The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 75 98
Rank change year-on-year +5 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 30 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.46% 1.77% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 1.84% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 5
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.31% +6.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1157 1139 1343
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.88% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 713 653 843
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 32 (66.67%) Java
2 28 (58.33%) Java EE
3 26 (54.17%) Open Source
4 25 (52.08%) SOA
5 24 (50.00%) Open Source Development
6 23 (47.92%) Big Data
7 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
8 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
9 12 (25.00%) CSS
10 10 (20.83%) .NET
10 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (18.75%) Finance
11 9 (18.75%) CMS
11 9 (18.75%) Web Development
11 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (18.75%) Backbone.js
11 9 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (18.75%) Sitecore
11 9 (18.75%) Ember.js
12 8 (16.67%) MVC
12 8 (16.67%) C#
13 7 (14.58%) HTML
13 7 (14.58%) SQL
13 7 (14.58%) Web Services
13 7 (14.58%) Spring
13 7 (14.58%) Degree
14 6 (12.50%) Content Management Server
14 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
14 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (12.50%) Umbraco

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 9 (18.75%) CMS
1 9 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (12.50%) Content Management Server
2 6 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.17%) Drupal
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.08%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) Big Data
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (58.33%) Java EE
2 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
3 12 (25.00%) CSS
4 10 (20.83%) .NET
5 9 (18.75%) Backbone.js
5 9 (18.75%) Ember.js
6 7 (14.58%) HTML
6 7 (14.58%) Spring
6 7 (14.58%) Web Services
7 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.33%) HTML5
9 3 (6.25%) Hibernate
9 3 (6.25%) JSP
10 2 (4.17%) J2EE
10 2 (4.17%) jQuery
10 2 (4.17%) RESTful
10 2 (4.17%) Spring MVC
10 2 (4.17%) Symfony
10 2 (4.17%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Open Source
2 25 (52.08%) SOA
3 24 (50.00%) Open Source Development
4 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (18.75%) Web Development
6 8 (16.67%) MVC
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.33%) TDD
9 3 (6.25%) Scrum
10 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (4.17%) People Management
10 2 (4.17%) Refactoring
10 2 (4.17%) SDLC
10 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
10 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.08%) Microservices
11 1 (2.08%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (66.67%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.67%) C#
4 7 (14.58%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Sitecore
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
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