Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 117 159
Rank change year-on-year -8 +42 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 107 100 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.89% 1.92% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.00% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 64 51 34
Scotland median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £42,875
90th Percentile £79,250 £66,250 £71,375
UK 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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5454 4995 6058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3103 3893
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,738 £27,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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
Glasgow -8 59 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Edinburgh +1 51 £56,250 +12.50% 4
Aberdeen -3 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £60,000 -
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 57 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (51.40%) Java
3 40 (37.38%) Mentoring
4 34 (31.78%) Spring
5 32 (29.91%) C#
6 28 (26.17%) AngularJS
6 28 (26.17%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
8 26 (24.30%) HTML
8 26 (24.30%) .NET
8 26 (24.30%) Finance
9 24 (22.43%) SQL
10 23 (21.50%) CSS
10 23 (21.50%) TDD
10 23 (21.50%) Git (software)
11 20 (18.69%) Degree
12 18 (16.82%) Test Automation
12 18 (16.82%) RESTful
12 18 (16.82%) MVC
12 18 (16.82%) Scrum
12 18 (16.82%) Python
13 17 (15.89%) Web Services
13 17 (15.89%) Software Engineering
13 17 (15.89%) Analytics
13 17 (15.89%) Big Data
13 17 (15.89%) Java EE
14 15 (14.02%) HTML5
14 15 (14.02%) REST
14 15 (14.02%) Coaching
14 15 (14.02%) SDLC

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 13 (12.15%) JBoss
2 10 (9.35%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.48%) Confluence
4 7 (6.54%) Apache Spark
5 5 (4.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.74%) CMS
6 4 (3.74%) Jetty
6 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.74%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.87%) Content Management Server
7 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.87%) WildFly
8 1 (0.93%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) Firebase
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.87%) GitHub
3 2 (1.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) SSH
1 7 (6.54%) SSL
2 5 (4.67%) SMS
3 4 (3.74%) AMQP
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.89%) Big Data
2 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
3 12 (11.21%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (6.54%) HBase
6 5 (4.67%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.67%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.67%) Redis
7 4 (3.74%) Couchbase
7 4 (3.74%) MySQL
7 4 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.74%) Riak
8 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (21.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (13.08%) JIRA
3 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
4 11 (10.28%) Maven
5 10 (9.35%) Android Studio
5 10 (9.35%) Gradle
6 9 (8.41%) Ant
7 8 (7.48%) Eclipse
8 7 (6.54%) Cucumber
8 7 (6.54%) Selenium
9 6 (5.61%) GitLab
9 6 (5.61%) JUnit
10 4 (3.74%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.74%) Mockito
10 4 (3.74%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.93%) Subversion
12 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (24.30%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Games
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
3 3 (2.80%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Electronics
4 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.87%) Publishing
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.78%) Spring
2 28 (26.17%) AngularJS
3 26 (24.30%) .NET
3 26 (24.30%) HTML
4 23 (21.50%) CSS
5 18 (16.82%) RESTful
6 17 (15.89%) Java EE
6 17 (15.89%) Web Services
7 15 (14.02%) HTML5
7 15 (14.02%) REST
8 14 (13.08%) ASP.NET
8 14 (13.08%) Hibernate
9 11 (10.28%) Node.js
10 10 (9.35%) jQuery
10 10 (9.35%) JSON
11 9 (8.41%) React
11 9 (8.41%) Retrofit
11 9 (8.41%) RxJava
12 8 (7.48%) Android SDK
12 8 (7.48%) Dagger
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.17%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (11.21%) User Experience
3 8 (7.48%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.48%) Over-the-Top Content
3 8 (7.48%) STB
4 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Unix
2 11 (10.28%) Android
3 9 (8.41%) Windows
4 6 (5.61%) Mac OS
5 5 (4.67%) Linux
6 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) Mentoring
3 23 (21.50%) TDD
4 18 (16.82%) MVC
4 18 (16.82%) Scrum
4 18 (16.82%) Test Automation
5 17 (15.89%) Analytics
5 17 (15.89%) Software Engineering
6 15 (14.02%) Coaching
6 15 (14.02%) SDLC
7 12 (11.21%) BDD
7 12 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (11.21%) OO
8 9 (8.41%) Multithreading
8 9 (8.41%) Refactoring
9 8 (7.48%) Concurrent Programming
9 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.48%) Use Case
10 7 (6.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 55 (51.40%) Java
2 32 (29.91%) C#
3 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 24 (22.43%) SQL
5 18 (16.82%) Python
6 9 (8.41%) C++
7 8 (7.48%) Kotlin
7 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.61%) Ruby
9 4 (3.74%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.87%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.87%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.87%) PHP
11 2 (1.87%) Scala
11 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.93%) Jython
12 1 (0.93%) VBA
12 1 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) Degree
2 9 (8.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.74%) Ansible
2 4 (3.74%) Cobbler
2 4 (3.74%) Puppet
3 2 (1.87%) Rancher
4 1 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Oracle
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.61%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.74%) IBM
4 4 (3.74%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.80%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (2.80%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.87%) Nintex
6 2 (1.87%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe
7 1 (0.93%) Progress
7 1 (0.93%) Sybase
7 1 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.93%) Zend