Period
to 1 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 197 254
Rank change year-on-year +38 +57 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 342 152 305
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.08% 1.30% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.36% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 208 141 261
10th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £61,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% -1.60% +8.70%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £73,500 £67,500 £68,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% -0.74% +4.62%

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 15,357 11,201 25,322
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 95.69% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11,215 9,236 20,984
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Hampshire +11 138 £68,750 +11.79% 4
Thames Valley -1 109 £71,750 +2.50% 13
Berkshire -3 68 £72,500 - 7
Surrey +7 53 £68,750 +37.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 32 £65,000 -3.70% 3
East Sussex -19 22 £62,500 +13.64% 3
West Sussex -17 10 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire -13 9 £62,500 +8.70% 3
Kent -24 7 £65,000 - 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 206 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (45.03%) .NET
3 151 (44.15%) Azure
4 123 (35.96%) JavaScript
5 117 (34.21%) DevOps
5 117 (34.21%) Mentoring
6 112 (32.75%) Java
7 111 (32.46%) Scrum
8 104 (30.41%) C#
8 104 (30.41%) React
9 102 (29.82%) Microservices
10 88 (25.73%) Git (software)
11 86 (25.15%) CSS
12 85 (24.85%) AngularJS
13 83 (24.27%) Jenkins
14 82 (23.98%) TDD
15 81 (23.68%) Spring
15 81 (23.68%) Microsoft
16 79 (23.10%) Full Stack Development
17 74 (21.64%) SQL
17 74 (21.64%) Software Engineering
18 73 (21.35%) Big Data
18 73 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
19 72 (21.05%) AWS
20 71 (20.76%) RESTful
21 70 (20.47%) Node.js
22 69 (20.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 69 (20.18%) Open Source
22 69 (20.18%) Social Skills
23 68 (19.88%) GitHub

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 40 (11.70%) GemFire
2 37 (10.82%) Apache Spark
3 36 (10.53%) Apache
4 23 (6.73%) CMS
5 19 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (4.39%) Tomcat
7 14 (4.09%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.34%) WordPress
9 7 (2.05%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.46%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.17%) Confluence
12 2 (0.58%) Liferay
12 2 (0.58%) Mule
13 1 (0.29%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.29%) nginx
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.29%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 151 (44.15%) Azure
2 72 (21.05%) AWS
3 68 (19.88%) GitHub
4 47 (13.74%) SaaS
5 39 (11.40%) GCP
6 32 (9.36%) PaaS
7 25 (7.31%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (6.14%) Azure Storage
9 20 (5.85%) Azure Service Bus
10 19 (5.56%) Azure App Service
10 19 (5.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 19 (5.56%) IaaS
11 18 (5.26%) Amazon Kinesis
12 16 (4.68%) Serverless
13 10 (2.92%) Azure Functions
14 6 (1.75%) Amazon Alexa
14 6 (1.75%) Asana
14 6 (1.75%) Slack
15 4 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.85%) Firewall
2 19 (5.56%) DNS
2 19 (5.56%) VPN
3 6 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.46%) Skype
5 2 (0.58%) MQTT
6 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (21.35%) Big Data
2 57 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 50 (14.62%) NoSQL
4 47 (13.74%) Relational Database
5 43 (12.57%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (11.40%) Redis
7 34 (9.94%) HBase
7 34 (9.94%) MariaDB
8 23 (6.73%) MySQL
9 12 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (3.51%) SQL Server 2019
10 11 (3.22%) MongoDB
11 7 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.88%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.88%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (25.73%) Git (software)
2 83 (24.27%) Jenkins
3 51 (14.91%) Cucumber
4 50 (14.62%) JUnit
5 41 (11.99%) JIRA
6 40 (11.70%) Cypress.io
6 40 (11.70%) Protractor
6 40 (11.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 40 (11.70%) Storybook
7 35 (10.23%) IntelliJ
7 35 (10.23%) Mockito
8 33 (9.65%) Eclipse
8 33 (9.65%) Gradle
9 22 (6.43%) SonarQube
10 21 (6.14%) Maven
11 19 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (5.26%) Artifactory
13 15 (4.39%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (4.39%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (20.18%) Social Skills
2 64 (18.71%) Finance
3 46 (13.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 44 (12.87%) Banking
4 44 (12.87%) Law
5 34 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (6.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 20 (5.85%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (2.63%) Back Office
9 4 (1.17%) Marketing
9 4 (1.17%) Retail
10 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.58%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Electronics
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (45.03%) .NET
2 104 (30.41%) React
3 86 (25.15%) CSS
4 85 (24.85%) AngularJS
5 81 (23.68%) Spring
6 71 (20.76%) RESTful
7 70 (20.47%) Node.js
8 69 (20.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 60 (17.54%) Kafka
10 53 (15.50%) .NET Core
11 50 (14.62%) HTML
12 49 (14.33%) RabbitMQ
13 48 (14.04%) Redux
14 44 (12.87%) Express
15 41 (11.99%) Web Services
16 40 (11.70%) Tailwind CSS
17 38 (11.11%) JSON
17 38 (11.11%) Vue.js
18 37 (10.82%) LAMP
19 33 (9.65%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.37%) User Experience
2 35 (10.23%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (9.94%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (4.39%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.22%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.75%) Xbox
8 3 (0.88%) Legacy Applications
9 2 (0.58%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.58%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.29%) Animation
10 1 (0.29%) CUDA
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.29%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.29%) RIA
10 1 (0.29%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 52 (15.20%) Linux
2 37 (10.82%) Unix
3 21 (6.14%) VMS
4 14 (4.09%) Windows
5 12 (3.51%) Android
5 12 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.21%) DevOps
2 117 (34.21%) Mentoring
3 111 (32.46%) Scrum
4 102 (29.82%) Microservices
5 82 (23.98%) TDD
6 79 (23.10%) Full Stack Development
7 74 (21.64%) Software Engineering
8 73 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (20.18%) Open Source
10 62 (18.13%) Fintech
11 58 (16.96%) BDD
12 56 (16.37%) Decision-Making
13 53 (15.50%) Computer Science
14 52 (15.20%) Machine Learning
15 48 (14.04%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 47 (13.74%) Event-Driven
17 45 (13.16%) Test Automation
18 44 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (12.87%) Digital Banking
Programming Languages
1 123 (35.96%) JavaScript
2 112 (32.75%) Java
3 104 (30.41%) C#
4 74 (21.64%) SQL
5 58 (16.96%) Python
6 34 (9.94%) Groovy
6 34 (9.94%) Shell Script
7 21 (6.14%) PHP
8 17 (4.97%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.46%) C
9 5 (1.46%) Go
10 4 (1.17%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.17%) ES6
10 4 (1.17%) Java 8
10 4 (1.17%) XPath
11 3 (0.88%) C++
11 3 (0.88%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.88%) Scala
11 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (19.30%) Degree
2 33 (9.65%) OCP
2 33 (9.65%) Oracle Certification
3 9 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (16.96%) Docker
2 34 (9.94%) HDFS
3 19 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 18 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 68 (19.88%) Kubernetes
2 38 (11.11%) Ansible
3 23 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.34%) Terraform
5 2 (0.58%) Kubeflow
6 1 (0.29%) linkerd
Vendors
1 81 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.70%) Okta
2 40 (11.70%) VMware
3 12 (3.51%) Oracle
4 9 (2.63%) Nintex
5 8 (2.34%) WooCommerce
6 6 (1.75%) Blue Prism
6 6 (1.75%) Sage
6 6 (1.75%) Zend
7 4 (1.17%) Google
7 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.17%) SAP
8 3 (0.88%) Databricks
8 3 (0.88%) Splunk
9 2 (0.58%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.58%) Talend
9 2 (0.58%) Telerik
10 1 (0.29%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.29%) Sun