Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 242 169 236
Rank change year-on-year -73 +67 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,643 1,133 1,684
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.99% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.09% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,214 1,003 1,473
10th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £47,500
25th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £53,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £101,250 £85,000 £83,250
90th Percentile £118,375 £105,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -

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 102,098 54,204 111,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.25% 95.04% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 70,095 44,982 90,710
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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 -47 887 £90,000 +9.09% 145
North of England -19 244 £67,500 +22.73% 60
South East -93 224 £70,000 +12.00% 22
North West -26 135 £71,640 +19.40% 34
Midlands -50 131 £60,000 - 26
West Midlands -39 111 £60,000 - 17
Yorkshire -13 106 £67,500 +22.73% 15
South West -77 97 £60,000 -3.23% 13
East of England -89 38 £67,500 +28.57% 3
East Midlands -63 20 £62,500 +4.17% 9
North East -41 7 £43,500 +4.82% 11
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 826 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 727 (44.25%) JavaScript
3 546 (33.23%) React
4 520 (31.65%) Azure
5 505 (30.74%) AWS
6 473 (28.79%) C#
7 449 (27.33%) .NET
8 421 (25.62%) Java
9 392 (23.86%) TDD
10 385 (23.43%) Software Engineering
11 343 (20.88%) CI/CD
12 326 (19.84%) Docker
12 326 (19.84%) AngularJS
13 325 (19.78%) DevOps
14 311 (18.93%) Finance
15 309 (18.81%) SQL
16 303 (18.44%) Mentoring
17 302 (18.38%) Node.js
18 301 (18.32%) Full Stack Development
19 294 (17.89%) CSS
20 290 (17.65%) Python
21 280 (17.04%) HTML
22 273 (16.62%) Kubernetes
23 272 (16.56%) TypeScript
24 270 (16.43%) Microservices
24 270 (16.43%) Social Skills
25 253 (15.40%) .NET Core
26 246 (14.97%) Front End Development
27 242 (14.73%) Scrum
28 227 (13.82%) SQL Server

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 48 (2.92%) Apache
2 44 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (2.13%) CMS
4 30 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.58%) Apache Solr
6 25 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 24 (1.46%) nginx
8 19 (1.16%) Jupyter
9 17 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.85%) WordPress
11 10 (0.61%) GemFire
12 9 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.49%) Confluence
14 6 (0.37%) Drupal
14 6 (0.37%) Liferay
14 6 (0.37%) SAS
14 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.30%) IIS
15 5 (0.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Simulink
2 4 (0.24%) InDesign
2 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.12%) Sketch
5 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.061%) InVision
5 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (0.73%) Shopify
2 8 (0.49%) Magento
3 6 (0.37%) Maximo
4 3 (0.18%) RMDS
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 520 (31.65%) Azure
2 505 (30.74%) AWS
3 196 (11.93%) GCP
4 132 (8.03%) SaaS
5 61 (3.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 60 (3.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 44 (2.68%) GitHub
7 44 (2.68%) Serverless
8 40 (2.43%) Power Platform
9 36 (2.19%) npm
9 36 (2.19%) PaaS
10 27 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
13 16 (0.97%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
14 13 (0.79%) Heroku
15 11 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.10%) Broadband
2 16 (0.97%) Internet
3 11 (0.67%) DSL
4 9 (0.55%) HTTP
5 7 (0.43%) Multicast
5 7 (0.43%) Unicast
6 6 (0.37%) AMQP
6 6 (0.37%) LAN
6 6 (0.37%) SNMP
6 6 (0.37%) VLAN
6 6 (0.37%) WAN
6 6 (0.37%) Wireless
7 3 (0.18%) Firewall
7 3 (0.18%) WebEx
8 2 (0.12%) MQTT
8 2 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.061%) DNS
9 1 (0.061%) Network Security
9 1 (0.061%) UWB
9 1 (0.061%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 133 (8.09%) NoSQL
3 115 (7.00%) Relational Database
4 105 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
5 98 (5.96%) MySQL
6 76 (4.63%) MongoDB
7 58 (3.53%) Redis
8 52 (3.16%) Big Data
9 37 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (2.13%) Power BI
11 34 (2.07%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (1.70%) HBase
12 28 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.52%) Couchbase
14 18 (1.10%) Blockchain
15 17 (1.03%) MariaDB
15 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 217 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 156 (9.49%) Jenkins
3 63 (3.83%) JIRA
4 58 (3.53%) JUnit
5 48 (2.92%) GitLab
6 47 (2.86%) Selenium
7 44 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 41 (2.50%) webpack
9 39 (2.37%) Cypress.io
9 39 (2.37%) Visual Studio
10 31 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
12 27 (1.64%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (1.58%) Mockito
14 25 (1.52%) Subversion
15 24 (1.46%) Protractor
16 23 (1.40%) Maven
17 22 (1.34%) TestRail
18 18 (1.10%) CircleCI
General
1 311 (18.93%) Finance
2 270 (16.43%) Social Skills
3 122 (7.43%) Front Office
4 111 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (5.96%) Banking
6 73 (4.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 52 (3.16%) Games
8 48 (2.92%) Law
9 46 (2.80%) Marketing
10 43 (2.62%) Public Sector
11 35 (2.13%) Retail
12 34 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
13 32 (1.95%) Telecoms
14 31 (1.89%) Manufacturing
15 28 (1.70%) Investment Banking
16 20 (1.22%) Back Office
16 20 (1.22%) Billing
17 19 (1.16%) Automotive
18 16 (0.97%) Legal
19 15 (0.91%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (33.23%) React
2 449 (27.33%) .NET
3 326 (19.84%) AngularJS
4 302 (18.38%) Node.js
5 294 (17.89%) CSS
6 280 (17.04%) HTML
7 253 (15.40%) .NET Core
8 192 (11.69%) Vue.js
9 188 (11.44%) REST
10 177 (10.77%) RESTful
11 170 (10.35%) Spring
12 164 (9.98%) Web Services
13 130 (7.91%) ASP.NET
14 102 (6.21%) JSON
15 100 (6.09%) HTML5
16 96 (5.84%) .NET Framework
17 83 (5.05%) Sass
17 83 (5.05%) Spring Boot
18 75 (4.56%) jQuery
18 75 (4.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 219 (13.33%) User Experience
2 171 (10.41%) Greenfield Project
3 115 (7.00%) Derivative
3 115 (7.00%) Equities
4 98 (5.96%) Fixed Income
5 96 (5.84%) Hedge funds
6 90 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 76 (4.63%) Credit Derivative
8 56 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
9 54 (3.29%) Mobile App
10 43 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
11 40 (2.43%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
13 23 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.40%) N-Tier
13 23 (1.40%) Public Cloud
14 19 (1.16%) Life Science
15 17 (1.03%) e-Learning
15 17 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
16 16 (0.97%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.60%) Linux
2 65 (3.96%) Android
3 63 (3.83%) Unix
4 50 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 34 (2.07%) Windows
6 20 (1.22%) Mac OS
7 19 (1.16%) VMS
8 3 (0.18%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (23.86%) TDD
3 385 (23.43%) Software Engineering
4 343 (20.88%) CI/CD
5 325 (19.78%) DevOps
6 303 (18.44%) Mentoring
7 301 (18.32%) Full Stack Development
8 270 (16.43%) Microservices
9 246 (14.97%) Front End Development
10 242 (14.73%) Scrum
11 214 (13.02%) SDLC
12 206 (12.54%) MVC
13 202 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
14 191 (11.63%) Fintech
15 178 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
16 139 (8.46%) Test Automation
17 130 (7.91%) BDD
17 130 (7.91%) Investment Management
18 127 (7.73%) Coaching
19 126 (7.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 727 (44.25%) JavaScript
2 473 (28.79%) C#
3 421 (25.62%) Java
4 309 (18.81%) SQL
5 290 (17.65%) Python
6 272 (16.56%) TypeScript
7 191 (11.63%) PHP
8 90 (5.48%) Go
9 74 (4.50%) R
9 74 (4.50%) T-SQL
10 71 (4.32%) Apex Code
11 60 (3.65%) Kotlin
12 52 (3.16%) C
13 45 (2.74%) C++
13 45 (2.74%) ES6
14 41 (2.50%) Ruby
15 34 (2.07%) Java 8
16 29 (1.77%) Java 11
17 28 (1.70%) Apple Swift
18 26 (1.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 122 (7.43%) Degree
2 58 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.03%) OCP
5 17 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
6 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.37%) MCPD
8 5 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.12%) MCSD
10 2 (0.12%) MCSE
10 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.061%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (9.13%) QA
2 20 (1.22%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.30%) EMIR
4 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.30%) MiFID
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.061%) SEPA
6 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 326 (19.84%) Docker
2 18 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.03%) HDFS
4 12 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.061%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 273 (16.62%) Kubernetes
2 150 (9.13%) Terraform
3 73 (4.44%) Ansible
4 21 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.24%) Capistrano
5 4 (0.24%) Kibana
5 4 (0.24%) Kubeflow
6 3 (0.18%) Automic
6 3 (0.18%) Consul
6 3 (0.18%) logstash
6 3 (0.18%) Plesk
6 3 (0.18%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.18%) Puppet
7 1 (0.061%) Apache Brooklyn
7 1 (0.061%) Control-M
Vendors
1 194 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
3 73 (4.44%) Google
4 31 (1.89%) Oracle
5 21 (1.28%) VMware
6 19 (1.16%) YouTube
7 18 (1.10%) SAP
8 17 (1.03%) Alibaba
9 14 (0.85%) Sage
9 14 (0.85%) Talend
10 10 (0.61%) Databricks
10 10 (0.61%) Okta
11 9 (0.55%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.43%) Sybase
12 7 (0.43%) WooCommerce
13 5 (0.30%) Adobe
13 5 (0.30%) Automation Anywhere
13 5 (0.30%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.30%) UiPath
14 4 (0.24%) Birst