
11 2 (0.21%) HNC
11 2 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (10.97%) QA
2 3 (0.31%) WAI
System Software
1 112 (11.59%) Docker
2 33 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.41%) Cronacle
4 2 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 56 (5.80%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.28%) Ansible
3 20 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.97%) Terraform
5 15 (1.55%) Puppet
6 6 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.52%) Control-M
7 5 (0.52%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.52%) Rancher
8 4 (0.41%) Marathon
8 4 (0.41%) Mesos
9 1 (0.10%) Istio
Vendors
1 116 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 91 (9.42%) Oracle
3 35 (3.62%) Google
4 22 (2.28%) Red Hat
5 16 (1.66%) Solace
5 16 (1.66%) TIBCO
6 13 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.14%) IBM
7 11 (1.14%) Splunk
8 10 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.72%) AppDynamics
10 6 (0.62%) Tableau
11 5 (0.52%) CyberArk
11 5 (0.52%) PagerDuty
11 5 (0.52%) Pega
12 4 (0.41%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.41%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.31%) Informatica
13 3 (0.31%) New Relic