Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £65,000 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 Programmer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1124 1124 1224
Rank change year-on-year 0 +100 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 34 40 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.024% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.025% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 43
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +19.05%

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 Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Lead Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Programmer in England

Lead Programmer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Programmer in England.

Salary trend for Lead Programmer in England

Lead Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Programmer in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Programmer in England

Lead Programmer
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 Programmer 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 +1 16 £70,000 +3.70% 3
North of England +2 8 £42,500 -17.07% 1
North West +10 5 £55,000 +7.32%
South East +9 5 £63,750 -1.92% 4
East of England -3 5 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Yorkshire +9 3 £37,500 -28.57%
Lead Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, Lead Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 20 (58.82%) Java
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Games
2 15 (44.12%) TDD
3 14 (41.18%) Spring
3 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (41.18%) Multithreading
3 14 (41.18%) NoSQL
3 14 (41.18%) Docker
4 13 (38.24%) DevOps
4 13 (38.24%) Big Data
4 13 (38.24%) Apache Camel
4 13 (38.24%) Microservices
4 13 (38.24%) REST
4 13 (38.24%) .NET
4 13 (38.24%) JMS
5 12 (35.29%) C#
6 11 (32.35%) SQL
7 10 (29.41%) MVC
8 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
8 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
9 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
9 6 (17.65%) SDLC
10 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
10 5 (14.71%) OOP
11 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.76%) Oracle
11 4 (11.76%) Scrum
11 4 (11.76%) OO
11 4 (11.76%) XML

Lead Programmer 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 2 (5.88%) Confluence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.94%) JBoss
2 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) NoSQL
2 13 (38.24%) Big Data
3 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) DB2
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
3 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Ant
4 1 (2.94%) Maven
4 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (44.12%) Games
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) Spring
2 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 13 (38.24%) Apache Camel
2 13 (38.24%) JMS
2 13 (38.24%) REST
3 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (11.76%) XML
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.82%) Classic ASP
5 3 (8.82%) CSS
5 3 (8.82%) HTML
5 3 (8.82%) WPF
6 2 (5.88%) Node.js
6 2 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.94%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Augmented Reality
1 2 (5.88%) IVR
1 2 (5.88%) Oculus Rift
2 1 (2.94%) AS400
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Fintech
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) iSeries
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) TDD
3 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (41.18%) Multithreading
4 13 (38.24%) DevOps
4 13 (38.24%) Microservices
5 10 (29.41%) MVC
6 6 (17.65%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) OOP
8 4 (11.76%) OO
8 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.82%) Concurrent Programming
9 3 (8.82%) People Management
9 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (5.88%) Line Management
10 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) C#
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) COBOL
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Control-M
1 1 (2.94%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) IBM
2 2 (5.88%) Pega
2 2 (5.88%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.94%) HP