Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 196 197
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,055 1,282 1,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.67% 1.82% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.92% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 912 1,110 1,116
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 60,155 66,889 67,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 95.17% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49,174 54,589 57,790
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +12 321 £75,000 +7.14% 64
West London -20 31 £80,000 +14.29% 28
South London -3 19 £65,000 - 5
East London -12 7 £65,000 +8.33% 11
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 531 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (43.22%) C#
3 450 (42.65%) JavaScript
4 365 (34.60%) SQL
5 331 (31.37%) .NET
6 326 (30.90%) Java
7 314 (29.76%) HTML
8 289 (27.39%) AngularJS
9 270 (25.59%) CSS
10 266 (25.21%) Finance
11 251 (23.79%) Amazon AWS
12 211 (20.00%) TDD
13 186 (17.63%) SQL Server
14 174 (16.49%) Git (software)
15 172 (16.30%) Mentoring
15 172 (16.30%) React
16 158 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
17 154 (14.60%) HTML5
18 153 (14.50%) Scrum
18 153 (14.50%) Python
18 153 (14.50%) Microsoft
19 151 (14.31%) MVC
19 151 (14.31%) Microservices
20 136 (12.89%) Degree
21 135 (12.80%) ASP.NET
22 123 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
23 122 (11.56%) Front End Development
24 121 (11.47%) DevOps
24 121 (11.47%) BDD
25 118 (11.18%) Software Engineering

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 39 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (3.13%) CMS
3 23 (2.18%) Confluence
4 18 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.23%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.76%) Apache
8 8 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.66%) IIS
9 7 (0.66%) nginx
10 6 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.57%) Drupal
11 5 (0.47%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.47%) WordPress
12 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.28%) concrete5
13 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.18%) AutoCAD
3 22 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.095%) Houdini
6 1 (0.095%) Maya
6 1 (0.095%) NUKE
6 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.66%) Magento
2 7 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.095%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.095%) Misys Opics
7 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 251 (23.79%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (7.68%) SaaS
4 35 (3.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (2.94%) npm
6 18 (1.71%) Amazon S3
7 17 (1.61%) Serverless
8 16 (1.52%) NuGet
9 15 (1.42%) GitHub
10 14 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.33%) PaaS
11 10 (0.95%) Boomi
12 9 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.76%) Route 53
13 8 (0.76%) Yarn
14 7 (0.66%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.95%) HTTP
1 10 (0.95%) Internet
2 4 (0.38%) Broadband
2 4 (0.38%) Intranet
3 3 (0.28%) AMQP
4 2 (0.19%) Firewall
4 2 (0.19%) VPN
4 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.19%) Wireless
5 1 (0.095%) LAN
5 1 (0.095%) Skype
5 1 (0.095%) SSH
5 1 (0.095%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.095%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.06%) NoSQL
3 72 (6.82%) MySQL
4 69 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (6.26%) Big Data
6 53 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (4.83%) Relational Database
8 41 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (3.89%) MongoDB
9 32 (3.03%) RDBMS
10 29 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (1.99%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 20 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.52%) Redis
14 16 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
16 14 (1.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 174 (16.49%) Git (software)
2 85 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 71 (6.73%) JIRA
4 43 (4.08%) Selenium
5 42 (3.98%) NUnit
6 35 (3.32%) TeamCity
7 32 (3.03%) webpack
8 31 (2.94%) Visual Studio
9 29 (2.75%) Subversion
10 26 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (2.18%) Bitbucket
12 22 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (1.90%) gulp
14 19 (1.80%) Maven
14 19 (1.80%) WebDriver
15 18 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (1.52%) SpecFlow
17 15 (1.42%) Grunt
18 14 (1.33%) Mocha
19 13 (1.23%) Gradle
General
1 266 (25.21%) Finance
2 113 (10.71%) Banking
3 46 (4.36%) Front Office
4 34 (3.22%) Retail
5 32 (3.03%) Games
6 26 (2.46%) Law
7 25 (2.37%) Marketing
8 24 (2.27%) Advertising
9 16 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.04%) Automotive
11 9 (0.85%) Back Office
12 7 (0.66%) Legal
12 7 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.57%) Publishing
14 5 (0.47%) Digital Economy
14 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.47%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.38%) Billing
15 4 (0.38%) Retail Finance
16 3 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (31.37%) .NET
2 314 (29.76%) HTML
3 289 (27.39%) AngularJS
4 270 (25.59%) CSS
5 172 (16.30%) React
6 154 (14.60%) HTML5
7 135 (12.80%) ASP.NET
8 114 (10.81%) Web Services
9 109 (10.33%) jQuery
10 103 (9.76%) RESTful
11 102 (9.67%) .NET Framework
11 102 (9.67%) Node.js
12 99 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
13 97 (9.19%) Spring
14 87 (8.25%) CSS3
15 84 (7.96%) REST
16 72 (6.82%) Entity Framework
17 63 (5.97%) .NET Core
18 60 (5.69%) JSON
19 55 (5.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.00%) Fintech
2 84 (7.96%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (5.40%) Hedge funds
5 56 (5.31%) User Experience
6 53 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (3.98%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.46%) Fixed Income
9 24 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 23 (2.18%) Derivative
11 19 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.71%) Algorithms
13 14 (1.33%) Social Network
14 13 (1.23%) Life Science
15 12 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.14%) Equities
15 12 (1.14%) Mobile Games
15 12 (1.14%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.57%) Reference Data
16 6 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 107 (10.14%) Windows
2 72 (6.82%) Linux
3 52 (4.93%) Android
4 47 (4.45%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.27%) Unix
6 5 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.19%) VMS
9 1 (0.095%) Android TV
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (20.00%) TDD
3 172 (16.30%) Mentoring
4 153 (14.50%) Scrum
5 151 (14.31%) Microservices
5 151 (14.31%) MVC
6 123 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
7 122 (11.56%) Front End Development
8 121 (11.47%) BDD
8 121 (11.47%) DevOps
9 118 (11.18%) Software Engineering
10 109 (10.33%) Test Automation
11 105 (9.95%) Web Development
12 89 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
13 82 (7.77%) Analytics
14 80 (7.58%) Computer Science
15 73 (6.92%) Open Source
16 70 (6.64%) OO
17 69 (6.54%) Multithreading
17 69 (6.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 456 (43.22%) C#
2 450 (42.65%) JavaScript
3 365 (34.60%) SQL
4 326 (30.90%) Java
5 153 (14.50%) Python
6 81 (7.68%) PHP
7 68 (6.45%) ES6
8 67 (6.35%) T-SQL
9 59 (5.59%) C++
10 56 (5.31%) Java 8
11 46 (4.36%) Scala
12 44 (4.17%) Ruby
13 42 (3.98%) TypeScript
14 37 (3.51%) Objective-C
15 26 (2.46%) Apple Swift
16 20 (1.90%) C
17 19 (1.80%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.61%) Kotlin
19 13 (1.23%) ES7
20 12 (1.14%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 136 (12.89%) Degree
2 59 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.57%) CISSP
6 6 (0.57%) MCSE
7 3 (0.28%) ISEB
8 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.19%) MPhil
8 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.19%) PhD
9 1 (0.095%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.095%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.095%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.27%) QA
2 10 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.76%) MiFID
4 5 (0.47%) GDPR
4 5 (0.47%) IFRS
5 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.19%) WCAG
7 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (9.95%) Docker
2 11 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) HDFS
3 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 65 (6.16%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.71%) Ansible
2 18 (1.71%) Terraform
3 11 (1.04%) Puppet
4 10 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.47%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.38%) Kibana
6 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.19%) Automic
7 2 (0.19%) Consul
7 2 (0.19%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 153 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 58 (5.50%) Oracle
3 35 (3.32%) Tableau
4 28 (2.65%) Google
5 14 (1.33%) Alteryx
6 13 (1.23%) Sitecore
7 12 (1.14%) hybris
8 11 (1.04%) Foundry
8 11 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.85%) Zend
10 8 (0.76%) Dell
11 7 (0.66%) Facebook
12 6 (0.57%) Adobe
12 6 (0.57%) IBM
12 6 (0.57%) Informatica
12 6 (0.57%) SAP
12 6 (0.57%) Splunk
13 5 (0.47%) Cognos
13 5 (0.47%) Rackspace
13 5 (0.47%) Xamarin