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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 314 269 289
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 989 1146 1040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.05% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.11% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 834 1010 956
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -56 899 £55,000 - 111
London -37 484 £62,500 - 40
South East -59 124 £55,000 +10.00% 19
City of London -18 111 £60,000 -7.69% 19
Scotland +35 69 £50,000 +16.27% 4
Yorkshire -9 64 £45,000 - 11
North West -33 61 £45,000 +1.12% 13
Surrey +26 58 £65,000 +13.04% 2
East of England -22 50 £50,000 +2.56% 6
Edinburgh +28 46 £50,000 +17.64% 1
West Yorkshire -11 44 £45,000 - 7
Manchester -4 42 £45,000 +1.12% 6
West Midlands -12 37 £45,000 -2.70% 5
Leeds -20 37 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands -17 32 £50,000 -4.76% 6
South West -41 32 £43,000 -14.00% 10
Cambridgeshire +8 22 £50,000 - 3
Egham - 22 £67,500 - 2
Nottingham 0 19 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Nottinghamshire -5 19 £48,750 -7.14% 3
Berkshire -7 18 £66,250 +32.50% 3
Glasgow +9 17 £49,500 +21.47% 3
Cambridge +4 17 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Oxfordshire +8 16 £45,000 -26.53% 5
North East -4 15 £35,232 -16.11% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 15 £35,232 -16.11% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 14 £35,232 -16.11%
North Yorkshire -12 14 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hampshire -29 14 £50,000 +8.10% 5
Hertfordshire -17 13 £55,000 -10.20% 3

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1058 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
2 958 (43.60%) JavaScript
3 894 (40.69%) HTML
4 792 (36.05%) C#
5 768 (34.96%) .NET
6 747 (34.00%) CSS
7 706 (32.13%) Java
8 613 (27.90%) SQL
9 566 (25.76%) MVC
10 537 (24.44%) jQuery
11 492 (22.39%) ASP.NET
12 487 (22.17%) TDD
13 477 (21.71%) SQL Server
14 476 (21.67%) Scrum
15 471 (21.44%) OO
16 370 (16.84%) HTML5
17 363 (16.52%) PHP
18 347 (15.79%) Web Services
19 333 (15.16%) Finance
20 332 (15.11%) Mentoring
21 324 (14.75%) XML
22 291 (13.25%) MySQL
23 251 (11.42%) Oracle
24 246 (11.20%) Microsoft
25 235 (10.70%) OOP
26 232 (10.56%) E-Commerce
27 230 (10.47%) Linux
28 219 (9.97%) Spring
28 219 (9.97%) Git (software)
28 219 (9.97%) .NET Framework

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 137 (6.24%) SharePoint
2 109 (4.96%) Apache
3 103 (4.69%) CMS
4 95 (4.32%) Tomcat
5 92 (4.19%) Node.js
6 58 (2.64%) WebSphere
7 49 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 47 (2.14%) WordPress
9 43 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 41 (1.87%) IIS
11 40 (1.82%) JBoss
12 38 (1.73%) WebLogic
13 32 (1.46%) Drupal
14 28 (1.27%) Umbraco
15 25 (1.14%) Apache Solr
16 23 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
16 23 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
17 21 (0.96%) nginx
18 15 (0.68%) Confluence
18 15 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 127 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.41%) MS Office
3 24 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.23%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.091%) SPSS
7 2 (0.091%) Mingle
8 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.046%) DOC1
8 1 (0.046%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.046%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (1.73%) Magento
2 24 (1.09%) Dynamics GP
3 12 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.14%) Line 500
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.091%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.091%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.091%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.091%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.046%) RMDS
10 1 (0.046%) Tridion
10 1 (0.046%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (1.23%) SaaS
5 9 (0.41%) GitHub
6 7 (0.32%) Office 365
7 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.091%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.87%) Internet
2 60 (2.73%) HTTP
3 27 (1.23%) FTP
4 24 (1.09%) SAN
5 21 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.73%) DNS
6 16 (0.73%) Intranet
7 11 (0.50%) AMQP
8 6 (0.27%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.27%) VoIP
9 5 (0.23%) SSL
10 4 (0.18%) SMTP
10 4 (0.18%) Extranet
10 4 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
11 3 (0.14%) SSH
12 2 (0.091%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.091%) Firewall
12 2 (0.091%) SNMP
13 1 (0.046%) DHCP
13 1 (0.046%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 291 (13.25%) MySQL
3 116 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 91 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 88 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 86 (3.91%) MongoDB
7 79 (3.60%) Big Data
8 72 (3.28%) NoSQL
9 69 (3.14%) RDBMS
10 68 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 63 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 55 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
13 44 (2.00%) QlikView
14 35 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.37%) Hadoop
16 29 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
17 27 (1.23%) SQLite
18 24 (1.09%) Oracle Database
19 22 (1.00%) Redis
20 19 (0.86%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 219 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 169 (7.69%) Subversion
3 112 (5.10%) Visual Studio
4 109 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (3.82%) Maven
6 82 (3.73%) Jenkins
7 71 (3.23%) Eclipse
8 69 (3.14%) Selenium
9 62 (2.82%) JIRA
10 61 (2.78%) JUnit
11 38 (1.73%) Ant
11 38 (1.73%) Cucumber
12 28 (1.27%) Xcode
13 27 (1.23%) TeamCity
14 21 (0.96%) Hudson
14 21 (0.96%) Mockito
14 21 (0.96%) jMock
15 19 (0.86%) NUnit
16 18 (0.82%) Jasmine
17 17 (0.77%) Mercurial
General
1 333 (15.16%) Finance
2 104 (4.73%) Banking
3 94 (4.28%) Marketing
4 85 (3.87%) Back Office
5 66 (3.00%) Front Office
6 61 (2.78%) Advertising
7 60 (2.73%) Retail
8 43 (1.96%) Games
9 38 (1.73%) Publishing
10 32 (1.46%) Legal
11 31 (1.41%) Telecoms
12 30 (1.37%) Investment Banking
13 29 (1.32%) Law
14 11 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.50%) Billing
15 10 (0.46%) Automotive
16 8 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.23%) Electronics
17 5 (0.23%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 894 (40.69%) HTML
2 768 (34.96%) .NET
3 747 (34.00%) CSS
4 537 (24.44%) jQuery
5 492 (22.39%) ASP.NET
6 370 (16.84%) HTML5
7 347 (15.79%) Web Services
8 324 (14.75%) XML
9 219 (9.97%) Spring
9 219 (9.97%) .NET Framework
10 218 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 204 (9.29%) WCF
12 187 (8.51%) J2EE
13 186 (8.47%) CSS3
14 165 (7.51%) Ajax
15 157 (7.15%) Hibernate
16 144 (6.55%) WPF
17 141 (6.42%) JSON
18 134 (6.10%) REST
19 131 (5.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.69%) User Experience
2 104 (4.73%) Open Source
3 102 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 97 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (3.96%) Computer Science
6 73 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 70 (3.19%) Derivative
8 63 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (2.05%) N-Tier
10 31 (1.41%) iPhone
11 28 (1.27%) Fixed Income
12 27 (1.23%) Equities
13 23 (1.05%) Hedge funds
13 23 (1.05%) Digital Media
14 21 (0.96%) Mathematics
15 20 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
16 19 (0.86%) Social Media
17 16 (0.73%) iPad
17 16 (0.73%) Blog
17 16 (0.73%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 230 (10.47%) Linux
2 192 (8.74%) Apple iOS
3 170 (7.74%) Android
4 169 (7.69%) Windows
5 111 (5.05%) UNIX
6 22 (1.00%) Windows Phone
7 21 (0.96%) Solaris
8 16 (0.73%) Windows Phone 7
9 14 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.36%) CentOS
13 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.23%) AIX
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.18%) Debian
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.14%) NetWare
17 2 (0.091%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1058 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (25.76%) MVC
3 487 (22.17%) TDD
4 476 (21.67%) Scrum
5 471 (21.44%) OO
6 332 (15.11%) Mentoring
7 235 (10.70%) OOP
8 232 (10.56%) E-Commerce
9 212 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
10 188 (8.56%) Software Engineering
11 171 (7.78%) BDD
12 157 (7.15%) Unit Testing
13 151 (6.87%) Web Development
14 129 (5.87%) Coaching
15 122 (5.55%) Project Management
16 121 (5.51%) SOA
17 118 (5.37%) Data Modelling
18 108 (4.92%) Multithreading
19 100 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
19 100 (4.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 958 (43.60%) JavaScript
2 792 (36.05%) C#
3 706 (32.13%) Java
4 613 (27.90%) SQL
5 363 (16.52%) PHP
6 130 (5.92%) Python
7 105 (4.78%) Ruby
8 100 (4.55%) C++
9 91 (4.14%) Objective-C
10 89 (4.05%) T-SQL
11 81 (3.69%) PHP5
12 73 (3.32%) VB.NET
13 56 (2.55%) Bash Shell
14 48 (2.18%) C
15 39 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 39 (1.78%) VB
16 38 (1.73%) Perl
17 23 (1.05%) PowerShell
18 22 (1.00%) Scala
19 19 (0.86%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 199 (9.06%) Degree
2 37 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (0.59%) MCSE
4 9 (0.41%) PhD
5 7 (0.32%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.27%) MCP
7 5 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (0.18%) MBA
8 4 (0.18%) MCTS
9 2 (0.091%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.046%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.046%) OCP
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.046%) MCSD
10 1 (0.046%) ISEB
10 1 (0.046%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.046%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.64%) QA
2 4 (0.18%) WCAG
3 2 (0.091%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.046%) SLA
4 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.36%) Varnish
3 2 (0.091%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.046%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.046%) Firmware
4 1 (0.046%) HDFS
4 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (1.50%) Puppet
2 24 (1.09%) OpenView
2 24 (1.09%) Nagios
2 24 (1.09%) SCOM
3 15 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.50%) Ansible
5 8 (0.36%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.18%) MOM
7 1 (0.046%) Netcool
7 1 (0.046%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 251 (11.42%) Oracle
2 246 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 99 (4.51%) Zend
4 48 (2.18%) Sencha
5 37 (1.68%) SAP
5 37 (1.68%) IBM
6 36 (1.64%) Google
7 30 (1.37%) Twitter
8 29 (1.32%) Adobe
9 27 (1.23%) Sybase
10 25 (1.14%) HP
11 24 (1.09%) Remedy
12 22 (1.00%) TIBCO
13 21 (0.96%) Cognos
14 16 (0.73%) hybris
14 16 (0.73%) EPiServer
14 16 (0.73%) Sitecore
14 16 (0.73%) ATG
15 14 (0.64%) Xamarin
16 13 (0.59%) Demandware
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: £40000 - £62000 Per Annum Bonus, car scheme, health insuranc
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £750000000 - £850000000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Talent International
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + bonus car pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £75000 per annum + excpetional benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£40-£50K + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum - Pension, Life, Health plan and 25 days h
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £37000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
J.P. Morgan TS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, Health & Other
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, share options, 25 days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago