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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 308 288 283
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1039 1004 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.95% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.01% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 863 883 995
Average salary £55,000 £52,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.26% +0.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 -21 959 £55,000 - 112
London -28 525 £62,500 +4.16% 39
City of London +5 126 £62,500 -2.34% 13
South East -53 120 £53,750 +7.50% 12
Yorkshire +21 76 £45,000 - 10
North West +11 72 £42,500 -4.49% 21
Scotland +25 68 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Surrey +32 58 £67,500 +27.96% 3
Manchester +19 53 £42,500 -4.49% 16
South West +5 49 £41,000 -3.52% 9
West Yorkshire -6 47 £46,250 -7.50% 8
East of England -49 44 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Leeds +1 42 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Edinburgh +21 38 £50,000 +17.64% 1
West Midlands -21 34 £45,000 - 8
East Midlands -14 30 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Egham - 24 £70,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +8 21 £46,250 -22.91% 5
North Yorkshire -6 18 £50,000 +11.11%
Glasgow -8 18 £49,500 +19.27% 5
Buckinghamshire -24 18 £42,500 -15.00%
Milton Keynes -22 15 £42,500 -15.00%
Hampshire -32 15 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Nottingham -2 14 £51,250 -2.38%
Nottinghamshire -7 14 £51,250 -2.38%
Cambridgeshire -10 14 £47,500 +2.70% 2
Stockport +11 13 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Bristol -9 13 £40,000 - 3
Dorset 0 12 - -
Staffordshire -2 12 £42,500 -1.73% 1

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1087 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1019 (42.82%) JavaScript
3 956 (40.17%) HTML
4 884 (37.14%) C#
5 858 (36.05%) .NET
6 805 (33.82%) CSS
7 733 (30.80%) Java
8 662 (27.82%) SQL
9 594 (24.96%) MVC
10 579 (24.33%) jQuery
11 534 (22.44%) ASP.NET
12 516 (21.68%) SQL Server
13 510 (21.43%) TDD
14 501 (21.05%) Scrum
15 470 (19.75%) OO
16 417 (17.52%) HTML5
17 396 (16.64%) PHP
18 365 (15.34%) Mentoring
19 359 (15.08%) Web Services
20 353 (14.83%) XML
21 347 (14.58%) Finance
22 329 (13.82%) MySQL
23 290 (12.18%) Microsoft
24 278 (11.68%) Linux
25 259 (10.88%) E-Commerce
26 246 (10.34%) OOP
27 238 (10.00%) .NET Framework
28 233 (9.79%) Oracle
29 230 (9.66%) Spring
30 229 (9.62%) WCF

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 173 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 131 (5.50%) Apache
3 99 (4.16%) Node.js
4 96 (4.03%) Tomcat
5 95 (3.99%) CMS
6 67 (2.82%) WebSphere
7 56 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 55 (2.31%) Drupal
9 51 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 48 (2.02%) WebLogic
10 48 (2.02%) WordPress
11 45 (1.89%) IIS
12 28 (1.18%) Umbraco
13 25 (1.05%) Apache Solr
14 23 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (0.84%) Joomla!
16 19 (0.80%) nginx
17 16 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
18 15 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
19 13 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 126 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.97%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.67%) MS Office
4 9 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.042%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) DOC1
7 1 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.042%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.042%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 34 (1.43%) Magento
2 29 (1.22%) Dynamics GP
3 11 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.21%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.084%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.084%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.084%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.084%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (1.13%) SaaS
5 15 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.29%) Force.com
7 7 (0.29%) GitHub
7 7 (0.29%) Office 365
8 2 (0.084%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.042%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.99%) HTTP
2 86 (3.61%) Internet
3 36 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.39%) SAN
5 32 (1.34%) FTP
6 19 (0.80%) Intranet
7 17 (0.71%) AMQP
8 12 (0.50%) DNS
9 8 (0.34%) SSH
10 6 (0.25%) VoIP
11 5 (0.21%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.21%) Extranet
12 4 (0.17%) Firewall
12 4 (0.17%) SMTP
12 4 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.084%) SSL
14 2 (0.084%) LDAP
14 2 (0.084%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 329 (13.82%) MySQL
3 137 (5.76%) Relational Database
4 96 (4.03%) Big Data
4 96 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 88 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 79 (3.32%) RDBMS
8 78 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 77 (3.24%) NoSQL
10 64 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 40 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 36 (1.51%) QlikView
14 34 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
16 27 (1.13%) Oracle Database
17 26 (1.09%) SQLite
18 18 (0.76%) OLAP
19 16 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 219 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 200 (8.40%) Subversion
3 133 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 97 (4.08%) Maven
5 93 (3.91%) Visual Studio
5 93 (3.91%) Jenkins
6 81 (3.40%) Selenium
7 77 (3.24%) Eclipse
8 71 (2.98%) JUnit
9 62 (2.61%) JIRA
10 51 (2.14%) Ant
11 41 (1.72%) Cucumber
12 29 (1.22%) Hudson
13 26 (1.09%) NUnit
13 26 (1.09%) Mockito
14 22 (0.92%) JBehave
15 21 (0.88%) PHPUnit
16 20 (0.84%) SpecFlow
17 19 (0.80%) Jasmine
17 19 (0.80%) jMock
General
1 347 (14.58%) Finance
2 103 (4.33%) Marketing
2 103 (4.33%) Banking
3 89 (3.74%) Back Office
4 83 (3.49%) Front Office
5 63 (2.65%) Advertising
6 56 (2.35%) Games
7 54 (2.27%) Retail
8 40 (1.68%) Publishing
9 38 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.34%) Law
11 29 (1.22%) Telecoms
12 24 (1.01%) Legal
13 14 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.50%) Billing
16 8 (0.34%) Automotive
17 7 (0.29%) French Language
18 5 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 956 (40.17%) HTML
2 858 (36.05%) .NET
3 805 (33.82%) CSS
4 579 (24.33%) jQuery
5 534 (22.44%) ASP.NET
6 417 (17.52%) HTML5
7 359 (15.08%) Web Services
8 353 (14.83%) XML
9 238 (10.00%) .NET Framework
10 230 (9.66%) Spring
11 229 (9.62%) WCF
12 212 (8.91%) CSS3
13 211 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 191 (8.03%) J2EE
15 180 (7.56%) WPF
16 160 (6.72%) Ajax
17 155 (6.51%) Hibernate
18 153 (6.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 136 (5.71%) REST
20 124 (5.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 154 (6.47%) User Experience
2 133 (5.59%) Open Source
3 126 (5.29%) Mobile App
4 99 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 88 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 86 (3.61%) Derivative
6 86 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (2.27%) N-Tier
9 34 (1.43%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.34%) iPhone
11 30 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 30 (1.26%) Equities
12 24 (1.01%) Mathematics
13 23 (0.97%) Digital Media
13 23 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
14 19 (0.80%) Social Media
14 19 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
14 19 (0.80%) Clustering
15 18 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 278 (11.68%) Linux
2 199 (8.36%) Windows
3 197 (8.28%) Android
4 192 (8.07%) Apple iOS
5 117 (4.92%) UNIX
6 29 (1.22%) Solaris
7 26 (1.09%) Windows Phone
8 16 (0.67%) Windows Phone 7
9 10 (0.42%) Debian
9 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.38%) CentOS
10 9 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.21%) AIX
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.084%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.084%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1087 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (24.96%) MVC
3 510 (21.43%) TDD
4 501 (21.05%) Scrum
5 470 (19.75%) OO
6 365 (15.34%) Mentoring
7 259 (10.88%) E-Commerce
8 246 (10.34%) OOP
9 208 (8.74%) Software Engineering
10 189 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
11 182 (7.65%) BDD
12 171 (7.18%) Unit Testing
13 157 (6.60%) Web Development
14 147 (6.18%) Multithreading
15 130 (5.46%) Coaching
16 128 (5.38%) Project Management
17 119 (5.00%) SOA
18 114 (4.79%) Data Modelling
19 109 (4.58%) Android Development
20 108 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1019 (42.82%) JavaScript
2 884 (37.14%) C#
3 733 (30.80%) Java
4 662 (27.82%) SQL
5 396 (16.64%) PHP
6 139 (5.84%) Python
7 109 (4.58%) C++
8 100 (4.20%) Ruby
9 92 (3.87%) T-SQL
10 86 (3.61%) VB.NET
11 84 (3.53%) Objective-C
12 74 (3.11%) Bash Shell
13 71 (2.98%) PHP5
13 71 (2.98%) C
14 50 (2.10%) Perl
15 48 (2.02%) VB
16 28 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 24 (1.01%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.80%) Clojure
19 18 (0.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 200 (8.40%) Degree
2 45 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (0.55%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.50%) MCSE
5 11 (0.46%) PhD
6 7 (0.29%) MCTS
7 5 (0.21%) MCP
8 4 (0.17%) MBA
9 2 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.084%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.042%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.042%) CFA
10 1 (0.042%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.042%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.042%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.042%) ISEB
10 1 (0.042%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.042%) OCP
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.07%) QA
2 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.46%) Varnish
3 2 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (1.26%) Puppet
2 29 (1.22%) SCOM
2 29 (1.22%) OpenView
2 29 (1.22%) Nagios
3 14 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.38%) Ansible
5 8 (0.34%) MOM
6 5 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.21%) YUM
7 3 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 290 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 233 (9.79%) Oracle
3 116 (4.87%) Zend
4 49 (2.06%) Sencha
5 45 (1.89%) Google
6 42 (1.76%) JBoss
7 40 (1.68%) SAP
8 34 (1.43%) IBM
8 34 (1.43%) Adobe
9 30 (1.26%) HP
10 29 (1.22%) Twitter
10 29 (1.22%) Remedy
11 28 (1.18%) Sybase
11 28 (1.18%) TIBCO
12 18 (0.76%) EMC
13 17 (0.71%) Cognos
14 16 (0.67%) Cisco
14 16 (0.67%) F5
15 15 (0.63%) Facebook
15 15 (0.63%) Informatica
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 - 80,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Extensive benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% annual Bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Vertical IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £42k - 47k per year + fantastic benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance, Holiday
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £50 - £63 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday