Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 206 219
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 587 995 1,192
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.57% 1.71% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.80% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 532 922 1,044
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £53,075 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £110,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 35,334 55,418 66,416
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 95.38% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 28,765 45,215 54,259
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 -33 147 £85,000 +6.25% 23
West London +19 15 £70,000 -6.67% 6
South London +2 14 £57,500 -11.54%
East London +5 1 £65,000 - 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 270 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (44.63%) JavaScript
3 224 (38.16%) Java
4 163 (27.77%) .NET
5 160 (27.26%) C#
6 135 (23.00%) AWS
7 133 (22.66%) React
7 133 (22.66%) Finance
8 129 (21.98%) SQL
9 128 (21.81%) AngularJS
10 121 (20.61%) Azure
11 108 (18.40%) Microservices
12 107 (18.23%) TDD
13 102 (17.38%) Front End Development
14 100 (17.04%) CSS
15 98 (16.70%) Mentoring
16 97 (16.52%) Git (software)
17 92 (15.67%) Spring
18 90 (15.33%) Python
19 89 (15.16%) HTML
20 86 (14.65%) MVC
21 85 (14.48%) Fintech
22 83 (14.14%) Node.js
23 77 (13.12%) DevOps
24 73 (12.44%) Scrum
25 72 (12.27%) SQL Server
26 71 (12.10%) Microsoft
27 68 (11.58%) Spring Boot
28 65 (11.07%) Kubernetes
28 65 (11.07%) Docker

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 41 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (4.60%) Confluence
3 12 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.87%) CMS
5 10 (1.70%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.19%) WordPress
7 6 (1.02%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.85%) Drupal
8 5 (0.85%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.68%) Tornado
10 3 (0.51%) IIS
11 2 (0.34%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Sketch
2 4 (0.68%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Magento
2 7 (1.19%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 135 (23.00%) AWS
2 121 (20.61%) Azure
3 42 (7.16%) SaaS
4 30 (5.11%) GCP
5 26 (4.43%) Serverless
6 21 (3.58%) Amazon S3
7 20 (3.41%) PaaS
8 18 (3.07%) Power Platform
9 16 (2.73%) npm
10 15 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.87%) NuGet
12 10 (1.70%) Office 365
13 9 (1.53%) Azure Functions
14 7 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (1.19%) GitHub
14 7 (1.19%) Logic Apps
15 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.68%) Heroku
15 4 (0.68%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.39%) Firewall
1 14 (2.39%) TCP/IP
1 14 (2.39%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.70%) Internet
3 7 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.86%) NoSQL
3 38 (6.47%) Redis
4 35 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (5.96%) Relational Database
5 27 (4.60%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.75%) MySQL
7 18 (3.07%) Blockchain
8 16 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (2.39%) Power BI
10 9 (1.53%) Big Data
10 9 (1.53%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (16.52%) Git (software)
2 54 (9.20%) JIRA
3 26 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.56%) JUnit
5 13 (2.21%) Cypress.io
5 13 (2.21%) NUnit
5 13 (2.21%) Subversion
6 12 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.87%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.70%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.70%) Mocha
8 10 (1.70%) Selenium
8 10 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.36%) Mockito
9 8 (1.36%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.19%) Moq
10 7 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 133 (22.66%) Finance
2 30 (5.11%) Banking
3 27 (4.60%) Front Office
4 22 (3.75%) Public Sector
5 20 (3.41%) Marketing
6 18 (3.07%) Advertising
7 16 (2.73%) Retail
8 11 (1.87%) Automotive
9 10 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.53%) Publishing
11 8 (1.36%) Law
12 5 (0.85%) Games
12 5 (0.85%) Legal
13 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (27.77%) .NET
2 133 (22.66%) React
3 128 (21.81%) AngularJS
4 100 (17.04%) CSS
5 92 (15.67%) Spring
6 89 (15.16%) HTML
7 83 (14.14%) Node.js
8 68 (11.58%) Spring Boot
9 62 (10.56%) .NET Core
10 59 (10.05%) Redux
11 46 (7.84%) Web Services
12 40 (6.81%) ASP.NET
12 40 (6.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (6.81%) REST
13 39 (6.64%) HTML5
13 39 (6.64%) RESTful
14 36 (6.13%) .NET Framework
15 29 (4.94%) jQuery
16 27 (4.60%) Entity Framework
17 24 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.90%) User Experience
2 42 (7.16%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.75%) Virtual Team
6 15 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.53%) Bitcoin
9 9 (1.53%) NHS
10 8 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.19%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.19%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.85%) Derivative
12 5 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (0.68%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.68%) PKI
14 3 (0.51%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.67%) Linux
2 39 (6.64%) Apple iOS
3 34 (5.79%) Windows
4 32 (5.45%) Android
5 9 (1.53%) Unix
6 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.17%) Android TV
7 1 (0.17%) tvOS
7 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (18.40%) Microservices
3 107 (18.23%) TDD
4 102 (17.38%) Front End Development
5 98 (16.70%) Mentoring
6 86 (14.65%) MVC
7 85 (14.48%) Fintech
8 77 (13.12%) DevOps
9 73 (12.44%) Scrum
10 58 (9.88%) Test Automation
11 57 (9.71%) Software Engineering
12 56 (9.54%) BDD
13 54 (9.20%) Web Development
14 53 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (8.86%) Computer Science
16 51 (8.69%) Analytics
16 51 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (7.67%) Artificial Intelligence
17 45 (7.67%) OO
18 44 (7.50%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 262 (44.63%) JavaScript
2 224 (38.16%) Java
3 160 (27.26%) C#
4 129 (21.98%) SQL
5 90 (15.33%) Python
6 60 (10.22%) TypeScript
7 32 (5.45%) PHP
8 28 (4.77%) Java 8
9 26 (4.43%) C++
10 21 (3.58%) Ruby
11 20 (3.41%) ES6
12 18 (3.07%) Go
13 13 (2.21%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.87%) Scala
14 11 (1.87%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.70%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.53%) C
17 6 (1.02%) Objective-C
17 6 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (8.86%) Degree
2 32 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.36%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.02%) CIPD
5 5 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.51%) PhD
7 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.69%) QA
2 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.51%) PMO
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (11.07%) Docker
2 18 (3.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 65 (11.07%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.70%) Terraform
3 8 (1.36%) Ansible
4 3 (0.51%) Istio
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.03%) Oracle
3 31 (5.28%) Google
4 27 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.87%) SAP
6 8 (1.36%) Informatica
7 7 (1.19%) hybris
8 6 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.85%) Apple
9 5 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.68%) SoundCloud
10 4 (0.68%) YouTube
11 3 (0.51%) Splunk
12 2 (0.34%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.34%) Samsung
12 2 (0.34%) Zend
13 1 (0.17%) Solace
13 1 (0.17%) Spotify
13 1 (0.17%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.17%) Xero