The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 215 243
Rank change year-on-year -5 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1386 1554 1483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.58% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.64% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1200 1409 1284
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,955 £38,825
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 11 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 29 June 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 -12 1286 £62,500 +4.16% 187
London -16 691 £70,000 - 91
UK excluding London +5 676 £52,500 +5.00% 100
North of England -46 185 £50,000 - 31
South East +65 154 £55,000 - 28
South West +33 110 £45,000 - 19
Midlands -35 92 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Scotland +12 67 £60,000 +26.31% 4
East of England -34 53 £57,500 -4.16% 9
Wales +13 16 £52,750 +20.57%
Northern Ireland - 1 £34,000 -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1513 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1239 (45.97%) JavaScript
3 983 (36.47%) .NET
4 952 (35.32%) C#
5 924 (34.29%) Java
6 918 (34.06%) HTML
7 828 (30.72%) SQL
8 825 (30.61%) CSS
9 801 (29.72%) TDD
10 714 (26.49%) MVC
11 606 (22.49%) AngularJS
12 595 (22.08%) SQL Server
13 540 (20.04%) ASP.NET
14 535 (19.85%) Scrum
15 500 (18.55%) Finance
16 450 (16.70%) Mentoring
17 436 (16.18%) Web Services
18 418 (15.51%) Git (software)
19 393 (14.58%) HTML5
20 388 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
21 377 (13.99%) jQuery
22 368 (13.65%) OO
23 360 (13.36%) Microsoft
24 342 (12.69%) Software Engineering
25 327 (12.13%) BDD
26 326 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
27 320 (11.87%) React
28 308 (11.43%) Node.js
29 306 (11.35%) PHP
30 302 (11.21%) 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
1 154 (5.71%) CMS
2 98 (3.64%) Apache
3 88 (3.27%) Tomcat
4 81 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 80 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
6 65 (2.41%) Apache Spark
7 58 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 54 (2.00%) Confluence
8 54 (2.00%) JBoss
9 48 (1.78%) WordPress
10 45 (1.67%) IIS
11 44 (1.63%) Drupal
12 39 (1.45%) Umbraco
13 35 (1.30%) SharePoint
14 34 (1.26%) WebLogic
15 29 (1.08%) Jetty
16 26 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 19 (0.71%) EPiServer
19 18 (0.67%) Mule
Applications
1 23 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 20 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.037%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.037%) InDesign
6 1 (0.037%) InVision
6 1 (0.037%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.037%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 17 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.52%) Magento
3 10 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.30%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.19%) Maximo
8 4 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.074%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.074%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 2 (0.074%) PolarLake
9 2 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.037%) Exstream
10 1 (0.037%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 270 (10.02%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.08%) SaaS
4 47 (1.74%) GitHub
5 29 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (0.67%) Force.com
7 16 (0.59%) FinancialForce.com
8 14 (0.52%) AWS OpsWorks
8 14 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.45%) PaaS
10 11 (0.41%) Office 365
11 9 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.30%) TestFlight
13 7 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.26%) Asana
14 5 (0.19%) Heroku
15 4 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.93%) Internet
2 48 (1.78%) HTTP
3 17 (0.63%) Intranet
3 17 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.59%) Kerberos
5 14 (0.52%) FTP
6 6 (0.22%) ATM
7 5 (0.19%) 3G
7 5 (0.19%) 4G
7 5 (0.19%) GSM
7 5 (0.19%) OpenFlow
7 5 (0.19%) SMPP
8 4 (0.15%) SSL
9 2 (0.074%) Extranet
9 2 (0.074%) Skype
9 2 (0.074%) SMS
9 2 (0.074%) SS7
9 2 (0.074%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.074%) Wireless
10 1 (0.037%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 284 (10.54%) MySQL
3 205 (7.61%) NoSQL
4 193 (7.16%) MongoDB
5 158 (5.86%) Big Data
6 148 (5.49%) Relational Database
7 112 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 100 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 87 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 73 (2.71%) Hadoop
11 68 (2.52%) RDBMS
12 65 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
13 62 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 48 (1.78%) CouchDB
14 48 (1.78%) Oracle Database
15 43 (1.60%) Redis
16 38 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
16 38 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
17 35 (1.30%) Power BI
18 34 (1.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 418 (15.51%) Git (software)
2 188 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 176 (6.53%) Maven
4 135 (5.01%) TeamCity
5 128 (4.75%) JIRA
6 125 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 121 (4.49%) Subversion
8 109 (4.04%) Visual Studio
9 95 (3.53%) NUnit
10 80 (2.97%) Selenium
11 68 (2.52%) gulp
12 61 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 58 (2.15%) Ant
14 55 (2.04%) JUnit
15 50 (1.86%) Mockito
16 45 (1.67%) SpecFlow
17 44 (1.63%) Gradle
17 44 (1.63%) Jasmine
18 39 (1.45%) Grunt
19 33 (1.22%) git-flow
General
1 500 (18.55%) Finance
2 193 (7.16%) Banking
3 174 (6.46%) Retail
4 74 (2.75%) Marketing
5 66 (2.45%) Games
6 51 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 51 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.71%) Advertising
8 32 (1.19%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.00%) Law
9 27 (1.00%) Legal
10 24 (0.89%) Electronics
11 20 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.59%) Publishing
13 15 (0.56%) Front Office
13 15 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.48%) Online Betting
15 12 (0.45%) Automotive
16 10 (0.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 983 (36.47%) .NET
2 918 (34.06%) HTML
3 825 (30.61%) CSS
4 606 (22.49%) AngularJS
5 540 (20.04%) ASP.NET
6 436 (16.18%) Web Services
7 393 (14.58%) HTML5
8 377 (13.99%) jQuery
9 326 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 320 (11.87%) React
11 308 (11.43%) Node.js
12 302 (11.21%) Spring
13 270 (10.02%) REST
14 243 (9.02%) CSS3
15 239 (8.87%) .NET Framework
16 234 (8.68%) RESTful
17 226 (8.39%) WCF
18 225 (8.35%) XML
19 172 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
20 134 (4.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 277 (10.28%) Greenfield Project
2 193 (7.16%) User Experience
3 168 (6.23%) Computer Science
4 158 (5.86%) Mobile App
5 122 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (3.04%) Fintech
7 77 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
8 75 (2.78%) iPad
9 38 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 28 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.00%) Fixed Income
12 26 (0.96%) Equities
13 25 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 25 (0.93%) Management Information System
14 24 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 22 (0.82%) Blog
16 21 (0.78%) Derivative
16 21 (0.78%) Online Games
17 19 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 261 (9.68%) Linux
2 129 (4.79%) Android
3 111 (4.12%) Windows
4 108 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 75 (2.78%) Unix
6 19 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.22%) CentOS
11 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.074%) Solaris
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1513 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 801 (29.72%) TDD
3 714 (26.49%) MVC
4 535 (19.85%) Scrum
5 450 (16.70%) Mentoring
6 388 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
7 368 (13.65%) OO
8 342 (12.69%) Software Engineering
9 327 (12.13%) BDD
10 281 (10.43%) Test Automation
11 239 (8.87%) DevOps
12 238 (8.83%) SDLC
13 234 (8.68%) Web Development
14 229 (8.50%) Unit Testing
15 218 (8.09%) OOP
16 209 (7.76%) SOA
17 208 (7.72%) Front End Development
18 202 (7.50%) E-Commerce
19 178 (6.60%) Microservices
20 142 (5.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1239 (45.97%) JavaScript
2 952 (35.32%) C#
3 924 (34.29%) Java
4 828 (30.72%) SQL
5 306 (11.35%) PHP
6 219 (8.13%) T-SQL
7 178 (6.60%) Python
8 102 (3.78%) Scala
9 96 (3.56%) C++
10 93 (3.45%) PL/SQL
11 76 (2.82%) ES6
12 66 (2.45%) C
13 64 (2.37%) Ruby
14 59 (2.19%) PowerShell
15 54 (2.00%) Objective-C
16 49 (1.82%) VB.NET
17 48 (1.78%) Apple Swift
18 45 (1.67%) TypeScript
19 27 (1.00%) Apex Code
20 25 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 243 (9.02%) Degree
2 68 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 33 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.19%) MCPD
7 5 (0.19%) PhD
8 2 (0.074%) APMG
8 2 (0.074%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.074%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.074%) PMP
8 2 (0.074%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.037%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.037%) HND
9 1 (0.037%) MCITP
9 1 (0.037%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.71%) QA
2 23 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.37%) SEPA
5 9 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.26%) IFRS
6 7 (0.26%) IFRS 9
7 6 (0.22%) IAS 39
8 5 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.11%) MiFID
9 3 (0.11%) WCAG
10 2 (0.074%) Basel III
10 2 (0.074%) GCP
10 2 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.074%) SLA
11 1 (0.037%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.037%) Section 508
11 1 (0.037%) WAI
System Software
1 96 (3.56%) Docker
2 17 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.56%) Varnish
4 9 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.19%) KVM
6 4 (0.15%) Firmware
7 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.074%) HDFS
9 1 (0.037%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (2.04%) Puppet
2 38 (1.41%) Ansible
3 30 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.59%) Terraform
5 15 (0.56%) Kibana
6 11 (0.41%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.33%) Opsview
8 7 (0.26%) logstash
9 6 (0.22%) Packer
10 3 (0.11%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.11%) Salt
11 2 (0.074%) cPanel
12 1 (0.037%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.037%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.037%) Consul
12 1 (0.037%) Grafana
12 1 (0.037%) MOM
12 1 (0.037%) StatsD
12 1 (0.037%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 360 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 210 (7.79%) Oracle
3 70 (2.60%) Sitecore
4 58 (2.15%) Zend
5 54 (2.00%) Google
6 37 (1.37%) Sybase
7 32 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.15%) Adobe
9 23 (0.85%) Marketo
9 23 (0.85%) Xamarin
10 20 (0.74%) SAP
11 18 (0.67%) PayPal
12 17 (0.63%) TIBCO
13 16 (0.59%) Coverity
14 14 (0.52%) Solace
15 13 (0.48%) hybris
16 11 (0.41%) Apple
17 10 (0.37%) IBM
17 10 (0.37%) Tableau
18 9 (0.33%) Splunk
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + 10 % Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: c40-50k+Bens
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