Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 235 226
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,566 2,555 2,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.66% 1.55% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.61% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,151 2,265 2,565
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.19%

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 148,183 158,308 176,862
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 120,308 127,808 150,040
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Developer in England.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 -15 1,179 £75,000 +7.14% 159
South East +93 554 £57,500 +4.55% 59
North of England +9 315 £55,000 +10.00% 65
East of England +96 189 £62,500 +4.17% 28
Midlands +19 176 £47,500 -5.00% 34
North West -17 174 £55,000 +10.00% 45
South West -35 151 £52,500 +16.67% 23
Yorkshire +18 102 £55,000 - 15
West Midlands -2 92 £47,500 -5.00% 17
East Midlands +26 84 £50,000 -4.76% 17
North East +10 39 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 1,514 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,145 (44.62%) JavaScript
3 1,081 (42.13%) C#
4 955 (37.22%) .NET
5 876 (34.14%) Java
6 820 (31.96%) HTML
7 746 (29.07%) CSS
8 689 (26.85%) SQL
9 650 (25.33%) AngularJS
10 623 (24.28%) TDD
11 590 (22.99%) MVC
12 555 (21.63%) Scrum
13 537 (20.93%) Mentoring
14 517 (20.15%) SQL Server
15 481 (18.75%) Finance
16 446 (17.38%) ASP.NET
17 429 (16.72%) Web Services
18 413 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
19 396 (15.43%) Git (software)
20 381 (14.85%) React
21 376 (14.65%) Microsoft
22 351 (13.68%) Microservices
23 346 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
24 325 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
25 323 (12.59%) Software Engineering
26 317 (12.35%) REST
27 315 (12.28%) jQuery
28 313 (12.20%) HTML5
29 307 (11.96%) RESTful
30 297 (11.57%) DevOps

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
1 125 (4.87%) CMS
2 108 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
3 78 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 68 (2.65%) Apache
5 53 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 52 (2.03%) Umbraco
7 51 (1.99%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.87%) IIS
8 48 (1.87%) JBoss
9 42 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 40 (1.56%) Confluence
10 40 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 39 (1.52%) WebLogic
12 35 (1.36%) Drupal
13 29 (1.13%) Apache Spark
13 29 (1.13%) NServiceBus
14 24 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.86%) EPiServer
16 17 (0.66%) WordPress
17 16 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.12%) Maya
4 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.078%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.078%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.078%) Weka
6 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.039%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.039%) Houdini
6 1 (0.039%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 36 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.51%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.35%) Magento
4 7 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.12%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.12%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.078%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.078%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.078%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.039%) Changepoint
9 1 (0.039%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.039%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 413 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
2 346 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (3.55%) SaaS
4 65 (2.53%) npm
5 43 (1.68%) GitHub
6 41 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 33 (1.29%) Serverless
8 29 (1.13%) PaaS
9 24 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 21 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.82%) Office 365
10 21 (0.82%) Yarn
11 20 (0.78%) IaaS
12 18 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (0.58%) NuGet
14 14 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.35%) Cloudflare
15 9 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.71%) HTTP
2 33 (1.29%) Internet
3 12 (0.47%) SMS
4 7 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.23%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.23%) Skype
5 6 (0.23%) SSL
6 5 (0.19%) Broadband
6 5 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.19%) WAN
7 3 (0.12%) SSH
8 2 (0.078%) DNS
8 2 (0.078%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.039%) AMQP
9 1 (0.039%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.039%) Intranet
9 1 (0.039%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.039%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 517 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 198 (7.72%) MySQL
3 155 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 154 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 122 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 115 (4.48%) MongoDB
7 106 (4.13%) Big Data
8 96 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
9 93 (3.62%) Relational Database
10 77 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
11 69 (2.69%) Power BI
11 69 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 67 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 57 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 47 (1.83%) Hadoop
15 35 (1.36%) Redis
16 30 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 30 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
17 27 (1.05%) Oracle Database
18 26 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 396 (15.43%) Git (software)
2 226 (8.81%) Jenkins
3 148 (5.77%) JIRA
4 100 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 99 (3.86%) Maven
6 97 (3.78%) Subversion
7 95 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 87 (3.39%) Selenium
9 86 (3.35%) TeamCity
9 86 (3.35%) webpack
10 82 (3.20%) JUnit
11 77 (3.00%) gulp
12 71 (2.77%) NUnit
13 54 (2.10%) Grunt
14 53 (2.07%) Jasmine
15 52 (2.03%) Vagrant
16 44 (1.71%) Bitbucket
17 43 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
18 42 (1.64%) Cucumber
19 39 (1.52%) Gradle
General
1 481 (18.75%) Finance
2 154 (6.00%) Banking
3 135 (5.26%) Retail
4 104 (4.05%) Games
5 82 (3.20%) Marketing
6 71 (2.77%) Front Office
7 62 (2.42%) Advertising
8 35 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.21%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.09%) Law
11 24 (0.94%) Automotive
12 18 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.51%) Electronics
14 11 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.43%) Publishing
15 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.31%) Back Office
16 8 (0.31%) Legal
16 8 (0.31%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 955 (37.22%) .NET
2 820 (31.96%) HTML
3 746 (29.07%) CSS
4 650 (25.33%) AngularJS
5 446 (17.38%) ASP.NET
6 429 (16.72%) Web Services
7 381 (14.85%) React
8 317 (12.35%) REST
9 315 (12.28%) jQuery
10 313 (12.20%) HTML5
11 307 (11.96%) RESTful
12 297 (11.57%) Spring
13 281 (10.95%) Node.js
14 241 (9.39%) .NET Framework
15 237 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web API
16 206 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 180 (7.01%) CSS3
18 171 (6.66%) SOAP
19 154 (6.00%) JSON
20 151 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 201 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
2 163 (6.35%) User Experience
3 153 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 130 (5.07%) Fintech
5 100 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 90 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
7 83 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
8 57 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
9 50 (1.95%) Hedge funds
10 37 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 27 (1.05%) Fixed Income
13 25 (0.97%) Algorithms
14 20 (0.78%) NHS
15 19 (0.74%) Derivative
16 18 (0.70%) Virtual Team
17 17 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (0.58%) Social Media
19 13 (0.51%) Management Information System
20 12 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 202 (7.87%) Linux
2 139 (5.42%) Windows
3 82 (3.20%) Apple iOS
4 78 (3.04%) Android
4 78 (3.04%) Unix
5 11 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.35%) VMS
7 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.19%) CentOS
8 5 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.12%) AIX
9 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.078%) HPUX
10 2 (0.078%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.078%) Solaris
11 1 (0.039%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.039%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,514 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (24.28%) TDD
3 590 (22.99%) MVC
4 555 (21.63%) Scrum
5 537 (20.93%) Mentoring
6 351 (13.68%) Microservices
7 325 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
8 323 (12.59%) Software Engineering
9 297 (11.57%) DevOps
10 268 (10.44%) BDD
11 259 (10.09%) Front End Development
12 256 (9.98%) Test Automation
13 253 (9.86%) OO
14 217 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
15 205 (7.99%) Unit Testing
16 201 (7.83%) SDLC
17 182 (7.09%) SOA
18 177 (6.90%) Web Development
19 164 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
20 140 (5.46%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,145 (44.62%) JavaScript
2 1,081 (42.13%) C#
3 876 (34.14%) Java
4 689 (26.85%) SQL
5 247 (9.63%) Python
6 225 (8.77%) PHP
7 168 (6.55%) T-SQL
8 150 (5.85%) Java 8
9 111 (4.33%) TypeScript
10 99 (3.86%) Scala
11 87 (3.39%) C++
11 87 (3.39%) Ruby
12 63 (2.46%) ES6
12 63 (2.46%) VB.NET
13 53 (2.07%) C
14 48 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 44 (1.71%) Apple Swift
16 41 (1.60%) Kotlin
17 37 (1.44%) Objective-C
18 27 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 236 (9.20%) Degree
2 82 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 44 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.82%) MCPD
7 7 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.12%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.12%) CISSP
10 3 (0.12%) ISEB
10 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.12%) PhD
11 2 (0.078%) MCSD
11 2 (0.078%) MCSE
12 1 (0.039%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.039%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.039%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.039%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.60%) QA
2 13 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.35%) MiFID
4 7 (0.27%) GDPR
5 2 (0.078%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.078%) PSD2
6 1 (0.039%) PMO
6 1 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 195 (7.60%) Docker
2 15 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.19%) HDFS
6 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.039%) GridGain
7 1 (0.039%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 74 (2.88%) Terraform
2 56 (2.18%) Kubernetes
3 38 (1.48%) Ansible
4 21 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.82%) Puppet
5 10 (0.39%) Packer
6 9 (0.35%) Consul
7 5 (0.19%) cPanel
7 5 (0.19%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.19%) Kibana
8 4 (0.16%) logstash
8 4 (0.16%) Marathon
9 3 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.078%) Automic
10 2 (0.078%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.078%) Dollar Universe
10 2 (0.078%) Graphite
10 2 (0.078%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 376 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 189 (7.37%) Oracle
3 61 (2.38%) Google
4 45 (1.75%) Sitecore
5 39 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 33 (1.29%) Xamarin
7 19 (0.74%) hybris
7 19 (0.74%) SAP
7 19 (0.74%) Talend
8 18 (0.70%) Tableau
9 16 (0.62%) Zend
10 14 (0.55%) Splunk
11 13 (0.51%) Foundry
12 11 (0.43%) IBM
12 11 (0.43%) TOWER Software
12 11 (0.43%) Twitter
13 10 (0.39%) VMware
14 9 (0.35%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.35%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.35%) TIBCO