Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1168 1138 1251
Rank change year-on-year -30 +113 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 35 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.020% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 33
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,171 £41,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £93,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 8 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 20 April 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 -3 35 £55,000 -4.35% 17
UK excluding London -7 26 £55,000 - 14
North of England +8 10 £53,500 +7.00% 2
South East +13 9 £52,500 +17.94% 3
London -24 9 £70,000 +16.67% 3
East of England -4 7 £57,500 -8.00% 2
North West -5 6 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire +27 4 £37,500 -25.00%

Lead Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Lead Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 17 (48.57%) .NET
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) C#
3 14 (40.00%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) MVC
4 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
4 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
5 12 (34.29%) SQL
5 12 (34.29%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (22.86%) TDD
6 8 (22.86%) XML
6 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (20.00%) NoSQL
7 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (20.00%) Microservices
7 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 7 (20.00%) Games
7 7 (20.00%) Spring
8 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.14%) Multithreading
8 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
8 6 (17.14%) QA
8 6 (17.14%) Finance
8 6 (17.14%) IBM
8 6 (17.14%) SDLC
8 6 (17.14%) People Management
8 6 (17.14%) Docker
8 6 (17.14%) REST
9 5 (14.29%) Apache Camel
9 5 (14.29%) Big Data

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 2 (5.71%) Confluence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (14.29%) Big Data
3 5 (14.29%) DB2
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Ant
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (20.00%) Games
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) .NET
2 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (22.86%) XML
4 7 (20.00%) Spring
5 6 (17.14%) REST
6 5 (14.29%) Apache Camel
6 5 (14.29%) JMS
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.57%) Classic ASP
7 3 (8.57%) CSS
7 3 (8.57%) HTML
7 3 (8.57%) WPF
8 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.71%) Node.js
9 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
9 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) IVR
3 2 (5.71%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) Fintech
4 1 (2.86%) iSeries
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) zOS
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) MVC
3 12 (34.29%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (22.86%) TDD
5 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (20.00%) Microservices
6 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (17.14%) Multithreading
6 6 (17.14%) People Management
6 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
6 6 (17.14%) SDLC
7 5 (14.29%) Decision-Making
7 5 (14.29%) DevOps
7 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.43%) OO
8 4 (11.43%) Scrum
9 3 (8.57%) Chemistry
9 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.57%) Line Management
9 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) Java
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) COBOL
4 5 (14.29%) Java 8
5 3 (8.57%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.71%) C
6 2 (5.71%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.86%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) IBM
2 5 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Pega
5 2 (5.71%) TIBCO