Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 216 219
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,341 2,855 2,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.63% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.69% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,017 2,499 2,448
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 145,312 169,092 167,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,330 138,498 139,104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 16 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 19 February 2019. 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 -11 2,196 £65,000 +4.00% 382
UK excluding London -17 1,232 £55,000 - 225
London -2 1,088 £75,000 +7.14% 173
South East -46 355 £60,000 +4.35% 48
North of England +44 330 £52,500 - 60
Midlands -20 186 £50,000 - 29
North West +30 170 £55,000 - 28
South West +7 127 £55,000 +10.00% 28
Yorkshire +46 121 £52,500 - 27
East of England -22 114 £62,500 - 44
West Midlands -29 95 £45,000 -10.00% 14
East Midlands +10 90 £57,500 +4.55% 15
Scotland +6 90 £55,000 -15.38% 10
North East +26 39 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Wales +10 19 £53,250 +1.04% 2
Northern Ireland -4 12 £55,000 - 4

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 1,221 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,014 (43.31%) C#
3 998 (42.63%) JavaScript
4 904 (38.62%) .NET
5 760 (32.46%) Java
6 731 (31.23%) HTML
7 720 (30.76%) SQL
8 666 (28.45%) CSS
9 585 (24.99%) AngularJS
10 493 (21.06%) SQL Server
11 459 (19.61%) MVC
12 455 (19.44%) TDD
13 438 (18.71%) Mentoring
14 427 (18.24%) Finance
15 414 (17.68%) ASP.NET
16 383 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
17 382 (16.32%) Scrum
18 373 (15.93%) Microsoft
19 353 (15.08%) React
20 345 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
21 343 (14.65%) Web Services
22 318 (13.58%) Software Engineering
22 318 (13.58%) Git (software)
23 293 (12.52%) Node.js
24 292 (12.47%) HTML5
25 265 (11.32%) Spring
26 264 (11.28%) Degree
27 258 (11.02%) Microservices
28 249 (10.64%) Docker
29 247 (10.55%) jQuery

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 76 (3.25%) CMS
2 68 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 65 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (2.43%) Confluence
5 48 (2.05%) IIS
6 40 (1.71%) Apache
7 37 (1.58%) JBoss
8 36 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 33 (1.41%) Apache Spark
10 29 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.03%) Drupal
12 22 (0.94%) WordPress
13 20 (0.85%) SAS
14 16 (0.68%) Jupyter
15 15 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.60%) GlassFish
16 14 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.60%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.07%) AutoCAD
2 25 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.56%) Weka
5 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.085%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.085%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.085%) SPSS
7 2 (0.085%) Stata
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.73%) Magento
3 11 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.21%) Changepoint
5 4 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.085%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.043%) Endur
8 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.043%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.043%) Misys Opics
8 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.043%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.043%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 383 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 345 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (3.67%) SaaS
4 64 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 43 (1.84%) npm
6 29 (1.24%) Serverless
7 27 (1.15%) GitHub
8 24 (1.03%) PaaS
9 22 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (0.77%) Google Play
13 16 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.68%) Office 365
14 14 (0.60%) NuGet
15 13 (0.56%) Loggly
16 10 (0.43%) Boomi
16 10 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
17 9 (0.38%) IaaS
17 9 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.98%) Internet
2 22 (0.94%) HTTP
3 6 (0.26%) CTI
3 6 (0.26%) VoIP
4 5 (0.21%) Firewall
4 5 (0.21%) VPN
5 4 (0.17%) AMQP
5 4 (0.17%) Broadband
5 4 (0.17%) Intranet
6 3 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.085%) Wireless
8 1 (0.043%) FTP
8 1 (0.043%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.043%) LAN
8 1 (0.043%) PPP
8 1 (0.043%) SMS
8 1 (0.043%) SSH
8 1 (0.043%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.043%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (21.06%) SQL Server
2 197 (8.42%) MySQL
3 134 (5.72%) Big Data
4 132 (5.64%) NoSQL
5 122 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
6 118 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 102 (4.36%) MongoDB
8 98 (4.19%) Relational Database
9 92 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 83 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
11 67 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 58 (2.48%) RDBMS
13 41 (1.75%) Redis
14 37 (1.58%) Hadoop
15 34 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 32 (1.37%) Power BI
17 31 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
18 27 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 25 (1.07%) Oracle Database
20 24 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 318 (13.58%) Git (software)
2 159 (6.79%) Jenkins
3 136 (5.81%) JIRA
4 109 (4.66%) Maven
5 98 (4.19%) Visual Studio
6 87 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 69 (2.95%) Subversion
8 67 (2.86%) Selenium
9 54 (2.31%) JUnit
10 53 (2.26%) Gradle
10 53 (2.26%) gulp
10 53 (2.26%) NUnit
10 53 (2.26%) webpack
11 47 (2.01%) Bitbucket
12 40 (1.71%) Grunt
13 39 (1.67%) Cucumber
14 37 (1.58%) TeamCity
15 33 (1.41%) Jasmine
15 33 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 427 (18.24%) Finance
2 135 (5.77%) Banking
3 97 (4.14%) Marketing
3 97 (4.14%) Retail
4 56 (2.39%) Front Office
5 33 (1.41%) Games
6 31 (1.32%) Advertising
7 26 (1.11%) Law
8 19 (0.81%) Automotive
9 18 (0.77%) Electronics
9 18 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 17 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.60%) Back Office
13 12 (0.51%) Legal
14 11 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.34%) Billing
16 7 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.30%) Publishing
17 6 (0.26%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (38.62%) .NET
2 731 (31.23%) HTML
3 666 (28.45%) CSS
4 585 (24.99%) AngularJS
5 414 (17.68%) ASP.NET
6 353 (15.08%) React
7 343 (14.65%) Web Services
8 293 (12.52%) Node.js
9 292 (12.47%) HTML5
10 265 (11.32%) Spring
11 247 (10.55%) jQuery
12 232 (9.91%) .NET Framework
13 211 (9.01%) REST
14 196 (8.37%) ASP.NET Web API
15 194 (8.29%) RESTful
16 181 (7.73%) CSS3
17 161 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 136 (5.81%) XML
19 128 (5.47%) .NET Core
19 128 (5.47%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 210 (8.97%) Greenfield Project
2 153 (6.54%) Fintech
3 120 (5.13%) User Experience
4 101 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
5 99 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 77 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 64 (2.73%) Hedge funds
8 53 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.58%) Derivative
10 36 (1.54%) Fixed Income
11 31 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 29 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 24 (1.03%) Algorithms
14 24 (1.03%) Driving Licence
15 23 (0.98%) Data Centre
16 22 (0.94%) Life Science
17 20 (0.85%) Equities
18 19 (0.81%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 204 (8.71%) Windows
2 169 (7.22%) Linux
3 101 (4.31%) Android
4 85 (3.63%) Apple iOS
5 63 (2.69%) Unix
6 21 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.13%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.085%) AIX
9 2 (0.085%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.043%) Debian
10 1 (0.043%) VMS
10 1 (0.043%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,221 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (19.61%) MVC
3 455 (19.44%) TDD
4 438 (18.71%) Mentoring
5 382 (16.32%) Scrum
6 318 (13.58%) Software Engineering
7 258 (11.02%) Microservices
8 228 (9.74%) Front End Development
9 216 (9.23%) BDD
10 207 (8.84%) Test Automation
11 202 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
12 200 (8.54%) DevOps
13 192 (8.20%) Web Development
14 187 (7.99%) OO
15 178 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
16 173 (7.39%) SDLC
17 172 (7.35%) Computer Science
18 167 (7.13%) Technical Leadership
18 167 (7.13%) Unit Testing
19 148 (6.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,014 (43.31%) C#
2 998 (42.63%) JavaScript
3 760 (32.46%) Java
4 720 (30.76%) SQL
5 233 (9.95%) Python
6 198 (8.46%) PHP
7 175 (7.48%) T-SQL
8 129 (5.51%) C++
9 125 (5.34%) Java 8
10 107 (4.57%) ES6
11 94 (4.02%) TypeScript
12 76 (3.25%) Scala
13 75 (3.20%) Ruby
14 47 (2.01%) PL/SQL
15 42 (1.79%) VB.NET
16 41 (1.75%) R
17 38 (1.62%) C
18 37 (1.58%) Objective-C
19 33 (1.41%) Apple Swift
20 28 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 264 (11.28%) Degree
2 99 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 37 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 23 (0.98%) Master's Degree
5 23 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.56%) MCPD
6 13 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.30%) CISSP
8 6 (0.26%) MCSE
9 4 (0.17%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.13%) MCAD
10 3 (0.13%) MCSD
10 3 (0.13%) MCTS
11 2 (0.085%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.085%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.085%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.043%) MPhil
12 1 (0.043%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.27%) QA
2 13 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.38%) GDPR
4 6 (0.26%) MiFID
4 6 (0.26%) PMO
4 6 (0.26%) WCAG
5 5 (0.21%) IFRS
5 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.13%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.085%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.085%) PSD2
System Software
1 249 (10.64%) Docker
2 36 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.77%) HDFS
4 11 (0.47%) Firmware
5 10 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.17%) Varnish
9 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 117 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.20%) Ansible
3 25 (1.07%) Terraform
4 14 (0.60%) Puppet
5 12 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.30%) CloudHub
7 6 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.21%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.21%) Consul
8 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.21%) Kibana
9 4 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.13%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.085%) Graphite
12 1 (0.043%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.043%) logstash
12 1 (0.043%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.043%) Packer
12 1 (0.043%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 373 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 139 (5.94%) Oracle
3 88 (3.76%) Google
4 75 (3.20%) Tableau
5 37 (1.58%) Alteryx
5 37 (1.58%) Xamarin
6 30 (1.28%) IBM
7 26 (1.11%) Zend
8 24 (1.03%) Sitecore
9 23 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (0.90%) SAP
11 18 (0.77%) ForgeRock
11 18 (0.77%) Rackspace
12 13 (0.56%) MuleSoft
13 12 (0.51%) Cognos
14 11 (0.47%) Splunk
15 9 (0.38%) Adobe
16 8 (0.34%) Dell
16 8 (0.34%) Informatica
16 8 (0.34%) VMware