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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Developer
Rank 865 827 837
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 42 47 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.044% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.046% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 32 36 48
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,150 £38,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,875 £56,250 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Lead Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Top 29 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 2 September 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 -32 38 £50,000 +11.11% 8
London -3 14 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £47,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £47,500 -
North East - 6 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £46,250 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £46,250 -
Scotland -12 4 £43,750 +9.37%
Harrogate - 4 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 4 £47,500 -
South East -32 3 £65,000 +36.84% 1
West Midlands -6 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West -22 2 £36,250 +8.20% 1
Orpington - 2 £40,000 -
Surrey - 2 £66,250 -
Derbyshire - 2 £41,500 -
Manchester - 2 £36,250 - 1
Derby - 2 £41,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £42,000 -
Guildford - 2 £66,250 -
Aberdeen - 2 £45,000 -
Hampshire -14 1 £40,000 -
Winchester - 1 £40,000 -
York - 1 £47,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 - 1
Coventry - 1 £52,500 -
Croydon - 1 £56,250 -

Lead Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 72 (63.16%) C#
2 63 (55.26%) JavaScript
3 61 (53.51%) HTML
4 54 (47.37%) .NET
5 49 (42.98%) CSS
6 48 (42.11%) OO
7 46 (40.35%) SQL
8 43 (37.72%) jQuery
9 34 (29.82%) ASP.NET
9 34 (29.82%) Web Services
10 32 (28.07%) MVC
11 31 (27.19%) SQL Server
12 29 (25.44%) Software Engineering
13 28 (24.56%) OOP
14 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
15 26 (22.81%) Java
16 24 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (21.05%) Mentoring
17 22 (19.30%) PHP
17 22 (19.30%) XHTML
18 21 (18.42%) Scrum
18 21 (18.42%) WCF
18 21 (18.42%) WordPress
19 20 (17.54%) RESTful
20 19 (16.67%) Symfony
20 19 (16.67%) Zend
20 19 (16.67%) Joomla!
20 19 (16.67%) Content Management
21 18 (15.79%) .NET Framework
22 17 (14.91%) HTML5

Lead Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (18.42%) WordPress
2 19 (16.67%) Joomla!
3 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.39%) Node.js
5 5 (4.39%) IIS
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.75%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) SaaS
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.51%) Big Data
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.63%) Xcode
3 3 (2.63%) Subversion
4 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.88%) Gradle
5 1 (0.88%) JUnit
5 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 13 (11.40%) Marketing
3 7 (6.14%) Games
4 4 (3.51%) Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.63%) Electronics
5 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.75%) Advertising
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) German Language
7 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.88%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (53.51%) HTML
2 54 (47.37%) .NET
3 49 (42.98%) CSS
4 43 (37.72%) jQuery
5 34 (29.82%) Web Services
5 34 (29.82%) ASP.NET
6 22 (19.30%) XHTML
7 21 (18.42%) WCF
8 20 (17.54%) RESTful
9 19 (16.67%) Symfony
10 18 (15.79%) .NET Framework
11 17 (14.91%) HTML5
12 14 (12.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 13 (11.40%) CSS3
13 13 (11.40%) WPF
13 13 (11.40%) XML
14 9 (7.89%) WF
15 8 (7.02%) JSON
15 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (7.02%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Client/Server
2 10 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.14%) iPhone
3 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.14%) N-Tier
3 7 (6.14%) Blackberry
4 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.51%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.63%) DTV
7 2 (1.75%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (1.75%) PDA
7 2 (1.75%) Physics
7 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Android
2 10 (8.77%) Windows
3 9 (7.89%) Linux
4 5 (4.39%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.39%) UNIX
5 4 (3.51%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.11%) OO
2 32 (28.07%) MVC
3 29 (25.44%) Software Engineering
4 28 (24.56%) OOP
5 24 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 21 (18.42%) Scrum
7 19 (16.67%) Content Management
8 11 (9.65%) iOS Development
9 10 (8.77%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.89%) TDD
10 9 (7.89%) Project Management
10 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
10 9 (7.89%) Android Development
11 7 (6.14%) OOD
12 6 (5.26%) Product Management
13 5 (4.39%) E-Commerce
13 5 (4.39%) Web Development
14 4 (3.51%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.51%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 72 (63.16%) C#
2 63 (55.26%) JavaScript
3 46 (40.35%) SQL
4 26 (22.81%) Java
5 22 (19.30%) PHP
6 9 (7.89%) C
7 8 (7.02%) C++
7 8 (7.02%) Ruby
8 6 (5.26%) VB
9 3 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.75%) VBScript
10 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.75%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) Python
11 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Degree
2 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) 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 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.67%) Zend
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle
4 3 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (1.75%) Twitter
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) Google
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