Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 202 184
Rank change year-on-year -16 -18 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,193 1,320 1,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.67% 1.80% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.89% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,020 1,138 1,477
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £90,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 68,071 69,676 79,797
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 95.22% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 55,388 56,344 69,206
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -54 252 £75,000 +7.53% 58
West London +20 52 £70,000 - 27
South London -2 19 £71,250 -1.72% 3
East London +2 18 £66,250 +28.95% 6
North London +4 10 £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 20 July 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.

1 681 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (40.23%) JavaScript
3 448 (37.55%) Java
4 343 (28.75%) Finance
5 329 (27.58%) C#
6 309 (25.90%) SQL
7 304 (25.48%) HTML
8 296 (24.81%) AngularJS
9 276 (23.13%) CSS
10 274 (22.97%) .NET
11 272 (22.80%) Amazon AWS
12 265 (22.21%) TDD
13 259 (21.71%) Microservices
14 246 (20.62%) Scrum
15 244 (20.45%) React
16 197 (16.51%) Mentoring
17 187 (15.67%) Software Engineering
18 183 (15.34%) DevOps
19 180 (15.09%) SQL Server
20 173 (14.50%) Git (software)
21 168 (14.08%) Node.js
22 164 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
23 162 (13.58%) Spring
23 162 (13.58%) Front End Development
24 160 (13.41%) Web Services
25 157 (13.16%) MVC
26 154 (12.91%) HTML5
27 145 (12.15%) RESTful
28 143 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
29 142 (11.90%) Banking

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 91 (7.63%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (3.27%) CMS
3 30 (2.51%) Apache
3 30 (2.51%) Drupal
4 25 (2.10%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 18 (1.51%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.09%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.92%) nginx
10 10 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.75%) WordPress
12 8 (0.67%) Confluence
13 6 (0.50%) Hyperledger
13 6 (0.50%) Kentico
13 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.34%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.25%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.25%) Magento
4 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.084%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 272 (22.80%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.02%) SaaS
4 30 (2.51%) npm
5 24 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (2.01%) PaaS
5 24 (2.01%) Serverless
6 16 (1.34%) IaaS
7 13 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.09%) Yarn
8 11 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.75%) DigitalOcean
10 8 (0.67%) GitHub
10 8 (0.67%) Heroku
11 7 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.42%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.01%) HTTP
2 9 (0.75%) Internet
3 6 (0.50%) SMS
4 2 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.17%) Intranet
4 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.17%) Wireless
5 1 (0.084%) AMQP
5 1 (0.084%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.21%) MySQL
3 95 (7.96%) NoSQL
4 88 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (5.78%) MongoDB
6 58 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 49 (4.11%) Big Data
8 49 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (2.35%) Relational Database
12 27 (2.26%) Redis
13 25 (2.10%) Power BI
14 23 (1.93%) Blockchain
15 21 (1.76%) KDB
16 20 (1.68%) Hadoop
17 17 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 17 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
18 16 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 173 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 115 (9.64%) Jenkins
3 57 (4.78%) TeamCity
4 54 (4.53%) JIRA
5 47 (3.94%) Maven
6 43 (3.60%) Selenium
7 42 (3.52%) gulp
8 39 (3.27%) Vagrant
8 39 (3.27%) webpack
9 38 (3.19%) Grunt
10 33 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (2.68%) Subversion
12 30 (2.51%) MSBuild
13 29 (2.43%) Visual Studio
14 28 (2.35%) Cucumber
15 26 (2.18%) NUnit
16 25 (2.10%) Jasmine
17 23 (1.93%) Gradle
18 22 (1.84%) JUnit
19 19 (1.59%) Mockito
General
1 343 (28.75%) Finance
2 142 (11.90%) Banking
3 70 (5.87%) Front Office
3 70 (5.87%) Games
4 53 (4.44%) Retail
5 35 (2.93%) Advertising
6 28 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.35%) Marketing
7 27 (2.26%) Publishing
8 17 (1.42%) Law
9 12 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.50%) Legal
12 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
14 1 (0.084%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.084%) Back Office
14 1 (0.084%) Electronics
14 1 (0.084%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.084%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (25.48%) HTML
2 296 (24.81%) AngularJS
3 276 (23.13%) CSS
4 274 (22.97%) .NET
5 244 (20.45%) React
6 168 (14.08%) Node.js
7 162 (13.58%) Spring
8 160 (13.41%) Web Services
9 154 (12.91%) HTML5
10 145 (12.15%) RESTful
11 122 (10.23%) ASP.NET
12 120 (10.06%) REST
13 80 (6.71%) Sass
14 78 (6.54%) jQuery
15 76 (6.37%) Hibernate
16 75 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
17 71 (5.95%) CSS3
18 66 (5.53%) RabbitMQ
19 62 (5.20%) XML
20 59 (4.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.14%) Greenfield Project
2 99 (8.30%) User Experience
3 81 (6.79%) Fintech
4 65 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 53 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (2.93%) Mobile App
8 34 (2.85%) Hedge funds
9 28 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (2.10%) Fixed Income
11 23 (1.93%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.76%) Equities
14 19 (1.59%) Algorithms
14 19 (1.59%) Derivative
15 15 (1.26%) Online Banking
16 11 (0.92%) W3C
17 10 (0.84%) Robotics
18 9 (0.75%) Credit Risk
18 9 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 92 (7.71%) Linux
2 29 (2.43%) Android
3 26 (2.18%) Apple iOS
4 22 (1.84%) Windows
5 19 (1.59%) Unix
6 11 (0.92%) VMS
7 6 (0.50%) Debian
8 1 (0.084%) AIX
8 1 (0.084%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.084%) HPUX
8 1 (0.084%) Solaris
8 1 (0.084%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (22.21%) TDD
3 259 (21.71%) Microservices
4 246 (20.62%) Scrum
5 197 (16.51%) Mentoring
6 187 (15.67%) Software Engineering
7 183 (15.34%) DevOps
8 164 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
9 162 (13.58%) Front End Development
10 157 (13.16%) MVC
11 109 (9.14%) BDD
12 99 (8.30%) Web Development
13 96 (8.05%) OO
14 86 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
15 85 (7.12%) Analytics
16 83 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
17 82 (6.87%) Test Automation
18 80 (6.71%) Unit Testing
19 68 (5.70%) Asset Management
19 68 (5.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 480 (40.23%) JavaScript
2 448 (37.55%) Java
3 329 (27.58%) C#
4 309 (25.90%) SQL
5 136 (11.40%) Python
6 109 (9.14%) Java 8
7 108 (9.05%) PHP
8 79 (6.62%) T-SQL
9 55 (4.61%) Scala
10 50 (4.19%) TypeScript
11 49 (4.11%) ES6
12 38 (3.19%) C++
13 34 (2.85%) Ruby
14 25 (2.10%) PowerShell
15 21 (1.76%) Apex Code
16 20 (1.68%) Kotlin
17 18 (1.51%) Bash Shell
17 18 (1.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 17 (1.42%) R
19 16 (1.34%) Go
Qualifications
1 114 (9.56%) Degree
2 32 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.17%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.09%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.84%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.084%) MCSD
8 1 (0.084%) MCSE
8 1 (0.084%) MCTS
8 1 (0.084%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.084%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.44%) QA
2 10 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.50%) WAI
4 4 (0.34%) GDPR
5 2 (0.17%) GCP
5 2 (0.17%) MiFID
6 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 123 (10.31%) Docker
2 15 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.084%) GridGain
4 1 (0.084%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 61 (5.11%) Terraform
2 24 (2.01%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.26%) Ansible
4 13 (1.09%) Puppet
5 8 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.42%) Kibana
7 4 (0.34%) logstash
8 2 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.17%) Packer
9 1 (0.084%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.084%) cPanel
9 1 (0.084%) MOM
9 1 (0.084%) Nagios
9 1 (0.084%) Rancher
Vendors
1 132 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.87%) Oracle
3 32 (2.68%) Google
4 25 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (2.10%) Talend
5 14 (1.17%) hybris
6 12 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.01%) Zend
7 11 (0.92%) IBM
7 11 (0.92%) Xamarin
8 10 (0.84%) Blue Prism
9 8 (0.67%) DevExpress
9 8 (0.67%) Tableau
10 7 (0.59%) Pardot
10 7 (0.59%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 7 (0.59%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.59%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.50%) Alteryx
11 6 (0.50%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.50%) Sitecore