Period
to 22 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 254 177
Rank change year-on-year +127 -77 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 175 304 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.19% 1.20% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.25% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 179 273 508
Median annual salary £65,000 £63,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.17% +9.57% +4.55%
10th Percentile £51,000 £42,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £82,750 £83,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% 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 7,719 24,381 28,111
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.00% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,317 19,935 23,370
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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 +106 49 £70,000 -1.75% 7
Hampshire +66 40 £80,000 +26.98% 3
West Sussex +86 33 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Berkshire +103 31 £70,000 -6.67% 4
East Sussex +26 25 £60,000 +6.67%
Surrey +58 17 £70,000 +7.69% 8
Buckinghamshire +76 12 £68,750 +37.50% 1
Kent +52 10 £45,000 -5.76% 2
Oxfordshire +55 6 £55,000 -24.14% 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 82 (46.86%) JavaScript
2 78 (44.57%) C#
3 75 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (39.43%) .NET
5 60 (34.29%) TDD
6 49 (28.00%) CSS
7 46 (26.29%) Scrum
8 45 (25.71%) HTML
9 44 (25.14%) SQL Server
10 43 (24.57%) React
11 42 (24.00%) Java
12 41 (23.43%) ASP.NET
12 41 (23.43%) Azure
13 38 (21.71%) MVC
14 36 (20.57%) AWS
15 33 (18.86%) Microservices
16 32 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (18.29%) SQL
17 31 (17.71%) Spring
18 29 (16.57%) Test Automation
19 28 (16.00%) Node.js
19 28 (16.00%) AngularJS
20 27 (15.43%) Mentoring
21 26 (14.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
21 26 (14.86%) DevOps
22 24 (13.71%) ASP.NET Core
22 24 (13.71%) Git (software)
23 22 (12.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 21 (12.00%) Docker
24 21 (12.00%) Skype

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 10 (5.71%) CMS
2 6 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.86%) WordPress
4 4 (2.29%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.14%) Drupal
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.57%) GemFire
6 1 (0.57%) IIS
6 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.57%) Mule
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Figma
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Sketch
3 2 (1.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Magento
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.43%) Azure
2 36 (20.57%) AWS
3 20 (11.43%) SaaS
4 11 (6.29%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (6.29%) Serverless
5 4 (2.29%) GCP
5 4 (2.29%) PaaS
5 4 (2.29%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.71%) GitHub
6 3 (1.71%) IaaS
6 3 (1.71%) npm
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.00%) Skype
2 3 (1.71%) HTTP
2 3 (1.71%) WEP
3 2 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (25.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 13 (7.43%) Big Data
4 9 (5.14%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.86%) MySQL
7 3 (1.71%) Power BI
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.14%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.14%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (13.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.00%) JUnit
3 5 (2.86%) Selenium
4 4 (2.29%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.71%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.14%) Babel
6 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.14%) Maven
6 2 (1.14%) Mockito
6 2 (1.14%) webpack
7 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.57%) Gradle
7 1 (0.57%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.57%) JBehave
7 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (7.43%) Finance
2 8 (4.57%) Games
2 8 (4.57%) Marketing
3 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.29%) Electronics
4 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.29%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (39.43%) .NET
2 49 (28.00%) CSS
3 45 (25.71%) HTML
4 43 (24.57%) React
5 41 (23.43%) ASP.NET
6 32 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (17.71%) Spring
8 28 (16.00%) AngularJS
8 28 (16.00%) Node.js
9 26 (14.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 24 (13.71%) ASP.NET Core
11 22 (12.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 19 (10.86%) jQuery
12 19 (10.86%) REST
12 19 (10.86%) RESTful
13 18 (10.29%) .NET Core
14 15 (8.57%) .NET Framework
15 14 (8.00%) Spring Boot
16 12 (6.86%) HTML5
17 11 (6.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) User Experience
2 10 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.43%) Acoustics
4 4 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.57%) Tandem
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.57%) Linux
2 5 (2.86%) Android
3 4 (2.29%) Unix
4 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.14%) Windows
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.29%) TDD
3 46 (26.29%) Scrum
4 38 (21.71%) MVC
5 33 (18.86%) Microservices
6 29 (16.57%) Test Automation
7 27 (15.43%) Mentoring
8 26 (14.86%) DevOps
9 20 (11.43%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.71%) API Design
11 16 (9.14%) Front End Development
11 16 (9.14%) OOP
12 15 (8.57%) Line Management
12 15 (8.57%) SOLID
12 15 (8.57%) Unit Testing
13 13 (7.43%) Fintech
14 12 (6.86%) Web Development
15 11 (6.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 11 (6.29%) OO
16 10 (5.71%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (46.86%) JavaScript
2 78 (44.57%) C#
3 42 (24.00%) Java
4 32 (18.29%) SQL
5 18 (10.29%) TypeScript
6 17 (9.71%) Python
7 16 (9.14%) PHP
8 10 (5.71%) C
9 8 (4.57%) Java 8
10 6 (3.43%) ES6
11 5 (2.86%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.29%) ES8
13 3 (1.71%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.71%) Ruby
13 3 (1.71%) XPath
14 2 (1.14%) Apex Code
14 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.14%) C++
14 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (9.14%) Degree
2 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) QA
System Software
1 21 (12.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (10.86%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.29%) Terraform
3 3 (1.71%) Ansible
3 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.43%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle
3 4 (2.29%) SAP
4 3 (1.71%) Google
5 2 (1.14%) Databricks
5 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.14%) Zend
6 1 (0.57%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft