Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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

Lead Programmer
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1137 1155 1253
Rank change year-on-year +18 +98 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 26 62 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.032% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.034% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 24 58 52
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,750 £48,875
90th Percentile £98,500 £80,000 £84,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Lead Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Programmer over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 +46 25 £70,000 +16.67%
London 0 20 £70,000 -
UK excluding London +31 5 £55,000 -
South West - 3 £55,000 -
North of England +4 2 £42,500 -22.73%
North West -5 2 £42,500 -19.05%

Lead Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Lead Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Lead Programmer in the job title.

1 18 (69.23%) Games
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Big Data
3 12 (46.15%) Java
4 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (42.31%) NoSQL
5 10 (38.46%) DevOps
6 9 (34.62%) Microservices
6 9 (34.62%) Apache Camel
6 9 (34.62%) Docker
6 9 (34.62%) REST
6 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
6 9 (34.62%) JMS
6 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 9 (34.62%) Spring
7 8 (30.77%) C++
8 6 (23.08%) PHP
8 6 (23.08%) MySQL
8 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Unreal Engine
9 4 (15.38%) Finance
9 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (15.38%) OOP
9 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 4 (15.38%) Concurrent Programming
10 3 (11.54%) Fintech
10 3 (11.54%) Apache Spark
10 3 (11.54%) Scala
10 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
10 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS

Lead Programmer 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 3 (11.54%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) Big Data
2 11 (42.31%) NoSQL
3 6 (23.08%) MySQL
4 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.85%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.85%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 18 (69.23%) Games
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Apache Camel
1 9 (34.62%) JMS
1 9 (34.62%) REST
1 9 (34.62%) Spring
2 6 (23.08%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (11.54%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) LAMP
3 3 (11.54%) Symfony
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) Kafka
4 2 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Fintech
1 3 (11.54%) Market Risk
2 2 (7.69%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Derivative
2 2 (7.69%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (38.46%) DevOps
4 9 (34.62%) Microservices
4 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
4 9 (34.62%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 4 (15.38%) OOP
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
8 1 (3.85%) Migration
8 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) C++
3 6 (23.08%) PHP
4 3 (11.54%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) Scala
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Lua
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Macro
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) CDISC
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase