Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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

Lead Developer
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 245 173 226
Rank change year-on-year -72 +53 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,901 1,306 1,857
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 2.01% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.11% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,385 1,161 1,619
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £46,450
25th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £100,000 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 120,143 61,757 120,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.08% 95.12% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 80,372 50,553 97,268
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -61 1,655 £77,500 +10.71% 293
London -42 896 £90,000 +9.09% 165
UK excluding London -90 821 £65,000 +8.33% 156
Work from Home -69 469 £76,375 +9.11% 94
North of England -25 250 £67,500 +22.73% 54
South East -83 223 £70,000 +12.00% 23
North West -21 135 £71,640 +19.40% 35
Midlands -65 130 £60,000 - 26
Yorkshire -11 112 £67,500 +22.73% 10
West Midlands -31 110 £60,000 - 15
South West -81 95 £60,000 -3.23% 14
Scotland -49 68 £65,000 +23.81% 23
East of England -103 37 £67,500 +28.57% 9
Wales -35 27 £70,000 +7.69% 5
East Midlands -55 20 £62,500 +4.17% 11
North East -41 7 £43,500 +4.82% 9
Northern Ireland -38 3 £54,500 +21.11% 2

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 951 (50.03%) Agile Software Development
2 825 (43.40%) JavaScript
3 646 (33.98%) React
4 613 (32.25%) Azure
5 557 (29.30%) C#
6 554 (29.14%) AWS
7 552 (29.04%) .NET
8 452 (23.78%) Java
9 432 (22.72%) Software Engineering
10 415 (21.83%) TDD
11 396 (20.83%) CI/CD
12 395 (20.78%) AngularJS
13 379 (19.94%) Mentoring
14 372 (19.57%) Full Stack Development
15 368 (19.36%) Docker
16 359 (18.88%) Node.js
17 355 (18.67%) SQL
18 349 (18.36%) DevOps
19 347 (18.25%) TypeScript
20 343 (18.04%) CSS
21 338 (17.78%) Finance
21 338 (17.78%) Social Skills
22 334 (17.57%) HTML
23 321 (16.89%) Python
24 306 (16.10%) .NET Core
25 302 (15.89%) Microservices
26 299 (15.73%) Kubernetes
27 293 (15.41%) Front End Development
28 281 (14.78%) Scrum
29 266 (13.99%) Problem-Solving

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 50 (2.63%) Apache
2 45 (2.37%) CMS
2 45 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 24 (1.26%) WordPress
6 20 (1.05%) Apache Solr
7 19 (1.00%) Jupyter
7 19 (1.00%) nginx
8 15 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.42%) Confluence
10 8 (0.42%) Drupal
11 7 (0.37%) GemFire
12 6 (0.32%) Camunda
12 6 (0.32%) Liferay
12 6 (0.32%) SAS
12 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.42%) Simulink
3 5 (0.26%) Adobe XD
4 4 (0.21%) InDesign
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.11%) Sketch
7 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.053%) InVision
7 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.68%) Shopify
3 7 (0.37%) Magento
4 6 (0.32%) Maximo
5 3 (0.16%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 613 (32.25%) Azure
2 554 (29.14%) AWS
3 209 (10.99%) GCP
4 146 (7.68%) SaaS
5 63 (3.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 62 (3.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 59 (3.10%) Serverless
8 56 (2.95%) GitHub
9 46 (2.42%) Power Platform
10 37 (1.95%) PaaS
11 36 (1.89%) npm
12 28 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (1.32%) Firebase
14 23 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (0.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 15 (0.79%) Amazon S3
18 14 (0.74%) Azure Service Bus
18 14 (0.74%) Heroku
19 13 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.05%) Broadband
2 17 (0.89%) Internet
3 13 (0.68%) DNS
4 11 (0.58%) DSL
4 11 (0.58%) HTTP
5 7 (0.37%) Multicast
5 7 (0.37%) Unicast
6 6 (0.32%) LAN
6 6 (0.32%) SNMP
6 6 (0.32%) VLAN
6 6 (0.32%) WAN
6 6 (0.32%) Wireless
7 5 (0.26%) AMQP
8 3 (0.16%) Firewall
9 2 (0.11%) MQTT
9 2 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.11%) WebEx
10 1 (0.053%) Network Security
10 1 (0.053%) UWB
10 1 (0.053%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 140 (7.36%) NoSQL
3 130 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 127 (6.68%) MySQL
5 117 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
6 100 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 58 (3.05%) Redis
8 54 (2.84%) Big Data
9 42 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (2.10%) Power BI
11 32 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 32 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (1.32%) HBase
14 19 (1.00%) Couchbase
14 19 (1.00%) MariaDB
14 19 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (0.95%) Blockchain
15 18 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 252 (13.26%) Git (software)
2 154 (8.10%) Jenkins
3 67 (3.52%) JIRA
4 58 (3.05%) JUnit
5 51 (2.68%) GitLab
6 46 (2.42%) Selenium
6 46 (2.42%) webpack
7 43 (2.26%) Cucumber
8 42 (2.21%) Visual Studio
9 38 (2.00%) Cypress.io
10 29 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (1.37%) Subversion
12 26 (1.37%) TeamCity
13 25 (1.32%) Mockito
14 24 (1.26%) Maven
15 23 (1.21%) TestRail
16 22 (1.16%) CircleCI
17 21 (1.10%) Protractor
General
1 338 (17.78%) Finance
1 338 (17.78%) Social Skills
2 129 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (6.63%) Front Office
4 98 (5.16%) Banking
5 86 (4.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 59 (3.10%) Marketing
7 55 (2.89%) Retail
8 53 (2.79%) Games
9 51 (2.68%) Telecoms
10 50 (2.63%) Public Sector
11 47 (2.47%) Law
12 38 (2.00%) Automotive
12 38 (2.00%) Billing
13 35 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 35 (1.84%) Presentation Skills
14 32 (1.68%) Manufacturing
15 29 (1.53%) Investment Banking
16 27 (1.42%) Legal
17 26 (1.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (33.98%) React
2 552 (29.04%) .NET
3 395 (20.78%) AngularJS
4 359 (18.88%) Node.js
5 343 (18.04%) CSS
6 334 (17.57%) HTML
7 306 (16.10%) .NET Core
8 232 (12.20%) REST
9 219 (11.52%) Vue.js
10 185 (9.73%) Spring
11 184 (9.68%) RESTful
12 179 (9.42%) Web Services
13 170 (8.94%) ASP.NET
14 118 (6.21%) .NET Framework
15 116 (6.10%) HTML5
16 112 (5.89%) JSON
17 96 (5.05%) Spring Boot
18 88 (4.63%) Sass
19 81 (4.26%) Laravel
20 75 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 257 (13.52%) User Experience
2 192 (10.10%) Greenfield Project
3 121 (6.37%) Derivative
4 120 (6.31%) Equities
5 99 (5.21%) Fixed Income
6 96 (5.05%) Hedge funds
7 93 (4.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 79 (4.16%) Credit Derivative
9 77 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
10 64 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
11 62 (3.26%) Cloud Native
12 58 (3.05%) Mobile App
13 29 (1.53%) Public Cloud
14 25 (1.32%) Algorithms
15 23 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
16 22 (1.16%) N-Tier
17 19 (1.00%) Life Science
18 18 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
19 17 (0.89%) e-Learning
20 16 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 111 (5.84%) Linux
2 72 (3.79%) Android
3 61 (3.21%) Unix
4 55 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.79%) Windows
6 21 (1.10%) Mac OS
7 19 (1.00%) VMS
8 2 (0.11%) CentOS
8 2 (0.11%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 951 (50.03%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (22.72%) Software Engineering
3 415 (21.83%) TDD
4 396 (20.83%) CI/CD
5 379 (19.94%) Mentoring
6 372 (19.57%) Full Stack Development
7 349 (18.36%) DevOps
8 302 (15.89%) Microservices
9 293 (15.41%) Front End Development
10 281 (14.78%) Scrum
11 266 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
12 225 (11.84%) MVC
12 225 (11.84%) SDLC
13 200 (10.52%) Continuous Integration
14 191 (10.05%) Fintech
15 164 (8.63%) Coaching
16 151 (7.94%) Technical Leadership
17 144 (7.57%) Continuous Improvement
18 143 (7.52%) Test Automation
19 140 (7.36%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 825 (43.40%) JavaScript
2 557 (29.30%) C#
3 452 (23.78%) Java
4 355 (18.67%) SQL
5 347 (18.25%) TypeScript
6 321 (16.89%) Python
7 210 (11.05%) PHP
8 95 (5.00%) Go
9 80 (4.21%) T-SQL
10 72 (3.79%) Apex Code
10 72 (3.79%) R
11 63 (3.31%) Kotlin
12 53 (2.79%) C
13 48 (2.52%) ES6
14 45 (2.37%) C++
14 45 (2.37%) Ruby
15 36 (1.89%) Java 8
16 34 (1.79%) Java 11
17 28 (1.47%) Bash
17 28 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 166 (8.73%) Degree
2 76 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.74%) OCP
6 14 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.32%) MCPD
9 5 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) MCSD
11 2 (0.11%) MCSE
11 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.053%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (8.36%) QA
2 21 (1.10%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.26%) EMIR
4 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.26%) MiFID
5 2 (0.11%) GDPR
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.053%) SLA
6 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 368 (19.36%) Docker
2 16 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.74%) HDFS
4 11 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.053%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 299 (15.73%) Kubernetes
2 154 (8.10%) Terraform
3 72 (3.79%) Ansible
4 19 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.21%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.16%) Kibana
7 3 (0.16%) Kubeflow
7 3 (0.16%) Plesk
8 2 (0.11%) Automic
8 2 (0.11%) Consul
8 2 (0.11%) logstash
8 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.11%) Puppet
9 1 (0.053%) Apache Brooklyn
9 1 (0.053%) Bugsnag
9 1 (0.053%) Control-M
9 1 (0.053%) Grafana
9 1 (0.053%) Packer
Vendors
1 239 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 109 (5.73%) Google
3 103 (5.42%) Salesforce.com
4 35 (1.84%) Oracle
5 19 (1.00%) YouTube
6 18 (0.95%) Alibaba
6 18 (0.95%) Sage
6 18 (0.95%) SAP
6 18 (0.95%) VMware
7 14 (0.74%) Talend
8 11 (0.58%) MuleSoft
9 10 (0.53%) Adobe
9 10 (0.53%) Databricks
9 10 (0.53%) QinetiQ
10 7 (0.37%) Okta
10 7 (0.37%) Sybase
11 6 (0.32%) WooCommerce
11 6 (0.32%) Zend
12 5 (0.26%) Automation Anywhere
12 5 (0.26%) UiPath