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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 837 789 812
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 66 75 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.069% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.073% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 38 71 57
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £82,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.45%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
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 £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -21 65 £55,000 -8.33% 5
East Midlands -7 15 £52,500 -12.50%
Yorkshire -23 15 £55,000 +37.50%
London -35 14 £65,000 -8.77% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 10 - -
Nottingham 0 10 - -
North Yorkshire - 10 - -
York - 10 - -
South East +1 9 £62,500 +25.00% 1
City of London +1 8 £65,000 -36.58%
West Midlands +4 7 £49,000 +8.88%
West Yorkshire -27 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Worcestershire +1 4 £41,250 -2.94%
Cambridge -8 4 - -
East of England -9 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £65,000 -
Guildford - 4 £65,000 -
Leeds - 4 £55,000 -
Redditch 0 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Berkshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Lincolnshire +15 2 £50,000 -23.07%
Newbury - 2 £42,500 - 1
Grantham - 2 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £49,500 -
Warwickshire +15 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Warwick +11 1 £52,500 +5.00%
South West -11 1 £45,000 -11.33% 1
Scotland -18 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £70,000 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 158 (96.34%) Software Engineering
2 78 (47.56%) Java
3 58 (35.37%) C#
3 58 (35.37%) .NET
4 51 (31.10%) SQL
5 46 (28.05%) HTML
6 45 (27.44%) Linux
7 44 (26.83%) TDD
8 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
9 38 (23.17%) C++
9 38 (23.17%) HTML5
10 34 (20.73%) CSS
11 33 (20.12%) Degree
12 32 (19.51%) J2EE
13 31 (18.90%) Subversion
13 31 (18.90%) Spring
14 27 (16.46%) jQuery
14 27 (16.46%) Scrum
14 27 (16.46%) Jenkins
15 26 (15.85%) Hudson
15 26 (15.85%) CSS3
15 26 (15.85%) Visual Studio
15 26 (15.85%) Maven
16 25 (15.24%) Computer Science
16 25 (15.24%) ASP.NET
16 25 (15.24%) UNIX
16 25 (15.24%) Finance
17 24 (14.63%) Web Development
18 23 (14.02%) MVC

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (14.02%) Apache
2 9 (5.49%) CMS
3 7 (4.27%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.05%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.05%) CloudStack
5 4 (2.44%) Jetty
6 3 (1.83%) nginx
6 3 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.83%) Drupal
7 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.27%) Internet
2 6 (3.66%) HTTP
3 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.83%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.83%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.61%) SMTP
5 1 (0.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.37%) MySQL
2 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.10%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.49%) Big Data
5 6 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.83%) Riak
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.83%) MS Access
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.61%) SQLite
8 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (18.90%) Subversion
2 27 (16.46%) Jenkins
3 26 (15.85%) Maven
3 26 (15.85%) Visual Studio
3 26 (15.85%) Hudson
4 22 (13.41%) Git (software)
5 18 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.05%) NetBeans
6 5 (3.05%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.05%) IntelliJ
6 5 (3.05%) Gradle
7 4 (2.44%) GCC
7 4 (2.44%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.61%) Selenium
9 1 (0.61%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.61%) RSpec
9 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (15.24%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Retail
3 13 (7.93%) Games
4 11 (6.71%) Publishing
5 6 (3.66%) Legal
6 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.83%) Banking
7 3 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.22%) Marketing
8 2 (1.22%) French Language
8 2 (1.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (35.37%) .NET
2 46 (28.05%) HTML
3 38 (23.17%) HTML5
4 34 (20.73%) CSS
5 32 (19.51%) J2EE
6 31 (18.90%) Spring
7 27 (16.46%) jQuery
8 26 (15.85%) CSS3
9 25 (15.24%) ASP.NET
10 23 (14.02%) Hibernate
11 18 (10.98%) WCF
12 14 (8.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (6.71%) Web Services
14 10 (6.10%) XML
15 9 (5.49%) LAMP
16 8 (4.88%) ActiveMQ
16 8 (4.88%) .NET Framework
17 7 (4.27%) OpenGL
18 6 (3.66%) DirectX
19 5 (3.05%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.24%) Computer Science
2 23 (14.02%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (9.76%) Inversion of Control
4 14 (8.54%) Open Source
4 14 (8.54%) Mathematics
5 9 (5.49%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (4.27%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (3.66%) Digital Media
8 5 (3.05%) Cryptography
8 5 (3.05%) PKI
9 3 (1.83%) CCTV
10 2 (1.22%) Derivative
10 2 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.22%) Semantic Web
10 2 (1.22%) Social Gaming
10 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.61%) Physics
11 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.61%) CUDA
11 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.44%) Linux
2 25 (15.24%) UNIX
3 17 (10.37%) Windows
4 7 (4.27%) Android
4 7 (4.27%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.83%) CentOS
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (96.34%) Software Engineering
2 44 (26.83%) TDD
3 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (16.46%) Scrum
5 24 (14.63%) Web Development
6 23 (14.02%) MVC
7 20 (12.20%) OO
8 19 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (9.76%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (9.76%) UML
11 8 (4.88%) OOP
11 8 (4.88%) E-Commerce
12 7 (4.27%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (4.27%) Web Application Development
13 6 (3.66%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (3.66%) SOA
14 5 (3.05%) Content Management
14 5 (3.05%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (47.56%) Java
2 58 (35.37%) C#
3 51 (31.10%) SQL
4 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
5 38 (23.17%) C++
6 21 (12.80%) PHP
6 21 (12.80%) C
7 20 (12.20%) Bash Shell
8 18 (10.98%) Perl
9 15 (9.15%) T-SQL
10 11 (6.71%) Python
11 7 (4.27%) Ruby
12 3 (1.83%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.83%) VBA
13 2 (1.22%) VC++
13 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.22%) VB
13 2 (1.22%) F#
14 1 (0.61%) PHP5
14 1 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (20.12%) Degree
2 16 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) QA
2 5 (3.05%) IEC 61508
2 5 (3.05%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.61%) TickIT
3 1 (0.61%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) NFS
1 3 (1.83%) Postfix
1 3 (1.83%) Varnish
1 3 (1.83%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) Puppet
2 6 (3.66%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.83%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Nagios
4 1 (0.61%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 18 (10.98%) Oracle
2 10 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.66%) Borland
4 4 (2.44%) Embarcadero
5 3 (1.83%) Zend
5 3 (1.83%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.83%) Apple
6 2 (1.22%) Sybase
6 2 (1.22%) JBoss
6 2 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.61%) Google
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