Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 97 147
Rank change year-on-year -55 +50 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 225 315 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.06% 3.11% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 3.27% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 215 284 247
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
90th Percentile £109,000 £83,675 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.85%

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 10,479 9,628 11,916
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 95.06% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,355 8,728 10,895
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 £34,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,875 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.35% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -9 1 £52,500 -12.50%
Lead Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 157 (69.78%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (43.11%) Java
3 89 (39.56%) JavaScript
4 81 (36.00%) SQL
5 79 (35.11%) C#
6 77 (34.22%) .NET
6 77 (34.22%) TDD
7 67 (29.78%) Finance
8 66 (29.33%) SQL Server
8 66 (29.33%) AngularJS
9 60 (26.67%) MVC
9 60 (26.67%) CSS
10 55 (24.44%) HTML
11 54 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
12 47 (20.89%) Git (software)
13 45 (20.00%) Scrum
14 44 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (19.11%) Microservices
16 42 (18.67%) BDD
17 40 (17.78%) .NET Framework
17 40 (17.78%) Microsoft
18 39 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (16.89%) Mentoring
20 36 (16.00%) T-SQL
20 36 (16.00%) Web Development
21 35 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 35 (15.56%) jQuery
22 34 (15.11%) Spring
23 33 (14.67%) REST
24 31 (13.78%) HTML5

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 8 (3.56%) NServiceBus
2 5 (2.22%) Confluence
3 4 (1.78%) Apache
3 4 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.33%) CMS
4 3 (1.33%) Drupal
4 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.89%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.89%) nginx
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon Alexa
6 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.44%) Houdini
2 1 (0.44%) Maya
2 1 (0.44%) NUKE
2 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 54 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (4.89%) npm
5 9 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.00%) IaaS
6 6 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.22%) Yarn
8 4 (1.78%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.78%) Serverless
9 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.33%) GitHub
9 3 (1.33%) NuGet
9 3 (1.33%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.33%) PaaS
9 3 (1.33%) SaaS
10 2 (0.89%) DigitalOcean
10 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.89%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.22%) HTTP
2 2 (0.89%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.89%) SMS
3 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (13.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (9.33%) Big Data
5 20 (8.89%) MySQL
6 14 (6.22%) NoSQL
7 13 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (5.78%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (2.67%) RDBMS
12 5 (2.22%) Redis
13 4 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.78%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.78%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.78%) Power BI
14 3 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (20.89%) Git (software)
2 29 (12.89%) Jenkins
2 29 (12.89%) TeamCity
3 28 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (8.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (8.44%) NUnit
6 16 (7.11%) Selenium
7 14 (6.22%) Subversion
8 12 (5.33%) Jasmine
9 11 (4.89%) JIRA
9 11 (4.89%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.00%) CruiseControl
10 9 (4.00%) MSBuild
10 9 (4.00%) SpecFlow
11 8 (3.56%) Rhino Mocks
12 7 (3.11%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (2.67%) webpack
14 4 (1.78%) CircleCI
14 4 (1.78%) Grunt
14 4 (1.78%) gulp
General
1 67 (29.78%) Finance
2 30 (13.33%) Banking
3 13 (5.78%) Games
4 8 (3.56%) Advertising
4 8 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.11%) Back Office
5 7 (3.11%) Law
5 7 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.67%) Retail
7 5 (2.22%) Publishing
8 3 (1.33%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.33%) Front Office
9 2 (0.89%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (34.22%) .NET
2 66 (29.33%) AngularJS
3 60 (26.67%) CSS
4 55 (24.44%) HTML
5 40 (17.78%) .NET Framework
6 35 (15.56%) jQuery
7 34 (15.11%) Spring
8 33 (14.67%) REST
9 31 (13.78%) HTML5
10 29 (12.89%) Entity Framework
11 26 (11.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (10.67%) ASP.NET
12 24 (10.67%) Web Services
13 23 (10.22%) WCF
14 22 (9.78%) CSS3
15 20 (8.89%) JSON
16 19 (8.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (8.00%) Hibernate
18 16 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (7.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.78%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (8.44%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (8.44%) User Experience
3 11 (4.89%) Fintech
4 10 (4.44%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.11%) Mobile Games
6 5 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.22%) Life Science
7 4 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.78%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.78%) NHS
7 4 (1.78%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.89%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.89%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.89%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.89%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.89%) W3C
9 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.78%) Windows
2 12 (5.33%) Linux
3 9 (4.00%) VMS
4 6 (2.67%) Android
5 4 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.78%) Unix
6 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (69.78%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (34.22%) TDD
3 60 (26.67%) MVC
4 45 (20.00%) Scrum
5 44 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (19.11%) Microservices
7 42 (18.67%) BDD
8 38 (16.89%) Mentoring
9 36 (16.00%) Web Development
10 26 (11.56%) OO
11 24 (10.67%) Software Engineering
12 23 (10.22%) SOA
13 20 (8.89%) SDLC
13 20 (8.89%) SOLID
14 19 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (8.00%) DevOps
15 18 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (8.00%) Test Automation
16 17 (7.56%) Kanban
17 16 (7.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 97 (43.11%) Java
2 89 (39.56%) JavaScript
3 81 (36.00%) SQL
4 79 (35.11%) C#
5 36 (16.00%) T-SQL
6 23 (10.22%) Scala
7 22 (9.78%) Python
8 21 (9.33%) PHP
9 16 (7.11%) Java 8
10 13 (5.78%) C++
11 12 (5.33%) Kotlin
12 11 (4.89%) ES6
12 11 (4.89%) Ruby
12 11 (4.89%) TypeScript
13 10 (4.44%) Objective-C
14 7 (3.11%) Clojure
14 7 (3.11%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.67%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.78%) Apex Code
16 4 (1.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (10.67%) Degree
2 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.00%) MiFID
1 9 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.56%) Ansible
1 8 (3.56%) Kubernetes
1 8 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (3.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.44%) logstash
2 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.00%) Oracle
3 7 (3.11%) Google
4 6 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.33%) Zend
6 2 (0.89%) Adobe
6 2 (0.89%) Lotus
6 2 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.44%) Apigee
7 1 (0.44%) Apple
7 1 (0.44%) IBM
7 1 (0.44%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.44%) New Relic