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The median annual salary for a Lead Programmer was £115,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

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
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1164 975 785
Rank change year-on-year -189 -190 +295
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 61 40 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.035% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.038% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 34 7 11
10th Percentile £64,750 - £32,000
25th Percentile £98,125 £55,000 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £115,000 £60,000 £100,000
Median % change year-on-year +91.67% -40.00% +35.59%
75th Percentile £122,500 £94,375 £126,875
90th Percentile £187,500 £110,000 £143,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% +61.76% -40.87%

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 157,584 104,448 61,838
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.16% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 84,426 74,016 50,484
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,276 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,800 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.05% - +5.56%

Lead Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead Programmer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Programmer.

Salary trend for Lead Programmer in the UK

Lead Programmer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Programmer over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

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 7 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -189 50 £115,000 +80.39% 2
London -174 45 £115,000 +15.00% 1
Work from Home -189 32 £115,000 +109.09% 2
UK excluding London -126 5 £65,000 +18.18% 1
North of England - 3 £70,000 -
North West - 3 £70,000 -
Midlands -77 1 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South East - 1 £65,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

Lead Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, Lead Programmer job roles required the following 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 45 (73.77%) Python
2 29 (47.54%) Computer Science
3 27 (44.26%) Agile
4 26 (42.62%) Java
5 25 (40.98%) Equities
6 22 (36.07%) .NET
6 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
6 22 (36.07%) Docker
6 22 (36.07%) Kubernetes
7 21 (34.43%) SAS
8 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
9 19 (31.15%) Shell Script
9 19 (31.15%) Middleware
9 19 (31.15%) HTTP
9 19 (31.15%) JUnit
9 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
9 19 (31.15%) Oracle
9 19 (31.15%) SQL
9 19 (31.15%) Linux
9 19 (31.15%) Scrum
9 19 (31.15%) Fixed Income
9 19 (31.15%) NUnit
9 19 (31.15%) ActiveMQ
9 19 (31.15%) Jetty
9 19 (31.15%) JSON
9 19 (31.15%) Multithreading
9 19 (31.15%) Kanban
9 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
9 19 (31.15%) Guice
9 19 (31.15%) Scala

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 21 (34.43%) SAS
2 19 (31.15%) Jetty
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) DNN
3 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (3.28%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.15%) OpenShift
2 6 (9.84%) Azure
3 4 (6.56%) AWS
4 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.92%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (31.15%) Hazelcast
2 19 (31.15%) Redis
3 6 (9.84%) Big Data
4 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (31.15%) Cucumber
1 19 (31.15%) JUnit
1 19 (31.15%) Moq
1 19 (31.15%) NUnit
1 19 (31.15%) SpecFlow
2 6 (9.84%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 18 (29.51%) Social Skills
2 14 (22.95%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (9.84%) Back Office
3 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) Organisational Skills
3 6 (9.84%) Prime Brokerage
4 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) .NET
2 19 (31.15%) ActiveMQ
2 19 (31.15%) Akka
2 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
2 19 (31.15%) Autofac
2 19 (31.15%) Guice
2 19 (31.15%) JSON
2 19 (31.15%) Kafka
2 19 (31.15%) Memcached
2 19 (31.15%) Middleware
2 19 (31.15%) NancyFx
2 19 (31.15%) Protocol Buffers
2 19 (31.15%) Reactive Extensions
2 19 (31.15%) REST
3 12 (19.67%) TensorFlow
4 10 (16.39%) AngularJS
4 10 (16.39%) React
5 7 (11.48%) XML
6 6 (9.84%) Beautiful Soup
6 6 (9.84%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 25 (40.98%) Equities
2 19 (31.15%) Cloud Native
2 19 (31.15%) Fixed Income
3 14 (22.95%) Biotechnology
4 12 (19.67%) Hedge funds
5 11 (18.03%) Life Science
6 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (4.92%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.92%) User Experience
7 2 (3.28%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (1.64%) IoT
8 1 (1.64%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Computer Science
2 27 (44.26%) Agile
3 19 (31.15%) Containerisation
3 19 (31.15%) Inversion of Control
3 19 (31.15%) Kanban
3 19 (31.15%) Multithreaded Programming
3 19 (31.15%) Multithreading
3 19 (31.15%) Scrum
4 17 (27.87%) Statistics
5 16 (26.23%) Mathematics
6 13 (21.31%) Analytics
6 13 (21.31%) Software Engineering
7 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
7 11 (18.03%) Project Management
8 10 (16.39%) Data Collection
8 10 (16.39%) Performance Metrics
9 7 (11.48%) Biostatistics
9 7 (11.48%) Operations Research
9 7 (11.48%) Validation
10 6 (9.84%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 45 (73.77%) Python
2 26 (42.62%) Java
3 19 (31.15%) Go
3 19 (31.15%) Kotlin
3 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
3 19 (31.15%) Scala
3 19 (31.15%) Shell Script
3 19 (31.15%) SQL
4 10 (16.39%) R
5 8 (13.11%) C++
6 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.92%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.28%) C#
9 1 (1.64%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
1 7 (11.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) CDISC
2 2 (3.28%) Accessibility
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (36.07%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.92%) Ansible
2 3 (4.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 19 (31.15%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Alibaba
3 3 (4.92%) Google
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) Facebook
5 1 (1.64%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.64%) Perforce
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore