Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Java Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 553 707 727
Rank change year-on-year +154 +20 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 223 333 424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 259 336 421
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £92,750 £112,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,250 £70,000 £63,500
% change year-on-year -5.36% +10.24% +5.83%

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 60,490 120,158 145,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,048 97,321 117,815
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Lead Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Java Developer.

Salary trend for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Java Developer over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +144 184 £75,000 - 34
UK excluding London +219 111 £66,250 -5.36% 17
London +76 81 £85,000 +6.25% 18
Work from Home -31 51 £75,500 -5.63% 8
South East +147 40 £75,000 +3.45% 7
South West +87 23 £62,500 +4.17% 2
North of England +100 19 £67,500 -13.46% 7
Midlands +78 19 £55,000 -18.52%
West Midlands +94 14 £55,000 -15.38%
North West +85 10 £68,750 -11.86% 5
North East - 8 £41,500 - 2
East Midlands +44 5 £65,000 -7.14%
Scotland +29 5 £65,000 +6.12% 1
Wales +42 4 £67,500 +28.57%
Northern Ireland +12 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Java
2 117 (52.47%) Spring
3 104 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (35.87%) Scrum
5 64 (28.70%) TDD
6 62 (27.80%) Spring Boot
7 60 (26.91%) Microservices
8 57 (25.56%) SQL
9 55 (24.66%) Docker
10 53 (23.77%) AWS
10 53 (23.77%) JavaScript
11 51 (22.87%) Finance
12 46 (20.63%) Hibernate
13 45 (20.18%) DevOps
13 45 (20.18%) AngularJS
14 43 (19.28%) Jenkins
15 38 (17.04%) REST
15 38 (17.04%) Java 8
16 37 (16.59%) Mentoring
17 36 (16.14%) Kubernetes
18 34 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (15.25%) JIRA
19 33 (14.80%) Maven
20 32 (14.35%) React
21 31 (13.90%) Fintech
21 31 (13.90%) Technical Leadership
22 29 (13.00%) Git (software)
23 28 (12.56%) Software Engineering
24 27 (12.11%) Python
25 26 (11.66%) Web Services

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 22 (9.87%) Tomcat
2 16 (7.17%) Confluence
3 12 (5.38%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.14%) GlassFish
4 7 (3.14%) JBoss
5 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.35%) Apache
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.90%) Apache TomEE
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 53 (23.77%) AWS
2 19 (8.52%) SaaS
3 18 (8.07%) Azure
4 13 (5.83%) GCP
5 10 (4.48%) Serverless
6 9 (4.04%) GitHub
7 6 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) AMQP
2 1 (0.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.48%) MongoDB
2 10 (4.48%) NoSQL
2 10 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.04%) MySQL
4 7 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.69%) Big Data
6 5 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.79%) KDB
8 3 (1.35%) DB2
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.90%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.90%) HBase
9 2 (0.90%) Redis
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 43 (19.28%) Jenkins
2 34 (15.25%) JIRA
3 33 (14.80%) Maven
4 29 (13.00%) Git (software)
5 20 (8.97%) JUnit
6 16 (7.17%) Mockito
7 14 (6.28%) Cucumber
7 14 (6.28%) Subversion
8 11 (4.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (3.14%) Apache Archiva
9 7 (3.14%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.14%) Bitbucket
9 7 (3.14%) GitLab
9 7 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (3.14%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.69%) Gradle
11 5 (2.24%) Ant
11 5 (2.24%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.90%) DbUnit
12 2 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 51 (22.87%) Finance
2 26 (11.66%) Banking
3 16 (7.17%) Back Office
3 16 (7.17%) Public Sector
4 10 (4.48%) Electronics
4 10 (4.48%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.48%) Marketing
4 10 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.24%) French Language
5 5 (2.24%) Front Office
5 5 (2.24%) Games
6 3 (1.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Law
7 2 (0.90%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (52.47%) Spring
2 62 (27.80%) Spring Boot
3 46 (20.63%) Hibernate
4 45 (20.18%) AngularJS
5 38 (17.04%) REST
6 32 (14.35%) React
7 26 (11.66%) Web Services
8 25 (11.21%) Kafka
9 22 (9.87%) CSS
10 20 (8.97%) Java EE
11 19 (8.52%) RESTful
12 18 (8.07%) JPA
13 17 (7.62%) ActiveMQ
13 17 (7.62%) HTML
14 16 (7.17%) Node.js
15 15 (6.73%) JMS
16 14 (6.28%) SOAP
16 14 (6.28%) Struts
16 14 (6.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (6.28%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (4.04%) User Experience
5 6 (2.69%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.24%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.79%) Blog
7 4 (1.79%) Social Media
8 3 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.35%) Derivative
8 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.35%) NHS
8 3 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.35%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.38%) Linux
2 9 (4.04%) Unix
3 6 (2.69%) Android
3 6 (2.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (35.87%) Scrum
3 64 (28.70%) TDD
4 60 (26.91%) Microservices
5 45 (20.18%) DevOps
6 37 (16.59%) Mentoring
7 34 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (13.90%) Fintech
8 31 (13.90%) Technical Leadership
9 28 (12.56%) Software Engineering
10 21 (9.42%) BDD
10 21 (9.42%) MVC
11 20 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (8.52%) Unit Testing
13 18 (8.07%) Test Automation
14 16 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (7.17%) SOLID
15 14 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (5.83%) Coaching
16 13 (5.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 223 (100.00%) Java
2 57 (25.56%) SQL
3 53 (23.77%) JavaScript
4 38 (17.04%) Java 8
5 27 (12.11%) Python
6 22 (9.87%) TypeScript
7 12 (5.38%) C
7 12 (5.38%) ES6
8 8 (3.59%) Scala
9 7 (3.14%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.24%) Kotlin
10 5 (2.24%) Perl
11 4 (1.79%) C++
11 4 (1.79%) Groovy
11 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.35%) C#
12 3 (1.35%) XPath
13 1 (0.45%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 21 (9.42%) Degree
2 12 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (5.38%) SC Cleared
2 12 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.90%) MCSD
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 55 (24.66%) Docker
2 2 (0.90%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 36 (16.14%) Kubernetes
2 14 (6.28%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.48%) Ansible
4 7 (3.14%) Puppet
5 6 (2.69%) Terraform
6 3 (1.35%) Grafana
6 3 (1.35%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (7.17%) Oracle
2 12 (5.38%) IBM
3 10 (4.48%) SAP
3 10 (4.48%) Solace
4 9 (4.04%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.04%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.79%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.90%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.45%) Google