Period
to 16 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 June 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 215 231
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,131 2,785 2,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.62% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.68% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,763 2,393 2,356
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £43,350 £42,125
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £82,500
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 137,780 165,560 165,703
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.35% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 109,623 134,673 136,528
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 16 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 17 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 16 June 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 -17 1,972 £67,500 +3.85% 321
UK excluding London -34 1,103 £55,000 - 180
London +18 1,001 £80,000 +6.67% 158
South East -100 287 £61,000 +6.09% 33
North of England -13 260 £55,000 - 66
Midlands +45 198 £55,000 +15.79% 27
South West +41 153 £55,000 +10.00% 23
Yorkshire +12 127 £52,500 +0.96% 27
North West -9 110 £56,250 +2.27% 33
West Midlands +25 99 £52,500 +10.53% 18
East Midlands +39 94 £55,000 +15.79% 9
Scotland -6 93 £57,500 -6.50% 12
East of England -43 73 £60,000 -4.00% 14
Wales +22 26 £50,000 - 3
North East +5 23 £46,000 -12.38% 6
Northern Ireland -15 12 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 1,119 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 862 (40.45%) C#
3 843 (39.56%) JavaScript
4 780 (36.60%) .NET
5 640 (30.03%) SQL
6 633 (29.70%) Java
7 529 (24.82%) HTML
8 504 (23.65%) CSS
9 461 (21.63%) SQL Server
10 451 (21.16%) AngularJS
11 433 (20.32%) Finance
12 423 (19.85%) Mentoring
12 423 (19.85%) React
13 390 (18.30%) MVC
14 389 (18.25%) TDD
15 360 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
16 355 (16.66%) ASP.NET
17 349 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 347 (16.28%) Scrum
19 313 (14.69%) Software Engineering
20 311 (14.59%) Node.js
21 291 (13.66%) Microsoft
22 284 (13.33%) Microservices
23 267 (12.53%) Docker
24 257 (12.06%) DevOps
25 249 (11.68%) Web Services
26 245 (11.50%) Python
27 244 (11.45%) Git (software)
28 240 (11.26%) Test Automation
29 212 (9.95%) HTML5

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 66 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 52 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (1.55%) Apache
5 31 (1.45%) IIS
6 26 (1.22%) CMS
7 25 (1.17%) Confluence
8 23 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 18 (0.84%) JBoss
10 17 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.75%) Jupyter
12 14 (0.66%) Drupal
13 13 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
14 12 (0.56%) SAS
15 11 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.52%) WordPress
16 7 (0.33%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.28%) IBM Domino
17 6 (0.28%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.28%) Zope
Applications
1 22 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.23%) Weka
6 4 (0.19%) Sketch
7 2 (0.094%) HipChat
7 2 (0.094%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.094%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.047%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.047%) InVision
Business Applications
1 44 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.42%) Magento
4 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.094%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.094%) Shopify
6 2 (0.094%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.047%) Endur
7 1 (0.047%) Exstream
7 1 (0.047%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.047%) Odoo
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 360 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
2 349 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (3.85%) Power Platform
4 71 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 55 (2.58%) SaaS
6 54 (2.53%) Serverless
7 31 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
8 30 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
9 29 (1.36%) Amazon S3
10 28 (1.31%) npm
11 25 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (1.17%) G Suite
12 22 (1.03%) Office 365
12 22 (1.03%) PaaS
13 20 (0.94%) GitHub
14 19 (0.89%) IaaS
15 17 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (0.70%) Google Play
17 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.99%) HTTP
2 17 (0.80%) Broadband
3 16 (0.75%) Internet
4 9 (0.42%) Skype
5 7 (0.33%) VoIP
6 6 (0.28%) Firewall
6 6 (0.28%) VPN
7 5 (0.23%) CTI
8 4 (0.19%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.14%) Intranet
9 3 (0.14%) PPP
9 3 (0.14%) SSH
10 2 (0.094%) DHCP
10 2 (0.094%) IGMP
10 2 (0.094%) Q.931
10 2 (0.094%) RTCP
10 2 (0.094%) RTP
10 2 (0.094%) SNMP
10 2 (0.094%) VLAN
10 2 (0.094%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 146 (6.85%) MySQL
3 127 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 123 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 122 (5.73%) Big Data
6 117 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 107 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
8 101 (4.74%) Relational Database
9 99 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
9 99 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 75 (3.52%) MongoDB
11 74 (3.47%) Power BI
12 63 (2.96%) Redis
13 44 (2.06%) RDBMS
14 41 (1.92%) Hadoop
15 38 (1.78%) Data Lake
16 33 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 31 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
18 26 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 24 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 244 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 130 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 108 (5.07%) JIRA
3 108 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 86 (4.04%) Visual Studio
5 72 (3.38%) Maven
6 52 (2.44%) Selenium
7 51 (2.39%) webpack
8 40 (1.88%) Subversion
8 40 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 38 (1.78%) gulp
10 34 (1.60%) Grunt
10 34 (1.60%) TeamCity
11 30 (1.41%) Cucumber
12 29 (1.36%) Gradle
13 26 (1.22%) JUnit
14 25 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (1.17%) Bitbucket
15 23 (1.08%) NUnit
16 19 (0.89%) Ant
General
1 433 (20.32%) Finance
2 133 (6.24%) Banking
3 116 (5.44%) Marketing
4 108 (5.07%) Retail
5 67 (3.14%) Front Office
6 37 (1.74%) Games
7 27 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.22%) Law
9 24 (1.13%) Automotive
10 23 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.80%) Back Office
13 16 (0.75%) Electronics
13 16 (0.75%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.52%) Advertising
16 10 (0.47%) Billing
17 7 (0.33%) Legal
18 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 780 (36.60%) .NET
2 529 (24.82%) HTML
3 504 (23.65%) CSS
4 451 (21.16%) AngularJS
5 423 (19.85%) React
6 355 (16.66%) ASP.NET
7 311 (14.59%) Node.js
8 249 (11.68%) Web Services
9 212 (9.95%) HTML5
10 193 (9.06%) Spring
11 192 (9.01%) .NET Framework
11 192 (9.01%) RESTful
12 181 (8.49%) jQuery
13 180 (8.45%) REST
14 140 (6.57%) .NET Core
15 139 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 134 (6.29%) XML
17 131 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
18 129 (6.05%) Vue.js
19 124 (5.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 168 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
2 108 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.79%) User Experience
4 67 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 57 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (2.11%) Fixed Income
7 43 (2.02%) Virtual Team
8 41 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.83%) Derivative
9 39 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 38 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 31 (1.45%) Credit Risk
12 30 (1.41%) Equities
13 29 (1.36%) Public Cloud
14 28 (1.31%) Algorithms
15 26 (1.22%) Driving Licence
16 24 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (1.03%) N-Tier
18 21 (0.99%) Blog
18 21 (0.99%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 156 (7.32%) Linux
2 133 (6.24%) Windows
3 73 (3.43%) Android
4 54 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.83%) Unix
6 15 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.42%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.094%) uClinux
9 1 (0.047%) CentOS
9 1 (0.047%) Debian
9 1 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.047%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.047%) VMS
9 1 (0.047%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.047%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,119 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (19.85%) Mentoring
3 390 (18.30%) MVC
4 389 (18.25%) TDD
5 347 (16.28%) Scrum
6 313 (14.69%) Software Engineering
7 284 (13.33%) Microservices
8 257 (12.06%) DevOps
9 240 (11.26%) Test Automation
10 195 (9.15%) Front End Development
11 189 (8.87%) Web Development
12 167 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
13 163 (7.65%) Analytics
14 162 (7.60%) Unit Testing
15 152 (7.13%) OO
16 145 (6.80%) BDD
17 141 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
18 140 (6.57%) Fintech
19 136 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
20 133 (6.24%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 862 (40.45%) C#
2 843 (39.56%) JavaScript
3 640 (30.03%) SQL
4 633 (29.70%) Java
5 245 (11.50%) Python
6 187 (8.78%) PHP
7 133 (6.24%) T-SQL
8 121 (5.68%) C++
9 94 (4.41%) ES6
10 93 (4.36%) Java 8
10 93 (4.36%) TypeScript
11 73 (3.43%) Scala
12 50 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 50 (2.35%) Ruby
13 44 (2.06%) C
14 37 (1.74%) R
15 34 (1.60%) VB.NET
16 32 (1.50%) PowerShell
17 29 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 29 (1.36%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 154 (7.23%) Degree
2 65 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 30 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.42%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.19%) CISSP
9 4 (0.19%) MCSE
10 3 (0.14%) HND
10 3 (0.14%) MCAD
10 3 (0.14%) MCPD
10 3 (0.14%) MCSD
10 3 (0.14%) MCTS
11 2 (0.094%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.094%) PhD
11 2 (0.094%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.047%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.047%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.79%) QA
2 11 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.33%) GDPR
4 4 (0.19%) PMO
5 2 (0.094%) MiFID
5 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.094%) SLA
5 2 (0.094%) WCAG
6 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.047%) Dublin Core
6 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 267 (12.53%) Docker
2 25 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.61%) Firmware
4 8 (0.38%) HDFS
5 5 (0.23%) Varnish
6 2 (0.094%) Cronacle
6 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 112 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.31%) Ansible
3 21 (0.99%) Terraform
4 10 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
6 7 (0.33%) Kibana
6 7 (0.33%) Puppet
7 5 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.14%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.094%) Control-M
9 2 (0.094%) SCCM
10 1 (0.047%) Istio
10 1 (0.047%) MIIS
10 1 (0.047%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.047%) Oozie
Vendors
1 291 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 115 (5.40%) Oracle
3 105 (4.93%) Google
4 34 (1.60%) Tableau
5 31 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.36%) SAP
7 22 (1.03%) Databricks
7 22 (1.03%) Xamarin
8 21 (0.99%) Nintex
9 18 (0.84%) Zend
10 17 (0.80%) Rackspace
11 15 (0.70%) Alteryx
12 14 (0.66%) IBM
12 14 (0.66%) Pega
13 9 (0.42%) Informatica
14 8 (0.38%) CA
14 8 (0.38%) ForgeRock
14 8 (0.38%) Hortonworks
14 8 (0.38%) Talend
15 7 (0.33%) Sitecore