Lead Software Engineer Jobs in Scotland

Lead Software Engineer
UK > Scotland

The median Lead Software Engineer salary in Scotland is £100,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 April 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 37 164 216
Rank change year-on-year +127 +52 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Software Engineer 676 58 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 10.17% 1.21% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.50% 1.35% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 12 40 14
10th Percentile - - £49,375
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £55,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £88,480 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.02% +36.12% +18.18%
75th Percentile £137,913 £117,236 £86,250
90th Percentile - - £95,000
UK median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +10.71%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 6,437 4,309 5,474
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 90.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,615 2,345 2,951
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,300 £28,193
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £38,635
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.67% - +9.09%

Lead Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Engineer in Scotland

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Lead Software Engineer in Scotland

Lead Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Software Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead Software Engineer in Scotland

Lead Software Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow +92 664 £75,000 +3.45% 8
Edinburgh +1 8 £120,360 +18.29% 4
Aberdeen -10 4 £65,000 -
Lead Software Engineer
UK

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2024, Lead Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region featuring Lead Software Engineer in the job title.

1 676 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 670 (99.11%) Agile
3 669 (98.96%) Finance
4 663 (98.08%) Law
4 663 (98.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 650 (96.15%) Operational Stability
6 605 (89.50%) SDLC
7 543 (80.33%) Marketing
8 538 (79.59%) CI/CD
9 483 (71.45%) Community of Practice
10 475 (70.27%) Java
11 382 (56.51%) Artificial Intelligence
12 380 (56.21%) Machine Learning
13 362 (53.55%) Architectural Design
14 342 (50.59%) Information Architecture
15 335 (49.56%) AWS
16 326 (48.22%) Cloud Native
17 295 (43.64%) SQL
18 287 (42.46%) Continuous Delivery
19 207 (30.62%) Python
20 183 (27.07%) NoSQL
21 181 (26.78%) Spring
22 178 (26.33%) Apache Spark
23 146 (21.60%) Problem-Solving
23 146 (21.60%) Tech Ops
24 145 (21.45%) Big Data
25 132 (19.53%) React
26 130 (19.23%) Banking
27 127 (18.79%) Kafka
28 126 (18.64%) Influencing Skills

Lead Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 178 (26.33%) Apache Spark
2 50 (7.40%) Apache Airflow
3 31 (4.59%) FileNet
4 29 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 21 (3.11%) GemFire
Cloud Services
1 335 (49.56%) AWS
2 53 (7.84%) Azure
3 46 (6.80%) Datadog
3 46 (6.80%) GCP
4 31 (4.59%) Amazon S3
5 22 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.89%) Amazon MSK
7 3 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (0.44%) Google Kubernetes Engine
Communications & Networking
1 81 (11.98%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (27.07%) NoSQL
2 145 (21.45%) Big Data
3 70 (10.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 65 (9.62%) Metadata
5 59 (8.73%) Elasticsearch
6 37 (5.47%) CockroachDB
7 35 (5.18%) Relational Database
8 28 (4.14%) MongoDB
9 21 (3.11%) Hazelcast
10 20 (2.96%) Looker
11 16 (2.37%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.59%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.44%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 65 (9.62%) Artifactory
2 65 (9.62%) Bitbucket
2 65 (9.62%) Git
3 53 (7.84%) JUnit
4 35 (5.18%) Cypress.io
5 22 (3.25%) Jasmine
5 22 (3.25%) Karma Test Runner
5 22 (3.25%) Protractor
5 22 (3.25%) Selenium
5 22 (3.25%) WebDriver
6 21 (3.11%) Jaeger
7 13 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.15%) Gradle
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) Spock
General
1 669 (98.96%) Finance
2 663 (98.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 663 (98.08%) Law
3 543 (80.33%) Marketing
4 130 (19.23%) Banking
5 126 (18.64%) Influencing Skills
6 123 (18.20%) Investment Banking
7 59 (8.73%) Social Skills
8 27 (3.99%) Financial Institution
9 21 (3.11%) Prime Brokerage
10 17 (2.51%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (0.59%) Automotive
12 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (26.78%) Spring
2 132 (19.53%) React
3 127 (18.79%) Kafka
4 118 (17.46%) JSON
5 100 (14.79%) CSS
5 100 (14.79%) HTML
6 84 (12.43%) PySpark
7 83 (12.28%) Spring Boot
8 82 (12.13%) AngularJS
9 79 (11.69%) Web Services
10 68 (10.06%) J2EE
10 68 (10.06%) RESTful
11 65 (9.62%) JSON-LD
11 65 (9.62%) LDAP
11 65 (9.62%) OpenID
11 65 (9.62%) SAML
11 65 (9.62%) XML
12 64 (9.47%) Node.js
13 61 (9.02%) OpenTelemetry
14 56 (8.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 326 (48.22%) Cloud Native
2 117 (17.31%) Public Cloud
3 79 (11.69%) Management Information System
4 65 (9.62%) Enterprise Cloud
4 65 (9.62%) Reference Data
5 23 (3.40%) Private Cloud
5 23 (3.40%) Product Ownership
6 22 (3.25%) Data Structures
7 21 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (3.11%) Replication
8 18 (2.66%) Distributed Systems
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.95%) Linux
2 3 (0.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 670 (99.11%) Agile
3 650 (96.15%) Operational Stability
4 605 (89.50%) SDLC
5 538 (79.59%) CI/CD
6 483 (71.45%) Community of Practice
7 382 (56.51%) Artificial Intelligence
8 380 (56.21%) Machine Learning
9 362 (53.55%) Architectural Design
10 342 (50.59%) Information Architecture
11 287 (42.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 146 (21.60%) Problem-Solving
12 146 (21.60%) Tech Ops
13 116 (17.16%) Performance Tuning
14 106 (15.68%) Data Modelling
15 100 (14.79%) Microservices
16 98 (14.50%) Decision-Making
17 94 (13.91%) Coaching
18 91 (13.46%) Test Automation
19 87 (12.87%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 475 (70.27%) Java
2 295 (43.64%) SQL
3 207 (30.62%) Python
4 124 (18.34%) JavaScript
5 123 (18.20%) Scala
6 84 (12.43%) TypeScript
7 66 (9.76%) Go
8 65 (9.62%) Prolog
8 65 (9.62%) SPARQL
9 22 (3.25%) Groovy
10 14 (2.07%) C#
11 4 (0.59%) C++
12 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.15%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 19 (2.81%) AWS Certification
2 6 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (0.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.62%) Accessibility
2 34 (5.03%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.96%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 104 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 70 (10.36%) Terraform
3 61 (9.02%) Grafana
4 40 (5.92%) Prometheus
5 21 (3.11%) HAProxy
5 21 (3.11%) ITRS Geneos
5 21 (3.11%) Kibana
5 21 (3.11%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 117 (17.31%) Oracle
2 69 (10.21%) Splunk
3 63 (9.32%) Dynatrace
4 20 (2.96%) Atlassian
5 19 (2.81%) Google
6 18 (2.66%) SaltStack
7 4 (0.59%) Databricks
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft