Period
to 16 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

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
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 219 248 209
Rank change year-on-year +29 -39 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 851 269 992
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.74% 1.26% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.35% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 577 232 777
10th Percentile £42,250 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,625 £94,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 43,659 19,875 53,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.41% 93.44% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29,949 16,622 43,759
10th Percentile £40,700 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,264 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021. 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 +31 147 £70,000 - 55
West London +7 104 £63,913 +34.55% 35
South London -19 16 £53,500 -17.69% 3
East London -7 5 £50,500 +34.67% 24
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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.

1 418 (49.12%) JavaScript
2 392 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (41.95%) C#
4 309 (36.31%) .NET
5 287 (33.73%) Python
6 259 (30.43%) SQL
7 246 (28.91%) React
8 240 (28.20%) Software Engineering
9 215 (25.26%) Java
10 211 (24.79%) TDD
11 202 (23.74%) HTML
12 187 (21.97%) AWS
13 178 (20.92%) SQL Server
14 171 (20.09%) AngularJS
15 165 (19.39%) Microservices
16 162 (19.04%) CSS
17 153 (17.98%) Social Skills
18 146 (17.16%) Finance
19 143 (16.80%) Node.js
20 139 (16.33%) Full Stack Development
21 133 (15.63%) REST
21 133 (15.63%) TypeScript
22 132 (15.51%) Azure
22 132 (15.51%) Docker
23 131 (15.39%) Degree
24 129 (15.16%) Kubernetes
25 123 (14.45%) Software Testing
26 122 (14.34%) C++
27 117 (13.75%) Linux
28 115 (13.51%) Test Automation

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 33 (3.88%) Tornado
2 29 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.29%) Confluence
4 7 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.71%) CMS
6 5 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (0.59%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.47%) Apache
8 3 (0.35%) LiveCycle
8 3 (0.35%) Mule
8 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Camunda
10 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 22 (2.59%) GIMP
4 17 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (3.06%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.24%) BambooHR
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Relativity
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 187 (21.97%) AWS
2 132 (15.51%) Azure
3 64 (7.52%) GitHub
4 53 (6.23%) GCP
5 42 (4.94%) SaaS
5 42 (4.94%) Serverless
6 24 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (2.23%) Amazon S3
8 16 (1.88%) AWS Step Functions
9 14 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.18%) Amazon Cognito
11 9 (1.06%) Heroku
12 8 (0.94%) Azure Service Bus
12 8 (0.94%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.82%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 6 (0.71%) Datadog
14 6 (0.71%) Logz.io
15 5 (0.59%) Asana
15 5 (0.59%) Sage Pay
15 5 (0.59%) Woopra
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.82%) Broadband
2 28 (3.29%) HTTP
3 23 (2.70%) Bluetooth
3 23 (2.70%) DVB
3 23 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.24%) Internet
4 2 (0.24%) MQTT
5 1 (0.12%) NBAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.99%) NoSQL
3 64 (7.52%) MongoDB
4 63 (7.40%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (3.41%) MySQL
7 22 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (1.76%) Big Data
10 13 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.29%) Blockchain
13 9 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.94%) Electronic Patient Records
14 8 (0.94%) OLTP
14 8 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.71%) Power BI
15 6 (0.71%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 84 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 51 (5.99%) Selenium
3 40 (4.70%) Jenkins
4 34 (4.00%) WebDriver
5 31 (3.64%) JIRA
6 29 (3.41%) Cucumber
7 27 (3.17%) TeamCity
8 26 (3.06%) Cypress.io
8 26 (3.06%) Visual Studio
9 23 (2.70%) GNU Toolchain
10 22 (2.59%) SpecFlow
10 22 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (2.35%) JUnit
12 19 (2.23%) Maven
13 15 (1.76%) MSI
13 15 (1.76%) WiX
14 14 (1.65%) Bitbucket
14 14 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.18%) Jasmine
15 10 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 153 (17.98%) Social Skills
2 146 (17.16%) Finance
3 65 (7.64%) Games
4 49 (5.76%) Back Office
5 48 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (5.29%) Legal
7 42 (4.94%) Online Betting
8 33 (3.88%) Banking
9 23 (2.70%) Retail
10 19 (2.23%) Marketing
11 16 (1.88%) Advertising
12 12 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 9 (1.06%) Automotive
15 7 (0.82%) Front Office
16 6 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
17 3 (0.35%) Documentation Skills
17 3 (0.35%) Music Industry
17 3 (0.35%) Public Sector
17 3 (0.35%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (36.31%) .NET
2 246 (28.91%) React
3 202 (23.74%) HTML
4 171 (20.09%) AngularJS
5 162 (19.04%) CSS
6 143 (16.80%) Node.js
7 133 (15.63%) REST
8 98 (11.52%) RESTful
9 97 (11.40%) HTML5
10 95 (11.16%) .NET Core
11 84 (9.87%) ASP.NET
12 70 (8.23%) Vue.js
13 60 (7.05%) RabbitMQ
13 60 (7.05%) Web Services
14 46 (5.41%) Redux
15 45 (5.29%) .NET Framework
15 45 (5.29%) Spring
16 43 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 42 (4.94%) Kafka
18 41 (4.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.46%) User Experience
2 80 (9.40%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.94%) Social Media
5 37 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 33 (3.88%) Blog
6 33 (3.88%) Client/Server
7 29 (3.41%) Derivative
8 27 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 27 (3.17%) Digital TV
9 26 (3.06%) Virtual Team
10 24 (2.82%) Video\Live Streaming
11 23 (2.70%) MPEG
11 23 (2.70%) STB
12 21 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
13 18 (2.12%) Web 2.0
14 14 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.53%) Life Science
16 12 (1.41%) Cloud Native
16 12 (1.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 117 (13.75%) Linux
2 95 (11.16%) Windows
3 56 (6.58%) Unix
4 51 (5.99%) Apple iOS
5 50 (5.88%) Android
6 15 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.24%) Debian
7 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (28.20%) Software Engineering
3 211 (24.79%) TDD
4 165 (19.39%) Microservices
5 139 (16.33%) Full Stack Development
6 123 (14.45%) Software Testing
7 115 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 111 (13.04%) Computer Science
8 111 (13.04%) Mentoring
9 110 (12.93%) Fintech
10 109 (12.81%) Analytics
11 95 (11.16%) OO
12 94 (11.05%) SDLC
13 87 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
14 86 (10.11%) Scrum
15 85 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
16 80 (9.40%) DevOps
17 77 (9.05%) Clean Code
18 72 (8.46%) MVC
19 67 (7.87%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 418 (49.12%) JavaScript
2 357 (41.95%) C#
3 287 (33.73%) Python
4 259 (30.43%) SQL
5 215 (25.26%) Java
6 133 (15.63%) TypeScript
7 122 (14.34%) C++
8 63 (7.40%) C
9 55 (6.46%) Scala
10 52 (6.11%) R
11 46 (5.41%) Ruby
12 45 (5.29%) T-SQL
13 44 (5.17%) Kotlin
14 42 (4.94%) Go
14 42 (4.94%) PHP
15 33 (3.88%) ES6
16 26 (3.06%) Bash Shell
17 22 (2.59%) MATLAB
18 19 (2.23%) Apple Swift
18 19 (2.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 131 (15.39%) Degree
2 32 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.65%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.18%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.06%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.71%) ISEB
9 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.58%) QA
2 26 (3.06%) GDPR
3 21 (2.47%) Accessibility
4 8 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.59%) PMO
6 3 (0.35%) WCAG
7 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) GAMP
8 1 (0.12%) PSD2
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
8 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 132 (15.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 129 (15.16%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.23%) Terraform
3 11 (1.29%) Bugsnag
4 4 (0.47%) Grafana
4 4 (0.47%) Istio
4 4 (0.47%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.35%) Ansible
6 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.24%) Puppet
6 2 (0.24%) Salt
7 1 (0.12%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.12%) Control-M
7 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.12%) Graphite
7 1 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 88 (10.34%) Oracle
2 87 (10.22%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.06%) Google
4 24 (2.82%) YouTube
5 23 (2.70%) Spotify
6 22 (2.59%) Adobe
7 21 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.18%) Netlify
9 6 (0.71%) Solace
10 5 (0.59%) Sony
11 4 (0.47%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.35%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.35%) BT
12 3 (0.35%) IBM
12 3 (0.35%) Sybase
12 3 (0.35%) Talend
13 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.12%) Reuters
13 1 (0.12%) Temenos
13 1 (0.12%) TIBCO