Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Lead Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 108 134
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 49 32 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.81% 1.38% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.45% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32 25 18
Edinburgh median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -6.54% +25.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £41,063
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £66,500
Scotland median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +22.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2602 2211 2922
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 95.34% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1579 1445 1868
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% - +6.25%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in Edinburgh

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Edinburgh region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 19 (38.78%) .NET
5 18 (36.73%) C#
6 17 (34.69%) Mentoring
7 15 (30.61%) Web Services
7 15 (30.61%) Spring
8 14 (28.57%) Java EE
8 14 (28.57%) HTML
9 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 13 (26.53%) CSS
10 12 (24.49%) Unix
10 12 (24.49%) MVC
10 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
10 12 (24.49%) RESTful
11 11 (22.45%) SQL
12 9 (18.37%) OO
12 9 (18.37%) Finance
12 9 (18.37%) Scrum
12 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
12 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
12 9 (18.37%) SDLC
13 8 (16.33%) Maven
13 8 (16.33%) TDD
13 8 (16.33%) JBoss
13 8 (16.33%) Windows
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
14 7 (14.29%) SSL
14 7 (14.29%) SSH

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (16.33%) JBoss
2 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.12%) CMS
3 3 (6.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.08%) Content Management Server
4 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.08%) WildFly
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.08%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) SSH
1 7 (14.29%) SSL
2 5 (10.20%) SMS
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) Big Data
3 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.33%) Maven
3 6 (12.24%) GitLab
4 5 (10.20%) JIRA
5 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.04%) Android Studio
6 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.04%) Gradle
6 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.04%) Selenium
6 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Games
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 19 (38.78%) .NET
3 15 (30.61%) Spring
3 15 (30.61%) Web Services
4 14 (28.57%) HTML
4 14 (28.57%) Java EE
5 13 (26.53%) CSS
6 12 (24.49%) RESTful
7 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
8 7 (14.29%) HTML5
8 7 (14.29%) JSON
8 7 (14.29%) Spring Security
9 6 (12.24%) JDBC
9 6 (12.24%) JSP
9 6 (12.24%) React
9 6 (12.24%) SOAP
10 5 (10.20%) Spring MVC
10 5 (10.20%) WCF
11 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (8.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Unix
2 8 (16.33%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) Mac OS
4 3 (6.12%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Mentoring
3 12 (24.49%) MVC
4 9 (18.37%) OO
4 9 (18.37%) Scrum
4 9 (18.37%) SDLC
4 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
5 8 (16.33%) TDD
6 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.24%) Open Source
6 6 (12.24%) SOA
7 5 (10.20%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (10.20%) Open Source Development
7 5 (10.20%) Software Architecture
8 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (8.16%) People Management
8 4 (8.16%) Refactoring
8 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) C#
3 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.45%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
5 2 (4.08%) Scala
5 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) PSD2
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Rancher
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.08%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.04%) Progress
4 1 (2.04%) Xamarin