Period
to 18 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 214 236
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2,010 2,778 2,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.66% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.72% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,689 2,332 2,377
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +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 135,628 161,148 169,376
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.07% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 107,968 129,896 135,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -31 1,829 £68,000 +4.62% 285
UK excluding London -43 1,060 £56,500 +2.73% 163
London 0 921 £80,000 +6.67% 140
South East -80 306 £63,000 +9.57% 40
North of England -28 252 £55,000 - 47
North West -1 154 £57,500 +4.55% 30
Midlands +20 153 £55,000 +15.79% 21
South West -9 120 £57,500 +9.52% 17
Scotland -6 96 £57,250 +10.10% 11
Yorkshire -12 86 £52,500 -4.55% 14
East of England -19 76 £55,500 -11.20% 20
West Midlands +6 74 £55,000 +15.79% 9
East Midlands +11 71 £55,000 +15.79% 12
Wales +25 47 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North East -2 12 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Northern Ireland -2 9 £47,500 -11.63% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,056 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 740 (36.82%) JavaScript
3 717 (35.67%) C#
4 696 (34.63%) .NET
5 557 (27.71%) Java
6 496 (24.68%) SQL
7 435 (21.64%) HTML
8 425 (21.14%) CSS
9 409 (20.35%) Finance
10 396 (19.70%) SQL Server
11 390 (19.40%) React
12 379 (18.86%) AngularJS
13 367 (18.26%) Mentoring
14 365 (18.16%) TDD
15 360 (17.91%) Scrum
16 344 (17.11%) Azure
17 337 (16.77%) AWS
18 336 (16.72%) MVC
19 335 (16.67%) Microservices
20 299 (14.88%) Software Engineering
21 285 (14.18%) Microsoft
22 278 (13.83%) Docker
23 272 (13.53%) Node.js
24 269 (13.38%) ASP.NET
25 267 (13.28%) DevOps
26 255 (12.69%) Git (software)
27 254 (12.64%) Python
28 213 (10.60%) Web Services
29 194 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
29 194 (9.65%) 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 68 (3.38%) Apache Spark
1 68 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (2.54%) CMS
3 48 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 43 (2.14%) Confluence
5 34 (1.69%) Apache
6 18 (0.90%) nginx
7 15 (0.75%) Apache Solr
7 15 (0.75%) Drupal
8 14 (0.70%) WordPress
9 11 (0.55%) EPiServer
9 11 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.55%) Zope
10 10 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.45%) IIS
11 9 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.30%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.50%) Sketch
3 6 (0.30%) Zeplin
4 3 (0.15%) HipChat
5 2 (0.100%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.100%) InVision
5 2 (0.100%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.100%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.050%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.050%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.80%) Magento
3 12 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.55%) Shopify
5 7 (0.35%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.15%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.100%) FINCAD Analytics
8 2 (0.100%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.100%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.100%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.050%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.050%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 344 (17.11%) Azure
2 337 (16.77%) AWS
3 106 (5.27%) Power Platform
4 80 (3.98%) SaaS
5 68 (3.38%) GCP
6 63 (3.13%) Serverless
7 45 (2.24%) Amazon S3
8 43 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
8 43 (2.14%) Azure Data Factory
9 41 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
9 41 (2.04%) GitHub
10 35 (1.74%) PaaS
11 27 (1.34%) Amazon SQS
11 27 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (1.29%) OpenShift
13 25 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
14 24 (1.19%) G Suite
15 23 (1.14%) IaaS
15 23 (1.14%) npm
16 19 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.99%) Internet
2 21 (1.04%) HTTP
3 14 (0.70%) Broadband
4 7 (0.35%) Skype
5 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.15%) AMQP
6 3 (0.15%) Intranet
7 2 (0.100%) DHCP
7 2 (0.100%) IGMP
7 2 (0.100%) Q.931
7 2 (0.100%) RTCP
7 2 (0.100%) RTP
7 2 (0.100%) SNMP
7 2 (0.100%) VLAN
7 2 (0.100%) VoIP
7 2 (0.100%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.100%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.050%) Network Security
8 1 (0.050%) PPP
8 1 (0.050%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 157 (7.81%) MySQL
3 117 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 111 (5.52%) Big Data
5 110 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 106 (5.27%) Power BI
6 106 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 103 (5.12%) Relational Database
8 96 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
9 83 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
10 72 (3.58%) Redis
11 70 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 59 (2.94%) MongoDB
13 46 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 41 (2.04%) Data Lake
15 40 (1.99%) RDBMS
16 34 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
17 33 (1.64%) Hadoop
18 32 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 30 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 255 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 130 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 121 (6.02%) JIRA
4 84 (4.18%) Visual Studio
5 77 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 60 (2.99%) Selenium
7 43 (2.14%) Maven
8 38 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (1.79%) webpack
10 32 (1.59%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.44%) Subversion
12 28 (1.39%) RStudio
13 27 (1.34%) Cucumber
13 27 (1.34%) WiX
14 25 (1.24%) JUnit
15 24 (1.19%) Bitbucket
16 22 (1.09%) Artifactory
16 22 (1.09%) SoapUI
17 20 (1.00%) gulp
17 20 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 409 (20.35%) Finance
2 116 (5.77%) Banking
3 103 (5.12%) Retail
4 90 (4.48%) Marketing
5 89 (4.43%) Front Office
6 49 (2.44%) Games
7 44 (2.19%) Public Sector
8 39 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.04%) Automotive
10 21 (1.04%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.95%) Law
12 15 (0.75%) Back Office
13 14 (0.70%) Legal
13 14 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.65%) Electronics
15 12 (0.60%) Advertising
15 12 (0.60%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 696 (34.63%) .NET
2 435 (21.64%) HTML
3 425 (21.14%) CSS
4 390 (19.40%) React
5 379 (18.86%) AngularJS
6 272 (13.53%) Node.js
7 269 (13.38%) ASP.NET
8 213 (10.60%) Web Services
9 194 (9.65%) RESTful
10 182 (9.05%) HTML5
10 182 (9.05%) REST
11 178 (8.86%) Spring
12 150 (7.46%) .NET Core
13 146 (7.26%) .NET Framework
14 144 (7.16%) jQuery
15 130 (6.47%) Vue.js
16 111 (5.52%) XML
17 106 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC
17 106 (5.27%) ASP.NET Web API
18 100 (4.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 193 (9.60%) Greenfield Project
2 124 (6.17%) User Experience
3 103 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (3.58%) Mobile App
5 60 (2.99%) Fixed Income
5 60 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 52 (2.59%) Algorithms
7 48 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 39 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 37 (1.84%) Derivative
10 35 (1.74%) Equities
11 34 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.34%) Credit Risk
13 26 (1.29%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (0.85%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
16 14 (0.70%) Robotics
17 13 (0.65%) Blog
17 13 (0.65%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 158 (7.86%) Linux
2 85 (4.23%) Android
3 81 (4.03%) Windows
4 69 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.49%) Unix
6 14 (0.70%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.100%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.100%) uClinux
7 2 (0.100%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.050%) AIX
8 1 (0.050%) CentOS
8 1 (0.050%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,056 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (18.26%) Mentoring
3 365 (18.16%) TDD
4 360 (17.91%) Scrum
5 336 (16.72%) MVC
6 335 (16.67%) Microservices
7 299 (14.88%) Software Engineering
8 267 (13.28%) DevOps
9 194 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
10 189 (9.40%) Web Development
11 185 (9.20%) Front End Development
12 183 (9.10%) Test Automation
13 178 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
14 176 (8.76%) Analytics
15 157 (7.81%) Fintech
16 145 (7.21%) BDD
17 139 (6.92%) E-Commerce
18 138 (6.87%) Unit Testing
19 126 (6.27%) SDLC
20 122 (6.07%) OO
Programming Languages
1 740 (36.82%) JavaScript
2 717 (35.67%) C#
3 557 (27.71%) Java
4 496 (24.68%) SQL
5 254 (12.64%) Python
6 180 (8.96%) PHP
7 105 (5.22%) Java 8
8 103 (5.12%) TypeScript
9 85 (4.23%) C++
10 74 (3.68%) ES6
11 68 (3.38%) Scala
12 55 (2.74%) T-SQL
13 51 (2.54%) Kotlin
14 45 (2.24%) C
15 41 (2.04%) R
16 39 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 28 (1.39%) Ruby
18 27 (1.34%) PL/SQL
19 26 (1.29%) Apple Swift
19 26 (1.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 150 (7.46%) Degree
2 88 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.65%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.30%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.30%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.15%) CISSP
6 3 (0.15%) HND
6 3 (0.15%) MCSE
7 2 (0.100%) PhD
8 1 (0.050%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.050%) CISMP
8 1 (0.050%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.050%) MBA
8 1 (0.050%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.67%) QA
2 4 (0.20%) GDPR
2 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.100%) PMO
4 2 (0.100%) SLA
4 2 (0.100%) WCAG
5 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.050%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 278 (13.83%) Docker
2 8 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.25%) Firmware
3 5 (0.25%) Varnish
3 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.20%) Cronacle
5 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.100%) vCloud
7 1 (0.050%) HDFS
7 1 (0.050%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.050%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 145 (7.21%) Kubernetes
2 34 (1.69%) Terraform
3 22 (1.09%) Ansible
4 19 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
6 8 (0.40%) HAProxy
7 7 (0.35%) SCCM
8 5 (0.25%) Kibana
9 4 (0.20%) Control-M
9 4 (0.20%) Puppet
10 3 (0.15%) Istio
10 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.100%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.100%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.050%) logstash
12 1 (0.050%) Mesos
12 1 (0.050%) MIIS
12 1 (0.050%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.050%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 285 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.93%) Oracle
3 79 (3.93%) Google
4 37 (1.84%) SAP
5 33 (1.64%) Databricks
6 28 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (1.24%) Zend
8 17 (0.85%) Sybase
8 17 (0.85%) Xamarin
9 14 (0.70%) Hortonworks
10 13 (0.65%) Pega
11 12 (0.60%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.50%) Facebook
13 8 (0.40%) CA
13 8 (0.40%) Nintex
13 8 (0.40%) OutSystems
14 7 (0.35%) Tableau
15 6 (0.30%) Lotus
15 6 (0.30%) Talend
16 5 (0.25%) MicroStrategy