Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 218 224
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,842 2,728 3,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.55% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.61% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,490 2,465 2,858
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,925
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +15 2,691 £62,500 +4.17% 381
UK excluding London +16 1,583 £55,000 +4.76% 225
London +4 1,217 £70,625 +4.63% 171
South East +71 545 £57,500 +4.55% 52
North of England -40 316 £52,500 +5.00% 69
Midlands +27 256 £50,000 - 37
East of England +38 200 £62,500 -3.85% 33
North West -47 166 £55,000 +10.00% 40
West Midlands +25 156 £50,000 +7.53% 18
South West -40 147 £50,000 - 18
Yorkshire -17 121 £52,500 +5.00% 21
East Midlands +18 100 £52,000 -0.95% 19
Scotland -31 96 £65,000 +30.00% 12
North East -3 29 £45,000 +4.65% 8
Wales +12 23 £51,350 +14.11% 4
Northern Ireland -23 1 - -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,557 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,361 (47.89%) JavaScript
3 1,106 (38.92%) C#
4 1,044 (36.73%) .NET
5 981 (34.52%) HTML
6 855 (30.08%) Java
7 829 (29.17%) CSS
8 793 (27.90%) SQL
8 793 (27.90%) MVC
9 694 (24.42%) AngularJS
10 659 (23.19%) ASP.NET
11 607 (21.36%) Mentoring
12 589 (20.72%) Scrum
13 567 (19.95%) TDD
14 566 (19.92%) SQL Server
15 470 (16.54%) Finance
16 448 (15.76%) React
17 446 (15.69%) jQuery
18 416 (14.64%) HTML5
19 407 (14.32%) Web Services
20 389 (13.69%) PHP
21 388 (13.65%) Microsoft
22 382 (13.44%) Git (software)
23 380 (13.37%) RESTful
24 374 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
25 372 (13.09%) Node.js
26 360 (12.67%) Software Engineering
27 358 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
28 326 (11.47%) REST
29 313 (11.01%) Front End Development

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
1 178 (6.26%) CMS
2 174 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
3 107 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 95 (3.34%) Drupal
5 88 (3.10%) Apache
6 82 (2.89%) WordPress
7 72 (2.53%) Umbraco
8 54 (1.90%) Confluence
9 43 (1.51%) Apache Spark
9 43 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 42 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 39 (1.37%) JBoss
12 37 (1.30%) Joomla!
13 31 (1.09%) Tomcat
14 30 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
15 27 (0.95%) IIS
16 26 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
17 25 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
18 23 (0.81%) EPiServer
19 19 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.14%) Maya
8 2 (0.070%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.070%) Blender
8 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.070%) Weka
9 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.035%) HipChat
9 1 (0.035%) InVision
9 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 59 (2.08%) Magento
2 35 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.070%) iTrent
9 2 (0.070%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.070%) nopCommerce
9 2 (0.070%) Shopify
9 2 (0.070%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 358 (12.60%) Amazon AWS
2 284 (9.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.29%) SaaS
4 60 (2.11%) GitHub
5 51 (1.79%) Serverless
6 50 (1.76%) Office 365
7 37 (1.30%) PaaS
8 33 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (1.06%) npm
10 27 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.84%) DigitalOcean
12 23 (0.81%) Heroku
13 18 (0.63%) Yammer
14 16 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (0.53%) Cloudflare
15 15 (0.53%) IaaS
16 11 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (0.35%) Firebase
18 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.76%) HTTP
2 41 (1.44%) Internet
3 21 (0.74%) Intranet
4 10 (0.35%) SMS
4 10 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.32%) Skype
6 8 (0.28%) FTP
7 3 (0.11%) AMQP
7 3 (0.11%) DNS
7 3 (0.11%) SSL
8 2 (0.070%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.070%) Broadband
8 2 (0.070%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.070%) PPP
8 2 (0.070%) SSH
9 1 (0.035%) RS-232
9 1 (0.035%) SNMP
9 1 (0.035%) VoIP
9 1 (0.035%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.035%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 312 (10.98%) MySQL
3 220 (7.74%) NoSQL
4 141 (4.96%) MongoDB
5 129 (4.54%) Big Data
6 99 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 91 (3.20%) Relational Database
8 75 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
9 73 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 67 (2.36%) Hadoop
11 62 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
12 53 (1.86%) Oracle Database
13 49 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 39 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
15 38 (1.34%) RDBMS
16 37 (1.30%) Redis
17 36 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 34 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
18 34 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
19 33 (1.16%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 382 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 196 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 149 (5.24%) JIRA
4 143 (5.03%) Subversion
5 139 (4.89%) Visual Studio
6 112 (3.94%) Maven
7 105 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 105 (3.69%) TeamCity
8 78 (2.74%) Selenium
9 64 (2.25%) Grunt
10 61 (2.15%) NUnit
11 58 (2.04%) gulp
12 50 (1.76%) Gradle
12 50 (1.76%) webpack
13 45 (1.58%) Cucumber
13 45 (1.58%) Eclipse
13 45 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
14 43 (1.51%) Ant
15 40 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 40 (1.41%) Jasmine
General
1 470 (16.54%) Finance
2 188 (6.62%) Banking
3 135 (4.75%) Retail
4 101 (3.55%) Games
5 96 (3.38%) Marketing
6 94 (3.31%) Advertising
7 49 (1.72%) Front Office
8 43 (1.51%) Legal
8 43 (1.51%) Publishing
9 36 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 18 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.53%) Back Office
12 15 (0.53%) Russian Language
13 12 (0.42%) Automotive
14 10 (0.35%) Law
15 8 (0.28%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.25%) Electronics
17 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,044 (36.73%) .NET
2 981 (34.52%) HTML
3 829 (29.17%) CSS
4 694 (24.42%) AngularJS
5 659 (23.19%) ASP.NET
6 448 (15.76%) React
7 446 (15.69%) jQuery
8 416 (14.64%) HTML5
9 407 (14.32%) Web Services
10 380 (13.37%) RESTful
11 374 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 372 (13.09%) Node.js
13 326 (11.47%) REST
14 294 (10.34%) Spring
15 270 (9.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 268 (9.43%) .NET Framework
17 257 (9.04%) CSS3
18 204 (7.18%) XML
19 199 (7.00%) WCF
20 173 (6.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 262 (9.22%) Greenfield Project
2 184 (6.47%) User Experience
3 140 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 139 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 137 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
6 132 (4.64%) Fintech
7 71 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 46 (1.62%) Fixed Income
9 40 (1.41%) Social Media
10 36 (1.27%) Equities
11 32 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 30 (1.06%) Online Banking
13 28 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (0.95%) Hedge funds
15 23 (0.81%) iPad
16 22 (0.77%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.74%) Derivative
18 19 (0.67%) Management Information System
19 18 (0.63%) Animation
20 15 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 201 (7.07%) Linux
2 108 (3.80%) Android
3 91 (3.20%) Apple iOS
4 66 (2.32%) Windows
5 65 (2.29%) Unix
6 28 (0.99%) AIX
7 16 (0.56%) Debian
8 15 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.070%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.070%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.070%) HPUX
11 2 (0.070%) Solaris
11 2 (0.070%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.035%) CentOS
12 1 (0.035%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.035%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,557 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 793 (27.90%) MVC
3 607 (21.36%) Mentoring
4 589 (20.72%) Scrum
5 567 (19.95%) TDD
6 360 (12.67%) Software Engineering
7 313 (11.01%) Front End Development
8 312 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
9 292 (10.27%) OO
10 277 (9.75%) Unit Testing
11 276 (9.71%) DevOps
11 276 (9.71%) Web Development
12 273 (9.61%) Microservices
13 262 (9.22%) BDD
14 254 (8.94%) E-Commerce
15 248 (8.73%) SDLC
16 206 (7.25%) Coaching
17 179 (6.30%) Test Automation
18 166 (5.84%) OOP
19 144 (5.07%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,361 (47.89%) JavaScript
2 1,106 (38.92%) C#
3 855 (30.08%) Java
4 793 (27.90%) SQL
5 389 (13.69%) PHP
6 191 (6.72%) Python
7 140 (4.93%) T-SQL
8 126 (4.43%) Scala
9 115 (4.05%) C++
10 102 (3.59%) Ruby
11 87 (3.06%) ES6
12 69 (2.43%) PowerShell
12 69 (2.43%) TypeScript
13 52 (1.83%) C
13 52 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 38 (1.34%) VB.NET
15 30 (1.06%) PHP 7
16 27 (0.95%) Apple Swift
17 24 (0.84%) Go
17 24 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 248 (8.73%) Degree
2 88 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 35 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (0.77%) Sun Certification
7 20 (0.70%) MCPD
8 13 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.32%) OCMJD
11 9 (0.32%) OCPJP
11 9 (0.32%) OCPJWCD
12 8 (0.28%) MCTS
13 6 (0.21%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.14%) CEH
14 4 (0.14%) CISMP
14 4 (0.14%) CISSP
14 4 (0.14%) GIAC
15 2 (0.070%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (4.86%) QA
2 12 (0.42%) GCP
3 9 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.21%) WAI
6 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.11%) SLA
7 2 (0.070%) MiFID
8 1 (0.035%) EMIR
8 1 (0.035%) PMO
8 1 (0.035%) PSD2
8 1 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 201 (7.07%) Docker
2 26 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.14%) HDFS
5 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.035%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 80 (2.81%) Puppet
2 59 (2.08%) Ansible
3 46 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (1.34%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.13%) Terraform
6 22 (0.77%) Kibana
6 22 (0.77%) logstash
7 20 (0.70%) Packer
8 8 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.11%) Ambari
9 3 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.070%) Control-M
10 2 (0.070%) Rancher
11 1 (0.035%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.035%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.035%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.035%) MOM
Vendors
1 388 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 222 (7.81%) Oracle
3 80 (2.81%) Google
4 48 (1.69%) Zend
5 41 (1.44%) Sitecore
6 40 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 31 (1.09%) Capita
8 30 (1.06%) Twitter
9 29 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (0.99%) Adobe
10 28 (0.99%) webMethods
11 25 (0.88%) Tableau
12 21 (0.74%) DevExpress
13 19 (0.67%) IBM
13 19 (0.67%) Sybase
14 18 (0.63%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.60%) Sun
16 16 (0.56%) Alias
17 11 (0.39%) SAP
18 10 (0.35%) Facebook