Period
to 19 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £55,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 111 140
Rank change year-on-year +17 +29 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 30 35 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.87% 1.65% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.70% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 31
Cheshire median annual salary £55,250 £52,925 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.39% +11.42% -9.52%
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +1.94%

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 1,552 2,057 3,101
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.98% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 1,574 2,341
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +17.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,851 £25,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £68,838 £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 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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 January 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 19 January 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
Chester -15 8 £65,000 +30.00%
Warrington +10 7 £57,500 +14.62% 3
Wilmslow +18 6 £52,500 -12.50%
Crewe -14 3 - -
Nantwich - 1 £55,500 -
Lead Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) .NET
3 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (63.33%) SQL
5 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (53.33%) C#
7 12 (40.00%) Azure
7 12 (40.00%) DevOps
8 11 (36.67%) RESTful
9 10 (33.33%) HTML
10 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (30.00%) MVC
11 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
11 8 (26.67%) CSS
12 7 (23.33%) Finance
12 7 (23.33%) Sitecore
12 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (23.33%) SDLC
13 6 (20.00%) API Integration
13 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
13 6 (20.00%) AWS
13 6 (20.00%) Process Improvement
13 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
13 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (20.00%) Python
13 6 (20.00%) PHP
13 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (20.00%) MCSD
13 6 (20.00%) VMS

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 3 (10.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Azure
2 6 (20.00%) AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.33%) Power BI
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) MSTest
3 1 (3.33%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) RESTful
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
4 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 8 (26.67%) CSS
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 5 (16.67%) .NET Core
7 5 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
9 3 (10.00%) HTML5
9 3 (10.00%) MSMQ
9 3 (10.00%) React
9 3 (10.00%) REST
10 2 (6.67%) OAuth
10 2 (6.67%) OpenID
11 1 (3.33%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) VMS
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) DevOps
3 9 (30.00%) MVC
4 7 (23.33%) SDLC
5 6 (20.00%) API Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (10.00%) Analytics
8 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.00%) ETL
8 3 (10.00%) Fintech
9 2 (6.67%) CRM
9 2 (6.67%) OO
9 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
9 2 (6.67%) SOA
9 2 (6.67%) TDD
9 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 16 (53.33%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.00%) PHP
4 6 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) MCSD
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Sitecore
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Tableau
5 2 (6.67%) Xamarin