The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Programmer
Rank 871 898 839
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 21 31 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.026% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.028% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 37
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +0.50%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £26,500 £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 Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Programmer within the UK.

Lead Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Programmer over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Lead Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +8 20 £57,500 +15.00% 4
London +24 10 £65,000 +6.12% 3
South East 0 5 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Surrey +19 4 £57,500 -11.53%
East of England +6 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Essex -2 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Chelmsford -6 2 £55,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £57,500 -
North East - 2 £57,500 -
City of London +20 1 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Reading +7 1 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire +5 1 £50,000 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £52,500 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £52,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Lead Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (48.33%) Java
2 29 (48.33%) Web Services
3 24 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 23 (38.33%) JavaScript
5 22 (36.67%) Finance
6 21 (35.00%) OO
7 20 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 19 (31.67%) SQL
9 18 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (26.67%) C#
11 15 (25.00%) .NET
11 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 15 (25.00%) Scrum
12 14 (23.33%) OOD
13 13 (21.67%) TDD
14 12 (20.00%) Dojo
14 12 (20.00%) HTML
14 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
15 11 (18.33%) Tomcat
16 10 (16.67%) XML
17 9 (15.00%) Spring
17 9 (15.00%) Objective-C
17 9 (15.00%) iOS Development
17 9 (15.00%) SDLC
17 9 (15.00%) Apple iOS
18 8 (13.33%) CSS
19 7 (11.67%) .NET Framework
19 7 (11.67%) Banking
19 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET

Lead Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.67%) Redis
2 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) JBehave
1 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) Xcode
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (36.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Front Office
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Games
4 4 (6.67%) Marketing
4 4 (6.67%) Advertising
5 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (48.33%) Web Services
2 15 (25.00%) .NET
3 12 (20.00%) HTML
3 12 (20.00%) Dojo
4 10 (16.67%) XML
5 9 (15.00%) Spring
6 8 (13.33%) CSS
7 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
7 7 (11.67%) .NET Framework
7 7 (11.67%) Hibernate
8 6 (10.00%) JMS
8 6 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (10.00%) RESTful
9 5 (8.33%) REST
10 4 (6.67%) Django
10 4 (6.67%) WCF
10 4 (6.67%) JSON
10 4 (6.67%) Ajax
11 3 (5.00%) Silverlight
11 3 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) N-Tier
2 6 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (10.00%) SWIFT
3 4 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 4 (6.67%) iPhone
3 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.67%) Xbox
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (10.00%) Android
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 21 (35.00%) OO
4 20 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 18 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (25.00%) Scrum
7 14 (23.33%) OOD
8 13 (21.67%) TDD
9 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 9 (15.00%) iOS Development
10 9 (15.00%) SDLC
11 7 (11.67%) Mobile Development
11 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
12 6 (10.00%) BDD
12 6 (10.00%) Web Development
12 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Multithreading
13 5 (8.33%) OOP
13 5 (8.33%) Kanban
14 4 (6.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) Java
2 23 (38.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (31.67%) SQL
4 16 (26.67%) C#
5 9 (15.00%) Objective-C
6 5 (8.33%) C
7 4 (6.67%) Python
7 4 (6.67%) C++
8 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.33%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.67%) VBA
10 1 (1.67%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) CFA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) IBM
3 4 (6.67%) Splunk
4 1 (1.67%) Sybase
4 1 (1.67%) webMethods
4 1 (1.67%) OpenLink
4 1 (1.67%) Telerik
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