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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Programmer
Rank 850 868 889
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 40 65 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.054% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.057% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 29 60 10
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,000 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £70,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 2015 within the UK.

Lead Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 21 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 April 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 -9 38 £55,000 -8.33% 2
London +14 22 £100,000 +53.84% 1
Docklands, London - 11 - -
Yorkshire +6 7 £52,500 +25.00%
North Yorkshire +21 4 £52,500 +25.00%
South East +15 4 £60,000 +2.12%
Harrogate +3 4 £52,500 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +15 3 £60,000 -7.69%
Sheffield 0 3 £45,000 +7.14%
South Yorkshire -2 3 £45,000 +7.14%
North West - 3 £55,000 - 1
Manchester - 3 £55,000 -
Scotland +16 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Dundee - 2 £42,500 -
East of England +20 1 £45,000 +22.86%
West Midlands -27 1 £50,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £50,000 -
West Drayton - 1 £75,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £55,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £50,000 -

Lead Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 52 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.68%) .NET
3 41 (43.62%) Mentoring
4 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
5 34 (36.17%) C#
5 34 (36.17%) Finance
6 33 (35.11%) SQL Server
7 31 (32.98%) Web Services
8 27 (28.72%) OO
8 27 (28.72%) Java
9 24 (25.53%) Unit Testing
10 23 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (24.47%) .NET Framework
10 23 (24.47%) Scrum
10 23 (24.47%) SQL
11 22 (23.40%) HTML
11 22 (23.40%) MVC
11 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
12 21 (22.34%) OOD
12 21 (22.34%) TDD
13 20 (21.28%) CSS
14 19 (20.21%) Software Engineering
15 18 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (18.09%) jQuery
16 17 (18.09%) Waterfall
16 17 (18.09%) ASP.NET
17 16 (17.02%) N-Tier
18 15 (15.96%) Dojo
18 15 (15.96%) SpecFlow
19 14 (14.89%) Apple iOS

Lead Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (7.45%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.32%) NServiceBus
3 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.13%) SAS
5 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) SAN
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (35.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.26%) Redis
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (15.96%) SpecFlow
2 13 (13.83%) Xcode
3 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio
3 12 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.45%) JBehave
5 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.32%) Selenium
6 4 (4.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.06%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.06%) Robolectric
7 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (36.17%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Games
3 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Front Office
4 5 (5.32%) Marketing
5 4 (4.26%) Advertising
6 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.06%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (44.68%) .NET
2 31 (32.98%) Web Services
3 23 (24.47%) .NET Framework
4 22 (23.40%) HTML
5 20 (21.28%) CSS
6 17 (18.09%) ASP.NET
6 17 (18.09%) jQuery
7 15 (15.96%) Dojo
8 14 (14.89%) Ajax
9 12 (12.77%) WCF
10 10 (10.64%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (10.64%) XML
11 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (7.45%) Silverlight
12 7 (7.45%) JMS
12 7 (7.45%) Hibernate
12 7 (7.45%) Spring
13 6 (6.38%) JSON
13 6 (6.38%) Entity Framework
13 6 (6.38%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) N-Tier
2 10 (10.64%) SWIFT
3 9 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.51%) Digital Media
5 6 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
7 4 (4.26%) Open Source
8 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.13%) Mobile Games
9 1 (1.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (1.06%) RIA
9 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.89%) Apple iOS
2 7 (7.45%) Android
3 5 (5.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Mentoring
3 27 (28.72%) OO
4 24 (25.53%) Unit Testing
5 23 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (24.47%) Scrum
6 22 (23.40%) MVC
7 21 (22.34%) OOD
7 21 (22.34%) TDD
8 19 (20.21%) Software Engineering
9 17 (18.09%) Waterfall
10 13 (13.83%) Multithreading
10 13 (13.83%) iOS Development
11 12 (12.77%) Automated Testing
12 11 (11.70%) Web Development
13 10 (10.64%) BDD
14 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
15 6 (6.38%) QMS
16 3 (3.19%) Feature Driven Development
16 3 (3.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
2 34 (36.17%) C#
3 27 (28.72%) Java
4 23 (24.47%) SQL
5 14 (14.89%) Objective-C
6 11 (11.70%) C++
7 8 (8.51%) Python
8 7 (7.45%) T-SQL
9 5 (5.32%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.19%) C
11 2 (2.13%) PHP
12 1 (1.06%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 2 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) CDISC
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) Oracle
2 10 (10.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.06%) Cognos
3 1 (1.06%) OpenLink
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