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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 864 832 815
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 50 89 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.074% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.079% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 33 66 60
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 April 2015 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 28 April 2015. 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 -6 49 £52,500 -12.50% 6
London +18 19 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 12 £52,500 +25.00%
Leeds +17 8 £52,500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +13 8 £52,500 +25.00%
South West -2 8 £43,250 -3.88%
Hammersmith - 6 £53,750 -
North Yorkshire +17 4 £52,500 +25.00%
Harrogate +9 4 £52,500 +25.00%
South East -11 4 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £52,500 -
East of England +13 3 - - 1
Cambridge +11 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 3 - - 1
Surrey +13 2 £62,500 +31.57% 1
Woking +12 2 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Bristol -4 2 £43,250 -3.88%
West Midlands -16 2 £71,250 +54.05% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £71,250 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £52,500 -
East Midlands +12 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -1 1 £85,000 +112.50%
Somerset - 1 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1
County Antrim - 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 £40,000 -
Belfast - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 £42,000 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 80 (94.12%) Software Engineering
2 57 (67.06%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (64.71%) C#
4 49 (57.65%) .NET
5 40 (47.06%) Java
6 37 (43.53%) HTML
7 36 (42.35%) JavaScript
8 32 (37.65%) ASP.NET
9 30 (35.29%) SQL Server
10 28 (32.94%) MS Excel
11 27 (31.76%) SQL
11 27 (31.76%) MVC
12 23 (27.06%) CSS
12 23 (27.06%) Mentoring
13 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
13 22 (25.88%) jQuery
13 22 (25.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (24.71%) MongoDB
14 21 (24.71%) Scrum
15 20 (23.53%) TDD
16 19 (22.35%) OO
17 18 (21.18%) XML
18 16 (18.82%) C++
18 16 (18.82%) BDD
18 16 (18.82%) HTML5
18 16 (18.82%) Line Management
19 15 (17.65%) Node.js
19 15 (17.65%) SOA
20 14 (16.47%) J2EE
20 14 (16.47%) Linux

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 15 (17.65%) Node.js
2 9 (10.59%) JBoss
3 6 (7.06%) Apache
4 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.53%) CMS
6 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.35%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (32.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) PaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) Internet
2 4 (4.71%) SAN
3 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 21 (24.71%) MongoDB
3 11 (12.94%) Relational Database
4 9 (10.59%) Big Data
5 8 (9.41%) RavenDB
6 7 (8.24%) Riak
7 6 (7.06%) MySQL
7 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.35%) MS Access
10 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Selenium
2 7 (8.24%) FitNesse
2 7 (8.24%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.24%) ReSharper
2 7 (8.24%) Moq
2 7 (8.24%) SoapUI
2 7 (8.24%) SpecFlow
3 6 (7.06%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.06%) MSTest
4 5 (5.88%) JSUnit
4 5 (5.88%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.53%) Hudson
6 3 (3.53%) JUnit
6 3 (3.53%) Maven
7 2 (2.35%) JIRA
7 2 (2.35%) Ant
7 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (15.29%) Retail
2 9 (10.59%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (8.24%) Finance
4 5 (5.88%) Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Games
5 3 (3.53%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.53%) Electronics
6 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.35%) Marketing
6 2 (2.35%) Avionics
7 1 (1.18%) Military
7 1 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (57.65%) .NET
2 37 (43.53%) HTML
3 32 (37.65%) ASP.NET
4 23 (27.06%) CSS
5 22 (25.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (25.88%) jQuery
6 18 (21.18%) XML
7 16 (18.82%) HTML5
8 14 (16.47%) J2EE
9 13 (15.29%) AngularJS
9 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (14.12%) Spring
11 10 (11.76%) LAMP
11 10 (11.76%) Web Services
11 10 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (10.59%) WPF
13 7 (8.24%) Gherkin
13 7 (8.24%) Hibernate
14 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 5 (5.88%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Open Source
2 13 (15.29%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.41%) Blog
3 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.24%) Private Cloud
5 5 (5.88%) Social Media
5 5 (5.88%) Digital Media
6 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.71%) Data Integration
6 4 (4.71%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.53%) Internet of Things
7 3 (3.53%) Web 2.0
7 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.18%) NHS
9 1 (1.18%) DTV
9 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.18%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Linux
2 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
3 9 (10.59%) UNIX
4 7 (8.24%) Windows
5 4 (4.71%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (94.12%) Software Engineering
2 57 (67.06%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.76%) MVC
4 23 (27.06%) Mentoring
5 21 (24.71%) Scrum
6 20 (23.53%) TDD
7 19 (22.35%) OO
8 16 (18.82%) BDD
8 16 (18.82%) Line Management
9 15 (17.65%) SOA
10 13 (15.29%) Coaching
11 10 (11.76%) Build Automation
12 9 (10.59%) Analytics
12 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
13 8 (9.41%) Kanban
13 8 (9.41%) Web Development
13 8 (9.41%) Performance Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Integration Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 55 (64.71%) C#
2 40 (47.06%) Java
3 36 (42.35%) JavaScript
4 27 (31.76%) SQL
5 16 (18.82%) C++
6 12 (14.12%) Python
7 9 (10.59%) C
8 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.71%) Ruby
10 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.53%) PHP
10 3 (3.53%) Scala
11 2 (2.35%) VB
11 2 (2.35%) VBA
11 2 (2.35%) Haskell
11 2 (2.35%) Erlang
11 2 (2.35%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.18%) XAML
12 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.18%) Ada
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) Apple
4 5 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (2.35%) Talend
6 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.18%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.18%) DataCash
6 1 (1.18%) PayPal
6 1 (1.18%) Klarna
6 1 (1.18%) Hyland
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Cognos
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