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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 871 915 870
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 85 64 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.058% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.060% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 77 46 87
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,850 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.55%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 2016. 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 +22 79 £60,000 +14.28% 8
London +30 44 £67,500 +22.72% 4
South East +36 13 £55,000 +4.76% 1
South West 0 10 £48,750 +10.79% 1
Reading - 7 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £50,000 - 1
City of London +52 5 £90,000 +63.63%
West Midlands -17 4 £48,750 -31.57% 1
Hampshire +16 3 £60,000 +14.28%
Dorset +16 3 £50,000 +19.04%
Southampton +3 3 £60,000 +14.28%
Somerset +2 3 £47,500 +18.75%
Surrey -4 3 £60,000 +17.07%
Poole - 3 £50,000 -
Coventry - 3 £47,500 - 1
Bath +12 2 £47,500 +18.75%
Nottingham +11 2 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire +9 2 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire +6 2 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire +4 2 £50,000 -4.76%
North Yorkshire +1 2 £50,000 -4.76%
East Midlands -4 2 £45,000 -
Mid Wales - 2 - -
North West - 2 £42,500 -
Skipton - 2 £50,000 -
Powys - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Edinburgh +10 1 - -
East of England +5 1 - -
Scotland -5 1 - -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 167 (88.36%) Software Engineering
2 94 (49.74%) Java
3 77 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (33.86%) JavaScript
5 53 (28.04%) TDD
6 47 (24.87%) C#
7 44 (23.28%) C++
8 43 (22.75%) Linux
9 41 (21.69%) Spring
10 34 (17.99%) Degree
10 34 (17.99%) OO
11 32 (16.93%) Python
12 31 (16.40%) Node.js
13 30 (15.87%) Open Source
13 30 (15.87%) QA
14 29 (15.34%) HTML
14 29 (15.34%) .NET
14 29 (15.34%) Elasticsearch
15 28 (14.81%) Web Services
16 27 (14.29%) Scrum
17 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
17 26 (13.76%) AngularJS
17 26 (13.76%) Mentoring
18 25 (13.23%) NoSQL
18 25 (13.23%) SOA
19 24 (12.70%) Finance
20 23 (12.17%) J2EE
20 23 (12.17%) XML
20 23 (12.17%) Git (software)
20 23 (12.17%) Jenkins

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 31 (16.40%) Node.js
2 29 (15.34%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (6.88%) Mule
4 5 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.59%) Apache
5 3 (1.59%) Confluence
5 3 (1.59%) IIS
5 3 (1.59%) nginx
6 2 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.06%) CMS
6 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.53%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.76%) SaaS
4 7 (3.70%) GitHub
5 4 (2.12%) Heroku
6 3 (1.59%) PaaS
7 2 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.88%) Internet
2 4 (2.12%) AMQP
2 4 (2.12%) SSL
3 2 (1.06%) DNS
3 2 (1.06%) HTTP
3 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.06%) MQTT
4 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) Modbus
4 1 (0.53%) Multicast
4 1 (0.53%) Network Security
4 1 (0.53%) RFID
4 1 (0.53%) SAN
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) Unicast
4 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.23%) NoSQL
3 18 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (8.99%) MySQL
5 16 (8.47%) Couchbase
6 14 (7.41%) Redis
7 13 (6.88%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.76%) Big Data
9 8 (4.23%) MongoDB
9 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.65%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.06%) Hazelcast
12 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (12.17%) Git (software)
1 23 (12.17%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.99%) JIRA
3 9 (4.76%) Maven
4 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.65%) Hudson
6 5 (2.65%) Selenium
7 4 (2.12%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.59%) dotCover
8 3 (1.59%) FindBugs
8 3 (1.59%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.59%) Subversion
9 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.06%) git-flow
9 2 (1.06%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.06%) Mocha
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.53%) WebLOAD
General
1 24 (12.70%) Finance
2 15 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.41%) Banking
3 14 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (7.41%) Retail
4 6 (3.17%) Electronics
5 5 (2.65%) Games
6 3 (1.59%) Legal
6 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Front Office
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.69%) Spring
2 29 (15.34%) .NET
2 29 (15.34%) HTML
3 28 (14.81%) Web Services
4 26 (13.76%) AngularJS
5 23 (12.17%) J2EE
5 23 (12.17%) XML
6 22 (11.64%) HTML5
7 20 (10.58%) CSS
8 17 (8.99%) JSON
9 16 (8.47%) Django
9 16 (8.47%) REST
10 15 (7.94%) ASP.NET
11 14 (7.41%) Hibernate
11 14 (7.41%) Java EE
11 14 (7.41%) JMS
11 14 (7.41%) RESTful
12 13 (6.88%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (6.88%) React
13 12 (6.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.58%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.82%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.17%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.65%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.65%) Tandem
6 4 (2.12%) iPad
7 3 (1.59%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.59%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.59%) User Experience
8 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.06%) Derivative
8 2 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.06%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (1.06%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.53%) CUDA
9 1 (0.53%) DataPower
9 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.75%) Linux
2 22 (11.64%) Windows
3 11 (5.82%) Unix
4 5 (2.65%) Android
5 4 (2.12%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (88.36%) Software Engineering
2 77 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (28.04%) TDD
4 34 (17.99%) OO
5 30 (15.87%) Open Source
6 27 (14.29%) Scrum
7 26 (13.76%) Mentoring
8 25 (13.23%) SOA
9 21 (11.11%) MVC
10 19 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (9.52%) BDD
11 18 (9.52%) High Availability
11 18 (9.52%) Microservices
12 17 (8.99%) E-Commerce
12 17 (8.99%) Multithreading
13 16 (8.47%) OOD
14 13 (6.88%) Unit Testing
15 12 (6.35%) Automated Testing
15 12 (6.35%) Migration
15 12 (6.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (49.74%) Java
2 64 (33.86%) JavaScript
3 47 (24.87%) C#
4 44 (23.28%) C++
5 32 (16.93%) Python
6 20 (10.58%) SQL
7 15 (7.94%) Go
8 14 (7.41%) PHP
9 10 (5.29%) C
9 10 (5.29%) Groovy
10 8 (4.23%) Scala
10 8 (4.23%) XPath
11 7 (3.70%) XQuery
12 5 (2.65%) Perl
13 4 (2.12%) Clojure
13 4 (2.12%) Ruby
14 3 (1.59%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.59%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.06%) ES6
15 2 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (17.99%) Degree
2 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.87%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.53%) GAMP
2 1 (0.53%) GMP
2 1 (0.53%) MISRA
System Software
1 13 (6.88%) Varnish
2 12 (6.35%) Docker
3 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.59%) Firmware
3 3 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (8.47%) Puppet
2 3 (1.59%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.53%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 17 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.82%) TIBCO
3 5 (2.65%) Google
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle
5 3 (1.59%) Facebook
5 3 (1.59%) Perforce
5 3 (1.59%) Telerik
5 3 (1.59%) VMware
5 3 (1.59%) webMethods
6 2 (1.06%) Coverity
6 2 (1.06%) WSO2
7 1 (0.53%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.53%) Apigee
7 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.53%) IBM
7 1 (0.53%) Intel
7 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.53%) Twitter
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