Lead Developer Jobs

Lead Developer
UK

The median Lead Developer salary in the UK is £70,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 25 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 242 367 328
Rank change year-on-year +125 -39 -98
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,241 817 2,082
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.88% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.97% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 682 1,213
10th Percentile £48,750 £52,600 £51,250
25th Percentile £57,500 £63,750 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £79,750 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.23% +6.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £115,000 £116,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer.

Salary trend for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +121 1,093 £71,500 -7.74% 101
UK excluding London +132 751 £65,000 -3.70% 84
Work from Home +82 550 £72,000 -4.00% 89
London +95 413 £91,500 -1.08% 36
North of England +138 269 £66,250 -5.36% 24
North West +68 159 £70,000 -3.45% 12
South East +2 147 £70,000 -6.67% 7
Midlands +39 133 £60,000 - 21
West Midlands +66 103 £65,000 +8.33% 14
South West +3 83 £57,273 -15.15% 11
Yorkshire +110 80 £55,173 -21.18% 5
East of England +1 44 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Wales +48 42 £65,000 +30.00% 8
Scotland -50 31 £65,500 +0.77% 7
North East -2 30 £70,000 +46.84% 7
East Midlands -28 30 £52,500 -16.00% 7
Northern Ireland +17 2 £100,000 +66.67% 3

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 25 June 2024, Lead Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 355 (28.61%) Agile
2 335 (26.99%) C#
3 329 (26.51%) .NET
4 328 (26.43%) JavaScript
5 316 (25.46%) AWS
6 251 (20.23%) Mentoring
7 240 (19.34%) Azure
8 238 (19.18%) Finance
9 219 (17.65%) TypeScript
10 217 (17.49%) Java
11 211 (17.00%) Full Stack Development
12 189 (15.23%) React
13 188 (15.15%) Software Engineering
14 186 (14.99%) SQL
15 159 (12.81%) DevOps
16 155 (12.49%) Python
17 142 (11.44%) Microsoft
18 124 (9.99%) CSS
19 121 (9.75%) HTML
20 118 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
21 116 (9.35%) Banking
22 107 (8.62%) SQL Server
23 106 (8.54%) Docker
24 102 (8.22%) Microservices
24 102 (8.22%) Social Skills
25 101 (8.14%) Degree
26 100 (8.06%) Line Management
27 99 (7.98%) GCP
27 99 (7.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
28 98 (7.90%) Web Development

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 93 (7.49%) Apache
2 76 (6.12%) Apache Airflow
3 48 (3.87%) SharePoint
4 29 (2.34%) CMS
5 25 (2.01%) Drupal
6 20 (1.61%) IIS
7 12 (0.97%) WordPress
8 11 (0.89%) Appian
9 8 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.40%) Confluence
10 5 (0.40%) Mendix
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.24%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.24%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.16%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.16%) Hyperledger
14 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.05%) Shopify
3 4 (0.32%) Magento
3 4 (0.32%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 316 (25.46%) AWS
2 240 (19.34%) Azure
3 99 (7.98%) GCP
4 77 (6.20%) dbt
5 74 (5.96%) Snowflake
6 63 (5.08%) SaaS
7 55 (4.43%) Azure DevOps
8 54 (4.35%) Power Platform
9 48 (3.87%) Serverless
10 32 (2.58%) PowerApps
11 29 (2.34%) Power Automate
12 28 (2.26%) GitHub
12 28 (2.26%) Microsoft 365
13 25 (2.01%) Amazon ECS
13 25 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
14 23 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (1.13%) PaaS
17 13 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
18 9 (0.73%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.61%) SSL
2 19 (1.53%) DNS
2 19 (1.53%) Firewall
2 19 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.89%) Intranet
4 7 (0.56%) Network Security
5 6 (0.48%) HTTP
5 6 (0.48%) Internet
6 3 (0.24%) MQTT
7 1 (0.081%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 76 (6.12%) Amazon Athena
2 76 (6.12%) Apache Arrow
2 76 (6.12%) Apache Ignite
2 76 (6.12%) Dremio
3 73 (5.88%) Data Lake
4 71 (5.72%) MySQL
5 68 (5.48%) NoSQL
6 31 (2.50%) Power BI
7 30 (2.42%) Redis
8 23 (1.85%) DynamoDB
9 18 (1.45%) MongoDB
10 17 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.89%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.73%) Big Data
14 7 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 60 (4.83%) Git
2 33 (2.66%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.21%) NUnit
4 13 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.89%) Selenium
5 11 (0.89%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.81%) GitLab
6 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio Code
7 7 (0.56%) Jasmine
7 7 (0.56%) Maven
7 7 (0.56%) Postman
7 7 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.40%) gulp
8 5 (0.40%) JIRA
8 5 (0.40%) Moq
8 5 (0.40%) MSTest
8 5 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.32%) Checkstyle
9 4 (0.32%) JUnit
10 3 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 238 (19.18%) Finance
2 116 (9.35%) Banking
3 102 (8.22%) Social Skills
4 96 (7.74%) Front Office
5 84 (6.77%) Public Sector
6 82 (6.61%) Investment Banking
7 43 (3.46%) Games
8 32 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (2.50%) Marketing
10 28 (2.26%) Retail
11 27 (2.18%) Tech for Good
12 20 (1.61%) Law
13 14 (1.13%) Telecoms
14 13 (1.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 11 (0.89%) Police
16 10 (0.81%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.73%) Advertising
18 8 (0.64%) Health Technology
19 6 (0.48%) Legal
20 5 (0.40%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (26.51%) .NET
2 189 (15.23%) React
3 124 (9.99%) CSS
4 121 (9.75%) HTML
5 89 (7.17%) .NET Core
6 82 (6.61%) ASP.NET
7 79 (6.37%) Vue
8 78 (6.29%) NumPy
8 78 (6.29%) Pandas
9 77 (6.20%) AngularJS
10 76 (6.12%) gRPC
10 76 (6.12%) Protocol Buffers
10 76 (6.12%) SciPy
11 73 (5.88%) REST
12 65 (5.24%) Laravel
13 63 (5.08%) RESTful
14 61 (4.92%) Node.js
15 51 (4.11%) .NET Framework
16 49 (3.95%) Web Services
17 40 (3.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (7.09%) Hedge funds
3 85 (6.85%) Derivative
4 82 (6.61%) Fixed Income
5 81 (6.53%) Equities
6 39 (3.14%) Mobile App
7 35 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (2.34%) Product Ownership
10 28 (2.26%) Management Information System
11 26 (2.10%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.45%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.29%) Digital Media
14 15 (1.21%) Virtual Reality
15 14 (1.13%) Distributed Systems
16 12 (0.97%) IoT
17 11 (0.89%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.89%) Low-Code
18 10 (0.81%) Public Cloud
19 9 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (3.71%) Linux
2 41 (3.30%) Windows
3 26 (2.10%) Apple iOS
4 18 (1.45%) Android
5 8 (0.64%) Unix
6 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.081%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (28.61%) Agile
2 251 (20.23%) Mentoring
3 211 (17.00%) Full Stack Development
4 188 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 159 (12.81%) DevOps
6 118 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
7 102 (8.22%) Microservices
8 100 (8.06%) Line Management
9 98 (7.90%) Web Development
10 90 (7.25%) TDD
11 85 (6.85%) Asset Management
12 81 (6.53%) Front End Development
13 80 (6.45%) CI/CD
14 77 (6.20%) Coaching
15 76 (6.12%) Code Quality
16 75 (6.04%) Technical Leadership
17 71 (5.72%) Computer Science
18 70 (5.64%) Design Patterns
19 68 (5.48%) Scrum
20 63 (5.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 335 (26.99%) C#
2 328 (26.43%) JavaScript
3 219 (17.65%) TypeScript
4 217 (17.49%) Java
5 186 (14.99%) SQL
6 155 (12.49%) Python
7 73 (5.88%) PHP
8 46 (3.71%) C++
9 28 (2.26%) Scala
10 27 (2.18%) Kotlin
11 23 (1.85%) C
12 19 (1.53%) XAML
13 18 (1.45%) Ruby
14 17 (1.37%) Swift
14 17 (1.37%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.21%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.81%) Rust
17 9 (0.73%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.64%) Apex Code
19 7 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 101 (8.14%) Degree
2 46 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.53%) Azure Certification
5 11 (0.89%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.73%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.32%) AWS Certified Developer
8 4 (0.32%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 3 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.16%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.081%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.081%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.081%) PhD
11 1 (0.081%) PMP
11 1 (0.081%) SnowPro
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.88%) QA
2 11 (0.89%) Accessibility
3 7 (0.56%) WCAG
4 2 (0.16%) Software Quality Assurance
5 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (8.54%) Docker
2 10 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 61 (4.92%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.77%) Terraform
3 7 (0.56%) MIIS
4 2 (0.16%) Ansible
5 1 (0.081%) Kiali
5 1 (0.081%) Kibana
Vendors
1 142 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 32 (2.58%) ServiceNow
3 14 (1.13%) Salesforce
4 13 (1.05%) Oracle
5 12 (0.97%) Bloomberg
5 12 (0.97%) Reuters
6 9 (0.73%) Aderant
6 9 (0.73%) iManage
7 8 (0.64%) Databricks
7 8 (0.64%) Google
8 6 (0.48%) Progress
9 4 (0.32%) SAP
10 3 (0.24%) Hotjar
10 3 (0.24%) Mercator
10 3 (0.24%) Northgate
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe
11 2 (0.16%) Computacenter
11 2 (0.16%) IBM
11 2 (0.16%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.16%) Zend