Period
to 16 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 214 198
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 889 1,163 1,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.62% 1.71% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.79% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 783 978 1,181
London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £55,773 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £92,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,250
% change year-on-year +3.85% +7.88% +0.42%

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 52,056 64,802 70,570
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.29% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 42,372 52,975 55,210
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +8 292 £80,000 +6.67% 65
West London +14 32 £75,000 +3.45% 17
South London -11 16 £70,250 +4.07% 5
East London +23 4 £65,000 -10.34% 12
North London -5 1 £67,500 -27.03% 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 426 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (36.56%) Java
3 320 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 274 (30.82%) Finance
5 224 (25.20%) C#
6 222 (24.97%) Microservices
7 217 (24.41%) SQL
8 210 (23.62%) .NET
9 203 (22.83%) HTML
10 195 (21.93%) AWS
11 188 (21.15%) Python
12 182 (20.47%) Docker
13 180 (20.25%) React
14 178 (20.02%) CSS
15 166 (18.67%) TDD
16 159 (17.89%) Azure
17 157 (17.66%) DevOps
18 152 (17.10%) Software Engineering
19 143 (16.09%) AngularJS
20 142 (15.97%) Analytics
21 140 (15.75%) SQL Server
21 140 (15.75%) Scrum
22 137 (15.41%) Node.js
23 130 (14.62%) Git (software)
24 126 (14.17%) Microsoft
25 125 (14.06%) Web Services
26 115 (12.94%) Mentoring
27 112 (12.60%) REST
28 108 (12.15%) Spring
29 106 (11.92%) MVC

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 47 (5.29%) Apache Spark
2 43 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (2.70%) Confluence
4 23 (2.59%) CMS
5 18 (2.02%) Apache
6 15 (1.69%) nginx
7 11 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.12%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.12%) Drupal
8 10 (1.12%) EPiServer
8 10 (1.12%) Zope
9 8 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.56%) Tornado
11 5 (0.56%) WordPress
12 3 (0.34%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.22%) Camunda
13 2 (0.22%) Jetty
14 1 (0.11%) Appian
Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.67%) Sketch
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.34%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.01%) Shopify
3 6 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.45%) FINCAD Analytics
5 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.34%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.34%) osCommerce
5 3 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Magento
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) HFM
7 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.11%) Odoo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 195 (21.93%) AWS
2 159 (17.89%) Azure
3 72 (8.10%) Power Platform
4 49 (5.51%) GCP
5 43 (4.84%) SaaS
6 34 (3.82%) Amazon S3
7 33 (3.71%) Serverless
8 28 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
8 28 (3.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 27 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (2.81%) Amazon SQS
11 22 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
11 22 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (2.47%) OpenShift
12 21 (2.36%) GitHub
13 16 (1.80%) PaaS
14 14 (1.57%) BrowserStack
15 12 (1.35%) Heroku
16 11 (1.24%) Firebase
16 11 (1.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.04%) Internet
2 19 (2.14%) HTTP
3 6 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.34%) AMQP
4 3 (0.34%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.11%) Multicast
5 1 (0.11%) Network Security
5 1 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.10%) Power BI
3 71 (7.99%) NoSQL
4 68 (7.65%) PostgreSQL
5 67 (7.54%) Relational Database
5 67 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (7.42%) MySQL
7 64 (7.20%) Big Data
8 59 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (6.07%) Redis
10 49 (5.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (4.50%) MongoDB
13 38 (4.27%) Azure SQL Database
14 30 (3.37%) RDBMS
15 27 (3.04%) Data Lake
16 25 (2.81%) Amazon Redshift
17 24 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 23 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
19 17 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 130 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 76 (8.55%) Jenkins
3 64 (7.20%) JIRA
4 38 (4.27%) Selenium
5 35 (3.94%) RStudio
6 27 (3.04%) Maven
7 23 (2.59%) Bitbucket
7 23 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (2.36%) Artifactory
9 19 (2.14%) JUnit
10 15 (1.69%) Subversion
10 15 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.57%) Vagrant
11 14 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.46%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.35%) webpack
14 9 (1.01%) Crashlytics
15 8 (0.90%) WebDriver
16 7 (0.79%) Mockito
General
1 274 (30.82%) Finance
2 95 (10.69%) Banking
2 95 (10.69%) Front Office
3 36 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.82%) Marketing
5 32 (3.60%) Retail
6 27 (3.04%) Games
7 18 (2.02%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.91%) Automotive
9 14 (1.57%) Law
10 12 (1.35%) Legal
11 10 (1.12%) Public Sector
12 8 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.79%) Advertising
13 7 (0.79%) Back Office
13 7 (0.79%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.67%) Electronics
15 4 (0.45%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (23.62%) .NET
2 203 (22.83%) HTML
3 180 (20.25%) React
4 178 (20.02%) CSS
5 143 (16.09%) AngularJS
6 137 (15.41%) Node.js
7 125 (14.06%) Web Services
8 112 (12.60%) REST
9 108 (12.15%) Spring
10 103 (11.59%) HTML5
11 88 (9.90%) RESTful
12 78 (8.77%) ASP.NET
13 69 (7.76%) jQuery
14 68 (7.65%) CSS3
15 67 (7.54%) J2EE
16 59 (6.64%) Spring Boot
17 58 (6.52%) Redux
18 54 (6.07%) Vue.js
19 48 (5.40%) JSON
20 47 (5.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.46%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (9.90%) User Experience
3 66 (7.42%) Fixed Income
4 64 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (5.29%) Derivative
5 47 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (4.84%) Equities
7 42 (4.72%) Algorithms
8 34 (3.82%) Mobile App
9 27 (3.04%) Credit Risk
10 23 (2.59%) Data Structures
11 18 (2.02%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
14 13 (1.46%) Hedge funds
15 12 (1.35%) Data Centre
16 10 (1.12%) Social Media
17 8 (0.90%) Cloud Native
17 8 (0.90%) N-Tier
17 8 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.09%) Linux
2 42 (4.72%) Android
3 36 (4.05%) Windows
4 32 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.46%) Unix
6 12 (1.35%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.34%) VMS
8 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (24.97%) Microservices
3 166 (18.67%) TDD
4 157 (17.66%) DevOps
5 152 (17.10%) Software Engineering
6 142 (15.97%) Analytics
7 140 (15.75%) Scrum
8 115 (12.94%) Mentoring
9 106 (11.92%) MVC
10 105 (11.81%) Fintech
11 94 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
12 93 (10.46%) BDD
13 88 (9.90%) Test Automation
14 86 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
15 76 (8.55%) Front End Development
16 74 (8.32%) Computer Science
17 72 (8.10%) Web Development
18 62 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
19 54 (6.07%) Asset Management
19 54 (6.07%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 325 (36.56%) Java
2 320 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 224 (25.20%) C#
4 217 (24.41%) SQL
5 188 (21.15%) Python
6 62 (6.97%) PHP
7 61 (6.86%) Java 8
8 57 (6.41%) TypeScript
9 44 (4.95%) Scala
10 43 (4.84%) R
11 40 (4.50%) ES6
12 36 (4.05%) C++
12 36 (4.05%) Kotlin
13 27 (3.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 19 (2.14%) C
15 16 (1.80%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.57%) VBA
17 12 (1.35%) Ruby
18 11 (1.24%) T-SQL
19 10 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 76 (8.55%) Degree
2 65 (7.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.79%) Master's Degree
4 6 (0.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.34%) MCSD
7 3 (0.34%) PhD
8 2 (0.22%) CISSP
8 2 (0.22%) MCSE
8 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (7.99%) QA
2 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.45%) GDPR
3 2 (0.22%) PMO
3 2 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 182 (20.47%) Docker
2 4 (0.45%) Cronacle
3 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.22%) vSphere
5 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 97 (10.91%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.37%) Terraform
3 12 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.24%) SCCM
5 8 (0.90%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.45%) Control-M
6 4 (0.45%) Kibana
7 3 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.34%) Perfmon
7 3 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.11%) Ansible
9 1 (0.11%) Grafana
9 1 (0.11%) Mesos
9 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 126 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.84%) Google
3 35 (3.94%) Oracle
4 24 (2.70%) Databricks
5 21 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (2.14%) SAP
7 17 (1.91%) Sybase
8 12 (1.35%) Zend
9 10 (1.12%) Facebook
10 8 (0.90%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.56%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.45%) Greenplum
13 3 (0.34%) Adobe
13 3 (0.34%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.34%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.34%) Pardot
13 3 (0.34%) TARGIT
14 2 (0.22%) HubSpot
14 2 (0.22%) Nintex
14 2 (0.22%) Tableau