Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 211 186
Rank change year-on-year +2 -25 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,194 1,161 1,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.71% 1.69% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.76% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,011 1,078 1,487
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +3.59%
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,750 £88,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

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 66,916 66,120 81,025
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.04% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 55,339 55,881 69,910
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -4 277 £75,000 +11.11% 48
West London +32 63 £70,000 - 34
East London +20 27 £60,000 +5.26% 10
South London -18 18 £70,000 +7.69% 3
North London -12 7 £52,500 -19.23% 3
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 659 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (41.21%) JavaScript
3 425 (35.59%) Java
4 355 (29.73%) C#
5 319 (26.72%) AngularJS
6 310 (25.96%) .NET
7 306 (25.63%) SQL
8 305 (25.54%) HTML
9 301 (25.21%) Finance
10 275 (23.03%) React
11 255 (21.36%) CSS
12 249 (20.85%) Scrum
13 246 (20.60%) TDD
14 235 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
15 228 (19.10%) MVC
16 216 (18.09%) Microservices
17 191 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
18 188 (15.75%) ASP.NET
19 182 (15.24%) Node.js
20 181 (15.16%) DevOps
21 180 (15.08%) Mentoring
22 174 (14.57%) RESTful
23 168 (14.07%) Front End Development
24 162 (13.57%) Software Engineering
25 152 (12.73%) Git (software)
26 150 (12.56%) Web Services
27 149 (12.48%) SQL Server
28 147 (12.31%) HTML5
29 145 (12.14%) PHP
30 136 (11.39%) Spring

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
1 112 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (3.77%) CMS
3 43 (3.60%) Drupal
4 33 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.76%) Umbraco
5 24 (2.01%) Apache Spark
6 20 (1.68%) Apache
6 20 (1.68%) Confluence
6 20 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (1.34%) EPiServer
8 16 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.26%) WordPress
10 12 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (0.84%) Mule
12 10 (0.84%) nginx
13 8 (0.67%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.17%) Maya
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.26%) Magento
2 14 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.34%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.084%) Advent Moxy
6 1 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.084%) Ripple
6 1 (0.084%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.084%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 235 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.26%) SaaS
4 24 (2.01%) npm
4 24 (2.01%) Serverless
5 20 (1.68%) DigitalOcean
6 17 (1.42%) GitHub
6 17 (1.42%) Heroku
7 16 (1.34%) Office 365
8 15 (1.26%) Yammer
9 14 (1.17%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.92%) PaaS
12 8 (0.67%) IaaS
13 7 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.42%) Google Play
15 4 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.60%) HTTP
2 24 (2.01%) Internet
3 16 (1.34%) Intranet
4 4 (0.34%) SMS
5 3 (0.25%) FTP
6 2 (0.17%) AMQP
7 1 (0.084%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.084%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 111 (9.30%) MySQL
3 107 (8.96%) NoSQL
4 72 (6.03%) Big Data
5 69 (5.78%) MongoDB
6 49 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 29 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (2.09%) KDB
10 25 (2.09%) Redis
10 25 (2.09%) Relational Database
11 24 (2.01%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.93%) HBase
13 22 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (1.01%) Power BI
16 12 (1.01%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 152 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 107 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 72 (6.03%) TeamCity
4 71 (5.95%) JIRA
5 45 (3.77%) Maven
6 43 (3.60%) Selenium
6 43 (3.60%) Subversion
6 43 (3.60%) Visual Studio
7 36 (3.02%) Cucumber
8 34 (2.85%) MSBuild
8 34 (2.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 33 (2.76%) Grunt
10 30 (2.51%) Vagrant
11 28 (2.35%) Gradle
12 26 (2.18%) gulp
12 26 (2.18%) webpack
13 23 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (1.34%) PHPUnit
General
1 301 (25.21%) Finance
2 133 (11.14%) Banking
3 63 (5.28%) Games
4 60 (5.03%) Front Office
5 49 (4.10%) Retail
6 39 (3.27%) Advertising
7 35 (2.93%) Publishing
8 27 (2.26%) Marketing
9 22 (1.84%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.26%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.01%) Legal
12 11 (0.92%) Russian Language
13 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.67%) Law
14 6 (0.50%) Back Office
15 1 (0.084%) Automotive
15 1 (0.084%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.084%) Electronics
15 1 (0.084%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.084%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (26.72%) AngularJS
2 310 (25.96%) .NET
3 305 (25.54%) HTML
4 275 (23.03%) React
5 255 (21.36%) CSS
6 188 (15.75%) ASP.NET
7 182 (15.24%) Node.js
8 174 (14.57%) RESTful
9 150 (12.56%) Web Services
10 147 (12.31%) HTML5
11 136 (11.39%) REST
11 136 (11.39%) Spring
12 117 (9.80%) jQuery
13 100 (8.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 89 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 84 (7.04%) Hibernate
16 70 (5.86%) CSS3
17 64 (5.36%) .NET Framework
18 61 (5.11%) WCF
19 56 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 122 (10.22%) Greenfield Project
2 110 (9.21%) Fintech
3 87 (7.29%) User Experience
4 59 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 54 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (3.94%) Mobile App
7 45 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (2.85%) Equities
9 31 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (2.43%) Hedge funds
11 27 (2.26%) Fixed Income
12 26 (2.18%) Online Banking
13 24 (2.01%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (1.51%) Algorithms
16 17 (1.42%) Social Media
17 16 (1.34%) Derivative
18 12 (1.01%) Management Information System
18 12 (1.01%) W3C
19 8 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 83 (6.95%) Linux
2 50 (4.19%) Android
3 47 (3.94%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.18%) Windows
5 14 (1.17%) Debian
6 9 (0.75%) Unix
7 5 (0.42%) VMS
8 1 (0.084%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.084%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (20.85%) Scrum
3 246 (20.60%) TDD
4 228 (19.10%) MVC
5 216 (18.09%) Microservices
6 191 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 181 (15.16%) DevOps
8 180 (15.08%) Mentoring
9 168 (14.07%) Front End Development
10 162 (13.57%) Software Engineering
11 129 (10.80%) BDD
12 112 (9.38%) Web Development
13 106 (8.88%) OO
14 101 (8.46%) E-Commerce
15 89 (7.45%) Unit Testing
16 76 (6.37%) Analytics
17 73 (6.11%) Open Source
18 63 (5.28%) SDLC
19 59 (4.94%) Test Automation
20 58 (4.86%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 492 (41.21%) JavaScript
2 425 (35.59%) Java
3 355 (29.73%) C#
4 306 (25.63%) SQL
5 145 (12.14%) PHP
6 106 (8.88%) Java 8
7 92 (7.71%) Python
8 82 (6.87%) Scala
9 72 (6.03%) ES6
10 52 (4.36%) C++
11 51 (4.27%) Ruby
12 50 (4.19%) TypeScript
13 47 (3.94%) T-SQL
14 44 (3.69%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.84%) PHP 7
16 17 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 17 (1.42%) ClojureScript
16 17 (1.42%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.34%) Apex Code
17 16 (1.34%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (8.29%) Degree
2 33 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (0.92%) Master's Degree
4 10 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.084%) MCSD
8 1 (0.084%) MCSE
8 1 (0.084%) MCTS
8 1 (0.084%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.77%) QA
2 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.50%) WAI
3 2 (0.17%) GCP
3 2 (0.17%) MiFID
4 1 (0.084%) EMIR
4 1 (0.084%) GDPR
4 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.084%) PMO
4 1 (0.084%) SEPA
System Software
1 118 (9.88%) Docker
2 8 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.084%) GridGain
4 1 (0.084%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 47 (3.94%) Terraform
2 37 (3.10%) Puppet
3 28 (2.35%) Ansible
4 24 (2.01%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.26%) logstash
7 14 (1.17%) Kibana
8 13 (1.09%) Packer
9 2 (0.17%) Ambari
10 1 (0.084%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.084%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.084%) MOM
Vendors
1 110 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 87 (7.29%) Oracle
3 32 (2.68%) Google
4 25 (2.09%) Zend
5 24 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (1.76%) Talend
7 15 (1.26%) Alias
7 15 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.17%) IBM
9 13 (1.09%) MuleSoft
9 13 (1.09%) Sitecore
10 12 (1.01%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.84%) Tableau
12 8 (0.67%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.59%) Alteryx
13 7 (0.59%) Blue Prism
13 7 (0.59%) Sybase
13 7 (0.59%) Virgin Media
14 6 (0.50%) Adobe
14 6 (0.50%) ServiceNow