Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 235 229
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,767 2,720 2,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.54% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.61% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,320 2,375 2,630
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £43,250 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 160,851 169,319 184,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,634 135,625 155,306
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Developer.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 16 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 25 September 2018. 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
England +20 2,595 £65,000 +7.88% 374
UK excluding London +47 1,547 £55,000 +4.76% 241
London -10 1,194 £75,000 +7.14% 161
South East +101 559 £57,500 +4.55% 62
North of England +8 323 £55,000 +10.00% 65
East of England +97 188 £62,500 +4.17% 30
North West -26 181 £55,000 +10.00% 45
Midlands +15 178 £47,500 -5.00% 34
South West -31 151 £52,500 +16.67% 22
Scotland -11 115 £52,500 -12.50% 17
Yorkshire +14 103 £55,000 - 15
West Midlands +3 93 £47,500 -5.00% 16
East Midlands +28 85 £50,000 -4.76% 18
North East +11 39 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Wales +12 28 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Northern Ireland +7 5 £55,000 +61.76% 2

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 1,602 (57.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,236 (44.67%) JavaScript
3 1,170 (42.28%) C#
4 1,040 (37.59%) .NET
5 945 (34.15%) Java
6 880 (31.80%) HTML
7 804 (29.06%) CSS
8 734 (26.53%) SQL
9 692 (25.01%) AngularJS
10 656 (23.71%) TDD
11 624 (22.55%) MVC
12 590 (21.32%) Scrum
12 590 (21.32%) Mentoring
13 549 (19.84%) SQL Server
14 510 (18.43%) Finance
15 470 (16.99%) ASP.NET
16 458 (16.55%) Web Services
17 433 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
18 421 (15.22%) Git (software)
19 406 (14.67%) Microsoft
20 401 (14.49%) React
21 386 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
22 366 (13.23%) Microservices
23 351 (12.69%) Software Engineering
24 345 (12.47%) jQuery
25 344 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
26 337 (12.18%) HTML5
27 331 (11.96%) RESTful
28 329 (11.89%) REST
29 319 (11.53%) Spring

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
1 132 (4.77%) CMS
2 108 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
3 94 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 70 (2.53%) Apache
5 57 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 53 (1.92%) Confluence
6 53 (1.92%) JBoss
6 53 (1.92%) Umbraco
7 51 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.73%) IIS
9 42 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 42 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 40 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 34 (1.23%) Drupal
12 30 (1.08%) NServiceBus
13 29 (1.05%) Apache Spark
14 24 (0.87%) EPiServer
14 24 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.61%) nginx
15 17 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.11%) Maya
6 2 (0.072%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.072%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.072%) Weka
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.036%) Houdini
7 1 (0.036%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 42 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.33%) Magento
4 7 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.11%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.11%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.072%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.072%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.036%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 433 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 386 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (3.47%) SaaS
4 72 (2.60%) npm
5 43 (1.55%) GitHub
5 43 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (1.30%) Serverless
7 29 (1.05%) PaaS
8 25 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 24 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (0.80%) IaaS
11 21 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 21 (0.76%) Office 365
11 21 (0.76%) Yarn
12 17 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.54%) NuGet
14 14 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.51%) Slack
15 10 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.66%) HTTP
2 39 (1.41%) Internet
3 14 (0.51%) SMS
4 7 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.22%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.22%) SSL
6 5 (0.18%) Broadband
6 5 (0.18%) Skype
6 5 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.18%) WAN
7 3 (0.11%) SSH
8 2 (0.072%) DNS
8 2 (0.072%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.036%) AMQP
9 1 (0.036%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.036%) Intranet
9 1 (0.036%) LAN
9 1 (0.036%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.036%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 214 (7.73%) MySQL
3 166 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 161 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 129 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 125 (4.52%) MongoDB
7 110 (3.98%) Big Data
8 109 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
9 102 (3.69%) Relational Database
10 78 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
11 75 (2.71%) Power BI
12 72 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 69 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
14 61 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 47 (1.70%) Hadoop
16 37 (1.34%) Redis
17 35 (1.26%) RDBMS
18 32 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
19 31 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
20 30 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 421 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 240 (8.67%) Jenkins
3 158 (5.71%) JIRA
4 113 (4.08%) Maven
5 108 (3.90%) Visual Studio
6 104 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (3.65%) Subversion
8 98 (3.54%) Selenium
9 95 (3.43%) webpack
10 89 (3.22%) JUnit
11 86 (3.11%) TeamCity
12 80 (2.89%) gulp
13 73 (2.64%) NUnit
14 55 (1.99%) Grunt
15 54 (1.95%) Jasmine
16 53 (1.92%) Vagrant
17 51 (1.84%) Cucumber
18 49 (1.77%) Bitbucket
19 44 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
20 40 (1.45%) Gradle
General
1 510 (18.43%) Finance
2 166 (6.00%) Banking
3 143 (5.17%) Retail
4 105 (3.79%) Games
5 89 (3.22%) Marketing
6 72 (2.60%) Front Office
7 65 (2.35%) Advertising
8 36 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 30 (1.08%) Law
11 24 (0.87%) Automotive
12 22 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.61%) Electronics
14 11 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.40%) Publishing
15 10 (0.36%) Back Office
16 9 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.29%) Legal
18 6 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,040 (37.59%) .NET
2 880 (31.80%) HTML
3 804 (29.06%) CSS
4 692 (25.01%) AngularJS
5 470 (16.99%) ASP.NET
6 458 (16.55%) Web Services
7 401 (14.49%) React
8 345 (12.47%) jQuery
9 337 (12.18%) HTML5
10 331 (11.96%) RESTful
11 329 (11.89%) REST
12 319 (11.53%) Spring
13 306 (11.06%) Node.js
14 254 (9.18%) .NET Framework
15 247 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web API
16 213 (7.70%) ASP.NET MVC
17 200 (7.23%) CSS3
18 179 (6.47%) SOAP
19 171 (6.18%) JSON
20 166 (6.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
2 178 (6.43%) User Experience
3 165 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 148 (5.35%) Fintech
5 104 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 93 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
8 75 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
9 52 (1.88%) Hedge funds
10 47 (1.70%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.05%) Fixed Income
13 27 (0.98%) Algorithms
14 20 (0.72%) NHS
15 19 (0.69%) Derivative
15 19 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 18 (0.65%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.54%) Social Media
18 14 (0.51%) Management Information System
18 14 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 213 (7.70%) Linux
2 149 (5.38%) Windows
3 89 (3.22%) Android
4 88 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 81 (2.93%) Unix
6 11 (0.40%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.33%) VMS
8 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.18%) CentOS
9 5 (0.18%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.11%) AIX
10 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.072%) HPUX
11 2 (0.072%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.072%) Solaris
12 1 (0.036%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,602 (57.90%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (23.71%) TDD
3 624 (22.55%) MVC
4 590 (21.32%) Mentoring
4 590 (21.32%) Scrum
5 366 (13.23%) Microservices
6 351 (12.69%) Software Engineering
7 344 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
8 307 (11.10%) DevOps
9 295 (10.66%) BDD
10 282 (10.19%) Test Automation
11 275 (9.94%) Front End Development
12 268 (9.69%) OO
13 231 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
14 225 (8.13%) SDLC
15 224 (8.10%) Unit Testing
16 200 (7.23%) Web Development
17 191 (6.90%) SOA
18 181 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
19 159 (5.75%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,236 (44.67%) JavaScript
2 1,170 (42.28%) C#
3 945 (34.15%) Java
4 734 (26.53%) SQL
5 273 (9.87%) Python
6 240 (8.67%) PHP
7 179 (6.47%) T-SQL
8 161 (5.82%) Java 8
9 118 (4.26%) TypeScript
10 103 (3.72%) Scala
11 91 (3.29%) C++
11 91 (3.29%) Ruby
12 72 (2.60%) ES6
13 67 (2.42%) VB.NET
14 53 (1.92%) C
15 49 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 46 (1.66%) Apple Swift
16 46 (1.66%) Kotlin
17 41 (1.48%) Objective-C
18 30 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 252 (9.11%) Degree
2 91 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 45 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 26 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.76%) MCPD
7 8 (0.29%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.14%) PhD
10 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.11%) CISSP
10 3 (0.11%) ISEB
10 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.072%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.072%) MCSD
11 2 (0.072%) MCSE
11 2 (0.072%) MPhil
12 1 (0.036%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.036%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.41%) QA
2 14 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.33%) GDPR
3 9 (0.33%) MiFID
4 2 (0.072%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.072%) PSD2
4 2 (0.072%) SLA
5 1 (0.036%) PMO
5 1 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 219 (7.91%) Docker
2 16 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.18%) HDFS
5 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.036%) GridGain
6 1 (0.036%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 75 (2.71%) Terraform
2 60 (2.17%) Kubernetes
3 40 (1.45%) Ansible
4 22 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (0.80%) Puppet
5 10 (0.36%) Packer
6 9 (0.33%) Consul
7 5 (0.18%) cPanel
7 5 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.18%) Kibana
8 4 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.14%) logstash
8 4 (0.14%) Marathon
9 3 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.072%) Automic
10 2 (0.072%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.072%) Dollar Universe
10 2 (0.072%) Graphite
10 2 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 406 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 192 (6.94%) Oracle
3 68 (2.46%) Google
4 45 (1.63%) Sitecore
5 39 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 38 (1.37%) Xamarin
7 24 (0.87%) SAP
8 21 (0.76%) Tableau
9 20 (0.72%) hybris
10 19 (0.69%) Talend
11 17 (0.61%) IBM
11 17 (0.61%) Splunk
12 16 (0.58%) Zend
13 14 (0.51%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.47%) Foundry
14 13 (0.47%) VMware
15 11 (0.40%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.40%) TOWER Software
15 11 (0.40%) Twitter
16 10 (0.36%) Alteryx