Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1165 1202 1235
Rank change year-on-year +37 +33 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 22 57 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.029% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.030% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 21 51 56
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £46,500 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £107,500 £80,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +54 22 £60,000 -
London +48 15 £72,500 +11.54%
UK excluding London +48 7 £55,000 -
South West - 3 £55,000 -
East of England +1 2 £55,000 -15.38%
South East - 2 £44,516 -

Lead Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (40.91%) Games
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) PHP
2 8 (36.36%) MySQL
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
3 7 (31.82%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 6 (27.27%) C++
4 6 (27.27%) .NET
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 6 (27.27%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) C#
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
6 4 (18.18%) Big Data
6 4 (18.18%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) LAMP
6 4 (18.18%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.64%) Symfony
7 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
7 3 (13.64%) Market Risk
7 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
7 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering

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 (13.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MySQL
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 4 (18.18%) Big Data
4 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
4 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.55%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.55%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 9 (40.91%) Games
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) CSS
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
2 6 (27.27%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (18.18%) LAMP
3 4 (18.18%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (13.64%) CSS3
4 3 (13.64%) Symfony
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 2 (9.09%) Kafka
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.55%) Durandal
6 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) Fintech
1 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (13.64%) Market Risk
2 2 (9.09%) Derivative
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Life Science
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) OOP
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Statistics
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) PHP
2 6 (27.27%) C++
3 5 (22.73%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.64%) Scala
6 2 (9.09%) C
6 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) Lua
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.55%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.55%) Cerner
3 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase