The median annual salary for a Lead Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 849 869
Rank change year-on-year +42 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 65 75 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.077% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.080% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 60 72 99
Median salary £52,500 £49,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,688 £37,500 £44,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +44 62 £52,500 +7.14% 17
South East +58 13 £50,000 +17.64%
Hampshire +20 12 £50,000 +17.64%
London +22 11 £70,000 +3.70% 5
North West -30 11 £52,500 +23.52% 4
Manchester - 9 £57,500 - 1
East Midlands +26 8 £55,000 +25.00% 1
Nottingham +12 8 £55,000 +25.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £55,000 +25.00% 1
South West +3 7 £32,500 - 3
Portsmouth - 7 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 5 £42,500 -11.45%
Tyne and Wear +18 5 £42,500 -17.47%
North East +13 5 £42,500 -17.47%
West Midlands +8 5 £47,500 -3.06% 1
Somerset -2 5 £32,500 -31.57%
Southampton - 5 £60,000 -
Staffordshire +15 3 £47,500 -9.52%
Stafford - 3 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +7 2 £46,250 -22.91%
Yorkshire +6 2 £46,250 -22.91% 3
Leeds -3 2 £46,250 -22.91%
Cheshire -32 2 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Crewe - 2 £46,250 -
Surrey +29 1 £60,000 +41.17%
Scotland +10 1 - -
East of England +5 1 £65,000 +62.50%
Gloucestershire +3 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Coventry -3 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Solihull - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 123 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (51.52%) JavaScript
3 97 (48.99%) .NET
4 93 (46.97%) C#
5 82 (41.41%) Software Engineering
6 78 (39.39%) HTML
7 69 (34.85%) SQL
8 68 (34.34%) Java
9 65 (32.83%) MVC
10 64 (32.32%) ASP.NET
11 53 (26.77%) CSS
12 50 (25.25%) Scrum
13 48 (24.24%) TDD
14 46 (23.23%) AngularJS
15 42 (21.21%) Test Automation
16 41 (20.71%) Node.js
17 38 (19.19%) HTML5
18 37 (18.69%) Web Services
19 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
20 32 (16.16%) PHP
20 32 (16.16%) MySQL
20 32 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC
21 29 (14.65%) Degree
22 28 (14.14%) jQuery
22 28 (14.14%) XML
23 27 (13.64%) RESTful
23 27 (13.64%) MongoDB
24 26 (13.13%) C
24 26 (13.13%) Microsoft
25 23 (11.62%) CRM

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 10 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.54%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.54%) IIS
3 5 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.02%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.02%) CMS
4 4 (2.02%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.52%) Confluence
5 3 (1.52%) Mongoose
5 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.01%) JBoss
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
1 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.51%) InDesign
1 1 (0.51%) InVision
1 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.55%) Office 365
4 7 (3.54%) GitHub
5 4 (2.02%) SaaS
6 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.03%) Internet
2 5 (2.53%) ATM
3 4 (2.02%) HTTP
3 4 (2.02%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.16%) MySQL
3 27 (13.64%) MongoDB
4 16 (8.08%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.05%) CouchDB
7 9 (4.55%) DB2
8 8 (4.04%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.53%) Apache Accumulo
9 5 (2.53%) Big Data
10 4 (2.02%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.60%) Maven
2 19 (9.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.04%) Ant
4 8 (4.04%) Selenium
5 7 (3.54%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.54%) QUnit
6 6 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.02%) JIRA
7 4 (2.02%) NUnit
7 4 (2.02%) Subversion
7 4 (2.02%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.52%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.52%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.52%) gulp
8 3 (1.52%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.52%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (9.09%) Finance
2 10 (5.05%) Electronics
3 9 (4.55%) Retail
4 8 (4.04%) Banking
4 8 (4.04%) Military
5 7 (3.54%) Marketing
6 6 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.02%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (48.99%) .NET
2 78 (39.39%) HTML
3 64 (32.32%) ASP.NET
4 53 (26.77%) CSS
5 46 (23.23%) AngularJS
6 41 (20.71%) Node.js
7 38 (19.19%) HTML5
8 37 (18.69%) Web Services
9 32 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (14.14%) jQuery
10 28 (14.14%) XML
11 27 (13.64%) RESTful
12 23 (11.62%) Spring
13 22 (11.11%) Laravel
14 21 (10.61%) .NET Framework
15 20 (10.10%) LAMP
16 16 (8.08%) XSLT
17 15 (7.58%) CSS3
18 13 (6.57%) Kendo UI
18 13 (6.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.09%) iPad
2 14 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (6.57%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.05%) User Experience
6 7 (3.54%) Augmented Reality
6 7 (3.54%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.53%) EFT
8 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.01%) Fintech
10 1 (0.51%) Animation
10 1 (0.51%) Blog
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.61%) Linux
2 18 (9.09%) Windows
3 7 (3.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.02%) Android
4 4 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (41.41%) Software Engineering
3 65 (32.83%) MVC
4 50 (25.25%) Scrum
5 48 (24.24%) TDD
6 42 (21.21%) Test Automation
7 23 (11.62%) CRM
8 22 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
8 22 (11.11%) SDLC
9 21 (10.61%) Open Source
10 20 (10.10%) DevOps
11 19 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (9.60%) Mentoring
11 19 (9.60%) Unit Testing
12 18 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (9.09%) OOP
13 17 (8.59%) Analytics
13 17 (8.59%) Line Management
13 17 (8.59%) Workflow
14 14 (7.07%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 102 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 93 (46.97%) C#
3 69 (34.85%) SQL
4 68 (34.34%) Java
5 32 (16.16%) PHP
6 26 (13.13%) C
7 12 (6.06%) C++
8 10 (5.05%) Python
8 10 (5.05%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.54%) COBOL
9 7 (3.54%) Groovy
9 7 (3.54%) R
9 7 (3.54%) Ruby
10 5 (2.53%) Perl
10 5 (2.53%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.02%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.02%) Scala
11 4 (2.02%) XPath
11 4 (2.02%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (14.65%) Degree
2 15 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.02%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.04%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Section 508
2 1 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (3.03%) Docker
2 4 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.02%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.61%) Oracle
3 6 (3.03%) SAP
4 4 (2.02%) VMware
5 3 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.52%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.52%) Zend
6 2 (1.01%) Apple
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe
7 1 (0.51%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.51%) Sun
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Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £115k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90000 - £115000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Washington Frank
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 26 days ago