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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Engineer
Rank 844 810 826
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 52 71 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.065% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.069% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 35 64 52
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £45,000 £39,100
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £74,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -31 44 £51,000 -7.27% 11
London -14 9 £100,000 +37.93% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 8 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Nottingham +12 8 £50,000 -16.66% 1
East Midlands +6 8 £50,000 -16.66% 2
South East -5 7 £46,750 -10.95% 3
Yorkshire -44 5 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North West - 5 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 5 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +5 4 - -
Cambridge -6 4 - -
North Yorkshire -16 4 - -
East of England -18 4 - -
West Midlands -20 4 £55,500 +11.00% 1
Merseyside - 4 £43,750 -
Southport - 4 £43,750 -
York - 4 - -
Scotland -9 3 £47,500 +5.55%
Reading - 3 - -
City of London +9 2 £105,000 +68.00%
South West -20 2 £56,000 +49.33% 3
Fife - 2 £47,500 -
Dunfermline - 2 £47,500 -
Newbury - 2 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £60,000 -
Bristol - 2 £56,000 - 3
Leeds -23 1 £42,500 -5.55%
West Yorkshire -37 1 £42,500 -5.55%
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Surrey - 1 £65,000 - 2

Lead Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 136 (97.84%) Software Engineering
2 73 (52.52%) Java
3 71 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (33.81%) C#
5 37 (26.62%) .NET
6 36 (25.90%) C++
7 35 (25.18%) HTML
8 33 (23.74%) TDD
9 32 (23.02%) Linux
10 31 (22.30%) UNIX
10 31 (22.30%) Finance
11 30 (21.58%) JavaScript
11 30 (21.58%) Subversion
12 29 (20.86%) Spring
12 29 (20.86%) J2EE
12 29 (20.86%) CSS
13 28 (20.14%) Maven
14 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
15 25 (17.99%) HTML5
15 25 (17.99%) Hudson
16 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
16 23 (16.55%) Scrum
17 22 (15.83%) SQL
17 22 (15.83%) C
17 22 (15.83%) Mentoring
18 21 (15.11%) Oracle
18 21 (15.11%) MVC
18 21 (15.11%) Degree
18 21 (15.11%) jQuery
19 20 (14.39%) Hibernate

Lead Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (10.07%) Apache
2 11 (7.91%) CMS
3 10 (7.19%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.47%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.76%) JBoss
6 7 (5.04%) MQSeries
6 7 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (5.04%) OpenStack
6 7 (5.04%) CloudStack
7 5 (3.60%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.44%) Jetty
9 1 (0.72%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.72%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) Internet
2 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.44%) HTTP
5 1 (0.72%) DNS
5 1 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.60%) Big Data
4 5 (3.60%) MySQL
5 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.16%) Riak
6 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.16%) MS Access
6 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (21.58%) Subversion
2 28 (20.14%) Maven
3 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
4 25 (17.99%) Hudson
5 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
6 14 (10.07%) Visual Studio
7 9 (6.47%) Eclipse
7 9 (6.47%) Selenium
7 9 (6.47%) NetBeans
8 8 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (5.76%) IntelliJ
8 8 (5.76%) Ant
8 8 (5.76%) Gradle
9 7 (5.04%) JUnit
9 7 (5.04%) JIRA
9 7 (5.04%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (2.16%) GCC
11 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.72%) RSpec
General
1 31 (22.30%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Games
3 6 (4.32%) Front Office
3 6 (4.32%) Publishing
4 5 (3.60%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Electronics
6 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.62%) .NET
2 35 (25.18%) HTML
3 29 (20.86%) CSS
3 29 (20.86%) J2EE
3 29 (20.86%) Spring
4 25 (17.99%) HTML5
5 21 (15.11%) jQuery
6 20 (14.39%) Hibernate
6 20 (14.39%) CSS3
7 15 (10.79%) XML
8 12 (8.63%) ASP.NET
9 10 (7.19%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (6.47%) AngularJS
11 8 (5.76%) WCF
11 8 (5.76%) JSON
12 7 (5.04%) Apache Camel
12 7 (5.04%) PhoneGap
13 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (3.60%) Web Services
14 4 (2.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.67%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (12.95%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.79%) Mathematics
4 13 (9.35%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.91%) Open Source
6 8 (5.76%) User Experience
7 7 (5.04%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (5.04%) Cryptography
8 6 (4.32%) Digital Media
9 5 (3.60%) Algorithms
9 5 (3.60%) PKI
10 3 (2.16%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.44%) CCTV
11 2 (1.44%) Derivative
11 2 (1.44%) Physics
11 2 (1.44%) Blog
11 2 (1.44%) Semantic Web
12 1 (0.72%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.02%) Linux
2 31 (22.30%) UNIX
3 17 (12.23%) Windows
4 4 (2.88%) Android
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.44%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (97.84%) Software Engineering
2 71 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.74%) TDD
4 23 (16.55%) Scrum
5 22 (15.83%) Mentoring
6 21 (15.11%) MVC
7 18 (12.95%) Web Development
8 14 (10.07%) UML
9 12 (8.63%) SOA
9 12 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (7.91%) Coaching
11 10 (7.19%) Web Application Development
11 10 (7.19%) OO
11 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.47%) OOP
12 9 (6.47%) Analytics
12 9 (6.47%) Product Management
13 8 (5.76%) Software Architecture
13 8 (5.76%) Build Automation
14 7 (5.04%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 73 (52.52%) Java
2 47 (33.81%) C#
3 36 (25.90%) C++
4 30 (21.58%) JavaScript
5 22 (15.83%) SQL
5 22 (15.83%) C
6 17 (12.23%) Perl
7 16 (11.51%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.47%) Python
9 8 (5.76%) PHP
10 5 (3.60%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.16%) VB
11 3 (2.16%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.16%) VBA
11 3 (2.16%) Ruby
12 2 (1.44%) Erlang
12 2 (1.44%) F#
12 2 (1.44%) Scala
12 2 (1.44%) VC++
12 2 (1.44%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 21 (15.11%) Degree
2 17 (12.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) ISO 9000
2 4 (2.88%) IEC 61508
3 3 (2.16%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.72%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Puppet
1 3 (2.16%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.72%) Nagios
2 1 (0.72%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 21 (15.11%) Oracle
2 10 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.04%) Talend
4 5 (3.60%) Borland
5 3 (2.16%) Apple
5 3 (2.16%) Informatica
5 3 (2.16%) Embarcadero
6 2 (1.44%) Sybase
6 2 (1.44%) IBM
6 2 (1.44%) Zend
7 1 (0.72%) Hyland
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: up to £50k
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday, Flexi
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Just Eat
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Plusnet
Salary: Competitive 37.5hrs a week
Posted: 15 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Capital One
Posted: 17 days ago