The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 842 803 822
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 60 74 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.069% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.073% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 34 70 56
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +37.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +24.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lead Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Lead Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 within the UK.

Lead Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 59 £55,000 -8.33% 7
East Midlands +1 15 £52,500 -12.50%
Yorkshire -28 13 £55,000 +22.22%
London -44 11 £65,000 -10.34% 4
Nottinghamshire +11 10 - -
Nottingham +8 10 - -
South East +7 10 £62,500 +25.00% 3
North Yorkshire -6 9 - -
York - 9 - -
City of London +6 6 £65,000 -36.58%
West Midlands -4 5 £42,500 -15.00%
West Yorkshire -36 4 £55,000 +29.41%
Surrey - 4 £65,000 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Guildford - 4 £65,000 -
Worcestershire +2 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Redditch -4 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Cambridge -12 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -18 3 - -
East of England -19 3 - -
Leeds -27 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Lincolnshire +13 2 £50,000 -23.07%
North West -10 2 £41,250 -12.69%
Grantham - 2 £50,000 -
Newbury - 2 £42,500 -
Warwickshire +16 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Warwick +8 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Cheshire -13 1 £40,000 -19.19%
Scotland -18 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £57,500 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Software Engineer in their job title.

1 153 (97.45%) Software Engineering
2 75 (47.77%) Java
3 54 (34.39%) C#
4 53 (33.76%) .NET
5 47 (29.94%) SQL
6 44 (28.03%) Linux
7 41 (26.11%) HTML
7 41 (26.11%) TDD
8 38 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (23.57%) C++
10 35 (22.29%) JavaScript
11 34 (21.66%) HTML5
12 31 (19.75%) J2EE
12 31 (19.75%) Subversion
12 31 (19.75%) Spring
12 31 (19.75%) Degree
13 30 (19.11%) CSS
14 28 (17.83%) Jenkins
15 27 (17.20%) Hudson
15 27 (17.20%) UNIX
15 27 (17.20%) Maven
16 26 (16.56%) Scrum
17 24 (15.29%) Hibernate
17 24 (15.29%) Finance
17 24 (15.29%) jQuery
17 24 (15.29%) CSS3
18 23 (14.65%) Enterprise Software
18 23 (14.65%) Computer Science
18 23 (14.65%) Visual Studio
18 23 (14.65%) ASP.NET

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (13.38%) Apache
2 9 (5.73%) CMS
3 7 (4.46%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.18%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.18%) CloudStack
5 4 (2.55%) Jetty
6 3 (1.91%) nginx
6 3 (1.91%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.91%) Drupal
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.64%) CICS
8 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (5.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.46%) Internet
2 6 (3.82%) HTTP
3 5 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.91%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.91%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.64%) SMTP
5 1 (0.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.92%) MySQL
2 13 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.37%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.73%) Big Data
5 6 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.91%) MS Access
6 3 (1.91%) Riak
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.64%) SQLite
8 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (19.75%) Subversion
2 28 (17.83%) Jenkins
3 27 (17.20%) Maven
3 27 (17.20%) Hudson
4 23 (14.65%) Visual Studio
5 22 (14.01%) Git (software)
6 16 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.18%) Gradle
7 5 (3.18%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.18%) IntelliJ
7 5 (3.18%) NetBeans
8 4 (2.55%) GCC
8 4 (2.55%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.64%) Selenium
10 1 (0.64%) NUnit
10 1 (0.64%) RSpec
10 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (15.29%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Retail
3 13 (8.28%) Games
4 10 (6.37%) Publishing
5 6 (3.82%) Legal
6 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.91%) Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 2 (1.27%) French Language
8 2 (1.27%) Front Office
8 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.64%) Electronics
9 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (33.76%) .NET
2 41 (26.11%) HTML
3 34 (21.66%) HTML5
4 31 (19.75%) J2EE
4 31 (19.75%) Spring
5 30 (19.11%) CSS
6 24 (15.29%) Hibernate
6 24 (15.29%) jQuery
6 24 (15.29%) CSS3
7 23 (14.65%) ASP.NET
8 16 (10.19%) WCF
9 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (6.37%) Web Services
11 9 (5.73%) XML
12 8 (5.10%) .NET Framework
12 8 (5.10%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (4.46%) LAMP
13 7 (4.46%) OpenGL
14 6 (3.82%) DirectX
15 5 (3.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Computer Science
1 23 (14.65%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (8.92%) Mathematics
2 14 (8.92%) Open Source
2 14 (8.92%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (5.73%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (4.46%) 3D Graphics
5 6 (3.82%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.18%) Cryptography
6 5 (3.18%) PKI
7 3 (1.91%) CCTV
8 2 (1.27%) Derivative
8 2 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.27%) Social Gaming
8 2 (1.27%) Semantic Web
8 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.64%) Physics
9 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.64%) CUDA
9 1 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.03%) Linux
2 27 (17.20%) UNIX
3 17 (10.83%) Windows
4 5 (3.18%) Android
4 5 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.91%) CentOS
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.64%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (97.45%) Software Engineering
2 41 (26.11%) TDD
3 38 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (16.56%) Scrum
5 22 (14.01%) Web Development
5 22 (14.01%) MVC
6 18 (11.46%) OO
7 17 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.92%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (8.28%) UML
10 8 (5.10%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.46%) Web Application Development
11 7 (4.46%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.82%) OOP
12 6 (3.82%) SOA
12 6 (3.82%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (3.82%) Analytics
13 5 (3.18%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (47.77%) Java
2 54 (34.39%) C#
3 47 (29.94%) SQL
4 37 (23.57%) C++
5 35 (22.29%) JavaScript
6 21 (13.38%) Bash Shell
7 20 (12.74%) C
8 19 (12.10%) Perl
9 18 (11.46%) PHP
10 13 (8.28%) T-SQL
11 9 (5.73%) Python
12 7 (4.46%) Ruby
13 3 (1.91%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.91%) VBA
14 2 (1.27%) VC++
14 2 (1.27%) VB
14 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.27%) F#
15 1 (0.64%) Groovy
15 1 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (19.75%) Degree
2 16 (10.19%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) QA
2 5 (3.18%) IEC 61508
2 5 (3.18%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.64%) TickIT
3 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) NFS
1 3 (1.91%) Postfix
1 3 (1.91%) Varnish
1 3 (1.91%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) Puppet
2 6 (3.82%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.91%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Nagios
4 1 (0.64%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 17 (10.83%) Oracle
2 10 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.82%) Borland
4 4 (2.55%) Embarcadero
5 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.91%) Apple
6 2 (1.27%) Sybase
6 2 (1.27%) JBoss
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.27%) Zend
7 1 (0.64%) Informatica
7 1 (0.64%) Google
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £exceptional plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London (west, M25)
ECM Selection
Salary: to £exceptional plus benefits
Posted: 20 days ago