Period
to 14 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Java Developer was £73,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 684 653 750
Rank change year-on-year -31 +97 -102
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 248 226 374
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 230 201 336
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,750 £72,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.72% -3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £89,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £115,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -

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 92,626 79,527 137,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.04% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,351 64,555 110,874
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,375 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Top 14 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 14 June 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 -57 205 £72,500 - 28
London -53 115 £85,000 +6.25% 14
UK excluding London -36 96 £65,000 - 16
Work from Home -133 85 £77,500 +10.71% 7
South East -1 33 £70,000 +12.00% 7
North of England -37 27 £57,500 -20.69% 5
South West -30 25 £62,500 -10.71% 1
North West -26 11 £68,750 -11.29% 3
Yorkshire -35 10 £57,500 +21.05% 1
North East -4 6 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Scotland -47 5 £60,000 -18.64% 2
West Midlands -34 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Midlands -48 4 £55,000 -15.38%
Wales +3 2 £55,750 -14.23%

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 248 (100.00%) Java
2 159 (64.11%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (56.45%) Spring
4 92 (37.10%) Scrum
5 88 (35.48%) TDD
6 81 (32.66%) Spring Boot
7 70 (28.23%) Jenkins
8 67 (27.02%) Mentoring
8 67 (27.02%) JavaScript
9 64 (25.81%) Hibernate
10 62 (25.00%) Finance
10 62 (25.00%) AWS
11 60 (24.19%) Microservices
12 58 (23.39%) Tomcat
13 55 (22.18%) SQL
13 55 (22.18%) BDD
14 53 (21.37%) AngularJS
14 53 (21.37%) Web Services
15 52 (20.97%) Maven
16 49 (19.76%) DevOps
17 48 (19.35%) Docker
18 47 (18.95%) Back Office
19 46 (18.55%) Software Engineering
19 46 (18.55%) Social Skills
20 45 (18.15%) REST
21 44 (17.74%) Oracle
22 41 (16.53%) RabbitMQ
23 39 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
24 38 (15.32%) GCP
24 38 (15.32%) JIRA

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 58 (23.39%) Tomcat
2 22 (8.87%) Apache
2 22 (8.87%) Apache TomEE
3 11 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (4.03%) Confluence
5 4 (1.61%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 62 (25.00%) AWS
2 38 (15.32%) GCP
3 29 (11.69%) Azure
4 14 (5.65%) SaaS
5 8 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.42%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.02%) Serverless
8 4 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (1.21%) GitHub
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.81%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.81%) PaaS
11 1 (0.40%) Algolia
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.40%) AWS KMS
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.87%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 26 (10.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 25 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 23 (9.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (8.87%) Redis
7 18 (7.26%) NoSQL
8 13 (5.24%) DB2
8 13 (5.24%) SQL Server
9 12 (4.84%) Big Data
9 12 (4.84%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.61%) MySQL
12 3 (1.21%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.81%) Amazon Athena
14 1 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
14 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.40%) Apache Ignite
14 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.40%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 70 (28.23%) Jenkins
2 52 (20.97%) Maven
3 38 (15.32%) JIRA
4 29 (11.69%) Git (software)
5 27 (10.89%) Cucumber
6 26 (10.48%) Subversion
7 17 (6.85%) JUnit
8 11 (4.44%) Gradle
9 8 (3.23%) Bitbucket Server
10 7 (2.82%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.82%) IntelliJ
11 5 (2.02%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.61%) Mockito
13 2 (0.81%) Ant
13 2 (0.81%) Selenium
14 1 (0.40%) DbUnit
14 1 (0.40%) jMock
14 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.40%) SOAtest
14 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (25.00%) Finance
2 47 (18.95%) Back Office
3 46 (18.55%) Social Skills
4 33 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (9.27%) Banking
5 23 (9.27%) Games
6 13 (5.24%) Investment Banking
6 13 (5.24%) Public Sector
7 7 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.42%) Front Office
8 6 (2.42%) Law
9 5 (2.02%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.61%) Electronics
10 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.61%) Marketing
11 2 (0.81%) Advertising
11 2 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (56.45%) Spring
2 81 (32.66%) Spring Boot
3 64 (25.81%) Hibernate
4 53 (21.37%) AngularJS
4 53 (21.37%) Web Services
5 45 (18.15%) REST
6 41 (16.53%) RabbitMQ
7 37 (14.92%) React
8 33 (13.31%) JPA
9 28 (11.29%) JAXB
9 28 (11.29%) Spring MVC
10 26 (10.48%) Apache Camel
11 25 (10.08%) CSS
11 25 (10.08%) JMS
11 25 (10.08%) Struts
11 25 (10.08%) Vaadin
12 23 (9.27%) HTML
12 23 (9.27%) Spring Security
13 22 (8.87%) JSP
13 22 (8.87%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.31%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (4.44%) Derivative
3 10 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.23%) Video\Live Streaming
5 7 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.42%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.21%) Equities
7 3 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.40%) Clustering
8 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.40%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.40%) NHS
8 1 (0.40%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.85%) Linux
2 15 (6.05%) Windows
3 14 (5.65%) Unix
4 7 (2.82%) Android
4 7 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (64.11%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (37.10%) Scrum
3 88 (35.48%) TDD
4 67 (27.02%) Mentoring
5 60 (24.19%) Microservices
6 55 (22.18%) BDD
7 49 (19.76%) DevOps
8 46 (18.55%) Software Engineering
9 39 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (14.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 29 (11.69%) Product Roadmap
11 29 (11.69%) Reverse Engineering
12 27 (10.89%) Fintech
13 25 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (9.27%) Technical Leadership
15 22 (8.87%) Coaching
15 22 (8.87%) Computer Science
15 22 (8.87%) Deadline-Driven
15 22 (8.87%) Emotional Intelligence
16 19 (7.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 248 (100.00%) Java
2 67 (27.02%) JavaScript
3 55 (22.18%) SQL
4 34 (13.71%) Java 8
5 20 (8.06%) Python
6 16 (6.45%) TypeScript
7 13 (5.24%) C++
8 10 (4.03%) ES6
8 10 (4.03%) Kotlin
9 8 (3.23%) Java 9
10 7 (2.82%) C
11 6 (2.42%) Perl
11 6 (2.42%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.02%) Scala
13 3 (1.21%) Groovy
13 3 (1.21%) XPath
14 1 (0.40%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 24 (9.68%) Degree
2 12 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.42%) HND
4 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.85%) QA
2 7 (2.82%) EMIR
2 7 (2.82%) MiFID
3 3 (1.21%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 48 (19.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (12.90%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.03%) Ansible
3 8 (3.23%) Terraform
4 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.81%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Grafana
5 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 44 (17.74%) Oracle
2 9 (3.63%) IBM
3 8 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.82%) Sybase
5 6 (2.42%) Google
6 4 (1.61%) SAP
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.81%) Splunk
8 1 (0.40%) Solace
8 1 (0.40%) TIBCO