Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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

Lead Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 103 162
Rank change year-on-year -42 +59 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 244 298 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.18% 2.92% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 3.07% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 240 270 205
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £66,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.50% -1.48%
10th Percentile £51,550 £55,000 £53,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £86,375 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £66,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.50% -0.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 10,692 9,700 11,115
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9,553 8,789 10,133
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,700 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.84% +1.74% +4.55%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
London Bridge -4 4 £52,500 -
Lead Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 City of London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 161 (65.98%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (46.31%) C#
2 113 (46.31%) JavaScript
3 97 (39.75%) .NET
4 96 (39.34%) SQL
5 84 (34.43%) Java
6 74 (30.33%) AngularJS
7 73 (29.92%) CSS
8 71 (29.10%) MVC
9 69 (28.28%) HTML
10 68 (27.87%) TDD
11 65 (26.64%) SQL Server
12 59 (24.18%) Finance
13 53 (21.72%) .NET Framework
14 51 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
15 48 (19.67%) Microsoft
16 47 (19.26%) jQuery
17 46 (18.85%) Git (software)
17 46 (18.85%) Entity Framework
18 45 (18.44%) Scrum
19 38 (15.57%) Microservices
20 37 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API
20 37 (15.16%) Web Development
21 36 (14.75%) T-SQL
21 36 (14.75%) ASP.NET
22 35 (14.34%) Python
22 35 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
22 35 (14.34%) HTML5
23 34 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
23 34 (13.93%) BDD

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 6 (2.46%) Confluence
2 5 (2.05%) Apache
2 5 (2.05%) CMS
3 4 (1.64%) Apache Solr
3 4 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.64%) nginx
4 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.82%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) concrete5
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.69%) AutoCAD
1 9 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.41%) Houdini
3 1 (0.41%) Maya
3 1 (0.41%) NUKE
3 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.41%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.51%) SaaS
4 10 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.69%) npm
6 5 (2.05%) GitHub
6 5 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.64%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.64%) IaaS
7 4 (1.64%) NuGet
7 4 (1.64%) Serverless
8 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.23%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.82%) PaaS
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon Alexa
10 1 (0.41%) Heroku
10 1 (0.41%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.41%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (26.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.89%) MySQL
3 23 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (8.61%) Big Data
4 21 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (6.97%) NoSQL
6 17 (6.97%) Relational Database
7 13 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.28%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.64%) Redis
10 3 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.23%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.23%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.23%) Power BI
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 46 (18.85%) Git (software)
2 31 (12.70%) TeamCity
3 25 (10.25%) NUnit
4 24 (9.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (9.02%) Jenkins
6 18 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (6.97%) Selenium
8 13 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (4.51%) Jasmine
10 10 (4.10%) SpecFlow
11 9 (3.69%) Subversion
12 7 (2.87%) JIRA
12 7 (2.87%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (2.05%) gulp
13 5 (2.05%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.05%) webpack
14 4 (1.64%) CruiseControl
14 4 (1.64%) MSBuild
15 3 (1.23%) Mocha
15 3 (1.23%) WebStorm
General
1 59 (24.18%) Finance
2 22 (9.02%) Banking
3 14 (5.74%) Games
4 12 (4.92%) Law
5 11 (4.51%) Advertising
6 8 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.87%) Back Office
8 6 (2.46%) Investment Banking
9 5 (2.05%) Retail
10 3 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.23%) Front Office
11 2 (0.82%) Marketing
12 1 (0.41%) Automotive
12 1 (0.41%) Legal
12 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (39.75%) .NET
2 74 (30.33%) AngularJS
3 73 (29.92%) CSS
4 69 (28.28%) HTML
5 53 (21.72%) .NET Framework
6 47 (19.26%) jQuery
7 46 (18.85%) Entity Framework
8 37 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 36 (14.75%) ASP.NET
10 35 (14.34%) HTML5
11 32 (13.11%) Spring
12 28 (11.48%) CSS3
13 24 (9.84%) REST
14 23 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (9.02%) WCF
16 21 (8.61%) Web Services
16 21 (8.61%) WPF
17 20 (8.20%) JSON
18 19 (7.79%) React
19 18 (7.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (9.02%) Fintech
3 16 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (6.56%) User Experience
4 12 (4.92%) Mobile Games
5 7 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.87%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.46%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.46%) Life Science
7 5 (2.05%) NHS
7 5 (2.05%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.64%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.23%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.82%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.82%) Social Media
10 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.82%) W3C
10 2 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.48%) Windows
2 12 (4.92%) Linux
3 7 (2.87%) Android
3 7 (2.87%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.46%) Unix
5 4 (1.64%) VMS
6 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (65.98%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (29.10%) MVC
3 68 (27.87%) TDD
4 45 (18.44%) Scrum
5 38 (15.57%) Microservices
6 37 (15.16%) Web Development
7 35 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (13.93%) BDD
9 33 (13.52%) Multithreading
10 30 (12.30%) Mentoring
10 30 (12.30%) Test Automation
11 28 (11.48%) SOA
12 26 (10.66%) SOLID
13 22 (9.02%) Kanban
14 21 (8.61%) OO
14 21 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (8.20%) Waterfall
16 19 (7.79%) Software Engineering
17 18 (7.38%) DevOps
18 16 (6.56%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 113 (46.31%) C#
1 113 (46.31%) JavaScript
2 96 (39.34%) SQL
3 84 (34.43%) Java
4 36 (14.75%) T-SQL
5 35 (14.34%) Python
6 28 (11.48%) PHP
7 20 (8.20%) C++
8 17 (6.97%) Scala
9 16 (6.56%) Objective-C
9 16 (6.56%) Ruby
10 15 (6.15%) Java 8
11 14 (5.74%) ES6
12 9 (3.69%) Clojure
13 7 (2.87%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.87%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.46%) ES7
14 6 (2.46%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.05%) Groovy
15 5 (2.05%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 22 (9.02%) Degree
2 6 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.28%) MiFID
2 4 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 13 (5.33%) Docker
2 4 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.51%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.69%) Ansible
2 9 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.69%) Puppet
3 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.61%) Oracle
3 7 (2.87%) Google
4 5 (2.05%) Zend
5 3 (1.23%) Adobe
6 2 (0.82%) Facebook
6 2 (0.82%) Lotus
6 2 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.41%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) Cognos
7 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com