Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Lead Software Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 977 1062
Rank change year-on-year +120 +85 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 297 220 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 244 186 166
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,037 £38,750
90th Percentile £86,750 £80,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in England

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in England

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in England

Lead Software Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 95 £72,500 +3.57% 4
North of England +51 62 £55,000 -3.51% 8
South West -2 43 £50,000 +6.38% 2
North West +15 41 £57,250 +0.44% 3
East of England +40 40 £60,000 +71.43% 7
South East +41 33 £62,500 +13.64% 1
Midlands +5 24 £56,000 +24.44% 2
East Midlands +26 21 £56,000 -2.61%
Yorkshire +26 20 £55,000 - 5
West Midlands +1 3 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North East -2 1 £57,500 -20.69%
Lead Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 275 (92.59%) Software Engineering
2 177 (59.60%) Java
3 160 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (30.64%) JavaScript
4 91 (30.64%) Linux
5 82 (27.61%) HTML
6 79 (26.60%) Spring
7 74 (24.92%) SQL
8 72 (24.24%) CSS
9 70 (23.57%) C#
10 64 (21.55%) .NET
11 59 (19.87%) Microservices
12 58 (19.53%) C
13 57 (19.19%) TDD
13 57 (19.19%) Scrum
14 56 (18.86%) Amazon AWS
15 55 (18.52%) DevOps
15 55 (18.52%) Degree
16 53 (17.85%) Web Services
17 52 (17.51%) Maven
17 52 (17.51%) Mentoring
18 51 (17.17%) Node.js
19 50 (16.84%) OO
20 48 (16.16%) Finance
21 47 (15.82%) Python
21 47 (15.82%) AngularJS
22 46 (15.49%) REST
23 45 (15.15%) C++
24 41 (13.80%) MVC
24 41 (13.80%) HTML5

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

Application Platforms
1 18 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (5.39%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.70%) Apache
4 10 (3.37%) Confluence
5 7 (2.36%) Apache Pig
5 7 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.36%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.68%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.68%) Jetty
7 4 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.01%) IIS
8 3 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.67%) CMS
9 2 (0.67%) Kentico
9 2 (0.67%) Mule
9 2 (0.67%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.34%) JBoss
10 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) HipChat
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Simulink
2 1 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.86%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.71%) SaaS
4 6 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.68%) GitHub
6 2 (0.67%) IaaS
6 2 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.34%) Route 53
7 1 (0.34%) Serverless
7 1 (0.34%) Slack
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.08%) Wireless
2 10 (3.37%) HTTP
3 4 (1.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.67%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.76%) MySQL
2 26 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.07%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.73%) Big Data
5 19 (6.40%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.72%) Hadoop
6 17 (5.72%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.36%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.36%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.68%) DB2
11 4 (1.35%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.35%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.01%) Apache Accumulo
13 2 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (17.51%) Maven
2 36 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 35 (11.78%) Git (software)
4 26 (8.75%) JIRA
5 17 (5.72%) Subversion
6 15 (5.05%) Visual Studio
7 14 (4.71%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.37%) TeamCity
9 9 (3.03%) Gradle
9 9 (3.03%) Selenium
10 7 (2.36%) Ant
10 7 (2.36%) Artifactory
10 7 (2.36%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.02%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.02%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.35%) Android Studio
12 4 (1.35%) Grunt
12 4 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 48 (16.16%) Finance
2 20 (6.73%) Banking
3 16 (5.39%) Retail
4 14 (4.71%) Electronics
5 11 (3.70%) Marketing
6 10 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.37%) Retail Banking
7 9 (3.03%) Games
7 9 (3.03%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.35%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (27.61%) HTML
2 79 (26.60%) Spring
3 72 (24.24%) CSS
4 64 (21.55%) .NET
5 53 (17.85%) Web Services
6 51 (17.17%) Node.js
7 47 (15.82%) AngularJS
8 46 (15.49%) REST
9 41 (13.80%) HTML5
10 37 (12.46%) RESTful
11 36 (12.12%) Hibernate
12 33 (11.11%) React
13 29 (9.76%) .NET Framework
14 28 (9.43%) ASP.NET
15 23 (7.74%) SOAP
16 22 (7.41%) CSS3
17 21 (7.07%) JSP
18 18 (6.06%) J2EE
19 17 (5.72%) JMS
19 17 (5.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.05%) User Experience
4 12 (4.04%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.03%) Fintech
6 7 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.36%) IVR
6 7 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.36%) PKI
7 6 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.68%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.67%) Derivative
10 2 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.34%) CUDA
11 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.34%) iPad
11 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 91 (30.64%) Linux
2 20 (6.73%) Windows
3 17 (5.72%) Unix
4 9 (3.03%) Android
5 5 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (92.59%) Software Engineering
2 160 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (19.87%) Microservices
4 57 (19.19%) Scrum
4 57 (19.19%) TDD
5 55 (18.52%) DevOps
6 52 (17.51%) Mentoring
7 50 (16.84%) OO
8 41 (13.80%) MVC
9 39 (13.13%) Test Automation
10 37 (12.46%) BDD
11 36 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (11.78%) SDLC
13 33 (11.11%) Line Management
14 31 (10.44%) E-Commerce
15 30 (10.10%) Unit Testing
16 26 (8.75%) Multithreading
17 25 (8.42%) Web Development
18 23 (7.74%) Coaching
18 23 (7.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 177 (59.60%) Java
2 91 (30.64%) JavaScript
3 74 (24.92%) SQL
4 70 (23.57%) C#
5 58 (19.53%) C
6 47 (15.82%) Python
7 45 (15.15%) C++
8 27 (9.09%) Scala
9 15 (5.05%) PHP
9 15 (5.05%) Ruby
9 15 (5.05%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.71%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.69%) Perl
11 8 (2.69%) R
12 7 (2.36%) Go
13 5 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.35%) ES6
14 4 (1.35%) Kotlin
15 3 (1.01%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 55 (18.52%) Degree
2 12 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.69%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.34%) PhD
5 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.44%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) MISRA
2 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (9.43%) Docker
2 7 (2.36%) Hyper-V
2 7 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Firmware
3 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.02%) Ansible
3 3 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.01%) Nagios
3 3 (1.01%) Puppet
3 3 (1.01%) Terraform
3 3 (1.01%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.67%) Consul
Vendors
1 36 (12.12%) Oracle
2 25 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.03%) SAP
4 7 (2.36%) Google
4 7 (2.36%) Pega
4 7 (2.36%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.36%) VMware
5 6 (2.02%) Facebook
5 6 (2.02%) Sun
6 5 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.35%) Zend
8 3 (1.01%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.01%) New Relic
8 3 (1.01%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.01%) Splunk
9 2 (0.67%) Perforce
9 2 (0.67%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.34%) Apple
10 1 (0.34%) MKS
10 1 (0.34%) Pegasus