Period
to 18 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 227 242
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,287 1,314 1,999
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.60% 1.49% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.57% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,050 1,125 1,673
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
25th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £96,375 £96,250 £93,750
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,250 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.28% -3.33% +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 74,339 83,746 129,347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.61% 95.23% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,592 68,646 104,846
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 May 2021.

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 2021. 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 +11 559 £82,500 +3.13% 148
South East +52 277 £62,500 +1.63% 31
North of England -20 163 £55,000 -6.78% 55
Midlands -23 115 £55,000 -3.51% 23
South West +29 113 £60,000 +9.09% 24
North West -14 78 £60,000 - 34
Yorkshire -31 63 £55,000 - 16
East Midlands -18 59 £53,750 -5.70% 13
West Midlands -8 55 £60,000 +9.09% 10
East of England -15 31 £61,250 +2.08% 10
North East +13 22 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 632 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (39.78%) JavaScript
3 392 (30.46%) C#
3 392 (30.46%) .NET
4 386 (29.99%) Java
5 340 (26.42%) Azure
6 305 (23.70%) Mentoring
7 270 (20.98%) HTML
8 268 (20.82%) AWS
8 268 (20.82%) React
9 267 (20.75%) DevOps
10 259 (20.12%) SQL
11 249 (19.35%) CSS
12 244 (18.96%) Scrum
13 237 (18.41%) Finance
14 232 (18.03%) TDD
15 228 (17.72%) AngularJS
16 224 (17.40%) Microservices
17 214 (16.63%) Software Engineering
18 213 (16.55%) Git (software)
19 211 (16.39%) Social Skills
20 196 (15.23%) Node.js
21 192 (14.92%) Python
22 191 (14.84%) Docker
23 189 (14.69%) SQL Server
24 187 (14.53%) MVC
25 150 (11.66%) TypeScript
26 147 (11.42%) Kubernetes
26 147 (11.42%) Microsoft
27 146 (11.34%) REST

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 70 (5.44%) CMS
2 34 (2.64%) Apache
3 31 (2.41%) WordPress
4 29 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 28 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 25 (1.94%) Confluence
6 25 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (1.48%) EPiServer
8 18 (1.40%) Apache TomEE
9 17 (1.32%) GemFire
10 13 (1.01%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.70%) IIS
12 8 (0.62%) Mendix
13 7 (0.54%) nginx
13 7 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.47%) Mule
15 4 (0.31%) Headless CMS
15 4 (0.31%) Kentico
15 4 (0.31%) Moodle
15 4 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.31%) Figma
2 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.31%) Simulink
3 3 (0.23%) InDesign
3 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.16%) Sketch
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.16%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.24%) Magento
3 9 (0.70%) OpenCart
4 7 (0.54%) Shopify
5 2 (0.16%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.078%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.078%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 340 (26.42%) Azure
2 268 (20.82%) AWS
3 111 (8.62%) GCP
4 91 (7.07%) SaaS
5 60 (4.66%) GitHub
6 54 (4.20%) Serverless
7 46 (3.57%) Power Platform
8 36 (2.80%) PaaS
9 24 (1.86%) Azure Functions
10 21 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (1.24%) npm
13 14 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
15 12 (0.93%) Azure Service Bus
15 12 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (0.93%) Power Automate
15 12 (0.93%) PowerApps
16 11 (0.85%) Yarn
17 10 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.48%) AMQP
2 15 (1.17%) Skype
3 13 (1.01%) Internet
4 9 (0.70%) HTTP
5 6 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.31%) Broadband
6 4 (0.31%) Firewall
7 3 (0.23%) 5G
7 3 (0.23%) DNS
7 3 (0.23%) VPN
8 1 (0.078%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.078%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.83%) NoSQL
3 67 (5.21%) MySQL
4 66 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 63 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 47 (3.65%) Redis
8 45 (3.50%) Big Data
9 39 (3.03%) Power BI
10 38 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 36 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 27 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (1.09%) RDBMS
18 13 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
19 12 (0.93%) MariaDB
20 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 213 (16.55%) Git (software)
2 89 (6.92%) Jenkins
3 58 (4.51%) JIRA
4 39 (3.03%) JUnit
5 36 (2.80%) webpack
6 33 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 32 (2.49%) Cypress.io
8 29 (2.25%) Maven
9 21 (1.63%) Protractor
10 19 (1.48%) Storybook
11 18 (1.40%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.32%) Gradle
12 17 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (1.24%) IntelliJ
14 15 (1.17%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.09%) NUnit
15 14 (1.09%) SonarQube
15 14 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (1.01%) Mockito
17 11 (0.85%) gulp
General
1 237 (18.41%) Finance
2 211 (16.39%) Social Skills
3 85 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (5.52%) Banking
5 55 (4.27%) Retail
6 46 (3.57%) Front Office
6 46 (3.57%) Games
7 35 (2.72%) Public Sector
8 32 (2.49%) Law
9 29 (2.25%) Marketing
10 26 (2.02%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.48%) Back Office
11 19 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.24%) Electronics
13 15 (1.17%) Legal
14 14 (1.09%) Investment Banking
15 13 (1.01%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
17 10 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
18 9 (0.70%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (30.46%) .NET
2 270 (20.98%) HTML
3 268 (20.82%) React
4 249 (19.35%) CSS
5 228 (17.72%) AngularJS
6 196 (15.23%) Node.js
7 146 (11.34%) .NET Core
7 146 (11.34%) REST
8 145 (11.27%) Spring
9 132 (10.26%) Web Services
10 103 (8.00%) Vue.js
11 102 (7.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 98 (7.61%) .NET Framework
13 90 (6.99%) ASP.NET
14 89 (6.92%) HTML5
14 89 (6.92%) RESTful
15 82 (6.37%) Spring Boot
16 72 (5.59%) jQuery
17 70 (5.44%) Sass
18 67 (5.21%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.70%) User Experience
2 100 (7.77%) Mobile App
3 67 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
4 59 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.49%) Derivative
5 32 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (2.41%) Fixed Income
7 29 (2.25%) Hedge funds
8 27 (2.10%) Equities
8 27 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (1.71%) Credit Risk
10 18 (1.40%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.85%) NHS
13 10 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.78%) Social Media
13 10 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
14 9 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.62%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 102 (7.93%) Linux
2 74 (5.75%) Apple iOS
3 72 (5.59%) Android
4 48 (3.73%) Windows
5 30 (2.33%) Unix
6 6 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.31%) VMS
8 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.16%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (23.70%) Mentoring
3 267 (20.75%) DevOps
4 244 (18.96%) Scrum
5 232 (18.03%) TDD
6 224 (17.40%) Microservices
7 214 (16.63%) Software Engineering
8 187 (14.53%) MVC
9 131 (10.18%) Front End Development
10 110 (8.55%) Fintech
11 107 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
12 96 (7.46%) Coaching
13 95 (7.38%) Test Automation
13 95 (7.38%) Unit Testing
14 90 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (6.45%) BDD
16 80 (6.22%) Web Development
17 79 (6.14%) SDLC
18 73 (5.67%) E-Commerce
19 65 (5.05%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 512 (39.78%) JavaScript
2 392 (30.46%) C#
3 386 (29.99%) Java
4 259 (20.12%) SQL
5 192 (14.92%) Python
6 150 (11.66%) TypeScript
7 144 (11.19%) PHP
8 56 (4.35%) C++
9 52 (4.04%) Kotlin
10 45 (3.50%) ES6
11 41 (3.19%) Ruby
12 40 (3.11%) Scala
13 35 (2.72%) Java 8
13 35 (2.72%) T-SQL
14 26 (2.02%) Apex Code
15 25 (1.94%) Go
16 23 (1.79%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.40%) Apple Swift
18 16 (1.24%) Groovy
19 13 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 86 (6.68%) Degree
2 21 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.78%) OCP
5 10 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (0.39%) HND
7 4 (0.31%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.078%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.078%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.05%) QA
2 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.31%) EMIR
3 4 (0.31%) MiFID
4 3 (0.23%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.16%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.078%) PSD2
System Software
1 191 (14.84%) Docker
2 10 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.78%) HDFS
3 7 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 147 (11.42%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.10%) Ansible
3 26 (2.02%) Terraform
4 13 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.31%) Puppet
6 3 (0.23%) Grafana
6 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.078%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.078%) Kibana
Vendors
1 147 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.58%) Oracle
3 39 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
4 31 (2.41%) Google
5 17 (1.32%) Okta
5 17 (1.32%) VMware
6 15 (1.17%) SAP
7 14 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.09%) WooCommerce
7 14 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.01%) IBM
9 12 (0.93%) Nintex
10 11 (0.85%) Apple
10 11 (0.85%) Zend
11 10 (0.78%) PayPal
12 7 (0.54%) Adobe
12 7 (0.54%) Blue Prism
13 6 (0.47%) Klarna
13 6 (0.47%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.47%) WorldPay