Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 219 228
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,495 2,861 2,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.59% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.66% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,134 2,483 2,522
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 152,872 172,294 179,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,614 138,599 150,222
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 +3 2,331 £65,000 +8.33% 359
UK excluding London +18 1,379 £55,000 +4.76% 206
London -20 1,089 £75,000 +7.14% 172
South East +29 452 £60,000 +9.09% 35
North of England +13 331 £54,500 +4.81% 60
Midlands +5 191 £50,000 - 42
North West +4 183 £54,000 +2.86% 40
East of England +15 134 £62,500 +4.17% 25
South West -14 134 £55,000 +15.79% 25
Yorkshire +36 110 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Scotland 0 103 £51,500 -10.43% 15
West Midlands -12 99 £45,000 -10.00% 26
East Midlands +11 91 £51,500 -1.90% 16
North East +13 38 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Wales +9 26 £52,500 -0.38% 3
Northern Ireland +3 9 £55,000 - 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 1,383 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,092 (43.77%) C#
3 1,075 (43.09%) JavaScript
4 967 (38.76%) .NET
5 835 (33.47%) Java
6 801 (32.10%) HTML
7 746 (29.90%) SQL
8 731 (29.30%) CSS
9 614 (24.61%) AngularJS
10 537 (21.52%) TDD
11 533 (21.36%) MVC
12 502 (20.12%) SQL Server
13 501 (20.08%) Mentoring
14 483 (19.36%) Scrum
15 438 (17.56%) Finance
16 414 (16.59%) ASP.NET
17 405 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
18 397 (15.91%) Microsoft
19 391 (15.67%) Web Services
20 371 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
21 363 (14.55%) Git (software)
22 322 (12.91%) React
23 309 (12.38%) HTML5
24 308 (12.34%) Software Engineering
25 282 (11.30%) Spring
26 279 (11.18%) Degree
27 276 (11.06%) Node.js
28 272 (10.90%) jQuery
29 267 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
30 265 (10.62%) Microservices

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
1 104 (4.17%) CMS
2 72 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
3 69 (2.77%) SharePoint
4 64 (2.57%) Confluence
5 54 (2.16%) IIS
6 46 (1.84%) Apache
6 46 (1.84%) WebSphere
7 45 (1.80%) JBoss
7 45 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 32 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 26 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 26 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 26 (1.04%) WordPress
10 23 (0.92%) NServiceBus
10 23 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 22 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (0.84%) nginx
13 20 (0.80%) Drupal
14 15 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.60%) AutoCAD
4 11 (0.44%) Weka
5 10 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) Maya
9 2 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.080%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.080%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.080%) SPSS
9 2 (0.080%) Stata
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.040%) Houdini
10 1 (0.040%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 40 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.60%) Magento
4 10 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.20%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.080%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.080%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.040%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.040%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.040%) MetaTrader
10 1 (0.040%) Misys Opics
10 1 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.040%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.040%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 405 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
2 371 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (4.57%) SaaS
4 64 (2.57%) npm
5 40 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (1.52%) GitHub
7 26 (1.04%) PaaS
8 25 (1.00%) Amazon S3
9 22 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.88%) Serverless
10 21 (0.84%) Office 365
11 18 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (0.72%) NuGet
12 17 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (0.60%) Yarn
14 10 (0.40%) Boomi
14 10 (0.40%) G Suite
15 9 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.36%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.36%) HTTP
1 34 (1.36%) Internet
2 8 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (0.28%) SMS
4 6 (0.24%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.24%) SSL
5 4 (0.16%) Intranet
6 3 (0.12%) SSH
7 2 (0.080%) AMQP
7 2 (0.080%) Broadband
7 2 (0.080%) CTI
7 2 (0.080%) Skype
7 2 (0.080%) VoIP
7 2 (0.080%) Wireless
8 1 (0.040%) DNS
8 1 (0.040%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.040%) LAN
8 1 (0.040%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.040%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 212 (8.50%) MySQL
3 142 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 138 (5.53%) NoSQL
5 122 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
6 119 (4.77%) Big Data
7 117 (4.69%) MongoDB
8 109 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 95 (3.81%) Relational Database
10 86 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
11 61 (2.44%) Power BI
12 60 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 56 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
14 51 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 46 (1.84%) RDBMS
16 42 (1.68%) Hadoop
17 36 (1.44%) Redis
18 29 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
19 26 (1.04%) Oracle Database
20 23 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 363 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 201 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 165 (6.61%) JIRA
4 103 (4.13%) Maven
5 99 (3.97%) Visual Studio
6 93 (3.73%) Selenium
7 86 (3.45%) Subversion
8 83 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 77 (3.09%) webpack
10 68 (2.73%) NUnit
11 66 (2.65%) JUnit
12 64 (2.57%) gulp
13 62 (2.48%) TeamCity
14 52 (2.08%) Bitbucket
15 42 (1.68%) Grunt
16 40 (1.60%) Gradle
17 39 (1.56%) Cucumber
18 37 (1.48%) Jasmine
19 36 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
20 34 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 438 (17.56%) Finance
2 122 (4.89%) Retail
3 120 (4.81%) Banking
4 83 (3.33%) Marketing
5 59 (2.36%) Games
6 55 (2.20%) Advertising
7 43 (1.72%) Front Office
8 28 (1.12%) Law
9 20 (0.80%) Automotive
9 20 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 17 (0.68%) Back Office
10 17 (0.68%) Electronics
10 17 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.44%) Legal
14 6 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.20%) Publishing
16 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.16%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (38.76%) .NET
2 801 (32.10%) HTML
3 731 (29.30%) CSS
4 614 (24.61%) AngularJS
5 414 (16.59%) ASP.NET
6 391 (15.67%) Web Services
7 322 (12.91%) React
8 309 (12.38%) HTML5
9 282 (11.30%) Spring
10 276 (11.06%) Node.js
11 272 (10.90%) jQuery
12 248 (9.94%) RESTful
13 243 (9.74%) REST
14 226 (9.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 225 (9.02%) .NET Framework
16 189 (7.58%) CSS3
17 169 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
18 144 (5.77%) SOAP
19 142 (5.69%) XML
20 138 (5.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 218 (8.74%) Greenfield Project
2 142 (5.69%) Fintech
3 134 (5.37%) User Experience
4 93 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
6 86 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 66 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 55 (2.20%) Hedge funds
9 38 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 26 (1.04%) Virtual Team
12 25 (1.00%) NHS
13 20 (0.80%) Fixed Income
14 19 (0.76%) Derivative
15 18 (0.72%) Life Science
16 14 (0.56%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.56%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.56%) Social Media
16 14 (0.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 192 (7.70%) Linux
2 191 (7.66%) Windows
3 115 (4.61%) Android
4 108 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 76 (3.05%) Unix
6 10 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.36%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.20%) CentOS
8 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.12%) AIX
9 3 (0.12%) Android TV
9 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.12%) VMS
9 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.080%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.040%) Debian
11 1 (0.040%) HPUX
11 1 (0.040%) Solaris
11 1 (0.040%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,383 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (21.52%) TDD
3 533 (21.36%) MVC
4 501 (20.08%) Mentoring
5 483 (19.36%) Scrum
6 308 (12.34%) Software Engineering
7 267 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
8 265 (10.62%) Microservices
9 244 (9.78%) BDD
10 239 (9.58%) Front End Development
10 239 (9.58%) Test Automation
11 216 (8.66%) DevOps
11 216 (8.66%) OO
12 206 (8.26%) SDLC
13 201 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
14 198 (7.94%) Web Development
15 175 (7.01%) Computer Science
15 175 (7.01%) Technical Leadership
16 169 (6.77%) Unit Testing
17 167 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,092 (43.77%) C#
2 1,075 (43.09%) JavaScript
3 835 (33.47%) Java
4 746 (29.90%) SQL
5 248 (9.94%) Python
6 225 (9.02%) PHP
7 178 (7.13%) T-SQL
8 127 (5.09%) Java 8
9 105 (4.21%) C++
10 95 (3.81%) Scala
11 94 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 91 (3.65%) ES6
12 91 (3.65%) Ruby
13 52 (2.08%) VB.NET
14 49 (1.96%) C
15 48 (1.92%) Apple Swift
16 47 (1.88%) Objective-C
17 46 (1.84%) PL/SQL
18 35 (1.40%) Kotlin
19 29 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 279 (11.18%) Degree
2 104 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 41 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 18 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.52%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.52%) MCPD
7 12 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.12%) CISSP
9 3 (0.12%) ISEB
9 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.080%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.080%) MCSD
10 2 (0.080%) MCSE
10 2 (0.080%) MPhil
10 2 (0.080%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.080%) PhD
11 1 (0.040%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (4.65%) QA
2 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.32%) GDPR
3 7 (0.28%) MiFID
4 5 (0.20%) IFRS
4 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.16%) PMO
5 4 (0.16%) WCAG
6 3 (0.12%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.080%) PSD2
System Software
1 199 (7.98%) Docker
2 23 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.52%) HDFS
4 12 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.20%) Firmware
6 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 91 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 48 (1.92%) Terraform
3 32 (1.28%) Ansible
4 21 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.64%) Puppet
6 10 (0.40%) Packer
7 9 (0.36%) Consul
8 7 (0.28%) CloudHub
9 6 (0.24%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.24%) Kibana
10 5 (0.20%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.16%) cPanel
11 4 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.12%) logstash
12 3 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.080%) Automic
13 2 (0.080%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.080%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 397 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 157 (6.29%) Oracle
3 60 (2.40%) Google
4 50 (2.00%) Tableau
5 35 (1.40%) Sitecore
5 35 (1.40%) Xamarin
6 27 (1.08%) Alteryx
6 27 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (1.08%) Zend
7 23 (0.92%) IBM
8 20 (0.80%) SAP
9 16 (0.64%) hybris
10 14 (0.56%) Cognos
11 13 (0.52%) Foundry
11 13 (0.52%) VMware
12 12 (0.48%) DevExpress
13 11 (0.44%) MuleSoft
14 10 (0.40%) Adobe
14 10 (0.40%) ForgeRock
15 9 (0.36%) Dell