The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 210 147 138
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 42 96 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.43% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.50% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 41 90 118
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
Lead Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6897 6394 7659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.33% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5931 5407 6751
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Lead Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Lead Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Lead Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -37 33 £45,000 +1.12% 4
Cheshire -6 7 £47,500 -5.94% 1
Merseyside -2 1 £40,000 -13.51%
Lancashire -15 1 £35,500 -16.47% 2
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 79 (69.30%) HTML
2 70 (61.40%) .NET
3 66 (57.89%) C#
4 65 (57.02%) JavaScript
5 64 (56.14%) CSS
6 62 (54.39%) ASP.NET
7 50 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (42.11%) MVC
9 45 (39.47%) jQuery
10 38 (33.33%) .NET Framework
11 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
12 36 (31.58%) OO
13 34 (29.82%) WCF
14 33 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (27.19%) SQL
16 27 (23.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 25 (21.93%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (21.05%) Scrum
19 23 (20.18%) WPF
20 22 (19.30%) Microsoft
21 21 (18.42%) XML
22 20 (17.54%) PHP
22 20 (17.54%) Mentoring
23 19 (16.67%) Java
23 19 (16.67%) TDD
24 16 (14.04%) Web Services
25 15 (13.16%) Finance
26 14 (12.28%) OOP
26 14 (12.28%) Coaching
27 13 (11.40%) MS Excel

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (6.14%) CMS
2 5 (4.39%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.39%) Drupal
3 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.63%) SAS
4 2 (1.75%) Node.js
4 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.88%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) HTTP
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
3 3 (2.63%) FTP
4 2 (1.75%) SSH
5 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.02%) MySQL
4 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.75%) Base SAS
7 2 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.88%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.88%) HBase
8 1 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (21.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.51%) NUnit
4 4 (3.51%) MSTest
5 3 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.63%) Selenium
5 3 (2.63%) Subversion
5 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.88%) Toad
6 1 (0.88%) ERwin
6 1 (0.88%) Log4j
6 1 (0.88%) Maven
6 1 (0.88%) Ant
6 1 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (13.16%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Marketing
3 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.51%) Billing
5 3 (2.63%) German Language
5 3 (2.63%) Italian Language
5 3 (2.63%) Turkish Language
6 2 (1.75%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (69.30%) HTML
2 70 (61.40%) .NET
3 64 (56.14%) CSS
4 62 (54.39%) ASP.NET
5 45 (39.47%) jQuery
6 38 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 34 (29.82%) WCF
8 33 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (23.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 23 (20.18%) WPF
11 21 (18.42%) XML
12 16 (14.04%) Web Services
13 13 (11.40%) HTML5
14 12 (10.53%) JSON
15 11 (9.65%) Ajax
15 11 (9.65%) CSS3
16 10 (8.77%) LINQ
17 9 (7.89%) SOAP
18 8 (7.02%) Backbone.js
19 6 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.75%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.88%) Telematics
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Linux
2 3 (2.63%) Android
2 3 (2.63%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (42.11%) MVC
3 36 (31.58%) OO
4 24 (21.05%) Scrum
5 20 (17.54%) Mentoring
6 19 (16.67%) TDD
7 14 (12.28%) OOP
7 14 (12.28%) Coaching
8 11 (9.65%) Unit Testing
9 10 (8.77%) Domain-Driven Design
9 10 (8.77%) CRM
10 8 (7.02%) Migration
10 8 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.26%) Line Management
11 6 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.39%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.39%) ERP
12 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 66 (57.89%) C#
2 65 (57.02%) JavaScript
3 31 (27.19%) SQL
4 20 (17.54%) PHP
5 19 (16.67%) Java
6 6 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.26%) Python
7 4 (3.51%) Ruby
7 4 (3.51%) Scala
8 3 (2.63%) Clojure
9 2 (1.75%) PHP5
9 2 (1.75%) C++
9 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Degree
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Webmin
Vendors
1 22 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) Cognos
4 1 (0.88%) Informatica
4 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.88%) Teradata
4 1 (0.88%) Actimize
4 1 (0.88%) Endeca
4 1 (0.88%) Facebook
4 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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