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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Developer
Rank 838 839 827
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 35 48 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.045% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.048% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 26 34 37
Average salary £52,500 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £50,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.37% +9.41%

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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
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 £27,500 £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 5 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 5 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 +2 35 £52,500 +12.90% 9
London +31 10 £75,000 +33.33%
East of England +3 8 £66,250 - 1
South East -17 8 £48,250 -14.22% 3
City of London - 6 £75,000 -
East Midlands +32 4 £55,000 +42.85% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 4 £55,000 +42.85% 2
Nottingham +2 4 £55,000 +42.85% 2
Ipswich - 4 £47,500 -
Suffolk - 4 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire -6 3 - -
Yorkshire -7 3 £45,000 -3.22% 1
Leeds -8 3 £45,000 -3.22%
West Yorkshire -15 3 £45,000 -3.22% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £49,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £49,000 - 1
Fareham - 2 £47,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +9 1 £45,000 -30.76%
Berkshire -1 1 £57,500 +21.05%
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £85,000 - 1
Cambridge -5 1 £85,000 - 1
Reading -7 1 £57,500 +21.05%
South West -29 1 £50,000 +42.85%
North West - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Warrington - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Lead Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 70 (64.81%) .NET
2 69 (63.89%) C#
3 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 47 (43.52%) SQL Server
6 44 (40.74%) JavaScript
7 41 (37.96%) MVC
8 40 (37.04%) HTML
9 30 (27.78%) SQL
9 30 (27.78%) CSS
10 27 (25.00%) Java
10 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 26 (24.07%) C++
12 25 (23.15%) Web Services
12 25 (23.15%) Software Engineering
12 25 (23.15%) WCF
13 22 (20.37%) XML
14 21 (19.44%) OO
14 21 (19.44%) Mentoring
15 20 (18.52%) Windows
16 19 (17.59%) Visual Studio
16 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (16.67%) .NET Framework
18 17 (15.74%) jQuery
18 17 (15.74%) Android
18 17 (15.74%) TDD
18 17 (15.74%) Finance
18 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
19 16 (14.81%) WPF

Lead Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.48%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.56%) CMS
4 4 (3.70%) IIS
4 4 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.70%) WordPress
5 3 (2.78%) Node.js
5 3 (2.78%) Drupal
5 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.85%) Apache
6 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.93%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Moodle
7 1 (0.93%) DNN
7 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Mingle
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.78%) Line 500
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Trello
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) HTTP
2 2 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (43.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.70%) Big Data
6 2 (1.85%) MySQL
6 2 (1.85%) DB2
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.93%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.93%) SSDT
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.93%) SQLite
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (17.59%) Visual Studio
2 16 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.56%) Subversion
5 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.70%) NUnit
6 4 (3.70%) JIRA
6 4 (3.70%) Maven
7 3 (2.78%) LLBLGen Pro
7 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.78%) NetAdvantage
8 2 (1.85%) JUnit
8 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.85%) MSTest
8 2 (1.85%) Moq
9 1 (0.93%) Mocha
9 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Front Office
3 8 (7.41%) Banking
4 7 (6.48%) Retail
4 7 (6.48%) Games
5 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 3 (2.78%) Automotive
6 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (64.81%) .NET
2 48 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 40 (37.04%) HTML
4 30 (27.78%) CSS
5 25 (23.15%) Web Services
5 25 (23.15%) WCF
6 22 (20.37%) XML
7 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 17 (15.74%) jQuery
10 16 (14.81%) WPF
11 12 (11.11%) XHTML
12 10 (9.26%) LINQ
12 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (8.33%) HTML5
13 9 (8.33%) WF
14 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (6.48%) XSLT
15 7 (6.48%) SOAP
15 7 (6.48%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.48%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.63%) Social Media
4 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.63%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Open Source
5 3 (2.78%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.78%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.78%) Physics
6 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.85%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.85%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.85%) Social Network
6 2 (1.85%) CUDA
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Windows
2 17 (15.74%) Android
3 15 (13.89%) Apple iOS
4 12 (11.11%) Linux
5 4 (3.70%) UNIX
6 3 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.96%) MVC
3 25 (23.15%) Software Engineering
4 21 (19.44%) OO
4 21 (19.44%) Mentoring
5 17 (15.74%) TDD
6 15 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 12 (11.11%) UML
7 12 (11.11%) OOP
8 11 (10.19%) B2B
9 10 (9.26%) OOD
9 10 (9.26%) Workflow
9 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (9.26%) Web Development
10 9 (8.33%) SOA
11 8 (7.41%) CRM
11 8 (7.41%) Line Management
12 7 (6.48%) BDD
13 6 (5.56%) Time Management
13 6 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 69 (63.89%) C#
2 44 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 30 (27.78%) SQL
4 27 (25.00%) Java
5 26 (24.07%) C++
6 11 (10.19%) PHP
7 8 (7.41%) C
8 7 (6.48%) T-SQL
8 7 (6.48%) VB
9 5 (4.63%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.70%) Ruby
10 4 (3.70%) VB6
11 3 (2.78%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.78%) VBA
11 3 (2.78%) RPG
12 2 (1.85%) Python
13 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) VCP4
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Section 508
2 1 (0.93%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Firmware
2 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) Varnish
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
1 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.63%) Google
2 5 (4.63%) Infragistics
2 5 (4.63%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Sage
3 4 (3.70%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.78%) Fiserv
5 2 (1.85%) IBM
5 2 (1.85%) VMware
5 2 (1.85%) Kony
5 2 (1.85%) Red Gate
5 2 (1.85%) Facebook
5 2 (1.85%) Twitter
5 2 (1.85%) Iron Speed
6 1 (0.93%) New Relic
6 1 (0.93%) DataCash
6 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.93%) Coverity
6 1 (0.93%) Zend
6 1 (0.93%) SumTotal
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