The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £69,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
London / City of London
Rank 111 144 213
Rank change year-on-year +33 +69  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 113 130 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.26% 1.85% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.94% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 107 110 104
Median salary £69,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.92% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,800 £100,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 4808 6716 9658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.97% 95.56% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4412 6000 8224
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 96 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (43.09%) Java
3 75 (41.44%) Finance
4 73 (40.33%) JavaScript
5 65 (35.91%) SQL
6 60 (33.15%) .NET
7 59 (32.60%) C#
8 54 (29.83%) SQL Server
9 53 (29.28%) Mentoring
10 51 (28.18%) TDD
11 49 (27.07%) MVC
11 49 (27.07%) HTML
12 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET
12 48 (26.52%) Microsoft
13 46 (25.41%) CSS
14 43 (23.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (23.76%) HTML5
15 41 (22.65%) Web Services
15 41 (22.65%) BDD
16 38 (20.99%) OO
17 37 (20.44%) Maven
17 37 (20.44%) CSS3
18 35 (19.34%) SDLC
18 35 (19.34%) Internet
19 34 (18.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 34 (18.78%) QA
20 32 (17.68%) Scrum
20 32 (17.68%) XML
20 32 (17.68%) SQL Server 2014
21 31 (17.13%) Configuration Management

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 30 (16.57%) CMS
2 28 (15.47%) EPiServer
3 22 (12.15%) Apache
4 18 (9.94%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.66%) WordPress
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.10%) IIS
8 2 (1.10%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Eze OMS
1 2 (1.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.97%) SaaS
3 8 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.87%) AWS OpsWorks
5 3 (1.66%) Force.com
6 2 (1.10%) GitHub
6 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.55%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.55%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.34%) Internet
2 29 (16.02%) Intranet
3 8 (4.42%) FTP
4 6 (3.31%) HTTP
5 1 (0.55%) Extranet
5 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (29.83%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (17.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (8.84%) NoSQL
5 14 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (6.63%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (4.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (3.87%) Blockchain
9 7 (3.87%) MySQL
10 6 (3.31%) Couchbase
10 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.76%) CouchDB
11 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (2.21%) Big Data
12 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (20.44%) Maven
2 27 (14.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (13.81%) Visual Studio
4 22 (12.15%) Jenkins
5 21 (11.60%) Git (software)
6 12 (6.63%) Subversion
7 8 (4.42%) Ant
7 8 (4.42%) FitNesse
7 8 (4.42%) Mockito
7 8 (4.42%) SonarQube
7 8 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (3.87%) JIRA
9 4 (2.21%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.21%) NUnit
10 3 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.66%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.66%) Selenium
10 3 (1.66%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.66%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 75 (41.44%) Finance
2 12 (6.63%) Front Office
3 6 (3.31%) Banking
3 6 (3.31%) Games
4 5 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.21%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.10%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (33.15%) .NET
2 49 (27.07%) HTML
3 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET
4 46 (25.41%) CSS
5 43 (23.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 43 (23.76%) HTML5
6 41 (22.65%) Web Services
7 37 (20.44%) CSS3
8 32 (17.68%) XML
9 31 (17.13%) .NET Framework
10 28 (15.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 28 (15.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 28 (15.47%) Entity Framework
11 22 (12.15%) XSLT
12 19 (10.50%) AngularJS
12 19 (10.50%) J2EE
12 19 (10.50%) jQuery
13 18 (9.94%) JDBC
14 14 (7.73%) React
15 12 (6.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.57%) User Experience
2 24 (13.26%) Client/Server
3 12 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.08%) Fintech
5 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.87%) Fixed Income
7 6 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.21%) Online Games
9 3 (1.66%) Derivative
9 3 (1.66%) Equities
10 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.10%) Clustering
10 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.10%) Social Media
11 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.55%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.97%) Linux
2 7 (3.87%) Android
3 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (29.28%) Mentoring
3 51 (28.18%) TDD
4 49 (27.07%) MVC
5 41 (22.65%) BDD
6 38 (20.99%) OO
7 35 (19.34%) SDLC
8 32 (17.68%) Scrum
9 31 (17.13%) Configuration Management
9 31 (17.13%) Web Development
10 30 (16.57%) OOD
11 29 (16.02%) Content Management
11 29 (16.02%) SOA
12 28 (15.47%) ITIL
12 28 (15.47%) UML
13 24 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (12.15%) Dependency Injection
14 22 (12.15%) Test Scripting
14 22 (12.15%) UX Design
14 22 (12.15%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 78 (43.09%) Java
2 73 (40.33%) JavaScript
3 65 (35.91%) SQL
4 59 (32.60%) C#
5 22 (12.15%) XPath
6 18 (9.94%) PL/SQL
7 15 (8.29%) Scala
8 12 (6.63%) Python
9 10 (5.52%) PHP
9 10 (5.52%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.97%) Ruby
11 7 (3.87%) CoffeeScript
12 6 (3.31%) Go
13 4 (2.21%) C++
13 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.66%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.66%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.66%) VBA
15 2 (1.10%) Perl
15 2 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (5.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.78%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) GCP
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.18%) Docker
2 2 (1.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.10%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 48 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.50%) Oracle
3 18 (9.94%) PayPal
4 8 (4.42%) Adobe
4 8 (4.42%) Coverity
4 8 (4.42%) Solace
5 5 (2.76%) Tableau
6 3 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.66%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.10%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.10%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.10%) Charles River
7 2 (1.10%) Eze Software Group
7 2 (1.10%) IBM
7 2 (1.10%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.10%) Sybase
8 1 (0.55%) Marketo
8 1 (0.55%) Typemock
8 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
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