Period
to

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 329 223 230
Rank change year-on-year -106 +7 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,979 1,647 1,206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.55% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.69% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,145 1,268 1,042
10th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £47,050
25th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -3.70%
75th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 163,957 97,652 75,283
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 91.70% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,844 69,976 61,279
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,792 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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 -97 1,712 £77,500 +10.71% 207
London -42 1,173 £90,000 +5.88% 101
Work from Home -109 988 £75,000 +7.14% 129
UK excluding London -179 579 £65,000 +8.33% 126
North of England -80 155 £65,000 +18.18% 36
South East -220 120 £75,000 +15.38% 21
South West -38 109 £65,000 +8.33% 14
Midlands -81 92 £62,500 +13.64% 20
North West -59 83 £60,000 -4.00% 25
West Midlands -33 81 £62,500 +13.64% 13
Yorkshire -56 68 £67,500 +22.73% 7
Scotland -48 55 £70,000 +19.15% 13
East of England -90 34 £62,500 -9.42% 14
Wales -42 16 £76,250 +27.08% 6
East Midlands -84 11 £62,500 +19.05% 6
North East -37 5 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Northern Ireland -22 2 - - 2

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, Lead Developer job roles required the following 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 1,113 (56.24%) Agile
2 836 (42.24%) JavaScript
3 742 (37.49%) React
4 531 (26.83%) AWS
5 522 (26.38%) Mentoring
6 517 (26.12%) Java
7 509 (25.72%) CI/CD
8 498 (25.16%) C#
9 491 (24.81%) Azure
10 488 (24.66%) Finance
11 454 (22.94%) .NET
12 451 (22.79%) TDD
13 450 (22.74%) Microservices
14 421 (21.27%) TypeScript
15 414 (20.92%) HTML
16 409 (20.67%) Git (software)
17 403 (20.36%) DevOps
18 399 (20.16%) CSS
19 394 (19.91%) Front End Development
20 385 (19.45%) Docker
21 375 (18.95%) Python
22 372 (18.80%) Node.js
23 359 (18.14%) Social Skills
24 339 (17.13%) SQL
25 338 (17.08%) AngularJS
26 325 (16.42%) Software Engineering
27 323 (16.32%) Full Stack Development
28 308 (15.56%) REST
29 299 (15.11%) User Experience
30 293 (14.81%) SDLC

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 62 (3.13%) CMS
2 19 (0.96%) Apache
3 15 (0.76%) nginx
4 13 (0.66%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.61%) Confluence
6 11 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.56%) Drupal
7 9 (0.45%) Umbraco
7 9 (0.45%) WordPress
8 8 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.30%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.15%) Apache Pulsar
10 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.15%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.15%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.15%) Mule
10 3 (0.15%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.10%) Sketch
6 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.36%) Shopify
3 12 (0.61%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.35%) Maximo
4 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.051%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 1 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.051%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.051%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 531 (26.83%) AWS
2 491 (24.81%) Azure
3 226 (11.42%) GCP
4 136 (6.87%) SaaS
5 103 (5.20%) Serverless
6 99 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
7 92 (4.65%) GitHub
8 56 (2.83%) Power Platform
9 46 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
10 42 (2.12%) PaaS
11 41 (2.07%) npm
12 35 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
13 32 (1.62%) Firebase
14 31 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
15 26 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
16 24 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (1.21%) OpenShift
17 22 (1.11%) Amazon S3
17 22 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
18 21 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.75%) HTTP
2 16 (0.81%) MQTT
3 14 (0.71%) Broadband
3 14 (0.71%) WebEx
4 9 (0.45%) Internet
5 7 (0.35%) AMQP
6 5 (0.25%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.25%) Intranet
6 5 (0.25%) PPP
7 4 (0.20%) Firewall
7 4 (0.20%) Multicast
7 4 (0.20%) Unicast
8 2 (0.10%) LAN
8 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.10%) SNMP
8 2 (0.10%) VLAN
8 2 (0.10%) WAN
8 2 (0.10%) Wireless
9 1 (0.051%) DVB
9 1 (0.051%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 186 (9.40%) NoSQL
3 181 (9.15%) Relational Database
4 168 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
5 112 (5.66%) MySQL
6 64 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 64 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 60 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
8 59 (2.98%) Redis
9 51 (2.58%) Power BI
10 50 (2.53%) MongoDB
11 48 (2.43%) Big Data
12 43 (2.17%) DynamoDB
13 40 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (1.31%) Couchbase
15 23 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (1.06%) Hadoop
17 20 (1.01%) Hazelcast
18 18 (0.91%) DB2
19 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 409 (20.67%) Git (software)
2 220 (11.12%) Jenkins
3 109 (5.51%) GitLab
4 76 (3.84%) Selenium
5 70 (3.54%) JIRA
6 65 (3.28%) Cypress.io
7 63 (3.18%) JUnit
8 55 (2.78%) webpack
9 47 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 44 (2.22%) Mockito
11 41 (2.07%) Visual Studio
12 39 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 36 (1.82%) TeamCity
14 34 (1.72%) Appium
14 34 (1.72%) Gradle
15 33 (1.67%) Bitbucket
16 28 (1.41%) Subversion
17 25 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 25 (1.26%) Moq
18 23 (1.16%) NUnit
General
1 488 (24.66%) Finance
2 359 (18.14%) Social Skills
3 177 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (6.37%) Banking
5 112 (5.66%) Marketing
6 109 (5.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 107 (5.41%) Games
8 96 (4.85%) Front Office
9 77 (3.89%) Retail
10 72 (3.64%) Public Sector
11 60 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
12 59 (2.98%) Automotive
13 35 (1.77%) Publishing
14 33 (1.67%) Investment Banking
15 26 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (1.21%) Advertising
16 24 (1.21%) Back Office
16 24 (1.21%) Legal
17 21 (1.06%) Law
18 19 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 742 (37.49%) React
2 454 (22.94%) .NET
3 414 (20.92%) HTML
4 399 (20.16%) CSS
5 372 (18.80%) Node.js
6 338 (17.08%) AngularJS
7 308 (15.56%) REST
8 276 (13.95%) RESTful
9 203 (10.26%) .NET Core
10 200 (10.11%) HTML5
11 192 (9.70%) Vue.js
12 188 (9.50%) Spring
13 181 (9.15%) Sass
14 148 (7.48%) Web Services
15 143 (7.23%) ASP.NET
15 143 (7.23%) Jest
16 139 (7.02%) Redux
17 128 (6.47%) .NET Framework
18 127 (6.42%) Spring Boot
19 126 (6.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 299 (15.11%) User Experience
2 134 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
3 123 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
4 110 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 103 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
6 69 (3.49%) Derivative
6 69 (3.49%) Fixed Income
7 55 (2.78%) Equities
8 53 (2.68%) Hedge funds
9 52 (2.63%) Algorithms
10 50 (2.53%) Cloud Native
10 50 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 38 (1.92%) N-Tier
12 37 (1.87%) Management Information System
13 36 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
14 26 (1.31%) Sports Betting
15 22 (1.11%) Legacy Code
15 22 (1.11%) Public Cloud
16 21 (1.06%) Blockchain
16 21 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 147 (7.43%) Linux
2 142 (7.18%) Android
3 138 (6.97%) Apple iOS
4 69 (3.49%) Windows
5 50 (2.53%) Unix
6 14 (0.71%) Mesosphere
7 10 (0.51%) VMS
8 5 (0.25%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.10%) Android TV
9 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.051%) CentOS
10 1 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.051%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.051%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,113 (56.24%) Agile
2 522 (26.38%) Mentoring
3 509 (25.72%) CI/CD
4 451 (22.79%) TDD
5 450 (22.74%) Microservices
6 403 (20.36%) DevOps
7 394 (19.91%) Front End Development
8 325 (16.42%) Software Engineering
9 323 (16.32%) Full Stack Development
10 293 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
10 293 (14.81%) SDLC
11 284 (14.35%) Scrum
12 273 (13.79%) Technical Leadership
13 246 (12.43%) MVC
14 221 (11.17%) Test Automation
15 207 (10.46%) Fintech
16 204 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
17 191 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
18 177 (8.94%) Clean Code
19 164 (8.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 836 (42.24%) JavaScript
2 517 (26.12%) Java
3 498 (25.16%) C#
4 421 (21.27%) TypeScript
5 375 (18.95%) Python
6 339 (17.13%) SQL
7 140 (7.07%) PHP
8 100 (5.05%) C++
8 100 (5.05%) ES6
9 94 (4.75%) T-SQL
10 90 (4.55%) C
11 81 (4.09%) Kotlin
12 54 (2.73%) Go
13 48 (2.43%) Apple Swift
14 40 (2.02%) Ruby
15 38 (1.92%) Shell Script
16 35 (1.77%) ES7
17 34 (1.72%) Apex Code
18 31 (1.57%) R
19 29 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 197 (9.95%) Degree
2 84 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 18 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.35%) MCSD
6 7 (0.35%) MCSE
7 6 (0.30%) MCPD
8 4 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.10%) HND
10 2 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.051%) CIPD
11 1 (0.051%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.051%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.051%) OCP
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.051%) PhD
11 1 (0.051%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (10.76%) QA
2 51 (2.58%) Accessibility
3 22 (1.11%) EMIR
4 18 (0.91%) MiFID
5 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 385 (19.45%) Docker
2 10 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.20%) iptables
4 2 (0.10%) Varnish
5 1 (0.051%) Firmware
5 1 (0.051%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 284 (14.35%) Kubernetes
2 100 (5.05%) Terraform
3 34 (1.72%) Ansible
3 34 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.52%) Kibana
5 29 (1.47%) logstash
6 24 (1.21%) MIIS
7 17 (0.86%) Grafana
8 16 (0.81%) Prometheus
9 15 (0.76%) HAProxy
9 15 (0.76%) Opsgenie
9 15 (0.76%) Pingdom
9 15 (0.76%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.71%) Automic
10 14 (0.71%) Consul
10 14 (0.71%) Puppet
11 13 (0.66%) Bugsnag
12 5 (0.25%) Argo
13 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 198 (10.01%) Microsoft
2 139 (7.02%) Google
3 44 (2.22%) Sage
4 42 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (1.36%) Oracle
6 25 (1.26%) New Relic
7 22 (1.11%) Sun
8 18 (0.91%) Sybase
9 14 (0.71%) Splunk
10 13 (0.66%) Adobe
10 13 (0.66%) Xamarin
11 12 (0.61%) Charles River
11 12 (0.61%) Tradeweb
12 10 (0.51%) Alibaba
12 10 (0.51%) QinetiQ
12 10 (0.51%) VMware
13 7 (0.35%) Apple
13 7 (0.35%) SAP
14 6 (0.30%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.30%) Zend