Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 229 228
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,782 2,655 3,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.54% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.60% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,386 2,342 2,738
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £43,250 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 165,831 165,633 192,898
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,881 136,379 162,038
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 June 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 19 June 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 +12 2,619 £65,000 +8.33% 342
UK excluding London +38 1,573 £55,000 +4.76% 224
London -19 1,178 £75,000 +7.14% 132
South East +99 602 £57,500 +4.55% 54
North of England -35 298 £55,000 +10.00% 58
East of England +73 224 £62,500 - 30
Midlands +15 188 £47,500 -9.52% 35
North West -47 150 £55,000 +10.00% 31
South West -64 130 £50,000 +5.26% 33
Yorkshire -7 111 £51,500 -1.90% 22
West Midlands +21 108 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Scotland -41 101 £61,500 +2.50% 8
East Midlands 0 80 £47,500 -13.64% 15
North East +4 37 £52,500 +23.53% 5
Wales +26 29 £50,000 -5.66% 5
Northern Ireland +2 2 £52,500 +41.89% 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 1,583 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,291 (46.41%) JavaScript
3 1,114 (40.04%) C#
4 1,020 (36.66%) .NET
5 942 (33.86%) HTML
6 920 (33.07%) Java
7 844 (30.34%) CSS
8 707 (25.41%) AngularJS
9 703 (25.27%) SQL
10 697 (25.05%) MVC
11 632 (22.72%) Mentoring
12 604 (21.71%) TDD
13 569 (20.45%) Scrum
14 558 (20.06%) ASP.NET
15 516 (18.55%) SQL Server
16 489 (17.58%) Finance
17 473 (17.00%) Web Services
18 464 (16.68%) React
19 418 (15.03%) Git (software)
20 401 (14.41%) jQuery
21 395 (14.20%) Microservices
22 386 (13.87%) Software Engineering
23 385 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
24 369 (13.26%) Microsoft
25 368 (13.23%) HTML5
26 362 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
27 354 (12.72%) RESTful
28 345 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
29 339 (12.19%) DevOps
30 323 (11.61%) REST

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
1 167 (6.00%) CMS
2 139 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
3 116 (4.17%) Apache
4 95 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 84 (3.02%) Umbraco
6 81 (2.91%) Drupal
7 57 (2.05%) Tomcat
8 47 (1.69%) JBoss
9 42 (1.51%) Confluence
9 42 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 40 (1.44%) Apache Spark
10 40 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 39 (1.40%) EPiServer
11 39 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
12 38 (1.37%) WordPress
13 33 (1.19%) WebLogic
14 32 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (1.08%) NServiceBus
16 29 (1.04%) Apache Solr
17 28 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.14%) InVision
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.072%) Weka
8 1 (0.036%) Blender
8 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.036%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.036%) Maya
Business Applications
1 28 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.72%) Magento
3 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.18%) nopCommerce
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.072%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.072%) Shopify
7 2 (0.072%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.036%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.036%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 385 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
2 345 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (2.23%) SaaS
4 54 (1.94%) Serverless
5 49 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (1.47%) npm
7 40 (1.44%) IaaS
8 39 (1.40%) GitHub
9 37 (1.33%) PaaS
10 28 (1.01%) Office 365
11 26 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (0.90%) Cloudflare
13 18 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.50%) DigitalOcean
15 13 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.40%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
17 10 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.34%) HTTP
2 31 (1.11%) Internet
3 14 (0.50%) Skype
4 12 (0.43%) SMS
5 11 (0.40%) Intranet
6 8 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.18%) Broadband
7 5 (0.18%) WAN
8 4 (0.14%) DNS
9 3 (0.11%) FTP
10 2 (0.072%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.072%) Wireless
11 1 (0.036%) AMQP
11 1 (0.036%) SSH
11 1 (0.036%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (18.55%) SQL Server
2 260 (9.35%) MySQL
3 197 (7.08%) NoSQL
4 122 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 119 (4.28%) Big Data
6 111 (3.99%) MongoDB
7 94 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 91 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 78 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
10 63 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 50 (1.80%) Hadoop
12 48 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
13 47 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
14 44 (1.58%) Oracle Database
15 42 (1.51%) Power BI
16 38 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
17 37 (1.33%) Redis
17 37 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
18 35 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
19 24 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 418 (15.03%) Git (software)
2 200 (7.19%) Jenkins
3 144 (5.18%) Visual Studio
4 123 (4.42%) JIRA
5 116 (4.17%) Maven
6 110 (3.95%) Subversion
7 85 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 84 (3.02%) TeamCity
9 80 (2.88%) Selenium
10 71 (2.55%) gulp
11 65 (2.34%) Grunt
12 59 (2.12%) webpack
13 58 (2.08%) Jasmine
14 57 (2.05%) NUnit
15 56 (2.01%) JUnit
16 53 (1.91%) Gradle
17 52 (1.87%) Cucumber
18 47 (1.69%) Vagrant
19 45 (1.62%) Ant
20 44 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 489 (17.58%) Finance
2 188 (6.76%) Banking
3 129 (4.64%) Retail
4 101 (3.63%) Marketing
5 99 (3.56%) Games
6 69 (2.48%) Front Office
7 65 (2.34%) Advertising
8 53 (1.91%) Telecoms
9 41 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 39 (1.40%) Publishing
11 22 (0.79%) Legal
12 19 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.65%) Law
14 14 (0.50%) Automotive
15 11 (0.40%) Electronics
16 9 (0.32%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.29%) Russian Language
18 5 (0.18%) Military
18 5 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,020 (36.66%) .NET
2 942 (33.86%) HTML
3 844 (30.34%) CSS
4 707 (25.41%) AngularJS
5 558 (20.06%) ASP.NET
6 473 (17.00%) Web Services
7 464 (16.68%) React
8 401 (14.41%) jQuery
9 368 (13.23%) HTML5
10 354 (12.72%) RESTful
11 323 (11.61%) REST
12 313 (11.25%) Spring
13 309 (11.11%) Node.js
14 278 (9.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 270 (9.71%) .NET Framework
16 243 (8.73%) ASP.NET Web API
17 198 (7.12%) WCF
18 191 (6.87%) CSS3
19 178 (6.40%) XML
20 177 (6.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 227 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 202 (7.26%) User Experience
3 146 (5.25%) Computer Science
4 137 (4.92%) Fintech
5 106 (3.81%) Mobile App
6 100 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
7 91 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 30 (1.08%) Hedge funds
10 29 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (1.01%) Data Structures
12 26 (0.93%) Fixed Income
13 23 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 23 (0.83%) Social Media
14 22 (0.79%) Equities
14 22 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (0.68%) Online Banking
16 17 (0.61%) Derivative
17 16 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 230 (8.27%) Linux
2 89 (3.20%) Windows
3 73 (2.62%) Android
4 65 (2.34%) Unix
5 62 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.61%) AIX
7 12 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.36%) VMS
9 9 (0.32%) Debian
10 8 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.14%) HPUX
11 4 (0.14%) Solaris
12 2 (0.072%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.036%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.036%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.036%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,583 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (25.05%) MVC
3 632 (22.72%) Mentoring
4 604 (21.71%) TDD
5 569 (20.45%) Scrum
6 395 (14.20%) Microservices
7 386 (13.87%) Software Engineering
8 362 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
9 339 (12.19%) DevOps
10 300 (10.78%) OO
11 271 (9.74%) Front End Development
12 265 (9.53%) BDD
13 260 (9.35%) Unit Testing
14 248 (8.91%) Web Development
15 246 (8.84%) SDLC
16 239 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
17 224 (8.05%) Test Automation
18 192 (6.90%) Coaching
19 183 (6.58%) SOA
20 172 (6.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,291 (46.41%) JavaScript
2 1,114 (40.04%) C#
3 920 (33.07%) Java
4 703 (25.27%) SQL
5 301 (10.82%) PHP
6 266 (9.56%) Python
7 174 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 161 (5.79%) Java 8
9 125 (4.49%) C++
10 111 (3.99%) Scala
11 102 (3.67%) Ruby
12 90 (3.24%) TypeScript
13 61 (2.19%) PowerShell
13 61 (2.19%) VB.NET
14 52 (1.87%) ES6
15 51 (1.83%) C
16 46 (1.65%) PL/SQL
17 31 (1.11%) Apex Code
18 28 (1.01%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 233 (8.38%) Degree
2 65 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 41 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (0.83%) MCPD
7 12 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.36%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.32%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.18%) MCTS
11 3 (0.11%) PhD
12 2 (0.072%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.036%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.036%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.036%) MCSD
13 1 (0.036%) MCSE
13 1 (0.036%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.99%) QA
2 18 (0.65%) GCP
3 14 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.29%) GDPR
5 6 (0.22%) WAI
6 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) MiFID
7 3 (0.11%) SLA
8 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.036%) EMIR
System Software
1 209 (7.51%) Docker
2 27 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.29%) HDFS
4 5 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.036%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.036%) GridGain
6 1 (0.036%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 58 (2.08%) Terraform
2 47 (1.69%) Ansible
3 43 (1.55%) Kubernetes
4 34 (1.22%) Puppet
5 18 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.14%) logstash
6 4 (0.14%) Marathon
7 3 (0.11%) cPanel
7 3 (0.11%) Kibana
7 3 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.072%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.036%) Ambari
9 1 (0.036%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.036%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.036%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.036%) MOM
9 1 (0.036%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.036%) PTC Integrity
9 1 (0.036%) Rancher
Vendors
1 369 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 206 (7.40%) Oracle
3 74 (2.66%) Google
4 41 (1.47%) Sitecore
5 40 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (1.26%) Capita
7 28 (1.01%) Zend
8 26 (0.93%) Talend
9 23 (0.83%) IBM
9 23 (0.83%) Xamarin
10 21 (0.75%) Twitter
11 16 (0.58%) Tableau
11 16 (0.58%) webMethods
12 15 (0.54%) Atlassian
12 15 (0.54%) Splunk
13 14 (0.50%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.50%) SAP
14 13 (0.47%) hybris
15 11 (0.40%) Sybase
16 10 (0.36%) MuleSoft