Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £50,165 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 140 97
Rank change year-on-year +9 -43 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 31 27 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.16% 0.96% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.00% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 25 33 44
Cheshire median annual salary £50,165 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.61% -9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £47,500 £41,500 £41,625
90th Percentile £60,150 £67,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +20.43%

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 2,588 2,705 2,133
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 95.82% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,984 2,067 1,853
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +18.06% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Cheshire

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend 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 18 October 2018. 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
Chester +6 11 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Warrington +6 9 £50,165 -4.45% 4
Knutsford +17 4 - -
Wilmslow - 3 £53,500 -
Lead Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (64.52%) .NET
3 19 (61.29%) C#
4 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 14 (45.16%) TDD
5 13 (41.94%) Scrum
6 11 (35.48%) Web Services
6 11 (35.48%) SQL
7 10 (32.26%) SOAP
7 10 (32.26%) Kanban
7 10 (32.26%) SDLC
8 8 (25.81%) Line Management
8 8 (25.81%) Coaching
8 8 (25.81%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (25.81%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (25.81%) PMI
8 8 (25.81%) PMI Certification
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
8 8 (25.81%) Java
9 7 (22.58%) HTML
9 7 (22.58%) Finance
9 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
10 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
10 6 (19.35%) MVC
10 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
10 6 (19.35%) Strategic Thinking
11 5 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (16.13%) User Experience
11 5 (16.13%) C++
11 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.23%) DB2
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) Power BI
4 1 (3.23%) QlikView
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) Gradle
2 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.23%) GitLab
3 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.23%) MSTest
3 1 (3.23%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) Web Services
3 10 (32.26%) SOAP
4 7 (22.58%) HTML
5 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.13%) CSS
6 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (9.68%) Android NDK
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.45%) HTML5
8 2 (6.45%) jQuery
8 2 (6.45%) React
8 2 (6.45%) REST
8 2 (6.45%) WCF
9 1 (3.23%) Backbone.js
9 1 (3.23%) CSS3
9 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (3.23%) Laravel
9 1 (3.23%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) PMI
2 5 (16.13%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) Fintech
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.23%) RIA
5 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) TDD
3 13 (41.94%) Scrum
4 10 (32.26%) Kanban
4 10 (32.26%) SDLC
5 8 (25.81%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (25.81%) Coaching
5 8 (25.81%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (25.81%) Line Management
6 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
7 6 (19.35%) MVC
7 6 (19.35%) Strategic Thinking
8 5 (16.13%) BDD
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Android Development
9 4 (12.90%) Cryptography
9 4 (12.90%) Secure Coding
9 4 (12.90%) Web Development
10 3 (9.68%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.13%) C++
6 3 (9.68%) C
6 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.68%) TypeScript
7 2 (6.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.23%) Kotlin
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Unisys
3 1 (3.23%) Xamarin