Period
to 2 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 150 215
Rank change year-on-year -76 +65 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 837 495 891
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.62% 2.25% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.40% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 651 430 800
10th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,375
25th Percentile £70,250 £72,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £83,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £112,500 £102,188 £94,063
90th Percentile £142,500 £140,250 £112,625
England median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +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 46,573 20,628 51,180
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.10% 93.65% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32,796 17,617 42,116
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -21 131 £80,000 - 47
South London -11 14 £62,500 -20.63% 2
East London -16 13 £70,000 -6.67% 12
West London -70 13 £90,000 +28.57% 22
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 403 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 385 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (36.92%) React
4 280 (33.45%) Azure
5 275 (32.86%) Java
6 269 (32.14%) AWS
7 233 (27.84%) Software Engineering
8 228 (27.24%) Finance
9 220 (26.28%) Docker
10 209 (24.97%) Full Stack Development
11 198 (23.66%) TypeScript
12 192 (22.94%) Node.js
13 189 (22.58%) Kubernetes
14 188 (22.46%) Python
15 179 (21.39%) SQL
16 177 (21.15%) C#
17 169 (20.19%) TDD
18 167 (19.95%) GCP
19 166 (19.83%) Web Services
20 164 (19.59%) AngularJS
21 161 (19.24%) DevOps
22 160 (19.12%) Front End Development
23 150 (17.92%) Mentoring
24 149 (17.80%) .NET
25 148 (17.68%) User Experience
26 142 (16.97%) Microservices
27 139 (16.61%) Social Skills
28 135 (16.13%) Front Office
29 125 (14.93%) CSS
29 125 (14.93%) Terraform

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 32 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (2.63%) CMS
3 14 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
4 12 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.31%) Apache
5 11 (1.31%) Apache TomEE
5 11 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (0.96%) DataSynapse
7 8 (0.96%) WordPress
8 7 (0.84%) Confluence
9 6 (0.72%) IIS
10 5 (0.60%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.60%) Camunda
10 5 (0.60%) nginx
11 4 (0.48%) Drupal
12 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.24%) Headless CMS
14 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (0.48%) InDesign
1 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (0.48%) Sketch
2 3 (0.36%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.12%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.48%) Shopify
2 3 (0.36%) Magento
2 3 (0.36%) RMDS
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 280 (33.45%) Azure
2 269 (32.14%) AWS
3 167 (19.95%) GCP
4 53 (6.33%) Serverless
5 46 (5.50%) SaaS
6 45 (5.38%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (3.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (2.99%) PaaS
9 24 (2.87%) npm
9 24 (2.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 24 (2.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 20 (2.39%) GitHub
11 19 (2.27%) Amazon S3
11 19 (2.27%) Power Platform
12 18 (2.15%) Amazon ECS
13 11 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (1.08%) IaaS
15 8 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.03%) Broadband
2 13 (1.55%) Internet
3 11 (1.31%) AMQP
4 7 (0.84%) WebEx
5 4 (0.48%) DSL
5 4 (0.48%) Firewall
5 4 (0.48%) HTTP
6 2 (0.24%) FTP
6 2 (0.24%) SMS
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.12%) SMPP
7 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 47 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 43 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (4.78%) Relational Database
6 39 (4.66%) Redis
7 30 (3.58%) MySQL
8 27 (3.23%) Amazon Athena
9 23 (2.75%) Big Data
9 23 (2.75%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (2.15%) Amazon Aurora
13 16 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.55%) Power BI
15 12 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (1.31%) Blockchain
17 7 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 120 (14.34%) Git (software)
2 72 (8.60%) Jenkins
3 32 (3.82%) webpack
4 25 (2.99%) Jasmine
4 25 (2.99%) JIRA
5 22 (2.63%) JUnit
5 22 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 19 (2.27%) Selenium
7 18 (2.15%) Cypress.io
8 17 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (1.91%) Grunt
9 16 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.79%) Bower
11 14 (1.67%) GitLab
11 14 (1.67%) Maven
11 14 (1.67%) Protractor
12 13 (1.55%) CircleCI
13 12 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.19%) Mockito
14 10 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 228 (27.24%) Finance
2 139 (16.61%) Social Skills
3 135 (16.13%) Front Office
4 70 (8.36%) Banking
5 45 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (3.82%) Games
7 28 (3.35%) Investment Banking
8 18 (2.15%) Back Office
9 17 (2.03%) Marketing
10 15 (1.79%) Legal
11 12 (1.43%) Military
12 11 (1.31%) Law
12 11 (1.31%) Retail
13 10 (1.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.84%) Public Sector
14 7 (0.84%) Publishing
14 7 (0.84%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.48%) Advertising
16 3 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (36.92%) React
2 192 (22.94%) Node.js
3 166 (19.83%) Web Services
4 164 (19.59%) AngularJS
5 149 (17.80%) .NET
6 125 (14.93%) CSS
7 118 (14.10%) HTML
8 105 (12.54%) REST
9 99 (11.83%) Vue.js
10 91 (10.87%) .NET Core
11 88 (10.51%) Spring
12 72 (8.60%) RESTful
13 65 (7.77%) Spring Boot
14 59 (7.05%) GraphQL
15 53 (6.33%) .NET Framework
15 53 (6.33%) HTML5
16 43 (5.14%) ASP.NET
16 43 (5.14%) Sass
17 39 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
18 37 (4.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 148 (17.68%) User Experience
2 110 (13.14%) Fixed Income
3 107 (12.78%) Derivative
3 107 (12.78%) Hedge funds
4 102 (12.19%) Equities
5 86 (10.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 74 (8.84%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (6.57%) Credit Derivative
8 27 (3.23%) Cloud Native
8 27 (3.23%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (2.39%) Credit Risk
10 20 (2.39%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.43%) Cyberattack
11 12 (1.43%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.31%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
13 10 (1.19%) Social Media
14 8 (0.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (2.99%) Android
2 24 (2.87%) Apple iOS
3 23 (2.75%) Linux
4 19 (2.27%) Windows
5 8 (0.96%) Unix
6 7 (0.84%) Mesosphere
6 7 (0.84%) VMS
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (27.84%) Software Engineering
3 209 (24.97%) Full Stack Development
4 169 (20.19%) TDD
5 161 (19.24%) DevOps
6 160 (19.12%) Front End Development
7 150 (17.92%) Mentoring
8 142 (16.97%) Microservices
9 123 (14.70%) Asset Management
10 121 (14.46%) Investment Management
11 105 (12.54%) Scrum
12 95 (11.35%) Fintech
13 93 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (11.11%) MVC
14 90 (10.75%) SDLC
15 81 (9.68%) Analytics
15 81 (9.68%) Software Architecture
16 79 (9.44%) Test Automation
17 69 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
18 67 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 403 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 275 (32.86%) Java
3 198 (23.66%) TypeScript
4 188 (22.46%) Python
5 179 (21.39%) SQL
6 177 (21.15%) C#
7 82 (9.80%) PHP
8 66 (7.89%) Kotlin
9 54 (6.45%) Go
10 41 (4.90%) C++
11 38 (4.54%) Scala
12 36 (4.30%) Apex Code
12 36 (4.30%) T-SQL
13 27 (3.23%) ES6
13 27 (3.23%) R
14 20 (2.39%) C
15 19 (2.27%) Ruby
16 15 (1.79%) Apple Swift
17 14 (1.67%) Groovy
17 14 (1.67%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 48 (5.73%) Degree
2 12 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (0.84%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.24%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.24%) QA
2 8 (0.96%) Accessibility
3 7 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) EMIR
4 2 (0.24%) MiFID
4 2 (0.24%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 220 (26.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 189 (22.58%) Kubernetes
2 125 (14.93%) Terraform
3 27 (3.23%) Ansible
4 15 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.08%) Kibana
6 7 (0.84%) Automic
6 7 (0.84%) Consul
6 7 (0.84%) logstash
6 7 (0.84%) Prometheus
6 7 (0.84%) Puppet
7 4 (0.48%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.24%) linkerd
9 1 (0.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 90 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.73%) Google
3 45 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (1.67%) Oracle
5 11 (1.31%) MuleSoft
5 11 (1.31%) Talend
6 10 (1.19%) Sybase
7 9 (1.08%) Adobe
7 9 (1.08%) Alibaba
8 7 (0.84%) Splunk
9 5 (0.60%) Databricks
10 4 (0.48%) Automation Anywhere
10 4 (0.48%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.48%) Intershop
10 4 (0.48%) Optimizely
10 4 (0.48%) UiPath
11 3 (0.36%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.36%) SAP
11 3 (0.36%) WooCommerce
12 2 (0.24%) PayPal