Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1000 1057 1105
Rank change year-on-year +57 +48 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 189 180 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.095% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.098% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 164 169 173
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,380 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.72% +6.00%
10th Percentile £38,550 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Lead Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Developer in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 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 +49 178 £55,000 - 18
UK excluding London +48 136 £52,500 +5.00% 16
London +13 52 £70,000 - 2
North of England -3 40 £50,000 -2.91% 7
South West +36 30 £55,000 +3.29% 3
South East +29 24 £55,000 -4.35% 2
North West -18 21 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Midlands +17 17 £52,500 +16.67%
Yorkshire +27 16 £50,000 -16.67% 4
East of England +11 15 £43,500 -8.42% 4
Scotland -7 10 £52,500 +16.67%
West Midlands +12 9 £52,500 +7.14%
East Midlands +28 8 £67,500 +50.00%
North East +2 3 £50,000 -2.91%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 112 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (51.32%) JavaScript
3 94 (49.74%) C#
4 84 (44.44%) .NET
5 75 (39.68%) Java
6 71 (37.57%) HTML
7 64 (33.86%) Software Engineering
8 61 (32.28%) SQL
9 59 (31.22%) CSS
10 47 (24.87%) Spring
11 46 (24.34%) MVC
12 43 (22.75%) ASP.NET
13 42 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 42 (22.22%) Finance
14 38 (20.11%) Degree
15 37 (19.58%) Mentoring
15 37 (19.58%) Microservices
16 35 (18.52%) TDD
17 34 (17.99%) AngularJS
18 30 (15.87%) Coaching
19 29 (15.34%) SDLC
20 28 (14.81%) RESTful
20 28 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
21 26 (13.76%) HTML5
21 26 (13.76%) NoSQL
22 25 (13.23%) Git (software)
23 24 (12.70%) Scrum
24 23 (12.17%) Maven
24 23 (12.17%) Node.js

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 17 (8.99%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.17%) CMS
4 5 (2.65%) Apache
4 5 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.59%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.06%) Confluence
6 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) OpenROAD
6 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.06%) WordPress
7 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) Mongoose
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.53%) InDesign
2 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) iTrent
1 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.59%) GitHub
5 2 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.06%) SaaS
5 2 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.17%) Bluetooth
1 6 (3.17%) GPRS
1 6 (3.17%) NFC
1 6 (3.17%) RFID
1 6 (3.17%) RS-232
1 6 (3.17%) UMTS
1 6 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) SMS
2 1 (0.53%) SSH
2 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.76%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.99%) MongoDB
3 17 (8.99%) MySQL
4 15 (7.94%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.35%) Big Data
6 10 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.76%) CouchDB
8 7 (3.70%) Apache Accumulo
8 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.17%) QlikView
10 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.59%) Power BI
12 2 (1.06%) HBase
12 2 (1.06%) Informix
12 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.17%) Maven
3 13 (6.88%) Eclipse
4 10 (5.29%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.76%) Subversion
6 8 (4.23%) Ant
7 5 (2.65%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.65%) JBehave
7 5 (2.65%) JUnit
7 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.12%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.59%) JIRA
9 3 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.06%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.06%) CA Gen
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.06%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (1.06%) PROIV
10 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (22.22%) Finance
2 19 (10.05%) Retail
3 16 (8.47%) Electronics
3 16 (8.47%) Marketing
4 15 (7.94%) Telecoms
5 14 (7.41%) Manufacturing
6 8 (4.23%) Advertising
7 7 (3.70%) Banking
8 5 (2.65%) Games
8 5 (2.65%) Legal
9 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.59%) Law
11 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (44.44%) .NET
2 71 (37.57%) HTML
3 59 (31.22%) CSS
4 47 (24.87%) Spring
5 43 (22.75%) ASP.NET
6 34 (17.99%) AngularJS
7 28 (14.81%) RESTful
8 26 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (13.76%) HTML5
9 23 (12.17%) Node.js
10 22 (11.64%) .NET Framework
10 22 (11.64%) Web Services
11 19 (10.05%) REST
12 18 (9.52%) CSS3
13 17 (8.99%) jQuery
14 15 (7.94%) Hibernate
15 13 (6.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (6.35%) JMS
16 12 (6.35%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.88%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.88%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (5.82%) User Experience
5 6 (3.17%) CAN bus
6 5 (2.65%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.12%) Fintech
8 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.06%) Derivative
9 2 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.06%) Tandem
10 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.52%) Linux
2 4 (2.12%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Android
3 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.53%) Unix
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (33.86%) Software Engineering
3 46 (24.34%) MVC
4 37 (19.58%) Mentoring
4 37 (19.58%) Microservices
5 35 (18.52%) TDD
6 30 (15.87%) Coaching
7 29 (15.34%) SDLC
8 24 (12.70%) Scrum
9 16 (8.47%) DevOps
10 15 (7.94%) Analytics
10 15 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
11 14 (7.41%) Programme Management
11 14 (7.41%) Refactoring
12 13 (6.88%) BDD
12 13 (6.88%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.88%) Web Development
13 12 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (6.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 97 (51.32%) JavaScript
2 94 (49.74%) C#
3 75 (39.68%) Java
4 61 (32.28%) SQL
5 16 (8.47%) PHP
5 16 (8.47%) Ruby
6 15 (7.94%) C++
7 14 (7.41%) Python
8 12 (6.35%) C
9 11 (5.82%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.76%) Groovy
10 9 (4.76%) Scala
11 6 (3.17%) ANSI C
11 6 (3.17%) Embedded C
11 6 (3.17%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.17%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.12%) VB
13 2 (1.06%) COBOL
13 2 (1.06%) Perl
13 2 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (20.11%) Degree
2 5 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (11.64%) Docker
2 6 (3.17%) Firmware
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) Puppet
2 5 (2.65%) Marathon
3 3 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.41%) Oracle
2 14 (7.41%) SAP
3 5 (2.65%) Zoomdata
4 3 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (0.53%) Apple
5 1 (0.53%) Google
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.53%) VMware