Period
to 16 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Developer
England > London
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 225 178 224
Rank change year-on-year -47 +46 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 829 408 920
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.70% 1.92% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.05% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 605 361 828
10th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
25th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £83,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £92,500
90th Percentile £142,500 £135,000 £107,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,659 19,875 53,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.41% 93.44% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29,949 16,622 43,759
10th Percentile £40,700 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,264 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in London.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer in London over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 16 September 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
Central London -28 112 £85,000 - 40
West London -48 21 £90,500 +13.13% 13
East London +1 13 £70,000 -6.67% 13
South London -15 4 £57,500 - 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 399 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (42.70%) JavaScript
3 302 (36.43%) Java
4 270 (32.57%) React
5 247 (29.79%) Azure
6 245 (29.55%) Finance
7 233 (28.11%) AWS
8 228 (27.50%) Software Engineering
9 192 (23.16%) Full Stack Development
10 191 (23.04%) C#
11 177 (21.35%) Mentoring
12 176 (21.23%) Python
13 174 (20.99%) TDD
13 174 (20.99%) TypeScript
14 172 (20.75%) Docker
15 162 (19.54%) Node.js
16 159 (19.18%) SQL
17 152 (18.34%) GCP
18 148 (17.85%) Microservices
18 148 (17.85%) Social Skills
19 143 (17.25%) DevOps
20 142 (17.13%) .NET
21 140 (16.89%) Kubernetes
22 131 (15.80%) Git (software)
23 130 (15.68%) AngularJS
24 129 (15.56%) Front End Development
25 123 (14.84%) Web Services
26 119 (14.35%) Front Office
26 119 (14.35%) Scrum
27 112 (13.51%) CSS

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 36 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (2.77%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.65%) Apache
3 22 (2.65%) Apache TomEE
3 22 (2.65%) CMS
3 22 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.05%) Confluence
5 14 (1.69%) Apache Airflow
6 9 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (0.97%) DataSynapse
8 7 (0.84%) nginx
9 5 (0.60%) Camunda
9 5 (0.60%) WordPress
10 4 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.36%) Drupal
11 3 (0.36%) IIS
12 2 (0.24%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Adobe XD
1 3 (0.36%) Sketch
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) InDesign
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.48%) Shopify
3 3 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 247 (29.79%) Azure
2 233 (28.11%) AWS
3 152 (18.34%) GCP
4 71 (8.56%) Serverless
5 51 (6.15%) AWS Lambda
6 50 (6.03%) SaaS
7 31 (3.74%) Power Platform
8 26 (3.14%) PaaS
9 24 (2.90%) GitHub
9 24 (2.90%) npm
10 22 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (2.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 22 (2.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 20 (2.41%) Amazon S3
12 18 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
13 17 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (1.33%) Azure Logic Apps
15 11 (1.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.77%) AMQP
2 19 (2.29%) Broadband
3 7 (0.84%) WebEx
4 6 (0.72%) Internet
5 5 (0.60%) 5G
6 3 (0.36%) SMS
7 2 (0.24%) DNS
7 2 (0.24%) Firewall
7 2 (0.24%) FTP
7 2 (0.24%) HTTP
8 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.12%) SMPP
8 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.76%) Redis
3 49 (5.91%) NoSQL
4 48 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (5.67%) MongoDB
6 41 (4.95%) Relational Database
7 31 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (3.50%) Big Data
10 28 (3.38%) Amazon Athena
10 28 (3.38%) MySQL
11 23 (2.77%) Power BI
12 22 (2.65%) RDBMS
13 20 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 18 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
16 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (1.69%) DB2
18 8 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
18 8 (0.97%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 131 (15.80%) Git (software)
2 85 (10.25%) Jenkins
3 39 (4.70%) JIRA
4 28 (3.38%) webpack
5 25 (3.02%) Jasmine
5 25 (3.02%) TeamCity
6 23 (2.77%) Cypress.io
6 23 (2.77%) Maven
7 22 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (2.17%) Selenium
9 15 (1.81%) CircleCI
10 14 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (1.57%) NUnit
11 13 (1.57%) Visual Studio
12 12 (1.45%) git-flow
12 12 (1.45%) GitLab
12 12 (1.45%) Protractor
13 11 (1.33%) Gradle
13 11 (1.33%) JUnit
General
1 245 (29.55%) Finance
2 148 (17.85%) Social Skills
3 119 (14.35%) Front Office
4 60 (7.24%) Banking
5 53 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (4.58%) Games
7 30 (3.62%) Investment Banking
8 26 (3.14%) Marketing
9 25 (3.02%) Back Office
10 21 (2.53%) Legal
11 20 (2.41%) Retail
12 11 (1.33%) Law
13 10 (1.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.84%) Public Sector
15 6 (0.72%) Military
16 5 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
18 3 (0.36%) Advertising
18 3 (0.36%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (32.57%) React
2 162 (19.54%) Node.js
3 142 (17.13%) .NET
4 130 (15.68%) AngularJS
5 123 (14.84%) Web Services
6 112 (13.51%) CSS
7 111 (13.39%) HTML
8 106 (12.79%) REST
9 92 (11.10%) Spring
10 86 (10.37%) GraphQL
11 76 (9.17%) .NET Core
12 69 (8.32%) Spring Boot
12 69 (8.32%) Vue.js
13 60 (7.24%) RESTful
14 50 (6.03%) .NET Framework
14 50 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
15 45 (5.43%) HTML5
16 43 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
17 41 (4.95%) Laravel
18 40 (4.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 108 (13.03%) User Experience
2 99 (11.94%) Fixed Income
3 97 (11.70%) Derivative
4 94 (11.34%) Hedge funds
5 83 (10.01%) Equities
6 79 (9.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 63 (7.60%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (5.07%) Credit Risk
9 40 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (3.38%) Mobile App
11 24 (2.90%) Cloud Native
12 21 (2.53%) Credit Derivative
13 14 (1.69%) Social Media
14 12 (1.45%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.45%) Clustering
14 12 (1.45%) N-Tier
15 11 (1.33%) Cyberattack
16 10 (1.21%) Data Structures
17 9 (1.09%) Mainframe
18 8 (0.97%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (4.70%) Linux
2 29 (3.50%) Windows
3 24 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 24 (2.90%) Unix
4 20 (2.41%) Android
5 7 (0.84%) Mesosphere
6 6 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.72%) VMS
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (27.50%) Software Engineering
3 192 (23.16%) Full Stack Development
4 177 (21.35%) Mentoring
5 174 (20.99%) TDD
6 148 (17.85%) Microservices
7 143 (17.25%) DevOps
8 129 (15.56%) Front End Development
9 119 (14.35%) Scrum
10 112 (13.51%) Analytics
11 100 (12.06%) Asset Management
12 98 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (11.82%) Fintech
13 95 (11.46%) Investment Management
14 80 (9.65%) Test Automation
15 69 (8.32%) MVC
16 62 (7.48%) Artificial Intelligence
16 62 (7.48%) Coaching
17 59 (7.12%) Clean Code
18 56 (6.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 354 (42.70%) JavaScript
2 302 (36.43%) Java
3 191 (23.04%) C#
4 176 (21.23%) Python
5 174 (20.99%) TypeScript
6 159 (19.18%) SQL
7 88 (10.62%) PHP
8 78 (9.41%) Kotlin
9 70 (8.44%) C++
10 68 (8.20%) Scala
11 41 (4.95%) Go
12 35 (4.22%) Apex Code
13 29 (3.50%) T-SQL
14 24 (2.90%) ES6
15 21 (2.53%) Java 8
16 20 (2.41%) Ruby
17 15 (1.81%) Groovy
18 13 (1.57%) SOQL
19 12 (1.45%) Perl
20 11 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (4.58%) Degree
2 7 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.24%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.24%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (8.81%) QA
2 9 (1.09%) Accessibility
3 8 (0.97%) EMIR
3 8 (0.97%) MiFID
4 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 172 (20.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 140 (16.89%) Kubernetes
2 80 (9.65%) Terraform
3 25 (3.02%) Ansible
4 16 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.09%) Puppet
6 8 (0.97%) Kibana
7 7 (0.84%) Automic
7 7 (0.84%) Consul
7 7 (0.84%) logstash
7 7 (0.84%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.48%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.24%) linkerd
10 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 63 (7.60%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
3 34 (4.10%) Google
4 26 (3.14%) Oracle
5 16 (1.93%) Sybase
6 12 (1.45%) IBM
7 8 (0.97%) MuleSoft
7 8 (0.97%) Talend
8 7 (0.84%) Adobe
8 7 (0.84%) Databricks
8 7 (0.84%) Splunk
9 6 (0.72%) PayPal
9 6 (0.72%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.60%) Cloudera
10 5 (0.60%) Nintex
11 4 (0.48%) Guidewire
11 4 (0.48%) Intershop
11 4 (0.48%) Optimizely
12 3 (0.36%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.36%) WooCommerce