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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 316 256 265
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 943 1153 1147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.12% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.19% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1012 1052
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.31% +4.44%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 30 January 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 January 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 -60 886 £55,000 - 159
London -63 418 £65,000 +4.00% 64
South East -47 165 £55,000 +4.76% 27
City of London -35 83 £60,000 -7.69% 23
East of England +6 72 £48,750 -2.50% 9
North West -59 58 £45,000 - 23
Yorkshire +5 57 £50,000 +7.52% 15
Manchester -48 47 £45,000 - 16
South West -4 46 £40,000 -4.76% 13
Surrey +5 45 £60,000 -25.00% 4
West Midlands +3 42 £44,000 -2.22% 3
West Yorkshire -3 37 £47,500 +2.15% 14
Hertfordshire +10 31 £60,000 +17.07% 5
Berkshire -30 31 £57,500 -0.86% 2
Scotland -4 29 £47,500 +8.57% 3
Leeds -5 29 £45,000 -3.22% 10
Oxfordshire -15 27 £55,000 +10.00% 7
East Midlands +22 25 £47,500 +23.37% 3
Bristol +12 24 £42,500 - 7
Hampshire -38 24 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Oxford -2 22 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 18 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Southampton -2 17 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Watford - 17 £70,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +19 16 £47,500 +11.76%
Nottingham +17 15 £50,000 +11.11%
Glasgow +13 15 £54,000 +10.76% 3
Cambridge +3 15 £47,500 -17.39%
Warwickshire 0 15 £48,000 +6.66% 2
Reading -5 15 £58,000 -3.33% 1

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 981 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
2 870 (45.10%) JavaScript
3 820 (42.51%) HTML
4 745 (38.62%) C#
5 729 (37.79%) .NET
6 702 (36.39%) CSS
7 566 (29.34%) SQL
8 550 (28.51%) Java
9 521 (27.01%) MVC
10 477 (24.73%) SQL Server
11 472 (24.47%) ASP.NET
12 465 (24.11%) jQuery
13 447 (23.17%) TDD
14 389 (20.17%) OO
15 386 (20.01%) Scrum
16 337 (17.47%) HTML5
17 321 (16.64%) PHP
18 319 (16.54%) Web Services
19 318 (16.49%) Microsoft
20 295 (15.29%) Finance
21 287 (14.88%) Mentoring
22 279 (14.46%) MySQL
23 266 (13.79%) XML
24 260 (13.48%) Git (software)
25 228 (11.82%) Oracle
26 216 (11.20%) Degree
27 215 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
28 205 (10.63%) Linux
29 204 (10.58%) .NET Framework
30 200 (10.37%) CSS3

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 103 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 100 (5.18%) CMS
3 86 (4.46%) Apache
4 72 (3.73%) Node.js
5 53 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 41 (2.13%) WordPress
7 36 (1.87%) IIS
7 36 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 31 (1.61%) JBoss
8 31 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (1.35%) Drupal
10 26 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
11 25 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.30%) nginx
12 18 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
13 17 (0.88%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.78%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.62%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 158 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.28%) MS Office
3 20 (1.04%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.10%) Mingle
8 2 (0.10%) SPSS
8 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) MS Project
9 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.052%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 40 (2.07%) Magento
2 19 (0.98%) Dynamics GP
3 16 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.16%) Line 500
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.052%) Tridion
9 1 (0.052%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.052%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.052%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (1.97%) SaaS
3 32 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.50%) GitHub
5 23 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.26%) Office 365
7 4 (0.21%) Force.com
8 3 (0.16%) Yammer
9 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.10%) Trello
9 2 (0.10%) IaaS
9 2 (0.10%) PaaS
10 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.052%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.052%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.47%) Internet
2 41 (2.13%) HTTP
3 21 (1.09%) FTP
4 19 (0.98%) SAN
5 14 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.62%) DNS
7 7 (0.36%) Intranet
7 7 (0.36%) SSL
8 6 (0.31%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.26%) SSH
10 4 (0.21%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.21%) DAB
11 3 (0.16%) SMTP
12 1 (0.052%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.052%) RTP
12 1 (0.052%) Extranet
12 1 (0.052%) LDAP
12 1 (0.052%) DHCP
12 1 (0.052%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 279 (14.46%) MySQL
3 113 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 108 (5.60%) MongoDB
5 107 (5.55%) Relational Database
6 106 (5.50%) NoSQL
7 97 (5.03%) Big Data
8 87 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 70 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 70 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 60 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
11 53 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
12 47 (2.44%) Redis
13 42 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 39 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 37 (1.92%) QlikView
16 29 (1.50%) Oracle Database
17 24 (1.24%) DB2
18 23 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
19 22 (1.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 260 (13.48%) Git (software)
2 144 (7.47%) Visual Studio
3 126 (6.53%) Subversion
4 88 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 74 (3.84%) Jenkins
6 53 (2.75%) Maven
7 52 (2.70%) Selenium
8 50 (2.59%) Xcode
9 49 (2.54%) JIRA
10 41 (2.13%) Eclipse
10 41 (2.13%) NUnit
11 38 (1.97%) JUnit
12 37 (1.92%) TeamCity
13 36 (1.87%) Jasmine
14 33 (1.71%) Cucumber
15 29 (1.50%) QUnit
16 28 (1.45%) Grunt
17 25 (1.30%) ReSharper
18 20 (1.04%) SpecFlow
18 20 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 295 (15.29%) Finance
2 85 (4.41%) Retail
3 82 (4.25%) Marketing
4 79 (4.10%) Banking
5 59 (3.06%) Advertising
6 40 (2.07%) Back Office
7 30 (1.56%) Front Office
8 28 (1.45%) Publishing
8 28 (1.45%) Law
8 28 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.35%) Legal
10 25 (1.30%) Games
11 16 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.31%) Automotive
15 5 (0.26%) German Language
16 4 (0.21%) Billing
16 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 820 (42.51%) HTML
2 729 (37.79%) .NET
3 702 (36.39%) CSS
4 472 (24.47%) ASP.NET
5 465 (24.11%) jQuery
6 337 (17.47%) HTML5
7 319 (16.54%) Web Services
8 266 (13.79%) XML
9 215 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 204 (10.58%) .NET Framework
11 200 (10.37%) CSS3
12 181 (9.38%) AngularJS
13 173 (8.97%) REST
14 166 (8.61%) Ajax
15 165 (8.55%) WCF
16 160 (8.29%) JSON
17 136 (7.05%) Spring
18 134 (6.95%) RESTful
19 121 (6.27%) J2EE
20 113 (5.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.00%) Open Source
2 120 (6.22%) User Experience
3 100 (5.18%) Mobile App
4 99 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (5.08%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.18%) N-Tier
7 37 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.76%) Derivative
9 33 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 27 (1.40%) Digital Media
11 22 (1.14%) iPhone
12 21 (1.09%) Social Media
12 21 (1.09%) Data Integration
13 19 (0.98%) Equities
13 19 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
14 18 (0.93%) iPad
15 17 (0.88%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.83%) Cryptography
17 15 (0.78%) Blog
18 14 (0.73%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 205 (10.63%) Linux
2 163 (8.45%) Apple iOS
3 159 (8.24%) Windows
4 142 (7.36%) Android
5 88 (4.56%) UNIX
6 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.47%) CentOS
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.21%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
12 4 (0.21%) Solaris
13 3 (0.16%) NetWare
14 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.10%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (27.01%) MVC
3 447 (23.17%) TDD
4 389 (20.17%) OO
5 386 (20.01%) Scrum
6 287 (14.88%) Mentoring
7 194 (10.06%) E-Commerce
8 192 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
9 181 (9.38%) OOP
10 155 (8.04%) Software Engineering
11 147 (7.62%) BDD
12 145 (7.52%) Unit Testing
13 141 (7.31%) Web Development
14 105 (5.44%) iOS Development
14 105 (5.44%) SOA
15 96 (4.98%) Project Management
16 92 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
17 85 (4.41%) DevOps
18 83 (4.30%) Analytics
19 81 (4.20%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 870 (45.10%) JavaScript
2 745 (38.62%) C#
3 566 (29.34%) SQL
4 550 (28.51%) Java
5 321 (16.64%) PHP
6 152 (7.88%) Python
7 128 (6.64%) Ruby
8 119 (6.17%) T-SQL
9 92 (4.77%) C++
10 88 (4.56%) Objective-C
11 75 (3.89%) VB.NET
12 61 (3.16%) PHP5
13 56 (2.90%) PL/SQL
14 45 (2.33%) VB
15 40 (2.07%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.81%) C
17 32 (1.66%) Perl
18 30 (1.56%) VB6
19 25 (1.30%) Scala
20 17 (0.88%) Jython
Qualifications
1 216 (11.20%) Degree
2 26 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (0.52%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.52%) MCSE
4 7 (0.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.31%) MCP
6 5 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.10%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.10%) MCPD
7 2 (0.10%) MCSD
8 1 (0.052%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.052%) OCP
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.052%) ISEB
8 1 (0.052%) HND
8 1 (0.052%) PhD
8 1 (0.052%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.58%) QA
2 12 (0.62%) HL7
3 6 (0.31%) WCAG
4 3 (0.16%) Section 508
5 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.052%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.83%) Varnish
3 8 (0.41%) HDFS
3 8 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.36%) Firmware
5 4 (0.21%) Docker
6 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (1.40%) Puppet
2 26 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.98%) OpenView
3 19 (0.98%) Nagios
3 19 (0.98%) SCOM
4 18 (0.93%) Ansible
5 4 (0.21%) cPanel
5 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.052%) Netcool
7 1 (0.052%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.052%) Webmin
Vendors
1 318 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 228 (11.82%) Oracle
3 60 (3.11%) Zend
4 43 (2.23%) Google
5 29 (1.50%) Facebook
6 27 (1.40%) Cognos
7 23 (1.19%) HP
7 23 (1.19%) hybris
7 23 (1.19%) Demandware
8 22 (1.14%) Informatica
9 21 (1.09%) Twitter
10 20 (1.04%) ATG
11 19 (0.98%) IBM
11 19 (0.98%) Remedy
11 19 (0.98%) Xamarin
12 18 (0.93%) Sitecore
13 15 (0.78%) Apple
13 15 (0.78%) VMware
13 15 (0.78%) DataCash
14 14 (0.73%) Ogone
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Wrexham, Clwyd
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + big company benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
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Central London / West End
Technical Talent
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Flexi-hours, 25 days holiday, pension (5%), me
Posted: 8 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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South Yorkshire
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago