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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 844 764 806
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 35 108 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.11% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 30 94 63
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.19%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -75 29 £55,000 - 6
Yorkshire -16 8 £55,000 +22.22%
West Yorkshire -3 7 £55,000 +22.22%
Leeds -6 7 £55,000 +22.22%
South West -16 6 £49,000 -6.66% 1
London -29 6 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Poole - 5 £49,000 -
Dorset - 5 £49,000 -
West Midlands -7 3 £50,000 +17.64%
South East -51 3 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Scotland - 3 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire -1 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Birmingham -12 2 £50,000 +17.64%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £57,500 -
Livingston - 2 £32,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £55,000 -
West Lothian - 2 £32,000 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Reading +5 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Berkshire -6 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Bristol -9 1 £70,000 +7.69%
South Wales -11 1 £52,500 +13.51%
Wales -15 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Torfaen - 1 £52,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £61,500 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 84 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (47.13%) Java
4 39 (44.83%) C#
5 36 (41.38%) HTML
6 35 (40.23%) .NET
7 33 (37.93%) JavaScript
8 29 (33.33%) CSS
9 26 (29.89%) MVC
10 23 (26.44%) Mentoring
11 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
12 21 (24.14%) XML
12 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
13 20 (22.99%) HTML5
14 19 (21.84%) SQL
14 19 (21.84%) C++
15 18 (20.69%) UNIX
15 18 (20.69%) Oracle
15 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET
15 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
15 18 (20.69%) Finance
15 18 (20.69%) jQuery
15 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
16 17 (19.54%) Scrum
16 17 (19.54%) SOA
17 16 (18.39%) AngularJS
18 15 (17.24%) JBoss
18 15 (17.24%) J2EE
18 15 (17.24%) TDD
18 15 (17.24%) Spring

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (17.24%) JBoss
2 10 (11.49%) MQSeries
2 10 (11.49%) WebLogic
2 10 (11.49%) WebSphere
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (10.34%) Apache
4 7 (8.05%) Node.js
4 7 (8.05%) CMS
5 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.45%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.15%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.20%) Big Data
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.45%) RavenDB
5 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.30%) MS Access
7 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.15%) DB2
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.79%) Subversion
2 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 11 (12.64%) Hudson
3 11 (12.64%) Maven
3 11 (12.64%) Ant
3 11 (12.64%) Selenium
4 10 (11.49%) Talend Open Studio
4 10 (11.49%) JUnit
4 10 (11.49%) JIRA
5 7 (8.05%) ReSharper
5 7 (8.05%) Eclipse
5 7 (8.05%) NetBeans
5 7 (8.05%) FitNesse
5 7 (8.05%) Moq
5 7 (8.05%) SoapUI
5 7 (8.05%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.90%) Gradle
6 6 (6.90%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (8.05%) Games
3 7 (8.05%) Retail
4 6 (6.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (41.38%) HTML
2 35 (40.23%) .NET
3 29 (33.33%) CSS
4 21 (24.14%) XML
5 20 (22.99%) HTML5
6 18 (20.69%) jQuery
6 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET
7 16 (18.39%) AngularJS
8 15 (17.24%) Spring
8 15 (17.24%) J2EE
9 11 (12.64%) JSON
9 11 (12.64%) CSS3
10 10 (11.49%) PhoneGap
10 10 (11.49%) Apache Camel
11 9 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (10.34%) Hibernate
12 7 (8.05%) Gherkin
12 7 (8.05%) WPF
13 5 (5.75%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Open Source
2 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.75%) Blog
4 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.45%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.30%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.30%) Derivative
7 1 (1.15%) Physics
7 1 (1.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.69%) UNIX
2 14 (16.09%) Linux
3 7 (8.05%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.90%) Windows
5 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.15%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (29.89%) MVC
4 23 (26.44%) Mentoring
5 17 (19.54%) Scrum
5 17 (19.54%) SOA
6 15 (17.24%) TDD
7 12 (13.79%) OOP
7 12 (13.79%) OO
7 12 (13.79%) Analytics
7 12 (13.79%) BDD
8 10 (11.49%) UML
8 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.49%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 9 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.34%) ATDD
9 9 (10.34%) Build Automation
10 8 (9.20%) Coaching
10 8 (9.20%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (47.13%) Java
2 39 (44.83%) C#
3 33 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 19 (21.84%) SQL
4 19 (21.84%) C++
5 13 (14.94%) C
6 7 (8.05%) Python
7 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.75%) Perl
7 5 (5.75%) PHP
7 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.45%) VB
9 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.30%) VBA
9 2 (2.30%) Erlang
9 2 (2.30%) F#
9 2 (2.30%) Scala
10 1 (1.15%) COBOL
10 1 (1.15%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.15%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) Oracle
3 10 (11.49%) Talend
4 7 (8.05%) Apple
5 3 (3.45%) Informatica
6 2 (2.30%) Hyland
7 1 (1.15%) DataCash
7 1 (1.15%) Cognos
London
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Portsmouth
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £48000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Flexi-time, Holiday
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Excellent Basic + Cash Lump Sum + Bonus + Insurance + Extensive Bens
Posted: 22 days ago