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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 323 254 278
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 942 1181 1125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.16% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 811 1045 1033
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 £41,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -81 870 £55,000 - 87
London -73 437 £64,000 +2.40% 32
South East -25 147 £57,500 +9.52% 23
City of London -52 87 £57,500 -11.53% 14
East of England -17 63 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Yorkshire -4 56 £47,500 +5.55% 8
West Midlands +1 46 £45,000 - 5
South West -17 46 £39,000 -17.89% 1
Surrey +10 45 £62,500 +8.69% 2
Scotland +22 42 £50,000 +14.28% 1
North West -63 42 £45,000 +1.12% 7
West Yorkshire -2 37 £45,000 -3.22% 3
Berkshire +3 33 £67,500 +16.37% 2
Manchester -37 33 £45,000 +1.12% 4
Leeds -12 32 £45,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -6 27 £60,000 +4.34% 3
East Midlands +3 25 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Edinburgh +7 24 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire -3 21 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Hampshire -40 21 £52,500 +20.00% 7
Oxford +17 19 £60,000 -4.00% 3
Nottingham +11 19 £45,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +6 19 £45,000 - 1
Bristol -6 18 £36,250 -36.95% 1
Watford - 17 £70,000 - 1
Glasgow +16 16 £54,000 +8.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 16 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Egham -2 16 £62,500 -21.87%
Birmingham -10 16 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Staffordshire +11 14 £45,000 - 1

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 964 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 877 (45.02%) JavaScript
3 834 (42.81%) HTML
4 734 (37.68%) C#
5 704 (36.14%) .NET
6 700 (35.93%) CSS
7 586 (30.08%) Java
8 562 (28.85%) SQL
9 515 (26.44%) MVC
10 477 (24.49%) jQuery
11 467 (23.97%) ASP.NET
12 454 (23.31%) SQL Server
13 434 (22.28%) TDD
14 401 (20.59%) OO
15 396 (20.33%) Scrum
16 340 (17.45%) HTML5
17 324 (16.63%) PHP
18 320 (16.43%) Mentoring
19 316 (16.22%) Web Services
20 291 (14.94%) Finance
21 289 (14.84%) MySQL
22 272 (13.96%) Microsoft
23 271 (13.91%) XML
24 232 (11.91%) Git (software)
25 228 (11.70%) Oracle
26 210 (10.78%) Linux
27 209 (10.73%) E-Commerce
28 207 (10.63%) Degree
29 201 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
30 200 (10.27%) .NET Framework

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 115 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 95 (4.88%) CMS
3 88 (4.52%) Apache
4 71 (3.64%) Node.js
5 64 (3.29%) Tomcat
6 45 (2.31%) WordPress
7 38 (1.95%) WebSphere
7 38 (1.95%) JBoss
7 38 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 36 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.80%) IIS
10 30 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
11 26 (1.33%) nginx
12 20 (1.03%) Umbraco
13 18 (0.92%) Drupal
13 18 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.72%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 140 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.10%) MS Office
3 21 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.21%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.10%) Mingle
7 2 (0.10%) SPSS
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 40 (2.05%) Magento
2 24 (1.23%) Dynamics GP
3 13 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.62%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.15%) Line 500
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 1 (0.051%) Tridion
11 1 (0.051%) SAP R/3
11 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.051%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.051%) SAP IS-U
11 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.49%) SaaS
4 25 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.13%) GitHub
6 10 (0.51%) Office 365
7 3 (0.15%) Force.com
8 2 (0.10%) Trello
8 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.051%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.23%) Internet
2 37 (1.90%) HTTP
3 27 (1.39%) FTP
4 24 (1.23%) SAN
5 11 (0.56%) Intranet
5 11 (0.56%) DNS
6 7 (0.36%) SSL
7 6 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.31%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.21%) SMTP
8 4 (0.21%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.15%) SSH
9 3 (0.15%) AMQP
9 3 (0.15%) Asterisk PBX
9 3 (0.15%) VoIP
10 2 (0.10%) Extranet
11 1 (0.051%) RTP
11 1 (0.051%) DAB
11 1 (0.051%) Firewall
11 1 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (23.31%) SQL Server
2 289 (14.84%) MySQL
3 101 (5.18%) MongoDB
3 101 (5.18%) Relational Database
4 97 (4.98%) Big Data
5 95 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 92 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 82 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 63 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 53 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
11 45 (2.31%) RDBMS
12 39 (2.00%) QlikView
12 39 (2.00%) Redis
13 36 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
14 35 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
15 31 (1.59%) Hadoop
16 22 (1.13%) Oracle Database
17 21 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 232 (11.91%) Git (software)
2 145 (7.44%) Subversion
3 126 (6.47%) Visual Studio
4 89 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (3.59%) Jenkins
6 59 (3.03%) Selenium
7 57 (2.93%) Maven
8 54 (2.77%) JIRA
9 45 (2.31%) JUnit
10 40 (2.05%) Eclipse
11 38 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 33 (1.69%) Jasmine
13 32 (1.64%) Xcode
14 30 (1.54%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.28%) QUnit
16 23 (1.18%) NUnit
17 21 (1.08%) Grunt
18 20 (1.03%) Mockito
18 20 (1.03%) jMock
19 17 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 291 (14.94%) Finance
2 96 (4.93%) Banking
3 76 (3.90%) Retail
3 76 (3.90%) Marketing
4 63 (3.23%) Advertising
4 63 (3.23%) Back Office
5 42 (2.16%) Front Office
6 33 (1.69%) Legal
6 33 (1.69%) Games
7 30 (1.54%) Publishing
8 26 (1.33%) Law
9 25 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.56%) Automotive
12 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.41%) German Language
14 7 (0.36%) Billing
15 5 (0.26%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.26%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 834 (42.81%) HTML
2 704 (36.14%) .NET
3 700 (35.93%) CSS
4 477 (24.49%) jQuery
5 467 (23.97%) ASP.NET
6 340 (17.45%) HTML5
7 316 (16.22%) Web Services
8 271 (13.91%) XML
9 201 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 200 (10.27%) .NET Framework
11 184 (9.45%) CSS3
12 172 (8.83%) WCF
13 158 (8.11%) Spring
14 153 (7.85%) Ajax
15 152 (7.80%) REST
16 148 (7.60%) J2EE
17 144 (7.39%) JSON
17 144 (7.39%) AngularJS
18 129 (6.62%) Hibernate
19 119 (6.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.26%) User Experience
2 109 (5.60%) Open Source
3 101 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 84 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 52 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 46 (2.36%) Derivative
7 38 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (1.80%) N-Tier
9 29 (1.49%) Digital Media
10 21 (1.08%) Equities
11 19 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
11 19 (0.98%) Social Media
11 19 (0.98%) Mathematics
12 17 (0.87%) iPhone
12 17 (0.87%) Fixed Income
13 16 (0.82%) Cryptography
14 15 (0.77%) Data Integration
14 15 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 210 (10.78%) Linux
2 176 (9.03%) Apple iOS
3 156 (8.01%) Windows
4 147 (7.55%) Android
5 81 (4.16%) UNIX
6 14 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.67%) Windows Phone
8 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
10 8 (0.41%) CentOS
10 8 (0.41%) Solaris
11 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.15%) NetWare
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.10%) MVS
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.051%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 964 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (26.44%) MVC
3 434 (22.28%) TDD
4 401 (20.59%) OO
5 396 (20.33%) Scrum
6 320 (16.43%) Mentoring
7 209 (10.73%) E-Commerce
8 196 (10.06%) OOP
9 190 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
10 159 (8.16%) Software Engineering
11 147 (7.55%) Web Development
12 144 (7.39%) BDD
13 138 (7.08%) Unit Testing
14 110 (5.65%) Coaching
15 102 (5.24%) SOA
16 99 (5.08%) Project Management
17 96 (4.93%) iOS Development
18 92 (4.72%) Data Modelling
19 91 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
20 82 (4.21%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 877 (45.02%) JavaScript
2 734 (37.68%) C#
3 586 (30.08%) Java
4 562 (28.85%) SQL
5 324 (16.63%) PHP
6 128 (6.57%) Python
7 117 (6.01%) Ruby
8 103 (5.29%) T-SQL
9 98 (5.03%) C++
10 80 (4.11%) Objective-C
11 73 (3.75%) VB.NET
12 71 (3.64%) PHP5
13 46 (2.36%) PL/SQL
14 44 (2.26%) Bash Shell
15 43 (2.21%) C
16 42 (2.16%) VB
17 28 (1.44%) Scala
18 26 (1.33%) Perl
19 20 (1.03%) VB6
20 17 (0.87%) Jython
Qualifications
1 207 (10.63%) Degree
2 33 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (0.56%) MCSE
4 9 (0.46%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.36%) MCP
6 5 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (0.26%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.21%) PhD
8 3 (0.15%) MBA
8 3 (0.15%) MCTS
9 2 (0.10%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.10%) ISEB
9 2 (0.10%) MCSD
10 1 (0.051%) HND
10 1 (0.051%) OCP
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.051%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.051%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.051%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.051%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.44%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) HL7
3 5 (0.26%) WCAG
4 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.051%) Section 508
5 1 (0.051%) SLA
5 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.56%) Varnish
3 7 (0.36%) Firmware
3 7 (0.36%) HDFS
4 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.051%) Docker
6 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (1.64%) Puppet
2 24 (1.23%) OpenView
2 24 (1.23%) Nagios
2 24 (1.23%) SCOM
2 24 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.82%) Ansible
4 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.10%) Webmin
5 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.10%) MOM
6 1 (0.051%) Netcool
6 1 (0.051%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.051%) cPanel
Vendors
1 272 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 228 (11.70%) Oracle
3 81 (4.16%) Zend
4 43 (2.21%) Google
5 28 (1.44%) Cognos
5 28 (1.44%) HP
6 25 (1.28%) Twitter
7 24 (1.23%) IBM
7 24 (1.23%) Remedy
8 23 (1.18%) Facebook
9 21 (1.08%) Sencha
9 21 (1.08%) hybris
10 20 (1.03%) ATG
10 20 (1.03%) Sybase
11 19 (0.98%) Demandware
12 18 (0.92%) Xamarin
12 18 (0.92%) Informatica
13 16 (0.82%) SAP
14 15 (0.77%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.72%) EPiServer
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £75000 - £85000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k - 70k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Prospects
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Environment
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Career Potential
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £52000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 80,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + travel, great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Stock
Posted: 3 days ago