Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 220 228
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,327 2,722 2,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.62% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.69% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,989 2,398 2,426
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

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 141,802 161,131 167,697
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.99% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,659 130,907 141,123
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -24 1,091 £75,000 +7.14% 158
South East +16 446 £60,000 +7.14% 32
North of England +11 330 £55,000 +10.00% 63
Midlands -6 193 £50,000 - 41
North West +6 183 £54,000 +2.86% 39
South West -15 140 £55,000 +15.79% 19
East of England +9 128 £62,500 +4.17% 23
Yorkshire +27 109 £55,000 +4.76% 18
West Midlands -9 99 £44,000 -12.00% 25
East Midlands +22 93 £50,750 -5.58% 16
North East +18 38 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1,304 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,015 (43.62%) C#
3 1,000 (42.97%) JavaScript
4 875 (37.60%) .NET
5 766 (32.92%) Java
6 750 (32.23%) HTML
7 703 (30.21%) SQL
8 682 (29.31%) CSS
9 581 (24.97%) AngularJS
10 517 (22.22%) TDD
11 492 (21.14%) MVC
12 479 (20.58%) SQL Server
13 455 (19.55%) Scrum
14 441 (18.95%) Mentoring
15 415 (17.83%) Finance
16 385 (16.54%) ASP.NET
17 379 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
18 372 (15.99%) Microsoft
19 364 (15.64%) Web Services
20 329 (14.14%) Git (software)
21 327 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
22 303 (13.02%) React
23 284 (12.20%) HTML5
24 280 (12.03%) Software Engineering
25 267 (11.47%) Spring
26 257 (11.04%) Degree
27 252 (10.83%) jQuery
28 250 (10.74%) Microservices
29 246 (10.57%) Node.js
30 243 (10.44%) Continuous Integration

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
1 100 (4.30%) CMS
2 73 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.28%) Confluence
5 51 (2.19%) IIS
6 41 (1.76%) JBoss
6 41 (1.76%) WebSphere
7 39 (1.68%) Apache
8 37 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 30 (1.29%) Apache Spark
10 26 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 26 (1.12%) Umbraco
11 21 (0.90%) WordPress
12 20 (0.86%) nginx
12 20 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (0.86%) WebLogic
13 17 (0.73%) NServiceBus
14 15 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.77%) AutoCAD
3 17 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.43%) Weka
5 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Maya
9 2 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.086%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.086%) SPSS
9 2 (0.086%) Stata
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.043%) Houdini
10 1 (0.043%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 36 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.64%) Magento
3 13 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.21%) Changepoint
7 4 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.086%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.086%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.043%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.043%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.043%) MetaTrader
10 1 (0.043%) Misys Opics
10 1 (0.043%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.043%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 379 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
2 327 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (4.73%) SaaS
4 55 (2.36%) npm
5 38 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 34 (1.46%) GitHub
7 24 (1.03%) PaaS
8 23 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.90%) Office 365
9 21 (0.90%) Serverless
10 18 (0.77%) NuGet
11 17 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (0.60%) Yarn
14 10 (0.43%) Boomi
14 10 (0.43%) G Suite
15 9 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.39%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.29%) HTTP
2 29 (1.25%) Internet
3 8 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (0.26%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.26%) SMS
4 6 (0.26%) SSL
5 4 (0.17%) Intranet
6 3 (0.13%) Broadband
7 2 (0.086%) AMQP
7 2 (0.086%) CTI
7 2 (0.086%) Skype
7 2 (0.086%) SSH
7 2 (0.086%) VoIP
7 2 (0.086%) Wireless
8 1 (0.043%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.043%) LAN
8 1 (0.043%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.043%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (20.58%) SQL Server
2 198 (8.51%) MySQL
3 133 (5.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 121 (5.20%) NoSQL
5 120 (5.16%) Big Data
6 108 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
7 104 (4.47%) MongoDB
8 100 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 89 (3.82%) Relational Database
10 84 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 54 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 53 (2.28%) Power BI
14 49 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 45 (1.93%) RDBMS
16 41 (1.76%) Hadoop
17 34 (1.46%) Redis
18 27 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
19 24 (1.03%) Oracle Database
20 22 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 329 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 184 (7.91%) Jenkins
3 156 (6.70%) JIRA
4 94 (4.04%) Maven
5 86 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 82 (3.52%) Subversion
7 79 (3.39%) Selenium
8 77 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 69 (2.97%) webpack
10 63 (2.71%) gulp
11 62 (2.66%) NUnit
12 59 (2.54%) JUnit
12 59 (2.54%) TeamCity
13 43 (1.85%) Bitbucket
14 40 (1.72%) Grunt
15 39 (1.68%) Gradle
15 39 (1.68%) Jasmine
16 34 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
17 31 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
18 30 (1.29%) WebDriver
General
1 415 (17.83%) Finance
2 113 (4.86%) Banking
3 112 (4.81%) Retail
4 84 (3.61%) Marketing
5 59 (2.54%) Games
6 57 (2.45%) Advertising
7 43 (1.85%) Front Office
8 28 (1.20%) Law
9 18 (0.77%) Automotive
9 18 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.69%) Back Office
10 16 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.60%) Electronics
12 12 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.43%) Legal
15 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.21%) Digital Economy
17 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.17%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 875 (37.60%) .NET
2 750 (32.23%) HTML
3 682 (29.31%) CSS
4 581 (24.97%) AngularJS
5 385 (16.54%) ASP.NET
6 364 (15.64%) Web Services
7 303 (13.02%) React
8 284 (12.20%) HTML5
9 267 (11.47%) Spring
10 252 (10.83%) jQuery
11 246 (10.57%) Node.js
12 232 (9.97%) RESTful
13 231 (9.93%) REST
14 215 (9.24%) .NET Framework
15 205 (8.81%) ASP.NET Web API
16 173 (7.43%) CSS3
17 156 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
18 136 (5.84%) SOAP
19 130 (5.59%) XML
20 129 (5.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 204 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
2 137 (5.89%) Fintech
3 125 (5.37%) User Experience
4 91 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 86 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (3.52%) Mobile App
7 56 (2.41%) Hedge funds
8 53 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 31 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 26 (1.12%) Algorithms
11 26 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 24 (1.03%) NHS
13 21 (0.90%) Fixed Income
14 20 (0.86%) Derivative
15 19 (0.82%) Life Science
16 15 (0.64%) Data Centre
16 15 (0.64%) Public Cloud
17 14 (0.60%) Social Media
17 14 (0.60%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 186 (7.99%) Windows
2 177 (7.61%) Linux
3 110 (4.73%) Android
4 106 (4.56%) Apple iOS
5 70 (3.01%) Unix
6 12 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.21%) CentOS
8 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.13%) Android TV
10 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.086%) AIX
11 2 (0.086%) VMS
11 2 (0.086%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.043%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.043%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,304 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (22.22%) TDD
3 492 (21.14%) MVC
4 455 (19.55%) Scrum
5 441 (18.95%) Mentoring
6 280 (12.03%) Software Engineering
7 250 (10.74%) Microservices
8 243 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
9 230 (9.88%) Front End Development
10 227 (9.76%) BDD
11 223 (9.58%) Test Automation
12 207 (8.90%) DevOps
13 198 (8.51%) OO
14 188 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
15 181 (7.78%) SDLC
16 178 (7.65%) Web Development
17 161 (6.92%) Unit Testing
18 157 (6.75%) Computer Science
18 157 (6.75%) Technical Leadership
19 151 (6.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,015 (43.62%) C#
2 1,000 (42.97%) JavaScript
3 766 (32.92%) Java
4 703 (30.21%) SQL
5 228 (9.80%) Python
6 205 (8.81%) PHP
7 172 (7.39%) T-SQL
8 119 (5.11%) Java 8
9 103 (4.43%) C++
10 94 (4.04%) TypeScript
11 92 (3.95%) Scala
12 90 (3.87%) Ruby
13 85 (3.65%) ES6
14 48 (2.06%) C
15 47 (2.02%) Apple Swift
15 47 (2.02%) Objective-C
16 46 (1.98%) VB.NET
17 42 (1.80%) PL/SQL
18 30 (1.29%) Kotlin
19 29 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 257 (11.04%) Degree
2 90 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 41 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.60%) Master's Degree
6 14 (0.60%) MCPD
7 12 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.13%) CISSP
8 3 (0.13%) ISEB
8 3 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.086%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.086%) MCSD
9 2 (0.086%) MCSE
9 2 (0.086%) MPhil
9 2 (0.086%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.086%) PhD
10 1 (0.043%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.043%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.77%) QA
2 8 (0.34%) MiFID
3 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.26%) GDPR
3 6 (0.26%) PMO
4 5 (0.21%) IFRS
4 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.17%) WCAG
6 3 (0.13%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.086%) PSD2
System Software
1 182 (7.82%) Docker
2 23 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.52%) HDFS
5 11 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.21%) Firmware
6 5 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 86 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 47 (2.02%) Terraform
3 31 (1.33%) Ansible
4 20 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.60%) Puppet
6 10 (0.43%) Packer
7 9 (0.39%) Consul
8 7 (0.30%) CloudHub
9 6 (0.26%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.21%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.21%) Kibana
11 4 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.13%) cPanel
12 3 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.086%) Automic
13 2 (0.086%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.086%) Dollar Universe
13 2 (0.086%) Graphite
13 2 (0.086%) logstash
Vendors
1 372 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 148 (6.36%) Oracle
3 57 (2.45%) Google
4 53 (2.28%) Tableau
5 35 (1.50%) Sitecore
6 28 (1.20%) Xamarin
7 27 (1.16%) Zend
8 25 (1.07%) Alteryx
8 25 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.69%) SAP
10 15 (0.64%) hybris
10 15 (0.64%) IBM
11 14 (0.60%) Cognos
12 13 (0.56%) Foundry
13 12 (0.52%) VMware
14 11 (0.47%) ForgeRock
15 10 (0.43%) Adobe
15 10 (0.43%) MuleSoft
16 9 (0.39%) Splunk
17 8 (0.34%) Dell