The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 229 249
Rank change year-on-year +15 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1310 1571 1454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.51% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.57% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 1357 1257
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,640 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 1243 £60,000 - 168
London -17 580 £70,000 +3.70% 90
South East +60 176 £55,000 - 16
North West -7 117 £50,000 -4.76% 18
City of London +22 114 £70,000 +7.69% 21
South West +40 112 £52,500 +10.52% 14
Manchester -15 95 £50,000 -9.09% 15
Yorkshire +41 80 £50,000 +3.09% 8
East of England +34 80 £65,000 +4.00% 4
Scotland +19 58 £60,000 +4.34% 7
Hampshire +43 54 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Glasgow +27 46 £60,000 -2.43% 1
West Yorkshire +29 45 £52,500 +8.24% 7
Bristol +19 45 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East Midlands +16 45 £52,500 +5.00% 6
West Midlands -17 45 £49,500 -1.00% 10
Hertfordshire +41 42 £65,000 -18.75% 1
Leeds +38 42 £52,500 +10.52% 6
Nottinghamshire +31 40 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Berkshire +48 35 £65,250 +18.63% 2
Surrey +60 33 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Nottingham +21 33 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Portsmouth +19 28 £45,000 -
Somerset -4 27 £43,000 +1.17% 4
Essex +37 26 £66,250 +10.41% 1
Colchester - 20 £67,500 - 1
Birmingham +20 19 £52,500 +10.52% 3
East Sussex +13 18 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Edinburgh 0 18 £60,000 +33.33% 5
North Yorkshire +18 16 £45,000 +8.43% 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1507 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1279 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 1008 (37.33%) HTML
4 1006 (37.26%) .NET
5 985 (36.48%) C#
6 924 (34.22%) CSS
7 854 (31.63%) Java
8 792 (29.33%) MVC
9 775 (28.70%) SQL
10 670 (24.81%) TDD
11 608 (22.52%) AngularJS
12 589 (21.81%) ASP.NET
13 539 (19.96%) SQL Server
14 532 (19.70%) Scrum
15 482 (17.85%) Web Services
16 470 (17.41%) Finance
17 439 (16.26%) jQuery
18 415 (15.37%) HTML5
19 388 (14.37%) Mentoring
20 370 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
21 366 (13.56%) Software Engineering
22 364 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
23 361 (13.37%) Microsoft
24 342 (12.67%) OO
25 328 (12.15%) PHP
26 315 (11.67%) Git (software)
27 297 (11.00%) MySQL
28 292 (10.81%) Node.js
29 286 (10.59%) BDD
30 274 (10.15%) Spring

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
1 125 (4.63%) CMS
2 112 (4.15%) Apache
3 82 (3.04%) Tomcat
4 81 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 60 (2.22%) JBoss
6 49 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 48 (1.78%) WebSphere
8 47 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
9 46 (1.70%) WebLogic
10 43 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 37 (1.37%) Drupal
12 35 (1.30%) IIS
12 35 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 35 (1.30%) WordPress
13 33 (1.22%) Apache Spark
14 32 (1.19%) Confluence
15 29 (1.07%) EPiServer
16 25 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
17 22 (0.81%) Umbraco
18 21 (0.78%) Mule
Applications
1 130 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.22%) MS Office
4 5 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.037%) InVision
6 1 (0.037%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Magento
2 16 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.074%) Exstream
6 2 (0.074%) Eze OMS
6 2 (0.074%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.037%) Maximo
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.037%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.037%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.037%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 207 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.07%) SaaS
4 37 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.19%) GitHub
6 20 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.70%) Office 365
8 15 (0.56%) Force.com
9 10 (0.37%) FinancialForce.com
10 8 (0.30%) AWS OpsWorks
11 7 (0.26%) Asana
11 7 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.26%) Google Play
12 5 (0.19%) Firebase
12 5 (0.19%) PaaS
13 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.15%) Heroku
14 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.11%) iTunes
14 3 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.81%) HTTP
2 71 (2.63%) Internet
3 40 (1.48%) Intranet
4 20 (0.74%) SSL
5 19 (0.70%) ATM
6 14 (0.52%) 3G
6 14 (0.52%) 4G
6 14 (0.52%) FTP
6 14 (0.52%) GSM
6 14 (0.52%) OpenFlow
7 11 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 11 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.19%) Skype
10 3 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.11%) SSH
11 2 (0.074%) DNS
11 2 (0.074%) SMTP
12 1 (0.037%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.037%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 539 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 297 (11.00%) MySQL
3 198 (7.33%) Big Data
4 180 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 148 (5.48%) MongoDB
6 139 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 117 (4.33%) Relational Database
8 113 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 82 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 78 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
11 75 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
12 67 (2.48%) Hadoop
13 66 (2.44%) RDBMS
14 53 (1.96%) Oracle Database
15 44 (1.63%) Redis
15 44 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 40 (1.48%) CouchDB
17 39 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
18 30 (1.11%) HBase
19 25 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 315 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 163 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 159 (5.89%) Maven
4 148 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 118 (4.37%) Visual Studio
6 100 (3.70%) Subversion
7 90 (3.33%) NUnit
8 84 (3.11%) Selenium
9 81 (3.00%) JIRA
10 70 (2.59%) gulp
11 67 (2.48%) TeamCity
12 65 (2.41%) Mockito
13 60 (2.22%) JUnit
14 58 (2.15%) Grunt
15 47 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
16 44 (1.63%) Ant
17 37 (1.37%) SonarQube
17 37 (1.37%) SpecFlow
18 36 (1.33%) Gradle
19 35 (1.30%) Jasmine
General
1 470 (17.41%) Finance
2 146 (5.41%) Banking
3 91 (3.37%) Retail
4 77 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 76 (2.81%) Marketing
6 70 (2.59%) Advertising
6 70 (2.59%) Games
7 28 (1.04%) Front Office
8 23 (0.85%) Automotive
8 23 (0.85%) Electronics
9 22 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.56%) Law
12 12 (0.44%) Legal
12 12 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.37%) Military
13 10 (0.37%) Publishing
14 7 (0.26%) Back Office
14 7 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1008 (37.33%) HTML
2 1006 (37.26%) .NET
3 924 (34.22%) CSS
4 608 (22.52%) AngularJS
5 589 (21.81%) ASP.NET
6 482 (17.85%) Web Services
7 439 (16.26%) jQuery
8 415 (15.37%) HTML5
9 370 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 292 (10.81%) Node.js
11 274 (10.15%) Spring
12 267 (9.89%) .NET Framework
13 257 (9.52%) React
13 257 (9.52%) REST
14 251 (9.30%) WCF
15 247 (9.15%) CSS3
16 241 (8.93%) XML
17 171 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 171 (6.33%) RESTful
18 152 (5.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 182 (6.74%) User Experience
2 167 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 117 (4.33%) Mobile App
4 65 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 59 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (2.19%) iPad
6 52 (1.93%) Fintech
7 46 (1.70%) Client/Server
8 45 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 37 (1.37%) Derivative
10 34 (1.26%) Equities
11 29 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 29 (1.07%) Fixed Income
12 25 (0.93%) Xbox
13 23 (0.85%) Algorithms
14 22 (0.81%) Blog
15 21 (0.78%) Management Information System
15 21 (0.78%) Reference Data
16 19 (0.70%) W3C
17 18 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 224 (8.30%) Linux
2 106 (3.93%) Android
2 106 (3.93%) Apple iOS
3 96 (3.56%) Windows
4 72 (2.67%) Unix
5 17 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.19%) CentOS
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.074%) Solaris
9 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.037%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.037%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1507 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (29.33%) MVC
3 670 (24.81%) TDD
4 532 (19.70%) Scrum
5 388 (14.37%) Mentoring
6 366 (13.56%) Software Engineering
7 364 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
8 342 (12.67%) OO
9 286 (10.59%) BDD
10 255 (9.44%) E-Commerce
11 249 (9.22%) Web Development
12 225 (8.33%) Front End Development
13 207 (7.67%) SDLC
14 202 (7.48%) Unit Testing
15 198 (7.33%) OOP
16 167 (6.19%) DevOps
17 166 (6.15%) SOA
18 152 (5.63%) Open Source
19 151 (5.59%) Microservices
20 121 (4.48%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1279 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 985 (36.48%) C#
3 854 (31.63%) Java
4 775 (28.70%) SQL
5 328 (12.15%) PHP
6 191 (7.07%) T-SQL
7 161 (5.96%) Python
8 127 (4.70%) Scala
9 105 (3.89%) PL/SQL
10 103 (3.81%) C++
11 65 (2.41%) Ruby
12 63 (2.33%) C
13 58 (2.15%) ES6
13 58 (2.15%) Objective-C
14 53 (1.96%) VB.NET
15 49 (1.81%) Apple Swift
16 48 (1.78%) PowerShell
17 47 (1.74%) TypeScript
18 35 (1.30%) Perl
19 34 (1.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 214 (7.93%) Degree
2 36 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 23 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.56%) PhD
5 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.19%) SAS Certification
7 4 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.11%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.11%) HND
8 3 (0.11%) MCPD
9 2 (0.074%) APMG
9 2 (0.074%) MCP
9 2 (0.074%) MCTS
9 2 (0.074%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.074%) PMP
10 1 (0.037%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.037%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.037%) MCITP
10 1 (0.037%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.037%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.48%) QA
2 13 (0.48%) WAI
3 8 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.19%) IAS 39
4 5 (0.19%) IFRS
4 5 (0.19%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.074%) MiFID
7 2 (0.074%) SDET
8 1 (0.037%) GCP
8 1 (0.037%) Section 508
8 1 (0.037%) SEPA
8 1 (0.037%) SLA
8 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 77 (2.85%) Docker
2 20 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.63%) Varnish
4 14 (0.52%) KVM
5 12 (0.44%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.30%) HDFS
7 6 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.19%) Firmware
9 2 (0.074%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (1.56%) Puppet
2 39 (1.44%) Ansible
3 30 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.26%) Kibana
6 5 (0.19%) Terraform
7 2 (0.074%) Control-M
7 2 (0.074%) Oozie
8 1 (0.037%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.037%) Grafana
8 1 (0.037%) logstash
8 1 (0.037%) Salt
8 1 (0.037%) StatsD
8 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 361 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 216 (8.00%) Oracle
3 64 (2.37%) Google
3 64 (2.37%) Sitecore
4 45 (1.67%) Zend
5 44 (1.63%) Adobe
6 39 (1.44%) Xamarin
7 34 (1.26%) Coverity
8 30 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (0.96%) TIBCO
10 21 (0.78%) Tableau
11 20 (0.74%) VMware
12 19 (0.70%) PayPal
13 15 (0.56%) Apple
13 15 (0.56%) IBM
13 15 (0.56%) Solace
14 13 (0.48%) SAP
14 13 (0.48%) Sybase
15 12 (0.44%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.41%) hybris
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + stock / bonus / benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + equity
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Private Medical Care, 24 Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Healthcare, 25 days holid
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Equity
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Next
Salary: Completive salary and benefits package including relocation package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £80000.00 - £95000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary & Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + be - shares, trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £39,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
KnownFour
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, flexi hours,
Posted: Yesterday
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Annual Bonus, Extra Holiday
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday