Period
to 18 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Lead Software Engineer was £92,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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

Lead Software Engineer
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 438 393 588
Rank change year-on-year -45 +195 +92
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 315 106 139
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.45% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.48% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 170 99 121
10th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £57,500
25th Percentile £85,000 £73,750 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £90,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £132,500 £125,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £156,250 £115,000
England median annual salary £90,000 £78,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +21.15% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 46,050 22,043 48,311
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.03% 93.39% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,089 18,689 39,578
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in London

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in London

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in London

Lead Software Engineer
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Central London -54 15 £90,000 +16.13% 5
West London - 6 £67,500 - 2
South London - 4 £82,500 -
North London - 2 £55,000 -
East London - 1 £88,750 - 1
Lead Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 London region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 310 (98.41%) Software Engineering
2 198 (62.86%) AWS
3 192 (60.95%) Docker
4 189 (60.00%) Python
5 179 (56.83%) Kubernetes
6 166 (52.70%) React
7 149 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
8 148 (46.98%) Node.js
9 146 (46.35%) JavaScript
10 130 (41.27%) Full Stack Development
11 129 (40.95%) TypeScript
12 128 (40.63%) Finance
13 127 (40.32%) Azure
14 112 (35.56%) User Experience
15 108 (34.29%) Java
16 104 (33.02%) Microservices
16 104 (33.02%) GCP
17 103 (32.70%) Terraform
18 99 (31.43%) Asset Management
19 98 (31.11%) Hedge funds
20 97 (30.79%) Investment Management
21 92 (29.21%) Front End Development
22 91 (28.89%) UX Design
23 89 (28.25%) DevOps
24 87 (27.62%) Front Office
24 87 (27.62%) Fixed Income
25 82 (26.03%) Portfolio Management
25 82 (26.03%) Cryptocurrency
26 81 (25.71%) Derivative
27 80 (25.40%) Mentoring

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

Application Platforms
1 30 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (7.30%) Confluence
3 10 (3.17%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.22%) Mule
5 6 (1.90%) Apache
6 5 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (1.59%) CMS
7 4 (1.27%) Apache Pulsar
7 4 (1.27%) Headless CMS
7 4 (1.27%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.63%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.63%) JBoss
8 2 (0.63%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.32%) Drupal
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.95%) InVision
1 3 (0.95%) Sketch
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Magento
1 5 (1.59%) Shopify
2 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 198 (62.86%) AWS
2 127 (40.32%) Azure
3 104 (33.02%) GCP
4 67 (21.27%) Serverless
5 28 (8.89%) Amazon ECS
6 24 (7.62%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (6.35%) GitHub
8 19 (6.03%) OpenShift
9 15 (4.76%) Amazon S3
10 14 (4.44%) GitHub Actions
11 13 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (4.13%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.54%) npm
12 8 (2.54%) SaaS
13 7 (2.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (2.22%) Snowflake
14 5 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (1.27%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.03%) Kerberos
2 6 (1.90%) DHCP
2 6 (1.90%) DNS
2 6 (1.90%) HTTPS
2 6 (1.90%) IPv4
2 6 (1.90%) IPv6
2 6 (1.90%) SMTP
2 6 (1.90%) SNMP
2 6 (1.90%) SSH
2 6 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.63%) HTTP
3 2 (0.63%) Internet
3 2 (0.63%) Network Security
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.92%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 26 (8.25%) Amazon Aurora
4 25 (7.94%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.08%) Apache Accumulo
5 16 (5.08%) Big Data
6 15 (4.76%) Amazon Athena
6 15 (4.76%) Redis
7 13 (4.13%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (4.13%) MySQL
8 12 (3.81%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.22%) Blockchain
10 7 (2.22%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.27%) Presto
14 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
15 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 72 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 47 (14.92%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.94%) JIRA
4 21 (6.67%) Maven
5 16 (5.08%) webpack
6 15 (4.76%) CircleCI
7 13 (4.13%) Cypress.io
8 9 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.22%) IBM UrbanCode
10 7 (2.22%) Storybook
10 7 (2.22%) Travis CI
11 6 (1.90%) GitLab
12 5 (1.59%) Babel
12 5 (1.59%) JMeter
13 4 (1.27%) git-flow
13 4 (1.27%) JUnit
13 4 (1.27%) Selenium
13 4 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 128 (40.63%) Finance
2 87 (27.62%) Front Office
3 43 (13.65%) Social Skills
4 22 (6.98%) Banking
5 18 (5.71%) Retail
6 16 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.44%) Publishing
8 13 (4.13%) Legal
9 10 (3.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 9 (2.86%) Marketing
11 7 (2.22%) Electronics
11 7 (2.22%) Financial Institution
11 7 (2.22%) Public Sector
12 6 (1.90%) Games
12 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.90%) Telecoms
13 4 (1.27%) Advertising
14 2 (0.63%) Automotive
14 2 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (52.70%) React
2 148 (46.98%) Node.js
3 53 (16.83%) RESTful
4 50 (15.87%) Kafka
5 42 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 37 (11.75%) Spring Boot
6 37 (11.75%) Web Services
7 34 (10.79%) CSS
7 34 (10.79%) HTML
8 31 (9.84%) GraphQL
9 28 (8.89%) HTML5
10 27 (8.57%) REST
11 25 (7.94%) Django
12 24 (7.62%) CSS3
12 24 (7.62%) Spring
12 24 (7.62%) Vue.js
13 21 (6.67%) JavaFX
13 21 (6.67%) Swing
14 17 (5.40%) Redux
14 17 (5.40%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 112 (35.56%) User Experience
2 98 (31.11%) Hedge funds
3 87 (27.62%) Fixed Income
4 81 (25.71%) Derivative
5 78 (24.76%) Equities
6 76 (24.13%) Credit Derivative
6 76 (24.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (7.30%) Algorithms
8 16 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (4.13%) Public Cloud
10 12 (3.81%) PlayStation
11 10 (3.17%) Cyberattack
11 10 (3.17%) Pricing Data
12 7 (2.22%) Mobile App
12 7 (2.22%) NHS
13 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.90%) Digital Currency
13 6 (1.90%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.59%) Augmented Reality
14 5 (1.59%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.13%) Linux
2 10 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.86%) Android
4 7 (2.22%) Mesosphere
5 5 (1.59%) Unix
6 1 (0.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (98.41%) Software Engineering
2 149 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (41.27%) Full Stack Development
4 104 (33.02%) Microservices
5 99 (31.43%) Asset Management
6 97 (30.79%) Investment Management
7 92 (29.21%) Front End Development
8 91 (28.89%) UX Design
9 89 (28.25%) DevOps
10 82 (26.03%) Cryptocurrency
10 82 (26.03%) Portfolio Management
11 80 (25.40%) Mentoring
12 60 (19.05%) Test Automation
13 53 (16.83%) Analytics
14 51 (16.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 49 (15.56%) TDD
16 45 (14.29%) Machine Learning
17 42 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (12.38%) BDD
19 37 (11.75%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 189 (60.00%) Python
2 146 (46.35%) JavaScript
3 129 (40.95%) TypeScript
4 108 (34.29%) Java
5 33 (10.48%) SQL
6 28 (8.89%) C#
7 27 (8.57%) Go
8 22 (6.98%) Java 8
9 13 (4.13%) Kotlin
10 12 (3.81%) C++
11 10 (3.17%) PHP
12 9 (2.86%) Ruby
13 8 (2.54%) ES6
14 4 (1.27%) C
14 4 (1.27%) Scala
15 3 (0.95%) Groovy
16 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.63%) Bash
16 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (8.89%) Degree
2 7 (2.22%) SAFe Agilist
3 5 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.43%) QA
2 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.27%) GDPR
3 4 (1.27%) HIPAA
3 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) Accessibility
System Software
1 192 (60.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 179 (56.83%) Kubernetes
2 103 (32.70%) Terraform
3 53 (16.83%) Ansible
4 10 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.17%) Puppet
5 9 (2.86%) Grafana
6 8 (2.54%) Prometheus
7 7 (2.22%) Automic
8 4 (1.27%) Istio
9 3 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.63%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (3.49%) Cadence
2 10 (3.17%) Google
3 9 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.22%) Splunk
5 6 (1.90%) Adobe
5 6 (1.90%) Monetate
5 6 (1.90%) New Relic
5 6 (1.90%) SAP
6 4 (1.27%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.27%) YouTube
7 2 (0.63%) LexisNexis
8 1 (0.32%) Alibaba
8 1 (0.32%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.32%) IBM
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle