The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
UK
Rank 219 226 243
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1310 1560 1426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.51% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.57% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1344 1234
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,655 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +5 1247 £60,000 - 191
London -4 590 £70,000 +3.70% 97
South East +77 172 £55,000 - 17
North West -8 116 £50,000 -4.76% 20
South West +36 114 £52,500 +10.52% 18
City of London +34 114 £68,500 +5.38% 23
Manchester -8 94 £50,000 -9.09% 17
East of England +42 81 £65,000 +4.00% 5
Yorkshire +37 80 £47,500 -2.06% 11
Scotland +15 54 £60,000 +4.34% 8
Hampshire +43 49 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Bristol +21 47 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Hertfordshire +42 45 £65,000 -18.75% 2
East Midlands +15 45 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Yorkshire +32 42 £52,500 +8.24% 10
Nottinghamshire +28 41 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Glasgow +27 41 £60,000 -2.43% 3
West Midlands -29 41 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Leeds +35 40 £52,500 +10.52% 8
Berkshire +44 36 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Nottingham +25 34 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Surrey +47 33 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Somerset +5 28 £44,000 +2.92% 7
Portsmouth +19 26 £45,000 - 3
Essex +40 24 £66,250 +10.41%
Birmingham +18 19 £52,500 +10.52% 3
East Sussex +14 19 £43,750 -7.89% 1
Edinburgh -9 18 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Colchester - 18 £67,500 -
North Yorkshire +17 17 £45,000 +8.43% 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1509 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1279 (47.21%) JavaScript
3 1015 (37.47%) HTML
4 1013 (37.39%) .NET
5 995 (36.73%) C#
6 927 (34.22%) CSS
7 849 (31.34%) Java
8 801 (29.57%) MVC
9 778 (28.72%) SQL
10 660 (24.36%) TDD
11 615 (22.70%) AngularJS
12 595 (21.96%) ASP.NET
13 548 (20.23%) SQL Server
14 535 (19.75%) Scrum
15 479 (17.68%) Web Services
16 474 (17.50%) Finance
17 442 (16.32%) jQuery
18 419 (15.47%) HTML5
19 385 (14.21%) Mentoring
20 375 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
21 367 (13.55%) Software Engineering
21 367 (13.55%) Microsoft
22 360 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
23 347 (12.81%) OO
24 335 (12.37%) PHP
25 316 (11.66%) Git (software)
26 303 (11.18%) MySQL
27 296 (10.93%) Node.js
28 281 (10.37%) BDD
29 274 (10.11%) Spring

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 124 (4.58%) CMS
2 110 (4.06%) Apache
3 86 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 80 (2.95%) Tomcat
5 59 (2.18%) JBoss
6 49 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 47 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
8 46 (1.70%) WebLogic
8 46 (1.70%) WebSphere
9 43 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 38 (1.40%) Drupal
11 35 (1.29%) IIS
11 35 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 34 (1.26%) WordPress
13 32 (1.18%) Apache Spark
14 30 (1.11%) Confluence
14 30 (1.11%) EPiServer
15 25 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
16 22 (0.81%) Umbraco
17 20 (0.74%) Mule
Applications
1 129 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.22%) MS Office
4 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.037%) InVision
6 1 (0.037%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Magento
2 16 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.11%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.074%) Eze OMS
7 2 (0.074%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.074%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.074%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.037%) Exstream
8 1 (0.037%) Maximo
8 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.037%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 208 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.18%) SaaS
4 40 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.18%) GitHub
6 19 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.70%) Office 365
7 15 (0.55%) Force.com
8 10 (0.37%) FinancialForce.com
9 7 (0.26%) Asana
9 7 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
9 7 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.26%) Google Play
10 5 (0.18%) Firebase
11 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.15%) Heroku
11 4 (0.15%) PaaS
12 3 (0.11%) iTunes
12 3 (0.11%) Slack
12 3 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.77%) HTTP
2 71 (2.62%) Internet
3 41 (1.51%) Intranet
4 21 (0.78%) ATM
5 20 (0.74%) SSL
6 14 (0.52%) 3G
6 14 (0.52%) 4G
6 14 (0.52%) FTP
6 14 (0.52%) GSM
6 14 (0.52%) OpenFlow
7 11 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 11 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.18%) Skype
10 3 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.11%) SSH
11 2 (0.074%) DNS
11 2 (0.074%) SMTP
12 1 (0.037%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.037%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (20.23%) SQL Server
2 303 (11.18%) MySQL
3 201 (7.42%) Big Data
4 182 (6.72%) NoSQL
5 151 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 142 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 114 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 114 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 83 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 79 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
10 76 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
11 67 (2.47%) Hadoop
12 61 (2.25%) RDBMS
13 52 (1.92%) Oracle Database
14 46 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 44 (1.62%) Redis
16 40 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
17 37 (1.37%) CouchDB
18 33 (1.22%) HBase
19 27 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 316 (11.66%) Git (software)
2 163 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 157 (5.80%) Maven
4 151 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 120 (4.43%) Visual Studio
6 100 (3.69%) Subversion
7 88 (3.25%) NUnit
8 83 (3.06%) Selenium
9 81 (2.99%) JIRA
10 71 (2.62%) gulp
11 68 (2.51%) TeamCity
12 63 (2.33%) Mockito
13 59 (2.18%) Grunt
14 57 (2.10%) JUnit
15 48 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
16 42 (1.55%) Ant
17 37 (1.37%) SonarQube
17 37 (1.37%) SpecFlow
18 35 (1.29%) Jasmine
19 34 (1.26%) Gradle
General
1 474 (17.50%) Finance
2 145 (5.35%) Banking
3 91 (3.36%) Retail
4 80 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 74 (2.73%) Marketing
6 71 (2.62%) Games
7 69 (2.55%) Advertising
8 30 (1.11%) Front Office
9 23 (0.85%) Electronics
10 22 (0.81%) Automotive
10 22 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.59%) Law
13 14 (0.52%) Legal
14 13 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.44%) Publishing
16 10 (0.37%) Military
17 8 (0.30%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.26%) Back Office
19 4 (0.15%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1015 (37.47%) HTML
2 1013 (37.39%) .NET
3 927 (34.22%) CSS
4 615 (22.70%) AngularJS
5 595 (21.96%) ASP.NET
6 479 (17.68%) Web Services
7 442 (16.32%) jQuery
8 419 (15.47%) HTML5
9 375 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 296 (10.93%) Node.js
11 274 (10.11%) Spring
12 269 (9.93%) .NET Framework
13 256 (9.45%) React
14 252 (9.30%) REST
15 249 (9.19%) WCF
16 247 (9.12%) CSS3
17 242 (8.93%) XML
18 168 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
19 165 (6.09%) RESTful
20 151 (5.57%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 182 (6.72%) User Experience
2 168 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 116 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 63 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (2.18%) iPad
7 53 (1.96%) Fintech
8 47 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 46 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 38 (1.40%) Derivative
11 35 (1.29%) Equities
12 30 (1.11%) Fixed Income
13 29 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 25 (0.92%) Xbox
15 23 (0.85%) Algorithms
16 22 (0.81%) Blog
16 22 (0.81%) Management Information System
17 20 (0.74%) Reference Data
18 19 (0.70%) Social Media
18 19 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 227 (8.38%) Linux
2 107 (3.95%) Android
2 107 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 96 (3.54%) Windows
4 71 (2.62%) Unix
5 19 (0.70%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.15%) CentOS
7 4 (0.15%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.074%) Solaris
8 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.037%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.037%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1509 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 801 (29.57%) MVC
3 660 (24.36%) TDD
4 535 (19.75%) Scrum
5 385 (14.21%) Mentoring
6 367 (13.55%) Software Engineering
7 360 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
8 347 (12.81%) OO
9 281 (10.37%) BDD
10 260 (9.60%) E-Commerce
11 248 (9.15%) Web Development
12 226 (8.34%) Front End Development
13 209 (7.72%) SDLC
14 201 (7.42%) Unit Testing
15 196 (7.24%) OOP
16 166 (6.13%) SOA
17 161 (5.94%) DevOps
18 155 (5.72%) Open Source
19 154 (5.68%) Microservices
20 121 (4.47%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1279 (47.21%) JavaScript
2 995 (36.73%) C#
3 849 (31.34%) Java
4 778 (28.72%) SQL
5 335 (12.37%) PHP
6 189 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 161 (5.94%) Python
8 130 (4.80%) Scala
9 103 (3.80%) C++
10 101 (3.73%) PL/SQL
11 65 (2.40%) Ruby
12 62 (2.29%) C
13 58 (2.14%) ES6
14 56 (2.07%) Objective-C
15 53 (1.96%) VB.NET
16 48 (1.77%) Apple Swift
16 48 (1.77%) PowerShell
17 46 (1.70%) TypeScript
18 36 (1.33%) Perl
19 35 (1.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 213 (7.86%) Degree
2 38 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 26 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.55%) PhD
5 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.18%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.11%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.11%) HND
8 3 (0.11%) MCPD
9 2 (0.074%) APMG
9 2 (0.074%) MCP
9 2 (0.074%) MCTS
9 2 (0.074%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.074%) PMP
10 1 (0.037%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.037%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.037%) MCITP
10 1 (0.037%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.037%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.50%) QA
2 13 (0.48%) WAI
3 8 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.18%) IAS 39
4 5 (0.18%) IFRS
4 5 (0.18%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.11%) SDET
6 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.074%) MiFID
7 1 (0.037%) GCP
7 1 (0.037%) Section 508
7 1 (0.037%) SEPA
7 1 (0.037%) SLA
7 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 80 (2.95%) Docker
2 20 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.66%) Varnish
4 14 (0.52%) KVM
5 13 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.41%) HDFS
7 6 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.18%) Firmware
9 2 (0.074%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (1.51%) Puppet
2 37 (1.37%) Ansible
3 29 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.26%) Kibana
6 5 (0.18%) Terraform
7 2 (0.074%) Control-M
7 2 (0.074%) Oozie
8 1 (0.037%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.037%) Grafana
8 1 (0.037%) logstash
8 1 (0.037%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.037%) Salt
8 1 (0.037%) StatsD
8 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.037%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.037%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 367 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 216 (7.97%) Oracle
3 64 (2.36%) Sitecore
4 63 (2.33%) Google
5 46 (1.70%) Zend
6 44 (1.62%) Adobe
7 41 (1.51%) Xamarin
8 34 (1.26%) Coverity
9 30 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (1.03%) TIBCO
11 22 (0.81%) Tableau
12 20 (0.74%) VMware
13 18 (0.66%) PayPal
14 15 (0.55%) Apple
14 15 (0.55%) IBM
14 15 (0.55%) Solace
15 14 (0.52%) SAP
16 13 (0.48%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.48%) Sybase
17 11 (0.41%) Atlassian
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus, 32 Holidays
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + benefits and progression
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70k per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
EdenChase Associates
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + extensive benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Darwin Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 8% Pension and wider benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago