Lead Java Developer
UK

The median Lead Java Developer salary in the UK is £92,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 February 2024.

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

6 months to
29 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 732 880 979
Rank change year-on-year +148 +99 -382
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Java Developer 93 139 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 92 128 135
10th Percentile £67,750 £57,500 £55,000
25th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £76,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +17.24%
75th Percentile £115,000 £122,500 £102,500
90th Percentile £145,000 £125,750 £122,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +7.41% -12.90% +19.23%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,055 105,000 135,530
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 93.83% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,717 66,099 84,582
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,410 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,831 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.36% +5.66% +5.26%

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 29 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead Java Developer in the UK

Lead Java Developer
Top 12 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 29 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +197 92 £92,500 -7.50% 12
London +180 66 £100,000 -13.04% 7
Work from Home +81 44 £92,500 - 3
UK excluding London +103 27 £72,500 +7.41% 7
South East +62 10 £80,000 +14.29% 1
North of England +97 7 £90,000 +28.57%
South West +22 7 £70,000 +3.70% 1
North West +48 6 £90,000 +28.57%
West Midlands +51 2 £68,750 +14.58% 2
Midlands +32 2 £68,750 +14.58% 2
Wales +14 1 £70,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 -

Lead Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 February 2024, Lead Java Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 93 (100.00%) Java
2 63 (67.74%) AWS
3 38 (40.86%) Spring
4 28 (30.11%) DevOps
5 25 (26.88%) Spring Boot
6 22 (23.66%) Docker
6 22 (23.66%) Mentoring
7 21 (22.58%) Agile
8 20 (21.51%) Microservices
9 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
9 19 (20.43%) Social Skills
9 19 (20.43%) CI/CD
10 18 (19.35%) Kubernetes
11 17 (18.28%) Fintech
11 17 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (17.20%) Public Cloud
12 16 (17.20%) TDD
13 14 (15.05%) REST
14 13 (13.98%) Low Latency
14 13 (13.98%) Azure
14 13 (13.98%) Degree
14 13 (13.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (13.98%) Terraform
15 12 (12.90%) GCP
15 12 (12.90%) Micronaut
15 12 (12.90%) E-Commerce
15 12 (12.90%) Finance
15 12 (12.90%) Linux
15 12 (12.90%) User Stories
15 12 (12.90%) Gradle

Lead Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.23%) Confluence
2 2 (2.15%) Apache
2 2 (2.15%) Mule
3 1 (1.08%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 63 (67.74%) AWS
2 13 (13.98%) Azure
3 12 (12.90%) GCP
4 4 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.30%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (4.30%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.30%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.30%) Serverless
5 3 (3.23%) SaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Google Kubernetes Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (4.30%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.15%) Apache Ignite
3 2 (2.15%) Flink
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Gradle
2 6 (6.45%) JIRA
3 3 (3.23%) JUnit
4 2 (2.15%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.15%) Git
4 2 (2.15%) GitLab
4 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.15%) Maven
5 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.08%) Selenium
5 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (20.43%) Social Skills
2 12 (12.90%) Finance
3 10 (10.75%) Banking
4 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.30%) Tech for Good
6 3 (3.23%) Front Office
7 2 (2.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (40.86%) Spring
2 25 (26.88%) Spring Boot
3 14 (15.05%) REST
4 12 (12.90%) Micronaut
5 11 (11.83%) Kafka
6 4 (4.30%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.30%) React
6 4 (4.30%) Spring Cloud
7 3 (3.23%) CSS
7 3 (3.23%) JPA
7 3 (3.23%) RESTful
8 2 (2.15%) .NET
8 2 (2.15%) EJB
8 2 (2.15%) JavaBeans
8 2 (2.15%) Middleware
8 2 (2.15%) Vue
9 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.08%) ARM Templates
9 1 (1.08%) OpenAPI
9 1 (1.08%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Public Cloud
2 13 (13.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (8.60%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.30%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) Cyber Threat
5 3 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.15%) e-Health
6 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.08%) Distributed Systems
7 1 (1.08%) PropTech
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) DevOps
2 22 (23.66%) Mentoring
3 21 (22.58%) Agile
4 20 (21.51%) Microservices
5 19 (20.43%) CI/CD
5 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
6 17 (18.28%) Fintech
6 17 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (17.20%) TDD
8 13 (13.98%) Low Latency
9 12 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 12 (12.90%) User Stories
10 10 (10.75%) Containerisation
10 10 (10.75%) Pair Programming
10 10 (10.75%) Roadmaps
11 9 (9.68%) BDD
11 9 (9.68%) Technology Roadmap
12 8 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (8.60%) Scrum
12 8 (8.60%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 93 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (11.83%) SQL
3 10 (10.75%) C#
4 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.38%) Kotlin
5 5 (5.38%) Python
6 3 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (1.08%) Bicep
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Degree
2 4 (4.30%) AWS Certification
2 4 (4.30%) AWS Certified Developer
2 4 (4.30%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
2 4 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 22 (23.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (19.35%) Kubernetes
2 13 (13.98%) Terraform
3 1 (1.08%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (3.23%) Google
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft