Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 225 239
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2723 2907 3131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.52% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.58% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2372 2609 2749
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 2575 £60,000 - 134
London -10 1369 £70,000 - 57
UK excluding London +14 1319 £52,500 +5.00% 92
North of England -32 355 £50,000 - 20
South East +64 354 £55,000 - 19
North West -35 227 £50,000 -2.91% 10
Midlands -9 204 £50,000 +5.26% 11
South West +26 190 £45,000 -3.74% 11
West Midlands -8 124 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Yorkshire -7 111 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Scotland +8 104 £60,000 +26.32% 10
East of England -25 101 £60,000 - 16
East Midlands +21 80 £51,500 +3.00% 3
Wales +18 21 £52,600 +31.50% 5
North East +10 17 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Northern Ireland -26 1 - -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Lead Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 1505 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1299 (47.70%) JavaScript
3 1017 (37.35%) .NET
4 991 (36.39%) C#
5 937 (34.41%) HTML
6 841 (30.89%) Java
7 819 (30.08%) CSS
8 817 (30.00%) SQL
9 704 (25.85%) MVC
10 660 (24.24%) AngularJS
11 635 (23.32%) SQL Server
12 634 (23.28%) TDD
13 578 (21.23%) Finance
14 522 (19.17%) Scrum
15 519 (19.06%) ASP.NET
16 505 (18.55%) Mentoring
17 399 (14.65%) Microsoft
18 392 (14.40%) Git (software)
18 392 (14.40%) HTML5
19 382 (14.03%) PHP
20 369 (13.55%) Node.js
21 366 (13.44%) OO
22 364 (13.37%) Web Services
23 361 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
23 361 (13.26%) jQuery
24 348 (12.78%) React
25 328 (12.05%) Software Engineering
26 315 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
27 314 (11.53%) Spring
28 310 (11.38%) RESTful

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
1 173 (6.35%) CMS
2 163 (5.99%) Elasticsearch
3 92 (3.38%) WordPress
4 87 (3.20%) WebSphere
5 71 (2.61%) Apache
6 64 (2.35%) Drupal
6 64 (2.35%) SharePoint
7 62 (2.28%) Apache Spark
8 54 (1.98%) Tomcat
9 53 (1.95%) Confluence
10 39 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
11 37 (1.36%) Umbraco
12 36 (1.32%) IIS
13 33 (1.21%) Joomla!
14 30 (1.10%) JBoss
15 22 (0.81%) EPiServer
15 22 (0.81%) Jetty
16 18 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 18 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (0.33%) InVision
4 7 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.073%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.037%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.037%) Blender
7 1 (0.037%) HipChat
7 1 (0.037%) InDesign
7 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.037%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 40 (1.47%) Magento
2 15 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.48%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.29%) Maximo
5 7 (0.26%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.073%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.073%) iTrent
7 2 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.073%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.037%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.037%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.037%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 361 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (3.23%) GitHub
4 75 (2.75%) SaaS
5 48 (1.76%) npm
6 31 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (1.14%) Serverless
7 23 (0.84%) Office 365
8 19 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 18 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.51%) TestFlight
11 13 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.48%) Firebase
12 11 (0.40%) Heroku
12 11 (0.40%) PaaS
13 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
14 6 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
15 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.51%) Internet
2 34 (1.25%) HTTP
3 18 (0.66%) Intranet
4 13 (0.48%) SMS
5 11 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.29%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.26%) RS-232
8 6 (0.22%) AMQP
8 6 (0.22%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.22%) GPRS
8 6 (0.22%) NFC
8 6 (0.22%) RFID
8 6 (0.22%) SSH
8 6 (0.22%) SSL
8 6 (0.22%) UMTS
8 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.18%) FTP
10 4 (0.15%) SMPP
11 2 (0.073%) DNS
11 2 (0.073%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 290 (10.65%) MySQL
3 204 (7.49%) MongoDB
4 185 (6.79%) NoSQL
5 149 (5.47%) Relational Database
6 131 (4.81%) Big Data
7 126 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 93 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 88 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 80 (2.94%) Hadoop
11 72 (2.64%) RDBMS
12 63 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
13 62 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 61 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
15 51 (1.87%) QlikView
16 49 (1.80%) Power BI
17 48 (1.76%) KDB
17 48 (1.76%) Redis
18 44 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
19 34 (1.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 392 (14.40%) Git (software)
2 196 (7.20%) Jenkins
3 148 (5.44%) TeamCity
4 139 (5.10%) JIRA
5 134 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 121 (4.44%) Maven
7 112 (4.11%) Subversion
8 102 (3.75%) Visual Studio
9 84 (3.08%) Selenium
10 72 (2.64%) gulp
11 70 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
12 59 (2.17%) NUnit
13 51 (1.87%) Grunt
14 41 (1.51%) Cucumber
15 40 (1.47%) Eclipse
16 39 (1.43%) JUnit
17 37 (1.36%) webpack
18 35 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 33 (1.21%) Bower
19 33 (1.21%) Jasmine
General
1 578 (21.23%) Finance
2 269 (9.88%) Banking
3 169 (6.21%) Retail
4 109 (4.00%) Marketing
5 90 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 78 (2.86%) Advertising
6 78 (2.86%) Games
7 55 (2.02%) Retail Banking
8 41 (1.51%) Legal
9 33 (1.21%) Front Office
10 31 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 29 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 27 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.92%) Electronics
14 16 (0.59%) Law
15 15 (0.55%) Publishing
16 14 (0.51%) Back Office
17 13 (0.48%) Automotive
18 9 (0.33%) Online Betting
19 6 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1017 (37.35%) .NET
2 937 (34.41%) HTML
3 819 (30.08%) CSS
4 660 (24.24%) AngularJS
5 519 (19.06%) ASP.NET
6 392 (14.40%) HTML5
7 369 (13.55%) Node.js
8 364 (13.37%) Web Services
9 361 (13.26%) jQuery
10 348 (12.78%) React
11 314 (11.53%) Spring
12 310 (11.38%) RESTful
13 285 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 285 (10.47%) REST
14 228 (8.37%) CSS3
15 208 (7.64%) .NET Framework
16 193 (7.09%) XML
17 192 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
18 165 (6.06%) WCF
19 136 (4.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 256 (9.40%) Greenfield Project
2 242 (8.89%) User Experience
3 188 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 172 (6.32%) Mobile App
5 148 (5.44%) Computer Science
6 96 (3.53%) Fintech
7 69 (2.53%) Fixed Income
8 66 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 57 (2.09%) N-Tier
10 42 (1.54%) iPad
11 41 (1.51%) Algorithms
12 40 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 32 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.18%) Equities
14 28 (1.03%) Derivative
15 19 (0.70%) Online Banking
16 18 (0.66%) Hedge funds
16 18 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.62%) Social Media
17 17 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 240 (8.81%) Linux
2 116 (4.26%) Android
3 100 (3.67%) Apple iOS
4 96 (3.53%) Windows
5 74 (2.72%) Unix
6 17 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.11%) CentOS
9 3 (0.11%) Debian
9 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.073%) AIX
10 2 (0.073%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.037%) VMS
11 1 (0.037%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1505 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (25.85%) MVC
3 634 (23.28%) TDD
4 522 (19.17%) Scrum
5 505 (18.55%) Mentoring
6 366 (13.44%) OO
7 328 (12.05%) Software Engineering
8 315 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
9 285 (10.47%) BDD
10 263 (9.66%) Front End Development
11 258 (9.47%) DevOps
12 242 (8.89%) SDLC
13 241 (8.85%) Microservices
14 236 (8.67%) Web Development
15 227 (8.34%) Test Automation
16 210 (7.71%) Unit Testing
17 206 (7.57%) E-Commerce
18 171 (6.28%) OOP
19 165 (6.06%) Open Source
20 160 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1299 (47.70%) JavaScript
2 991 (36.39%) C#
3 841 (30.89%) Java
4 817 (30.00%) SQL
5 382 (14.03%) PHP
6 190 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 180 (6.61%) Python
8 107 (3.93%) C++
9 89 (3.27%) ES6
10 82 (3.01%) Scala
11 71 (2.61%) PowerShell
12 64 (2.35%) TypeScript
13 62 (2.28%) Ruby
14 50 (1.84%) C
15 46 (1.69%) VB.NET
16 43 (1.58%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.40%) Objective-C
18 35 (1.29%) Apple Swift
19 24 (0.88%) VBA
20 22 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 249 (9.14%) Degree
2 83 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 42 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 32 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.51%) Sun Certification
7 10 (0.37%) MCPD
7 10 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (0.33%) OCMJD
8 9 (0.33%) OCPJP
8 9 (0.33%) OCPJWCD
9 8 (0.29%) MCSD
10 6 (0.22%) MCITP
10 6 (0.22%) MCSE
10 6 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.11%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.073%) GIAC
13 2 (0.073%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.073%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.45%) QA
2 20 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.33%) SEPA
4 7 (0.26%) GCP
5 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) Basel III
6 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.15%) WCAG
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.073%) SLA
10 1 (0.037%) IFRS
10 1 (0.037%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.037%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.037%) PSD2
10 1 (0.037%) WAI
System Software
1 202 (7.42%) Docker
2 14 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.073%) HDFS
4 2 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 80 (2.94%) Puppet
2 54 (1.98%) Ansible
3 50 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.73%) Kibana
5 19 (0.70%) Terraform
6 18 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.59%) logstash
7 16 (0.59%) Packer
8 9 (0.33%) Opsview
9 5 (0.18%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.18%) Marathon
10 3 (0.11%) Control-M
11 2 (0.073%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.073%) cPanel
11 2 (0.073%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.037%) Consul
12 1 (0.037%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.037%) Rancher
12 1 (0.037%) Salt
Vendors
1 399 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 188 (6.90%) Oracle
3 68 (2.50%) Sybase
4 60 (2.20%) Google
5 57 (2.09%) Sitecore
6 49 (1.80%) Zend
7 32 (1.18%) Adobe
8 29 (1.07%) SAP
9 25 (0.92%) Xamarin
10 24 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (0.77%) Tableau
12 17 (0.62%) Apple
13 16 (0.59%) Facebook
13 16 (0.59%) Marketo
14 13 (0.48%) DevExpress
14 13 (0.48%) IBM
14 13 (0.48%) RedGate
15 11 (0.40%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.40%) TIBCO
16 10 (0.37%) Sun