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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 836 813 830
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 60 68 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.064% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.068% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 34 62 55
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £78,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +18.75%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 17 September 2014 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 17 September 2014. 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 -40 56 £55,000 -8.33% 6
East Midlands +2 14 £55,000 -8.33%
Yorkshire -20 12 £48,750 +8.33%
Nottingham +13 11 £50,000 -23.07%
Nottinghamshire +9 11 £50,000 -23.07%
South East - 10 £60,000 - 3
North Yorkshire -7 9 - -
London -34 9 £65,000 -10.34% 1
York - 9 - -
City of London +13 6 £65,000 -36.58% 1
West Midlands -7 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Berkshire - 5 £42,500 -
Guildford - 4 £65,000 -
Surrey - 4 £65,000 - 1
Worcestershire -2 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Redditch -2 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Cambridge -4 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 3 - -
North West -14 3 £42,500 -14.14%
East of England -20 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -28 3 £48,750 +8.33%
Scotland -10 2 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Leeds -27 2 £48,750 +8.33%
Newbury - 2 £42,500 -
Reading - 2 - -
Southport - 2 £42,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £42,500 -
Warwickshire +10 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Warwick +3 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Cheshire -11 1 £40,000 -19.19%

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 143 (96.62%) Software Engineering
2 83 (56.08%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (49.32%) Java
4 48 (32.43%) C#
4 48 (32.43%) .NET
5 41 (27.70%) Linux
6 40 (27.03%) HTML
7 37 (25.00%) C++
8 36 (24.32%) JavaScript
8 36 (24.32%) SQL
8 36 (24.32%) TDD
9 33 (22.30%) HTML5
10 31 (20.95%) Subversion
11 30 (20.27%) CSS
12 29 (19.59%) J2EE
12 29 (19.59%) Spring
12 29 (19.59%) Mentoring
13 27 (18.24%) UNIX
13 27 (18.24%) Maven
14 26 (17.57%) Jenkins
15 25 (16.89%) Degree
15 25 (16.89%) jQuery
15 25 (16.89%) Hudson
16 24 (16.22%) Finance
16 24 (16.22%) Scrum
16 24 (16.22%) CSS3
17 23 (15.54%) Hibernate
18 22 (14.86%) C
18 22 (14.86%) Git (software)
18 22 (14.86%) Enterprise Software

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 19 (12.84%) Apache
2 8 (5.41%) CMS
3 7 (4.73%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.73%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.38%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.38%) CloudStack
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.70%) Jetty
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.35%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.68%) CICS
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) Drupal
7 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) Internet
2 6 (4.05%) HTTP
3 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.68%) SMTP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.11%) MySQL
3 9 (6.08%) Hadoop
4 7 (4.73%) Big Data
5 5 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.03%) Riak
6 3 (2.03%) MS Access
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) SQLite
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (20.95%) Subversion
2 27 (18.24%) Maven
3 26 (17.57%) Jenkins
4 25 (16.89%) Hudson
5 22 (14.86%) Git (software)
6 21 (14.19%) Visual Studio
7 14 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.38%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.38%) IntelliJ
8 5 (3.38%) NetBeans
8 5 (3.38%) Gradle
9 4 (2.70%) GCC
9 4 (2.70%) Selenium
10 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (1.35%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.35%) JIRA
10 2 (1.35%) Ant
10 2 (1.35%) JUnit
11 1 (0.68%) RSpec
General
1 24 (16.22%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Games
2 13 (8.78%) Retail
3 8 (5.41%) Publishing
4 6 (4.05%) Legal
5 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Front Office
7 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.35%) French Language
7 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.43%) .NET
2 40 (27.03%) HTML
3 33 (22.30%) HTML5
4 30 (20.27%) CSS
5 29 (19.59%) J2EE
5 29 (19.59%) Spring
6 25 (16.89%) jQuery
7 24 (16.22%) CSS3
8 23 (15.54%) Hibernate
9 20 (13.51%) ASP.NET
10 14 (9.46%) WCF
11 11 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (6.08%) XML
13 8 (5.41%) Web Services
13 8 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
14 7 (4.73%) OpenGL
14 7 (4.73%) LAMP
15 6 (4.05%) DirectX
15 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
15 6 (4.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.86%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (9.46%) Open Source
5 13 (8.78%) Inversion of Control
5 13 (8.78%) Mathematics
6 10 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (6.08%) User Experience
8 7 (4.73%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (4.05%) Digital Media
10 5 (3.38%) Cryptography
10 5 (3.38%) PKI
11 3 (2.03%) CCTV
12 2 (1.35%) Derivative
12 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (1.35%) Physics
12 2 (1.35%) Semantic Web
12 2 (1.35%) Social Gaming
13 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.68%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.70%) Linux
2 27 (18.24%) UNIX
3 15 (10.14%) Windows
4 4 (2.70%) Android
4 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (96.62%) Software Engineering
2 83 (56.08%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (24.32%) TDD
4 29 (19.59%) Mentoring
5 24 (16.22%) Scrum
6 21 (14.19%) MVC
6 21 (14.19%) Web Development
7 18 (12.16%) Coaching
8 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (10.14%) OO
10 13 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.78%) Dependency Injection
11 11 (7.43%) UML
12 9 (6.08%) SOA
13 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.73%) Web Application Development
13 7 (4.73%) Analytics
13 7 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (4.05%) Product Management
14 6 (4.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (49.32%) Java
2 48 (32.43%) C#
3 37 (25.00%) C++
4 36 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 36 (24.32%) SQL
5 22 (14.86%) C
6 20 (13.51%) Perl
7 19 (12.84%) Bash Shell
8 16 (10.81%) PHP
9 11 (7.43%) T-SQL
10 8 (5.41%) Python
11 4 (2.70%) Ruby
12 3 (2.03%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.03%) VBA
12 3 (2.03%) VB
13 2 (1.35%) VC++
14 1 (0.68%) COBOL
14 1 (0.68%) VB6
14 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (16.89%) Degree
2 15 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) ISO 9000
1 5 (3.38%) IEC 61508
2 4 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.68%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) NFS
1 1 (0.68%) Postfix
1 1 (0.68%) Varnish
1 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Puppet
1 4 (2.70%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.68%) Nagios
2 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.68%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 16 (10.81%) Oracle
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.05%) Borland
4 4 (2.70%) Embarcadero
5 3 (2.03%) Apple
5 3 (2.03%) JBoss
6 2 (1.35%) IBM
6 2 (1.35%) Sybase
6 2 (1.35%) Informatica
6 2 (1.35%) Zend
6 2 (1.35%) Talend
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
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