Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £61,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 249 178
Rank change year-on-year +58 -71 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 147 311 564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.34% 1.18% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.23% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 147 279 536
Median annual salary £61,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.60% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £81,750 £82,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £68,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -0.74% +4.62% +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 10,537 25,351 29,114
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.33% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,540 20,703 24,144
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +90 52 £70,000 +12.00% 10
Hampshire +34 35 £65,000 +4.00% 8
West Sussex +69 26 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Berkshire +77 24 £72,500 +16.94% 4
East Sussex +27 20 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire +65 18 £70,000 +12.00% 3
Surrey +36 11 £50,000 -23.08% 7
Oxfordshire +34 10 £57,500 -10.14% 3
Kent +50 3 £62,500 +13.64% 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 70 (47.62%) C#
2 67 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (44.90%) .NET
4 61 (41.50%) JavaScript
5 47 (31.97%) TDD
6 42 (28.57%) React
7 39 (26.53%) Scrum
8 38 (25.85%) SQL Server
8 38 (25.85%) AWS
9 31 (21.09%) MVC
10 30 (20.41%) Azure
10 30 (20.41%) Test Automation
11 29 (19.73%) Java
12 27 (18.37%) AngularJS
12 27 (18.37%) Microservices
13 26 (17.69%) Git (software)
13 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET
14 25 (17.01%) CSS
14 25 (17.01%) HTML
15 24 (16.33%) Mentoring
15 24 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 23 (15.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (14.97%) PHP
18 21 (14.29%) DevOps
19 20 (13.61%) Docker
19 20 (13.61%) SQL
20 19 (12.93%) Degree
20 19 (12.93%) ASP.NET Core
21 18 (12.24%) Kubernetes
22 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering

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 5 (3.40%) Confluence
2 3 (2.04%) CMS
2 3 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.36%) Apache
3 2 (1.36%) Drupal
3 2 (1.36%) WordPress
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.68%) GemFire
4 1 (0.68%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.68%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Sketch
1 5 (3.40%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.85%) AWS
2 30 (20.41%) Azure
3 10 (6.80%) SaaS
4 7 (4.76%) Serverless
5 6 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (4.08%) npm
6 4 (2.72%) GitHub
7 2 (1.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.68%) GCP
8 1 (0.68%) Heroku
8 1 (0.68%) PaaS
8 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.52%) Skype
2 5 (3.40%) Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) Big Data
3 7 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.04%) MySQL
4 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.36%) Redis
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.68%) Power BI
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.08%) webpack
3 5 (3.40%) Babel
3 5 (3.40%) JIRA
3 5 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (3.40%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.72%) Selenium
4 4 (2.72%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.04%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.36%) JUnit
6 2 (1.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.68%) Gradle
7 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.68%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (9.52%) Games
2 4 (2.72%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Marketing
3 2 (1.36%) Banking
3 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.36%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.68%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (44.90%) .NET
2 42 (28.57%) React
3 27 (18.37%) AngularJS
4 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET
5 25 (17.01%) CSS
5 25 (17.01%) HTML
6 24 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 23 (15.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (12.93%) ASP.NET Core
9 16 (10.88%) Spring
10 14 (9.52%) .NET Core
10 14 (9.52%) Node.js
10 14 (9.52%) REST
11 10 (6.80%) .NET Framework
11 10 (6.80%) HTML5
11 10 (6.80%) Spring Boot
12 9 (6.12%) Apache Cordova
12 9 (6.12%) Redux
12 9 (6.12%) RESTful
13 7 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.44%) User Experience
3 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.36%) EPoS
4 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.36%) Tandem
5 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Android
2 8 (5.44%) Linux
3 6 (4.08%) Windows
4 5 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.40%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (31.97%) TDD
3 39 (26.53%) Scrum
4 31 (21.09%) MVC
5 30 (20.41%) Test Automation
6 27 (18.37%) Microservices
7 24 (16.33%) Mentoring
8 21 (14.29%) DevOps
9 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.84%) Fintech
11 12 (8.16%) Mobile Development
11 12 (8.16%) MVVM
11 12 (8.16%) Web Development
12 11 (7.48%) Front End Development
13 9 (6.12%) Android Development
13 9 (6.12%) Line Management
14 8 (5.44%) Unit Testing
15 6 (4.08%) OO
15 6 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (4.08%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 70 (47.62%) C#
2 61 (41.50%) JavaScript
3 29 (19.73%) Java
4 22 (14.97%) PHP
5 20 (13.61%) SQL
6 12 (8.16%) Python
7 11 (7.48%) C
7 11 (7.48%) C++
8 9 (6.12%) Kotlin
9 6 (4.08%) ES6
10 4 (2.72%) ES8
10 4 (2.72%) Go
10 4 (2.72%) Ruby
10 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.36%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.36%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.36%) Java 8
12 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (12.93%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) DICOM
2 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 20 (13.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (12.24%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) Ansible
2 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.40%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle
3 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.68%) SAP
3 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow