Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 133 255
Rank change year-on-year -58 +122 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 324 175 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.80% 2.18% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.26% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 194 156 263
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,625 £42,750
25th Percentile £60,000 £57,063 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.17% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £81,875 £83,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%

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 16,795 7,741 24,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 96.46% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,765 6,433 20,129
10th Percentile £31,026 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,325 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.65% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -33 137 £67,500 -3.57% 9
Thames Valley -43 98 £72,500 +3.57% 14
Berkshire -39 65 £71,000 +1.43% 6
Surrey -50 42 £75,000 +3.45% 2
East Sussex -26 34 £62,500 +6.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -41 28 £76,250 +8.93% 7
Oxfordshire -26 7 £62,500 +8.70% 1
Kent -45 7 £65,000 +44.44% 1
West Sussex -45 4 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 199 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (42.28%) .NET
3 136 (41.98%) Azure
4 116 (35.80%) TDD
5 109 (33.64%) DevOps
5 109 (33.64%) Mentoring
6 108 (33.33%) Microservices
7 106 (32.72%) Java
8 103 (31.79%) Scrum
9 102 (31.48%) Jenkins
10 99 (30.56%) C#
11 97 (29.94%) React
12 88 (27.16%) Spring
13 87 (26.85%) Software Engineering
13 87 (26.85%) Git (software)
14 84 (25.93%) JavaScript
15 82 (25.31%) SQL
16 80 (24.69%) Kubernetes
17 76 (23.46%) Problem-Solving
18 75 (23.15%) Microsoft
18 75 (23.15%) RESTful
19 72 (22.22%) AngularJS
20 71 (21.91%) Big Data
21 70 (21.60%) AWS
21 70 (21.60%) Computer Science
21 70 (21.60%) Full Stack Development
22 69 (21.30%) Finance
23 68 (20.99%) BDD
24 67 (20.68%) Python
24 67 (20.68%) Docker

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 46 (14.20%) Apache
2 42 (12.96%) Apache Spark
3 37 (11.42%) GemFire
4 24 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 19 (5.86%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.40%) Jupyter
8 9 (2.78%) CMS
9 7 (2.16%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.54%) WordPress
11 3 (0.93%) Confluence
11 3 (0.93%) nginx
12 2 (0.62%) SAS
13 1 (0.31%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 136 (41.98%) Azure
2 70 (21.60%) AWS
3 59 (18.21%) GitHub
4 34 (10.49%) SaaS
5 33 (10.19%) GCP
6 22 (6.79%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (6.48%) Azure Storage
7 21 (6.48%) PaaS
8 19 (5.86%) Azure App Service
8 19 (5.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 19 (5.86%) Azure Service Bus
8 19 (5.86%) IaaS
9 17 (5.25%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (4.01%) Serverless
11 8 (2.47%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (1.23%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.23%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.86%) DNS
1 19 (5.86%) Firewall
1 19 (5.86%) VPN
2 4 (1.23%) MQTT
3 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.91%) Big Data
2 55 (16.98%) SQL Server
3 51 (15.74%) NoSQL
4 49 (15.12%) Relational Database
5 44 (13.58%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (12.35%) HBase
6 40 (12.35%) Redis
7 39 (12.04%) MariaDB
8 16 (4.94%) MySQL
9 12 (3.70%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.47%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (2.47%) SQL Server 2019
11 3 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.93%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.93%) Redshift Spectrum
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.62%) GIS
Development Applications
1 102 (31.48%) Jenkins
2 87 (26.85%) Git (software)
3 56 (17.28%) Cucumber
4 53 (16.36%) JIRA
5 46 (14.20%) JUnit
6 38 (11.73%) Mockito
7 37 (11.42%) Cypress.io
7 37 (11.42%) Protractor
7 37 (11.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 37 (11.42%) Storybook
8 35 (10.80%) Eclipse
8 35 (10.80%) Gradle
8 35 (10.80%) IntelliJ
9 27 (8.33%) Maven
10 26 (8.02%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (6.17%) SonarQube
12 19 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (5.86%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (5.25%) Artifactory
13 17 (5.25%) Subversion
General
1 69 (21.30%) Finance
2 60 (18.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 46 (14.20%) Banking
3 46 (14.20%) Law
3 46 (14.20%) Social Skills
4 43 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (7.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 20 (6.17%) Organisational Skills
7 17 (5.25%) Back Office
8 7 (2.16%) Marketing
9 5 (1.54%) Retail
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (42.28%) .NET
2 97 (29.94%) React
3 88 (27.16%) Spring
4 75 (23.15%) RESTful
5 72 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 64 (19.75%) CSS
7 60 (18.52%) Web Services
8 58 (17.90%) .NET Core
9 57 (17.59%) Kafka
10 54 (16.67%) Node.js
11 52 (16.05%) RabbitMQ
11 52 (16.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 48 (14.81%) Redux
13 45 (13.89%) Express
14 44 (13.58%) JSON
15 38 (11.73%) Tailwind CSS
16 36 (11.11%) LAMP
17 35 (10.80%) LAPP Stack
17 35 (10.80%) Spark Streaming
17 35 (10.80%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.65%) Linux Command Line
2 37 (11.42%) User Experience
3 24 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (6.79%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.01%) Algorithms
7 11 (3.40%) Life Science
8 8 (2.47%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.54%) Legacy Applications
9 5 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (0.62%) Animation
10 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.62%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.62%) Marketing Technology
11 1 (0.31%) CUDA
11 1 (0.31%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.31%) Photography
11 1 (0.31%) RIA
11 1 (0.31%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 64 (19.75%) Linux
2 55 (16.98%) Unix
3 22 (6.79%) VMS
4 12 (3.70%) Android
5 11 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.40%) Mac OS
6 9 (2.78%) Windows
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (35.80%) TDD
3 109 (33.64%) DevOps
3 109 (33.64%) Mentoring
4 108 (33.33%) Microservices
5 103 (31.79%) Scrum
6 87 (26.85%) Software Engineering
7 76 (23.46%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (21.60%) Computer Science
8 70 (21.60%) Full Stack Development
9 68 (20.99%) BDD
10 67 (20.68%) Fintech
11 66 (20.37%) Open Source
12 61 (18.83%) Decision-Making
13 59 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (18.21%) Test Automation
14 47 (14.51%) OO
15 46 (14.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 45 (13.89%) Digital Banking
16 45 (13.89%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (32.72%) Java
2 99 (30.56%) C#
3 84 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 82 (25.31%) SQL
5 67 (20.68%) Python
6 41 (12.65%) Shell Script
7 36 (11.11%) Groovy
8 28 (8.64%) PHP
9 13 (4.01%) Go
10 12 (3.70%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.40%) Bash Shell
11 11 (3.40%) T-SQL
12 10 (3.09%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.78%) C
14 5 (1.54%) Scala
15 4 (1.23%) ES6
15 4 (1.23%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.93%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.93%) Java 8
16 3 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (18.21%) Degree
2 37 (11.42%) OCP
2 37 (11.42%) Oracle Certification
3 14 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.17%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (20.68%) Docker
2 39 (12.04%) HDFS
3 21 (6.48%) Active Directory
4 18 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (24.69%) Kubernetes
2 51 (15.74%) Ansible
3 26 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.78%) Terraform
5 4 (1.23%) Kubeflow
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Brooklyn
6 1 (0.31%) linkerd
Vendors
1 75 (23.15%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.73%) VMware
3 37 (11.42%) Okta
4 11 (3.40%) YouTube
5 7 (2.16%) Oracle
6 5 (1.54%) Databricks
6 5 (1.54%) Nintex
6 5 (1.54%) WooCommerce
7 4 (1.23%) Google
8 3 (0.93%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.62%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.62%) Splunk
9 2 (0.62%) Talend
9 2 (0.62%) Telerik
9 2 (0.62%) Xamarin