Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 226 225
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,619 2,500 2,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.54% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.60% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,248 2,225 2,627
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 155,235 155,991 181,545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,147 129,383 154,187
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -19 1,178 £75,000 +7.14% 145
South East +99 602 £57,500 +4.55% 50
North of England -35 298 £55,000 +10.00% 56
East of England +73 224 £62,500 - 32
Midlands +15 188 £47,500 -9.52% 36
North West -47 150 £55,000 +10.00% 30
South West -64 130 £50,000 +5.26% 33
Yorkshire -7 111 £51,500 -1.90% 21
West Midlands +21 108 £47,500 -5.00% 21
East Midlands 0 80 £47,500 -13.64% 15
North East +4 37 £52,500 +23.53% 5
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 1,508 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1,229 (46.93%) JavaScript
3 1,046 (39.94%) C#
4 961 (36.69%) .NET
5 900 (34.36%) HTML
6 868 (33.14%) Java
7 809 (30.89%) CSS
8 681 (26.00%) AngularJS
9 667 (25.47%) MVC
10 659 (25.16%) SQL
11 593 (22.64%) Mentoring
12 572 (21.84%) TDD
13 536 (20.47%) Scrum
14 535 (20.43%) ASP.NET
15 495 (18.90%) SQL Server
16 460 (17.56%) Finance
17 452 (17.26%) Web Services
18 444 (16.95%) React
19 403 (15.39%) Git (software)
20 384 (14.66%) Microservices
21 376 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
21 376 (14.36%) jQuery
22 373 (14.24%) Software Engineering
23 359 (13.71%) Microsoft
24 353 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
25 349 (13.33%) HTML5
26 339 (12.94%) RESTful
27 323 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
27 323 (12.33%) DevOps
28 313 (11.95%) 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
1 164 (6.26%) CMS
2 138 (5.27%) Elasticsearch
3 113 (4.31%) Apache
4 83 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 81 (3.09%) Drupal
5 81 (3.09%) Umbraco
6 54 (2.06%) Tomcat
7 42 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 40 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 39 (1.49%) Confluence
9 39 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 38 (1.45%) Apache Spark
11 36 (1.37%) EPiServer
12 33 (1.26%) JBoss
12 33 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 33 (1.26%) WordPress
13 32 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 30 (1.15%) NServiceBus
15 29 (1.11%) Apache Solr
16 27 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.15%) InVision
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.076%) Weka
8 1 (0.038%) Blender
8 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.038%) Maya
Business Applications
1 26 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.76%) Magento
3 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.19%) Infor M3
4 5 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.15%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.11%) nopCommerce
6 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.076%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.076%) Shopify
7 2 (0.076%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.038%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.038%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 376 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
2 323 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.33%) SaaS
4 52 (1.99%) Serverless
5 46 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (1.57%) npm
7 38 (1.45%) IaaS
8 37 (1.41%) GitHub
8 37 (1.41%) PaaS
9 28 (1.07%) Office 365
10 25 (0.95%) Cloudflare
11 24 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.53%) DigitalOcean
14 13 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.38%) Heroku
17 9 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.41%) HTTP
2 24 (0.92%) Internet
3 14 (0.53%) Skype
4 11 (0.42%) Intranet
4 11 (0.42%) SMS
5 8 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.19%) Broadband
6 5 (0.19%) WAN
7 4 (0.15%) DNS
8 3 (0.11%) FTP
9 2 (0.076%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.038%) AMQP
10 1 (0.038%) SSH
10 1 (0.038%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.038%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 242 (9.24%) MySQL
3 181 (6.91%) NoSQL
4 115 (4.39%) Big Data
5 112 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 108 (4.12%) MongoDB
7 89 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 80 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 70 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 50 (1.91%) Hadoop
12 48 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
13 47 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
14 43 (1.64%) Oracle Database
15 41 (1.57%) Power BI
16 37 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
17 36 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
18 28 (1.07%) Redis
19 27 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
20 22 (0.84%) KDB
Development Applications
1 403 (15.39%) Git (software)
2 193 (7.37%) Jenkins
3 133 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 120 (4.58%) JIRA
5 109 (4.16%) Subversion
6 98 (3.74%) Maven
7 84 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 84 (3.21%) TeamCity
8 77 (2.94%) Selenium
9 70 (2.67%) gulp
10 65 (2.48%) Grunt
11 58 (2.21%) Jasmine
11 58 (2.21%) webpack
12 52 (1.99%) Gradle
12 52 (1.99%) NUnit
13 50 (1.91%) Cucumber
14 48 (1.83%) JUnit
15 47 (1.79%) Vagrant
16 44 (1.68%) Ant
17 42 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 460 (17.56%) Finance
2 168 (6.41%) Banking
3 118 (4.51%) Retail
4 98 (3.74%) Games
5 96 (3.67%) Marketing
6 69 (2.63%) Front Office
7 59 (2.25%) Advertising
8 50 (1.91%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.49%) Publishing
10 22 (0.84%) Legal
11 18 (0.69%) Law
11 18 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.53%) Automotive
14 10 (0.38%) Electronics
15 8 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.19%) Military
16 5 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
17 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 961 (36.69%) .NET
2 900 (34.36%) HTML
3 809 (30.89%) CSS
4 681 (26.00%) AngularJS
5 535 (20.43%) ASP.NET
6 452 (17.26%) Web Services
7 444 (16.95%) React
8 376 (14.36%) jQuery
9 349 (13.33%) HTML5
10 339 (12.94%) RESTful
11 313 (11.95%) REST
12 295 (11.26%) Node.js
13 278 (10.61%) Spring
14 271 (10.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 250 (9.55%) .NET Framework
16 237 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 193 (7.37%) WCF
18 181 (6.91%) CSS3
19 171 (6.53%) Sass
20 165 (6.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 217 (8.29%) Greenfield Project
2 180 (6.87%) User Experience
3 140 (5.35%) Computer Science
4 123 (4.70%) Fintech
5 106 (4.05%) Mobile App
6 96 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
7 89 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
8 66 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 28 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 24 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (0.84%) Equities
13 21 (0.80%) Algorithms
13 21 (0.80%) Fixed Income
14 19 (0.73%) Online Banking
15 18 (0.69%) Driving Licence
16 17 (0.65%) Derivative
16 17 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (0.57%) Robotics
18 14 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 218 (8.32%) Linux
2 86 (3.28%) Windows
3 69 (2.63%) Android
4 59 (2.25%) Unix
5 57 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.65%) AIX
7 12 (0.46%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.38%) VMS
9 9 (0.34%) Debian
10 8 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.15%) HPUX
11 4 (0.15%) Solaris
12 2 (0.076%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.038%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.038%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.038%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.038%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,508 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 667 (25.47%) MVC
3 593 (22.64%) Mentoring
4 572 (21.84%) TDD
5 536 (20.47%) Scrum
6 384 (14.66%) Microservices
7 373 (14.24%) Software Engineering
8 353 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
9 323 (12.33%) DevOps
10 283 (10.81%) OO
11 268 (10.23%) Front End Development
12 242 (9.24%) BDD
13 240 (9.16%) Unit Testing
14 230 (8.78%) Web Development
15 216 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
16 209 (7.98%) Test Automation
17 204 (7.79%) SDLC
18 180 (6.87%) Coaching
19 168 (6.41%) SOA
20 161 (6.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,229 (46.93%) JavaScript
2 1,046 (39.94%) C#
3 868 (33.14%) Java
4 659 (25.16%) SQL
5 277 (10.58%) PHP
6 238 (9.09%) Python
7 171 (6.53%) T-SQL
8 154 (5.88%) Java 8
9 117 (4.47%) C++
10 106 (4.05%) Scala
11 93 (3.55%) Ruby
12 88 (3.36%) TypeScript
13 60 (2.29%) VB.NET
14 59 (2.25%) PowerShell
15 52 (1.99%) ES6
16 51 (1.95%) C
17 45 (1.72%) PL/SQL
18 31 (1.18%) Apex Code
19 28 (1.07%) Bash Shell
20 26 (0.99%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 215 (8.21%) Degree
2 63 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (0.88%) MCPD
7 12 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.38%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.34%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.19%) MCTS
11 2 (0.076%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.038%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.038%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.038%) MCSD
12 1 (0.038%) MCSE
12 1 (0.038%) PhD
12 1 (0.038%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.09%) QA
2 18 (0.69%) GCP
3 12 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.27%) GDPR
5 6 (0.23%) WAI
6 3 (0.11%) MiFID
7 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.038%) EMIR
8 1 (0.038%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 190 (7.25%) Docker
2 27 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.31%) HDFS
4 5 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.038%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.038%) GridGain
6 1 (0.038%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 58 (2.21%) Terraform
2 45 (1.72%) Ansible
3 43 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 32 (1.22%) Puppet
5 17 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.15%) logstash
6 4 (0.15%) Marathon
7 3 (0.11%) cPanel
7 3 (0.11%) Kibana
7 3 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.038%) Ambari
8 1 (0.038%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.038%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.038%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.038%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.038%) MOM
8 1 (0.038%) Proxmox
8 1 (0.038%) Rancher
Vendors
1 359 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 204 (7.79%) Oracle
3 68 (2.60%) Google
4 40 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
4 40 (1.53%) Sitecore
5 32 (1.22%) Capita
6 26 (0.99%) Talend
7 25 (0.95%) Zend
8 22 (0.84%) Xamarin
9 21 (0.80%) IBM
9 21 (0.80%) Twitter
10 16 (0.61%) webMethods
11 15 (0.57%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.53%) DevExpress
12 14 (0.53%) Tableau
13 13 (0.50%) hybris
13 13 (0.50%) Splunk
14 12 (0.46%) SAP
15 10 (0.38%) Blue Prism
15 10 (0.38%) MuleSoft