Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 201 182
Rank change year-on-year -10 -19 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,194 1,373 1,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.73% 1.83% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.94% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 993 1,181 1,327
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £92,500 £91,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.88% +0.42% +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 65,647 70,954 74,739
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.74% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 53,452 55,486 64,940
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -47 285 £75,000 +11.11% 68
West London +28 45 £71,250 +1.79% 19
South London +21 18 £70,000 +7.69% 1
East London -15 11 £72,500 +20.83% 10
North London +5 4 £90,000 +28.57% 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 695 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (42.46%) JavaScript
3 428 (35.85%) Java
4 399 (33.42%) C#
5 344 (28.81%) SQL
6 343 (28.73%) Finance
7 318 (26.63%) .NET
8 312 (26.13%) HTML
9 310 (25.96%) AngularJS
10 301 (25.21%) TDD
11 289 (24.20%) Amazon AWS
12 280 (23.45%) CSS
13 241 (20.18%) Scrum
14 226 (18.93%) React
15 218 (18.26%) Microservices
16 204 (17.09%) SQL Server
17 190 (15.91%) Mentoring
18 187 (15.66%) Git (software)
19 183 (15.33%) DevOps
20 177 (14.82%) Microsoft Azure
21 168 (14.07%) Software Engineering
22 165 (13.82%) MVC
23 163 (13.65%) HTML5
24 157 (13.15%) Front End Development
25 151 (12.65%) Web Services
26 149 (12.48%) Python
26 149 (12.48%) Spring
26 149 (12.48%) Node.js
27 141 (11.81%) BDD
27 141 (11.81%) Microsoft

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 69 (5.78%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (2.51%) CMS
3 25 (2.09%) Apache
4 22 (1.84%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.59%) NServiceBus
7 13 (1.09%) Drupal
8 12 (1.01%) Confluence
9 11 (0.92%) nginx
9 11 (0.92%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.59%) Hyperledger
12 7 (0.59%) WordPress
13 6 (0.50%) IIS
13 6 (0.50%) Kentico
13 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.34%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.084%) Houdini
5 1 (0.084%) Maya
5 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.084%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 21 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.34%) Magento
5 3 (0.25%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 289 (24.20%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (14.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.85%) npm
3 46 (3.85%) SaaS
4 28 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (1.84%) Serverless
6 21 (1.76%) PaaS
7 20 (1.68%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.59%) Yarn
9 16 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.09%) GitHub
10 13 (1.09%) NuGet
11 11 (0.92%) IaaS
12 10 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
15 7 (0.59%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.50%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.01%) HTTP
2 10 (0.84%) Internet
3 5 (0.42%) SMS
4 2 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.084%) AMQP
5 1 (0.084%) Intranet
5 1 (0.084%) LAN
5 1 (0.084%) Skype
5 1 (0.084%) SSH
5 1 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.084%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 95 (7.96%) NoSQL
3 88 (7.37%) MySQL
4 87 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
6 59 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 58 (4.86%) MongoDB
8 49 (4.10%) Big Data
9 43 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (3.18%) Relational Database
11 30 (2.51%) Redis
12 28 (2.35%) Hadoop
13 26 (2.18%) Power BI
13 26 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (1.84%) Blockchain
15 21 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
16 16 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
17 15 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 187 (15.66%) Git (software)
2 119 (9.97%) Jenkins
3 64 (5.36%) JIRA
4 61 (5.11%) TeamCity
5 52 (4.36%) Selenium
6 51 (4.27%) webpack
7 45 (3.77%) NUnit
8 42 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (3.27%) Maven
10 38 (3.18%) gulp
11 34 (2.85%) Vagrant
12 29 (2.43%) Subversion
12 29 (2.43%) Visual Studio
13 27 (2.26%) Grunt
14 26 (2.18%) Mocha
15 25 (2.09%) Bitbucket
15 25 (2.09%) Jasmine
15 25 (2.09%) JUnit
15 25 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
16 23 (1.93%) Mockito
General
1 343 (28.73%) Finance
2 132 (11.06%) Banking
3 71 (5.95%) Games
4 68 (5.70%) Front Office
5 55 (4.61%) Retail
6 33 (2.76%) Advertising
7 31 (2.60%) Marketing
8 28 (2.35%) Investment Banking
9 25 (2.09%) Law
10 11 (0.92%) Publishing
11 8 (0.67%) Back Office
11 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.50%) Automotive
12 6 (0.50%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.34%) Legal
14 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.25%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.084%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (26.63%) .NET
2 312 (26.13%) HTML
3 310 (25.96%) AngularJS
4 280 (23.45%) CSS
5 226 (18.93%) React
6 163 (13.65%) HTML5
7 151 (12.65%) Web Services
8 149 (12.48%) Node.js
8 149 (12.48%) Spring
9 137 (11.47%) RESTful
10 129 (10.80%) REST
11 117 (9.80%) ASP.NET
12 92 (7.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 88 (7.37%) CSS3
14 86 (7.20%) jQuery
15 83 (6.95%) .NET Framework
16 70 (5.86%) Sass
17 64 (5.36%) JSON
18 63 (5.28%) RabbitMQ
18 63 (5.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
2 100 (8.38%) Fintech
3 91 (7.62%) User Experience
4 78 (6.53%) Computer Science
5 65 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (4.36%) Hedge funds
7 44 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (3.18%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.85%) Data Structures
10 27 (2.26%) Fixed Income
11 22 (1.84%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.59%) Derivative
13 17 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (1.17%) Virtual Team
15 12 (1.01%) Credit Risk
16 10 (0.84%) NHS
17 7 (0.59%) Equities
17 7 (0.59%) Mobile Games
17 7 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.38%) Linux
2 55 (4.61%) Windows
3 29 (2.43%) Apple iOS
4 27 (2.26%) Android
5 26 (2.18%) Unix
6 9 (0.75%) VMS
7 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.084%) AIX
9 1 (0.084%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.084%) HPUX
9 1 (0.084%) Solaris
9 1 (0.084%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (25.21%) TDD
3 241 (20.18%) Scrum
4 218 (18.26%) Microservices
5 190 (15.91%) Mentoring
6 183 (15.33%) DevOps
7 168 (14.07%) Software Engineering
8 165 (13.82%) MVC
9 157 (13.15%) Front End Development
10 141 (11.81%) BDD
11 137 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
12 118 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
13 113 (9.46%) Test Automation
14 99 (8.29%) Web Development
15 97 (8.12%) OO
16 86 (7.20%) Open Source
17 80 (6.70%) Analytics
17 80 (6.70%) Unit Testing
18 79 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
19 74 (6.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 507 (42.46%) JavaScript
2 428 (35.85%) Java
3 399 (33.42%) C#
4 344 (28.81%) SQL
5 149 (12.48%) Python
6 98 (8.21%) PHP
7 95 (7.96%) Java 8
8 79 (6.62%) T-SQL
9 57 (4.77%) ES6
10 53 (4.44%) TypeScript
11 49 (4.10%) Scala
12 39 (3.27%) C++
13 33 (2.76%) Ruby
14 26 (2.18%) Kotlin
15 24 (2.01%) Objective-C
16 22 (1.84%) Apple Swift
17 21 (1.76%) C
18 20 (1.68%) PL/SQL
19 17 (1.42%) Apex Code
20 16 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 136 (11.39%) Degree
2 41 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.76%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.50%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.25%) ISEB
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.25%) PhD
7 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.17%) CISSP
7 2 (0.17%) MCSE
7 2 (0.17%) MPhil
8 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.084%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.94%) QA
2 11 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.75%) MiFID
4 5 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.084%) WCAG
System Software
1 112 (9.38%) Docker
2 14 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.084%) GridGain
3 1 (0.084%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 60 (5.03%) Terraform
2 33 (2.76%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.09%) Ansible
4 10 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.84%) Puppet
5 5 (0.42%) HAProxy
5 5 (0.42%) Kibana
5 5 (0.42%) Packer
6 4 (0.34%) logstash
7 2 (0.17%) Automic
7 2 (0.17%) Consul
7 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.084%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.084%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.084%) cPanel
8 1 (0.084%) Nagios
8 1 (0.084%) Rancher
Vendors
1 141 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 69 (5.78%) Oracle
3 33 (2.76%) Google
4 22 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (1.59%) hybris
5 19 (1.59%) Talend
6 13 (1.09%) Foundry
7 9 (0.75%) Atlassian
7 9 (0.75%) DevExpress
7 9 (0.75%) IBM
7 9 (0.75%) Zend
8 8 (0.67%) Tableau
9 7 (0.59%) Blue Prism
9 7 (0.59%) TIBCO
9 7 (0.59%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.50%) Dell
10 6 (0.50%) Informatica
10 6 (0.50%) New Relic
10 6 (0.50%) SAP
10 6 (0.50%) Sitecore