The median annual salary for a Lead Developer was £49,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 139 149
Rank change year-on-year -25 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Developer 46 105 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.96% 1.70% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.76% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 42 80 68
Median salary £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,100 £41,000 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4643 5951 4904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.31% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 4831 4194
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +28 19 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Staffordshire +19 14 £41,000 -15.89% 1
Warwickshire -22 6 £52,500 - 2
Shropshire -2 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -4 2 £37,500 -9.09%
Solihull -19 1 £38,500 -14.44%
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 73 (61.34%) CSS
2 72 (60.50%) JavaScript
3 71 (59.66%) HTML
4 65 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (42.02%) MVC
6 48 (40.34%) C#
6 48 (40.34%) .NET
7 44 (36.97%) jQuery
8 42 (35.29%) HTML5
9 37 (31.09%) SQL Server
10 36 (30.25%) MySQL
11 35 (29.41%) SQL
12 34 (28.57%) PHP
13 32 (26.89%) ASP.NET
13 32 (26.89%) Scrum
14 29 (24.37%) Web Development
15 25 (21.01%) Mentoring
16 23 (19.33%) Microsoft
17 22 (18.49%) OO
18 20 (16.81%) Marketing
19 19 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (15.97%) OOP
20 18 (15.13%) Web Services
20 18 (15.13%) CSS3
20 18 (15.13%) AngularJS
21 17 (14.29%) T-SQL
21 17 (14.29%) LAMP
22 15 (12.61%) User Experience
23 14 (11.76%) React
23 14 (11.76%) High Availability

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 6 (5.04%) WordPress
2 4 (3.36%) CMS
3 3 (2.52%) Confluence
3 3 (2.52%) Documentum
3 3 (2.52%) Drupal
4 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.84%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.84%) IIS
5 1 (0.84%) JBoss
5 1 (0.84%) SAS
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Magento
1 3 (2.52%) Sage 200
1 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Exstream
3 1 (0.84%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.36%) GitHub
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.84%) Force.com
5 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.92%) ATM
2 4 (3.36%) Skype
3 3 (2.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (31.09%) SQL Server
2 36 (30.25%) MySQL
3 7 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.52%) Big Data
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.84%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) Power BI
7 1 (0.84%) QlikView
7 1 (0.84%) Redis
7 1 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.84%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.20%) JUnit
3 5 (4.20%) Maven
4 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.36%) Subversion
5 3 (2.52%) JIRA
5 3 (2.52%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.52%) Selenium
5 3 (2.52%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.68%) Ant
6 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.68%) TestNG
6 2 (1.68%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.84%) Gradle
7 1 (0.84%) Grunt
7 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.84%) Xcode
General
1 20 (16.81%) Marketing
2 12 (10.08%) Finance
3 11 (9.24%) Games
4 7 (5.88%) Retail
5 6 (5.04%) Banking
6 5 (4.20%) Automotive
7 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.84%) Advertising
8 1 (0.84%) Law
8 1 (0.84%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (61.34%) CSS
2 71 (59.66%) HTML
3 48 (40.34%) .NET
4 44 (36.97%) jQuery
5 42 (35.29%) HTML5
6 32 (26.89%) ASP.NET
7 19 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (15.13%) AngularJS
8 18 (15.13%) CSS3
8 18 (15.13%) Web Services
9 17 (14.29%) LAMP
10 14 (11.76%) React
11 12 (10.08%) XML
12 11 (9.24%) .NET Framework
12 11 (9.24%) Ajax
13 10 (8.40%) Semantic HTML
14 8 (6.72%) Laravel
15 7 (5.88%) JSON
15 7 (5.88%) REST
16 6 (5.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) User Experience
2 7 (5.88%) Fintech
3 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.20%) Online Games
5 4 (3.36%) EPoS
5 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.52%) Blog
7 2 (1.68%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.84%) Animation
8 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Android
2 10 (8.40%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.04%) Linux
3 6 (5.04%) Windows
4 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (42.02%) MVC
3 32 (26.89%) Scrum
4 29 (24.37%) Web Development
5 25 (21.01%) Mentoring
6 22 (18.49%) OO
7 19 (15.97%) OOP
8 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 14 (11.76%) High Availability
9 12 (10.08%) BDD
10 11 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (8.40%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.40%) TDD
12 8 (6.72%) Line Management
12 8 (6.72%) SOA
13 7 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.88%) Mobile Development
13 7 (5.88%) Project Management
13 7 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
14 6 (5.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (60.50%) JavaScript
2 48 (40.34%) C#
3 35 (29.41%) SQL
4 34 (28.57%) PHP
5 17 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 14 (11.76%) Java
7 12 (10.08%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.36%) C++
8 4 (3.36%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.68%) Python
11 1 (0.84%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.84%) Dart
11 1 (0.84%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.84%) Ruby
11 1 (0.84%) Scala
11 1 (0.84%) VB
11 1 (0.84%) XAML
11 1 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) BC Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.20%) Google
3 4 (3.36%) Pega
3 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.36%) Zend
4 3 (2.52%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.52%) EMC
4 3 (2.52%) HP
4 3 (2.52%) OpenText
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle
4 3 (2.52%) Sage
4 3 (2.52%) Tableau
4 3 (2.52%) Talend
5 2 (1.68%) Apple
5 2 (1.68%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.84%) Adobe
6 1 (0.84%) IBM
6 1 (0.84%) Rackspace
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