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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 819 834 801
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 74 84 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.070% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.074% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 49 58 99
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £70,750 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+21.69% -14.09%

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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +2 66 £60,000 +9.09% 7
London +51 26 £65,000 +4.00% 1
South East +16 17 £57,500 +34.50%
Surrey +18 11 £65,000 +8.33%
South West -10 11 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Leeds +20 9 - -
West Yorkshire +11 9 - -
Bristol +3 9 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire -5 9 - -
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
County Antrim - 6 - -
Belfast - 6 - -
Egham - 5 £65,000 -
Berkshire +7 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Hammersmith - 4 £52,500 -
City of London +24 3 £65,000 +4.00%
Woking +23 2 £62,500 +13.63%
West Midlands -16 2 £55,000 +20.87% 2
Somerset - 2 £45,000 - 1
Yeovil - 2 £45,000 -
Reading - 2 - -
Windsor - 2 £50,000 -
Coventry - 2 £55,000 - 2
Cambridge +13 1 £52,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 1 £85,000 +30.76%
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Scotland +5 1 - - 2
Southampton +1 1 £40,000 -0.62%
East of England 0 1 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Hampshire -3 1 £40,000 -0.62%

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 116 (92.06%) Software Engineering
2 81 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (58.73%) C#
4 69 (54.76%) .NET
5 52 (41.27%) Java
6 50 (39.68%) ASP.NET
7 49 (38.89%) JavaScript
7 49 (38.89%) TDD
8 43 (34.13%) MVC
9 42 (33.33%) Mentoring
10 38 (30.16%) SQL Server
11 37 (29.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (28.57%) HTML
12 36 (28.57%) MS Excel
13 34 (26.98%) BDD
13 34 (26.98%) MongoDB
14 33 (26.19%) Scrum
15 32 (25.40%) Microsoft
16 30 (23.81%) SQL
16 30 (23.81%) Relational Database
17 28 (22.22%) Retail
18 27 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
19 26 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (19.84%) Software Delivery
20 25 (19.84%) OO
20 25 (19.84%) QA
21 23 (18.25%) Degree
21 23 (18.25%) C++
21 23 (18.25%) Web Services
22 22 (17.46%) Python

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 13 (10.32%) Node.js
2 9 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.76%) JBoss
3 6 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.97%) Apache
5 3 (2.38%) IIS
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.79%) WordPress
7 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) Internet
2 4 (3.17%) SAN
3 2 (1.59%) ATM
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 34 (26.98%) MongoDB
3 30 (23.81%) Relational Database
4 21 (16.67%) RavenDB
5 9 (7.14%) Big Data
6 8 (6.35%) NoSQL
7 7 (5.56%) Riak
7 7 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 6 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (4.76%) MySQL
9 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.59%) Text Mining
12 1 (0.79%) MS Access
12 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.76%) Selenium
2 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.76%) MSTest
2 6 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (3.97%) JSUnit
3 5 (3.97%) Jasmine
3 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.38%) Maven
5 2 (1.59%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.59%) Moq
5 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.59%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.59%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.79%) Gradle
6 1 (0.79%) Behat
6 1 (0.79%) Hudson
6 1 (0.79%) PHPUnit
General
1 28 (22.22%) Retail
2 12 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (7.14%) Finance
4 6 (4.76%) Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Games
6 4 (3.17%) Electronics
7 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.38%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.38%) Advertising
7 3 (2.38%) Marketing
8 2 (1.59%) Avionics
8 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.59%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) German Language
9 1 (0.79%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (54.76%) .NET
2 50 (39.68%) ASP.NET
3 37 (29.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (28.57%) HTML
5 27 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (18.25%) Web Services
7 20 (15.87%) CSS
7 20 (15.87%) jQuery
8 17 (13.49%) XML
9 13 (10.32%) J2EE
9 13 (10.32%) AngularJS
10 11 (8.73%) Spring
11 10 (7.94%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (6.35%) LAMP
12 8 (6.35%) Hibernate
12 8 (6.35%) HTML5
13 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (4.76%) REST
14 5 (3.97%) Backbone.js
14 5 (3.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.94%) Blog
4 9 (7.14%) NHS
5 7 (5.56%) User Experience
6 5 (3.97%) Web 2.0
6 5 (3.97%) Social Media
6 5 (3.97%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.97%) Xbox
7 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.17%) Data Integration
7 4 (3.17%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.38%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.38%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.38%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.59%) Physics
9 2 (1.59%) DTV
9 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.49%) Linux
2 14 (11.11%) UNIX
3 13 (10.32%) Windows
4 10 (7.94%) Apple iOS
5 8 (6.35%) Android
6 6 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.97%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.97%) Windows Phone
8 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (92.06%) Software Engineering
2 81 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (38.89%) TDD
4 43 (34.13%) MVC
5 42 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 34 (26.98%) BDD
7 33 (26.19%) Scrum
8 25 (19.84%) OO
8 25 (19.84%) Software Delivery
9 21 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 21 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 21 (16.67%) Build Automation
10 19 (15.08%) Line Management
10 19 (15.08%) Test Automation
10 19 (15.08%) SOA
11 17 (13.49%) Coaching
12 16 (12.70%) Kanban
12 16 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (58.73%) C#
2 52 (41.27%) Java
3 49 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 30 (23.81%) SQL
5 23 (18.25%) C++
6 22 (17.46%) Python
7 12 (9.52%) Ruby
8 11 (8.73%) C
9 5 (3.97%) XAML
9 5 (3.97%) Perl
10 4 (3.17%) PHP
10 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.17%) VB
10 4 (3.17%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.38%) Tcl
11 3 (2.38%) Groovy
11 3 (2.38%) Scala
12 2 (1.59%) Haskell
12 2 (1.59%) Erlang
12 2 (1.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 23 (18.25%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.84%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Docker
2 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Firmware
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.14%) Oracle
3 6 (4.76%) Rapid7
4 5 (3.97%) Xamarin
4 5 (3.97%) Google
5 4 (3.17%) Splunk
6 2 (1.59%) IBM
6 2 (1.59%) Apple
6 2 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) Cognos
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Zend
7 1 (0.79%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.79%) Rackspace
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