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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 819 844 784
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 78 87 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.074% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.078% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 47 56 94
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £68,750 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.97%

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 28 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 28 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 +28 70 £65,000 +18.18% 16
London +22 27 £65,000 +1.96% 3
South East +33 15 £57,500 -8.00% 3
South West -4 14 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Bristol -12 12 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Yorkshire +18 10 - -
Surrey +10 10 £61,250 -3.92% 2
Leeds +9 10 - -
Yorkshire -5 10 - -
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
County Antrim - 5 - -
Belfast - 5 - -
Egham - 5 £65,000 -
City of London +10 4 £67,500 +3.84%
Berkshire -2 4 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England +8 2 £52,500 -19.23% 2
West Midlands -25 2 £55,000 +20.87%
Somerset - 2 £45,000 -
Reading - 2 - -
Windsor - 2 £50,000 -
Yeovil - 2 £45,000 -
Coventry - 2 £55,000 -
Scotland +15 1 - -
Cambridge +9 1 £52,500 - 2
Southampton +7 1 £40,000 -1.23%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Hampshire +4 1 £40,000 -1.23% 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £42,500 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 (91.34%) Software Engineering
2 86 (67.72%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (55.91%) C#
4 66 (51.97%) .NET
5 56 (44.09%) TDD
6 49 (38.58%) Java
7 46 (36.22%) ASP.NET
8 43 (33.86%) JavaScript
9 40 (31.50%) MVC
9 40 (31.50%) Mentoring
10 36 (28.35%) BDD
11 35 (27.56%) Scrum
12 34 (26.77%) MongoDB
13 33 (25.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (25.20%) SQL Server
15 30 (23.62%) MS Excel
16 29 (22.83%) Relational Database
17 28 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (22.05%) Retail
17 28 (22.05%) QA
18 27 (21.26%) Microsoft
18 27 (21.26%) HTML
19 26 (20.47%) Software Delivery
20 25 (19.69%) SQL
21 24 (18.90%) Web Services
21 24 (18.90%) OO
21 24 (18.90%) ASP.NET Web API
22 23 (18.11%) Python
22 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
22 23 (18.11%) Test Automation

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 8 (6.30%) Node.js
2 6 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.94%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.36%) IIS
5 2 (1.57%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.57%) JBoss
5 2 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) WordPress
6 1 (0.79%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.79%) Confluence
6 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (23.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.72%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) Internet
2 4 (3.15%) SAN
3 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.57%) ATM
4 1 (0.79%) Broadband
4 1 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.77%) MongoDB
2 32 (25.20%) SQL Server
3 29 (22.83%) Relational Database
4 22 (17.32%) RavenDB
5 8 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.51%) Riak
7 6 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (4.72%) Big Data
7 6 (4.72%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.72%) MySQL
8 2 (1.57%) Text Mining
8 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.79%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.51%) Selenium
3 6 (4.72%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.72%) MSTest
4 5 (3.94%) JSUnit
4 5 (3.94%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.15%) Maven
6 3 (2.36%) JUnit
6 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.57%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.79%) Ant
8 1 (0.79%) TestNG
8 1 (0.79%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.79%) JIRA
8 1 (0.79%) Subversion
8 1 (0.79%) Gradle
8 1 (0.79%) Behat
General
1 28 (22.05%) Retail
2 11 (8.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (7.87%) Finance
4 8 (6.30%) Games
5 6 (4.72%) Banking
6 4 (3.15%) Electronics
7 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.36%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.57%) Marketing
8 2 (1.57%) Avionics
8 2 (1.57%) Advertising
8 2 (1.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Military
9 1 (0.79%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (51.97%) .NET
2 46 (36.22%) ASP.NET
3 33 (25.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (21.26%) HTML
5 24 (18.90%) Web Services
5 24 (18.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (12.60%) jQuery
7 15 (11.81%) XML
8 13 (10.24%) CSS
9 11 (8.66%) AngularJS
10 10 (7.87%) J2EE
11 9 (7.09%) Spring
12 8 (6.30%) LAMP
13 6 (4.72%) REST
13 6 (4.72%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (4.72%) JSON
13 6 (4.72%) HTML5
13 6 (4.72%) RESTful
14 5 (3.94%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.66%) Blog
3 11 (8.66%) NHS
4 8 (6.30%) Xbox
5 7 (5.51%) User Experience
6 5 (3.94%) Social Media
6 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.94%) Digital Media
7 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.15%) Web 2.0
7 4 (3.15%) Data Integration
8 3 (2.36%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.36%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.57%) Physics
9 2 (1.57%) DTV
9 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.60%) Windows
2 15 (11.81%) Linux
3 13 (10.24%) UNIX
4 11 (8.66%) Android
4 11 (8.66%) Apple iOS
5 8 (6.30%) Windows 8
5 8 (6.30%) Windows Phone
6 6 (4.72%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (91.34%) Software Engineering
2 86 (67.72%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (44.09%) TDD
4 40 (31.50%) MVC
4 40 (31.50%) Mentoring
5 36 (28.35%) BDD
6 35 (27.56%) Scrum
7 26 (20.47%) Software Delivery
8 24 (18.90%) OO
9 23 (18.11%) Test Automation
9 23 (18.11%) Performance Testing
10 22 (17.32%) Integration Testing
10 22 (17.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (17.32%) Build Automation
11 20 (15.75%) Line Management
12 18 (14.17%) Unit Testing
12 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (13.39%) Kanban
13 17 (13.39%) Coaching
14 15 (11.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 71 (55.91%) C#
2 49 (38.58%) Java
3 43 (33.86%) JavaScript
4 25 (19.69%) SQL
5 23 (18.11%) Python
6 22 (17.32%) C++
7 12 (9.45%) Ruby
8 10 (7.87%) C
9 8 (6.30%) XAML
10 6 (4.72%) Perl
11 4 (3.15%) Scala
11 4 (3.15%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.36%) VB
12 3 (2.36%) PHP
12 3 (2.36%) Tcl
12 3 (2.36%) Groovy
12 3 (2.36%) Go
13 2 (1.57%) Haskell
13 2 (1.57%) Erlang
13 2 (1.57%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 21 (16.54%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.05%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.79%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (21.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.87%) Oracle
3 8 (6.30%) Xamarin
4 6 (4.72%) Rapid7
5 5 (3.94%) Google
6 4 (3.15%) Splunk
7 2 (1.57%) IBM
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.57%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) Adobe
8 1 (0.79%) VMware
8 1 (0.79%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) Zend
8 1 (0.79%) Rackspace
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