Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 September 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 261 324
Rank change year-on-year +95 +63 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 559 335 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 1.15% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.19% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 486 310 285
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 28,410 28,158 34,955
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.71% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23,637 23,472 29,518
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the South East

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Lead Developer in the South East

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the South East

Lead Developer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Thames Valley +110 217 £55,000 -12.00% 27
Surrey +80 140 £57,500 -4.17% 16
Berkshire +71 128 £55,000 -15.38% 12
Hampshire +18 108 £60,000 +14.29% 8
Oxfordshire +68 74 £55,000 +10.00% 11
East Sussex -40 49 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Kent +13 17 £60,000 -11.11% 6
West Sussex -12 17 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Sussex - 10 £70,000 -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Lead Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 381 (68.16%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (55.10%) JavaScript
3 279 (49.91%) HTML
4 261 (46.69%) CSS
5 259 (46.33%) C#
6 250 (44.72%) .NET
7 196 (35.06%) MVC
8 193 (34.53%) AngularJS
9 163 (29.16%) Scrum
10 158 (28.26%) jQuery
11 145 (25.94%) TDD
12 128 (22.90%) ASP.NET
13 127 (22.72%) Java
14 123 (22.00%) Mentoring
15 122 (21.82%) SQL
16 115 (20.57%) Microsoft
17 110 (19.68%) Web Services
17 110 (19.68%) Git (software)
18 98 (17.53%) SQL Server
19 97 (17.35%) RESTful
20 88 (15.74%) HTML5
20 88 (15.74%) REST
21 87 (15.56%) Node.js
22 75 (13.42%) Coaching
23 74 (13.24%) React
24 71 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
24 71 (12.70%) PHP
25 69 (12.34%) Front End Development
26 66 (11.81%) Unit Testing
27 65 (11.63%) Oracle

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 63 (11.27%) CMS
2 35 (6.26%) Umbraco
3 22 (3.94%) Sitecore CMS
4 20 (3.58%) EPiServer
4 20 (3.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (3.22%) Drupal
6 15 (2.68%) Apache
7 14 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (2.50%) IIS
7 14 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 12 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.97%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.61%) Confluence
11 6 (1.07%) JBoss
11 6 (1.07%) Kentico
11 6 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.07%) WordPress
12 5 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) Magento
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.40%) SaaS
4 16 (2.86%) npm
5 11 (1.97%) Serverless
6 9 (1.61%) Cloudflare
7 7 (1.25%) GitHub
7 7 (1.25%) IaaS
8 6 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.54%) PaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Force.com
10 2 (0.36%) Office 365
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.61%) Internet
2 7 (1.25%) HTTP
3 4 (0.72%) SMS
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) Skype
4 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.66%) MySQL
3 34 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (5.90%) Big Data
5 32 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (4.83%) NoSQL
7 25 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (4.11%) Power BI
9 22 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (3.76%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.86%) Oracle Database
11 16 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (2.33%) Data Lake
13 13 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.97%) MariaDB
14 11 (1.97%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.79%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 110 (19.68%) Git (software)
2 49 (8.77%) JIRA
3 46 (8.23%) Subversion
4 38 (6.80%) Jenkins
5 33 (5.90%) webpack
6 25 (4.47%) Visual Studio
7 24 (4.29%) Grunt
8 20 (3.58%) JUnit
8 20 (3.58%) NUnit
9 17 (3.04%) gulp
9 17 (3.04%) Maven
9 17 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.79%) Vagrant
11 9 (1.61%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.61%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.43%) IntelliJ
13 7 (1.25%) git-flow
14 6 (1.07%) GitLab
14 6 (1.07%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (7.33%) Finance
2 30 (5.37%) Retail
3 14 (2.50%) Games
4 13 (2.33%) Advertising
5 11 (1.97%) Marketing
6 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.89%) Banking
8 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (49.91%) HTML
2 261 (46.69%) CSS
3 250 (44.72%) .NET
4 193 (34.53%) AngularJS
5 158 (28.26%) jQuery
6 128 (22.90%) ASP.NET
7 110 (19.68%) Web Services
8 97 (17.35%) RESTful
9 88 (15.74%) HTML5
9 88 (15.74%) REST
10 87 (15.56%) Node.js
11 74 (13.24%) React
12 71 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 58 (10.38%) Sass
13 58 (10.38%) XML
14 57 (10.20%) CSS3
15 52 (9.30%) SOAP
16 48 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 48 (8.59%) WCF
17 43 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (6.08%) User Experience
3 25 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.43%) Fintech
7 8 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.36%) FMCG
9 2 (0.36%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.36%) Social Media
10 1 (0.18%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.18%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.51%) Linux
2 41 (7.33%) Unix
3 38 (6.80%) Windows
4 9 (1.61%) Android
4 9 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.89%) CentOS
5 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.36%) AIX
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (68.16%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (35.06%) MVC
3 163 (29.16%) Scrum
4 145 (25.94%) TDD
5 123 (22.00%) Mentoring
6 75 (13.42%) Coaching
7 69 (12.34%) Front End Development
8 66 (11.81%) Unit Testing
9 61 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (10.38%) Test Automation
11 54 (9.66%) OO
12 53 (9.48%) BDD
13 49 (8.77%) DevOps
14 48 (8.59%) Software Engineering
14 48 (8.59%) SOLID
15 45 (8.05%) SDLC
16 40 (7.16%) SOA
17 39 (6.98%) API Development
17 39 (6.98%) Microservices
17 39 (6.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (55.10%) JavaScript
2 259 (46.33%) C#
3 127 (22.72%) Java
4 122 (21.82%) SQL
5 71 (12.70%) PHP
6 32 (5.72%) VB.NET
7 28 (5.01%) Python
8 24 (4.29%) T-SQL
8 24 (4.29%) TypeScript
9 18 (3.22%) Java 8
10 14 (2.50%) GLSL
10 14 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.97%) C
12 8 (1.43%) Perl
12 8 (1.43%) Ruby
13 7 (1.25%) Scala
14 6 (1.07%) Clojure
15 5 (0.89%) C++
16 4 (0.72%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.72%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 31 (5.55%) Degree
2 7 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.77%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (5.01%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.54%) HDFS
3 3 (0.54%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.33%) Ansible
3 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 115 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 65 (11.63%) Oracle
3 22 (3.94%) Sitecore
4 11 (1.97%) TOWER Software
5 9 (1.61%) Splunk
6 8 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.25%) Google
8 6 (1.07%) Zend
9 5 (0.89%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.72%) Cadence
10 4 (0.72%) HP
11 3 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.54%) VMware
12 2 (0.36%) InterSystems
12 2 (0.36%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.36%) Sony
12 2 (0.36%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.36%) webMethods
13 1 (0.18%) Jitterbit
13 1 (0.18%) PayPal