Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Java Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 612 680 758
Rank change year-on-year +68 +78 -112
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 244 315 375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 236 289 335
10th Percentile £53,125 £52,500 £48,750
25th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
75th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £95,625 £115,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £63,500
% change year-on-year - +2.36% +4.53%

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 77,171 108,316 142,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.36% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60,815 87,918 115,276
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,529 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +37 188 £72,500 - 37
UK excluding London +95 102 £65,000 - 17
London +35 96 £87,500 +9.38% 23
Work from Home -62 80 £77,500 +3.33% 12
South East +94 32 £70,000 +7.69% 2
North of England +52 27 £63,750 -12.07% 5
South West +14 22 £62,500 -10.71% 3
North West +44 14 £67,500 -6.90% 1
North East +21 10 £41,500 +10.67% 2
Midlands +5 9 £55,000 -21.43% 4
Scotland +6 7 £62,000 -8.15% 2
West Midlands +37 6 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Wales +32 5 £71,000 +9.23%
Yorkshire +18 3 £55,000 - 2
East Midlands -13 3 £65,000 -7.14%

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

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Java
2 145 (59.43%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (50.00%) Spring
4 97 (39.75%) Scrum
5 83 (34.02%) TDD
6 65 (26.64%) Spring Boot
7 63 (25.82%) Mentoring
8 62 (25.41%) Hibernate
9 60 (24.59%) SQL
10 59 (24.18%) Microservices
11 58 (23.77%) DevOps
11 58 (23.77%) JavaScript
12 57 (23.36%) Jenkins
13 55 (22.54%) Docker
14 54 (22.13%) AWS
15 47 (19.26%) Finance
16 46 (18.85%) AngularJS
17 43 (17.62%) Tomcat
18 42 (17.21%) Maven
18 42 (17.21%) BDD
19 41 (16.80%) REST
20 37 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
21 36 (14.75%) JIRA
21 36 (14.75%) Back Office
21 36 (14.75%) Web Services
22 34 (13.93%) Software Engineering
22 34 (13.93%) Kubernetes
22 34 (13.93%) React
23 32 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
24 31 (12.70%) JPA

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 43 (17.62%) Tomcat
2 12 (4.92%) Apache
2 12 (4.92%) Apache TomEE
3 10 (4.10%) Confluence
4 5 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.82%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 54 (22.13%) AWS
2 30 (12.30%) GCP
3 24 (9.84%) Azure
4 14 (5.74%) SaaS
5 4 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.23%) GitHub
6 3 (1.23%) Serverless
7 2 (0.82%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.82%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Algolia
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.92%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.43%) MongoDB
2 20 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (7.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 15 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.92%) Redis
6 11 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.51%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.87%) Big Data
7 7 (2.87%) MySQL
7 7 (2.87%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.46%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.23%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.23%) DB2
11 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.41%) Endeca
12 1 (0.41%) KDB
Development Applications
1 57 (23.36%) Jenkins
2 42 (17.21%) Maven
3 36 (14.75%) JIRA
4 25 (10.25%) Cucumber
4 25 (10.25%) Subversion
5 22 (9.02%) Git (software)
6 9 (3.69%) JUnit
7 6 (2.46%) SonarQube
8 5 (2.05%) Gradle
9 3 (1.23%) Mockito
10 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.82%) Selenium
11 1 (0.41%) DbUnit
11 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.41%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.41%) JMeter
11 1 (0.41%) jMock
11 1 (0.41%) Mocha
11 1 (0.41%) SOAtest
11 1 (0.41%) TestRail
General
1 47 (19.26%) Finance
2 36 (14.75%) Back Office
3 23 (9.43%) Banking
4 16 (6.56%) Games
5 15 (6.15%) Public Sector
6 12 (4.92%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.69%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.87%) Electronics
8 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.87%) Marketing
9 4 (1.64%) Advertising
9 4 (1.64%) French Language
9 4 (1.64%) Front Office
10 2 (0.82%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (50.00%) Spring
2 65 (26.64%) Spring Boot
3 62 (25.41%) Hibernate
4 46 (18.85%) AngularJS
5 41 (16.80%) REST
6 36 (14.75%) Web Services
7 34 (13.93%) React
8 31 (12.70%) JPA
9 24 (9.84%) Kafka
9 24 (9.84%) Struts
9 24 (9.84%) Vaadin
10 22 (9.02%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (7.79%) CSS
12 17 (6.97%) HTML
12 17 (6.97%) Spring MVC
13 15 (6.15%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (5.74%) JAXB
15 13 (5.33%) Apache Camel
15 13 (5.33%) JMS
15 13 (5.33%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.51%) Data Structures
5 10 (4.10%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.87%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.46%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.05%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (1.64%) User Experience
10 3 (1.23%) Derivative
10 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.23%) NHS
11 2 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.41%) Clustering
12 1 (0.41%) Equities
12 1 (0.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 1 (0.41%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.15%) Linux
2 10 (4.10%) Android
2 10 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.64%) Unix
4 3 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (59.43%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (39.75%) Scrum
3 83 (34.02%) TDD
4 63 (25.82%) Mentoring
5 59 (24.18%) Microservices
6 58 (23.77%) DevOps
7 42 (17.21%) BDD
8 37 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (13.93%) Software Engineering
10 32 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 30 (12.30%) Fintech
12 23 (9.43%) Coaching
13 22 (9.02%) Computer Science
13 22 (9.02%) Product Roadmap
14 21 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (8.61%) SOLID
15 20 (8.20%) Unit Testing
16 19 (7.79%) Technical Leadership
17 18 (7.38%) Multithreading
18 17 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (100.00%) Java
2 60 (24.59%) SQL
3 58 (23.77%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.89%) Java 8
5 21 (8.61%) TypeScript
6 16 (6.56%) ES6
6 16 (6.56%) Python
7 10 (4.10%) Kotlin
7 10 (4.10%) Scala
8 9 (3.69%) C
8 9 (3.69%) C++
9 4 (1.64%) Java 9
10 3 (1.23%) C#
10 3 (1.23%) Groovy
11 2 (0.82%) Perl
11 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (10.25%) Degree
2 17 (6.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.64%) HND
4 2 (0.82%) MCSD
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.05%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.41%) EMIR
3 1 (0.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 55 (22.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (13.93%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.10%) Terraform
3 9 (3.69%) Ansible
4 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.23%) Puppet
5 2 (0.82%) Grafana
5 2 (0.82%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 29 (11.89%) Oracle
2 11 (4.51%) Atlassian
3 7 (2.87%) SAP
4 6 (2.46%) Solace
5 5 (2.05%) IBM
6 4 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.41%) Sybase
7 1 (0.41%) TIBCO