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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 287 252 257
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1074 1206 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.13% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.20% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 942 1036 1015
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 March 2015 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 3 March 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
England -36 1000 £55,000 - 167
London -44 448 £65,000 - 66
South East -28 216 £55,000 +4.76% 25
City of London -15 99 £62,500 -3.84% 18
East of England +27 76 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Yorkshire +20 75 £45,000 - 11
Surrey +32 71 £62,500 -21.87% 6
North West -58 70 £45,000 - 23
West Yorkshire +15 54 £46,250 -0.53% 7
Manchester -36 53 £45,000 - 13
Leeds +12 45 £44,000 -5.37% 5
South West -18 43 £45,000 +12.50% 24
West Midlands -2 42 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Hampshire -17 33 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Berkshire -23 33 £58,000 +0.43% 3
Bristol +14 32 £48,500 +49.23% 8
Hertfordshire +7 31 £65,000 +26.82% 1
Oxfordshire -16 31 £48,500 -3.00% 7
Scotland -3 28 £47,500 +11.76% 9
East Midlands +29 23 £45,000 +16.88% 5
Southampton 0 23 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Warwickshire +5 21 £47,500 +8.57% 3
Egham -4 20 £65,000 -18.75% 2
Reading -10 19 £58,000 -3.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 18 £52,500 -6.66% 2
Oxford 0 18 £53,750 -10.41% 3
Cambridge +17 17 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Cheshire +8 17 £45,000 -10.89% 6
Glasgow +14 16 £54,000 +8.00% 1
Docklands, London - 16 - -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 1042 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 947 (46.44%) JavaScript
3 865 (42.42%) HTML
4 819 (40.17%) C#
4 819 (40.17%) .NET
5 752 (36.88%) CSS
6 606 (29.72%) SQL
7 589 (28.89%) MVC
8 560 (27.46%) SQL Server
9 546 (26.78%) Java
10 541 (26.53%) ASP.NET
11 496 (24.33%) jQuery
12 475 (23.30%) TDD
13 440 (21.58%) OO
14 407 (19.96%) Scrum
15 378 (18.54%) HTML5
16 362 (17.75%) Microsoft
17 348 (17.07%) Web Services
18 336 (16.48%) PHP
19 331 (16.23%) Finance
20 293 (14.37%) MySQL
21 287 (14.08%) Git (software)
22 285 (13.98%) Mentoring
23 259 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
24 256 (12.56%) XML
25 239 (11.72%) CSS3
26 233 (11.43%) Linux
27 232 (11.38%) Oracle
27 232 (11.38%) AngularJS
28 227 (11.13%) Degree

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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
1 108 (5.30%) CMS
2 102 (5.00%) Apache
3 91 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 85 (4.17%) Node.js
5 56 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 56 (2.75%) WordPress
6 48 (2.35%) IIS
7 36 (1.77%) Drupal
8 31 (1.52%) JBoss
9 30 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 27 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (1.32%) nginx
12 25 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
12 25 (1.23%) Umbraco
13 21 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (0.88%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.88%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.64%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 165 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.91%) MS Office
3 23 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.25%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.15%) InDesign
7 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.098%) SPSS
8 2 (0.098%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.098%) Mingle
9 1 (0.049%) MS Project
9 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.049%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 45 (2.21%) Magento
2 17 (0.83%) Dynamics GP
3 15 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.15%) Line 500
9 2 (0.098%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.098%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.098%) Shopify
10 1 (0.049%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.049%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.049%) Line 100
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (2.16%) SaaS
3 38 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (1.67%) GitHub
5 14 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.25%) Force.com
7 3 (0.15%) Office 365
7 3 (0.15%) Yammer
8 2 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.098%) IaaS
8 2 (0.098%) Trello
8 2 (0.098%) PaaS
9 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.049%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.049%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 88 (4.32%) Internet
2 45 (2.21%) HTTP
3 18 (0.88%) FTP
4 17 (0.83%) SAN
4 17 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.49%) DNS
6 9 (0.44%) SSH
7 8 (0.39%) DAB
8 7 (0.34%) SSL
9 6 (0.29%) Intranet
10 4 (0.20%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.15%) LDAP
11 3 (0.15%) Bluetooth
12 2 (0.098%) VoIP
13 1 (0.049%) SMTP
13 1 (0.049%) DHCP
13 1 (0.049%) VPN
13 1 (0.049%) Broadband
13 1 (0.049%) SMS
13 1 (0.049%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (27.46%) SQL Server
2 293 (14.37%) MySQL
3 132 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 121 (5.93%) MongoDB
4 121 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 113 (5.54%) Relational Database
6 103 (5.05%) Big Data
7 92 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 74 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 72 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 71 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
11 53 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
12 52 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 52 (2.55%) Redis
13 37 (1.81%) QlikView
14 35 (1.72%) Oracle Database
15 31 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 24 (1.18%) DB2
17 23 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (1.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 287 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 159 (7.80%) Visual Studio
3 115 (5.64%) Subversion
4 102 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (3.68%) Jenkins
6 58 (2.84%) Xcode
7 54 (2.65%) JIRA
8 50 (2.45%) Maven
9 49 (2.40%) NUnit
10 48 (2.35%) Selenium
11 44 (2.16%) Eclipse
11 44 (2.16%) Jasmine
12 40 (1.96%) Grunt
12 40 (1.96%) TeamCity
13 35 (1.72%) ReSharper
14 31 (1.52%) QUnit
15 30 (1.47%) JUnit
16 29 (1.42%) Cucumber
16 29 (1.42%) SpecFlow
17 28 (1.37%) Moq
General
1 331 (16.23%) Finance
2 100 (4.90%) Retail
2 100 (4.90%) Marketing
3 83 (4.07%) Banking
4 64 (3.14%) Advertising
5 33 (1.62%) Front Office
6 31 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.42%) Back Office
8 27 (1.32%) Games
9 26 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.13%) Legal
11 22 (1.08%) Publishing
12 21 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (0.93%) Law
14 12 (0.59%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.39%) Automotive
16 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.15%) Music Industry
17 3 (0.15%) Interactive Media
17 3 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 865 (42.42%) HTML
2 819 (40.17%) .NET
3 752 (36.88%) CSS
4 541 (26.53%) ASP.NET
5 496 (24.33%) jQuery
6 378 (18.54%) HTML5
7 348 (17.07%) Web Services
8 259 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 256 (12.56%) XML
10 239 (11.72%) CSS3
11 232 (11.38%) AngularJS
12 218 (10.69%) .NET Framework
13 194 (9.51%) REST
14 191 (9.37%) WCF
15 157 (7.70%) JSON
16 154 (7.55%) Spring
17 150 (7.36%) Ajax
18 141 (6.92%) RESTful
19 123 (6.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 122 (5.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.09%) Open Source
2 141 (6.92%) User Experience
3 114 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (5.54%) Computer Science
5 111 (5.44%) Mobile App
6 57 (2.80%) N-Tier
7 35 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.32%) Derivative
8 27 (1.32%) Social Media
9 26 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 25 (1.23%) Digital Media
11 24 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
12 21 (1.03%) Data Integration
13 20 (0.98%) iPad
13 20 (0.98%) iPhone
14 18 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 17 (0.83%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.78%) Hedge funds
16 16 (0.78%) Equities
16 16 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 233 (11.43%) Linux
2 176 (8.63%) Windows
3 166 (8.14%) Apple iOS
4 145 (7.11%) Android
5 79 (3.87%) UNIX
6 16 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.59%) CentOS
7 12 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
9 10 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.20%) Solaris
12 4 (0.20%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.15%) NetWare
14 2 (0.098%) MVS
14 2 (0.098%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.049%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1042 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 589 (28.89%) MVC
3 475 (23.30%) TDD
4 440 (21.58%) OO
5 407 (19.96%) Scrum
6 285 (13.98%) Mentoring
7 197 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
8 196 (9.61%) E-Commerce
9 178 (8.73%) OOP
10 176 (8.63%) Web Development
11 168 (8.24%) BDD
12 163 (7.99%) Unit Testing
13 138 (6.77%) Software Engineering
14 110 (5.39%) SOA
15 105 (5.15%) iOS Development
16 100 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
17 93 (4.56%) Project Management
18 91 (4.46%) Analytics
19 83 (4.07%) DevOps
20 82 (4.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 947 (46.44%) JavaScript
2 819 (40.17%) C#
3 606 (29.72%) SQL
4 546 (26.78%) Java
5 336 (16.48%) PHP
6 167 (8.19%) Python
7 135 (6.62%) T-SQL
7 135 (6.62%) Ruby
8 102 (5.00%) Objective-C
9 88 (4.32%) C++
10 81 (3.97%) VB.NET
11 60 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 55 (2.70%) VB
13 50 (2.45%) PHP5
14 41 (2.01%) Perl
15 37 (1.81%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.52%) VB6
17 27 (1.32%) C
18 24 (1.18%) Scala
19 15 (0.74%) Jython
Qualifications
1 227 (11.13%) Degree
2 46 (2.26%) VCP4
3 27 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.39%) MCP
7 7 (0.34%) MCSE
8 5 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.15%) PhD
10 2 (0.098%) MCSD
10 2 (0.098%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.098%) MCPD
11 1 (0.049%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.049%) HND
11 1 (0.049%) ISEB
11 1 (0.049%) OCP
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.049%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.02%) QA
2 13 (0.64%) HL7
3 6 (0.29%) SLA
4 5 (0.25%) WCAG
5 3 (0.15%) Section 508
6 2 (0.098%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.098%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.93%) Varnish
3 14 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.39%) Firmware
4 8 (0.39%) HDFS
5 4 (0.20%) Docker
5 4 (0.20%) NFS
6 2 (0.098%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.049%) Squid
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (1.52%) Puppet
3 18 (0.88%) Ansible
4 17 (0.83%) OpenView
4 17 (0.83%) Nagios
4 17 (0.83%) SCOM
5 8 (0.39%) cPanel
6 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.049%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.049%) Netcool
Vendors
1 362 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 232 (11.38%) Oracle
3 49 (2.40%) Zend
4 47 (2.31%) Google
5 33 (1.62%) Facebook
6 28 (1.37%) Cognos
7 27 (1.32%) hybris
8 26 (1.28%) Apple
9 25 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 25 (1.23%) Demandware
10 23 (1.13%) IBM
10 23 (1.13%) Informatica
11 21 (1.03%) HP
12 20 (0.98%) Xamarin
13 19 (0.93%) ATG
14 18 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (0.83%) Remedy
15 17 (0.83%) Twitter
16 16 (0.78%) EPiServer
17 15 (0.74%) DataCash
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 80,000 + Share Options
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60 to £70 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training allowance & Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday