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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Programmer
Rank 841 845 858
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 39 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.032% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.033% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 32 34 31
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £58,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,505 £40,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £90,000 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Lead Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 24 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 24 December 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
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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 +2 36 £50,000 -16.66% 4
London -11 21 £55,000 -21.42% 3
City of London +15 7 £56,500 -27.09% 1
North West -10 5 £51,250 +28.12% 1
Scotland +12 3 £38,500 -3.75%
South East -9 3 £42,500 -19.04%
West Midlands -14 3 £50,000 +17.64%
East of England -15 3 £40,000 +3.89%
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey - 3 £42,500 -
Wilmslow - 3 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh 0 2 £38,500 -3.75%
Manchester -15 2 £57,500 +43.75%
Chelmsford - 2 £39,725 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £50,000 -
Essex - 2 £39,725 -
Staffordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £37,000 -

Lead Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (52.54%) Mentoring
3 30 (50.85%) .NET
4 24 (40.68%) C#
5 23 (38.98%) MVC
6 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
7 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
8 17 (28.81%) jQuery
9 16 (27.12%) HTML
9 16 (27.12%) CSS
9 16 (27.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (25.42%) Visual Studio
10 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
11 14 (23.73%) Scrum
11 14 (23.73%) TDD
11 14 (23.73%) .NET Framework
11 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
13 11 (18.64%) Java
13 11 (18.64%) Finance
14 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
14 10 (16.95%) JSON
14 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
15 9 (15.25%) Web Services
15 9 (15.25%) Ajax
15 9 (15.25%) SpecFlow
16 8 (13.56%) C++
16 8 (13.56%) Xcode

Lead Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (10.17%) NServiceBus
2 3 (5.08%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.69%) WordPress
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.39%) MySQL
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.69%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (25.42%) Visual Studio
3 9 (15.25%) SpecFlow
4 8 (13.56%) Xcode
5 6 (10.17%) Selenium
6 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (3.39%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.69%) Robotium
9 1 (1.69%) Android Studio
9 1 (1.69%) Robolectric
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Games
3 2 (3.39%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) .NET
2 17 (28.81%) jQuery
3 16 (27.12%) HTML
3 16 (27.12%) CSS
4 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
5 14 (23.73%) .NET Framework
6 10 (16.95%) JSON
6 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (15.25%) Ajax
7 9 (15.25%) Web Services
8 8 (13.56%) WCF
9 6 (10.17%) NHibernate
9 6 (10.17%) HTML5
9 6 (10.17%) Castle Windsor
9 6 (10.17%) CSS3
9 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
9 6 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (5.08%) Unreal Engine
10 3 (5.08%) Django
10 3 (5.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.47%) N-Tier
3 5 (8.47%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (8.47%) Digital Media
4 3 (5.08%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.39%) Blog
6 1 (1.69%) RIA
6 1 (1.69%) Physics
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Apple iOS
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (52.54%) Mentoring
3 23 (38.98%) MVC
4 14 (23.73%) TDD
4 14 (23.73%) Scrum
4 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
6 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
6 8 (13.56%) Analytics
7 7 (11.86%) iOS Development
7 7 (11.86%) Line Management
7 7 (11.86%) Business Analysis
8 6 (10.17%) Multithreading
9 5 (8.47%) Data Analytics
9 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
9 5 (8.47%) OO
9 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.47%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) C#
2 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.64%) Java
4 8 (13.56%) C++
4 8 (13.56%) Objective-C
5 7 (11.86%) Python
5 7 (11.86%) SQL
6 6 (10.17%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.08%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.08%) MCTS
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) CDISC
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) IBM
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) Cognos
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