Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1143 1132 1226
Rank change year-on-year -11 +94 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 36 48 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.027% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.028% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 33 38 52
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -1.96% +27.50%
10th Percentile £41,000 £43,875 £42,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -10.00%

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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 9 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 21 January 2018. 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 +6 35 £70,000 +12.00% 14
London +9 22 £70,000 - 3
UK excluding London -10 13 £55,000 - 11
North of England +5 5 £42,500 -20.93% 4
East of England +2 4 £55,000 -12.00% 2
South East +15 3 £75,000 +15.38% 3
North West -6 3 £42,500 -17.07% 1
Yorkshire +23 2 £37,500 -31.82% 3
South West +8 1 £55,000 +46.67% 2

Lead Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 23 (63.89%) Java
2 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (47.22%) Games
3 17 (47.22%) Big Data
4 16 (44.44%) NoSQL
4 16 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (44.44%) TDD
5 15 (41.67%) Spring
5 15 (41.67%) Multithreading
5 15 (41.67%) Docker
5 15 (41.67%) DevOps
6 14 (38.89%) Apache Camel
6 14 (38.89%) REST
6 14 (38.89%) Microservices
6 14 (38.89%) JMS
7 11 (30.56%) SQL
7 11 (30.56%) .NET
8 10 (27.78%) C#
9 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 8 (22.22%) MVC
10 7 (19.44%) C++
11 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 6 (16.67%) Oracle
11 6 (16.67%) OOP
11 6 (16.67%) SDLC
12 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
13 4 (11.11%) CSS
13 4 (11.11%) OO

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 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.56%) Confluence
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) Big Data
2 16 (44.44%) NoSQL
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Base SAS
6 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.78%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) Subversion
3 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) Ant
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (47.22%) Games
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) Spring
2 14 (38.89%) Apache Camel
2 14 (38.89%) JMS
2 14 (38.89%) REST
3 11 (30.56%) .NET
4 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.11%) CSS
5 4 (11.11%) HTML
6 3 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (8.33%) WPF
6 3 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.56%) Classic ASP
7 2 (5.56%) Kafka
7 2 (5.56%) Node.js
7 2 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (5.56%) Web Services
8 1 (2.78%) JDBC
8 1 (2.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Market Risk
2 2 (5.56%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Derivative
2 2 (5.56%) Fintech
2 2 (5.56%) IVR
2 2 (5.56%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (44.44%) TDD
3 15 (41.67%) DevOps
3 15 (41.67%) Multithreading
4 14 (38.89%) Microservices
5 8 (22.22%) MVC
6 6 (16.67%) OOP
6 6 (16.67%) SDLC
7 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.11%) Concurrent Programming
8 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) OO
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.56%) Data Security
9 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (5.56%) Line Management
9 2 (5.56%) Network Design
9 2 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) SQL
3 10 (27.78%) C#
4 7 (19.44%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) C
5 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.33%) Scala
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) Lua
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) RPG
7 1 (2.78%) SAS Macro
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) CDISC
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Pega
3 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.78%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Sybase