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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 169 170 191
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 79 76 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.06% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.12% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 76 71 47
Average salary £45,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.63%
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
6211 6805 6814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.41% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5087 5523 5842
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 -2 45 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Cheshire +14 22 £52,500 -2.32% 5
Lancashire +1 8 £44,798 +10.98% 8
Cumbria - 2 £42,500 -
Merseyside +5 1 £47,500 -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 103 (69.13%) .NET
2 89 (59.73%) C#
3 83 (55.70%) JavaScript
4 75 (50.34%) HTML
5 71 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (46.98%) ASP.NET
7 66 (44.30%) CSS
7 66 (44.30%) MVC
8 56 (37.58%) WCF
9 53 (35.57%) jQuery
10 43 (28.86%) SQL
11 40 (26.85%) Scrum
12 38 (25.50%) OO
13 37 (24.83%) SQL Server
14 35 (23.49%) TDD
15 32 (21.48%) .NET Framework
15 32 (21.48%) Team Foundation Server
16 30 (20.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (19.46%) Entity Framework
17 29 (19.46%) Finance
18 27 (18.12%) WPF
19 26 (17.45%) Web Services
20 24 (16.11%) Microsoft
20 24 (16.11%) Mentoring
21 23 (15.44%) AngularJS
21 23 (15.44%) HTML5
22 19 (12.75%) MS Excel
23 18 (12.08%) XML
23 18 (12.08%) Java
23 18 (12.08%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 9 (6.04%) CMS
2 6 (4.03%) Node.js
3 5 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.68%) Drupal
4 4 (2.68%) WordPress
5 3 (2.01%) IIS
6 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.34%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Magento
1 2 (1.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Heroku
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.70%) HTTP
2 4 (2.68%) Extranet
3 3 (2.01%) Internet
4 1 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.04%) MySQL
5 6 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 32 (21.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.36%) Subversion
4 3 (2.01%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.34%) NetBeans
5 2 (1.34%) Maven
5 2 (1.34%) Hudson
5 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.67%) Moq
6 1 (0.67%) JIRA
6 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.67%) NUnit
6 1 (0.67%) CruiseControl
General
1 29 (19.46%) Finance
2 7 (4.70%) Retail
3 5 (3.36%) Back Office
4 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Billing
4 1 (0.67%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
4 1 (0.67%) Automotive
4 1 (0.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (69.13%) .NET
2 75 (50.34%) HTML
3 70 (46.98%) ASP.NET
4 66 (44.30%) CSS
5 56 (37.58%) WCF
6 53 (35.57%) jQuery
7 32 (21.48%) .NET Framework
8 30 (20.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (19.46%) Entity Framework
10 27 (18.12%) WPF
11 26 (17.45%) Web Services
12 23 (15.44%) HTML5
12 23 (15.44%) AngularJS
13 18 (12.08%) REST
13 18 (12.08%) XML
14 15 (10.07%) Ajax
15 13 (8.72%) SOAP
16 11 (7.38%) Silverlight
17 8 (5.37%) Backbone.js
17 8 (5.37%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.70%) User Experience
3 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.01%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.34%) NHS
5 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.38%) Android
1 11 (7.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.01%) Windows
3 2 (1.34%) Linux
3 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.30%) MVC
3 40 (26.85%) Scrum
4 38 (25.50%) OO
5 35 (23.49%) TDD
6 24 (16.11%) Mentoring
7 17 (11.41%) SOA
8 15 (10.07%) Web Development
9 13 (8.72%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (7.38%) Dependency Injection
10 11 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (7.38%) Android Development
11 10 (6.71%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.71%) OOP
12 9 (6.04%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.04%) iOS Development
12 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
13 7 (4.70%) Open Source
13 7 (4.70%) Web Design
14 6 (4.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 89 (59.73%) C#
2 83 (55.70%) JavaScript
3 43 (28.86%) SQL
4 18 (12.08%) Java
5 11 (7.38%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.37%) Objective-C
6 8 (5.37%) Apple Swift
7 7 (4.70%) PHP
8 6 (4.03%) C++
9 5 (3.36%) Ruby
9 5 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.68%) VB
10 4 (2.68%) C
11 2 (1.34%) Python
11 2 (1.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.67%) F#
12 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (0.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 24 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.37%) Oracle
3 2 (1.34%) IBM
4 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.67%) Google
4 1 (0.67%) Zend
4 1 (0.67%) Tableau
4 1 (0.67%) Facebook
4 1 (0.67%) Twitter
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