Period
to 7 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Software Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 264 324
Rank change year-on-year +49 +60 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 21 15 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.20% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.21% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 5
10th Percentile £73,500 " £68,250
25th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £78,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £65,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -21.21% +8.91%
75th Percentile £90,625 £70,000 £86,250
90th Percentile £98,000 £73,750 £110,250
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% -21.21% -1.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,656 7,172 9,635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.10% 94.62% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,132 6,287 8,632
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,850 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £98,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in the City of London

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in the City of London

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in the City of London

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Software Engineering
1 20 (95.24%) Microservices
2 13 (61.90%) Node.js
2 13 (61.90%) TypeScript
3 12 (57.14%) React
3 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 9 (42.86%) Coaching
4 9 (42.86%) Fintech
5 8 (38.10%) DevOps
5 8 (38.10%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (38.10%) TDD
5 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 8 (38.10%) AWS
6 7 (33.33%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 5 (23.81%) Web Development
7 5 (23.81%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) Azure
8 4 (19.05%) Docker
8 4 (19.05%) Spring Boot
8 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
8 4 (19.05%) Social Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (19.05%) Java 8
8 4 (19.05%) Banking
8 4 (19.05%) Spring
8 4 (19.05%) Private Banking
8 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (19.05%) Git (software)

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) AWS
2 4 (19.05%) Azure
2 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) NUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Postman
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Private Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Social Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) Node.js
2 12 (57.14%) React
3 4 (19.05%) Spring
3 4 (19.05%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Microservices
1 20 (95.24%) Software Engineering
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Coaching
3 9 (42.86%) Fintech
3 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 8 (38.10%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (38.10%) DevOps
4 8 (38.10%) TDD
5 5 (23.81%) BDD
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Web Development
6 4 (19.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (4.76%) Community of Practice
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.76%) SDET
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) TypeScript
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) Java 8
5 1 (4.76%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) PayPal