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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 279 260 276
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1119 1320 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.12% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.18% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 949 1115 911
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +3.88%

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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -4 1076 £55,000 +1.85% 140
London -49 469 £64,500 +3.20% 72
South East +43 197 £57,500 +9.52% 17
City of London +27 112 £65,000 +4.00% 26
Yorkshire -2 79 £45,000 - 3
East of England +23 78 £52,500 +16.66% 6
South West -4 70 £50,000 +17.64% 9
West Yorkshire +44 66 £45,000 -5.75% 3
North West -2 65 £45,000 +5.88% 13
West Midlands +15 64 £50,000 +17.64% 9
Surrey +45 61 £67,500 +28.57% 2
Berkshire +17 59 £62,500 +25.00% 5
Leeds +37 55 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Bristol +24 48 £55,000 +4.76% 4
East Midlands +19 38 £49,750 +17.05% 5
Manchester -6 36 £42,500 - 9
Warwickshire +14 32 £50,250 +11.66% 1
Reading +4 30 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Hampshire 0 28 £52,500 - 6
Hertfordshire +13 25 £55,000 +19.56% 1
Cheshire +18 24 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 24 £53,750 +26.47% 5
Nottingham +9 24 £53,750 +26.47% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 24 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Scotland +6 22 £47,375 -4.77% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 21 £52,500 +7.69% 3
Milton Keynes -15 20 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Egham +7 18 £67,500 -15.62%
North East -3 18 £50,000 +41.91% 5
Cambridge +30 16 £52,500 +61.53% 1

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1103 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1060 (48.65%) JavaScript
3 890 (40.84%) HTML
4 882 (40.48%) .NET
5 866 (39.74%) C#
6 759 (34.83%) CSS
7 673 (30.89%) MVC
8 625 (28.68%) SQL
9 600 (27.54%) SQL Server
10 565 (25.93%) ASP.NET
11 540 (24.78%) Java
12 502 (23.04%) TDD
13 498 (22.85%) jQuery
14 491 (22.53%) OO
15 462 (21.20%) HTML5
16 443 (20.33%) Scrum
17 404 (18.54%) Web Services
18 392 (17.99%) Microsoft
19 363 (16.66%) PHP
20 353 (16.20%) Finance
21 329 (15.10%) Mentoring
22 327 (15.01%) AngularJS
23 313 (14.36%) MySQL
24 305 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
25 293 (13.45%) Git (software)
26 282 (12.94%) CSS3
27 268 (12.30%) Linux
28 249 (11.43%) XML
29 235 (10.78%) .NET Framework
30 234 (10.74%) REST

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 145 (6.65%) Node.js
2 110 (5.05%) Apache
3 105 (4.82%) CMS
4 80 (3.67%) Tomcat
5 62 (2.85%) SharePoint
6 52 (2.39%) IIS
7 46 (2.11%) Drupal
8 45 (2.07%) WordPress
9 36 (1.65%) Umbraco
10 34 (1.56%) JBoss
11 30 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 22 (1.01%) Apache Solr
13 22 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
13 22 (1.01%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.87%) nginx
15 15 (0.69%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 142 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.78%) MS Office
2 17 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
5 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.28%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.14%) InDesign
8 2 (0.092%) SPSS
8 2 (0.092%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.046%) MS Project
9 1 (0.046%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 23 (1.06%) Magento
2 18 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
4 12 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.28%) Fredhopper
7 6 (0.28%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.18%) Odoo
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.092%) Shopify
11 2 (0.092%) Tridion
11 2 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.046%) Cognos Planning
12 1 (0.046%) Line 100
Cloud Services
1 124 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (4.50%) SaaS
3 74 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.06%) GitHub
5 11 (0.50%) Force.com
6 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.18%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.14%) IaaS
8 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.092%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.092%) PaaS
9 2 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.092%) Heroku
10 1 (0.046%) Office 365
10 1 (0.046%) Trello
10 1 (0.046%) CallidusCloud
10 1 (0.046%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.046%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.046%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.59%) Internet
2 55 (2.52%) HTTP
3 22 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.46%) LDAP
5 9 (0.41%) SAN
6 8 (0.37%) SSH
7 7 (0.32%) DAB
7 7 (0.32%) DNS
7 7 (0.32%) VPN
8 6 (0.28%) VoIP
8 6 (0.28%) FTP
9 5 (0.23%) Intranet
10 4 (0.18%) AMQP
11 3 (0.14%) Firewall
11 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.14%) Skype
12 2 (0.092%) PPP
12 2 (0.092%) SSL
12 2 (0.092%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.046%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 313 (14.36%) MySQL
3 145 (6.65%) NoSQL
4 141 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 136 (6.24%) MongoDB
6 130 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 113 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 103 (4.73%) Big Data
9 101 (4.64%) Relational Database
10 87 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
11 83 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
12 77 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 70 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 52 (2.39%) Oracle Database
15 43 (1.97%) Redis
16 28 (1.28%) Hadoop
16 28 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
17 25 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
18 21 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 293 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 142 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 107 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 90 (4.13%) Subversion
5 85 (3.90%) Jenkins
6 79 (3.63%) Maven
7 63 (2.89%) NUnit
8 61 (2.80%) Selenium
9 57 (2.62%) Xcode
10 50 (2.29%) JIRA
11 47 (2.16%) Grunt
12 44 (2.02%) Eclipse
13 42 (1.93%) Jasmine
13 42 (1.93%) TeamCity
14 38 (1.74%) JUnit
15 35 (1.61%) PHPUnit
16 34 (1.56%) ReSharper
17 27 (1.24%) Moq
17 27 (1.24%) Mockito
18 26 (1.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 353 (16.20%) Finance
2 105 (4.82%) Retail
3 103 (4.73%) Marketing
4 94 (4.31%) Banking
5 74 (3.40%) Advertising
6 53 (2.43%) Front Office
7 50 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.61%) Games
9 33 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 27 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 27 (1.24%) Back Office
11 26 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 23 (1.06%) Publishing
13 19 (0.87%) Law
14 15 (0.69%) Legal
15 8 (0.37%) Automotive
15 8 (0.37%) Billing
16 7 (0.32%) Local Government
16 7 (0.32%) Electronics
17 6 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 890 (40.84%) HTML
2 882 (40.48%) .NET
3 759 (34.83%) CSS
4 565 (25.93%) ASP.NET
5 498 (22.85%) jQuery
6 462 (21.20%) HTML5
7 404 (18.54%) Web Services
8 327 (15.01%) AngularJS
9 305 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 282 (12.94%) CSS3
11 249 (11.43%) XML
12 235 (10.78%) .NET Framework
13 234 (10.74%) REST
14 219 (10.05%) WCF
15 207 (9.50%) Spring
16 138 (6.33%) J2EE
17 135 (6.20%) Entity Framework
17 135 (6.20%) RESTful
18 131 (6.01%) Hibernate
19 121 (5.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.76%) User Experience
2 130 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 119 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 108 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (2.20%) N-Tier
6 35 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.42%) Social Media
8 29 (1.33%) Data Integration
9 27 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
10 24 (1.10%) Derivative
11 21 (0.96%) W3C
11 21 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 21 (0.96%) Mathematics
12 20 (0.92%) iPhone
12 20 (0.92%) iPad
13 19 (0.87%) Graphic Design
13 19 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (0.87%) Digital Media
14 18 (0.83%) Fixed Income
15 16 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 268 (12.30%) Linux
2 186 (8.54%) Windows
3 160 (7.34%) Apple iOS
4 155 (7.11%) Android
5 95 (4.36%) UNIX
6 20 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
7 17 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.55%) CentOS
9 9 (0.41%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.32%) CoreOS
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
14 4 (0.18%) Fedora
15 2 (0.092%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.092%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.046%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.046%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1103 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 673 (30.89%) MVC
3 502 (23.04%) TDD
4 491 (22.53%) OO
5 443 (20.33%) Scrum
6 329 (15.10%) Mentoring
7 217 (9.96%) Web Development
8 192 (8.81%) E-Commerce
9 184 (8.44%) Open Source
10 180 (8.26%) BDD
11 163 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
12 153 (7.02%) Unit Testing
13 137 (6.29%) Software Engineering
14 132 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
15 125 (5.74%) SDLC
16 116 (5.32%) OOP
17 112 (5.14%) SOA
18 111 (5.09%) Mobile Development
19 96 (4.41%) iOS Development
20 89 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1060 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 866 (39.74%) C#
3 625 (28.68%) SQL
4 540 (24.78%) Java
5 363 (16.66%) PHP
6 177 (8.12%) T-SQL
7 162 (7.43%) Python
8 133 (6.10%) Ruby
9 116 (5.32%) Objective-C
10 89 (4.08%) VB.NET
11 80 (3.67%) C++
12 69 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 59 (2.71%) Perl
14 50 (2.29%) VB
15 31 (1.42%) Scala
16 28 (1.28%) Bash Shell
17 26 (1.19%) VB6
18 25 (1.15%) C
19 22 (1.01%) Apple Swift
20 16 (0.73%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 203 (9.32%) Degree
2 22 (1.01%) Security Cleared
2 22 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (0.69%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.32%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.28%) MCP
6 3 (0.14%) OCP
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.092%) PhD
7 2 (0.092%) MCSD
7 2 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.092%) MCPD
8 1 (0.046%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.046%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.046%) ISEB
8 1 (0.046%) HND
8 1 (0.046%) MCSE
8 1 (0.046%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.09%) QA
2 10 (0.46%) HL7
3 9 (0.41%) WCAG
3 9 (0.41%) Section 508
4 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.23%) SLA
6 3 (0.14%) EMIR
6 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.092%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (0.69%) Docker
1 15 (0.69%) Varnish
2 11 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.46%) Firmware
3 10 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.37%) HDFS
5 4 (0.18%) NFS
6 2 (0.092%) LXC
7 1 (0.046%) Squid
7 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.046%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (1.70%) Puppet
2 33 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.92%) Ansible
4 10 (0.46%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.37%) Capistrano
5 8 (0.37%) Nagios
6 7 (0.32%) cPanel
7 5 (0.23%) OpenView
7 5 (0.23%) SCOM
8 4 (0.18%) Mesos
9 1 (0.046%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.046%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.046%) Salt
Vendors
1 392 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 231 (10.60%) Oracle
3 72 (3.30%) Google
4 51 (2.34%) Zend
5 45 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
6 38 (1.74%) Facebook
7 28 (1.28%) Apple
8 27 (1.24%) Adobe
8 27 (1.24%) Informatica
8 27 (1.24%) Cognos
9 26 (1.19%) Sitecore
9 26 (1.19%) hybris
9 26 (1.19%) IBM
10 22 (1.01%) Demandware
11 17 (0.78%) Sencha
12 16 (0.73%) SAP
12 16 (0.73%) ATG
13 14 (0.64%) Tableau
14 12 (0.55%) EPiServer
14 12 (0.55%) Rackspace
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Annapurna
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Stock
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
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London
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Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, private medical
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
United Kingdom
Unspecified1
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
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Salary: Pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £40 - £45K per annum, depending on experience
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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