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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Programmer
Rank 879 818 865
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 25 53 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.049% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.052% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 24 42 34
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £65,000 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,750 £42,750
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.03%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Lead Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 29 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 22 August 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 -43 25 £50,000 -9.09% 4
London -29 10 £57,500 +4.54% 2
South East -18 6 £50,000 -
City of London -3 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Oxford - 4 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £50,000 -
North West -18 3 £42,500 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
Wilmslow - 3 £42,500 -
East of England -4 2 £50,000 -23.07%
Essex - 2 £50,000 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Grantham - 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands -12 1 £55,000 +29.41% 1
South West - 1 £45,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Surrey - 1 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £55,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £60,000 -
Reading - 1 £50,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £60,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £50,000 -
Banbury - 1 £50,000 -
Bristol - 1 £45,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 £65,000 -
Crawley - 1 £60,000 -

Lead Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (48.72%) JavaScript
2 34 (43.59%) HTML
2 34 (43.59%) CSS
2 34 (43.59%) MVC
3 29 (37.18%) C#
4 28 (35.90%) PHP
4 28 (35.90%) MySQL
5 27 (34.62%) .NET
6 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
7 16 (20.51%) Scrum
8 15 (19.23%) TDD
8 15 (19.23%) SQL
8 15 (19.23%) ASP.NET
8 15 (19.23%) jQuery
9 14 (17.95%) HTML5
9 14 (17.95%) CSS3
9 14 (17.95%) Relational Database
10 12 (15.38%) OOP
10 12 (15.38%) OO
10 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (14.10%) Apache
11 11 (14.10%) Degree
12 10 (12.82%) JSON
12 10 (12.82%) PHP5
12 10 (12.82%) Android
12 10 (12.82%) Apple iOS
12 10 (12.82%) Java
13 9 (11.54%) OOD
13 9 (11.54%) Web Services
13 9 (11.54%) Ajax

Lead Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (14.10%) Apache
2 4 (5.13%) IIS
3 3 (3.85%) CMS
3 3 (3.85%) Node.js
3 3 (3.85%) Kentico
3 3 (3.85%) NServiceBus
3 3 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Force.com
3 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.90%) MySQL
2 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
3 14 (17.95%) Relational Database
4 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (8.97%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.56%) Big Data
7 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.85%) Selenium
4 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.56%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) JUnit
5 1 (1.28%) Toad
5 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.28%) Hudson
5 1 (1.28%) EasyMock
General
1 4 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) French Language
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
2 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.28%) Billing
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (43.59%) HTML
1 34 (43.59%) CSS
2 27 (34.62%) .NET
3 15 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 15 (19.23%) jQuery
4 14 (17.95%) HTML5
4 14 (17.95%) CSS3
5 10 (12.82%) JSON
6 9 (11.54%) Web Services
6 9 (11.54%) Ajax
7 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (10.26%) AngularJS
7 8 (10.26%) LAMP
8 7 (8.97%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.69%) Django
9 6 (7.69%) REST
10 5 (6.41%) Backbone.js
10 5 (6.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (6.41%) WCF
11 4 (5.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.69%) Derivative
2 6 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.56%) Statistics
5 2 (2.56%) Life Science
5 2 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.56%) Open Source
5 2 (2.56%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.28%) Physics
6 1 (1.28%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Android
1 10 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 8 (10.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) MVC
2 16 (20.51%) Scrum
3 15 (19.23%) TDD
4 12 (15.38%) OOP
4 12 (15.38%) OO
4 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.54%) OOD
5 9 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.26%) Analytics
6 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.41%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.41%) Web Application Development
9 4 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.85%) BDD
10 3 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (3.85%) Integration Testing
11 2 (2.56%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.56%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) JavaScript
2 29 (37.18%) C#
3 28 (35.90%) PHP
4 15 (19.23%) SQL
5 10 (12.82%) PHP5
5 10 (12.82%) Java
6 6 (7.69%) Python
6 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.28%) Scala
8 1 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) MCTS
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) CDISC
1 2 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle
2 3 (3.85%) Sitecore
2 3 (3.85%) Zend
3 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.28%) Guidewire
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