Period
to 5 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 233 219
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,018 2,065 2,765
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.44% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.51% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 1,864 2,485
Median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £104,500 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%

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 62,714 137,053 164,896
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,478 109,497 133,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +18 951 £67,500 -0.37% 156
UK excluding London +48 559 £60,000 +8.11% 100
London -4 434 £80,000 - 62
North of England +125 176 £60,000 +9.09% 26
South East +53 151 £61,500 -1.60% 29
Work from Home +35 121 £72,500 +7.41% 26
North West +112 96 £60,000 +4.35% 14
Midlands +40 83 £60,000 +9.09% 15
Yorkshire +89 71 £54,500 +3.81% 7
South West +35 61 £55,000 -4.35% 12
West Midlands +50 47 £60,000 +14.29% 6
East of England +70 37 £65,000 +13.04% 9
East Midlands +30 35 £55,000 - 9
Scotland +25 25 £55,000 - 6
Wales +22 22 £70,000 +40.00% 2
North East +14 9 £40,750 -6.32% 5
Northern Ireland +16 4 £55,000 +15.79%

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 497 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (41.06%) JavaScript
3 414 (40.67%) .NET
4 361 (35.46%) C#
5 257 (25.25%) AWS
6 254 (24.95%) Java
7 250 (24.56%) Azure
8 233 (22.89%) AngularJS
9 222 (21.81%) SQL
10 221 (21.71%) React
11 210 (20.63%) TDD
12 205 (20.14%) Mentoring
13 199 (19.55%) CSS
14 195 (19.16%) SQL Server
15 193 (18.96%) HTML
16 191 (18.76%) Scrum
17 185 (18.17%) Finance
18 161 (15.82%) MVC
19 160 (15.72%) Microservices
20 149 (14.64%) .NET Core
21 143 (14.05%) DevOps
22 136 (13.36%) Git (software)
23 135 (13.26%) Microsoft
24 129 (12.67%) Node.js
25 121 (11.89%) ASP.NET
25 121 (11.89%) Python
26 119 (11.69%) Fintech
27 109 (10.71%) Software Engineering
28 107 (10.51%) Front End Development
29 100 (9.82%) PHP

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 46 (4.52%) Confluence
2 41 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.67%) CMS
5 13 (1.28%) WordPress
6 9 (0.88%) Apache
6 9 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.79%) GlassFish
8 7 (0.69%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.49%) Drupal
9 5 (0.49%) IIS
10 4 (0.39%) nginx
11 3 (0.29%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.29%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.29%) Mule
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.29%) Tornado
11 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (1.87%) Sketch
2 10 (0.98%) Zeplin
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.098%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) Magento
2 7 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.49%) Maximo
4 4 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 257 (25.25%) AWS
2 250 (24.56%) Azure
3 66 (6.48%) Serverless
4 52 (5.11%) GCP
5 46 (4.52%) SaaS
6 32 (3.14%) Power Platform
7 31 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (1.96%) PaaS
9 19 (1.87%) npm
10 15 (1.47%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.18%) Logic Apps
13 9 (0.88%) Azure Functions
13 9 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.79%) GitHub
14 8 (0.79%) NuGet
15 7 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
15 7 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.59%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.38%) HTTP
1 14 (1.38%) Skype
2 13 (1.28%) Internet
3 8 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.69%) Firewall
4 7 (0.69%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.49%) Wireless
6 3 (0.29%) SSH
6 3 (0.29%) SSL
7 1 (0.098%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.098%) VoIP
7 1 (0.098%) VPN
7 1 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.09%) MySQL
3 55 (5.40%) MongoDB
4 52 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 48 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.44%) Redis
7 28 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.75%) Power BI
8 27 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (2.06%) Big Data
10 19 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.47%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
14 11 (1.08%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.98%) Blockchain
15 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 136 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 70 (6.88%) JIRA
3 40 (3.93%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.46%) Visual Studio
5 21 (2.06%) webpack
6 19 (1.87%) Selenium
7 16 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.28%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.28%) JUnit
10 12 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.18%) Cypress.io
11 11 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (1.08%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.98%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.88%) gulp
13 9 (0.88%) NUnit
14 8 (0.79%) Babel
14 8 (0.79%) Moq
14 8 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 185 (18.17%) Finance
2 31 (3.05%) Public Sector
3 29 (2.85%) Banking
4 28 (2.75%) Front Office
5 27 (2.65%) Games
5 27 (2.65%) Marketing
5 27 (2.65%) Retail
6 20 (1.96%) Advertising
7 15 (1.47%) Law
8 11 (1.08%) Legal
9 10 (0.98%) Publishing
10 7 (0.69%) Automotive
10 7 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.59%) Back Office
11 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.49%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.39%) Electronics
13 4 (0.39%) Local Government
13 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (40.67%) .NET
2 233 (22.89%) AngularJS
3 221 (21.71%) React
4 199 (19.55%) CSS
5 193 (18.96%) HTML
6 149 (14.64%) .NET Core
7 129 (12.67%) Node.js
8 121 (11.89%) ASP.NET
9 98 (9.63%) Spring
10 96 (9.43%) Web Services
11 86 (8.45%) REST
12 85 (8.35%) HTML5
13 81 (7.96%) .NET Framework
14 73 (7.17%) Redux
15 69 (6.78%) RESTful
16 64 (6.29%) Spring Boot
17 63 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
18 62 (6.09%) Vue.js
19 57 (5.60%) ASP.NET Web API
20 56 (5.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 71 (6.97%) User Experience
3 48 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 38 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.87%) Fixed Income
7 19 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.57%) Derivative
8 16 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
10 8 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.69%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.59%) Bitcoin
12 6 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.49%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.49%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 58 (5.70%) Android
2 54 (5.30%) Linux
3 44 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 36 (3.54%) Windows
5 14 (1.38%) Unix
6 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.098%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (20.63%) TDD
3 205 (20.14%) Mentoring
4 191 (18.76%) Scrum
5 161 (15.82%) MVC
6 160 (15.72%) Microservices
7 143 (14.05%) DevOps
8 119 (11.69%) Fintech
9 109 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 107 (10.51%) Front End Development
11 100 (9.82%) Test Automation
12 88 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (8.15%) Web Development
14 75 (7.37%) Coaching
15 72 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
16 64 (6.29%) Analytics
17 62 (6.09%) OO
18 56 (5.50%) BDD
18 56 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
19 53 (5.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 418 (41.06%) JavaScript
2 361 (35.46%) C#
3 254 (24.95%) Java
4 222 (21.81%) SQL
5 121 (11.89%) Python
6 100 (9.82%) PHP
7 68 (6.68%) TypeScript
8 33 (3.24%) C++
9 30 (2.95%) Java 8
9 30 (2.95%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.75%) Kotlin
10 28 (2.75%) VB.NET
11 26 (2.55%) C
11 26 (2.55%) ES6
12 17 (1.67%) Go
12 17 (1.67%) Ruby
13 15 (1.47%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.98%) Scala
15 9 (0.88%) R
16 8 (0.79%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 74 (7.27%) Degree
2 31 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.69%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.39%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.29%) MCPD
7 3 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.20%) PhD
9 1 (0.098%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.52%) QA
2 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.39%) DICOM
2 4 (0.39%) GDPR
2 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.098%) HL7
4 1 (0.098%) IFRS
4 1 (0.098%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (9.72%) Docker
2 28 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 81 (7.96%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.57%) Ansible
3 12 (1.18%) Terraform
4 4 (0.39%) Kibana
5 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.20%) Istio
6 2 (0.20%) Puppet
7 1 (0.098%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.098%) logstash
Vendors
1 135 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 62 (6.09%) Oracle
3 42 (4.13%) Google
4 33 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 10 (0.98%) SAP
6 10 (0.98%) Xamarin
7 7 (0.69%) MuleSoft
7 7 (0.69%) Zend
8 5 (0.49%) Pardot
9 4 (0.39%) IBM
10 3 (0.29%) Adobe
10 3 (0.29%) hybris
10 3 (0.29%) Percona
10 3 (0.29%) Splunk
10 3 (0.29%) Tableau
11 2 (0.20%) Databricks
11 2 (0.20%) Samsung
11 2 (0.20%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.20%) T-Plan