Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 221 222
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,691 2,582 3,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.64% 1.56% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.61% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,371 2,366 2,749
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £40,400
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

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 157,806 159,971 191,978
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.52% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 130,683 133,807 162,127
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 1,217 £70,625 +4.63% 171
South East +71 545 £57,500 +4.55% 53
North of England -40 316 £52,500 +5.00% 69
Midlands +27 256 £50,000 - 36
East of England +38 200 £62,500 -3.85% 32
North West -47 166 £55,000 +10.00% 40
West Midlands +25 156 £50,000 +7.53% 18
South West -40 147 £50,000 - 18
Yorkshire -17 121 £52,500 +5.00% 21
East Midlands +18 100 £52,000 -0.95% 18
North East -3 29 £45,000 +4.65% 8
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,464 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,305 (48.49%) JavaScript
3 1,058 (39.32%) C#
4 999 (37.12%) .NET
5 946 (35.15%) HTML
6 796 (29.58%) CSS
7 795 (29.54%) Java
8 760 (28.24%) MVC
9 746 (27.72%) SQL
10 672 (24.97%) AngularJS
11 630 (23.41%) ASP.NET
12 573 (21.29%) Mentoring
13 547 (20.33%) Scrum
13 547 (20.33%) SQL Server
14 524 (19.47%) TDD
15 440 (16.35%) Finance
16 433 (16.09%) React
17 431 (16.02%) jQuery
18 391 (14.53%) HTML5
18 391 (14.53%) Web Services
19 379 (14.08%) Microsoft
20 374 (13.90%) PHP
21 362 (13.45%) RESTful
22 359 (13.34%) ASP.NET MVC
23 351 (13.04%) Node.js
24 350 (13.01%) Git (software)
25 342 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
26 335 (12.45%) Software Engineering
27 309 (11.48%) REST
28 307 (11.41%) Front End Development

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
1 176 (6.54%) CMS
2 167 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
3 99 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 95 (3.53%) Drupal
5 87 (3.23%) Apache
6 80 (2.97%) WordPress
7 70 (2.60%) Umbraco
8 46 (1.71%) Confluence
9 42 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 41 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 37 (1.37%) Joomla!
12 35 (1.30%) Apache Spark
13 30 (1.11%) JBoss
13 30 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 27 (1.00%) IIS
14 27 (1.00%) Tomcat
15 26 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
16 25 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (0.82%) EPiServer
18 19 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.15%) Maya
8 2 (0.074%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.074%) Blender
8 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.074%) Weka
9 1 (0.037%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.037%) HipChat
9 1 (0.037%) InVision
9 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 59 (2.19%) Magento
2 34 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
8 2 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.074%) iTrent
8 2 (0.074%) Maximo
8 2 (0.074%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.074%) Shopify
8 2 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.037%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 342 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 271 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.12%) GitHub
4 56 (2.08%) SaaS
5 48 (1.78%) Office 365
6 47 (1.75%) Serverless
7 30 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (1.11%) PaaS
8 29 (1.08%) npm
9 24 (0.89%) DigitalOcean
10 23 (0.85%) Heroku
11 22 (0.82%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.67%) Yammer
13 15 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.56%) Cloudflare
14 13 (0.48%) IaaS
15 10 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
16 9 (0.33%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.82%) HTTP
2 39 (1.45%) Internet
3 21 (0.78%) Intranet
4 10 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.33%) Skype
5 9 (0.33%) SMS
6 8 (0.30%) FTP
7 3 (0.11%) AMQP
7 3 (0.11%) DNS
8 2 (0.074%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.074%) Broadband
8 2 (0.074%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.074%) PPP
9 1 (0.037%) RS-232
9 1 (0.037%) SNMP
9 1 (0.037%) VoIP
9 1 (0.037%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.037%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 300 (11.15%) MySQL
3 196 (7.28%) NoSQL
4 138 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 128 (4.76%) Big Data
6 93 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 85 (3.16%) Relational Database
8 75 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
9 68 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 61 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 59 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (1.86%) Oracle Database
13 46 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 36 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 35 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
16 34 (1.26%) Redis
17 33 (1.23%) MariaDB
17 33 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
18 31 (1.15%) HBase
18 31 (1.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 350 (13.01%) Git (software)
2 180 (6.69%) Jenkins
3 140 (5.20%) Subversion
4 139 (5.17%) JIRA
5 135 (5.02%) Visual Studio
6 101 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 100 (3.72%) TeamCity
8 96 (3.57%) Maven
9 75 (2.79%) Selenium
10 62 (2.30%) Grunt
11 56 (2.08%) gulp
12 52 (1.93%) NUnit
13 49 (1.82%) webpack
14 44 (1.64%) Cucumber
14 44 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
15 40 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 40 (1.49%) Gradle
15 40 (1.49%) Jasmine
16 37 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
17 35 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 440 (16.35%) Finance
2 170 (6.32%) Banking
3 130 (4.83%) Retail
4 99 (3.68%) Games
5 89 (3.31%) Marketing
6 88 (3.27%) Advertising
7 49 (1.82%) Front Office
8 43 (1.60%) Legal
9 41 (1.52%) Publishing
10 33 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 25 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 17 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.56%) Back Office
14 13 (0.48%) Russian Language
15 12 (0.45%) Automotive
16 10 (0.37%) Law
17 6 (0.22%) Manufacturing
18 5 (0.19%) Electronics
18 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 999 (37.12%) .NET
2 946 (35.15%) HTML
3 796 (29.58%) CSS
4 672 (24.97%) AngularJS
5 630 (23.41%) ASP.NET
6 433 (16.09%) React
7 431 (16.02%) jQuery
8 391 (14.53%) HTML5
8 391 (14.53%) Web Services
9 362 (13.45%) RESTful
10 359 (13.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 351 (13.04%) Node.js
12 309 (11.48%) REST
13 259 (9.62%) Spring
14 257 (9.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 252 (9.36%) .NET Framework
16 241 (8.96%) CSS3
17 193 (7.17%) WCF
17 193 (7.17%) XML
18 162 (6.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 241 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
2 167 (6.21%) User Experience
3 133 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 128 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 128 (4.76%) Fintech
5 61 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (1.67%) Fixed Income
7 36 (1.34%) Equities
8 33 (1.23%) Social Media
9 31 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.11%) Online Banking
11 27 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 22 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 21 (0.78%) Derivative
13 21 (0.78%) iPad
14 18 (0.67%) Animation
14 18 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 194 (7.21%) Linux
2 97 (3.60%) Android
3 82 (3.05%) Apple iOS
4 62 (2.30%) Windows
5 55 (2.04%) Unix
6 28 (1.04%) AIX
7 16 (0.59%) Debian
8 15 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.074%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.074%) HPUX
11 2 (0.074%) Solaris
11 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.037%) CentOS
12 1 (0.037%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.037%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.037%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,464 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (28.24%) MVC
3 573 (21.29%) Mentoring
4 547 (20.33%) Scrum
5 524 (19.47%) TDD
6 335 (12.45%) Software Engineering
7 307 (11.41%) Front End Development
8 304 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
9 270 (10.03%) OO
10 269 (10.00%) Microservices
11 264 (9.81%) Web Development
12 259 (9.62%) DevOps
13 253 (9.40%) Unit Testing
14 242 (8.99%) E-Commerce
15 239 (8.88%) BDD
16 211 (7.84%) SDLC
17 186 (6.91%) Coaching
18 163 (6.06%) Test Automation
19 162 (6.02%) OOP
20 134 (4.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (48.49%) JavaScript
2 1,058 (39.32%) C#
3 795 (29.54%) Java
4 746 (27.72%) SQL
5 374 (13.90%) PHP
6 172 (6.39%) Python
7 134 (4.98%) T-SQL
8 114 (4.24%) Scala
9 111 (4.12%) C++
10 94 (3.49%) Ruby
11 83 (3.08%) ES6
12 69 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 66 (2.45%) TypeScript
14 52 (1.93%) C
15 47 (1.75%) PL/SQL
16 37 (1.37%) VB.NET
17 30 (1.11%) PHP 7
18 23 (0.85%) ClojureScript
18 23 (0.85%) VBA
19 21 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 218 (8.10%) Degree
2 73 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 35 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (0.82%) Sun Certification
7 20 (0.74%) MCPD
8 13 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.33%) OCMJD
11 9 (0.33%) OCPJP
11 9 (0.33%) OCPJWCD
12 8 (0.30%) MCTS
13 6 (0.22%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.074%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.074%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.074%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 1 (0.037%) OCP
15 1 (0.037%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.09%) QA
2 12 (0.45%) GCP
3 9 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.22%) WAI
6 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.11%) SLA
7 2 (0.074%) MiFID
7 2 (0.074%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.037%) EMIR
8 1 (0.037%) PMO
8 1 (0.037%) SEPA
System Software
1 193 (7.17%) Docker
2 26 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.15%) HDFS
4 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.037%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 80 (2.97%) Puppet
2 58 (2.16%) Ansible
3 46 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.34%) Kubernetes
5 28 (1.04%) Terraform
6 18 (0.67%) Kibana
6 18 (0.67%) logstash
7 16 (0.59%) Packer
8 8 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.11%) Ambari
9 3 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.074%) Control-M
11 1 (0.037%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.037%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.037%) MOM
Vendors
1 379 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 217 (8.06%) Oracle
3 74 (2.75%) Google
4 44 (1.64%) Zend
5 40 (1.49%) Sitecore
6 38 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 30 (1.11%) Capita
7 30 (1.11%) Twitter
8 29 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (1.04%) webMethods
10 27 (1.00%) Adobe
11 25 (0.93%) Tableau
12 21 (0.78%) DevExpress
13 19 (0.71%) IBM
14 17 (0.63%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.63%) Sun
14 17 (0.63%) Sybase
15 16 (0.59%) Alias
16 10 (0.37%) Facebook
16 10 (0.37%) MuleSoft