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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 814 849 820
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 86 61 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.053% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.056% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 56 34 68
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £44,800
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £65,000 £80,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +5.00%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +40 85 £52,500 -4.54% 12
London +26 33 £65,000 - 4
South West - 20 £44,000 - 1
South East +21 17 £50,000 -20.00% 3
Bristol - 14 £42,500 -
Surrey +8 10 £61,250 -5.76% 1
Leeds +13 6 - -
West Yorkshire +5 6 - -
Yorkshire -6 6 - -
East of England +11 5 £50,000 - 3
Egham - 5 £65,000 -
City of London +16 4 £67,500 +3.84%
Berkshire +8 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Gloucestershire - 3 £49,500 - 1
Gloucester - 3 £49,500 - 1
Cowes - 3 £42,500 - 1
Somerset - 3 £50,000 -
Yeovil - 3 £50,000 -
Isle of Wight - 3 £42,500 - 1
North West +10 2 £48,750 +21.87%
Reading -3 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £48,750 -
Ipswich - 2 £50,000 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £50,000 - 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
Oxfordshire -2 1 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Oxford -4 1 £50,000 -28.57% 1
East Midlands -18 1 £42,500 -19.04% 1
West Midlands -20 1 £60,000 +41.17%
Windsor - 1 £50,000 -

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 138 (92.62%) Software Engineering
2 95 (63.76%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (54.36%) C#
4 75 (50.34%) .NET
5 69 (46.31%) TDD
6 55 (36.91%) ASP.NET
7 54 (36.24%) JavaScript
8 50 (33.56%) Java
9 47 (31.54%) MVC
9 47 (31.54%) Mentoring
10 43 (28.86%) SQL Server
11 40 (26.85%) BDD
12 39 (26.17%) Scrum
13 37 (24.83%) MongoDB
13 37 (24.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (24.16%) Microsoft
14 36 (24.16%) QA
15 35 (23.49%) MS Excel
16 32 (21.48%) HTML
17 31 (20.81%) Relational Database
17 31 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (20.13%) Software Delivery
18 30 (20.13%) SQL
18 30 (20.13%) Retail
19 29 (19.46%) OO
20 27 (18.12%) Integration Testing
21 26 (17.45%) ASP.NET Web API
22 25 (16.78%) Test Automation
22 25 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
22 25 (16.78%) Continuous Delivery

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (8.05%) Node.js
2 7 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.01%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (2.01%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.01%) IIS
5 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.34%) JBoss
5 2 (1.34%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.67%) Confluence
6 1 (0.67%) Kentico
6 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.67%) WordPress
6 1 (0.67%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.67%) Apache
6 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (23.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.34%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.03%) SaaS
3 6 (4.03%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) IaaS
6 1 (0.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.67%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.70%) Internet
2 4 (2.68%) SAN
3 2 (1.34%) Firewall
3 2 (1.34%) ATM
3 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.34%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.67%) DNS
4 1 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.67%) SSL
4 1 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 37 (24.83%) MongoDB
3 31 (20.81%) Relational Database
4 24 (16.11%) RavenDB
5 12 (8.05%) NoSQL
6 10 (6.71%) MySQL
7 8 (5.37%) Big Data
8 6 (4.03%) RDBMS
8 6 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.34%) Text Mining
11 2 (1.34%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.34%) Riak
11 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.67%) Redis
12 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.72%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.38%) Selenium
3 8 (5.37%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (4.03%) MSTest
5 5 (3.36%) Jasmine
5 5 (3.36%) JSUnit
5 5 (3.36%) Maven
5 5 (3.36%) JUnit
6 3 (2.01%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.67%) Gradle
8 1 (0.67%) Behat
8 1 (0.67%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.67%) Mockito
8 1 (0.67%) Hudson
8 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.67%) TestNG
General
1 30 (20.13%) Retail
2 13 (8.72%) Finance
3 11 (7.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (6.04%) Games
5 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.03%) Banking
6 4 (2.68%) Electronics
6 4 (2.68%) Legal
7 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.34%) Front Office
8 2 (1.34%) Advertising
8 2 (1.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.67%) German Language
9 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (50.34%) .NET
2 55 (36.91%) ASP.NET
3 37 (24.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (21.48%) HTML
5 26 (17.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (16.78%) Web Services
7 18 (12.08%) CSS
8 15 (10.07%) jQuery
9 14 (9.40%) Spring
9 14 (9.40%) AngularJS
10 13 (8.72%) XML
11 10 (6.71%) J2EE
11 10 (6.71%) REST
12 8 (5.37%) HTML5
12 8 (5.37%) RESTful
13 7 (4.70%) JSON
13 7 (4.70%) Symfony
13 7 (4.70%) Django
14 6 (4.03%) SOAP
14 6 (4.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (13.42%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.72%) Blog
4 11 (7.38%) NHS
5 9 (6.04%) Xbox
6 7 (4.70%) User Experience
7 5 (3.36%) Digital Media
7 5 (3.36%) Social Media
8 4 (2.68%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.68%) Web 2.0
8 4 (2.68%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.01%) Physics
10 2 (1.34%) DTV
10 2 (1.34%) Clustering
10 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.34%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (1.34%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.42%) Windows
2 19 (12.75%) Linux
3 15 (10.07%) UNIX
4 13 (8.72%) Android
4 13 (8.72%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.04%) Windows 8
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Phone
5 9 (6.04%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.01%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (92.62%) Software Engineering
2 95 (63.76%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (46.31%) TDD
4 47 (31.54%) MVC
4 47 (31.54%) Mentoring
5 40 (26.85%) BDD
6 39 (26.17%) Scrum
7 30 (20.13%) Software Delivery
8 29 (19.46%) OO
9 27 (18.12%) Integration Testing
10 25 (16.78%) Test Automation
10 25 (16.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 25 (16.78%) Performance Testing
11 24 (16.11%) Build Automation
12 21 (14.09%) Unit Testing
13 20 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (13.42%) Coaching
13 20 (13.42%) Line Management
14 18 (12.08%) Kanban
15 15 (10.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 81 (54.36%) C#
2 54 (36.24%) JavaScript
3 50 (33.56%) Java
4 30 (20.13%) SQL
5 23 (15.44%) Python
5 23 (15.44%) C++
6 12 (8.05%) Ruby
7 11 (7.38%) C
8 9 (6.04%) XAML
8 9 (6.04%) PHP
9 8 (5.37%) Perl
10 7 (4.70%) Groovy
11 4 (2.68%) Tcl
11 4 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.68%) Scala
11 4 (2.68%) Go
12 3 (2.01%) VB
12 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.34%) Clojure
14 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (16.11%) Degree
2 2 (1.34%) SSCP
2 2 (1.34%) CCNA
2 2 (1.34%) CISSP
2 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.34%) Linux+ Certification
2 2 (1.34%) GIAC
2 2 (1.34%) MCSE
2 2 (1.34%) PhD
3 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.16%) QA
2 4 (2.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.34%) TickIT
4 1 (0.67%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (3.36%) Docker
2 2 (1.34%) Firmware
3 1 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) Nagios
2 1 (0.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 36 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.38%) Oracle
3 10 (6.71%) Google
4 9 (6.04%) Xamarin
5 6 (4.03%) Rapid7
6 4 (2.68%) Splunk
7 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.34%) IBM
8 2 (1.34%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.67%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.67%) Zend
9 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.67%) VMware
9 1 (0.67%) Adobe
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Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + quarterly bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
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Salary: £40k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Major Players
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
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London
Major Players
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
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