Lead Developer Jobs in England

Lead Developer
UK > England

The median Lead Developer salary in England is £71,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 18 May 2024.

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

6 months to
18 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 249 325 310
Rank change year-on-year +76 -15 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,002 907 1,774
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.03% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.12% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 917 736 1,079
10th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £51,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.63% +3.23% +10.71%
75th Percentile £91,250 £97,500 £100,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £117,236 £120,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England

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.

Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 81,760 80,739 129,993
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 91.52% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 60,876 51,417 74,746
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,125 £45,000 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £60,800 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.83% +1.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

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 18 May 2024.

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 18 May 2024. 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 +68 374 £90,000 -2.70% 88
North of England +134 265 £62,500 -10.71% 24
North West +86 165 £70,000 -3.45% 10
South East -5 128 £75,000 +1.69% 32
Midlands +42 117 £60,000 - 16
West Midlands +77 97 £65,000 +8.33% 7
South West -7 77 £60,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire +94 73 £57,500 -17.86% 10
East of England +5 37 £65,000 +13.04% 3
North East +7 27 £70,000 +46.84% 4
East Midlands -19 20 £52,500 -12.50% 8
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2024, Lead Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 294 (29.34%) Agile
2 292 (29.14%) C#
3 286 (28.54%) .NET
4 262 (26.15%) JavaScript
5 256 (25.55%) AWS
6 228 (22.75%) Azure
7 213 (21.26%) Mentoring
8 194 (19.36%) Finance
9 191 (19.06%) Full Stack Development
10 183 (18.26%) Java
11 170 (16.97%) TypeScript
12 163 (16.27%) React
13 160 (15.97%) SQL
14 157 (15.67%) Software Engineering
15 133 (13.27%) DevOps
16 125 (12.48%) Degree
17 113 (11.28%) Python
18 110 (10.98%) Microsoft
18 110 (10.98%) HTML
19 109 (10.88%) CSS
19 109 (10.88%) Social Skills
20 98 (9.78%) Microservices
21 91 (9.08%) SQL Server
21 91 (9.08%) Web Development
22 89 (8.88%) Docker
22 89 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
23 86 (8.58%) TDD
24 77 (7.68%) Banking
25 76 (7.58%) Computer Science
25 76 (7.58%) AngularJS

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (6.59%) Apache
2 48 (4.79%) Apache Airflow
3 36 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 31 (3.09%) CMS
5 24 (2.40%) Drupal
6 20 (2.00%) IIS
7 12 (1.20%) WordPress
8 11 (1.10%) Appian
9 8 (0.80%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.50%) Confluence
10 5 (0.50%) Mendix
11 3 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.30%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.20%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.20%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.100%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.30%) Shopify
2 4 (0.40%) Magento
2 4 (0.40%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 256 (25.55%) AWS
2 228 (22.75%) Azure
3 72 (7.19%) GCP
4 50 (4.99%) dbt
4 50 (4.99%) SaaS
5 48 (4.79%) Power Platform
6 47 (4.69%) Snowflake
7 41 (4.09%) Serverless
8 36 (3.59%) Azure DevOps
9 30 (2.99%) Power Automate
9 30 (2.99%) PowerApps
10 26 (2.59%) Microsoft 365
11 23 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (2.30%) GitHub
12 15 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (1.40%) PaaS
14 12 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
15 10 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (0.90%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.90%) DNS
1 19 (1.90%) Firewall
1 19 (1.90%) SSL
1 19 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.90%) Intranet
3 7 (0.70%) Network Security
4 6 (0.60%) HTTP
4 6 (0.60%) Internet
5 3 (0.30%) MQTT
6 1 (0.100%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.69%) NoSQL
3 59 (5.89%) MySQL
4 48 (4.79%) Amazon Athena
4 48 (4.79%) Apache Arrow
4 48 (4.79%) Apache Ignite
4 48 (4.79%) Dremio
5 45 (4.49%) Data Lake
6 34 (3.39%) Power BI
7 26 (2.59%) Tableau
8 22 (2.20%) Redis
9 17 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.50%) DynamoDB
10 15 (1.50%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.30%) Big Data
12 9 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.90%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 58 (5.79%) Git
2 27 (2.69%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.40%) NUnit
4 13 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.10%) GitLab
5 11 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.90%) Selenium
6 9 (0.90%) Visual Studio Code
7 8 (0.80%) Checkstyle
7 8 (0.80%) JUnit
7 8 (0.80%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.70%) Jasmine
8 7 (0.70%) Maven
8 7 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.50%) gulp
9 5 (0.50%) JIRA
9 5 (0.50%) Postman
10 4 (0.40%) MSTest
11 3 (0.30%) Gradle
11 3 (0.30%) Moq
General
1 194 (19.36%) Finance
2 109 (10.88%) Social Skills
3 77 (7.68%) Banking
4 70 (6.99%) Front Office
5 53 (5.29%) Public Sector
6 51 (5.09%) Investment Banking
7 35 (3.49%) Games
8 32 (3.19%) Marketing
9 25 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (2.30%) Law
11 19 (1.90%) Tech for Good
12 14 (1.40%) Retail
13 12 (1.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 9 (0.90%) Advertising
14 9 (0.90%) Police
15 8 (0.80%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.60%) Health Technology
17 5 (0.50%) iGaming
17 5 (0.50%) Telecoms
18 3 (0.30%) Aviation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (28.54%) .NET
2 163 (16.27%) React
3 110 (10.98%) HTML
4 109 (10.88%) CSS
5 76 (7.58%) AngularJS
6 69 (6.89%) REST
7 68 (6.79%) .NET Core
7 68 (6.79%) Vue
8 63 (6.29%) ASP.NET
9 61 (6.09%) RESTful
10 56 (5.59%) Laravel
11 50 (4.99%) NumPy
11 50 (4.99%) Pandas
12 48 (4.79%) gRPC
12 48 (4.79%) Protocol Buffers
12 48 (4.79%) SciPy
12 48 (4.79%) Web Services
13 42 (4.19%) .NET Framework
14 41 (4.09%) jQuery
15 37 (3.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (6.49%) Hedge funds
3 61 (6.09%) Derivative
4 59 (5.89%) Fixed Income
5 56 (5.59%) Equities
6 34 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (2.99%) Client/Server
8 29 (2.89%) Product Ownership
9 28 (2.79%) Management Information System
10 23 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.30%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.80%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.60%) Digital Media
13 14 (1.40%) Distributed Systems
14 11 (1.10%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.10%) Low-Code
14 11 (1.10%) Public Cloud
15 10 (1.00%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.00%) IoT
15 10 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.49%) Linux
2 40 (3.99%) Windows
3 15 (1.50%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.10%) Android
5 8 (0.80%) Unix
6 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.100%) VMS
7 1 (0.100%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (29.34%) Agile
2 213 (21.26%) Mentoring
3 191 (19.06%) Full Stack Development
4 157 (15.67%) Software Engineering
5 133 (13.27%) DevOps
6 98 (9.78%) Microservices
7 91 (9.08%) Web Development
8 89 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
9 86 (8.58%) TDD
10 76 (7.58%) Computer Science
11 71 (7.09%) Code Quality
12 70 (6.99%) Line Management
13 66 (6.59%) Design Patterns
13 66 (6.59%) Front End Development
14 65 (6.49%) CI/CD
15 62 (6.19%) Technical Leadership
16 60 (5.99%) Roadmaps
17 59 (5.89%) Asset Management
17 59 (5.89%) Fintech
18 57 (5.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 292 (29.14%) C#
2 262 (26.15%) JavaScript
3 183 (18.26%) Java
4 170 (16.97%) TypeScript
5 160 (15.97%) SQL
6 113 (11.28%) Python
7 64 (6.39%) PHP
8 45 (4.49%) C++
9 22 (2.20%) C
10 19 (1.90%) Scala
10 19 (1.90%) XAML
11 18 (1.80%) Kotlin
11 18 (1.80%) Ruby
12 16 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.10%) Swift
14 10 (1.00%) Rust
15 9 (0.90%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.80%) Bicep
17 5 (0.50%) Ada
Qualifications
1 125 (12.48%) Degree
2 47 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.80%) Azure Certification
5 11 (1.10%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.10%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.40%) AWS Certified Developer
7 4 (0.40%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
8 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.100%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.100%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.49%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.40%) WCAG
4 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 89 (8.88%) Docker
2 9 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.80%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 62 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.30%) Terraform
3 7 (0.70%) MIIS
4 2 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.100%) Kiali
5 1 (0.100%) Kibana
Vendors
1 110 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 27 (2.69%) ServiceNow
3 13 (1.30%) Aderant
3 13 (1.30%) iManage
4 8 (0.80%) Databricks
4 8 (0.80%) Google
4 8 (0.80%) Salesforce
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle
6 4 (0.40%) SAP
7 3 (0.30%) Hotjar
7 3 (0.30%) Mercator
7 3 (0.30%) Northgate
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe
8 2 (0.20%) Computacenter
8 2 (0.20%) Zend
9 1 (0.100%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.100%) IBM
9 1 (0.100%) Murex
9 1 (0.100%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.100%) Xamarin