Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 516 550 752
Rank change year-on-year +34 +202 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 560 123 330
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 239 115 265
10th Percentile £57,500 £51,000 £45,500
25th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £53,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £82,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% +8.00%
75th Percentile £120,000 £125,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £156,250 £122,500
UK median annual salary £85,000 £81,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.62% +25.00% +6.56%

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 101,604 43,154 120,281
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.16% 94.95% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 71,365 36,431 98,252
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in England

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in England

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -24 360 £95,000 - 28
South East -71 93 £63,750 - 5
South West -64 36 £70,000 +40.00% 8
North of England -118 26 £60,000 -7.69% 10
Midlands -117 22 £60,000 +9.09% 9
North West -84 19 £61,250 -2.00% 3
West Midlands -85 15 £50,807 -6.35% 4
East of England -90 10 £110,000 +66.67% 5
East Midlands -58 7 £62,500 +13.64% 5
Yorkshire -106 5 £68,750 +3.77% 4
North East -29 2 £60,000 - 3
Lead Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 England region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 541 (96.61%) Software Engineering
2 345 (61.61%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (50.00%) Python
4 277 (49.46%) React
5 270 (48.21%) AWS
6 258 (46.07%) Java
7 231 (41.25%) DevOps
8 225 (40.18%) JavaScript
9 223 (39.82%) Docker
10 211 (37.68%) Kubernetes
11 206 (36.79%) Microservices
12 204 (36.43%) Finance
13 202 (36.07%) Full Stack Development
14 185 (33.04%) Node.js
15 173 (30.89%) Jenkins
15 173 (30.89%) Azure
16 165 (29.46%) User Experience
17 160 (28.57%) Mentoring
18 153 (27.32%) TypeScript
19 152 (27.14%) Web Services
20 144 (25.71%) Git (software)
21 143 (25.54%) Scrum
22 141 (25.18%) Kafka
22 141 (25.18%) GCP
23 135 (24.11%) AngularJS
24 134 (23.93%) TDD
25 132 (23.57%) Ansible
26 123 (21.96%) Degree
27 121 (21.61%) RESTful
28 115 (20.54%) CSS

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 71 (12.68%) Apache Spark
2 66 (11.79%) Apache
3 57 (10.18%) GemFire
4 39 (6.96%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (5.18%) Confluence
6 17 (3.04%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (2.50%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (1.07%) Apache Pulsar
8 6 (1.07%) CMS
8 6 (1.07%) Mule
9 4 (0.71%) Drupal
10 2 (0.36%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.36%) nginx
10 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.36%) WordPress
11 1 (0.18%) Mendix
Applications
1 5 (0.89%) InVision
1 5 (0.89%) Sketch
2 3 (0.54%) Maya
Business Applications
1 21 (3.75%) Shopify
2 10 (1.79%) Magento
3 4 (0.71%) Primavera
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 270 (48.21%) AWS
2 173 (30.89%) Azure
3 141 (25.18%) GCP
4 113 (20.18%) Serverless
5 100 (17.86%) GitHub
6 60 (10.71%) Amazon ECS
7 53 (9.46%) AWS Lambda
8 39 (6.96%) Amazon EC2
9 38 (6.79%) Amazon Kinesis
10 36 (6.43%) OpenShift
11 34 (6.07%) Amazon S3
12 32 (5.71%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (3.21%) Snowflake
14 17 (3.04%) PaaS
15 14 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (2.14%) CloudFront
16 12 (2.14%) GitHub Actions
16 12 (2.14%) Heroku
17 11 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.43%) Kerberos
2 9 (1.61%) DHCP
2 9 (1.61%) DNS
2 9 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.43%) HTTPS
3 8 (1.43%) IPv4
3 8 (1.43%) IPv6
3 8 (1.43%) SMTP
3 8 (1.43%) SNMP
3 8 (1.43%) SSH
4 5 (0.89%) HTTP
5 4 (0.71%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) Broadband
6 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (18.57%) PostgreSQL
2 84 (15.00%) Big Data
3 75 (13.39%) NoSQL
4 71 (12.68%) Relational Database
5 65 (11.61%) Redis
6 57 (10.18%) HBase
7 51 (9.11%) MariaDB
8 43 (7.68%) Amazon Aurora
9 41 (7.32%) Amazon Athena
10 24 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (4.29%) MongoDB
11 23 (4.11%) Apache Accumulo
12 18 (3.21%) Data Lake
13 17 (3.04%) Hadoop
14 13 (2.32%) MySQL
15 12 (2.14%) SQL Server
16 8 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (1.25%) Apache Hive
17 7 (1.25%) OLTP
17 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 173 (30.89%) Jenkins
2 144 (25.71%) Git (software)
3 69 (12.32%) Cypress.io
4 64 (11.43%) Cucumber
5 63 (11.25%) JUnit
6 62 (11.07%) Storybook
7 59 (10.54%) Gradle
8 58 (10.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 57 (10.18%) Eclipse
9 57 (10.18%) IntelliJ
9 57 (10.18%) Protractor
10 53 (9.46%) SonarQube
11 50 (8.93%) Mockito
12 38 (6.79%) Maven
13 37 (6.61%) JIRA
14 32 (5.71%) Artifactory
15 20 (3.57%) CircleCI
16 14 (2.50%) Selenium
17 11 (1.96%) GitLab
17 11 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 204 (36.43%) Finance
2 109 (19.46%) Banking
3 84 (15.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 74 (13.21%) Front Office
5 73 (13.04%) Social Skills
6 71 (12.68%) Law
7 36 (6.43%) Games
8 31 (5.54%) Retail
9 30 (5.36%) Marketing
10 29 (5.18%) Legal
11 18 (3.21%) Presentation Skills
12 16 (2.86%) Manufacturing
13 15 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (2.14%) Public Sector
14 12 (2.14%) Publishing
15 10 (1.79%) Local Government
16 6 (1.07%) Electronics
17 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
18 3 (0.54%) Automotive
18 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (49.46%) React
2 185 (33.04%) Node.js
3 152 (27.14%) Web Services
4 141 (25.18%) Kafka
5 135 (24.11%) AngularJS
6 121 (21.61%) RESTful
7 115 (20.54%) CSS
8 87 (15.54%) Spring
9 84 (15.00%) JSON
10 76 (13.57%) Redux
11 63 (11.25%) Spring Boot
12 62 (11.07%) Express
13 57 (10.18%) Spark Streaming
13 57 (10.18%) Tailwind CSS
13 57 (10.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 55 (9.82%) Play Framework
15 50 (8.93%) WireMock
16 47 (8.39%) LAMP
16 47 (8.39%) LAPP Stack
17 44 (7.86%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 165 (29.46%) User Experience
2 85 (15.18%) Hedge funds
3 71 (12.68%) Fixed Income
4 59 (10.54%) Derivative
5 57 (10.18%) Linux Command Line
6 52 (9.29%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (8.21%) Algorithms
8 45 (8.04%) Equities
8 45 (8.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 39 (6.96%) Credit Derivative
10 24 (4.29%) Mobile App
11 22 (3.93%) Blog
12 20 (3.57%) Pricing Data
13 19 (3.39%) Cyberattack
13 19 (3.39%) Public Cloud
14 17 (3.04%) Virtual Team
15 14 (2.50%) Cloud Native
16 11 (1.96%) Legacy Code
16 11 (1.96%) Social Media
17 10 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 71 (12.68%) Linux
2 64 (11.43%) Unix
3 10 (1.79%) Android
4 9 (1.61%) Mesosphere
5 8 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.54%) Windows
7 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (96.61%) Software Engineering
2 345 (61.61%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (41.25%) DevOps
4 206 (36.79%) Microservices
5 202 (36.07%) Full Stack Development
6 160 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 143 (25.54%) Scrum
8 134 (23.93%) TDD
9 105 (18.75%) Open Source
10 94 (16.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 93 (16.61%) Asset Management
11 93 (16.61%) Computer Science
12 92 (16.43%) Test Automation
13 91 (16.25%) Investment Management
14 90 (16.07%) BDD
15 89 (15.89%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 86 (15.36%) OO
17 81 (14.46%) Front End Development
18 79 (14.11%) Analytics
19 74 (13.21%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 280 (50.00%) Python
2 258 (46.07%) Java
3 225 (40.18%) JavaScript
4 153 (27.32%) TypeScript
5 81 (14.46%) SQL
6 67 (11.96%) C#
7 60 (10.71%) Groovy
8 59 (10.54%) Shell Script
9 40 (7.14%) Java 8
10 37 (6.61%) Kotlin
11 28 (5.00%) ES6
12 24 (4.29%) Ruby
13 18 (3.21%) Go
14 16 (2.86%) PHP
15 15 (2.68%) C++
16 12 (2.14%) Scala
17 6 (1.07%) C
17 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.54%) Clojure
18 3 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 123 (21.96%) Degree
2 50 (8.93%) OCP
2 50 (8.93%) Oracle Certification
3 12 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.25%) PhD
5 6 (1.07%) SAFe Agilist
6 5 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.89%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB
9 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (9.82%) QA
2 8 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.36%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.36%) WCAG
4 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 223 (39.82%) Docker
2 57 (10.18%) HDFS
3 53 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 211 (37.68%) Kubernetes
2 132 (23.57%) Ansible
3 95 (16.96%) Terraform
4 10 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.61%) Automic
5 9 (1.61%) Puppet
6 7 (1.25%) Istio
7 6 (1.07%) Apache Brooklyn
8 4 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.71%) Grafana
8 4 (0.71%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 57 (10.18%) Okta
1 57 (10.18%) VMware
2 16 (2.86%) Cadence
3 15 (2.68%) Google
4 13 (2.32%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.61%) Oracle
6 8 (1.43%) Adobe
6 8 (1.43%) Monetate
6 8 (1.43%) New Relic
7 6 (1.07%) CA
7 6 (1.07%) Splunk
7 6 (1.07%) YouTube
8 4 (0.71%) Autodesk
9 3 (0.54%) ANSYS
9 3 (0.54%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.36%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.36%) Intapp
10 2 (0.36%) PayPal
10 2 (0.36%) SAP
10 2 (0.36%) Xamarin