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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 810 771 804
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 48 96 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.092% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.097% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 35 85 48
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £41,200 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £81,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%

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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -35 44 £52,500 -12.50% 15
Yorkshire +7 13 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Leeds +11 12 £55,000 +22.22% 3
West Yorkshire +3 12 £55,000 +26.43% 4
South West -20 11 £49,000 -6.66% 3
London -35 7 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Dorset - 6 £49,000 -
Poole - 5 £49,000 -
Gloucestershire -12 4 £52,500 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -21 4 £56,250 +18.42% 1
South East -26 4 £54,500 -19.25% 1
Scotland +13 3 £32,500 -23.52%
East of England +4 3 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -2 3 - - 3
Cambridge -2 3 - - 3
Oxfordshire +10 2 £57,500 -14.81%
Oxford +7 2 £57,500 -17.85%
Cheltenham -7 2 - -
Birmingham -8 2 £50,000 +5.26%
Gloucester - 2 £52,500 - 1
Livingston - 2 £32,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £71,250 -
West Lothian - 2 £32,000 -
East Midlands +17 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire +12 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Harrogate -3 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Reading -8 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Berkshire -14 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Wales -22 1 £52,500 +16.66%
South Wales - 1 £52,500 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 85 (95.51%) Software Engineering
2 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (49.44%) C#
4 43 (48.31%) Java
5 40 (44.94%) JavaScript
6 37 (41.57%) HTML
6 37 (41.57%) .NET
7 30 (33.71%) MVC
8 29 (32.58%) CSS
9 26 (29.21%) XML
10 25 (28.09%) Mentoring
11 24 (26.97%) C++
11 24 (26.97%) SQL
12 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
12 23 (25.84%) ASP.NET
13 22 (24.72%) Oracle
13 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
13 22 (24.72%) SOA
14 20 (22.47%) MS Excel
14 20 (22.47%) jQuery
15 19 (21.35%) HTML5
16 17 (19.10%) JBoss
17 16 (17.98%) J2EE
17 16 (17.98%) Git (software)
17 16 (17.98%) MongoDB
17 16 (17.98%) AngularJS
18 15 (16.85%) TDD
19 14 (15.73%) C
19 14 (15.73%) Open Source
19 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET MVC

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 17 (19.10%) JBoss
2 10 (11.24%) MQSeries
2 10 (11.24%) WebSphere
2 10 (11.24%) Node.js
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (11.24%) WebLogic
3 8 (8.99%) Apache
4 6 (6.74%) CMS
5 5 (5.62%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.25%) CloudStack
Applications
1 20 (22.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Internet
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.98%) MongoDB
3 8 (8.99%) Big Data
3 8 (8.99%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.74%) RavenDB
4 6 (6.74%) Riak
4 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.49%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.25%) MS Access
9 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.36%) Ant
3 10 (11.24%) JUnit
3 10 (11.24%) JIRA
3 10 (11.24%) Selenium
3 10 (11.24%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.87%) FitNesse
4 7 (7.87%) Moq
4 7 (7.87%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.87%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.87%) ReSharper
5 6 (6.74%) NetBeans
5 6 (6.74%) Subversion
5 6 (6.74%) Maven
5 6 (6.74%) Eclipse
5 6 (6.74%) Hudson
6 5 (5.62%) Gradle
6 5 (5.62%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (7.87%) Retail
4 5 (5.62%) Games
5 4 (4.49%) Front Office
5 4 (4.49%) Electronics
5 4 (4.49%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 2 (2.25%) Avionics
7 1 (1.12%) Military
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.57%) HTML
1 37 (41.57%) .NET
2 29 (32.58%) CSS
3 26 (29.21%) XML
4 23 (25.84%) ASP.NET
5 20 (22.47%) jQuery
6 19 (21.35%) HTML5
7 16 (17.98%) AngularJS
7 16 (17.98%) J2EE
8 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (12.36%) CSS3
9 11 (12.36%) JSON
9 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (11.24%) PhoneGap
10 10 (11.24%) Apache Camel
10 10 (11.24%) Spring
11 9 (10.11%) LAMP
12 8 (8.99%) WPF
13 7 (7.87%) Hibernate
13 7 (7.87%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Open Source
2 13 (14.61%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.99%) Blog
5 5 (5.62%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.62%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.37%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.25%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.25%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.12%) DTV
8 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Linux
2 10 (11.24%) Apple iOS
3 9 (10.11%) UNIX
4 8 (8.99%) Windows
5 4 (4.49%) Android
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.12%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (95.51%) Software Engineering
2 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (33.71%) MVC
4 25 (28.09%) Mentoring
5 22 (24.72%) SOA
6 15 (16.85%) TDD
7 13 (14.61%) BDD
8 12 (13.48%) Scrum
8 12 (13.48%) UML
8 12 (13.48%) OOP
8 12 (13.48%) OO
9 11 (12.36%) Build Automation
9 11 (12.36%) Analytics
10 10 (11.24%) Line Management
10 10 (11.24%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
13 7 (7.87%) Kanban
13 7 (7.87%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (49.44%) C#
2 43 (48.31%) Java
3 40 (44.94%) JavaScript
4 24 (26.97%) C++
4 24 (26.97%) SQL
5 14 (15.73%) C
6 12 (13.48%) Python
7 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.49%) Erlang
8 4 (4.49%) Scala
9 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.37%) PHP
10 2 (2.25%) VBA
10 2 (2.25%) VB
10 2 (2.25%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.25%) Ruby
10 2 (2.25%) Haskell
10 2 (2.25%) F#
11 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.36%) Degree
2 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.12%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Oracle
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Talend
3 7 (7.87%) Apple
4 2 (2.25%) Hyland
5 1 (1.12%) DataCash
5 1 (1.12%) Informatica
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Cognos
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