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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 856 789 816
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 41 101 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.092% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.097% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 32 87 66
Average salary £58,750 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -4.25%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -67 33 £55,000 - 10
London -22 8 £63,750 +2.00%
East Midlands +33 7 £50,000 +16.27%
Nottinghamshire - 7 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 7 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -29 5 £55,000 +22.22% 3
West Midlands -6 4 £60,000 +26.31%
Leeds -11 4 £55,000 +22.22% 3
West Yorkshire -20 4 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Bristol +1 3 £70,000 +7.69%
South West -11 3 £70,000 +30.23% 2
South East -2 2 £51,000 +20.00% 3
Cambridge -6 2 - - 1
Birmingham -7 2 £60,000 +41.17%
Cambridgeshire -12 2 - - 1
East of England -23 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £45,000 -
North West - 2 £45,000 - 1
Southport - 2 £45,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £55,000 -
Reading +4 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Southampton +1 1 £51,000 +27.50%
Hampshire -30 1 £51,000 +27.50%
Fife - 1 £47,500 -
Livingston - 1 £32,500 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £42,500 -
Dunfermline - 1 £47,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 99 (97.06%) Software Engineering
2 51 (50.00%) Java
3 49 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (29.41%) C#
5 28 (27.45%) HTML
5 28 (27.45%) Finance
6 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
7 25 (24.51%) Subversion
7 25 (24.51%) CSS
8 24 (23.53%) .NET
8 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 24 (23.53%) UNIX
9 22 (21.57%) Linux
9 22 (21.57%) Scrum
9 22 (21.57%) Jenkins
9 22 (21.57%) HTML5
10 21 (20.59%) Maven
10 21 (20.59%) Hudson
10 21 (20.59%) TDD
10 21 (20.59%) C++
11 20 (19.61%) J2EE
11 20 (19.61%) Spring
11 20 (19.61%) Oracle
12 18 (17.65%) XML
12 18 (17.65%) jQuery
13 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
14 16 (15.69%) C
14 16 (15.69%) MVC
14 16 (15.69%) Web Development
14 16 (15.69%) CSS3

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (13.73%) CMS
2 11 (10.78%) JBoss
3 10 (9.80%) MQSeries
3 10 (9.80%) WebSphere
3 10 (9.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (9.80%) WebLogic
4 9 (8.82%) Apache
5 5 (4.90%) OpenStack
5 5 (4.90%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.98%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.98%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) Internet
2 3 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) MySQL
2 5 (4.90%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.92%) Big Data
3 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.94%) BigQuery
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) DB2
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
6 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.98%) Riak
Development Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 25 (24.51%) Subversion
3 22 (21.57%) Jenkins
4 21 (20.59%) Hudson
4 21 (20.59%) Maven
5 12 (11.76%) Selenium
6 11 (10.78%) NetBeans
6 11 (10.78%) Ant
6 11 (10.78%) Eclipse
7 10 (9.80%) IntelliJ
7 10 (9.80%) JUnit
7 10 (9.80%) JIRA
7 10 (9.80%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (9.80%) Gradle
8 6 (5.88%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.92%) ReSharper
9 4 (3.92%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.92%) Moq
9 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (27.45%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Games
3 6 (5.88%) Front Office
4 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.92%) Retail
4 4 (3.92%) Publishing
5 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Electronics
6 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.45%) HTML
2 25 (24.51%) CSS
3 24 (23.53%) .NET
4 22 (21.57%) HTML5
5 20 (19.61%) J2EE
5 20 (19.61%) Spring
6 18 (17.65%) XML
6 18 (17.65%) jQuery
7 16 (15.69%) CSS3
8 12 (11.76%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.78%) JSON
10 10 (9.80%) PhoneGap
10 10 (9.80%) Hibernate
10 10 (9.80%) Apache Camel
11 6 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (4.90%) LAMP
12 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.90%) .NET Framework
13 4 (3.92%) WPF
13 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.78%) Mathematics
4 10 (9.80%) Open Source
5 8 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (7.84%) User Experience
6 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.90%) Cryptography
8 4 (3.92%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.94%) PKI
10 2 (1.96%) Derivative
10 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.96%) Blog
11 1 (0.98%) Physics
11 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.53%) UNIX
2 22 (21.57%) Linux
3 9 (8.82%) Windows
4 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.92%) Android
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.98%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (97.06%) Software Engineering
2 49 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (21.57%) Scrum
4 21 (20.59%) TDD
5 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 16 (15.69%) MVC
6 16 (15.69%) Web Development
7 13 (12.75%) UML
7 13 (12.75%) SOA
8 12 (11.76%) OOP
9 11 (10.78%) Web Application Development
9 11 (10.78%) Analytics
10 10 (9.80%) Build Automation
10 10 (9.80%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (7.84%) Product Management
11 8 (7.84%) OO
12 7 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (5.88%) Content Management
13 6 (5.88%) Automated Testing
13 6 (5.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (50.00%) Java
2 30 (29.41%) C#
3 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 21 (20.59%) C++
5 16 (15.69%) C
6 13 (12.75%) SQL
7 11 (10.78%) Perl
8 10 (9.80%) Bash Shell
9 8 (7.84%) PHP
9 8 (7.84%) Python
10 3 (2.94%) Assembly Language
10 3 (2.94%) Ruby
11 2 (1.96%) Erlang
11 2 (1.96%) F#
11 2 (1.96%) Scala
11 2 (1.96%) VB
11 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.98%) VBA
12 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.76%) Degree
3 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Puppet
1 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) Oracle
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.80%) Talend
4 7 (6.86%) Apple
5 3 (2.94%) Informatica
6 2 (1.96%) Hyland
7 1 (0.98%) Zend
7 1 (0.98%) DataCash
Livingston
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55K depending on level of experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55K depending on level of experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GE Aviation
Salary: £ Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago