Period
to 23 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 225 231
Rank change year-on-year +66 +6 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,289 1,850 2,322
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.47% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.54% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,388 1,745 2,140
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.58%

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 60,757 120,201 145,659
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 49,284 97,374 117,857
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +64 1,140 £70,000 +3.70% 227
UK excluding London +55 667 £60,000 - 150
London +71 533 £80,000 +3.23% 89
Work from Home +16 257 £70,000 - 56
South East +84 204 £65,000 +4.00% 31
South West +126 135 £62,250 +13.18% 16
North of England +1 120 £55,000 -4.35% 57
Midlands +21 84 £60,000 +9.09% 23
West Midlands +89 64 £60,000 +14.29% 16
North West -15 58 £62,500 +8.70% 35
Scotland +19 53 £50,000 -13.04% 9
Yorkshire +21 41 £55,000 - 16
East of England +39 39 £52,500 -12.50% 11
Wales +26 23 £60,000 +9.09% 2
North East +30 20 £42,500 -10.53% 6
East Midlands -2 20 £65,000 +18.18% 7
Northern Ireland +13 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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.

1 607 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (38.56%) JavaScript
3 410 (31.81%) Java
4 387 (30.02%) .NET
5 319 (24.75%) C#
6 306 (23.74%) Azure
7 296 (22.96%) Scrum
8 293 (22.73%) SQL
9 286 (22.19%) HTML
10 270 (20.95%) Finance
11 267 (20.71%) AWS
12 262 (20.33%) DevOps
13 257 (19.94%) CSS
14 255 (19.78%) Python
15 253 (19.63%) Mentoring
16 223 (17.30%) React
17 220 (17.07%) AngularJS
18 218 (16.91%) TDD
19 217 (16.83%) Git (software)
20 167 (12.96%) Microsoft
21 164 (12.72%) Docker
22 161 (12.49%) Web Services
23 160 (12.41%) SQL Server
24 156 (12.10%) Node.js
24 156 (12.10%) Microservices
25 152 (11.79%) REST
25 152 (11.79%) MVC
26 148 (11.48%) Spring
27 145 (11.25%) Software Engineering
28 143 (11.09%) ASP.NET

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 52 (4.03%) CMS
2 29 (2.25%) Confluence
2 29 (2.25%) WordPress
3 22 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.47%) Apache
5 18 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.01%) EPiServer
7 13 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.78%) IIS
9 8 (0.62%) JBoss
9 8 (0.62%) Mendix
10 7 (0.54%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.47%) Mule
11 6 (0.47%) nginx
12 5 (0.39%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.78%) Figma
3 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.47%) Sketch
4 6 (0.47%) Zeplin
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.94%) Magento
3 11 (0.85%) OpenCart
4 7 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 7 (0.54%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.47%) Shopify
6 4 (0.31%) Maximo
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.078%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 306 (23.74%) Azure
2 267 (20.71%) AWS
3 72 (5.59%) SaaS
4 69 (5.35%) Power Platform
5 56 (4.34%) GCP
6 44 (3.41%) Serverless
7 30 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
8 27 (2.09%) PaaS
9 25 (1.94%) GitHub
10 21 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
11 17 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (1.24%) Azure Functions
13 14 (1.09%) Force.com
14 13 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (1.01%) Logic Apps
15 12 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (0.93%) Office 365
16 11 (0.85%) iTunes
16 11 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 10 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.71%) Skype
2 17 (1.32%) HTTP
2 17 (1.32%) Internet
3 3 (0.23%) DNS
3 3 (0.23%) Firewall
3 3 (0.23%) SSL
3 3 (0.23%) WEP
4 2 (0.16%) AMQP
4 2 (0.16%) Intranet
4 2 (0.16%) SSH
4 2 (0.16%) VPN
4 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.078%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.078%) DHCP
5 1 (0.078%) IPv4
5 1 (0.078%) IPv6
5 1 (0.078%) RIP
5 1 (0.078%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.21%) MySQL
3 57 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
7 41 (3.18%) MongoDB
7 41 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 38 (2.95%) NoSQL
9 33 (2.56%) Power BI
10 26 (2.02%) Data Lake
11 22 (1.71%) Redis
12 21 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (1.55%) Big Data
14 19 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 19 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (0.85%) OLAP
17 11 (0.85%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 217 (16.83%) Git (software)
2 76 (5.90%) Jenkins
3 74 (5.74%) JIRA
4 35 (2.72%) Maven
5 33 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 29 (2.25%) JUnit
6 29 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 26 (2.02%) Selenium
8 23 (1.78%) Artifactory
9 21 (1.63%) NUnit
10 19 (1.47%) Subversion
11 17 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 17 (1.32%) Mockito
11 17 (1.32%) webpack
12 16 (1.24%) Appium
12 16 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.24%) Sublime Text
12 16 (1.24%) Travis CI
13 15 (1.16%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 270 (20.95%) Finance
2 99 (7.68%) Banking
3 53 (4.11%) Front Office
4 50 (3.88%) Public Sector
5 41 (3.18%) Marketing
6 29 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.09%) Games
8 24 (1.86%) Electronics
9 22 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.71%) Private Banking
10 20 (1.55%) Retail
11 18 (1.40%) Back Office
12 16 (1.24%) Investment Banking
13 13 (1.01%) Publishing
14 12 (0.93%) Legal
15 11 (0.85%) Law
16 10 (0.78%) Advertising
17 7 (0.54%) Automotive
17 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (30.02%) .NET
2 286 (22.19%) HTML
3 257 (19.94%) CSS
4 223 (17.30%) React
5 220 (17.07%) AngularJS
6 161 (12.49%) Web Services
7 156 (12.10%) Node.js
8 152 (11.79%) REST
9 148 (11.48%) Spring
10 143 (11.09%) ASP.NET
11 130 (10.09%) .NET Core
12 113 (8.77%) HTML5
13 96 (7.45%) Vue.js
14 82 (6.36%) RESTful
15 81 (6.28%) Spring Boot
16 80 (6.21%) .NET Framework
17 69 (5.35%) Kafka
18 64 (4.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 54 (4.19%) Django
20 53 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.84%) User Experience
2 89 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 61 (4.73%) Fixed Income
4 61 (4.73%) Hedge funds
5 57 (4.42%) Derivative
6 50 (3.88%) Credit Derivative
7 49 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 44 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (3.26%) Equities
10 19 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.85%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.85%) NHS
14 11 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.78%) Acoustics
15 10 (0.78%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.47%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 83 (6.44%) Linux
2 70 (5.43%) Android
3 64 (4.97%) Apple iOS
4 18 (1.40%) Unix
4 18 (1.40%) Windows
5 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.31%) CentOS
7 3 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (0.23%) VMS
8 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.078%) Android TV
9 1 (0.078%) Debian
9 1 (0.078%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.078%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (22.96%) Scrum
3 262 (20.33%) DevOps
4 253 (19.63%) Mentoring
5 218 (16.91%) TDD
6 156 (12.10%) Microservices
7 152 (11.79%) MVC
8 145 (11.25%) Software Engineering
9 115 (8.92%) Unit Testing
10 100 (7.76%) Fintech
10 100 (7.76%) Web Development
11 96 (7.45%) Test Automation
12 93 (7.21%) SDLC
13 92 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
14 91 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
15 90 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
16 89 (6.90%) Front End Development
17 76 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
18 74 (5.74%) Coaching
19 66 (5.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 497 (38.56%) JavaScript
2 410 (31.81%) Java
3 319 (24.75%) C#
4 293 (22.73%) SQL
5 255 (19.78%) Python
6 122 (9.46%) TypeScript
7 101 (7.84%) PHP
8 48 (3.72%) C
9 44 (3.41%) Java 8
10 43 (3.34%) ES6
11 41 (3.18%) Ruby
12 40 (3.10%) Apex Code
13 30 (2.33%) C++
13 30 (2.33%) Go
13 30 (2.33%) Kotlin
14 28 (2.17%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.94%) T-SQL
16 24 (1.86%) R
17 21 (1.63%) Apple Swift
18 20 (1.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (6.05%) Degree
2 25 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.62%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.62%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.23%) MCSD
8 1 (0.078%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.078%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.97%) QA
2 8 (0.62%) GDPR
3 4 (0.31%) PSD2
4 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.078%) SLA
System Software
1 164 (12.72%) Docker
2 18 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) Postfix
4 1 (0.078%) NFS
4 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 103 (7.99%) Kubernetes
2 29 (2.25%) Terraform
3 16 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.09%) Ansible
5 7 (0.54%) Istio
5 7 (0.54%) Puppet
6 5 (0.39%) Grafana
6 5 (0.39%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.23%) MIIS
7 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.16%) Kibana
9 1 (0.078%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 167 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 56 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
3 55 (4.27%) Oracle
4 35 (2.72%) Google
5 25 (1.94%) Xamarin
6 24 (1.86%) Databricks
7 20 (1.55%) SAP
8 17 (1.32%) Apple
9 15 (1.16%) IBM
10 13 (1.01%) Solace
11 11 (0.85%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.85%) MuleSoft
12 8 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.62%) WooCommerce
13 7 (0.54%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.54%) Zend
14 6 (0.47%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.39%) Adobe
16 4 (0.31%) ESRI
16 4 (0.31%) TIBCO