Period
to 23 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 231 268
Rank change year-on-year +69 +37 -86
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 252 244 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.98% 1.25% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.31% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 206 218 244
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,625 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £61,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.63% +2.50% +4.35%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,938 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,625 £77,500 £73,375
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% - +6.72%

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 12,011 18,669 25,711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.54% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,497 15,380 21,402
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 +46 75 £65,000 +4.00% 15
Hampshire +51 65 £57,500 -6.50% 9
Surrey +61 60 £60,000 +14.29% 7
Berkshire +37 52 £70,000 +7.69% 11
West Sussex +15 35 £60,000 -2.44%
East Sussex +6 13 £61,250 +11.36% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 12 £65,000 -3.70% 2
Oxfordshire +21 11 £63,750 +8.51% 2
Kent +10 2 £75,000 +56.25% 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 130 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (44.44%) .NET
3 99 (39.29%) C#
4 96 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 87 (34.52%) Azure
6 80 (31.75%) Mentoring
7 66 (26.19%) CSS
8 60 (23.81%) HTML
9 58 (23.02%) Scrum
9 58 (23.02%) DevOps
10 55 (21.83%) TDD
11 54 (21.43%) Java
12 53 (21.03%) SQL
13 52 (20.63%) Git (software)
14 46 (18.25%) SQL Server
15 45 (17.86%) MVC
16 41 (16.27%) Front End Development
17 40 (15.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 40 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (15.08%) User Experience
18 38 (15.08%) React
19 37 (14.68%) AngularJS
20 36 (14.29%) Vue.js
21 35 (13.89%) AWS
21 35 (13.89%) CMS
21 35 (13.89%) Microsoft
22 34 (13.49%) .NET Core
23 33 (13.10%) Unit Testing
24 32 (12.70%) Node.js
25 31 (12.30%) RESTful

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 35 (13.89%) CMS
2 22 (8.73%) WordPress
3 15 (5.95%) EPiServer
4 7 (2.78%) GemFire
5 6 (2.38%) Mule
6 4 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.19%) Apache
7 3 (1.19%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.79%) Liferay
9 1 (0.40%) Confluence
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.59%) Figma
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Magento
1 5 (1.98%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (34.52%) Azure
2 35 (13.89%) AWS
3 28 (11.11%) SaaS
4 21 (8.33%) GitHub
5 15 (5.95%) PaaS
6 9 (3.57%) GCP
7 7 (2.78%) Power Platform
8 6 (2.38%) Asana
8 6 (2.38%) Serverless
8 6 (2.38%) Slack
9 5 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.98%) Azure Functions
9 5 (1.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 5 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.59%) Amazon Alexa
10 4 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.19%) Azure Service Bus
11 3 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.79%) Azure App Service
12 2 (0.79%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.75%) Skype
2 3 (1.19%) Firewall
2 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.79%) DNS
3 2 (0.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.54%) MySQL
3 12 (4.76%) Big Data
4 11 (4.37%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.78%) Redis
8 6 (2.38%) Power BI
9 5 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.98%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.98%) PowerPivot
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2019
11 3 (1.19%) HBase
11 3 (1.19%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.19%) SAP BW
11 3 (1.19%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.56%) JUnit
4 13 (5.16%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.97%) JIRA
6 9 (3.57%) SonarQube
7 7 (2.78%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.78%) Cypress.io
7 7 (2.78%) Protractor
7 7 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (2.78%) Storybook
8 6 (2.38%) JBehave
8 6 (2.38%) webpack
9 5 (1.98%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.98%) Maven
10 4 (1.59%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.19%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.19%) Gradle
11 3 (1.19%) Mockito
12 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (10.71%) Finance
2 11 (4.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (3.97%) Banking
4 9 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.17%) Law
6 6 (2.38%) Electronics
7 4 (1.59%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.19%) Games
8 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (44.44%) .NET
2 66 (26.19%) CSS
3 60 (23.81%) HTML
4 40 (15.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 38 (15.08%) React
6 37 (14.68%) AngularJS
7 36 (14.29%) Vue.js
8 34 (13.49%) .NET Core
9 32 (12.70%) Node.js
10 31 (12.30%) RESTful
11 25 (9.92%) ASP.NET
12 20 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (7.94%) HTML5
13 19 (7.54%) ASP.NET Core
14 17 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 17 (6.75%) Spring
15 16 (6.35%) REST
16 15 (5.95%) KnockoutJS
17 14 (5.56%) Sass
18 13 (5.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.08%) User Experience
2 13 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.38%) Xbox
7 4 (1.59%) Acoustics
8 3 (1.19%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.94%) Linux
2 8 (3.17%) Windows
3 6 (2.38%) Android
3 6 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.59%) Unix
5 2 (0.79%) VMS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (31.75%) Mentoring
3 58 (23.02%) DevOps
3 58 (23.02%) Scrum
4 55 (21.83%) TDD
5 45 (17.86%) MVC
6 41 (16.27%) Front End Development
7 40 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (13.10%) Unit Testing
9 30 (11.90%) Project Management
10 28 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 23 (9.13%) Decision-Making
11 23 (9.13%) Line Management
11 23 (9.13%) OOP
12 21 (8.33%) Microservices
13 19 (7.54%) Coaching
14 18 (7.14%) Fintech
15 17 (6.75%) OWASP
15 17 (6.75%) People Management
16 16 (6.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 99 (39.29%) C#
2 96 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 54 (21.43%) Java
4 53 (21.03%) SQL
5 20 (7.94%) PHP
6 17 (6.75%) Python
7 11 (4.37%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.38%) ES6
8 6 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.98%) Ruby
10 4 (1.59%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.19%) C
11 3 (1.19%) C++
11 3 (1.19%) Groovy
11 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.79%) SOQL
12 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.79%) VB
12 2 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (8.73%) Degree
2 5 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.19%) OCP
3 3 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.97%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (7.54%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.19%) HDFS
4 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.19%) Ansible
2 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) Grafana
3 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.35%) WooCommerce
3 10 (3.97%) Oracle
4 7 (2.78%) Okta
4 7 (2.78%) VMware
5 6 (2.38%) MuleSoft
5 6 (2.38%) Sage
5 6 (2.38%) SAP
5 6 (2.38%) Zend
6 5 (1.98%) Databricks
6 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.19%) Blue Prism
7 3 (1.19%) Nintex
8 2 (0.79%) Talend
9 1 (0.40%) Meridio
9 1 (0.40%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.40%) Splunk
9 1 (0.40%) Sun
9 1 (0.40%) Veracode
9 1 (0.40%) Xamarin