Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 January 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 145 160
Rank change year-on-year -45 +15 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 190 263 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 2.13% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.21% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 164 248 209
North West median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,224 11,923 11,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.70% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9,770 10,060 9,730
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the North West

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the North West.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in the North West

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the North West

Lead Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Manchester -45 135 £52,500 +5.00% 31
Cheshire -31 40 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Merseyside +22 9 £50,000 -2.44% 3
Lancashire +10 3 £55,000 +9.04%
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 North West region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 108 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (34.21%) C#
3 64 (33.68%) .NET
4 58 (30.53%) JavaScript
5 56 (29.47%) PHP
6 52 (27.37%) TDD
7 51 (26.84%) MVC
8 49 (25.79%) Web Services
9 43 (22.63%) HTML
10 42 (22.11%) CSS
11 41 (21.58%) SQL Server
12 40 (21.05%) SQL
13 39 (20.53%) Java
14 38 (20.00%) ASP.NET
15 35 (18.42%) Mentoring
16 34 (17.89%) jQuery
16 34 (17.89%) Scrum
17 30 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
18 27 (14.21%) MySQL
19 23 (12.11%) REST
20 22 (11.58%) SDLC
20 22 (11.58%) RESTful
20 22 (11.58%) Finance
21 21 (11.05%) Microsoft
21 21 (11.05%) Software Engineering
21 21 (11.05%) Analytics
22 20 (10.53%) OOP
23 19 (10.00%) Degree
23 19 (10.00%) AngularJS
24 18 (9.47%) Web Development

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (4.74%) WordPress
2 5 (2.63%) CMS
2 5 (2.63%) Drupal
3 4 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.58%) Apache
4 3 (1.58%) Confluence
4 3 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.05%) JBoss
5 2 (1.05%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.53%) concrete5
6 1 (0.53%) nginx
6 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.05%) Maya
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Magento
2 4 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.58%) Cognos Planning
3 3 (1.58%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.16%) Google Analytics
3 6 (3.16%) SaaS
4 4 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.58%) Office 365
5 3 (1.58%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.05%) AdWords
6 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.53%) Firebase
7 1 (0.53%) npm
7 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) RS-232
2 4 (2.11%) Bluetooth
2 4 (2.11%) GPRS
2 4 (2.11%) NFC
2 4 (2.11%) RFID
2 4 (2.11%) UMTS
2 4 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.05%) Broadband
3 2 (1.05%) Intranet
3 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 27 (14.21%) MySQL
3 12 (6.32%) Big Data
4 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.21%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (3.68%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.16%) Power BI
8 6 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.63%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (2.11%) Data Mining
10 4 (2.11%) OLAP
10 4 (2.11%) QlikView
10 4 (2.11%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.16%) Subversion
3 6 (3.16%) Xcode
4 5 (2.63%) git-flow
4 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.11%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.58%) gulp
6 3 (1.58%) JIRA
6 3 (1.58%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.05%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.05%) Grunt
7 2 (1.05%) Maven
7 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.53%) JBehave
8 1 (0.53%) PostCSS
8 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (11.58%) Finance
2 15 (7.89%) Advertising
3 12 (6.32%) Retail
4 7 (3.68%) Back Office
5 6 (3.16%) Games
5 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.63%) Legal
7 3 (1.58%) Publishing
8 2 (1.05%) Automotive
8 2 (1.05%) Marketing
8 2 (1.05%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.53%) Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (33.68%) .NET
2 49 (25.79%) Web Services
3 43 (22.63%) HTML
4 42 (22.11%) CSS
5 38 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 34 (17.89%) jQuery
7 23 (12.11%) REST
8 22 (11.58%) RESTful
9 19 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 16 (8.42%) .NET Framework
11 14 (7.37%) J2EE
11 14 (7.37%) Node.js
11 14 (7.37%) SOAP
12 12 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (6.32%) CSS3
12 12 (6.32%) HTML5
12 12 (6.32%) LAMP
12 12 (6.32%) React
13 11 (5.79%) Hibernate
13 11 (5.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.26%) User Experience
3 7 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.11%) Animation
4 4 (2.11%) CAN bus
4 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.05%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.05%) Oculus Rift
6 2 (1.05%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.05%) Xbox
7 1 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.53%) Fintech
7 1 (0.53%) iPhone
7 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.74%) Apple iOS
2 8 (4.21%) Windows
3 7 (3.68%) Android
3 7 (3.68%) Linux
4 2 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (27.37%) TDD
3 51 (26.84%) MVC
4 35 (18.42%) Mentoring
5 34 (17.89%) Scrum
6 22 (11.58%) SDLC
7 21 (11.05%) Analytics
7 21 (11.05%) Software Engineering
8 20 (10.53%) OOP
9 18 (9.47%) OO
9 18 (9.47%) Web Development
10 17 (8.95%) Project Management
11 16 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (8.42%) Test Automation
12 15 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.37%) BDD
14 11 (5.79%) Machine Learning
14 11 (5.79%) Web Application Development
15 10 (5.26%) Coaching
15 10 (5.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 65 (34.21%) C#
2 58 (30.53%) JavaScript
3 56 (29.47%) PHP
4 40 (21.05%) SQL
5 39 (20.53%) Java
6 12 (6.32%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.21%) Python
8 6 (3.16%) Apple Swift
8 6 (3.16%) C++
8 6 (3.16%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.16%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.63%) C
10 4 (2.11%) ANSI C
10 4 (2.11%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.58%) Ruby
12 2 (1.05%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.11%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.11%) Docker
1 4 (2.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.26%) Google
2 10 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (3.16%) Adobe
3 6 (3.16%) Apple
4 5 (2.63%) Capita
4 5 (2.63%) Twitter
5 4 (2.11%) Oracle
5 4 (2.11%) Tableau
5 4 (2.11%) Zend
6 3 (1.58%) Cognos
6 3 (1.58%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.53%) Facebook
7 1 (0.53%) Netezza
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.53%) Sun