Period
to 26 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 126 143
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 125 81 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.02% 2.03% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.17% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114 71 205
10th Percentile £56,250 £67,500 £57,500
25th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
90th Percentile £108,500 £105,000 £107,500
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £79,575 £77,500
% change year-on-year +0.53% +2.68% +3.33%

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 5,777 3,735 9,552
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 93.40% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5,149 3,275 8,392
10th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,700 £100,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

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 November 2021, 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 74 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (50.40%) JavaScript
3 56 (44.80%) Java
4 54 (43.20%) DevOps
5 50 (40.00%) Azure
6 47 (37.60%) CSS
7 45 (36.00%) SQL
8 41 (32.80%) MVC
8 41 (32.80%) TDD
8 41 (32.80%) Microservices
8 41 (32.80%) AngularJS
9 40 (32.00%) HTML
10 35 (28.00%) Web Services
11 34 (27.20%) Docker
11 34 (27.20%) React
11 34 (27.20%) Git (software)
12 32 (25.60%) AWS
12 32 (25.60%) C#
13 31 (24.80%) .NET
13 31 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (24.00%) Software Engineering
15 29 (23.20%) Full Stack Development
16 28 (22.40%) TypeScript
17 26 (20.80%) Kubernetes
18 25 (20.00%) Mentoring
19 24 (19.20%) User Experience
19 24 (19.20%) HTML5
19 24 (19.20%) Kotlin
20 23 (18.40%) CSS3
20 23 (18.40%) SQL Server

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 9 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) Apache Solr
2 4 (3.20%) nginx
3 3 (2.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.80%) CMS
4 1 (0.80%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.80%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (40.00%) Azure
2 32 (25.60%) AWS
3 16 (12.80%) npm
4 15 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (10.40%) GCP
6 10 (8.00%) PaaS
7 9 (7.20%) SaaS
8 4 (3.20%) GitHub
9 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.60%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.60%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.60%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.60%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.60%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.60%) Route 53
9 2 (1.60%) Serverless
10 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.80%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) FTP
1 2 (1.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.80%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.60%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.60%) MySQL
4 4 (3.20%) Couchbase
4 4 (3.20%) Redis
5 2 (1.60%) Big Data
5 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.60%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.60%) Power BI
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.80%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.80%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (27.20%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (12.00%) Bower
3 15 (12.00%) Grunt
3 15 (12.00%) webpack
4 9 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (5.60%) Cypress.io
5 7 (5.60%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.80%) NUnit
6 6 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (3.20%) GitLab
9 3 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.40%) JIRA
9 3 (2.40%) Selenium
9 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.60%) Appium
10 2 (1.60%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.80%) REST Assured
General
1 23 (18.40%) Finance
2 14 (11.20%) Banking
3 11 (8.80%) Social Skills
4 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.60%) Front Office
5 5 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.60%) Games
6 2 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.60%) CSS
2 41 (32.80%) AngularJS
3 40 (32.00%) HTML
4 35 (28.00%) Web Services
5 34 (27.20%) React
6 31 (24.80%) .NET
7 24 (19.20%) HTML5
8 23 (18.40%) CSS3
9 20 (16.00%) REST
9 20 (16.00%) Sass
9 20 (16.00%) Vue.js
10 19 (15.20%) .NET Framework
11 17 (13.60%) Node.js
12 15 (12.00%) .NET Core
12 15 (12.00%) ASP.NET
12 15 (12.00%) Laravel
12 15 (12.00%) LEMP Stack
12 15 (12.00%) LESS
12 15 (12.00%) Vuetify.js
13 13 (10.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.20%) User Experience
2 8 (6.40%) N-Tier
3 7 (5.60%) Clustering
3 7 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.60%) Equities
6 2 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.80%) Legacy Code
7 1 (0.80%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.60%) Android
2 2 (1.60%) Linux
2 2 (1.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.20%) DevOps
3 41 (32.80%) Microservices
3 41 (32.80%) MVC
3 41 (32.80%) TDD
4 31 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 29 (23.20%) Full Stack Development
7 25 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 21 (16.80%) SDLC
9 19 (15.20%) Software Architecture
9 19 (15.20%) Web Development
10 15 (12.00%) OWASP
10 15 (12.00%) Software Delivery
10 15 (12.00%) SOLID
11 14 (11.20%) Test Automation
12 13 (10.40%) Front End Development
12 13 (10.40%) OO
13 12 (9.60%) Multithreading
14 11 (8.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 63 (50.40%) JavaScript
2 56 (44.80%) Java
3 45 (36.00%) SQL
4 32 (25.60%) C#
5 28 (22.40%) TypeScript
6 24 (19.20%) Kotlin
7 19 (15.20%) PHP
8 17 (13.60%) T-SQL
9 10 (8.00%) Scala
10 9 (7.20%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.80%) ES6
12 5 (4.00%) Python
13 4 (3.20%) Go
13 4 (3.20%) Java 8
14 3 (2.40%) VBA
15 2 (1.60%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.60%) C
15 2 (1.60%) C++
15 2 (1.60%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.60%) Rust
Qualifications
1 12 (9.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.60%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.80%) SEPA
System Software
1 34 (27.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (20.80%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.00%) Terraform
3 8 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.60%) Google
3 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.20%) Talend
4 2 (1.60%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.80%) Adobe
5 1 (0.80%) Nintex
5 1 (0.80%) TIBCO