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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 178 176 177
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 71 76 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.08% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.14% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 68 70 65
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,950 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
6126 6688 7060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.32% 94.82% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4990 5419 6038
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,097
% change year-on-year
- +4.99%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -12 40 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Cheshire +20 26 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Lancashire -12 4 £44,250 +4.11% 5
Cumbria - 1 £42,500 - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (70.07%) .NET
2 94 (63.95%) C#
3 79 (53.74%) JavaScript
4 75 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (44.22%) HTML
5 65 (44.22%) ASP.NET
6 64 (43.54%) MVC
7 62 (42.18%) CSS
8 56 (38.10%) jQuery
9 53 (36.05%) WCF
10 45 (30.61%) SQL
11 37 (25.17%) SQL Server
11 37 (25.17%) Scrum
12 36 (24.49%) TDD
13 34 (23.13%) OO
14 33 (22.45%) .NET Framework
15 32 (21.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (21.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 30 (20.41%) Entity Framework
18 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
19 26 (17.69%) Finance
19 26 (17.69%) Mentoring
20 25 (17.01%) WPF
21 24 (16.33%) MS Excel
22 22 (14.97%) AngularJS
23 20 (13.61%) SOA
24 19 (12.93%) Web Services
24 19 (12.93%) Java
25 18 (12.24%) SaaS
26 17 (11.56%) Domain-Driven Design

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 7 (4.76%) CMS
2 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.40%) Node.js
3 3 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.04%) Drupal
3 3 (2.04%) WordPress
3 3 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Magento
1 2 (1.36%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.24%) SaaS
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) HTTP
2 4 (2.72%) Internet
3 3 (2.04%) Extranet
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.44%) MySQL
6 6 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (21.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (8.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.04%) Subversion
5 2 (1.36%) Maven
5 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.36%) MSTest
5 2 (1.36%) Selenium
5 2 (1.36%) Hudson
5 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.68%) Moq
6 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 26 (17.69%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Retail
3 5 (3.40%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Billing
4 1 (0.68%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Automotive
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (70.07%) .NET
2 65 (44.22%) ASP.NET
2 65 (44.22%) HTML
3 62 (42.18%) CSS
4 56 (38.10%) jQuery
5 53 (36.05%) WCF
6 33 (22.45%) .NET Framework
7 31 (21.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (20.41%) Entity Framework
9 25 (17.01%) WPF
10 22 (14.97%) AngularJS
11 19 (12.93%) Web Services
12 16 (10.88%) SOAP
12 16 (10.88%) REST
13 13 (8.84%) HTML5
14 12 (8.16%) XML
15 10 (6.80%) Ajax
16 8 (5.44%) Ruby on Rails
17 7 (4.76%) Silverlight
18 6 (4.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.40%) N-Tier
1 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.72%) User Experience
3 3 (2.04%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.68%) NHS
4 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.08%) Windows
2 5 (3.40%) Linux
3 4 (2.72%) Android
3 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (43.54%) MVC
3 37 (25.17%) Scrum
4 36 (24.49%) TDD
5 34 (23.13%) OO
6 26 (17.69%) Mentoring
7 20 (13.61%) SOA
8 17 (11.56%) Domain-Driven Design
9 15 (10.20%) Dependency Injection
10 14 (9.52%) Web Development
11 13 (8.84%) OOP
12 11 (7.48%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.48%) Software Engineering
13 10 (6.80%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (4.76%) SDLC
15 6 (4.08%) Coaching
15 6 (4.08%) Open Source
15 6 (4.08%) Analytics
15 6 (4.08%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 94 (63.95%) C#
2 79 (53.74%) JavaScript
3 45 (30.61%) SQL
4 19 (12.93%) Java
5 13 (8.84%) PHP
6 11 (7.48%) VB.NET
7 9 (6.12%) C++
8 8 (5.44%) Ruby
9 5 (3.40%) Python
9 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.40%) VB
10 4 (2.72%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.72%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.72%) Perl
11 2 (1.36%) C
11 2 (1.36%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (1.36%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.68%) VB6
12 1 (0.68%) F#
Qualifications
1 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
Vendors
1 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.12%) Oracle
3 1 (0.68%) IBM
3 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.68%) Google
3 1 (0.68%) Zend
3 1 (0.68%) Facebook
3 1 (0.68%) Twitter
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