Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 184 206
Rank change year-on-year -10 +22 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1369 1423 1475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.85% 1.85% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.93% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1282 1302
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 69933 73743 85597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.85% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 54708 63878 72569
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +50 336 £67,500 - 20
West London 0 51 £70,000 +16.67% 4
East London +8 19 £60,000 -28.36% 3
South London -16 15 £65,000 -10.34% 1
North London +11 4 £70,000 +5.66% 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Lead Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 730 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (47.70%) JavaScript
3 467 (34.11%) Java
4 451 (32.94%) .NET
5 449 (32.80%) HTML
6 413 (30.17%) SQL
6 413 (30.17%) CSS
7 403 (29.44%) C#
8 360 (26.30%) Finance
9 359 (26.22%) TDD
10 348 (25.42%) AngularJS
11 285 (20.82%) SQL Server
12 278 (20.31%) MVC
13 274 (20.01%) Amazon AWS
14 268 (19.58%) Scrum
15 235 (17.17%) Node.js
16 232 (16.95%) OO
17 224 (16.36%) Git (software)
18 223 (16.29%) HTML5
19 222 (16.22%) Banking
20 212 (15.49%) Mentoring
21 209 (15.27%) React
22 201 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
23 196 (14.32%) Front End Development
24 185 (13.51%) DevOps
24 185 (13.51%) BDD
24 185 (13.51%) RESTful
25 180 (13.15%) PHP
26 176 (12.86%) jQuery
27 170 (12.42%) ASP.NET

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
1 143 (10.45%) Elasticsearch
2 80 (5.84%) CMS
3 57 (4.16%) WebSphere
4 43 (3.14%) Apache
5 38 (2.78%) Apache Spark
5 38 (2.78%) WordPress
6 26 (1.90%) Drupal
7 25 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 19 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.31%) EPiServer
9 18 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 17 (1.24%) Confluence
11 14 (1.02%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.88%) Jetty
13 11 (0.80%) NServiceBus
14 10 (0.73%) IIS
15 9 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.66%) CoreMedia CMS
15 9 (0.66%) Joomla!
16 7 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 32 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.66%) InVision
4 6 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.37%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.073%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.073%) HipChat
7 1 (0.073%) InDesign
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.073%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.073%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 13 (0.95%) Eloqua
2 11 (0.80%) Magento
3 8 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.51%) MetaTrader
5 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.15%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.073%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.073%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.073%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 274 (20.01%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.65%) GitHub
4 36 (2.63%) npm
5 32 (2.34%) SaaS
6 28 (2.05%) Serverless
7 20 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 18 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.80%) Heroku
11 10 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.51%) DigitalOcean
12 7 (0.51%) TestFlight
13 6 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.37%) Firebase
14 5 (0.37%) PaaS
15 4 (0.29%) FinancialForce
15 4 (0.29%) Force.com
15 4 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.34%) Internet
2 14 (1.02%) HTTP
3 8 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.37%) FTP
5 4 (0.29%) Intranet
6 3 (0.22%) SMPP
7 2 (0.15%) AMQP
7 2 (0.15%) Extranet
8 1 (0.073%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (20.82%) SQL Server
2 154 (11.25%) MySQL
3 122 (8.91%) MongoDB
4 107 (7.82%) NoSQL
5 71 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 69 (5.04%) Big Data
7 62 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (3.65%) RDBMS
9 47 (3.43%) Hadoop
10 46 (3.36%) KDB
11 45 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (2.70%) Redis
14 33 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
16 24 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 23 (1.68%) QlikView
18 21 (1.53%) Power BI
18 21 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
19 18 (1.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 224 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 125 (9.13%) Jenkins
3 104 (7.60%) TeamCity
4 79 (5.77%) JIRA
5 65 (4.75%) Maven
6 62 (4.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 54 (3.94%) gulp
7 54 (3.94%) Selenium
8 52 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (3.36%) Visual Studio
10 38 (2.78%) Subversion
11 35 (2.56%) Grunt
12 29 (2.12%) Jasmine
13 28 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 26 (1.90%) SpecFlow
15 25 (1.83%) Bower
16 24 (1.75%) webpack
17 22 (1.61%) NUnit
18 20 (1.46%) Cucumber
18 20 (1.46%) MSBuild
General
1 360 (26.30%) Finance
2 222 (16.22%) Banking
3 96 (7.01%) Retail
4 87 (6.36%) Investment Banking
5 58 (4.24%) Marketing
6 56 (4.09%) Games
7 52 (3.80%) Retail Banking
8 47 (3.43%) Advertising
9 33 (2.41%) Front Office
10 21 (1.53%) Legal
11 16 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.10%) Law
13 13 (0.95%) Publishing
14 9 (0.66%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.37%) Back Office
16 5 (0.37%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.37%) Telecoms
17 4 (0.29%) Electronics
17 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (32.94%) .NET
2 449 (32.80%) HTML
3 413 (30.17%) CSS
4 348 (25.42%) AngularJS
5 235 (17.17%) Node.js
6 223 (16.29%) HTML5
7 209 (15.27%) React
8 185 (13.51%) RESTful
9 176 (12.86%) jQuery
10 170 (12.42%) ASP.NET
11 142 (10.37%) REST
12 140 (10.23%) Spring
13 138 (10.08%) Web Services
14 124 (9.06%) CSS3
15 93 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 77 (5.62%) Sass
17 75 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
18 62 (4.53%) .NET Framework
18 62 (4.53%) XML
19 60 (4.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 144 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
1 144 (10.52%) User Experience
2 120 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
3 99 (7.23%) Computer Science
4 78 (5.70%) Mobile App
5 71 (5.19%) Fintech
6 69 (5.04%) Fixed Income
7 49 (3.58%) N-Tier
8 40 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 38 (2.78%) Algorithms
10 32 (2.34%) Equities
11 28 (2.05%) Derivative
12 26 (1.90%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.39%) Online Banking
14 16 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.02%) Social Media
15 14 (1.02%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.95%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 141 (10.30%) Linux
2 68 (4.97%) Android
3 60 (4.38%) Apple iOS
4 53 (3.87%) Windows
5 46 (3.36%) Unix
6 15 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.22%) CentOS
7 3 (0.22%) Debian
7 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.15%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.073%) VMS
9 1 (0.073%) webOS
9 1 (0.073%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (26.22%) TDD
3 278 (20.31%) MVC
4 268 (19.58%) Scrum
5 232 (16.95%) OO
6 212 (15.49%) Mentoring
7 201 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
8 196 (14.32%) Front End Development
9 185 (13.51%) BDD
9 185 (13.51%) DevOps
10 167 (12.20%) Microservices
11 138 (10.08%) SDLC
12 135 (9.86%) E-Commerce
13 129 (9.42%) Software Engineering
14 112 (8.18%) Open Source
15 99 (7.23%) Asset Management
15 99 (7.23%) Multithreading
16 95 (6.94%) Unit Testing
17 93 (6.79%) Test Automation
17 93 (6.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 653 (47.70%) JavaScript
2 467 (34.11%) Java
3 413 (30.17%) SQL
4 403 (29.44%) C#
5 180 (13.15%) PHP
6 106 (7.74%) Python
7 97 (7.09%) T-SQL
8 76 (5.55%) ES6
9 56 (4.09%) Scala
10 55 (4.02%) C++
11 52 (3.80%) PowerShell
12 34 (2.48%) Ruby
13 22 (1.61%) VBA
14 20 (1.46%) C
15 19 (1.39%) Apple Swift
15 19 (1.39%) Objective-C
16 18 (1.31%) TypeScript
17 16 (1.17%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.17%) VB.NET
18 14 (1.02%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 123 (8.98%) Degree
2 53 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (0.73%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.44%) MCITP
5 6 (0.44%) MCSE
6 5 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.073%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.99%) QA
2 20 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.66%) SEPA
4 5 (0.37%) Basel III
4 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.29%) WCAG
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.073%) GCP
7 1 (0.073%) IFRS
7 1 (0.073%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.073%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.073%) WAI
System Software
1 132 (9.64%) Docker
2 4 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.073%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (2.92%) Puppet
2 36 (2.63%) Ansible
3 29 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.31%) Terraform
5 17 (1.24%) Kibana
6 16 (1.17%) logstash
6 16 (1.17%) Packer
7 9 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.66%) Opsview
8 3 (0.22%) Control-M
9 2 (0.15%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.15%) cPanel
10 1 (0.073%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.073%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.073%) Consul
10 1 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.073%) Salt
Vendors
1 147 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.23%) Oracle
3 67 (4.89%) Sybase
4 38 (2.78%) Google
5 35 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 25 (1.83%) Adobe
7 23 (1.68%) Zend
8 18 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.24%) Tableau
10 16 (1.17%) Marketo
11 13 (0.95%) Facebook
11 13 (0.95%) RedGate
12 10 (0.73%) DevExpress
13 9 (0.66%) Splunk
13 9 (0.66%) Twitter
14 8 (0.58%) Apple
14 8 (0.58%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.58%) Xamarin
15 6 (0.44%) Remedy
16 5 (0.37%) MicroStrategy