Period
to

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 238 207 227
Rank change year-on-year -31 +20 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,215 576 603
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.72% 1.67% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.83% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 628 458 508
10th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £56,250
25th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £112,500 £95,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £135,000 £115,000 £112,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% +3.70% -

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 64,983 31,400 36,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.81% 91.31% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33,619 24,242 30,145
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +6 144 £87,500 +2.94% 25
West London -76 9 £82,500 -8.84% 15
South London -55 6 £62,500 -13.79% 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Lead Developer job roles required the following 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.

1 744 (61.23%) Agile
2 511 (42.06%) React
3 498 (40.99%) JavaScript
4 424 (34.90%) AWS
5 404 (33.25%) Finance
6 402 (33.09%) CI/CD
7 330 (27.16%) Java
8 316 (26.01%) Azure
9 311 (25.60%) Microservices
10 302 (24.86%) Docker
11 293 (24.12%) TDD
12 285 (23.46%) Mentoring
13 283 (23.29%) Git (software)
14 278 (22.88%) Python
15 274 (22.55%) DevOps
16 272 (22.39%) Front End Development
17 263 (21.65%) TypeScript
18 259 (21.32%) Kubernetes
18 259 (21.32%) Node.js
19 242 (19.92%) SDLC
20 217 (17.86%) C#
21 214 (17.61%) Full Stack Development
21 214 (17.61%) Social Skills
22 205 (16.87%) REST
23 204 (16.79%) User Experience
24 203 (16.71%) AngularJS
25 202 (16.63%) GCP
26 198 (16.30%) HTML
26 198 (16.30%) SQL
27 197 (16.21%) 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 50 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (2.72%) CMS
3 12 (0.99%) Confluence
4 7 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (0.58%) Drupal
5 6 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.25%) Headless CMS
7 3 (0.25%) Mule
7 3 (0.25%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.16%) Apache
8 2 (0.16%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.16%) WordPress
9 1 (0.082%) Documentum
9 1 (0.082%) IIS
9 1 (0.082%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.082%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 28 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.81%) Shopify
3 12 (0.99%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.082%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 424 (34.90%) AWS
2 316 (26.01%) Azure
3 202 (16.63%) GCP
4 72 (5.93%) GitHub
5 67 (5.51%) Serverless
6 65 (5.35%) SaaS
7 37 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
8 32 (2.63%) Firebase
9 31 (2.55%) Amazon Kinesis
9 31 (2.55%) Amazon SQS
9 31 (2.55%) npm
10 28 (2.30%) PaaS
11 26 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (2.06%) Power Platform
13 24 (1.98%) OpenShift
14 23 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
15 19 (1.56%) Amazon S3
16 18 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
16 18 (1.48%) Azure Logic Apps
16 18 (1.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.77%) HTTP
2 15 (1.23%) MQTT
3 13 (1.07%) WebEx
4 4 (0.33%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.25%) Broadband
6 2 (0.16%) DSL
6 2 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.082%) DNS
7 1 (0.082%) DVB
7 1 (0.082%) Firewall
7 1 (0.082%) Internet
7 1 (0.082%) SSL
7 1 (0.082%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.082%) UWB
7 1 (0.082%) Wideband
7 1 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 140 (11.52%) Relational Database
3 131 (10.78%) NoSQL
4 105 (8.64%) PostgreSQL
5 81 (6.67%) MySQL
6 69 (5.68%) RDBMS
7 58 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 42 (3.46%) MongoDB
10 38 (3.13%) Redis
11 28 (2.30%) Couchbase
12 26 (2.14%) Big Data
13 22 (1.81%) Power BI
14 19 (1.56%) DB2
15 18 (1.48%) Hazelcast
16 17 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (1.32%) CouchDB
17 16 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (1.07%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 283 (23.29%) Git (software)
2 195 (16.05%) Jenkins
3 86 (7.08%) GitLab
4 61 (5.02%) JUnit
5 60 (4.94%) Selenium
6 55 (4.53%) Cypress.io
7 43 (3.54%) JIRA
8 39 (3.21%) Mockito
9 34 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 32 (2.63%) Appium
11 31 (2.55%) TeamCity
12 30 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (2.22%) NUnit
14 26 (2.14%) Moq
15 23 (1.89%) Subversion
16 22 (1.81%) Gradle
17 21 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (1.65%) Bitbucket
18 20 (1.65%) IntelliJ
18 20 (1.65%) JMeter
General
1 404 (33.25%) Finance
2 214 (17.61%) Social Skills
3 136 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (9.22%) Banking
5 109 (8.97%) Front Office
6 98 (8.07%) Games
7 48 (3.95%) Marketing
7 48 (3.95%) Retail
8 46 (3.79%) Organisational Skills
9 40 (3.29%) Investment Banking
10 38 (3.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 31 (2.55%) Publishing
12 24 (1.98%) Public Sector
13 20 (1.65%) Advertising
14 19 (1.56%) Automotive
15 14 (1.15%) French Language
15 14 (1.15%) German Language
15 14 (1.15%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.74%) Back Office
17 8 (0.66%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (42.06%) React
2 259 (21.32%) Node.js
3 205 (16.87%) REST
4 203 (16.71%) AngularJS
5 198 (16.30%) HTML
6 182 (14.98%) CSS
7 181 (14.90%) .NET
8 171 (14.07%) RESTful
9 132 (10.86%) Jest
10 127 (10.45%) Spring
11 126 (10.37%) HTML5
12 122 (10.04%) Sass
13 116 (9.55%) RabbitMQ
13 116 (9.55%) Vue.js
14 94 (7.74%) Web Services
15 92 (7.57%) Spring Boot
16 89 (7.33%) .NET Core
17 84 (6.91%) Kafka
17 84 (6.91%) Redux
18 81 (6.67%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 204 (16.79%) User Experience
2 100 (8.23%) Enterprise Software
3 98 (8.07%) Derivative
4 76 (6.26%) Self-Motivation
5 74 (6.09%) Fixed Income
6 73 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
7 71 (5.84%) Equities
8 67 (5.51%) Hedge funds
9 59 (4.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 44 (3.62%) Mobile App
11 40 (3.29%) Cloud Native
12 38 (3.13%) N-Tier
13 37 (3.05%) Algorithms
14 32 (2.63%) Video\Live Streaming
15 31 (2.55%) Public Cloud
16 30 (2.47%) Credit Derivative
17 22 (1.81%) Legacy Code
18 20 (1.65%) Blockchain
19 19 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
20 18 (1.48%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 108 (8.89%) Linux
2 91 (7.49%) Android
3 88 (7.24%) Apple iOS
4 59 (4.86%) Windows
5 40 (3.29%) Unix
6 13 (1.07%) Mesosphere
7 2 (0.16%) Android TV
7 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.082%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (61.23%) Agile
2 402 (33.09%) CI/CD
3 311 (25.60%) Microservices
4 293 (24.12%) TDD
5 285 (23.46%) Mentoring
6 274 (22.55%) DevOps
7 272 (22.39%) Front End Development
8 242 (19.92%) SDLC
9 214 (17.61%) Full Stack Development
10 197 (16.21%) Software Engineering
11 192 (15.80%) Problem-Solving
12 185 (15.23%) Fintech
13 179 (14.73%) Scrum
14 170 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
15 154 (12.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 153 (12.59%) Test Automation
17 148 (12.18%) Technical Leadership
18 133 (10.95%) Clean Code
19 129 (10.62%) BDD
20 120 (9.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 498 (40.99%) JavaScript
2 330 (27.16%) Java
3 278 (22.88%) Python
4 263 (21.65%) TypeScript
5 217 (17.86%) C#
6 198 (16.30%) SQL
7 71 (5.84%) PHP
8 69 (5.68%) C
8 69 (5.68%) T-SQL
9 68 (5.60%) C++
10 57 (4.69%) ES6
11 50 (4.12%) Kotlin
12 43 (3.54%) Go
13 35 (2.88%) Apple Swift
13 35 (2.88%) R
14 32 (2.63%) ES7
14 32 (2.63%) Shell Script
15 25 (2.06%) Apex Code
15 25 (2.06%) Bash
16 21 (1.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 151 (12.43%) Degree
2 71 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (0.66%) MCSD
4 8 (0.66%) MCSE
4 8 (0.66%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.16%) HND
6 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.082%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.082%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.082%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (12.43%) QA
2 25 (2.06%) Accessibility
3 19 (1.56%) EMIR
3 19 (1.56%) MiFID
4 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 302 (24.86%) Docker
2 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 259 (21.32%) Kubernetes
2 98 (8.07%) Terraform
3 41 (3.37%) Ansible
4 29 (2.39%) Kibana
5 28 (2.30%) logstash
5 28 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.40%) Grafana
7 15 (1.23%) HAProxy
7 15 (1.23%) MIIS
7 15 (1.23%) Opsgenie
7 15 (1.23%) Pingdom
7 15 (1.23%) Prometheus
7 15 (1.23%) ZABBIX
8 13 (1.07%) Automic
8 13 (1.07%) Bugsnag
8 13 (1.07%) Consul
8 13 (1.07%) Puppet
9 2 (0.16%) Argo
10 1 (0.082%) Control-M
10 1 (0.082%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 118 (9.71%) Google
2 85 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.95%) Sage
4 27 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (1.56%) Alibaba
5 19 (1.56%) Sybase
6 17 (1.40%) New Relic
7 13 (1.07%) Splunk
8 12 (0.99%) Charles River
8 12 (0.99%) Tradeweb
9 11 (0.91%) Oracle
10 9 (0.74%) Sun
11 8 (0.66%) Adobe
12 5 (0.41%) Apple
12 5 (0.41%) Automation Anywhere
12 5 (0.41%) Blue Prism
12 5 (0.41%) UiPath
13 4 (0.33%) MuleSoft
14 3 (0.25%) Optimizely
15 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud