Period
to 20 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 191 242
Rank change year-on-year -52 +51 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 299 490 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.70% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.77% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 257 422 367
South East median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £76,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -

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 24,148 27,715 29,628
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.38% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,841 23,030 24,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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
Hampshire +6 87 £63,000 +5.00% 10
Thames Valley -58 80 £72,500 +31.82% 22
Surrey -11 55 £65,000 +1.56% 3
Berkshire -40 46 £75,000 +36.36% 12
East Sussex +6 44 £60,000 - 4
Oxfordshire -4 19 £72,500 +31.82% 9
West Sussex -9 17 £62,500 -10.71% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £50,000 -2.44% 1
Kent -11 10 £48,000 -14.67% 5
Middlesex - 6 £70,000 -
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 170 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (46.49%) C#
3 130 (43.48%) .NET
4 116 (38.80%) JavaScript
5 85 (28.43%) AngularJS
6 81 (27.09%) Scrum
7 78 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 74 (24.75%) SQL Server
8 74 (24.75%) React
9 71 (23.75%) Mentoring
9 71 (23.75%) SQL
10 65 (21.74%) Azure
11 61 (20.40%) MVC
12 59 (19.73%) Java
13 53 (17.73%) Git (software)
14 52 (17.39%) CSS
15 49 (16.39%) HTML
16 47 (15.72%) AWS
16 47 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (15.05%) Unit Testing
18 43 (14.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 43 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
19 40 (13.38%) Visual Studio
19 40 (13.38%) Degree
20 39 (13.04%) Web Development
20 39 (13.04%) DevOps
21 37 (12.37%) Microservices
21 37 (12.37%) Spring
21 37 (12.37%) WCF
21 37 (12.37%) Finance

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 11 (3.68%) CMS
2 10 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.68%) WordPress
4 7 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.01%) IIS
5 6 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.67%) Confluence
7 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.34%) Drupal
8 3 (1.00%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.67%) nginx
9 2 (0.67%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.67%) InVision
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.67%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (5.02%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.74%) Azure
2 47 (15.72%) AWS
3 20 (6.69%) Power Platform
4 18 (6.02%) PaaS
5 10 (3.34%) SaaS
6 6 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.01%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.01%) Heroku
7 5 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.67%) GCP
7 5 (1.67%) IaaS
7 5 (1.67%) npm
8 4 (1.34%) Google Play
8 4 (1.34%) Office 365
8 4 (1.34%) Serverless
9 3 (1.00%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.67%) GitHub
10 2 (0.67%) Yarn
11 1 (0.33%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.33%) DHCP
1 1 (0.33%) DNS
1 1 (0.33%) HTTP
1 1 (0.33%) IGMP
1 1 (0.33%) Internet
1 1 (0.33%) Q.931
1 1 (0.33%) RTCP
1 1 (0.33%) RTP
1 1 (0.33%) Skype
1 1 (0.33%) SNMP
1 1 (0.33%) SSL
1 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.33%) VLAN
1 1 (0.33%) VoIP
1 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (7.69%) MySQL
4 21 (7.02%) Big Data
5 20 (6.69%) Power BI
6 15 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (4.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (3.68%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.68%) Redis
10 6 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.67%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.67%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.34%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (17.73%) Git (software)
2 43 (14.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (13.38%) Visual Studio
4 25 (8.36%) WiX
5 15 (5.02%) JIRA
6 14 (4.68%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (2.34%) Subversion
8 6 (2.01%) Maven
9 5 (1.67%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.67%) Grunt
10 4 (1.34%) gulp
10 4 (1.34%) Selenium
10 4 (1.34%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.34%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.00%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.67%) Babel
12 2 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 37 (12.37%) Finance
2 18 (6.02%) Retail
3 12 (4.01%) Marketing
4 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.67%) Back Office
5 5 (1.67%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.34%) Electronics
6 4 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Publishing
8 2 (0.67%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (43.48%) .NET
2 85 (28.43%) AngularJS
3 74 (24.75%) React
4 52 (17.39%) CSS
5 49 (16.39%) HTML
6 43 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 37 (12.37%) Spring
7 37 (12.37%) WCF
8 35 (11.71%) jQuery
9 34 (11.37%) Node.js
10 33 (11.04%) XML
11 31 (10.37%) Vue.js
12 29 (9.70%) Ajax
13 27 (9.03%) KnockoutJS
13 27 (9.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (8.70%) .NET Framework
15 24 (8.03%) ASP.NET
16 23 (7.69%) .NET Core
17 22 (7.36%) Web Services
18 21 (7.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.36%) Video Conferencing
1 25 (8.36%) Virtual Team
2 21 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.01%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.68%) User Experience
5 7 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.67%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.67%) iPad
8 4 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.33%) Oculus Rift
11 1 (0.33%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.04%) Windows
2 19 (6.35%) Android
2 19 (6.35%) Apple iOS
3 17 (5.69%) Linux
4 15 (5.02%) Unix
5 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.33%) uClinux
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (27.09%) Scrum
3 71 (23.75%) Mentoring
4 61 (20.40%) MVC
5 47 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (15.05%) Unit Testing
7 39 (13.04%) DevOps
7 39 (13.04%) Web Development
8 37 (12.37%) Microservices
9 34 (11.37%) Front End Development
9 34 (11.37%) Software Engineering
10 31 (10.37%) Computer Science
11 30 (10.03%) TDD
12 26 (8.70%) Analytics
12 26 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (8.70%) Multithreading
13 25 (8.36%) OWASP
13 25 (8.36%) Virtual Team Management
14 22 (7.36%) Customer Requirements
14 22 (7.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 139 (46.49%) C#
2 116 (38.80%) JavaScript
3 71 (23.75%) SQL
4 59 (19.73%) Java
5 27 (9.03%) PHP
6 21 (7.02%) Java 8
7 20 (6.69%) Python
8 14 (4.68%) X++
9 13 (4.35%) C
9 13 (4.35%) C++
9 13 (4.35%) ES6
9 13 (4.35%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.01%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.67%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.34%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.34%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.34%) Ruby
12 4 (1.34%) U-SQL
13 3 (1.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 40 (13.38%) Degree
2 21 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.34%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.36%) QA
2 4 (1.34%) DICOM
3 3 (1.00%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (4.35%) Docker
2 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.01%) Ansible
3 2 (0.67%) cPanel
3 2 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.67%) Plesk
3 2 (0.67%) Terraform
4 1 (0.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 78 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.03%) Oracle
3 11 (3.68%) SAP
4 9 (3.01%) OutSystems
5 8 (2.68%) Google
6 6 (2.01%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.67%) hybris
7 5 (1.67%) Zend
8 3 (1.00%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco
9 1 (0.33%) IBM
9 1 (0.33%) Parasoft
9 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.33%) Telerik
9 1 (0.33%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) WooCommerce
9 1 (0.33%) Xamarin