The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Developer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 70 66
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 11 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.21% 0.14% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 0.15% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 9
Median salary £53,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,300 £45,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,900 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 490 688 728
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.59% 98.29% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 425 600 589
Median salary £40,000 £36,189 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -3.49%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Cardiff

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Lead Developer in Cardiff

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Cardiff over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in Cardiff

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Lead Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
2 10 (71.43%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Spring
3 9 (64.29%) Java EE
3 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) Advertising
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) JUnit
5 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Mockito
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) CMS
7 2 (14.29%) MVC
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) WCF
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JUnit
1 4 (28.57%) Mockito
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
General
1 9 (64.29%) Advertising
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 10 (71.43%) Spring
2 9 (64.29%) Java EE
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Sitecore