Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Java Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Java Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 628 656 639
Rank change year-on-year +28 -17 +254
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 676 583 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 563 497 723
UK median annual salary £67,500 £66,000 £64,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +8.86%
10th Percentile £43,750 £47,300 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Lead Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer.

Salary trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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 +58 631 £67,500 - 66
UK excluding London +13 385 £62,000 +3.33% 35
London +37 287 £80,000 +12.68% 40
South East +47 107 £70,000 +7.69% 5
North of England +24 79 £55,000 - 7
Midlands +39 74 £47,500 -20.83% 5
West Midlands +36 48 £47,500 -15.56% 3
East of England -27 47 £65,000 - 7
North West +1 43 £56,250 +5.38% 5
Scotland -49 43 £67,500 +12.50% 6
South West -46 34 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire +31 29 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands -2 26 £47,500 -20.83% 2
North East -21 7 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Wales -4 1 - - 3

Lead Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Lead Java 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 Java Developer in the job title.

1 676 (100.00%) Java
2 429 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (41.12%) Spring
4 222 (32.84%) TDD
5 198 (29.29%) JavaScript
6 175 (25.89%) Hibernate
7 173 (25.59%) Mentoring
8 159 (23.52%) Scrum
9 158 (23.37%) HTML
10 155 (22.93%) Web Services
11 152 (22.49%) J2EE
12 151 (22.34%) Software Engineering
13 138 (20.41%) Finance
13 138 (20.41%) Microservices
14 131 (19.38%) Java 8
15 118 (17.46%) CSS
16 116 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
17 112 (16.57%) OO
18 111 (16.42%) Maven
19 110 (16.27%) RESTful
20 101 (14.94%) Linux
21 97 (14.35%) Oracle
22 96 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
22 96 (14.20%) REST
23 94 (13.91%) SDLC
24 92 (13.61%) AngularJS
25 90 (13.31%) Degree
26 88 (13.02%) BDD
26 88 (13.02%) DevOps
27 87 (12.87%) SQL

Lead Java 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 51 (7.54%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (7.25%) Apache
3 45 (6.66%) JBoss
4 41 (6.07%) Tomcat
5 29 (4.29%) WebLogic
6 24 (3.55%) WebSphere
7 23 (3.40%) Apache Spark
8 19 (2.81%) Confluence
9 17 (2.51%) Apache Pig
10 15 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (1.48%) Mule
12 10 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (1.18%) Apache Solr
13 8 (1.18%) CMS
14 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.74%) GemFire
16 4 (0.59%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
17 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Ripple
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 96 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (0.74%) Serverless
5 4 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.44%) GitHub
6 3 (0.44%) IaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.30%) SaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.15%) Datadog
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.33%) Internet
2 2 (0.30%) AMQP
2 2 (0.30%) Broadband
2 2 (0.30%) HTTP
2 2 (0.30%) PPP
2 2 (0.30%) SMS
3 1 (0.15%) FTP
3 1 (0.15%) SNMP
3 1 (0.15%) SSH
3 1 (0.15%) SSL
3 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.24%) MySQL
1 76 (11.24%) NoSQL
2 64 (9.47%) Big Data
3 43 (6.36%) Hadoop
4 41 (6.07%) MongoDB
5 36 (5.33%) Relational Database
6 32 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (3.99%) Oracle Database
8 26 (3.85%) HBase
9 23 (3.40%) RDBMS
10 22 (3.25%) SQL Server
11 21 (3.11%) Apache Hive
12 18 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.18%) DB2
15 6 (0.89%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.74%) Data Lake
16 5 (0.74%) DB2 UDB
16 5 (0.74%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 111 (16.42%) Maven
2 73 (10.80%) Git (software)
3 67 (9.91%) Jenkins
4 40 (5.92%) Gradle
5 34 (5.03%) JUnit
6 33 (4.88%) Cucumber
7 29 (4.29%) Selenium
8 27 (3.99%) Ant
9 26 (3.85%) Vagrant
10 25 (3.70%) JIRA
11 22 (3.25%) TeamCity
12 21 (3.11%) Subversion
13 20 (2.96%) Eclipse
14 17 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (2.37%) JMeter
16 14 (2.07%) SoapUI
17 13 (1.92%) JBehave
17 13 (1.92%) Mockito
18 12 (1.78%) NeoLoad
18 12 (1.78%) Ranorex
General
1 138 (20.41%) Finance
2 72 (10.65%) Banking
3 31 (4.59%) Retail
4 25 (3.70%) Front Office
5 22 (3.25%) Publishing
5 22 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.81%) Advertising
7 18 (2.66%) Games
8 15 (2.22%) Legal
9 13 (1.92%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.04%) Marketing
11 5 (0.74%) Electronics
11 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (41.12%) Spring
2 175 (25.89%) Hibernate
3 158 (23.37%) HTML
4 155 (22.93%) Web Services
5 152 (22.49%) J2EE
6 118 (17.46%) CSS
7 110 (16.27%) RESTful
8 96 (14.20%) REST
9 92 (13.61%) AngularJS
10 81 (11.98%) Java EE
11 79 (11.69%) React
12 77 (11.39%) HTML5
13 55 (8.14%) XML
14 50 (7.40%) Spring Boot
15 47 (6.95%) Node.js
16 45 (6.66%) JMS
17 43 (6.36%) SOAP
18 36 (5.33%) JSP
19 33 (4.88%) .NET
20 29 (4.29%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.39%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 60 (8.88%) Fintech
4 59 (8.73%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.63%) User Experience
9 7 (1.04%) Equities
9 7 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.04%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.74%) Derivative
11 5 (0.74%) Robotics
12 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.44%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.44%) DataPower
12 3 (0.44%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.44%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 101 (14.94%) Linux
2 28 (4.14%) AIX
3 24 (3.55%) Unix
4 8 (1.18%) Windows
5 5 (0.74%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.30%) HPUX
6 2 (0.30%) Solaris
7 1 (0.15%) Android
7 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (32.84%) TDD
3 173 (25.59%) Mentoring
4 159 (23.52%) Scrum
5 151 (22.34%) Software Engineering
6 138 (20.41%) Microservices
7 116 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (16.57%) OO
9 94 (13.91%) SDLC
10 88 (13.02%) BDD
10 88 (13.02%) DevOps
11 82 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (9.32%) Test Automation
13 49 (7.25%) E-Commerce
14 47 (6.95%) SOA
15 46 (6.80%) MVC
16 45 (6.66%) Pair Programming
17 41 (6.07%) Multithreading
18 40 (5.92%) Unit Testing
19 37 (5.47%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 676 (100.00%) Java
2 198 (29.29%) JavaScript
3 131 (19.38%) Java 8
4 87 (12.87%) SQL
5 74 (10.95%) Scala
6 58 (8.58%) C#
7 46 (6.80%) Python
8 44 (6.51%) C++
9 36 (5.33%) PHP
10 29 (4.29%) Ruby
11 20 (2.96%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.66%) C
13 17 (2.51%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.37%) Perl
15 11 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.63%) XPath
16 10 (1.48%) Groovy
17 8 (1.18%) Kotlin
18 7 (1.04%) Bourne shell
18 7 (1.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 90 (13.31%) Degree
2 40 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.33%) Sun Certification
6 8 (1.18%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.44%) OCMJD
9 3 (0.44%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.44%) OCPJWCD
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.73%) QA
2 5 (0.74%) GCP
3 1 (0.15%) PMO
3 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 80 (11.83%) Docker
2 5 (0.74%) HDFS
3 4 (0.59%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 28 (4.14%) Terraform
2 25 (3.70%) Ansible
3 17 (2.51%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.37%) Puppet
5 6 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.44%) Ambari
8 2 (0.30%) logstash
9 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.15%) MOM
9 1 (0.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 97 (14.35%) Oracle
2 28 (4.14%) webMethods
3 23 (3.40%) Google
4 22 (3.25%) Twitter
5 10 (1.48%) MuleSoft
6 9 (1.33%) Sybase
7 7 (1.04%) Sun
8 6 (0.89%) IBM
8 6 (0.89%) SAP
9 5 (0.74%) Capita
9 5 (0.74%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.74%) VMware
10 4 (0.59%) Adobe
10 4 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.59%) CA
10 4 (0.59%) Microsoft
10 4 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.30%) hybris
12 1 (0.15%) Demandware
12 1 (0.15%) Tableau