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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 830 848 800
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 62 98 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.083% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.088% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 42 65 78
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,650 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £71,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 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 May 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 +13 54 £55,000 -4.34% 7
London +29 27 £65,000 +4.00% 2
Yorkshire +9 12 £52,500 -12.50%
Leeds +28 8 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire +19 8 £52,500 -12.50%
South East +4 7 £55,000 +36.64%
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
Hammersmith - 6 £53,750 -
County Antrim - 6 - -
Belfast - 6 - -
South West -14 5 £42,500 -5.55% 2
North Yorkshire +10 4 £52,500 -
Bristol -5 4 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Harrogate - 4 £52,500 -
Surrey +20 3 £57,500 +21.05%
Woking +17 2 £62,500 +13.63%
Cambridge +10 2 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £52,500 -12.50%
East of England +7 2 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Scotland +15 1 - -
Oxfordshire +12 1 £85,000 +112.50%
Berkshire -3 1 £50,000 -
Hampshire -5 1 £40,000 -0.62%
Southampton -7 1 £40,000 -0.62%
West Midlands -10 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Windsor - 1 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £51,500 -
Dorset - 1 £42,000 -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 100 (94.34%) Software Engineering
2 73 (68.87%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (64.15%) C#
4 64 (60.38%) .NET
5 47 (44.34%) Java
6 43 (40.57%) ASP.NET
7 40 (37.74%) JavaScript
8 38 (35.85%) HTML
9 35 (33.02%) SQL Server
9 35 (33.02%) SQL
10 33 (31.13%) MS Excel
11 32 (30.19%) MVC
12 29 (27.36%) TDD
12 29 (27.36%) Microsoft
13 28 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (25.47%) OO
14 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
15 26 (24.53%) Scrum
16 25 (23.58%) BDD
17 24 (22.64%) MongoDB
18 21 (19.81%) Retail
18 21 (19.81%) CSS
19 20 (18.87%) SOA
19 20 (18.87%) Degree
19 20 (18.87%) jQuery
19 20 (18.87%) Line Management
19 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
20 19 (17.92%) Computer Science
20 19 (17.92%) Linux
20 19 (17.92%) XML

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (14.15%) Node.js
2 7 (6.60%) JBoss
2 7 (6.60%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.66%) Apache
3 6 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (31.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.66%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Internet
2 4 (3.77%) SAN
3 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (33.02%) SQL Server
2 24 (22.64%) MongoDB
3 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
4 14 (13.21%) Big Data
5 11 (10.38%) RavenDB
6 8 (7.55%) NoSQL
7 7 (6.60%) MySQL
7 7 (6.60%) Riak
7 7 (6.60%) RDBMS
8 6 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.89%) MS Access
11 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.60%) ReSharper
2 7 (6.60%) FitNesse
2 7 (6.60%) Moq
2 7 (6.60%) SoapUI
2 7 (6.60%) SpecFlow
3 6 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.66%) MSTest
3 6 (5.66%) Selenium
3 6 (5.66%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (4.72%) JSUnit
4 5 (4.72%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.94%) JUnit
7 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.94%) Maven
7 1 (0.94%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 21 (19.81%) Retail
2 13 (12.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (6.60%) Finance
4 6 (5.66%) Banking
5 3 (2.83%) Games
5 3 (2.83%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.83%) Electronics
6 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 2 (1.89%) Avionics
7 1 (0.94%) German Language
7 1 (0.94%) Military
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (60.38%) .NET
2 43 (40.57%) ASP.NET
3 38 (35.85%) HTML
4 28 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (19.81%) CSS
6 20 (18.87%) jQuery
7 19 (17.92%) XML
8 18 (16.98%) Web Services
8 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (13.21%) HTML5
10 13 (12.26%) AngularJS
11 12 (11.32%) J2EE
12 10 (9.43%) LAMP
12 10 (9.43%) Spring
12 10 (9.43%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (8.49%) WPF
14 7 (6.60%) Gherkin
14 7 (6.60%) Hibernate
15 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 5 (4.72%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Computer Science
2 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.55%) Blog
4 7 (6.60%) Private Cloud
5 6 (5.66%) User Experience
6 5 (4.72%) Social Media
6 5 (4.72%) Digital Media
6 5 (4.72%) NHS
6 5 (4.72%) Web 2.0
7 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.77%) Data Integration
8 3 (2.83%) Xbox
8 3 (2.83%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.83%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.94%) DTV
10 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.92%) Linux
2 13 (12.26%) UNIX
2 13 (12.26%) Apple iOS
3 11 (10.38%) Windows
4 6 (5.66%) Mac OS X
4 6 (5.66%) Android
5 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (94.34%) Software Engineering
2 73 (68.87%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.19%) MVC
4 29 (27.36%) TDD
5 27 (25.47%) OO
5 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
6 26 (24.53%) Scrum
7 25 (23.58%) BDD
8 20 (18.87%) Line Management
8 20 (18.87%) SOA
9 18 (16.98%) Coaching
10 16 (15.09%) Analytics
11 15 (14.15%) Test Automation
12 14 (13.21%) Kanban
13 12 (11.32%) Open Source
13 12 (11.32%) Agile Testing
13 12 (11.32%) ATDD
13 12 (11.32%) Software Delivery
14 11 (10.38%) SDLC
14 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (64.15%) C#
2 47 (44.34%) Java
3 40 (37.74%) JavaScript
4 35 (33.02%) SQL
5 18 (16.98%) C++
5 18 (16.98%) Python
6 11 (10.38%) C
7 9 (8.49%) Ruby
8 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.72%) PHP
9 4 (3.77%) VB
10 3 (2.83%) XAML
10 3 (2.83%) Scala
11 2 (1.89%) Haskell
11 2 (1.89%) Erlang
11 2 (1.89%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.89%) VBA
12 1 (0.94%) Ada
12 1 (0.94%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 20 (18.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.38%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (27.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle
3 7 (6.60%) Apple
4 6 (5.66%) Rapid7
5 5 (4.72%) Google
6 3 (2.83%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.94%) Cognos
7 1 (0.94%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.94%) Splunk
7 1 (0.94%) DataCash
7 1 (0.94%) PayPal
7 1 (0.94%) Klarna
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Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: Yesterday
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
N. Herts
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Market related
Posted: 21 days ago