The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 317 284 284
Rank change year-on-year
-33 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1006 1048 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.98% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.04% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 833 923 989
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Trend

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

Lead Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Developer over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 within the UK.

Lead Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
England -38 917 £55,000 - 112
London -35 506 £62,500 +4.16% 48
City of London +15 126 £62,500 -2.34% 13
South East -68 108 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Scotland +38 75 £49,500 +10.00% 6
North West +10 71 £42,500 -5.55% 17
Yorkshire +9 71 £45,000 - 12
Surrey +39 56 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Manchester +31 52 £42,500 -5.55% 14
West Yorkshire -12 45 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Edinburgh +28 44 £45,000 - 3
East of England -46 43 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South West -20 40 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Leeds -2 39 £45,000 -10.00% 6
West Midlands -7 35 £44,750 -0.55% 6
East Midlands -17 30 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Egham - 23 £70,000 -
Glasgow +1 21 £49,500 +21.47% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 18 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North Yorkshire -13 16 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Hampshire -40 16 £53,750 +9.69% 4
Nottingham +3 15 £50,000 -1.47% 2
Nottinghamshire -6 15 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 15 £60,000 +34.83% 2
Milton Keynes -23 15 £42,500 -15.00%
Oxfordshire -1 14 £48,750 -18.75% 1
North East 0 13 £33,866 -20.31% 5
Stockport +6 12 £42,500 -22.72%
Tyne and Wear +3 11 £35,232 -17.10% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 11 £35,232 -17.10% 5

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1093 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1007 (42.94%) JavaScript
3 945 (40.30%) HTML
4 882 (37.61%) C#
5 844 (35.99%) .NET
6 791 (33.73%) CSS
7 730 (31.13%) Java
8 654 (27.89%) SQL
9 584 (24.90%) MVC
10 575 (24.52%) jQuery
11 527 (22.47%) ASP.NET
12 513 (21.88%) SQL Server
13 511 (21.79%) TDD
14 506 (21.58%) Scrum
15 469 (20.00%) OO
16 403 (17.19%) HTML5
17 382 (16.29%) PHP
18 362 (15.44%) Mentoring
19 350 (14.93%) Web Services
20 344 (14.67%) XML
21 342 (14.58%) Finance
22 314 (13.39%) MySQL
23 285 (12.15%) Microsoft
24 270 (11.51%) Linux
25 250 (10.66%) E-Commerce
26 240 (10.23%) .NET Framework
27 235 (10.02%) Oracle
28 233 (9.94%) OOP
29 230 (9.81%) Spring
30 225 (9.59%) WCF

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 160 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 129 (5.50%) Apache
3 99 (4.22%) Tomcat
4 96 (4.09%) Node.js
5 90 (3.84%) CMS
6 63 (2.69%) WebSphere
7 54 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 53 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 50 (2.13%) Drupal
10 47 (2.00%) IIS
11 45 (1.92%) WebLogic
11 45 (1.92%) WordPress
12 27 (1.15%) Umbraco
13 26 (1.11%) Apache Solr
14 23 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (0.90%) nginx
16 19 (0.81%) Joomla!
17 15 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
18 14 (0.60%) Confluence
19 13 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 128 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.94%) Photoshop
2 22 (0.94%) MS Office
3 10 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.043%) DOC1
6 1 (0.043%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.043%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.043%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.043%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 27 (1.15%) Magento
2 25 (1.07%) Dynamics GP
3 11 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
4 10 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.13%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.085%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.085%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.085%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.085%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.043%) Tridion
9 1 (0.043%) RMDS
9 1 (0.043%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (1.07%) SaaS
5 14 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.30%) Force.com
7 7 (0.30%) Office 365
7 7 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.043%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.09%) HTTP
2 80 (3.41%) Internet
3 34 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.24%) SAN
5 28 (1.19%) FTP
6 18 (0.77%) Intranet
7 16 (0.68%) AMQP
8 13 (0.55%) DNS
9 6 (0.26%) VoIP
9 6 (0.26%) SSH
10 5 (0.21%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.21%) Extranet
11 4 (0.17%) SMTP
11 4 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
12 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.13%) SSL
12 3 (0.13%) Firewall
13 2 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.085%) SNMP
13 2 (0.085%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 314 (13.39%) MySQL
3 132 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 93 (3.97%) Big Data
5 92 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 85 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 84 (3.58%) MongoDB
8 78 (3.33%) RDBMS
9 74 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 73 (3.11%) NoSQL
11 63 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
12 57 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 38 (1.62%) Hadoop
14 37 (1.58%) QlikView
15 35 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
16 31 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 31 (1.32%) SQLite
17 28 (1.19%) Oracle Database
18 18 (0.77%) OLAP
19 16 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 221 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 189 (8.06%) Subversion
3 132 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 99 (4.22%) Visual Studio
5 95 (4.05%) Maven
6 94 (4.01%) Jenkins
7 79 (3.37%) Selenium
8 76 (3.24%) Eclipse
9 68 (2.90%) JUnit
10 60 (2.56%) JIRA
11 49 (2.09%) Ant
12 39 (1.66%) Cucumber
13 27 (1.15%) Hudson
14 25 (1.07%) Mockito
14 25 (1.07%) NUnit
15 24 (1.02%) Xcode
16 23 (0.98%) TeamCity
17 20 (0.85%) JBehave
17 20 (0.85%) PHPUnit
17 20 (0.85%) Jasmine
General
1 342 (14.58%) Finance
2 102 (4.35%) Banking
3 98 (4.18%) Marketing
4 88 (3.75%) Back Office
5 79 (3.37%) Front Office
6 61 (2.60%) Advertising
7 55 (2.35%) Retail
8 52 (2.22%) Games
9 38 (1.62%) Publishing
10 37 (1.58%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.32%) Law
12 30 (1.28%) Telecoms
13 25 (1.07%) Legal
14 14 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.55%) Billing
16 12 (0.51%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.34%) Automotive
18 7 (0.30%) French Language
19 5 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 945 (40.30%) HTML
2 844 (35.99%) .NET
3 791 (33.73%) CSS
4 575 (24.52%) jQuery
5 527 (22.47%) ASP.NET
6 403 (17.19%) HTML5
7 350 (14.93%) Web Services
8 344 (14.67%) XML
9 240 (10.23%) .NET Framework
10 230 (9.81%) Spring
11 225 (9.59%) WCF
12 212 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 200 (8.53%) CSS3
14 191 (8.14%) J2EE
15 177 (7.55%) WPF
16 156 (6.65%) Hibernate
17 154 (6.57%) Ajax
18 148 (6.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 135 (5.76%) REST
20 123 (5.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 149 (6.35%) User Experience
2 124 (5.29%) Open Source
3 117 (4.99%) Mobile App
4 96 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 91 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 80 (3.41%) Derivative
8 65 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (2.26%) N-Tier
10 32 (1.36%) Hedge funds
11 31 (1.32%) iPhone
11 31 (1.32%) Fixed Income
11 31 (1.32%) Equities
12 25 (1.07%) Mathematics
12 25 (1.07%) Data Structures
13 21 (0.90%) Digital Media
14 19 (0.81%) Social Media
15 18 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
15 18 (0.77%) Clustering
15 18 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 270 (11.51%) Linux
2 193 (8.23%) Windows
3 186 (7.93%) Android
4 185 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 118 (5.03%) UNIX
6 28 (1.19%) Solaris
7 25 (1.07%) Windows Phone
8 16 (0.68%) Windows Phone 7
9 13 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.38%) Debian
12 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.34%) CentOS
13 6 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.21%) AIX
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.085%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.085%) Windows CE
17 1 (0.043%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (24.90%) MVC
3 511 (21.79%) TDD
4 506 (21.58%) Scrum
5 469 (20.00%) OO
6 362 (15.44%) Mentoring
7 250 (10.66%) E-Commerce
8 233 (9.94%) OOP
9 205 (8.74%) Software Engineering
10 198 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
11 182 (7.76%) BDD
12 174 (7.42%) Unit Testing
13 153 (6.52%) Web Development
14 139 (5.93%) Multithreading
15 132 (5.63%) Coaching
16 125 (5.33%) Project Management
17 120 (5.12%) Data Modelling
18 119 (5.07%) SOA
19 108 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
20 107 (4.56%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1007 (42.94%) JavaScript
2 882 (37.61%) C#
3 730 (31.13%) Java
4 654 (27.89%) SQL
5 382 (16.29%) PHP
6 130 (5.54%) Python
7 109 (4.65%) C++
8 101 (4.31%) Ruby
9 90 (3.84%) T-SQL
10 82 (3.50%) Objective-C
11 81 (3.45%) VB.NET
12 70 (2.99%) PHP5
13 67 (2.86%) Bash Shell
14 66 (2.81%) C
15 48 (2.05%) Perl
15 48 (2.05%) VB
16 27 (1.15%) PL/SQL
17 25 (1.07%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.81%) Clojure
19 17 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 199 (8.49%) Degree
2 46 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (0.55%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.51%) MCSE
5 11 (0.47%) PhD
6 7 (0.30%) MCTS
7 5 (0.21%) MCP
8 4 (0.17%) MBA
9 2 (0.085%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.085%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.043%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.043%) OCP
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.043%) MCSD
10 1 (0.043%) ISEB
10 1 (0.043%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.043%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.043%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.043%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (2.90%) QA
2 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.47%) Varnish
3 2 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (1.28%) Puppet
2 25 (1.07%) OpenView
2 25 (1.07%) Nagios
2 25 (1.07%) SCOM
3 14 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.38%) Ansible
5 7 (0.30%) MOM
6 6 (0.26%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.17%) YUM
8 2 (0.085%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 285 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 235 (10.02%) Oracle
3 107 (4.56%) Zend
4 49 (2.09%) Sencha
5 45 (1.92%) Google
6 39 (1.66%) JBoss
7 36 (1.54%) SAP
8 35 (1.49%) IBM
9 32 (1.36%) Adobe
10 30 (1.28%) Twitter
11 29 (1.24%) Sybase
12 27 (1.15%) TIBCO
13 26 (1.11%) HP
14 25 (1.07%) Remedy
15 18 (0.77%) Cognos
16 17 (0.72%) EMC
17 15 (0.64%) Cisco
17 15 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (0.64%) Informatica
17 15 (0.64%) F5
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £55,000 to £55,000 per annum £55K + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits and Stock
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k - 70k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£60k + benefits DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Existent Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AB Recruit
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + options + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-55k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + 30% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £70000 to £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago