Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Lead Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 193 205
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 136 162 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.34% 1.40% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.46% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 129 149 138
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,765 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.92% -9.97% +5.56%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Developer in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Birmingham +22 49 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Coventry +33 34 £50,000 +72.41% 2
Warwickshire -28 22 £50,000 +2.04% 1
Staffordshire +3 9 £45,000 - 1
Solihull +6 7 £50,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £45,000 -
Shropshire -3 2 £45,000 -7.69%
Worcestershire -16 1 £41,500 +18.57%
Walsall - 1 £47,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Lead 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 96 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 86 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (44.12%) C#
4 50 (36.76%) CSS
4 50 (36.76%) MVC
5 49 (36.03%) HTML
5 49 (36.03%) AngularJS
6 48 (35.29%) Mentoring
7 47 (34.56%) .NET
8 45 (33.09%) Java
9 43 (31.62%) Scrum
10 42 (30.88%) SQL Server
11 35 (25.74%) ASP.NET
12 31 (22.79%) Linux
13 29 (21.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (19.85%) MySQL
14 27 (19.85%) SQL
15 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
15 25 (18.38%) Node.js
16 23 (16.91%) ASP.NET Web API
17 22 (16.18%) Docker
17 22 (16.18%) Spring
18 21 (15.44%) Puppet
19 20 (14.71%) REST
19 20 (14.71%) Web Development
19 20 (14.71%) Git (software)
20 19 (13.97%) Hibernate
21 18 (13.24%) Oracle
22 17 (12.50%) J2EE
22 17 (12.50%) TDD

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (11.03%) Apache
2 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.68%) JBoss
4 4 (2.94%) Confluence
4 4 (2.94%) IIS
4 4 (2.94%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.47%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.74%) Documentum
6 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.47%) iTrent
2 2 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.62%) Office 365
3 8 (5.88%) npm
4 6 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) Intranet
2 4 (2.94%) HTTP
2 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.21%) SMS
4 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 27 (19.85%) MySQL
3 13 (9.56%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (6.62%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (5.15%) QlikView
8 5 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.68%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.94%) Big Data
9 4 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.47%) OLAP
10 2 (1.47%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.74%) DB2
11 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 20 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.35%) Subversion
3 8 (5.88%) gulp
3 8 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.68%) JBehave
5 5 (3.68%) JIRA
5 5 (3.68%) JUnit
5 5 (3.68%) Maven
5 5 (3.68%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.94%) git-flow
6 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.94%) webpack
7 2 (1.47%) Mocha
8 1 (0.74%) Selenium
8 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (7.35%) Marketing
2 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Retail
3 6 (4.41%) Games
4 5 (3.68%) Automotive
5 3 (2.21%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (36.76%) CSS
2 49 (36.03%) AngularJS
2 49 (36.03%) HTML
3 47 (34.56%) .NET
4 35 (25.74%) ASP.NET
5 29 (21.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (18.38%) Node.js
7 23 (16.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (16.18%) Spring
9 20 (14.71%) REST
10 19 (13.97%) Hibernate
11 17 (12.50%) J2EE
11 17 (12.50%) jQuery
12 15 (11.03%) RESTful
13 12 (8.82%) SOAP
14 11 (8.09%) Sass
15 10 (7.35%) KnockoutJS
15 10 (7.35%) LESS
15 10 (7.35%) Spring MVC
16 9 (6.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.68%) Fintech
2 5 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.68%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.94%) User Experience
4 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.47%) Social Network
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.79%) Linux
2 4 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) AIX
3 1 (0.74%) Android
3 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (36.76%) MVC
3 48 (35.29%) Mentoring
4 43 (31.62%) Scrum
5 20 (14.71%) Web Development
6 17 (12.50%) BDD
6 17 (12.50%) TDD
6 17 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 16 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 14 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.35%) Coaching
11 10 (7.35%) Microservices
11 10 (7.35%) SDLC
11 10 (7.35%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.62%) Front End Development
13 8 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
13 8 (5.88%) Presales
13 8 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 96 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 60 (44.12%) C#
3 45 (33.09%) Java
4 27 (19.85%) SQL
5 13 (9.56%) C++
6 12 (8.82%) PHP
7 11 (8.09%) TypeScript
8 9 (6.62%) Python
9 8 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.15%) Groovy
11 6 (4.41%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.68%) Ruby
12 5 (3.68%) Scala
12 5 (3.68%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.94%) C
14 2 (1.47%) R
15 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.62%) Degree
2 8 (5.88%) MCSD
2 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.74%) OCP
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 22 (16.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (15.44%) Puppet
2 12 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.88%) Ansible
4 5 (3.68%) Marathon
5 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.24%) Oracle
3 15 (11.03%) Google
4 10 (7.35%) Twitter
5 6 (4.41%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.68%) Zoomdata
7 4 (2.94%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.47%) IBM
9 1 (0.74%) Cognos
9 1 (0.74%) Pega
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) SAP
9 1 (0.74%) Zend