Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 269 351
Rank change year-on-year +110 +82 -89
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 597 315 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.98% 1.08% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.11% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 550 284 276
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,813 £41,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,250 £66,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 29,185 28,304 36,424
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 96.68% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24,417 23,638 31,057
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
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 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +116 262 £57,500 -8.00% 21
Berkshire +84 144 £60,000 -7.69% 13
Surrey +73 117 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Hampshire -14 105 £57,500 +21.05% 10
Oxfordshire +69 99 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East Sussex +10 66 £59,500 +19.00% 7
Sussex - 22 £70,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 21 £55,000 -12.00% 4
West Sussex -11 13 £62,500 +13.64%
Kent +14 9 £68,750 +1.85% 6
Middlesex +15 2 £90,000 +56.52%
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 396 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (58.46%) JavaScript
3 290 (48.58%) HTML
4 275 (46.06%) .NET
5 271 (45.39%) C#
6 269 (45.06%) CSS
7 223 (37.35%) MVC
8 197 (33.00%) AngularJS
9 183 (30.65%) jQuery
10 163 (27.30%) ASP.NET
11 154 (25.80%) Mentoring
12 145 (24.29%) Java
13 139 (23.28%) TDD
14 134 (22.45%) Scrum
14 134 (22.45%) SQL
15 117 (19.60%) Web Services
15 117 (19.60%) Git (software)
16 108 (18.09%) HTML5
16 108 (18.09%) REST
17 104 (17.42%) React
18 103 (17.25%) RESTful
19 94 (15.75%) SQL Server
20 88 (14.74%) CMS
20 88 (14.74%) Unit Testing
21 86 (14.41%) Coaching
22 83 (13.90%) Microsoft
23 82 (13.74%) DevOps
23 82 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
24 79 (13.23%) XML
25 78 (13.07%) Front End Development

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 88 (14.74%) CMS
2 47 (7.87%) Umbraco
3 31 (5.19%) Apache
4 30 (5.03%) Drupal
5 26 (4.36%) EPiServer
5 26 (4.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 24 (4.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (3.02%) Apache Solr
9 11 (1.84%) IIS
10 10 (1.68%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.34%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.17%) Kentico
12 7 (1.17%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (1.01%) JBoss
14 5 (0.84%) Confluence
14 5 (0.84%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.17%) Blender
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.67%) Magento
3 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.69%) Cloudflare
4 16 (2.68%) Serverless
5 15 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (2.35%) npm
7 12 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (2.01%) IaaS
7 12 (2.01%) SaaS
8 5 (0.84%) GitHub
9 3 (0.50%) Force.com
10 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.34%) NuGet
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.85%) HTTP
2 2 (0.34%) DNS
2 2 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) FTP
3 1 (0.17%) Skype
3 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.54%) MySQL
3 38 (6.37%) NoSQL
4 35 (5.86%) Big Data
5 25 (4.19%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.69%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.17%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.01%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.84%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.84%) DB2
13 5 (0.84%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (0.84%) Informix
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 117 (19.60%) Git (software)
2 52 (8.71%) Subversion
3 47 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 40 (6.70%) JIRA
5 30 (5.03%) Grunt
6 29 (4.86%) webpack
7 23 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 22 (3.69%) NUnit
9 20 (3.35%) Jasmine
10 13 (2.18%) Selenium
10 13 (2.18%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.01%) GitLab
12 10 (1.68%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.68%) Mocha
12 10 (1.68%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.68%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.51%) git-flow
14 8 (1.34%) Ant
14 8 (1.34%) gulp
14 8 (1.34%) Maven
General
1 32 (5.36%) Finance
2 31 (5.19%) Retail
3 16 (2.68%) Marketing
4 12 (2.01%) Games
4 12 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.68%) Banking
5 10 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.84%) Publishing
6 5 (0.84%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (0.34%) Advertising
7 2 (0.34%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (48.58%) HTML
2 275 (46.06%) .NET
3 269 (45.06%) CSS
4 197 (33.00%) AngularJS
5 183 (30.65%) jQuery
6 163 (27.30%) ASP.NET
7 117 (19.60%) Web Services
8 108 (18.09%) HTML5
8 108 (18.09%) REST
9 104 (17.42%) React
10 103 (17.25%) RESTful
11 79 (13.23%) XML
12 76 (12.73%) Sass
13 75 (12.56%) Node.js
14 71 (11.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 69 (11.56%) JSON
16 66 (11.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 63 (10.55%) ASP.NET MVC
18 61 (10.22%) .NET Framework
18 61 (10.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.72%) User Experience
2 40 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.84%) Fintech
6 11 (1.84%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.34%) Animation
8 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.34%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.34%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.34%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.34%) Social Media
9 1 (0.17%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.17%) FMCG
9 1 (0.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.71%) Linux
2 32 (5.36%) Windows
3 30 (5.03%) Unix
4 15 (2.51%) AIX
5 11 (1.84%) Android
5 11 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (37.35%) MVC
3 154 (25.80%) Mentoring
4 139 (23.28%) TDD
5 134 (22.45%) Scrum
6 88 (14.74%) Unit Testing
7 86 (14.41%) Coaching
8 82 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
8 82 (13.74%) DevOps
9 78 (13.07%) Front End Development
10 71 (11.89%) Test Automation
11 66 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (10.89%) OO
13 55 (9.21%) SDLC
14 54 (9.05%) Software Engineering
15 48 (8.04%) SOLID
16 47 (7.87%) Project Management
17 44 (7.37%) E-Commerce
18 42 (7.04%) BDD
18 42 (7.04%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 349 (58.46%) JavaScript
2 271 (45.39%) C#
3 145 (24.29%) Java
4 134 (22.45%) SQL
5 60 (10.05%) PHP
6 48 (8.04%) Python
7 31 (5.19%) VB.NET
8 28 (4.69%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.02%) C++
9 18 (3.02%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.51%) Ruby
12 13 (2.18%) Java 8
13 9 (1.51%) C
14 8 (1.34%) GLSL
14 8 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.01%) Apex Code
15 6 (1.01%) Scala
16 5 (0.84%) VB
16 5 (0.84%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (4.86%) Degree
2 6 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.50%) MCPD
4 3 (0.50%) MCTS
5 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.70%) QA
2 11 (1.84%) GCP
System Software
1 27 (4.52%) Docker
2 5 (0.84%) HDFS
3 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (2.51%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.68%) Ansible
3 3 (0.50%) Puppet
3 3 (0.50%) Terraform
4 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 83 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.22%) Oracle
3 26 (4.36%) Sitecore
4 15 (2.51%) webMethods
5 12 (2.01%) Splunk
6 9 (1.51%) Google
7 8 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.17%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (0.84%) Sybase
10 4 (0.67%) Cadence
10 4 (0.67%) HP
11 3 (0.50%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.34%) Capita
12 2 (0.34%) InterSystems
12 2 (0.34%) Perforce
12 2 (0.34%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.17%) Hortonworks
13 1 (0.17%) Pega
13 1 (0.17%) Zend