Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 224 215
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,823 2,339 2,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.56% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.62% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,572 2,014 2,482
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 117,904 144,261 167,842
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.95% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,501 115,552 137,876
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 1,672 £65,000 - 319
UK excluding London +16 991 £60,000 +9.09% 197
London -18 800 £77,500 +3.33% 141
South East +27 284 £62,500 +4.17% 45
North of England -1 241 £57,500 +6.48% 60
Midlands +20 167 £55,000 +10.00% 25
North West +36 155 £57,500 +4.55% 35
East Midlands +41 111 £55,000 -4.35% 12
East of England +56 109 £60,000 -4.00% 22
Yorkshire -6 84 £55,000 +4.76% 20
Scotland +18 72 £57,500 +4.55% 13
South West -19 72 £55,000 - 26
West Midlands -10 52 £52,500 +16.67% 13
Wales +25 45 £46,250 -13.15% 5
Northern Ireland +3 3 £52,500 -4.55% 1
North East -22 2 £42,500 -15.00% 5

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 967 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 740 (40.59%) JavaScript
3 647 (35.49%) .NET
4 635 (34.83%) C#
5 547 (30.01%) Java
6 443 (24.30%) SQL
7 393 (21.56%) AWS
8 382 (20.95%) React
9 380 (20.84%) HTML
10 360 (19.75%) AngularJS
11 352 (19.31%) Mentoring
12 351 (19.25%) Azure
13 349 (19.14%) Finance
14 348 (19.09%) CSS
15 335 (18.38%) SQL Server
16 324 (17.77%) Scrum
17 305 (16.73%) Microsoft
18 299 (16.40%) Microservices
19 297 (16.29%) MVC
20 289 (15.85%) TDD
21 279 (15.30%) Git (software)
22 240 (13.17%) Node.js
23 238 (13.06%) Software Engineering
24 236 (12.95%) DevOps
25 235 (12.89%) Python
26 229 (12.56%) ASP.NET
27 203 (11.14%) HTML5
28 193 (10.59%) Web Services
29 192 (10.53%) Test Automation
30 191 (10.48%) Docker

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 81 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (2.41%) CMS
3 43 (2.36%) Confluence
4 42 (2.30%) Apache Spark
5 35 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 25 (1.37%) Apache
8 15 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.71%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.55%) NServiceBus
10 10 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.55%) WordPress
11 9 (0.49%) Drupal
12 6 (0.33%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.27%) IIS
13 5 (0.27%) nginx
14 3 (0.16%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.16%) Tornado
14 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.66%) HipChat
3 9 (0.49%) Sketch
4 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.22%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 33 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.71%) Magento
3 9 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.27%) FINCAD Analytics
7 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.16%) Shopify
9 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.055%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 393 (21.56%) AWS
2 351 (19.25%) Azure
3 85 (4.66%) SaaS
4 70 (3.84%) Power Platform
5 63 (3.46%) Serverless
6 62 (3.40%) GCP
7 43 (2.36%) Amazon S3
8 42 (2.30%) PaaS
9 35 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (1.59%) GitHub
11 25 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (1.15%) Office 365
14 19 (1.04%) NuGet
15 18 (0.99%) Google Play
16 15 (0.82%) npm
17 14 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
17 14 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
18 11 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.48%) Internet
2 17 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.60%) Firewall
3 11 (0.60%) Wireshark
4 9 (0.49%) AMQP
5 6 (0.33%) HTTP
6 5 (0.27%) DAB
7 4 (0.22%) SSH
7 4 (0.22%) Wireless
8 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.16%) DNS
9 2 (0.11%) Intranet
9 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.055%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.14%) NoSQL
3 103 (5.65%) MySQL
4 102 (5.60%) Relational Database
5 92 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (4.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 85 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 73 (4.00%) Redis
9 70 (3.84%) Power BI
10 66 (3.62%) MongoDB
11 64 (3.51%) Big Data
12 52 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
13 41 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 39 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 33 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 31 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
17 29 (1.59%) Hadoop
17 29 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
18 22 (1.21%) Blockchain
19 20 (1.10%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 279 (15.30%) Git (software)
2 134 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 101 (5.54%) Visual Studio
4 97 (5.32%) JIRA
5 75 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 56 (3.07%) Subversion
7 47 (2.58%) Bitbucket
7 47 (2.58%) JUnit
8 45 (2.47%) Selenium
9 43 (2.36%) Maven
10 36 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 31 (1.70%) SonarQube
12 27 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 27 (1.48%) RStudio
13 26 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.43%) webpack
14 25 (1.37%) NUnit
15 24 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.32%) TeamCity
16 20 (1.10%) Mockito
General
1 349 (19.14%) Finance
2 63 (3.46%) Retail
3 58 (3.18%) Banking
3 58 (3.18%) Marketing
4 50 (2.74%) Front Office
5 46 (2.52%) Public Sector
6 40 (2.19%) Games
7 23 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 16 (0.88%) Advertising
8 16 (0.88%) Law
9 15 (0.82%) Automotive
9 15 (0.82%) Electronics
10 13 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.66%) Publishing
12 11 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.33%) Back Office
15 2 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 647 (35.49%) .NET
2 382 (20.95%) React
3 380 (20.84%) HTML
4 360 (19.75%) AngularJS
5 348 (19.09%) CSS
6 240 (13.17%) Node.js
7 229 (12.56%) ASP.NET
8 203 (11.14%) HTML5
9 193 (10.59%) Web Services
10 186 (10.20%) Spring
11 170 (9.33%) .NET Framework
12 165 (9.05%) RESTful
13 155 (8.50%) .NET Core
14 138 (7.57%) jQuery
15 133 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 121 (6.64%) Redux
17 118 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
18 107 (5.87%) REST
19 99 (5.43%) CSS3
20 95 (5.21%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.61%) Greenfield Project
2 141 (7.73%) User Experience
3 96 (5.27%) Mobile App
4 74 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.74%) Virtual Team
7 48 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
8 39 (2.14%) Derivative
9 35 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 35 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (1.59%) Equities
11 27 (1.48%) Public Cloud
12 23 (1.26%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 17 (0.93%) Management Information System
13 17 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.77%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.71%) NHS
17 11 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 113 (6.20%) Linux
2 102 (5.60%) Android
3 100 (5.49%) Windows
4 98 (5.38%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.43%) Unix
6 13 (0.71%) VMS
7 5 (0.27%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.055%) Android TV
9 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.055%) tvOS
9 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 967 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (19.31%) Mentoring
3 324 (17.77%) Scrum
4 299 (16.40%) Microservices
5 297 (16.29%) MVC
6 289 (15.85%) TDD
7 238 (13.06%) Software Engineering
8 236 (12.95%) DevOps
9 192 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 190 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 190 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
11 183 (10.04%) Front End Development
12 175 (9.60%) Analytics
13 174 (9.54%) Web Development
14 143 (7.84%) Coaching
15 134 (7.35%) BDD
16 123 (6.75%) Fintech
17 122 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
17 122 (6.69%) Unit Testing
18 118 (6.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 740 (40.59%) JavaScript
2 635 (34.83%) C#
3 547 (30.01%) Java
4 443 (24.30%) SQL
5 235 (12.89%) Python
6 130 (7.13%) PHP
7 124 (6.80%) TypeScript
8 104 (5.70%) C++
9 66 (3.62%) Java 8
10 65 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 62 (3.40%) Apple Swift
12 59 (3.24%) C
13 57 (3.13%) Ruby
14 56 (3.07%) Scala
15 43 (2.36%) ES6
16 39 (2.14%) Kotlin
17 34 (1.87%) Objective-C
18 32 (1.76%) Go
19 28 (1.54%) R
20 23 (1.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 160 (8.78%) Degree
2 89 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.10%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.71%) AWS Certification
6 13 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.71%) MCSD
7 10 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.33%) CIPD
8 6 (0.33%) PhD
9 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.055%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.055%) CISMP
12 1 (0.055%) CISSP
12 1 (0.055%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.54%) QA
2 15 (0.82%) DICOM
3 9 (0.49%) PMO
4 8 (0.44%) GDPR
5 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.22%) WCAG
7 3 (0.16%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 191 (10.48%) Docker
2 12 (0.66%) HDFS
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.16%) vSphere
4 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.055%) Postfix
5 1 (0.055%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 123 (6.75%) Kubernetes
2 45 (2.47%) Terraform
3 11 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
4 8 (0.44%) Ansible
4 8 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.44%) SCCM
5 6 (0.33%) Istio
6 5 (0.27%) Puppet
7 4 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.22%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.11%) cPanel
8 2 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.11%) Plesk
9 1 (0.055%) Kibana
9 1 (0.055%) MIIS
9 1 (0.055%) Packer
Vendors
1 305 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 83 (4.55%) Oracle
3 74 (4.06%) Google
4 33 (1.81%) SAP
5 25 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 25 (1.37%) Sitecore
6 20 (1.10%) Xamarin
7 19 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.04%) hybris
8 15 (0.82%) IBM
9 12 (0.66%) Zend
10 8 (0.44%) Databricks
10 8 (0.44%) Tableau
11 7 (0.38%) Apple
11 7 (0.38%) Informatica
12 6 (0.33%) UiPath
13 5 (0.27%) Adobe
13 5 (0.27%) Automation Anywhere
13 5 (0.27%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.27%) Percona