The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Developer
Rank 835 868 860
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 61 61 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.051% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.054% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 55 51 38
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £39,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,750 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +5.40%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £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 Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Salary Trend

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

Lead Software Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Lead Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Software 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 Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +30 61 £52,500 - 7
London +25 18 £65,000 +23.80% 2
East of England +23 15 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Suffolk - 12 £47,500 -
Ipswich - 12 £47,500 -
City of London - 10 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands - 8 £60,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £60,000 - 1
Nottingham - 8 £60,000 - 1
South East -7 7 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £52,500 -
West Drayton - 5 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £47,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £52,500 -
Fareham - 4 £47,500 - 1
Harrogate - 4 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire +18 3 £85,000 +41.66% 1
Cambridge +17 3 £85,000 - 1
North West +7 3 £45,000 +28.57%
South West -3 3 £42,500 +21.42% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Leeds - 3 £45,000 -
Bristol - 2 £46,250 -
Merseyside - 2 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire +14 1 £45,000 -30.76%
Buckinghamshire +9 1 £51,500 -1.90%
Dorset - 1 £42,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £55,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 £42,000 -
Manchester - 1 £57,500 -

Lead Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 66 (62.26%) C#
2 64 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (57.55%) .NET
4 49 (46.23%) SQL Server
5 46 (43.40%) JavaScript
6 43 (40.57%) ASP.NET
7 39 (36.79%) MVC
8 33 (31.13%) HTML
9 31 (29.25%) Java
10 28 (26.42%) Web Services
11 26 (24.53%) TDD
12 25 (23.58%) SQL
13 23 (21.70%) OO
14 22 (20.75%) PHP
14 22 (20.75%) CSS
14 22 (20.75%) jQuery
15 21 (19.81%) WCF
16 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
17 18 (16.98%) HTML5
17 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
18 17 (16.04%) C++
19 15 (14.15%) .NET Framework
19 15 (14.15%) Mentoring
20 14 (13.21%) Apple iOS
20 14 (13.21%) Android
20 14 (13.21%) XML
21 13 (12.26%) UML
21 13 (12.26%) Finance
22 12 (11.32%) LAMP

Lead Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.72%) CMS
4 4 (3.77%) Node.js
4 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.83%) IIS
5 3 (2.83%) Drupal
5 3 (2.83%) WordPress
6 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.94%) DNN
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.94%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.49%) HTTP
2 4 (3.77%) SAN
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (46.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.89%) DB2
7 1 (0.94%) SSDT
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.94%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) Maven
3 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.77%) Subversion
6 3 (2.83%) JIRA
6 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.89%) MSTest
7 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.89%) NUnit
7 2 (1.89%) JUnit
8 1 (0.94%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.94%) Xcode
8 1 (0.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.66%) Front Office
3 6 (5.66%) Games
4 5 (4.72%) Banking
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing
5 4 (3.77%) Automotive
5 4 (3.77%) Retail
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (57.55%) .NET
2 43 (40.57%) ASP.NET
3 33 (31.13%) HTML
4 28 (26.42%) Web Services
5 22 (20.75%) CSS
5 22 (20.75%) jQuery
6 21 (19.81%) WCF
7 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (16.98%) HTML5
9 15 (14.15%) .NET Framework
10 14 (13.21%) XML
11 12 (11.32%) LAMP
12 9 (8.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (8.49%) WPF
12 9 (8.49%) FFmpeg
13 7 (6.60%) AngularJS
13 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (5.66%) Entity Framework
14 6 (5.66%) WinForms
15 5 (4.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) MPEG
3 8 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.66%) User Experience
4 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.72%) Social Media
5 5 (4.72%) Data Integration
6 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.83%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.83%) Market Risk
7 3 (2.83%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.83%) Open Source
8 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.89%) Physics
8 2 (1.89%) Social Network
8 2 (1.89%) Derivative
8 2 (1.89%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.89%) Equities
8 2 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Apple iOS
1 14 (13.21%) Android
2 11 (10.38%) Linux
3 10 (9.43%) Windows
4 5 (4.72%) UNIX
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.79%) MVC
3 26 (24.53%) TDD
4 23 (21.70%) OO
5 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
6 15 (14.15%) Mentoring
7 13 (12.26%) UML
8 12 (11.32%) B2B
8 12 (11.32%) Web Development
9 11 (10.38%) OOD
10 9 (8.49%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (8.49%) Scrum
11 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.60%) CRM
12 6 (5.66%) Unit Testing
12 6 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.66%) SOA
12 6 (5.66%) OOP
12 6 (5.66%) Line Management
13 5 (4.72%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (62.26%) C#
2 46 (43.40%) JavaScript
3 31 (29.25%) Java
4 25 (23.58%) SQL
5 22 (20.75%) PHP
6 17 (16.04%) C++
7 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.66%) Python
9 5 (4.72%) C
9 5 (4.72%) Perl
10 4 (3.77%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.77%) VB
11 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.83%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.83%) Ruby
12 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.94%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.94%) VB6
12 1 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Section 508
2 1 (0.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Firmware
2 2 (1.89%) Varnish
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Facebook
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 3 (2.83%) Google
5 2 (1.89%) IBM
5 2 (1.89%) Sun
5 2 (1.89%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.89%) Twitter
6 1 (0.94%) DataCash
6 1 (0.94%) PayPal
6 1 (0.94%) Klarna
6 1 (0.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe
6 1 (0.94%) Sage
6 1 (0.94%) SumTotal
6 1 (0.94%) Saba
6 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.94%) Iron Speed
6 1 (0.94%) Coverity
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