The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 143 156
Rank change year-on-year +40 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 143 120 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.73% 1.91% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 1.98% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127 118 151
Median salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £95,000 £80,000
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4994 6046 9814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4459 5515 8410
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
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 the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 141 (55.08%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (42.97%) JavaScript
3 103 (40.23%) SQL
4 93 (36.33%) TDD
5 78 (30.47%) C#
6 74 (28.91%) .NET
7 73 (28.52%) Java
8 71 (27.73%) Scrum
9 69 (26.95%) Finance
9 69 (26.95%) SQL Server
9 69 (26.95%) Mentoring
10 64 (25.00%) BDD
10 64 (25.00%) HTML
10 64 (25.00%) MVC
11 59 (23.05%) CSS
12 57 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (21.48%) HTML5
14 54 (21.09%) ASP.NET
15 52 (20.31%) Web Services
16 51 (19.92%) AngularJS
17 49 (19.14%) User Experience
18 46 (17.97%) CSS3
19 44 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
20 42 (16.41%) Microsoft
20 42 (16.41%) ASP.NET MVC
21 38 (14.84%) Git (software)
22 37 (14.45%) jQuery
23 36 (14.06%) Maven
24 35 (13.67%) Multithreading
25 33 (12.89%) T-SQL

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 20 (7.81%) Apache
2 15 (5.86%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.47%) CMS
4 11 (4.30%) EPiServer
5 6 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.95%) WordPress
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.78%) Drupal
7 2 (0.78%) GemFire
7 2 (0.78%) IIS
7 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.39%) Ethereum
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.86%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (5.47%) AWS OpsWorks
5 8 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.13%) SaaS
6 7 (2.73%) TestFlight
7 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.39%) Force.com
8 1 (0.39%) GitHub
8 1 (0.39%) Slack
8 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.13%) FTP
1 8 (3.13%) Internet
2 6 (2.34%) HTTP
2 6 (2.34%) Intranet
3 1 (0.39%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (26.95%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.59%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (7.81%) Relational Database
5 19 (7.42%) MySQL
5 19 (7.42%) NoSQL
5 19 (7.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (7.03%) Blockchain
7 15 (5.86%) CouchDB
7 15 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (5.47%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (5.47%) SQLite
9 13 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (3.52%) Big Data
10 9 (3.52%) Couchbase
11 8 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 36 (14.06%) Maven
3 28 (10.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 28 (10.94%) TeamCity
4 27 (10.55%) Selenium
5 22 (8.59%) Jasmine
6 21 (8.20%) Jenkins
6 21 (8.20%) NUnit
6 21 (8.20%) Rhino Mocks
6 21 (8.20%) SpecFlow
7 20 (7.81%) JIRA
8 14 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (4.30%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.91%) Subversion
11 8 (3.13%) Ant
11 8 (3.13%) FitNesse
11 8 (3.13%) gulp
12 7 (2.73%) Bower
12 7 (2.73%) Protractor
12 7 (2.73%) SonarQube
General
1 69 (26.95%) Finance
2 15 (5.86%) Retail
3 14 (5.47%) Banking
4 13 (5.08%) Marketing
5 9 (3.52%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.52%) Legal
6 8 (3.13%) Advertising
7 6 (2.34%) Front Office
8 3 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.78%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.78%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (28.91%) .NET
2 64 (25.00%) HTML
3 59 (23.05%) CSS
4 55 (21.48%) HTML5
5 54 (21.09%) ASP.NET
6 52 (20.31%) Web Services
7 51 (19.92%) AngularJS
8 46 (17.97%) CSS3
9 42 (16.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (14.45%) jQuery
11 33 (12.89%) React
12 31 (12.11%) .NET Framework
13 29 (11.33%) Entity Framework
14 28 (10.94%) WCF
15 27 (10.55%) REST
16 26 (10.16%) LINQ
17 25 (9.77%) WPF
18 23 (8.98%) NHibernate
19 21 (8.20%) Caliburn.Micro
19 21 (8.20%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.14%) User Experience
2 18 (7.03%) Fintech
3 17 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 15 (5.86%) Client/Server
6 12 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.52%) Fixed Income
8 8 (3.13%) Equities
9 6 (2.34%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.34%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.95%) Xbox
11 4 (1.56%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.56%) HoloLens
12 3 (1.17%) Derivative
13 2 (0.78%) Clustering
13 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.78%) HTC Vive
13 2 (0.78%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.78%) Oculus Rift
14 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.64%) Linux
2 13 (5.08%) Android
3 10 (3.91%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.91%) Windows
4 3 (1.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (55.08%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (36.33%) TDD
3 71 (27.73%) Scrum
4 69 (26.95%) Mentoring
5 64 (25.00%) BDD
5 64 (25.00%) MVC
6 57 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (13.67%) Multithreading
8 33 (12.89%) Microservices
9 32 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 31 (12.11%) SDLC
11 28 (10.94%) Unit Testing
12 27 (10.55%) SOA
13 25 (9.77%) SOLID
14 24 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (9.38%) Pair Programming
15 21 (8.20%) MVVM
16 20 (7.81%) Analytics
16 20 (7.81%) Software Engineering
17 18 (7.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 110 (42.97%) JavaScript
2 103 (40.23%) SQL
3 78 (30.47%) C#
4 73 (28.52%) Java
5 33 (12.89%) T-SQL
6 22 (8.59%) PowerShell
7 19 (7.42%) Ruby
8 17 (6.64%) PL/SQL
9 15 (5.86%) PHP
10 14 (5.47%) CoffeeScript
11 12 (4.69%) Python
12 10 (3.91%) ES6
13 9 (3.52%) Go
14 8 (3.13%) C++
14 8 (3.13%) Scala
15 7 (2.73%) Apple Swift
15 7 (2.73%) Objective-C
16 6 (2.34%) R
17 5 (1.95%) C
17 5 (1.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (9.38%) Degree
2 3 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.30%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) GCP
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) MiFID
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.17%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.39%) Control-M
Vendors
1 42 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.03%) Oracle
3 15 (5.86%) PayPal
4 8 (3.13%) Solace
5 7 (2.73%) Marketo
6 6 (2.34%) Adobe
6 6 (2.34%) Coverity
6 6 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (2.34%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.95%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.78%) IBM
9 2 (0.78%) Zend
10 1 (0.39%) Calypso
10 1 (0.39%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.39%) Murex
10 1 (0.39%) Remedy
10 1 (0.39%) Sage
10 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.39%) VMware
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £75000 - £95000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £115k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Washington Frank
Salary: £57000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Remote working, flexible hours, Holi
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £78,000 and expansive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
SmarTech.co
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Equity (100K+ package)
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago