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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 274 288 267
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1106 1009 1188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.93% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.99% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 923 890 1079
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +9 1032 £55,000 +4.76% 112
London -20 541 £62,500 +4.16% 53
City of London +27 141 £62,500 - 17
South East -28 136 £52,500 +9.37% 10
Yorkshire +37 92 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North West +31 76 £42,500 -5.55% 18
Scotland +34 65 £45,000 - 4
Manchester +30 58 £42,500 -4.49% 12
South West +13 56 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Surrey +35 55 £67,500 +40.62% 4
West Yorkshire +10 49 £50,000 +5.26% 3
East of England -62 47 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Leeds +4 46 £50,000 +5.26% 1
West Midlands -2 39 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands -2 34 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Edinburgh +22 33 £43,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +12 30 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Egham - 26 £70,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +3 22 £45,000 -4.25%
Hampshire -20 22 £51,250 +7.89% 1
Glasgow -1 21 £49,500 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 21 £47,500 -5.00%
Harrogate -2 19 £50,000 -23.07%
Milton Keynes -5 19 £47,500 -5.00%
Berkshire -16 17 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Nottingham 0 16 £52,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire -12 16 £52,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +10 15 £40,000 -11.11%
Staffordshire +6 15 £42,500 -1.73% 1
Cambridgeshire -20 15 £47,500 -2.56% 2

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1052 (42.64%) JavaScript
2 995 (40.33%) HTML
3 935 (37.90%) C#
4 912 (36.97%) .NET
5 855 (34.66%) CSS
6 722 (29.27%) Java
7 680 (27.56%) SQL
8 632 (25.62%) MVC
9 598 (24.24%) jQuery
10 575 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
11 573 (23.23%) ASP.NET
12 561 (22.74%) SQL Server
13 508 (20.59%) TDD
14 507 (20.55%) Scrum
15 490 (19.86%) OO
16 430 (17.43%) HTML5
17 412 (16.70%) PHP
18 368 (14.92%) XML
19 367 (14.88%) Web Services
20 351 (14.23%) MySQL
21 346 (14.03%) Finance
22 318 (12.89%) Microsoft
23 285 (11.55%) Linux
24 258 (10.46%) E-Commerce
24 258 (10.46%) WCF
25 256 (10.38%) OOP
26 246 (9.97%) .NET Framework
27 236 (9.57%) Spring
28 233 (9.44%) Oracle
29 231 (9.36%) CSS3

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 186 (7.54%) SharePoint
2 131 (5.31%) Apache
3 100 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 100 (4.05%) CMS
4 97 (3.93%) Node.js
5 70 (2.84%) WebSphere
6 62 (2.51%) Drupal
7 57 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 56 (2.27%) IIS
9 53 (2.15%) WordPress
10 52 (2.11%) WebLogic
11 51 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (1.26%) Umbraco
13 21 (0.85%) Joomla!
13 21 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
13 21 (0.85%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.73%) nginx
15 17 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
16 14 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 130 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.49%) MS Office
4 9 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.081%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.041%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.041%) DOC1
7 1 (0.041%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.22%) Magento
2 28 (1.13%) Dynamics GP
3 19 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.081%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.081%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.081%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.22%) SaaS
4 28 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.32%) GitHub
8 7 (0.28%) Office 365
8 7 (0.28%) Force.com
9 3 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.041%) Heroku
10 1 (0.041%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.05%) HTTP
2 95 (3.85%) Internet
3 40 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.38%) SAN
5 31 (1.26%) FTP
6 23 (0.93%) Intranet
7 20 (0.81%) AMQP
8 12 (0.49%) DNS
9 8 (0.32%) SSH
10 6 (0.24%) VoIP
11 5 (0.20%) Extranet
12 4 (0.16%) Firewall
12 4 (0.16%) SMTP
12 4 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.12%) LDAP
13 3 (0.12%) Bluetooth
13 3 (0.12%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.081%) SNMP
14 2 (0.081%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 351 (14.23%) MySQL
3 149 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 116 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 96 (3.89%) Big Data
6 86 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 85 (3.45%) RDBMS
8 77 (3.12%) MongoDB
8 77 (3.12%) NoSQL
9 75 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 72 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 51 (2.07%) Hadoop
13 38 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
14 33 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.22%) QlikView
16 27 (1.09%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.97%) SQLite
18 22 (0.89%) OLAP
19 16 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 222 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 207 (8.39%) Subversion
3 137 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 101 (4.09%) Maven
5 97 (3.93%) Jenkins
6 87 (3.53%) Visual Studio
7 82 (3.32%) Eclipse
8 78 (3.16%) Selenium
9 71 (2.88%) JUnit
10 64 (2.59%) JIRA
11 59 (2.39%) Ant
12 45 (1.82%) Cucumber
13 36 (1.46%) NUnit
14 30 (1.22%) Hudson
15 26 (1.05%) Mockito
16 21 (0.85%) JBehave
16 21 (0.85%) PHPUnit
16 21 (0.85%) SpecFlow
16 21 (0.85%) Behat
17 17 (0.69%) Moq
General
1 346 (14.03%) Finance
2 107 (4.34%) Banking
3 105 (4.26%) Marketing
4 90 (3.65%) Back Office
5 83 (3.36%) Front Office
6 65 (2.63%) Games
7 59 (2.39%) Advertising
8 52 (2.11%) Retail
9 40 (1.62%) Publishing
9 40 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.05%) Law
10 26 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.77%) Legal
12 17 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.49%) Billing
15 7 (0.28%) Automotive
15 7 (0.28%) French Language
16 5 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 995 (40.33%) HTML
2 912 (36.97%) .NET
3 855 (34.66%) CSS
4 598 (24.24%) jQuery
5 573 (23.23%) ASP.NET
6 430 (17.43%) HTML5
7 368 (14.92%) XML
8 367 (14.88%) Web Services
9 258 (10.46%) WCF
10 246 (9.97%) .NET Framework
11 236 (9.57%) Spring
12 231 (9.36%) CSS3
13 221 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 195 (7.90%) WPF
15 193 (7.82%) J2EE
16 169 (6.85%) Ajax
17 159 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 156 (6.32%) Hibernate
19 126 (5.11%) SOAP
20 125 (5.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 139 (5.63%) Open Source
2 124 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 112 (4.54%) Computer Science
4 96 (3.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 92 (3.73%) Derivative
6 66 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (2.35%) N-Tier
8 39 (1.58%) Hedge funds
9 37 (1.50%) iPhone
10 32 (1.30%) Equities
11 30 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 30 (1.22%) Mathematics
12 25 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 23 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
14 22 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
15 19 (0.77%) RIA
15 19 (0.77%) Clustering
16 18 (0.73%) Social Media
16 18 (0.73%) Digital Media
17 17 (0.69%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 285 (11.55%) Linux
2 217 (8.80%) Windows
3 210 (8.51%) Android
4 199 (8.07%) Apple iOS
5 117 (4.74%) UNIX
6 30 (1.22%) Solaris
6 30 (1.22%) Windows Phone
7 15 (0.61%) Windows Phone 7
8 12 (0.49%) Debian
9 9 (0.36%) CentOS
10 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.24%) AIX
12 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.081%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.081%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.041%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (25.62%) MVC
2 575 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 508 (20.59%) TDD
4 507 (20.55%) Scrum
5 490 (19.86%) OO
6 258 (10.46%) E-Commerce
7 256 (10.38%) OOP
8 212 (8.59%) Software Engineering
9 186 (7.54%) BDD
10 174 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
11 171 (6.93%) Web Development
11 171 (6.93%) Unit Testing
12 153 (6.20%) Multithreading
13 133 (5.39%) Project Management
14 118 (4.78%) SOA
15 111 (4.50%) Data Modelling
16 109 (4.42%) Android Development
17 108 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
18 102 (4.13%) OOD
19 93 (3.77%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1052 (42.64%) JavaScript
2 935 (37.90%) C#
3 722 (29.27%) Java
4 680 (27.56%) SQL
5 412 (16.70%) PHP
6 147 (5.96%) Python
7 108 (4.38%) C++
8 102 (4.13%) Ruby
9 96 (3.89%) VB.NET
10 95 (3.85%) T-SQL
11 84 (3.40%) Objective-C
12 76 (3.08%) Bash Shell
13 75 (3.04%) PHP5
13 75 (3.04%) C
14 52 (2.11%) VB
15 50 (2.03%) Perl
16 25 (1.01%) PowerShell
17 24 (0.97%) PL/SQL
18 20 (0.81%) Scala
19 19 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 217 (8.80%) Degree
2 42 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (0.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.41%) PhD
5 9 (0.36%) MCTS
6 7 (0.28%) MCSE
7 6 (0.24%) MCP
8 4 (0.16%) MBA
9 3 (0.12%) ISEB
10 2 (0.081%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.041%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.041%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.041%) CFA
11 1 (0.041%) MCAD
11 1 (0.041%) MCSD
11 1 (0.041%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.041%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.041%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.36%) QA
2 9 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.081%) WCAG
4 1 (0.041%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.53%) Varnish
3 1 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (1.26%) Puppet
2 28 (1.13%) OpenView
2 28 (1.13%) Nagios
2 28 (1.13%) SCOM
3 13 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.32%) Ansible
4 8 (0.32%) MOM
5 5 (0.20%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.20%) YUM
6 4 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 318 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 233 (9.44%) Oracle
3 119 (4.82%) Zend
4 49 (1.99%) Google
5 46 (1.86%) Sencha
6 42 (1.70%) SAP
7 40 (1.62%) JBoss
8 39 (1.58%) IBM
9 33 (1.34%) Adobe
10 30 (1.22%) TIBCO
11 29 (1.18%) Sybase
11 29 (1.18%) HP
12 28 (1.13%) Remedy
13 24 (0.97%) Twitter
14 19 (0.77%) EMC
15 18 (0.73%) Facebook
16 17 (0.69%) F5
16 17 (0.69%) Cisco
16 17 (0.69%) Cognos
17 16 (0.65%) Informatica
Wembley, Middlesex
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Witham, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £25,000 to £55,000 per annum + Sponsored Accredited training.
Posted: 3 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: + Benefits and future prospects.
Posted: 3 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £45000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 to £70000 per annum - Pension, Health plan, Life Assurance, 25
Posted: 9 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 75,000 DOE
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday