Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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

Lead Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 113 152
Rank change year-on-year +38 +39 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 33 28 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.14% 1.32% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.37% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25 24 21
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +12.15% +3.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,697 £43,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
North West median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% - +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,483 2,046 3,250
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.51% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,163 1,514 2,415
Median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,132 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,675 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Cheshire

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in Cheshire

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in Cheshire

Lead Developer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow +10 12 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Warrington +9 8 £57,500 +14.62%
Chester -15 6 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Crewe +4 3 - -
Lead Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, Lead Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 29 (87.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (75.76%) .NET
4 19 (57.58%) SQL
4 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
5 15 (45.45%) C#
5 15 (45.45%) HTML
6 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
6 14 (42.42%) DevOps
7 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
8 12 (36.36%) MVC
8 12 (36.36%) Azure
9 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
9 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (27.27%) RESTful
10 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (27.27%) QA
11 8 (24.24%) CSS
11 8 (24.24%) MSMQ
11 8 (24.24%) HTML5
11 8 (24.24%) NServiceBus
11 8 (24.24%) User Experience
11 8 (24.24%) Analytics
12 7 (21.21%) Sitecore
13 6 (18.18%) MCSD
13 6 (18.18%) PHP
13 6 (18.18%) Python
13 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (18.18%) VMS
13 6 (18.18%) Mentoring

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (24.24%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Azure
2 6 (18.18%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (87.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) Biml
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 15 (45.45%) HTML
3 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
4 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
4 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (27.27%) RESTful
6 8 (24.24%) CSS
6 8 (24.24%) HTML5
6 8 (24.24%) MSMQ
7 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
8 3 (9.09%) .NET Core
8 3 (9.09%) Web Services
9 2 (6.06%) MDX
9 2 (6.06%) OAuth
9 2 (6.06%) OpenID
10 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.03%) NHibernate
10 1 (3.03%) React
10 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) VMS
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) DevOps
3 12 (36.36%) MVC
4 8 (24.24%) Analytics
5 6 (18.18%) API Integration
5 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (12.12%) Change Management
7 4 (12.12%) Decision-Making
7 4 (12.12%) Fintech
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
8 3 (9.09%) Inmon Methodology
8 3 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (9.09%) Microservices
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (6.06%) CRM
9 2 (6.06%) OO
9 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) C#
3 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) PHP
4 6 (18.18%) Python
5 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) MCSD
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Sitecore
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Xamarin