Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1137 1115 1215
Rank change year-on-year -22 +100 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 31 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.019% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.019% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 29 23 27
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £40,250 £43,000 £43,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%

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 156,787 155,110 182,478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.47% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 128,298 129,340 154,887
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 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
North of England +7 10 £53,500 +7.00%
South East -7 8 £52,500 +17.94% 1
London -27 7 £65,000 +8.33% 2
North West +4 6 £55,000 +10.00%
East of England -1 5 £57,500 -8.00%
Yorkshire +30 4 £37,500 -25.00%
Midlands +4 1 £57,500 -17.86% 3
East Midlands - 1 £57,500 - 2
Lead Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) C#
4 12 (38.71%) ASP.NET
4 12 (38.71%) MVC
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (32.26%) SQL
7 9 (29.03%) Java
7 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
9 6 (19.35%) People Management
9 6 (19.35%) QA
9 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
9 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
10 5 (16.13%) DB2
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (16.13%) COBOL
10 5 (16.13%) IBM
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.13%) HP
10 5 (16.13%) XML
10 5 (16.13%) zOS
10 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
10 5 (16.13%) Finance
10 5 (16.13%) Games
10 5 (16.13%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
10 5 (16.13%) TDD
10 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making

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 (6.45%) Confluence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) DB2
3 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
1 5 (16.13%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 12 (38.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (16.13%) XML
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.68%) Classic ASP
5 3 (9.68%) REST
5 3 (9.68%) Spring
6 2 (6.45%) Apache Camel
6 2 (6.45%) CSS
6 2 (6.45%) HTML
6 2 (6.45%) JMS
6 2 (6.45%) Node.js
6 2 (6.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (6.45%) WPF
7 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) IVR
3 2 (6.45%) PMI
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) zOS
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) MVC
3 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
5 6 (19.35%) People Management
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
6 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
6 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) Microservices
7 4 (12.90%) OO
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Chemistry
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.68%) Line Management
8 3 (9.68%) Marketing Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Multichannel Marketing
8 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) C#
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) COBOL
5 4 (12.90%) C++
6 3 (9.68%) C
6 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.45%) Java 8
7 2 (6.45%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
1 5 (16.13%) IBM
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Pega
2 2 (6.45%) TIBCO