The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 260 289 261
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1208 1025 1210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.00% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 900 1079
Average salary £54,000 £51,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110403 102451 111873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.23% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90093 84743 95852
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 July 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 30 July 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 +18 1141 £55,000 +4.76% 121
London +14 619 £62,500 +4.16% 59
City of London +19 144 £62,500 +2.04% 16
South East -2 133 £52,500 +9.37% 12
Yorkshire +51 105 £50,000 +5.26% 2
North West +27 74 £42,500 -5.55% 15
South West +19 74 £40,000 -8.57% 11
West Yorkshire +4 61 £50,000 +5.26%
Leeds +14 59 £50,000 +5.26%
East of England -69 57 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Scotland +18 56 £43,500 -3.33% 8
Manchester +20 54 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Surrey +11 42 £67,500 +40.62% 2
West Midlands -3 41 £42,500 -2.29% 6
North Yorkshire - 30 £50,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +14 29 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +3 27 £52,500 +2.94% 1
East Midlands -4 26 £47,250 -10.00% 9
Glasgow -8 26 - - 5
Hampshire -4 25 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 19 £49,250 -1.50% 2
Harrogate - 19 £50,000 - 1
Milton Keynes -5 18 £49,250 -1.50% 2
Edinburgh -5 18 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Egham +19 17 £70,000 +59.09% 1
Oxfordshire 0 17 £47,500 +1.06% 1
Bristol +6 16 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Staffordshire +3 16 £40,000 -7.51%
North East +5 15 £37,500 -5.06% 2
Bedfordshire +1 15 £52,500 +10.52% 1

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1096 (42.66%) JavaScript
2 1035 (40.29%) HTML
3 1004 (39.08%) .NET
4 1001 (38.96%) C#
5 908 (35.34%) CSS
6 722 (28.10%) Java
7 706 (27.48%) SQL
8 693 (26.98%) MVC
9 653 (25.42%) ASP.NET
10 633 (24.64%) jQuery
11 629 (24.48%) SQL Server
12 565 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
13 522 (20.32%) TDD
14 520 (20.24%) Scrum
15 497 (19.35%) OO
16 444 (17.28%) HTML5
17 438 (17.05%) PHP
18 386 (15.03%) Finance
19 381 (14.83%) XML
20 361 (14.05%) MySQL
21 359 (13.97%) Microsoft
22 350 (13.62%) Web Services
23 308 (11.99%) Linux
24 302 (11.76%) WCF
25 268 (10.43%) E-Commerce
26 267 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
27 259 (10.08%) .NET Framework
28 257 (10.00%) CSS3
29 252 (9.81%) OOP
30 250 (9.73%) Spring

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 200 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 138 (5.37%) Apache
3 112 (4.36%) CMS
4 101 (3.93%) Tomcat
5 95 (3.70%) Node.js
6 77 (3.00%) IIS
7 69 (2.69%) WebSphere
8 67 (2.61%) Drupal
9 61 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 56 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 54 (2.10%) WordPress
12 52 (2.02%) WebLogic
13 30 (1.17%) Umbraco
14 24 (0.93%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
15 20 (0.78%) Joomla!
16 18 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
16 18 (0.70%) Confluence
16 18 (0.70%) nginx
17 17 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 140 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.39%) InfoPath
3 10 (0.39%) MS Office
4 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.078%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.039%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.039%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.039%) InDesign
7 1 (0.039%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 28 (1.09%) Magento
2 26 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
3 24 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
5 10 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.23%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.078%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.078%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.078%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.078%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.97%) SaaS
4 22 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.43%) GitHub
8 7 (0.27%) Force.com
9 5 (0.19%) Office 365
10 3 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.078%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.039%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.20%) HTTP
2 106 (4.13%) Internet
3 47 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.32%) Intranet
5 32 (1.25%) SAN
6 28 (1.09%) FTP
7 21 (0.82%) AMQP
8 16 (0.62%) DNS
9 10 (0.39%) SSH
10 7 (0.27%) Firewall
10 7 (0.27%) LDAP
11 6 (0.23%) VoIP
12 5 (0.19%) SSL
12 5 (0.19%) Extranet
13 4 (0.16%) IPv4
13 4 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
14 3 (0.12%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.12%) SNMP
14 3 (0.12%) Broadband
14 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 361 (14.05%) MySQL
3 159 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 137 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 88 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 86 (3.35%) Big Data
7 84 (3.27%) RDBMS
8 81 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 79 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
10 73 (2.84%) Hadoop
11 72 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (2.76%) MongoDB
13 59 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 43 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 34 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 31 (1.21%) Oracle Database
17 29 (1.13%) QlikView
18 24 (0.93%) OLAP
19 23 (0.90%) SQLite
20 20 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 221 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 210 (8.17%) Subversion
3 155 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 115 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 106 (4.13%) Maven
6 101 (3.93%) Jenkins
7 82 (3.19%) Eclipse
8 80 (3.11%) JIRA
9 68 (2.65%) Selenium
9 68 (2.65%) Ant
10 67 (2.61%) JUnit
11 51 (1.99%) NUnit
12 48 (1.87%) Cucumber
13 30 (1.17%) Hudson
14 26 (1.01%) Moq
14 26 (1.01%) SpecFlow
15 22 (0.86%) Behat
15 22 (0.86%) TeamCity
16 21 (0.82%) PHPUnit
16 21 (0.82%) Mockito
General
1 386 (15.03%) Finance
2 122 (4.75%) Marketing
3 108 (4.20%) Banking
4 94 (3.66%) Front Office
5 76 (2.96%) Back Office
6 67 (2.61%) Games
7 63 (2.45%) Retail
8 58 (2.26%) Advertising
9 43 (1.67%) Publishing
10 41 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 17 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.62%) Law
15 14 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.51%) Legal
17 9 (0.35%) Billing
18 7 (0.27%) French Language
18 7 (0.27%) Automotive
19 5 (0.19%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1035 (40.29%) HTML
2 1004 (39.08%) .NET
3 908 (35.34%) CSS
4 653 (25.42%) ASP.NET
5 633 (24.64%) jQuery
6 444 (17.28%) HTML5
7 381 (14.83%) XML
8 350 (13.62%) Web Services
9 302 (11.76%) WCF
10 267 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 259 (10.08%) .NET Framework
12 257 (10.00%) CSS3
13 250 (9.73%) Spring
14 208 (8.10%) WPF
15 184 (7.16%) Ajax
16 182 (7.08%) J2EE
17 174 (6.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 160 (6.23%) Hibernate
19 135 (5.25%) LAMP
20 129 (5.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 151 (5.88%) Open Source
2 120 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 115 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 93 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 81 (3.15%) Derivative
6 63 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 62 (2.41%) N-Tier
8 40 (1.56%) Hedge funds
9 35 (1.36%) iPhone
10 30 (1.17%) Equities
10 30 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
11 27 (1.05%) Mathematics
11 27 (1.05%) Fixed Income
12 23 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 22 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
14 19 (0.74%) RIA
14 19 (0.74%) Clustering
15 17 (0.66%) Social Media
15 17 (0.66%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.66%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 308 (11.99%) Linux
2 228 (8.88%) Windows
3 208 (8.10%) Android
4 186 (7.24%) Apple iOS
5 117 (4.55%) UNIX
6 36 (1.40%) Solaris
7 29 (1.13%) Windows Phone
8 13 (0.51%) Windows Phone 7
9 12 (0.47%) Debian
10 11 (0.43%) AIX
10 11 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.27%) CentOS
12 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.078%) Windows CE
17 1 (0.039%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (26.98%) MVC
2 565 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
3 522 (20.32%) TDD
4 520 (20.24%) Scrum
5 497 (19.35%) OO
6 268 (10.43%) E-Commerce
7 252 (9.81%) OOP
8 212 (8.25%) Software Engineering
9 200 (7.79%) Unit Testing
10 199 (7.75%) Web Development
11 193 (7.51%) BDD
12 178 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
13 153 (5.96%) Multithreading
14 140 (5.45%) Project Management
15 122 (4.75%) SOA
16 117 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
17 105 (4.09%) Data Modelling
18 96 (3.74%) CRM
19 94 (3.66%) Android Development
20 93 (3.62%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1096 (42.66%) JavaScript
2 1001 (38.96%) C#
3 722 (28.10%) Java
4 706 (27.48%) SQL
5 438 (17.05%) PHP
6 161 (6.27%) Python
7 112 (4.36%) C++
8 106 (4.13%) VB.NET
9 100 (3.89%) T-SQL
10 98 (3.81%) Ruby
11 77 (3.00%) C
12 76 (2.96%) PHP5
13 75 (2.92%) Bash Shell
14 71 (2.76%) Objective-C
15 58 (2.26%) VB
16 55 (2.14%) Perl
17 26 (1.01%) PowerShell
18 25 (0.97%) Shell Script
19 22 (0.86%) XAML
19 22 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 233 (9.07%) Degree
2 41 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (0.66%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.43%) MCTS
5 10 (0.39%) PhD
6 5 (0.19%) ISEB
6 5 (0.19%) MCP
7 4 (0.16%) MBA
7 4 (0.16%) MCSE
8 3 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.078%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.039%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.039%) CFA
10 1 (0.039%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.039%) MCAD
10 1 (0.039%) MCSD
10 1 (0.039%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.17%) QA
2 11 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.078%) SLA
4 1 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.51%) Varnish
3 1 (0.039%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.039%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.039%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (1.25%) Puppet
2 28 (1.09%) Nagios
3 26 (1.01%) OpenView
3 26 (1.01%) SCOM
4 16 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.43%) MOM
6 6 (0.23%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.19%) YUM
7 5 (0.19%) Ansible
7 5 (0.19%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.039%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 359 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 234 (9.11%) Oracle
3 120 (4.67%) Zend
4 46 (1.79%) IBM
5 45 (1.75%) SAP
6 44 (1.71%) Google
7 37 (1.44%) Sencha
7 37 (1.44%) JBoss
8 35 (1.36%) Sybase
8 35 (1.36%) TIBCO
9 32 (1.25%) Adobe
10 27 (1.05%) HP
11 26 (1.01%) Remedy
12 23 (0.90%) Twitter
13 22 (0.86%) Facebook
14 21 (0.82%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.70%) Cognos
15 18 (0.70%) EMC
16 17 (0.66%) Rackspace
16 17 (0.66%) F5
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £70000 per annum + up to 35% bonus & Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + h/c, profit share, 25 days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Stock + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £54000 - £61000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago