The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 945 909
Rank change year-on-year +99 -36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 12 9 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.009% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 54
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,400 £52,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £96,000 £88,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.34% +15.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 13 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +109 12 £55,000 -8.33% 2
London +79 5 £124,000 +60.00% 1
East of England - 3 £62,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +30 2 £50,000 -16.66%
St Albans - 2 £62,500 -
South East +52 1 £45,000 -21.73% 1
West Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £55,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £70,000 -
Horsham - 1 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £70,000 -

Lead Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Python
3 8 (27.59%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
3 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
4 7 (24.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 7 (24.14%) Clojure
4 7 (24.14%) C++
4 7 (24.14%) Games
4 7 (24.14%) F#
4 7 (24.14%) Haskell
5 6 (20.69%) OCaml
5 6 (20.69%) QA
5 6 (20.69%) DSL
5 6 (20.69%) .NET
5 6 (20.69%) Scala
5 6 (20.69%) Node.js
5 6 (20.69%) React
5 6 (20.69%) Fintech
5 6 (20.69%) ML
6 5 (17.24%) Unreal Engine
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 4 (13.79%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) 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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) CICS
1 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) SAS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DSL
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
2 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.45%) EasyMock
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) Mockito
2 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (24.14%) Games
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
2 7 (24.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (20.69%) .NET
3 6 (20.69%) Node.js
3 6 (20.69%) React
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (17.24%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (13.79%) HTML
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (10.34%) CSS
6 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 2 (6.90%) CryEngine
7 2 (6.90%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (6.90%) SignalR
7 2 (6.90%) WCF
7 2 (6.90%) WF
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Fintech
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Animation
3 2 (6.90%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
4 1 (3.45%) Life Science
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (3.45%) PlayStation
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.24%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.90%) SDLC
5 2 (6.90%) TDD
5 2 (6.90%) Web Development
5 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) BDD
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.45%) Machine Learning
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) Python
3 8 (27.59%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) C++
4 7 (24.14%) Clojure
4 7 (24.14%) F#
4 7 (24.14%) Haskell
5 6 (20.69%) ML
5 6 (20.69%) OCaml
5 6 (20.69%) Scala
6 4 (13.79%) Java
7 2 (6.90%) C
7 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.45%) Erlang
8 1 (3.45%) Go
8 1 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) SQL
8 1 (3.45%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) ACF2
1 1 (3.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) zSecure
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
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