Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 155 124
Rank change year-on-year +30 -31 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 93 174 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.17% 1.90% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 1.99% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 91 182 269
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £66,250 £51,375 £51,100
90th Percentile £105,000 £110,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.14%

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 4,005 8,732 9,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 95.34% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3,477 7,657 8,850
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,985 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 60 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (53.76%) SQL
3 41 (44.09%) JavaScript
4 39 (41.94%) Azure
5 34 (36.56%) Java
5 34 (36.56%) Scrum
6 33 (35.48%) HTML
6 33 (35.48%) Banking
7 29 (31.18%) CSS
7 29 (31.18%) Microsoft
8 28 (30.11%) .NET
9 26 (27.96%) OO
9 26 (27.96%) Web Development
9 26 (27.96%) Degree
9 26 (27.96%) Power Platform
10 25 (26.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET
11 24 (25.81%) DevOps
12 22 (23.66%) CRM
13 21 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (21.51%) Dynamics CRM
14 20 (21.51%) Private Banking
14 20 (21.51%) WCF
14 20 (21.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (21.51%) OOD
14 20 (21.51%) XML
14 20 (21.51%) XSD
14 20 (21.51%) Visual Studio
14 20 (21.51%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (21.51%) Fintech

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 2 (2.15%) Apache
1 2 (2.15%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Content Management Server
2 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.08%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Sketch
1 1 (1.08%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 20 (21.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 39 (41.94%) Azure
2 26 (27.96%) Power Platform
3 20 (21.51%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (15.05%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (6.45%) AWS
6 4 (4.30%) npm
7 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.08%) iTunes
7 1 (1.08%) Lucidchart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (21.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (15.05%) Data Lake
3 14 (15.05%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
5 10 (10.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
6 9 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (8.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (6.45%) Power BI
9 3 (3.23%) MySQL
9 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.08%) OLAP
10 1 (1.08%) OLTP
10 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (21.51%) Visual Studio
2 14 (15.05%) Jenkins
3 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.53%) Selenium
5 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.45%) Gradle
5 6 (6.45%) SonarQube
5 6 (6.45%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.38%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.30%) webpack
8 3 (3.23%) Bower
8 3 (3.23%) GitLab
8 3 (3.23%) Grunt
8 3 (3.23%) JIRA
9 2 (2.15%) NUnit
9 2 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.15%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (1.08%) Appium
10 1 (1.08%) Calabash
10 1 (1.08%) Sublime Text
General
1 33 (35.48%) Banking
2 20 (21.51%) Private Banking
3 17 (18.28%) Finance
4 7 (7.53%) Retail Banking
5 6 (6.45%) Publishing
6 1 (1.08%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.48%) HTML
2 29 (31.18%) CSS
3 28 (30.11%) .NET
4 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET
5 20 (21.51%) WCF
5 20 (21.51%) XML
5 20 (21.51%) XSD
6 14 (15.05%) REST
7 12 (12.90%) Web Services
8 10 (10.75%) Kafka
8 10 (10.75%) React
9 9 (9.68%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.60%) HTML5
10 8 (8.60%) Node.js
11 7 (7.53%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (7.53%) MDX
11 7 (7.53%) Spring
12 6 (6.45%) .NET Core
12 6 (6.45%) RxJava
12 6 (6.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Mobile App
1 7 (7.53%) Mobile Banking
2 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.30%) User Experience
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.08%) Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Android
2 5 (5.38%) Unix
3 3 (3.23%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) Windows
4 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) Scrum
3 26 (27.96%) OO
3 26 (27.96%) Web Development
4 25 (26.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 24 (25.81%) DevOps
6 22 (23.66%) CRM
7 20 (21.51%) Fintech
7 20 (21.51%) OOD
8 18 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (19.35%) SDLC
9 15 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (11.83%) ETL
11 9 (9.68%) Data Modelling
11 9 (9.68%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.60%) Analytics
12 8 (8.60%) Kanban
12 8 (8.60%) Test Automation
13 7 (7.53%) TDD
13 7 (7.53%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 50 (53.76%) SQL
2 41 (44.09%) JavaScript
3 34 (36.56%) Java
4 17 (18.28%) Python
5 9 (9.68%) C#
6 8 (8.60%) Kotlin
7 6 (6.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (6.45%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.30%) C++
9 3 (3.23%) Java 8
9 3 (3.23%) PHP
10 2 (2.15%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.15%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.15%) Go
10 2 (2.15%) Scala
10 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.08%) Ruby
11 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (27.96%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.23%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 29 (31.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.05%) Databricks
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle
4 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.08%) Apple
5 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.08%) Perforce
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.08%) Samsung
5 1 (1.08%) Sitecore