Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 228 235
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2670 2708 3006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.51% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.56% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2350 2452 2713
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -7 1351 £70,000 - 99
South East +60 406 £55,000 - 30
North of England -48 349 £50,000 - 31
Midlands +20 235 £50,000 +5.26% 16
North West -48 220 £51,500 -1.90% 20
South West +20 196 £47,000 - 10
West Midlands -7 142 £50,000 +16.92% 11
East of England -2 127 £57,500 -4.17% 19
Yorkshire -23 108 £52,500 +5.00% 9
East Midlands +39 93 £52,500 +5.00% 5
North East +3 21 £47,000 +4.44% 2
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Lead Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 1470 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1304 (48.84%) JavaScript
3 966 (36.18%) .NET
4 956 (35.81%) C#
5 886 (33.18%) HTML
6 794 (29.74%) Java
7 781 (29.25%) CSS
8 775 (29.03%) SQL
9 674 (25.24%) MVC
10 630 (23.60%) AngularJS
11 596 (22.32%) SQL Server
12 566 (21.20%) TDD
13 535 (20.04%) Finance
14 515 (19.29%) ASP.NET
15 506 (18.95%) Mentoring
16 489 (18.31%) Scrum
17 403 (15.09%) PHP
18 389 (14.57%) Microsoft
19 373 (13.97%) HTML5
20 372 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
21 368 (13.78%) Node.js
22 357 (13.37%) Git (software)
23 349 (13.07%) jQuery
24 346 (12.96%) React
25 330 (12.36%) Web Services
26 319 (11.95%) RESTful
27 312 (11.69%) Software Engineering
28 309 (11.57%) MySQL
29 302 (11.31%) OO
30 300 (11.24%) 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
1 189 (7.08%) Elasticsearch
2 158 (5.92%) CMS
3 94 (3.52%) WordPress
4 76 (2.85%) SharePoint
5 72 (2.70%) WebSphere
6 68 (2.55%) Apache
7 64 (2.40%) Drupal
8 49 (1.84%) Apache Spark
9 43 (1.61%) Confluence
9 43 (1.61%) Joomla!
10 35 (1.31%) Tomcat
11 30 (1.12%) Umbraco
12 28 (1.05%) IIS
13 25 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
14 24 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
17 17 (0.64%) EPiServer
17 17 (0.64%) JBoss
18 12 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 39 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.34%) InVision
4 9 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.075%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.075%) Maya
7 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.037%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.037%) Blender
8 1 (0.037%) HipChat
8 1 (0.037%) InDesign
8 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.037%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 53 (1.99%) Magento
2 21 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.34%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.26%) MetaTrader
6 6 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.22%) Maximo
6 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.075%) iTrent
9 2 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.037%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.037%) OpenCart
10 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.037%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.037%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 372 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (3.11%) GitHub
4 69 (2.58%) SaaS
5 45 (1.69%) npm
6 36 (1.35%) Serverless
7 29 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 28 (1.05%) Office 365
9 27 (1.01%) Amazon S3
10 18 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.45%) DigitalOcean
11 12 (0.45%) Heroku
12 11 (0.41%) TestFlight
13 8 (0.30%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
14 7 (0.26%) Firebase
14 7 (0.26%) PaaS
15 6 (0.22%) Google Play
16 5 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.46%) Internet
2 36 (1.35%) HTTP
3 19 (0.71%) Intranet
4 12 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.41%) SMS
6 7 (0.26%) RS-232
7 6 (0.22%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.22%) FTP
7 6 (0.22%) GPRS
7 6 (0.22%) NFC
7 6 (0.22%) RFID
7 6 (0.22%) UMTS
7 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.19%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.15%) SMPP
10 3 (0.11%) AMQP
11 2 (0.075%) Broadband
11 2 (0.075%) DNS
11 2 (0.075%) Extranet
11 2 (0.075%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (22.32%) SQL Server
2 309 (11.57%) MySQL
3 192 (7.19%) NoSQL
4 184 (6.89%) MongoDB
5 136 (5.09%) Big Data
6 135 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 129 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 96 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 89 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
10 83 (3.11%) Hadoop
11 66 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
12 65 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 64 (2.40%) RDBMS
14 63 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 53 (1.99%) Power BI
16 49 (1.84%) QlikView
17 45 (1.69%) Redis
18 44 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
19 41 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 41 (1.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 357 (13.37%) Git (software)
2 186 (6.97%) Jenkins
3 135 (5.06%) TeamCity
4 128 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 123 (4.61%) Subversion
6 121 (4.53%) JIRA
7 110 (4.12%) Maven
8 101 (3.78%) Visual Studio
9 75 (2.81%) gulp
10 67 (2.51%) Selenium
11 61 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 54 (2.02%) Grunt
13 44 (1.65%) webpack
14 40 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 39 (1.46%) NUnit
16 35 (1.31%) Cucumber
16 35 (1.31%) Jasmine
17 34 (1.27%) JUnit
18 30 (1.12%) SpecFlow
19 29 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 535 (20.04%) Finance
2 245 (9.18%) Banking
3 165 (6.18%) Retail
4 109 (4.08%) Marketing
5 87 (3.26%) Advertising
6 85 (3.18%) Games
7 78 (2.92%) Investment Banking
8 42 (1.57%) Front Office
9 39 (1.46%) Legal
10 38 (1.42%) Retail Banking
11 36 (1.35%) Telecoms
12 26 (0.97%) Electronics
13 23 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.67%) Law
16 17 (0.64%) Back Office
17 13 (0.49%) Automotive
17 13 (0.49%) Publishing
18 7 (0.26%) Military
19 6 (0.22%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 966 (36.18%) .NET
2 886 (33.18%) HTML
3 781 (29.25%) CSS
4 630 (23.60%) AngularJS
5 515 (19.29%) ASP.NET
6 373 (13.97%) HTML5
7 368 (13.78%) Node.js
8 349 (13.07%) jQuery
9 346 (12.96%) React
10 330 (12.36%) Web Services
11 319 (11.95%) RESTful
12 300 (11.24%) REST
13 284 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 278 (10.41%) Spring
15 226 (8.46%) CSS3
16 211 (7.90%) ASP.NET Web API
17 210 (7.87%) .NET Framework
18 175 (6.55%) XML
19 143 (5.36%) WCF
20 134 (5.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 240 (8.99%) Greenfield Project
2 221 (8.28%) User Experience
3 186 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 166 (6.22%) Mobile App
5 139 (5.21%) Computer Science
6 97 (3.63%) Fintech
7 66 (2.47%) Fixed Income
8 54 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.84%) N-Tier
10 40 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 40 (1.50%) iPad
11 32 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 32 (1.20%) Equities
12 31 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.05%) Derivative
14 27 (1.01%) Social Media
15 23 (0.86%) Hedge funds
15 23 (0.86%) Online Banking
16 20 (0.75%) Digital Media
17 18 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 224 (8.39%) Linux
2 104 (3.90%) Android
3 99 (3.71%) Apple iOS
4 77 (2.88%) Windows
5 52 (1.95%) Unix
6 13 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.26%) Debian
9 5 (0.19%) AIX
10 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.11%) CentOS
12 2 (0.075%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.075%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.037%) VMS
13 1 (0.037%) webOS
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1470 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (25.24%) MVC
3 566 (21.20%) TDD
4 506 (18.95%) Mentoring
5 489 (18.31%) Scrum
6 312 (11.69%) Software Engineering
7 302 (11.31%) OO
8 298 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
9 277 (10.37%) Front End Development
10 267 (10.00%) BDD
11 250 (9.36%) DevOps
12 242 (9.06%) Microservices
13 229 (8.58%) E-Commerce
14 220 (8.24%) Web Development
15 219 (8.20%) SDLC
16 213 (7.98%) Unit Testing
17 196 (7.34%) Test Automation
18 173 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
19 159 (5.96%) OOP
20 152 (5.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1304 (48.84%) JavaScript
2 956 (35.81%) C#
3 794 (29.74%) Java
4 775 (29.03%) SQL
5 403 (15.09%) PHP
6 166 (6.22%) Python
6 166 (6.22%) T-SQL
7 96 (3.60%) ES6
8 92 (3.45%) C++
9 82 (3.07%) Scala
10 76 (2.85%) Ruby
11 73 (2.73%) TypeScript
12 65 (2.43%) PowerShell
13 50 (1.87%) C
14 40 (1.50%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 33 (1.24%) Apple Swift
17 28 (1.05%) Objective-C
18 27 (1.01%) VBA
19 26 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 225 (8.43%) Degree
2 77 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 49 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 39 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.60%) Sun Certification
7 14 (0.52%) MCPD
8 13 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (0.45%) OCMJD
9 12 (0.45%) OCPJP
9 12 (0.45%) OCPJWCD
10 9 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (0.30%) MCSD
12 6 (0.22%) MCITP
12 6 (0.22%) MCSE
12 6 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.15%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.11%) MCTS
15 2 (0.075%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.075%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.63%) QA
2 10 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.26%) GCP
5 5 (0.19%) Basel III
5 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.15%) SEPA
6 4 (0.15%) WCAG
7 2 (0.075%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.075%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.075%) SLA
8 1 (0.037%) IFRS
8 1 (0.037%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.037%) MiFID
8 1 (0.037%) PMO
8 1 (0.037%) WAI
System Software
1 207 (7.75%) Docker
2 15 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.075%) HDFS
4 2 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.037%) GridGain
5 1 (0.037%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (3.03%) Puppet
2 57 (2.13%) Ansible
3 46 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (0.97%) Terraform
5 25 (0.94%) Kibana
6 23 (0.86%) logstash
7 22 (0.82%) Packer
8 21 (0.79%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.19%) Marathon
11 3 (0.11%) Opsview
12 2 (0.075%) Control-M
12 2 (0.075%) cPanel
12 2 (0.075%) HockeyApp
13 1 (0.037%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.037%) Consul
13 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 389 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 190 (7.12%) Oracle
3 81 (3.03%) Google
4 58 (2.17%) Sybase
5 55 (2.06%) Zend
6 40 (1.50%) Sitecore
7 32 (1.20%) SAP
7 32 (1.20%) Xamarin
8 31 (1.16%) Adobe
9 26 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (0.94%) Tableau
11 23 (0.86%) Twitter
12 17 (0.64%) Facebook
13 15 (0.56%) Apple
14 13 (0.49%) DevExpress
14 13 (0.49%) RedGate
15 12 (0.45%) Sun
16 11 (0.41%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.34%) Marketo
18 8 (0.30%) TIBCO