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The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 140 171
Rank change year-on-year -30 +31 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 112 94 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.51% 1.87% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 2.02% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 106 91 95
10th Percentile £68,125 £66,500 £54,250
25th Percentile £75,000 £76,875 £65,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £102,500 £95,625 £110,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £121,500
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%

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 6,890 4,656 6,578
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 92.82% 94.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,493 4,144 5,776
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,875 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £71,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% +3.70% +3.85%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 4 £90,000 -
Lead Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, Lead Developer job roles required the following 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 58 (51.79%) Agile
2 52 (46.43%) Java
2 52 (46.43%) CI/CD
3 44 (39.29%) Microservices
4 40 (35.71%) DevOps
5 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 28 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 24 (21.43%) TDD
7 23 (20.54%) React
7 23 (20.54%) Azure
8 22 (19.64%) SQL
8 22 (19.64%) Full Stack Development
9 21 (18.75%) .NET
9 21 (18.75%) Front Office
10 20 (17.86%) Finance
11 19 (16.96%) RESTful
12 18 (16.07%) Kubernetes
12 18 (16.07%) C#
12 18 (16.07%) Clean Code
13 17 (15.18%) AWS
14 16 (14.29%) SDLC
15 15 (13.39%) People Management
15 15 (13.39%) AngularJS
15 15 (13.39%) REST
15 15 (13.39%) Spring
16 14 (12.50%) NoSQL
16 14 (12.50%) Software Architecture
16 14 (12.50%) Node.js
16 14 (12.50%) Docker
16 14 (12.50%) TypeScript

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 4 (3.57%) CMS
1 4 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.79%) Apache
2 2 (1.79%) Headless CMS
2 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.89%) Confluence
3 1 (0.89%) Drupal
3 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.54%) Azure
2 17 (15.18%) AWS
3 5 (4.46%) GCP
4 4 (3.57%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (2.68%) npm
6 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.79%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.79%) Route 53
7 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.89%) GitHub
7 1 (0.89%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.89%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.89%) SaaS
7 1 (0.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 10 (8.93%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.36%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.68%) MySQL
5 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Ignite
7 1 (0.89%) Power BI
7 1 (0.89%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.46%) WebDriver
4 4 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.57%) gulp
4 4 (3.57%) JMeter
4 4 (3.57%) JUnit
4 4 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.79%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (1.79%) webpack
6 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.89%) Bower
6 1 (0.89%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.89%) git-flow
6 1 (0.89%) Grunt
6 1 (0.89%) Mocha
6 1 (0.89%) Moq
6 1 (0.89%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.89%) Sinon.JS
General
1 21 (18.75%) Front Office
2 20 (17.86%) Finance
3 13 (11.61%) Banking
4 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.14%) Social Skills
5 6 (5.36%) Advertising
5 6 (5.36%) Back Office
5 6 (5.36%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.68%) Japanese Language
7 3 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.79%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.79%) Tech for Good
9 1 (0.89%) Electronics
9 1 (0.89%) Games
9 1 (0.89%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.89%) Law
9 1 (0.89%) Marketing
9 1 (0.89%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.54%) React
2 21 (18.75%) .NET
3 19 (16.96%) RESTful
4 15 (13.39%) AngularJS
4 15 (13.39%) REST
4 15 (13.39%) Spring
5 14 (12.50%) Node.js
6 13 (11.61%) HTML
7 10 (8.93%) CSS
8 9 (8.04%) .NET Framework
8 9 (8.04%) Redux
8 9 (8.04%) Spring Boot
9 8 (7.14%) .NET Core
9 8 (7.14%) HTML5
9 8 (7.14%) Sass
10 7 (6.25%) Kafka
11 6 (5.36%) jQuery
11 6 (5.36%) JSON
11 6 (5.36%) Vue.js
12 5 (4.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) User Experience
2 8 (7.14%) e-Learning
3 6 (5.36%) Derivative
3 6 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.68%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.79%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.79%) Sports Betting
7 1 (0.89%) BBC
7 1 (0.89%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.89%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Android
2 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.68%) Windows
4 2 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (51.79%) Agile
2 52 (46.43%) CI/CD
3 44 (39.29%) Microservices
4 40 (35.71%) DevOps
5 28 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 24 (21.43%) TDD
7 22 (19.64%) Full Stack Development
8 18 (16.07%) Clean Code
9 16 (14.29%) SDLC
10 15 (13.39%) People Management
11 14 (12.50%) Software Architecture
12 13 (11.61%) Portfolio Management
12 13 (11.61%) Task Automation
12 13 (11.61%) Thought Leadership
12 13 (11.61%) Validation
13 12 (10.71%) Front End Development
14 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (8.93%) OO
15 10 (8.93%) Product Backlog
15 10 (8.93%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 52 (46.43%) Java
2 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (19.64%) SQL
4 18 (16.07%) C#
5 14 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 9 (8.04%) Python
7 6 (5.36%) ES7
7 6 (5.36%) Kotlin
8 4 (3.57%) ES6
8 4 (3.57%) PHP
9 3 (2.68%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.68%) Ruby
10 1 (0.89%) Groovy
10 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) MCSD
2 5 (4.46%) MCSE
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Accessibility
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (16.07%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.68%) Terraform
3 1 (0.89%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.79%) Databricks
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (0.89%) Adobe
3 1 (0.89%) Google
3 1 (0.89%) Intershop
3 1 (0.89%) Optimizely
3 1 (0.89%) Pega
3 1 (0.89%) Remedy
3 1 (0.89%) SAP
3 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
3 1 (0.89%) Sony
3 1 (0.89%) Xamarin