The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 99 70 94
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 7 33 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 2.24% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 2.34% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 5 30 0
Average salary £48,250 £43,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.20% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Lead Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1493 1412 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.90% 95.86% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 972 933 705
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Lead Developer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Lead Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Developer in their job title.

1 11 (73.33%) J2EE
2 6 (40.00%) SAP
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
2 6 (40.00%) ABAP
2 6 (40.00%) OO
2 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (33.33%) SAP PI
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) UML
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Backbone.js
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
7 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (6.67%) D3.js
7 1 (6.67%) QUnit

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Lead Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) LSMW
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) QUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) J2EE
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) SAP PI
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (6.67%) D3.js
6 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) OO
1 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (33.33%) UML
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) ABAP
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) SAP
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft