Period
to 23 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 236 214
Rank change year-on-year +62 -22 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 991 1,954 2,723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.43% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.49% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,017 1,818 2,454
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £47,000 £45,000 £43,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 46,658 130,716 158,048
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,589 104,319 127,297
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 +74 928 £70,000 - 214
UK excluding London +81 531 £60,000 +4.35% 141
London +57 426 £82,500 +3.13% 93
South East +125 177 £65,000 +3.17% 23
Work from Home +22 154 £70,000 - 61
North of England +73 121 £55,250 +0.45% 38
South West +115 91 £60,000 +4.35% 32
North West +36 62 £60,000 +4.35% 23
Midlands +51 58 £60,000 +9.09% 20
Yorkshire +95 47 £52,500 - 11
West Midlands +105 46 £60,000 +4.35% 10
East of England +92 37 £60,000 +4.35% 8
Scotland +40 28 £53,750 +13.16% 15
Wales +10 14 £70,000 +40.00% 5
East Midlands +30 12 £60,000 +9.09% 10
North East +24 11 £41,500 -2.35% 4
Northern Ireland +16 5 £85,000 +78.95%

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 457 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (39.25%) JavaScript
3 353 (35.62%) .NET
4 294 (29.67%) Java
5 275 (27.75%) C#
6 255 (25.73%) Azure
7 241 (24.32%) Finance
8 234 (23.61%) SQL
9 224 (22.60%) Scrum
10 219 (22.10%) AWS
11 192 (19.37%) Python
12 189 (19.07%) AngularJS
13 183 (18.47%) CSS
14 182 (18.37%) HTML
15 173 (17.46%) DevOps
16 172 (17.36%) TDD
17 170 (17.15%) SQL Server
18 166 (16.75%) Mentoring
19 160 (16.15%) React
19 160 (16.15%) Microsoft
20 151 (15.24%) Microservices
21 143 (14.43%) Git (software)
22 138 (13.93%) Web Services
23 134 (13.52%) Node.js
24 126 (12.71%) ASP.NET
25 125 (12.61%) MVC
26 117 (11.81%) .NET Core
27 115 (11.60%) Software Engineering
28 113 (11.40%) Docker
29 105 (10.60%) 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 36 (3.63%) Confluence
2 26 (2.62%) CMS
3 20 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.31%) WordPress
5 12 (1.21%) GlassFish
5 12 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.81%) Apache
6 8 (0.81%) JBoss
7 6 (0.61%) EPiServer
7 6 (0.61%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.50%) Drupal
8 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.40%) Mule
9 4 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.30%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.30%) IIS
10 3 (0.30%) nginx
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (1.11%) Sketch
2 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.81%) Zeplin
3 6 (0.61%) Figma
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.51%) Magento
3 7 (0.71%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.71%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.40%) Maximo
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.20%) Shopify
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 255 (25.73%) Azure
2 219 (22.10%) AWS
3 51 (5.15%) SaaS
4 47 (4.74%) Power Platform
5 43 (4.34%) GCP
6 35 (3.53%) Serverless
7 29 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (1.41%) GitHub
11 13 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.31%) npm
12 12 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 9 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 8 (0.81%) Force.com
16 7 (0.71%) PaaS
17 5 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.50%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.22%) Skype
2 15 (1.51%) HTTP
3 13 (1.31%) Internet
4 4 (0.40%) SSL
5 3 (0.30%) SSH
5 3 (0.30%) WEP
6 2 (0.20%) Intranet
6 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.10%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.10%) DHCP
7 1 (0.10%) DNS
7 1 (0.10%) Firewall
7 1 (0.10%) IPv4
7 1 (0.10%) IPv6
7 1 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.56%) MySQL
3 48 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (3.83%) MongoDB
7 37 (3.73%) Relational Database
8 33 (3.33%) NoSQL
9 24 (2.42%) Big Data
10 22 (2.22%) Power BI
11 21 (2.12%) Data Lake
11 21 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 20 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.82%) Redis
14 15 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (1.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.81%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.81%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 143 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 60 (6.05%) JIRA
3 39 (3.94%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 20 (2.02%) Artifactory
6 19 (1.92%) JUnit
6 19 (1.92%) Selenium
7 15 (1.51%) Bitbucket
7 15 (1.51%) Eclipse
7 15 (1.51%) Mockito
8 13 (1.31%) Sublime Text
8 13 (1.31%) Travis CI
8 13 (1.31%) webpack
9 12 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (1.21%) GitLab
9 12 (1.21%) Maven
9 12 (1.21%) NUnit
9 12 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.11%) Cypress.io
11 10 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 241 (24.32%) Finance
2 70 (7.06%) Banking
3 53 (5.35%) Front Office
4 43 (4.34%) Marketing
5 32 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 21 (2.12%) Retail
7 20 (2.02%) Private Banking
8 19 (1.92%) Games
9 17 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.61%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.41%) Advertising
11 14 (1.41%) Electronics
12 12 (1.21%) Publishing
13 10 (1.01%) Legal
14 9 (0.91%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.91%) Law
15 7 (0.71%) Back Office
15 7 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (35.62%) .NET
2 189 (19.07%) AngularJS
3 183 (18.47%) CSS
4 182 (18.37%) HTML
5 160 (16.15%) React
6 138 (13.93%) Web Services
7 134 (13.52%) Node.js
8 126 (12.71%) ASP.NET
9 117 (11.81%) .NET Core
10 105 (10.60%) Spring
11 104 (10.49%) REST
12 80 (8.07%) .NET Framework
13 76 (7.67%) Vue.js
14 66 (6.66%) HTML5
15 61 (6.16%) RESTful
16 59 (5.95%) Spring Boot
17 52 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
18 51 (5.15%) jQuery
19 46 (4.64%) Redux
20 45 (4.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.46%) Fixed Income
2 63 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (6.05%) Hedge funds
4 59 (5.95%) Derivative
5 57 (5.75%) User Experience
6 56 (5.65%) Credit Derivative
7 44 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (4.04%) Mobile App
9 37 (3.73%) Equities
10 24 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.01%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
15 8 (0.81%) Management Information System
16 6 (0.61%) Acoustics
16 6 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
17 5 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
17 5 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.84%) Android
2 47 (4.74%) Linux
3 36 (3.63%) Apple iOS
4 15 (1.51%) Unix
5 14 (1.41%) Windows
6 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.30%) CentOS
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Debian
9 1 (0.10%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (22.60%) Scrum
3 173 (17.46%) DevOps
4 172 (17.36%) TDD
5 166 (16.75%) Mentoring
6 151 (15.24%) Microservices
7 125 (12.61%) MVC
8 115 (11.60%) Software Engineering
9 91 (9.18%) Fintech
10 86 (8.68%) Web Development
11 80 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
12 77 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (7.77%) SDLC
13 76 (7.67%) Test Automation
14 69 (6.96%) Technical Leadership
15 68 (6.86%) OO
16 62 (6.26%) CRM
17 61 (6.16%) Asset Management
18 57 (5.75%) Investment Management
18 57 (5.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 389 (39.25%) JavaScript
2 294 (29.67%) Java
3 275 (27.75%) C#
4 234 (23.61%) SQL
5 192 (19.37%) Python
6 92 (9.28%) PHP
7 86 (8.68%) TypeScript
8 42 (4.24%) C
9 40 (4.04%) Java 8
10 39 (3.94%) Apex Code
11 28 (2.83%) Kotlin
12 23 (2.32%) Go
12 23 (2.32%) R
13 22 (2.22%) Ruby
14 21 (2.12%) T-SQL
15 20 (2.02%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.92%) C++
17 16 (1.61%) Scala
18 13 (1.31%) PL/SQL
18 13 (1.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (7.06%) Degree
2 33 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.71%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.83%) QA
2 6 (0.61%) GDPR
3 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.20%) PSD2
4 2 (0.20%) SLA
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
5 1 (0.10%) IFRS
5 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (11.40%) Docker
2 18 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.20%) Postfix
4 1 (0.10%) HDFS
4 1 (0.10%) NFS
4 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 82 (8.27%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.51%) Ansible
2 15 (1.51%) Terraform
3 13 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.71%) Istio
5 4 (0.40%) Puppet
6 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.20%) Grafana
6 2 (0.20%) Kibana
6 2 (0.20%) MIIS
6 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.10%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 160 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 62 (6.26%) Oracle
3 48 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (2.72%) Google
5 19 (1.92%) Databricks
6 17 (1.72%) Xamarin
7 15 (1.51%) SAP
8 14 (1.41%) IBM
9 11 (1.11%) MuleSoft
10 9 (0.91%) Solace
11 8 (0.81%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.81%) Zend
12 6 (0.61%) Apple
12 6 (0.61%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.40%) Adobe
13 4 (0.40%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.40%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.40%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.30%) ESRI
14 3 (0.30%) Guidewire