Period
to 24 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

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

Lead Software Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 130 144
Rank change year-on-year +60 +14 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 6 8 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.72% 0.37% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.39% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 4
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% +0.91%
10th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £71,875 £63,000
Scotland median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -9.48% -27.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 807 2,031 2,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.11% 94.82% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 614 1,127 1,465
Median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 2 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Product Backlog
4 2 (33.33%) React Native
4 2 (33.33%) Kotlin
4 2 (33.33%) Fintech
4 2 (33.33%) GraphQL
4 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Docker
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Microservices
4 2 (33.33%) Dart
4 2 (33.33%) React
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) GraphQL
1 2 (33.33%) React
1 2 (33.33%) React Native
1 2 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Fintech
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 2 (33.33%) Product Backlog
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
3 2 (33.33%) Dart
3 2 (33.33%) Kotlin
3 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker