Period
to 3 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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

Lead Developer
UK > England
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 234 219
Rank change year-on-year +70 -15 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,045 1,769 2,405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.03% 1.42% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.48% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,063 1,654 2,181
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,125 £92,500
UK median annual salary £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +3.85% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 48,941 119,375 143,736
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.63% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 41,123 96,518 116,902
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,500 £27,699
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in England.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer in England over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 3 December 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +62 500 £82,500 +3.13% 83
South East +91 175 £65,000 +3.59% 18
South West +130 123 £60,000 +4.35% 14
North of England +33 111 £55,250 +0.45% 41
Midlands +73 73 £60,000 +9.09% 17
West Midlands +99 55 £60,000 +14.29% 9
North West -8 53 £60,000 +4.35% 18
Yorkshire +61 42 £52,500 -4.55% 16
East of England +79 40 £60,000 - 6
East Midlands +20 18 £60,000 +9.09% 8
North East +24 15 £43,500 +2.35% 7
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 England region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 487 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (39.52%) JavaScript
3 337 (32.25%) .NET
4 328 (31.39%) Java
5 267 (25.55%) C#
6 257 (24.59%) Finance
7 255 (24.40%) Azure
8 240 (22.97%) Scrum
9 229 (21.91%) SQL
10 228 (21.82%) HTML
11 220 (21.05%) CSS
12 218 (20.86%) AWS
13 210 (20.10%) Python
14 204 (19.52%) AngularJS
15 199 (19.04%) DevOps
16 188 (17.99%) Mentoring
17 174 (16.65%) TDD
18 168 (16.08%) Microsoft
19 164 (15.69%) React
20 157 (15.02%) Node.js
21 156 (14.93%) Git (software)
22 153 (14.64%) SQL Server
23 147 (14.07%) Web Services
24 146 (13.97%) Microservices
25 129 (12.34%) Docker
26 123 (11.77%) MVC
27 122 (11.67%) ASP.NET
28 119 (11.39%) REST
29 118 (11.29%) Spring
30 113 (10.81%) Software Engineering

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 37 (3.54%) CMS
2 30 (2.87%) Confluence
3 24 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.91%) WordPress
5 17 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.77%) EPiServer
7 8 (0.77%) JBoss
8 7 (0.67%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.48%) Apache
9 5 (0.48%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.48%) nginx
9 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.38%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.29%) Mule
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.19%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.96%) Sketch
3 7 (0.67%) Zeplin
4 6 (0.57%) Figma
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.91%) Magento
3 7 (0.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.67%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.57%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.48%) Maximo
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.19%) Shopify
8 1 (0.096%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 255 (24.40%) Azure
2 218 (20.86%) AWS
3 56 (5.36%) Power Platform
4 50 (4.78%) SaaS
5 46 (4.40%) GCP
6 43 (4.11%) Serverless
7 29 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
9 17 (1.63%) GitHub
10 15 (1.44%) PaaS
11 13 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
11 13 (1.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 11 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.05%) Force.com
12 11 (1.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 10 (0.96%) npm
14 9 (0.86%) iTunes
14 9 (0.86%) Logic Apps
15 7 (0.67%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.01%) Skype
2 16 (1.53%) HTTP
3 15 (1.44%) Internet
4 3 (0.29%) WEP
5 2 (0.19%) Intranet
5 2 (0.19%) SSL
5 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.096%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.096%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.096%) DHCP
6 1 (0.096%) DNS
6 1 (0.096%) Firewall
6 1 (0.096%) IPv4
6 1 (0.096%) IPv6
6 1 (0.096%) SSH
6 1 (0.096%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.84%) MySQL
3 47 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (4.02%) MongoDB
6 41 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 30 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.78%) NoSQL
10 25 (2.39%) Power BI
11 24 (2.30%) Data Lake
12 22 (2.11%) Big Data
13 19 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 19 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.53%) Redis
15 14 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
17 11 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 9 (0.86%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 156 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.36%) JIRA
3 45 (4.31%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.58%) JUnit
5 27 (2.58%) Selenium
6 23 (2.20%) Artifactory
7 18 (1.72%) Eclipse
7 18 (1.72%) NUnit
8 16 (1.53%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.53%) Mockito
8 16 (1.53%) Sublime Text
8 16 (1.53%) Travis CI
9 15 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (1.44%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.34%) Maven
11 13 (1.24%) Appium
12 12 (1.15%) SonarQube
12 12 (1.15%) WebDriver
12 12 (1.15%) webpack
General
1 257 (24.59%) Finance
2 91 (8.71%) Banking
3 51 (4.88%) Front Office
4 48 (4.59%) Public Sector
5 46 (4.40%) Marketing
6 26 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.11%) Electronics
7 22 (2.11%) Games
7 22 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.11%) Private Banking
8 17 (1.63%) Retail
9 12 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.15%) Publishing
10 9 (0.86%) Law
10 9 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.67%) Advertising
11 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.67%) Legal
12 5 (0.48%) Back Office
12 5 (0.48%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (32.25%) .NET
2 228 (21.82%) HTML
3 220 (21.05%) CSS
4 204 (19.52%) AngularJS
5 164 (15.69%) React
6 157 (15.02%) Node.js
7 147 (14.07%) Web Services
8 122 (11.67%) ASP.NET
9 119 (11.39%) REST
10 118 (11.29%) Spring
11 100 (9.57%) .NET Core
12 87 (8.33%) HTML5
13 77 (7.37%) Vue.js
14 75 (7.18%) .NET Framework
15 74 (7.08%) RESTful
16 67 (6.41%) Spring Boot
17 60 (5.74%) Kafka
18 52 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 49 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
20 47 (4.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.94%) User Experience
2 78 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (6.32%) Fixed Income
4 63 (6.03%) Hedge funds
5 59 (5.65%) Derivative
6 56 (5.36%) Credit Derivative
7 48 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 48 (4.59%) Mobile App
8 39 (3.73%) Equities
9 27 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
12 11 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.86%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.77%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.67%) Algorithms
17 6 (0.57%) Acoustics
Operating Systems
1 63 (6.03%) Android
2 53 (5.07%) Linux
3 49 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.53%) Unix
5 15 (1.44%) Windows
6 4 (0.38%) CentOS
6 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.096%) Debian
9 1 (0.096%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (22.97%) Scrum
3 199 (19.04%) DevOps
4 188 (17.99%) Mentoring
5 174 (16.65%) TDD
6 146 (13.97%) Microservices
7 123 (11.77%) MVC
8 113 (10.81%) Software Engineering
9 106 (10.14%) Web Development
10 95 (9.09%) Fintech
11 90 (8.61%) SDLC
12 88 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
14 72 (6.89%) Technical Leadership
15 71 (6.79%) OO
16 68 (6.51%) Unit Testing
17 66 (6.32%) Test Automation
18 65 (6.22%) CRM
19 62 (5.93%) Front End Development
20 61 (5.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 413 (39.52%) JavaScript
2 328 (31.39%) Java
3 267 (25.55%) C#
4 229 (21.91%) SQL
5 210 (20.10%) Python
6 103 (9.86%) TypeScript
7 88 (8.42%) PHP
8 48 (4.59%) C
9 45 (4.31%) Apex Code
9 45 (4.31%) Java 8
10 31 (2.97%) Kotlin
11 26 (2.49%) R
12 25 (2.39%) C++
13 22 (2.11%) Go
14 19 (1.82%) Ruby
15 18 (1.72%) Scala
15 18 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.53%) Apple Swift
16 16 (1.53%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (6.41%) Degree
2 33 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.67%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.096%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.40%) QA
2 8 (0.77%) GDPR
3 4 (0.38%) PSD2
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.096%) HL7
5 1 (0.096%) IFRS
5 1 (0.096%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (12.34%) Docker
2 16 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) Postfix
4 1 (0.096%) NFS
4 1 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 83 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.72%) Terraform
3 14 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.05%) Ansible
5 7 (0.67%) Istio
6 5 (0.48%) Puppet
7 3 (0.29%) Grafana
7 3 (0.29%) Kibana
7 3 (0.29%) MIIS
7 3 (0.29%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.096%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.096%) logstash
Vendors
1 168 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 57 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
3 47 (4.50%) Oracle
4 33 (3.16%) Google
5 23 (2.20%) Databricks
6 22 (2.11%) SAP
6 22 (2.11%) Xamarin
7 17 (1.63%) IBM
8 13 (1.24%) Apple
9 12 (1.15%) Solace
10 11 (1.05%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.86%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.67%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.48%) ESRI
13 5 (0.48%) Zend
14 4 (0.38%) Adobe
14 4 (0.38%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.38%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 4 (0.38%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.38%) T-Plan