The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Developer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 99 132
Rank change year-on-year +19 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 58 62 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.50% 2.11% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.23% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 31 48 14
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +17.94%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2229 2780 2983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.95% 94.78% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1809 1842
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Scotland

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Lead Developer in Scotland

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in Scotland

Lead Developer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +27 46 £60,000 -2.43% 3
Edinburgh 0 18 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Dundee - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Scotland region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 66 (63.46%) Java
2 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.65%) JavaScript
4 26 (25.00%) Python
5 25 (24.04%) Big Data
6 24 (23.08%) HTML
7 22 (21.15%) CSS
7 22 (21.15%) Open Source
8 21 (20.19%) Reference Data
8 21 (20.19%) SOA
8 21 (20.19%) Finance
8 21 (20.19%) TDD
8 21 (20.19%) Hibernate
9 20 (19.23%) Spring
9 20 (19.23%) SQL
10 18 (17.31%) Relational Database
11 17 (16.35%) C#
12 16 (15.38%) Java EE
13 15 (14.42%) .NET
13 15 (14.42%) Open Source Development
14 14 (13.46%) Market Risk
14 14 (13.46%) Web Development
14 14 (13.46%) Risk Management
15 13 (12.50%) Scrum
15 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.54%) Oracle
16 12 (11.54%) Web Services
16 12 (11.54%) RDBMS
17 11 (10.58%) OO
17 11 (10.58%) Software Engineering

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (9.62%) JBoss
2 9 (8.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.77%) Apache Spark
3 6 (5.77%) CMS
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.81%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.85%) GemFire
6 2 (1.92%) Drupal
7 1 (0.96%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.96%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.88%) SaaS
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.96%) GitHub
4 1 (0.96%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.96%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.04%) Big Data
2 18 (17.31%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 12 (11.54%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.73%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.77%) HBase
6 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.85%) Blockchain
7 4 (3.85%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (3.85%) MySQL
8 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.96%) DB2
9 1 (0.96%) Informix
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.96%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Maven
1 7 (6.73%) Subversion
2 6 (5.77%) Eclipse
2 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.81%) JUnit
3 5 (4.81%) Selenium
4 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.92%) NUnit
General
1 21 (20.19%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Back Office
2 4 (3.85%) General Ledger
3 3 (2.88%) Games
4 2 (1.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.08%) HTML
2 22 (21.15%) CSS
3 21 (20.19%) Hibernate
4 20 (19.23%) Spring
5 16 (15.38%) Java EE
6 15 (14.42%) .NET
7 12 (11.54%) Web Services
8 9 (8.65%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.69%) HTML5
9 8 (7.69%) J2EE
9 8 (7.69%) JMS
10 7 (6.73%) Node.js
10 7 (6.73%) SOAP
10 7 (6.73%) XML
11 6 (5.77%) jQuery
11 6 (5.77%) XSD
12 5 (4.81%) CSS3
13 4 (3.85%) Protocol Buffers
13 4 (3.85%) Spring Batch
13 4 (3.85%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Reference Data
2 14 (13.46%) Market Risk
3 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.88%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Animation
8 1 (0.96%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.96%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.96%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.81%) Android
1 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
1 5 (4.81%) Linux
1 5 (4.81%) Unix
2 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.15%) Open Source
3 21 (20.19%) SOA
3 21 (20.19%) TDD
4 15 (14.42%) Open Source Development
5 14 (13.46%) Risk Management
5 14 (13.46%) Web Development
6 13 (12.50%) Scrum
7 11 (10.58%) Mentoring
7 11 (10.58%) OO
7 11 (10.58%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (7.69%) Multithreading
8 8 (7.69%) OOD
8 8 (7.69%) OOP
9 7 (6.73%) Analytics
9 7 (6.73%) BDD
9 7 (6.73%) Coaching
9 7 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.77%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 66 (63.46%) Java
2 35 (33.65%) JavaScript
3 26 (25.00%) Python
4 20 (19.23%) SQL
5 17 (16.35%) C#
6 10 (9.62%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.77%) PHP
8 5 (4.81%) C++
9 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.85%) Perl
9 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.92%) Ruby
11 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.96%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.96%) VB
11 1 (0.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Oracle
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.81%) Google
3 5 (4.81%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.88%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.96%) IBM
7 1 (0.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.96%) Twitter
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