Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 229 234
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2818 2860 3198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.51% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.56% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2444 2551 2840
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 £80,000
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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +7 2665 £60,000 - 196
UK excluding London +10 1433 £52,500 +5.00% 110
London -5 1342 £70,000 - 97
South East +66 409 £55,000 - 29
North of England -38 346 £50,000 - 26
Midlands +10 236 £50,000 +5.26% 16
North West -48 218 £52,500 - 18
South West +17 198 £47,000 - 7
West Midlands +1 143 £50,000 +11.76% 11
East of England -8 128 £57,500 -4.17% 21
Yorkshire -14 107 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Scotland -9 105 £55,000 +15.79% 9
East Midlands +31 93 £52,500 +5.00% 4
North East +6 21 £47,000 +4.44%
Wales +2 19 £52,700 +24.00% 2
Northern Ireland -23 1 - -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1559 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1364 (48.40%) JavaScript
3 1011 (35.88%) .NET
4 1009 (35.81%) C#
5 939 (33.32%) HTML
6 855 (30.34%) Java
7 830 (29.45%) CSS
8 816 (28.96%) SQL
9 712 (25.27%) MVC
10 669 (23.74%) AngularJS
11 616 (21.86%) SQL Server
12 602 (21.36%) TDD
13 567 (20.12%) Finance
14 557 (19.77%) Mentoring
15 542 (19.23%) ASP.NET
16 520 (18.45%) Scrum
17 412 (14.62%) PHP
18 399 (14.16%) Microsoft
19 397 (14.09%) HTML5
20 389 (13.80%) Node.js
21 384 (13.63%) Git (software)
22 380 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
23 370 (13.13%) jQuery
24 357 (12.67%) React
25 351 (12.46%) Web Services
26 347 (12.31%) RESTful
27 340 (12.07%) Software Engineering
28 318 (11.28%) Spring
29 316 (11.21%) OO
30 315 (11.18%) REST

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
1 197 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
2 168 (5.96%) CMS
3 97 (3.44%) WordPress
4 85 (3.02%) SharePoint
5 75 (2.66%) WebSphere
6 71 (2.52%) Apache
7 67 (2.38%) Drupal
8 61 (2.16%) Apache Spark
9 52 (1.85%) Confluence
10 44 (1.56%) Tomcat
11 43 (1.53%) Joomla!
12 34 (1.21%) Umbraco
13 30 (1.06%) JBoss
14 29 (1.03%) IIS
14 29 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
15 24 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
17 17 (0.60%) EPiServer
18 13 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 38 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.32%) InVision
4 9 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.071%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.071%) Maya
7 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.035%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.035%) Blender
8 1 (0.035%) HipChat
8 1 (0.035%) InDesign
8 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.035%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.035%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 53 (1.88%) Magento
2 25 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.32%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.25%) MetaTrader
6 6 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.21%) Maximo
6 6 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.071%) iTrent
9 2 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.035%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 380 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.98%) GitHub
4 79 (2.80%) SaaS
5 46 (1.63%) npm
6 39 (1.38%) Serverless
7 30 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 30 (1.06%) Office 365
8 29 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.53%) Firebase
11 14 (0.50%) PaaS
12 12 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
13 11 (0.39%) Heroku
14 10 (0.35%) TestFlight
15 8 (0.28%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
16 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.25%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.42%) Internet
2 36 (1.28%) HTTP
3 19 (0.67%) Intranet
4 16 (0.57%) SMS
5 10 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.25%) AMQP
6 7 (0.25%) RS-232
6 7 (0.25%) SSH
6 7 (0.25%) SSL
7 6 (0.21%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.21%) FTP
7 6 (0.21%) GPRS
7 6 (0.21%) NFC
7 6 (0.21%) RFID
7 6 (0.21%) UMTS
7 6 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.18%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.071%) Broadband
9 2 (0.071%) DNS
9 2 (0.071%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 616 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 314 (11.14%) MySQL
3 209 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 196 (6.96%) MongoDB
5 151 (5.36%) Big Data
6 143 (5.07%) Relational Database
7 129 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 98 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 93 (3.30%) Hadoop
10 92 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
11 69 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 67 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
13 66 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
14 65 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 53 (1.88%) Power BI
16 49 (1.74%) QlikView
16 49 (1.74%) Redis
17 46 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
18 43 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 41 (1.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 384 (13.63%) Git (software)
2 196 (6.96%) Jenkins
3 142 (5.04%) TeamCity
4 135 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 134 (4.76%) JIRA
6 128 (4.54%) Subversion
7 120 (4.26%) Maven
8 102 (3.62%) Visual Studio
9 77 (2.73%) gulp
10 76 (2.70%) Selenium
11 65 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 56 (1.99%) Grunt
13 47 (1.67%) NUnit
14 45 (1.60%) webpack
15 42 (1.49%) Cucumber
16 41 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 39 (1.38%) JUnit
18 37 (1.31%) Eclipse
19 35 (1.24%) Jasmine
20 34 (1.21%) Gradle
General
1 567 (20.12%) Finance
2 252 (8.94%) Banking
3 166 (5.89%) Retail
4 112 (3.97%) Marketing
5 91 (3.23%) Advertising
6 89 (3.16%) Games
7 79 (2.80%) Investment Banking
8 41 (1.45%) Front Office
9 39 (1.38%) Legal
9 39 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 37 (1.31%) Telecoms
11 28 (0.99%) Electronics
12 25 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 22 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.64%) Law
15 17 (0.60%) Back Office
16 15 (0.53%) Publishing
17 13 (0.46%) Automotive
18 8 (0.28%) Military
19 6 (0.21%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1011 (35.88%) .NET
2 939 (33.32%) HTML
3 830 (29.45%) CSS
4 669 (23.74%) AngularJS
5 542 (19.23%) ASP.NET
6 397 (14.09%) HTML5
7 389 (13.80%) Node.js
8 370 (13.13%) jQuery
9 357 (12.67%) React
10 351 (12.46%) Web Services
11 347 (12.31%) RESTful
12 318 (11.28%) Spring
13 315 (11.18%) REST
14 301 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 241 (8.55%) CSS3
16 224 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web API
17 221 (7.84%) .NET Framework
18 188 (6.67%) XML
19 152 (5.39%) WCF
20 146 (5.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 270 (9.58%) Greenfield Project
2 236 (8.37%) User Experience
3 187 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 174 (6.17%) Mobile App
5 143 (5.07%) Computer Science
6 98 (3.48%) Fintech
7 66 (2.34%) Fixed Income
8 56 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (1.70%) N-Tier
10 40 (1.42%) iPad
11 39 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 34 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 32 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.14%) Equities
14 28 (0.99%) Derivative
15 27 (0.96%) Social Media
16 25 (0.89%) Hedge funds
17 24 (0.85%) Online Banking
18 20 (0.71%) Digital Media
19 19 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 228 (8.09%) Linux
2 115 (4.08%) Android
3 103 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 87 (3.09%) Windows
5 66 (2.34%) Unix
6 13 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.25%) Debian
9 6 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.18%) AIX
11 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.11%) CentOS
13 2 (0.071%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.071%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.071%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.035%) VMS
14 1 (0.035%) webOS
14 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1559 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (25.27%) MVC
3 602 (21.36%) TDD
4 557 (19.77%) Mentoring
5 520 (18.45%) Scrum
6 340 (12.07%) Software Engineering
7 316 (11.21%) OO
8 310 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
9 287 (10.18%) Front End Development
10 283 (10.04%) BDD
11 264 (9.37%) DevOps
12 244 (8.66%) Microservices
13 234 (8.30%) SDLC
14 233 (8.27%) E-Commerce
15 232 (8.23%) Web Development
16 224 (7.95%) Unit Testing
17 220 (7.81%) Test Automation
18 175 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
19 173 (6.14%) Coaching
20 161 (5.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1364 (48.40%) JavaScript
2 1009 (35.81%) C#
3 855 (30.34%) Java
4 816 (28.96%) SQL
5 412 (14.62%) PHP
6 187 (6.64%) Python
7 172 (6.10%) T-SQL
8 100 (3.55%) C++
9 99 (3.51%) ES6
10 90 (3.19%) Scala
11 87 (3.09%) Ruby
12 76 (2.70%) TypeScript
13 69 (2.45%) PowerShell
14 52 (1.85%) C
15 44 (1.56%) PL/SQL
16 41 (1.45%) VB.NET
17 35 (1.24%) Apple Swift
18 31 (1.10%) R
19 29 (1.03%) Objective-C
20 28 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 248 (8.80%) Degree
2 89 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 49 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 39 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.57%) Sun Certification
7 14 (0.50%) MCPD
8 13 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (0.43%) OCMJD
9 12 (0.43%) OCPJP
9 12 (0.43%) OCPJWCD
10 9 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (0.28%) MCSD
12 6 (0.21%) MCITP
12 6 (0.21%) MCSE
12 6 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.14%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.11%) MCTS
15 2 (0.071%) CEH
15 2 (0.071%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.69%) QA
2 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.25%) GCP
5 5 (0.18%) Basel III
5 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.14%) SEPA
6 4 (0.14%) WCAG
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.071%) SLA
8 1 (0.035%) IFRS
8 1 (0.035%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.035%) MiFID
8 1 (0.035%) PMO
8 1 (0.035%) PSD2
8 1 (0.035%) WAI
System Software
1 220 (7.81%) Docker
2 15 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.21%) Firmware
4 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.071%) HDFS
6 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.035%) GridGain
6 1 (0.035%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.035%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 86 (3.05%) Puppet
2 62 (2.20%) Ansible
3 53 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.03%) Terraform
5 28 (0.99%) Kibana
6 26 (0.92%) logstash
7 25 (0.89%) Packer
8 23 (0.82%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.18%) Marathon
11 4 (0.14%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.11%) Opsview
13 2 (0.071%) Control-M
13 2 (0.071%) cPanel
13 2 (0.071%) HockeyApp
13 2 (0.071%) Rancher
14 1 (0.035%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.035%) Consul
14 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.035%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 399 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 199 (7.06%) Oracle
3 84 (2.98%) Google
4 57 (2.02%) Sybase
5 56 (1.99%) Zend
6 46 (1.63%) Sitecore
7 36 (1.28%) Xamarin
8 34 (1.21%) SAP
9 32 (1.14%) Adobe
10 26 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (0.89%) Tableau
12 23 (0.82%) Twitter
13 17 (0.60%) Facebook
14 15 (0.53%) Apple
15 14 (0.50%) TIBCO
16 13 (0.46%) Atlassian
16 13 (0.46%) DevExpress
16 13 (0.46%) RedGate
17 12 (0.43%) Sun
18 11 (0.39%) IBM