Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 178 240
Rank change year-on-year -52 +62 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,700 900 1,777
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.54% 2.02% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.13% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 802 1,553
10th Percentile £51,875 £47,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £109,425 £96,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +1.54%

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 100,590 42,240 120,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.18% 94.90% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 70,673 35,669 98,264
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -49 853 £87,500 +5.42% 161
South East -47 332 £70,000 +7.69% 28
North of England -60 193 £60,000 +9.09% 57
Midlands -57 121 £60,000 - 38
South West -69 109 £60,000 +4.35% 23
North West -61 101 £65,000 +8.33% 28
West Midlands -81 85 £60,000 - 29
Yorkshire -73 81 £59,750 +19.50% 13
East of England -76 56 £71,500 +19.17% 16
East Midlands -54 36 £52,500 -12.50% 9
North East -29 11 £45,000 +8.43% 16
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 818 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 733 (43.12%) JavaScript
3 552 (32.47%) Azure
4 527 (31.00%) Java
5 523 (30.76%) React
6 481 (28.29%) .NET
7 480 (28.24%) C#
8 468 (27.53%) Software Engineering
9 449 (26.41%) AWS
10 384 (22.59%) Mentoring
11 381 (22.41%) TDD
12 373 (21.94%) SQL
13 366 (21.53%) Full Stack Development
14 365 (21.47%) Finance
15 364 (21.41%) AngularJS
16 345 (20.29%) Scrum
17 340 (20.00%) DevOps
18 318 (18.71%) Docker
19 316 (18.59%) Microservices
20 313 (18.41%) Web Services
21 307 (18.06%) Social Skills
22 304 (17.88%) CSS
23 299 (17.59%) Python
24 284 (16.71%) Node.js
25 279 (16.41%) HTML
26 277 (16.29%) Kubernetes
27 257 (15.12%) Git (software)
28 248 (14.59%) .NET Core
29 245 (14.41%) TypeScript
30 235 (13.82%) Spring

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 69 (4.06%) Apache
2 57 (3.35%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.88%) CMS
4 47 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 41 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 38 (2.24%) GemFire
8 27 (1.59%) Apache Solr
9 25 (1.47%) nginx
10 20 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (1.18%) Confluence
11 19 (1.12%) Jupyter
12 17 (1.00%) Apache TomEE
13 15 (0.88%) WordPress
14 14 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
15 13 (0.76%) IIS
16 10 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
17 9 (0.53%) Drupal
18 8 (0.47%) DataSynapse
19 7 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (1.06%) Simulink
2 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.59%) InDesign
4 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) Sketch
6 3 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.059%) InVision
Business Applications
1 22 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.59%) Shopify
3 7 (0.41%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Maximo
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.12%) ProductWriter
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.059%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 552 (32.47%) Azure
2 449 (26.41%) AWS
3 207 (12.18%) GCP
4 136 (8.00%) SaaS
5 95 (5.59%) GitHub
6 93 (5.47%) Serverless
7 54 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
8 53 (3.12%) Power Platform
9 48 (2.82%) PaaS
10 36 (2.12%) npm
11 34 (2.00%) Azure Service Bus
11 34 (2.00%) Azure Storage
11 34 (2.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 34 (2.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 31 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
13 27 (1.59%) Azure App Service
13 27 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (1.53%) Amazon Kinesis
15 25 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
16 24 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.29%) Broadband
1 22 (1.29%) DNS
1 22 (1.29%) Firewall
1 22 (1.29%) VPN
2 20 (1.18%) AMQP
3 14 (0.82%) Internet
4 7 (0.41%) WebEx
5 5 (0.29%) HTTP
5 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.24%) 5G
6 4 (0.24%) MQTT
7 3 (0.18%) SMS
8 2 (0.12%) FTP
8 2 (0.12%) SSL
9 1 (0.059%) DAB
9 1 (0.059%) DHCP
9 1 (0.059%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.059%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.059%) Network Security
9 1 (0.059%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 150 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 114 (6.71%) Relational Database
4 111 (6.53%) Big Data
5 106 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (6.06%) MySQL
7 100 (5.88%) Redis
8 88 (5.18%) MongoDB
9 55 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 51 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (2.35%) HBase
12 40 (2.35%) MariaDB
13 36 (2.12%) Power BI
14 30 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 28 (1.65%) Hadoop
16 27 (1.59%) Amazon Athena
17 23 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (1.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 257 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 220 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 108 (6.35%) JIRA
4 70 (4.12%) Cucumber
4 70 (4.12%) JUnit
5 64 (3.76%) Cypress.io
6 56 (3.29%) Maven
7 55 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 55 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 52 (3.06%) Protractor
9 48 (2.82%) TeamCity
9 48 (2.82%) Visual Studio
10 45 (2.65%) Gradle
11 44 (2.59%) Mockito
12 43 (2.53%) webpack
13 42 (2.47%) Eclipse
13 42 (2.47%) IntelliJ
14 41 (2.41%) Storybook
15 38 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
16 37 (2.18%) GitLab
General
1 365 (21.47%) Finance
2 307 (18.06%) Social Skills
3 150 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (7.53%) Front Office
5 125 (7.35%) Banking
6 84 (4.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 68 (4.00%) Law
8 55 (3.24%) Marketing
9 48 (2.82%) Retail
10 44 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
11 41 (2.41%) Games
12 36 (2.12%) Back Office
13 31 (1.82%) Investment Banking
13 31 (1.82%) Telecoms
14 26 (1.53%) Legal
15 23 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (1.29%) Billing
17 20 (1.18%) Presentation Skills
18 19 (1.12%) Public Sector
19 12 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (30.76%) React
2 481 (28.29%) .NET
3 364 (21.41%) AngularJS
4 313 (18.41%) Web Services
5 304 (17.88%) CSS
6 284 (16.71%) Node.js
7 279 (16.41%) HTML
8 248 (14.59%) .NET Core
9 235 (13.82%) Spring
10 185 (10.88%) RESTful
11 184 (10.82%) Vue.js
12 176 (10.35%) REST
13 128 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
14 117 (6.88%) .NET Framework
14 117 (6.88%) jQuery
15 112 (6.59%) Spring Boot
16 111 (6.53%) ASP.NET
17 104 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 90 (5.29%) GraphQL
18 90 (5.29%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 213 (12.53%) User Experience
2 149 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
3 103 (6.06%) Derivative
4 102 (6.00%) Fixed Income
5 100 (5.88%) Hedge funds
6 89 (5.24%) Equities
7 80 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 62 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
9 50 (2.94%) Mobile App
10 46 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (2.47%) Cloud Native
12 36 (2.12%) Credit Derivative
13 32 (1.88%) Credit Risk
14 31 (1.82%) Algorithms
15 19 (1.12%) Life Science
15 19 (1.12%) Social Media
16 18 (1.06%) Legacy Applications
17 15 (0.88%) Cyberattack
17 15 (0.88%) Mainframe
18 14 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 120 (7.06%) Linux
2 86 (5.06%) Unix
3 64 (3.76%) Windows
4 44 (2.59%) Android
4 44 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.65%) VMS
6 19 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.41%) Mesosphere
10 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 818 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 468 (27.53%) Software Engineering
3 384 (22.59%) Mentoring
4 381 (22.41%) TDD
5 366 (21.53%) Full Stack Development
6 345 (20.29%) Scrum
7 340 (20.00%) DevOps
8 316 (18.59%) Microservices
9 227 (13.35%) Fintech
10 219 (12.88%) MVC
11 193 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
12 192 (11.29%) Front End Development
13 183 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
14 172 (10.12%) Test Automation
15 161 (9.47%) Analytics
16 155 (9.12%) Coaching
17 137 (8.06%) BDD
18 120 (7.06%) Product Roadmap
19 117 (6.88%) SDLC
20 113 (6.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 733 (43.12%) JavaScript
2 527 (31.00%) Java
3 480 (28.24%) C#
4 373 (21.94%) SQL
5 299 (17.59%) Python
6 245 (14.41%) TypeScript
7 221 (13.00%) PHP
8 103 (6.06%) Go
9 89 (5.24%) T-SQL
10 78 (4.59%) C++
10 78 (4.59%) Kotlin
11 66 (3.88%) Scala
12 52 (3.06%) Groovy
13 49 (2.88%) Java 8
14 47 (2.76%) Apex Code
15 46 (2.71%) Shell Script
16 38 (2.24%) ES6
17 29 (1.71%) R
18 28 (1.65%) Java 11
19 24 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 145 (8.53%) Degree
2 37 (2.18%) OCP
2 37 (2.18%) Oracle Certification
3 28 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.29%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.29%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.12%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.12%) MCPD
9 2 (0.12%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.059%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.059%) HND
10 1 (0.059%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.059%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (8.29%) QA
2 13 (0.76%) Accessibility
2 13 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.41%) EMIR
3 7 (0.41%) MiFID
4 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.059%) GDPR
6 1 (0.059%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.059%) SEPA
System Software
1 318 (18.71%) Docker
2 39 (2.29%) HDFS
3 23 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.059%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 277 (16.29%) Kubernetes
2 132 (7.76%) Terraform
3 102 (6.00%) Ansible
4 42 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.53%) Kibana
6 8 (0.47%) Puppet
7 7 (0.41%) Automic
7 7 (0.41%) Consul
7 7 (0.41%) logstash
7 7 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.24%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.24%) Kubeflow
9 3 (0.18%) linkerd
9 3 (0.18%) Plesk
10 1 (0.059%) Apache Brooklyn
Vendors
1 230 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
3 54 (3.18%) Google
4 49 (2.88%) Oracle
5 39 (2.29%) VMware
6 38 (2.24%) Okta
7 19 (1.12%) YouTube
8 17 (1.00%) Databricks
9 16 (0.94%) Adobe
10 15 (0.88%) Sybase
11 14 (0.82%) SAP
11 14 (0.82%) Talend
12 11 (0.65%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.59%) Splunk
14 9 (0.53%) Nintex
15 8 (0.47%) PayPal
15 8 (0.47%) WooCommerce
15 8 (0.47%) Xamarin
16 7 (0.41%) Blue Prism
16 7 (0.41%) IBM