Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 205 198
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,134 1,351 1,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.69% 1.79% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.89% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1,155 1,192
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £102,625 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

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 64,101 71,509 73,271
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 94.63% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 52,582 56,223 63,297
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 November 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
Central London -16 304 £75,000 +11.11% 61
West London +2 41 £72,500 +3.57% 30
South London +3 22 £68,750 +5.77%
East London -13 13 £70,000 +16.67% 11
North London +11 3 £92,500 +32.14%
Lead Developer
England

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

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

1 623 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 488 (43.03%) JavaScript
3 446 (39.33%) C#
4 367 (32.36%) Java
5 365 (32.19%) SQL
6 330 (29.10%) .NET
7 307 (27.07%) HTML
8 301 (26.54%) AngularJS
9 297 (26.19%) Finance
10 286 (25.22%) TDD
11 279 (24.60%) CSS
12 269 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
13 202 (17.81%) Mentoring
14 198 (17.46%) React
15 193 (17.02%) SQL Server
16 191 (16.84%) Scrum
17 190 (16.75%) Git (software)
18 181 (15.96%) Microservices
19 170 (14.99%) MVC
20 163 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
21 158 (13.93%) Python
22 152 (13.40%) HTML5
23 146 (12.87%) DevOps
24 143 (12.61%) Microsoft
25 142 (12.52%) Software Engineering
26 139 (12.26%) BDD
27 133 (11.73%) Node.js
27 133 (11.73%) Front End Development
28 127 (11.20%) RESTful
29 126 (11.11%) Web Services

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 49 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (2.82%) CMS
3 18 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.50%) Confluence
5 16 (1.41%) Apache
6 15 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.32%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.15%) nginx
7 13 (1.15%) NServiceBus
8 9 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.71%) Hyperledger
9 8 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.62%) WordPress
11 6 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.53%) Drupal
11 6 (0.53%) IIS
11 6 (0.53%) Kentico
12 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.35%) EPiServer
Applications
1 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.71%) AutoCAD
3 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.088%) Houdini
7 1 (0.088%) Maya
7 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.088%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 18 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.32%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.62%) Magento
5 3 (0.26%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.26%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.088%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.088%) Misys Opics
7 1 (0.088%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 269 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (6.61%) SaaS
4 45 (3.97%) npm
5 30 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (1.94%) Amazon S3
7 20 (1.76%) Serverless
8 18 (1.59%) NuGet
8 18 (1.59%) PaaS
9 16 (1.41%) Yarn
10 14 (1.23%) GitHub
11 12 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.88%) Boomi
14 9 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.79%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.23%) HTTP
2 13 (1.15%) Internet
3 4 (0.35%) Intranet
4 3 (0.26%) SMS
5 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.18%) Wireless
6 1 (0.088%) AMQP
6 1 (0.088%) Broadband
6 1 (0.088%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.088%) LAN
6 1 (0.088%) Skype
6 1 (0.088%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.85%) NoSQL
3 78 (6.88%) MySQL
4 71 (6.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
6 56 (4.94%) Big Data
7 53 (4.67%) MongoDB
8 49 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 40 (3.53%) Relational Database
11 28 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (2.29%) Redis
13 25 (2.20%) Power BI
14 23 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (1.85%) Hadoop
15 21 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
16 18 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (1.50%) Blockchain
18 15 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 190 (16.75%) Git (software)
2 102 (8.99%) Jenkins
3 67 (5.91%) JIRA
4 54 (4.76%) Selenium
4 54 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 52 (4.59%) NUnit
6 50 (4.41%) webpack
7 36 (3.17%) gulp
8 34 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (2.56%) Subversion
10 28 (2.47%) Bitbucket
11 27 (2.38%) Grunt
11 27 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (2.20%) Mocha
13 24 (2.12%) Jasmine
13 24 (2.12%) Maven
13 24 (2.12%) Visual Studio
14 23 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 23 (2.03%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.68%) Vagrant
General
1 297 (26.19%) Finance
2 110 (9.70%) Banking
3 56 (4.94%) Games
4 53 (4.67%) Front Office
4 53 (4.67%) Retail
5 30 (2.65%) Advertising
6 29 (2.56%) Law
7 27 (2.38%) Marketing
8 22 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.79%) Automotive
9 9 (0.79%) Back Office
9 9 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.71%) Legal
11 5 (0.44%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.35%) Retail Finance
12 4 (0.35%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (29.10%) .NET
2 307 (27.07%) HTML
3 301 (26.54%) AngularJS
4 279 (24.60%) CSS
5 198 (17.46%) React
6 152 (13.40%) HTML5
7 133 (11.73%) Node.js
8 127 (11.20%) RESTful
9 126 (11.11%) Web Services
10 111 (9.79%) ASP.NET
10 111 (9.79%) REST
11 108 (9.52%) Spring
12 100 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 97 (8.55%) .NET Framework
13 97 (8.55%) CSS3
14 94 (8.29%) jQuery
15 71 (6.26%) Entity Framework
16 66 (5.82%) JSON
17 57 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC
18 55 (4.85%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.44%) Fintech
2 92 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (6.44%) User Experience
4 68 (6.00%) Computer Science
5 61 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
6 60 (5.29%) Hedge funds
7 53 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (3.35%) Mobile App
9 28 (2.47%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.85%) Derivative
10 21 (1.85%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.15%) Credit Risk
14 12 (1.06%) Mobile Games
15 11 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.88%) Social Network
17 8 (0.71%) Life Science
18 7 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 96 (8.47%) Linux
2 82 (7.23%) Windows
3 44 (3.88%) Apple iOS
4 43 (3.79%) Android
5 29 (2.56%) Unix
6 5 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.44%) VMS
7 3 (0.26%) Android TV
7 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.088%) AIX
9 1 (0.088%) HPUX
9 1 (0.088%) Solaris
9 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (25.22%) TDD
3 202 (17.81%) Mentoring
4 191 (16.84%) Scrum
5 181 (15.96%) Microservices
6 170 (14.99%) MVC
7 146 (12.87%) DevOps
8 142 (12.52%) Software Engineering
9 139 (12.26%) BDD
10 133 (11.73%) Front End Development
11 125 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
12 124 (10.93%) Test Automation
13 118 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
14 104 (9.17%) Web Development
15 88 (7.76%) Open Source
16 75 (6.61%) OO
17 74 (6.53%) SOA
18 72 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
19 68 (6.00%) Analytics
20 66 (5.82%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 488 (43.03%) JavaScript
2 446 (39.33%) C#
3 367 (32.36%) Java
4 365 (32.19%) SQL
5 158 (13.93%) Python
6 102 (8.99%) PHP
7 72 (6.35%) T-SQL
8 70 (6.17%) Java 8
9 57 (5.03%) ES6
10 54 (4.76%) C++
11 45 (3.97%) Scala
12 43 (3.79%) Ruby
13 37 (3.26%) TypeScript
14 36 (3.17%) Objective-C
15 29 (2.56%) Apple Swift
16 23 (2.03%) C
17 20 (1.76%) Kotlin
18 15 (1.32%) Go
18 15 (1.32%) PL/SQL
19 14 (1.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 119 (10.49%) Degree
2 41 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.26%) ISEB
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.26%) PhD
6 2 (0.18%) CISSP
6 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.18%) MCSE
6 2 (0.18%) MPhil
6 2 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.088%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.32%) QA
2 9 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.79%) MiFID
3 5 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.18%) WCAG
5 1 (0.088%) IFRS
5 1 (0.088%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 96 (8.47%) Docker
2 12 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.088%) GridGain
3 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (4.23%) Kubernetes
2 34 (3.00%) Terraform
3 14 (1.23%) Ansible
4 11 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.88%) Puppet
6 5 (0.44%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.44%) Kibana
6 5 (0.44%) Packer
7 3 (0.26%) logstash
8 2 (0.18%) Automic
8 2 (0.18%) Consul
8 2 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.088%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.088%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.088%) cPanel
9 1 (0.088%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.088%) Nagios
Vendors
1 143 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 56 (4.94%) Oracle
3 34 (3.00%) Google
4 21 (1.85%) Tableau
5 19 (1.68%) hybris
6 13 (1.15%) Foundry
6 13 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (0.97%) Zend
8 9 (0.79%) Alteryx
8 9 (0.79%) Dell
8 9 (0.79%) DevExpress
8 9 (0.79%) IBM
9 8 (0.71%) Sitecore
10 7 (0.62%) Adobe
10 7 (0.62%) Facebook
11 6 (0.53%) Informatica
12 5 (0.44%) New Relic
12 5 (0.44%) SAP
12 5 (0.44%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.35%) MuleSoft