Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 230 235 215
Rank change year-on-year +5 -20 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,365 2,139 2,830
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.47% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.54% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,267 1,894 2,561
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £47,000 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 87,830 139,330 167,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 96.02% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70,479 110,697 136,265
Median annual salary £52,600 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.20% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +14 1,276 £65,750 -2.59% 124
UK excluding London +35 743 £60,000 +9.09% 76
London -22 600 £80,000 - 49
South East +72 223 £61,500 +2.50% 14
North of England +41 189 £59,000 +7.27% 40
Midlands +33 129 £57,000 +8.57% 3
North West +76 107 £60,000 +6.67% 23
Work from Home +18 100 £63,750 -1.92% 18
Yorkshire +38 74 £55,000 +4.76% 9
East Midlands +16 74 £57,000 +1.79% 2
East of England +73 72 £60,000 - 8
South West -17 60 £55,000 - 9
West Midlands +32 54 £56,000 +6.67% 1
Scotland +14 36 £61,250 +6.52% 1
Wales +19 30 £70,000 +40.00% 1
North East -2 8 £40,000 -17.95% 8
Northern Ireland +11 4 £55,000 +10.00%

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 704 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (44.47%) JavaScript
3 505 (37.00%) .NET
4 477 (34.95%) C#
5 413 (30.26%) Java
6 341 (24.98%) AWS
7 308 (22.56%) Azure
8 301 (22.05%) React
9 297 (21.76%) AngularJS
10 288 (21.10%) HTML
11 279 (20.44%) SQL
12 275 (20.15%) CSS
13 263 (19.27%) Mentoring
14 255 (18.68%) TDD
15 232 (17.00%) SQL Server
16 225 (16.48%) Finance
17 224 (16.41%) Scrum
17 224 (16.41%) MVC
18 216 (15.82%) Microservices
19 214 (15.68%) Git (software)
20 185 (13.55%) Microsoft
21 174 (12.75%) DevOps
22 170 (12.45%) Software Engineering
23 166 (12.16%) Python
24 160 (11.72%) Node.js
25 157 (11.50%) Front End Development
26 156 (11.43%) Test Automation
27 155 (11.36%) .NET Core
28 152 (11.14%) ASP.NET
29 140 (10.26%) 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 57 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (3.15%) Confluence
3 34 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.90%) CMS
5 24 (1.76%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.17%) Apache
8 13 (0.95%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.88%) WordPress
10 10 (0.73%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.51%) Drupal
12 6 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.37%) IIS
14 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.29%) nginx
14 4 (0.29%) Tornado
15 3 (0.22%) Mule
15 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (0.95%) Sketch
2 7 (0.51%) Zeplin
3 5 (0.37%) HipChat
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.66%) Magento
2 8 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.22%) Maximo
5 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 341 (24.98%) AWS
2 308 (22.56%) Azure
3 71 (5.20%) SaaS
3 71 (5.20%) Serverless
4 65 (4.76%) GCP
5 42 (3.08%) Power Platform
6 34 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (2.05%) Amazon S3
8 26 (1.90%) PaaS
9 17 (1.25%) npm
9 17 (1.25%) Office 365
10 15 (1.10%) GitHub
11 14 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (0.88%) NuGet
13 11 (0.81%) Amazon Cognito
13 11 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.81%) Logic Apps
14 10 (0.73%) Azure Functions
14 10 (0.73%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.39%) Internet
2 16 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.10%) Firewall
3 15 (1.10%) Wireshark
4 9 (0.66%) HTTP
5 7 (0.51%) Wireless
6 6 (0.44%) Skype
7 4 (0.29%) SSH
8 2 (0.15%) DNS
9 1 (0.073%) Intranet
9 1 (0.073%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 77 (5.64%) Relational Database
4 70 (5.13%) MySQL
5 56 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 55 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
7 51 (3.74%) Redis
8 49 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (2.78%) Power BI
11 35 (2.56%) Big Data
12 31 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (1.83%) Hadoop
14 22 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (1.32%) Blockchain
17 16 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (0.95%) Apache Hive
18 13 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 214 (15.68%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.93%) JIRA
3 76 (5.57%) Jenkins
4 69 (5.05%) Visual Studio
5 35 (2.56%) Subversion
6 34 (2.49%) JUnit
7 29 (2.12%) Selenium
8 28 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (1.76%) Eclipse
10 23 (1.68%) Bitbucket
10 23 (1.68%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (1.32%) Maven
13 16 (1.17%) NUnit
13 16 (1.17%) webpack
14 15 (1.10%) SonarQube
15 14 (1.03%) IntelliJ
15 14 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (0.95%) SpecFlow
17 12 (0.88%) Cucumber
General
1 225 (16.48%) Finance
2 39 (2.86%) Banking
2 39 (2.86%) Games
3 38 (2.78%) Retail
4 37 (2.71%) Public Sector
5 32 (2.34%) Marketing
6 28 (2.05%) Front Office
7 19 (1.39%) Advertising
8 18 (1.32%) Law
9 14 (1.03%) Automotive
10 13 (0.95%) Publishing
11 11 (0.81%) Electronics
11 11 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.37%) Legal
14 3 (0.22%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.073%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (37.00%) .NET
2 301 (22.05%) React
3 297 (21.76%) AngularJS
4 288 (21.10%) HTML
5 275 (20.15%) CSS
6 160 (11.72%) Node.js
7 155 (11.36%) .NET Core
8 152 (11.14%) ASP.NET
9 140 (10.26%) Spring
10 135 (9.89%) HTML5
11 118 (8.64%) .NET Framework
12 104 (7.62%) Redux
13 96 (7.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 96 (7.03%) RESTful
14 92 (6.74%) Web Services
15 91 (6.67%) Spring Boot
16 90 (6.59%) REST
17 79 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
18 77 (5.64%) jQuery
19 68 (4.98%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 115 (8.42%) User Experience
2 101 (7.40%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (2.78%) Virtual Team
7 36 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.03%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.03%) Public Cloud
10 13 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.88%) Algorithms
11 12 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.73%) NHS
13 9 (0.66%) Bitcoin
13 9 (0.66%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.59%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.51%) Online Games
15 7 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
16 6 (0.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 80 (5.86%) Android
2 79 (5.79%) Linux
3 77 (5.64%) Windows
4 71 (5.20%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.25%) Unix
6 5 (0.37%) VMS
7 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.073%) Android TV
9 1 (0.073%) tvOS
9 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.073%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.073%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (19.27%) Mentoring
3 255 (18.68%) TDD
4 224 (16.41%) MVC
4 224 (16.41%) Scrum
5 216 (15.82%) Microservices
6 174 (12.75%) DevOps
7 170 (12.45%) Software Engineering
8 157 (11.50%) Front End Development
9 156 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 131 (9.60%) Web Development
11 129 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
12 127 (9.30%) Fintech
13 122 (8.94%) Analytics
14 110 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
15 108 (7.91%) Coaching
16 93 (6.81%) BDD
17 83 (6.08%) Technical Leadership
18 75 (5.49%) OO
18 75 (5.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 607 (44.47%) JavaScript
2 477 (34.95%) C#
3 413 (30.26%) Java
4 279 (20.44%) SQL
5 166 (12.16%) Python
6 106 (7.77%) TypeScript
7 102 (7.47%) PHP
8 83 (6.08%) C++
9 51 (3.74%) Ruby
10 49 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 47 (3.44%) C
12 45 (3.30%) Java 8
13 38 (2.78%) ES6
14 34 (2.49%) Apple Swift
14 34 (2.49%) Kotlin
14 34 (2.49%) Scala
15 31 (2.27%) Go
16 28 (2.05%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.39%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 115 (8.42%) Degree
2 44 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.90%) SC Cleared
3 26 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.95%) AWS Certification
5 11 (0.81%) Master's Degree
5 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.44%) CIPD
7 5 (0.37%) MCSD
7 5 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.22%) MCPD
9 3 (0.22%) PhD
10 2 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.073%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.93%) QA
2 11 (0.81%) DICOM
3 7 (0.51%) GDPR
3 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.44%) PMO
5 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 124 (9.08%) Docker
2 18 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.88%) HDFS
4 1 (0.073%) Postfix
4 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.073%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.76%) Terraform
3 11 (0.81%) Ansible
4 4 (0.29%) Istio
4 4 (0.29%) Kibana
5 2 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.073%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.073%) MIIS
6 1 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 185 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.42%) Oracle
3 66 (4.84%) Google
4 35 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (1.47%) SAP
6 15 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 13 (0.95%) Sitecore
8 12 (0.88%) hybris
9 11 (0.81%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.59%) Informatica
10 8 (0.59%) Zend
11 7 (0.51%) Percona
12 6 (0.44%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.37%) Apple
13 5 (0.37%) IBM
14 4 (0.29%) Automation Anywhere
14 4 (0.29%) SoundCloud
14 4 (0.29%) Tableau
14 4 (0.29%) UiPath
14 4 (0.29%) YouTube