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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 281 290 271
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1117 1014 1168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.94% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.00% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 932 896 1061
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,150 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 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 2 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
(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 +12 1039 £55,000 +4.76% 126
London -15 552 £62,500 +4.16% 56
City of London +18 140 £62,500 +0.80% 14
South East -29 135 £52,500 +9.37% 16
Yorkshire +25 86 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North West +18 77 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Scotland +31 69 £45,000 - 6
Manchester +32 59 £42,500 -4.49% 14
Surrey +29 57 £67,500 +40.62% 6
South West -2 57 £40,000 -11.11% 12
West Yorkshire +10 47 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East of England -69 47 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Leeds +1 44 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Edinburgh +28 38 £44,250 - 2
West Midlands -5 38 £43,750 -2.77% 6
East Midlands +6 36 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Egham - 28 £70,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +11 27 £50,000 -9.09%
Oxfordshire +15 23 £46,250 -2.63% 1
Glasgow -2 21 £49,500 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 21 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Hampshire -18 21 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Milton Keynes -11 19 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Harrogate -4 17 £50,000 -9.09%
Nottingham +5 16 £52,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire -3 16 £52,500 - 2
Staffordshire 0 15 £42,500 -1.73% 1
Gloucestershire +8 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Cambridgeshire -19 14 £47,500 -2.56% 3
Berkshire -30 14 £52,500 +10.52% 2

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1050 (42.53%) JavaScript
2 991 (40.14%) HTML
3 936 (37.91%) C#
4 909 (36.82%) .NET
5 847 (34.31%) CSS
6 727 (29.45%) Java
7 686 (27.78%) SQL
8 628 (25.44%) MVC
9 597 (24.18%) jQuery
10 581 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
11 573 (23.21%) ASP.NET
12 553 (22.40%) SQL Server
13 514 (20.82%) Scrum
14 509 (20.62%) TDD
15 487 (19.72%) OO
16 428 (17.33%) HTML5
17 406 (16.44%) PHP
18 394 (15.96%) Mentoring
19 370 (14.99%) XML
20 369 (14.95%) Web Services
21 346 (14.01%) MySQL
22 345 (13.97%) Finance
23 317 (12.84%) Microsoft
24 284 (11.50%) Linux
25 257 (10.41%) E-Commerce
26 255 (10.33%) WCF
27 253 (10.25%) OOP
28 248 (10.04%) .NET Framework
29 237 (9.60%) Spring
30 235 (9.52%) Oracle

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 185 (7.49%) SharePoint
2 133 (5.39%) Apache
3 101 (4.09%) Tomcat
4 100 (4.05%) CMS
5 96 (3.89%) Node.js
6 68 (2.75%) WebSphere
7 61 (2.47%) Drupal
8 58 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 56 (2.27%) IIS
10 53 (2.15%) WordPress
11 51 (2.07%) WebLogic
11 51 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (1.26%) Umbraco
13 22 (0.89%) Apache Solr
14 21 (0.85%) Joomla!
14 21 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
15 18 (0.73%) nginx
16 17 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
17 15 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 134 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.53%) MS Office
4 9 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.041%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.041%) DOC1
8 1 (0.041%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.041%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.26%) Magento
2 29 (1.17%) Dynamics GP
3 20 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.081%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.081%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.081%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 68 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (1.17%) SaaS
5 16 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.32%) GitHub
8 7 (0.28%) Office 365
8 7 (0.28%) Force.com
9 3 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.041%) Heroku
10 1 (0.041%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.01%) HTTP
2 94 (3.81%) Internet
3 39 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.42%) SAN
5 32 (1.30%) FTP
6 22 (0.89%) Intranet
7 19 (0.77%) AMQP
8 12 (0.49%) DNS
9 8 (0.32%) SSH
10 6 (0.24%) VoIP
11 5 (0.20%) Extranet
12 4 (0.16%) Firewall
12 4 (0.16%) SMTP
12 4 (0.16%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.12%) LDAP
13 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.12%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.081%) SNMP
14 2 (0.081%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 553 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 346 (14.01%) MySQL
3 149 (6.03%) Relational Database
4 112 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 96 (3.89%) Big Data
6 87 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 85 (3.44%) RDBMS
8 79 (3.20%) MongoDB
9 78 (3.16%) NoSQL
10 76 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 71 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
12 56 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 50 (2.03%) Hadoop
14 39 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
15 33 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
16 32 (1.30%) QlikView
17 28 (1.13%) Oracle Database
18 25 (1.01%) SQLite
19 21 (0.85%) OLAP
20 16 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 221 (8.95%) Git (software)
2 209 (8.46%) Subversion
3 137 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 101 (4.09%) Maven
5 96 (3.89%) Jenkins
6 91 (3.69%) Visual Studio
7 81 (3.28%) Eclipse
8 77 (3.12%) Selenium
9 71 (2.88%) JUnit
10 64 (2.59%) JIRA
11 59 (2.39%) Ant
12 43 (1.74%) Cucumber
13 36 (1.46%) NUnit
14 30 (1.22%) Hudson
15 26 (1.05%) Mockito
16 21 (0.85%) PHPUnit
16 21 (0.85%) JBehave
16 21 (0.85%) SpecFlow
17 20 (0.81%) Behat
18 18 (0.73%) jMock
General
1 345 (13.97%) Finance
2 106 (4.29%) Banking
3 104 (4.21%) Marketing
4 90 (3.65%) Back Office
5 83 (3.36%) Front Office
6 63 (2.55%) Games
7 61 (2.47%) Advertising
8 52 (2.11%) Retail
9 41 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 38 (1.54%) Publishing
11 28 (1.13%) Law
12 27 (1.09%) Telecoms
13 20 (0.81%) Legal
14 17 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.53%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.49%) Billing
18 8 (0.32%) Automotive
19 7 (0.28%) French Language
20 5 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 991 (40.14%) HTML
2 909 (36.82%) .NET
3 847 (34.31%) CSS
4 597 (24.18%) jQuery
5 573 (23.21%) ASP.NET
6 428 (17.33%) HTML5
7 370 (14.99%) XML
8 369 (14.95%) Web Services
9 255 (10.33%) WCF
10 248 (10.04%) .NET Framework
11 237 (9.60%) Spring
12 227 (9.19%) CSS3
13 220 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 194 (7.86%) WPF
15 193 (7.82%) J2EE
16 173 (7.01%) Ajax
17 160 (6.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 156 (6.32%) Hibernate
19 126 (5.10%) REST
20 125 (5.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (5.51%) Open Source
2 128 (5.18%) Mobile App
3 112 (4.54%) Computer Science
4 95 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 91 (3.69%) Derivative
6 65 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (2.35%) N-Tier
8 39 (1.58%) Hedge funds
9 37 (1.50%) iPhone
10 33 (1.34%) Equities
11 30 (1.22%) Fixed Income
12 29 (1.17%) Mathematics
13 25 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 23 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
15 21 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
16 20 (0.81%) Digital Media
17 19 (0.77%) Social Media
17 19 (0.77%) RIA
17 19 (0.77%) Clustering
18 17 (0.69%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 284 (11.50%) Linux
2 217 (8.79%) Windows
3 210 (8.51%) Android
4 201 (8.14%) Apple iOS
5 117 (4.74%) UNIX
6 30 (1.22%) Solaris
6 30 (1.22%) Windows Phone
7 16 (0.65%) Windows Phone 7
8 12 (0.49%) Debian
9 10 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.32%) CentOS
10 8 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.24%) AIX
12 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.081%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.081%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (25.44%) MVC
2 581 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (20.82%) Scrum
4 509 (20.62%) TDD
5 487 (19.72%) OO
6 394 (15.96%) Mentoring
7 257 (10.41%) E-Commerce
8 253 (10.25%) OOP
9 213 (8.63%) Software Engineering
10 185 (7.49%) BDD
11 175 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
12 173 (7.01%) Unit Testing
13 168 (6.80%) Web Development
14 153 (6.20%) Multithreading
15 136 (5.51%) Project Management
16 129 (5.22%) Coaching
17 118 (4.78%) SOA
18 113 (4.58%) Data Modelling
19 111 (4.50%) Android Development
20 107 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1050 (42.53%) JavaScript
2 936 (37.91%) C#
3 727 (29.45%) Java
4 686 (27.78%) SQL
5 406 (16.44%) PHP
6 143 (5.79%) Python
7 109 (4.41%) C++
8 99 (4.01%) Ruby
9 97 (3.93%) T-SQL
10 96 (3.89%) VB.NET
11 88 (3.56%) Objective-C
12 76 (3.08%) Bash Shell
13 74 (3.00%) PHP5
13 74 (3.00%) C
14 53 (2.15%) VB
15 48 (1.94%) Perl
16 26 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 25 (1.01%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.77%) Scala
18 19 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 217 (8.79%) Degree
2 42 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (0.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.41%) PhD
5 8 (0.32%) MCSE
5 8 (0.32%) MCTS
6 6 (0.24%) MCP
7 4 (0.16%) MBA
8 3 (0.12%) ISEB
9 2 (0.081%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.081%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.041%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.041%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.041%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.041%) CFA
10 1 (0.041%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.041%) OCP
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.041%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.32%) QA
2 9 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.53%) Varnish
3 1 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (1.17%) Nagios
1 29 (1.17%) SCOM
1 29 (1.17%) OpenView
1 29 (1.17%) Puppet
2 13 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.32%) Ansible
3 8 (0.32%) MOM
4 5 (0.20%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.20%) YUM
5 4 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 317 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 235 (9.52%) Oracle
3 118 (4.78%) Zend
4 51 (2.07%) Google
5 47 (1.90%) Sencha
6 42 (1.70%) SAP
7 40 (1.62%) JBoss
8 38 (1.54%) IBM
9 33 (1.34%) Adobe
10 30 (1.22%) HP
10 30 (1.22%) TIBCO
11 29 (1.17%) Remedy
11 29 (1.17%) Sybase
12 25 (1.01%) Twitter
13 19 (0.77%) EMC
14 18 (0.73%) Facebook
15 17 (0.69%) F5
15 17 (0.69%) Cisco
15 17 (0.69%) Cognos
16 16 (0.65%) Informatica
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 8K Bonus.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 - 80,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bathgate, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55000
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 to £70000 per annum - Pension, Health plan, Life Assurance, 25
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Health and Incentives
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + great company, great bens
Posted: 3 days ago