Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1170 1158 1235
Rank change year-on-year -12 +77 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 28 60 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.032% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.033% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 25 56 63
UK median annual salary £70,000 £61,250 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £45,750
90th Percentile £95,500 £80,000 £95,000
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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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 +16 27 £70,000 +12.00% 3
London +7 19 £70,000 - 1
UK excluding London +5 8 £55,000 - 2
South West - 3 £55,000 -
East of England +5 2 £62,500 - 1
North West -4 2 £42,500 -19.05%
North of England -10 2 £42,500 -22.73% 1
South East +55 1 - -

Lead Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 16 (57.14%) Games
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 14 (50.00%) Big Data
3 13 (46.43%) NoSQL
3 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 12 (42.86%) Spring
4 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (42.86%) Docker
4 12 (42.86%) DevOps
5 11 (39.29%) Microservices
5 11 (39.29%) REST
5 11 (39.29%) Apache Camel
5 11 (39.29%) TDD
5 11 (39.29%) JMS
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) C++
7 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) C#
8 5 (17.86%) MVC
8 5 (17.86%) Finance
8 5 (17.86%) Unreal Engine
9 4 (14.29%) Fintech
9 4 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
9 4 (14.29%) HTML
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) MySQL
9 4 (14.29%) Oracle
9 4 (14.29%) CSS
9 4 (14.29%) Web Services

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 (10.71%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) Big Data
2 13 (46.43%) NoSQL
3 4 (14.29%) MySQL
4 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.57%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Ant
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Maven
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (57.14%) Games
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) Spring
2 11 (39.29%) Apache Camel
2 11 (39.29%) JMS
2 11 (39.29%) REST
3 5 (17.86%) Unreal Engine
4 4 (14.29%) .NET
4 4 (14.29%) CSS
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (10.71%) Symfony
5 3 (10.71%) XML
6 2 (7.14%) Kafka
6 2 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.57%) JDBC
7 1 (3.57%) JSP
7 1 (3.57%) WPF
7 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Fintech
2 3 (10.71%) Market Risk
3 2 (7.14%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Derivative
3 2 (7.14%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (3.57%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) DevOps
2 12 (42.86%) Multithreading
3 11 (39.29%) Microservices
3 11 (39.29%) TDD
4 5 (17.86%) MVC
5 4 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (14.29%) OOP
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 1 (3.57%) Analytics
8 1 (3.57%) Change Control
8 1 (3.57%) Coaching
8 1 (3.57%) Data Analytics
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office Automation
8 1 (3.57%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) C++
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) C
4 3 (10.71%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Scala
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) Lua
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) RPG
6 1 (3.57%) SAS Macro
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) CDISC
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Sybase