Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 227 250
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2741 3021 2940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.53% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.58% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2379 2747 2550
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 169742 190690 209586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137115 160408 172505
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -8 2570 £60,000 - 173
UK excluding London +19 1387 £52,500 +5.00% 97
London -23 1334 £70,000 - 89
North of England -42 370 £50,000 - 37
South East +101 341 £53,750 -2.27% 21
North West -33 240 £50,000 -4.76% 20
South West +45 222 £47,500 +3.26% 7
Midlands -15 199 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Scotland +33 127 £60,000 +20.00% 11
West Midlands -9 127 £50,000 +16.92% 5
Yorkshire -24 114 £55,000 +13.40% 16
East of England -14 113 £60,000 - 10
East Midlands -2 72 £52,000 +5.05% 4
Wales +26 23 £52,500 +27.27% 2
North East 0 16 £47,500 -1.04% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £42,000 -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1504 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1269 (46.30%) JavaScript
3 979 (35.72%) .NET
4 924 (33.71%) C#
5 922 (33.64%) Java
6 916 (33.42%) HTML
7 819 (29.88%) SQL
8 803 (29.30%) CSS
9 769 (28.06%) TDD
10 692 (25.25%) MVC
11 645 (23.53%) AngularJS
12 638 (23.28%) SQL Server
13 547 (19.96%) Finance
14 524 (19.12%) Scrum
15 495 (18.06%) Mentoring
16 476 (17.37%) ASP.NET
17 429 (15.65%) Git (software)
18 411 (14.99%) OO
19 401 (14.63%) HTML5
20 379 (13.83%) Microsoft
21 372 (13.57%) Web Services
22 369 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
23 361 (13.17%) jQuery
24 347 (12.66%) PHP
25 344 (12.55%) Node.js
26 335 (12.22%) Spring
27 329 (12.00%) React
28 320 (11.67%) Software Engineering
29 317 (11.57%) BDD
30 306 (11.16%) Amazon AWS

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
1 151 (5.51%) CMS
2 119 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
3 96 (3.50%) WebSphere
4 92 (3.36%) Tomcat
5 90 (3.28%) Apache
6 71 (2.59%) Apache Spark
7 68 (2.48%) WordPress
8 49 (1.79%) Drupal
8 49 (1.79%) JBoss
9 47 (1.71%) Confluence
10 46 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 43 (1.57%) SharePoint
12 40 (1.46%) IIS
13 37 (1.35%) Umbraco
14 31 (1.13%) Jetty
15 27 (0.99%) WebLogic
16 20 (0.73%) EPiServer
17 18 (0.66%) NServiceBus
18 16 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 15 (0.55%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 31 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.36%) InVision
4 5 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.036%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.036%) InDesign
8 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.036%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 25 (0.91%) Magento
2 14 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.47%) Eloqua
4 12 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.26%) Maximo
6 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.15%) MetaTrader
7 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.073%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.073%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 2 (0.073%) PolarLake
9 2 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.036%) Exstream
10 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.036%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 306 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.70%) GitHub
4 65 (2.37%) SaaS
5 25 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.55%) Office 365
9 14 (0.51%) PaaS
10 13 (0.47%) TestFlight
11 11 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (0.40%) FinancialForce.com
11 11 (0.40%) Force.com
12 10 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
13 7 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.22%) Asana
14 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.22%) Firebase
15 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.46%) HTTP
2 36 (1.31%) Internet
3 20 (0.73%) Intranet
4 13 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.44%) Kerberos
6 9 (0.33%) SMS
7 8 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.26%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.22%) GPRS
9 6 (0.22%) NFC
9 6 (0.22%) RFID
9 6 (0.22%) RS-232
9 6 (0.22%) SSL
9 6 (0.22%) UMTS
10 5 (0.18%) SMPP
10 5 (0.18%) SSH
11 4 (0.15%) AMQP
12 3 (0.11%) FTP
13 2 (0.073%) Extranet
13 2 (0.073%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 638 (23.28%) SQL Server
2 295 (10.76%) MySQL
3 215 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 214 (7.81%) NoSQL
5 170 (6.20%) Relational Database
6 157 (5.73%) Big Data
7 125 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 98 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 94 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
10 83 (3.03%) RDBMS
11 82 (2.99%) Hadoop
12 69 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
13 63 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 52 (1.90%) QlikView
14 52 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 49 (1.79%) KDB
16 48 (1.75%) Power BI
17 47 (1.71%) Redis
18 44 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
19 43 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 429 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 181 (6.60%) Jenkins
3 155 (5.65%) Maven
4 154 (5.62%) TeamCity
5 133 (4.85%) JIRA
6 130 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 107 (3.90%) Subversion
8 105 (3.83%) Visual Studio
9 89 (3.25%) Selenium
10 81 (2.96%) NUnit
11 76 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 75 (2.74%) gulp
13 57 (2.08%) JUnit
14 51 (1.86%) Jasmine
15 43 (1.57%) Grunt
15 43 (1.57%) SpecFlow
16 41 (1.50%) Ant
17 38 (1.39%) Mockito
17 38 (1.39%) webpack
18 37 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 547 (19.96%) Finance
2 233 (8.50%) Banking
3 209 (7.62%) Retail
4 103 (3.76%) Marketing
5 83 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 66 (2.41%) Advertising
6 66 (2.41%) Games
7 53 (1.93%) Retail Banking
8 49 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.17%) Electronics
9 32 (1.17%) Legal
10 28 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.99%) Law
12 23 (0.84%) Front Office
13 19 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.47%) Online Betting
15 13 (0.47%) Publishing
16 10 (0.36%) Back Office
17 7 (0.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 979 (35.72%) .NET
2 916 (33.42%) HTML
3 803 (29.30%) CSS
4 645 (23.53%) AngularJS
5 476 (17.37%) ASP.NET
6 401 (14.63%) HTML5
7 372 (13.57%) Web Services
8 361 (13.17%) jQuery
9 344 (12.55%) Node.js
10 335 (12.22%) Spring
11 329 (12.00%) React
12 281 (10.25%) RESTful
13 272 (9.92%) REST
14 268 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 241 (8.79%) CSS3
16 230 (8.39%) .NET Framework
17 208 (7.59%) XML
18 192 (7.00%) WCF
19 178 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
20 142 (5.18%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 272 (9.92%) Greenfield Project
2 211 (7.70%) User Experience
3 174 (6.35%) Mobile App
4 169 (6.17%) Computer Science
5 154 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (3.17%) Fintech
7 80 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (2.12%) N-Tier
9 54 (1.97%) iPad
10 41 (1.50%) Fixed Income
11 40 (1.46%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.06%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 23 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
15 22 (0.80%) Online Games
16 21 (0.77%) Equities
17 19 (0.69%) Blog
17 19 (0.69%) Derivative
18 18 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 276 (10.07%) Linux
2 129 (4.71%) Android
3 112 (4.09%) Windows
4 108 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 80 (2.92%) Unix
6 18 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.26%) CentOS
9 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.073%) AIX
12 2 (0.073%) Solaris
13 1 (0.036%) VMS
13 1 (0.036%) webOS
13 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1504 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (28.06%) TDD
3 692 (25.25%) MVC
4 524 (19.12%) Scrum
5 495 (18.06%) Mentoring
6 411 (14.99%) OO
7 369 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
8 320 (11.67%) Software Engineering
9 317 (11.57%) BDD
10 247 (9.01%) Test Automation
11 244 (8.90%) SDLC
12 240 (8.76%) Web Development
13 238 (8.68%) DevOps
14 225 (8.21%) Front End Development
15 215 (7.84%) Microservices
15 215 (7.84%) Unit Testing
16 202 (7.37%) OOP
17 185 (6.75%) E-Commerce
18 179 (6.53%) SOA
19 173 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1269 (46.30%) JavaScript
2 924 (33.71%) C#
3 922 (33.64%) Java
4 819 (29.88%) SQL
5 347 (12.66%) PHP
6 214 (7.81%) T-SQL
7 197 (7.19%) Python
8 103 (3.76%) Scala
9 102 (3.72%) C++
10 91 (3.32%) ES6
11 74 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 67 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 67 (2.44%) Ruby
13 62 (2.26%) TypeScript
14 60 (2.19%) C
15 53 (1.93%) VB.NET
16 45 (1.64%) Objective-C
17 44 (1.61%) Apple Swift
18 29 (1.06%) Groovy
19 25 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 262 (9.56%) Degree
2 80 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 32 (1.17%) SC Cleared
5 27 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.26%) MCPD
6 7 (0.26%) MCSD
7 5 (0.18%) MCITP
7 5 (0.18%) MCSE
8 4 (0.15%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.073%) APMG
10 2 (0.073%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.073%) OCMJD
10 2 (0.073%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.073%) OCPJWCD
10 2 (0.073%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.073%) PMP
11 1 (0.036%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.036%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.92%) QA
2 22 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.36%) SEPA
5 8 (0.29%) GCP
6 7 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.18%) Basel III
7 5 (0.18%) IFRS
7 5 (0.18%) IFRS 9
7 5 (0.18%) WCAG
8 4 (0.15%) IAS 39
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.073%) SLA
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.036%) MiFID
11 1 (0.036%) Section 508
11 1 (0.036%) WAI
System Software
1 151 (5.51%) Docker
2 12 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.26%) Firmware
3 7 (0.26%) Varnish
4 1 (0.036%) HDFS
4 1 (0.036%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.036%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (2.30%) Puppet
2 44 (1.61%) Ansible
3 36 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (0.88%) Terraform
5 23 (0.84%) Kibana
6 18 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 15 (0.55%) logstash
8 14 (0.51%) Packer
9 9 (0.33%) Opsview
10 5 (0.18%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.18%) Marathon
11 3 (0.11%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.11%) Salt
12 2 (0.073%) cPanel
13 1 (0.036%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.036%) Consul
13 1 (0.036%) Grafana
13 1 (0.036%) HockeyApp
13 1 (0.036%) MOM
13 1 (0.036%) StatsD
Vendors
1 379 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 206 (7.52%) Oracle
3 62 (2.26%) Sybase
4 58 (2.12%) Sitecore
5 56 (2.04%) Google
6 54 (1.97%) Zend
7 34 (1.24%) SAP
8 26 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (0.84%) Marketo
10 22 (0.80%) Adobe
11 20 (0.73%) Xamarin
12 18 (0.66%) Apple
13 15 (0.55%) TIBCO
14 13 (0.47%) IBM
14 13 (0.47%) PayPal
15 12 (0.44%) Tableau
16 11 (0.40%) Facebook
16 11 (0.40%) hybris
16 11 (0.40%) RedGate
17 9 (0.33%) Splunk