The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Developer
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 208 248
Rank change year-on-year -2 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1359 1589 1446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.59% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.65% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1460 1233
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 1269 £60,000 - 196
London -25 657 £70,000 +3.70% 94
South East +74 152 £52,500 -4.54% 22
City of London +22 145 £70,000 +3.70% 25
North West -33 108 £50,000 -4.76% 21
South West +26 107 £47,500 +5.55% 11
Manchester -14 91 £50,000 -4.76% 16
West Midlands +2 71 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire +12 68 £55,000 +15.78% 19
Scotland +21 62 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East of England -4 61 £60,000 - 13
Hampshire +47 58 £50,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +4 48 £55,000 +13.40% 11
Leeds +32 46 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Glasgow +28 44 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Bristol -4 42 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East Midlands +1 36 £55,000 +13.40% 6
Somerset +10 35 £41,377 -2.64% 2
Portsmouth +19 30 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 29 £53,750 +13.15% 5
Essex +26 28 £62,500 +28.20% 4
Birmingham +17 25 £52,500 +19.31% 2
Nottingham +8 25 £53,750 +13.15% 4
Edinburgh +7 23 £60,000 +29.72% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 20 £50,000 -2.43% 4
Warwickshire +4 18 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Surrey +36 16 £55,000 - 3
Berkshire +23 16 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Warwick +21 16 £52,500 +10.52% 1
East Sussex +20 16 £50,000 -2.43% 3

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, Lead Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 1504 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1256 (46.97%) JavaScript
3 985 (36.84%) .NET
4 978 (36.57%) C#
5 947 (35.42%) HTML
6 889 (33.25%) Java
7 868 (32.46%) CSS
8 799 (29.88%) SQL
9 792 (29.62%) TDD
10 736 (27.52%) MVC
11 620 (23.19%) AngularJS
12 564 (21.09%) ASP.NET
13 563 (21.05%) SQL Server
14 538 (20.12%) Scrum
15 457 (17.09%) Web Services
16 455 (17.02%) Finance
17 411 (15.37%) Mentoring
18 395 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
19 386 (14.44%) jQuery
20 383 (14.32%) HTML5
21 382 (14.29%) Git (software)
22 367 (13.72%) Software Engineering
23 354 (13.24%) OO
24 349 (13.05%) Microsoft
25 341 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
26 325 (12.15%) BDD
27 309 (11.56%) React
28 306 (11.44%) Node.js
29 302 (11.29%) PHP
30 283 (10.58%) MySQL

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
1 135 (5.05%) CMS
2 109 (4.08%) Apache
3 86 (3.22%) Tomcat
4 69 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 66 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 58 (2.17%) JBoss
7 52 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
8 48 (1.80%) Apache Spark
9 45 (1.68%) Drupal
10 43 (1.61%) WebLogic
11 42 (1.57%) IIS
12 41 (1.53%) Confluence
13 40 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 39 (1.46%) SharePoint
15 33 (1.23%) Umbraco
15 33 (1.23%) WordPress
16 27 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 25 (0.93%) Mule
18 22 (0.82%) Jetty
19 21 (0.79%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 18 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.037%) InDesign
6 1 (0.037%) InVision
Business Applications
1 17 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.49%) Magento
3 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.19%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.11%) Maximo
6 2 (0.075%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 2 (0.075%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.037%) Exstream
7 1 (0.037%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.037%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.037%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 231 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (2.36%) SaaS
4 41 (1.53%) GitHub
5 27 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (0.67%) Force.com
7 16 (0.60%) FinancialForce.com
8 14 (0.52%) AWS OpsWorks
9 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.45%) PaaS
10 11 (0.41%) Office 365
11 7 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.26%) Asana
11 7 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.22%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.22%) Google Play
13 5 (0.19%) Heroku
13 5 (0.19%) TestFlight
14 4 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.09%) HTTP
2 55 (2.06%) Internet
3 20 (0.75%) Intranet
4 17 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 14 (0.52%) FTP
6 14 (0.52%) SSL
7 9 (0.34%) ATM
8 8 (0.30%) 3G
8 8 (0.30%) 4G
8 8 (0.30%) GSM
8 8 (0.30%) OpenFlow
9 3 (0.11%) Skype
9 3 (0.11%) SMPP
9 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.075%) SS7
10 2 (0.075%) Wireless
11 1 (0.037%) Extranet
11 1 (0.037%) Firewall
11 1 (0.037%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 283 (10.58%) MySQL
3 191 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 177 (6.62%) MongoDB
5 157 (5.87%) Big Data
6 127 (4.75%) Relational Database
7 114 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 101 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 74 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
10 72 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
11 66 (2.47%) RDBMS
12 65 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 63 (2.36%) Hadoop
14 52 (1.94%) Oracle Database
15 44 (1.65%) CouchDB
16 41 (1.53%) Redis
17 34 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
18 31 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
19 30 (1.12%) HBase
20 26 (0.97%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 382 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 182 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 165 (6.17%) Maven
4 131 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 116 (4.34%) Subversion
6 111 (4.15%) Visual Studio
7 108 (4.04%) JIRA
8 107 (4.00%) TeamCity
9 98 (3.66%) NUnit
10 82 (3.07%) Selenium
11 62 (2.32%) Mockito
12 60 (2.24%) gulp
13 59 (2.21%) Ant
14 57 (2.13%) JUnit
15 50 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 46 (1.72%) Gradle
17 44 (1.65%) SpecFlow
18 42 (1.57%) Grunt
19 39 (1.46%) Jasmine
20 33 (1.23%) SonarQube
General
1 455 (17.02%) Finance
2 165 (6.17%) Banking
3 143 (5.35%) Retail
4 70 (2.62%) Marketing
5 69 (2.58%) Games
6 65 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 52 (1.94%) Advertising
8 36 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.93%) Legal
10 22 (0.82%) Electronics
11 20 (0.75%) Law
12 19 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.52%) Automotive
14 14 (0.52%) Publishing
15 11 (0.41%) Front Office
16 10 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.34%) Military
18 8 (0.30%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 985 (36.84%) .NET
2 947 (35.42%) HTML
3 868 (32.46%) CSS
4 620 (23.19%) AngularJS
5 564 (21.09%) ASP.NET
6 457 (17.09%) Web Services
7 386 (14.44%) jQuery
8 383 (14.32%) HTML5
9 341 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 309 (11.56%) React
11 306 (11.44%) Node.js
12 270 (10.10%) Spring
13 253 (9.46%) REST
14 242 (9.05%) XML
15 240 (8.98%) WCF
16 237 (8.86%) CSS3
17 234 (8.75%) .NET Framework
18 201 (7.52%) RESTful
19 173 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
20 136 (5.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 270 (10.10%) Greenfield Project
2 186 (6.96%) User Experience
3 166 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 138 (5.16%) Mobile App
5 101 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 75 (2.80%) Fintech
8 70 (2.62%) iPad
9 32 (1.20%) Equities
10 27 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 26 (0.97%) Derivative
11 26 (0.97%) Fixed Income
12 25 (0.93%) Blog
12 25 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 25 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 24 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 24 (0.90%) N-Tier
14 22 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 21 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 249 (9.31%) Linux
2 121 (4.53%) Android
3 109 (4.08%) Windows
4 106 (3.96%) Apple iOS
5 76 (2.84%) Unix
6 14 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.22%) CentOS
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.075%) Solaris
13 1 (0.037%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.037%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1504 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (29.62%) TDD
3 736 (27.52%) MVC
4 538 (20.12%) Scrum
5 411 (15.37%) Mentoring
6 395 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
7 367 (13.72%) Software Engineering
8 354 (13.24%) OO
9 325 (12.15%) BDD
10 274 (10.25%) Test Automation
11 241 (9.01%) Unit Testing
12 232 (8.68%) Web Development
13 226 (8.45%) OOP
14 221 (8.26%) SDLC
15 210 (7.85%) Front End Development
16 209 (7.82%) E-Commerce
17 195 (7.29%) DevOps
18 185 (6.92%) SOA
19 147 (5.50%) Microservices
20 134 (5.01%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1256 (46.97%) JavaScript
2 978 (36.57%) C#
3 889 (33.25%) Java
4 799 (29.88%) SQL
5 302 (11.29%) PHP
6 214 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 169 (6.32%) Python
8 115 (4.30%) Scala
9 101 (3.78%) C++
10 98 (3.66%) PL/SQL
11 76 (2.84%) ES6
12 69 (2.58%) Ruby
13 68 (2.54%) C
14 54 (2.02%) Objective-C
15 52 (1.94%) PowerShell
16 49 (1.83%) VB.NET
17 46 (1.72%) Apple Swift
18 42 (1.57%) TypeScript
19 27 (1.01%) Groovy
19 27 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 230 (8.60%) Degree
2 65 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 26 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.19%) PhD
7 3 (0.11%) MCPD
7 3 (0.11%) SAS Certification
8 2 (0.075%) APMG
8 2 (0.075%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.075%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.075%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.075%) PMP
8 2 (0.075%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.037%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.037%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (4.34%) QA
2 17 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.34%) SEPA
5 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.22%) IAS 39
6 6 (0.22%) IFRS
6 6 (0.22%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.075%) GCP
10 1 (0.037%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.037%) Section 508
10 1 (0.037%) SLA
10 1 (0.037%) WAI
10 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (3.33%) Docker
2 16 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.60%) Varnish
3 14 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.30%) KVM
5 5 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.037%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.037%) HDFS
7 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (1.72%) Puppet
2 33 (1.23%) Ansible
3 27 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 14 (0.52%) Terraform
5 12 (0.45%) Kibana
6 8 (0.30%) Opsview
7 5 (0.19%) logstash
8 4 (0.15%) Packer
9 3 (0.11%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.11%) Salt
10 2 (0.075%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.075%) Control-M
11 1 (0.037%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.037%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.037%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.037%) cPanel
11 1 (0.037%) MOM
11 1 (0.037%) StatsD
11 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 349 (13.05%) Microsoft
2 216 (8.08%) Oracle
3 67 (2.51%) Sitecore
4 51 (1.91%) Zend
5 46 (1.72%) Google
6 45 (1.68%) Adobe
7 29 (1.08%) Coverity
7 29 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.01%) Xamarin
9 20 (0.75%) Marketo
9 20 (0.75%) Sybase
10 15 (0.56%) PayPal
10 15 (0.56%) TIBCO
11 14 (0.52%) hybris
11 14 (0.52%) SAP
11 14 (0.52%) Solace
11 14 (0.52%) VMware
12 12 (0.45%) IBM
13 10 (0.37%) Apple
13 10 (0.37%) Red Hat
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Pension, medical, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 50-55k
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum (plus shares)
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £90,000 + very generous package including CASH allowance and
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £115k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Private Medical Care, 24 Holidays
Posted: 6 days ago