The median annual salary for a Lead Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Software Developer
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 732 851 869
Rank change year-on-year +119 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 132 98 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.095% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.098% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 107 81 70
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £48,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.45% -8.57%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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 Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer.

Salary trend for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +125 127 £47,500 -13.63% 13
North West +20 33 £37,500 -14.28% 3
South East +78 26 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Manchester +3 26 £35,000 -33.33% 2
London +71 22 £70,000 +3.70% 3
Hampshire +31 17 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Nottinghamshire +17 15 £50,000 +13.63% 1
East Midlands +16 15 £50,000 +13.63% 1
South West +26 14 £42,000 -11.57% 2
Portsmouth - 14 £45,000 - 1
East of England +34 10 £65,000 -
Somerset -1 10 £42,000 -8.19% 1
Hertfordshire - 10 £65,000 -
Nottingham +14 8 £50,000 +13.63% 1
Hastings - 7 £37,500 - 1
East Sussex - 7 £37,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear +13 4 £42,500 -11.45%
North East +1 4 £42,500 -11.45%
Lancashire 0 4 £75,649 +116.14%
Blackpool - 4 £75,649 -
Cheshire - 3 £41,500 - 1
Belfast - 3 £47,500 - 1
County Antrim - 3 £47,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +22 2 - -
Yorkshire +16 2 £35,000 -23.07%
Southampton +14 2 £62,500 +31.57% 1
North Yorkshire +7 2 £35,000 -23.07%
Bristol +1 2 £51,250 +13.88%
York - 2 £35,000 -

Lead Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Lead Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 152 (70.05%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (48.39%) C#
3 104 (47.93%) .NET
4 103 (47.47%) JavaScript
5 92 (42.40%) Software Engineering
6 80 (36.87%) HTML
7 75 (34.56%) SQL
8 70 (32.26%) Java
9 64 (29.49%) MVC
10 61 (28.11%) CSS
11 59 (27.19%) AngularJS
11 59 (27.19%) Scrum
12 58 (26.73%) Node.js
13 50 (23.04%) ASP.NET
14 43 (19.82%) PHP
15 41 (18.89%) Web Services
16 40 (18.43%) MySQL
16 40 (18.43%) HTML5
17 38 (17.51%) TDD
18 36 (16.59%) SQL Server
19 33 (15.21%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (15.21%) Mentoring
20 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
21 30 (13.82%) DevOps
22 29 (13.36%) SDLC
22 29 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (13.36%) Degree
23 26 (11.98%) LAMP
24 25 (11.52%) Laravel
25 24 (11.06%) iPad

Lead Software Developer 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 11 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.23%) JBoss
4 6 (2.76%) Apache Pig
4 6 (2.76%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.30%) Apache
5 5 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.84%) Confluence
6 4 (1.84%) Documentum
6 4 (1.84%) IIS
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.92%) CMS
8 2 (0.92%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.46%) Captiva
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.15%) Office 365
4 5 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.92%) GitHub
5 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.23%) HTTP
1 7 (3.23%) Internet
2 5 (2.30%) ATM
3 4 (1.84%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.43%) MySQL
2 36 (16.59%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.14%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 13 (5.99%) Big Data
6 11 (5.07%) DB2
7 10 (4.61%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.76%) Apache Hive
8 6 (2.76%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.76%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.84%) Blockchain
11 3 (1.38%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.92%) OrientDB
13 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (7.83%) Maven
2 16 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.53%) Selenium
5 11 (5.07%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.61%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.76%) Ant
7 6 (2.76%) JIRA
8 5 (2.30%) JUnit
8 5 (2.30%) PHPUnit
8 5 (2.30%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.84%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.84%) NetBeans
9 4 (1.84%) QUnit
10 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.38%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.38%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.38%) Subversion
General
1 18 (8.29%) Finance
2 10 (4.61%) Military
3 9 (4.15%) Banking
4 7 (3.23%) Electronics
5 6 (2.76%) Marketing
6 5 (2.30%) Retail
7 3 (1.38%) Advertising
8 2 (0.92%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (47.93%) .NET
2 80 (36.87%) HTML
3 61 (28.11%) CSS
4 59 (27.19%) AngularJS
5 58 (26.73%) Node.js
6 50 (23.04%) ASP.NET
7 41 (18.89%) Web Services
8 40 (18.43%) HTML5
9 33 (15.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (11.98%) LAMP
11 25 (11.52%) Laravel
12 24 (11.06%) jQuery
13 22 (10.14%) Spring
14 21 (9.68%) XML
15 20 (9.22%) .NET Framework
16 18 (8.29%) RESTful
17 16 (7.37%) Hibernate
18 15 (6.91%) WinForms
18 15 (6.91%) XSLT
19 14 (6.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.06%) iPad
2 14 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.61%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.23%) Augmented Reality
4 7 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.30%) Blog
5 5 (2.30%) EFT
5 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.30%) User Experience
6 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.38%) Fintech
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.46%) Animation
8 1 (0.46%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.68%) Linux
2 14 (6.45%) Windows
3 3 (1.38%) Android
3 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (70.05%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (42.40%) Software Engineering
3 64 (29.49%) MVC
4 59 (27.19%) Scrum
5 38 (17.51%) TDD
6 33 (15.21%) Mentoring
7 30 (13.82%) DevOps
8 29 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (13.36%) SDLC
9 21 (9.68%) Automated Testing
9 21 (9.68%) Open Source
10 20 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (9.22%) Unit Testing
11 19 (8.76%) Coaching
11 19 (8.76%) CRM
11 19 (8.76%) Line Management
12 17 (7.83%) SOA
13 16 (7.37%) Workflow
14 14 (6.45%) Analytics
14 14 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 105 (48.39%) C#
2 103 (47.47%) JavaScript
3 75 (34.56%) SQL
4 70 (32.26%) Java
5 43 (19.82%) PHP
6 21 (9.68%) C
7 15 (6.91%) T-SQL
8 14 (6.45%) Python
9 12 (5.53%) Perl
9 12 (5.53%) Ruby
10 9 (4.15%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.23%) COBOL
11 7 (3.23%) R
12 6 (2.76%) C++
13 5 (2.30%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.30%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.30%) Scala
14 4 (1.84%) Clojure
14 4 (1.84%) Groovy
14 4 (1.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (13.36%) Degree
2 16 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.38%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) PhD
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.53%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.46%) Section 508
2 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (3.69%) Docker
2 6 (2.76%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.84%) Puppet
2 1 (0.46%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.14%) Oracle
3 6 (2.76%) VMware
4 4 (1.84%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.84%) DevExpress
4 4 (1.84%) EMC
4 4 (1.84%) OpenText
4 4 (1.84%) Pega
5 3 (1.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.92%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.46%) Google
7 1 (0.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.46%) Zend
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