Period
to 14 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £65,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 215 235
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1,979 2,656 2,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.62% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.69% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,711 2,262 2,419
UK median annual salary £65,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.77% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,300 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +1.94%

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 131,050 156,855 173,523
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,852 126,371 139,173
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -17 1,802 £68,000 +4.62% 300
UK excluding London -31 1,028 £57,500 +4.55% 192
London +8 919 £80,000 +6.67% 137
South East -60 301 £65,000 +8.33% 43
North of England -3 257 £55,000 - 53
North West +17 169 £57,500 +6.48% 35
Midlands +5 141 £55,000 +15.79% 26
South West -28 100 £57,500 +4.55% 24
Scotland +5 88 £47,500 -7.77% 21
East of England -10 84 £58,750 -6.00% 17
Yorkshire -19 80 £52,500 -4.55% 12
East Midlands +4 77 £55,000 +10.00% 14
West Midlands -12 54 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Wales +34 50 £52,750 +2.93% 5
Northern Ireland -4 8 £47,500 -13.64% 3
North East -10 8 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,022 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 694 (35.07%) JavaScript
3 689 (34.82%) C#
4 665 (33.60%) .NET
5 533 (26.93%) Java
6 474 (23.95%) SQL
7 436 (22.03%) Finance
8 401 (20.26%) HTML
9 393 (19.86%) SQL Server
10 383 (19.35%) React
11 382 (19.30%) CSS
12 363 (18.34%) AngularJS
13 355 (17.94%) Scrum
14 352 (17.79%) Mentoring
15 351 (17.74%) Microservices
16 349 (17.64%) Azure
17 347 (17.53%) AWS
18 330 (16.68%) TDD
19 329 (16.62%) Microsoft
20 325 (16.42%) MVC
21 278 (14.05%) Node.js
22 275 (13.90%) Software Engineering
23 260 (13.14%) Docker
24 258 (13.04%) DevOps
25 256 (12.94%) Git (software)
26 253 (12.78%) ASP.NET
27 246 (12.43%) Python
28 241 (12.18%) Web Services
29 211 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
30 202 (10.21%) Greenfield Project

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 75 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
2 60 (3.03%) CMS
3 52 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 47 (2.37%) Confluence
5 41 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 32 (1.62%) Apache
7 18 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (0.91%) nginx
8 17 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.81%) WordPress
10 14 (0.71%) Drupal
10 14 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.66%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.61%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.51%) Zope
14 8 (0.40%) IIS
15 5 (0.25%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.25%) Tornado
15 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.20%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.51%) HipChat
3 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.40%) Sketch
5 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.20%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.15%) InVision
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.051%) Mingle
7 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.91%) Magento
4 10 (0.51%) Shopify
5 7 (0.35%) WebTrends
6 6 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
7 5 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.15%) OpenCart
8 3 (0.15%) osCommerce
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.051%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.051%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.051%) SAP FI-AR
10 1 (0.051%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.051%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 349 (17.64%) Azure
2 347 (17.53%) AWS
3 105 (5.31%) Power Platform
4 83 (4.19%) SaaS
5 66 (3.34%) GCP
6 63 (3.18%) Serverless
7 50 (2.53%) Amazon S3
8 46 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
8 46 (2.32%) PaaS
9 41 (2.07%) GitHub
10 37 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
11 30 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
12 27 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
12 27 (1.36%) OpenShift
13 26 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
14 24 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
16 19 (0.96%) npm
17 18 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (0.81%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.62%) Internet
2 22 (1.11%) HTTP
3 9 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.40%) AMQP
5 4 (0.20%) DAB
6 3 (0.15%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.10%) DHCP
7 2 (0.10%) IGMP
7 2 (0.10%) Intranet
7 2 (0.10%) Q.931
7 2 (0.10%) RTCP
7 2 (0.10%) RTP
7 2 (0.10%) Skype
7 2 (0.10%) SNMP
7 2 (0.10%) VLAN
7 2 (0.10%) VoIP
7 2 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.10%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.051%) DNS
8 1 (0.051%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 134 (6.77%) MySQL
3 123 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 116 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 115 (5.81%) NoSQL
6 109 (5.51%) Relational Database
7 105 (5.31%) Power BI
8 92 (4.65%) Big Data
9 83 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
10 79 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
11 75 (3.79%) Redis
12 67 (3.39%) MongoDB
13 62 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 47 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
15 43 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
16 34 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
17 32 (1.62%) RDBMS
18 30 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
19 27 (1.36%) Hadoop
20 26 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 256 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 155 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 108 (5.46%) JIRA
4 89 (4.50%) Visual Studio
5 84 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (2.98%) Selenium
7 54 (2.73%) Maven
8 41 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 40 (2.02%) RStudio
10 38 (1.92%) Bitbucket
11 37 (1.87%) Subversion
12 33 (1.67%) webpack
13 31 (1.57%) Cucumber
14 29 (1.47%) TeamCity
15 28 (1.41%) JUnit
16 25 (1.26%) WiX
17 22 (1.11%) NUnit
18 21 (1.06%) Artifactory
18 21 (1.06%) SoapUI
19 16 (0.81%) gulp
General
1 436 (22.03%) Finance
2 103 (5.20%) Front Office
3 99 (5.00%) Banking
4 86 (4.35%) Retail
5 71 (3.59%) Marketing
6 57 (2.88%) Games
7 49 (2.48%) Public Sector
8 38 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 34 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.71%) Advertising
10 14 (0.71%) Automotive
10 14 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 13 (0.66%) Legal
12 12 (0.61%) Back Office
12 12 (0.61%) Electronics
12 12 (0.61%) Law
13 9 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.20%) Publishing
16 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 665 (33.60%) .NET
2 401 (20.26%) HTML
3 383 (19.35%) React
4 382 (19.30%) CSS
5 363 (18.34%) AngularJS
6 278 (14.05%) Node.js
7 253 (12.78%) ASP.NET
8 241 (12.18%) Web Services
9 192 (9.70%) RESTful
10 191 (9.65%) HTML5
11 190 (9.60%) Spring
12 171 (8.64%) REST
13 159 (8.03%) .NET Framework
14 144 (7.28%) jQuery
15 138 (6.97%) .NET Core
16 121 (6.11%) Vue.js
17 120 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
18 110 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
19 108 (5.46%) CSS3
20 92 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 202 (10.21%) Greenfield Project
2 126 (6.37%) User Experience
3 89 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 70 (3.54%) Fixed Income
6 63 (3.18%) Virtual Team
7 58 (2.93%) Derivative
8 51 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 49 (2.48%) Algorithms
9 49 (2.48%) Equities
9 49 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.31%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.26%) Credit Risk
12 25 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
13 22 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 17 (0.86%) Cloud Native
16 15 (0.76%) Blog
17 14 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 139 (7.02%) Linux
2 103 (5.20%) Android
3 88 (4.45%) Apple iOS
4 81 (4.09%) Windows
5 34 (1.72%) Unix
6 13 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.35%) VMS
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.10%) uClinux
9 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.10%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.051%) AIX
10 1 (0.051%) CentOS
10 1 (0.051%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.051%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,022 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (17.94%) Scrum
3 352 (17.79%) Mentoring
4 351 (17.74%) Microservices
5 330 (16.68%) TDD
6 325 (16.42%) MVC
7 275 (13.90%) Software Engineering
8 258 (13.04%) DevOps
9 211 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
10 195 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
11 183 (9.25%) Front End Development
12 173 (8.74%) Analytics
13 167 (8.44%) Web Development
14 164 (8.29%) Test Automation
15 148 (7.48%) E-Commerce
16 146 (7.38%) Fintech
17 143 (7.23%) BDD
18 129 (6.52%) Computer Science
19 126 (6.37%) Unit Testing
20 123 (6.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 694 (35.07%) JavaScript
2 689 (34.82%) C#
3 533 (26.93%) Java
4 474 (23.95%) SQL
5 246 (12.43%) Python
6 155 (7.83%) PHP
7 103 (5.20%) TypeScript
8 102 (5.15%) Java 8
9 73 (3.69%) C++
10 62 (3.13%) Scala
11 60 (3.03%) ES6
12 51 (2.58%) T-SQL
13 46 (2.32%) Kotlin
13 46 (2.32%) R
14 41 (2.07%) C
15 38 (1.92%) Apple Swift
16 29 (1.47%) Ruby
17 28 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 28 (1.41%) Objective-C
18 22 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (8.34%) Degree
2 109 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (0.81%) Security Cleared
4 15 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.35%) MCSD
8 5 (0.25%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.25%) PhD
9 3 (0.15%) CISSP
9 3 (0.15%) MCSE
10 2 (0.10%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.051%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.051%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.051%) CISMP
11 1 (0.051%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.31%) QA
2 7 (0.35%) GDPR
3 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.25%) PMO
5 3 (0.15%) DICOM
5 3 (0.15%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.15%) WCAG
6 2 (0.10%) SLA
7 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 260 (13.14%) Docker
2 5 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.25%) Varnish
2 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.20%) Cronacle
4 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.10%) Firmware
5 2 (0.10%) vCloud
5 2 (0.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.051%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 152 (7.68%) Kubernetes
2 47 (2.37%) Terraform
3 19 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
5 15 (0.76%) Ansible
6 12 (0.61%) SCCM
7 8 (0.40%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.25%) Puppet
9 4 (0.20%) Control-M
9 4 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.20%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.15%) Istio
10 3 (0.15%) Kibana
10 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.10%) cPanel
11 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.10%) Plesk
12 1 (0.051%) CA Service Virtualization
12 1 (0.051%) logstash
Vendors
1 329 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 94 (4.75%) Oracle
3 60 (3.03%) Google
4 30 (1.52%) SAP
5 22 (1.11%) Zend
6 21 (1.06%) Sitecore
6 21 (1.06%) Xamarin
7 20 (1.01%) Databricks
7 20 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (0.86%) Sybase
9 13 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.61%) hybris
11 10 (0.51%) Facebook
12 9 (0.45%) IBM
12 9 (0.45%) OutSystems
13 8 (0.40%) Hortonworks
13 8 (0.40%) Tableau
14 6 (0.30%) Adobe
15 5 (0.25%) VMware
16 4 (0.20%) WSO2