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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Developer
Rank 844 843 849
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 48 53 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.047% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.050% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 41 39 35
Average salary £52,500 £46,500 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £61,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.92%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £27,000 £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 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +20 48 £52,500 +12.90% 5
London +42 13 £70,000 +12.00% 2
East of England +16 11 £47,500 -
Suffolk - 8 £47,500 -
Ipswich - 8 £47,500 -
South East -13 7 £47,500 -9.52%
City of London - 7 £65,000 - 1
Yorkshire +5 6 £50,000 +7.52%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £57,500 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £57,500 - 2
Nottingham - 5 £57,500 - 1
North West +12 4 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West Drayton - 4 £65,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £85,000 -
Cambridge +10 3 £85,000 -
Leeds +8 3 £45,000 -3.22%
West Yorkshire -2 3 £45,000 -3.22%
Hampshire - 3 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £52,500 -
Fareham - 3 £47,500 -
Harrogate - 3 £52,500 -
South West -24 2 £46,000 +31.42%
Merseyside - 2 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire +8 1 £45,000 -30.76%
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £51,500 -1.90%
Berkshire +1 1 £57,500 +17.94%
Surrey +1 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Reading -1 1 £57,500 +21.05%
Warrington - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Lead Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 67 (63.21%) C#
2 66 (62.26%) .NET
3 56 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (45.28%) SQL Server
5 47 (44.34%) JavaScript
6 45 (42.45%) ASP.NET
7 40 (37.74%) MVC
8 38 (35.85%) HTML
9 30 (28.30%) Web Services
10 29 (27.36%) CSS
11 27 (25.47%) Java
11 27 (25.47%) SQL
12 23 (21.70%) Software Engineering
13 22 (20.75%) WCF
14 21 (19.81%) jQuery
14 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
15 20 (18.87%) C++
15 20 (18.87%) TDD
16 19 (17.92%) XML
16 19 (17.92%) OO
16 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (16.04%) Mentoring
18 16 (15.09%) Android
18 16 (15.09%) Windows
19 15 (14.15%) WPF
19 15 (14.15%) Apple iOS
20 14 (13.21%) .NET Framework
20 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
20 14 (13.21%) PHP

Lead Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.72%) CMS
3 5 (4.72%) IIS
4 4 (3.77%) WordPress
4 4 (3.77%) Node.js
5 3 (2.83%) Drupal
5 3 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.94%) nginx
7 1 (0.94%) Moodle
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.94%) DNN
7 1 (0.94%) Apache
7 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.94%) Mingle
3 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Line 500
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%) Trello
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) HTTP
2 3 (2.83%) SAN
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.83%) Big Data
5 2 (1.89%) MySQL
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.89%) DB2
5 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.94%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.94%) SSDT
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) Subversion
3 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.77%) Maven
4 4 (3.77%) JIRA
4 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.83%) NUnit
6 2 (1.89%) JUnit
6 2 (1.89%) MSTest
6 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.89%) NetAdvantage
6 2 (1.89%) LLBLGen Pro
7 1 (0.94%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.94%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.94%) Xcode
7 1 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Games
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
2 6 (5.66%) Front Office
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.72%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Automotive
4 4 (3.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (62.26%) .NET
2 45 (42.45%) ASP.NET
3 38 (35.85%) HTML
4 30 (28.30%) Web Services
5 29 (27.36%) CSS
6 22 (20.75%) WCF
7 21 (19.81%) jQuery
8 19 (17.92%) XML
8 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (14.15%) WPF
10 14 (13.21%) .NET Framework
11 13 (12.26%) HTML5
12 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (9.43%) XHTML
13 8 (7.55%) WF
13 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (6.60%) LINQ
14 7 (6.60%) WinForms
15 6 (5.66%) LAMP
15 6 (5.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.72%) Social Media
6 4 (3.77%) Data Integration
6 4 (3.77%) MPEG
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%) CUDA
8 2 (1.89%) User Experience
8 2 (1.89%) Social Network
8 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.89%) Physics
8 2 (1.89%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.89%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.94%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Windows
1 16 (15.09%) Android
2 15 (14.15%) Apple iOS
3 10 (9.43%) Linux
4 3 (2.83%) UNIX
5 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.74%) MVC
3 23 (21.70%) Software Engineering
4 20 (18.87%) TDD
5 19 (17.92%) OO
6 17 (16.04%) Mentoring
7 13 (12.26%) UML
7 13 (12.26%) OOD
8 12 (11.32%) Web Development
9 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
9 10 (9.43%) B2B
10 9 (8.49%) Workflow
10 9 (8.49%) OOP
11 8 (7.55%) CRM
12 7 (6.60%) SOA
12 7 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.60%) BDD
13 6 (5.66%) Scrum
14 5 (4.72%) Project Management
14 5 (4.72%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (63.21%) C#
2 47 (44.34%) JavaScript
3 27 (25.47%) Java
3 27 (25.47%) SQL
4 20 (18.87%) C++
5 14 (13.21%) PHP
6 6 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.66%) VB
7 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.72%) C
8 4 (3.77%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.77%) Ruby
9 3 (2.83%) VB6
9 3 (2.83%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.89%) VBA
10 2 (1.89%) Python
11 1 (0.94%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.94%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Section 508
2 1 (0.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Firmware
2 2 (1.89%) Varnish
3 1 (0.94%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Puppet
1 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle
2 4 (3.77%) Google
3 3 (2.83%) Sage
3 3 (2.83%) Facebook
3 3 (2.83%) Infragistics
4 2 (1.89%) SAP
4 2 (1.89%) IBM
4 2 (1.89%) Twitter
4 2 (1.89%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.89%) Iron Speed
5 1 (0.94%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.94%) Fiserv
5 1 (0.94%) New Relic
5 1 (0.94%) Kony
5 1 (0.94%) DataCash
5 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.94%) Zend
5 1 (0.94%) Coverity
5 1 (0.94%) Adobe
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