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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 167 182 205
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 89 75 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.02% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.08% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 84 71 34
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,018 £33,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 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 28 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 -8 47 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Cheshire +25 25 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Lancashire +12 13 £43,596 +14.03% 2
Cumbria - 2 £42,500 -
Merseyside +4 1 £47,500 - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 95 (62.50%) .NET
2 81 (53.29%) JavaScript
3 77 (50.66%) C#
4 76 (50.00%) HTML
5 67 (44.08%) ASP.NET
6 65 (42.76%) CSS
6 65 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (37.50%) MVC
8 52 (34.21%) jQuery
9 51 (33.55%) WCF
10 45 (29.61%) SQL Server
11 42 (27.63%) SQL
12 37 (24.34%) Scrum
13 35 (23.03%) OO
14 33 (21.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 31 (20.39%) TDD
16 30 (19.74%) Finance
16 30 (19.74%) .NET Framework
17 29 (19.08%) Web Services
18 27 (17.76%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (17.76%) HTML5
18 27 (17.76%) Entity Framework
19 26 (17.11%) Microsoft
20 25 (16.45%) WPF
21 23 (15.13%) SQL Server 2008
21 23 (15.13%) XML
22 22 (14.47%) Mentoring
23 21 (13.82%) AngularJS
23 21 (13.82%) Java
24 17 (11.18%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.24%) CMS
3 7 (4.61%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.95%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.95%) Drupal
4 6 (3.95%) WordPress
4 6 (3.95%) Node.js
5 5 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.63%) IIS
7 2 (1.32%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.29%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.97%) MS Office
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Heroku
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) HTTP
2 4 (2.63%) Extranet
2 4 (2.63%) SSH
2 4 (2.63%) PuTTY
3 3 (1.97%) Internet
4 1 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (9.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
5 12 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (7.89%) MySQL
6 9 (5.92%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (21.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.87%) Subversion
4 5 (3.29%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.63%) NetBeans
5 4 (2.63%) Grunt
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.32%) Maven
6 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.32%) Hudson
7 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.66%) Moq
7 1 (0.66%) JIRA
7 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.66%) NUnit
7 1 (0.66%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.66%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Retail
3 5 (3.29%) Back Office
4 2 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (62.50%) .NET
2 76 (50.00%) HTML
3 67 (44.08%) ASP.NET
4 65 (42.76%) CSS
5 52 (34.21%) jQuery
6 51 (33.55%) WCF
7 30 (19.74%) .NET Framework
8 29 (19.08%) Web Services
9 27 (17.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (17.76%) HTML5
9 27 (17.76%) Entity Framework
10 25 (16.45%) WPF
11 23 (15.13%) XML
12 21 (13.82%) AngularJS
13 17 (11.18%) REST
14 16 (10.53%) Ajax
15 11 (7.24%) Spring
15 11 (7.24%) Silverlight
15 11 (7.24%) SOAP
16 10 (6.58%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.95%) NHS
2 6 (3.95%) User Experience
2 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.29%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.55%) Android
1 13 (8.55%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.95%) Linux
3 3 (1.97%) Windows
4 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (37.50%) MVC
3 37 (24.34%) Scrum
4 35 (23.03%) OO
5 31 (20.39%) TDD
6 22 (14.47%) Mentoring
7 15 (9.87%) SOA
8 13 (8.55%) Web Development
9 12 (7.89%) Android Development
10 11 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.58%) Domain-Driven Design
11 10 (6.58%) iOS Development
11 10 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (6.58%) Web Design
12 9 (5.92%) OOP
12 9 (5.92%) SDLC
12 9 (5.92%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.92%) Dependency Injection
12 9 (5.92%) Line Management
13 7 (4.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (53.29%) JavaScript
2 77 (50.66%) C#
3 42 (27.63%) SQL
4 21 (13.82%) Java
5 10 (6.58%) VB.NET
5 10 (6.58%) Apple Swift
6 9 (5.92%) Objective-C
7 8 (5.26%) PHP
8 5 (3.29%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.29%) C
8 5 (3.29%) C++
9 4 (2.63%) VB
9 4 (2.63%) Ruby
9 4 (2.63%) PHP5
10 2 (1.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.66%) Python
11 1 (0.66%) F#
11 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle
3 5 (3.29%) Tableau
4 4 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.66%) Google
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