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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 833 885 800
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -85
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 102 52 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.049% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.051% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 94 46 114
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,950 £34,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £57,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +75 100 £60,000 +20.00% 13
London +32 40 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South East +35 23 £58,000 +10.47% 3
City of London +61 11 £85,000 +54.54% 1
East of England +6 11 £75,000 +143.90%
Hampshire - 10 £53,750 -
South West -9 9 £47,500 -3.06% 1
Surrey - 6 £57,500 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £100,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £100,000 -
Yorkshire +5 5 £50,000 -9.09% 4
North Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
Skipton - 5 £50,000 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £45,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 £62,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Norfolk - 4 £54,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
North West +27 3 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Manchester +21 3 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire -3 3 - -
West Midlands -14 3 £27,500 -45.00%
Southampton - 3 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire +6 2 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Oxford -13 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £27,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £42,500 -
Norwich - 2 £41,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £61,750 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 224 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 107 (44.58%) Java
2 107 (44.58%) JavaScript
3 106 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (35.83%) C#
5 66 (27.50%) TDD
6 61 (25.42%) C++
7 59 (24.58%) HTML
8 57 (23.75%) .NET
8 57 (23.75%) Linux
9 48 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 46 (19.17%) SQL
10 46 (19.17%) Degree
11 45 (18.75%) CSS
12 44 (18.33%) MVC
13 43 (17.92%) OO
13 43 (17.92%) Mentoring
14 41 (17.08%) NoSQL
14 41 (17.08%) Node.js
15 39 (16.25%) Python
16 37 (15.42%) MySQL
16 37 (15.42%) Microsoft
17 36 (15.00%) HTML5
18 35 (14.58%) ASP.NET
19 34 (14.17%) PHP
19 34 (14.17%) Finance
20 32 (13.33%) Git (software)
20 32 (13.33%) QA
21 31 (12.92%) Scrum
21 31 (12.92%) Web Services

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 41 (17.08%) Node.js
2 25 (10.42%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.17%) Apache Pig
3 10 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.08%) Apache
4 5 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.08%) JBoss
5 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.25%) Mule
6 3 (1.25%) nginx
7 2 (0.83%) CMS
7 2 (0.83%) Confluence
7 2 (0.83%) IIS
7 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.42%) Kentico
8 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.42%) Tornado
8 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.42%) WinCC
Applications
1 15 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.50%) MS Office
3 5 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Magento
2 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.17%) SaaS
2 21 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.08%) GitHub
5 3 (1.25%) Heroku
5 3 (1.25%) PaaS
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.42%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.08%) Internet
2 16 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.58%) Firewall
4 7 (2.92%) HTTP
5 5 (2.08%) SSL
6 4 (1.67%) Multicast
6 4 (1.67%) Unicast
7 3 (1.25%) DNS
8 2 (0.83%) AMQP
8 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.83%) MQTT
8 2 (0.83%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.42%) Modbus
9 1 (0.42%) Network Security
9 1 (0.42%) RFID
9 1 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (17.08%) NoSQL
3 37 (15.42%) MySQL
4 21 (8.75%) MongoDB
5 20 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 19 (7.92%) Big Data
7 16 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (5.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (5.83%) Couchbase
8 14 (5.83%) Hadoop
9 12 (5.00%) Redis
10 10 (4.17%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.50%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.67%) Datomic
12 4 (1.67%) Neo4j
12 4 (1.67%) Triplestore
13 3 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.25%) RavenDB
13 3 (1.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 32 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 22 (9.17%) Selenium
4 21 (8.75%) JIRA
5 10 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 9 (3.75%) Maven
6 9 (3.75%) Subversion
7 6 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.08%) Hudson
8 5 (2.08%) JUnit
8 5 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.67%) Ant
9 4 (1.67%) NUnit
10 3 (1.25%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.25%) Moq
10 3 (1.25%) NuGet
10 3 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.25%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.83%) dotCover
11 2 (0.83%) ReSharper
General
1 34 (14.17%) Finance
2 16 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.83%) Legal
4 11 (4.58%) Retail
5 7 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.08%) Banking
7 5 (2.08%) Electronics
7 5 (2.08%) Games
7 5 (2.08%) Marketing
8 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.83%) Publishing
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) German Language
10 1 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.58%) HTML
2 57 (23.75%) .NET
3 45 (18.75%) CSS
4 36 (15.00%) HTML5
5 35 (14.58%) ASP.NET
6 31 (12.92%) Web Services
6 31 (12.92%) XML
7 29 (12.08%) Spring
8 28 (11.67%) AngularJS
9 26 (10.83%) Django
10 25 (10.42%) REST
10 25 (10.42%) SOAP
11 21 (8.75%) Java EE
12 20 (8.33%) J2EE
13 19 (7.92%) JSON
14 18 (7.50%) CSS3
15 16 (6.67%) jQuery
16 15 (6.25%) Ajax
16 15 (6.25%) Symfony
17 14 (5.83%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.08%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.17%) Cybercrime
4 8 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.92%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.08%) Fintech
6 5 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.67%) iPad
7 4 (1.67%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.83%) Blog
9 2 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.83%) Raspberry Pi
9 2 (0.83%) User Experience
9 2 (0.83%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.75%) Linux
2 21 (8.75%) Windows
3 20 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 17 (7.08%) Android
5 14 (5.83%) Unix
6 5 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.67%) Solaris
8 3 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) CentOS
10 1 (0.42%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.42%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 106 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (27.50%) TDD
4 44 (18.33%) MVC
5 43 (17.92%) Mentoring
5 43 (17.92%) OO
6 31 (12.92%) Scrum
7 29 (12.08%) OOD
7 29 (12.08%) SOA
8 27 (11.25%) Automated Testing
8 27 (11.25%) Open Source
9 25 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (9.58%) Multithreading
11 19 (7.92%) Coaching
12 17 (7.08%) BDD
12 17 (7.08%) Mobile Development
13 16 (6.67%) Microservices
13 16 (6.67%) Unit Testing
14 15 (6.25%) SDLC
14 15 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 107 (44.58%) Java
1 107 (44.58%) JavaScript
2 86 (35.83%) C#
3 61 (25.42%) C++
4 46 (19.17%) SQL
5 39 (16.25%) Python
6 34 (14.17%) PHP
7 20 (8.33%) C
8 14 (5.83%) Objective-C
9 12 (5.00%) Go
10 10 (4.17%) Groovy
11 9 (3.75%) Perl
12 8 (3.33%) Ruby
12 8 (3.33%) XPath
12 8 (3.33%) XQuery
13 6 (2.50%) Clojure
14 4 (1.67%) Scala
15 3 (1.25%) Apex Code
15 3 (1.25%) Erlang
15 3 (1.25%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 46 (19.17%) Degree
2 10 (4.17%) CCNA
2 10 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (4.17%) CISSP
2 10 (4.17%) GIAC
2 10 (4.17%) Linux+ Certification
2 10 (4.17%) MCSE
2 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.17%) SANS
2 10 (4.17%) SSCP
3 6 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.33%) QA
2 5 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.08%) TickIT
3 2 (0.83%) MISRA
4 1 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) GAMP
4 1 (0.42%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (4.58%) Varnish
2 9 (3.75%) Docker
3 4 (1.67%) Firmware
4 3 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.83%) Snort
6 1 (0.42%) Ceph
6 1 (0.42%) KVM
6 1 (0.42%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (5.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.50%) Google
3 15 (6.25%) Oracle
4 6 (2.50%) IBM
5 4 (1.67%) Apple
5 4 (1.67%) ATG
5 4 (1.67%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.67%) Demandware
5 4 (1.67%) hybris
6 3 (1.25%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.25%) VMware
6 3 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.83%) Coverity
7 2 (0.83%) Facebook
7 2 (0.83%) Perforce
7 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.83%) webMethods
8 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.42%) Zend
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