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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Developer
Rank 850 827 840
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 51 43 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.040% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.043% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 39 32 51
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -9.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,600 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,250 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
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 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014 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 21 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 -15 47 £50,000 +17.64% 7
London -13 18 £50,000 -3.38% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £45,000 - 1
North East +4 7 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Tyne and Wear +3 7 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 7 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Harrogate - 5 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -14 4 £43,750 +9.37%
South East -30 4 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 3 £47,500 -
Aberdeen +12 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Winchester +3 2 £40,000 -
Hampshire -13 2 £40,000 -
North West -15 2 £36,250 +8.20%
South West -20 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Surrey - 2 £66,250 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £43,750 -
Derbyshire - 2 £41,500 -
Manchester - 2 £36,250 -
Orpington - 2 £40,000 -
Leeds - 2 £43,750 -
Derby - 2 £41,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £42,000 -
Guildford - 2 £66,250 -
Bristol -9 1 £52,500 +31.25%
West Midlands -10 1 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Coventry - 1 £52,500 -

Lead Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 71 (62.83%) C#
2 63 (55.75%) JavaScript
3 61 (53.98%) HTML
4 54 (47.79%) .NET
5 50 (44.25%) CSS
5 50 (44.25%) OO
6 46 (40.71%) SQL
7 43 (38.05%) jQuery
8 34 (30.09%) ASP.NET
8 34 (30.09%) Web Services
9 31 (27.43%) MVC
10 30 (26.55%) SQL Server
11 29 (25.66%) OOP
11 29 (25.66%) Software Engineering
12 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
13 27 (23.89%) Java
14 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (19.47%) PHP
15 22 (19.47%) XHTML
16 21 (18.58%) Scrum
16 21 (18.58%) WCF
16 21 (18.58%) WordPress
17 20 (17.70%) RESTful
18 19 (16.81%) Content Management
18 19 (16.81%) .NET Framework
18 19 (16.81%) Joomla!
18 19 (16.81%) Symfony
18 19 (16.81%) Zend
19 17 (15.04%) HTML5
20 15 (13.27%) Client/Server

Lead Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 21 (18.58%) WordPress
2 19 (16.81%) Joomla!
3 12 (10.62%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.31%) IIS
4 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.42%) Node.js
6 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.77%) Confluence
7 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) SaaS
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (26.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.54%) Big Data
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.88%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.65%) Xcode
3 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.65%) Subversion
4 2 (1.77%) JIRA
4 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.77%) NUnit
5 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.88%) Moq
5 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.88%) Gradle
5 1 (0.88%) NCrunch
5 1 (0.88%) JUnit
5 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.88%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.88%) WATIR
5 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (11.50%) Finance
1 13 (11.50%) Marketing
2 6 (5.31%) Games
3 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.77%) Advertising
5 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) German Language
6 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.88%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (53.98%) HTML
2 54 (47.79%) .NET
3 50 (44.25%) CSS
4 43 (38.05%) jQuery
5 34 (30.09%) Web Services
5 34 (30.09%) ASP.NET
6 22 (19.47%) XHTML
7 21 (18.58%) WCF
8 20 (17.70%) RESTful
9 19 (16.81%) Symfony
9 19 (16.81%) .NET Framework
10 17 (15.04%) HTML5
11 15 (13.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 13 (11.50%) WPF
12 13 (11.50%) XML
13 12 (10.62%) CSS3
14 9 (7.96%) WF
15 8 (7.08%) JSON
15 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (7.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Client/Server
2 10 (8.85%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.19%) iPhone
3 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.19%) N-Tier
3 7 (6.19%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.54%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.65%) DTV
6 2 (1.77%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.77%) PDA
6 2 (1.77%) Physics
6 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.88%) Open Source
7 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Android
2 10 (8.85%) Windows
2 10 (8.85%) Linux
3 6 (5.31%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.42%) UNIX
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (44.25%) OO
2 31 (27.43%) MVC
3 29 (25.66%) OOP
3 29 (25.66%) Software Engineering
4 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (18.58%) Scrum
6 19 (16.81%) Content Management
7 12 (10.62%) iOS Development
8 10 (8.85%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.85%) Android Development
8 10 (8.85%) TDD
9 9 (7.96%) Project Management
9 9 (7.96%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.08%) OOD
11 6 (5.31%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.31%) Web Development
11 6 (5.31%) Product Management
12 4 (3.54%) Automated Testing
12 4 (3.54%) ERP
12 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 71 (62.83%) C#
2 63 (55.75%) JavaScript
3 46 (40.71%) SQL
4 27 (23.89%) Java
5 22 (19.47%) PHP
6 9 (7.96%) C
6 9 (7.96%) Ruby
7 8 (7.08%) C++
8 6 (5.31%) VB
9 3 (2.65%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.77%) VBScript
10 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.77%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) Python
11 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Degree
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) MCAD
5 1 (0.88%) MCSD
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.81%) Zend
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle
4 3 (2.65%) SAP
5 2 (1.77%) Twitter
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.88%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) Endeca
6 1 (0.88%) Google
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £62500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Soho, London
SearchTribes
Salary: Competitive base + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago