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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 271 255 278
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1161 1336 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.11% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.18% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1117 973
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,000
% 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -19 1098 £55,000 - 151
London -39 479 £65,000 - 67
South East +28 219 £58,000 +10.47% 22
City of London -2 101 £65,000 - 20
East of England +33 81 £52,500 +16.66% 10
Surrey +48 80 £67,500 +28.57% 4
Yorkshire +3 78 £45,000 +5.88% 11
North West -10 70 £45,000 +5.88% 19
South West -12 62 £50,000 +17.64% 7
West Yorkshire +43 61 £47,500 +5.55% 10
West Midlands -5 56 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Leeds +28 50 £45,000 - 7
Berkshire 0 48 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Bristol +25 43 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Manchester -15 43 £42,500 -4.49% 10
East Midlands +28 40 £47,250 +11.17% 4
Warwickshire +21 36 £50,000 +8.10% 5
Reading +4 29 £58,000 +25.40% 3
Egham +14 27 £67,500 -15.62% 2
Hampshire -15 26 £52,500 - 2
Cheshire +22 25 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Scotland -5 25 £47,375 -0.26% 4
Cambridgeshire +15 24 £52,500 -2.32% 5
Cambridge +24 21 £52,500 +61.53% 4
Hertfordshire +10 21 £67,500 +68.75% 4
Nottinghamshire +3 21 £62,500 +47.05% 2
Leatherhead - 21 £65,000 -
Nottingham +4 20 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Staffordshire +3 17 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £44,000 -16.19% 4

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1061 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1007 (48.11%) JavaScript
3 874 (41.76%) .NET
4 863 (41.23%) HTML
5 853 (40.75%) C#
6 746 (35.64%) CSS
7 641 (30.63%) MVC
8 608 (29.05%) SQL
9 581 (27.76%) SQL Server
10 566 (27.04%) ASP.NET
11 525 (25.08%) Java
12 509 (24.32%) jQuery
13 469 (22.41%) OO
14 465 (22.22%) TDD
15 432 (20.64%) HTML5
16 415 (19.83%) Scrum
17 389 (18.59%) Web Services
18 387 (18.49%) Microsoft
19 345 (16.48%) PHP
20 333 (15.91%) Finance
21 323 (15.43%) Mentoring
22 313 (14.95%) MySQL
23 281 (13.43%) AngularJS
24 280 (13.38%) ASP.NET MVC
25 279 (13.33%) Git (software)
26 266 (12.71%) CSS3
27 251 (11.99%) XML
28 247 (11.80%) Linux
29 223 (10.65%) Degree
30 220 (10.51%) .NET Framework

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 127 (6.07%) Node.js
2 109 (5.21%) Apache
3 104 (4.97%) CMS
4 68 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 67 (3.20%) Tomcat
6 56 (2.68%) WordPress
7 43 (2.05%) IIS
8 36 (1.72%) JBoss
8 36 (1.72%) Drupal
9 33 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
10 32 (1.53%) Umbraco
11 27 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 21 (1.00%) nginx
14 20 (0.96%) WebSphere
15 18 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (0.81%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.62%) Apache Spark
17 13 (0.62%) NServiceBus
18 12 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 152 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.10%) MS Office
3 20 (0.96%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.14%) InDesign
10 2 (0.096%) SPSS
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.048%) MS Project
11 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.048%) FastStats
11 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 34 (1.62%) Magento
2 21 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
4 10 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
6 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.29%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.19%) Cognos Planning
9 4 (0.19%) Fredhopper
9 4 (0.19%) Odoo
10 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.096%) Shopify
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.048%) Line 100
12 1 (0.048%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 121 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (3.77%) SaaS
3 65 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.62%) GitHub
5 9 (0.43%) Force.com
6 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
7 3 (0.14%) Yammer
7 3 (0.14%) IaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Office 365
8 2 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.096%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.096%) Trello
8 2 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.096%) PaaS
9 1 (0.048%) Heroku
9 1 (0.048%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.048%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 114 (5.45%) Internet
2 52 (2.48%) HTTP
3 22 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.62%) SAN
5 10 (0.48%) FTP
6 9 (0.43%) SSH
7 8 (0.38%) DNS
7 8 (0.38%) DAB
8 7 (0.33%) LDAP
9 6 (0.29%) VoIP
9 6 (0.29%) Intranet
10 4 (0.19%) VPN
10 4 (0.19%) SSL
11 3 (0.14%) Skype
12 2 (0.096%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.096%) AMQP
12 2 (0.096%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.096%) Firewall
12 2 (0.096%) PPP
13 1 (0.048%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (27.76%) SQL Server
2 313 (14.95%) MySQL
3 144 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 132 (6.31%) MongoDB
4 132 (6.31%) NoSQL
5 115 (5.49%) Relational Database
6 105 (5.02%) Big Data
7 101 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 84 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 83 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
10 69 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 65 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 52 (2.48%) Redis
14 42 (2.01%) Oracle Database
15 30 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 25 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
16 25 (1.19%) RDBMS
17 24 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 279 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 145 (6.93%) Visual Studio
3 109 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 94 (4.49%) Subversion
5 66 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 65 (3.11%) Maven
7 59 (2.82%) Xcode
7 59 (2.82%) NUnit
8 53 (2.53%) Selenium
9 46 (2.20%) Eclipse
9 46 (2.20%) Jasmine
10 42 (2.01%) Grunt
11 41 (1.96%) JIRA
12 37 (1.77%) TeamCity
13 34 (1.62%) ReSharper
14 33 (1.58%) JUnit
15 30 (1.43%) Moq
15 30 (1.43%) SpecFlow
16 28 (1.34%) QUnit
17 27 (1.29%) PHPUnit
General
1 333 (15.91%) Finance
2 111 (5.30%) Retail
3 93 (4.44%) Marketing
4 89 (4.25%) Banking
5 70 (3.34%) Advertising
6 52 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.67%) Front Office
8 30 (1.43%) Back Office
9 27 (1.29%) Games
9 27 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.86%) Publishing
13 16 (0.76%) Legal
14 13 (0.62%) Law
15 8 (0.38%) Automotive
16 7 (0.33%) Electronics
17 6 (0.29%) French Language
18 5 (0.24%) Billing
19 4 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 874 (41.76%) .NET
2 863 (41.23%) HTML
3 746 (35.64%) CSS
4 566 (27.04%) ASP.NET
5 509 (24.32%) jQuery
6 432 (20.64%) HTML5
7 389 (18.59%) Web Services
8 281 (13.43%) AngularJS
9 280 (13.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 266 (12.71%) CSS3
11 251 (11.99%) XML
12 220 (10.51%) .NET Framework
13 214 (10.22%) REST
14 212 (10.13%) WCF
15 182 (8.70%) Spring
16 134 (6.40%) J2EE
17 131 (6.26%) RESTful
18 129 (6.16%) Ajax
19 124 (5.92%) Hibernate
20 123 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 177 (8.46%) Open Source
2 169 (8.07%) User Experience
3 127 (6.07%) Mobile App
4 122 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 107 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (2.77%) N-Tier
7 36 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.39%) Social Media
9 28 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
9 28 (1.34%) Derivative
10 26 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (1.24%) Data Integration
11 25 (1.19%) Digital Media
12 24 (1.15%) iPad
13 22 (1.05%) W3C
14 20 (0.96%) iPhone
15 19 (0.91%) Mathematics
15 19 (0.91%) Graphic Design
16 17 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 17 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 247 (11.80%) Linux
2 184 (8.79%) Windows
3 176 (8.41%) Apple iOS
4 158 (7.55%) Android
5 83 (3.97%) UNIX
6 18 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
7 15 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.62%) CentOS
9 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.29%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
12 4 (0.19%) Fedora
13 1 (0.048%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.048%) Solaris
13 1 (0.048%) NetWare
13 1 (0.048%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1061 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 641 (30.63%) MVC
3 469 (22.41%) OO
4 465 (22.22%) TDD
5 415 (19.83%) Scrum
6 323 (15.43%) Mentoring
7 214 (10.22%) Web Development
8 200 (9.56%) E-Commerce
9 171 (8.17%) BDD
10 149 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
11 145 (6.93%) Unit Testing
12 144 (6.88%) OOP
13 128 (6.12%) Software Engineering
14 110 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
15 109 (5.21%) SOA
16 105 (5.02%) Mobile Development
17 100 (4.78%) iOS Development
18 90 (4.30%) Waterfall
19 80 (3.82%) Project Management
20 78 (3.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1007 (48.11%) JavaScript
2 853 (40.75%) C#
3 608 (29.05%) SQL
4 525 (25.08%) Java
5 345 (16.48%) PHP
6 166 (7.93%) Python
7 163 (7.79%) T-SQL
8 136 (6.50%) Ruby
9 113 (5.40%) Objective-C
10 95 (4.54%) VB.NET
11 75 (3.58%) C++
12 62 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 58 (2.77%) VB
14 55 (2.63%) Perl
15 33 (1.58%) PHP5
15 33 (1.58%) Bash Shell
16 32 (1.53%) VB6
17 23 (1.10%) C
17 23 (1.10%) Scala
18 15 (0.72%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 223 (10.65%) Degree
2 21 (1.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.33%) MCP
6 6 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.096%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.096%) MCPD
7 2 (0.096%) PhD
8 1 (0.048%) ISEB
8 1 (0.048%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.048%) MCSD
8 1 (0.048%) HND
8 1 (0.048%) MCSE
8 1 (0.048%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.048%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.78%) QA
2 13 (0.62%) HL7
3 9 (0.43%) WCAG
3 9 (0.43%) Section 508
4 5 (0.24%) SLA
5 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (0.91%) Varnish
2 15 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.62%) Firmware
5 8 (0.38%) Docker
6 7 (0.33%) HDFS
7 4 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.048%) Squid
8 1 (0.048%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.048%) LXC
Systems Management
1 34 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (1.53%) Puppet
3 17 (0.81%) Ansible
4 9 (0.43%) OpenView
4 9 (0.43%) Nagios
4 9 (0.43%) SCOM
5 8 (0.38%) cPanel
6 7 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.24%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.19%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.096%) Mesos
10 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.048%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.048%) Salt
Vendors
1 387 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 217 (10.37%) Oracle
3 74 (3.54%) Google
4 41 (1.96%) Zend
5 40 (1.91%) Facebook
6 32 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (1.48%) Apple
8 30 (1.43%) IBM
8 30 (1.43%) hybris
9 28 (1.34%) Cognos
10 27 (1.29%) Informatica
10 27 (1.29%) Sitecore
11 26 (1.24%) Demandware
12 20 (0.96%) Adobe
12 20 (0.96%) ATG
13 16 (0.76%) Sencha
14 15 (0.72%) SAP
15 14 (0.67%) EPiServer
16 13 (0.62%) HP
16 13 (0.62%) DataCash
Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare Etc
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Salary: £38000 - £45900 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 Per Annum Benefits
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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