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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 229 273 214
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1535 1222 1550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.15% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.19% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1318 1081 1341
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £49,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.37%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 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 9 February 2016. 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 +53 1433 £60,000 +9.09% 208
London +55 702 £65,000 +4.00% 105
South East -2 200 £57,500 +4.54% 19
North West +54 123 £52,500 +13.51% 18
West Midlands +23 105 £50,000 +17.64% 13
City of London +59 100 £67,500 +12.50% 29
Manchester +35 91 £55,000 +15.78% 12
East of England -15 78 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Scotland +45 72 £55,000 +12.82% 3
South West -5 72 £46,000 +2.22% 12
Yorkshire +15 69 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Warwickshire +22 59 £52,500 +10.52% 5
East Midlands +35 58 £47,500 +5.55% 12
West Yorkshire +13 57 £50,000 +5.26% 12
Warwick +13 48 £57,500 +10.57% 2
Leeds +6 47 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Edinburgh +37 41 £47,500 +10.46% 2
Surrey -18 36 £60,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +2 34 £52,500 +10.52% 6
Cambridgeshire +19 33 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Berkshire -6 33 £57,500 -0.86% 2
Glasgow -3 31 £70,000 +29.62% 1
Cambridge +13 30 £60,000 +26.31%
West Sussex +26 29 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Hampshire +6 25 £55,000 - 4
Oxford -5 23 £61,000 +1.66% 2
Cheshire +33 22 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Bristol -10 22 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North East +20 21 £50,000 +22.69% 6
Nottinghamshire +12 20 £38,500 -14.44% 6

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1694 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1350 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 1128 (34.90%) Java
4 1068 (33.04%) C#
5 1043 (32.27%) HTML
6 1038 (32.12%) .NET
7 936 (28.96%) SQL
8 864 (26.73%) TDD
9 858 (26.55%) CSS
10 820 (25.37%) MVC
11 701 (21.69%) SQL Server
12 604 (18.69%) Finance
13 603 (18.66%) Scrum
14 578 (17.88%) ASP.NET
15 553 (17.11%) Web Services
16 552 (17.08%) OO
17 551 (17.05%) Mentoring
18 537 (16.62%) jQuery
19 476 (14.73%) HTML5
20 467 (14.45%) Spring
21 462 (14.29%) AngularJS
22 416 (12.87%) PHP
23 396 (12.25%) Degree
24 377 (11.66%) MySQL
25 366 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
26 362 (11.20%) Microsoft
27 341 (10.55%) BDD
28 337 (10.43%) E-Commerce
29 330 (10.21%) Git (software)
30 320 (9.90%) Software Engineering

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 267 (8.26%) Node.js
2 140 (4.33%) CMS
3 134 (4.15%) Apache
4 133 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
5 82 (2.54%) IIS
6 79 (2.44%) Drupal
7 71 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 69 (2.13%) JBoss
8 69 (2.13%) Tomcat
9 62 (1.92%) WordPress
10 53 (1.64%) WebSphere
11 49 (1.52%) Umbraco
12 43 (1.33%) Confluence
13 36 (1.11%) Apache Solr
14 33 (1.02%) Apache Spark
15 29 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
16 28 (0.87%) Jetty
17 25 (0.77%) CICS
18 24 (0.74%) GlassFish
19 23 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 165 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.28%) HipChat
4 9 (0.28%) MS Office
5 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.093%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.062%) SPSS
8 1 (0.031%) GIMP
8 1 (0.031%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 65 (2.01%) Magento
2 36 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 26 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 20 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 13 (0.40%) Markit EDM
8 12 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
10 10 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
11 6 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
12 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
13 3 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
14 2 (0.062%) AWD
14 2 (0.062%) FastStats
14 2 (0.062%) Siebel Analytics
15 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
15 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
15 1 (0.031%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 209 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (3.25%) SaaS
4 48 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (1.11%) GitHub
6 29 (0.90%) Heroku
7 24 (0.74%) OpenShift
8 23 (0.71%) Force.com
9 13 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.28%) Office 365
12 8 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.25%) IaaS
13 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.12%) Engine Yard
15 3 (0.093%) AdWords
16 2 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 2 (0.062%) Bluemix
16 2 (0.062%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.23%) Internet
2 42 (1.30%) HTTP
3 19 (0.59%) SSH
4 17 (0.53%) SSL
5 15 (0.46%) PuTTY
6 14 (0.43%) Skype
7 12 (0.37%) Intranet
7 12 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.25%) SMS
9 7 (0.22%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.19%) Extranet
11 5 (0.15%) SAN
12 4 (0.12%) DNS
12 4 (0.12%) MVNO
12 4 (0.12%) SMTP
12 4 (0.12%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.093%) Firewall
14 2 (0.062%) GSM
14 2 (0.062%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.062%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 377 (11.66%) MySQL
3 234 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 221 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 215 (6.65%) Relational Database
6 191 (5.91%) NoSQL
7 150 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
8 136 (4.21%) Big Data
9 132 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 128 (3.96%) MongoDB
11 123 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 107 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
13 88 (2.72%) Oracle Database
14 82 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
15 76 (2.35%) RDBMS
16 75 (2.32%) Hadoop
17 71 (2.20%) Redis
18 70 (2.17%) QlikView
19 53 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
20 48 (1.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 330 (10.21%) Git (software)
2 199 (6.16%) Subversion
3 198 (6.13%) Jenkins
4 187 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 161 (4.98%) Maven
6 147 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 130 (4.02%) JUnit
8 123 (3.81%) JIRA
9 103 (3.19%) Eclipse
10 94 (2.91%) Selenium
11 71 (2.20%) NUnit
12 59 (1.83%) Cucumber
13 53 (1.64%) TeamCity
14 47 (1.45%) Grunt
15 46 (1.42%) Ant
15 46 (1.42%) Mockito
16 44 (1.36%) Hudson
17 40 (1.24%) Gradle
17 40 (1.24%) Jasmine
18 38 (1.18%) Xcode
General
1 604 (18.69%) Finance
2 212 (6.56%) Banking
3 163 (5.04%) Games
4 160 (4.95%) Marketing
5 107 (3.31%) Retail
6 74 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 70 (2.17%) Front Office
8 59 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 55 (1.70%) Law
10 48 (1.49%) Billing
11 36 (1.11%) Advertising
12 29 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.74%) Electronics
14 22 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.59%) Publishing
16 17 (0.53%) Automotive
16 17 (0.53%) Back Office
17 14 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.28%) Multimedia
19 7 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1043 (32.27%) HTML
2 1038 (32.12%) .NET
3 858 (26.55%) CSS
4 578 (17.88%) ASP.NET
5 553 (17.11%) Web Services
6 537 (16.62%) jQuery
7 476 (14.73%) HTML5
8 467 (14.45%) Spring
9 462 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 317 (9.81%) XML
11 305 (9.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 292 (9.03%) REST
13 282 (8.73%) CSS3
14 254 (7.86%) .NET Framework
15 244 (7.55%) WCF
16 243 (7.52%) JSON
17 238 (7.36%) RESTful
18 219 (6.78%) SOAP
19 217 (6.71%) Hibernate
20 186 (5.75%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 234 (7.24%) Computer Science
2 208 (6.44%) User Experience
3 155 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 144 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 77 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 77 (2.38%) Mathematics
7 58 (1.79%) Visualisation
8 43 (1.33%) N-Tier
9 42 (1.30%) Equities
9 42 (1.30%) Fintech
10 37 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 36 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 32 (0.99%) Blog
13 29 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 29 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
14 28 (0.87%) Derivative
15 26 (0.80%) Social Media
16 24 (0.74%) NHS
17 23 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 315 (9.75%) Linux
2 201 (6.22%) Windows
3 168 (5.20%) Android
4 163 (5.04%) Apple iOS
5 159 (4.92%) Unix
6 28 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.65%) AIX
8 17 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.43%) Windows Phone
10 10 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.25%) CentOS
13 6 (0.19%) Solaris
14 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.093%) Windows Phone 8
17 2 (0.062%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.062%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.031%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 1694 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (26.73%) TDD
3 820 (25.37%) MVC
4 603 (18.66%) Scrum
5 552 (17.08%) OO
6 551 (17.05%) Mentoring
7 366 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
8 341 (10.55%) BDD
9 337 (10.43%) E-Commerce
10 320 (9.90%) Software Engineering
11 310 (9.59%) Unit Testing
12 250 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
13 240 (7.43%) SDLC
14 201 (6.22%) SOA
15 193 (5.97%) Front End Development
15 193 (5.97%) Open Source
16 190 (5.88%) OOP
17 177 (5.48%) Web Development
18 168 (5.20%) ETL
19 145 (4.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1350 (41.77%) JavaScript
2 1128 (34.90%) Java
3 1068 (33.04%) C#
4 936 (28.96%) SQL
5 416 (12.87%) PHP
6 225 (6.96%) Python
7 175 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 160 (4.95%) C++
9 141 (4.36%) Ruby
10 121 (3.74%) Scala
11 112 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 106 (3.28%) Objective-C
13 90 (2.78%) VB.NET
14 67 (2.07%) Groovy
15 62 (1.92%) C
16 48 (1.49%) VB
17 44 (1.36%) PowerShell
18 41 (1.27%) Apple Swift
18 41 (1.27%) COBOL
19 39 (1.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 396 (12.25%) Degree
2 26 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (0.31%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.28%) ISEB
5 6 (0.19%) MCSE
6 5 (0.15%) CCNP
6 5 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.15%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.15%) MCSD
7 4 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.093%) MCPD
8 3 (0.093%) MCTS
8 3 (0.093%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.062%) CISSP
9 2 (0.062%) HND
9 2 (0.062%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.062%) MCP
9 2 (0.062%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.062%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.062%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (5.72%) QA
2 41 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.65%) SEPA
4 7 (0.22%) SLA
5 5 (0.15%) WCAG
6 3 (0.093%) SDET
7 2 (0.062%) COREP
7 2 (0.062%) FINREP
8 1 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.031%) GAMP
8 1 (0.031%) GMP
8 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (1.61%) Docker
2 30 (0.93%) Varnish
3 11 (0.34%) HDFS
4 6 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.031%) Firmware
7 1 (0.031%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.031%) vCloud
7 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (2.38%) Puppet
2 27 (0.84%) Ansible
3 25 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (0.25%) logstash
5 7 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.19%) StatsD
7 5 (0.15%) TeamSite
7 5 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.093%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.062%) Kibana
10 1 (0.031%) Control-M
10 1 (0.031%) Plesk
10 1 (0.031%) Salt
Vendors
1 362 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 291 (9.00%) Oracle
3 86 (2.66%) IBM
4 83 (2.57%) Google
5 75 (2.32%) Zend
6 57 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
7 55 (1.70%) Informatica
8 49 (1.52%) Cognos
8 49 (1.52%) Tableau
8 49 (1.52%) Twitter
9 41 (1.27%) Ab Initio
10 39 (1.21%) Adobe
11 37 (1.14%) SAP
12 33 (1.02%) Facebook
13 32 (0.99%) Sybase
14 24 (0.74%) TOWER Software
15 23 (0.71%) hybris
15 23 (0.71%) Sitecore
16 19 (0.59%) Apple
17 15 (0.46%) Yahoo!
London
GL Global
Salary: stock
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Alfen
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + great package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Lucas Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum +exc benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 20 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £56000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Superb Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - very flexible hours, health
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £12000 - £70000 per annum + Greenfield Development + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £140000 per annum + Bonus + Business
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago