The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 796 871
Rank change year-on-year +85 +75  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 146 113 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 121 100 63
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,377 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £78,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 79382 89280 100510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65298 76096 83752
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 52 £80,000 +14.28% 6
South East +58 30 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +18 27 £47,960 +12.84% 3
Yorkshire - 14 £55,000 - 4
North West -30 11 £56,250 +18.42% 2
East of England +5 7 £60,000 - 2
East Midlands +14 3 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands +3 3 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Lead Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 297 (93.40%) Software Engineering
2 195 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (51.89%) Java
4 139 (43.71%) JavaScript
5 122 (38.36%) C#
6 121 (38.05%) TDD
7 118 (37.11%) .NET
8 102 (32.08%) SQL
9 98 (30.82%) Linux
10 92 (28.93%) C
11 85 (26.73%) MVC
12 84 (26.42%) HTML
13 81 (25.47%) Scrum
14 72 (22.64%) C++
15 66 (20.75%) OO
16 63 (19.81%) ASP.NET
17 61 (19.18%) Finance
18 57 (17.92%) Unit Testing
19 53 (16.67%) Test Automation
20 48 (15.09%) Spring
21 47 (14.78%) Maven
21 47 (14.78%) Microsoft
21 47 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
22 45 (14.15%) Open Source
22 45 (14.15%) REST
22 45 (14.15%) Windows
22 45 (14.15%) Degree
23 42 (13.21%) Python
23 42 (13.21%) SOAP
23 42 (13.21%) Microservices

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 39 (12.26%) Apache Spark
2 24 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (6.29%) Apache Solr
4 16 (5.03%) Apache
5 9 (2.83%) IIS
5 9 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.57%) CMS
7 4 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.26%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.94%) Confluence
8 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.31%) Drupal
9 1 (0.31%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.40%) SaaS
4 9 (2.83%) Office 365
5 3 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.94%) GitHub
6 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) iTunes
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.40%) Ethernet
2 11 (3.46%) HTTP
3 7 (2.20%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.57%) Wireless
5 2 (0.63%) DNS
5 2 (0.63%) Internet
5 2 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.58%) Apache Cassandra
2 35 (11.01%) SQL Server
3 27 (8.49%) Big Data
4 25 (7.86%) MongoDB
5 24 (7.55%) Apache Hive
6 20 (6.29%) Spark SQL
7 19 (5.97%) NoSQL
8 18 (5.66%) MySQL
9 15 (4.72%) Hadoop
10 13 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (4.09%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (2.52%) Blockchain
11 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (2.20%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (1.89%) DB2
14 5 (1.57%) CouchDB
15 4 (1.26%) HBase
16 3 (0.94%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 47 (14.78%) Maven
2 35 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.75%) JIRA
4 25 (7.86%) Visual Studio
5 21 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (5.97%) Selenium
6 19 (5.97%) Subversion
7 18 (5.66%) Ant
8 17 (5.35%) Eclipse
8 17 (5.35%) QUnit
9 16 (5.03%) Android Studio
10 8 (2.52%) Babel
10 8 (2.52%) webpack
11 7 (2.20%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.20%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.20%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.57%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.26%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.26%) Xcode
14 3 (0.94%) NuGet
General
1 61 (19.18%) Finance
2 30 (9.43%) Retail
3 25 (7.86%) Banking
4 16 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.03%) Retail Banking
5 14 (4.40%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.40%) Military
6 12 (3.77%) Electronics
7 10 (3.14%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.83%) Marketing
9 4 (1.26%) Advertising
9 4 (1.26%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Games
10 2 (0.63%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (37.11%) .NET
2 84 (26.42%) HTML
3 63 (19.81%) ASP.NET
4 48 (15.09%) Spring
5 45 (14.15%) REST
6 42 (13.21%) SOAP
7 41 (12.89%) .NET Framework
8 40 (12.58%) AngularJS
9 38 (11.95%) RESTful
9 38 (11.95%) XML
10 37 (11.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 32 (10.06%) CSS
11 32 (10.06%) Entity Framework
12 31 (9.75%) WPF
13 29 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (8.81%) Web Services
15 26 (8.18%) JSON
16 25 (7.86%) React
17 24 (7.55%) Node.js
18 22 (6.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.86%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (6.29%) Semantic Web
3 18 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.66%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (5.03%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.72%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.09%) User Experience
7 7 (2.20%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.26%) Fintech
10 3 (0.94%) BBC
10 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.94%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.63%) Blog
11 2 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.63%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.63%) MPEG
12 1 (0.31%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 98 (30.82%) Linux
2 45 (14.15%) Windows
3 29 (9.12%) Unix
4 19 (5.97%) Embedded Linux
5 18 (5.66%) Android
6 14 (4.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 7 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.31%) Debian
10 1 (0.31%) SUSE
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (93.40%) Software Engineering
2 195 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (38.05%) TDD
4 85 (26.73%) MVC
5 81 (25.47%) Scrum
6 66 (20.75%) OO
7 57 (17.92%) Unit Testing
8 53 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 45 (14.15%) Open Source
10 42 (13.21%) Microservices
11 41 (12.89%) BDD
11 41 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (12.58%) Mentoring
13 32 (10.06%) Waterfall
14 30 (9.43%) SDLC
15 29 (9.12%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (9.12%) UML
16 28 (8.81%) SOLID
17 27 (8.49%) Line Management
17 27 (8.49%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 165 (51.89%) Java
2 139 (43.71%) JavaScript
3 122 (38.36%) C#
4 102 (32.08%) SQL
5 92 (28.93%) C
6 72 (22.64%) C++
7 42 (13.21%) Python
8 25 (7.86%) PHP
9 23 (7.23%) Scala
10 20 (6.29%) PL/SQL
11 17 (5.35%) Groovy
12 16 (5.03%) T-SQL
13 15 (4.72%) Ruby
14 14 (4.40%) Embedded C
15 12 (3.77%) ES6
16 11 (3.46%) Go
17 8 (2.52%) PowerShell
18 7 (2.20%) XPath
18 7 (2.20%) XQuery
19 6 (1.89%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 45 (14.15%) Degree
2 34 (10.69%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.26%) HNC
5 4 (1.26%) HND
6 3 (0.94%) PhD
7 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.72%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.97%) Docker
2 9 (2.83%) Firmware
3 7 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) Varnish
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.52%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.57%) Ansible
4 4 (1.26%) Oozie
5 3 (0.94%) Puppet
6 2 (0.63%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.75%) Oracle
3 8 (2.52%) SAP
4 7 (2.20%) Zend
5 6 (1.89%) Google
6 5 (1.57%) Twitter
7 4 (1.26%) Adobe
8 3 (0.94%) Apple
8 3 (0.94%) Facebook
9 2 (0.63%) McAfee
9 2 (0.63%) Sony
10 1 (0.31%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.31%) New Relic
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.31%) Splunk
10 1 (0.31%) Sun
10 1 (0.31%) Xamarin
Wiltshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £70,000 + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Health, Dental+much more
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lab49
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Poole
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Assystem Group Uk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Very competitive DoE plus car +++
Posted: 8 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago