Period
to 11 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 225 299
Rank change year-on-year +23 +74 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 458 439 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.63% 1.41% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.46% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 391 397 320
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £76,250
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 27,127 30,141 33,002
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.67% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 22,434 25,149 27,623
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +49 179 £55,000 -8.33% 15
Berkshire +20 115 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Surrey +43 104 £62,500 +4.17% 12
Hampshire +26 87 £60,000 - 1
East Sussex -30 45 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Oxfordshire +39 44 £55,000 -4.35% 6
West Sussex -2 31 £70,000 +12.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 20 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Kent +23 11 £51,250 -6.82% 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 289 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (45.85%) C#
3 208 (45.41%) JavaScript
4 206 (44.98%) .NET
5 193 (42.14%) HTML
6 181 (39.52%) CSS
7 143 (31.22%) AngularJS
8 142 (31.00%) MVC
9 136 (29.69%) Scrum
10 113 (24.67%) SQL
11 108 (23.58%) TDD
12 107 (23.36%) Microsoft
13 104 (22.71%) Java
14 103 (22.49%) jQuery
15 99 (21.62%) ASP.NET
16 96 (20.96%) SQL Server
17 82 (17.90%) Git (software)
18 80 (17.47%) Mentoring
18 80 (17.47%) Web Services
19 64 (13.97%) RESTful
20 62 (13.54%) Spring
20 62 (13.54%) PHP
21 58 (12.66%) Node.js
22 57 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
22 57 (12.45%) Oracle
23 54 (11.79%) Software Engineering
24 52 (11.35%) MySQL
25 49 (10.70%) Unit Testing
25 49 (10.70%) Greenfield Project
26 48 (10.48%) HTML5

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 24 (5.24%) CMS
2 15 (3.28%) Confluence
3 13 (2.84%) WordPress
4 12 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (2.18%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.97%) Apache
6 9 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.97%) IIS
7 8 (1.75%) JBoss
7 8 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.53%) Anypoint
8 7 (1.53%) concrete5
8 7 (1.53%) Mule
8 7 (1.53%) Mule ESB
9 6 (1.31%) Drupal
9 6 (1.31%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.31%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.09%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) SPSS
1 2 (0.44%) Stata
2 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.09%) Changepoint
4 3 (0.66%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.84%) SaaS
4 12 (2.62%) GitHub
5 9 (1.97%) npm
6 6 (1.31%) Google Play
7 5 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.87%) PaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.66%) Serverless
10 2 (0.44%) Asana
10 2 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.44%) Force.com
10 2 (0.44%) IaaS
10 2 (0.44%) Office 365
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.97%) Internet
2 3 (0.66%) SMS
3 2 (0.44%) CTI
3 2 (0.44%) VoIP
4 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.22%) Skype
4 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 52 (11.35%) MySQL
3 35 (7.64%) Big Data
3 35 (7.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (5.46%) Power BI
7 18 (3.93%) Oracle Database
7 18 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (3.93%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.06%) Data Lake
8 14 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.84%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.18%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.97%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 82 (17.90%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.95%) JIRA
3 36 (7.86%) Visual Studio
4 31 (6.77%) Subversion
5 30 (6.55%) JUnit
6 28 (6.11%) Maven
7 23 (5.02%) IntelliJ
8 22 (4.80%) Jenkins
9 20 (4.37%) Eclipse
9 20 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (4.37%) webpack
10 12 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (2.40%) Android Studio
11 11 (2.40%) NUnit
12 10 (2.18%) gulp
13 9 (1.97%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.97%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.75%) Grunt
15 7 (1.53%) Mockito
16 6 (1.31%) Jasmine
General
1 45 (9.83%) Finance
2 15 (3.28%) Advertising
3 12 (2.62%) Retail
4 8 (1.75%) Marketing
5 7 (1.53%) Games
6 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.44%) Back Office
7 2 (0.44%) Banking
7 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (44.98%) .NET
2 193 (42.14%) HTML
3 181 (39.52%) CSS
4 143 (31.22%) AngularJS
5 103 (22.49%) jQuery
6 99 (21.62%) ASP.NET
7 80 (17.47%) Web Services
8 64 (13.97%) RESTful
9 62 (13.54%) Spring
10 58 (12.66%) Node.js
11 48 (10.48%) HTML5
12 47 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 44 (9.61%) REST
13 44 (9.61%) XML
14 39 (8.52%) CSS3
15 37 (8.08%) Ajax
15 37 (8.08%) SOAP
16 35 (7.64%) WCF
17 31 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 31 (6.77%) React
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.70%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (2.84%) User Experience
4 11 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.75%) Fintech
6 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.87%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.66%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.44%) LIMS
10 1 (0.22%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.22%) FMCG
10 1 (0.22%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.30%) Unix
2 35 (7.64%) Linux
3 34 (7.42%) Windows
4 15 (3.28%) Android
5 11 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.09%) CentOS
6 5 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.44%) AIX
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (31.00%) MVC
3 136 (29.69%) Scrum
4 108 (23.58%) TDD
5 80 (17.47%) Mentoring
6 54 (11.79%) Software Engineering
7 49 (10.70%) Unit Testing
8 47 (10.26%) OO
9 45 (9.83%) Front End Development
9 45 (9.83%) Technical Leadership
9 45 (9.83%) Test Automation
10 44 (9.61%) BDD
11 39 (8.52%) Coaching
12 37 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (7.21%) SDLC
14 30 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (6.33%) Project Management
15 29 (6.33%) SOA
16 28 (6.11%) DevOps
17 26 (5.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 210 (45.85%) C#
2 208 (45.41%) JavaScript
3 113 (24.67%) SQL
4 104 (22.71%) Java
5 62 (13.54%) PHP
6 31 (6.77%) Java 8
6 31 (6.77%) VB.NET
7 30 (6.55%) T-SQL
8 20 (4.37%) Python
9 19 (4.15%) TypeScript
10 15 (3.28%) C++
11 8 (1.75%) ES6
11 8 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.53%) C
12 7 (1.53%) GLSL
13 6 (1.31%) Perl
14 4 (0.87%) Ruby
15 3 (0.66%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.66%) Clojure
15 3 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (5.90%) Degree
2 6 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.86%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) PMO
2 2 (0.44%) PSD2
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (5.68%) Docker
2 7 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.09%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (2.84%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.97%) Ansible
3 7 (1.53%) CloudHub
4 5 (1.09%) Capistrano
4 5 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.45%) Oracle
3 13 (2.84%) Zend
4 9 (1.97%) Google
5 8 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.53%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.53%) TOWER Software
7 6 (1.31%) VMware
8 5 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.09%) Splunk
9 4 (0.87%) IBM
10 3 (0.66%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.44%) Avaya
11 2 (0.44%) Cadence
11 2 (0.44%) Cisco
11 2 (0.44%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.44%) Jitterbit
11 2 (0.44%) Motorola
11 2 (0.44%) Sony
11 2 (0.44%) webMethods