Period
to 6 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 234 227
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,136 1,996 2,683
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.46% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.53% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,080 1,776 2,426
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +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 69,227 130,686 160,909
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.91% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 56,332 105,206 131,690
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -5 526 £80,000 - 54
North of England +97 191 £57,500 +4.55% 31
South East +41 178 £61,500 -1.20% 18
Midlands +31 104 £60,000 +9.09% 22
North West +99 103 £60,000 +4.35% 12
Yorkshire +83 81 £55,000 +5.77% 16
South West +40 73 £55,000 - 14
East of England +93 59 £60,000 - 7
East Midlands +30 53 £57,000 +1.79% 12
West Midlands +53 50 £60,000 +14.29% 10
North East +16 7 £40,000 -8.05% 3
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 565 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 505 (44.45%) JavaScript
3 434 (38.20%) .NET
4 393 (34.60%) C#
5 324 (28.52%) Java
6 286 (25.18%) AWS
7 255 (22.45%) Azure
8 253 (22.27%) AngularJS
9 248 (21.83%) React
10 241 (21.21%) CSS
11 239 (21.04%) HTML
11 239 (21.04%) SQL
12 225 (19.81%) TDD
13 219 (19.28%) Mentoring
14 217 (19.10%) SQL Server
15 200 (17.61%) Scrum
16 196 (17.25%) MVC
17 192 (16.90%) Finance
18 180 (15.85%) Microservices
19 178 (15.67%) Git (software)
20 151 (13.29%) DevOps
21 145 (12.76%) Node.js
22 144 (12.68%) Python
23 143 (12.59%) Microsoft
24 141 (12.41%) .NET Core
25 140 (12.32%) Front End Development
26 133 (11.71%) Software Engineering
27 128 (11.27%) ASP.NET
28 123 (10.83%) Spring
29 120 (10.56%) Test Automation

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 50 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (3.87%) Confluence
3 27 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 23 (2.02%) CMS
5 15 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.14%) WordPress
7 12 (1.06%) Apache
8 10 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.70%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.44%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.44%) IIS
12 4 (0.35%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.35%) Drupal
12 4 (0.35%) nginx
12 4 (0.35%) Tornado
13 3 (0.26%) Mule
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (1.76%) Sketch
2 12 (1.06%) Zeplin
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.18%) HipChat
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.88%) Magento
2 7 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.44%) Maximo
4 5 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 286 (25.18%) AWS
2 255 (22.45%) Azure
3 62 (5.46%) Serverless
4 59 (5.19%) GCP
5 57 (5.02%) SaaS
6 39 (3.43%) Power Platform
7 33 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (2.02%) npm
9 22 (1.94%) PaaS
10 19 (1.67%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (1.14%) Office 365
13 12 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.97%) NuGet
15 10 (0.88%) Azure Functions
16 9 (0.79%) GitHub
16 9 (0.79%) Logic Apps
17 7 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
17 7 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.32%) HTTP
1 15 (1.32%) Internet
2 12 (1.06%) Skype
3 10 (0.88%) Firewall
3 10 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.88%) Wireshark
4 7 (0.62%) Wireless
5 3 (0.26%) SSH
6 1 (0.088%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.088%) DNS
6 1 (0.088%) Intranet
6 1 (0.088%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.81%) MySQL
3 60 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 59 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 56 (4.93%) MongoDB
6 40 (3.52%) Redis
6 40 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (3.08%) Power BI
10 29 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.67%) Big Data
13 16 (1.41%) Blockchain
14 15 (1.32%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
15 14 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 178 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 75 (6.60%) JIRA
3 61 (5.37%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 23 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (1.94%) Selenium
7 21 (1.85%) Eclipse
8 20 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.67%) Subversion
10 18 (1.58%) JUnit
10 18 (1.58%) webpack
11 15 (1.32%) IntelliJ
12 14 (1.23%) Cypress.io
12 14 (1.23%) SpecFlow
13 13 (1.14%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (0.97%) NUnit
15 11 (0.97%) SonarQube
General
1 192 (16.90%) Finance
2 35 (3.08%) Banking
3 33 (2.90%) Retail
4 32 (2.82%) Games
5 30 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 28 (2.46%) Marketing
7 27 (2.38%) Front Office
8 23 (2.02%) Advertising
9 18 (1.58%) Law
10 12 (1.06%) Automotive
11 10 (0.88%) Publishing
12 9 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.53%) Back Office
13 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.44%) Legal
15 3 (0.26%) Electronics
15 3 (0.26%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.088%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.088%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (38.20%) .NET
2 253 (22.27%) AngularJS
3 248 (21.83%) React
4 241 (21.21%) CSS
5 239 (21.04%) HTML
6 145 (12.76%) Node.js
7 141 (12.41%) .NET Core
8 128 (11.27%) ASP.NET
9 123 (10.83%) Spring
10 115 (10.12%) HTML5
11 101 (8.89%) .NET Framework
12 91 (8.01%) Redux
13 86 (7.57%) REST
14 85 (7.48%) Web Services
15 84 (7.39%) RESTful
16 76 (6.69%) Spring Boot
17 73 (6.43%) ASP.NET Web API
18 70 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
18 70 (6.16%) Vue.js
19 59 (5.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.01%) User Experience
2 82 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 47 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.14%) Cloud Native
9 11 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 11 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 10 (0.88%) Fixed Income
10 10 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.70%) NHS
12 7 (0.62%) Bitcoin
12 7 (0.62%) Derivative
12 7 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.62%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.53%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 63 (5.55%) Linux
2 60 (5.28%) Android
3 49 (4.31%) Windows
4 48 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.41%) Unix
6 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.18%) VMS
9 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.088%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (19.81%) TDD
3 219 (19.28%) Mentoring
4 200 (17.61%) Scrum
5 196 (17.25%) MVC
6 180 (15.85%) Microservices
7 151 (13.29%) DevOps
8 140 (12.32%) Front End Development
9 133 (11.71%) Software Engineering
10 120 (10.56%) Test Automation
11 116 (10.21%) Fintech
12 108 (9.51%) Web Development
13 95 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
13 95 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
14 88 (7.75%) Analytics
15 87 (7.66%) Coaching
16 74 (6.51%) BDD
17 68 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
18 64 (5.63%) OO
19 63 (5.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 505 (44.45%) JavaScript
2 393 (34.60%) C#
3 324 (28.52%) Java
4 239 (21.04%) SQL
5 144 (12.68%) Python
6 100 (8.80%) PHP
7 92 (8.10%) TypeScript
8 63 (5.55%) C++
9 42 (3.70%) Java 8
10 39 (3.43%) T-SQL
11 34 (2.99%) C
12 33 (2.90%) ES6
12 33 (2.90%) Ruby
13 29 (2.55%) VB.NET
14 28 (2.46%) Kotlin
15 21 (1.85%) Go
15 21 (1.85%) Scala
16 12 (1.06%) Apple Swift
17 10 (0.88%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (7.66%) Degree
2 32 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.97%) Master's Degree
4 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.26%) CIPD
7 3 (0.26%) MCPD
7 3 (0.26%) PhD
8 2 (0.18%) MCSD
8 2 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.088%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.088%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.55%) QA
2 7 (0.62%) DICOM
3 5 (0.44%) GDPR
3 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.088%) HL7
System Software
1 113 (9.95%) Docker
2 23 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.70%) HDFS
4 1 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (8.63%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.50%) Terraform
3 12 (1.06%) Ansible
4 5 (0.44%) Kibana
5 3 (0.26%) Istio
6 2 (0.18%) Puppet
7 1 (0.088%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.088%) logstash
7 1 (0.088%) MIIS
7 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 143 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.81%) Oracle
3 48 (4.23%) Google
4 33 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (1.32%) Atlassian
6 14 (1.23%) SAP
7 12 (1.06%) Xamarin
8 9 (0.79%) hybris
9 7 (0.62%) Zend
10 6 (0.53%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.44%) Informatica
11 5 (0.44%) Percona
11 5 (0.44%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.35%) Apple
13 3 (0.26%) Adobe
13 3 (0.26%) Blue Prism
13 3 (0.26%) IBM
13 3 (0.26%) Pardot
13 3 (0.26%) Splunk
13 3 (0.26%) Telerik