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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 266 276 295
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1179 1224 1025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.05% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.11% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1019 1022 893
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 -2 1109 £57,500 +4.54% 156
London +2 548 £65,000 +4.00% 75
South East +42 189 £57,500 +9.52% 20
City of London +51 166 £65,000 +4.00% 20
North West +8 80 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Yorkshire -25 75 £47,500 -5.00% 12
West Yorkshire +10 66 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Berkshire +44 62 £62,500 +19.04% 6
East of England +13 62 £51,750 +8.94% 6
Leeds 0 57 £47,500 -5.00% 5
West Midlands +14 56 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Surrey +24 53 £62,500 -3.84% 7
South West -39 48 £42,750 +6.87% 11
Manchester +8 47 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Bristol +8 36 £42,500 -15.00%
Hampshire +13 33 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Birmingham +16 30 £47,500 -4.04%
East Midlands +5 30 £47,500 +1.06% 5
Scotland -15 29 £54,000 +24.13% 3
Glasgow +14 25 £55,000 +11.11% 2
Wales +19 24 £40,000 +14.28% 4
South Wales - 24 £40,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire +24 23 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Cheshire +21 23 £45,000 -14.28% 6
Reading +10 22 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Nottinghamshire +2 20 £47,500 - 3
North East -11 20 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Nottingham +1 19 £47,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +7 18 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Leatherhead - 18 £70,000 -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1250 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1108 (47.49%) JavaScript
3 917 (39.31%) .NET
4 904 (38.75%) HTML
5 890 (38.15%) C#
6 766 (32.83%) CSS
7 735 (31.50%) MVC
8 638 (27.35%) SQL
9 607 (26.02%) Java
10 604 (25.89%) SQL Server
11 592 (25.38%) ASP.NET
12 591 (25.33%) TDD
13 548 (23.49%) OO
14 546 (23.40%) Scrum
15 489 (20.96%) jQuery
16 467 (20.02%) HTML5
17 431 (18.47%) Web Services
18 398 (17.06%) Finance
19 368 (15.77%) Microsoft
20 342 (14.66%) Mentoring
21 336 (14.40%) ASP.NET MVC
22 330 (14.14%) AngularJS
23 320 (13.72%) PHP
24 294 (12.60%) Spring
25 291 (12.47%) MySQL
26 284 (12.17%) Git (software)
27 279 (11.96%) CSS3
28 262 (11.23%) REST
29 243 (10.42%) Linux
30 241 (10.33%) WCF

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 170 (7.29%) Node.js
2 106 (4.54%) CMS
3 102 (4.37%) Tomcat
4 92 (3.94%) Apache
5 51 (2.19%) IIS
6 50 (2.14%) Drupal
7 44 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (1.80%) WordPress
9 40 (1.71%) Apache Solr
10 37 (1.59%) Umbraco
11 35 (1.50%) JBoss
12 34 (1.46%) SharePoint
13 21 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 20 (0.86%) WebLogic
15 19 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
15 19 (0.81%) Apache Spark
16 18 (0.77%) Confluence
17 16 (0.69%) Joomla!
18 15 (0.64%) SAS
19 14 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 132 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.34%) MS Office
5 5 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
5 5 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.13%) InDesign
7 2 (0.086%) PrintSoft PReS
7 2 (0.086%) SPSS
7 2 (0.086%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.043%) Maya
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.043%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.07%) Magento
2 22 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
4 14 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.34%) Fredhopper
7 7 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.26%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.13%) Summit
9 3 (0.13%) Primavera
10 2 (0.086%) Tridion
10 2 (0.086%) Shopify
11 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.043%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.043%) Aareon QL
11 1 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 112 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (4.50%) SaaS
3 70 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (0.81%) Force.com
5 12 (0.51%) OpenShift
6 11 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.34%) GitHub
8 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.13%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.13%) CallidusCloud
10 3 (0.13%) Office 365
11 2 (0.086%) CodePlex
11 2 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.086%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 2 (0.086%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.086%) Heroku
11 2 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.30%) Internet
2 56 (2.40%) HTTP
3 12 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.51%) AMQP
4 9 (0.39%) VPN
4 9 (0.39%) LDAP
5 7 (0.30%) Intranet
6 6 (0.26%) Firewall
6 6 (0.26%) VoIP
7 5 (0.21%) DNS
7 5 (0.21%) SSH
8 4 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.17%) Extranet
8 4 (0.17%) DAB
8 4 (0.17%) SAN
9 3 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.13%) SMTP
10 2 (0.086%) FTP
10 2 (0.086%) PPP
11 1 (0.043%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 291 (12.47%) MySQL
3 163 (6.99%) NoSQL
4 140 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 128 (5.49%) MongoDB
6 118 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 105 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 100 (4.29%) Big Data
9 99 (4.24%) Relational Database
10 93 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
11 65 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 64 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 53 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
14 52 (2.23%) Oracle Database
15 47 (2.01%) Hadoop
16 45 (1.93%) Redis
17 44 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
18 29 (1.24%) RDBMS
19 28 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
20 22 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 284 (12.17%) Git (software)
2 136 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 120 (5.14%) Jenkins
4 118 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 116 (4.97%) Maven
6 101 (4.33%) Subversion
7 80 (3.43%) Selenium
8 62 (2.66%) JUnit
9 61 (2.61%) NUnit
10 51 (2.19%) TeamCity
11 47 (2.01%) Jasmine
12 46 (1.97%) JIRA
13 41 (1.76%) Eclipse
13 41 (1.76%) Grunt
13 41 (1.76%) Mockito
14 37 (1.59%) Xcode
15 31 (1.33%) Ant
15 31 (1.33%) Cucumber
16 29 (1.24%) PHPUnit
17 27 (1.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 398 (17.06%) Finance
2 115 (4.93%) Banking
3 112 (4.80%) Retail
4 103 (4.41%) Marketing
5 81 (3.47%) Front Office
6 72 (3.09%) Advertising
7 69 (2.96%) Telecoms
8 64 (2.74%) Games
9 54 (2.31%) Investment Banking
10 40 (1.71%) Back Office
11 33 (1.41%) Law
12 32 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 25 (1.07%) Publishing
14 21 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.77%) Legal
16 13 (0.56%) Electronics
17 9 (0.39%) Automotive
18 8 (0.34%) Billing
19 7 (0.30%) Local Government
20 6 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 917 (39.31%) .NET
2 904 (38.75%) HTML
3 766 (32.83%) CSS
4 592 (25.38%) ASP.NET
5 489 (20.96%) jQuery
6 467 (20.02%) HTML5
7 431 (18.47%) Web Services
8 336 (14.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 330 (14.14%) AngularJS
10 294 (12.60%) Spring
11 279 (11.96%) CSS3
12 262 (11.23%) REST
13 241 (10.33%) WCF
14 239 (10.24%) .NET Framework
15 231 (9.90%) XML
16 168 (7.20%) J2EE
17 165 (7.07%) Hibernate
18 143 (6.13%) Entity Framework
19 136 (5.83%) SOAP
20 132 (5.66%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 174 (7.46%) User Experience
2 129 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 111 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 41 (1.76%) N-Tier
5 41 (1.76%) Derivative
6 38 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.33%) Equities
8 29 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
9 26 (1.11%) Data Integration
10 24 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 24 (1.03%) Social Media
10 24 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
11 23 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (0.94%) Hedge funds
12 22 (0.94%) Digital Media
13 21 (0.90%) Fixed Income
13 21 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.81%) iPhone
15 18 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 243 (10.42%) Linux
2 182 (7.80%) Windows
3 168 (7.20%) Apple iOS
4 146 (6.26%) Android
5 118 (5.06%) UNIX
6 18 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
7 14 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 12 (0.51%) CentOS
9 11 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.30%) AIX
10 7 (0.30%) Solaris
11 6 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.21%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.13%) Fedora
14 2 (0.086%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.043%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1250 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (31.50%) MVC
3 591 (25.33%) TDD
4 548 (23.49%) OO
5 546 (23.40%) Scrum
6 342 (14.66%) Mentoring
7 239 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
8 196 (8.40%) Web Development
8 196 (8.40%) BDD
9 188 (8.06%) E-Commerce
10 184 (7.89%) Unit Testing
11 168 (7.20%) Open Source
12 149 (6.39%) Software Engineering
13 140 (6.00%) SDLC
14 127 (5.44%) SOA
15 125 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
16 107 (4.59%) Mobile Development
17 101 (4.33%) iOS Development
18 96 (4.11%) Waterfall
19 92 (3.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1108 (47.49%) JavaScript
2 890 (38.15%) C#
3 638 (27.35%) SQL
4 607 (26.02%) Java
5 320 (13.72%) PHP
6 177 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 134 (5.74%) Python
8 127 (5.44%) Ruby
9 115 (4.93%) Objective-C
10 98 (4.20%) C++
11 89 (3.81%) VB.NET
12 63 (2.70%) Perl
13 61 (2.61%) PL/SQL
14 59 (2.53%) Scala
15 35 (1.50%) Apex Code
16 32 (1.37%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.37%) VB
17 27 (1.16%) Groovy
18 22 (0.94%) C
18 22 (0.94%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 181 (7.76%) Degree
2 22 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 20 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.47%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.30%) OCP
6 7 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.26%) MCP
8 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.086%) PhD
10 1 (0.043%) CCA
10 1 (0.043%) MCSD
10 1 (0.043%) MCSE
10 1 (0.043%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.043%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.043%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.10%) QA
2 7 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.26%) Section 508
3 6 (0.26%) EMIR
3 6 (0.26%) WCAG
4 5 (0.21%) SLA
4 5 (0.21%) MiFID
4 5 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.086%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.043%) COBIT
7 1 (0.043%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (1.11%) Docker
2 10 (0.43%) Varnish
3 8 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.26%) HDFS
4 6 (0.26%) Firmware
5 5 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.21%) LXC
6 4 (0.17%) NFS
7 2 (0.086%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.043%) KVM
8 1 (0.043%) Squid
8 1 (0.043%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (1.97%) Puppet
2 32 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.81%) Ansible
4 12 (0.51%) Mesos
5 10 (0.43%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.39%) Capistrano
7 8 (0.34%) Nagios
8 4 (0.17%) cPanel
9 2 (0.086%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.043%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.043%) Salt
10 1 (0.043%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 368 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 216 (9.26%) Oracle
3 74 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 66 (2.83%) Google
5 43 (1.84%) Zend
6 32 (1.37%) Adobe
7 30 (1.29%) Facebook
8 29 (1.24%) IBM
9 24 (1.03%) Informatica
9 24 (1.03%) Apple
10 23 (0.99%) Cognos
11 21 (0.90%) Sybase
11 21 (0.90%) Sitecore
12 20 (0.86%) hybris
12 20 (0.86%) Xamarin
13 19 (0.81%) Endeca
13 19 (0.81%) SAP
14 17 (0.73%) Sencha
15 16 (0.69%) Splunk
16 14 (0.60%) Demandware
London
Explore Group
Salary: Generous
Posted: 7 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Engage PSG
Salary: Shares and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cuddington, Buckinghamshire
Optima Connections
Salary: bonuses and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £75000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + 10% bonus / benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + Banking bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus and Shares and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£45-£55K + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Avis Budget Group
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
itecopeople
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday