Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Software Developer
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 350 291 455
Rank change year-on-year -59 +164 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 108 10 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26 9 18
10th Percentile £55,625 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £44,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +22.73% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £66,375
90th Percentile £83,125 " £70,750
England median annual salary £85,000 £110,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -22.73% +69.23% +18.18%

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 16,880 7,845 24,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 96.51% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,784 6,521 20,073
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +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 Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Lead Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Developer in the South East

Lead Software Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Software Developer in the South East.

Salary trend for Lead Software Developer in the South East

Lead Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Developer in the South East

Lead Software 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 Software Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 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 -52 69 £60,000 -11.11%
Thames Valley -63 29 £70,000 -3.45% 5
Berkshire -48 26 £70,000 -6.67% 2
Surrey - 7 £57,500 -
Buckinghamshire -50 4 £60,000 -11.11% 2
West Sussex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire -27 1 - - 1
East Sussex -41 1 - -
Lead Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, Lead Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 82 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (59.26%) Software Engineering
3 61 (56.48%) TDD
4 60 (55.56%) Computer Science
4 60 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 58 (53.70%) Linux
5 58 (53.70%) Jenkins
5 58 (53.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 57 (52.78%) DevOps
7 56 (51.85%) Unix
8 54 (50.00%) Java
9 53 (49.07%) Scrum
10 51 (47.22%) Spring
10 51 (47.22%) Microservices
11 49 (45.37%) React
11 49 (45.37%) Ansible
11 49 (45.37%) RESTful
11 49 (45.37%) Python
12 48 (44.44%) Finance
13 47 (43.52%) Law
13 47 (43.52%) Apache
13 47 (43.52%) Banking
13 47 (43.52%) Degree
13 47 (43.52%) BDD
13 47 (43.52%) Fintech
13 47 (43.52%) Digital Banking
14 46 (42.59%) Relational Database
15 44 (40.74%) Big Data
15 44 (40.74%) Kafka
15 44 (40.74%) AngularJS

Lead Software 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 47 (43.52%) Apache
2 40 (37.04%) Apache Spark
3 38 (35.19%) GemFire
4 11 (10.19%) Jupyter
5 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 38 (35.19%) GitHub
2 31 (28.70%) Azure
3 25 (23.15%) AWS
4 18 (16.67%) Amazon Kinesis
4 18 (16.67%) GCP
5 4 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (3.70%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (3.70%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.85%) Azure Pipelines
6 2 (1.85%) Azure Service Fabric
6 2 (1.85%) Azure Storage
6 2 (1.85%) Datadog
6 2 (1.85%) PaaS
6 2 (1.85%) SaaS
6 2 (1.85%) SonarCloud
7 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (42.59%) Relational Database
2 44 (40.74%) Big Data
3 42 (38.89%) NoSQL
4 40 (37.04%) HBase
4 40 (37.04%) MariaDB
5 39 (36.11%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (33.33%) Redis
7 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 60 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 58 (53.70%) Jenkins
3 43 (39.81%) JUnit
4 41 (37.96%) Cucumber
5 38 (35.19%) Cypress.io
5 38 (35.19%) Mockito
5 38 (35.19%) Protractor
5 38 (35.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 38 (35.19%) Storybook
6 36 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 36 (33.33%) Gradle
6 36 (33.33%) IntelliJ
7 26 (24.07%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (18.52%) SonarQube
9 18 (16.67%) Artifactory
10 15 (13.89%) TeamCity
11 13 (12.04%) JIRA
12 11 (10.19%) GitLab
12 11 (10.19%) TestRail
13 3 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 58 (53.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 48 (44.44%) Finance
3 47 (43.52%) Banking
3 47 (43.52%) Law
4 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.70%) Social Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (47.22%) Spring
2 49 (45.37%) React
2 49 (45.37%) RESTful
3 44 (40.74%) AngularJS
3 44 (40.74%) Kafka
4 43 (39.81%) JSON
5 42 (38.89%) Node.js
6 41 (37.96%) Express
6 41 (37.96%) Redux
7 40 (37.04%) CSS
7 40 (37.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 38 (35.19%) .NET
8 38 (35.19%) Tailwind CSS
9 36 (33.33%) LAMP
9 36 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
9 36 (33.33%) Spark Streaming
9 36 (33.33%) WireMock
10 35 (32.41%) Play Framework
11 24 (22.22%) Java EE
12 23 (21.30%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 43 (39.81%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (20.37%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (11.11%) User Experience
4 11 (10.19%) Algorithms
4 11 (10.19%) Life Science
5 1 (0.93%) CUDA
5 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 58 (53.70%) Linux
2 56 (51.85%) Unix
3 11 (10.19%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.78%) Windows
5 2 (1.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (59.26%) Software Engineering
3 61 (56.48%) TDD
4 60 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 57 (52.78%) DevOps
6 53 (49.07%) Scrum
7 51 (47.22%) Microservices
8 47 (43.52%) BDD
8 47 (43.52%) Digital Banking
8 47 (43.52%) Fintech
9 44 (40.74%) Event-Driven
9 44 (40.74%) Open Source
9 44 (40.74%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 38 (35.19%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 36 (33.33%) Validation
12 33 (30.56%) Kanban
13 32 (29.63%) Test Automation
14 29 (26.85%) Unit Testing
15 27 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (50.00%) Java
2 49 (45.37%) Python
3 43 (39.81%) Shell Script
4 36 (33.33%) Groovy
5 24 (22.22%) C#
6 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 18 (16.67%) SQL
7 11 (10.19%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.63%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.78%) ES6
9 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) HLSL
10 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (43.52%) Degree
2 39 (36.11%) OCP
2 39 (36.11%) Oracle Certification
3 7 (6.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) QA
System Software
1 40 (37.04%) HDFS
2 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (45.37%) Ansible
2 27 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (15.74%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.70%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 38 (35.19%) Okta
1 38 (35.19%) VMware
2 26 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.19%) YouTube
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle
5 2 (1.85%) IBM
5 2 (1.85%) Telerik
6 1 (0.93%) Databricks